MURRAY, W.H. The Story of Everest. London, J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd, [November, 1953].
8vo. Original cloth, dust-wrappers with printed wrap-around, map endpapers; pp. ix, 218; plates after photogrpahs, sketch maps; near-fine.
'Further revised edition', enlarged in the light of Tenzing's and Hillary's success, the news of which had spread in June 1953. Murray had accompanied Shipton's Everest Reconnaissance in 1951. The first edition (April 1953) of the present useful work tells the history of Everest from its discovery to the Swiss Expedition of 1952, closing with a discussion of the British 1953 expedition's chances of success. This edition celebrates the ascent and has been provided with map endpapers with the route to the summit.
See Neate M188; Yakushi M581a; Perret 3163; S & B M57.