Annapurna. Conquest of the First 8000-metre Peak (26,493) … With an …

HERZOG, Maurice. Annapurna. Conquest of the First 8000-metre Peak (26,493) … With an Introduction by Eric Shipton.

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HERZOG, Maurice. Annapurna. Conquest of the First 8000-metre Peak (26,493) … With an Introduction by Eric Shipton. London, Jonathan Cape, [1952].

8vo. Original cloth in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 288; coloured frontispiece, numerous illustrations from photographs, maps, one large folding map at rear; minimal marginal chipping to wrapper, a little offsetting from colour frontispiece and endpapers; ownership inscription to front fly-leaf else a very good copy, rarely seen in this condition.
First edition, far less common than the US edition of 1953. The story of the first expedition to Annapurna, a pivotal moment in mountaineering which marked the first time man conquered a summit over 8000 metres.
Neate H74; Yakushi (3rd ed.) H291b; Perret 2236.

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