The Ascent of Everest
The Ascent of Everest

HUNT, John. The Ascent of Everest.

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HUNT, John. The Ascent of Everest. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1953.

8vo. Original cloth with dust-wrapper (not price-clipped); pp. xx, 299, [1], highly illustrated in black-and-white and colour; a little offsetting from paste-downs and endpapers as usual, small marginal flaw to wrappers at head of spine.
First edition, signed by the author on title-page. An account of the greatest mountaineering achievement not only of the 20th century by the leader of the expedition. Good copies of this title are getting rarer now, especially signed ones.
Neate H135; Yakushi 470a; Perret 2304; S & B H31; Classics in the Literature of Mountaineering 39.