MORRIS, James. Coronation Everest. London, Faber and Faber, 1958.
8vo. Original cloth in pictorial dust-wrapper (not price-clipped); pp. 146; 8 illustrations from photographs, 3 sketch maps; dust-wrapper with minimal wear to edges, else a very good copy of a beautifully typeset and designed book, printed on high-quality eggshell paper.
First edition, rather scarce in this condition. James - later Jan - Morris joined the Everest 1953 expedition as Special Correspondent of The Times. He reported on the ascent which coincided with the eve of Queen Elizabeth's Coronation. . - This is a review copy with a printed slip by the publishers tipped in, with details of the book filled in with a typewriter. The unclipped wrapper has the inked out and incorrect statement that the book contains colour plates.
Neate M147; Yakushi (3rd ed.) M514.