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CORONATION EVEREST James Morris 1958 1st US edition Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Ed Hillary
By Morris, James
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New York [London,] 1958, 1st US ed. 146 pp, photos. The US edition is identical to the UK, both were printed in England simultaneously. Jan Morris (then John Morris) was the London Times' official reporter on the 1953 British Everest ascent expedition. Previous owner's name and bookplate on front free endpaper.  Hardcover, DJ, Fine. DJ is Very Fine.  Even Fine dust jackets are getting very scarce.  Hillary's signature is also rather scarce in this book.

Morris is now (2018) the last surviving member of the 1953 Everest team.

This is a wonderfully written book of the events surrounding the historic Everest expedition of 1953 which saw Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay summit Mount Everest. It was written by special correspondent for The London Times, James Morris, who accompanied the expedition and first broke the news to the world of the successful summit. The news fortuitously reached England on the eve of Queen Elizabeth's the II coronation of June 2, 1953, and was the cause for much nationalistic pride. Hence, the name of the book.

The book is reflective of the time in which it was written and evokes a feeling of an era long gone. Therein lies its charm. Nostalgia buffs will love it, as will those readers looking to consume anything about Everest. It will not disappoint, though the book is not about the climb to the summit in the strictest sense. The book chronicles in great detail the author's journey to Everest, as well as his personal experiences and observations while at Everest, waiting to break the story of the end result of the historic climb to the summit. It also chronicles the cloak and dagger methodology which he employed in order maintain exclusivity for The London Times.

It should be noted in the interest of clarity and to avoid confusion, that times do indeed change. The author, James Morris is a hell of a writer, and the book is well worth reading.



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