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MOUNT EVEREST Sven Hedin 1923 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By Hedin, Sven
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Germany, F.A. Brockhaus, 1923, 1st edition.  205 pp + 2 pp advertising, with 8 artist drawings by Georg Baus, two elevation sketches, 9 maps and 3 profiles. In German. Hardcover with blue decoration on front and text on spine. Near Fine.

Hedin (1865-1952), as a geographer and Himalayan researcher, describes the state of research at that time on Mount Everest. 

"In the chapter on Jesuits and Capuchins in the area of ​​Mount Everest, Hedin gives an excellent summary of the Catholic mission in Lhasa, which is otherwise not found in a German-language book." - Aschoff

The cover was designed by the Leipzig book artist Georg Baus; He also did the 8 original lithographs (based on photographs of the Mount Everest expeditions and after a watercolor by Hermann von Schlagintweit.

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