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THE ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt 1955 Readers Union ed Hardcover Very Good Rare
By Hunt, John, with Sir Edmund Hillary
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London, 1955, Readers Union edition. 328 pp, 24 b/w and color illustrations. Small blue cloth hardcover with no dust jacket. Former owner's name on FEP and faded spine. Very Good. 

The official account of the first ascent of Mount Everest with a chapter on the on final assault written by Edmund Hillary. The expedition was the British Everest Expedition, 1953, and it was led by Colonel John Hunt, the truest of English gentlemen. It was proper to the historical moment that one of the two climbers immortalized by the event came from a remote former colony of the Crown and the other from a nation that had long served as a buffer state of the imperial Raj.


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