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THE STORY OF EVEREST 1921-1952 W.H. Murray 1953 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By Murray, W.H.
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London, Dent, 1953, 1st edition. 198 pp, 24 b/w plates. Blue cloth hardcover with dust jacket and damp stain to lower edge of cover and some pages. Very Good to Near Fine overall.

An excellent history of Everest up to the first ascent. By the deputy leader of the 1951 Everest Reconnaisance and author of several books on mountaineering. The remarkable adventures of those who have sought to scale Everest. His descriptions are selective and vivid, and he has that rare gift of creating atmosphere. This edition is the first to include the story of the first ascent which was unfolding as this book was on sale in the books. DJ, Very Good.

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