Everest Limited edition (2013)

Lowe, George.

Letters from Everest. Edited and Introduced by Huw Lewis-Jones. Foreword by Jan Morris. Afterword by Peter Hillary.

Published: Silverbear

Date: 2013

Limited edition, one of 60 copies. Small 8vo. pp. 176; illusts.; new in original pictorial boards, in purpose-made slipcase. George Lowe took part in the 1953 first ascent of Everest. Like his friend Ed HIllary, Lowe was a New Zealander, and wrote these very personal letters to his family in New Zealand during his time on Everest in 1953. This limited edition version of the book is signed by the editor and contributors Jan Morris (The Times correspondent on the 1953 expedition) and Peter Hillary (Ed Hillary's son). The endpapers feature an illustration of Everest by Julian Heaton Cooper, son of William Heaton Cooper who conceived the dust-jacket design for John Hunt’s The Ascent of Everest. This edition additionally features a portrait of Lowe from Ed Hillary’s photograph of him at Base Camp in 1953, and a tipped-in section of cloth from the sleeping bag that Lowe used on Everest.




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