First edition. 8vo. pp. xx, 300; coloured and b & w illusts., illusts. to text; minor foxing, else very good in presentation crushed half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt, a.e.g., with loosely inserted a TLS from R. W. Lloyd (Hon. Treasurer) on British Mount Everest Expedition, 1953, stationery, presenting the book to P. J. Gratwick of Courtaulds Limited, and a compliment slip signed by Lloyd on similar stationery.
This copy of Hunt’s account of the first ascent of Everest was specially bound at the request of the committee to the Expedition for presentation to P. J. Gratwick of the clothing firm Courtaulds. According to the book’s appendix, Courtaulds supplied the expedition with Rayon string vests.
Author Hunt, John.
Publisher London: Hodder & Stoughton
Condition Very good.