London: The Geographical Magazine, Ltd., 1953 Volume XXVI, No. 6. Personal copy of mountaineer George Lowe, with his bookplate adhered to the verso of the front wrapper. Signed by Lowe on the front wrapper. Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers, with Alfred Gregory's photograph of Sir Edmund Hillary to the front panel, lettered in white, black and red. Near fine or better, with some light rubbing to the extremities, short closed tear to the rear wrapper at the spine tail, bright and clean interior. A lovely piece of Everest ephemera contemporary to the first ascension. With the top half of a piece of stationary from the Sir Edmund Hillary Himalayan Trust, of which George Lowe was the UK chairman, laid in. This issue of The Geographical Magazine is focused on the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition that saw Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay make the first successful summit of the world' tallest mountain. Specifically, it features the illustrative article "Everest, 1953" and Eric Shipton's "After Everest," both of which provide accounts of the expedition and are illustrated with photographs taken by its members. Notably, this issue includes several advertisements from the companies that provided the materials used on the expedition, including cameras, film, boots, ropes, air-beds, jerseys, woolen underwear, and watches.. Signed. 1st Edition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.
(Inventory #: WGL036)
19th & 20th Century American and English Literature, Modern First Editions, Signed and Presentation Copies
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