London: John Murray, 1948 Albermarle Library edition (first published 1941). Personal copy of mountaineer George Lowe, with his bookplate adhered to the front pastedown. Inscribed by Lowe on the front free endpaper: "W.G. Lowe / 1949." Publisher's cream cloth, lettered in green; in the original light beige dust jacket, lettered in blue. Near fine, with a slight lean to the spine, a few faint spots to the page edges, bookseller's plate to the front free endpaper, a few scattered spots to the otherwise fresh pages; price-clipped dust jacket, with some wear and a few closed tear to the extremities, some rubbing to the hinges, short losses to the spine ends, faint toning to the spine, clean panels. Overall, a very good and tight copy. Approach to the Hills is a collection of twenty-three mountaineering essays divided thematically into two sections relate to the ranges in which they address: Alpine and Himalayan. In addition to his own climbing achievements, Meade addresses notable ascents, attempts, and tragedies made by his peers because "war has no exclusive right to the deeds of heroism." Notably, Meade was an original member of the Mount Everest Committee (later - the Joint Himalayan Committee) that organized and helped fund Everest expeditions beginning with the 1921 British Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition and including the 1953 expedition that saw the successful summit of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.
(Inventory #: WGL023)
19th & 20th Century American and English Literature, Modern First Editions, Signed and Presentation Copies
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