New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1953. First American Edition; Fifth Printing. Hardcover. First American edition of the best selling mountaineering book of all time. Stated fifth printing on front flap. Mylared dust jacket has chips, tears up to an inch, and sunning on spine. Price clipped. Green boards with black spine and silver imprint, lightly bumped corners. Very light soil on edges and endpapers. Clean interior. With many black and white photos, a folding panoramic view at the rear, and three color photogravures. Signed by Maurice Herzog on the half title page. Herzog was the leader of the French expedition to the Himalayas which was the first in history to climb an 8,000 meter peak, where he and Louis Lachenal summited, without oxygen. What really happened on the troubled and near-disastrous expedition remains controversial, as Herzog suppressed other expedition members' stories afterwards, and his account has been vigorously disputed in more recent years. ; Book; B&W Photographs; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 314 pp; Signed by Author(s) . (Inventory #: 010727js)
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