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The Story of Everest


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1921 – 1952

By W.H. Murray

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Published by J.M. Dent, London, 1953, 1st UK Edition, Insc, some foxing edges, D/w (piece approx 3″ by 1″ missing at top of rear of book), overall V.G.   A very good history of Everest, mainly from the reconnaissance of 1921 through to the two Swiss Expeditions of 1952 by the Deputy Leader of the 1951 Everest Reconnaissance Expedition, Bill Murray, who was the author of a number of books on mountaineering.  This first edition was published before the outcome of the successful 1953 British Expedition was known, though the Expedition is referred to towards the end of the book.

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Weight0.6 kg