THE CHALLENGE OF EVEREST

AN INTRODUCTORY READER TO "CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST"

THE OFFICIAL SOUND FILM RECORD OF THE 1933 EXPEDITION

1934 FIRST EDITION

RARE "LIMP CLOTH" ISSUE

ONE OF THE LEAST COMMON EARLY EVEREST PUBLICATIONS


This is the first printing of the first edition of THE CHALLENGE OF EVEREST. AN INTRODUCTORY READER TO "CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST," THE OFFICIAL SOUND FILM RECORD OF THE 1933 EXPEDITION by G.J. Cons. This book was published in London by the University of London Press Ltd in 1934. The book measures 195mm tall x 135mm, and has 33 pages, 4 b/w photos, 1 diagram, double-page mountain diagram with inset. This is one of the most elusive books on early Mount Everest climbing attempts. It was issued in cheap paper covers and in limp cloth covers (see photo of rear cover below). This is the limp cloth version. Both versions are exceedingly scarce.

CONDITION: Original pale blue limp cloth covers, original thread binding (not staples). Previous owner name penned to upper edge of title page dated 1935 and marginal note at bottom of page 32 noting the first ascent of Everest in 1953, no other writing or marks on any pages, minor foxing on the inside of the cover sheets, solid binding, complete with all pages. Price: SOLD.


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