EVEREST THE WEST RIDGE

by Thomas E. Hornbein

1965 First Edition

SUPERB GLOSSY COLOR PHOTOS

SIGNED BY HORNBEIN


This is the first printing of the first USA edition of EVEREST THE WEST RIDGE by Dr. Tom Hornbein. This book has been signed on the title page by Dr. Hornbein. It was published in San Francisco by the Sierra Club in 1965. This large book is folio in size, measuring 35cm tall x 26cm, and has 201 pages, including 89 fine color plates. This is the classic account of the first ascent of the west ridge & the first traverse of Mt. Everest, climbed by Dr Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld during the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition led by Norman Dyhrenfurth. The lavish, glossy full page photos are impressive making this one of the most desirable Mt Everest climbing books.

CONDITION: Original grey cloth, gilt decorated cover, gilt lettering cover & spine. BOOK CONDITION is nice with no fading, no soiling, tight binding, no foxing, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages (except where SIGNED by Dr. Hornbein on the title page), clean pages, no crease marks, no rubbing. The original DUST JACKET is in nice condition with no chips, clean 6cm tear lower front (hard to see), some surface scuffing upper front near spine corner, price-clipped flap corner. Price: $150.


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