THE EXPERIENCES OF A MOUNTAINEER AND MEDICAL MISSIONARY
BY T. HOWARD SOMERVELL
1950 FIFTH EDITION
SIGNED BY SOMERVELL ON SHORT TITLE PAGE
CLIMBING MEMBER'S ACCOUNT OF EVEREST 1922 AND 1924
This is the fifth edition of AFTER EVEREST - THE EXPERIENCES OF A MOUNTAINEER AND MEDICAL MISSIONARY by T. Howard Somervell. The book is signed (very strong and clear signature) by T. Howard Somervell on the short title page. Books signed by Somervell are vey uncommon. This book was published in 1950 by Hodder & Stoughton in London. The book measures 179mm tall x 110mm, and has 319 pages, 2 sketches, 2 maps, bibliography, index. This is the compact version of the book with complete text but it has no photos and is much smaller in format. Authorís personal accounts of the British 1922 & 1924 attempts on Everest & autobiographical notes mostly related to his medical work & travels in India following the 1924 climb. On the 1922 expedition Somervell, Mallory and Norton became the first people ever to climb above 8000 meters under their own power (several balloon guys had gone higher, some dying). They reached about 8200 meters on Everest without supplemental oxygen. He joined the 1924 expedition, climbing to 28,000 feet, but was plagued this time with throat problems from the dry air. Somervell was an extremely gifted man with disparate talents. He was also one of the strongest & smartest of all the early Everest climbers. About half the book is on Everest.
CONDITION: Original tan cloth with black lettering spine. SIGNED by Somervell on the short title page. The signature of T. Howard Somervell is strong and bright with no indication of fading. The book is in nice condition with clean covers, tight binding, no foxing, no rubbing, no fading, some usual browning to EPs. Other than Somervell's signature in the book there are no owner marks or writing on any pages. The original dust jacket has large tear across front panel, two 3cm tears front, 1cm deep loss upper rear. Price: SOLD.
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