THE ASCENT OF NANDA DEVI

BY H. W. TILMAN

1937 FIRST USA EDITION

WITH VERY SCARCE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET


This is the first USA edition of THE ASCENT OF NANDA DEVI by H. W. Tilman. This book was published in New York by The MacMillan Company in 1937. The book measures 218mm tall x 144mm, and has 232 pages, 37 b/w photos, 2 maps (1 is folding), index. Slightly smaller format, otherwise identical to UK first edition. “The best account of a single mountain and its ascent so far published,”—Showell Styles in Introduction To Mountaineering [1954]. “The Ascent of Nanda Devi, to my mind, is the most fully achieved account of an expedition yet written; it’s subtle, modest, humorous and respectful.” —Jim Perrin in On And Off The Rocks [1986]. Account of the first ascent by Tilman & Odell of the 25645' peak, the 1936 British-American expedition that included Charles Houston, William Loomis, Ad Carter, & Arthur Emmons.

CONDITION: Original blue cloth with gilt lettering spine. Scarce original dust jacket (1cm x 1cm chip upper front corner, 4mm chip both lower spine corners, 4mm deep x 2cm chip upper rear, 2cm tear upper front, darkening spine with water splash near upper middle). Book is in nice collectible condition with very slight fading to spine and edges of covers, clean covers, no rubbing, front EP has minor foxing and some browning, rear EPs have some heavy browning, a few tiny foxing spots on title page, otherwise no foxing on pages, "Smythe"(?) signed in pencil to the top of the blank front EP (but there is no way it is the signature of the famous climber, Frank S. Smythe, based on comparisons with Smythe's signature in other books), otherwise no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, tight binding, clean pages. Price: SOLD.


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