AMERICANS ON EVEREST

THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE ASCENT LED BY NORMAN G. DYHRENFURTH

by James Ramsey Ullman and other members of the Expedition

1964 Book Club Edition

NEARLY IDENTICAL TO THE FIRST EDITION

SUBSTANTIAL BOOK


This is the Book Club edition of the first USA edition of AMERICANS ON EVEREST by James Ramsey Ullman and members of the expedition. It was published in Philadelphia by the J.B. Lippincott Company in 1964. This hefty book measures 241mm tall x 153mm, and has 429 pages, 120 b/w & 7 color photos, 1 map + EP map, 2 appendices. This is the main account of the fourth team to reach top of Everest (after British, Swiss, Chinese), the first USA ascent (Jim Whittaker & Nawang Gombu), first ascent of the West Ridge & first traverse of the mountain (Unsoeld & Hornbein) plus same-day ascent via S Col by Barry Bishop and Lute Jerstad. The Book Club edition is nearly identical to the first printing, even stating "first edition" on the copyright page, but it differs from this first printing in that it has a dimple mark on the lower rear cover near the spine and the dust jacket has the number "1066" printed on the lower section of the rear panel.

CONDITION: Original navy cloth, white and blue lettering on spine. BOOK CONDITION is very good with clean covers, no fading, some spotting on the top edge of the text block, previous owner name penned to title page otherwise no marks or writing on any pages, solid binding. The dust jacket has a small 1cm chip upper spine corner, 2cm tear upper front flap fold with crinkle line. Price: $10.


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