Gabriel Chevalley, René Dittert & Raymond Lambert
1953 FIRST EDITION
SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE BY ANDRE ROCH AND BY MICHAEL WARD
This book is the original French-language edition of what was later translated to English as Forerunners To Everest. This book was published in 1953 by Arthaud in Paris. The book measures 212mm tall x 157mm, and has 310 pages, 36 b/w photos, 2 maps (1 is a folding color map at end), 2 route diagrams, 3 appendices + journal extracts from the authors. Text in French. This, the original edition of the ground-breaking Swiss attempts on Everest, has 10 more photos than are in the English edition, several illustrations, a better map, and a splendid color photo-illustrated dust jacket that opens to show a large photo of Everest from the south.
CONDITION: Original pictorial dust jacket over printed wrappers. The dust jacket has minor edge wear, three tears upper front up to 1cm deep, one 5mm tear upper rear. The book has clean covers, no owner marks or writing on any pages other than the Roch & Ward signatures, some usual browning to page edges, no foxing, solid binding. Overall VG condition. Price: $275.
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