1949 First Edition

By H. W. Tilman (1898-1978)

This is the first edition (first printing) published in Cambridge UK by The University Press in 1949. The book measures 223mm tall x 139mm. It has 233 pages, 83 b/w photos, 6 maps (1 is folding), index. This is the account of author's trip to the Gilgit region & attempt on Rakaposhi, followed by an expedition to Chinese Turkestan, and an attempt with Eric Shipton to climb Muztagh Ata where both got frostbite on their toes. The last part of the book describes Tilman's solo expedition to the source of Oxus & across the frontier of Afghanistan (Wakhan) where he was arrested as a spy because he had no visa.

CONDITION: Original fine blue cloth with gilt lettering spine. No writing and no marks on any pages. Covers are clean and not rubbed. Binding is tight. Book is 100% complete. No pages are folded and there are no crease marks on any page corners. Some fore-edge foxing and minor foxing on title page & first few pages, otherwise no foxing on pages inside. The original dust jacket has a 4cm tear upper front at spine crease, 2cm tear upper front, 15mm tear lower front, 3cm tear lower rear at spine crease, price-clipped flap corner. Price: $85.

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