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Somervell, T. Howard
After Everest. The Experiences Of A Mountaineer & Medical Missionary -- SIGNED by T. Howard Somervell
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1950. Original tan cloth with black lettering spine. This book is SIGNED by T. Howard Somervell on the title page and also signed by his wife, Margaret Somervell, on the dedication page under the printed dedication to her. She is mentioned frequently in the book. This is the compact version of the book with complete text but it has no photos and is much smaller in format than the first edition of 1936. Author's 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 one of the strongest & smartest of all the early Everest climbers. About half the book is on Somervell's Everest experiences. The book measures 179mm tall x 110mm, and has 319 pages, 2 sketches, 2 maps, bibliography, index. CONDIION: THe book is in nice condition with minor corner bumping at tips, clean but very faint soiling lower rear near the outside corner, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages (other than Somervell signatures), tight binding, no foxing. The dust jacket has loss at the spine ends with tan paper repairs in the backside, general light soiling. PHOTOS ARE OF THE A … [Click Below for Full Description]

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