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Fellowes, P.F.M. / Stewart Blacker, L.V. / Etherton, P.T. / Buchan, John (Foreword).
First Over Everest. The Houston - Mount Everest Expedition 1933.
London, John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1933. First Edition. 23.5 x 16 cm. xix, 279 pages. Complete with all plates as listed, the folding maps and stereoscopic glasses in the rear pocket. Original dark blue cloth with red title on spine and blind decoration on front board. Very good condition. Binding rubbed, bumped and discoloured (see images). Spine faded. Edges dust dulled. Inscribed and signed on title page (see comments). Internally bright, clean and complete. With a small archive of letters, newspaper articles and other documents related to the expedition. With original signatures on the title page: Colonel P.T. Etherton / L.V. Stewart Blacker plus one more signature. With an inscription (in French) by (Count) John De Salis for Monsieur Guillaume Grandidier, the Secretary of the Geographical Society of Paris. Losely inserted in the book is a typed letter, signed by P.T Etherton and a hand-written letter by L.V.S. Blacker, both addressed to Grandidier, incl. copies of Grandidier's replies. There are several newpaper clips and two blank pages of stationary, one with the header of 'Nepal Royal Airlines', the other from 'Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu'. A very interesting little collection. Sprache: english. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: West Coast Rare Books [Westport, Ireland]
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