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South Col: One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953
Melbourne: William Heinemann. Good in Good dust jacket. 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Mylared dust jacket has chips and sunning of spine. Not price clipped. Blue boards with sunning on spine and some wear on gilt. Rubbed and bumped edges and corners. Black top edge with light foxing on edges. Illustrated endpapers. "Wilfrid Noyce was the first member of the 1953 Everest expedition to accomplish the ascent of the South Col--the small plateau just below the summit--from which the successful party subsequently set out." This copy is signed on the half-title by nine expedition members: expedition leader John Hunt, Edmund Hilary, George Band, Michael Ward, Charles Wylie, Michael Westmacott, and George Lowe, also with the signatures of John Jackson of the expedition reserves and Jan Morris (at the time of the expedition James Morris) , Times correspondent with the expedition. Quite an association copy. ; Color Photographs; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 303 pp; Signed by Collection of Signatures .
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