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Through Tibet to Everest
Arnold. Edward Arnold, London, 1927. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD+. contemporary custom made slipcase. First Edition. FIRST PRINTING of the First UK Edition. Original navy boards with gilt lettering spine. True first printing. The book is in VERY GOOD + condition with clean covers, bright gilt lettering spine, solid binding, original end papers. Some minor wear to top of spine and very light marks to boards. Pages very clean with no spotting or foxing. John Baptist Lucius Noel (26 February 1890 - 12 March 1989) was an English mountaineer and filmmaker best known for his film of the 1924 Mount Everest expedition.   After serving in Europe during the First World War, in 1919 he lectured about his travels near Everest to the Royal Geographical Society. Sir Francis Younghusband used the occasion to call for the ascent of Mount Everest in 1921. He joined the 1922 Everest expedition as its official photographer and filmmaker and produced a short film, Climbing Mount Everest (1922). In 1924, Noel formed a private company which paid for the photographic rights of that year's Everest expedition. Noel reached the North Col and used a specially adapted camera to film the ascent of the peak. A note from George Mallory to Noel was the last contact with the lost explorer before his body was discovered in 1999. The disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine added drama to the film, The Epic of Everest (1924), but it was not a commercial success. Noel brought to London a group of Tibetan monks which performed before screenings of the film; the performances of the "dancing lamas" offended Tibetan religious sensibilities and caused a breakdown in diplomatic relations between Britain and Tibet which became known as the "Affair of the Dancing Lamas" and which lasted nearly ten years. Noel lectured widely in North America and published this book about his adventures, Through Tibet to Everest (1927). . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1927.
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