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Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in light blue. With the dust jacket. Upper outer corner of front board bumped, light foxing to edges, the faintest of spotting to front matter, else internally clean and fresh with bright plates. A superb copy in the slightly rubbed dust jacket with a toned and slightly frayed spine and very mild spotting to the rear panel and flaps. Photographic frontispiece with captioned tissue-guard and 26 similar plates; vignette half-title, illustrated endpapers and frequent drawings to the text by Bip Pares. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title-page, "Eric Shipton, 21st November 1938". "One of the greatest pieces of mountain exploration" (Neate). Shipton had successfully participated in Francis Sydney Smythe's expedition to Kamet in 1931 and the Mount Everest expedition in 1933, though "the experience of those two lavishly organized undertakings convinced him that this was the wrong way to travel in the Himalayas and his next venture was in stark contrast. In company with Tilman and three Sherpas he spent three months in Garhwal Himalaya living largely off the country and at a total cost of £286. Instead of travelling as sahibs and retainers they went as companions, sharing the same food and privations. In this remarkable journey they forced an entry, for the first time, up the formidable Rishi gorge and into the Nanda Devi sanctuary which, with its satellite peaks, they surveyed" (ODNB). Neate 696; Yakushi S209a. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Nanda Devi. With a Foreword by Hugh ...
Editorial: London: Hodder & Stoughton, Limited, 1936
Descripción Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1936. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: VG. No Jacket. Bip Pares Ilustrador. Reprint. Second printing in year of first publication. 8vo. original black cloth (fore-corners a little bumped, some wear to top edge, endpapers a little offset & spotted, else clean & unmarked; lacks dustwrapper); pp. xvi, 310, with tissue-guarded frontispiece (closed tear to tissue guard), 26 plates, text woodcuts & endpaper panorama. A very good copy. [Neate S63: Shipton and Tilman carried out one of the great pieces of mountain exploration, penetrating the Rishi Gorge to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary]. Nº de ref. de la librería 007669
Descripción London, Hodder & Stoughton, Limited, (1936)., 1936. First Edition; 8vo; pp. xvi 310; illustrated endpapers, illustrated frontispiece, list of illustrations, 26 pages of plates, profusely illustrated; original black cloth, lettered in blue on front and spine; rubbed and bumped cloth, cocked spine, pages browned, previous owners name in ink on front free endpaper; a good copy. Related newspaper clippings loosely inserted. Nº de ref. de la librería 96488
Descripción Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1936. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: VG. Estado de la sobrecubierta: VG-. Bip Pares Ilustrador. First Edition. VG/VG-. 8vo. original black cloth (inscrip. to blank prelim., spine a trifle slanted, else clean & unmarked) in dustwrapper (edges rubbed with wear to extremities, some loss to headcap, spine and rear panel a little tanned); pp. xvi, 310, with with tissue-guarded frontispiece, 26 plates, text woodcuts & endpaper panorama. A very good copy. [Neate S63: Shipton and Tilman carried out one of the great pieces of mountain exploration, penetrating the Rishi Gorge to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary]. Nº de ref. de la librería 007670