Everest: A Thousand Years of Exploration - A Record of Mountaineering, Geographical Exploration, Medical Research and Mapping: Ward, Michael
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Everest: A Thousand Years of Exploration - A Record of Mountaineering, Geographical Exploration, Medical Research and Mapping

Author(s): Ward, Michael

Copyright: 2003, UK
Specifications: 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 350, 34 bw photos, 1 color & 2 bw illus, 7 diagrams, 21 drawings, 27 maps, map eps, appendix, red cloth
Condition: signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine

The first comprehensive Monograph to tell the Everest story as it has evolved over the centuries. Ward was a member of both the 1951 and 1953 Everest expeditions and was directly involved in the pivotal events that led to success. In this major ‘biography’ of the world’s highest peak, written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent, he provides new insights based on historical research and his own personal and professional experience. As a holder of the Founder’s Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, he has been given unique access over the past ten years to rarely available information. This includes a number of maps specially produced at the RGS to illustrate exploratory journeys in the Everest region from the Middle Ages to the present day.

This copy is from the first printing of 300 with the frontis incorrectly placed prior to the half-title page. A second printing of an additional 200 copies was done with the frontis placed prior to the title page. With only 500 total copies printed this has become a collectible book!





















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