Shipton, Eric;The Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition.New York, E. P. Dutton & Co, 1952. Quarto, pp. 128, 68 pages of 92 photo b/w plates, map.
The work is complete and in the original cloth with pictorial d/j. The cloth, text and plates are near fine. Christmas gift inscription dated 1953 on end sheet. Owners book plate on paste down. Wear to d/j rear with tear repaired with clear archival tape. In very good condition.
The author’s expedition confirmed the southern route via the Khumbu ice-fall and this route has remains the normal route up Everest via the South Col.