Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1952.
A very handsome first 1952 Book Society/Jonathan Cape edition in Very Near Fine condition with a very slightly faded spine, in Very Good, clipped dust jacket, with age typical small chips and minor tape support, mainly in the spine area. SIGNED by AUTHOR Maurice Herzog on the half-title page. A most collectible piece of mountaineering history.
The conquest of the first 8,000-meter peak by Maurice Herzog, leader of the French Himalayan Expedition in 1950. At that time, Annapurna was the highest mountain ever climbed. Herzog's account of the descent at conditions perceived unsurvivable remains unforgettable, an epic tale of courage and spirit.