Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet] (Second Printing)

By: HERZOG, Maurice

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Stated second printing, January, 1953. The author's account of the ascent of Annapurnia in Nepal by himself and Louis Lachenal in 1950. The descent was nearly a disaster, as Herzog suffered severe frostbite and loss of fingers and toes and had to be carried off the mountain by sherpas. This thrilling account of the feat was a huge bestseller. With color and b&w photos, maps (including color fold-out map at rear of volume). Translated into English from the French by Nea Morin and Janet Adam Smith. With an introduction by Eric Shipton. Cartography and photography by Marcel Ichac. --- In light blue cloth-covered boards backed in black cloth, with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket features color illustration of the author celebrating the feat with the Tricolor flag on front; black and white portrait of a dazed-looking Herzog just after the descent. --- With light sunning to edges of cloth, otherwise a bright, clean, unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket with tears and chipping to edges and a 4-inch circular oily stain to back cover; otherwise intact and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 316 pages

Title: Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet] (Second Printing)

Author Name: HERZOG, Maurice

Categories: >>Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, >>Outdoor Pursuits & Recreation, >>Travel / Exploration / Adventure,

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1953

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket

Stock No.: 81277