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Annapurna by  Maurice Herzog - Signed First Edition - 1953 - from Chet Ross Rare Books (SKU: CTTTX619JC.40)

Annapurna

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Annapurna: Heroic Conquest of the Highest Mountain - 26,493 Ft - Ever Climbed By Man

by Herzog, Maurice

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New York: E.P, Dutton, 1953. Stated First US Edition. 8vo – 21.7cm. 314pp. (1). Publisher's blue cloth covers publisher's colophon de-bosses on front cover, spine cloth black with silver gilt titles. Color and black-and-white photographic plates, maps, diagrams, and fold-out panoramic photographic image of "The Great Barrier" attached inside the rear end leaf. A Fine copy in an original Very Good unclipped dust jacket.

This Fine copy signed by Herzog on the Half-Title page.

A scarce signed copy of arguably one of the most important and land-breaking books in the history of mountaineering. Herzog's account is a very engaging and compelling read, vividly written and translated from the French. Herzog was the leader of the French Himalayan expedition, which was the first in history to scale an 8000 meter peak. He made the climb without oxygen but lost several of his fingers, which had to be amputated without anesthetic, and he endured other harrowing hardships.

Synopsis

The distinguished French mountaineer MAURICE HERZOG was leader of the 1950 expedition to Annapurna. He was one of the two climbers to reach the summit.

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Details

Bookseller
Chet Ross Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
CTTTX619JC.40
Title
Annapurna
Author
Herzog, Maurice
Format/binding
Publisher’s blue cloth covers publisher’s colophon de-bosses on front cover, spine cloth black with silver gilt titles
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
E.P, Dutton
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1953
Keywords
Annapurna, mountaineering, French Himalayan expedition
Size
8vo – 21.7cm

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Chet Ross Rare Books specializes in Travel and Exploration with an emphasis in first person narratives and scientific research related to exploration of the Polar Regions.

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