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The Big Three – An Everest Trilogy - (Howard-Bury; Bruce;  Norton)

The Big Three – An Everest Trilogy - (Howard-Bury; Bruce; Norton)

The Big Three – An Everest Trilogy

These three British expeditions in First Editions are considered cornerstones of any fine Everest book collection and were the first concerted attempts to climb the highest mountain on Earth.

Sold as Set – All 3 With Original Cloth Boards, VG.  $3,000


The Everest Reconnaissance 1921

C.K. Howard-Bury

Edward Arnold & Co, London, 1922, First U.K. Edition. Quarto, (xii), 356 pages, three large folding maps at back, Frontispiece and 32 other B&W historic photographs. First Westerners to set foot on Everest, their team paved the way and discovered the small East Rongbuk glacier as the key route from Tibet side, and on up to the North Col. Very Good condition.


The Assault On Mount Everest 1922

C.G. Bruce

Edward Arnold & Co, London, 1923, First U.K. Edition. Quarto, (xi), 340 pages, advert, two folding maps, Everest map in colour, Frontispiece and 35 other Plates with B&W photographs. Two summit attempts written by George Mallory, section on Oxygen use by George Finch, Natural History contribution by T.G. Longstaff, and Notes by T. Howard Somerville. Very Good.


The Fight For Everest 1924

E.F. Norton

Edward Arnold & Co, London, 1925, First U.K. Edition. Quarto, 372 pages, large colour folding map of Everest route, colour Frontispiece, seven other colour Plates and 24 B&W Plates. Introduction by Francis Younghusband. George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared in a storm at 28,000 feet on a final attempt, described by N.E. Odell, “one of the greatest episodes in mountaineering history” (Francis Farquar). Most scarce of the ‘Big Three’, condition Very Good.

(Three Books Sold as a Set - $3,000)

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