South Col: One Man’s Adventure on the Ascent of Everest 1953.
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London;
Date of Publication: 1954
Stock Code: 7640
SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. xx, 303. 4 colour photographic plates including frontispiece, 49 monochrome photographic plates of which several multi-image, 5 maps and 16 drawings by A J Veilhan. Publishers’ blue cloth with gilt titles and ruling to spine; top edge stained blue; pictorial endpapers. Unclipped pictorial dust-jacket designed by Veilhan. Author’s signature below vignette to title page in blue ink, without dedication. Spine tips a little creased; cover cloth slightly discoloured lower edge. Small unobtrusive ownership inscription to half-title; Contents clean. Jacket slightly nicked & creased top edge with a little minor wear. A Very Good copy in like jacket.
First-hand account of the first ascent of Everest by lead climber Wilfrid Noyce, the first member of the expedition to reach the South Col; poems written by the Author during the expedition are included, and many of the photographs are also his work. Signed copies are scarce; Noyce was tragically killed in a climbing accident in 1962.
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