"THEY FORM A VERY HANDSOME RECORD OF THE COURAGE AND DARING OF THE EARLY EVERESTERS"
(EVEREST) HOWARD-BURY, C.K.; BRUCE, C.G.; NORTON, E.F. Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921; The Assault, 1922; The Fight, 1924. London, 1922, 1923, 1925. Together, three volumes.
First editions of these important books on the pioneering British reconnaissance and first attempts to summit Everest, chronicling the progress and the difficulties faced by the expeditions of 1921, 1922, and 1924—including the tragic disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine during their 1924 attempt to summit Everest—each volume illustrated with large folding maps and photographic plates. $2800.