The epics of Everest by Leonard Wibberley ; illustrated by Genevieve Vaughan Jackson.
New York: Ariel Books, 1954. First printing. Hardcover. 244 pages ; illustrations ; 22 cm. $3.25 dust jacket. Light foxing to dust jacket verso. Pages are age toned and are unmarked. Binding is firm.
THE EPICS OF EVEREST
by Leonard Wibberley
Illustrated by GENEVIEVE VAUOIIAN-JACKSON
With his master hand, Leonard Wibberley has united in one book all the thrilling attempts made over the years at climbing Mount Everest. Carefully and skillfully he describes how the "Goddess Mother of the World," as the mountain is called by those who live near its formidable sides, was found to be the world's highest and how the approaches to it were secretly explored. Then came the graphic and soul-chilling accounts of the many expeditions as, over the years, man has edged closer and closer to the top of this supreme, death-dealing peak. His story of the final exedition—the determination and cooperation of its members, their organization, equipment and ultimate success—makes a terrific climax to a unique and powerful volume.
Mr. Wibberley, a California newspaperman, who was born in Ireland and educated in England, has become well-known for his three historical adventure stories (DEADMEN'S CAVE, THE KING'S BEARD, THE SECRET OF THE HAWK) and his fascinating CORONATION BOOK.
Genevieve Vaughan-Jackson, an English artist of renown and a mountain climber in her own right, has illustrated with grace and authenticity this, her first book.
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