London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Fine / Near Fine. An exceptionally clean, bright and solid copy of this classic account of an early attempt at scaling Mt. Everest. Large 8vo. Fifty nine sepia toned photographs, three in-text diagrams and four elaborate maps, three of them fold-outs. Lovely photographic illustrated dust jacket. Original dark navy blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Small stain to the rear panel of the jacket, else fine. A fine copy from the Franklin Brooke-Hitching collection with his initials neatly printed in pencil. With the armorial book-plate of Sir William Henry Ingleby.