Author: Eric Shipton (Includes Signed Letter Tipped In). Title: Blank On The Map. First UK Edition 1st Impression Published By Hodder & Stoughton London 1938.............. Condition Of Book and Dust-Jacket.His is a Very Good + Copy of this book in Publisher's original black cloth lettered in a vibrant red to spine and front board in a Very Good Dust-wrapper with a chip to the top edge of the rear cover and smaller loss to head of spine. Not clipped to front flap. Illustrated with a large folding map a title page vignette, frontispiece 35 plates from photographs and two sketch maps. Tipped onto the front pastedown is a handwritten letter in ink from the Author Eric Shipton dated 25.9.38 with Royal Geographical Society address and it reads....' Dear Mr Higgins It was very kind of you to say that you liked''Blank on the Map'' I was delighted to get your letter Yours Sincerely Eric Shipton'' This is a famous and scarce work in which Tilman, Auden and Spender mapped 1,800 square miles of unexplored Country dominated by K2, undoutedly one of the greatest Himalayan Expeditions ever.
(Neate 697) There is one small cut out face stuck down onto the front endpaper possible caricature of Shipton? The book has a firm binding with No hinge weakness and the text block remains clean internally, 8vo (xv) 299pp First Edition 1st Impression .Are full-time booksellers and members of the PBFA and adhere to their Guidelines.