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Part set of 14 out of 20 Cigarette Cards, with wonderful views from the route taken through the plains of Tibet, up the Rongbuk Glacier, the North Col with its ice wall and the North-East Ridge, beginning with nine members of the expedition, including Irvine and Mallory, who lost their lives (card 1), Everest from the glacier, the monastery at 16,000 feet, and that at Shekar-Dzong on a rock pinnacle, astonishing pictures of the ice formations, Nepalese porters climbing the ice wall at 22,000 feet, and a view taken from 'The Top of the World' at 28,000 feet by Dr Somervell looking down on the peaks and clouds (card 18), the other photographs are by Captain Noel, the descriptions are most evocative and informative about the weather, the rarefied air, the temperatures, and the local living conditions, together 14 cards 3" x 2½", John Player & Sons, no date, circa lacking cards 3,6,13,16,19 and 20

Item Date:  1924
Stock No:  53426      £125

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