Lot 382: Odell, Noel



2015-09-16 14:07:10

Lot 382: Odell Noel: (1890-1987) English Geologist & Mountaineer, A Member Of The Everest Expedition Of 1924 In Which George Mallory And Andrew Irvine Perished. A.L.S., Noel E. Odell, Two Pages, 8Vo, Cambridge, 9Th May 1979, To Mr. Jones. Odell Informs His Correspondent That The Best Book On The Mount Everest Expedition Of 1924 Is The Fight For Everest By Norton, Although Continuing To Explain 'It Is Rather A Rarity On Account Of The Fire Experienced Unfortunately By The Publishers. Consequently The Mt. Everest Committee Asked Their Chairman, Sir Francis Younghusband, To Re-Write A Summarised Account Of That Book & The Two Previous Books On The Reconnaissance Expedition Of 1921 & The Assault On Mt. Everest Of 1922. These Three Accounts Were All Combined In Younghusband'S €Œthe Epic Of Mt. Everestâ€'. Odell Concludes 'In The Fight For Everest 1924 I Wrote Of My Sighting Of Mallory & Irvine On Their Last Climb, & This Is Summarised By Younghusband In His Book…'. Vg] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £80-100
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