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NOEL, Captain J[ohn]. B[aptist Lucius].
The Epic of Everest - A Wonder Film of Adventure on the Roof of the World. Explorer Films... present Capt. J. B. Noel's Production 'The Epic of Everest'. Programme of the premiere presentation at the New Scala Theatre, London. 1925.

29x23 cm., pp.16 plus pictorial covers. Full descriptive text illustrated by 16 half-tone illustrations from photographs by Capt Noel. Covers and title page dusty and a little marked, edges frayed, covers almost detached but intact, internally sound and clean with stapled binding intact.

*Silent documentary following the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition during which mountaineers Andrew Irvine and George Mallory met their untimely deaths. The expedition marked the third attempt to make the first ascent of the mountain. It remains under debate whether Irvine and Mallory made it to the summit but they were last seen 800 feet from the top before they disappeared. Mallory's body was discovered in 1999 but Irvine's has never been found. The film was recorded by Captain J. B. L. Noel and captures the progress of the expedition. The British Film Institute National Archive re-issued this film on disc in 2013. COPAC records only a single copy, at Cambridge University, together with the score for the music to accompany this silent film. Not listed in the 2013 EVEREST Catalogue [Aquila/Meridian Books], 442 items.

Date Published: 1925.

Stock No. 60909

Price: 220.00