Bound in printed and blocked cloth Set in Bulmer 440 pages Frontispiece and 55 pages of integrated black & white photographs.

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If the restless travellers of exploration’s heroic age could be said to have a home, it would surely be the august halls of the Royal Geographical Society, where many of the world’s most distinguished explorers gave acclaimed lectures on their experiences. The Folio Society has collected 14 of the most remarkable accounts from the archives of the RGS (with the Institute of British Geographers), spanning almost a century, from Speke and Grant’s 1863 report of their search for the source of the Nile to John Hunt and Edmund Hillary’s thrilling description of the conquest of Everest in 1953

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