Ammonite publishes stylish gift and coffee-table books that give a fascinating, nostalgic and sometimes humorous insight into social history, trends in fashion, music, sport and politics.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest on 29th May, 1953, by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Ammonite Press, in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), presents a lavish photographic record of this historic event. Approximately 400 unique photographs, hand-picked by RGS-IBG's own Collections staff, along with descriptive captions, transport the reader from base camp to the snow-clad slopes and ridges of Mount Everest, and to the peak itself.
Pub Date: May 2013
No. of Pages: 288
Photos: approx. 400
Dimensions: 310 x 260mm
Everest 1953 was an extraordinary exhibition of rare photographic images celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary becoming the first two men to reach the highest point on earth.
The exhibition ran from 23rd May – 9th June, 2013, but prints are still available to buy.
Browse the Exhibition Print Guide (left) to view the selection of prints available, sizes and prices.
Pub Date: June 2013
Binding: HB & print presented in a solander box
Photos: over 400
Dimensions: 345 x 285 x 56mm
This edition has been specially bound to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent to the summit of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on 29th May, 1953. The edition is limited to 250 copies. Each copy is numbered and signed by Jan Morris, the former Times correspondent who accompanied the expedition, and who broke the news of the ascent.
Each volume is bound in Ventile®, a high-quality woven cotton fabric, which was used to make the jacket worn by Edmund Hillary on his Everest and Antarctic expeditions. The book is presented in a hand-crafted solander box, which is covered with Ventilev and lined with Wibalin®, a linen textured paper.
A Limited Edition print (right) comes with each copy of the book together with a special certificate from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).