Published by Hollis & Carter in 1971. 166 pages. First Edition. Hardback with Dust Jacket. (WSOJ)
Ex Library book.
Bill Tilman was an acclaimed mountaineer and served in the Second World War behind enemy lines in occupied Europe. After the war, he took up deep sea sailing. Sailing in deep seas on the cutter 'Mischief', which he purchased in 1954, and later on his other pilot cutters 'Sea Breeze' and 'Baroque', Tilman voyaged to Arctic and Antarctic waters in search of new and uncharted mountains to climb.
In 1977, in his eightieth year, Tilman was commissioned to captain a voyage with mountaineers sailing to the South Atlantic to climb Smith Island. En route to the Falkland Islands they disappeared without a trace during a massive storm, in which - it was presumed - the ship had foundered with all hands.
Condition is generally good. The dust jacket has one or two minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling along the edges, but the spine is intact, and all pages are intact and tightly bound. Ex Library, with a large withdrawn stamp and price in pen on the first inside page, and small stamps on the title page and inside rear cover. Their is also a numerical annotation on the publishing details page. The book also has the usual blemishing to the outside page leaves, and creasing to the top right hand corners of some inside pages. Not price clipped