First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Top edge red. Map endpapers. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, with a minor bump to the bottom edge of the lower board, the contents clean throughout. Complete with the rubbed and creased dustwrapper which has a tiny closed tear to the head of the faded spine. Not price clipped (25/- net to the bottom of the front flap).

Inscribed by the author in blue ink to the page facing the title page "To: / General Desmond Gordon / with best wishes / from / Jimmy Mills [underlined] / November. 1961. [underlined]". The recipient is Major-General Desmond Spencer Gordon, a British Army officer who commanded the 4th Division, and the author's Brigade Commander (Mills describes proposing the expedition plans to him on page 18). A detailed recollection of an expedition to the Alaskan mountaintops undertaken by four British officers. (Neate M109).

Stock code: 21612


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MILLS, James


London: Herbert Jenkins.


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Travel / Exploration
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