The Abominable Snowman Adventure. Ralph Izzard.

The Abominable Snowman Adventure

Hard Cover. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1955. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.


First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue boards with titles in black to spine, and map of the Himalayas to front and rear endpapers; dust jacket with snowy footprints illustration to front panel and spine. Near fine book with a bit of toning to spine and top edge of text block, and tiny inscription by previous owner on front free endpaper; very good dust jacket with some tiny spots to front panel, light toning to spine, some wear to corner tips, tiny chip to foot of spine, and a bit of shallow chipping to head of spine. Overall, a bright copy. The Abominable Snowman Adventure recounts an expedition taken by Daily Mail journalist Ralph Izzard to investigate the rumored existence of the abominable snowman in the Himalayas. Also present on the expedition was Tom Stobart, who shot The Conquest of Everest (1953), a documentary on the first successful ascension of Mt. Everest. Izzard served as a British Naval Intelligence officer in World War II under author Ian Fleming, and inspired parts of Fleming's first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, with his participation in a poker game against undercover Nazi intelligence agents. It has been theorized that Izzard's longtime tenure at the Daily Mail was a cover for his work with MI6. He published one other cryptozoology book, The Hunt for Buru (1951), detailing his search through northern India for the legendary lizard creature.


Item #RIZZ001

Price: $100.00