Mallory letter found in the South West

David Pye's book George Leigh Mallory - a Memoir was first published in 1927.
A copy of this book has been discovered in North Devon and is currently being offered for sale on eBay. Whilst the book holds its own fascination, what makes this particular find extraordinary is the fact that it contains a handwritten letter, signed by Mallory, and dated Feb. 17th 1924, just a few days prior to his departure on his final expedition. Written on headed notepaper from Herschel House, Cambridge (his home which he shared with his family) it is surely a very rare find.
A copy of Mallory's obituary has been pasted into the back of the book and there is also an inscription written by a friend.
  • eBay listing - auction ends Feb 27th

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