London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1955 Illustrated with maps by A. Spark and sketches by George Djurkouic. First edition, first printing. Signed by Hillary on the half-title. Publisher's dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with an illustration of Hillary in the Himalayas to the front panel, lettered in black. Near fine book with only some fading to the edges of the spine ends, mild offsetting to endpapers; in a price-clipped dust jacket with wear along edges, shallow loss to the spine ends, some scattered spots and creasing the upper front panel. Overall, a very good and pleasing copy, signed by Hillary. The author's first book, High Adventure is Sir Edmund Hillary's personal account of his experiences with climbing Mt. Everest, which culminates in a description of the 1953 expedition that achieved the first successful ascension. Throughout the text, Hillary describes the climbing partners and fellow expedition members with whom he collaborated and traversed throughout his climbing career, noting that many of them, including Tenzing Norgay and George Lowe, were his close friends. As Hillary writes in his dedication, "I have gained much from the mountains, and not least has been the companionship of many fine mountaineers.". Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included. (Inventory #: SEH002)
19th & 20th Century American and English Literature, Modern First Editions, Signed and Presentation Copies
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