Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Viking Press, 1979.
A scarce first U. S. edition, SIGNED by author Edmund Hillary on title page, includes original errata slip regarding pages 80, 112, and 113. Book and dust jacket in Fine condition, with price unclipped.
A rich and intimate encounter with the tiger of the Sunderbans, with Hindu holy men and Sikh pilgrims, with rural Bengali villagers and hysterical Calcutta crowds. At every teeming city ghat and wharf, at each remote refueling stop, the people of India - fishermen, city dignitaries, village elders, excited school-children, ancient porters, yogis- all responded with an outpouring of warmth and enthusiasm to honor the Western travelers whose pilgrimage up the holy river symbolized so much for those along the banks.