Book #14140

Schoolhouse in the Clouds - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Edmund Hillary
Schoolhouse in the Clouds - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Edmund Hillary.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1964.

A beautiful first edition/first printing in very Near Fine condition in Very Good dustjacket exhibiting brilliant color. Only slight rubbing of book corners and spines, small tear at back top corner of dustjacket with barely visible repair on verso. This copy is signed on the title page by the author in his early signature "E. P. Hillary".

"The dramatic, often amusing story of Sir Edmund Hillary's return to the Himalayas in March, 1963, to fulfill a promise -- to repay the Sherpas, a rugged Himalayan people, with schools, water systems and medical aid, for the loyal and courageous service they had rendered to many mountaineering expeditions over the years" -- and to attempt two great unclimbed peaks, Taweche and Kangtega (from the dustjacket).

Price: $290.00

Author Bio

Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (July 20, 1919 - Jan., 11 2008), New Zealand mountaineer and explorer. On May 29, 1953, he and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt.

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