Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1979.
An attractive Fine first UK edition/first printing, signed by author Edmund Hillary directly on the title page in Near Fine dustjacket exhibiting little sunning and chipping around edges.
Hillary's encounter with the tiger of the Sunderbans, 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 pilgrimage of the Western travelers.