Book #14142

From the Ocean to the Sky: Jet Boating Up the Ganges - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Edmund Hillary
From the Ocean to the Sky: Jet Boating Up the Ganges - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Edmund Hillary.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1979.
ISBN: 0340224606

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.

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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