Book Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc., 1954.
A very attractive first American edition/first printing in Fine condition in Very Good+ dustjacket with minimal chipping and few minor tape reinforcements inside dustjacket. SIGNED by author Edmund Hillary directly on the title page.
The complete, authoritative and deeply moving story of the momentous conquest of Mount Everest by Sir John Hunt's British Expedition, including Sir Edmund Hillary who gives his own personal account of the final assault on the summit. In his Foreword, H. R. H. The Duke of Edinburgh writes: "In the human terms of physical effort and endurance alone, it will live in history as a shining example to all mankind." Contains B&W and color photographs as well as maps, sketches and drawings plus an appendix, glossary and index; 8vo; Signed by Author.