Book #23563

From the Ocean to the Sky - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Edmund Hillary
From the Ocean to the Sky - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Edmund Hillary.
From the Ocean to the Sky - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [iv], [1-13], 14-273 [274] pages
Publisher: New York: Viking Press, 1979.
ISBN: 0670331724

A bright first American edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition, lightly bumped tips, spine a little soiled in alike dust-jacket. Laid in errata slip. With the late signature of author Sir Edmund Hillary directly on the title page.

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.

Price: $99.00

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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