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  pages
Publisher: New York: Viking Press, 1979.
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.