London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1955.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good in a good dust jacket. 224 pp, illustrated with photographs, maps by A. Spark, and sketches by George Djourkouic. Very good copy with some rubbing to the spine lettering, offsetting from dust jacket flaps to endpapers. Binding tight, text clean. Jacket is chipped at spine ends and along the folds and has a few small tape reinforcements to the inside and a partial cup ring on the front panel. Original price (16s) present. Signed by Hillary without inscription on the half-title page. Account of the great mountaineer's life in climbing, with a focus on his accomplishments on Everest. Neate H81. Laid in is an invitation to a 50th anniversary celebration of Hillary and Tenzing's ascent of Everest held by the American Himalayan Foundation, June 10, 2003, in San Francisco, with an introductory letter (printed) from Hillary.