New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, 1977.
First Edition (Indian). Hardcover. Very good in a very good dust jacket. 184 pp, extensively illustrated with both color and b/w photographs. Creasing to upper corner of first five leaves, light bumping to lower corners. Signed "Tenzing" on the half title, with "To William Levine" written above in another hand. Laid in is a short typed letter on Tenzing's letterhead dated October 21, 1980, also signed by Tenzing and addressed to Levine. Jacket price clipped and lightly rubbed, corner of rear flap missing, minor loss at corners, but still quite presentable. Account of Tenzing's travels, climbing, and teaching following his historic ascent of Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary. At the time this book was written, he had taken part in seven Everest expeditions. He was Director of Field Training at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling from 1954 to 1976. In 1978, just after this book was published, Norgay founded Tenzing Norgay Adventures, a company that led trekking adventures in the Himalayas. William Levine was most likely a client, as the letter appears to be a form letter of sorts (there is a space for the name of the addressee to be filled in by hand) and reads "I have just returned back home here in Darjeeling. It was a very wonderful time in China which I hope you will never forget. I am sending you my book, TENZING AFTER EVEREST, with my autograph."