Hunt | Sir John [Hillary | Sir Edmund]

The Conquest of Everest

First American Edition | First Printing

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First American edition of The Conquest of Everest by Sir John Hunt, signed by Sir Edmund Hillary and George Lowe.

Octavo, xx, 300pp. Blue and tan cloth, title in navy blue on spine. Stated “First Edition” on copyright page. Solid text block, free of marks or notations. Complete with frontispiece, seven full-page color photographs and 48 illustrated plates. In publisher’s dust jacket, $6.00 retail price on front flap, wear to edges, archival tape repair to front flap hinge, with vibrant imagery and text, a solid example with noted issues.

Signed by two members of the 1953 British Mount Everest expedition on the half-title: Sir Edmund Hillary and George Lowe.

Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer who took part in the 1953 British Mount Everest expedition. He and Tenzing Norgay were the first climbers to reach the summit. Fellow signers in this copy include documentary director George Lowe.

Additional information

Location Published

New York

Publisher

E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.

Edition

First American Edition, First Printing

Date Published

1954

Binding

Cloth

Condition

Fine

Jacket Condition

Good

Author

Hunt | Sir John [Hillary | Sir Edmund]

Parenthetical

[Hillary | Sir Edmund]

Author Display

Sir John Hunt