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High Adventure

Hillary, Edmund

From Apogee Books (TUCSON, AZ, U.S.A.)

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With maps by A. Spark, and Sketches by George Djurkouic. London: Hodder & Stoughton (1955). Octavo, hardcover, in a dust wrapper. 224 pages, illustrated with photos and sketches. Binding slightly cocked; dust wrapper a little chipped and rubbed at extremities. Slight browning to page spread 90-91 from newspaper clipping. Bookplate of American archaeologist Watson Smith, who, with his wife, was a personal friend of Edmund Hillary. This copy signed by Edmund Hillary on the half-title, and including photographic negatives (five in all, enclosed in envelop affixed to inside dust wrapper flap), color snapshot, wedding photo of the Edmund Hillary and wife, and newspaper clippings all relating to a visit the Hillarys made to Tucson, Arizona, in 1959. A very nice association copy. "The climbing autobiography of Edmund Hillary with Everest 1953 as its climax. An engaging personal record of his own part in expeditions since he scrambled to the summit of his first small peak and knew that for him mountaineering was the one adventure." (the Publisher). Bookseller Inventory # 7127

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Title: High Adventure

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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