(Exploration) 1 Vol. (Sir Edmund Hillary.) Hunt, Sir John. The Conquest of Everest. With a Chapter on the Final Assault by Sir Edmund Hillary. New York: Dutton, 1954. First American edition. 8vo, original two-tone (beige and blue) pictorial cloth; a little dusty, some minor spotting, light edge wear, small blisters at bottom of covers. Color and black and white photo plates. Newspaper clipping on back endpapers, front free endpaper recto a little discolored from old clipping.
Presentation copy, inscribed in ink on front free endpaper recto to Emily Rosser [of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia], dated "2/10/54," and signed by Ed(mund) Hillary, also signed by Louise Hillary, Edward Lowe, and Charles Evans, all in ink also on the front free endpaper recto.
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