The Ascent of Everest, John Hunt
First edition, first printing of this classic account of the 1953 British conquest of Everest, signed by Edmund Hillary to the title page, who provided a riveting account of the summit in Chapter 16 – "The Summit."
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, color frontispiece, 7 colored plates and 48 half-tone plates with many in-text illustrations; pp. xx, 300. A very good or better copy in a very good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding sturdy, light shelfwear to boards, minor bump to top edge of text block. Owner's name and contemporary date to flyleaf with a touch of offsetting to endpapers, else internally clean. Jacket shows light shelfwear and rubbing with a couple minor chips, light crease to front panel, sticker removed from price on front flap. Protected in archival mylar.