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Easton Press "View from the Summit" Sir Edmund Hillary, Signed Limited Edition, Leather Bound Collector's Edition [Sealed]
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Description SIGNATURE AUTHENTICITY
 
A signed limited edition that has been personally autographed by Sir Edmund Hillary.

The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut 1999. Hardcover Signed First Edition. 8vo, Full dark Green leather with gilt design, all edges gilt, silk endpages, bound-in silk ribbon marker. Contains COA (Certificate of Authenticity) from The Easton Press and Collector's Notes.

Hillary writes "This is the story of my life, condensing 79 years of vigorous activity into a few hundred pages. My views may not always coincide with the stories of my companions, but this is the way I clearly saw things at the time". Illustrated with maps, 63 color photographs and 23 black & white photographs. Index. 310 pgs.


On May 29th, 1953 Edmund Hillary, a 33-year-old beekeeper from New Zealand, and his Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stepped onto the summit of Mt. Everest and secured a place in the annals of world exploration. Prior to 1953, no one knew if it was even possible to climb this mountain and it had long been the "Holy Grail" of mountain climbers. In 1951, a possible route up the south slope had been discovered. Hillary descended Everest to find that he had become a living legend. He then went on to become the world's greatest living explorer. His monumental achievements also include the first trans-Antarctic expedition to the South Pole. Truly a legend in his own time, Hillary penned High Adventure. It is the definitive and very entertaining memoir of his Himalayan quest. He describes in vivid detail the agonizing and perilous climb. This is a wonderful book to read and is also a very fine collector's book.



Review

"Sir Edmund, he's worshipped, you know, as a god among the Sherpas." --Jamling Tenzing

"He had a tremendous, bursting, elemental, infectious, glorious vitality about him." --Jan Morris

THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE STORY OF AN ORDINARY MAN WHO BECAME THE CENTURY'S MOST IMPORTANT EXPLORER

Adventurers the world over have been inspired by the achievements of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man ever to set foot on the summit of Mount Everest. In this candid, wry, and vastly entertaining autobiography, Hillary looks back on that 1953 landmark expedition, as well as his remarkable explorations in other exotic locales, from the South Pole to the Ganges. View From The Summit is the compelling life story of a New Zealand country boy who daydreamed of wild adventures; the pioneering climber who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth after scaling the world's tallest peak; and the elder statesman and unlikely diplomat whose groundbreaking program of aid to Nepal continues to this day, paying his debt of worldwide fame to the Himalayan region.

More than four decades after Hillary looked down from Everest's 29,000 feet, his impact is still felt -- in our fascination with the perils and triumphs of mountain climbing, and in today's phenomenon of extreme sports. The call to adventure is alive and real on every page of this gripping memoir.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Features
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

Premium Leather
Silk Moire Endleaves
Distinctive Cover Design
Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
Satin Ribbon Page Marker
Gilded Page Edges
Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
Beautiful Illustrations


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