Nothing Venture, Nothing Win. Signed by Sir Edmund Hillary. First American Edition, First Printing. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. NY, 1975.

$300.00

Sir Edmund Hillary is the most famous mountaineer of all time. In 1953, he and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, became the first verified people to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Hillary went on to ascend several other Himalayan peaks. He also joined a 1958 expedition to reach the South Pole–the first expedition to do so since Amundsen and Scott had accomplished the feat in the 1910’s. Hillary was also a noted philanthropist and public speaker, advocating for science and exploration, and establishing the Himalayan Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Sherpa people of Nepal. In Nothing Venture, Nothing Win, Hillary recounts these accomplishments and more through riveting prose and intricate detail. Accompanying the text are numerous original photographs of the landscapes he explored as well as the people that joined him.

This first American edition is signed by Hillary on the title page. It is in very good condition. In the original faux-leather boards, fine with gilt stamped spine and facsimile signature. Text and illustrations very good, only former owner’s inscription, glue residue, and tears from removed bookplate to front endpaper. In the original dust jacket, about-fine with only minor chipping and bumping to edges.

A very good signed first American edition of Sir Edmund Hillary’s mountaineering classic.

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Nothing Venture, Nothing Win. Signed by Sir Edmund Hillary. First American Edition, First Printing. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. NY, 1975.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in