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

$46.00

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 in fine condition. In the original faux-leather boards with gilt stamped spine and facsimile signature. Text and illustrations fine and tight. In the original dust jacket, fine with only minor chipping to edges of spine. 

A fine copy of a mountaineering and exploration classic, scarcely found in such fine condition.

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

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