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  1. First edition, signed by Edmund Hillary; 8vo; colour photographic frontispiece, 31 photographic illustrations, slight age-toning to leaves; publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, light offsetting to endpapers, with the original unclipped pictorial dustjacket, light wear to corners and head and foot of spine; a near-fine copy.

    £750
  2. First American edition. 8vo (22 x 15 cm), inscribed by the author 'For John Davis Cantweell with my best regards , Maurice Herzog, Paris 12.11.98' written on half title, 8 maps and panoramas including the large folding panorama at rear, numerous black and white illustrations; publisher's black backed light blue cloth with spine lettered in silver, original pictorial dust wrapper, corners a little rubbed; overall a very good copy, small coloured slide inserted loose; 316pp

    £750
  3. First English edition. 8vo (20 x 15 cm), inscribed by the author ' With regards from the author, Maurice Herzog' written on half title, previous owner's signature on front free endpaper 8 maps and panoramas including the large folding panorama at rear, numerous black and white illustrations, slight spotting to preliminary pages; publisher's light blue cloth, spine slightly faded, original pictorial dust wrapper, corners a little rubbed; overall a very good copy; 288pp

    £1,350
  4. First edition. 4to (25 x 19cm), 48 pages of black and white illustrations, full page sketch map, signed by Hillary and Lowe with the signature of norman Hardie tipped in onto title page, some slight spotting to preliminary pages; publisher's blue cloth gilt, original pictorial dustwrapper, slight wear to edges; overall a very good copy; 71pp of text.

    £875
  5. First edition. 4to ( 27.5 x 20 cm), 175pp, [9]. profusely illustrated with black and white illustrations after photographs, Times colour supplement celebrating the conquest inserted loose; publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in silver; publisher's pictorial dust-wrapper, worn along corners and edges; overall a very good copy.

    £100
  6. First edition. 8vo., (23 x 16 cm), xx, 299pp., numerous photographic plates throughout (8 in colour), 3 maps and several other illustrations in the text, INSCRIBED to the previous owner by John Hunt on title page, The Guardian newspaper obituary of John Hunt inserted loosely before title-page; publisher's original blue cloth gilt, original pictorial dust wrapper, extremities worn, spine faded; otherwise a very good copy.

    £1,000
  7. First edition. 8vo (23 x 15cm), 3-184pp., 24 illustrations after photographs (some coloured), signed by Tenzing on front free endpaper, small mark on front free endpaper, publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in silver; original pictorial dust-wrapper, a little wear to the corners; a very good copy.

    £800
  8. First edition. 8vo, xx, 464 pp., 24 pages ads at end, tinted lithograph frontispiece and numerous other illustrations both full-page and in the text, original pictorial green cloth gilt, large pictorial gilt vignette to upper cover, an exceptionally fine example.

    £1,750
  9. First edition. 8vo, xvi, 253 pp., original grey cloth lettered in black, light wear, recased with new endpapers, a very good copy.

    £3,500
  10. First English edition, 8vo, xii, 218; viii, 230 pp., 109 illustrations from photographs taken by Prince Henri d'Orleans, folding map in pocket, original pictorial cloth gilt, neat repairs to spine extremities, a very good set.

    £2,000
 

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