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THE BOYS' BOOK OF EXPLORATION 1957 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Edmund Hillary
By Hillary, Edmund
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London, 1957, 1st UK edition. 196 pp, 23 b/w photos. Hardcover with rumpled dust jacket - book is Fine. Fine condition.

SIGNED by Edmund Hillary



A climbing and adventure anthology. Twelve non-fiction short stories telling first-person accounts of exploration ranging from mountaineering to space travel to diving, mining, and an Antarctic expedition. A nicely produced book for boys. The US edition, published in 1958, was entitled Challenge of the Unknown.

Edited by the conqueror of Everest, this is the collected accounts of twelve different explorers who dared mountains, the Antarctic, Africa, outer space and other inhospitable realms. Includes writings by Shackleton. Ralph Izzard (who combed the Himalaya in search of the Abominable Snowman), Heyerdahl, Lindbergh, Heinrich Harrer and more.
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