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CHALLENGE OF THE UNKNOWN 1958 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Edmund Hillary
By Hillary, Edmund
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New York, 1958, 1st edition. 221 pp, 22 b/w photos. Grey cloth hardcover with chipped dust jacket. Book is fine. Near Fine condition.

SIGNED on the title page by Edmund Hillary.

A climbing and adventure anthology. Hillary told us that he cannot remember editing this book! (Actually he had not seen this USA edition, also published as The Boy's Book of Exploration). 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 Himalays in search of the Abominable Snowman), Heyerdahl, Lindbergh, Heinrich Harrar and more. 


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