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NOTHING VENTURE, NOTHING WIN 1975 1st UK ed Hardcover Fine SIGNED by Edmund Hillary
By Hillary, Edmund
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London or New York, 1975, 1st US or UK edition. Original hardcover with no dust jacket. Overall Fine condition.



SIGNED by Edmund Hillary E.P. Hillary
 
We met with Ed Hillary many times in the 1980s-2000s. Our last meeting was in August 2007, a few months before he died. He was still game to autograph books for us, and as you can see his signature had gotten a bit shaky. He signed these books for us on his kitchen table in his Auckland home, in the presence of his wife, June Hillary, and several New Zealand booksellers we are friends with. 

This is the most complete autobiography of the great man. Includes early climbs, Everest, school building. Hillary considers it his best book.

Sir Edmund Hillary was the best known and most beloved climber of our time. Here is his first autobiography, covering both his early climbs and later emergence as a world statesman.

Hillary looks back on that historic 1953 expedition to Everest, as well as his remarkable explorations in other exotic locales, from the South Pole to the Ganges. Nothing Venture Nothing Win is the compelling life story of a New Zealand country boy who daydreamed of wild adventures; the pioneering climber who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth after scaling the world's tallest peak; and the elder statesman and unlikely diplomat whose groundbreaking program of aid to Nepal continues to this day, paying his debt of worldwide fame to the Himalayan region.


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