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NOTHING VENTURE, NOTHING WIN. 1975, Hardcover with Dust Jacket. SIGNED by Edmund Hillary in 2007 See description Multiple copies available
By Hillary, Edmund
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SIGNED by Edmund Hillary  in 2007, as Ed 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. Multiple copies are available.

London or New York, 1975, 1st or 2nd edition. This is the most complete autobiography of the great man. Includes early climbs, Everest, school building. Hillary considers it his best book.

Original hardcover with a dust jacket. The book is Very Good to Fine condition, and may have a non-author inscription or a bookplate on the endpaper. The DJ may be slightly chipped.  The signature is Fine. Overall Very Good to Fine condition.

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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