SIGNED BY JOHN HUNT, EDMUND HILLARY, AND FOUR OTHER MEMBERS OF THE EXPEDITION
(HILLARY, Edmund, et al.) HUNT, John. The Ascent of Everest. London, 1953.
First edition of this account of the first successful expedition to summit Mount Everest, signed by expedition leader John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, and four other important members of Hunt's 1953 Everest expedition: Michael Ward, Michael Westmacott, George Band, and Charles Wylie. With eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and a number of in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches. $4500.