OUR EVEREST ADVENTURE, SIGNED BY HUNT, HILLARY, AND THREE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE 1953 EVEREST EXPEDITION
HUNT, John. Our Everest Adventure. Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1954. Square octavo, original pictorial cloth, original dust jacket. $2800.
First edition, signed by five members of the 1953 Everest expedition: John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Band, Michael Ward, and George Lowe. With over 130 photographic illustrations, in original dust jacket.
The 1953 British Expedition to Mount Everest was the eighth in 30 years to attempt Everest. On May 29th, 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and guide Tenzing Norgay at last stood at the summit; it was a culminating moment in mountaineering history, and one of the great achievements of human stamina and will. Our Everest Adventure was written by Sir John Hunt, the leader of the expedition, who described it as "primarily a pictorial record, designed to bring to life the story as I attempted to describe it in The Ascent of Everest. The words are the same as those I wrote in that book; it is, in fact, a shorter version brought to life by photographs" (from the Foreword). Neate 395. Evidence of bookplate.
Book near-fine, price-clipped dust jacket with chip to spine head, affecting author's name. An extremely good and desirable multi-signed copy.