SIGNED BY EDMUND HILLARY: MOUNT EVEREST: THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921
(HILLARY, Edmund) HOWARD-BURY, C.K. Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921. London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1922. Large octavo, original gilt-stamped blue cloth, uncut. $1250.
First edition of this important book on Everest, illustrated with three large full-color folding maps and 33 photographic plates—this copy boldly signed by Edmund Hillary on the title page.
This is the first of three works recounting the British Everest climbing expeditions of 1921, 1922, and 1924. Howard-Bury led the first official expedition to Everest, along the way discovering critical northern approaches to the mountain. Neate H120.
A bit of foxing to endpapers and edges, text clean; short split to spine cloth and a few light rubs to extremities, cloth clean, gilt bright, extremely good.