(London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1961).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC WORK BY HILLARY AND THE PERSONAL STORY OF HIS PART IN THE GREAT TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. Sir Edmund led the New Zealand support team that met up with Sir Vivian Fuchs. The team surveyed, mapped and geologised during the expedition. Hillary was one of the great explorers of his time and led the first expedition to conquer Mount Everest nearly a decade before. His participation extended from his first meeting with Sir Vivian in 1953 until the conclusion of the expedition in 1958. On the journey, Fuchs claimed the mantel for the first crossing of the Antarctic Continent. Much of the book covers the activities of the first New Zealand Antarctic Expedition, which through an integral part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition had very much an entity of its own which resulted in widespread exploration and scientific activity. Item #27548

First Edition, early impression. Illustrated throughout with maps and photographs. 8vo, publisher's original dark-blue cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, the original dustjacket decorated pictorially in colours. 255 pp. A very fine copy indeed, very fresh, as pristine, inside and out.

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