London: Hodder & Stoughton, . Hardcover. Foreword by H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh. Chapter by Edmund Hillary. 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xx, 300pp. Color frontispiece, illustrations (some color). Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. Item #45760
Quite tight and attractive second printing. Intriguingly cryptic inscription in teal blue ink on front flyleaf notes "Many thanks for / all your kindness / January 1954 A.C.S. [?]" -- definitely NOT authorial but possibly from someone connected to the book or the climb. Gut feeling, though it remains unidentified.