We previously bought and/or sold this book in the following, or similar, condition:
A UK first edition, first impression. SIGNED by both Edmund Hillary and Desmond Doig.
The Wrapper: The wrapper on this copy is bright, unfaded and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing minor soiling and trivial scuffing to the edges and corners. The spine is clean and unfaded. It is slightly rubbed and scuffed at the top and the bottom. The back panel is bright, showing gentle soiling at the upper edge. The wrapper is protected.
The Book: The book is square and tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are unfaded and clean. There is gentle offsetting to the spine. The text block is clean. The closed page edges are sound. No foxing and no dog-eared pages. The binding is tight, the hinges solid. No cracked hinges. This copy has been FLAT SIGNED by both Edmund Hillary and Desmond Doig.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton 1963