London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1953. [Mountaineering] FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.xx; 300. With 48 photographic plates (several in colour). Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust-wrapper. Autographed in blue ink to the title page. Some spotting to edges, ink name to flyleaf, spine toned/sunned, one tear to upper. A very good copy. The fascinating autobiographical account of the the successful 1953 British Expedition to Mount Everest, led by Colonel (later Brigadier) Sir John Hunt, the mountaineering former commando, diplomat, and descendant of explorer Sir Richard Burton. Item #53364
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