HIGH IN THE THIN COLD AIR / THE STORY OF THE HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION, LED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1962. First edition Octavo, ix, 254pp., profusely illustrated in color and b/w. A truly exceptional copy, signed and inscribed by Sir Edmund HIllary (1919-2008) as well as by his first wife, Louise (1930-1975), also an author, who would lose her life in a plane crash near Kathmandu airport). It is inscribed on the title page to Campbell Norsgaard, the nature cinematographer who worked for National Geographic, among other groups. and who accompanied the HIllarys on a trip to Alaska in 1962. The inscription reads "To Campbell Norsgaard to remind you of our expedition in Alaska and some good times together - Ed HIllary / Louise Hillary". The book has been recased by Starr Bookworks in a remarkable striated marbled paper that echoes the sharp mountain ridges in the Palacios-drawn endpaper maps, and using the original silver-stamped blue spine title panel on the new spine. The book is housed in a matching marbled-paper covered slipcase, with the title panel repeated. This is a wonderful copy. (Item ID: 6826)