Hardback full-leather book. No Jacket as Issued. Easton Press Signed Luxury Edition. Signed by Sir Edmund Hillary. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very fine, unread, unopened, still sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap. Bound in beautiful burgundy leather with an original design and lettering embossed in 22kt gold, it features traditional hubbed spine, enduring acid neutral paper, gilded page edge,. rich moire endleaves and a satin ribbon page marker. Includes certificate of autheticity and Publishers Note Card. On May 29, 1953 at 11:30 AM a 33 year-old beekeeper from New Zealand, Edmund Hillary, and his sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, stepped onto the "roof of the world" and secured a place in the annals of human exploration. High Adventure is the definitive and entertaining memoir of Sir Edmund's Himilayan conquest. It takes the reader step-by-step up the slopes, describing in vivid detail the agonizing and perilous climb. We experience the ascent through the eyes and words of the first men on Everest.