From an auction of modern first editions with a special Auction Lot of Mountaineering titles--and with the auction tag laid into the book--a fine copy in an unclipped and near fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author on the half-title page--signature only. A clean and tight copy with absolutely no evidence of previous ownership. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped with a bit of shallow edgewear to the heel of the spine and very light toning to the rear white panel--otherwise would also be fine. A great collectible copy with rare signature of the first man to climb Mt. Everest. Signed early printing.