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New [Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel with The Polar Sale Auction Catalogue
2005, 21 Sept UK 1st, 4to, pp.130-208, 58 color & 25 bw photos, wraps ; entire issue, fine #25026 $29.00
A sumptuous catalogue with items relating to Amundsen, Back, Borchgrevink, Charcot, De Long, Forster, Franklin, Hurley, Keohane, MacKenzie, Marston, Parry, Ponting, Ross, Royds, Scott, Shackleton, Weddell, Wilkes, Wilkins, Wilson, Worsley, and others, comprising 86 lots. Includes prices realized. [read more]

New [Japan]. Yoshizawa, Ichiro Mountaineering Maps of the World: Himalaya & Karakoram and Hindu Kush
1977/78 Gakushûkenyû-sha Tokyo 2 vol, 1st, lg 4to, vol 1 pp.330, 116 color & 79 bw photos, bw drawings, 28 large maps, (2 fldg), blue cloth; vol 2 pp.350, 123 color & 74 bw photos, bw drawings, 31 large maps, (2 fldg), brown cloth ; slipcases w/ light rubbing, fine, issued w/o dj’s, cloth fine #23791 $1,200.00
This is a classic voluminous work which is quite difficult to find. Vol 1 has large maps covering the areas of Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Kangchenjunga, Everest, Khumbu, Rolwaling, Langtang Ganesh, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanjiroba, Api Nampa Saipal, Indian Himalaya, Nanda Devi, Kamet, Gangotri [read more]

New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #49 Spring 2015
2015 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.106, color photos, wraps ; new, unread #26897 $14.95
In this issue:
  • Unclimbed by Kelly Cordes, Damien Gildea, Kyle Dempster, Tamotsu Nakamura, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Harish Kapadia, Rolando Garibotti, Pat Deavoll, & Clint Helander
  • Dreams of Worlds Unseen, K7, Karakoram by Katsutaka Yokoyama
  • Crazy Wisdom by Ed Douglas
  • [read more]

New Barnett, James K. & David L. Nicandri, eds. Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage
2015 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.xvii, 430, color frontis, 41 color & 5 bw photos, 51 color & 54 bw illus, 22 color & 22 bw maps, grey cloth ; dj & cloth new #26899 $54.95
Captain James Cook is justly famous for his explorations of the southern Pacific Ocean, but his contributions to the exploration of the north Pacific and the Arctic are, arguably, equally significant. On his third and final great voyage, Cook surveyed the northwest coast of North American in the hop [read more]

New signed Bates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth ; signed 7 - Bob Bates, Nick Clinch, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston (on Foreward), Dee Molenaar, Brad Washburn, dj w/ ½” closed tear top spine, else fine, cloth fine #8472 $425.00
Bob Bates has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career, from the first ascent of Mt. Lucania with Bradford Washburn, to K2 in 1938 and 1953 with Charles Houston, to Ulugh Muztagh. This book is a must read, with maps and sketches by Dee Molenaar. [read more]

New signed Bates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth ; signed 4 - Nick Clinch, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, Brad Washburn, cloth w/ slight bend to lower corner of first 7 pages, else fine #23620 $245.00
Bob Bates has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career, from the first ascent of Mt. Lucania with Bradford Washburn, to K2 in 1938 and 1953 with Charles Houston, to Ulugh Muztagh. This book is a must read, with maps and sketches by Dee Molenaar. [read more]

New Bates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #9492 $45.00
Bob Bates has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career, from the first ascent of Mt. Lucania with Bradford Washburn, to K2 in 1938 and 1953 with Charles Houston, to Ulugh Muztagh. This book is a must read, with maps and sketches by Dee Molenaar. [read more]

New Bertozzi, Nick Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.127, frontis, illus, illus eps, wraps w/ French flaps ; new #26905 $16.99
Ernest Shackleton was one of the last great Antarctic explorers, and he led one of the most ambitious Antarctic expeditions ever undertaken - the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) in the ship ‘Endurance’. In this unique graphic novel, Bertozzi tells Shackleton’s story and that of the doz [read more]

New Bronski, Peter At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York’s Adirondacks
2008 US pp.xiv, 322, 18 bw photos, wraps ; new #26906 $16.95
Award-winning adventure writer, and former Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue team member, Peter Bronski chronicles 20 true stories of survival and tragedy, from famous historical cases during the early twentieth century to modern tales of harrowing struggle in the mountains and wilderness. Extensiv [read more]

New Chouinard, Yvon, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones, Lito Tejada-Flores, & Doug Tompkins Climbing Fitz Roy, 1968: Reflections on the Lost Photos of the Third Ascent
2013 US 1st, square 8vo, pp.137, 82 color & 4 bw photos, sketch, pictorial brown cloth ; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26567 $34.95
In the climatic year of 1968, three rock climbers, a skier and a filmmaker struck out on one of history’s great road trips, froam a beachside shack in Ventura, CA, 8000 miles south to where the road gives out in the shadow of Patagonia’s Cerro Torre. The six-month adventure culminated in two cult-cl [read more]

New Craig, Malcolm Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century
2015 self pub US 8vo, pp.502, 30 figs, 26 portraits, appendices, wraps ; new #26885 $19.95
Almost all first ascents made in the Alps during the nineteenth century were led by professional mountain guides. Together they form a fascinating group of men who formed a close relationship with mountaineers, referred to as ‘amateurs’ in the true sense of the word, despite a great difference in th [read more]

New Dartnall, Herbert J. G. Lost in the Mists: Leslie Russell Blake, Mawson’s Cartographer and Hero of Pozières
2014 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 382, 46 color & 114 bw photos, drawing, 2 plans, 1 color & 10 bw maps, wraps ; new #26901 $59.95
Leslie Russell Blake (1890-1918) served on Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) as a cartographer and geologist. This work is based on Blake’s diaries, letters and photographs. To attend the expedition he had to obtain leave from his employer the Geological Survey Department [read more]

New signed DesLauriers, Kit Higher Love: Skiing the Seven Summits
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.482, 46 color photos, map eps, white cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #26903 $24.95
In October 2006, DesLauriers made history by being the first person to ski from the summit of each continent’s highest mountain, also known as the Seven Summits, as well as the first woman to ski from the summit of Mt. Everest. Centered on her quest to climb and ski the Seven Summits, ‘Higher Love’ [read more]

New signed Douglas, Ed Statement: The Ben Moon Story
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 230, 49 color & 63 bw photos, black cloth ; signed Douglas & Moon, dj & cloth new #26904 $39.95
On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra-striped wall of limestone. Two minutes later he had made rock-climbing h [read more]

New signed Douglas, Ed Statement: The Ben Moon Story
2015 UK Ltd ed 250, 8vo, pp.xiii, 230, 49 color & 63 bw photos, black cloth ; signed Douglas & Moon, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ embedded photo of Moon, new #26908 $49.95
On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra-striped wall of limestone. Two minutes later he had made rock-climbing h [read more]

New signed Equipment Antique Ice Axe - Stubai Mod Wallner
c.1970 Austria 33.25" (84.5 cm), slightly drooped pick w/ bulged tip, concave serrated adze, leash/ring, biner hole, hardwood shaft ; signed Kurt Diemberger, original varnish worn, very good #26309 $150.00 $127.50
A wonderful antique axe produced by Stubai from the village of Fulpmes, a major iron producing area, in Austria. Stubai produced numerous variations with different markings (Aschenbrenner, A. Attenhofer, Friedrich Wallner, Nanga Parbat, Nanga Parbat Extrem), head and shaft lengths, adze styles (conc [read more]

New Freshfield, Douglas W. The Life of Horace Benedict de Saussure
1920 Edward Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 480, frontis w/ tissue guard, 20 bw illus, map, map ep, red cloth ; cloth spine darkened, front hinge cracked, light foxing to prelims, very good #15038 $495.00
Saussure (1740-1799) was a Genevan aristocrat, physicist, and Alpine traveler, often considered the father of alpinism. He first visited Chamonix in 1760 and offered a reward for the first ascent of Mont Blanc. This was finally achieved by Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard in 1786 and a year later [read more]

New Messner, Reinhold The Second Death of George Mallory: The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everest
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.221, photo frontis, 63 bw photos, 9 sketches, 2 maps, photo/map eps, blue cloth ; dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new #20773 $23.95 $5.00
Messner wades into the Mallory fray with his accounting of the tragic demise of Mallory and Irvine in 1924. Includes accounts of the early British attempts as well as the 1960 and 1975 Chinese ascents. To see all of our Sale Items, click here. [read more]

New signed Messner, Reinhold & Horst Höfler Eugen Guido Lammer: Durst Nach Todesgefahr [Eugen Guido Lammer: Thirst for Mortal Danger]
1999 Steiger Augsburg 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 21 color photos, 64 bw photos/illus, blue cloth ; signed Messner, dj fine, cloth fine #26887 $39.00
Lammer (1863-1945) was a prominent German climber who was one of the first to climb without guides and advocated clean climbing. He sought out difficult rock and ice climbs and achieved a number of first ascents. In German, no English translation. [read more]

New Metcalfe-Chenail, Danielle Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North
2014 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 28 color & 47 bw photos, 1 color & 2 bw illus, 2 maps, wraps ; new #26861 $28.95
“They were all gamblers and fortune seekers. They did things on their own - were independent people who wanted to be free to roam. They were good people, but, of course, some were loners or escapists. They all depended strictly on their wits.” Joe McBryan, pilot and owner of Yellowknife-based Buf [read more]

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