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New Abelein, Manfred Shisha Pangma: Eine Deutsche Tibetexpedition bezwingt den Letzten Achttausender [Shisha Pangma: A German Tibet Expedition Conquers the Last Eight-thousander]
1980 Gustav Lübbe Verlag Bergisch Gladbach 1st, 4to, pp.216, photo frontis, 168 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, photo/map eps, blue cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #12137 $75.00
Abelein (1930-2008) was a German professor of law, politician, pilot, and mountaineer. He co-led, along with Günter Sturm, the 1980 German expedition to Shishapangma (8046m) which made the second ascent, via the first-ascent route up the northeast buttress. Other members included Manfred Sturm, Frit [read more]

New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #47 Summer 2014
2014 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.98, color photos, wraps ; new, unread #26750 $14.95
In this issue:
  • Mountain Profile: The Picket Range by Forest McBrian, Ed Cooper, Carla Firey, Wayne Wallace, & Jens Holsten
  • Sendero Luminoso by Alex Honnold
  • Visions of Charlie Porter by Matt Samet, Gary Bocarde, Sibylle Hechtel, Alan Burgess, Russell McLean, & Stephen [read more]

New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #7 Summer 2004
2004 Alpinist Jackson, WY 4to, pp.96, color photos, wraps ; fine #23608 $49.00
In this issue:
  • Faces: Catherine Destivelle
  • The Adventures of Hardy Grimper by Steve “Roadie” Seats
  • Mountain Profile: Taullirajur by Mick Fowler
  • Valeriy Babanov recounts his triumph on Nuptse East
  • Jay Smith celebrates the art of the bivouac
  • [read more]

New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #8 Autumn 2004
2004 Alpinist Jackson, WY 4to, pp.96, color photos, wraps ; few bumps to cover, else fine #23609 $37.00
In this issue:
  • Faces: Marko Prezelj
  • The Adventures of Hardy Grimper by Steve “Roadie” Seats
  • Mountain Profile: The Titan by Steve “Crusher” Bartlett
  • Steve House jousts with dragons on the north face of North Twin
  • Yuji Hirayama reflects on his [read more]

New Amundsen, Roald The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen
1908 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xiii, 335, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 69 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, vII pp.ix, 397, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 70 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, teg, gilt-lettered spines & covers, black cloth ; cloth w/ light wear, bookplate in ea vol, vI fldg map w/ 2.5” tear, tight, fine #26719 $695.00
Account of the voyage of Amundsen’s ship Gjöa which made the first complete passage through the Northwest Passage. Amundsen and his crew of six were frozen in for two winters off King William Island and spent the time undertaking sledge journeys to determine the location of the North Magnetic Pole. [read more]

New Amundsen, Roald The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912
1913 Lee Keedick NY 1st ed, thick 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xxxv, 392, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 81 bw illus, fldg plan, 2 maps (1 fldg); vII pp.x, 449, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 52 bw illus, 20 maps/charts (1 fldg), appendices, teg, gilt-letter spine & covers, blue cloth ; cloth bright, sign of former labels on ffep both vols, else fine #26720 $1,950.00
Amundsen's classic account of the discovery of the South Pole in 1911. A classic work in the annals of polar literature. This nice set includes the oft-missing folding plan of the Fram. Conrad p.156, Renard 20, Rosove 9.B2.a, Spence 18. [read more]

New Armitage, Lieut. Albert B. Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition
1905 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 315, photo frontis, 27 bw photos, 54 illus, color fldg map, appendices, green cloth w/ spine lettered in gilt ; cloth w/o the front cover lettering & illus of most copies, bottom front corner bumped, name dated 1935, tight, vg #25643 $1,795.00 $1,195.00
Armitage was second in command of Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). He presents a lighter side of the expedition than in Scott’s official account and covers his sledge journeys, during two seasons, to the western mountains and ascent of Victoria Land. Prior to this expeditio [read more]

New Babcock, Jeffrey Should I Not Return: The Most Controversial Tragedy in the History of North American Mountaineering!
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 157 bw photos, wraps ; new #26753 $19.95
Babcock, and his brother, were members of the Mountaineering Club of Alaska (MCA) expedition to Mount McKinley in 1967. Their expedition came on the heels of the disasterous Wilcox-Snyder expedition which saw seven climbers perish in a storm high on the mountain. Although billed as a ‘non-fiction no [read more]

New signed Belcher, Captain Sir Edward The Last of the Arctic Voyages; Being a Narrative of the Expedition in H.M.S. Assistance, under the Command of . . . in Search of Sir John Franklin, During the Years 1852-53-54. with Notes on the Natural History by Sir John Richardson, et al.
1855 Lovell Reeve London 1st, lg 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xx, 383, frontis w/ tissue, 9 color lithographed & 3 bw plates, 22 engravings, 3 fldg charts, vII vii, 419, frontis w/ tissue, 1 color lithographed & 21 plates, 3 engravings, 1 chart, appendices, embossed dark blue ribbed cloth ; xlib, cloth spine rebacked, some wear to corners, xlib markings, vol I signed Alvin Seale 1933, vol II w/ cover mark from bookend, plates bright, tight, vg #25766 $3,200.00 $1,795.00
Belcher (1799-1877) was a British naval officer and explorer. In 1852 he was placed in command of five ships (Pioneer, Resolute, Assistance, Intrepid, and North Star) to search for the missing ships commanded by Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), who had sailed to the Canadian Arctic in 1845 in an atte [read more]

New Bini, Gianfranco & Guido Machetto Annapurna: Spedizione Italiana nel Nepal: [Annapurna: Italian Expedition in Nepal]
1980 Edizioni Virginia - Pero Milano 1st thus, oblong 8vo, np, 141 color photos, tan cloth ; dj w/ spots to back, near fine, cloth fine #14188 $89.00
This is largely a photographic account of the 1973 Italian expedition to Annapurna. The 11-member team followed the French first-ascent route up to Camp II on a plateau and then broke off in a new direction up the NW Spur. They had established Camp III and IV and reached 23,125’ when a storm broke. [read more]

New Borchgrevink, C. E. First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900
1901 Newnes London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 32 pgs ads, photo frontis, 196 bw illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, teg, gilt decorated & lettered spine, front cover w/ gilt & silver image, dark blue cloth ; cloth top spine pulled, spine slightly darkened, light rubbing, light wear to corners, some foxing to title page, maps w/ original folds, vg+ #22500 $1,795.00
Borchgrevink's British Antarctic Expedition in the 'Southern Cross' was composed almost entirely of Norwegians and was the first to winter over on the continent, at Cape Adare, the first to use dogs on the continent, established a new ‘furthest south’, and made the first sledge journey on the Ross I [read more]

New Borchgrevink, Carsten Das Festland am Südpol: Die Expedition zum Südpolarland in den Jahren 1898-1900
1905 Schottlaender Breslau 1st German, tall 8vo, pp.609, 301 bw photos, 6 color & 15 bw illus, chart, 2 color & 3 bw maps, appendices, pictorial red cloth ; cloth spine split along back, hinges cracked, pages browned, good #26700 $165.00
This is the first German edition of Borchgrevink’s ‘First on the Antarctic Continent’, published five years after the UK edition but with many more photos and six color illustrations. Borchgrevink's British Antarctic Expedition in the 'Southern Cross' was composed almost entirely of Norwegians and [read more]

New Boyd, Louise A. The Coast of Northeast Greenland: With Hydrographic Studies in the Greenland Sea – The Louise A. Boyd Arctic Expeditions of 1937 and 1938
1948 American Geographical Society NY Special Pub #30, 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 339, photo frontis, 165 bw photos, 13 diagrams, 16 maps, with separate slipcase of 12 plates (7 color fldg maps, 12 fldg bw photos), grey cloth ; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ light edge rubbing, tight, fine, slipcase rubbed, maps & photos w/ orig folds & no tears, overall fine #26713 $45.00
Boyd was an American explorer of Greenland and the Arctic who, in 1955, became the first woman to fly over the North Pole. She wrote two books on her Greenland expeditions, both scholarly works published by the American Geographical Society. The Dept. of the Army requested she not publish her valu [read more]

New Boyd, Louise A. The Fiord Region of East Greenland
1935 American Geographical Society NY Special Pub #18, 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 369, errata slip, photo frontis, 362 bw photos, map, with separate slipcase of 14 plates (3 color fldg maps, 25 fldg bw photos, 3 fldg charts), grey cloth ; issued w/o dj, cloth rubbed, internally clean, tight, very good, slipcase rubbed/darkened, maps, photos & charts w/ orig folds & no tears,, overall very good #23205 $75.00
Boyd was an American explorer of Greenland and the Arctic who, in 1955, became the first woman to fly over the North Pole. She wrote two books on her Greenland expeditions, both scholarly works published by the American Geographical Society. This is an account of her 1933 expedition which covers t [read more]

New signed Boysen, Martin Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.265, 39 color & 39 bw photos, 2 drawings, black cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #26749 $39.95
Boysen’s long-awaited autobiography describes his passion for crags and mountains emanating from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. From his early days on rock as a Kent schoolboy after the war, he was soon among the most gifted climbers of his or any generation, famed for his [read more]

New signed Bradford, William (Michael Lapides, ed) The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland, with a Descriptive Narrative by the Artist
2013 US Numbered Ltd Ed n/100, oblong 8vo, pp.xxv, 170, photo frontis, 145 bw photos, map, marbled eps, silver & red dec blue cloth ; signed Lapides & Potter, slipcase new, issued w/o dj, cloth new; with glassine envelope containing reproductions of five unpublished lantern slides & original Prospectus, new #26747 $250.00
William Bradford (1823-1892) was an American romanticist painter, photographer and explorer, born and brought up in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He began his professional art career painting ship portraits. In 1861, he obtained financial backing for a journey to sketch and photograph the coast of Labra [read more]

New Bradford, William (Michael Lapides, ed) The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland, with a Descriptive Narrative by the Artist
2013 US Trade ed of 1000 copies, oblong 8vo, pp.xxv, 170, photo frontis, 145 bw photos, map, marbled eps, silver dec dark/light blue cloth ; dj & cloth new #26748 $49.95
William Bradford (1823-1892) was an American romanticist painter, photographer and explorer, born and brought up in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He began his professional art career painting ship portraits. In 1861, he obtained financial backing for a journey to sketch and photograph the coast of Labra [read more]

New Bulkeley, Rip Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 276, 7 figs, 8 maps, 6 tables, appendices, pictorial cloth ; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26739 $95.00
Bulkeley examines the little studied story of Fabian Bellingshausen, and includes the fullest biography of the celebrated Russian explorer ever published. By translating the official reports and other eye-witness documents from the first scientific expedition to the Antarctic of the nineteenth centu [read more]

New Burrows-Smith, Hannah, ed. A Passion for Mountains
2014 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, 216 color & 8 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj & cloth new #26741 $49.95
A compilation of accounts written by members of the British Mountain Guides, including John Barry, Adrian Burgess, Rob Collister, Alan Hinkes, Martin Moran, Chris Parkin, Andy Perkins, Mike Pescod, Mark Seaton, Victor Saunders, and many others. Documenting both personal climbing and mountaineering a [read more]

New Byron, Commodore (John) A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron
1767 J. & F. Newbery London 1st, 8vo, pp.186, engraved frontis, 2 engraved plates, gilt-lettered spine w/ 6 panels w/ raised bands, modern ¼ morocco & marbled boards ; boards bright, new eps, small repair to corner of frontis & final leaf, contemporary name on title page, pages age browned, light foxing, some offsetting onto plates, very good #26722 $1,750.00
Byron was instructed to use the frigate Dolphin to cross the North American continent via a supposed passage discovered by Sir Francis Drake. Instead, during the two year voyage (1764-66) he sailed via South America’s Strait of Magellan, through the South Pacific (discovering numerous islands along [read more]

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