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New [Cherry-Garrard]. The South Polar Times Vol IV
2010 UK facs ltd 500 #’ed copies, 4to, pp.xiii, 3-87, [106], 91-227, color frontis, 4 bw photos on card w/ tissue, 11 color & 19 bw photos, 34 color & 16 bw illus, 2 maps, appendices, ribbon, gilt lettered spine & front, blue cloth w/ color port in gilt frame ; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25684 $450.00 $285.00
Ninety-seven years after the facsimile publication of Volume III, the South Polar Times is complete with this facsimile publication of the manuscript of Volume IV, held by the Scott Polar Research Institute. All four volumes of this expedition ‘magazine’ were single-copy products from Scott’s two e [read more]

New [China] Mountaineering in China
1965 Foreign Languages Press Peking 1st, 8vo, [pp.91], 4 color & 134 bw photos, wraps w/ dj ; dj w/ edge rubbing, vg #23443 $139.00
A nice, primarily photo, book which includes ascents of Minya Konka (1957), Shule Mountain (1958), Mustagh Ata (1959 – new women’s world altitude record), Everest (1960 - first ascent of North Ridge), Amne Machin (1960), Kongur (1961 – all-women, new women’s world altitude record), and Shisha Pangma [read more]

New [Shackleton, Bernacchi, Cherry-Garrard] The South Polar Times
1907/1914/2010 Smith, Elder/Scott Polar Research Institute London/Cambridge see below for full specifications ; see below for full condition #26881 $25,000.00 $15,859.00
A Fine Matched 4-vol Set of The South Polar Times Specifications: 3 vol, ltd ed #106/250 & #119/350 copies, 4to, 3 vol, vol I pp.xiv, 27, frontis, 6 color & 30 bw illus, color map, pp.47, frontis, 9 color & 47 bw illus, pp.41, frontis, 10 color & 33 bw illus, pp.46, frontis, 25 color & 20 bw [read more]

New Amundsen, Roald The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912
1912 Murray London 1st ed, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xxxv, 392, frontis, 81 illus, 2 maps (1 fldg); vII pp.x, 449, frontis, 52 illus, 20 maps/charts (1 fldg), appendices, teg, red cloth, spines & front covers w/ painted Norwegian flags & gilt lettering ; cloth spine ends professionally repaired both vols, vol I w/ 2 light cover marks, vol II w/ some loss of color in frame & slight mottling of color on front, tight, small tear to vol II fldg map, very good #26584 $2,150.00 $1,373.00
Amundsen's classic account of the discovery of the South Pole in 1911. This was published three months before word of Capt. Scott’s death became known. A classic work in the annals of polar literature. First printings of this are becoming harder to find. A classic work in the annals of polar lit [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, 16, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 27 bw photos, 54 illus, color fldg map, appendices, uncut, green cloth w/ spine lettered in gilt, front lettered in white & illus in black ; cloth w/ slight fade to spine, else bright, name on ffep & title-page, light foxing, tight, very good+ #26592 $2,900.00 $1,875.00
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 signed Beckey, Fred Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 31 color & 46 bw photos, 13 maps, appendix, blue cloth ; signed, dj w/ light edge wear, near fine, cloth fine #24594 $49.00
A great book on the history of McKinley from its European discovery in 1794, to the early attempts and ascents, through 1992. Includes much useful information for anyone preparing an attempt. [read more]

New signed Beckey, Fred Range of Glaciers: The Exploration and Survey of the Northern Cascade Range
2003 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 527, frontis, 26 bw photos, 18 illus, 27 maps, tan cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #16689 $69.00
Fred Beckey’s long-awaited, comprehsive account of the exploration of the northern Cascades. Covering the mountain area between the Columbia and Fraser rivers, this large volume brings together the experiences of many explorers, from the Native Americans to the Hudson’s Bay Company to the US Army, a [read more]

New signed Bonatti, Walter Ho Vissuto Tra Gli Animali Selvaggi [I Lived Among Wild Animals]
1980 Zanichelli Bologna 1st, tall 8vo, pp.224, 83 color photos, 9 color maps, map eps, red cloth ; signed, dj w/ 5” mended tear front, vg, cloth fine #27063 $195.00
Walter Bonatti (1930-2011) was one of the world’s great mountaineers, as well as an explorer and journalist. In his brief, 17 year, climbing career he was noted for bold solo ascents and well as his association with the Italian first ascent of K2 in 1953. Following his retirement from the vertical w [read more]

New signed Bonatti, Walter L’Ultima Amazzonia [The Last Amazon]
1989 Massimo Baldini Como 1st, 4to, pp.208, photo frontis, 182 color photos, 4 color maps, photo eps, dark grey cloth ; signed, pictorial slipcase, case fine, dj fine, cloth fine #27065 $395.00
One of three marvelous, large-format, slipcased books by Bonatti. This photo book, with many full-page photos, covers Bonatti’s explorations in search of the headwaters of the Amazon River, in 1967 and 1978. This book weighs over five pounds! In Italian, no English translation. [read more]

New signed Bonatti, Walter La Mia Patagonia [My Patagonia]
1986 Massimo Baldini Como 1st, 4to, pp.227, photo frontis, 145 color (12 gatefolds) photos, 1 color map, photo eps, grey cloth ; signed, pictorial slipcase, case fine, dj fine, cloth fine #27064 $495.00
One of three marvelous, large-format, slipcased books by Bonatti. This photo book, with many full-page photos, covers Bonatti’s explorations in the Southern Patagonia Ice Field in 1985-86. Bonatti himself, in 1995, described this book as difficult to find. This book weighs over five pounds! In Itali [read more]

New signed Bonatti, Walter Solitudini Australi [Southern Solitudes]
1999 Museo Nazionale della Montagna Torino 1st, square 8vo, pp.129, 91 color & 1 bw photos, wraps ; signed, very good+ #27066 $125.00
This is primarily a photo book of Bonatti’s numerous expeditions to Patagonia and Terra del Fuego. The photos were taken over the course of 12 trips from 1958 to 1986. In Italian, no English translation. [read more]

New signed Buckingham, Ed 7 Summits: 1 Cornishman Climbing the Highest Mountains on Each Continent
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.183, 21 color & 1 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps ; signed, new #27073 $29.95
Most of us can watch an old episode of the holiday programme ‘Wish You Were’ Here without it having the life-changing effect that it had on postman Ed Buckingham. For Ed, a young man from humble origins in Cornwall, the draw of Kilimanjaro and the high mountains of the world would change his life fo [read more]

New Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913
1922 Constable London 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vol I pp.lxiv, 300, 4, frontis, 2 bw fldg pans, 3 color illus, 19 bw photos, 15 illus (1 fldg), 4 maps (3 fldg), appendix, vol II pp.viii, 301-585, frontis, 8 bw fldg pans, 1 color illus, 14 bw photos, 8 illus, 1 fldg map, uncut, ; paper spine labels, tan linen spines, blue-gray paper boards; boards worn more on vol I than II, vol I front cover off, spare spine labels applied, bookplates, vol I w/ 1 map w/ repaired fold, vol II w/ 1 pan separating, other pans/maps w/ no tears, good+ #26619 $4,500.00 $2,348.00
The Finest Polar Book Ever Written Long regarded as ‘the’ classic work of Antarctic literature, Cherry-Garrard was the youngest member of Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 and the assistant zoologist. In addition to using his own material, he had access to the diaries of Wilson, Bower [read more]

New signed Child, Greg Mixed Emotions: Mountaineering Writings of ....
1997 US rep, 8vo, pp.254, wraps ; signed, fine #27071 $24.00
The first collection of work from one of the world's best mountaineering writers, includes five previously unpublished essays. This was never published in a hardcover version. [read more]

New signed Child, Greg Over the Edge: The True Story of Four American Climbers’ Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asi
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 284, 16 bw photos, 3 maps, red/black cloth ; signed Child & John Dickey, dj fine, cloth fine #25832 $39.00
A gripping read by a great writer. Child recreates the hair-raising, hour-by-hour drama of four young American rock climbers (Tommy Caldwell, John Dickey, Beth Rodden, & Jason Smith) who were abducted while in the midst of a wall climb in the Aku-Su region of Kyrgyzstan. Greg won the 1987 AAC Litera [read more]

New signed Child, Greg Postcards from the Ledge: Collected Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child
1998 US 1st, 8vo, frontis, pp.223, 53 bw photos, black/white cloth ; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #15884 $39.00
More great writings from outstanding climber, and writer, Greg Child. His clever wit, sharp observations, and insightful reflections cover the full spectrum of the mountaineering experience and continue to entertain. Winner 1998 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature. [read more]

New Clark, Ronald W. The Splendid Hills: The Life and Photographs of Vittorio Sella 1859-1913
1948 Phoenix House London 1st, 4to, pp.x, 118, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj edge worn, chipped top/bottom spine, tear top spine, unclipped, good+, cloth spine lightly faded, more so top/bottom spine, tight, else fine #23214 $165.00
An important biographical sketch of Vittorio Sella, regarded as one of the greatest mountain photographers, with numerous examples of his work from the Alps, Caucasus, Mount St. Elias, Ruwenzori, Himalaya, and Karakoram. This is one of the scarcer items related to Sella. Neate C65. [read more]

New signed Diemberger, Kurt De Zero a Huit Mille Metres
1974 Albin Michel Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.348, 28 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps w/ French flaps ; signed, vg+ #12997 $45.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. This is a French edition of Kurt’s scarce book ‘Summits and Secrets’. Yak D119. [read more]

New American Alpine Club Library Dingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth ; dj w/ 1/2" tear bottom back cover, rubbed, vg, cloth lower corner bumped/worn, vg #24827 $25.00 $22.50
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings [read more]

New Dingle, Graeme & Peter Hillary First Across the Roof of the World: The First-Ever Traverse of the Himalayas - 5,000 kilometres from Sikkim to Pakistan
1984 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland reprint, 8vo, pp.232, 93 color photos, 6 maps, map eps, appendices, wraps ; fine #16821 $29.00
An amazing story of a ten-month journey traversing the Himalaya chain in 1981. [read more]

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