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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 $245.00
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 [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1952-3
1954 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.66, 4, 217, 17, 2 color & 127 bw photos, 6 figs, 3 sketches, 6 charts, 7 maps (1 color fldg), appendices, blue cloth ; dj is a facsimile, cloth w/ some discoloration to lower spine, vg+. #25241 $450.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their reconnaissance in 1952 and attempt in 1953, re [read more]

New [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1954-6
1958 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.24, 14, 353, 13, 47 bw photos, 30 figs, 8 sketches, 74 charts (2 fldg), 8 maps (1 color, 1 fldg), appendices, red cloth ; dj is a facsimile, cloth fine #25615 $495.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their failed attempt in 1954, the reconnaissance of [read more]

New [Japan]. Mainichi Newspaper Everest
1970 Mainichi Newspaper Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.202, 129 color photos, lg color 360-degree panorama (60” x 10.5”) in back, 1 route drawing, 2 maps, red cloth ; dj chipped affecting text, poor, cloth title page rubbed from front ep, panorama rubbed on back side, else fine #25097 $345.00
A nice, large-format, photo-book on the first Japanese ascent of Everest in 1970, the Japanese Mount Everest Expedition 1970 (JMEE'70). This expedition followed on the heels of two reconnaissance expeditions in the pre and post-monsoon seasons of 1969. A two-pronged attempt was made via both the Sou [read more]

New [Japan]. Yoda, Takayoshi Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56
1956 Mainichi Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.119, 9 color & 177 bw photos, 2 maps, tan cloth ; slipcase edges/corners rubbed, vg, issued w/o dj, cloth tight, near fine #24644 $495.00
This is one of the most highly sought-after books regarding the first ascent of an 8000m peak. This large-format photo-book is meant to accompany the two books ‘Manaslu 1952-3’ and ‘Manaslu 1954-6’ which describe the Japanese reconnaissance and ultimate success on Manaslu. In Japanese with photo cap [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 $13,495.00
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 Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #0 2002 (original)
2002 Alpinist Jackson, WY 1st printing, 4to, pp.32, color photos, wraps ; some rubbing & small creases to spine, else fine #25120 $62.00
In this issue:
  • Faces: Cesare Maestri
  • Tequila Sunrise by Andy Cave
  • The Call by Dean Potter
  • From the Hip by Bean Bowers
  • Dominos by Ermanno Salvaterra
  • Downtime: A Visual Tribute
  • Forbidden Fruit by Leo Houlding
  • So [read more]

New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #1 Winter 2002-2003
2002 Alpinist Jackson, WY 4to, pp.96, color photos, wraps ; light rubbing, near fine #24393 $47.00
In this issue:
  • Faces: Andrej Štremfelj
  • The Adventures of Hardy Grimper by Jeff Achey
  • Mountain Profile: Changabang by Doug Scott
  • Down to the Wire on Mt. Augusta by Jack Tackle
  • The Correct Use of Cutler: The joys of desert climbing by Steve "Cr [read more]

New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #3 Summer 2003
2003 Alpinist Jackson, WY 4to, pp.96, color photos, wraps ; fine #23604 $49.00
In this issue:
  • Faces:Titoune Meunier Bouchard
  • The Adventures of Hardy Grimper by Jeff Achey
  • By Fair Means: A History of Big Wall Climbing by Ian Parnell
  • Under the Influence: Howse Peak by Scott Semple
  • Crazy from the Heat: A Photo Essay by Corey [read more]

New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #4 Autumn 2003
2003 Alpinist Jackson, WY 4to, pp.96, color photos, wraps ; fine #23605 $47.00
In this issue:
  • Faces: John Bragg
  • The Adventures of Hardy Grimper by Jeff Achey
  • Mountain Profile: The Mooses Tooth by Greg Crouch, Walter Welsch, Gary Bocarde, Nate Zinsser, Jim Bridwell, Scott Simper, & Steve House
  • Hero of the Soviet Union by Pavel Shab [read more]

New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #53 Spring 2016
2016 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.106, color photos, wraps ; new, unread #27087 $14.95
In this issue:
  • A History of Imaginary Mountains by Katie Ives, John Hessler, Frances Garrett, Meera Baindur, Jerry Auld, Anders Ax, Harish Kapadia, Hubert Odier, Sylvain Jouty & Jeremy Collins
  • Light Before Wisdom: The East Face of Cerro Kishtwar by Hayden Kennedy
  • Not [read more]

New American Alpine Club Library Ament, Pat Master of Rock: The Biography of John Gill
1977 Alpine House Boulder 1st, 4to, pp.197, 255 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj w/ tear/hole lower spine, rubbed, vg, cloth w/ Hall bookplate, fine #24762 $65.00 $46.80
An original classic on the life of noted boulder-specialist Gill with lots of photos. Neate A40. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secretary (1933-46), President (1950-52), Honorary Member (1962), and first Honorary President (1974-87). He was also a fou [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 $1,595.00
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 American Alpine Club Library Auldjo, John Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827
1830 Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green London 2nd, 8vo, pp.x, (6), 148, frontis, 18 full-page plates (2 fldg), 2 color fldg charts, 3 fldg (1 color) maps, appendix, ½ leather/marbled boards, raised bands ; boards miss 1/3 of spine, front board thru title page are off, signed Philip Thresher 1831, AAC/Field bookplate, frontis/title loose, internally good #24788 $575.00 $414.00
Auldjo, accompanied by six guides, is credited by Meckly with the 15th, and by Neate with the 19th, ascent of Mont Blanc. This book was the first to popularize Mont Blanc and is now scarce. This second edition contains two additional maps not included in the first edition. Meckly 008, Neate A75. [read more]

New signed American Alpine Club Library Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, color frontis w/ tissue guard, color lithograph w/ tissue guard, fldg panorama, uncut, green cloth ; inscribed ‘Barry’s Ascent of Mont Blanc was the 18th and is so recorded by C. E. Matthew’s in “Annals of Mt. Blanc” J. M. T.’, spine cracked, covers sep, AAC, Thorington & AAC/Thorington bookplates, 6 clippings pasted to fep, frontis facing p.25, good #25081 $695.00 $500.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whi [read more]

New American Alpine Club Library Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards ; boards w/ spine taped, title label pasted to front cover, Jacomb, Field & AAC/Field (blacked out) bookplates, cover & ffep separated, ffep chipped/taped, good #24799 $595.00 $428.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S [read more]

New signed American Alpine Club Library Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards ; inscribed ‘Paul Bevan With the Author’s kind regards, London 6mo 3, 1835’, boards w/ spine paper chipped, AAC bookplate, cover, ffep, & lithograph separated, heavy foxing to lithograph, frontis & title, small label on rep, good #24798 $1,395.00 $1,004.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S [read more]

New signed American Alpine Club Library Bates, Robert H., et al. Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition
1939 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 381, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map eps, red cloth ; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine w/ white label remnant, ½” tear top spine, frontis separated, DPL & AAC/Fuller bookplates on fep, DPL stamp to title, copyright & top edge, good #25043 $350.00 $252.00
This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit. An important and scarce work in the original edition. Neate B58. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its [read more]

New Bauer, Paul The Siege of Nanga Parbat 1856-1953
1956 Rupert Hart-Davis London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth ; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ name top right corner of title page, else fine #12006 $49.00
The history of expeditions to Nanga Parbat concluding with the first ascent by Hermann Buhl. Neate B63, Yak B77. [read more]

New signed Bonatti, Walter A Mes Montagnes [My Mountains]
1963 Arthaud Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.315, 41 bw photos, 3 sketches (2 on separate sheet), 2 maps, appendices, wraps ; signed, lightly rubbed, vg #12981 $295.00
This is the French edition of Bonatti’s book ‘On the Heights’ and his first book. He covers many of his climbs, including Grandes Jorasses, Grand Capucin, K2, the Dru, Mont Blanc, Patagonia, Gasherbrum IV, and more. Scarce. In French. [read more]

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