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New [Japan]. Gumma-ken Mountaineering Union Annapurna Winter 84/85 - 87/88 South Face in Winter
1991 The Expedition 1st, 8vo, pp.233, 27 color & 150 bw photos, sketch, map, photo eps, page ribbon, white cloth ; cardboard slipcase fine, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #25523 $150.00
Accounts of the expeditions to Annapurna’s South Face in the winters of 1984-85 and 1987-88. They succeeded in making the first winter ascent on the latter expedition but with the tragic loss of two members on the descent. In Japanese with nine-page English summary, no English translation. Yak Jk [read more]

New [Japan]. Hara, Makoto & Masao Asami Makalu 1970: The Untrodden Ridge in the Distance
1972 Meikei-dô Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.64, 24, 404, 116 color & 8 bw photos, 14 figs, 6 charts (1 fldg), graphs, 9 maps (4 color fldg), illus eps, coarse tan cloth ; cardboard slipcase fine, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #25456 $195.00
Account of the successful first ascent of Makalu by the SE Ridge which placed two climbers on the summit. This was only the second ascent of Makalu overall. In Japanese with two-page contents, one text page, and 11-page summary in English, no English translation. Yak jH35 (3rd ed), j585 (2nd ed). [read more]

New [Japan]. Ryosetsu Alpine Club Mt McKinley Expedition of the Ryosetsu Alpine Club 1972
1972 1st, 8vo, pp.169, 25 color & 27 bw photos, sketches, tables, map, blue cloth ; issued w/o dj, cloth spine faded, else fine #25390 $145.00
This is the official account of the 1972 Ryosetsu Alpine Club’s ascent of McKinley. The expedition consisted of five women from the Club who planned to climb the West Rib. It is believe that three of them reached the summit but fell on the descent, their bodies being found by Ray Genet. Included [read more]

New signed Allan, Sandy In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge
2015 UK trade ed, 8vo, pp.xiii, 185, 65 color & 6 bw photos, map eps, green cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #26944 $47.95
In the summer of 2012, a team of six climbers set out to attempt the first ascent of one of the great unclimbed lines of the Himalaya – the giant Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain. At ten kilometres in length, the Mazeno is the longest route to the summit of an 8,000-m [read more]

New signed Allan, Sandy In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge
2015 UK Ltd Numbered/Signed Ed 100, 8vo, pp.xiii, 185, 65 color & 6 bw photos, map eps, green cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #26941 $64.95
In the summer of 2012, a team of six climbers set out to attempt the first ascent of one of the great unclimbed lines of the Himalaya – the giant Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain. At ten kilometres in length, the Mazeno is the longest route to the summit of an 8,000-m [read more]

New Ament, Pat & Cleveland McCarty High Over Boulder
1976 March Press Boulder 3rd, small 8vo, pp.288, 68 bw photos, 11 drawings, 6 maps, wraps ; rubbed, name, vg #26951 $5.00
One of the earlier guides to climbs in the Boulder area. [read more]

New Brooks, Alfred H. The Mount McKinley Region, Alaska: With Descriptions of the Igneous Rocks and of the Bonnifield and Kantishna Districts by L. M. Prindle
1911 GPO Washington Professional Paper 70, 1st, 4to, pp.234, 23 bw photos, 30 figs, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), marbled edges, brown cloth ; cloth rebound, new eps, miss rear pocket w/ 3 fldg maps, else very fine #24562 $145.00
Brooks, and party, undertook an exploratory journey in 1902 from the Pacific seaboard through the Alaska Range along the northwest base of McKinley to the Tanana and Yukon Rivers. The first 20 pages is a narrative of the expedition, as well as a history of previous expeditions. The remainder is comp [read more]

New Bryan, Rorke ‘Scotia’ and William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition
2015 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.8, 2 bw photos, sketch, wraps ; fine #26946 $9.95
An excerpt from Bryan’s book ‘Ordeal by Ice’ produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015. [read more]

New signed Byrd, Richard E. Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition
1935 Putnam's NY Author's Autograph Edition, ltd ed #165/500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 405, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 94 bw photos, map, uncut, blue buckram & cream paper boards ; signed, issued w/o dj, boards w/ slight fading to spine, pages upopened, fine #10864 $495.00
Account of Byrd's second Antarctic expedition from 1933-1935. It was during this expedition that Byrd spent five winter months alone isolated at Advance Base, nearly succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The details of this experience were described in Byrd’s book ‘Alone’, whereas the entire expe [read more]

New Byrd, Richard E. Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition
1935 Putnam's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 405, photo frontis, 94 bw photos, map, map eps, uncut, blue cloth ; dj spine faded w/ rub marks, chipped top/bottom spine, & back edge, vg-, cloth tight, vg #9060 $19.00
Account of Byrd's second Antarctic expedition from 1933-1935. It was during this expedition that Byrd spent five winter months alone isolated at Advance Base, nearly succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The details of this experience were described in Byrd’s book ‘Alone’, whereas the entire expe [read more]

New Cameron, Garth James From Pole to Pole: Roald Amundsen’s Journey in Flight
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 199, 57 bw photos, sketch, 4 maps, appendices, black cloth ; dj & cloth new #26939 $22.95
Roald Amundsen was the most successful polar explorer of his era using sledges, dogs, skis, and ships. He is mainly remembered for being the first man to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911. What is less often remembered is that he was also the first man to reach the North Pole on May 12, 1926 [read more]

New Curi, Egidio Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi
1935 Istituto Tecnico Rovereto 1st, 8vo, pp.159, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 3 maps, red cloth ; xlib, round label on spine, cover darkened, small rink mark on back, ink stamp on title page & end page, eps foxed, good+ #26952 $85.00
An early biography of Prince Luigo Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (1873-1933), principally known for his early Arctic explorations and expeditions to Mount Saint Elias and K2. Uncommon. In Italian, no English translation. [read more]

New Desio, Ardito Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1956 McGraw Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth ; dj chipped top/bottom spine, spline lightly faded, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #10996 $79.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94. [read more]

New Escarra, Jean, et al. Karakoram: Expedition Francaise a l'Himalaya 1936
1938 Flammarion Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 172, 15 bw photos, map, wraps ; chipped top/bottom spine & cover edge, good+ #12999 $25.00
Account of the early attempt by the Franch on Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak). This is the French edition of “Himalayan Assault”. Neate E24, Yak E52c. [read more]

New Fadiman, Anne My Odd Shelf
2012 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 112, 8vo, pp.9, wraps ; fine #26947 $9.95
An excerpt from Fadiman’s book ‘Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader’. In this selection she discusses her collection of 64 polar exploration books. Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium held in NH in 2012. [read more]

New signed Gillman, Peter & Leni Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.394, 38 color & 8 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth ; signed Peter & Leni, dj & cloth new #26942 $39.95
In February 1966 two climbing teams arrived beneath the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, notorious as the most dangerous face in the Alps. They aimed to climb the face by a new 'direct' route, following a straight line from bottom to top. One team consisted of four internationally renowned cl [read more]

New Gribble, Francis The Early Mountaineers
1899 Fisher Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 338, frontis w/ tissue guard, 47 bw illus, appendices, teg, gold dec blue cloth ; cloth w/ light wear, bookplate on ffep, name, tight, vg #22483 $345.00
A most interesting, and detailed, record of pre-nineteenth century mountaineering in the Alps and Pyrenees. Uncommon. Neate G67. [read more]

New Jones, Eric A Life on the Edge: Surviving the Eiger, Everest, Patagonia, and Many Adventures in Between – The Autobiography of Eric Jones
2015 Wales 1st, 8vo, pp.269, 47 color & 20 bw photos, wraps ; new #26945 $19.95
Beware, a fellow adventurer once told Eric Jones. The reaper lurks. But perhaps he truly has nine lives. He was the first British man to solo the Eiger North Face one of the greatest challenges in the climbing world. On the Matterhorn, he was swept within 10 feet of a sheer precipice. As he soared o [read more]

New Kapadia, Harish Across Peaks & Passes in Kumaun Himalaya
1999 India 1st, 8vo, pp.229, 14 color & 47 bw photos, 13 maps, sketches, map eps, appendices, blue cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #17014 $35.00 $29.00
A companion book to Kapadia's other 'Across Peaks & Passes' titles, this includes an account of Stephen Venables’ accident on Panch Chuli V with Chris Bonington. [read more]

New Kapadia, Harish Meeting the Mountains
1998 India 1st, 8vo, pp.398, 49 bw photos, 30 maps (5 fldg), appendices, blue cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #17015 $39.00
Kapadia picks up where his previous work ‘High Himalaya, Unknown Valleys’ leaves off, covering the period from 1993-1997 as well as prior to 1969. This includes climbs and history of the Indian Himalaya and his association with The Himalayan Club. [read more]

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