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New [Reader's Digest] Antarctica: Great Stories from the Frozen Continent
1988 Reader's Digest Surry Hills 1st, 4to, pp.320, approx. 900 color & bw photos/drawings/maps/paintings, pictorial cloth ; 2nd Revised ed, 4to, pp.320, photo frontis, approx. 900 color & bw photos/drawings/maps/paintings, pictorial cloth #18173 $39.00
A large work with hundreds of photos covering the continent, wildlife, and exploration. The majority of the book is a chronological coverage of exploration from 1501 to 1983, profusely illustrated. This is an excellent quick reference to the achievements of different expeditions. [read more]

New American Alpine Club (AAC) Accidents in North American Mountaineering 2014
2014 AAC CO wraps ; new #26810 $12.00
This annual investigative publication provides detailed reports of climbing accidents that occurred during the year. Analyses of what went wrong in each situation gives experienced and beginning mountaineers the opportunity to learn from other climbers' mistakes. From inadequate protection, clothing [read more]

New American Alpine Club (AAC) American Alpine Journal 2014
2014 AAC CO wraps ; new #26809 $49.95
The American Alpine Journal (AAJ) is considered to be the best mountaineering reference journal in the world. Each issue is packed with information from Alaska to Tibet. It contains articles by well-known mountaineers from around the world, a summary of the years most important climbs and expedition [read more]

New signed Anker, Conrad & David Roberts The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 21 bw photos, brown/white cloth ; signed Anker, dj fine, cloth fine #18548 $39.00
Seventy-five years following George Mallory’s disappearance on Mt. Everest, heading for the top, Conrad Anker discovered Mallory’s body lying face down in the scree at 27,000 feet. Seventeen days later Anker free-climbed the notorious Second Step. Reflecting on the climb, Anker describes his disco [read more]

New Back, Captain (George) Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835
1970 Tuttle Rutland reprint, thick 8vo, pp.xxvii, 663, frontis, 15 bw illus, fldg map, appendices, blue cloth ; dj w/ light edge wear, else fine, cloth fine #26804 $49.00
George Back, following his two overland Arctic expeditions with John Franklin, was sent to locate John Ross who had been missing for three years. Back went overland to Great Slave Lake where, in the spring of 1833, he received word that Ross had returned to the UK. He then continued, descending the [read more]

New Berton, Pierre The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909
1988 Viking NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 672, 13 bw illus, 44 maps, illus eps, white cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #9039 $19.00
Berton’s tome is a thorough work on the quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole from 1818-1909. His coverage extends from the exploits of William Edward Parry to Robert Peary and brings these explorers to life as they explored a huge expanse of unknown territory. [read more]

New signed Bonington, Chris Everest: South West Face
1973 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.352, 80 color & 15 bw photos, blue cloth ; signed Bonington & Doug Scott, dj clipped, else fine, cloth fine #22474 $175.00
Bonington, Britain’s best known mountaineer, has written so many good books. This is the official account of the 1972 British Everest Southwest Face attempt. This expedition forged further than any previous one on this route but still came up short of the summit. Much was learned for the successf [read more]

New Bowman, Isaiah The Andes of Southern Peru: Geographical Reconnaissance Along the Seventy-Third Meridian
1916 Holt NY 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 336, 92 bw photos, 75 diagrams, 29 charts/graphs (3 fldg), 7 color fldg & 10 bw (1 fldg) maps, appendices, brown cloth ; cloth near fine, graphs & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #9551 $29.00 $24.00
The account of, and detailed study from, the 1911 Yale Peruvian Expedition. Neate B147. To see all of our Sale Items, click here. [read more]

New signed Buhl, Hermann Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.360, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth ; dj rubbed, edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ name, vg with signed 5” x 7” bw portrait photo of Buhl, fine #24984 $1,695.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published [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 Burdsall, Richard L., Arthur B. Emmons & Terris Moore Men Against the Clouds: The Conquest of Minya Konka
1935 John Lane London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 272, photo frontis, 46 bw photos (6 fldg), 7 maps, appendices, map eps, purple cloth ; cloth w/ usual fading to spine, vg #10284 $75.00
The 1932 first ascent of Minya Konka (24,892') by a small American party. It was the second highest peak climbed at the time, after Kamet in 1931. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B213, Yak B296. [read more]

New signed Cassin, Riccardo Cinquant' Anni Di Alpinismo: [50 Years of Alpinism]
1977 dall'Oglio np 1st, 4to, pp.215, 93 color & 57 bw photos, pictorial cloth ; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ small bookplate on ffep, else fine #12016 $395.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

New Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World: A Tale of Loss and Courage in Antarctica
2001 US rep, thick 8vo, pp.665, 2 maps, wraps ; fine #11834 $25.95 $16.95
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, Bowers, Lashly, Priestley, and Atkinson. H [read more]

New China. A Photographic Record of the Mount Jolmo Lungma Scientific Expedition (1966-1968)
1974 Science Press Peking 1974 Science Press, Peking, 1st, 4to, [pp.106], 65 color & 70 bw (3 fldg) photos, map eps, grey cloth ; dj w/ small chip top right corner, else near fine, cloth fine #9583 $39.00
A large format photo account of the Tibet Scientific Expedition of the Chinese Academy of Sciences which reached a high point of 7790 metres. A nice production with glossy, coated paper and text in English. Neate C43. [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 signed Coburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Society Washington, DC trade edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, black cloth ; signed, dj chipped bottom cover, tear top spine, vg+, cloth fine #14693 $25.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary [read more]

New Coburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Soc Washington, DC trade edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, black cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #25134 $19.00 $14.95
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary [read more]

New signed Coburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Society Washington, DC trade edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, black cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #8383 $39.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary [read more]

New signed Coburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Society Washington, DC deluxe edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, aeg, black padded simulated leather ; issued w/o dj, signed Coburn, new #16917 $45.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. This Deluxe Edition is less comm [read more]

New Cohen, Andrew Lost Beneath the Ice: The Story of HMS Investigator
2013 Canada 1st, square 8vo, pp.152, color frontis, 60 color & 4 bw photos, 10 color & 4 bw illus, 5 ship’s plans, 4 maps, black cloth ; dj & cloth new #26573 $29.95
When Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in the 1840s, the British Admiralty launched the largest rescue mission in its history. Among the search vessels was HMS Investigator, which left England in 1850 under the command of Captain Robert McClure. While the ambitious McClure never found Fran [read more]

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