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Brian Blessed on Everest - The Turquoise Mountain: Blessed, Brian
signedBlessed, Brian Brian Blessed on Everest - The Turquoise Mountain
1991 Bloomsbury London 1st, 8vo, pp.217, 28 color & 2 bw photos, 2 color map sketches, red cloth; signed David Breashears, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #8511 $39.00
Blessed, an English actor, tries to follow Mallory and Irvine’s route, wearing period clothing, as a member of the 1990 BBC Everest Expedition. He later attempted Everest again in 1993 and 1996. Breashears acted as cinematographer and assistant director on this expedition. SB B20.[read more]

Blessed, Brian To the Top of the World
1995 Smithmark NY 1st, 4to, pp.160, photo frontis, 95 color & 47 bw photos, map, photo eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #20669 $39.00
Blessed has been to Everest three times and here presents a brief history plus an account of the 1993 British North Face Expedition. David Breashears served as film-maker on this expedition.[read more]

signedBlock, Andreas Manaslu 8163 Meter: Seele des Himalaya
1988 Block Dortmund 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, frontis, 20 color photos, 14 watercolors, many bw sketches, grey cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #16900 $55.00
Account of the 1987 Austrian Manaslu expedition which placed three members on the summit via the Northeast Face. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Annapurna: A Woman's Place: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Annapurna: A Woman's Place
1980 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 256, 12 color & 110 bw photos, 3 maps, black/grey cloth; signed, dj rubbed, unclipped, very good+, cloth tight, fine #9517 $39.00
Story of 1978 first women’s ascent of an 8000er and the first US ascent of Annapurna. This is one of National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s 100 top adventure books of all time. Neate B117, Yak B191.[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24098 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, Cho[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, edge mark, else dj & cloth new #24571 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, C[read more]

Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year: Boardman, Peter
Boardman, Peter Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year
1982 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 34 color photos, 7 maps/drawings, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9519 $27.00 $22.95
Accounts of one year's climbing on Carstenz Pyramid, Kanchenjunga, and Gauri Sankar. Doug Scott was a member of the Kanchenjunga team, together with Georges Bettembourg and Joe Tasker, which made the third ascent of the mountain. Neate B119, Yak B193. To see all of our Sale Items,
Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year: Boardman, Peter
Boardman, Peter Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 34 color photos, 7 maps/drawings, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26490 $65.00
Accounts of one year's climbing on Carstenz Pyramid, Kanchenjunga, and Gauri Sankar. Doug Scott was a member of the Kanchenjunga team, together with Georges Bettembourg and Joe Tasker, which made the third ascent of the mountain. Neate B119, Yak B193.[read more]

signedBoardman, Peter The Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall
1978 Leisure Circle London rep, 8vo, pp.192, 12 color & 15 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington, dj w/ rubbing bottom spine, else fine, cloth w/ name, fine. #19493 $75.00
The amazing 1976 alpine-style ascent by Boardman and Joe Tasker. This UK edition has some color photos which were black and white in the US edition. Winner of the 1979 John Llewelyn Rhys Prize. This edition is identical to the first UK edition. See Neate B120, Yak B192.[read more]

The Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall: Boardman, Peter
Boardman, Peter The Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall
1984 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 26 bw photos, 2 maps, tan/white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #11095 $35.00
The amazing 1976 alpine-style ascent by Boardman and Joe Tasker. Winner of the 1979 John Llewelyn Rhys Prize. See Neate B120, Yak B192.[read more]

The Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall: Boardman, Peter
Boardman, Peter The Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall
1978 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 12 color & 15 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; dj w/ edge tears, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ 2 pages w/ ink comment, else fine #12011 $9.00 $7.65
The amazing 1976 alpine-style ascent by Boardman and Joe Tasker of Changabang’s West Wall (6864m) in India’s Garhwal Himalaya. It was considered the most outstanding lightweight Himalayan climb achieved to date. This was the first of a number of difficult climbs the pair would make together. This UK[read more]

Hans Egede: Colonizer and Missionary of Greenland: Bobe, Louis
Bobe, Louis Hans Egede: Colonizer and Missionary of Greenland
1952 Rosenkilde & Bagger Copenhagen 1st, 4to, pp.207, frontis, 2 color photos, 44 bw illus, color fldg map, wraps; light edge wear, unopened, map w/ orig folds & no tears, vg #27452 $29.00
Bobe presents the first biography of Hans Egede (1686-1758), a Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary, from the standpoint of Egede’s influence on Greenland. Egede founded Greenland’s capital and this is based on his diaries, reports, public records, and Bobe’s journeys in Greenland.[read more]

Climbers: Scaling the Heights with the Sport’s Elite: Boga, Steven
Boga, Steven Climbers: Scaling the Heights with the Sport’s Elite
1994 Stackpole Mechanicsburg 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 19 bw photos, wraps; fine #9521 $14.95 $5.95
Profiles of eight men and women - Bachar, Brower, Corbett, Hackett, Hill, Rowell, Wellman, & Wood. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

A Mes Montagnes [My Mountains]: Bonatti, Walter
signedBonatti, 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]

Bonatti, Walter Adieu Amazonie
1989 Denoël Paris 1st, 4to, np, many color photos, maps, photo eps, black cloth, slipcase; dj fine, cloth fine, slipcase w/ some wear. #16889 $70.00
A wonderful large-format work on Bonatti’s travel in the Amazon region. Many photos of the people of the region with a few of various peaks. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Bonatti, Walter Berge Meines Lebens [The Mountains of My Life]
2000 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.348, 11 color & 60 bw photos, sketch, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22434 $27.00
A very nicely produced translation of Bonatti’s book ‘The Mountains of My Life’. This covers a great number of his climbs including – Grand Capucin, K2, Mont Blanc, Gasherbrum IV, Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, and more. In German.[read more]

Ho Vissuto Tra Gli Animali Selvaggi [I Lived Among Wild Animals]: Bonatti, Walter
signedBonatti, 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]

L’Ultima Amazzonia [The Last Amazon]: Bonatti, Walter
signedBonatti, 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]

Magia del Monte Bianco: Bonatti, Walter
Bonatti, Walter Magia del Monte Bianco
1984 Massimo Baldini Appiano Gentile 1st, 4to, pp.208, photo frontis, 157 color photos, photo eps, grey cloth; pictorial slipcase, case w/ 1” edge tear on bottom, else fine, dj chipped top spine, unclipped, else fine, cloth tight, fine #27675 $200.00
One of three marvelous, large-format, slipcased books by Bonatti. Bonatti’s superb photos of this majestic mountain are accompanied by text of a solo climb of Mont Blanc via the Peuterey Ridge and Mont Blanc de Courmeyeur. This book weighs over four pounds! In Italian. See Neate B125.[read more]

Magie du Mont Blanc: Bonatti, Walter
signedBonatti, Walter Magie du Mont Blanc
1988 Denoël Paris 2nd French ed, 4to, pp.208, photo frontis, 157 color photos, photo eps, grey cloth; signed, pictorial slipcase, case fine, dj fine, cloth fine #21971 $395.00
One of three marvelous, large-format, slipcased books by Bonatti. Bonatti’s superb photos of this majestic mountain are accompanied by text of a solo climb of Mont Blanc via the Peuterey Ridge and Mont Blanc de Courmeyeur. This book weighs over four pounds! In French. See Neate B125.[read more]

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