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Cunningham, Alexander Ladak: Physical, Statistical and Historical; with Notices of the Surrounding Countries
1977 Sagar New Delhi 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 483, viii, 17 color & 13 bw plates, color map, black cloth; dj chipped, attached to cloth, good+, cloth w/ front hinge cracked, vg-. #23947 $25.00
Originally published in 1853, Cunningham visited Ladak twice, by two different routes. He writes about the land, people, history, religion, climate, dress, languages, social customs, art, rivers, lakes and springs, resources, minerals, products, and more. From the collection of American mountaineer[read more]

Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi: Curi, Egidio
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 $35.00
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. To see all of our Sale Items, click her[read more]

High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington: Curran, Jim
signedCurran, Jim High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 264, 41 bw photos, illus, blue cloth; signed Curran, Chris Bonington & Doug Scott, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, very fine #19084 $159.00
Curran’s in-depth biography of Britain’s best known mountaineer examines Bonington’s deepest motives and reveals the joys and occasional despair of living a life at the limits of physical and mental experiences. Bonington has had an amazing career with numerous expeditions on such peaks as the Eiger[read more]

K2, Triumph and Tragedy: Curran, Jim
Curran, Jim K2, Triumph and Tragedy
1987 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.219, 42 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #14414 $11.00 $9.35
The summer of 1986 saw Curran at K2 where he recorded the various international attempts on the peak and the resulting loss of thirteen of the world's top climbers. This terrible season received much less media attention than that of Everest in 1996. This book documents the activities of such climbe[read more]

K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain: Curran, Jim
signedCurran, Jim K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 16 color & 58 bw photos, 7 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27489 $95.00
A great history of K2 from the earliest explorations by Godwin-Austen and Younghusband to the present. Includes interviews with Diemberger, Wickwire, Houston, and others.[read more]

signedCurran, Jim Suspended Sentences: From the Life of a Climbing Cameraman
1991 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 15 color & 21 bw photos, maps, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington & Doug Scott, dj & cloth new. #22205 $75.00
Curran's life of climbing and filming extends from England, to the Karakoram and Himalaya, to the Atlas and Andes. SB C43.[read more]

Trango: The Nameless Tower: Curran, Jim
Curran, Jim Trango: The Nameless Tower
1978 Dark Peak Sheffield 1st, 8vo, pp.175, 16 color & 44 bw photos, appendices, black cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, vg+, cloth fine #10989 $35.00
Account of the 1976 British expedition consisting of Anthoine, Boysen, Howells, and Brown which made the first ascent of this magnificent 20,500’ Karakoram spire. A very good read and one of Curran’s less common titles. Neate C158.[read more]

Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary: Curtis, Con
Curtis, Con Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.309, 17 bw photos, 4 maps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27420 $29.95
This honest, terrifying as well as humorous account of travelling and working in the magnificence of Antarctica will allow the reader to visualize and feel the harshness and beauty of the great white continent. The main body of the book is the diary account of a two-person deep field research tri[read more]

Czerwinska, Anna Broad Peak ’83
1989 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.91, 27 color & 1 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; vg+. #19480 $25.00
Account of the 1983 Polish Woman's Expedition to Broad Peak which saw Krystyna Palmowska make the first woman's ascent. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

Czerwinska, Anna Trudna Góra Rakaposhi
1982 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.148, 48 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; fine. #19481 $35.00
Account of the 1979 Polish-Pakistani expedition to Rakaposhi. This was only the second ascent of the mountain, following the 1958 British ascent, and was done via a new route. It was also the first women’s ascent with the two Polish women climbing alone to the summit, thus making the second highes[read more]

Czerwińska, Anna & Krystyna Palmowska Dwa Razy Matterhorn
1980 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.112, 33 bw photos, wraps; vg. #19745 $19.00
Account of a Polish expedition which made the first women’s ascent of the Matterhorn’s north face. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition: Daly, Regina W.
signedDaly, Regina W. The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition
2009 UK signed & numbered ed ltd to 450 copies, 8vo, pp.viii, 360, 1 color illus, 53 bw photos, folding color map in back, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25314 $79.00
Here, gathered together for the first time, are 165 letters and telegrams exploring the inner workings of an heroic man with far-reaching dreams. Shackleton’s emotions are revealed through personal correspondence with Scott, Wilson, Markham and others during the planning of the British Antarctic Ex[read more]

Wild Winds: Adventures in The Highest Andes: Darack, Ed
signedDarack, Ed Wild Winds: Adventures in The Highest Andes
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.350, photo frontis, 14 color & 177 bw photos, 17 maps, appendix, wraps; signed, new #22292 $19.99 $8.99
Ed details his climbs on Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado, and Cerro Pissis, (1st, 2nd, and 3rd highest in South America), Nevado Sajama (highest in Bolivia), and Llullaillaco (5th highest). This is a most useful book for anyone going to these peaks. Nicely illustrated with quality maps. To see all o[read more]

David-Neel, Alexandra Magic and Mystery in Tibet
1937 Crown NY 6th, prtg, 8vo, pp.xiii, 320, 15 bw photos, dark green cloth; cloth spine darkened, vg. #23356 $17.00
This is David-Neel’s classic account of the practices of the mystics and magicians of Tibet from her expedition in the 1920s. She was the first western woman to travel to Lhasa.[read more]

Denali: Deception, Defeat, & Triumph: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Denali: Deception, Defeat, & Triumph
2001 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.651, photo frontis, 133 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj new, cloth w/ bottom edge mark, else new. #24295 $9.95
This is a great read! Here in one package are the three early McKinley climbing titles – Cook’s ‘To the Top of the Continent’, Browne’s ‘The Conquest of Mount McKinley’, and Stuck’s ‘The Ascent of Denali’. Also included is the diary of Walter Harper, the first person to set foot on the summit. A [read more]

Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley
1986 Cloudcap Seattle rep, enlarged ed, 8vo, pp.242, 24 bw photos, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, vg #23450 $12.00
This account of the first winter ascent of McKinley, in 1967, is an epic of death, failure, perseverance, and survival. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate D06.[read more]

Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley
1969 Norton NY 4th imp, 8vo, pp.218, 32 bw photos, blue cloth; dj worn, chipped top spine, unclipped, good, cloth vg #27284 $15.00
This account of the first winter ascent of McKinley, in 1967, is an epic of death, failure, perseverance, and survival. Neate D06.[read more]

The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier: Davidson, Jim & Kevin Vaughan
Davidson, Jim & Kevin Vaughan The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 269, 17 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25830 $25.95
In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood triumphantly atop Washington’s Mount Rainier, celebrating what they hoped would be the first of many milestones in their lives as passionate young mountaineers. Instead, their conquest gave way to catastrophe when a cave-in plunged them 8[read more]

From South Devon to The South Pol: Davies, Paul
Davies, Paul From South Devon to The South Pol
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp,xiv, 70, photo frontis, 27 color & 63 bw photos, 2 sketches, wraps; new #25691 $19.95
Davies shows the close connection between Plymouth and South Devon to the Heroic Age explorations of Robert Scott’s two expeditions and Ernest Shackleton’s three expeditions. Men from this part of the UK journeyed south on all five of these historic expeditions.[read more]

With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914: Davis, John King
Davis, John King With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914
2007 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 183, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, 68 sketches, 8 bw maps (1 fldg), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth corners bumped from shipping, else new #24970 $75.00
Davis had an illustrious career in the Antarctic, serving on seven voyages from 1907 to 1930; particularly as Chief Officer “Nimrod” British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Master “Aurora” Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, and Commander “Ross Sea” Relief Expedition, 1916. This is Davis’ [read more]

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