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signedFleming, Peter News from Tartary: A Journey from Peking to Kashmir
1982 Tarcher LA reprint, 8vo, pp.385, 27 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; signed Tom Hornbein, vg. #24009 $12.00
In 1935, Fleming and Ella Maillart undertook a seven-month journey across 3700 miles of desert and upland, through ice and sand, through hunger and thirst from Peking to Kashmir. Originally published in 1936 this edition contains an introduction by Harrer.[read more]

On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite's Most Iconic Climb: Florine, Hans w/ Jayme Moye
Florine, Hans w/ Jayme Moye On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite's Most Iconic Climb
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 204, 28 color photos, appendices, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27183 $24.95
Hans Florine is a big-wall climbing legend in his own time. He holds the speed record on the Nose route of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot granite cliff in Yosemite Valley that’s considered the Everest of the rock-climbing world. Ascending the Nose takes most climbers anywhere from 12 to 96 hours. Florine,[read more]

Up: My Life’s Journey to the Top of Everest: Fogle, Ben & Marina
Fogle, Ben & Marina Up: My Life’s Journey to the Top of Everest
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 269, 42 color photos, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27474 $39.95
In April 2018, seasoned adventurer Ben Fogle and Olympic cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton, along with mountaineer Kenton Cool, took on their most exhausting challenge yet - climbing Everest for the British Red Cross to highlight the environmental challenges mountains face. It would be harro[read more]

Crean: The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero: Foley, Tim
Foley, Tim Crean: The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 229, 1 color & 7 bw photos, 4 color & 26 bw illus, appendix, wraps; some bumps from shipping, else new #27480 $24.95
Since 2010, Foley has been the driving force of a campaign to honour a man with a remarkable story. Tom Crean, the subject of this book, was born and raised a few miles away from the author’s father, on the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. Foley’s narrative is based on year[read more]

Travels Through the Alps: Forbes, James D.
Forbes, James D. Travels Through the Alps
1900 Adam & Charles Black London new ed, rev & annotated by W. A. B. Coolidge, lg 8vo, pp.xxxviii, 572, frontis, 44 bw illus, 9 sketches, 6 maps (5 color, 2 fldg in pocket), teg, gilt-lettered & embossed green cloth; cloth rebound, new eps, tight, fine, 3 maps w/ tears on fold lines, vg #22532 $195.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first E[read more]

Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers: Forbes, James, D.
Forbes, James, D. Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers
1843 Adam & Charles Black Edinburgh 1st, 4to, pp.x, 424, 4 pgs ads, color litho frontis, 1 color & 7 bw lithos, 9 color topo sketches, 2 maps (1 lg fldg), text illus, appendices, orig blindstamped green cloth w/ gilt lettered spine with a 3-pg contemporary hand-written note; cloth spine faded, sharp corners, front hinge starting, name of J. Ladd to fep, fldg map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26523 $2,495.00 $1,795.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first[read more]

The Striking Lecture “Farthest South” The Stirring Story of the Voyage of the “Discovery” Told in Graphic, Chatty, Entertaining and Instructive Manner by…: Ford, C Reginald
Ford, C Reginald The Striking Lecture “Farthest South” The Stirring Story of the Voyage of the “Discovery” Told in Graphic, Chatty, Entertaining and Instructive Manner by…
c1904 London 4to, pp.4, 4 bw photos, map, printed in red and black; facsimile, new #26121 $15.95
Ford served as ships’ steward on the British National Antarctic Expedtion (1901-04). Born in London in 1880, he joined the Royal Navy at 15 and volunteered for this expedition. He also served as Scott's secretary and accountant. In 1902, he broke a leg skiing but in 1903 participated in a sledging t[read more]

Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary Kept on Board an Exploring Vessel: Ford, C. Reginald
Ford, C. Reginald Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary Kept on Board an Exploring Vessel
2015 UK Ltd ed 400, facs reprint, 16mo, pp.31, 12 bw photos, 1 illus, staple bound, black dec & lettered bluish-green gray linen-textured wraps; ribbon-tied w/in black gift box, new, together with pamphlet, 8vo, pp.12, 6 bw photos; facs brochure, 4to, pp.4, 4 bw photos, map, printed in red & black; & 2 postcards; new #27029 $69.95
This is probably the rarest of all first-hand accounts of Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). Ford was a steward on the expedition and is notable mainly for being the first man to break his leg skiing in the Antarctic. Published privately in 1908 in New Zealand, this is a facsimile of h[read more]

Förster, Hans Albert Bis zum Gipfel der Welt: vom Mont Blanc zum Mount Everest
1953 Brockhaus Leipzig 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 41 bw photos, 9 maps, yellow cloth; cloth vg+. #20483 $29.00
A history of attempts and climbs on 8000m peaks, thru the first ascent of Everest, with a small section on the Pamir and Tien Shan. In German, no English translation. Yak F96.[read more]

Himatschal: Die Throne der Götter – 23 Jahre im Himalaya [Himatschal: The Throne of the Gods – 23 Years in the Himalaya]: Forstmann, Carl
Forstmann, Carl Himatschal: Die Throne der Götter – 23 Jahre im Himalaya [Himatschal: The Throne of the Gods – 23 Years in the Himalaya]
1926 Scheri Berlin 1st, thick 8vo, pp.432, 83 bw photos (1 fldg pan), figs (2 fldg), fldg map back, gilt-dec brown cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27576 $59.00
Forstmann spent 25 years as a German tea planter in Darjeeling, a rare phenomenon among the British-dominated tea plantations. His differentiated description of Darjeeling, Sikkim and the foothills of the Himalaya is considered a classic of Himalayan literature. “The people I have tried to show as t[read more]

Rear Admiral Byrd and the Polar Expeditions: With an Account of His Life and Achievements: Foster, Coram
Foster, Coram Rear Admiral Byrd and the Polar Expeditions: With an Account of His Life and Achievements
1930 Burt NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 256, photo frontis, 16 bw photos, map, red cloth; cloth w/ small wear spot bottom spine, tight, vg+ #9113 $9.00
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The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer: Foster, Peter
signedFoster, Peter The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 205, photo frontis, 2 color & 41 bw photos, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27627 $34.95
The biography of scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain earned him the soubriquet, and whose achievements in the Alps and Greater Ranges place him at the forefront of British mountaineering between the two world wars. Born in Edinb[read more]

No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman
2018 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.ix, 241, 39 color photos, blue cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27418 $59.95
Mainstream news reports about climbing are dominated by action from the world’s highest mountains, more often than not focusing on tragedy and controversy. Far removed from this high-altitude circus, a group of visionary and specialist mountaineers are seeking out eye-catching objectives in the most[read more]

On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 74 color & 1 bw photos, 7 sketches, 7 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #24043 $65.00
This is the second volume of Mick’s memoirs. Here he records his alpine climbs since 1990, including Taweche (1995), Changabang (1997), Arwa Tower (1999), Mount Kennedy (2000), and Siguniang (2002). The two-person ascent of Siguniang (China) was so admired by the international climbing community tha[read more]

Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 44 color photos, 4 maps, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth w/ light browning to page edges, else very fine #26495 $145.00
Fowler’s autobiography, and first book, includes his apprenticeship on British crags, and climbs in Peru, the Karakoram, and the first ascent of Spantik’s Golden Pillar (1987) with Victor Saunders. Quite scarce, especially signed. Shortlisted for the 1995 Boardman-Tasker Award.[read more]

No Place But UP!: Fox, Lance
signedFox, Lance No Place But UP!
2012 Pvt Pub US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 242, 37 bw photos, navy cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26440 $34.99
Veterinarian Fox discovered climbing in 2006 and set his goal to achieve the summit of Everest. To achieve that goal he summitted two 14ers in Colorado (2006), attempted Rainier (2007), another 14er in Colorado and three peaks in Mexico (2008), and then on to Everest. In 2009, as a member of Russe[read more]

Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team: Franco, Jean
Franco, Jean Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team
1957 Cape London 1st UK, 8vo, pp.256, 19 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ ½” tear back, rubbed on spine edge & corners, unclipped, near fine, cloth bright, fine #18956 $525.00
The classic account of the 1955 first ascent of Makalu by a French team which succeeded in placing all members on the summit over the course of three ascents. This is one of the harder to find 8000m first ascent books. Quite scarce in any condition. Neate F52, Perret 1741, Yak F113.[read more]

Franco, Jean & Lionel Terray At Grips with Jannu
1967 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 65 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ 1” tear bottom, vg+, cloth fine. #9680 $95.00
Accounts of three French expeditions to Jannu in 1957, 1959, and the 1962 first ascent. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate F53, Yak F114.[read more]

Franco, Jean & Lionel Terray Bataille Pour le Jannu
1965 Gallimard Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.293, 61 bw photos, 2 sketches, 3 maps, wraps; vg+. #21461 $25.00
Accounts of three French expeditions to Jannu in 1957, 1959, and the 1962 first ascent. This is the French edition of 'At Grips with Jannu'. Neate F53, Perret 1743, Yak F114.[read more]

Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22: Franklin, Capt. John
Franklin, Capt. John Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22
1823 John Murray London 1st ed, 1st issue, thick 4to, pp.xvi, 768, 8 pgs ads, 30 plates (11 colored, some w/ tissue guards), 4 fldg maps, errata slip, appendices, uncut, brown cloth spine & paper boards; cloth w/ corners worn, bookplate & name, pages clean, maps w/ no tears, tight, very good+ #26725 $1,900.00
First Edition, First Issue Franklin's account of his second expedition, the Coppermine Expedition of 1819-22, which was his first in command. Their goal was the exploration of northern Canada, accessed via the Coppermine River; as part of the Royal Navy’s overall attempt to discover and map the N[read more]

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