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Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Brot
New signedCoburn, Brot Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Soc Washington, DC deluxe edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, aeg, black padded simulated leather; signed Coburn, David Breashears, Goran Kropp, Robert Schauer, Araceli Segarra (inscription), Ed Viesturs, + 1, issued w/o dj, leather fine #14600 $155.00
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 common[read more]

On the Admiration of Mountains, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, with A Description of the Riven Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus With: On Conrad Gesner and The Mountaineering of Theuerdank, by J. Monroe Thorington: Gesner, Conrad
New Gesner, Conrad On the Admiration of Mountains, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, with A Description of the Riven Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus With: On Conrad Gesner and The Mountaineering of Theuerdank, by J. Monroe Thorington
1937 Grabhorn Press San Francisco Ltd ed 325, 4to, pp.55, 8 woodcuts, uncut, quarter tan cloth w/ patterned boards; xlib, plain dj lightly rubbed, vg, cloth w/ bookplate on fep, lib stamps on dedication page, else fine #27560 $165.00
Gesner (1516-1565) was a Swiss physician, naturalist, bibliographer, philologist, and is regarded as the greatest of all figures in the medieval period of mountaineering being accorded the distinction of the being the first man to climb for sheer pleasure. Although primarily for puposes of botanical[read more]

K Trblietavým štítom Karakoramu: Kele, František
New Kele, František K Trblietavým štítom Karakoramu
1991 Bratislava 1st, 8vo, pp.124, photo frontis, 57 color & 32 bw photos, map, map eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #21327 $39.00
Account of a Czechoslovakian expedition, led by Robert Gálfy, which climbed both Gasherbrum I and II in 1988. In Czech, no English translation.[read more]

Nansen: Klover, Geir
New Klover, Geir Nansen
2015 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.212, 7 color & 171 bw photos, 5 color & 10 bw illus, 3 color & 3 bw maps, photo eps, wraps; new #27555 $29.95
Nansen (1861-1930) was voted by the people of Norway as the most important Norwegian in the 20th century. After reading this book you will understand why. The book .provides a brief but complete review of all of Nansen’s many contributions to Norway and the international community. It includes hi[read more]

Jason-Ekspedisjonene 1892-1894 Antarctic-Ekspedisjonen 1901-1904 [Jason-Expedition 1892-1894 Antarctic-Expedition 1901-1904]: Larsen, C. A.
New Larsen, C. A. Jason-Ekspedisjonene 1892-1894 Antarctic-Ekspedisjonen 1901-1904 [Jason-Expedition 1892-1894 Antarctic-Expedition 1901-1904]
2016 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 33 color & 239 bw photos, 18 color & 23 bw illus, plan, 14 color & 4 bw map, illus ep, wraps; new #27554 $59.95
Larsen (1860-1924) was a Norwegian Antarctic explorer, who made important contributions to the exploration of Antarctica, the most significant being the first discovery of fossils, for which he received the Back Grant from the Royal Geographical Society. In December 1893 he became the first person t[read more]

Skepps-Dagbok: Antarctics Loggbok Den Svenska Sydpolsexpeditionen 1901-1903 [Ships Diary: Antarctic Logbook The Swedish South Pole Expedition 1901-1903]: Larsen, C. A.
New Larsen, C. A. Skepps-Dagbok: Antarctics Loggbok Den Svenska Sydpolsexpeditionen 1901-1903 [Ships Diary: Antarctic Logbook The Swedish South Pole Expedition 1901-1903]
2016 Norway Ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.311, map frontis, 53 bw photos, color map, map eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27552 $195.00
Larsen (1860-1924) was a Norwegian Antarctic explorer, who made important contributions to the exploration of Antarctica, the most significant being the first discovery of fossils, for which he received the Back Grant from the Royal Geographical Society. In December 1893 he became the first person t[read more]

Skibsjournal: Jasons Loggbok 1893-1894 [Ships Journal: Jasons Logbook 1893-1894]: Larsen, C. A.
New Larsen, C. A. Skibsjournal: Jasons Loggbok 1893-1894 [Ships Journal: Jasons Logbook 1893-1894]
2017 Norway Ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.166, 8 bw photos, color illus, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27553 $169.00
Larsen (1860-1924) was a Norwegian Antarctic explorer, who made important contributions to the exploration of Antarctica, the most significant being the first discovery of fossils, for which he received the Back Grant from the Royal Geographical Society. In December 1893 he became the first person t[read more]

Big Walls: Breakthroughs on the Free-Climbing Frontier: Piana, Paul
New signedPiana, Paul Big Walls: Breakthroughs on the Free-Climbing Frontier
1997 Sierra Club SF 1st, 4to, pp.190, photo frontis, 104 color & 3 bw photos, 4 route drwgs, appendix, orange cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #8823 $55.00
Beautifully illustrated with photos by such leading photographers as Hatcher, Rowell, and Wald.[read more]

Nanga Parbat 8125M: Puškáš, Arno & Ivan Urbanovic
New signedPuškáš, Arno & Ivan Urbanovic Nanga Parbat 8125M
1976 Sport Bratislava 1st, 4to, pp.123, xxxiii, 16 color & 131 bw photos, 2 maps, illus eps, dec white cloth; signed Urbanovič & Gejza Haak, dj w/ 1.5” tear front, good+, cloth fine, w/o the separate booklet #22885 $95.00
Accounts of the 1969 and 1971 Czech expeditions to Nanga Parbat. In Czechoslovakian, summary text in English, German, and Russian.[read more]

Exploring Shackleton: Riffenburgh, Beau
New Riffenburgh, Beau Exploring Shackleton
2015 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.264, 39 color & 260 bw photos, 2 color & 6 bw illus, plan, 7 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; new #27159 $29.95
A marvelous, superbly illustrated, publication produced to accompany the Fram Museum’s ‘Exploring Shackleton’ exhibition in 2015-16 to mark the centenary of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17). This covers Shackleton’s life and all four of his Antarctic expeditions.[read more]

Robert Falcon Scott and the Terra Nova Expedition 1910-13: Riffenburgh, Beau
New Riffenburgh, Beau Robert Falcon Scott and the Terra Nova Expedition 1910-13
2016 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.150, 19 color & 100 bw photos, 1 color & 4 bw illus, 2 plans, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27160 $29.95
A marvelous, superbly illustrated, publication produced to accompany the Fram Museum’s exhibition on Scott, initially created in 2012 and shown several times since. It contains the stories of the Southern Party, the Northern Party and ‘The Worst Journey in the World’, as well as Herbert Ponting’s ic[read more]

Carsten Borchgrevink and the Southern Cross Expedition, 1898-1900: Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver
New Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver Carsten Borchgrevink and the Southern Cross Expedition, 1898-1900
2017 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.232, 14 color & 122 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, 4 color & 2 bw maps, plan, appendices, wraps; new #27556 $29.95
The story of Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition of 1898-1900 and is aftermath. Against all odds, and being opposed by Sir Clements Markham, the president of the Royal Geographical Society, Borchgrevink managed to get his expedition fully financed by the wealthy British publisher Sir Ge[read more]

Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary: Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver
New Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary
2017 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.345, 25 color & 180 bw photos, 1 color & 21 bw illus, 3 color & 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27557 $37.95
At the end of 1894, Eivind Astrup was the most talked about polar explorer in Norway. Fridtjof Nansen had been away on Fram for more than a year and it would be three years before Roald Amundsen went south on Belgica. Astrup had just returned from his second Greenland expedition with American Robert[read more]

Captain James Fairweather: Whaler and Shipmaster - His Life and Career 1853 - 1933: Rycroft, Nancy
New signedRycroft, Nancy Captain James Fairweather: Whaler and Shipmaster - His Life and Career 1853 - 1933
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.202, illus frontis, 4 color & 18 bw photos, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 2 charts, 2 color maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, new #27558 $79.95
An account of the long, adventurous, and varied life of Captain James Fairweather of Dundee, from his childhood attempt to run away to sea, through his years in the Dundee Whaling fleet voyaging to the Arctic and north-eastern Canada; his years in the merchant service, particularly in the Indian Oce[read more]

Inclement Weather and Lack of Fuel was the Cause of Their Deaths: Skarung, Per
New Skarung, Per Inclement Weather and Lack of Fuel was the Cause of Their Deaths
2015 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.109, 11 color & 50 bw photos, 7 bw illus, color map, wraps; new #27559 $24.95
Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen were both experienced expedition leaders with almost identical challenges when they both left for Antarctica in 1910. They established their respective bases in the Bay of Whales and the McMurdo Sound preparing for the final journey to the South Pole in January[read more]

The Purcell Range of British Columbia: Thorington, J. Monroe
New Thorington, J. Monroe The Purcell Range of British Columbia
1946 AAC NY 1st, 8vo, pp.152, photo frontis, 78 bw photos, 9 maps (1 fldg in pocket), appendices, blue cloth; cloth tight, map w/ no tears, fine #11059 $195.00
A Canadian classic, includes the Bugaboo Mountains and Snowpatch Spire. Scarce. Neate T28.[read more]

Nanga Parbat: Der Schicksalsberg der Deutschen: Weyer, Helfried & Norman Dyhrenfurth
New signedWeyer, Helfried & Norman Dyhrenfurth Nanga Parbat: Der Schicksalsberg der Deutschen
1980 Badenia Karlsruhe 1st, 8vo, pp.142, color frontis, 60 color photos, illus, maps, pictorial cloth; signed Weyer, issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #12170 $69.00
Account of the 1979 expedition to Nanga Parbat which attempted the Southeast Pillar. This was a memorial expedition in honor of Hermann Buhl. In German, no English translation. Yak W60.[read more]

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