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The Last Great Mountain: The First Ascent of Kangchenjunga: Conefrey, Mick
Conefrey, Mick The Last Great Mountain: The First Ascent of Kangchenjunga
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, 20 bw photos, 6 sketches, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27682 $34.95
Conefrey tells the story of the first ascent of Kangchenjunga the third highest but reputedly the hardest mountain in the world. It was an astonishing achievement for a British team led by Everest veteran Charles Evans. Drawing on interviews, diaries and unpublished accounts, Conefrey begins his sto[read more]

Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks: Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan
Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.281, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, blue/tan cloth; dj & cloth new. #22550 $23.00 $18.50
A nice selection of nine stories covering a century of mountaineering from the Victorian era to the ascents of the Himalayan giants. Included are Albert Smith, Edward Whymper, the Duke of the Abruzzi, Frederick Cook, Maurice Wilson, Charles Houston, Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, and others. T[read more]

Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69: Connell, Graeme
signedConnell, Graeme Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69
2011 Canada Ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.290, 46 color & 80 bw photos, 1 color & 1 bw map, wraps; signed, new #26995 $37.95
What makes a person pack a bag and head off into the vast white, frozen, inhospitable desert of Antarctica? Is it adventure, tales of heroism and sacrifice, science or simply because it is there? In a mix of nerve-tingling drama, history, anecdote, and the physical and emotional unknown, Connell tal[read more]

Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk: Connor, Jeff
signedConnor, Jeff Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk
2003 UK rep, 8vo, pp.ix, 225, 26 bw photos, wraps; signed Bonington, new. #22999 $29.00
A biography of noted British climber Dougal Haston. Connor traces Haston’s career from his early climbs in the Scottish hills, his Alpine apprenticeship, the first ascent of the Eiger Direct in 1966, to his amazing Himalayan climbs, including the first ascent, with Doug Scott, of the Southwest Face[read more]

Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk: Connor, Jeff
Connor, Jeff Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 211, 26 bw photos, photo eps, black cloth; dj corners rubbed from shipping, else fine, cloth tight, fine #22293 $29.00
At long last, a biography of noted British climber Dougal Haston. Connor traces Haston’s career from his early climbs in the Scottish hills, his Alpine apprenticeship, the first ascent of the Eiger Direct in 1966, to his amazing Himalayan climbs, including the first ascent, with Doug Scott, of the S[read more]

Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition: Conroy, Patrick
Conroy, Patrick Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition
2016 South Africa 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 16 color & 2 bw photos, 3 sketches, wraps; new #27211 $34.95
Conroy was 23 in 1996 when Radio 702 chose him to travel to Everest to cover the first South African Everest expedition, led by Ian Woodall, and what was to become the greatest tragedy in climbing history. Conroy relives the tragedies by sharing notes from his personal diary as well as audio transcr[read more]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
signedConway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis w/ tissue guard, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illus yellow cloth; signed Richard Irvin, cloth rubbed, chipped top/bottom spine, spine edge cracked, front hinge starting, map w/ orig folds & 1” edge tear, tight, good+ #9599 $375.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan litera[read more]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
Conway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Appleton NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, black & white decorated brown cloth; cloth w/ small faint vertical line on upper spine, sharp corners w/ light wear, former label mark on front pastedown, map w/ orig folds & no tears, a clean, bright, tight copy, fine #14410 $695.00 $645.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan litera[read more]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
Conway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis w/ tissue guard, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illus brown cloth; cloth w/ front hinge starting, 2 bookplates (1 from Climber’s Club Library but no other markings), map w/ orig folds & 1 small tear, very good #26530 $450.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan literatu[read more]

The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..: Conway, Sir William Martin
American Alpine Club LibraryConway, Sir William Martin The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..
1897 Dent London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 371, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 color plates w/ tissue guards, 99 illus, 2 color fldg maps, appendix, uncut, teg, brown beveled cloth; cloth spine edge cracked, chew marks to edge of front cover, corners worn, Overmire bookplate, fair #24819 $295.00 $212.40
The title just about says it all with this one! During the summers of 1896 and 1897, Conway and his party explored West Spitsbergen, surveying 600 square miles, and made first ascents of thirteen peaks. Neate C105. Overmire, Peter L. – AAC life member. Made the first American ascent of Hanuman[read more]

Mountain Memories: A Pilgrimage of Romance: Conway, William Martin
Conway, William Martin Mountain Memories: A Pilgrimage of Romance
[1920] Funk & Wagnalls NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.282, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, gold dec red cloth; cloth bright, pulled top spine, front hinge tender, vg+ #13559 $49.00
A retrospective account of Conway's climbing career. Conway conducted the first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya (1892), the first crossing of Spitsbergen (1896-97), and served as president of the Alpine Club (1902-04). Neate C106, Yak C144.[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary limited edition of 500, thick 8vo, pp.599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, map endpaper, grey cloth; dust jacket & cloth new #21894 $49.95 $29.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. Note: This is the hardcover edition of which only 500 were produced! This is the third of Cook’s books to be speciall[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary ed, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #24176 $19.95 $13.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. This is the third of Cook’s books to be specially reprinted. To see all of our Sale Items,
My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy
1911 Polar Pub NY 1st, 4to, pp.xx, 604, frontis, 49 bw photos, brown cloth; xlib, cloth miss ¾” section top spine w/ tape added, front cover & spine separated, internal lib markings, good+ #18993 $119.00 $99.00
Narrative of Cook's sledge journey from Etah, across Ellesmere Island to Axel Heiberg, and on to the Pole. AB 3389.[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy
1913 Kennerley NY & London 3rd prtg, 60th Thousand, 8vo, pp.xx, 618, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 1914, cloth w/ light edge wear, tight, vg #9086 $195.00
Narrative of Cook's sledge journey from Etah, across Ellesmere Island to Axel Heiberg, and on to the Pole. This edition contains three additional appendices by Cook, Balch, and High. AB 3389.[read more]

Polar Priorities: The Annual Publication of the Frederick A. Cook Society: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. Polar Priorities: The Annual Publication of the Frederick A. Cook Society
1998 Supplement Cook Society Hurleyville 4to, pp.16, 12 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; new #17407 $3.99
This Special Supplement to the pro-Cook controversy regarding Frederick Cook’s claimed ascent of Mt. McKinley/Denali takes to task Robert Bryce, Dennis Rawlins, and Bradford Washburn who have all claimed that Cook did not make the first ascent of Denali. The six articles are:
Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899: A Narrative of the Voyage of the
Cook, Frederick A. Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899: A Narrative of the Voyage of the "Belgica" Among Newly Discovered Lands and Over an Unknown Sea About the South Pole
1900 Doubleday & McClure Co NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxiv, 478, color frontis, 3 color & 125 bw illus, 2 maps, apps, teg, uncut, gilt-letter spine, gilt penguin & Doubleday Page imprint on spine, cover w/ gilt lettering, Belgica in white, penguin in white/black, sun red, turquoise cloth; cloth rubbed, slight pull top of spine, tight, some foxing to eps, very good #26622 $845.00
Cook served as surgeon for Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99). He was highly praised by Roald Amundsen for holding the crew together during the first Antarctic winter encountered by man as their ship “Belgica”, trapped in the ice, drifted for 13 months. “One of the finest and most i[read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; signed Brad Washburn, cloth spine a little darkened w/ light rubbing top/bottom, bookplate, vg+. #14772 $475.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Neate C123[read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; cloth worn top/bottom spine, mark from bookplate on fep, signed Newell Martin 1908, vg #27175 $225.00 $195.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Newell Martin, who has signed this copy, was a pioneer rock scrambler in the Adirondacks with several first ascents. Neate C123 [read more]

Frederick Albert Cook: Discoverer of The North Pole - The First Testimony of The Polar Eskimos April 1909 – August 1909, Confirmed His Discovery of The North Pole On April 21, 1908: Cook, Sheldon S. R.
signedCook, Sheldon S. R. Frederick Albert Cook: Discoverer of The North Pole - The First Testimony of The Polar Eskimos April 1909 – August 1909, Confirmed His Discovery of The North Pole On April 21, 1908
April 2008 Atlanta 4to, pp.102, 2 bw photos, 2 maps, stapled wraps; signed on cover, fine #27179 $19.95
A collection of three papers related to Cook’s claim to have discovered the North Pole and the testimony of the polar Eskimos who were with Cook. Uncommon.[read more]

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