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Shackleton and the Antarctic: Fisher, Margery & James
Fisher, Margery & James Shackleton and the Antarctic
1958 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 559, 79 bw photos, 30 illus, plan, 6 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, fold lines, unclipped, good+, cloth w/ spotting to edges, very good #26655 $45.00
An excellent, early biography of Shackleton as the Fisher’s were the first biographers to have access to Shackleton’s diaries, papers, and letters held by his family and numerous institutions, as well as survivors from his expeditions. Uncommon. Conrad p.217, Karrow 216, Meadows 442, Renard 538,[read more]

Expedition Yukon: Fisher, Marnie, ed.
Fisher, Marnie, ed. Expedition Yukon
[1972] Thomas Nelson Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.200, 16 color & many bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj unclipped, vg, cloth w/ bookplate remnant & withdrawn stamp on half-title, withdrawn stamp on top page edge, vg #13692 $9.00 $7.00
The 1967 Yukon Alpine Centennial Expedition placed over 250 climbers in the St. Elias Mountains and made many first ascents in the Centennial Range. This is the complete account of what was the largest mountaineering expedition ever to take place. To see all of our Sale Items,
Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery: Fitzgerald, E. A.
American Alpine Club LibraryFitzgerald, E. A. Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery
1896 Scribner’s NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 363, frontis w/ tissue guard, 48 bw photos/illus w/ tissue guards, 10 text illus, lg color fldg map in rear pocket, teg, uncut, brown cloth w/ leather title patches; cloth & title patches rubbed, hinges cracked, frontis loose/dampstained, damp/wrinkling to lower margins, miss fldg map, fair #24842 $145.00 $104.40
Fitzgerald made a number of good climbs after losing the first ascent of Mount Cook to local climbers. Both he and his book were unpopular with New Zealand mountaineers. His light-hearted style of writing also met with critical disapproval. Neate F36. This book is from the collection of the Am[read more]

Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery: Fitzgerald, E. A.
American Alpine Club LibraryFitzgerald, E. A. Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery
1896 Scribner’s NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 363, frontis w/ tissue guard, 48 bw photos/illus w/ tissue guards, 10 text illus, lg color fldg map in rear pocket, teg, uncut, brown cloth w/ leather title patches; cloth title patches rubbed, DPL, Gabel, & AAC/Gabel bookplates, hinges taped, DPL stamp to title/copyright pages & top edge, map w/ splits along folds, good #24841 $195.00 $140.40
Fitzgerald made a number of good climbs after losing the first ascent of Mount Cook to local climbers. Both he and his book were unpopular with New Zealand mountaineers. His light-hearted style of writing also met with critical disapproval. Neate F36. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, [read more]

The Highest Andes: A Record of the First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys: Fitzgerald, E. A.
Fitzgerald, E. A. The Highest Andes: A Record of the First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys
1899 Scribner’s NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 390, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 46 bw photos (1 fldg & 11 w/ tissue guards), 7 text illus, 1 (of 2) fldg maps, appendices, green cloth; cloth rubbed, spine darkened, miss 1 fldg map, good+ #24844 $129.00
The account of the first, and second, ascent of the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. Fitzgerald had accompanied Sir Martin Conway on his tour of the Alps and led an expedition to attempt New Zealand’s Mt. Cook. On this large expedition he himself failed to reach the summit, and never cli[read more]

Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen: Fitzsimons, Peter
Fitzsimons, Peter Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen
2011 Australia 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxvi, 737, 40 bw photos, 7 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26227 $39.95
Sir Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, remains Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On December 2, 1911, his Australian Antarctic Expedition left Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below Australia, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. After s[read more]

And Death Walks with Them: Above Eight Thousand Metres with Pakistani Porters from Shimshal: Fladt, Christiane
Fladt, Christiane And Death Walks with Them: Above Eight Thousand Metres with Pakistani Porters from Shimshal
2017 Pakistan 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 203, 55 color & 3 bw photos, dark/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27333 $29.95
Fladt throws light on the uncelebrated lives of some of Pakistan’s High Altitude Porters (HAPs), who help mountaineers climb the Pakistan-based eight-thousand-metre peaks. The author has attempted to delve into their lives by digging out adventure and drama in their stories, which makes her work a s[read more]

Fleming, Peter Bayonets to Lhasa: The First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904
1984 Oxford Hong Kong rep, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; near fine #24256 $5.00 $4.00
Account of events surrounding Younghusband’s 1904 expedition to Tibet. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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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