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The Picture of Everest: A Book of Full-Colour Reproductions of Photographs of the Everest Scene: Gregory, Alfred
signedGregory, Alfred The Picture of Everest: A Book of Full-Colour Reproductions of Photographs of the Everest Scene
1954 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 4to, pp.[96], color frontis, 42 color photos, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #19774 $235.00
Pictorial account of the 1953 first ascent. A good companion volume to Hunt's 'Ascent of Everest'. This is a very nice copy. Neate G62, SB G14, Yak G127.[read more]

Gregory, Alfred The Picture of Everest: A Book of Full-Colour Reproductions of Photographs of the Everest Scene
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 4to. pp.[92], color frontis, 42 color photos, logistical chart on ep, gilt-stamped white boards; dj spine lightly faded, fine, cloth fine. #24318 $49.00
Pictorial account of the 1953 first ascent. A good companion volume to Hunt's 'Ascent of Everest'. This is the deluxe binding. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate G62, SB G14, Yak G127.[read more]

Forty Years for Labrador: Grenfell, Wilfred
signedGrenfell, Wilfred Forty Years for Labrador
1932 Houghton Mifflin Boston & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 372, photo frontis, 26 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, cloth w/ tribute sheet pasted to front pastedown, tight, vg #27462 $25.00 $21.25
Grenfell (1865-1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. This is his second autobiography which revises and adds additional years to his first, ‘A Labrador Doctor’ (1919). One of a number of books by Grenfell on his life in Labrador. To see all of our Sale Items,
Morning Light: Triumph at Sea & Tragedy on Everest: Griffiths, Margaret
Griffiths, Margaret Morning Light: Triumph at Sea & Tragedy on Everest
2008 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 290, 22 color & 3 bw photos, orange cloth; dj & cloth new #25254 $29.95
Griffiths tells two stories – one of her husband George’s solo sail across the Atlantic in 1981, the other of her stepson Blair, cameraman for the CBC on the 1982 Canadian Everest Expedition. It was on that expedition that Blair and others lost their lives in the Khumbu Icefall. Using tape recordi[read more]

Grob, Ernst, et al Zwischen Kantsch und Tibet: Erstbesteigung des Tent Peak, 7363m [Between Kantsch and Tibet: First Ascent of Tent Peak, 7363m]
1940 Bruckmann München 1st, 8vo, pp.123, photo frontis, 76 bw photos, color fldg map, blue/tan cloth; cloth w/ inscription, vg+. #20549 $59.00
Grob and his two companions made the first ascent of Tent Peak, after having to climb Nepal Peak, in 1939. On their return his two German companions were detained in Dehra Dun. A nice book with many photos. In German, no English translation. Yak G140.[read more]

Habeler, Peter Der Einsame Sieg: Mount Everest ’78 [The Lonely Victory: Mount Everest ‘78]
1978 Goldmann Munich 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 23 color & 51 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; cloth fine. #22085 $29.00
This is Habeler’s personal account of the amazing first ascent of Everest with the use of supplemental oxygen. He and Reinhold Messner sustained a supreme effort and set a new standard for future mountaineers. This was published in the UK as 'Everest: Impossible Victory’ and in the US as ‘The Lone[read more]

Everest: Impossible Victory: Habeler, Peter
signedHabeler, Peter Everest: Impossible Victory
1979 Arlington London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 23 color & 50 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Reinhold Messner & Rob Schauer, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27177 $145.00 $65.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Reinhold Messner, a tremendous achievement. Robert Schauer was a member of this expedition as well and has climbed a number of 8000m peaks. Neate H01, SB H01, Yak H06. To see all of our Sale Items,
Everest: Impossible Victory: Habeler, Peter
Habeler, Peter Everest: Impossible Victory
1979 Arlington London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 23 color & 50 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj vg, cloth near fine #25114 $49.00
The first oxygenless ascent of Everest in 1978 with Messner. This is the UK edition of 'The Lonely Victory', and is slightly larger in format. Neate H01, SB H01, Yak H06.[read more]

Everest: Impossible Victory: Habeler, Peter
signedHabeler, Peter Everest: Impossible Victory
1979 Arlington London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 23 color & 50 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27491 $69.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Reinhold Messner, a tremendous achievement. Neate H01, SB H01, Yak H06.[read more]

Everest: Impossible Victory: Habeler, Peter
signedHabeler, Peter Everest: Impossible Victory
1979 Arlington London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 23 color & 50 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Habeler & Messner, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26007 $195.00
The first oxygenless ascent of Everest in 1978 with Messner. This is the UK edition of 'The Lonely Victory', and is slightly larger in format. Neate H01, SB H01, Yak H06.[read more]

Everest: Impossible Victory: Habeler, Peter
Habeler, Peter Everest: Impossible Victory
1979 Arlington London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 23 color & 50 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9707 $75.00
The first oxygenless ascent of Everest in 1978 with Messner. This is the UK edition of 'The Lonely Victory', and is slightly larger in format. Neate H01, SB H01, Yak H06.[read more]

Born Adventurer: The Life of Frank Bickerton, Antarctic Pioneer: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Born Adventurer: The Life of Frank Bickerton, Antarctic Pioneer
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 255, 17 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24182 $39.95
The story of Frank Bickerton (1889-1954), the British engineer on Sir Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14. The expedition gave birth to what Fiennes has called 'one of the greatest accounts of polar survival in history' and surveyed for the first time the 2,000-mile stretc[read more]

Ice Captain: The Life of J. R. Stenhouse: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Ice Captain: The Life of J. R. Stenhouse
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 238, 21 bw photos, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25087 $39.95
The first full biography of Commander Joseph Russell Stenhouse, commander of the ‘Aurora’ on Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) and the ‘Discovery’ on the National Oceanographic Expedition (1925-27). While Shackleton was beginning his epic with the ‘Endurance’, the ‘Aurora’ [read more]

Icy Graves: Exploration and Death in the Antarctic: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Icy Graves: Exploration and Death in the Antarctic
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 41 bw photos, fig, plan, 2 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27424 $39.95
Ever since Captain Cook first sailed into the Great Southern Ocean in 1773, mankind has sought to push back the boundaries of Antarctic exploration. The first expeditions tried simply to chart Antarctica’s coastline, but then the Sixth International Geographical Congress of 1895 posed a greater chal[read more]

Shackleton’s Dream: Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Shackleton’s Dream: Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 35 bw photos, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #25977 $39.95
In November 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton watched horrified as the grinding floes of the Weddell Sea squeezed the life from his ship, Endurance, before letting her slip silently down to her last resting place. Caught in the chaos of splintered wood, buckled metalwork and tangled rigging lay Shackleto[read more]

Solo - The North Pole: Alone and Unsupported: Hadow, Pen
Hadow, Pen Solo - The North Pole: Alone and Unsupported
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 370, 73 color & 16 bw photos, 2 color maps, color map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23614 $35.95
In 2003, Hadow became the first to journey solo to the pole without resupply from Ward Hunt Island. Six months later he reached the South Pole, thus becoming the first Briton to walk to both Poles. While the journey to the North Pole is shorter than that to the South Pole, one has to contend with [read more]

Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak: Hall, Andy
Hall, Andy Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 252, 19 color photos, sketch, map, white/tan cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26730 $27.00
In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley - known to the locals as Denali - one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking [read more]

Life with the Esquimaux: A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of Survivors of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition: Hall, Captain Charles Francis
Hall, Captain Charles Francis Life with the Esquimaux: A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of Survivors of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition
1970 M. G. Hurtig Edmonton 1st thus, thick 8vo, pp.xxiii, 547, color frontis, 3 color & 97 bw illus, fldg map, appendix, red cloth; cloth w/ date/place in pen on ffep, map w/ orig folds & 2” tear, tight, near fine #27463 $29.00 $24.65
From 1860-62, Hall (1821-71), the American polar explorer, embarked in the whaling barque ‘George Henry’ on the first of two voyages to the Canadian Arctic region aimed at investigating the fate of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of 1847. During his time in the Arctic, Hall lived amongst the Inu[read more]

Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest: Hall, Lincoln
Hall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25013 $24.95 $19.95
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller[read more]

Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest: Hall, Lincoln
signedHall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27285 $35.00
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller.[read more]

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