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Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907
2018 Norway Deluxe ed 100 copies, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.623, 90 color & 284 bw photos, 6 color & 29 bw illus, plan, 12 color & 5 bw maps, vII pp.631-1174, 131 color & 327 bw photo, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 4 plans, 3 color & 3 bw maps, apps, page ribbons,; new #27537 $495.00
A Beautiful Presentation of Amundsen’s Northwest Passage Diary. Silver-lettered full red leather bindings in silver-lettered red cloth slipcase This is the first publication of Amundsen’s complete diary of the Gjøa expedition which made the first crossing of Canada’s Northwest Passage between[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907
2018 Norway trade ed, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.623, 90 color & 284 bw photos, 6 color & 29 bw illus, plan, 12 color & 5 bw maps, illus eps, vol II pp.631-1174, 131 color & 327 bw photos, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 4 plans, 3 color & 3 bw maps, appendices, illus eps, wraps; new #27538 $59.95
This is the first publication of Amundsen’s complete diary of the Gjøa expedition which made the first crossing of Canada’s Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is also the most complete collection of images from the expedition published in one book. Over the course of th[read more]

The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen
1908 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xiii, 335, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 69 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, vII pp.ix, 397, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 70 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, teg, gilt-lettered spines & covers, black cloth; cloth w/ light wear, 2 bookplates in ea vol, vI fldg map w/ 2.5” tear, tight, fine #26719 $695.00
Account of the voyage of Amundsen’s ship Gjöa which made the first complete passage through the Northwest Passage. Amundsen and his crew of six were frozen in for two winters off King William Island and spent the time undertaking sledge journeys to determine the location of the North Magnetic Pole. [read more]

The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12
2010 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.411, 46 color & 212 bw photos, 3 color & 7 bw illus, 6 maps, illus eps, wraps; new #25628 $44.95
Amundsen’s daily diaries, written from the moment the South Pole Expedition left Norway until the telegram of their success, and never intended for publication, are now available in English for the first time, almost a 100 years after they were written. Some of the contents will be known to readers[read more]

First Crossing of the Polar Sea: Amundsen, Roald & Lincoln Ellsworth
Amundsen, Roald & Lincoln Ellsworth First Crossing of the Polar Sea
1927 Doran NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 324, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, fldg map, fore-edge uncut, embossed cover, blue cloth; cloth w/ light corner wear, tight, very good #25765 $125.00
In 1926 Amundsen and 15 others, including Ellsworth and Riiser-Larsen from his flight the previous year, took two days to make the first crossing of the Arctic Sea, via the North Pole, in the airship Norge. Norge was designed by Umberto Nobile who Amundsen would die searching for in 1928. With the[read more]

signedAnderson, J. R. L. High Mountains and Cold Seas: A Biography of H. W. Tilman
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.366, 40 bw photos, 15 maps, green cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj fine, cloth fine #9450 $89.00 $80.10
Tilman led the first ascent of Nanda Devi, in 1936, on which Dr. Houston was a member. They joined up again, in 1950, in the first reconnaissance of the southern approach to Everest via the Khumbu Valley. An excellent biography of a great explorer. Neate A50, SB A16, Yak A74.[read more]

Nine Lives: Expeditions to Everest: Anderson, Robert Mads
signedAnderson, Robert Mads Nine Lives: Expeditions to Everest
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 48 color photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed sticker, new #27709 $29.95
Anderson is an elite mountaineer with a solitary goal: to conquer Everest. After nearly getting killed on his first expedition, Anderson then led a team up a new route without oxygen or Sherpa support, climbed solo on the remote North Face to finally guide a team to the top of the world. Incorpor[read more]

Expedition South: Anderson, W. Ellery
Anderson, W. Ellery Expedition South
1957 Evans London 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, tight, vg #27626 $9.95
Anderson applied to join an expedition to the Falkland Islands Dependencies within the Antarctic as a means of satisfying a life-long personal ambition and of re-orientating himself after 14years as a regular Army officer - the last three of which had been spent as a leader of guerrilla forces opera[read more]

Triumph on Everest: A Tribute from the Sherpas of Nepal: Ang Rita Sherpa & Susan Höivik, eds
Ang Rita Sherpa & Susan Höivik, eds Triumph on Everest: A Tribute from the Sherpas of Nepal
2003 Nepal 1st, 8vo, pp.151, 39 color & 57 bw photos, wraps; fine #22943 $19.00
An interesting item, done to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, with a number of profiles and sections contributed by Sherpa climbers. The first section is on Mountains and Mountaineers while the second is on the Khumbu and the Sherpas. Note: This is not edited by the c[read more]

2000 First Day Cover 1950 Ascension de l’Annapurna: Annapurna
Annapurna 2000 First Day Cover 1950 Ascension de l’Annapurna
2000 ; fine #26419 $15.00
An attractive first day cover featuring the 50th anniversary commemorative Annapurna stamp and a large color illustration.[read more]

True North: Journeys into the Great Northern Ocean: Arms, Myron
Arms, Myron True North: Journeys into the Great Northern Ocean
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 41 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; new #26925 $16.95
From the fiords of northern Labrador to the icefields of western Greenland, from the outports of Newfoundland to the tiny fishing villages of Iceland and the Faroe Isles, best-selling author and lifelong sailor Myron Arms chronicles the experience of two-and-a-half decades of voyaging into some of t[read more]

No Horizon is so Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica: Arnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft w/ Cheryl Dahle
signedArnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft w/ Cheryl Dahle No Horizon is so Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 33 color & 2 bw photos, 2 maps, white/blue cloth; signed Arnesen & Bancroft on bookplate, dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new. #22982 $24.95
The story of the first women to cross the Antarctic continent on foot. During the Antarctic summer of 2000-01, Norwegian Arnesen and American Bancroft 94 days towing 250-pound sledges across 1717 miles of ice, all while enduring temperatures as low as -35ºF. See also, Ryan’s ‘Ann and Liv Cross Ant[read more]

Eight Men in a Crate: The Ordeal of the Advance Party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1957: Arnold, Anthea
Arnold, Anthea Eight Men in a Crate: The Ordeal of the Advance Party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1957
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.133, 37 color & 15 bw photos, 6 figs, 4 maps, wraps; new #24969 $35.00
The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1955-58), led by Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary, was the first to make a successful crossing of the Antarctic continent. The plan was for Fuchs and Hillary to start on opposite sides of the continent. However, as a precursor to Fuchs departure [read more]

Photographer of the World: The Biography of Herbert Ponting: Arnold, H. J. P.
Arnold, H. J. P. Photographer of the World: The Biography of Herbert Ponting
1971 Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press Rutherford 1st, 8vo, pp.175, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ browning to edges, vg, cloth fine #25710 $29.00
The first of Arnold’s two books on Ponting, this biographical memoir shows how Ponting, virtually self-taught in his art, free-lanced his way around the world observing, photographing, lecturing and, ultimately, seeing his business fail. Conrad p.170, Karrow 33, Meadows 430, Renard 55, Rosove 20.B1[read more]

The Best of Ascent: Twenty Five Years of the Mountaineering Experience: Ascent:
Ascent: The Best of Ascent: Twenty Five Years of the Mountaineering Experience
1993 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 384, frontis, 19 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #10050 $25.00
Some of the best from Ascent. Includes fiction and non-fiction by Galen Rowell, Warren Harding, Royal Robbins, Kitty Calhoun Grissom, Terry Gifford, David Roberts, and others. Ascent was published annually as the mountaineering journal of the Sierra Club, under the primary editorship of Alan Ste[read more]

Ascent 1967 Vol 1, #1: Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal
Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1967 Vol 1, #1
May 1967 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps; light rubbing, near fine #23198 $125.00
This first issue is the hardest to find. In this issue:
  • Ascent of Hummingbird Ridge, Mount Logan by Allen Steck
  • Pens Over Everest by Bernard Hollowood
  • American Antarctic Mountaineering Expedition by William Long
  • A Visitor to Yosemite by Ian Howell
  • [read more]

Ascent 1970 Vol 1, #4: Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal
Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1970 Vol 1, #4
May 1970 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps; light rubbing, fine #24057 $45.00
In this issue:
  • The Story of Fats Ray by Lito Tejada-Flores
  • Up Against the Walls by Joe Fitschen
  • Dhaulagiri, A Mind Odyssey by James Janney
  • Tis-sa-ack by Royal Robbins
  • Photographs
  • Four Corners by Steve Roper
  • The View from Deadho[read more]

Ascent 1972 Vol 1, #6: Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal
Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1972 Vol 1, #6
June 1972 4to, pp.64, bw photos, wraps; fine #23200 $45.00
In this issue:
  • The Edge of the Sea by John Cleare
  • An Early Ascent of Half Dome by Phimister Proctor
  • The Moose’s Tooth, Photos by Tom Frost & Bradford Washburn
  • In Due Time by Tom Higgins
  • East of the Valley, West of the Gunks: A Zion Story and Guide[read more]

Ascent 1973 Vol 2, #1: Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal
Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1973 Vol 2, #1
July 1973 4to, pp.64, bw photos, wraps; fine #23201 $29.00
In this issue:
  • Mirror Mirror by Ed Drummond
  • West Side Story by Greg Donaldson
  • First on Alberta by Chris Jones & Jean Weber
  • Canadian Faces in Winter, Photos by Jim Stuart
  • The North Face of Alberta by George Lowe
  • The Taurus Mountains of Tu[read more]

Alone in Antarctica: Aston, Felicity
Aston, Felicity Alone in Antarctica
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.253, 15 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; new #26551 $19.95
Aston knows as much as anyone about traveling in the Antarctic having led an all-female expedition on a 900-km ski to the South Pole in 2009, the subject of her first book. In this, her second book, she describes her 59-day 2011-12 ski expedition in which she became the first woman to traverse the [read more]

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