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Into the Wild: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Into the Wild
1996 Villard NY 1st ed, 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 207, photo frontis, 1 bw photo, 4 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #11843 $449.00
Krakauer’s gripping account of disappearance and death in Alaska’s wilderness vaulted to the New York Times Bestseller list. This was Jon’s first book and first printings, especially signed, are hard to come by. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years[read more]

Into the Wild: Krakauer, Jon
Krakauer, Jon Into the Wild
1996 Villard NY rep, 8vo, pp.xi, 207, photo frontis, bw photo, 4 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #14417 $25.00
Krakauer’s gripping account of disappearance and death in Alaska’s wilderness vaulted to the New York Times Bestseller list. This was Jon’s first book. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years.[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
signedKropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18345 $295.00
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26154 $125.00
This is the scarce UK edition of Kropp’s book, printed in the US but with the UK dust jacket and title page. In 2000 the book was banned in the UK when the publisher was successfully sued for libel as Kropp had mistaken one climber for another. Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by sta[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #16693 $14.95
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Zehn Grosse Wande: Zweite Heimat [Ten Great Walls: Second Home]: Kuchar, Radovan
Kuchar, Radovan Zehn Grosse Wande: Zweite Heimat [Ten Great Walls: Second Home]
1967 Orell Füssli Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.200, 40 bw photos, 5 maps, grey cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ 1 map w/ route line/date in ink, else fine #27380 $9.00 $7.65
Kuchar, a Czech mountaineer, describes his climbs in the Alps (Grand Charmoz Nord, Petit Dru, Grande Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger), Caucasus (Dychtau), and Hindu Kush (Uparsina, first ascent). In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, c[read more]

Challenge the Vertical: Kukuczka, Jerzy
signedKukuczka, Jerzy Challenge the Vertical
2015 Poland 1st thus, 8vo, pp.260, 35 color & 15 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed Cecylia Kukuczka, new with DVD (8.5 min) #26956 $44.95
Kukuczka (1948-1989) was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Reinhold Messner. Like Messner, he is regarded as one of the greatest climbers of all time. Although unlike Messner, all but one of Kukuczka’s climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. His amazing care[read more]

Kanchenjunga: First Ascent from the North-East Spur: Kumar, Col. Narinder
Kumar, Col. Narinder Kanchenjunga: First Ascent from the North-East Spur
1978 East-West Pub London 1st, 4to, pp.156, photo frontis, 60 color & 21 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #11051 $59.00
The 1977 Kanchenjunga Army Expedition made the second ascent of the mountain. Neate K52, Yak K157.[read more]

Many Everests: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dreams Into Reality: Kumar, Ravindra
Kumar, Ravindra Many Everests: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dreams Into Reality
2017 India 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.xii, 366, 98 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; new #27481 $29.95
Kumar was the first Indian Administrative Service (IAS) to reach the summit of Everest as a member of the 2013 Seven Summit Treks expedition. He shares his methodology of Advanced Positive Visualization as a means to achieving success but the majority of the book is on his mountain training and Ever[read more]

Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]: Kurczab, Janusz
Kurczab, Janusz Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]
2008 Warszawa 1st, 8vo, 6 vols, pp.160, 89 color, 47 bw photos, 6 maps, pp.160, 122 color, 6 bw photos, pp.160, 129 color, 17 bw photos, pp.160, 104 color, 20 bw photos, 2 sketches, pp.160, 141 color, 21 bw photos, pp.160, 157 color, 52 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj’s, cloth new + 5 DVDs #25880 $159.00
Vol 1. The First Conquerors w/ 54-min DVD Vol 2. The Ice Warriors w/ 53-min DVD Vol 3. The Great Climbing w/ 50-min DVD Vol 4. Ladies In The Mountains w/ 41-min DVD Vol 5. The Great Tragedies w/ 66-min DVD Vol 6. A Lexicon of Polish Himalayan Mountaineering The [read more]

signedLaird, Thomas Into Tibet: The CIA’s First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to Lhasa
2002 Grove NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 364, 14 bw photos, map eps, blue/red cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj fine, cloth fine, with additional publisher papers. #22734 $29.00
The first full telling of the CIA’s first agent to die in the line of duty – Douglas Mackiernan. His unprecedented atomic intelligence operations helped shape both Central Asia and the CIA, work so sensitive the Agency neither confirms nor denies his existence. Based on previously undisclosed mate[read more]

The Wailing Mountain: Lalic, Mihailo
Lalic, Mihailo The Wailing Mountain
1965 Harcourt, Brace & World NY 1st, 8vo, pp.244, orange cloth; xlib, cloth rubbed, dj flap pasted to fep, one lib stamp to ffep, pocket remnant back, vg #23220 $5.00 $4.00
This novel takes place in wartime Montenegro. It describes the experiences of a young man on the run who has been cut off from the main body of his fellows. At first with two companions, later quite alone, Lado roams the mountains and valleys of an area dominated by Chetniks and torn by family feu[read more]

A l'Assaut des “Quatre Mille”: Lambert, Raymond
Lambert, Raymond A l'Assaut des “Quatre Mille”
1953 Jeheber Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.238, 20 bw photos; ¾ leather & marbled boards; board edges/corners worn, bookplate, vg #20705 $39.00 $14.00
Accounts of various climbs throughout the Alps. This expanded second edition includes an account of the Swiss attempts on Everest in 1952. This is the first hardcover copy we’ve had. In French, no English translation. Yak L25. To see all of our Sale Items,
Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]: Lammer, Eugen Guido
Lammer, Eugen Guido Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]
1932 L’Eroica Milano 1st Italian, thick 16mo, pp.362, 20 bw photos, green cloth; cloth fine #26538 $75.00 $25.00
Lammer (1863-1945) was an Austrian mountaineer, alpine write, and educator. He was one of the first proponents of guideless climbing and made a number of first ascents in the Alps, sometimes climbing with Oscar Eckenstein. This is the Italian edition of Lammer’s autobiography, ‘Jungborn’, publishe[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLarden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, 20 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth rubbed, former label mark bottom spine, corners bumped, Seaver bookplate, AAC stamp on eps, title page & edges, bright, tight, vg #24893 $85.00 $76.50
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. Neate L12. Seaver, Benjamin F. (1857 – 1929) – AAC Treasurer (1917-28), Vice-President (1929), member Alpine Club of Canada and Club Alpin Francais. Seaver made a number of ascent[read more]

Jason-Ekspedisjonene 1892-1894 Antarctic-Ekspedisjonen 1901-1904 [Jason-Expedition 1892-1894 Antarctic-Expedition 1901-1904]: Larsen, C. A.
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.
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.
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]

An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 326, map frontis, 32 bw photos, 6 illus, 16 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25736 $27.95
Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, Larson presents the first book to place the famed expeditions of British explorers Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, their Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopo[read more]

To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 329, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, plan, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27367 $29.95
As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, “the Pole of Altitude”, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, a[read more]

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