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2023 Antarctic Calendar
2023 Antarctic Calendar
2022 UK 8.25” wide x 23.5” high when opened, 1 color & 12 bw images, 12 months; new #27763 $19.95
A nice Antarctic-themed calendar featuring historical images depicting the Antarctic expedition ships Antarctic, Belgica, Discovery, Endurance, Fram, Gauss, James Caird, Morning, Nimrod, Pourquoi-pas, Scotia, Southern Cross, and Terra Nova.[read more]

Antarctica Calendar 2012
Antarctica Calendar 2012
2012 NZ 13¼” wide x 18½” high when opened, 24 color images, 12 months; new #25883 $19.95
This is one of our favorite calendars! Here is a stunning collection of color images from the frozen south – Adelie and Gentoo penguins, icebergs, Antarctic Peninsula, and more![read more]

Zwischen Erde und Himmel [Between Earth and Sky]:  Rébuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz
Rébuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz Zwischen Erde und Himmel [Between Earth and Sky]
1963 Albert Müller Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.179, 63 bw photos (1 fldg), route drawing, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth tight, near fine #27390 $15.00 $12.75
This terrific book utilizes Rébuffat’s prose and Tairraz’s wonderful black and white images. It is an outgrowth of their award-winning film which recreated four of Rébuffat’s climbs in the Alps. One of France's most famous mountain guides, Rébuffat was also a member of the 1950 Annapurna expedition.[read more]

Bonhams Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue: [Antarctic/Arctic]
[Antarctic/Arctic] Bonhams Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
2018, Sept 25 UK 1st, 4to, pp.162, 41 color & 41 bw photos, photo eps, wraps; entire issue, very fine #27527 $39.00
A wonderfully illustrated catalogue whose principal focus is the Joe Fitzsimmons Library of Antarctic Exploration. This includes items relating to Amundsen, Armitage, Bagshawe, Bellingshausen, Borchgrevink, Brown, Bruce, Bull, Charcot, Cherry-Garrard, Cook, Doorly, Drygalski, Fanning, Hurley, Joyce,[read more]

Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue: [Antarctic/Arctic]
[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
1997, April 10 UK 1st, 4to, pp.95-147, 18 color & 32 bw photos, wraps; entire issue, fine #20844 $25.00
A wonderfully illustrated catalogue with items relating to Bowers, Franklin, Hurley, Marston, Ponting, Ross, Scoresby, Shackleton, Wilson, and others, comprising 54 lots. Includes prices realized.[read more]

Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue: [Antarctic/Arctic]
[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
2008, 25 Sept UK 1st, 4to, pp.152-183, 20 color & 18 bw photos, wraps; entire issue, new #25386 $19.00
Another nice catalogue with items relating to Brocklehurst, Cherry-Garrard, Hurley, Levick, Marston, Ponting, Royds, Scott, Shackleton, and others, comprising 33 lots. A great reference to unique items. Includes prices realized.[read more]

Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue – The Scott Relics: [Antarctic/Arctic]
[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue – The Scott Relics
1999, 17 Sept UK 1st, 4to, pp.165-313, 79 (1 fldg) color & 51 bw (4 fldg) photos, wraps; entire issue, corners bumped, very good #22803 $59.00
This was a widely anticipated auction featuring a number of fantastic items related to Capt. Scott. The most intriguing were 31 lots all from a small suitcase labeled ‘SCOTT/Personal Relics’. Other items relate to Franklin, Nansen, Nordenskjöld, Ponting, Shackleton, and others, comprising 123 lots[read more]

Christie’s Exploration & Travel with The Polar Sale Auction Catalogue: [Antarctic/Arctic]
[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel with The Polar Sale Auction Catalogue
2005, 21 Sept UK 1st, 4to, pp.130-208, 58 color & 25 bw photos, wraps; entire issue, fine #25026 $25.00
A sumptuous catalogue with items relating to Amundsen, Back, Borchgrevink, Charcot, De Long, Forster, Franklin, Hurley, Keohane, MacKenzie, Marston, Parry, Ponting, Ross, Royds, Scott, Shackleton, Weddell, Wilkes, Wilkins, Wilson, Worsley, and others, comprising 86 lots. Includes prices realized.[read more]

Bonhams Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue: [Arctic/Antarctic]
[Arctic/Antarctic] Bonhams Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
2006, 16 Sept UK 1st, 4to, pp.13-32, 28 color & 9 bw photos, photo eps, wraps; entire issue, fine #26235 $25.00
A wonderfully illustrated catalogue with 52 items relating to Evans, Shackleton, and Wilson. The bulk of the items, 34, comprise The Edward Adrian Wilson archive, the cornerstone of which is his manuscript report of the winter journey to the Emperor penguin rookery at Cape Crozier. Includes prices r[read more]

Christie’s Frank S. Streeter Library Auction Catalogue – Important Navigation, Pacific Voyages, Cartography, Science, Volume One: A-J: [Arctic]
[Arctic] Christie’s Frank S. Streeter Library Auction Catalogue – Important Navigation, Pacific Voyages, Cartography, Science, Volume One: A-J
2007, April 16-17 Christie's NY 1st, 4to, pp.349, many color & bw photos, green cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ light rubbing, else fine #26915 $29.00
Frank Streeter (1918-2006) was an investor, philanthropist, and rare book collector specializing in Pacific voyages and exploration. Frank inherited the book collecting gene from his father, Thomas Streeter (1883-1965), who is regarded as the greatest American book collector of the 20th century and [read more]

Mountaineering in China: [China]
[China] Mountaineering in China
1965 Foreign Languages Press Peking 1st, 8vo, [pp.91], 4 color & 134 bw photos, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ edge rubbing, vg #23443 $139.00
A nice, primarily photo, book which includes ascents of Minya Konka (1957), Shule Mountain (1958), Mustagh Ata (1959 – new women’s world altitude record), Everest (1960 - first ascent of North Ridge), Amne Machin (1960), Kongur (1961 – all-women, new women’s world altitude record), and Shisha Pangma[read more]

Chogolisa: The Japanese Chogolisa Expedition, 1958: [Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto
signed[Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto Chogolisa: The Japanese Chogolisa Expedition, 1958
1959 Asahi-Newspaper Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.88, 139, 7 color & 99 bw photos (1 fldg pan) + 21 bw portraits, 3 maps (2 fldg), green cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ original glassine wrapper, rubbed, vertical crease line on back, very good, cloth fine #25389 $425.00
Account of the first ascent of Chogolisa (25,110’) which placed two members on the summit in 1958. Previous attempts had been made by the Duke of the Abruzzi, in 1909, and Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger, in 1957. Scarce. In Japanese, no English translation. Yak j89 (1st), j243 (2nd), jK167 (3rd[read more]

Manaslu 1952-3: [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club
[Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1952-3
1954 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.66, 4, 217, 17, 2 color & 127 bw photos, 6 figs, 3 sketches, 6 charts, 7 maps (1 color fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj is a facsimile, cloth w/ some discoloration to lower spine, vg+. #25241 $450.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their reconnaissance in 1952 and attempt in 1953, re[read more]

Manaslu 1954-6: [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club
[Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1954-6
1958 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.24, 14, 353, 13, 47 bw photos, 30 figs, 8 sketches, 74 charts (2 fldg), 8 maps (1 color, 1 fldg), appendices, red cloth; dj is a facsimile, cloth fine #25615 $495.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their failed attempt in 1954, the reconnaissance of [read more]

Story of the Ascent of Manaslu / Everest: From the First Attempt the Final Victory: [Japan]. Maki, Aritsune & Micheline Morin
[Japan]. Maki, Aritsune & Micheline Morin Story of the Ascent of Manaslu / Everest: From the First Attempt the Final Victory
1963 Akane-shobô Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.240, photo frontis, 144 bw photos, 3 maps, dec eps, page ribbon, pictorial cloth; slipcase lightly rubbed, near fine, cloth near fine #27755 $45.00
A combination of Maki’s account of the first ascent of Manaslu in 1956, written for boys and girls, and Morin’s account of the first ascent of Everest in 1953. Interestingly, for the Manaslu section, this book has more photos than Maki’s adult narrative. Maki was the expedition leader. In Japanese,[read more]

Wind of the Glacier K2: [Japan]. Shinkai, Isao
[Japan]. Shinkai, Isao Wind of the Glacier K2
1992 Privately Pub Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.231, 12 color & 63 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; slipcase; slipcase fine, cloth fine #25682 $95.00
This appears to be a memorial tribute book with articles on Shinkai’s mountaineering career during which he led expeditions to K2 in 1977 (second ascent) and 1982 (North Ridge ascent). In Japanese, no English translation. I’ve not been able to locate this in any of the Yakushi references.[read more]

The Mountain of the White Devil: South Pillar of Dhaulagiri I, 1975 & 1978: [Japan]. Tokyo Himalaya Expedition
[Japan]. Tokyo Himalaya Expedition The Mountain of the White Devil: South Pillar of Dhaulagiri I, 1975 & 1978
1979 The Expedition Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.44, 387, 45 color & 38 bw photos + 49 portraits, route drawings, tables, 4 maps, sketch eps, page-ribbon, blue cloth; slipcase rubbed, near fine, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #25461 $185.00
Account of the expeditions to the South Pillar of Dhaulagiri in 1975 and 1978. Six members were lost in an avalanche in 1975 and success was achieved in 1978. In Japanese with seven text pages and four-page summary in English, no English translation. Yak j463 (2nd ed), T174 (3rd).[read more]

Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56: [Japan]. Yoda, Takayoshi
[Japan]. Yoda, Takayoshi Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56
1956 Mainichi Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.119, 9 color & 177 bw photos, 2 maps, tan cloth; slipcase edges/corners rubbed, vg, issued w/o dj, cloth tight, near fine #24644 $495.00
This is one of the most highly sought-after books regarding the first ascent of an 8000m peak. This large-format photo-book is meant to accompany the two books ‘Manaslu 1952-3’ and ‘Manaslu 1954-6’ which describe the Japanese reconnaissance and ultimate success on Manaslu. In Japanese with photo cap[read more]

Mountaineering Maps of the World: Himalaya & Karakoram and Hindu Kush: [Japan]. Yoshizawa, Ichiro
[Japan]. Yoshizawa, Ichiro Mountaineering Maps of the World: Himalaya & Karakoram and Hindu Kush
1977/78 Gakushûkenyû-sha Tokyo 2 vol, 1st, lg 4to, vol 1 pp.330, 116 color & 79 bw photos, bw drawings, 28 large maps, (2 fldg), blue cloth; vol 2 pp.350, 123 color & 74 bw photos, bw drawings, 31 large maps, (2 fldg), brown cloth; slipcases w/ light rubbing, near fine, issued w/o dj’s, cloth fine #23791 $1,200.00 $750.00
This is a classic voluminous work which is quite difficult to find. Vol 1 has large maps covering the areas of Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Kangchenjunga, Everest, Khumbu, Rolwaling, Langtang Ganesh, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanjiroba, Api Nampa Saipal, Indian Himalaya, Nanda Devi, Kamet, Gangotri,[read more]

Fridtjof Nansen: Scientist and Humanitarian: [Nansen, Fridtjof]
[Nansen, Fridtjof] Fridtjof Nansen: Scientist and Humanitarian
2008 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.87, 5 color & 73 bw photos, 1 color & 4 bw illus, photo eps, wraps; new #25631 $19.95
Nansen, receipient of the 1922 Nobel Peace Prize, was a politician and diplomat in addition to being a polar explorer. This is the story of his tireless work on the refugee situation in Europa in the aftermath of the Great War. Illustrated with many of Nansen’s own photos.[read more]

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