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Snow Commando: Banks, Mike
Banks, Mike Snow Commando
1961 Burke London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 14 bw photos, 16 illus, map, green cloth; dj w/ chip to part of spine & back cover, vg, cloth near fine #23440 $49.00
Banks' autobiography described his early climbing which took him from Cornwall to Malta and Cyprus, from Scotland to the Alps, and on to Greenland as a member of the 1955 British North Greenland Expedition. He was a member of the 1956 attempt on Rakapopshi and two years later led the British Combin[read more]

The Last Blue Mountain: Barker, Ralph
Barker, Ralph The Last Blue Mountain
1960 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.210, 13 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #22995 $65.00
Account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh (24,270') expedition to the Karakoram, prepared from expedition diaries and discussions with survivors. Nice copies are becoming hard to find. Neate B42, Yak B48.[read more]

The Last Blue Mountain: Barker, Ralph
Barker, Ralph The Last Blue Mountain
1959 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.212, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 3 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; dj w/ faint label marks on spine, small chip back, tape marks on inside, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ trace dampstain bottom edge, vg #22469 $45.00
Account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh (24,270') expedition to the Karakoram, prepared from expedition diaries and discussions with survivors. Nice copies are becoming hard to find. Neate B42, Yak B48.[read more]

The Last Blue Mountain: Barker, Ralph
signedBarker, Ralph The Last Blue Mountain
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xvii, 214, 16 bw photos, 2 drawings, map, appendix, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27663 $47.95
Barker’s book, first published in 1959, has been long overdue for a new printing to bring this tragic story to a wider audience. This is the account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh (24,270') expedition to the Karakoram, prepared from expedition diaries and discussions with survivors. This new printing i[read more]

Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage: Barnett, James K. & David L. Nicandri, eds.
Barnett, James K. & David L. Nicandri, eds. Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage
2015 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.xvii, 430, color frontis, 41 color & 5 bw photos, 51 color & 54 bw illus, 22 color & 22 bw maps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26899 $54.95
Captain James Cook is justly famous for his explorations of the southern Pacific Ocean, but his contributions to the exploration of the north Pacific and the Arctic are, arguably, equally significant. On his third and final great voyage, Cook surveyed the northwest coast of North American in the hop[read more]

Norway & Russia: The Polar Connection: Barr, Susan & Geir Kløver
Barr, Susan & Geir Kløver Norway & Russia: The Polar Connection
2016 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.117, 45 color & 200 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, graph, 24 color & 7 bw maps, wraps; new #27548 $24.95
This publication was created to accompany an exhibition at the Fram Museum which was hosted by The Russian Geographical Society. It features many unique historical photos and maps, and is testimony of the close cooperation between Russia and Norway in the polar regions. It also tells lesser known st[read more]

Tragedies and Triumph in the North: Russian Exploration of the Arctic 1910-1915: Barr, William
Barr, William Tragedies and Triumph in the North: Russian Exploration of the Arctic 1910-1915
2019 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.180, 25 color & 185 bw photos, 12 maps (4 color), wraps; new #27597 $29.95
Russian attempts to reach the North Pole of navigate the Northeast Passage were just as daring and dramatic as the expeditions that took place at the same time, on the other side of the North Pole. Many ships and many men did not return to tell their tales. The fate of some expeditions is unknown ev[read more]

A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic Regions (1818): Undertaken Chiefly for the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West or Polar Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific: Barrow, John
Barrow, John A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic Regions (1818): Undertaken Chiefly for the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West or Polar Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific
1971 Barnes & Noble NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.x, 379, 48, 3 illus, fldg map, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #26114 $24.95
Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was a fellow of the Royal Society and served as Second Secretary of the Admiralty for forty years. In his position at the Admiralty, he was a great promoter of Arctic voyages of discovery, including those of John Ross, William Edward Parry, James Clark Ross, and John Fra[read more]

Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: Under the Command of the several Naval Officers employed by Sea and Land in Search of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with Two Attem: Barrow, Sir John
Barrow, Sir John Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: Under the Command of the several Naval Officers employed by Sea and Land in Search of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with Two Attem
[c1846] Harper & Bros NY 8vo, pp.359, illus, gilt-dec brown ribbed cloth; cloth chipped/worn top/bottom & edges of spine, front/back covers w/ cloth chipped from boards, library bookplate to fep, name, w/o the two maps called for in 1st printing, good #26689 $59.00
with Two Attempts to Reach the North Pole Barrow provides a detailed account of the principal British expeditions into the North American Arctic (and Svalbard), including John Ross (1818), David Buchan (1818), William Edward Parry (1819-20, 1821-23, 1824-25, 1827), Douglas Clavering and Edward Sa[read more]

The Great Climbing Adventure: Barry, John
Barry, John The Great Climbing Adventure
1985 Oxford Illus Somerset 1st, 8vo, pp.251, 26 color photos, 8 maps/sketches, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #12003 $19.00 $16.15
Barry's climbs including the north face of the Eiger and Matterhorn, Gauri Sankar, Mt. Cook, Mt. Deborah, and others. Neate B48. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834: Barry, Martin
Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, frontis, lithograph, fldg panorama, uncut, marbled eps, black boards; rebacked w/ gilt-lettered black leather spine, faint square mark to front cover, new eps, frontis separated, chipping to edges of both plates, panorama taped on folds, tight, very good #26484 $595.00 $429.00
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whic[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834: Barry, Martin
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, color frontis w/ tissue guard, color lithograph w/ tissue guard, fldg panorama, uncut, green cloth; inscribed ‘Barry’s Ascent of Mont Blanc was the 18th and is so recorded by C. E. Matthew’s in “Annals of Mt. Blanc” J. M. T.’, spine cracked, covers sep, AAC, Thorington & AAC/Thorington bookplates, 6 clippings pasted to fep, frontis facing p.25, good #25081 $695.00 $500.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whi[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834: Barry, Martin
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards; inscribed ‘Paul Bevan With the Author’s kind regards, London 6mo 3, 1835’, boards w/ spine paper chipped, AAC bookplate, cover, ffep, & lithograph separated, heavy foxing to lithograph, frontis & title, small label on rep, good #24798 $1,395.00 $1,004.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834: Barry, Martin
American Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards; boards w/ spine taped, title label pasted to front cover, Jacomb, Field & AAC/Field (blacked out) bookplates, cover & ffep separated, ffep chipped/taped, good #24799 $595.00 $428.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S[read more]

Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole: Bart, Sheldon
Bart, Sheldon Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole
2013 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 560, 15 bw photos, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26562 $29.95
It was the dawn of a new age of adventure. Biplanes and dirigibles coasted through the air. Vast swaths of the Earth remained still untouched and unseen by man. And one group of relentless explorers competed in the race of a lifetime: to be the first to fly over the North Pole. What inspired their d[read more]

Bartlett, Phil The Undiscovered Country: The Reason We Climb
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 183, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, grey cloth; dj & cloth new. #18374 $31.95
Part history and part autobiography, Bartlett draws on the literature of mountaineering and his own experiences in the Lake District and Himalaya to address the question of why we climb.[read more]

Seven Summits: Bass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway
signedBass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway Seven Summits
1986 Warner NY 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 336, 73 color photos, blue cloth; signed Dick Bass on his poem pasted to ffep, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ name sticker on fep, fine #18573 $19.00
This is the book which started it all - the bold bid to climb the highest mountains of the seven continents. Includes their two previous attempts on Everest before success. SB B04.[read more]

Seven Summits: Bass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway
signedBass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway Seven Summits
1986 Warner NY 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 336, 73 color photos, blue cloth; signed Bass on his poem pasted to fep & Rick Ridgeway, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ some discoloration to page edges, tight, fine #18563 $59.00
This is the book which started it all - the bold bid to climb the highest mountains of the seven continents. Includes their two previous attempts on Everest before success. SB B04.[read more]

Seven Summits: Bass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway
signedBass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway Seven Summits
1986 Warner NY 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 336, 73 color photos, blue cloth; signed 9 - Chris Bonington, Dave Hahn, Simone Moro, Glen Porzak, Rick Ridgeway, Gerry Roach, Nazir Sabir, P. V. Scaturro, & Steve Swenson, dj fine, cloth fine #18339 $495.00 $445.00
This is the book which started it all - the bold bid to climb the highest mountains of the seven continents. Includes their two previous attempts on Everest before success. SB B04. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountain Man: The Story of Belmore Browne - Hunter, Explorer, Artist, Naturalist and Preserver of our Northern Wilderness: Bates, Robert
signedBates, Robert Mountain Man: The Story of Belmore Browne - Hunter, Explorer, Artist, Naturalist and Preserver of our Northern Wilderness
1988 Amwell Press Clinton Ltd ed #96/1000, 4to, pp.xvii, 424, 33 color illus, 98 bw photos, sketches, 4 maps, appendix, page ribbon, linen eps, gilt dec blue leatherette, grey slipcase; signed Bates & Jim Rikhoff, slipcase fine, issued w/o dj, covers fine #26492 $185.00
Belmore Brown was a member of Cook's 1906 expedition to Mt. McKinley and returned again in 1910 and 1912 when he nearly reached the summit. This is a wonderful tribute to Browne. This special, signed, limited edition was created for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. It has a different blu[read more]

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