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signedCurran, Jim Suspended Sentences: From the Life of a Climbing Cameraman
1991 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 15 color & 21 bw photos, maps, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington & Doug Scott, dj & cloth new. #22205 $75.00
Curran's life of climbing and filming extends from England, to the Karakoram and Himalaya, to the Atlas and Andes. SB C43.[read more]

Trango: The Nameless Tower: Curran, Jim
Curran, Jim Trango: The Nameless Tower
1978 Dark Peak Sheffield 1st, 8vo, pp.175, 16 color & 44 bw photos, appendices, black cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, vg+, cloth fine #10989 $35.00
Account of the 1976 British expedition consisting of Anthoine, Boysen, Howells, and Brown which made the first ascent of this magnificent 20,500’ Karakoram spire. A very good read and one of Curran’s less common titles. Neate C158.[read more]

Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary: Curtis, Con
Curtis, Con Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.309, 17 bw photos, 4 maps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27420 $29.95
This honest, terrifying as well as humorous account of travelling and working in the magnificence of Antarctica will allow the reader to visualize and feel the harshness and beauty of the great white continent. The main body of the book is the diary account of a two-person deep field research tri[read more]

Czerwinska, Anna Broad Peak ’83
1989 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.91, 27 color & 1 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; vg+. #19480 $25.00
Account of the 1983 Polish Woman's Expedition to Broad Peak which saw Krystyna Palmowska make the first woman's ascent. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

Czerwinska, Anna Trudna Góra Rakaposhi
1982 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.148, 48 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; fine. #19481 $35.00
Account of the 1979 Polish-Pakistani expedition to Rakaposhi. This was only the second ascent of the mountain, following the 1958 British ascent, and was done via a new route. It was also the first women’s ascent with the two Polish women climbing alone to the summit, thus making the second highes[read more]

Czerwińska, Anna & Krystyna Palmowska Dwa Razy Matterhorn
1980 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.112, 33 bw photos, wraps; vg. #19745 $19.00
Account of a Polish expedition which made the first women’s ascent of the Matterhorn’s north face. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition: Daly, Regina W.
signedDaly, Regina W. The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition
2009 UK signed & numbered ed ltd to 450 copies, 8vo, pp.viii, 360, 1 color illus, 53 bw photos, folding color map in back, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25314 $79.00
Here, gathered together for the first time, are 165 letters and telegrams exploring the inner workings of an heroic man with far-reaching dreams. Shackleton’s emotions are revealed through personal correspondence with Scott, Wilson, Markham and others during the planning of the British Antarctic Ex[read more]

Wild Winds: Adventures in The Highest Andes: Darack, Ed
signedDarack, Ed Wild Winds: Adventures in The Highest Andes
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.350, photo frontis, 14 color & 177 bw photos, 17 maps, appendix, wraps; signed, new #22292 $19.99 $8.99
Ed details his climbs on Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado, and Cerro Pissis, (1st, 2nd, and 3rd highest in South America), Nevado Sajama (highest in Bolivia), and Llullaillaco (5th highest). This is a most useful book for anyone going to these peaks. Nicely illustrated with quality maps. To see all o[read more]

David-Neel, Alexandra Magic and Mystery in Tibet
1937 Crown NY 6th, prtg, 8vo, pp.xiii, 320, 15 bw photos, dark green cloth; cloth spine darkened, vg. #23356 $17.00
This is David-Neel’s classic account of the practices of the mystics and magicians of Tibet from her expedition in the 1920s. She was the first western woman to travel to Lhasa.[read more]

Denali: Deception, Defeat, & Triumph: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Denali: Deception, Defeat, & Triumph
2001 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.651, photo frontis, 133 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj new, cloth w/ bottom edge mark, else new. #24295 $9.95
This is a great read! Here in one package are the three early McKinley climbing titles – Cook’s ‘To the Top of the Continent’, Browne’s ‘The Conquest of Mount McKinley’, and Stuck’s ‘The Ascent of Denali’. Also included is the diary of Walter Harper, the first person to set foot on the summit. A [read more]

Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley
1986 Cloudcap Seattle rep, enlarged ed, 8vo, pp.242, 24 bw photos, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, vg #23450 $12.00
This account of the first winter ascent of McKinley, in 1967, is an epic of death, failure, perseverance, and survival. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate D06.[read more]

Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley
1969 Norton NY 4th imp, 8vo, pp.218, 32 bw photos, blue cloth; dj worn, chipped top spine, unclipped, good, cloth vg #27284 $15.00
This account of the first winter ascent of McKinley, in 1967, is an epic of death, failure, perseverance, and survival. Neate D06.[read more]

The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier: Davidson, Jim & Kevin Vaughan
Davidson, Jim & Kevin Vaughan The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 269, 17 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25830 $25.95
In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood triumphantly atop Washington’s Mount Rainier, celebrating what they hoped would be the first of many milestones in their lives as passionate young mountaineers. Instead, their conquest gave way to catastrophe when a cave-in plunged them 8[read more]

With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913: Davies, Francis
signedDavies, Francis With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913
2020 UK Ltd numbered ed of 160 copies, 4to, pp.152, photo frontis, 117 bw photos, 4 bw illus, sketch, bw map, photo eps, page-ribbon, black slipcase & silver dec black leather; signed Nick Reardon & Joy Watts, box, slipcase, issued w/o dj, leather new #27703 $395.00
Francis Davies (1885-1952) served as a Carpenter and Shipwright on the Terra Nova as a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13). While most accounts are by the ship’s officers, Davies was an ordinary seaman thus making his account of this expedition a rare viewpoint fro[read more]

With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913: Davies, Francis
Davies, Francis With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913
2020 UK Trade ed, 4to, pp.152, photo frontis, 117 bw photos, 4 bw illus, sketch, bw map, photo eps, page-ribbon, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27704 $59.95
Francis Davies (1885-1952) served as a Carpenter and Shipwright on the Terra Nova as a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13). While most accounts are by the ship’s officers, Davies was an ordinary seaman thus making his account of this expedition a rare viewpoint fro[read more]

From South Devon to The South Pol: Davies, Paul
Davies, Paul From South Devon to The South Pol
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp,xiv, 70, photo frontis, 27 color & 63 bw photos, 2 sketches, wraps; new #25691 $19.95
Davies shows the close connection between Plymouth and South Devon to the Heroic Age explorations of Robert Scott’s two expeditions and Ernest Shackleton’s three expeditions. Men from this part of the UK journeyed south on all five of these historic expeditions.[read more]

Catalog of the David Davis Polar Library: Davis, David
Davis, David Catalog of the David Davis Polar Library
1969 Stanford Research Inst Menlo Park 1st, 8vo, pp.87, photo frontis, 4 bw illus, 29 figs, 4 maps, wraps; vg #27365 $39.00
David Davis (1896-1964) was a Lt. Commander in the Navy and a lifelong student of Antarctic exploration. Following Davis’ death his Polar Library was donated to the Standford Research Institute and the creation of this catalog was commissioned by Dr. Thomas Poulter. Poulter was second in command of [read more]

With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914: Davis, John King
Davis, John King With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914
2007 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 183, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, 68 sketches, 8 bw maps (1 fldg), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth corners bumped from shipping, else new #24970 $75.00
Davis had an illustrious career in the Antarctic, serving on seven voyages from 1907 to 1930; particularly as Chief Officer “Nimrod” British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Master “Aurora” Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, and Commander “Ross Sea” Relief Expedition, 1916. This is Davis’ [read more]

A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins: Davis, Lloyd Spencer
Davis, Lloyd Spencer A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 358, 45 color & 16 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27596 $29.95
George Murray Levick was a physician on Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned in the Antarctic, both on Cape Ader and in a snow cave on Inexpressible Island, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Vi[read more]

'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition: Davis, Pamela B.
Davis, Pamela B. 'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition
Nov 1996 Cambridge Review UK extract, 4to, pp.11, 3 bw illus; photocopied extract in plastic binding, new #25912 $6.95
Their last hope was gone. Inside the tent, Scott composed his final thoughts, 'These rough notes', he wrote, 'and our dead bodies must tell the tale...'. Without his 'rough notes', which are anything but, the story of this heroic struggle for life would be lost. 'These Rough Notes' is a theatrica[read more]

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