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Limits of the Known: Roberts, David
Roberts, David Limits of the Known
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 306, black/grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27344 $26.95
Roberts, “veteran mountain climber and chronicler of adventures” (Washington Post), has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes on earth. Here he reflects on humanity’s—and his own—relationship to extreme risk. Part memoir and part history, this book tries to make sense o[read more]

signedRoberts, David Moments of Doubt and Other Mountaineering Writings
1997 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.xvi, 237, wrapsrep, 8vo, pp.xvi, 237, wraps; signed, new #11601 $19.00
This collection of 20 essays and articles on mountaineering by David Roberts, selected from the published works of two decades, showcases one of the most highly regarded writers in the field. The articles are comprised of three types: Adventures (Robert's own climbs); Profiles (other adventurers); a[read more]

Moments of Doubt and Other Mountaineering Writings: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Moments of Doubt and Other Mountaineering Writings
1986 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 237, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11864 $65.00
This collection of 20 essays and articles on mountaineering by David Roberts, selected from the published works of two decades, showcases one of the most highly regarded writers in the field. The articles are comprised of three types: Adventures (Robert's own climbs); Profiles (other adventurers); a[read more]

On the Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David On the Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.414, grey cloth; inscribed by Roberts, dj rubbed, unclipped, very good+, cloth pulled top spine, near fine #24097 $27.00
Despite witnessing three fatal mountaineering accidents by age 22, Roberts insists that the greatest pleasures in his life have come in the mountains. Several of his challenging Alaskan routes have not been repeated in the nearly 40 years since those first ascents. Unlike in his book ‘Moments of Dou[read more]

Points Unknown: A Century of Great Exploration: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Points Unknown: A Century of Great Exploration
2000 US rep, 8vo, pp.608, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #20623 $29.95 $25.00
Roberts has edited a great collection of exploration literature covering the mountains, poles, seas, deserts, jungles, and space. To see all current offerings by David Roberts, click here.[read more]

The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 25 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25294 $25.99
A terrific biography of the greatest mountaineer in Alaskan history and one of the finest mountain photographers of all time – Brad Washburn. Roberts introduces the family, teachers, friends, colleagues, and rivals who would play important roles in this legendary man's experiences, and re-creates hi[read more]

The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer: Roberts, David
Roberts, David The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 25 bw photos, black cloth; edge mark, else dj & cloth new #25599 $25.99 $14.95
A terrific biography of the greatest mountaineer in Alaskan history and one of the finest mountain photographers of all time – Brad Washburn. Roberts introduces the family, teachers, friends, colleagues, and rivals who would play important roles in this legendary man's experiences, and re-creates h[read more]

The Mountain of My Fear: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David The Mountain of My Fear
1968 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.157, photo frontis, 12 bw photos, 3 maps (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ 1” tear back & fold mark, chip bottom front corner, clipped, very good, cloth tight, fine #24942 $95.00
Roberts, and three others, made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in only nine days this book has been widely praised. Ranked 28th by National Geographic on their list of “The 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time”. Neate R45. To see all current off[read more]

The Mountain of My Fear: Roberts, David
Roberts, David The Mountain of My Fear
1968 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.157, photo frontis, 12 bw photos, 3 maps (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj pulled top spine, small hole lower spine, clipped, very good, cloth w/ address stamp of Dr. Harrison E. Kennard, gift inscription, tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #24941 $45.00
Roberts, and three others, made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in only nine days this book has been widely praised. This copy has the address stamp of Dr. Harrison E. Kennard, former president of the Harvard Mountaineering Club, who climbed in Labrado[read more]

The Mountain of My Fear: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David The Mountain of My Fear
1968 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.157, photo frontis, 12 bw photos, 3 maps (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth tight, fine #18423 $125.00 $95.00
Roberts, and three others, made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in only nine days this book has been widely praised. Ranked 28th by National Geographic on their list of “The 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time”. Neate R45. To see all current off[read more]

signedRoberts, David The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative
2001 US rep, 8vo, pp.368, 24 bw photos, 6 maps, wraps; signed, new #18546 $19.00
Roberts has been singled out as one of the best mountaineering writers with his straightforward style. In ‘The Mountain of My Fear’ he describes his successful, yet tragic, expedition with three others which made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in only[read more]

The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative: Roberts, David
Roberts, David The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative
2012 US rep, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 2 bw photos, 3 maps, 1 sketch, wraps; new #26066 $24.95
Roberts has been singled out as one of the best mountaineering writers with his straightforward style. In ‘The Mountain of My Fear’ he describes his successful, yet tragic, expedition with three others which made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in on[read more]

True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent of Annapurna: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent of Annapurna
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 10 bw photos, sketch, map, black/white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #19420 $25.00
Roberts exposes the further story of the 1950 French Annapurna expedition which was the first to reach the summit of an 8000m peak. Louis Lachenal, Maurice Herzog’s guide, had wanted to turn around on summit day but continued to the summit in light of Herzog’s determination. Both climbers paid a h[read more]

I’ll Climb Mount Everest Alone: The Story of Maurice Wilson: Roberts, Dennis
Roberts, Dennis I’ll Climb Mount Everest Alone: The Story of Maurice Wilson
1957 Hale London 1st, 8vo, pp.158, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj w/ 1” tear back, clipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #10044 $195.00
Wilson, with no climbing experience, flew to India in 1934 and climbed solo to Everest’s North Col. His body was found by Eric Shipton and Charles Warren in 1935. Scarce. Neate R46, SB R13, Yak R128.[read more]

Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach: Roberts, Eric
Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11026 $19.00 $16.15
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. Neate R47. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23903 $29.00
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R47.[read more]

signedRoberts, Jack Colorado Ice
1998 Polar Star Boulder 1st, small 8vo, pp.312, photo frontis, 107 bw photos, 9 topo drawings, 40 maps, appendices, wraps; inscribed ‘Phil, Thanks for coming to climb in ?, Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, fine #25205 $19.00 $15.20
This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

signedRobertson, David George Mallory
1999 Thailand rep, 8vo, pp.279, photo frontis, 25 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; signed, new. #19026 $39.00
Long out of print, this is a new printing of the definitive biography of George Mallory written by his son-in-law. Based largely on Mallory’s own writings this book provides a broader picture of Mallory than as just a mountaineer. See Neate R51.[read more]

Robertson, David George Mallory
1999 UK rep, 8vo, pp.279, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; fine. #22587 $12.95
Long out of print, this is a new printing of the definitive biography of George Mallory written by his son-in-law. Based largely on Mallory’s own writings this book provides a broader picture of Mallory than as just a mountaineer. See Neate R51.[read more]

George Mallory: Robertson, David
Robertson, David George Mallory
1969 Faber & Faber London 1st, 8vo, pp.279, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ some apparent repair to front hinge, else fine #14361 $125.00
The definitive biography of George Mallory written by his son-in-law. Based largely on Mallory’s own writings this book provides a broader picture of Mallory than as just a mountaineer. See Neate R51.[read more]

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