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Himalayan Holiday: An Account of the New Zealand Himalayan Expedition 1953: Roberts, Athol, et al
Roberts, Athol, et al Himalayan Holiday: An Account of the New Zealand Himalayan Expedition 1953
2004 NZ 1st thus, 8vo, pp.72, 58 color & 16 bw photos, map, wraps; new. #24233 $24.95
This is an account of that other 1953 Himalayan expedition. Roberts and his three teammates made the first ascent of Chamar (7000m), visited a large part of Nepal previously unvisited by Europeans, and even brought back a bear. First published as a newspaper article, this has previously unpublishe[read more]

Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative
1970 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.188, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #11699 $95.00 $79.00
An Alaskan classic. The 1964 bold attempt of two men to climb Mt. Deborah's East ridge, a previously unclimbed route. An experience which 'transformed a physical journey into an equally difficult inward one'. Neate R42. To see all current offerings by David Roberts,
Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative
1970 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.188, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #12328 $65.00
An Alaskan classic. The 1964 bold attempt of two men to climb Mt. Deborah's East ridge, a previously unclimbed route. An experience which 'transformed a physical journey into an equally difficult inward one'. Neate R42.[read more]

Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, black/grey cloth; signed David Roberts, Bob Bates & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #22651 $225.00
A terrific account of the 1937 first ascent of Mount Lucania (17,150’), then the highest unclimbed peak in North America, by Bob Bates and Brad Washburn. With their support aircraft unable to return for them, due to unusually warm weather softening the glacier snow, Bates and Washburn had no choice [read more]

Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, black/grey cloth; signed David Roberts & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #23159 $165.00
A terrific account of the 1937 first ascent of Mount Lucania (17,150’), then the highest unclimbed peak in North America, by Bob Bates and Brad Washburn. With their support aircraft unable to return for them, due to unusually warm weather softening the glacier snow, Bates and Washburn had no choice [read more]

signedRoberts, David Escape Routes: Further Adventure Writings of David Roberts
1998 US rep, 8vo, pp.267, wraps; signed, new. #18545 $19.00
To see all current offerings by David Roberts, click here.[read more]

signedRoberts, David Escape Routes: Further Adventure Writings of David Roberts
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.267, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #18544 $29.00
To see all current offerings by David Roberts, click here.[read more]

Great Exploration Hoaxes: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Great Exploration Hoaxes
1982 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 182, 12 b/w photos, 7 maps, yellow/brown cloth; inscribed, dj vg, cloth vg #11025 $29.00
Contains the stories of ten men, from Cabot to Crowhurst, from the seas to the mountains, with chapters on Cook, Peary, Byrd, and Maestri.[read more]

Great Exploration Hoaxes: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Great Exploration Hoaxes
2001 US rep, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 225, 14 bw photos, 6 maps, wraps; signed David Roberts & Tom Hornbein, fine #20891 $19.00
Contains the stories of ten men, from Cabot to Crowhurst, from the seas to the mountains, with chapters on Cook, Peary, Byrd, and Maestri. To see all current offerings by David Roberts, click here.[read more]

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
New 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
New 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; dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #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 hi[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]

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
New 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]

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]

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