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The Physiography of the Ross Archipelago: [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Debenham, Frank
New [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Debenham, Frank The Physiography of the Ross Archipelago
1923 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 40, 16 bw plates, 12 figs, 5 fldg maps in rear pocket, appendix, original green stapled wrappers; maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27706 $195.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Miscellaneous Data: [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Lyons, Col. H. G.
New [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Lyons, Col. H. G. Miscellaneous Data
1924 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.[iv], 75, 5 figs, tables, large fldg plan of “Terra Nova” in rear pocket, appendix, original green stapled wrappers; light fading to spine, plan w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #25789 $145.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Physiography (Robertson Bay and Terra Nova Bay Regions): [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Priestley, R. E.
New [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Priestley, R. E. Physiography (Robertson Bay and Terra Nova Bay Regions)
1923 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.x, 87, 87 bw plates, 3 fldg maps in rear pocket, original green stapled wrappers; maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #25790 $195.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Determinations of Gravity: [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Wright, C. S.
New [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Wright, C. S. Determinations of Gravity
1921 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.113, 4 bw plates, 4 figs, 55 tables, addendum slip, original green wrappers; fine #25792 $95.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Observations on the Aurora: [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Wright, C. S.
New [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Wright, C. S. Observations on the Aurora
1921 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.viii, 46, 4 figs, 19 tables, appendix, original green wrappers; fine #25793 $95.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet: All, John
New All, John Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 224, 16 color photos, black cloth; dj corners lightly bumped else dj & cloth new #27692 $26.99
In May 2014, mountaineer and professor of geography John All plunged into a crevasse on Himlung (23,430’, 2014), a fall that all but killed him. He recorded a series of dramatic videos as he struggled to climb seven stories back up to the surface with a severely dislocated shoulder, internal bleedin[read more]

Even Higher Than Everest: Almond, George
New Almond, George Even Higher Than Everest
2020 US reprint, 8vo, pp.273, wraps; new #27727 $19.95
Almond presents a dramatised story of the 1933 first flight over the world’s highest peak. Aiming to inform and entertain a broad readership, the tale follows Garland, a young American journalist, as she acts as PA to a notorious heiress Lucy Houston. On the steam yacht Liberty, Garland’s romances i[read more]

Nine Lives: Expeditions to Everest: Anderson, Robert Mads
New signedAnderson, Robert Mads Nine Lives: Expeditions to Everest
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 48 color photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed sticker, new #27709 $29.95
Anderson is an elite mountaineer with a solitary goal: to conquer Everest. After nearly getting killed on his first expedition, Anderson then led a team up a new route without oxygen or Sherpa support, climbed solo on the remote North Face to finally guide a team to the top of the world. Incorpor[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
New signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed 6 - Bates, Nick Clinch, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, Dee Molenaar, Brad Washburn, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #9491 $395.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
New signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27690 $125.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
New signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed Bates & Charles Houston, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9493 $175.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

After the Lost Franklin Expedition: Lady Franklin and John Rae: Baxter, Peter
New Baxter, Peter After the Lost Franklin Expedition: Lady Franklin and John Rae
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 270, 24 bw photos, 6 illus, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27728 $49.95
The fate of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1847 is an enigma that has tantalized generations of historians, archaeologists and adventurers. The expedition was lost without a trace and all 129 men died in what is arguably the worst disaster in Britain’s history of polar exploration. In the afterm[read more]

Suffering Up Manaslu: Bethell, David B.
New Bethell, David B. Suffering Up Manaslu
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 226, 90 color & 1 bw photos, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27729 $39.99
Above 8,000 metres in the death zone, life begins to die. Step by arduous step, mountaineer Bethell is determined to summit the Himalayan peak, Mt Manaslu, known as the Mountain of the Soul. He’s driven not only by his love of mountains, but also the memory of a childhood friend-and the mission to h[read more]

The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains: Blanchard, Barry
New signedBlanchard, Barry The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 36 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26820 $37.95
With riveting descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone’s Horse Army Cade[read more]

Chris Bonington's Everest: Bonington, Chris
New signedBonington, Chris Chris Bonington's Everest
2002 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 139 color & 4 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Bonington & Doug Scott, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27479 $95.00
To mark the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, Bonington has drawn upon his original accounts and diaries of his own four Everest expeditions (1972, 1975, 1982, 1985). His writings on these expeditions and reflections on the changes that have taken place in Himalayan climbing make for [read more]

When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic: Borkan, Brad & David Hirzel
New Borkan, Brad & David Hirzel When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic
2017 US 1st, 8vo, 13 bw photos, map, appendices, wraps; new #27730 $14.99
Epic stories from the heroic age when Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, and Mawson battled the most isolated environment on earth. By placing you in their life and death situations, the authors encourage you to assess how you might have responded. Would you obey a command from your dying officer to[read more]

The Cruise of the ‘Antarctic’ to the South Polar Regions: Bull, H. J.
New Bull, H. J. The Cruise of the ‘Antarctic’ to the South Polar Regions
1984 Paradigm Press/Bluntisham Books Suffolk facs ed, 8vo, pp.xxi, 243, frontis, 11 bw plates, appendices, silver-lettered spine & cover w/ silver & black portrait of the Antarctic, dark blue cloth; cloth tight, fine #27705 $195.00
Bull organized and accompanied the Norwegian sealer ‘Antarctic’ to investigate whaling opportunities in the Ross Sea (1894-95). They claimed the first landing on the Antarctic continent at Cape Adare in Victoria Land. Carsten Borchgrevink was a member and would later lead his own expedition in 1898-[read more]

Wyatt Earp: The Little Ship with Many Names: Burgess, Trish
New Burgess, Trish Wyatt Earp: The Little Ship with Many Names
2020 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.116, 8 color & 30 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, plan, 2 color maps, wraps; new #27696 $24.95
The year 2019 marked the 100th anniversary since the launch of a solid, wooden ship built in 1918-19 in Molde, Norway. At the time she was named M/S Fanefjord (Motorskip/Motorship). She was not built as a fishing vessel, as many have claimed, but as a useful coastal trading ship--an all-rounder! Ini[read more]

Antarctica: Earth’s Own Ice World: Carroll, Michael & Rosaly Lopes
New signedCarroll, Michael & Rosaly Lopes Antarctica: Earth’s Own Ice World
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 189, 111 color & 10 bw photos, 19 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; signed Carroll, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27716 $29.95
In 2016, scientist Rosaly Lopes and artist Michael Carroll teamed up as fellows of the National Science Foundation to travel to Mount Erebus, the world’s southernmost active volcano in Antarctica. The logistics of getting there and complex operations of Antarctica's McMurdo Station echo the kinds of[read more]

Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure: Coffey, Maria
New signedCoffey, Maria Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 234, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24698 $29.00
Climbers who court danger in the world’s highest places risk far more than their own skins. When tragedy strikes, what happens to the people who love them? Why would anyone choose to invest in a future with a high-altitude climber? This ground-breaking book violates a central taboo of extreme advent[read more]

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