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Into the Mists: S. A. Andrée’s Balloon Expedition Towards the North Pole: Riffenburgh, Beau
New Riffenburgh, Beau Into the Mists: S. A. Andrée’s Balloon Expedition Towards the North Pole
2018 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.267, 2 color & 205 bw photos, 4 color & 8 bw illus, 4 maps, wraps; new #27598 $29.95
Salomon August Andrée and his attempt to reach the North Pole in the balloon Örnen have captured the imagination of people for at least 120 years. In addition to the obvious question “Whatever happened to them?” came the difficulty of understanding why three reasonable men would risk their lives on [read more]

The Forthcoming Antarctic Expedition: Scott, Captain Robert F.
New Scott, Captain Robert F. The Forthcoming Antarctic Expedition
2019 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.9, photo frontis, wraps; new #27628 $24.95
Offered here is an offprint of Captain Scott’s May 27, 1910 lecture to the Royal Institution of Great Britain presented prior to the Terra Nova’s June 1st departure on the ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). In it he lays out the plans for the expedition – sailing south, arrival at McM[read more]

Camp Six: An Account of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition: Smythe, Frank
New Smythe, Frank Camp Six: An Account of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition
1937 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 307, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, map, appendix, blue cloth; cloth w/ small tear top spine, tight, near fine #24656 $79.00
Smythe's account of the 1933 British Mount Everest Expedition includes his experiences at the high camp and his solo summit attempt. One of the Everest classics, credited as an inspirational book by Hillary in “High Adventure”. Neate S114, SB S42, Yak S288.[read more]

Arctic Mirage: The 1913-1920 Expedition in Search of Crocker Land: Solberg, Winton U.
New Solberg, Winton U. Arctic Mirage: The 1913-1920 Expedition in Search of Crocker Land
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 255, 20 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27641 $34.95
In 1913, an expedition was sent to the Arctic, funded by the American Museum of Natural History, the American Geographical Society, and the University of Illinois. Its purpose was twofold: to discover whether an archipelago called Crocker Land - reportedly spotted by an earlier explorer in 1906 - ac[read more]

Some Irish Antarcticans: Stephenson, Robert
New Stephenson, Robert Some Irish Antarcticans
2019 NH Ltd ed 100, 4to, [pp.3], wraps; new #27629 $15.95
This is a work-in-progress listing of 55 Irish-born Antarctic explorers and travelers, from 1772 to 2008, indicating their expeditions, position, and place of birth. Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.4 held in Ireland in 2019.[read more]

Scrambles in Japan and Formosa: Walton, W. H. Murray
New Walton, W. H. Murray Scrambles in Japan and Formosa
1934 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.304, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; cloth bright, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, fine #22169 $495.00
Walton was a missionary and member of the Japanese Alpine Club for 15 years. “An important contribution to the English-language literature on these areas”. A nice copy. Neate W14.[read more]

Postcards of Antarctic Expeditions - A Catalogue: 1898-1958: Wharton, Margery
New signedWharton, Margery Postcards of Antarctic Expeditions - A Catalogue: 1898-1958
1998 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.272, many bw illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #18711 $89.00
Wharton has drawn upon 13 years of research to compile an amazing collection of over 550 postcards illustrating Antarctic expeditions beginning with the Belgica expedition. With most of the cards illustrated this is a very valuable resource for the collector of Antarctic ephemera. Now out of print.[read more]

The Ascent of the Matterhorn: Whymper, Edward
New Whymper, Edward The Ascent of the Matterhorn
1880 John Murray London 3rd, 8vo, pp.xxii, 325, frontis w/ tissue guard, 13 full-page illus, 91 text illus, 2 fldg maps (1 color), appendices, gilt-dec blue cloth; cloth worn top/bottom spine, 2.5” split to cloth on back spine edge, bookplate, 1 map w/ small wear hole, tight, else vg #27606 $125.00
Whymper (1840-1911) was a leading English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author who was obsessed with being the first to climb the Matterhorn. In this mountaineering classic he recounts details of his early climbs and accounts of early attempts on the Matterhorn, culminating in his successf[read more]

Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator: Whymper, Edward
New Whymper, Edward Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator
1892 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 456, frontis, 19 full-page & 118 text illus, 4 maps (3 fldg), appendices, uncut, gold dec brown beveled boards; cloth worn, corners bumped, front hinge cracked, maps w/ orig folds, lg map w/ splits on fold lines, else very good #23891 $95.00
The first of the few great classics of South American climing literature. Whymper made eight first ascents in the Andes, including Chimborazo. This includes the folding map in the back pocket. Neate W66.[read more]

In the Ice World of Himalaya … Among the Peaks and Passes of Ladakh, Nubra, Suru, and Baltistan: Workman, Fanny Bullock & Wm. Hunter Workman
New Workman, Fanny Bullock & Wm. Hunter Workman In the Ice World of Himalaya … Among the Peaks and Passes of Ladakh, Nubra, Suru, and Baltistan
[1900] Cassell NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 204, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 66 photos, 3 color fldg maps, uncut, teg, gilt lettered green cloth; cloth w/ new spine & back cover retaining orig spine title/author labels, maps w/ orig folds, 1 map w/ 3”tear, tight, very good #22277 $225.00
This is the Workman’s first book recounting the first (1989-9) of their seven important Himalayan expeditions (1899-1912). During the course of several explorations they reached the Karakoram Pass and later explored the Biafo Glacier with the Swiss guide Mathias Zurbriggen. Not always found with all[read more]

Everest: The Challenge: Younghusband, Sir Francis
New Younghusband, Sir Francis Everest: The Challenge
1936 Nelson London 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 243, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, green cloth; cloth tight, near fine #26328 $35.00
Everest through the 1936 attempt, Nanga Parbat, Kamet, Trisul, Nanda Devi, and early Himalayan pilgrims. This second printing, one month after the first, contains a new account of the 1936 expedition. Neate Y28, SB Y10, Yak Y18.[read more]

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