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Seven Summits: The Quest to Reach the Highest Point on Every Continent: Bell, Steve, ed
signedBell, Steve, ed Seven Summits: The Quest to Reach the Highest Point on Every Continent
2000 UK 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 123 color & 11 bw photos, 9 maps, gray cloth; signed Gerry Roach, Doug Scott, Eric Simonson, dj & cloth new. #22253 $69.00
Steve Bell, manager of Jagged Globe guide service in the UK, has edited a great large-format book on the seven summits - Everest, Aconcagua, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, Kosciuszko/Carstenz Pyramid. This includes first-hand accounts from 18 mountaineers who have summitted these continenta[read more]

signedBell, Steve, ed Seven Summits: The Quest to Reach the Highest Point on Every Continent
2000 UK 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 123 color & 11 bw photos, 9 maps, gray cloth; signed Doug Scott, dj & cloth new #19663 $59.00
Steve Bell, manager of Jagged Globe guide service in the UK, has edited a great large-format book on the seven summits - Everest, Aconcagua, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, Kosciuszko/Carstenz Pyramid. This includes first-hand accounts from 18 mountaineers who have summitted these continenta[read more]

Třetí Everest: Poznání bolí...[Third Everest: Understanding Pain…]: Bém, Pavel & Rudolf Švaříček
DVD videoBém, Pavel & Rudolf Švaříček Třetí Everest: Poznání bolí...[Third Everest: Understanding Pain…]
2007 Zlin 1st, 4to, pp.349, photo frontis, 590 color (1 gatefold) & 4 bw photos, 1 tipped-in paper illus, 5 inserted prayer flags, photo eps, pictorial cloth + National Geographic double-sided, color fldg map of Everest + fldg hanging paper lantern + DVD (28 min); boxed, issued w/o dj, new #25991 $125.00
This is an elaborate boxed set book production related to the Czech - Slovenian Everest Expedition 2007. The team initially planned to attempt Everest from the north but permission was refused on account of Bém’s Buddhist beliefs and prior meetings with the Dalai Lama. They then received permissio[read more]

Lucky to be Alive: A First Expedition to the Himalayas: Benham, Angela
Benham, Angela Lucky to be Alive: A First Expedition to the Himalayas
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 164, 17 color photos, map, wraps; new. #22910 $14.95
Benham was a member of the Red Rope Tirsuli North Wall 2001 Expedition. The team had hoped to make a first ascent of Tirsuli West (7035m) but had to settle for a first ascent of Shamhu Ka Qilla (6160m). Benham ended up falling on the descent and was lucky to survive.[read more]

Whymper's Scrambles With a Camera: A Victorian Magic Lantern Show: Berg, Peter
Berg, Peter Whymper's Scrambles With a Camera: A Victorian Magic Lantern Show
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 138, photo frontis, 122 bw photos/illus, 4 maps, wraps; new #25837 $31.95
2011 marks the centenary of the death of Edward Whymper, one of the most important figures in the history of mountaineering. His ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, and the deaths of four members of his party on the way down, attracted attention throughout the world, bringing him praise and criticism[read more]

Bergamaschi, Arturo Il Nepal e la HN ’79: Spedizione Italiana all’Annapurna Fang-m. 7650 Himalaya del Nepal
1980 Aniballi Ancona 1st, 8vo, pp.244, 32 color & 45 bw photos, 4 figs, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj pulled top spine/edge, vg+, cloth fine. #12143 $75.00
The account of the large 20-man Italian 1979 Annapurna Fang (7650m) expedition. Their attempt was thwarted by bad weather at 20,850’ on the SE Ridge. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

signedBerger, Eugène Ganz Oben [On The Top]
1993 Editions Revue Luxembourg 1st, 4to, pp.152, 146 color photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #10940 $59.00
The 1992 first ascent of Everest by a Luxemberger and an attempt in 1991 from the north by a Belgian expedition, in German. Signed by successful summitter Eugène Berger.[read more]

Berlepsch, H. (Hermann von) The Alps or Sketches of Life and Nature in the Mountains
1861 Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts London 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 407, frontis, 15 bw illus, marbled eps & edges, full red leather boards w/ gilt crest; boards off & missing spine, school prize label (1869) inside front board, internally tight & fine. #23069 $45.00
This would look quite nice with a new binding.[read more]

Više od Everesta: Hrvatska Ženska Ekspedicija na vrh Svijeta [Over Everest: Croatian Women's Expedition to the Top of the World]: Berljak, Darko
signedBerljak, Darko Više od Everesta: Hrvatska Ženska Ekspedicija na vrh Svijeta [Over Everest: Croatian Women's Expedition to the Top of the World]
2009 Croatia 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 134 color photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25578 $79.95
A very nicely produced book documenting the 2nd Croatian Female Climbing Expedition led by veteran Croatian mountaineer Darko Berljak; who is the Secretary General of the Croatian Mountaineering Association. A preliminary chapter covers the women’s prerequisite expedition to Cho Oyu (2007) and then[read more]

Saga of the “Discovery”: Bernacchi, Louis C.
Bernacchi, Louis C. Saga of the “Discovery”
1938 Blackie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 240, 54 bw photos, 5 sketches, 3 maps (2 fldg), map ep, dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine; cloth spine bright, lightly rubbed, name on front pastedown, maps w/ no tears, tight, vg+ #26125 $75.00
Bernacchi, a physicist, served on Borchgrevink's “Southern Cross” expedition (1898-1900) and then on Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), in the “Discovery”. This is the history of the “Discovery” which was built in 1900 for Scott’s expedition. Following this expedition, the “R[read more]

Saga of the “Discovery”: Bernacchi, Louis C.
Bernacchi, Louis C. Saga of the “Discovery”
1938 Blackie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 240, 54 bw photos, 5 sketches, 3 maps (2 fldg), map ep, dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine; dj spine rubbed, unclipped, very good-, cloth w/ toning to eps, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good+ #25644 $149.00
Bernacchi, a physicist, served on Borchgrevink's “Southern Cross” expedition (1898-1900) and then on Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), in the “Discovery”. This is the history of the “Discovery” which was built in 1900 for Scott’s expedition. Following this expedition, the “RRS[read more]

Trentini sul Dhaulagiri I 8172m: Bernardi, Alfonso
Bernardi, Alfonso Trentini sul Dhaulagiri I 8172m
1978 Alcione Trento 1st, 8vo, pp.116, 76 bw photos, 2 charts, appendices, wraps w/ dj; dj & wraps new. #23636 $34.95
Account of the successful 1976 Italian expedition which made the fourth ascent of Dhaulagiri. They climbed the NE Ridge and placed two members on the summit. This has quite a number of photos. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Bernstein, Jeremy Ascent: Of the Invention of Mountain Climbing and its Practice
1965 Random NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 124, 17 bw illus, illus eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #11066 $12.00
From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B94.[read more]

Bernstein, Jeremy Mountain Passages
1978 Univ Nebraska Lincoln 1st, 8vo, pp.278, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, dec silver cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #24370 $12.00
A collection of previously published articles on Chamonix, Alpine guides, Chouinard, etc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B95.[read more]

Straight Up: Himalayan Tales of the Unexpected: Berry, Steve
signedBerry, Steve Straight Up: Himalayan Tales of the Unexpected
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 148, 36 color & 27 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; signed, new #26085 $25.95
Berry, cofounder of expedition firm Himalayan Kingdoms, has participated in nine Himalayan expeditions and 60 treks in the region. This is a collection of stories from his early expeditions prior to 1987. There are tales of encounters with bears, escapes from avalanches, summit successes and failu[read more]

The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909: Berton, Pierre
Berton, Pierre The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909
1988 Viking NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 672, 13 bw illus, 44 maps, illus eps, white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9039 $19.00
Berton’s tome is a thorough work on the quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole from 1818-1909. His coverage extends from the exploits of William Edward Parry to Robert Peary and brings these explorers to life as they explored a huge expanse of unknown territory.[read more]

Americans in Antarctica 1775-1948: Bertrand, Kenneth J.
Bertrand, Kenneth J. Americans in Antarctica 1775-1948
1971 American Geographical Society NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 554, 36 bw photos, 26 maps, light green-gray cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #25725 $45.00
A thorough history of American Antarctic exploration starting with the early sealers in the late 1700s, the Wilkes Expedition, Byrd, Ellsworth, Operation Highjump, Ronne, Operation Windmill, and more. Uncommon. Conrad p.1, Karrow 79, Meadows 226, Renard 125, Rosove 38.A1, not in Spence.[read more]

Los 14 Ochomiles de Juanito Oiarzábal [The 14 Eight-thousanders of Juanito Oiarzábal]: Betelu, Kiko
Betelu, Kiko Los 14 Ochomiles de Juanito Oiarzábal [The 14 Eight-thousanders of Juanito Oiarzábal]
2001 Spain 2nd, 8vo, pp.222, 65 color & 42 bw photos, 14 sketches, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26073 $49.00
Oiarzábal is the sixth person to have summitted all 14 8000m peaks. A nicely illustrated book with chapters on each peak. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
signedBettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth; signed Richard Irvin, dj w/ small chip back, else fine, cloth fine #23921 $295.00 $275.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Boardman, Scott, and Tasker. This is a nice copy of a very scarce book. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06.[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
New Bettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24772 $85.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Boardman, Scott, and Tasker. This is a very nice copy of a very scarce book. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06.[read more]

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