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signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
2001 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.256, 42 bw photos, wraps; inscribed ‘Phil, Joe is amazing on wet & loose rock. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, new #25131 $35.00 $28.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Mustagh Tower and Kangchenjunga. He also had several climbs with Bonington and summitted Kangchenjunga with Band. Neate B185, Yak B272. This book is from the Phil Hanson [read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1967 Gollancz London 1st imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #26003 $195.00
Brown, Joe. The Hard Years. 1967 Gollancz, London, 1st imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Kangchenjunga (1955), with George Band, and Mustagh Tower ([read more]

The Conquest of Mount McKinley: Browne, Belmore
Browne, Belmore The Conquest of Mount McKinley
1913 Putnam’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 381, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 3 color & 91 bw illus, fldg map, appendix, teg, map eps, dec brown cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, some pencil edits in last chapter, map w/ original folds & no tears, tight, near fine #9557 $395.00
The 1906, 1910 and 1912 expeditions. Browne was instrumental in disproving Cook's summit claims and very nearly reached the summit himself. A classic. Neate B191.[read more]

The Conquest of Mount McKinley: Browne, Belmore
Browne, Belmore The Conquest of Mount McKinley
1956 Mifflin Boston 2nd, 8vo, pp.xxx, 381, photo frontis, 41 bw photos, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, price clipped, vg-, cloth fine #26318 $35.00
The 1906, 1910 and 1912 expeditions. Browne was instrumental in disproving Cook's summit claims and very nearly reached the summit himself. This edition has a long introduction by Bradford Washburn. A classic. Neate B191.[read more]

Kulu and Lahoul: Bruce, C. G.
Bruce, C. G. Kulu and Lahoul
1914 Arnold London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 308 + 8 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 34 bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), silver lettered dark green cloth; cloth w/ several small indentations to front cover, lightly rubbed, new eps, 1 loose plate, tight, very good #27172 $325.00
Account of six months climbing and exploration in 1912. Bruce and a small party went to the largely unexplored region between Garhwal and Kashmir, making ascents up to 19,000’. He later went on to lead the second and third British Everest expeditions. Scarce. Neate B198, Yak B278.[read more]

Reminiscences of the Terra Nova in the Antarctic: Bruce, Capt. W. M.
Bruce, Capt. W. M. Reminiscences of the Terra Nova in the Antarctic
2012 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 75, 4to, pp.21, 1 bw photo, wraps; new #26115 $19.95
Wilfred Bruce served as a Lieutenant R.N.R. on the Terra Nova as a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13) on both of the southern voyages. Bruce was Scott’s brother-in-law as his sister Kathleen was married to Scott. In this uncommon account he describes his early a[read more]

Kulu and Lahoul: Bruce, Gen. C. G.
signedBruce, Gen. C. G. Kulu and Lahoul
1914 Arnold London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 308 + 8 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 34 bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), silver lettered dark green cloth; cloth rubbed, crack to lower front hinge, H(ugh) Heber Cholmondeley bookplate & signed Colin Monteath, foxing to prelims, several early pages tape, vg #22725 $625.00 $295.00
Account of six months climbing and exploration in 1912. Bruce and a small party went to the largely unexplored region between Garhwal and Kashmir, making ascents up to 19,000’. He later went on to lead the second and third British Everest expeditions. Cholmondeley was a noted Canterbury, NZ human[read more]

The Assault on Mount Everest 1922: Bruce, Gen. C. G.
Bruce, Gen. C. G. The Assault on Mount Everest 1922
1924 Longmans, Green NY 2nd imp, royal 8vo, pp.xi, 339, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 35 bw photos, 2 fldg maps back (1 color), blue cloth; xlib Princeton Univ, cloth w/ Univ bookplate to fep, pocket remnant on rear ep, miss 4 photos, hinges starting, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, vg #21866 $125.00
The second British expedition, from the north, building upon the reconnaissance of the previous year. Even then the use of oxygen was debated so attempts were made with and without, both going over 8000 meters. Neate B196, SB B44, Yak B279.[read more]

The Assault on Mount Everest 1922: Bruce, Gen. C. G.
Bruce, Gen. C. G. The Assault on Mount Everest 1922
1923 Arnold London 1st, royal 8vo, pp.xi, 339, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 35 bw photos, 2 fldg maps back (1 color), uncut, red cloth; cloth lightly rubbed top spine, nice corners, inscription dated 1923, some foxing to prelim/end pages, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, near fine #22476 $375.00
The second British expedition, from the north, building upon the reconnaissance of the previous year. Even then the use of oxygen was debated so attempts were made with and without, both going over 8000 meters. An important work in early Everest history. Anyone with a true interest in Everest should[read more]

Sepp Larch: Vom Gesäuse in den Karakorum (Sepp Larch: From Gesäuse to the Karakorum): Brunnthaler, Adolf
Brunnthaler, Adolf Sepp Larch: Vom Gesäuse in den Karakorum (Sepp Larch: From Gesäuse to the Karakorum)
2006 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.164, 185 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25978 $29.95
Austrian Sepp Larch is best know for being a member of the team which made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. His early climbs took place in the Gesäuse region of Austria and then expanded to the Eiger and Matterhorn. Later expeditions took him to the Andes. This book is filled with with [read more]

‘Scotia’ and William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition: Bryan, Rorke
Bryan, Rorke ‘Scotia’ and William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition
2015 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.8, 2 bw photos, sketch, wraps; fine #26946 $9.95
An excerpt from Bryan’s book ‘Ordeal by Ice’ produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015.[read more]

Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic: Bryan, Rorke
Bryan, Rorke Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 536, color frontis, 82 color & 102 bw photos, 8 color & 5 bw illus, 85 plans, 21 color maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25839 $69.95
Antarctica is surrounded by some of the world’s most hazardous seas and was first sighted less than three centuries ago. Since then, ships have been of vital importance in Antarctic exploration. Expeditions were challenged by poorly-charted waters, violent storms, pack ice and icebergs, and diseas[read more]

signedBryant, L. V. New Zealanders and Everest
1953 Reed Wellington 1st, 8vo, pp.48, 21 bw photos, map, wraps; signed George Lowe, vg. #9559 $45.00
Bryant was a member of the 1935 British Everest expedition, a nice booklet.[read more]

Mount Fitz Roy: Die Qualität des nächsten Schrittes [Mount Fitz Roy: The Quality of the Next Step]: Bubendorfer, Thomas
Bubendorfer, Thomas Mount Fitz Roy: Die Qualität des nächsten Schrittes [Mount Fitz Roy: The Quality of the Next Step]
1986 Orac Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.183, 40 color photos, white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24776 $29.00
Bubendorfer is one of the world’s foremost free solo climbers, climbing alone and without the aid of a rope or protection, an accomplished author and speaker. By age 21, he had set an unprecedented 30 first solo ascents, speed solo climbing records and ‘youth records’ in Austria, Switzerland, Italy,[read more]

Roof of the Rockies: A History of Mountaineering in Colorado: Bueler, William M.
Bueler, William M. Roof of the Rockies: A History of Mountaineering in Colorado
2000 CMC Goldon 3rd, 8vo, pp.xi, 241, frontis illus, 84 bw photos, 6 route diag, 14 maps, wraps; fine #20370 $16.95 $7.20
A good reference to the early exploration and climbing of the Rockies. Neate B208. 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[read more]

Bueler, William M. Roof of the Rockies: A History of Mountaineering in Colorado
1974 Pruett Pub Boulder 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 200, frontis, 37 bw photos, 3 illus, 14 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #23866 $25.00
A good reference to the early exploration and climbing of the Rockies. Neate B208.[read more]

Chasing the Cold: Frederick Paulsen’s Quest for all Eight Poles: Buffet, Charlie & Thierry Meyer
Buffet, Charlie & Thierry Meyer Chasing the Cold: Frederick Paulsen’s Quest for all Eight Poles
2015 Italy 1st, royal 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 132 color & 28 bw photos, 11 color & 2 bw illus, 1 color & 17 bw maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26879 $49.95
Frederick Paulsen’s first great adventure involved taking the reins, at age 30, of the Ferring pharmaceutical firm founded by his father. After he had transformed the company into a multinational corporation, Paulsen began to recall his childhood dream of discovering unknown lands, sparked by the Vi[read more]

Achttausend Drüber und Drunter: Buhl, Hermann
signedBuhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
[1960] Büchergilde Gutenberg Frankfurt new ed, 8vo, pp.365, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg+ with signed 5” x 7” bw portrait photo of Buhl, fine #20388 $1,795.00
With Signed Photo of Hermann Buhl Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing his[read more]

Achttausend Drüber und Drunter: Buhl, Hermann
Buhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
1955 Nymphenburger München 2nd prtg (6-10 Tausend), 8vo, pp.350, 18 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped/torn, good, cloth w/ light wear to corners, tight, else fine #27174 $95.00 $75.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published pri[read more]

Achttausend Drüber und Drunter: Buhl, Hermann
Buhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
1954 Nymphenburger München 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 18 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth tight w/ mountaineering bookplate of L. Fischer, newspaper clipping on Buhl’s death, fine #27173 $95.00 $75.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published pri[read more]

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