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Mountaineering in China: [China]
[China] Mountaineering in China
1965 Foreign Languages Press Peking 1st, 8vo, [pp.91], 4 color & 134 bw photos, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ edge rubbing, vg #23443 $139.00
A nice, primarily photo, book which includes ascents of Minya Konka (1957), Shule Mountain (1958), Mustagh Ata (1959 – new women’s world altitude record), Everest (1960 - first ascent of North Ridge), Amne Machin (1960), Kongur (1961 – all-women, new women’s world altitude record), and Shisha Pangma[read more]

Chogolisa: The Japanese Chogolisa Expedition, 1958: [Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto
signed[Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto Chogolisa: The Japanese Chogolisa Expedition, 1958
1959 Asahi-Newspaper Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.88, 139, 7 color & 99 bw photos (1 fldg pan) + 21 bw portraits, 3 maps (2 fldg), green cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ original glassine wrapper, rubbed, vertical crease line on back, very good, cloth fine #25389 $425.00
Account of the first ascent of Chogolisa (25,110’) which placed two members on the summit in 1958. Previous attempts had been made by the Duke of the Abruzzi, in 1909, and Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger, in 1957. Scarce. In Japanese, no English translation. Yak j89 (1st), j243 (2nd), jK167 (3rd[read more]

Manaslu 1952-3: [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club
[Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1952-3
1954 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.66, 4, 217, 17, 2 color & 127 bw photos, 6 figs, 3 sketches, 6 charts, 7 maps (1 color fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj is a facsimile, cloth w/ some discoloration to lower spine, vg+. #25241 $450.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their reconnaissance in 1952 and attempt in 1953, re[read more]

Manaslu 1954-6: [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club
[Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1954-6
1958 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.24, 14, 353, 13, 47 bw photos, 30 figs, 8 sketches, 74 charts (2 fldg), 8 maps (1 color, 1 fldg), appendices, red cloth; dj is a facsimile, cloth fine #25615 $495.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their failed attempt in 1954, the reconnaissance of [read more]

Challenge to K2: [Japan]. Komatsu, Yoshio
[Japan]. Komatsu, Yoshio Challenge to K2
1983 Shinchosha Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.119, 69 color & 23 bw photos, color map, photo eps, wraps w/ dj; dj fine, internally fine #25680 $125.00
Account of the first ascent of K2’s West Ridge in 1981. The Japanese were able to finish off this difficult route first started by Chris Bonington in 1976 and Doug Scott in 1980, placing two members on the summit. This is a good companion book to the Waseda University account. Scarce, privately publ[read more]

To the End of the White Glacier: Making a Film Record of the Japan K2 Expedition: [Japan]. Monden, Ryotaro
[Japan]. Monden, Ryotaro To the End of the White Glacier: Making a Film Record of the Japan K2 Expedition
1978 Kyûgei-shuppan Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 1 color & 65 bw photos, sketch, 5 maps, illus eps, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ original paper band, fine, internally fine #25937 $75.00
This is Monden’s personal narrative of his experiences during the 1977 Japan K2 expedition which made the second and third ascents. He was the director of filming. In Japanese, no English translation. Yak jM129 (3rd).[read more]

Mt McKinley Expedition of the Ryosetsu Alpine Club 1972: [Japan]. Ryosetsu Alpine Club
[Japan]. Ryosetsu Alpine Club Mt McKinley Expedition of the Ryosetsu Alpine Club 1972
1972 1st, 8vo, pp.169, 25 color & 27 bw photos, sketches, tables, map, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth spine faded, else fine #25390 $145.00 $125.00
This is the official account of the 1972 Ryosetsu Alpine Club’s ascent of McKinley. The expedition consisted of five women from the Club who planned to climb the West Rib. It is believe that three of them reached the summit but fell on the descent, their bodies being found by Ray Genet. Included [read more]

K2: The Mountain of My Heart: [Japan]. Shinkai, Isao
[Japan]. Shinkai, Isao K2: The Mountain of My Heart
1978 Soshisha-shuppan Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.167, 110 bw photos, 3 maps, white cloth, boxed; original cardboard box w/ fade to spine, edge wear, vg, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #25125 $295.00
A personal account of the large Japanese expedition which made the second ascent of K2 in 1977. This large, 50-person Japanese expedition made three attempts before finally placing seven climbers on the summit over the course of two consecutive days. This large-format book makes a nice accompaniemen[read more]

The Mountain of the White Devil: South Pillar of Dhaulagiri I, 1975 & 1978: [Japan]. Tokyo Himalaya Expedition
[Japan]. Tokyo Himalaya Expedition The Mountain of the White Devil: South Pillar of Dhaulagiri I, 1975 & 1978
1979 The Expedition Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.44, 387, 45 color & 38 bw photos + 49 portraits, route drawings, tables, 4 maps, sketch eps, page-ribbon, blue cloth; slipcase rubbed, near fine, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #25461 $185.00
Account of the expeditions to the South Pillar of Dhaulagiri in 1975 and 1978. Six members were lost in an avalanche in 1975 and success was achieved in 1978. In Japanese with seven text pages and four-page summary in English, no English translation. Yak j463 (2nd ed), T174 (3rd).[read more]

Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56: [Japan]. Yoda, Takayoshi
[Japan]. Yoda, Takayoshi Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56
1956 Mainichi Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.119, 9 color & 177 bw photos, 2 maps, tan cloth; slipcase edges/corners rubbed, vg, issued w/o dj, cloth tight, near fine #24644 $495.00
This is one of the most highly sought-after books regarding the first ascent of an 8000m peak. This large-format photo-book is meant to accompany the two books ‘Manaslu 1952-3’ and ‘Manaslu 1954-6’ which describe the Japanese reconnaissance and ultimate success on Manaslu. In Japanese with photo cap[read more]

Stood on the Summit of Chomolangma: Photo-album of the Japanese Alpine Club Expedition to Everest through the Chinese route: [Japan]. Yomiuri-Newspaper (ed.)
[Japan]. Yomiuri-Newspaper (ed.) Stood on the Summit of Chomolangma: Photo-album of the Japanese Alpine Club Expedition to Everest through the Chinese route
1980 The Newspaper Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.134, 95 color & 55 bw photos + 62 portraits, sketch, map, wraps; fold to back corner, else near fine #25863 $125.00 $75.00
Account of the 1980 Japanese Everest expedition via the NE Ridge. Yasuo Kato and Susuma Nakamura made the summit attempt with Nakamura stopping and Kato continuing alone to the summit. Both bivouacked at the Second Step, without oxygen, on the descent. This was Kato’s second ascent of Everest. In Ja[read more]

Mountaineering Maps of the World: Himalaya & Karakoram and Hindu Kush: [Japan]. Yoshizawa, Ichiro
[Japan]. Yoshizawa, Ichiro Mountaineering Maps of the World: Himalaya & Karakoram and Hindu Kush
1977/78 Gakushûkenyû-sha Tokyo 2 vol, 1st, lg 4to, vol 1 pp.330, 116 color & 79 bw photos, bw drawings, 28 large maps, (2 fldg), blue cloth; vol 2 pp.350, 123 color & 74 bw photos, bw drawings, 31 large maps, (2 fldg), brown cloth; slipcases w/ light rubbing, near fine, issued w/o dj’s, cloth fine #23791 $1,200.00 $900.00
This is a classic voluminous work which is quite difficult to find. Vol 1 has large maps covering the areas of Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Kangchenjunga, Everest, Khumbu, Rolwaling, Langtang Ganesh, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanjiroba, Api Nampa Saipal, Indian Himalaya, Nanda Devi, Kamet, Gangotri,[read more]

Mawson’s Huts: The Birthplace of Australian Antarctic Heritage: [Mawson]
signed[Mawson] Mawson’s Huts: The Birthplace of Australian Antarctic Heritage
2008 Australia Collector’s signed & numbered ed #114/420, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 123 color & 118 bw photos, 2 figs, 5 color maps, page-ribbon, ½ blue calf & grey boards; signed by Sir Douglas Mawson’s seven grandchildren, issued w/o dj, bump to upper right corner, else new #25677 $475.00
This beautiful, large-format book presents the largest ever published collection of historic images taken by Douglas Mawson’s official photographer Frank Hurley during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE, 1911-14) – many being published for the first time. The AAE, led by Mawson who was late[read more]

Fridtjof Nansen: Scientist and Humanitarian: [Nansen, Fridtjof]
[Nansen, Fridtjof] Fridtjof Nansen: Scientist and Humanitarian
2008 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.87, 5 color & 73 bw photos, 1 color & 4 bw illus, photo eps, wraps; new #25631 $19.95
Nansen, receipient of the 1922 Nobel Peace Prize, was a politician and diplomat in addition to being a polar explorer. This is the story of his tireless work on the refugee situation in Europa in the aftermath of the Great War. Illustrated with many of Nansen’s own photos.[read more]

Antarctica: Great Stories from the Frozen Continent: [Reader's Digest]
[Reader's Digest] Antarctica: Great Stories from the Frozen Continent
1988 Reader's Digest Surry Hills 1st, 4to, pp.320, approx. 900 color & bw photos/drawings/maps/paintings, pictorial cloth; 2nd Revised ed, 4to, pp.320, photo frontis, approx. 900 color & bw photos/drawings/maps/paintings, pictorial cloth #18173 $39.00
A large work with hundreds of photos covering the continent, wildlife, and exploration. The majority of the book is a chronological coverage of exploration from 1501 to 1983, profusely illustrated. This is an excellent quick reference to the achievements of different expeditions.[read more]

Koninklijke Nederlandse Alpen Vereniging 1902-1977 - Gebeurtenissen van de Laatste 25 Jaar [Royal Netherlands Alpine Association 1902-1977 - Events of the Last 25 Years]: [Royal Netherlands Alpine Association]
[Royal Netherlands Alpine Association] Koninklijke Nederlandse Alpen Vereniging 1902-1977 - Gebeurtenissen van de Laatste 25 Jaar [Royal Netherlands Alpine Association 1902-1977 - Events of the Last 25 Years]
1977 KNAV Utrecht 1st, 4to, pp.87, 37 bw photos, wraps; fine #25289 $35.00
Published on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Royal Netherlands Alpine Association, this looks at the previous 25 years with chapters written by Visser, Timmers, Verrijn Stuart, Dufour, and others. In Dutch, no English translation.[read more]

Observations on the Aurora: [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Wright, C. S.
[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; very fine #25793 $79.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, such as this one, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 10: [Shackleton]
[Shackleton] Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 10
Oct 2016 Ireland 8vo, pp.124, 19 color & 17 bw photos, 5 bw illus, 1 maps, wraps; new #27169 $35.00
This issue contains articles on the Shackleton Memorial, Shackleton crossing Antarctica, Scott Polar Research Institute archives, top 10 polar decisions, book reviews and more. Previous volumes are still available.[read more]

Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 8: [Shackleton]
[Shackleton] Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 8
Oct 2014 Ireland 8vo, pp.140, 14 color & 11 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, 1 map, wraps; new #26826 $35.00
This issue contains articles on Shackleton, hoosh, sea ice, heritage sites, other Antarctic crew members, place names with Irish origins, book reviews and more. Previous volumes are still available.[read more]

Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 9: [Shackleton]
[Shackleton] Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 9
Oct 2015 Ireland 8vo, pp.162, 30 color & 13 bw photos, 13 bw illus, graph, 4 maps, wraps; new #27020 $35.00
This issue contains articles by John King Davis, on the Weddell Sea, Antarctica then and now, William Scoresby, Benjamin Leigh Smith, Shackleton, the Endurance, Cook’s second voyage, Antarctic place names, book reviews and more. Previous volumes are still available.[read more]

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