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Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]: Compagnoni, Achille
Compagnoni, Achille Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]
1958 Veronelli Milano 2nd, oblong 8vo, pp.77, 8 color & 31 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine #22907 $195.00
Compagnoni provides his first-person account of the first ascent of K2 in 1954. Compagnoni and Lacedelli achieved an historic first with their ascent of K2, although there has been considerable controversy regarding the role of Walter Bonatti. Quite scarce. In Italian, no English edition.[read more]

Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent: Conefrey, Mick
Conefrey, Mick Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 322, 6 color & 8 bw photos, 2 bw illus, map, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26238 $39.95
On the morning of 2 June 1953, the day of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the first news ebbed through to the British public of a magnificent achievement: Everest had finally been conquered. Drawing on first-hand interviews and unprecedented access to archives, this is a groundbreaking new account of[read more]

Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Icemen: History of the Arctic and Its Explorers
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 27 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new. #15921 $24.95 $14.95
Profiles legendary adventurers, such as Cook and Peary, and illuminates the historical achievements of other explorers who reached their goals. Includes Ross, Franklin, Parry, Andree, Amundsen, Ellsworth, Nobile, Watkins, and others. This book was produced in conjunction with the series shown on t[read more]

Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks: Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan
Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.281, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, blue/tan cloth; dj & cloth new. #22550 $23.00 $18.50
A nice selection of nine stories covering a century of mountaineering from the Victorian era to the ascents of the Himalayan giants. Included are Albert Smith, Edward Whymper, the Duke of the Abruzzi, Frederick Cook, Maurice Wilson, Charles Houston, Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, and others. T[read more]

Ricominciare [Starting Over]: Confortola, Marco
Confortola, Marco Ricominciare [Starting Over]
2011 Italy 2nd, 8vo, pp.142, 33 color photos, wraps; new #25982 $34.95
Confortola had summited five 8000m peaks by the time he faced K2 in 2008. He successfully reached the top of K2 as well but then found himself trapped high on the mountain, with Gerard McDonnell, as tragedy unfolded around them. Confortola survived K2, McDonnell did not, but lost all of his toes i[read more]

Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69: Connell, Graeme
signedConnell, Graeme Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69
2011 Canada Ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.290, 46 color & 80 bw photos, 1 color & 1 bw map, wraps; signed, new #26995 $37.95
What makes a person pack a bag and head off into the vast white, frozen, inhospitable desert of Antarctica? Is it adventure, tales of heroism and sacrifice, science or simply because it is there? In a mix of nerve-tingling drama, history, anecdote, and the physical and emotional unknown, Connell tal[read more]

Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk: Connor, Jeff
signedConnor, Jeff Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk
2003 UK rep, 8vo, pp.ix, 225, 26 bw photos, wraps; signed Bonington, new. #22999 $29.00
A biography of noted British climber Dougal Haston. Connor traces Haston’s career from his early climbs in the Scottish hills, his Alpine apprenticeship, the first ascent of the Eiger Direct in 1966, to his amazing Himalayan climbs, including the first ascent, with Doug Scott, of the Southwest Face[read more]

Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration: Expedition Accounts from 1768 to 1960: Conrad, L. J.
Conrad, L. J. Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration: Expedition Accounts from 1768 to 1960
1999 Washougal Ltd ed 1000, 4to, pp.xv, 424, gilt lettered blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #16612 $99.95
An important bibliography of Antarctic literature! Includes Author Index, Expedition Leader Index, Entries cross-referenced to Antarctic Bibliography, Headland's Chronological List, Renard's Antarctica Auction Catalog, Spence's Antarctic Miscellany, and Scott Polar Research Institute's Collection Nu[read more]

Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition: Conroy, Patrick
Conroy, Patrick Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition
2016 South Africa 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 16 color & 2 bw photos, 3 sketches, wraps; new #27211 $34.95
Conroy was 23 in 1996 when Radio 702 chose him to travel to Everest to cover the first South African Everest expedition, led by Ian Woodall, and what was to become the greatest tragedy in climbing history. Conroy relives the tragedies by sharing notes from his personal diary as well as audio transcr[read more]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
signedConway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis w/ tissue guard, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illus yellow cloth; signed Richard Irvin, cloth rubbed, chipped top/bottom spine, spine edge cracked, front hinge starting, map w/ orig folds & 1” edge tear, tight, good+ #9599 $375.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan litera[read more]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
Conway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Appleton NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, black & white decorated brown cloth; cloth w/ small faint vertical line on upper spine, sharp corners w/ light wear, former label mark on front pastedown, map w/ orig folds & no tears, a clean, bright, tight copy, fine #14410 $695.00 $645.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan litera[read more]

The Alps: Conway, Sir William Martin
Conway, Sir William Martin The Alps
1904 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.x, 294 + 4 pgs ads, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 69 color plates w/ tissue guards, teg, dec blue cloth; cloth w/ bookplate, lightly rubbed, vg+ #22629 $175.00
Conway’s general description of the Alps and Alpine life. He was president of the Alpine Club from 1902-04. Neate C100.[read more]

The Alps from End to End: Conway, Sir William Martin
Conway, Sir William Martin The Alps from End to End
1895 Constable Westminster 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 403, frontis w/ tissue guard, 98 illus, teg, uncut, original green cloth backed w/ brown buckram; cloth w/ repair to top/bottom spine, light rubbing, vg #14224 $275.00
Conway's high-level traverse of the Alps, in 1894, from Monte Viso to the Gross Glockner. Neate C101.[read more]

The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..: Conway, Sir William Martin
American Alpine Club LibraryConway, Sir William Martin The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..
1897 Dent London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 371, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 color plates w/ tissue guards, 99 illus, 2 color fldg maps, appendix, uncut, teg, brown beveled cloth; cloth spine edge cracked, chew marks to edge of front cover, corners worn, Overmire bookplate, fair #24819 $295.00 $212.40
The title just about says it all with this one! During the summers of 1896 and 1897, Conway and his party explored West Spitsbergen, surveying 600 square miles, and made first ascents of thirteen peaks. Neate C105. Overmire, Peter L. – AAC life member. Made the first American ascent of Hanuman[read more]

Running North: A Yukon Adventure: Cook, Ann Mariah
Cook, Ann Mariah Running North: A Yukon Adventure
1998 Algonquin Chapel Hill 1st, 8vo, pp.312, map, black/white cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #25729 $5.00
Cook, and her family, moved to Alaska to run the Yukon Quest, the toughest sled dog race in the world. This is the story of their move from New Hampshire to Alaska, the rigors along the way, the frostbite, wolves, and hallucinations of the race itself, and their 12 Siberian Huskies.[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary limited edition of 500, thick 8vo, pp.599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, map endpaper, grey cloth; dust jacket & cloth new #21894 $49.95 $29.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. Note: This is the hardcover edition of which only 500 were produced! This is the third of Cook’s books to be speciall[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary ed, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #24176 $19.95 $13.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. This is the third of Cook’s books to be specially reprinted. To see all of our Sale Items,
My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy
1911 Polar Pub NY 1st, 4to, pp.xx, 604, frontis, 49 bw photos, brown cloth; xlib, cloth miss ¾” section top spine w/ tape added, front cover & spine separated, internal lib markings, good+ #18993 $119.00 $99.00
Narrative of Cook's sledge journey from Etah, across Ellesmere Island to Axel Heiberg, and on to the Pole. AB 3389.[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy
1913 Kennerley NY & London 3rd prtg, 60th Thousand, 8vo, pp.xx, 618, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 1914, cloth w/ light edge wear, tight, vg #9086 $195.00
Narrative of Cook's sledge journey from Etah, across Ellesmere Island to Axel Heiberg, and on to the Pole. This edition contains three additional appendices by Cook, Balch, and High. AB 3389.[read more]

Return from the Pole: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. Return from the Pole
2009 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.x, 325, 22 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25468 $29.95 $23.95
A quality reprint of Cook’s original work published in 1951. In addition to the full original text, this also includes a new afterword. In an attempt to clear his name this was Cook's final work on his attainment of the North Pole. This hardcover edition is limited to only 300 copies. To see a[read more]

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