Sort by: 
Search Results
Search for: "Book" returned 2757 item(s).
 
Mountaineers: Great Tales of Bravery and Conquest: Douglas, Ed
Douglas, Ed Mountaineers: Great Tales of Bravery and Conquest
2011 Smithsonia, Royal Geographic Soc, Alpine Club NY 1st, 4to, pp.360, photo frontis, 357 color & 397 bw photos, 93 color & 59 bw illus, 17 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25847 $39.95
Celebrating a rich tradition of bravery, thirst for knowledge, and pursuit of glory, Mountaineers tells the stories of the pioneers who first scaled the heights of this planet. This is a lavish visual survey of the world’s greatest mountaineers – who they were, where they went, and how their conque[read more]

Statement: The Ben Moon Story: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed Statement: The Ben Moon Story
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 230, 49 color & 63 bw photos, black cloth; signed Douglas & Moon, dj & cloth new #26904 $39.95
On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra-striped wall of limestone. Two minutes later he had made rock-climbing h[read more]

The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xii, 178, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27288 $59.95
Award-winning writer Douglas presents a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities in the world of climbing. In the title essay, he writes about failure on Annapurna III in 1981, one of the boldest attempts in Himalayan mountaineering on one of t[read more]

Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap: Douglas, M.
Douglas, M. Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap
1899 Thomas Nelson London 2nd, 8vo, pp.vi, 218, 2, photo frontis, 11 bw illus, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ school prize bookplate to fep, tight, vg+ #25770 $69.00
A selection of heart-stiring narratives which relate the difficulties and perils attendant on the exploration of the Inland Ice of Greenland. Fridtjof Nansen made the first crossing of Greenland in 1888. Robert Peary attempted his crossing in 1886 reaching a higher altitude, at a more northerly la[read more]

The Mountaineers: Famous Climbers in Canada: Dowling, Phil
Dowling, Phil The Mountaineers: Famous Climbers in Canada
1979 Hurtig Edmonton 1st, 8vo, pp.258, 15 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ some fading to 3 letters in title, else fine, cloth fine #9633 $9.00
The incredible stories of ten of Canada's best - Beckey, Culbert, Fay, Feuz, Fynn, Gmoser, Greenwood, Kain, MacCarthy, and Phyl Munday.[read more]

Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure: Doyle, Arthur Conan
Doyle, Arthur Conan Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
2012 US 3rd prtg, thick 8vo, pp.368, photo frontis, 18 color & 44 bw photos, 4 bw illus, diagram, map, illus eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27591 $34.95
In 1880 a young medical student named Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) embarked upon the “first real outstanding adventure” of his life, taking a berth as ship’s surgeon on an Arctic whaler, the Hope. The voyage took him to unknown regions, showered him with dramatic and unexpected experiences, and pl[read more]

Drasdo, Harold The Ordinary Route
1997 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.258, illus, wraps; new. #11480 $25.95 $23.95
Reflective essays on climbing, mainly in Britain, with stimulating comments as Dresdo examines the trials and rewards of the sport.[read more]

Sylvain Saudan: Skieur de l’Impossible: Dreyfus, Paul
Dreyfus, Paul Sylvain Saudan: Skieur de l’Impossible
1975 Arthaud Paris rep, 8vo, pp.281, 17 bw photos, errata slip, wraps w/ dj; dj bumped top spine, vg+, internally bumped, near fine #24580 $39.00
Saudan earned his reputation as an extreme skier on near-vertical slopes. This includes accounts of his descents of l’Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc, the Eiger, and more. In French, no English translation. Perret 3906.[read more]

A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks: Drummond, Edwin
Drummond, Edwin A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks
1997 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.224, 17 bw photos, wraps; some page corners w/ fold marks, else fine #25593 $9.00
Drummond’s work first appeared in Ascent magazine and here they form a loose autobiography. Included are 17 essays and 23 poems focused principally on climbing – first ascents on St. John’s Head and the Troll Wall, a solo ascent of El Capitan’s Nose, and an audacious solo attempt on the North Ameri[read more]

The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903: Drygalski, Erich von
Drygalski, Erich von The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903
1989 Bluntisham Cambridgeshire 1st in Eng, ltd ed 450, 4to, pp.xxi, 373, photo frontis, 127 bw photos, bw drawings, 8 maps, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illustrated cover, tan cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #14478 $145.00
The first English translation of Drygalski's 1904 narrative. This was the second expedition to winter over and fielded a strong scientific team, resulting in 20 volumes of scientific reports. The ship Gauss was released only after spreading garbage around the ship to absorb sunlight. Conrad p.9[read more]

El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes: Duane, Daniel
Duane, Daniel El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, map eps, orange cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #21104 $29.00
The first book devoted to the unique history of El Capitan, Yosemite’s perfect 3000’ granite wall. Duane recounts adventures by Harding, Robbins, Bridwell, Middendorf, Corbett, and Burk. The historic photos are nicely presented.[read more]

The Shameless Diary of an Explorer: Dunn, Robert
signedDunn, Robert The Shameless Diary of an Explorer
1907 Outing Publishing NY 1st, small 8vo, pp.viii, 297, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, giilt dec red cloth; signed Brad Washburn, front cover bright, spine lettering darkened, some discoloration to back cover, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #10999 $450.00
Journalist Dunn was with Dr. Cook on this first circumnavigation of Mt. McKinley in 1903. An important work in the early history of McKinley. Neate D55.[read more]

World Alive: A Personal Story: Dunn, Robert
Dunn, Robert World Alive: A Personal Story
1956 Crown NY 1st, 8vo, pp.469, red cloth; dj chipped top spine, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #22189 $39.00
The bustling autobiography of a champion peregrinator whisks us with a word across seas, continents, up volcanos and mountains, into newsrooms, and political frays. Dunn started his newspaper career under Lincoln Steffens; he covered such varied phenomena as Carric Nation, the Martinique volcanic di[read more]

Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration: Dunne, Cyril
Dunne, Cyril Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration
2009 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 18 bw photos, 20 illus, 8 maps, wraps; new #27027 $29.95
The story of brave Arctic explorers who died in their attempts to seek the North-West Passage and North Pole during the years 1845-1877. Among them was Jim Hand from Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Although low in rank, Jim was unique for two reasons. Firstly, in the year 1876, he and a small band of sh[read more]

Alone at the Top: Climbing Denali in the Dead of Winter: Dupre, Lonnie
Dupre, Lonnie Alone at the Top: Climbing Denali in the Dead of Winter
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, appendices, wraps; new #27514 $17.95
What goes through your mind when you’re dropped alone in the middle of the Alaska Range, the cold and darkness surrounding you without another human being for miles? Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre had made a career out of working in teams to survive in extreme conditions and places most humans wouldn'[read more]

Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration: Dupre, Lonnie
signedDupre, Lonnie Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 color photos, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27516 $24.95
Dupre is a highly respected Arctic explorer having conducted numerous expeditions by dog sled, ski, and kayak in the Brooks Range, Siberia, Northwest Passage, Banks Island, Greenland, North Pole, as well as climbs in Canada, Nepal, and a first winter solo ascent of Denali. This book covers 25 years [read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Der Dritte Pol: Die Achttausender und ihre Trabanten [The Third Pole: The 8000ers and their Satellites]
1960 Nymphenburger München 1st, 8vo, pp.263, 35 bw photos, figs, 16 maps, map eps, pink cloth; cloth spine starting, tight, vg+. #23109 $35.00
Despite the title this is actually a different work from Dyhrenfurth’s ‘The Third Pole’ which was published in English. This is broader in that it covers the 8000ers, 7000ers, and other principal Himalayan peaks. Also includes a large bibliography. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Himalaya: Unsere Expedition 1930 [Himalaya: Our Expedition 1930]: Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar
Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Himalaya: Unsere Expedition 1930 [Himalaya: Our Expedition 1930]
1931 Scherl Berlin 1st, thick 8vo, pp.380, photo frontis, 119 bw photos, fldg panorama photo, 1 fldg profile, blue cloth; cloth fine #26966 $195.00 $95.00
Account of the large, 11-member, International Himalayan Expedition of 1930, led by Dyhrenfurth, which attempted Kangchenjunga (8586m). Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, was attempted numerous times but was not successfully climbed until 1955. None of the members of the 1930 team h[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Himalaya-Fahrt: Unsere Expedition 1930 [Himalaya-Trip: Our Expedition 1930]
1942 Orell Füssli Zürich new ed, 8vo, pp.192, 44 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; cloth spine sunned, vg+. #20534 $49.00
Account of the large International Himalayan Expedition of 1930, led by Dyhrenfurth, which attempted Kangchenjunga. Although they failed to reach the summit they did make the first ascent of Jongsang Peak. In German, no English translation. Yak D203.[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Himalaya-Fahrt: Unsere Expedition 1930 [Himalaya-Trip: Our Expedition 1930]
1942 Orell Füssli Zurich new ed, 8vo, pp.192, 44 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, cloth spine sunned, vg+. #23674 $59.00
Account of the large International Himalayan Expedition of 1930, led by Dyhrenfurth, which attempted Kangchenjunga. Although they failed to reach the summit they did make the first ascent of Jongsang Peak. In German, no English translation. Yak D203.[read more]

<<< Prev 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 [34] 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50  Next >>>
view cart Can't find what you are looking for? Try our Advanced Search.
Home | Advanced Search | How to Order | Catalogues | Request a Newsletter | Links | About Us | FAQ | Contact Us

Copyright © 2020 Top of the World Books