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Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition: Armitage, Lieut. Albert B.
Armitage, Lieut. Albert B. Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition
1905 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 315, photo frontis, 27 bw photos, 54 illus, color fldg map, appendices, green cloth w/ spine lettered in gilt; cloth w/o the front cover lettering & illus of most copies, bottom front corner bumped, name dated 1935, tight, vg #25643 $995.00 $945.00
Armitage was second in command of Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). He presents a lighter side of the expedition than in Scott’s official account and covers his sledge journeys, during two seasons, to the western mountains and ascent of Victoria Land. Prior to this expedition[read more]

True North: Journeys into the Great Northern Ocean: Arms, Myron
Arms, Myron True North: Journeys into the Great Northern Ocean
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 41 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; new #26925 $16.95
From the fiords of northern Labrador to the icefields of western Greenland, from the outports of Newfoundland to the tiny fishing villages of Iceland and the Faroe Isles, best-selling author and lifelong sailor Myron Arms chronicles the experience of two-and-a-half decades of voyaging into some of t[read more]

Army. Clothing Almanac – 8 vol
1951 4to, pp.271, 24 bw photos, charts, 16 maps (10 fldg), wraps; declassification stamps, vg. #22561 $19.00
These Dept of the Army Almanacs cover Japan, China and Korea, Western Europe, Central Europe, Middle America, Australasia, SW Pacific, and Central Pacific.[read more]

Skiing into the Bright Open: My Solo Journey to the South Pole: Arnesen, Liv
Arnesen, Liv Skiing into the Bright Open: My Solo Journey to the South Pole
2021 US 1st English ed, 8vo, pp.xiv, 191, 16 bw photos, map, appendicies, wraps; new #27773 $21.95
The first woman to ski solo to the South Pole tells the story of what it took to get there. At home in Norway it is eight o’clock on Christmas Eve, but ahead, at the Amundsen–Scott base that has been visible for hours, it is already early in the morning of Christmas Day when Arnesen, after skiing[read more]

No Horizon is so Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica: Arnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft w/ Cheryl Dahle
signedArnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft w/ Cheryl Dahle No Horizon is so Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 33 color & 2 bw photos, 2 maps, white/blue cloth; signed Arnesen & Bancroft on bookplate, dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new. #22982 $24.95
The story of the first women to cross the Antarctic continent on foot. During the Antarctic summer of 2000-01, Norwegian Arnesen and American Bancroft 94 days towing 250-pound sledges across 1717 miles of ice, all while enduring temperatures as low as -35ºF. See also, Ryan’s ‘Ann and Liv Cross Ant[read more]

Eight Men in a Crate: The Ordeal of the Advance Party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1957: Arnold, Anthea
Arnold, Anthea Eight Men in a Crate: The Ordeal of the Advance Party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1957
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.133, 37 color & 15 bw photos, 6 figs, 4 maps, wraps; new #24969 $35.00
The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1955-58), led by Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary, was the first to make a successful crossing of the Antarctic continent. The plan was for Fuchs and Hillary to start on opposite sides of the continent. However, as a precursor to Fuchs departure [read more]

Early Days in the Range of Light: Encounters with Legendary Mountaineers: Arnold, Daniel
Arnold, Daniel Early Days in the Range of Light: Encounters with Legendary Mountaineers
2009 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.ix, 421, 39 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth bumped lower corner, else new #25413 $29.95
A very nice historical look at the Sierra Nevada, from 1864 – 1931, with chapters on William Brewer, Clarence King, John Muir, Bolton Colt Brown, Joseph LeConte, James Hutchinson, Ernest Andrews, Francis Farquhar, Charles Michael, and Norman Clyde. Arnold spent four years retracing the routes of the[read more]

Photographer of the World: The Biography of Herbert Ponting: Arnold, H. J. P.
Arnold, H. J. P. Photographer of the World: The Biography of Herbert Ponting
1971 Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press Rutherford 1st, 8vo, pp.175, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ browning to edges, vg, cloth fine #25710 $29.00
The first of Arnold’s two books on Ponting, this biographical memoir shows how Ponting, virtually self-taught in his art, free-lanced his way around the world observing, photographing, lecturing and, ultimately, seeing his business fail. Conrad p.170, Karrow 33, Meadows 430, Renard 55, Rosove 20.B1[read more]

The Mountains of My Life: Journeys in Turkey and the Alps: Ashenden (pseudo. Nowill, Sidney Edward Payn)
Ashenden (pseudo. Nowill, Sidney Edward Payn) The Mountains of My Life: Journeys in Turkey and the Alps
1954 Blackwood London 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 212, photo frontis, 27 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine & front cover, large tear back, clipped, address label of Audrey Salkeld on front flap, good, cloth w/ fade mark top spine & top of front cover, tight, vg #23066 $15.00
Nowill climbed extensively throughout Europe and here tells of his climbs in Smyrna, Switzerland and the Matterhorn, the Taurus Range in Turkey, the Dolomites, and more. Neate A66.[read more]

Ice: A Victorian Romance – An Exhibition of Rare Books from the Collection of the Linda Hall Library: Ashworth, William B., Jr.
Ashworth, William B., Jr. Ice: A Victorian Romance – An Exhibition of Rare Books from the Collection of the Linda Hall Library
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.102, photo frontis, 17 color & 86 bw illus, 6 color & 7 bw maps, wraps; new #26547 $27.95
A wonderfully illustrated catalog of an exhibition at the Linda Hall Library in 2008. The exhibition featured 55 books from the History of Science Collection, illustrating the many British voyages that set out between 1818 and 1860 to discover a Northwest Passage through the Arctic. Also included [read more]

Aslande, Cecile, Pierre Dutrievoz & Guy Martin Passagers de l'Everest
1992 Phoenix Grenoble 1st, 4to, pp.159, 33 color & 50 bw photos, pictorial cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #18413 $59.00
An interesting book with lovely artistic photos of peaks and snow detail up to Base Camp. However, not about an actual climb. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Alone in Antarctica: Aston, Felicity
Aston, Felicity Alone in Antarctica
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.253, 15 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; new #26551 $19.95
Aston knows as much as anyone about traveling in the Antarctic having led an all-female expedition on a 900-km ski to the South Pole in 2009, the subject of her first book. In this, her second book, she describes her 59-day 2011-12 ski expedition in which she became the first woman to traverse the [read more]

Polar Exposure: An All-Women’s Expedition to the North Pole: Aston, Felicity
Aston, Felicity Polar Exposure: An All-Women’s Expedition to the North Pole
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 259, photo frontis, 80 color photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #27806 $24.95
When British Explorer Aston put out an open call for women with little to no experience willing to brave the elements on an expedition to the North Pole, she was stunned to have over 1000 applicants. After narrowing it down to ten women from ten different countries—some of whom had never seen snow b[read more]

Tales from the Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest with Pete Athans: Athans, Sandra K.
Athans, Sandra K. Tales from the Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest with Pete Athans
2013 US 1st, 4to, pp.64, 39 color & 2 bw photos, sketch, color map, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26315 $31.95
Pete Athans, nicknamed Mr. Everest, has stood on top of the world seven times, encountering danger and excitement along the way - from avalanches to deadly snowstorms. Written by Pete’s sister, this children’s book provides an up-close look at the mountain and follows Pete from base camp to the sum[read more]

The Rocky Mountains: Atwood, Wallace W.
signedAtwood, Wallace W. The Rocky Mountains
1945 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, 32 bw photos, 8 drawings, 2 maps, pale green cloth; inscribed, cloth tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #25580 $29.00
The third volume in the American Mountain Series with chapters on mountain scenery, camping, geography, ice age geology, mining history, ghost towns, Native Americans, ranchers, farmers, National Parks, and more.[read more]

Fotografie delle Montagne [Photographs of Mountains]: Audisio, Aldo, Pierangelo Cavanna & Emanuela De Rege di Donato
Audisio, Aldo, Pierangelo Cavanna & Emanuela De Rege di Donato Fotografie delle Montagne [Photographs of Mountains]
2009 Italy 1st, 4to, pp.400, 51 color & 551 bw photos, white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25479 $75.00
A vast treasure trove of historic mountain photography from throughout the world. Over 600 images were selected from over 140,000 held in the archives of the National Museum of the Mountain in Italy. The images, from 1853 to the present, represent the mountain environment in 42 countries. The wor[read more]

Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827: Auldjo, John
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryAuldjo, John Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827
1830 Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green London 2nd, 8vo, pp.x, (6), 148, frontis, 18 full-page plates (2 fldg), 2 color fldg charts, 3 fldg (1 color) maps, appendix, ½ leather/marbled boards, raised bands; boards miss 1/3 of spine, front board thru title page are off, signed Philip Thresher 1831, AAC/Field bookplate, frontis/title loose, internally good #24788 $575.00 $414.00
Auldjo, accompanied by six guides, is credited by Meckly with the 15th, and by Neate with the 19th, ascent of Mont Blanc. This book was the first to popularize Mont Blanc and is now scarce. This second edition contains two additional maps not included in the first edition. Meckly 008, Neate A75. [read more]

Everest Canada: The Climb for Hope: Austen, Peter
signedAusten, Peter Everest Canada: The Climb for Hope
1992 Caitlin BC 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 135, 27 bw photos, 2 maps; wraps; signed, new #21533 $26.00
Austen led this Canadian attempt on Everest in 1991 which reached 26,000’ via the North Ridge.[read more]

Rocky Horrors, Frozen Smiles: A Mountaineer at the End of his Rope: Austen, Peter
signedAusten, Peter Rocky Horrors, Frozen Smiles: A Mountaineer at the End of his Rope
2000 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.200, wraps; signed, new #21534 $21.00
Austen takes a humorous, yet cautionary, look at falls on rock and ice, avalanches, lightning on mountain tops, high altitude diseases, grizzly bears, the unpredictability of people under extreme stress, hypothermia and even exploding volcanoes.[read more]

“No Surrender!”: The Story of Captain Scott’s Journey to the South Pole: Avery, Harold
Avery, Harold “No Surrender!”: The Story of Captain Scott’s Journey to the South Pole
1947 Thomas Nelson London 5th prtg, 8vo, pp.vii, 258, photo frontis, 9 bw photos, tan/green cloth; cloth w/ some offsetting on ffep, vg #27631 $5.00
A popular account, with several printings, of Scott’s tragic British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). Rosove 1013.[read more]

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