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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]

To the End of the Earth: Our Epic Journey to the North Pole and the Legend of Peary and Henson: Avery, Tom
Avery, Tom To the End of the Earth: Our Epic Journey to the North Pole and the Legend of Peary and Henson
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 321, 34 color & 5 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25262 $26.95
In 2005 Avery and his five teammates used dog teams to travel 413 miles to the North Pole, recreating the journey of Robert Peary. Their time of just under 37 days bested that of Peary thus reopening his disputed claim to having reached the Pole in 1909. Avery is one of 41 people to have reached b[read more]

Ayres, Philip Mawson: A Life
1999 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 321, 20 color & 44 bw photos, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new. #18749 $39.95
The first comprehensive biography of Douglas Mawson whose two Antarctic expeditions (1911-14, 1929-31) resulted in Australia claiming 40% of the continent. Ayres has relied upon a wealth of sources, both archived and living, to provide a full portrait of Mawson’s life. Includes extensive notes.[read more]

The Conquest of Fitzroy: Azema, M. A.
Azema, M. A. The Conquest of Fitzroy
1957 Andre Deutsch London 1st, 8vo, pp.237, 19 bw photos, 4 sketches, 3 maps, blue cloth; cloth tight, near fine #24051 $25.00
Account of the 1952 first ascent of this Patagonian spire by Guido Magnone and Lionel Terray. Neate A78.[read more]

Azpiazu Aldalur, Jose M. Alpinismo Español en el Mundo Vol. 1 [Spanish Mountaineering in the World Vol. 1]
1980 Editorial RM Madrid 1st, 4to, pp.215, 68 color & 63 bw photos, 7 maps, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23710 $85.00
A compilation of Spanish mountaineering expeditions around the world. Volume 2 was not published. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

Should I Not Return: The Most Controversial Tragedy in the History of North American Mountaineering!: Babcock, Jeffrey T.
signedBabcock, Jeffrey T. Should I Not Return: The Most Controversial Tragedy in the History of North American Mountaineering!
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 157 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26753 $24.95
Babcock, and his brother, were members of the Mountaineering Club of Alaska (MCA) expedition to Mount McKinley in 1967. Their expedition came on the heels of the disasterous Wilcox-Snyder expedition which saw seven climbers perish in a storm high on the mountain. Although billed as a ‘non-fiction no[read more]

Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835: Back, Captain (George)
Back, Captain (George) Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835
1836 E. L. Cary & A. Hart Philadelphia 1st US, 8vo, pp.viii, 456, 4 pgs ads at front, fldg map frontis, appendices, uncut, original cloth-backed brown paper boards & paper title label on spine; boards worn, miss top of spine, foxing throughout, map w/ no tears, good+ #26927 $475.00
George Back, following his two overland Arctic expeditions with John Franklin, was sent to locate John Ross who had been missing for three years. Back went overland to Great Slave Lake where, in the spring of 1833, he received word that Ross had returned to the UK. He then continued, descending the [read more]

Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835: Back, Captain (George)
Back, Captain (George) Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835
1970 Tuttle Rutland reprint, thick 8vo, pp.xxvii, 663, frontis, 15 bw illus, fldg map, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, else fine, cloth fine #26804 $49.00
George Back, following his two overland Arctic expeditions with John Franklin, was sent to locate John Ross who had been missing for three years. Back went overland to Great Slave Lake where, in the spring of 1833, he received word that Ross had returned to the UK. He then continued, descending the [read more]

Mountain: A Life on the Rocks: Backshall, Steve
Backshall, Steve Mountain: A Life on the Rocks
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.356, 46 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26984 $37.95
Backshall’s love affair with the mountains has taken him to some of the world’s wildest places, environments that have the power to make a human being feel very small, very vulnerable and very alive. This is an account of his most breath-taking expeditions heading into the Death Zone on the roof of [read more]

Summit! One Woman’s Mount Everest Climb Guides You to Success: Bagley, Laurie
signedBagley, Laurie Summit! One Woman’s Mount Everest Climb Guides You to Success
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 146, 5 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25621 $15.95
Bagley, a part-time guide for Adventures International, has climbed Everest, Denali, Aconcagua, and Kilimanjaro. Here she uses her 2006 Everest North Ridge trip as the background for goal setting and personal growth.[read more]

Bainbridge, Beryl The Birthday Boys
1994 Carroll & Graf NY 4th, prtg, 8vo, pp.189, tan cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9033 $19.00
A fictional account of Scott's journey to the South Pole as seen through the eyes of Scott, Wilson, Bowers, Oates, and Evans.[read more]

The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire: Baker, Deborah
Baker, Deborah The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 358, yellow cloth; dj & cloth new #27421 $27.95
John Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalaya. Michael Spender was the first to draw a detailed map of the North Face of Everest. While their younger brothers - W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender - achieved literary fame, they vied to be included on an expedition that would deliver Everest’s su[read more]

The North Pole and Bradley Land: Balch, Edwin Swift
Balch, Edwin Swift The North Pole and Bradley Land
1913 Campion Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.91, (3), map, red cloth; xlib based on small indication of former label on spine & former label mark on fep, cloth tight, near fine #27257 $185.00
In 1908 Dr. Frederick Cook claimed to have discovered Bradley Land, just a few degrees further north than Robert Peary’s claimed Crocker Land. (Peary named his sighting after the San Francisco banker George Crocker, who was one of his financial backers, and Cook named his sighting after John Bradley[read more]

Come North With Me: An Autobiography: Balchen, Bernt
Balchen, Bernt Come North With Me: An Autobiography
1958 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; xlib, dj w/ # on spine, vg, cloth w/ lib stamps, tape marks, vg #16740 $2.00
Balchen had a wide ranging flying career serving with Amundsen in the Arctic and with Byrd in the Arctic, across the Atlantic, and the Antarctic. AB 56699.[read more]

Balf, Todd The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la
2000 Crown NY 1st, 8vo, pp.293, 1 bw photo, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25237 $9.00 $7.20
A breath-taking account of the 1998 American whitewater expedition which attempted to run Tibet’s Yrlung Tsangpo river, the ‘Everest of rivers’. Balf reconstructs the fast-flowing events of this ill-fated expedition. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice clim[read more]

signedBallu, Yves Les Alpinists
1984 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.463, appendices, wraps; inscribed to Ad Carter, with Ad’s bookplate, fine. #23650 $45.00
A comprehensive look at the exploration of the Alps and those involved, including Whymper, Mummery, Preuss, Comici, Allain, Cassin, Bonatti, and others. The appendices list first ascents, climbers, summits, and a detailed bibliography. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Everest: 50 Years on Top of the World – The Official History: Band, George
signedBand, George Everest: 50 Years on Top of the World – The Official History
2003 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, map frontis, 143 color & 149 bw photos, 5 maps, chart, photo eps, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed Ed Webster, dj & cloth new #22902 $59.00
A sumptuous book, weighs over three pounds, by the youngest member of the 1953 Everest team. A complete history of Everest from the first reconnaissance expedition in 1921 through the first ascent. Also includes major achievements to the present time. There are even some previously unpublished ph[read more]

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