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New [Cherry-Garrard]. The South Polar Times Vol IV
2010 UK facs ltd 500 #’ed copies, 4to, pp.xiii, 3-87, [106], 91-227, color frontis, 4 bw photos on card w/ tissue, 11 color & 19 bw photos, 34 color & 16 bw illus, 2 maps, appendices, ribbon, gilt lettered spine & front, blue cloth w/ color port in gilt frame ; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25684 $450.00 $159.00
Ninety-seven years after the facsimile publication of Volume III, the South Polar Times is complete with this facsimile publication of the manuscript of Volume IV, held by the Scott Polar Research Institute. All four volumes of this expedition ‘magazine’ were single-copy products from Scott’s two e [read more]

New [China] A Photographic Record of the Mount Shisha Pangma Scientific Expedition
1966 Science Press Peking 1st, 4to, [pp.86], 8 color & 87 bw (2 fldg) photos, map eps, white cloth ; dj w/ lg taped tears, good, cloth fine #24078 $425.00
A large format photo account which includes the Chinese first ascent of Shisha Pangma (8013m) in 1964, the last of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. The large Chinese expedition placed 10 members on the summit. Although there were a number of articles at the time, this appears to be the only book-lengt [read more]

New [Japan]. Yakushi, Yoshimi Catalogue of the Himalayan Literature [Himaraya bunken mokuroku ヒマラヤ 文献 目録]
1984 Hakusuisha Pub Co Tokyo 2nd, Ltd ed 1000, thick 8vo, pp.759, page ribbon, green cloth ; cardboard slipcase w/ original paper band, fine, cloth w/ protective plastic cover, as published, fine #26501 $350.00
This second edition of Yakushi’s comprehensive catalogue of all books in all languages relating to climbing expeditions in the Himalaya, following 12 years after the first edition, is a great reference. Included are 4607 items (3752 in European languages & 855 in Japanese). A must-have reference for [read more]

New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #57 Spring 2017
2017 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.114, color photos, wraps ; new, unread #27208 $14.95
In this issue:
  • Mountain Profile: Jannu, Kumbhakarna, the Sleeping Warrior by Paul Hersey, Andy Lindblade, Graeme Dingle, Naoe Sakashita, Sergey Kofanov, & Dawa Sherpa
  • To Abandon: Gwen Moffat by Clare Carter
  • Threshold Shift by Nick Bullock
  • The Sharp End: The [read more]

New signed Anker, Conrad & David Roberts The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 21 bw photos, brown/white cloth ; signed Anker & Roberts, dj & cloth new #18549 $49.00
Seventy-five years following George Mallory’s disappearance on Mt. Everest, heading for the top, Conrad Anker discovered Mallory’s body lying face down in the scree at 27,000 feet. Seventeen days later Anker free-climbed the notorious Second Step. Reflecting on the climb, Anker describes his discove [read more]

New Anker, Daniel, ed. Eiger: The Vertical Arena
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 112 color & 67 bw photos, 8 illus, 3 maps, blue cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24701 $45.00
A complete climbing history of the Eiger based on the works of 17 climbers, both historical and present-day. Also includes route descriptions along with wonderful color photos. This book has become surprisingly hard to find. [read more]

New 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, 16, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 27 bw photos, 54 illus, color fldg map, appendices, uncut, green cloth w/ spine lettered in gilt, front lettered in white & illus in black ; cloth w/ slight fade to spine, else bright, name on ffep & title-page, light foxing, tight, very good+ #26592 $2,900.00 $995.00
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 expeditio [read more]

New signed Bates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth ; signed Bates & Charles Houston, dj fine, cloth fine #9493 $175.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston [read more]

New signed Bates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth ; signed 6 - Bates, Nick Clinch, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, Dee Molenaar, dj fine, cloth fine #9491 $395.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston [read more]

New Bates, Robert H., et al. Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition
1939 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 381, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map eps, red cloth ; cloth spine darkened, tight, fldg chart w/ original folds & no tears, near fine #27203 $295.00
This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit, paving the way for subsequent expeditions. An important and scarce work in the original edition. Neate B58. [read more]

New Benuzzi, Felice No Picnic on Mount Kenya
1953 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 239, drawings, map eps, speckled red/white cloth ; dj chipped top/bottom spine & tape reinforced, unclipped, vg, cloth near fine #26783 $35.00
A remarkable story -- breaking out of an East African POW camp to climb Mount Kenya with homemade equipment, then breaking back in again! A classic. Neate B90. [read more]

New signed Bonington, Chris Annapurna South Face
1971 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 334, 60 color photos, bw fldg photo, 2 maps, appendices, green cloth ; signed Don Whillans, dj w/ light edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth near fine #9522 $195.00
The 1970 first ascent of the South Face, by Haston and Whillans, ended tragically with the death of Ian Clough. My favorite of all of Chris' books. Neate B127, Yak B212. [read more]

New signed Bonington, Chris Annapurna South Face
1971 Book Club Assoc London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.x, 334, 60 color photos, bw foldout route photo, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth ; signed Bonington, Doug Scott, Don Whillans, dj rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #18723 $425.00
The 1970 first ascent of the South Face, by Haston and Whillans, ended tragically with the death of Ian Clough. My favorite of all of Chris' books. Neate B127, Yak B212. [read more]

New signed Borgognoni, A. & G. Titta Rosa Scalatori: Le Più Audaci Imprese Alpinistiche da Whymper al ‘Sesto Grado’ Raccontate dai Protagonisti [Climbers: The Most Audacious Mountaineering Stories from Whymper to the 'Sixth Grade' Recounted by the Protagonists]
1939 Editore Ulrico Hoepli Milano 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 415, 116 bw photos, 13 illus, stiff wrappers ; signed Armando Aste, Riccardo Cassin, & Cesare Maestri, wraps rubbed on edges, bottom portion of spine wrap is missing, vg-. #27219 $495.00
An important anthology of mountaineering literature devoted to the history of mountaineering. The first two chapters includes writings by Whymper, Mummery, Sella, Lammer, Guido Rey, Henry, Gugliermina, and others. The third chapter relates the advent of the sixth grade in the Dolomites by Solleder, [read more]

New Bruce, C. G. Kulu and Lahoul
1914 Arnold London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 308 + 8 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 34 bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), silver lettered dark green cloth ; cloth w/ several small indentations to front cover, lightly rubbed, new eps, 1 loose plate, tight, very good #27172 $325.00
Account of six months climbing and exploration in 1912. Bruce and a small party went to the largely unexplored region between Garhwal and Kashmir, making ascents up to 19,000’. He later went on to lead the second and third British Everest expeditions. Cholmondeley was a noted Canterbury, NZ humanita [read more]

New Buhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
1955 Nymphenburger München 2nd prtg (6-10 Tausend), 8vo, pp.350, 18 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj chipped/torn, good, cloth w/ light wear to corners, tight, else fine #27174 $95.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published pri [read more]

New Buhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
1954 Nymphenburger München 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 18 bw photos, blue cloth ; cloth tight w/ mountaineering bookplate of L. Fischer, newspaper clipping on Buhl’s death, fine #27173 $95.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published pri [read more]

New Burgess, Adrian & Alan The Burgess Book of Lies
1994 Rocky Mountain Books Calgary 1st, 8vo, pp.463, 23 color & 26 bw photos, yellow cloth ; dj bumped top spine, else fine, cloth fine #22590 $39.00
The Burgess twins are well noted for their exploits on and off the mountains! Here are entertaining stories from the Alps to Logan, McKinley to Fitzroy, Dhaulagiri to Everest, and many places in between. The original hardcover editions are rather scarce. [read more]

New signed Casara, Severino Arrampicate Libere sulle Dolomiti [Free Climbing in the Dolomites]
1944 Casa Editrice A. Corticelli Milano 1st, thick 8vo, pp.327, photo frontis, 6 color & 168 bw photos, fldg color map, wraps w/ dj ; signed Armando Aste & Riccardo Cassin, dust jacket is a facsimile, wraps browned on spine, wear to lower edges of spine, name, very good #27220 $295.00
Casara provides accounts of numerous historic free climbs throughout the Dolomites. This copy is signed by Armando Aste (led first Italian ascent of Eiger’s north face (1962), first ascent of the South Tower of Paine (1963), second ascent of Central Tower of Paine (1963), and numerous first ascents [read more]

New signed Cassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1981 Diadem London 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth ; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth fine #25864 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

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