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New [Antarctic/Arctic] Bonhams Polar II: Scott & Amundsen Centenary
Dec 4, 2012 UK 1st, 4to, pp.78, 54 color & 57 bw photos, photo eps, wraps ; entire issue, new #27330 $39.00
A wonderfully illustrated catalogue with items relating to all the principal Antarctic expeditions – Amundsen, Bellingshausen, Bernacchi, Borchgrevink, Bowers, Cherry-Garrard, Cresswell, de Gerlache, Evans, Fiala, Koettlitz, Mawson, Morrison, Murdoch, Murray, Nansen, Nordenskiöld, Peary, Ponting, Ro [read more]

New Cullinan, Patrick White Sherpas: Reaching the Top with the Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition
2013 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 331, 4 color & 12 bw photos, 8 sketches, 4 maps, page ribbon, blue cloth ; dj & cloth new #27328 $44.95
Cullinan is the first member of the Australian Defence Force to climb Everest. He achieved this as part of the 1988 Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Pat’s journey to the summit of Everest started with his days as a cadet at Duntroon and continued through his time as the commander of Cl [read more]

New Fladt, Christiane And Death Walks with Them: Above Eight Thousand Metres with Pakistani Porters from Shimshal
2017 Pakistan 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 203, 55 color & 3 bw photos, dark/light blue cloth ; dj & cloth new #27333 $29.95
Fladt throws light on the uncelebrated lives of some of Pakistan’s High Altitude Porters (HAPs), who help mountaineers climb the Pakistan-based eight-thousand-metre peaks. The author has attempted to delve into their lives by digging out adventure and drama in their stories, which makes her work a s [read more]

New Hutchinson, Gillian Sir John Franklin’s Erebus and Terror Expedition: Lost and Found
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.175, 64 color & 18 bw photos, 18 color & 20 bw illus, 5 plans, 5 color & 2 bw maps, wraps w/ French flaps ; new #27329 $34.95
In 1845, British explorer Sir John Franklin set out on a voyage to find the North-West Passage – the sea route linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. The expedition was expected to complete its mission within three years and return home in triumph but the two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, an [read more]

New Kafarowski, Joanna The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.367, 90 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 11 bw maps, appendix, wraps ; new #27331 $24.95
Born in the late 1880s to a gritty mining magnate who made his millions in the California gold rush and a well-bred mother descended from one of New York’s distinguished families, society beauty Louise Arner Boyd was raised during a glittering era. After inheriting a staggering family fortune, sh [read more]

New signed Scott, Doug The Ogre: Biography of a Mountain and the Dramatic Story of the First Ascent
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 178, color frontis, 107 color & 12 bw photos, 1 color & 4 bw illus, color map, map eps, pictorial cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #27327 $39.95
Some mountains are high; some mountains are hard. Few are both. On the afternoon of 13 July 1977, having become the first climbers to reach the summit of the Ogre, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington began their long descent. In the minutes that followed, any feeling of success from their achievement [read more]

New Steck, Allen A Mountaineer’s Life
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 255, 74 color & 43 bw photos, 1 bw illus, illus eps, red cloth ; dj & cloth new #27332 $34.95
Sixteen-year-old Allen Steck made his initial climb, a first ascent of Mount Maclure in the Sierras, with no hardware, no ropes, no experience. But the event turned his into a mountaineer’s life. Over 70 years later Steck has had a prolific climbing career, including a 1954 expedition to Makalu, [read more]

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