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[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]

[Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1952-3
1954 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.66, 4, 217, 17, 2 color & 127 bw photos, 6 figs, 3 sketches, 6 charts, 7 maps (1 color fldg), appendices, blue cloth ; dj is a facsimile, cloth w/ some discoloration to lower spine, vg+. #25241 $450.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their reconnaissance in 1952 and attempt in 1953, re [read more]

[Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1954-6
1958 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.24, 14, 353, 13, 47 bw photos, 30 figs, 8 sketches, 74 charts (2 fldg), 8 maps (1 color, 1 fldg), appendices, red cloth ; dj is a facsimile, cloth fine #25615 $495.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their failed attempt in 1954, the reconnaissance of [read more]

New [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1954-6
1958 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.24, 14, 353, 13, 47 bw photos, 30 figs, 8 sketches, 74 charts (2 fldg), 8 maps (1 color, 1 fldg), appendices, red cloth ; dj w/ orig glassine wrapper, edge chips/tears, good+, cloth vg+ #24321 $495.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their failed attempt in 1954, the reconnaissance o [read more]

[Japan]. Yoda, Takayoshi Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56
1956 Mainichi Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.119, 9 color & 177 bw photos, 2 maps, tan cloth ; slipcase edges/corners rubbed, vg, issued w/o dj, cloth tight, near fine #24644 $495.00
This is one of the most highly sought-after books regarding the first ascent of an 8000m peak. This large-format photo-book is meant to accompany the two books ‘Manaslu 1952-3’ and ‘Manaslu 1954-6’ which describe the Japanese reconnaissance and ultimate success on Manaslu. In Japanese with photo cap [read more]

DVD video [Kukuczka, Jerzy] Kukuczka
2011 45 min, NTSC Region 1 DVD ; new #25968 $19.95
Jerzy Kukuczka (1948-1989) was one of the greatest Himalayan climbers in history, the second to ascend all 14 8000m peaks. Widely considered one of the best high-altitude climbers in history, he ascended all fourteen peaks in under eight years; all (except Everest) without supplemental oxygen, ten [read more]

Baume, Louis C. Sivalaya: Explorations of the 8000-metre peaks of the Himalaya
1979 Mountaineers Seattle 1st thus, 8vo, pp.346, frontis, 29 illus & maps, wraps ; vg #6536 $29.00
The reference on the 14 8000ers with a history of each peak up to 1977 and bibliography. This book belongs on every shelf of the serious collector for the list of reference books it contains. Uncommon. Neate B66, SB B07, Yak B80. [read more]

Betelu, Kiko Los 14 Ochomiles de Juanito Oiarzábal [The 14 Eight-thousanders of Juanito Oiarzábal]
2001 Spain 2nd, 8vo, pp.222, 65 color & 42 bw photos, 14 sketches, illus eps, blue cloth ; dj & cloth new #26073 $49.00
Oiarzábal is the sixth person to have summitted all 14 8000m peaks. A nicely illustrated book with chapters on each peak. In Spanish, no English translation. [read more]

Bruce, Gen. C. G. The Assault on Mount Everest 1922
1924 Longmans, Green NY 2nd imp, royal 8vo, pp.xi, 339, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 35 bw photos, 2 fldg maps back (1 color), blue cloth ; xlib Princeton Univ, cloth w/ Univ bookplate to fep, pocket remnant on rear ep, miss 4 photos, hinges starting, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, vg #21866 $125.00
The second British expedition, from the north, building upon the reconnaissance of the previous year. Even then the use of oxygen was debated so attempts were made with and without, both going over 8000 meters. Neate B196, SB B44, Yak B279. [read more]

signed Buhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
[1960] Büchergilde Gutenberg Frankfurt new ed, 8vo, pp.365, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, blue cloth ; cloth rubbed, vg+ with signed 5” x 7” bw portrait photo of Buhl, fine #20388 $1,795.00
With Signed Photo of Hermann Buhl 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 his [read more]

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]

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]

signed Buhl, Hermann Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.360, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth ; dj rubbed, edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ name, vg with signed 5” x 7” bw portrait photo of Buhl, fine #24984 $1,545.00
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 [read more]

signed Buhl, Hermann Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.360, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth ; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ edge wear & rubbed on spine, clipped, very good, cloth w/ name on ffep, fine #16238 $125.00
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]

Burroughs, John, John Muir & George Bird Grinell, et al. Alaska – Narrative, Glaciers, Natives – History, Geography, Resources (Harriman Alaska Expedition)
1901 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xxxvii, 183, color frontis, 7 color & 48 bw plates, 12 color illus, 175 figs, 2 (of 4) maps, vol II pp.185-383, color frontis, 5 color & 53 bw plates, 13 color illus , 65 figs, 1 color map, teg, uncut, gilt-dec green cloth ; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, near fine #27146 $315.00
Edward Henry Harriman (1848-1909) was one of the nation’s most powerful railroad magnates. In 1899 he organized a large, lavish expedition which left Seattle on the ship George W. Elder. Carrying 126 passengers, consisting of scientists, artists, photographers, naturalists, crew and family, the Elde [read more]

Chamoux, Benoît Le Vertige de L'Infini
1988 Albin Michel Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.187, 33 color photos, wraps ; fine #18415 $29.00
Contains accounts of Chamoux’s climbs on Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I and II, Dhaulagiri II, and Everest. Chamoux would go on to summit 13 of the 14 8000ers before his disappearance on Kangchenjunga in 1995. In French, no English translation. [read more]

Confortola, Marco Ricominciare [Starting Over]
2011 Italy 2nd, 8vo, pp.142, 33 color photos, wraps ; new #25982 $34.95
Confortola had summited five 8000m peaks by the time he faced K2 in 2008. He successfully reached the top of K2 as well but then found himself trapped high on the mountain, with Gerard McDonnell, as tragedy unfolded around them. Confortola survived K2, McDonnell did not, but lost all of his toes i [read more]

Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine. #10667 $45.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the three I [read more]

Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1998 Arrow London rep, 8vo, pp.211, 35 color photos, 3 maps, wraps ; new. #14273 $14.95
Matt Dickinson was a member of the British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the three I [read more]

signed Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth ; signed Alan Hinkes, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25888 $79.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre [read more]

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