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Smythe, Frank Over Welsh Hills
1945 Adam & Charles Black London 3rd, 4to, pp.101, photo frontis, 50 bw photos, map, tan cloth; cloth fine. #23927 $15.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S127.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Peaks and Valleys
1938 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 129, color frontis, 75 bw photos, tan cloth; cloth spine darkened, vg. #12119 $15.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. This one focuses on the European Alps and Himalaya, with the Himalaya section illustrating his travels described in “Valley of Flowers”. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Nea[read more]

Smythe, Frank The Kangchenjunga Adventure
1931 Gollancz London 2nd, imp, 8vo, pp.464, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, green cloth; cloth rubbed, bookplate, good+. #12110 $35.00
This is the account of the unsuccessful international expedition of 1930 led by G. L. Dyhrenfurth. Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, was attempted numerous times but was not successfully climbed until 1955. This 1930 team was one of the strongest to climb in the Himalaya but was [read more]

Smythe, Frank The Mountain Vision
1942 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xi, 308, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth w/ spine faded, vg. #24484 $19.00
Essays on various aspects of mountains and mountaineering, including the Alps and Himalaya. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S122.[read more]

Arctic Mirage: The 1913-1920 Expedition in Search of Crocker Land: Solberg, Winton U.
Solberg, Winton U. Arctic Mirage: The 1913-1920 Expedition in Search of Crocker Land
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 255, 20 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27641 $34.95
In 1913, an expedition was sent to the Arctic, funded by the American Museum of Natural History, the American Geographical Society, and the University of Illinois. Its purpose was twofold: to discover whether an archipelago called Crocker Land - reportedly spotted by an earlier explorer in 1906 - ac[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibrarySpring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle ltd signed ed #476/2000, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Harvey Manning, Bob & Ira Spring, dj rubbed on spine, chip bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ Prouty & AAC/Prouty bookplates, fine #24953 $29.00 $26.10
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, ph[read more]

The Voyage of the Huron and The Huntress: The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica: Stackpole, Edouard A.
Stackpole, Edouard A. The Voyage of the Huron and The Huntress: The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica
Nov 1955 Marine Historical Assoc Mystic, CT 1st, 8vo, pp.86, 5 plates, 9 sketches/maps, loose fldg map, gray wraps; light wear, very good #26708 $29.00 $7.65
‘A discussion of some of the lesser known sealing voyages of the early 1820s.’ – Rosove. With the often-missing separate folding map titled ‘Shetlands du Sud et Coté de l’Antarctide Sud-Américaine. 2me Expédition Antarctique Française (1908-1910)’ depicting the South Shetlands and the tip of Palmer [read more]

Steele, Peter Doctor on Everest
1972 B. I. Pub New Delhi 1st thus, 8vo, pp.222, 32 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #24379 $39.00
The 1971 International Himalayan Expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, had 21 talented and ambitious climbers from 11 countries. Death and discord caused many problems. Steele, one of two doctors, presents some of the medical problems as well. This edition is identical to the UK edition. From t[read more]

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur My Life with the Eskimo
1951 Macmillan NY 4th, thick 8vo, pp.xvii, 538, 109 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj worn, chipped top/bottom spine, good, cloth tight, vg. #11028 $45.00
Narrative of the Stefansson-Anderson Arctic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, 1908-12, describing routes, travel methods, daily living, hunting, Eskimo life, animals, etc. Less common with the dust jacket. AB 16832, Mattila A1.[read more]

Stein, Sir Aurel On Alexander’s Track to the Indus: Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India
1972 Blom NY rep, 8vo, pp.xi, [66], 182, photo frontis, 95 bw photos (2 fldg), 4 maps, brown cloth; cloth fine. #23967 $29.00
First published in 1929, this is legendary explorer Stein’s narrative of his findings on the wild frontier country traversed by Alexander the Great during his Indian campaigns. Stein traces the history of the area and its unknown topography and monuments from Hellenistic times onwards. From the col[read more]

Stephen, Leslie The Playground of Europe
1907 Longmans, Green London new imp, 8vo, pp.xi, 339, frontis w/ tissue guard, 3 bw illus, red cloth; cloth spine faded, front inner hinge taped, some notations to preface and ep, vg-. #24117 $35.00
Stephens was a famous climbing personality and this book ranks as one of the finest in mountaineering literature according to Neate. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S165.[read more]

Sterbova, Dina Die Männerwelt der Hohen Berge: Eine Frau bezwingt Achttausender
1996 Auensee Augsburg 1st, 4to, pp.183, 51 color photos, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new. #18637 $59.00
Dina was a member of the 1980 Czech woman's expedition to Manaslu and a successful summitter on the 1984 Czech/American/Nepali Cho Oyu expedition. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Stobart, Tom I Take Pictures for Adventure
1958 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 68 bw photos, tan/black cloth; dj rubbed, dampstain on back, vg-, cloth w/ small stain on back, couple of tape marks on eps, vg+. #10139 $15.00
Stobart was the film photographer on the 1953 Everest expedition, as well as in Antarctica, Africa and Australia. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S169, SB S52, Yak S360.[read more]

Griffith Taylor: Visionary, Environmentalist, Explorer: Strange, Carolyn & Alison Bashford
Strange, Carolyn & Alison Bashford Griffith Taylor: Visionary, Environmentalist, Explorer
2009 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 33 color & 44 bw photos, 23 bw illus, graph, 2 color & 2 bw map, wraps; new #26676 $39.95
Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880-1963) was a geographer, anthropologist, and world explorer. He was a classmate of Doug Mawson and student of Professor Edgeworth David. His contacts with these two led to his serving as geologist on Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913) where he led the West[read more]

Mountain World 1954: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1954
1954 Harper NY 8vo, pp.224, 55 bw photos (6 fldg), 12 maps/sketches, brown cloth; dj rubbed, chipped, vg, cloth w/ inscription, near fine #9936 $29.00 $24.00
Includes first ascents of Everest, Nun Kun, and Nanga Parbat and the American attempt on K2. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S113. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountain World 1954: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1954
1954 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 55 bw photos (6 fldg), 12 maps, brown cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #11560 $24.00
Includes first ascents of Everest, Nun Kun, and Nanga Parbat and the American attempt on K2. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S113.[read more]

Tasker, Joe Everest: The Cruel Way
1981 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.166, 26 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #24361 $175.00
The 1980-81 winter attempt to climb the West Ridge of Everest without supplemental oxygen. The team was defeated by horrendous weather. Scarce. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate T04, SB T03, Yak T07.[read more]

Temple, Philip Nawok: The New Zealand Expedition to New Guinea's Highest Mountains
1963 Travel Book Club London rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 189, 4 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #23847 $25.00
Account of the fourth attempt, in 1961, to ascend Carstensz Pyramid, one of the Seven Summits. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate T15.[read more]

Theberge, John, ed Kluane: The Pinnacle of the Yukon
1980 Doubleday Toronto 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 175, photo frontis, 66 color & 82 bw photos, sketches, 6 tables, 8 maps, map eps, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ tear top spine, else fine, cloth fine. #23889 $25.00
A nice book on the Kluane National Park, home to the St. Elias Mountains. Includes chapters on the Elements, Living Things, and Man. Also has a chapter on Mountaineering in the St. Elias Mountains by Walter Wood, with a number of his photos. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvi[read more]

A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer: Thompson, Simon
Thompson, Simon A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 318, 10 bw photos, 8 illus, 4 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26550 $33.95
In 1894, Martin Conway became the first man to walk the Alps 'from end to end' when he completed a 1,000-mile journey from the Col de Tende in Italy to the summit of the Ankogel in Austria. On a midsummer's morning, nearly 120 years later, Thompson followed in his footsteps, setting out to explore [read more]

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