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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: Bates, Robert H., et al.
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 w/ slight darkening to ‘F’ in ‘Five’ on spine, tight, fldg chart w/ original folds & no tears, fine #25305 $350.00
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. An important and scarce work in the original edition. Neate B58.[read more]

Bernstein, Jeremy Ascent: Of the Invention of Mountain Climbing and its Practice
1965 Random NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 124, 17 bw illus, illus eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #11066 $12.00
From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B94.[read more]

Bernstein, Jeremy Mountain Passages
1978 Univ Nebraska Lincoln 1st, 8vo, pp.278, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, dec silver cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #24370 $12.00
A collection of previously published articles on Chamonix, Alpine guides, Chouinard, etc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B95.[read more]

Americans in Antarctica 1775-1948: Bertrand, Kenneth J.
Bertrand, Kenneth J. Americans in Antarctica 1775-1948
1971 American Geographical Society NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 554, 36 bw photos, 26 maps, light green-gray cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #25725 $45.00
A thorough history of American Antarctic exploration starting with the early sealers in the late 1700s, the Wilkes Expedition, Byrd, Ellsworth, Operation Highjump, Ronne, Operation Windmill, and more. Uncommon. Conrad p.1, Karrow 79, Meadows 226, Renard 125, Rosove 38.A1, not in Spence.[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
signedBettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth; signed Richard Irvin, dj w/ small chip back, else fine, cloth fine #23921 $295.00 $275.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Boardman, Scott, and Tasker. This is a nice copy of a very scarce book. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06.[read more]

K2: Uomini – Esplorazioni – Imprese [K2: Men – Explorations – Enterprises]: Bizzaro, Leonardo, Alessandro Gogna, & Carlo Alberto Pinelli
Bizzaro, Leonardo, Alessandro Gogna, & Carlo Alberto Pinelli K2: Uomini – Esplorazioni – Imprese [K2: Men – Explorations – Enterprises]
2004 Italy 1st, 4to, pp.240, color frontis, 125 color & 118 bw photos, 9 color & 1 bw maps, appendices, map eps, pictorial cloth; original paper band around dj, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #23611 $75.00
A lovely, profusely-illustrated, large-format book published by the Italian Alpine Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of K2. Beginning with the early work and explorations of Godwin-Austen, Conway, Crowley, and the Duke of the Abruzii, the book includes the three American e[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, edge mark, else dj & cloth new #24571 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, C[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24098 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, Cho[read more]

Bonington, Chris Everest: The Hard Way
1976 Random House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.303, photo frontis, 97 color photos, 14 maps/diagrams, appendices, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #9529 $32.00 $25.60
The successful 1975 British expedition, first ascent of the Southwest Face. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B130, SB B26, Yak B216. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

Bonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj very fine, cloth very fine #23946 $39.00 $31.20
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. See Neate a03, SB B29. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest: Boukreev, Anatoli & G. Weston DeWalt
Boukreev, Anatoli & G. Weston DeWalt The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
1998 US rep, 8vo, pp.xvi, 297, 13 bw photos, 2 maps, sketch, chart, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, name, vg #13720 $9.00
This is Anatoli Boukreev’s dramatic personal account of his role on Scott Fischer’s Mountain Madness team and the 1996 Everest disaster. He presents his perspective and sheds new light on the events and his account of the pre-expedition maneuvering for clients, permits, and oxygen makes fascinating[read more]

Bowie, Nan Mick Bowie: The Hermitage Years
1969 Reed Wellington 2nd, 8vo, pp.196, 41 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9550 $29.00
Biography of Bowie who guided for 40 years on Mount Cook. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B144.[read more]

The Andes of Southern Peru: Geographical Reconnaissance Along the Seventy-Third Meridian: Bowman, Isaiah
Bowman, Isaiah The Andes of Southern Peru: Geographical Reconnaissance Along the Seventy-Third Meridian
1916 Holt NY 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 336, 92 bw photos, 75 diagrams, 29 charts/graphs (3 fldg), 7 color fldg & 10 bw (1 fldg) maps, appendices, brown cloth; cloth near fine, graphs & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #9551 $29.00 $9.00
The full account of the geographical reconnaissance of the 1911 Yale Peruvian Expedition. The expedition route led from the tropical plains of the lower Urubamba southward over lofty snow-covered passes to the desert coast at Camaná. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his[read more]

The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland, with a Descriptive Narrative by the Artist: Bradford, William (Michael Lapides, ed)
Bradford, William (Michael Lapides, ed) The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland, with a Descriptive Narrative by the Artist
2013 US Trade ed of 1000 copies, oblong 8vo, pp.xxv, 170, photo frontis, 145 bw photos, map, marbled eps, silver dec dark/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26748 $49.95
William Bradford (1823-1892) was an American romanticist painter, photographer and explorer, born and brought up in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He began his professional art career painting ship portraits. In 1861, he obtained financial backing for a journey to sketch and photograph the coast of Labra[read more]

Minya Konka: Schneeberge im Osten Tibets - Die Entdeckung eines Alpin-Paradieses [Minya Konka: Snow Mountains in East Tibet - The Discovery of an Alpine Paradise]: Brandtner, Michael
Brandtner, Michael Minya Konka: Schneeberge im Osten Tibets - Die Entdeckung eines Alpin-Paradieses [Minya Konka: Snow Mountains in East Tibet - The Discovery of an Alpine Paradise]
2006 Germany 1st, square 8vo, pp.336, 189 color & 8 bw photos, 2 color paintings, 31 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25091 $69.00
A very nice book covering the little-known mountainous area of the border region between eastern Tibet and China. A ‘blank on the map’ until the 1930s, geographers assumed the highest mountains in the world were here as the source of the large rivers of China. Minya Konka (24,892') itself was firs[read more]

La Chaine du Mont-Blanc: Bregault, Henry, Edouard de Gigord, Jacques et Tom de Lepiney, André Migot, René Richard, & Henry de Segogne (membres du Guide de Haute Montagne)
signedBregault, Henry, Edouard de Gigord, Jacques et Tom de Lepiney, André Migot, René Richard, & Henry de Segogne (membres du Guide de Haute Montagne) La Chaine du Mont-Blanc
1928 Alpina Paris 1st, #4919, 4to, pp.163, photo frontis, 10 color aquarelles w/ tissue guards, 196 bw photos, map, marbled eps, gilt-lettered spine w/ raised bands, six compartments, ¾ brown calf & marbled boards over original wrappers; inscribed ‘Proprieté de Henry Bradford Washburn, Jr – membre du G.H.M. – du Club Alpin Francais 1928’, calf corners/edges rubbed, miss calf from top spine compartment, tight, very good #27430 $175.00
A beautifully illustrated work covering the Mont Blanc range. Leather bound copies are uncommon. In 1926, at age 16, Brad Washburn traveled to Europe and spent two weeks exploring the peaks about Chamonix, making the Charmoz-Grépon traverse, and summitting Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, and the Matterho[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1969 Gollancz London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped, rubbed, good+, cloth near fine #24801 $59.00 $53.10
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Mustagh Tower and Kangchenjunga. He also had several climbs with Bonington and summitted Kangchenjunga with Band. Neate B185, Yak B272. This book is from the collection o[read more]

Pucahirca Norte Cordillera Blanca Poster: Buhler, Carlos
signedBuhler, Carlos Pucahirca Norte Cordillera Blanca Poster
Image size 14" x 21.5", Poster size 18" x 24", text states "Pucahirca Norte - Cordillera Blanca Peru - Carlos Buhler", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins on thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #23239 $19.95 $15.96
This lovely photograph shows Thaddeus Josephson on the summit of Pucahirca Norte (6047m) following the grueling six-day, first ascent of the Northwest Face in July 2003, taken by Carlos Buhler. Carlos Buhler can certainly be considered one of America's top mountaineers. He has had a number of bol[read more]

Priestley's Progress: The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician: Bullock, Mike
Bullock, Mike Priestley's Progress: The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 197, 9 bw photos, map, appendices, wraps; new #27298 $39.95
This first ever biography of Antarctic explorer Sir Raymond Priestley (1886–1974) covers his full (at times life-threatening) involvement with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907–1909 Nimrod Expedition and Robert Scott’s 1910–1913 Terra Nova Expedition. Priestley’s service with the British 46th Division du[read more]

Climbing: Bunting, James
signedBunting, James Climbing
1973 Crowell NY 1st, 8vo, pp.92, photo frontis, 6 color & 38 bw photos, 3 illus, 27 figs, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed Richard Irvin, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #23442 $9.00 $7.20
A guide to climbing reflecting the state of the art at the time. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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