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Pound, Reginald Scott of the Antarctic
1966 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 327, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, underlining, vg+. #17382 $29.00
A thorough biography of Captain Scott. Spence 934.[read more]

Pound, Reginald Scott of the Antarctic
1967 Coward-McCann NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 327, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj vg, cloth near fine. #12661 $29.00
A thorough biography of Captain Scott. Spence 934.[read more]

Mein Weg als Bergsteiger: Reiss, Ernst
Reiss, Ernst Mein Weg als Bergsteiger
1959 Huber Frauenfeld 1st, 8vo, pp.248, 38 bw photos, tan cloth; dj w/ edge/corner wear, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #26888 $45.00
Reiss’ autobiography provides his account of the expeditions which almost made the first ascent of Everest in 1952 and succeeded in the first ascent of Lhotse in 1956. In German, no English translation.[read more]

The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer: Roberts, David
Roberts, David The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 25 bw photos, black cloth; edge mark, else dj & cloth new #25599 $25.99 $14.95
A terrific biography of the greatest mountaineer in Alaskan history and one of the finest mountain photographers of all time – Brad Washburn. Roberts introduces the family, teachers, friends, colleagues, and rivals who would play important roles in this legendary man's experiences, and re-creates h[read more]

The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 25 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25294 $25.99
A terrific biography of the greatest mountaineer in Alaskan history and one of the finest mountain photographers of all time – Brad Washburn. Roberts introduces the family, teachers, friends, colleagues, and rivals who would play important roles in this legendary man's experiences, and re-creates hi[read more]

Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach: Roberts, Eric
Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11026 $19.00 $16.15
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. Neate R47. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23903 $29.00
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R47.[read more]

Robertson, David George Mallory
1999 UK rep, 8vo, pp.279, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; fine. #22587 $12.95
Long out of print, this is a new printing of the definitive biography of George Mallory written by his son-in-law. Based largely on Mallory’s own writings this book provides a broader picture of Mallory than as just a mountaineer. See Neate R51.[read more]

signedRobertson, David George Mallory
1999 Thailand rep, 8vo, pp.279, photo frontis, 25 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; signed, new. #19026 $39.00
Long out of print, this is a new printing of the definitive biography of George Mallory written by his son-in-law. Based largely on Mallory’s own writings this book provides a broader picture of Mallory than as just a mountaineer. See Neate R51.[read more]

George Mallory: Robertson, David
Robertson, David George Mallory
1969 Faber & Faber London 1st, 8vo, pp.279, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ some apparent repair to front hinge, else fine #14361 $125.00
The definitive biography of George Mallory written by his son-in-law. Based largely on Mallory’s own writings this book provides a broader picture of Mallory than as just a mountaineer. See Neate R51.[read more]

Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer: Robertson, Janet
signedRobertson, Janet Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 208, 39 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj & cloth new #14181 $49.00
A most interesting biography of one of the first women and first Americans to go mountaineering thoughout the world. Partridge climbed extensively during the 1930s and 1940s in Colorado, the Tetons, Columbia, the Canadian Rockies and the Swiss Alps. In 1950, serving as official expedition photograph[read more]

Conrad Kain: Letters From a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906 – 1933: Robinson, Zac, ed.
Robinson, Zac, ed. Conrad Kain: Letters From a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906 – 1933
2014 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxvii, 468, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; one corner lightly bumped from shipping else new #26822 $34.95
Conrad Kain is a titan amongst climbers in Canada and is well-known in mountaineering circles all over the world. His letters to Amelie Malek - a life-long friend - offer a candid view into the deepest thoughts of the Austrian mountain guide, and are a perfect complement to his autobiography, Where [read more]

Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd: Rose, Lisle A.
Rose, Lisle A. Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd
2008 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 544, 32 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25015 $34.95
Rose, utilizing Byrd’s recently available papers together with those of his supporters and detractors, presents the first complete, balance biography of one of recent history’s most dynamic figures. Explorer covers the breath of Byrd’s astonishing life, from the early days of naval aviation through[read more]

Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999: Rosove, Michael
signedRosove, Michael Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999
2001 US ltd ed #20/500, 4to, pp.xxx, 537, 10 plates (5 colored), gilt titled, quarter buffalo linen boards; numbered & signed on limitation leaf & inscribed ‘To With fond memories of our January 1991 voyage to the Ross Sea, and all best wishes, Michael Rosove 28 January 2002, issued w/o dj, boards fine #22194 $195.00
Dr. Rosove’s outstanding bibliography is the result of ten years’ research including the examination of private collections, booksellers’ holdings, and the repositories of twelve of the world’s most important libraries and archives. The bibliography contains many rare and virtually unknown publicati[read more]

Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999 + Additions and Corrections Supplement to the Rosove Antarctic Bibliography: Rosove, Michael
signedRosove, Michael Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999 + Additions and Corrections Supplement to the Rosove Antarctic Bibliography
2001, 2008 US vol I ltd ed 500, 4to, pp.xxx, 537, 10 plates (5 colored), gilt titled, quarter buffalo linen boards, vol II 4to, pp.xiii, 49, 2 plate leaves (4 color), gilt lettered spine, acid-free papers, Smyth-sewn, 1/4 dark brown cloth, linen-backed boards; without dust-wrapper as issued, vol I numbered & signed on limitation leaf, new #26257 $345.00
Dr. Rosove’s outstanding bibliography is the result of ten years’ research including the examination of private collections, booksellers’ holdings, and the repositories of twelve of the world’s most important libraries and archives. The bibliography contains many rare and virtually unknown publicat[read more]

Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33: Rosove, Michael, ed.
signedRosove, Michael, ed. Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33
2007 US 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 142, 5 color & 3 bw photos, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24703 $49.95 $45.95
On 18 April 1922, just over three months following Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death, Emily Shackleton, Sir Ernest’s widow, invited Hugh Robert Mill, the greatest Antarctic historian of his time, to write Sir Ernest’s biography. He wrote back the same day graciously accepting the invitation, and she re[read more]

Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 - A Bibliography: Ross, Chet
signedRoss, Chet Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 - A Bibliography
2010 US ltd ed 290, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 122, frontis w/ tissue, 160+ color & bw images (2 fldg), 9 maps, illus eps, 1/4 navy-blue leather w/ silver ruling & dark blue linen boards, front cover w/ image of Southern Cross in silver, spine lettered in silver; signed by Ross, boxed, issued w/o dj, new #25558 $375.00
Encompassing over five years of research, this is the first bibliography of works by and about Lt. Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912. From the book’s Foreword written by Michael Rosove of Adélie Books: “What Chet has uncovered and given to us in this work is a revelatio[read more]

Ross in the Antarctic: The Voyages of James Clark Ross in Her Majesty’s Ships Erebus & Terror 1839-1843: Ross, M. J.
Ross, M. J. Ross in the Antarctic: The Voyages of James Clark Ross in Her Majesty’s Ships Erebus & Terror 1839-1843
1982 Caedmon of Whitby Yorkshire 1st, 8vo, pp.276, photo frontis, 25 bw illus, 10 text illus, 9 maps (2 fldg in pocket), appendices, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, wear spot to front, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #16714 $39.00 $29.75
James Ross circumnavigated the Antarctic continent, reached a new ‘furthest south’, and discovered the Sea and Ice Shelf which bear his name. This includes new information from unpublished sources and biographical sketches of the expedition members. Author Rear Admiral M. J. Ross was James Ross’s gr[read more]

Mapping the Himalayas: Michael Ward and the Pundit Legacy: Sale, Richard
Sale, Richard Mapping the Himalayas: Michael Ward and the Pundit Legacy
2009 UK ltd trade ed of 234, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.208, 26 color & 52 bw photos, 36 bw illus, 2 sketches, appendix, wraps; vol II contains 44 folding maps (16 color), in blue card slipcase; both vols in blue card slipcase; new #25304 $129.00
This extensive work, first started by Michael Ward, is based on Ward’s diaries of the 1951 Everest Reconnaissance (including previously unpublished material) and his two trips to Bhutan (1964, 1965). In 1951, Ward conducted surveys with Eric Shipton which led to his interest in cartography and, sub[read more]

Ferne Berge – lockende Ziele [Distant Mountains – Tempting Targets]: Schwanda, Hans
New Schwanda, Hans Ferne Berge – lockende Ziele [Distant Mountains – Tempting Targets]
1973 Verlag das Bergland-Buch Zurich 1st, 8vo, pp.302, 4 color & 32 bw photos, 3 sketches, 14 maps, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #26954 $29.00 $9.00
Schwanda (1904-1983) was an Austrian mountaineer and founder of Bergsport Schwanda, still in business today. His autobiography includes his expeditions to Scandinavia, the Tatras, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Corsica, Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, Mount Kenya, and Kilimanjaro. Includes chapters by Erich Vanis[read more]

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