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Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. The Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition: Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. The Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition
1947 Murray London rep, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.xxviii, 497, photo frontis, 3 bw photos, fldg map, appendix; vII pp.viii, 431, photo frontis, 3 bw plates, fldg map, appendix; navy blue ribbed cloth; dj’s fine, cloth tight, fine, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27152 $175.00
The classic account of Scott's ill-fated journey to the South Pole during his British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). Volume I contains Scott’s account of the Fall 1911 Depot Journey, the winter, and the Pole trip. Volume II contains Cherry-Garrard’s account of the Winter Journey, Campbell’s account[read more]

‘Birdie’ Bowers of the Antarctic: Seaver, George
Seaver, George ‘Birdie’ Bowers of the Antarctic
1938 John Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 270, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 3 color illus, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, darkened spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27612 $175.00
Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers (1883-1913) realized his life’s ambition when he was selected for Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) in the ‘Terra Nova’. Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his life appears, in hindsight, to [read more]

Edward Wilson of the Antarctic: Naturalist and Friend, Together With a Memoir of Oriana Wilson: Seaver, George
Seaver, George Edward Wilson of the Antarctic: Naturalist and Friend, Together With a Memoir of Oriana Wilson
1959 Murray London 26th imp, 8vo, pp.xxxiv, 310, color frontis, 17 bw illus, 3 maps (1 fldg), pale blue cloth; dj w/ light stain mark to back, vg+, cloth map w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, fine #14336 $29.00
Seaver had access to Edward Wilson’s letters and journals to create this prominent biography of Wilson, who was highly regarded as zoologist, doctor, and artist on his journeys as a member of Robert Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04) and British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). T[read more]

Shipton, Eric That Untravelled World: An Autobiography
1977 Hodder & Stoughton London rep, 8vo, pp.286, 27 bw photos, 6 maps, map eps, green cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth fine. #24354 $45.00
Shipton was one of the greatest mountain explorers of all time and, although he took part in five Everest expeditions, is best known for his small, private, lightweight expeditions, often with Tilman. This book includes East Africa, the Karakoram, Everest, and Patagonia. Note: This book is not inc[read more]

That Untravelled World: An Autobiography: Shipton, Eric
Shipton, Eric That Untravelled World: An Autobiography
1969 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.286, 27 bw photos, 6 maps, map eps, green cloth; dj near fine, cloth w/ few small spots bottom edge, near fine #22157 $95.00
Shipton was one of the greatest mountain explorers of all time and, although he took part in five Everest expeditions, is best known for his small, private, lightweight expeditions, often with Tilman. This book includes East Africa, the Karakoram, Everest, and Patagonia. Note: This book is not inc[read more]

That Untravelled World: An Autobiography: Shipton, Eric
Shipton, Eric That Untravelled World: An Autobiography
1969 Scribner's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.286, 26 bw photos, 6 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth miss corner of ffep, tight, else fine #11489 $25.00
Shipton was one of the greatest mountain explorers of all time and, although he took part in five Everest expeditions, is best known for his small, private, lightweight expeditions, often with Tilman. This book includes East Africa, the Karakoram, Everest, and Patagonia. Note: This book is not inclu[read more]

Honed: A Twin’s Biography of the Unforgettable Rob Slater: Slater, Rich
signedSlater, Rich Honed: A Twin’s Biography of the Unforgettable Rob Slater
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 45 bw photos, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25976 $29.99
Rob Slater was one of the top aid climbers of his day, making the first ascent of Wyoming Sheep Ranch on El Capitan. He established an impressive climbing career extending from the Grand Teton to the Flatirons, Yosemite, and Fisher Towers. In 1995 Rob reached the summit of K2, along with Alison Ha[read more]

With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills: Slesser, Malcolm
Slesser, Malcolm With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 19 color & 1 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, cloth; dj & cloth new. #24044 $31.95
This autobiographical account, Slesser’s first mountain book in 30 years, spans 64 years of mountain exploration in every continent. It is the story of the joy of discovery shared with friends in high places. Here we have Greenland (1952, 1958, 1969), Dougal Haston, Robin Smith, Tom Patey, the ill[read more]

Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss – Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing: Smart, David
New Smart, David Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss – Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing
2019 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.247, map frontis, 2 color & 36 bw photos, 19 illus, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27667 $31.95
In the months before his death in 1913, from falling more than 300 metres during an attempt to make the first free solo ascent of the North Ridge of the Mandlkogel, Paul Preuss’s public presentations on his climbing adventures filled concert halls in Austria, Italy, and Germany. George Mallory, t[read more]

Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper: Smith, Ian
signedSmith, Ian Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.336, 26 color & 16 bw photos, 34 illus, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25704 $49.95
When just 25 years of age, Edward Whymper crowned a meteoric climbing career with the first ascent of the last great unclimbed summit in the Alps, the Matterhorn. However, this triumph came with a notoriety and a lasting sorrow due to the catastrophic accident on the descent. Whymper then turned h[read more]

I Am Just Going Outside: Captain Oates - Antarctic Tragedy: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael I Am Just Going Outside: Captain Oates - Antarctic Tragedy
2002 UK 2nd, 8vo, pp.301, 37 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23618 $39.95
On January 18th, 1912 ‘Titus’ Oates, together with Captain Scott, ‘Birdie’ Bowers, ‘Teddy’ Evans, and ‘Bill’ Wilson reached the South Pole, only to find that Roald Amundsen had beaten them in their quest. They then turned their backs on the Pole and began the arduous return journey to Cape Evans an[read more]

Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer: Smith, Michael
signedSmith, Michael Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer
2014 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 443, 50 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26819 $39.95
Ernest Shackleton is one of history’s great explorers, a tenacious and charismatic personality who became a dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. He was a restless adventurer from an Irish background with a[read more]

Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic
2004 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 371, 48 bw photos, 11 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23574 $49.95
Sir James Mann Wordie, (1889-1962), was the elder statesman of polar exploration the link between the heroic Edwardian Age of Shackleton and Scott and the mechanised modern era which opened up Antarctica and the Arctic. The remarkable life of one of Scotland's greatest heroes remains surprisingly [read more]

Tom Crean: An Illustrated Life – Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Expeditions: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Tom Crean: An Illustrated Life – Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Expeditions
2006 Ireland 1st, 4to, pp.x, 193, photo frontis, 30 color & 169 bw photos, 3 drawings, 9 color & 1 bw maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24566 $47.95
Smith has produced yet another wonderful book – this, a pictorial biography, celebrates the life of Tom Crean, a great Irish hero of Antarctic exploration. His adventures on the ice are captured in photographs taken under the most difficult conditions. These are now assembled for the first time wi[read more]

Edward Whymper: Smythe, Frank
Smythe, Frank Edward Whymper
1940 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 330, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, 3 facs entries, 3 maps (2 fldg), red cloth; cloth w/ small mark to spine, spine lettering darkened, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #24483 $95.00
The only biography of one of the most famous mountaineers. Neate S117.[read more]

The Saga of Fridtjof Nansen: Sörensen, Jon
Sörensen, Jon The Saga of Fridtjof Nansen
1932 American-Scandinavian Foundation NY 1st, 8vo, pp.372, photo frontis, 21 bw photos, blue cloth; xlib, cloth spine faded w/ #, top spine pulled, bookplate on fep, stamps, pocket on rep, tight, good+ #12662 $9.00
A thorough biography of Nansen, 1861-1930, with a list of books and articles by him.[read more]

Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond: Steele, Peter
Steele, Peter Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 27 bw photos, 21 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #12321 $24.95 $15.20
Steele’s delightful biography of Shipton, legendary mountain explorer, provides insight into this enigmatic character, who is still the role model for post-war expedition climbers. Steele had access to Shipton’s family, friends, diaries, and personal letters to trace his life from early farming day[read more]

An Antarctic Evening on board the ship Discovery in Dundee: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert An Antarctic Evening on board the ship Discovery in Dundee
2015 NH Ltd ed, 4to, pp.38, 1 color & 12 bw photos, 4 color & 3 bw illus, sketch, wraps; new #26949 $29.95
Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015. This includes a listing of those in attendance, the evenings’ programs, food and drink consumed, much about the Discovery, biographies of the ships’ men, particulars on the National Antarctic Expedition, the ship’s c[read more]

Birdie Bowers: Captain Scott’s Marvel: Strathie, Anne
Strathie, Anne Birdie Bowers: Captain Scott’s Marvel
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 12 color & 24 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26240 $37.95
Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers realized his life’s ambition when he was selected for Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition to the Antarctic, yet he also met his death on the return journey from the South Pole in 1912. Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his[read more]

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters: Tabor, James M.
signedTabor, James M. Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
20007 US 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.xxii, 400, 16 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth w/ name on rear endpaper, fine #25600 $19.00
In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven climbers, members of Joe Wilcox’s 12-man expedition, at 20,000’ on Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged and, despite the availability of resources, no rescue was mounted and all seven men died; their bodies never recovered. Th[read more]

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