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My Life of Adventure: Vaughan, Norman D.
signedVaughan, Norman D. My Life of Adventure
1995 Stackpole Harrisburg 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.viii, 246, 56 bw photos, red/blue cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth fine #27437 $39.00
Vaughan (1905-2005) was an American dogsled driver and explorer whose first claim to fame was participating in Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930. He also ran dog teams in a professional capacity as part of a search and rescue unit in World War II, in sporting events like the Olymp[read more]

My Life of Adventure: Vaughan, Norman D.
Vaughan, Norman D. My Life of Adventure
1995 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 246, 56 bw photos, red/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #4982 $19.95 $9.00
Vaughan's autobiography includes his first ascent of Mount Vaughan prior to his 89th birthday. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Higher Than The Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Higher Than The Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest
2007 UK 2nd, 8vo, pp.370, 46 color & 18 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27283 $29.00
Venables has now written a full autobiography which explores how and – more importantly – why he became a mountaineer. Starting from childhood, he describes many previously unpublished adventures, including early alpine climbs, winter Scottish journeys, Afghanistan before the Russian invasion, the N[read more]

Higher Than The Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Higher Than The Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest
2007 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.370, 46 color & 18 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24748 $45.00
Venables has now written a full autobiography which explores how and – more importantly – why he became a mountaineer. Starting from childhood, he describes many previously unpublished adventures, including early alpine climbs, winter Scottish journeys, Afghanistan before the Russian invasion, the N[read more]

White Horizons: British art from Antarctica, 1775-2006: Walton, David & Bruce Pearson
Walton, David & Bruce Pearson White Horizons: British art from Antarctica, 1775-2006
2006 UK 1st, 4to, pp.55, 39 color & 19 bw photos, wraps; new #25910 $19.95
A tremendous amount of artwork has emanated from the Antarctic. This is an interesting catalogue from an exhibition in Edinburgh in 2006. Although some of the illustrations are small a range of styles and artists are represented. In the back are biographies of 29 artists including Cherry-Garrard,[read more]

Everest: A Thousand Years of Exploration - A Record of Mountaineering, Geographical Exploration, Medical Research and Mapping: Ward, Michael
signedWard, Michael Everest: A Thousand Years of Exploration - A Record of Mountaineering, Geographical Exploration, Medical Research and Mapping
2003 UK 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 350, 34 bw photos, 1 color & 2 bw illus, 7 diagrams, 21 drawings, 27 maps, map eps, appendix, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #25328 $189.00
The first comprehensive Monograph to tell the Everest story as it has evolved over the centuries. Ward was a member of both the 1951 and 1953 Everest expeditions and was directly involved in the pivotal events that led to success. In this major ‘biography’ of the world’s highest peak, written to cel[read more]

Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon: Washburn, Bradford & Lew Freedman
Washburn, Bradford & Lew Freedman Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 92 bw photos, 2 maps, brown/white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25603 $19.00
Washburn was one of the great explorers and adventurers of the 20th century. This book provides the most detailed look at his multifaceted, exciting career. Washburn was renowned for his pioneering work in aerial photography in Alaska’s mountains, his thirteen first ascents of Alaskan peaks, his d[read more]

Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon: Washburn, Bradford & Lew Freedman
signedWashburn, Bradford & Lew Freedman Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon
2005 US Deluxe Ltd, Signed, Numbered ed #/175, 8vo, pp.320, 92 bw photos, 2 maps, page-ribbon, full brown leather w/ color photo inset; signed Washburn & Lew Freedman, boxed, new #23824 $145.00
Washburn was one of the great explorers and adventurers of the 20th century. This book provides the most detailed look at his multifaceted, exciting career. Washburn was renowned for his pioneering work in aerial photography in Alaska’s mountains, his thirteen first ascents of Alaskan peaks, his dev[read more]

Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon: Washburn, Bradford & Lew Freedman
signedWashburn, Bradford & Lew Freedman Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 92 bw photos, 2 maps, brown/white cloth; signed Washburn & Lew Freedman, dj & cloth new #23744 $69.00
One of the last surviving explorers and adventurers of the 20th century, Dr. Bradford Washburn, now in his 90s, provides the most detailed look at his multifaceted, exciting career. Washburn is renowned for his pioneering work in aerial photography in Alaska’s mountains, his thirteen first ascents [read more]

Weems, John Edward Peary: The Explorer and the Man
1967 Eyre & Spottiswoode London 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 362, 16 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9356 $25.00
First biography of Peary to use his diaries and papers. See AB 101265.[read more]

Wilkins, Thurman Clarence King: A Biography
1958 MacMillan NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.ix, 441, photo frontis, 4 bw photos,black cloth; dj worn, edge tears, good+, cloth fine. #24206 $39.00
King was leader of the Fortieth Parallel survey which measured, mapped, and surveyed an enormous region of the West from eastern Wyoming through Nevada. He convinced Congress to establish the USGS and served as its first director. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his s[read more]

William Speirs Bruce: Forgotten Polar Hero: Williams, Isobel & John Dudeney
signedWilliams, Isobel & John Dudeney William Speirs Bruce: Forgotten Polar Hero
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 35 bw photos, 11 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed Williams & Dudeney, dj & cloth new #27371 $39.95
William Speirs Bruce was a Scottish nationalist and naturalist who led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902–04) as well as participating in or leading many other polar expeditions from 1892 through to 1919, particularly to Spitsbergen. He is now largely forgotten compared with the ‘great[read more]

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day: Zuckerman, Peter & Amanda Padoan
Zuckerman, Peter & Amanda Padoan Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 285, 31 color photos, 9 maps, appendices, black/white cloth; dj & cloth new #26094 $26.95
When Edmund Hillary first conquered Everest, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was at his side. Indeed, for as long as Westerners have been climbing the Himalaya, Sherpas have been the unsung heroes in the background. In August 2008, when eleven climbers lost their lives on K2, two Sherpas survived. They had[read more]

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