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When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age: Braham, Trevor
Braham, Trevor When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 314, 20 color & 24 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ Award sticker, dj & cloth new #23628 $39.95
It was during the mid-to-late Victorian era, the Golden Age of mountaineering, when a band of British mountaineers began to explore the higher reaches and peaks of the Alps. Braham tells this story primarily through the lives of six Victorian founding fathers – Alfred Wills, John Tyndall, Leslie Ste[read more]

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places: Breashears, David
signedBreashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; signed, dj w/ ‘Autographed’ sticker, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #17303 $19.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in E[read more]

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places: Breashears, David
Breashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #16698 $9.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in [read more]

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places: Breashears, David
signedBreashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; signed Breashears, Pete Athans, & Ed Viesturs, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #21189 $49.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in E[read more]

signedBreashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj & cloth new #14818 $29.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in [read more]

Phyllis Munday: Mountaineer: Bridge, Kathryn
signedBridge, Kathryn Phyllis Munday: Mountaineer
2002 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 170, 19 bw photos, sketch, wraps; signed, new. #22669 $19.95
A nice biography of one of the all-time great mountaineers. Phyl Munday was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Robson, highest in the Canadian Rockies. She climbed nearly 100 mountains making over 30 first ascents. With her husband Don, she explored Mount Waddington, their ‘Mystery Moun[read more]

Fridtiof Nansen 1861 – 1893: Brögger, W. C. & Nordahl Rolfsen
Brögger, W. C. & Nordahl Rolfsen Fridtiof Nansen 1861 – 1893
1896 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 402, 24 pgs ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 bw plates, 46 text illus, 3 color fldg maps, silver-dec blue cloth; cloth miss top edge of spine, bottom spine chipped, spine edge cracking, corners worn, partially unopened, miss 2 (of 3) maps, tight, vg #26127 $85.00
A less common biography of Nansen with chapters describing his early life, the Norwegian Greenland Expedition (1888-89), the Fram Expedition (1893-1896), Greenland, Eva Nansen, New Siberia, and early Arctic exploration.[read more]

Achttausend Drüber und Drunter: Buhl, Hermann
Buhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
1954 Nymphenburger München 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 18 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth tight w/ mountaineering bookplate of L. Fischer, newspaper clipping on Buhl’s death, fine #27173 $95.00 $75.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published pri[read more]

Achttausend Drüber und Drunter: Buhl, Hermann
signedBuhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
[1960] Büchergilde Gutenberg Frankfurt new ed, 8vo, pp.365, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg+ with signed 5” x 7” bw portrait photo of Buhl, fine #20388 $1,795.00
With Signed Photo of Hermann Buhl Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing his[read more]

Achttausend Drüber und Drunter: Buhl, Hermann
Buhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
1955 Nymphenburger München 2nd prtg (6-10 Tausend), 8vo, pp.350, 18 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped/torn, good, cloth w/ light wear to corners, tight, else fine #27174 $95.00 $75.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published pri[read more]

Lonely Challenge: Buhl, Hermann
Buhl, Hermann Lonely Challenge
1956 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, 19 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #11077 $125.00
Autobiography. Buhl was an accomplished rock climber with first ascents of Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. First US edition of 'Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage'. Neate B210, Yak B291.[read more]

Lonely Challenge: Buhl, Hermann
signedBuhl, Hermann Lonely Challenge
1956 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, 19 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, very good+, cloth fine #27124 $149.00
Autobiography. Buhl was an accomplished rock climber with first ascents of Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. Diemberger was with Buhl on Chogolisa when Buhl died falling from a cornice. First [read more]

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography: Buhl, Hermann
signedBuhl, Hermann Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.360, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ name, vg with signed 5” x 7” bw portrait photo of Buhl, fine #24984 $1,545.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published [read more]

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography: Buhl, Hermann
New signedBuhl, Hermann Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.360, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ edge wear & rubbed on spine, clipped, very good, cloth w/ name on ffep, fine #16238 $125.00 $95.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published pri[read more]

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography: Buhl, Hermann
signedBuhl, Hermann Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.360, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; signed, cloth w/ light spotting to top of page edges, some offsetting to eps, tight, near fine #9564 $95.00
This autobiography, published prior to his death in 1957, covers his early climbs culminating with Nanga Parbat. Following the ascent of Broad Peak he attempted Chogolisa, with Kurt Diemberger, but disappeared when he fell through a cornice. Neate B210, Yak B291.[read more]

Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21: Bulkeley, Rip
Bulkeley, Rip Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 276, 7 figs, 8 maps, 6 tables, appendices, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26739 $95.00
Bulkeley examines the little studied story of Fabian Bellingshausen, and includes the fullest biography of the celebrated Russian explorer ever published. By translating the official reports and other eye-witness documents from the first scientific expedition to the Antarctic of the nineteenth centu[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]

Antarctic Night: One Man's Story of 28,224 Hours at the Bottom of the World: Bursey, Jack
Bursey, Jack Antarctic Night: One Man's Story of 28,224 Hours at the Bottom of the World
1957 McNally NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 36 bw photos, map, grey cloth; dj chipped top spine, vg, cloth w/ name, vg+ #12449 $9.00
Bursey's autobiography covers his experiences as a member of Byrd's Antarctic Expedition (1928-30), the U. S. Antarctic Service Expedition (1939-41), and Operation Deepfreeze (1955-57). Spence 220.[read more]

Skyward: Byrd, Richard
Byrd, Richard Skyward
1928 Putnam's NY 6th imp, 8vo, pp.xv, 359, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 46 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, hinges cracked, few leaves loose, good #14448 $2.00
Byrd's autobiography prior to his South Pole expeditions, including his flight to the North Pole. AB 44226, Spence 224.[read more]

The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924: Carr, Herbert
Carr, Herbert The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924
1979 Gastons-West Col Goring 1st, 8vo, pp.143, photo frontis, 13 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9574 $125.00
Interesting biography of Irvine who, along with George Mallory, disappeared on Everest in 1924. Much of this is from Irvine’s diaries and includes his early life, rowing at Oxford, ski racing at Mürren, Spitsbergen (1923), and Everest (1924).[read more]

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