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signedDiemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1971 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.344, 78 bw photos, 8 maps, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 1997, dj w/ 2 tears front, vg, cloth w/ light fading to edges, name, near fine #9627 $325.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. First edition hardcover copies are hard to come by. See Neate D26, Yak D119.[read more]

Summits and Secrets: Diemberger, Kurt
New signedDiemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1971 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.344, 78 bw photos, 8 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ 2 tears/chip on back, corner rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #9628 $285.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. First edition hardcover copies are hard to come by. See Neate D26, Yak D119.[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1991 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.348, 10 bw photos, 8 maps, wraps; signed, near fine #14185 $39.00 $31.20
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. See Neate D26, Yak D119. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's[read more]

Summits and Secrets: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1971 Allen & Unwin London 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.344, 78 bw photos, 8 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ light wear top/bottom spine, unclipped, fine, cloth w/ erasure mark to title page, tight, fine #26381 $275.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. The second printing is nearly identical to the first but has a price of BP6.95, vs.[read more]

Summits and Secrets: Diemberger, Kurt
Diemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1971 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.344, 78 bw photos, 8 maps, blue cloth; dj lightly chipped bottom spine, clipped, near fine, cloth w/ tape remants to eps, name on ffep, vg+ #27171 $59.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. First edition hardcover copies are hard to come by. See Neate D26, Yak D119.[read more]

Dittert, René Passion des Hautes Cimes
1952 Marguerat Lausanne 1st, 8vo, pp.204, 12 bw photos, 6 sketches, 3 maps, wraps; partially unopened, vg+. #18702 $29.00
Dittert’s autobiography prior to his participation in the Swiss Everest expeditions of 1952. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Statement: The Ben Moon Story: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed Statement: The Ben Moon Story
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 230, 49 color & 63 bw photos, black cloth; signed Douglas & Moon, dj & cloth new #26904 $39.95
On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra-striped wall of limestone. Two minutes later he had made rock-climbing h[read more]

A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks: Drummond, Edwin
Drummond, Edwin A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks
1997 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.224, 17 bw photos, wraps; some page corners w/ fold marks, else fine #25593 $9.00
Drummond’s work first appeared in Ascent magazine and here they form a loose autobiography. Included are 17 essays and 23 poems focused principally on climbing – first ascents on St. John’s Head and the Troll Wall, a solo ascent of El Capitan’s Nose, and an audacious solo attempt on the North Ameri[read more]

The Boy from Akaroa: Frank Arthur Worsley 1872-1943: Dunlop, Wendy
signedDunlop, Wendy The Boy from Akaroa: Frank Arthur Worsley 1872-1943
2018 NZ Pvt pub, Ltd ed 300, 8vo, pp.56, 8 color & 25 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, color map, wraps; signed, new #27569 $29.95
A nicely illustrated, limited printing, biography of Frank Worsley who was captain of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance.[read more]

World Alive: A Personal Story: Dunn, Robert
Dunn, Robert World Alive: A Personal Story
1956 Crown NY 1st, 8vo, pp.469, red cloth; dj chipped top spine, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #22189 $39.00
The bustling autobiography of a champion peregrinator whisks us with a word across seas, continents, up volcanos and mountains, into newsrooms, and political frays. Dunn started his newspaper career under Lincoln Steffens; he covered such varied phenomena as Carric Nation, the Martinique volcanic di[read more]

Finch, George Ingle The Making of a Mountaineer
1924 Arrowsmith London 2nd, thick 8vo, pp.340, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, drawing, 2 diagrams, blue cloth; cloth of outer spine separated but attatched top/bottom, name, internally tight, vg-. #11042 $79.00
The autobiography of Finch who was a member of the 1922 British Everest Expedition and President of the Alpine Club from 1959-61. He was a scientist and was responsible for the oxygen equipment. Neate F28.[read more]

The Making of a Mountaineer: Finch, George Ingle
New Finch, George Ingle The Making of a Mountaineer
1924 Arrowsmith London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.340, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, drawing, 2 diagrams, blue cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, name 1929, tight, near fine #22478 $129.00
The autobiography of Finch who was a member of the 1922 British Everest Expedition and President of the Alpine Club from 1959-61. He was a scientist and was responsible for the oxygen equipment. Neate F28.[read more]

Shackleton and the Antarctic: Fisher, Margery & James
Fisher, Margery & James Shackleton and the Antarctic
1958 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 559, 79 bw photos, 30 illus, plan, 6 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, fold lines, unclipped, good+, cloth w/ spotting to edges, very good #26655 $45.00
An excellent, early biography of Shackleton as the Fisher’s were the first biographers to have access to Shackleton’s diaries, papers, and letters held by his family and numerous institutions, as well as survivors from his expeditions. Uncommon. Conrad p.217, Karrow 216, Meadows 442, Renard 538,[read more]

Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary Kept on Board an Exploring Vessel: Ford, C. Reginald
Ford, C. Reginald Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary Kept on Board an Exploring Vessel
2015 UK Ltd ed 400, facs reprint, 16mo, pp.31, 12 bw photos, 1 illus, staple bound, black dec & lettered bluish-green gray linen-textured wraps; ribbon-tied w/in black gift box, new, together with pamphlet, 8vo, pp.12, 6 bw photos; facs brochure, 4to, pp.4, 4 bw photos, map, printed in red & black; & 2 postcards; new #27029 $69.95
This is probably the rarest of all first-hand accounts of Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). Ford was a steward on the expedition and is notable mainly for being the first man to break his leg skiing in the Antarctic. Published privately in 1908 in New Zealand, this is a facsimile of h[read more]

The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer: Foster, Peter
signedFoster, Peter The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 205, photo frontis, 2 color & 41 bw photos, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27627 $34.95
The biography of scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain earned him the soubriquet, and whose achievements in the Alps and Greater Ranges place him at the forefront of British mountaineering between the two world wars. Born in Edinb[read more]

Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman: Fowler, Mick
New signedFowler, Mick Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 44 color photos, 4 maps, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth w/ light browning to page edges, else very fine #26495 $145.00
Fowler’s autobiography, and first book, includes his apprenticeship on British crags, and climbs in Peru, the Karakoram, and the first ascent of Spantik’s Golden Pillar (1987) with Victor Saunders. Quite scarce, especially signed. Shortlisted for the 1995 Boardman-Tasker Award.[read more]

A History of Mountain Climbing: Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty
Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty A History of Mountain Climbing
1996 Flammarion NY 1st, 4to, pp.335, 206 color & 169 bw photos, 58 color & 99 bw illus, 5 color maps, black cloth; dj chipped top right corner, pulled top spine, sticker on back, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #25139 $35.00 $15.00
A profusely illustrated work focusing on the history of climbing in the Alps and other great mountain ranges. Includes biographies of 50 great climbers and a bibliography. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Edmund Hillary: A Biography: Gill, Michael
signedGill, Michael Edmund Hillary: A Biography
2019 UK 1st UK, ltd signed ed n/200, thick 8vo, pp.542, 81 color & 85 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27530 $69.95
Breaking fresh ground, this new and important biography of Sir Edmund Hillary stands apart from previous accounts of this truly great New Zealander. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Edmund Hillary’s for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions, and becoming heavily involv[read more]

signedGillman, Peter & Leni The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 46 bw photos, map, appendices, grey/white cloth; signed Peter Gillman, dj & cloth new #20919 $32.00
The most comprehensive biography of Mallory yet written. The Gillman’s examine Mallory’s early years and associations, his climbing accomplishments, and each of the three Everest expeditions of which he was a member. Winner of the 2000 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and National O[read more]

The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory: Gillman, Peter & Leni
signedGillman, Peter & Leni The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 46 bw photos, map, appendices, grey/white cloth; signed Peter & Leni Gillman, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #21181 $45.00
The most comprehensive biography of Mallory yet written. The Gillman’s examine Mallory’s early years and associations, his climbing accomplishments, and each of the three Everest expeditions of which he was a member. Winner of the 2000 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and National Out[read more]

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