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View from the Summit: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund View from the Summit
1999 Easton Press Norwalk 1st thus Collector’s Ed, 8vo, pp.309, photos, map, silk page ribbon, silk eps, aeg, full leather binding; signed on signature page, issued w/o dj, new, shrinkwrapped, boxed #26101 $135.00
Hillary’s autobiography includes not only his early climbs but also after climbing Everest and crossing Antarctica. This is a thoughtful and honest reappraisal of a life spent pushing the human ability to its limits and relishing the challenges thrown down by the elements. Note: Scanning artifac[read more]

View from the Summit: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund View from the Summit
1999 Doubleday London 1st, 8vo, pp.310, 64 color & 22 bw photos, 4 maps, map eps, grey cloth; signed on blank bookplate pasted to half-title, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #17747 $149.00
Hillary’s autobiography includes not only his early climbs but also after climbing Everest and crossing Antarctica. This is a thoughtful and honest reappraisal of a life spent pushing the human ability to its limits and relishing the challenges thrown down by the elements. This first UK hardcover [read more]

Ascent: Two Lives Explored The Autobiographies of ....: Hillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary
New signedHillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary Ascent: Two Lives Explored The Autobiographies of ....
1986 Doubleday Garden City 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 18 color photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary, dj lightly rubbed bottom back edge, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9767 $95.00 $75.00
Ed discusses adventures in Antarctica, Nepal and Tibet. Peter describes growing up in the family and his attempt on Lhotse, via the Western Cwm, with the 1982 Canadian Everest Expedition and the Burgesses. This is the US edition of “Two Generations”. Neate H86, SB H20. To see all of our Sale I[read more]

Antarctica to Footscray: Arch Hoadley - A Man of Inspiration and Courage: Hoadley, Jack A.
Hoadley, Jack A. Antarctica to Footscray: Arch Hoadley - A Man of Inspiration and Courage
2010 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 460, 56 bw photos, plan, map, wraps; new #26990 $29.95
This fascinating biography of an inspiring and inspired Australian has been researched by his son Jack Hoadley, who was seeking the father he lost when only thirteen years of age. He unfolds the story of a man of enormous fortitude, energy, compassion and wisdom who changed the lives of countless pe[read more]

Explorers of the Antarctic: Hobbs, William Herbert
signedHobbs, William Herbert Explorers of the Antarctic
1941 House of Field NY 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 14 bw photos, 2 endpaper maps, blue dec gray/blue pebbled cloth; inscribed, cloth lightly faded on spine, tight, fine #27415 $295.00
Hobbs was a geologist who wrote a major work on glaciers (Characterstics of Existing Glaciers) as well as this selection of biographies of principal Antarctic explorers. Included here are biographies of Palmer, Wilkes, Scott, Shackleton, David, Priestley, Amundsen, Nordenskjöld, von Drygalski, Charc[read more]

Explorers of the Antarctic: Hobbs, William Herbert
Hobbs, William Herbert Explorers of the Antarctic
1941 House of Field NY 8vo, pp.334, 6 (of 14) bw photos, 2 endpaper maps, plain green cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, very good #26923 $95.00
Hobbs was a geologist who wrote a major work on glaciers (Characterstics of Existing Glaciers) as well as this selection of biographies of principal Antarctic explorers. Included here are biographies of Palmer, Wilkes, Scott, Shackleton, David, Priestley, Amundsen, Nordenskjöld, von Drygalski, Charc[read more]

Life is Meeting: Hunt, John
Hunt, John Life is Meeting
1978 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.286, 24 bw photos, 11 maps, black cloth; dj vg, cloth fine #9806 $29.00
A philosophical autobiography by the leader of the successful 1953 expedition to Everest. Neate H136, SB H33, Yak H272.[read more]

Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering: Isserman, Maurice
signedIsserman, Maurice Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.436, 42 bw photos, red/yellow cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27094 $28.95
This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself. Isserman follows his award winning ‘Fallen Giants’ with this history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were original[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
New signedIsserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; signed Isserman, Weaver & Dee Molenaar, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26095 $75.00
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cult[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 3rd, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25851 $39.95 $10.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25089 $39.95 $12.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Reaching the Summit: Edmund Hillary’s Life of Adventure: Johnston, Alexa
Johnston, Alexa Reaching the Summit: Edmund Hillary’s Life of Adventure
2005 US 1st, 4to, pp.232, photo frontis, 387 color & 142 bw photos, 3 sketches, 4 color maps, appendix, illus eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new. #24160 $29.95
Johnston, the only official biographer of Sir Edmund, has produced the first fully illustrated biography of one of the great heroic figures of modern time. This sumptuously illustrated book features Sir Edmund’s own photos, letters, and diaries covering his full life and adventures – from his exped[read more]

The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
signedJordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25545 $26.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K[read more]

The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
Jordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27243 $9.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2[read more]

Where The Clouds Can Go: Kain, Conrad
Kain, Conrad Where The Clouds Can Go
1935 AAC NY 1st, 1 of 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 456, 29 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, tight, name to ffep, vg #24881 $275.00
The autobiography of Kain (1883-1934) who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. This was first published in a subscription edition limited to 500 copies, then reprinted in 1954 and 19[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryKain, Conrad Where the Clouds Can Go
1954 Brandford Boston 2nd, 8vo, pp.xix, 456, 28 bw photos, appendix, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, large chips front/back, good, cloth w/ AAC/ Charles L. Loucks bookplate, near fine #11842 $75.00 $67.50
The autobiography of Kain who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. Neate K01. Loucks, Charles L. (1932 – 1976) – Former chairman of the AAC NY section and a serious collector of[read more]

Nansen: Klover, Geir
Klover, Geir Nansen
2015 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.212, 7 color & 171 bw photos, 5 color & 10 bw illus, 3 color & 3 bw maps, photo eps, wraps; new #27555 $29.95
Nansen (1861-1930) was voted by the people of Norway as the most important Norwegian in the 20th century. After reading this book you will understand why. The book .provides a brief but complete review of all of Nansen’s many contributions to Norway and the international community. It includes hi[read more]

One More Step: An Autobiography: Kohli, M. S.
Kohli, M. S. One More Step: An Autobiography
2005 India 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 322, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #24163 $29.95
Kohli’s latest book, his autobiography, traces his life and evolution as a mountaineer. Best remembered as the leader of the successful 1965 Indian Everest expedition, he has written a number of books on mountaineering, the Himalaya, and the Sherpas. Here he describes his early life in Pakistan, h[read more]

Beyond the Vertical: Kor, Layton
Kor, Layton Beyond the Vertical
1983 Alpine House Boulder 1st, 4to, pp.215, 171 color & 1 bw photos, red cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #27379 $39.00 $33.15
Kor’s wonderful autobiography, supplemented with accounts by Beckey, Bonington, Robbins, Rowell, and others, who climbed with him. This weighs almost three pounds. Scarce. Neate K46. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Beyond the Vertical: Kor, Layton
signedKor, Layton Beyond the Vertical
1983 Alpine House Boulder 1st, 4to, pp.215, 171 color & 1 bw photos, red cloth; signed Kor & Fred Beckey (2x), inscribed Royal Robbins, dj fine, cloth w/ inscription, fine #25432 $425.00
Kor’s wonderful autobiography, supplemented with accounts by Beckey, Bonington, Robbins, Rowell, and others, who climbed with him. This weighs almost three pounds. Scarce, especially signed. Neate K46.[read more]

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