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Albert, Marvin H. The Long White Road: Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventures
1957 McKay NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 175, map frontis, 15 bw chapter illus, grey/green cloth ; dj rubbed, some foxing, good+, cloth w/ toning to eps, vg #26926 $19.00
Albert was primarily an American novelist but he did produce a few non-fiction titles. Here is his biography of Shackleton and his expeditions. Renard, 10, Rosove 1001, Spence 10. [read more]

signed Babcock, Jeffrey T. Should I Not Return: The Most Controversial Tragedy in the History of North American Mountaineering!
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 157 bw photos, wraps ; signed, new #26753 $24.95
Babcock, and his brother, were members of the Mountaineering Club of Alaska (MCA) expedition to Mount McKinley in 1967. Their expedition came on the heels of the disasterous Wilcox-Snyder expedition which saw seven climbers perish in a storm high on the mountain. Although billed as a ‘non-fiction no [read more]

Bainbridge, Beryl The Birthday Boys
1994 Carroll & Graf NY 4th, prtg, 8vo, pp.189, tan cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine. #9033 $19.00
A fictional account of Scott's journey to the South Pole as seen through the eyes of Scott, Wilson, Bowers, Oates, and Evans. [read more]

Bowman, W. E. The Ascent of Rum Doodle
1956 Parrish London 1st, 8vo, pp.141, 16 bw illus, brown cloth ; dj chipped top/bottom spine, tear bottom spine/edge, vg, cloth w/ name 1957, vg+ #23848 $125.00
Bowman’s ‘Rum Doodle’ is the funniest book in all of mountaineering fiction with typical British humor. A satirical climb of 40,000’ Rum Doodle! Neate X39, SB B36. [read more]

Davis, Wade Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
2011 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 655, 41 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth ; dj & cloth new #25843 $32.50
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian, and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Davis vividly re-creates British climbers’ epic attempts to scale Everest in the early 1920s. With new acces [read more]

Frison-Roche, Roger First on the Rope
1952 Prentice-Hall NY Book Club, 8vo, pp.246, red cloth ; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, dj chipped, worn, good, cloth vg+ #11507 $9.00
Fiction. The story of the struggles of a Swiss guide in the French Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate X134. [read more]

Gregory, Dave A Necklace of Slings
1995 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.181, bw illus, illus eps, green cloth ; dj & cloth new. #18379 $29.95 $26.95
Gregory has been climbing for over 40 years and writing stories for nearly as long. This collection covers rock climbing, the secret service, whimsy, ghosts, the perils and pleasures of skiing, Cairngorm whiteout, and Welsh vengeance. Some fact, some fiction. [read more]

Langley, Bob East of Everest
1985 Michael Joseph London 2nd, imp, 8vo, pp.252, blue cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #12668 $15.00
Fiction. A spy thriller set amongst the Himalaya. Neate X200. [read more]

Mawson, Douglas The Adelie Blizzard: Mawson’s Lost Newspaper 1913
2010 Australia Standard Ltd ed 450 copies, folio, pp.xxvi, 216, photo frontis, 5 color/bw plates, 26 bw photos, 3 color illus, 3 drawings, 3 color maps, blindstamped grey cloth w/ gilt lettered black leather title patches on spine ; issued w/o dj, boards new #25694 $225.00
This facsimile reproduction of the five issues of the Adelie Blizzard newspaper gives insight into the lives of the members of Douglas Mawsons's Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14). Over 200 pages are reproduced in their original size and colours with additional illustrations and maps. The [read more]

Neate, Jill Mountaineering Literature: A Bibliography of Material Published in English
1986 US 8vo, pp.xiii, 296, 3 bw photos, wraps ; new. #10301 $29.95
This is a greatly expanded edition of Jill's earlier "Mountaineering and its Literature" with guidebooks, fiction, journals, and bibliographies in addition to the general listing. A necessary reference for any mountaineering library. [read more]

signed Pimentel, Jean Bibliographie Antarctique en Langue Française: De Cook (1772) au Traité sur l’Antarctique (1959), avec une partie littérature, fiction et bande dessinée
2009 France Ltd ed #n/200, 8vo, pp.285, 8 color & 63 bw photos, 2 maps, page-ribbon, blue cloth ; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27003 $189.00
Antarctic Bibliography in French Language: From Cook (1772) to the Antarctic Treaty (1959), with some literature, fiction, and comics Pimental’s 746-entry bibliography, while geared to the French-language collector, also contains books in English. He includes sections on bibliographies, general h [read more]

Rawlins, Dennis Peary at the North Pole: Factor Fiction?
1973 Luce Washington 1st, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 21 bw photos/illus, 7 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth ; xlib, dj w/ label on spine, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ lib pocket, ‘Discarded’ stamp on title page, section of text sprung, good #14335 $5.00
Rawlins examines Robert Peary's controversial claim to be the first to reach the North Pole with much on the events following Peary’s return. [read more]

Reuther, David & John Thorn, eds The Armchair Mountaineer
1989 US rep, 8vo, pp.342, 10 bw illus, wraps ; new. #2666 $15.95 $9.00
An anthology of 50 writings covering the triumphs and tragedies of ascent, from fact and fiction, from Alvarez to Mummery to Younghusband. Neate R24. [read more]

Rideout, Tanis Above All Things
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.387, blue/green cloth ; dj & cloth new #26442 $26.95
Rideout’s debut novel of obsession and divided loyalties weaves together the harrowing story of George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Everest with that of a single day in the life of his wife as she waits at home in England for news of his return. A captivating blen [read more]

signed Roper, Steve The Best of Ascent: Twenty Five Years of the Mountaineering Experience
1993 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 384, frontis, 19 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth ; signed Terry Gifford, David Roberts, John Roskelley, & Doug Scott, dj fine, cloth fine #10051 $115.00
Some of the best from Ascent. Includes fiction and non-fiction by Galen Rowell, Warren Harding, Royal Robbins, Kitty Calhoun Grissom, Terry Gifford, David Roberts, and others. [read more]

signed Roper, Steve The Best of Ascent: Twenty Five Years of the Mountaineering Experience
1993 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 384, frontis, 19 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth ; signed David Roberts, dj fine, cloth fine #10050 $35.00
Some of the best from Ascent. Includes fiction and non-fiction by Galen Rowell, Warren Harding, Royal Robbins, Kitty Calhoun Grissom, Terry Gifford, David Roberts, and others. [read more]

signed Sauvy, Anne Le Jeu de la Montagne et du Hasard [The Play of the Mountain and Chance]
1985 Montalba Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.279, wraps ; inscribed to Ad Carter, w/ Ad’s bookplate, vg. #23763 $29.00
A collection of fictional stories. Sauvy received a Special Mention at the 1999 Banff Mountain Book Festival. [read more]

Shepard, Jim You Think That's Bad: Stories
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.225, black/white cloth ; dj & cloth new #25706 $24.95
Shepard, a previous finalist for the National Book Award, presents a wildly diverse collection of 11 fictional stories. Included are reluctant soldiers, workaholic artists, female explorers, depraved murderers, deluded losers, and mountaineers! Of principal interest here are stories of Freya Stark [read more]

signed Steck, Allen & Steve Roper, eds Ascent - The Climbing Experience in Word and Image
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 314, photo frontis, 29 color illus, 147 bw photos, wraps ; inscribed Ed Webster, fine #24721 $35.00
The 14th issue of the premiere collection of mountaineering fiction, non-fiction, photography, and art. Many of the best mountaineering writers launched their careers with Ascent. Some of the photos in this issue were provided by Ed Webster. [read more]

Steck, Allen & Steve Roper, eds Ascent - The Climbing Experience in Word and Image
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 314, photo frontis, 29 color illus, 147 bw photos, wraps ; fine #14835 $24.95 $22.50
The 14th issue of the premiere collection of mountaineering fiction, non-fiction, photography, and art. Many of the best mountaineering writers launched their careers with Ascent. [read more]

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