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Alpinist 2008 First Ascents Calendar
2008 Alpinist Jackson, WY 14” wide x 22” high when opened, 24 color images, 12 months ; shrinkwrapped, new #23541 $19.95 $0.99
In this calendar:
  • Didier Berthod on Arctandra
  • Kate Rutherford on Moonlight Buttress
  • Alex Huber on La Rambla
  • Dean Potter on Honk Kong Phooey
  • Plus eight more stunning first ascents from around the world!
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Bradford Washburn Mountain Photography 2014 Calendar
2014 US 13" wide x 20" high when opened, 13 bw images, 12 months ; new #26561 $16.95 $6.95
A terrific calendar featuring duotones of some of Washburn’s great images. Included here are Alaska, Grandes Jorasses, Miles Glacier, Mount Deception, Mount Huntington, Mount McKinley, Mount Washington, and more. Important firsts in mountaineering history are included and the images are suitable f [read more]

[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
1996, Sept 27 UK 1st, 4to, pp.106-150, 18 color & 32 bw photos, wraps ; entire issue, fine #26070 $25.00
A wonderfully illustrated catalogue with items relating to Amundsen, Back, Byrd, Franklin, Hurley, Levick, Marston, Mawson, Nansen, Palmer, Parry, Ponting, Ross, Royds, Scoresby, Scott, Shackleton, Weddell, and others, comprising 59 lots. Of mountaineering interest, there are also five lots related [read more]

[China] A Photographic Record of the Mount Shisha Pangma Scientific Expedition
1966 Science Press Peking 1st, 4to, [pp.86], 8 color & 87 bw (2 fldg) photos, map eps, white cloth ; dj w/ lg taped tears, good, cloth fine #24078 $425.00
A large format photo account which includes the Chinese first ascent of Shisha Pangma (8013m) in 1964, the last of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. The large Chinese expedition placed 10 members on the summit. Although there were a number of articles at the time, this appears to be the only book-lengt [read more]

[China] Mountaineering in China
1965 Foreign Languages Press Peking 1st, 8vo, [pp.91], 4 color & 134 bw photos, wraps w/ dj ; dj w/ edge rubbing, vg #23443 $139.00
A nice, primarily photo, book which includes ascents of Minya Konka (1957), Shule Mountain (1958), Mustagh Ata (1959 – new women’s world altitude record), Everest (1960 - first ascent of North Ridge), Amne Machin (1960), Kongur (1961 – all-women, new women’s world altitude record), and Shisha Pangma [read more]

signed [Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto Chogolisa: The Japanese Chogolisa Expedition, 1958
1959 Asahi-Newspaper Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.88, 139, 7 color & 99 bw photos (1 fldg pan) + 21 bw portraits, 3 maps (2 fldg), green cloth ; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ original glassine wrapper, rubbed, vertical crease line on back, very good, cloth fine #25389 $425.00
Account of the first ascent of Chogolisa (25,110’) which placed two members on the summit in 1958. Previous attempts had been made by the Duke of the Abruzzi, in 1909, and Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger, in 1957. Scarce. In Japanese, no English translation. Yak j89 (1st), j243 (2nd), jK167 (3rd [read more]

[Japan]. Yoda, Takayoshi Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56
1956 Mainichi Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.119, 9 color & 177 bw photos, 2 maps, tan cloth ; slipcase edges/corners rubbed, vg, issued w/o dj, cloth tight, near fine #24644 $495.00
This is one of the most highly sought-after books regarding the first ascent of an 8000m peak. This large-format photo-book is meant to accompany the two books ‘Manaslu 1952-3’ and ‘Manaslu 1954-6’ which describe the Japanese reconnaissance and ultimate success on Manaslu. In Japanese with photo cap [read more]

signed [Mawson] Mawson’s Huts: The Birthplace of Australian Antarctic Heritage
2008 Australia Collector’s signed & numbered ed #114/420, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 123 color & 118 bw photos, 2 figs, 5 color maps, page-ribbon, ½ blue calf & grey boards ; signed by Sir Douglas Mawson’s seven grandchildren, issued w/o dj, bump to upper right corner, else new #25677 $475.00
This beautiful, large-format book presents the largest ever published collection of historic images taken by Douglas Mawson’s official photographer Frank Hurley during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE, 1911-14) – many being published for the first time. The AAE, led by Mawson who was late [read more]

[Mawson] Mawson’s Huts: The Birthplace of Australian Antarctic Heritage
2008 Australia 1st trade ed, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 123 color & 118 bw photos, 2 figs, 5 color maps, photo eps, grey cloth ; dj & cloth new #25678 $145.00
This beautiful, large-format book presents the largest ever published collection of historic images taken by Douglas Mawson’s official photographer Frank Hurley during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE, 1911-14) – many being published for the first time. The AAE, led by Mawson who was late [read more]

New [National Geographic]. Life and Death on Everest
2003 May National Georgraphic, Washington DC 8vo, pp.2-71, 42 color & 27 bw photos, 4 color illus, 3 color maps, 2 charts, with color, double-sided map & route drawing, wraps ; entire issue, new #23428 $9.00 $4.50
A special Everest cover story to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent. To see all of our Sale Items, click here. [read more]

New signed [National Geographic]. Dyhrenfurth, Norman, Barry Bishop, Thomas Hornbein & William Unsoeld Six to the Summit, How We Climbed Everest, The First Traverse
Oct 1963 Washington 8vo, pp.14, 12 color photos, drawing, 2 maps; pp.30, 32 color photos (3 fldg); pp.6, 4 color photos, wraps ; signed Jim Whittaker, entire issue, 1” tear top spine, vg #26352 $15.00 $7.50
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[Shackleton] Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 3
Oct 2009 Ireland 8vo, pp.139, 18 color & 11 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, wraps ; new #25473 $35.00
This issue contains articles on Shackleton, Crean, Chile, medieval exploration of the North Atlantic, the Antarctic Treaty, Shackleton’s first public lectures, and book reviews. Previous volumes are still available. [read more]

Abelein, Manfred Shisha Pangma: Eine Deutsche Tibetexpedition bezwingt den Letzten Achttausender [Shisha Pangma: A German Tibet Expedition Conquers the Last Eight-thousander]
1980 Gustav Lübbe Verlag Bergisch Gladbach 1st, 4to, pp.216, photo frontis, 168 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, photo/map eps, blue cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #12137 $75.00
Abelein (1930-2008) was a German professor of law, politician, pilot, and mountaineer. He co-led, along with Günter Sturm, the 1980 German expedition to Shishapangma (8046m) which made the second ascent, via the first-ascent route up the northeast buttress. Other members included Manfred Sturm, Frit [read more]

Adams, Lieutenant Harry Beyond the Barrier With Byrd: An Authentic Story of the Byrd Antarctic Exploring Expedition
1932 Donohue, Chicago NY 1st, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 16 bw photos, green cloth ; cloth spine somewhat darkened, some toning to prelims as usual, very good #9001 $25.00
Adams was second mate on the 'Bolling' during Byrd's first Antarctic expedition in 1928-30. Spence 8. [read more]

signed Allan, Sandy In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge
2015 UK trade ed, 8vo, pp.xiii, 185, 65 color & 6 bw photos, map eps, green cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #26944 $47.95
In the summer of 2012, a team of six climbers set out to attempt the first ascent of one of the great unclimbed lines of the Himalaya – the giant Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain. At ten kilometres in length, the Mazeno is the longest route to the summit of an 8,000-m [read more]

signed Allison, Stacy Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.282, 25 bw photos, green cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #14326 $29.00
Allison became the first American woman to reach the summit of Everest in 1988. She was also leader of the 1993 American/Canadian K2 expedition. SB A000. [read more]

Allison, Stacy Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.282, 25 bw photos, green cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #24192 $25.00
Allison became the first American woman to reach the summit of Everest in 1988. She was also leader of the 1993 American/Canadian K2 expedition. SB A000.- [read more]

Allison, Stacy Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.282, 25 bw photos, green cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ small mark to ffep, else fine #9369 $15.00 $9.00
Allison became the first American woman to reach the summit of Everest in 1988. She was also leader of the 1993 American/Canadian K2 expedition. SB A000. To see all of our Sale Items, click here. [read more]

Alpine Club (AC). Alpine Club Library Catalogue: Books and Periodicals
1982 Cordee London 1st, v1, 4to, pp.viii, 230, , softbound ; new. #9370 $39.00
A complete listing of the thousands of holdings (books, guides, periodicals) of the Alpine Club Library as of March, 1979. The first such listing since 1899. Excellent reference. Neate b02. [read more]

Alpine Club. Ball, John, ed Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers: A Series of Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club
1860 Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts London 5th, 8vo, pp.xiii, 328 + 24 ads, fldg map frontis, 7 color fldg maps, 4 figs, appendices, original ½ red cloth w/ gilt vignette on cover, red calf spine w/ gilt lettering ; dedication inscription to Ad Carter from Milton Academy Class of 1949, with Ad’s bookplate, previous contemporary bookplate of Wm. Spencer Child, spine quite rubbed, maps fine w/ original folds, vg. #23648 $225.00
This is the first of a series of three very important works detailing outings by various members of the Alpine Club. This series contains a wealth of information on early ascents and led directly to the publication of the Alpine Journal. Neate calls this ‘one of the most famous titles in mountaine [read more]

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