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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
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]

Pucahirca Norte Cordillera Blanca Poster: Buhler, Carlos
signedBuhler, Carlos Pucahirca Norte Cordillera Blanca Poster
Image size 14" x 21.5", Poster size 18" x 24", text states "Pucahirca Norte - Cordillera Blanca Peru - Carlos Buhler", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins on thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #23239 $19.95 $15.96
This lovely photograph shows Thaddeus Josephson on the summit of Pucahirca Norte (6047m) following the grueling six-day, first ascent of the Northwest Face in July 2003, taken by Carlos Buhler. Carlos Buhler can certainly be considered one of America's top mountaineers. He has had a number of bol[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]

Men Against the Clouds: The Conquest of Minya Konka: Burdsall, Richard L., Arthur B. Emmons & Terris Moore
Burdsall, Richard L., Arthur B. Emmons & Terris Moore Men Against the Clouds: The Conquest of Minya Konka
1935 John Lane London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 272, photo frontis, 46 bw photos (6 fldg), 7 maps, appendices, map eps, purple cloth; cloth w/ usual fading to spine, vg #10284 $75.00
The 1932 first ascent of Minya Konka (24,892') by a small American party. It was the second highest peak climbed at the time, after Kamet in 1931. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B213, Yak B296.[read more]

Alaska – Narrative, Glaciers, Natives – History, Geography, Resources (Harriman Alaska Expedition): Burroughs, John, John Muir & George Bird Grinell, et al.
Burroughs, John, John Muir & George Bird Grinell, et al. Alaska – Narrative, Glaciers, Natives – History, Geography, Resources (Harriman Alaska Expedition)
1901 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xxxvii, 183, color frontis, 7 color & 48 bw plates, 12 color illus, 175 figs, 2 (of 4) maps, vol II pp.185-383, color frontis, 5 color & 53 bw plates, 13 color illus , 65 figs, 1 color map, teg, uncut, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, near fine #27146 $315.00
Edward Henry Harriman (1848-1909) was one of the nation’s most powerful railroad magnates. In 1899 he organized a large, lavish expedition which left Seattle on the ship George W. Elder. Carrying 126 passengers, consisting of scientists, artists, photographers, naturalists, crew and family, the Elde[read more]

A Passion for Mountains: Burrows-Smith, Hannah, ed.
Burrows-Smith, Hannah, ed. A Passion for Mountains
2014 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, 216 color & 8 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26741 $49.95
A compilation of accounts written by members of the British Mountain Guides, including John Barry, Adrian Burgess, Rob Collister, Alan Hinkes, Martin Moran, Chris Parkin, Andy Perkins, Mike Pescod, Mark Seaton, Victor Saunders, and many others. Documenting both personal climbing and mountaineering a[read more]

Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole: Byrd, Richard
signedByrd, Richard Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole
1930 Putnam's NY & London Author's Autograph Edition, ltd ed #909/1000, 8vo, pp.xvi, 436, frontis, 69 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), appendix, uncut, vellum spine, blue paper-covered boards; signed R. E. Byrd & G. P. Putnam's Sons, vellum darkened, top 1½” spine missing affecting title, dampstain on spine and rear, rubbed, pencil name on ffep, vg #9063 $275.00
Account of Byrd's first Antarctic expedition from 1928-1930, including the first flight over the South Pole. This limited edition is printed on rag paper and is signed by both Byrd and Putnam's. Spence 227.[read more]

Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole: Byrd, Richard E.
Byrd, Richard E. Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole
1930 Putnam's NY & London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 422, frontis, 69 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), appendix, uncut, photo eps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge chips, unclipped, vg, cloth bright, tight, maps w/ original folds, no tears, fine, w/ Byrd Prize Letter Contest flyer #9064 $39.00
Account of Byrd's first Antarctic expedition from 1928-1930, including the first flight over the South Pole. This is the first edition, first issue with the ‘E.’ missing from Eleanore E. Bolling Byrd's name on the dedication page. Spence 227.[read more]

Solitudini di Ghiaccio: Everest, il Sogno dell’Impossibile [Solitudes of Ice: Everest, the Dream of the Impossible]: Caminati, Luciano
Caminati, Luciano Solitudini di Ghiaccio: Everest, il Sogno dell’Impossibile [Solitudes of Ice: Everest, the Dream of the Impossible]
2014 Italy 1st, small 8vo, pp.271, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27655 $29.95
The story of Mario Trimeri, the second Italian after Reinhold Messner, to have reached the goal of the Seven Summits and the first in the world, with Romanian Coco Popescu, to have climbed the Volcanic Seven Summits, the seven highest volcanoes of the seven continents. Caminati tells of the tormente[read more]

Snow, Sleds and Silence: The Story of the Nordkapp Expedition: Cant, Rona
Cant, Rona Snow, Sleds and Silence: The Story of the Nordkapp Expedition
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 184, photo frontis, 29 color & 34 bw photos, map, appendices, wraps; new #25975 $29.95
The story of the 2004 Nordkapp Expedition, a 500-km dog-sled expedition on the northernmost tip of Norway. Cant’s story encapsulates the magic, tedium, and sheer endurance of working in unfamiliar terrain. It tells of the harshness of the climate, the beauty of being far from the civilised world a[read more]

By Airship to the North Pole: An Archaeology of Human Exploration: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. By Airship to the North Pole: An Archaeology of Human Exploration
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 209, photo frontis, 31 bw illus, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #17702 $25.00
An original examination of the first two attempts to reach the North Pole by airship chronicling the attempts by Andree in 1897 and Wellman from 1907 to 1909. Thoroughly researched with notes and bibliography.[read more]

Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer
2013 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 269, 18 bw photos, 20 bw illus, 2 sketches, 11 maps, appendices, wraps; new #26569 $41.95
Benjamin Leigh Smith discovered and named dozens of islands in the Arctic but published no account of his pioneering explorations. He refused public accolades and sent stand-ins to deliver the results of his work to scientific societies. Yet, the Royal Geographic Society's Sir Clements R. Markham re[read more]

The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905
2016 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 624, map frontis, 30 bw photos, 3 illus, 9 maps, dark blue/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27101 $34.95
In Gilded Age America, Arctic explorers were fabulous celebrities — assured of riches and near-immortality so long as they reached the North Pole first. Of the many attempts to meet that goal, three American expeditions, launched from the Russian archipelago of Franz Josef Land, ended in abject fail[read more]

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