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Everest – Photographs from the Royal Geographical Society Picture Library: Everest.
Everest. Everest – Photographs from the Royal Geographical Society Picture Library
2003 illustrated brochure w/ price list, pp.40, 14 color & 21 & bw photos, wraps; new. #22909 $9.00
A marvelous selection of prints from the RGS Everest Archive made available in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. The prints in this special commemorative limited edition include some of the most famous photographs ever taken of the mountain from 1907 to 1953.[read more]

signedEverest/Lhotse. 1972 Souvenir Cover Deutsche Everest-Lhotse Expedition
1972 ; signed Gerhard Lenser #20278 $19.00
Lenser had a long Himalayan climbing career which included the first ascent of Pumori. On this expedition Lenser and one other climber hoped to climb Lhotse from the east. However, they were unable to find a suitable approach route.[read more]

1972 Souvenir Cover Deutsche Everest-Lhotse Expedition: Everest/Lhotse.
signedEverest/Lhotse. 1972 Souvenir Cover Deutsche Everest-Lhotse Expedition
1972 ; signed Gerhard Lenser + 1 other #22375 $19.00
Lenser had a long Himalayan climbing career which included the first ascent of Pumori. On this expedition Lenser and one other climber hoped to climb Lhotse from the east. However, they were unable to find a suitable approach route.[read more]

The Organization of an Alaskan Expedition: Everett, Boyd N., Jr.
Everett, Boyd N., Jr. The Organization of an Alaskan Expedition
1984 Gorak Book Pasadena 1st, 8vo, pp.112, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; fine #25824 $14.95
The first detailed book to describe the tasks necessary to prepare a mountaineering expedition to the Alaska Range, Wrangell Mountains, Chugach Range, and St. Elias Mountains. Topics include route planning, glacier flying, regulations, avalanches, equipment, food, climbing strategies, weather, and e[read more]

Coming Through: Expeditions to Chogolisa and Menlungtse: Fanshawe, Andy
Fanshawe, Andy Coming Through: Expeditions to Chogolisa and Menlungtse
1990 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.217, 17 color photos, 4 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ 2 small cuts top of ffep, else fine #26494 $17.00 $14.45
The bold, first traverse of Chogolisa's (7665m) twin summits, in 1986, and the first ascent of Mengluntse West (7023m), in 1988, led by Chris Bonington and with David Breashears and Alan Hinkes. Fanshawe was killed in 1992 while climbing in the Cairngorms.[read more]

Ron Fawcett: Rock Athlete: Fawcett, Ron w/ Ed Douglas
signedFawcett, Ron w/ Ed Douglas Ron Fawcett: Rock Athlete
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 240, 43 color & 8 bw photos, black cloth; inscribed w/ recipient’s name whited out, dj w/ ½” tear top of flap, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ 1” stain to page foredge, tight, else fine #25474 $27.00
Fawcett is a natural-born climber. In 1969, while still at school in his native Yorkshire, he tied into a climbing rope for the first time and was instantly hooked. From that moment on, it seemed nothing else in his life mattered nearly as much as his next vertical fix. Ten years later, Fawcett was [read more]

A Century of American Alpinism: Fay, Charles, et al
Fay, Charles, et al A Century of American Alpinism
2002 AAC Boulder 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 196, 32 bw photos, appendices, wraps; fine #24006 $15.00
An interesting history of the first 100 years of the American Alpine Club with much material taken from the Club’s Journal. An appendix on the Journal is written by Ad Carter.[read more]

First Over Everest: The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition 1933: Fellowes, Air Commodore P. F. M., et al.
Fellowes, Air Commodore P. F. M., et al. First Over Everest: The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition 1933
1934 McBride NY rep, 8vo, pp.264, appendices, photo/map eps, green cloth; cloth very good #23189 $12.00
Account of the hazardous 1933 flights over Everest to take photographs. A nice companion to Clydesdale's ‘Pilots' Book of Everest’. Neate F17, SB F08, Yak F27.[read more]

Ferlet, Réné & Guy Poulet Aconcagua South Face
1956 Constable London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 209, frontis, 17 bw photos, 4 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, vg, cloth w/ bookplate, fine #9676 $69.00
The first ascent of the difficult South Face in 1954. A very severe and exposed climb. Neate F19.[read more]

Cerro Torre Pared Oeste: Ferrari, Casimiro
Ferrari, Casimiro Cerro Torre Pared Oeste
1983 Editorial RM Barcelona 1st thus, 8vo, pp.180, 49 color & 1 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ small name stamp on title page, fine #24464 $45.00
Account of the first undisputed ascent of Cerro Torre (3128m) in 1974 which placed four members on the summit. This followed the claimed first ascent by Cesare Maestri in 1959 which was much disputed. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

To the Ends of the Earth: The Transglobe Expedition – The First Pole-to-Pole Circumnavigation of the Globe: Fiennes, Ranulph
Fiennes, Ranulph To the Ends of the Earth: The Transglobe Expedition – The First Pole-to-Pole Circumnavigation of the Globe
1983 Arbor House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.547, 32 color photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, red/blue cloth; xlib, dj w/ lib sticker bottom spine, else fine, cloth w/ lib stamp to ffep & copyright page, foxing to edges, near fine #9108 $3.00
Account of Fiennes’ 52,000 mile polar circumnavigation from 1979 to 1982.[read more]

To The Sixth Continent: The Second German South Polar Expedition 1911-1913: Filchner, Wilhelm
Filchner, Wilhelm To The Sixth Continent: The Second German South Polar Expedition 1911-1913
1994 Bluntisham Huntingdon 1st, in Eng, ltd ed 400, 4to, pp.42, viii, 253, photo frontis, 53 plates, 37 illus, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth very fine, as new #14479 $125.00
Filchner's expedition plan to cross the polar ice from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea came to an abrupt end when the ice broke up under their base and they were forced to winter over aboard ship. This is the first English translation of Filchner's expedition narrative, edited by noted polar histor[read more]

La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]: Filippi, Filippo de
Filippi, Filippo de La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]
1912 Zanichelli Bologna 1st, thick 4to, 2 vols, vol I pp.xiii, 471, 111, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 color & 25 bw plates w/ tissue guards, 229 bw photos (7 panoramas), charts, illus eps, uncut, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth; cloth w/ light rubbing, tight, fine #27167 $3,700.00
The Unique, Vellum-Bound, Italian Edition with vol II Elenco dei Panorami e delle Carte [List of Panoramas and Maps]. 18 bw panoramas, 3 color fldg maps, illus eps, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth slipcase; cloth w/ some darkening to spine vellum, small ½” split to lower/back spine vellum, tight, p[read more]

Climbing Mount Everest: Finch, George Ingle
New Finch, George Ingle Climbing Mount Everest
1930 Philip & Son London 1st, small 8vo, pp.72, 23 bw photos, map, wraps; rubbed, name, vg #27662 $295.00
Finch was a key member of the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition, a mountaineering endeavor which resulted in the world’s first climbing foray above 8000m, and President of the Alpine Club from 1959-61. His primary account of the expedition was only published in German, in 1925, and not translate[read more]

The Struggle for Everest: Finch, George Ingle (George W. Rodway, ed.)
signedFinch, George Ingle (George W. Rodway, ed.) The Struggle for Everest
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.232, 70 bw photos, 11 drawings, 2 maps, red cloth; signed George Rodway, dj & cloth new #25101 $44.95 $39.95
The first English translation of Finch’s ‘Der Kampf um den Everest’. Finch was a key member of the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition, a mountaineering endeavor which resulted in the world’s first climbing foray above 8000m, and President of the Alpine Club from 1959-61. His approach to mountai[read more]

Firstbrook, Peter Lost on Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine
1999 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 40 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #17498 $24.95 $22.45
Firstbrook, producer of the BBC film ‘Lost on Everest’, explores the events that led up to the fateful expedition, traces the momentous eventful history of Everest climbs, and concludes with the exciting story of the search for Mallory and Irvine and the attempt to resolve one of mountaineering’s gr[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]

Expedition Yukon: Fisher, Marnie, ed.
New Fisher, Marnie, ed. Expedition Yukon
[1972] Thomas Nelson Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.200, 16 color & many bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj unclipped, vg, cloth w/ bookplate remnant & withdrawn stamp on half-title, withdrawn stamp on top page edge, vg #13692 $9.00 $7.00
The 1967 Yukon Alpine Centennial Expedition placed over 250 climbers in the St. Elias Mountains and made many first ascents in the Centennial Range. This is the complete account of what was the largest mountaineering expedition ever to take place. To see all of our Sale Items,
Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery: Fitzgerald, E. A.
American Alpine Club LibraryFitzgerald, E. A. Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery
1896 Scribner’s NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 363, frontis w/ tissue guard, 48 bw photos/illus w/ tissue guards, 10 text illus, lg color fldg map in rear pocket, teg, uncut, brown cloth w/ leather title patches; cloth title patches rubbed, DPL, Gabel, & AAC/Gabel bookplates, hinges taped, DPL stamp to title/copyright pages & top edge, map w/ splits along folds, good #24841 $195.00 $140.40
Fitzgerald made a number of good climbs after losing the first ascent of Mount Cook to local climbers. Both he and his book were unpopular with New Zealand mountaineers. His light-hearted style of writing also met with critical disapproval. Neate F36. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, [read more]

Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery: Fitzgerald, E. A.
American Alpine Club LibraryFitzgerald, E. A. Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery
1896 Scribner’s NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 363, frontis w/ tissue guard, 48 bw photos/illus w/ tissue guards, 10 text illus, lg color fldg map in rear pocket, teg, uncut, brown cloth w/ leather title patches; cloth & title patches rubbed, hinges cracked, frontis loose/dampstained, damp/wrinkling to lower margins, miss fldg map, fair #24842 $145.00 $104.40
Fitzgerald made a number of good climbs after losing the first ascent of Mount Cook to local climbers. Both he and his book were unpopular with New Zealand mountaineers. His light-hearted style of writing also met with critical disapproval. Neate F36. This book is from the collection of the Am[read more]

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