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And Death Walks with Them: Above Eight Thousand Metres with Pakistani Porters from Shimshal: Fladt, Christiane
Fladt, Christiane And Death Walks with Them: Above Eight Thousand Metres with Pakistani Porters from Shimshal
2017 Pakistan 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 203, 55 color & 3 bw photos, dark/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27333 $29.95
Fladt throws light on the uncelebrated lives of some of Pakistan’s High Altitude Porters (HAPs), who help mountaineers climb the Pakistan-based eight-thousand-metre peaks. The author has attempted to delve into their lives by digging out adventure and drama in their stories, which makes her work a s[read more]

Fleming, Peter Bayonets to Lhasa: The First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904
1984 Oxford Hong Kong rep, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; near fine #24256 $5.00 $4.00
Account of events surrounding Younghusband’s 1904 expedition to Tibet. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite's Most Iconic Climb: Florine, Hans w/ Jayme Moye
Florine, Hans w/ Jayme Moye On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite's Most Iconic Climb
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 204, 28 color photos, appendices, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27183 $24.95
Hans Florine is a big-wall climbing legend in his own time. He holds the speed record on the Nose route of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot granite cliff in Yosemite Valley that’s considered the Everest of the rock-climbing world. Ascending the Nose takes most climbers anywhere from 12 to 96 hours. Florine,[read more]

Travels Through the Alps: Forbes, James D.
Forbes, James D. Travels Through the Alps
1900 Adam & Charles Black London new ed, rev & annotated by W. A. B. Coolidge, lg 8vo, pp.xxxviii, 572, frontis, 44 bw illus, 9 sketches, 6 maps (5 color, 2 fldg in pocket), teg, gilt-lettered & embossed green cloth; cloth rebound, new eps, tight, fine, 3 maps w/ tears on fold lines, vg #22532 $195.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first E[read more]

Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers: Forbes, James, D.
Forbes, James, D. Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers
1843 Adam & Charles Black Edinburgh 1st, 4to, pp.x, 424, 4 pgs ads, color litho frontis, 1 color & 7 bw lithos, 9 color topo sketches, 2 maps (1 lg fldg), text illus, appendices, orig blindstamped green cloth w/ gilt lettered spine with a 3-pg contemporary hand-written note; cloth spine faded, sharp corners, front hinge starting, name of J. Ladd to fep, fldg map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26523 $2,495.00 $1,795.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first[read more]

Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary Kept on Board an Exploring Vessel: Ford, C. Reginald
Ford, C. Reginald Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary Kept on Board an Exploring Vessel
2015 UK Ltd ed 400, facs reprint, 16mo, pp.31, 12 bw photos, 1 illus, staple bound, black dec & lettered bluish-green gray linen-textured wraps; ribbon-tied w/in black gift box, new, together with pamphlet, 8vo, pp.12, 6 bw photos; facs brochure, 4to, pp.4, 4 bw photos, map, printed in red & black; & 2 postcards; new #27029 $69.95
This is probably the rarest of all first-hand accounts of Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). Ford was a steward on the expedition and is notable mainly for being the first man to break his leg skiing in the Antarctic. Published privately in 1908 in New Zealand, this is a facsimile of h[read more]

Förster, Hans Albert Bis zum Gipfel der Welt: vom Mont Blanc zum Mount Everest
1953 Brockhaus Leipzig 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 41 bw photos, 9 maps, yellow cloth; cloth vg+. #20483 $29.00
A history of attempts and climbs on 8000m peaks, thru the first ascent of Everest, with a small section on the Pamir and Tien Shan. In German, no English translation. Yak F96.[read more]

The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer: Foster, Peter
signedFoster, Peter The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 205, photo frontis, 2 color & 41 bw photos, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27627 $34.95
The biography of scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain earned him the soubriquet, and whose achievements in the Alps and Greater Ranges place him at the forefront of British mountaineering between the two world wars. Born in Edinb[read more]

No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman
2018 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.ix, 241, 39 color photos, blue cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27418 $59.95
Mainstream news reports about climbing are dominated by action from the world’s highest mountains, more often than not focusing on tragedy and controversy. Far removed from this high-altitude circus, a group of visionary and specialist mountaineers are seeking out eye-catching objectives in the most[read more]

Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 44 color photos, 4 maps, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth w/ light browning to page edges, else very fine #26495 $145.00
Fowler’s autobiography, and first book, includes his apprenticeship on British crags, and climbs in Peru, the Karakoram, and the first ascent of Spantik’s Golden Pillar (1987) with Victor Saunders. Quite scarce, especially signed. Shortlisted for the 1995 Boardman-Tasker Award.[read more]

Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team: Franco, Jean
Franco, Jean Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team
1957 Cape London 1st UK, 8vo, pp.256, 19 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ ½” tear back, rubbed on spine edge & corners, unclipped, near fine, cloth bright, fine #18956 $525.00
The classic account of the 1955 first ascent of Makalu by a French team which succeeded in placing all members on the summit over the course of three ascents. This is one of the harder to find 8000m first ascent books. Quite scarce in any condition. Neate F52, Perret 1741, Yak F113.[read more]

Franco, Jean & Lionel Terray At Grips with Jannu
1967 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 65 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ 1” tear bottom, vg+, cloth fine. #9680 $95.00
Accounts of three French expeditions to Jannu in 1957, 1959, and the 1962 first ascent. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate F53, Yak F114.[read more]

Franco, Jean & Lionel Terray Bataille Pour le Jannu
1965 Gallimard Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.293, 61 bw photos, 2 sketches, 3 maps, wraps; vg+. #21461 $25.00
Accounts of three French expeditions to Jannu in 1957, 1959, and the 1962 first ascent. This is the French edition of 'At Grips with Jannu'. Neate F53, Perret 1743, Yak F114.[read more]

Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22: Franklin, Capt. John
Franklin, Capt. John Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22
1823 John Murray London 1st ed, 1st issue, thick 4to, pp.xvi, 768, 8 pgs ads, 30 plates (11 colored, some w/ tissue guards), 4 fldg maps, errata slip, appendices, uncut, brown cloth spine & paper boards; cloth w/ corners worn, bookplate & name, pages clean, maps w/ no tears, tight, very good+ #26725 $1,900.00
First Edition, First Issue Franklin's account of his second expedition, the Coppermine Expedition of 1819-22, which was his first in command. Their goal was the exploration of northern Canada, accessed via the Coppermine River; as part of the Royal Navy’s overall attempt to discover and map the N[read more]

Franklin, Sir John Journey to the Polar Sea
1998 Könemann Köln rep, small 8vo, pp.487, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #22520 $27.95
Franklin's second expedition, his first in command, mapped 550 miles of Arctic coastline east of the Coppermine River. Traveling overland, with Back and Richardson, they were poorly equipped and trained and continually faced starvation. See AB 5194, Sabin 25624.[read more]

The Case for Doctor Cook: Freeman, Andrew A
Freeman, Andrew A The Case for Doctor Cook
1961 Coward-McCann NY 1st, 8vo, pp.315, map, dark blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, edge wear, clipped, good+, cloth tight, vg+ #27623 $24.00
A scoop such as newspapermen seldom see appeared in the New York Herald of September 2, 1909. Extending across page one in three lines of towering type was the story that Dr. Frederick A. Cook, a Brooklyn physician, had reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908. Five days after that story appeared, a[read more]

La Face Nord des Grandes Jorasses [The North Face of the Grandes Jorasses]: Frendo, Edouard
signedFrendo, Edouard La Face Nord des Grandes Jorasses [The North Face of the Grandes Jorasses]
1947 Susse Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.105, 24 bw photos, fldg route chart back, wraps w/ dj; signed Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, & Alessandro Gogna, dj unclipped, fine, wraps chart w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #26161 $850.00
The imposing North Face of the Grandes Jorasses is considered one of the finest in the Alps. The classic route, the Walker Spur, was first climbed by Riccardo Cassin, Gino Esposito, and Ugo Tizzoni (1938). Walter Bonatti made the fourth ascent, with three others (1949), as well as the first winter a[read more]

Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Freshfield, Douglas W. Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration
2000 India 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xvi, 373, photo frontis, 41 bw photos, 1 bw fldg panorama, 1 sketch, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), appendices, wraps; new. #24395 $35.95
Freshfield (1845-1934), a British barrister, mountaineer, writer, poet and geographer, was one of the greatest mountain explorers of any age. A prominent figure in the RGS, he is considered to be one of the most scholarly and sensitive mountain writers. This is a reprint edition of his classic wor[read more]

The Exploration of the Caucasus: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Freshfield, Douglas W. The Exploration of the Caucasus
1896 Arnold London 1st, 2 vol, thick 4to, vI pp.xxiii, 278, photo frontis, 38 full-page & 69 text photos, fldg map, fldg panorama; vII pp.x, 295, photo frontis, 36 full-page & 46 text photos, 3 color fldg maps, 2 fldg panoramas, appendices; teg, uncut, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth spines slightly darkened, panoramas & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, hinges tight, very good+ #23217 $1,895.00
A great mountain explorer, and Alpine Club President, Freshfield climbed extensively in the Alps and Caucasus. In 1868, he explored the central Caucasus making the first ascent of Kazbek (16,546’), Elbruz (18,470’), and several other peaks. He returned to the Caucasus in 1887 and 1889 following whic[read more]

First on the Rope: Frison-Roche, Roger
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]

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