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Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]: Hemmleb, Jochen
signedHemmleb, Jochen Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]
2013 Innsbruck 1st, thick 8vo, pp.414, 56 color & 53 bw photos, 1 color illus, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26456 $59.00
When it came to climbing the highest summits of the world, Austrian climbers were at the forefront from the beginning. After the World War II they made five first ascents of 8000m peaks, more than any other nation, - Nanga Parbat, Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri. Hermann Buhl bec[read more]

Broad Peak: Traum und Albtraum - Auf den Spuren von Hermann Buhls letzter Expedition [Broad Peak: Dream and Nightmare - On the Trails of Hermann Buhl’s last Expedition]: Hemmleb, Jochen
signedHemmleb, Jochen Broad Peak: Traum und Albtraum - Auf den Spuren von Hermann Buhls letzter Expedition [Broad Peak: Dream and Nightmare - On the Trails of Hermann Buhl’s last Expedition]
2007 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.199, photo frontis, 58 color & 17 bw photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hemmleb, Kurt Diemberger, Generl (Eugenie) Buhl (Buhl’s widow), and Kriemhild Buhl (Buhl’s eldest daughter), dj corners bumped, else dj & cloth new #24702 $145.00
On June 9, 1957, four Austrians – Hermann Buhl, Kurt Diemberger, Marcus Schmuck, and Fritz Wintersteller – made the historic first ascent of Broad Peak (8047m). Three weeks later, Buhl was killed on nearby Chogolisa (7000m). In 2006, Hemmleb and nine companions went to the Baltoro region to commem[read more]

Hempleman-Adams, David Toughing it Out: The Adventures of a Polar Explorer and Mountaineer
1997 Orion London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 263, 40 color photos, 4 maps, red cloth; dj & cloth new. #12827 $29.95
Hempleman-Adams has not only climbed the Seven Summits but was also the first person to have reached the South Pole, South Magnetic Pole, and North Magnetic Pole all in the same year (1996). His solo, unsupported attainment of the South Pole was a feat of supreme endurance.[read more]

Handbook of American Mountaineering: Henderson, Kenneth A.
Henderson, Kenneth A. Handbook of American Mountaineering
1942 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.239, frontis, 149 figures, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #14580 $5.00 $4.25
The first handbook to deal specifically with American mountains and conditions. Discusses rock, ice and snow terrain, camping, cooking, equipment, maps, compass, sledging, etc. Neate H72. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

A Negro Explorer at the North Pole: Henson, Matthew A.
Henson, Matthew A. A Negro Explorer at the North Pole
1912 Frederick A Stokes NY 1st, pp.200, photo frontis, 6 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth; cloth severely dampstained, pages stuck together, poor #25658 $95.00
Henson was Robert Peary’s companion on their journey to the North Pole in 1909. Henson claimed he was actually the first person to step foot on the Pole. Unfortunately, a reading copy of a very scarce work.[read more]

In Search of the South Pole: Herbert, Kari & Huw Lewis-Jones
Herbert, Kari & Huw Lewis-Jones In Search of the South Pole
2011 UK 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 46 color & 65 bw photos, 29 color & 2 bw illus, 6 maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25923 $29.95
On the Centenary of the Amundsen-Scott race to the South Pole, this book traces our search for the Pole, from the earliest encounters with Antarctica’s icy waters, through the Heroic Age to modern times. In addition to the words of Scott and Amundsen, vivid descriptions from the logbooks, journals [read more]

Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women Behind the World's Most Daring Explorers: Herbert, Kari.
Herbert, Kari. Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women Behind the World's Most Daring Explorers
2012 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.347, 19 bw photos, 5 bw illus, wraps; new #26228 $18.95
Polar explorers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras were superstars in their day. Exploration was a male domain, and most women encountered the wilder parts of the world second-hand. But a handful struck off on a bold path in pursuit of broader horizons by becoming “polar wives”. In her portraits[read more]

Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey: Herbert, Wally & Huw Lewis-Jones
Herbert, Wally & Huw Lewis-Jones Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey
2015 UK 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 85 color & 68 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ slight rubbing, else dj & cloth new #26965 $49.95
On February 21, 1968, Wally Herbert and his team of three companions and forty huskies set out from Point Barrow, Alaska, embarking on a journey that no one had ever attempted. Sixteen hard months later they finally set foot once more on solid land in Spitsbergen, having attained the North Pole and [read more]

Reiß mer'n nieder: Michl Dacher - der erste Deutsche auf dem K2. [Break Down: Michl Dacher - the First German on K2]: Herler, Norbert & Gregor
Herler, Norbert & Gregor Reiß mer'n nieder: Michl Dacher - der erste Deutsche auf dem K2. [Break Down: Michl Dacher - the First German on K2]
2009 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 118 color & 3 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27484 $27.95
Dacher (1933-1994) was a prolific German mountaineer who made the first German ascent of K2, together with Reinhold Messner, in 1979. This book is a tribute to his 8000m climbing achievements having summitted 10 of the 14 peaks. About 1/3 of the book is devoted to the K2 ascent and the remaining to [read more]

Herrligkoffer, Karl Nanga Parbat: The Killer Mountain
1954 Knopf NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 263, viii, 56 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #9743 $25.00
Summarizes the early attempts on Nanga Parbat from Mummery in 1895 and concludes with Herrligkoffer's 1953 German-Austrian expedition on which Buhl made the first ascent solo. Neate H73, Yak H159.[read more]

Where the Mountains Throw Their Dice: An Insight into the Kiwi Climbing Psyche: Hersey, Paul
Hersey, Paul Where the Mountains Throw Their Dice: An Insight into the Kiwi Climbing Psyche
2008 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.175, photo frontis, 19 color photos, map, photo eps, wraps; new #25313 $29.95
A prolific New Zealand mountaineer, Hersey’s first book includes accounts of his own climbs in both NZ and the Italian Alps, as well as chats with some of NZ’s most experienced climbers to find out why they are drawn to the mountains and why, after losing friends, they return.[read more]

Annapurna Premier 8000: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna Premier 8000
1951 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.300, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps (1 color fldg), wraps w/ dj; dj rubbed, 1” tear back, good+, wraps w/ small tear to back, tight, vg #13005 $9.00
The first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed himself and Louis Lachenal on the summit, although they suffered severe frostbite. This French edition has a few more photos than the English ‘Annapurna’. Neate H74, Perret 2236, Yak H176.[read more]

Annapurna Premier 8000: Herzog, Maurice
signedHerzog, Maurice Annapurna Premier 8000
1951 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.300, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps (1 color fldg), uncut, wraps w/ dj; signed, dj chipped top/bottom spine, taped top spine, wraps good+ #16192 $95.00
The first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed himself and Louis Lachenal on the summit, although they suffered severe frostbite. This French edition has a few more photos than the English ‘Annapurna’ eate H74, Perret 2236, Yak H176.[read more]

Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1953 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.316, color frontis, 2 color & 24 b/w photos, 8 maps (1 fldg color), black/blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth vg+. #9746 $18.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176.[read more]

Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1997 US rep, 8vo, pp.314, 24 bw photos, 8 maps, wraps; fine #7999 $16.95 $9.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176. To see all of our Sale Items,
signedHerzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1953 Dutton NY 5th, 8vo, pp.316, photo frontis, 2 color & 24 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg color), black/blue cloth; signed, dj chipped, vg-, cloth near fine #25142 $89.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. This not a Book Club edition. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176.[read more]

Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1995 Adventure Library NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xviii, 263, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, sketch, 7 maps, map eps, grey/pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth spine rubbed, else fine #25143 $24.00 $19.20
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. [read more]

Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1953 Dutton NY 3rd, 8vo, pp.316, photo frontis, 2 color & 24 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg color), black/blue cloth; dj from 5th prtg, chipped top/bottom spine vg, cloth vg+. #12200 $19.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176.[read more]

Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1953 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.316, color frontis, 2 color & 24 b/w photos, 8 maps (1 fldg color), black/blue cloth; cloth fine #12201 $9.00 $7.20
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176. To see all of our Sale Items,
Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1952 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.208, 2 color & 16 bw photos, 7 maps (1 color), photo eps, grey cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine/edges, good, cloth fine #12182 $5.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. This has the nice color sketch map of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs on the back of the dust jacket. Winner 2010 National Outdoo[read more]

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