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The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen
1908 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xiii, 335, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 69 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, vII pp.ix, 397, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 70 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, teg, gilt-lettered spines & covers, black cloth; cloth w/ light wear, 2 bookplates in ea vol, vI fldg map w/ 2.5” tear, tight, fine #26719 $695.00
Account of the voyage of Amundsen’s ship Gjöa which made the first complete passage through the Northwest Passage. Amundsen and his crew of six were frozen in for two winters off King William Island and spent the time undertaking sledge journeys to determine the location of the North Magnetic Pole. [read more]

The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12
2010 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.411, 46 color & 212 bw photos, 3 color & 7 bw illus, 6 maps, illus eps, wraps; new #25628 $44.95
Amundsen’s daily diaries, written from the moment the South Pole Expedition left Norway until the telegram of their success, and never intended for publication, are now available in English for the first time, almost a 100 years after they were written. Some of the contents will be known to readers[read more]

First Crossing of the Polar Sea: Amundsen, Roald & Lincoln Ellsworth
Amundsen, Roald & Lincoln Ellsworth First Crossing of the Polar Sea
1927 Doran NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 324, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, fldg map, fore-edge uncut, embossed cover, blue cloth; cloth w/ light corner wear, tight, very good #25765 $125.00
In 1926 Amundsen and 15 others, including Ellsworth and Riiser-Larsen from his flight the previous year, took two days to make the first crossing of the Arctic Sea, via the North Pole, in the airship Norge. Norge was designed by Umberto Nobile who Amundsen would die searching for in 1928. With the[read more]

signedAnderson, J. R. L. High Mountains and Cold Seas: A Biography of H. W. Tilman
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.366, 40 bw photos, 15 maps, green cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj fine, cloth fine #9450 $89.00 $80.10
Tilman led the first ascent of Nanda Devi, in 1936, on which Dr. Houston was a member. They joined up again, in 1950, in the first reconnaissance of the southern approach to Everest via the Khumbu Valley. An excellent biography of a great explorer. Neate A50, SB A16, Yak A74.[read more]

Expedition South: Anderson, W. Ellery
Anderson, W. Ellery Expedition South
1957 Evans London 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, tight, vg #27626 $9.95
Anderson applied to join an expedition to the Falkland Islands Dependencies within the Antarctic as a means of satisfying a life-long personal ambition and of re-orientating himself after 14years as a regular Army officer - the last three of which had been spent as a leader of guerrilla forces opera[read more]

Triumph on Everest: A Tribute from the Sherpas of Nepal: Ang Rita Sherpa & Susan Höivik, eds
Ang Rita Sherpa & Susan Höivik, eds Triumph on Everest: A Tribute from the Sherpas of Nepal
2003 Nepal 1st, 8vo, pp.151, 39 color & 57 bw photos, wraps; fine #22943 $19.00
An interesting item, done to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, with a number of profiles and sections contributed by Sherpa climbers. The first section is on Mountains and Mountaineers while the second is on the Khumbu and the Sherpas. Note: This is not edited by the c[read more]

2000 First Day Cover 1950 Ascension de l’Annapurna: Annapurna
Annapurna 2000 First Day Cover 1950 Ascension de l’Annapurna
2000 ; fine #26419 $15.00
An attractive first day cover featuring the 50th anniversary commemorative Annapurna stamp and a large color illustration.[read more]

True North: Journeys into the Great Northern Ocean: Arms, Myron
Arms, Myron True North: Journeys into the Great Northern Ocean
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 41 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; new #26925 $16.95
From the fiords of northern Labrador to the icefields of western Greenland, from the outports of Newfoundland to the tiny fishing villages of Iceland and the Faroe Isles, best-selling author and lifelong sailor Myron Arms chronicles the experience of two-and-a-half decades of voyaging into some of t[read more]

No Horizon is so Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica: Arnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft w/ Cheryl Dahle
signedArnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft w/ Cheryl Dahle No Horizon is so Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 33 color & 2 bw photos, 2 maps, white/blue cloth; signed Arnesen & Bancroft on bookplate, dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new. #22982 $24.95
The story of the first women to cross the Antarctic continent on foot. During the Antarctic summer of 2000-01, Norwegian Arnesen and American Bancroft 94 days towing 250-pound sledges across 1717 miles of ice, all while enduring temperatures as low as -35ºF. See also, Ryan’s ‘Ann and Liv Cross Ant[read more]

Eight Men in a Crate: The Ordeal of the Advance Party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1957: Arnold, Anthea
Arnold, Anthea Eight Men in a Crate: The Ordeal of the Advance Party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1957
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.133, 37 color & 15 bw photos, 6 figs, 4 maps, wraps; new #24969 $35.00
The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1955-58), led by Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary, was the first to make a successful crossing of the Antarctic continent. The plan was for Fuchs and Hillary to start on opposite sides of the continent. However, as a precursor to Fuchs departure [read more]

Photographer of the World: The Biography of Herbert Ponting: Arnold, H. J. P.
Arnold, H. J. P. Photographer of the World: The Biography of Herbert Ponting
1971 Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press Rutherford 1st, 8vo, pp.175, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ browning to edges, vg, cloth fine #25710 $29.00
The first of Arnold’s two books on Ponting, this biographical memoir shows how Ponting, virtually self-taught in his art, free-lanced his way around the world observing, photographing, lecturing and, ultimately, seeing his business fail. Conrad p.170, Karrow 33, Meadows 430, Renard 55, Rosove 20.B1[read more]

The Best of Ascent: Twenty Five Years of the Mountaineering Experience: Ascent:
Ascent: The Best of Ascent: Twenty Five Years of the Mountaineering Experience
1993 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 384, frontis, 19 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #10050 $25.00
Some of the best from Ascent. Includes fiction and non-fiction by Galen Rowell, Warren Harding, Royal Robbins, Kitty Calhoun Grissom, Terry Gifford, David Roberts, and others. Ascent was published annually as the mountaineering journal of the Sierra Club, under the primary editorship of Alan Ste[read more]

Ascent 1967 Vol 1, #1: Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal
Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1967 Vol 1, #1
May 1967 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps; light rubbing, near fine #23198 $125.00
This first issue is the hardest to find. In this issue:
  • Ascent of Hummingbird Ridge, Mount Logan by Allen Steck
  • Pens Over Everest by Bernard Hollowood
  • American Antarctic Mountaineering Expedition by William Long
  • A Visitor to Yosemite by Ian Howell
  • [read more]

Ascent 1970 Vol 1, #4: Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal
Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1970 Vol 1, #4
May 1970 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps; light rubbing, fine #24057 $45.00
In this issue:
  • The Story of Fats Ray by Lito Tejada-Flores
  • Up Against the Walls by Joe Fitschen
  • Dhaulagiri, A Mind Odyssey by James Janney
  • Tis-sa-ack by Royal Robbins
  • Photographs
  • Four Corners by Steve Roper
  • The View from Deadho[read more]

Ascent 1972 Vol 1, #6: Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal
Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1972 Vol 1, #6
June 1972 4to, pp.64, bw photos, wraps; fine #23200 $45.00
In this issue:
  • The Edge of the Sea by John Cleare
  • An Early Ascent of Half Dome by Phimister Proctor
  • The Moose’s Tooth, Photos by Tom Frost & Bradford Washburn
  • In Due Time by Tom Higgins
  • East of the Valley, West of the Gunks: A Zion Story and Guide[read more]

Ascent 1973 Vol 2, #1: Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal
Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1973 Vol 2, #1
July 1973 4to, pp.64, bw photos, wraps; fine #23201 $29.00
In this issue:
  • Mirror Mirror by Ed Drummond
  • West Side Story by Greg Donaldson
  • First on Alberta by Chris Jones & Jean Weber
  • Canadian Faces in Winter, Photos by Jim Stuart
  • The North Face of Alberta by George Lowe
  • The Taurus Mountains of Tu[read more]

Alone in Antarctica: Aston, Felicity
Aston, Felicity Alone in Antarctica
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.253, 15 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; new #26551 $19.95
Aston knows as much as anyone about traveling in the Antarctic having led an all-female expedition on a 900-km ski to the South Pole in 2009, the subject of her first book. In this, her second book, she describes her 59-day 2011-12 ski expedition in which she became the first woman to traverse the [read more]

Citizen of Two Worlds: Ata-Ullah, Mohammad
signedAta-Ullah, Mohammad Citizen of Two Worlds
1960 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 285, purple cloth; signed Bob Bates, Charles Houston, Dee Molenaar, cloth w/ some slight staining to fore edges, tight, near fine #12138 $325.00
Ata-Ullah's autobiography includes his participation in both the 1953 American attempt and the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This copy is signed by three members of the 1953 expedition. Quite hard to find. Neate A70.[read more]

Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827: Auldjo, John
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryAuldjo, John Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827
1830 Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green London 2nd, 8vo, pp.x, (6), 148, frontis, 18 full-page plates (2 fldg), 2 color fldg charts, 3 fldg (1 color) maps, appendix, ½ leather/marbled boards, raised bands; boards miss 1/3 of spine, front board thru title page are off, signed Philip Thresher 1831, AAC/Field bookplate, frontis/title loose, internally good #24788 $575.00 $414.00
Auldjo, accompanied by six guides, is credited by Meckly with the 15th, and by Neate with the 19th, ascent of Mont Blanc. This book was the first to popularize Mont Blanc and is now scarce. This second edition contains two additional maps not included in the first edition. Meckly 008, Neate A75. [read more]

Ayres, Philip Mawson: A Life
1999 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 321, 20 color & 44 bw photos, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new. #18749 $39.95
The first comprehensive biography of Douglas Mawson whose two Antarctic expeditions (1911-14, 1929-31) resulted in Australia claiming 40% of the continent. Ayres has relied upon a wealth of sources, both archived and living, to provide a full portrait of Mawson’s life. Includes extensive notes.[read more]

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