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Hunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.300, color frontis, 7 color & 73 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, tan/blue cloth; cloth fine #9801 $9.00 $7.20
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Race for the South Pole: The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen: Huntford, Roland
Huntford, Roland Race for the South Pole: The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 330, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 2 figs, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25576 $39.95
2010 marks the centenary of the last great race of terrestrial discovery – the South Pole. For the first time, Capt. Scott's unedited diaries run alongside those of both Roald Amundsen and Olav Bjaaland, never before translated into English. Cutting through the welter of controversy to the events [read more]

Scott and Amundsen: Huntford, Roland
Huntford, Roland Scott and Amundsen
1980 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st ed, 3rd imp, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 665, 109 bw photos, 13 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, pulled top spine, near fine, cloth w/ inscription, near fine. #23419 $125.00 $85.00
Huntford's classic work contrasting the Scott and Amundsen expeditions. Later republished as 'The Last Place on Earth'. Surprisingly hard to find in the first edition.[read more]

The Amundsen Photographs: Huntford, Roland
Huntford, Roland The Amundsen Photographs
1987 Atlantic Monthly Press NY 1st, 4to, pp.199, photo frontis, 87 color & 71 bw photos, sketch, 3 maps, brown cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #22949 $75.00
Huntford presents fantastic photos reproduced from Amundsen's long lost lantern slides, rediscovered in Oslo in 1986. The images include his expeditions through the NW Passage (1903-06), to the South Pole (1910-12), and through the NE Passage (1918-23). Ninety-three of the images are from the Sout[read more]

Huntford, Roland The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole
1999 US rep, 8vo, pp.xxxii, 588, 34 bw photos, 13 maps, wraps; new #17326 $14.95 $11.95
Huntford's classic work contrasts the differing styles of Robert Scott's British Antarctic Expedition and Roald Amundsen's Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in their epic, and tragic, race to be the first to the South Pole. This was orignially titled 'Scott and Amundsen'. To see all of our Sale Ite[read more]

A Step Too Far: The Tragic First Ascent of Kuksar: Hurrell, Tim
Hurrell, Tim A Step Too Far: The Tragic First Ascent of Kuksar
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.198, 21 color & 39 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27414 $44.95
Hurrell had a great love of outdoor life and became a passionate mountaineer, photographer and naturalist. From family holidays in Wales, Scotland and the Alps, to adventures with the Cambridge Mountaineering Club and with his own expeditions, he travelled and climbed in many parts of the world. A k[read more]

South with Shackleton: Hussey, Dr. L. D. A.
Hussey, Dr. L. D. A. South with Shackleton
1949 Sampson Low London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 182, frontis illus, 17 illus, appendix, map eps, light greenish gray cloth; dj is facsimile of vg dj, cloth rubbed, hinges weak, vg #27621 $225.00
Leonard Hussey (1891-1964) served with Sir Ernest Shackleton on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17), in the Endurance, and the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition (1921-22), in the Quest. The bulk of Hussey’s account deals with his experiences on the Endurance expedition. He provide[read more]

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed by Huston & Fish, dj & cloth new #25979 $59.95
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed Huston, dj & cloth new #26445 $49.00 $35.00
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Victorinox North Pole ’09 Expedition Calendar: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Victorinox North Pole ’09 Expedition Calendar
12” wide x 24” high when opened, 34 color photos, map, 12 months; signed by Huston & Fish, fine #26387 $25.00
This calendar, for 2010, commemorates the first unsupported, unassisted American expedition to reach the North Pole. Huston and Fish spent over two months skiing more than 500 miles and hauling 300-pound sleds to the pole. A nice calendar with color photos and plenty of space for notes.[read more]

Quand Brillent les Étoiles de Midi: Ichac, Marcel
signedIchac, Marcel Quand Brillent les Étoiles de Midi
1960 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.114, 4 color & 102 bw photos, map, white cloth w/ color photo; signed Lionel Terray, cloth lightly rubbed, else fine #21973 $295.00 $249.00
Account of creating yet another film with Lionel Terray, Gerard Herzog, and Jacques Ertaud. This film won the Grand Prize for Cinema in 1959 and featured Terray as the main participant. Terray was a superb Alpinist who participated in many first ascents including that of Annapurna in 1950. In French[read more]

Imhof, Eduard Die Grossen Kalten Berge von Szetschuan: Erlebnisse, Forschungen und Kartierungen im Minya-Konka-Gebirge (The Big Cold Mountains of Szechuan: Experiences, Explorations and Map Making in the Minya Konka Mountains)
1974 Orell Fussli Zurich 1st, 4to, pp.228, 48 color & bw photos, 19 tables, 2 figs, 8 color maps (1 fldg), map ep, pictorial cloth; cloth fine. #11047 $75.00
A beautiful book on the Minya Konka region. The Swiss Imhof and Heim explored this area in 1930 and the first ascent was made by Americans in 1932. In German, no English translation. Yak I10.[read more]

Irwin, William Robert, ed Challenge: An Anthology of the Literature of Mountaineering
1950 Columbia Univ NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 444, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #23076 $15.00
Irwin collected 25 first-hand accounts of mountaineering throughout the world. His authors featured here include Stephen, Montague, Bell, Waugh, Thoreau, Muir, Young, Slingsby, Pilley, Mummery, Mackinder, Fremont, and others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signa[read more]

An Ascent of Mount Shasta: 1856: Isaacs, A. C.
Isaacs, A. C. An Ascent of Mount Shasta: 1856
1952 Dawson LA 1st thus, 12mo, pp.22, linen backed, blue paper-covered boards; slight scuff to front cover, else very good #23458 $149.00
Mount Shasta’s first ascent was in 1854 and by the end of 1856 there had been at least 40 ascents. Isaacs here records the first winter ascent which he made in the company of two others. This was originally published in 1856 by the California Daily Chronicle and The Weekly Chonicle, both in San Fran[read more]

Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering: Isserman, Maurice
signedIsserman, Maurice Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.436, 42 bw photos, red/yellow cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27094 $28.95
This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself. Isserman follows his award winning ‘Fallen Giants’ with this history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were original[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
signedIsserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; signed Isserman, Weaver & Dee Molenaar, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26095 $75.00
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cult[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25089 $39.95 $12.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 3rd, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25851 $39.95 $10.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

An Innocent on Everest: Izzard, Ralph
Izzard, Ralph An Innocent on Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.319, blue spotted cloth; cloth worn, hinges cracked, blindstamp on title page, good #12326 $5.00 $4.25
Izzard was correspondent for the Daily Mail on the successful 1953 British expedition on which Hillary and Tenzing made the first ascent. Neate I22, SB I08, Yak I34. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Jackson, Monica & Elizabeth Stark Tents in the Clouds: The First Women's Himalayan Expedition
1956 Collins London 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 36 bw photos, 5 maps, appendix, black cloth; cloth vg. #9815 $19.00
The 1955 Women's Expedition to the Jugal Himal made an ascent of Gyalgen Peak (6706m). From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate J04, Yak J06.[read more]

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