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signedMorrow, Pat Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits
1986 Camden House Camden East 1st, 4to, pp.175, 126 color photos, 7 route maps, wraps; signed Pat & Baiba Morrow, fine. #18966 $45.00
Pat Morrow was the first to successfully complete the Seven Summits quest with the inclusion of Carstenz Pyramid. Neate a30, SB M51.[read more]

The Aura of the Antarctic: Antarctic Recollections of Captain Morton Moyes: Moyes, Morton
Moyes, Morton The Aura of the Antarctic: Antarctic Recollections of Captain Morton Moyes
2016 Adelaide 2nd prtg Ltd ed, 4to, pp.124, 8 color & 28 bw photos, 6 color maps, appendices, photo eps, wraps; new #27534 $49.95
Captain Morton Henry Moyes OBE (1886-1981) was a teacher, naval officer, and Antarctic explorer of the heroic age. Winner of three polar medals, Moyes took part in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 under Dr. Douglas Mawson, the Shackleton Relief Expedition 1916-17 under Captain John Ki[read more]

Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
American Alpine Club LibraryMumm, A. L. Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
1909 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; rebound in red leather/buckram, spine lettering faint, front cover off, rear hinge taped, Field bookplate, NY Public Library stamp on fep, title page, some internal pages & maps, one map separated along fold lines, good #24912 $395.00 $284.40
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitu[read more]

Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
American Alpine Club LibraryMumm, A. L. Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
1909 Longmans Green NY 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; cloth spine separated from backstrip, corners rubbed, front hinge taped, AAC/Ladd bookplate, good #24913 $595.00 $428.40
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitu[read more]

My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus: Mummery, A. F.
Mummery, A. F. My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus
1908 Unwin London 2nd ed 4th imp, thick 8vo, pp.xl, 361, frontis w/ tissue guard, 10 bw full-page plates (all but 1 w/ tissue guards), 22 text illus, teg, uncut, leather title patch, brown cloth; cloth rubbed, some spots on back, corners bumped, ‘Presentation Copy’ blindstamped on bottom of title page, front hinge starting, very good #26382 $175.00
Mummery, an expert rock and alpine climber, made many important climbs in the Mont Blanc region. Here are his climbs of the Matterhorn, Aiguille des Charmoz, Grépon, Dent du Requin, Aiguille du Plan, Aiguille Verte, Dych Tau, in the Caucasus, and more. Mummery disappeared while leading an expedition[read more]

The Arctic Fox: Francis Leopold McClintock – Discoverer of the Fate of Franklin: Murphy, David
Murphy, David The Arctic Fox: Francis Leopold McClintock – Discoverer of the Fate of Franklin
2004 Dundurn Press Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 201, frontis, 29 bw photos/illus, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25826 $22.95
The Shackleton of his day, Leopold McClintock (1819-1907), was one of the best-known Arctic explorers of the Victorian era. He successfully undertook four major voyages of discovery as well as epic sledge journeys and was the first explorer to bring back definitive information on the lost Franklin [read more]

Antarctic Days: Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life, by Two of Shackleton's Men: Murray, James & George Marston
Murray, James & George Marston Antarctic Days: Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life, by Two of Shackleton's Men
2012 UK Ltd numbered ed #280, 4to, pp.ix, xxi, 200, 4 color plates, 29 bw photo plates, 7 sketch plates, 18 text illus, cover w/ framed paper depicting an iceberg, gilt lettered title & stamped signatures of the authors, light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26225 $150.00
A fine, facsimile edition produced in a limited edition of 280 copies to match the very scarce original De Luxe edition of ‘Antarctic Days’. Sir Ernest Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) produced three deluxe, limited-edition, books – Aurora Australis (approx. 80 copies), The Heart[read more]

Murray, W. H. The Story of Everest 1921 - 1952
1953 Dutton NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.ix, 198, frontis, 23 bw photos, 14 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth fine. #9959 $15.00
History of Everest from 1921 thru the Swiss expeditions in 1952. This reprint was updated to include the history of Everest from 1921 through the 1953 first ascent. Neate M188, SB M57, Yak M288.[read more]

Murray, W. H. The Story of Everest 1921 - 1952
1953 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 193, frontis, 23 bw photos, 14 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, ‘Discard’ stamp to fep, pocket remnant rear, vg #23331 $5.00 $4.00
History of Everest from 1921 thru the Swiss expeditions in 1952. This reprint was updated to include the history of Everest from 1921 through the 1953 first ascent. Neate M188, SB M57, Yak M288. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Murray, W. H. The Story of Everest 1921 - 1952
1953 Dent London rev, 8vo, pp.ix, 218, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, 14 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj chipped, darkened, vg-, cloth vg+. #23330 $15.00
History of Everest from 1921 thru the Swiss expeditions in 1952. This reprint was updated to include the history of Everest from 1921 through the 1953 first ascent. Neate M188, SB M57, Yak M288.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryMusson, Spencer C. The Upper Engadine
1907 A & C Black London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 212, fldg map, frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 color illus, fldg map, uncut, dec tan cloth; cloth w/ AAC/Howorth bookplate, stamped George W. Gay MD on ½ title & title page, map w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #24917 $35.00 $31.50
The Upper Engadine is celebrated as one of the most scenic valleys in Switzerland. This is an early work on the region. Howorth, Beckett (1900 – 1986) – Former AAC member and Councilor (1945-49) and member of the AMC. In 1936 he made the first free ascent of the Grand Teton’s North Ridge in the[read more]

Going for the Top: Expeditions to Team Building, Coaching and Leadership: Naar, Ronald
signedNaar, Ronald Going for the Top: Expeditions to Team Building, Coaching and Leadership
2007 Netherlands 1st, square 4to, pp.88, photo frontis, 44 color photos, grey cloth; signed, dj w/ slight corner bend, else dj & cloth new #24680 $69.95
This is primarily a photo book derived from Naar’s lectures using his mountaineering achievements to illustrate the parallels between reaching the highest summits and being successful in business. The common themes in his lectures are the lessons learned during his expeditions: the setting of clear[read more]

Incredible Ascents to Everest: Celebrating 60 Years of the First Successful Ascent: Nagrath, Sumati
Nagrath, Sumati Incredible Ascents to Everest: Celebrating 60 Years of the First Successful Ascent
2013 US 1st, 4to, pp.224, photo frontis, 100 color & 55 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, photo eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26465 $29.95
Nagrath presents a nice, large-format, book focusing on the early Everest attempts, the successful ascent by Hillary and Tenzing, the Sherpa, Yuichiro Miura, Junko Tabei, Reinhold Messner, Tom Whittaker, Erik Weihenmeyer, Min Bahadur Sherchan, Elizabeth Hawley, and more. Includes a number of less-c[read more]

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1897 Harper NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xi, 587, frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ guards, 94 illus, 4 color fldg maps in 2 pockets, vII pp.xi, 713, photo frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 93 illus, appendices, teg, others uncut, gilt-dec brown cloth; vol I w/ light wear bottom spine, vol II pulled top spine, both vols tight, vg, maps w/ orig folds, no tears, fine #26450 $245.00 $155.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. A classic. AB 11983. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1897 Harper NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xi, 587, frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 94 illus, 4 color fldg maps in pockets, vII pp.xi, 713, photo frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 93 illus, appendices, teg, uncut, orig gilt-dec brown cloth; vol I w/ small tear top of spine, owner’s blindstamp to title page, vol II w/ owner’s blindstamp to title & contents pages, both vols tight, fine, maps w/ orig folds, no tears, fine #11022 $295.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. A classic. AB 11983.[read more]

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1898 Harper & Bros NY Popular ed, thick 8vo, pp.vii, 679, frontis, 17 bw plates, 6 text illus, plan, map, appendices, dec blue cloth, with 4 loose color fldg maps; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, front hinge separating, miss ffep, ink crossouts to rear ep, maps w/ orig folds, good #27643 $25.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. The four additional maps are from a 2-vol edition. A classic. AB 11983.[read more]

In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times: Nansen, Fridtjof
American Alpine Club LibraryNansen, Fridtjof In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times
1911 Stokes NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xviii, 384, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 86 illus/maps; vII pp.xiii, 420, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 76 illus/maps; gilt dec blue cloth; cloth w/ label marks bottom spines, Harry P. Nichols & AAC/Nichols bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright pages, tight, a bright looking set, vg+ #25085 $195.00 $140.40
Nansen took five years to complete his history of Arctic exploration, expanding beyond his initial intentions. Due to the unreliability of earlier accounts, he went back to the original sources. Presented here is a wealth of information including - Hecataeus of Miletus (5th century BC), Pytheas’ voy[read more]

In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times
1911 Stokes NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xviii, 384, tipped-in color frontis w/ tissue guard, 86 illus/maps; vII pp.xiii, 420, tipped-in color frontis w/ tissue guard, 76 illus/maps; gilt dec blue cloth; cloth spines slightly darkened, very light edge rubbing top/bottom spine & corners, vol 1 w/ slight paper pull on frontis, tight, near fine #25780 $475.00 $275.00
Nansen took five years to complete his history of Arctic exploration, expanding beyond his initial intentions. Due to the unreliability of earlier accounts, he went back to the original sources. Presented here is a wealth of information including - Hecataeus of Miletus (5th century BC), Pytheas’ voy[read more]

Those Who Dared: Stories from the Golden Age of Exploration: Nelsson, Richard, ed.
Nelsson, Richard, ed. Those Who Dared: Stories from the Golden Age of Exploration
2009 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 7 bw photos, burgundy cloth; dj & cloth new #25497 $26.95
A collection of classic adventure travel writing culled from the extensive archives at "The Guardian" and "The Observer" In the 19th century, British and European explorers were busy trying to fill in 'blanks on the map' - crossing deserts, racing to the poles, searching for the source of the Nile,[read more]

Harnessed to the Pole: Sledge Dogs in Service to American Explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909: Nickerson, Sheila
Nickerson, Sheila Harnessed to the Pole: Sledge Dogs in Service to American Explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 23 bw photos, 36 illus, 16 maps, wraps; new #26732 $24.95
In the second half of the nineteenth century, an epic race was underway in some of the most brutal stretches on the planet. Explorers from around the world hoped to stake their claim on the Arctic, with the North Pole being the ultimate prize. Those with the greatest success found that the fastest[read more]

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