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Mustang: A Lost Tibetan Kingdom: Peissel, Michel.
Peissel, Michel. Mustang: A Lost Tibetan Kingdom
1968 Collins & Harvill Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.288, color frontis, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 6 drawings, 4 maps, green cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #27323 $35.00 $15.00
Peissel was the first foreigner to make an extended visit of the Mustang region of Nepal lying north of the Annapurna range. Yak P41. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzold, Paul
signedPetzold, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; signed & dated 12-4-‘95, fine #24643 $195.00 $75.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories. To see all o[read more]

On Top Of The World: My Adventures with my Mountain-Climbing Husband: Petzoldt, Patricia
signedPetzoldt, Patricia On Top Of The World: My Adventures with my Mountain-Climbing Husband
1953 Crowell NY 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 248, 9 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed, dj worn, taped top spine, clipped, good+, cloth tight, near fine #10003 $59.00
Patricia's husband, Paul, was a guide in the Grand Tetons and a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. Neate P47, Yak P84.[read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzoldt, Paul
Petzoldt, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; fine #4838 $15.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories.[read more]

A Mountain Called Nun Kun: Pierre, Bernard
Pierre, Bernard A Mountain Called Nun Kun
1955 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 189, 20 bw photos, 5 maps/diagrams, appendices, red cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ small inscription, near fine #12092 $29.00
Account of the 1953 French expedition which made the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410'). It was on this expedition where Claude Kogan set a new altitude record for women. Neate P53.[read more]

signedPierre, Bernard & Claude Aulard Escalades er Randonnées au Hoggar et dans les Tassilis [Climbs and Excursions in Hoggar and the Tassilis]
1985 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.260, 12 color & 14 bw photos, 55 maps/route drawings, wraps; inscribed to Ad Carter, w/ Ad’s bookplate, fine. #23751 $35.00
Pierre climbed extensively with participation in the first ascents of both Salcantay and Nun Kun to his credit. Here he describes an extensive climbing expedition, conducted in 1950, in the Hoggar mountains and Tassili region of Algeria. This is an expanded edition from his original 1952 publicati[read more]

Kangchenjunga: Imaging a Himalayan Mountain: Pierse, Simon
Pierse, Simon Kangchenjunga: Imaging a Himalayan Mountain
2005 Wales 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.127, color frontis, 18 color & 41 bw photos, 1 fig, map, wraps; new. #24129 $29.95
A marvelous book created as a catalogue to accompany an exhibition of 56 paintings, prints and photographs of the third highest mountain in the world. The exhibition, which showed at The Alpine Club in London in May-June 2005 as part of a series of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the fir[read more]

Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowska, Danuta, ed.
signedPiotrowska, Danuta, ed. Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2017 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.311, photo frontis, 171 bw photos, map, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bump from shipping, else new #27341 $84.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

Nanga Parbat 1982: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowska, Danuta, ed.
signedPiotrowska, Danuta, ed. Nanga Parbat 1982: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2018 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.215, photo frontis, 82 bw photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bump from shipping, else new #27403 $84.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

Nanga Parbat 1985: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowski, Danuta
signedPiotrowski, Danuta Nanga Parbat 1985: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2019 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.238, photo frontis, 151 bw photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27670 $84.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

Himálajský deník: První Češka na Everestu [Himalayan Diary: The First Czech Woman on Everest]: Poláčková, Klára
Poláčková, Klára Himálajský deník: První Češka na Everestu [Himalayan Diary: The First Czech Woman on Everest]
2008 Gutenburg 1st, square 8vo, pp.127, photo frontis, 99 color & 4 bw photos, sketch, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25989 $39.95
Prior to her Everest ascent, Poláčková started with Aconcagua in 2005. She then climbed Cho Oyu as a member of the Jagged Globe Cho Oyu Expedition 2006, led by Tashi Tenzing. The following year, 2007, she hired Tashi as her personal guide, along with two high altitude sherpas, and all four ascende[read more]

signedPons, Jordi Annapurna Est: Un 8000 Verge
1983 Juventud Barcelona 3rd, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 3 color & 19 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, wraps; signed, fine. #20741 $39.00
Annapurna East lies just east of Annapurna I and was first climbed by this Spanish expedition in 1974. Three members, including Pons, reached the summit. In Catalan, no English translation.[read more]

The Great White South or With Scott in the Antarctic: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South or With Scott in the Antarctic: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
April 1926 Duckworth London 7th, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 170 bw photos, black-lettered blue-gray cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, very good+ #26767 $45.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
(Oct) 1921 Duckworth London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 184 bw photos, 2 illus, diary entry, map, gilt-lettered, deep blue cloth; cloth w/ spine evenly faded, 3” repaired tear top spine front edge, 4” repaired tear bottom spine back edge, front hinge starting, name stamp on title page, good #26685 $129.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
signedPonting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
Jan 1922 Duckworth London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 170 bw photos, gilt-lettered blue cloth; cloth spine faded, pulled top spine, signed ‘John R Molholm 1961 Christchurch, NZ’ on ffep, tight, very good- #26766 $125.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
signedPorter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj upper corners w/ light wear, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26763 $45.95 $34.95
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British[read more]

Las Siete Cumbres [The Seven Summits]: Portilla, Ramón
Portilla, Ramón Las Siete Cumbres [The Seven Summits]
2005 Spain 2nd, 8vo, pp.229, 135 color & 67 bw photos, 7 drawings, 8 maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26081 $45.00
Portilla became the first Spaniard to complete the Seven Summits. He began his quest with Everest in 1992 and culminated with Elbrus in 1994. Along the way he made three ascents of Aconcagua, one via the South Face. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole: Preston, Diana
Preston, Diana A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole
1998 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 269, 24 bw photos, 3 maps, red/grey cloth; dj lightly rubbed, fine, cloth fine #13207 $25.00 $19.95
Drawing on new research, Preston analyses both the reasons why Scott failed while Amundsen succeeded and the personalities behind the story. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Prestrud, Kristian
Prestrud, Kristian Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.261, 16 color & 188 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw maps, 1 bw illus, 2 plans, illus eps, wraps; new #27546 $24.95
Prestrud (1881-1927) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). He was a member of the land party, serving as first officer. During the first attempt to reach the pole he almost lost his life in the extreme conditions. He was left out of the following polar attempt bu[read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
American Alpine Club LibraryPriestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1915 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.382, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 149 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, silver dec blue cloth; cloth worn w/ some loss of gilt particularly to spine, remnant of Hall bookplate, vg #14460 $595.00 $428.40
Priestley was a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition and went with the Northern Party to explore the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave. Quite scarce. Spence 940. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49[read more]

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