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Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman: Prince, Cathryn J.
New Prince, Cathryn J. Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 304, 19 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27673 $28.95
Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. With her frizzy brown hair tucked under a helmet, Workman was a force on the mountain and off. Instrumental in breaking the British stranglehold on Himalayan mountai[read more]

The Bold and Cold: A History of 25 Classic Climbs in the Canadian Rockies: Pullan, Brandon
Pullan, Brandon The Bold and Cold: A History of 25 Classic Climbs in the Canadian Rockies
2016 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.280, 116 color & 2 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27170 $44.95
Pullan’s book is not a guidebook, rather, it is a narrative history and illustrated tribute told by the people who risked life and limb to establish these long, difficult, and sometimes scary climbs. Through interviews, articles, journals, and photographs this monumental work takes the reader on a c[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryPutnam, William Lowell The Great Glacier and Its House: The Story of the First Center of Alpinism in North America 1885-1925
1982 AAC NY 1st, 4to, pp.223, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, 5 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; inscribed ‘For Henry Hall in anticipation of his 87th birthday, with gratitude for all you have done for alpinism. Bill Putnam’, dj fine, cloth fine #14665 $65.00 $58.50
The Selkirk Range, the Canadian railroad, and climbs and climbers from 1885-1925. Neate P104. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secretary (1933-46), President (1950-52), Honorary Member (1962), and first Honorary President (1974-87). He was also a founde[read more]

George Leigh Mallory: A Memoir: Pye, David
Pye, David George Leigh Mallory: A Memoir
2002 Thailand 1st thus, 8vo, pp.183, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, green cloth; dj & cloth new. #22970 $31.95
Back in print! First published in 1927, Pye climbed with Mallory and here presents one of the most touching portrayals of him. This new edition contains a foreward by George Mallory II and a new introduction by Pye’s son Tristam. Neate P112.[read more]

A Day To Die For - 1996: Everest’s Worst Disaster – The Untold Story: Ratcliffe, Graham
Ratcliffe, Graham A Day To Die For - 1996: Everest’s Worst Disaster – The Untold Story
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 26 color & 1 bw photos, 3 sketches, wraps; new #25685 $29.95
Ratcliffe is no stranger to Everest. He first attempted the north side in 1993 and then again in 1995, summitting with Anatoli Boukreev. In 1996 he turned his sights to Everest’s south side and was a member of Henry Todd’s expedition. He reached the South Col on May 10, 1996 during the height of [read more]

Peary at the North Pole: Factor Fiction?: Rawlins, Dennis
Rawlins, Dennis Peary at the North Pole: Factor Fiction?
1973 Luce Washington 1st, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 21 bw photos/illus, 7 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj w/ label on spine, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ lib pocket, ‘Discarded’ stamp on title page, section of text sprung, good #14335 $5.00 $4.25
Rawlins examines Robert Peary's controversial claim to be the first to reach the North Pole with much on the events following Peary’s return. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps: Rebuffat, Gaston
Rebuffat, Gaston Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps
1956 Dent London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 122, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, 7 maps/diagrams, yellow cloth; dj lightly rubbed, chip back corner, vg+, cloth w/ small stamp mark to bottom edge, else fine #22154 $125.00 $74.00
One of Rébuffat’s earliest books, this one describes his ascents of the Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger. This first UK edition is hard to find in nice condition. Neate R20. To see all of our Sale Items,
Moved by a Mountain: Inspirations from an Alpine View in Alaska: Reed, Tom
signedReed, Tom Moved by a Mountain: Inspirations from an Alpine View in Alaska
2013 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.42, photo frontis, 13 color & 29 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26339 $21.95
Tom Reed’s second book of alpine images is as pleasingly presented as his first. The beautiful images presented here are all from his alpine cabin in Alaska. In the first half of the book he describes finding the land on which to build, building his cabin, and explores the question - “How and why [read more]

Blizzard: Race to the South Pole: Rees, Jasper
Rees, Jasper Blizzard: Race to the South Pole
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 18 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new. #24518 $33.95
This book was produced in conjunction with a BBC series which pitted Norwegian Rune Gjeldnes, playing Amundsen, and his team against Britain Bruce Parry, playing Scott, and his team in a recreation of the race to pole. Wearing the same type of clothing as their predecessors, surviving on the same d[read more]

signedReinisch, Gertrude Wanda Rutkiewicz: Karawane der Träume [Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams]
1998 Munchen 1st, 4to, pp.192, 192 color & 25 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj & cloth new. #17406 $59.00
At long last, an English-language book on the great Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz. Rutkiewicz was regarded as the top woman climber of her day with ascents of eight 8000m peaks - Everest (1978), Nanga Parbat (1985), K2 (1986), Shishapangma (1987), Gasherbrum II (1989), Gasherbrum I (1990), Cho Oy[read more]

Mein Weg als Bergsteiger: Reiss, Ernst
Reiss, Ernst Mein Weg als Bergsteiger
1959 Huber Frauenfeld 1st, 8vo, pp.248, 38 bw photos, tan cloth; dj w/ edge/corner wear, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #26888 $45.00
Reiss’ autobiography provides his account of the expeditions which almost made the first ascent of Everest in 1952 and succeeded in the first ascent of Lhotse in 1956. In German, no English translation.[read more]

The Matterhorn: Rey, Guido
Rey, Guido The Matterhorn
Dec 1907 T. Fisher Unwin London 2nd, thick 8vo, pp.336, mounted frontis w/ tissue guard, 13 bw mounted plates w/ tissue guards, 11 bw photo plates, 23 illus, tan cloth; cloth chipped top/bottom spine, corners worn, hinges separating, bookplate of Norbert L. Lederer, good+ #27233 $89.00
This is one of the principal books on the early history of the Matterhorn. This second edition was published only two months after the first edition. Dr. Norbert Lederer was a noted criminologist, author, chess expert, chemist, Egyptologist, and lover of tropical fish. Neate R25.[read more]

Above All Things: Rideout, Tanis
Rideout, Tanis Above All Things
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.387, blue/green cloth; dj & cloth new #26442 $26.95
Rideout’s debut novel of obsession and divided loyalties weaves together the harrowing story of George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Everest with that of a single day in the life of his wife as she waits at home in England for news of his return. A captivating blen[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Ridgeway, Louis Reichardt, John Roskelley, & Jim Wickwire, dj rubbed, 1.5” closed tear top front, 1” closed tear top back, vg, cloth fine #24179 $145.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. This particular copy is signed by all four summiters. This is a grea[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
Ridgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth fine #23336 $49.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans (Louis Reichardt, Rick Ridgeway, John Roskelly, and Jim Wickwire) on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. [read more]

Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.525, photo frontis, 71 bw photos, 2 sketches, 2 diagrams, 8 maps (1 fldg), appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25869 $74.95
In 1911 Douglas Mawson organised and led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) - a scientific investigation of the Antarctic on a scale never before considered. At the same time it was responsible for the exploration of vastly more territory than any other Antarctic expedition. It consisted [read more]

C. A. Larsen: Explorer, Whaler & Family Man: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau C. A. Larsen: Explorer, Whaler & Family Man
2016 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.375, 29 color & 292 bw photos, 32 color & 14 bw illus, plan, 8 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; new #27212 $44.95
Carl Anton Larsen (1860-1924) was a Norwegian sea captain, whaling manager, and explorer, with experience in both the Arctic and Antarctic. In 1888 he accompanied Fridtjof Nansen on the sealer ‘Jason’ to Greenland, prior to Nansen’s conducting the first crossing of Greenland. Larson led two whaling [read more]

Carsten Borchgrevink and the Southern Cross Expedition, 1898-1900: Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver
Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver Carsten Borchgrevink and the Southern Cross Expedition, 1898-1900
2017 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.232, 14 color & 122 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, 4 color & 2 bw maps, plan, appendices, wraps; new #27556 $29.95
The story of Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition of 1898-1900 and is aftermath. Against all odds, and being opposed by Sir Clements Markham, the president of the Royal Geographical Society, Borchgrevink managed to get his expedition fully financed by the wealthy British publisher Sir Ge[read more]

Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary: Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver
Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary
2017 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.345, 25 color & 180 bw photos, 1 color & 21 bw illus, 3 color & 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27557 $37.95
At the end of 1894, Eivind Astrup was the most talked about polar explorer in Norway. Fridtjof Nansen had been away on Fram for more than a year and it would be three years before Roald Amundsen went south on Belgica. Astrup had just returned from his second Greenland expedition with American Robert[read more]

The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson: Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin
Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson
2018 UK (see below for specs); all 4 volumes encased in grey slipcase; new #27438 $145.00
A Limited-Edition, Two-Diary Boxed Set from Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 183, 81 bw photos, plan, drawing, map, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new; 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 158, 65 bw photos, drawing, 2 maps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new; 1st, 8vo, [read more]

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