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Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over: Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie”
Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie” Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 406, 82 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #23633 $27.95
Jackie Ronne, wife of Finn Ronne, leader of the 1946-48 Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, was the first woman to visit and explore Antarctica and to spend an Antarctic winter. She and Finn were the first couple to visit the South Pole and she has since returned 14 times to the continent. Drawin[read more]

Fifty Classic Climbs of North America: Roper, Steve & Allen Steck
signedRoper, Steve & Allen Steck Fifty Classic Climbs of North America
1979 Sierra Club SF 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 324, 189 bw photos, 7 maps, tan cloth; inscribed Allen Steck to Dick Irvin, signed Irvin & Ed Webster, dj w/ two tears, vg, cloth fine #23917 $175.00
Nice copies of this scarce first edition are increasingly hard to find. A classic.[read more]

Fifty Classic Climbs of North America: Roper, Steve, & Alan Steck, eds
signedRoper, Steve, & Alan Steck, eds Fifty Classic Climbs of North America
1979 Sierra Club SF 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 324, 189 bw photos, 7 maps, tan cloth; signed Chris Jones on interior page, cloth tight, fine #27500 $89.00
Nice copies of this scarce first edition are increasingly hard to find. A classic.[read more]

Rose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; dj & cloth new #18679 $25.00 $20.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

signedRose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; signed Ed Douglas, dj fine, cloth fine. #21099 $45.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

Rose, Eugene A. High Odyssey: The First Solo Winter Ascent of Mt. Whitney and the Muir Trail Area, from the Diary of Orland Bartholomew and Photographs Taken by Him
1974 Howell-North Berkeley 1st, 8vo, pp.160, photo frontis, 51 bw photos, map eps, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #13657 $29.00
In the winter of 1928, Bartholomew undertook a six-month solo ski-mountaineering expedition through the Sierra Nevada. A good read. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R70.[read more]

Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd: Rose, Lisle A.
Rose, Lisle A. Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd
2008 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 544, 32 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25015 $34.95
Rose, utilizing Byrd’s recently available papers together with those of his supporters and detractors, presents the first complete, balance biography of one of recent history’s most dynamic figures. Explorer covers the breath of Byrd’s astonishing life, from the early days of naval aviation through[read more]

signedRoskelley, John Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition
1987 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.240, map frontis, 71 bw photos, map, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth w/ gift inscription, fine #10058 $49.00
The 1976 Nanda Devi expedition, led by Willi Unsoeld, succeeding in scaling the mountain but tragedy struck when Unsoeld's daughter, Nanda Devi, suddenly died. This is Roskelley’s account of an expedition that unraveled in the face of adversity yet pulled together to reach the top. Dee Molenaar ha[read more]

Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition: Roskelley, John
Roskelley, John Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition
1987 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.240, map frontis, 71 bw photos, map, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj spine fading, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ slight separation between frontis & title page, else fine #18668 $19.00 $16.15
The 1976 Nanda Devi expedition, led by Willi Unsoeld, succeeding in scaling the mountain but tragedy struck when Unsoeld's daughter, Nanda Devi, suddenly died. This is Roskelley’s account of an expedition that unraveled in the face of adversity yet pulled together to reach the top. Dee Molenaar has [read more]

Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33: Rosove, Michael, ed.
signedRosove, Michael, ed. Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33
2007 US 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 142, 5 color & 3 bw photos, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24703 $49.95 $45.95
On 18 April 1922, just over three months following Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death, Emily Shackleton, Sir Ernest’s widow, invited Hugh Robert Mill, the greatest Antarctic historian of his time, to write Sir Ernest’s biography. He wrote back the same day graciously accepting the invitation, and she re[read more]

A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43: Ross, Captain Sir James Clark
Ross, Captain Sir James Clark A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43
1847 Murray London 1st ed, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.lii, 366, frontis, 3 lithos, 1 fldg pan, 7 vignettes, 6 maps (2 fldg), appendices; vII pp.x, 447, 16 ads, frontis, 2 lithos, 12 vignettes, 2 maps, appendices, uncut, blue ribbed cloth w/ gilt illus on cover; cloth expertly rebacked w/ orig spines, repaired corners, new eps, tipped-in bookplate in ea vol, maps/pan w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, very good+ #25787 $4,900.00
Ross’s expedition in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, which ultimately made the first circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent, was the first to force a way through the Ross Sea. He charted 500 miles of the coastline of Victoria Land and discovered Ross Island, Mt. Erebus, and the edge of the Great Ice[read more]

Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 - A Bibliography: Ross, Chet
signedRoss, Chet Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 - A Bibliography
2010 US ltd ed 290, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 122, frontis w/ tissue, 160+ color & bw images (2 fldg), 9 maps, illus eps, 1/4 navy-blue leather w/ silver ruling & dark blue linen boards, front cover w/ image of Southern Cross in silver, spine lettered in silver; signed by Ross, boxed, issued w/o dj, new #25558 $375.00
Encompassing over five years of research, this is the first bibliography of works by and about Lt. Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912. From the book’s Foreword written by Michael Rosove of Adélie Books: “What Chet has uncovered and given to us in this work is a revelatio[read more]

Hunters on the Track: William Penny and the Search for Franklin: Ross, W. Gillies
Ross, W. Gillies Hunters on the Track: William Penny and the Search for Franklin
2019 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 519, 8 bw photos, 4 maps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27594 $39.95
Captains of whaling vessels were experienced navigators of northern waters, and William Penny was in the vanguard of the whaling fraternity. Leading the first maritime expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, he stood out not just for his skill as a sailor but for his curiosity about northern geog[read more]

Mawson's Forgotten Men: The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson: Rossiter, Heather, ed.
Rossiter, Heather, ed. Mawson's Forgotten Men: The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson
2011 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 299, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, 15 color & 25 bw illus, 4 maps, page-ribbon, dec eps, wraps; new #25949 $59.95
Harrisson (1867-1914) was the only Tasmanian member of Douglas Mawson's legendary Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. Appointed biologist and artist to the expedition, he was a gifted writer. His diary of December 1911 to March 1913 records the challenges that faced the 8-man Western Base p[read more]

Kangchenjunga Yalung Face Print: Rowe, J. Lincoln
signedRowe, J. Lincoln Kangchenjunga Yalung Face Print
UK Image size 21" x 15", Print size 25¼" x 17¾", ltd ed 100; signed George Band, Joe Brown, Norman Hardie, Tony Streather, and Lincoln Rowe along bottom edge, color w/ wide white margins on thick paper stock; rolled, new #21589 $355.00
Text states "Kangchenjunga Yalung Face - The third highest Mountain in the World 28169 ft. First ascended on 25th May 1955 by George Band and Joe Brown and on 26th May 1955 by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather Limited Edition Print no. __ of 100 signed copies from a pastel field study by J. Lincoln R[read more]

Mountains of the Middle Kingdom: Exploring the High Peaks of China and Tibet: Rowell, Galen
Rowell, Galen Mountains of the Middle Kingdom: Exploring the High Peaks of China and Tibet
1983 Sierra Club SF 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.xv, 191, color frontis, 83 color & 47 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #10067 $15.00
A wonderfully photographed book, Rowell was among the first westerners to enter the newly opened regions near Mustagh Ata, Minya Konka, Amne Machin, etc. Neate R84.[read more]

The Art of Adventure: Rowell, Galen
Rowell, Galen The Art of Adventure
1989 Collins SF 1st, 4to, pp.166, 137 color photos, map, black cloth; dj w/ ½” closed tear top, small tear & dent on back, unclipped, else fine, cloth tight, very fine #14470 $9.00
Wild horses thunder across the Patagonian plain...Disheartened climbers retreat from the stormy face of Everest...Buddhist pilgrims fine nirvana in the shadow of a sacred peak...A rainbow touches the golden rooftops of a Tibetan palace...Four men trek 285 agonizing miles across the magnificent isola[read more]

Rowell, Galen The Vertical World of Yosemite: A Collection of Photographs and Writings on Rock Climbing in Yosemite
1974 Wilderness Press Berkeley 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, 16 color & 114 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg+. #11403 $45.00
A collection of 17 articles by such noted Yosemite climbers as Steck, Harding, Robbins, Chouinard, Robinson, Pratt, and others. This is Rowell’s first book.[read more]

Everest: Royal Geographical Society
Royal Geographical Society Everest
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 136 color & 260 bw (1 lg gatefold inside dj) photos, photo eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26480 $79.95
A lavish, large-format, 60th anniversary photo book to commemorate the history of Everest from the first reconnaissance in 1921 through the first ascent in 1953. An extensive collection of black/white images are presented for the seven pre-war expeditions (1921, 1922, 1924, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938).[read more]

Captain James Fairweather: Whaler and Shipmaster - His Life and Career 1853 - 1933: Rycroft, Nancy
signedRycroft, Nancy Captain James Fairweather: Whaler and Shipmaster - His Life and Career 1853 - 1933
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.202, illus frontis, 4 color & 18 bw photos, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 2 charts, 2 color maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, new #27558 $79.95
An account of the long, adventurous, and varied life of Captain James Fairweather of Dundee, from his childhood attempt to run away to sea, through his years in the Dundee Whaling fleet voyaging to the Arctic and north-eastern Canada; his years in the merchant service, particularly in the Indian Oce[read more]

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