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[Cherry-Garrard]. The South Polar Times Vol IV
2010 UK facs ltd 500 #’ed copies, 4to, pp.xiii, 3-87, [106], 91-227, color frontis, 4 bw photos on card w/ tissue, 11 color & 19 bw photos, 34 color & 16 bw illus, 2 maps, appendices, ribbon, gilt lettered spine & front, blue cloth w/ color port in gilt frame ; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25684 $450.00 $139.00
Ninety-seven years after the facsimile publication of Volume III, the South Polar Times is complete with this facsimile publication of the manuscript of Volume IV, held by the Scott Polar Research Institute. All four volumes of this expedition ‘magazine’ were single-copy products from Scott’s two e [read more]

signed Ascent: Ascent - The Climbing Experience in Word and Image
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 314, photo frontis, 29 color illus, 147 bw photos, wraps ; signed Galen Rowell, fine #14835 $45.00
The 14th issue of the premiere collection of mountaineering fiction, non-fiction, photography, and art. Many of the best mountaineering writers launched their careers with Ascent. In this issue:
  • Kusum Kanguru: The Dream Pillar by Stephen Venables
  • My Dinner with Anderl by D [read more]

Ascent: Ascent 1975-76 Vol 2, #3
4to, pp.128, bw photos, wraps ; very good+ #9482 $15.00
In this issue:
  • North Twin, North Face by Chris Jones
  • Dream Ascents by Carol Ingram
  • In Thanks by Tom Higgins
  • Southeast Alaska by Fred Beckey
  • Poontanga by Geoffrey Childs
  • Songs of the Vertical Desert by Gordon Wiltsie
  • Leadership [read more]

Ascent: Ascent 1980 Vol 3
4to, pp.272, color & bw photos, wraps ; rubbed, vg #13655 $15.00
With this issue Ascent resumed after a four-year hiatus with the sub-title ‘The Mountaineering Experience in Word and Image’ and a vastly expanded format. In this issue:
  • Man Meets Myth: A True Fantasy by Ron Matous
  • Eighteen Years After the Riesenstein Hoax: A History of the [read more]

Ascent: Ascent 1984 Vol 4
4to, pp.177, color & bw photos, red/black cloth ; dj w/ small tear top spine, near fine, cloth fine #11594 $25.00
This was the first hardcover issue of Ascent. In this issue:
  • The Man Who Climbed Too Well by Joe Kelsey
  • Masherbrum and Back Again by Ron Matous
  • On and Around Denali, Photos
  • The Moutain Beyond the Cabin by David Grimes
  • The Kahiltna Open by Paul [read more]

Ascent: Ascent 1989 Vol 5
4to, pp.207, color & bw photos, wraps ; fine #10049 $15.00
In this issue:
  • Stone by Edwin Drummond
  • To Become a Mountaineer (Poem) by Elizabeth Stone O’Neill
  • El Peligroso by Robert Walton
  • The Best of Times, The Worst of Times by Joe Kelsey
  • The Faller (Poem) by John Hart
  • Headwall by Tim Ahern
  • [read more]

Ascent: The Best of Ascent: Twenty Five Years of the Mountaineering Experience
1993 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 384, frontis, 19 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #10050 $25.00
Some of the best from Ascent. Includes fiction and non-fiction by Galen Rowell, Warren Harding, Royal Robbins, Kitty Calhoun Grissom, Terry Gifford, David Roberts, and others. Ascent was published annually as the mountaineering journal of the Sierra Club, under the primary editorship of Alan Ste [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1967 Vol 1, #1
May 1967 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps ; light rubbing, near fine #23198 $125.00
This first issue is the hardest to find. In this issue:
  • Ascent of Hummingbird Ridge, Mount Logan by Allen Steck
  • Pens Over Everest by Bernard Hollowood
  • American Antarctic Mountaineering Expedition by William Long
  • A Visitor to Yosemite by Ian Howell
  • [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1968 Vol 1, #2
May 1968 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps ; light rubbing, near fine #23199 $125.00
In this issue:
  • The West Face, El Cap by Royal Robbins
  • Behold Now Behemoth by Pete Sinclaire
  • Tuesday Morning on the Lyell Fork with Eliot’s Shadow by Doug Robinson
  • Canada, Four Photos by Ed Cooper
  • Mt. McKinley … The Direct South Face by Dave Seidma [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1969 Vol 1, #3
May 1969 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps ; light rubbing, vg #11406 $75.00
In this issue:
  • Yerupajá by Dean Caldwell
  • The Climber as Visionary by Doug Robinson
  • The Jewel in the Lotus by James McCarthy
  • The Fiend by Tom Higgins
  • An Interview with Fritz Wiessner by David Dornan
  • Mt. Waddington by Barry Hagen
  • [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1970 Vol 1, #4
May 1970 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps ; light rubbing, fine #24057 $45.00
In this issue:
  • The Story of Fats Ray by Lito Tejada-Flores
  • Up Against the Walls by Joe Fitschen
  • Dhaulagiri, A Mind Odyssey by James Janney
  • Tis-sa-ack by Royal Robbins
  • Photographs
  • Four Corners by Steve Roper
  • The View from Deadho [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1971 Vol 1, #5
July 1971 4to, pp.56, bw photos, wraps ; light rubbing, near fine #24493 $45.00
In this issue:
  • Climbing Down Under by Rob Taylor
  • Little Mother up the Mörderberg by H. G. Wells
  • Yosemite’s Other Valley, Hetch Hetchy by Galen Rowell
  • Rojo’s Peón by Lito Tejada-Flores
  • The Lady of the Luckless Mountaineers by René Daumal
  • [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1972 Vol 1, #6
June 1972 4to, pp.64, bw photos, wraps ; fine #23200 $45.00
In this issue:
  • The Edge of the Sea by John Cleare
  • An Early Ascent of Half Dome by Phimister Proctor
  • The Moose’s Tooth, Photos by Tom Frost & Bradford Washburn
  • In Due Time by Tom Higgins
  • East of the Valley, West of the Gunks: A Zion Story and Guide [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1973 Vol 2, #1
July 1973 4to, pp.64, bw photos, wraps ; fine #23201 $29.00
In this issue:
  • Mirror Mirror by Ed Drummond
  • West Side Story by Greg Donaldson
  • First on Alberta by Chris Jones & Jean Weber
  • Canadian Faces in Winter, Photos by Jim Stuart
  • The North Face of Alberta by George Lowe
  • The Taurus Mountains of Tu [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1974 Vol 2, #2
July 1974 4to, pp.96, bw photos, wraps ; near fine #9481 $15.00
In this issue:
  • Freakers’ Ball, FitzRoy by Jeff Salz
  • Bouldering, Photos by Jim Stuart
  • The Soloist’s Diary by Jeffery Long
  • Yosemite, Photos by Ed Cooper
  • The Rock Guides by Joe Kelsey & Sheridan Anderson
  • La Derive, Poetry by Carol MacGee[read more]

signed Bates, Robert Mountain Man: The Story of Belmore Browne - Hunter, Explorer, Artist, Naturalist and Preserver of our Northern Wilderness
1988 Amwell Press Clinton Ltd ed #96/1000, 4to, pp.xvii, 424, 33 color illus, 98 bw photos, sketches, 4 maps, appendix, page ribbon, linen eps, gilt dec blue leatherette, grey slipcase ; signed Bates & Jim Rikhoff, slipcase fine, issued w/o dj, covers fine #26492 $185.00
Belmore Brown was a member of Cook's 1906 expedition to Mt. McKinley and returned again in 1910 and 1912 when he nearly reached the summit. This is a wonderful tribute to Browne. This special, signed, limited edition was created for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. It has a different blu [read more]

signed Byrd, Richard Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole
1930 Putnam's NY & London Author's Autograph Edition, ltd ed #909/1000, 8vo, pp.xvi, 436, frontis, 69 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), appendix, uncut, vellum spine, blue paper-covered boards ; signed R. E. Byrd & G. P. Putnam's Sons, vellum darkened, top 1½” spine missing affecting title, dampstain on spine and rear, rubbed, pencil name on ffep, vg #9063 $275.00
Account of Byrd's first Antarctic expedition from 1928-1930, including the first flight over the South Pole. This limited edition is printed on rag paper and is signed by both Byrd and Putnam's. Spence 227. [read more]

Cook, Frederick A. Return from the Pole
2009 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.x, 325, 22 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth ; dj & cloth new #25468 $29.95 $23.95
A quality reprint of Cook’s original work published in 1951. In addition to the full original text, this also includes a new afterword. In an attempt to clear his name this was Cook's final work on his attainment of the North Pole. This hardcover edition is limited to only 300 copies. To see a [read more]

Cook, Frederick A. Return from the Pole
2009 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.x, 325, 22 bw photos, wraps ; new #25469 $19.95 $13.95
A quality reprint of Cook’s original work published in 1951. In addition to the full original text, this also includes a new afterword. In an attempt to clear his name this was Cook's final work on his attainment of the North Pole. This softcover edition is limited to only 700 copies. To see a [read more]

Dell'Amore, Christine South Pole: The British Antarctic Expedition 1910–1913
2011 US 1st trade ed, 8vo, pp.136, 101 bw photos (12 gatefolds), 2 maps, blue-lettered white cloth ; dj & cloth new #25972 $45.00
This magnificent book was published to celebrate the centenary of Scott’s last expedition and features a collection of Herbert Ponting’s stunning black-and-white photography alongside entries from Scott's harrowing diary. This includes forewards by Prince Albert of Monaco and Her Royal Highness The [read more]

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