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A Photographic Record of the Mount Shisha Pangma Scientific Expedition: [China]
New [China] A Photographic Record of the Mount Shisha Pangma Scientific Expedition
1966 Science Press Peking 1st, 4to, [pp.86], 8 color & 87 bw (2 fldg) photos, map eps, white cloth; dj w/ lg taped tears, good, cloth fine #24078 $425.00 $395.00
A large format photo account which includes the Chinese first ascent of Shisha Pangma (8013m) in 1964, the last of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. The large Chinese expedition placed 10 members on the summit. Although there were a number of articles at the time, this appears to be the only book-lengt[read more]

K2: The Mountain of My Heart: [Japan]. Shinkai, Isao
New [Japan]. Shinkai, Isao K2: The Mountain of My Heart
1978 Soshisha-shuppan Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.167, 110 bw photos, 3 maps, white cloth, boxed; original cardboard box w/ fade to spine, edge wear, vg, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #25125 $295.00 $195.00
A personal account of the large Japanese expedition which made the second ascent of K2 in 1977. This large, 50-person Japanese expedition made three attempts before finally placing seven climbers on the summit over the course of two consecutive days. This large-format book makes a nice accompaniemen[read more]

Stood on the Summit of Chomolangma: Photo-album of the Japanese Alpine Club Expedition to Everest through the Chinese route: [Japan]. Yomiuri-Newspaper (ed.)
New [Japan]. Yomiuri-Newspaper (ed.) Stood on the Summit of Chomolangma: Photo-album of the Japanese Alpine Club Expedition to Everest through the Chinese route
1980 The Newspaper Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.134, 95 color & 55 bw photos + 62 portraits, sketch, map, wraps; fold to back corner, else near fine #25863 $125.00 $39.00
Account of the 1980 Japanese Everest expedition via the NE Ridge. Yasuo Kato and Susuma Nakamura made the summit attempt with Nakamura stopping and Kato continuing alone to the summit. Both bivouacked at the Second Step, without oxygen, on the descent. This was Kato’s second ascent of Everest. In Ja[read more]

Mountaineering Maps of the World: Himalaya & Karakoram and Hindu Kush: [Japan]. Yoshizawa, Ichiro
New [Japan]. Yoshizawa, Ichiro Mountaineering Maps of the World: Himalaya & Karakoram and Hindu Kush
1977/78 Gakushûkenyû-sha Tokyo 2 vol, 1st, lg 4to, vol 1 pp.330, 116 color & 79 bw photos, bw drawings, 28 large maps, (2 fldg), blue cloth; vol 2 pp.350, 123 color & 74 bw photos, bw drawings, 31 large maps, (2 fldg), brown cloth; slipcases w/ light rubbing, near fine, issued w/o dj’s, cloth fine #23791 $1,200.00 $750.00
This is a classic voluminous work which is quite difficult to find. Vol 1 has large maps covering the areas of Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Kangchenjunga, Everest, Khumbu, Rolwaling, Langtang Ganesh, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanjiroba, Api Nampa Saipal, Indian Himalaya, Nanda Devi, Kamet, Gangotri,[read more]

The Story of the Discovery: [Scott, Robert Falcon]
New [Scott, Robert Falcon] The Story of the Discovery
1996 UK 4to, pp.32, 32 color & 21 bw photos, 8 color illus, map, wraps; new #22431 $12.95
A nice booklet done in conjunction with the Discovery exhibit in Scotland. Discovery was purpose-built for Scott’s 1901-1904 Antarctic expedition.[read more]

The Complete Mountaineer: Abraham, George D.
New Abraham, George D. The Complete Mountaineer
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 74 bw photos, green cloth; cloth corners rubbed, nick to back cover, pencil name, rear hinge cracked, vg #26377 $65.00 $29.00
Abraham, along with his brother, was largely responsible for development of rock climbing in the Lake Disrict and pioneered many climbs. This is a major instructional work of the period. Neate A03. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition: Alexander, Caroline
New Alexander, Caroline The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition
1998 US 1st ed, 8vo, pp.213, photo frontis, 141 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #13029 $29.95 $9.95
A beautifully produced work presenting Frank Hurley’s wonderful photos of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which attempted a crossing of the continent but instead found themselves fighting for survival in the Weddell Sea. A classic tale and a wonderful companion volume to L[read more]

Arctic Odyssey: The Life of Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan: Allen, Everett S.
New signedAllen, Everett S. Arctic Odyssey: The Life of Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan
1962 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 340, 36 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed, dj w/ edge tears, rubbed, unclipped, vg-, cloth w/ address stamp of Dr. Harrison E. Kennard, tight, fine #16757 $25.00
Biography of MacMillan, noted Arctic expedition leader, explorer and naturalist, and his expeditions to Labrador, Greenland, Ellsmere, Baffin, and the Canadian Arctic Islands (1908-1957). This copy is inscribed by MacMillan to Dr. Harrison E. Kennard, former president of the Harvard Mountaineering C[read more]

The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest: Anker, Conrad & David Roberts
New signedAnker, Conrad & David Roberts The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 21 bw photos, brown/white cloth; signed Anker & Roberts, dj & cloth new #18549 $49.00 $39.00
Seventy-five years following George Mallory’s disappearance on Mt. Everest, heading for the top, Conrad Anker discovered Mallory’s body lying face down in the scree at 27,000 feet. Seventeen days later Anker free-climbed the notorious Second Step. Reflecting on the climb, Anker describes his discove[read more]

The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest: Anker, Conrad & David Roberts
New signedAnker, Conrad & David Roberts The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 21 bw photos, brown/white cloth; signed Anker, dj fine, cloth fine #18548 $39.00 $19.00
Seventy-five years following George Mallory’s disappearance on Mt. Everest, heading for the top, Conrad Anker discovered Mallory’s body lying face down in the scree at 27,000 feet. Seventeen days later Anker free-climbed the notorious Second Step. Reflecting on the climb, Anker describes his disco[read more]

The Last Blue Mountain: Barker, Ralph
New signedBarker, Ralph The Last Blue Mountain
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xvii, 214, 16 bw photos, 2 drawings, map, appendix, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27663 $47.95
Barker’s book, first published in 1959, has been long overdue for a new printing to bring this tragic story to a wider audience. This is the account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh (24,270') expedition to the Karakoram, prepared from expedition diaries and discussions with survivors. This new printing i[read more]

Seven Summits: Bass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway
New signedBass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway Seven Summits
1986 Warner NY 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 336, 73 color photos, blue cloth; signed Bass on his poem pasted to fep & Rick Ridgeway, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ some discoloration to page edges, tight, fine #18563 $59.00
This is the book which started it all - the bold bid to climb the highest mountains of the seven continents. Includes their two previous attempts on Everest before success. SB B04.[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
New signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed 6 - Bates, Nick Clinch, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, Dee Molenaar, dj fine, cloth fine #9491 $395.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

Challenge of the North Cascades: Beckey, Fred
New Beckey, Fred Challenge of the North Cascades
1969 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.280, xvi, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 13 maps, appendix, pale green cloth; dj w/ edge chips, tear to back cover, good+, cloth w/ name on ffep, very good #27075 $29.00 $25.00
Beckey’s classic covers 30 years of climbing in the Pacific Northwest, includes Baker, Adams, Forbidden Peak, Rainier, and others, plus a 32-year summary of his climbs. Dee Molenaar has drawn the maps. Neate B73. To see all of our Sale Items, click here[read more]

In A Crystal Land: Canadian Explorers in Antarctica: Beeby, Dean
New Beeby, Dean In A Crystal Land: Canadian Explorers in Antarctica
1994 Univ Toronto Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.262, 16 bw photos, map, map eps, grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #14382 $29.95 $9.95
Chronicles the work of Canadians who participated in early Antarctic exploration from 1899 to the 1980’s. These stories are based on journals, logbooks, letters, and interviews. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Shackleton’s Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic: Bickel, Lennard
New Bickel, Lennard Shackleton’s Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic
2000 Thunder’s Mouth NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 272, photo frontis, 19 bw photos, map, map eps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18843 $21.00 $9.95
The other half of the Shackleton story! What would have happened if Shackleton had successfully reached the Antarctic coast during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17)? His goal was to meet up with the Ross Sea Party from the ‘Aurora’. This group reached shore on the other side of the c[read more]

On The Heights: Bonatti, Walter
New Bonatti, Walter On The Heights
1964 Rupert Hart-Davis London 1st, 8vo, pp.248, 19 bw photos, brown cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #26317 $295.00
Bonatti's climbs have taken him all over the world. In this book he gives his account of the 1954 Italian K2 expedition, his first ascent of Gasherbrum IV in 1958, as well as Patagonia, and climbs throughout the Alps. Neate B126, Perret 541, Yak B208.[read more]

The Great Days: Bonatti, Walter
New Bonatti, Walter The Great Days
1974 Gollancz London 1st imp, 8vo, pp.189, 35 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ two small tears, clipped, near fine, cloth w/ glue remnant from label on fep, else fine #26002 $195.00 $155.00
Bonatti’s second autobiographical work covers the Walker Spur, Eiger, Siberia, the Matterhorn, and more. Reprinted several times but the 1st printings are quite hard to find in any condition. Neate B124. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountaineer: Thirty Years of Climbing on the World's Great Peaks: Bonington, Chris
New signedBonington, Chris Mountaineer: Thirty Years of Climbing on the World's Great Peaks
1989 Diadem London 1st, 4to, pp.192, color frontis, 417 color & 5 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #9537 $65.00 $39.00
A great photo book covering Chris' entire career. Now out-of-print in hardcover. SB B30. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Everest Years: A Climber's Life: Bonington, Chris
New signedBonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; signed Bonington & Doug Scott, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #18908 $145.00
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. Copies of the first edition signed by both Bonington and Scott are now less common. Neate a03, SB B29.[read more]

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