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The Fram Museum Official Guide: [Amundsen, Roald]
New [Amundsen, Roald] The Fram Museum Official Guide
2019 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.335, 235 color & 488 bw photos, 13 color & 18 bw illus, 5 plans, 17 color & 5 bw maps, illus ep, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27535 $37.95
This book contains all the texts and illustrations from the permanent exhibitions in the Fram Museum. In addition there are a number of photos of Fram and Gjøa, of exhibited artifacts, and a map of the museum. In addition to all the expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen[read more]

Bonhams Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue: [Antarctic/Arctic]
New [Antarctic/Arctic] Bonhams Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
2018, Sept 25 UK 1st, 4to, pp.162, 41 color & 41 bw photos, photo eps, wraps; entire issue, very fine #27527 $39.00
A wonderfully illustrated catalogue whose principal focus is the Joe Fitzsimmons Library of Antarctic Exploration. This includes items relating to Amundsen, Armitage, Bagshawe, Bellingshausen, Borchgrevink, Brown, Bruce, Bull, Charcot, Cherry-Garrard, Cook, Doorly, Drygalski, Fanning, Hurley, Joyce,[read more]

Challenge to K2: [Japan]. Komatsu, Yoshio
New [Japan]. Komatsu, Yoshio Challenge to K2
1983 Shinchosha Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.119, 69 color & 23 bw photos, color map, photo eps, wraps w/ dj; dj fine, internally fine #25680 $125.00
Account of the first ascent of K2’s West Ridge in 1981. The Japanese were able to finish off this difficult route first started by Chris Bonington in 1976 and Doug Scott in 1980, placing two members on the summit. This is a good companion book to the Waseda University account. Scarce, privately publ[read more]

To the End of the White Glacier: Making a Film Record of the Japan K2 Expedition: [Japan]. Monden, Ryotaro
New [Japan]. Monden, Ryotaro To the End of the White Glacier: Making a Film Record of the Japan K2 Expedition
1978 Kyûgei-shuppan Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 1 color & 65 bw photos, sketch, 5 maps, illus eps, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ original paper band, fine, internally fine #25937 $75.00
This is Monden’s personal narrative of his experiences during the 1977 Japan K2 expedition which made the second and third ascents. He was the director of filming. In Japanese, no English translation. Yak jM129 (3rd).[read more]

Observations on the Aurora: [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Wright, C. S.
New [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Wright, C. S. Observations on the Aurora
1921 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.viii, 46, 4 figs, 19 tables, appendix, original green wrappers; very fine #25793 $79.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, such as this one, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Belgicaekspedisjonen 1897-1899: Den Første Overvintring i Antarktis [The Belgian Expedition 1897-1899: The First Wintering in Antarctica]: Amundsen, Roald
New Amundsen, Roald Belgicaekspedisjonen 1897-1899: Den Første Overvintring i Antarktis [The Belgian Expedition 1897-1899: The First Wintering in Antarctica]
2009 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.253, 84 bw photos, 3 color & 47 bw illus, plan, illus eps, wraps; new #27536 $24.95
Amundsen’s first foray to the Antarctic was when he served as first mate on Adrian de Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99) in the ship “Belgica”. Although previous scientific work was conducted in Antarctic waters this was the first voyage of a scientific vessel to the Antarctic contine[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907: Amundsen, Roald
New Amundsen, Roald Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907
2018 Norway Deluxe ed 100 copies, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.623, 90 color & 284 bw photos, 6 color & 29 bw illus, plan, 12 color & 5 bw maps, vII pp.631-1174, 131 color & 327 bw photo, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 4 plans, 3 color & 3 bw maps, apps, page ribbons,; new #27537 $495.00
A Beautiful Presentation of Amundsen’s Northwest Passage Diary. Silver-lettered full red leather bindings in silver-lettered red cloth slipcase This is the first publication of Amundsen’s complete diary of the Gjøa expedition which made the first crossing of Canada’s Northwest Passage between[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907: Amundsen, Roald
New Amundsen, Roald Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907
2018 Norway trade ed, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.623, 90 color & 284 bw photos, 6 color & 29 bw illus, plan, 12 color & 5 bw maps, illus eps, vol II pp.631-1174, 131 color & 327 bw photos, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 4 plans, 3 color & 3 bw maps, appendices, illus eps, wraps; new #27538 $59.95
This is the first publication of Amundsen’s complete diary of the Gjøa expedition which made the first crossing of Canada’s Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is also the most complete collection of images from the expedition published in one book. Over the course of th[read more]

Norway & Russia: The Polar Connection: Barr, Susan & Geir Kløver
New Barr, Susan & Geir Kløver Norway & Russia: The Polar Connection
2016 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.117, 45 color & 200 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, graph, 24 color & 7 bw maps, wraps; new #27548 $24.95
This publication was created to accompany an exhibition at the Fram Museum which was hosted by The Russian Geographical Society. It features many unique historical photos and maps, and is testimony of the close cooperation between Russia and Norway in the polar regions. It also tells lesser known st[read more]

Mt. McKinley 1942: Bates, Robert, H
New signedBates, Robert, H Mt. McKinley 1942
1943 American Alpine Club NY stapled extract, 8vo, pp.13, 16 bw photos, wraps; signed, fine #27523 $59.00
Account of the Army Alaskan Test Expedition which tested a variety of military gear in the course of ascending the Muldrow Glacier route. Scarce.[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Bjaaland, Olav
New Bjaaland, Olav Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.229, 21 color & 180 bw photos, 2 color maps, plan, illus eps, wraps; new #27541 $24.95
Bjaaland (1873-1961) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12) which was the first to reach the South Pole. He was a member of the land party, a ski champion, a skilled carpenter, and was one of five to reach the pole itself. This is one of 15 diaries (8 volumes) w[read more]

K2: Storia della Montagna Impossible (K2: History of the Impossible Mountain): Boscarino, Alessandro
New Boscarino, Alessandro K2: Storia della Montagna Impossible (K2: History of the Impossible Mountain)
2018 Italy 1st, folio, pp.36, 111 bw photos, 7 illus, 5 maps, illus eps, pictorial cover; slipcase lightly bumped from shipping, issued w/o dj, new #27532 $75.95
A 22’-wide Folding Folio on K2! A unique, folding, pictorial presentation of the history of K2 from its earliest discovery through the first ascent in 1954. This visually impressive work stands 19” high by 12” wide (22’ wide when unfolded) and comes in a slipcase. I was pleased to be able to prov[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
New signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, near fine #9591 $175.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit[read more]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Brot
New signedCoburn, Brot Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Soc Washington, DC deluxe edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, aeg, black padded simulated leather; signed Coburn, David Breashears, Goran Kropp, Robert Schauer, Araceli Segarra (inscription), Ed Viesturs, + 1, issued w/o dj, leather fine #14600 $155.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. This Deluxe Edition is less common[read more]

The Importance of Amundsen’s 1903-1906 Magnetic Field Observations to Solar-Terrestrial Physics: Egeland, A. & C. S. Deehr
New Egeland, A. & C. S. Deehr The Importance of Amundsen’s 1903-1906 Magnetic Field Observations to Solar-Terrestrial Physics
2014 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.90, photo frontis, 8 color & 16 bw photos, 7 color & 1 bw illus, 35 figs, 5 color & 2 bw maps, appendices, wraps; new #27549 $24.95
As the premier explorer of the Heroic Age of Exploration, Roald Amundsen was both Ship’s Captain and Chief Scientist on all of his expeditions. While no one doubted his seamanship, his abilities as a scientist have been under reported. He expended considerable time and effort toward the scientifi[read more]

Denali Justice: Galbraith, Peter A.
New Galbraith, Peter A. Denali Justice
2014 US 8vo, pp.xi, 307, bw photo, map, appendices, wraps; new #27524 $19.95
In mid-December, 1981, a small air taxi crashed at 10,300’ on the slopes of Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. All four people aboard survived the crash and the wreckage was quickly located. The weather was good the next morning but no rescuers landed nearby and no emergency supplies were[read more]

On the Admiration of Mountains, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, with A Description of the Riven Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus With: On Conrad Gesner and The Mountaineering of Theuerdank, by J. Monroe Thorington: Gesner, Conrad
New Gesner, Conrad On the Admiration of Mountains, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, with A Description of the Riven Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus With: On Conrad Gesner and The Mountaineering of Theuerdank, by J. Monroe Thorington
1937 Grabhorn Press San Francisco Ltd ed 325, 4to, pp.55, 8 woodcuts, uncut, quarter tan cloth w/ patterned boards; xlib, plain dj lightly rubbed, vg, cloth w/ bookplate on fep, lib stamps on dedication page, else fine #27560 $165.00
Gesner (1516-1565) was a Swiss physician, naturalist, bibliographer, philologist, and is regarded as the greatest of all figures in the medieval period of mountaineering being accorded the distinction of the being the first man to climb for sheer pleasure. Although primarily for puposes of botanical[read more]

Edmund Hillary: A Biography: Gill, Michael
New signedGill, Michael Edmund Hillary: A Biography
2019 UK 1st UK, ltd signed ed n/200, thick 8vo, pp.542, 81 color & 85 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27530 $69.95
Breaking fresh ground, this new and important biography of Sir Edmund Hillary stands apart from previous accounts of this truly great New Zealander. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Edmund Hillary’s for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions, and becoming heavily involv[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Gjertsen, Hjalmar Frederik
New Gjertsen, Hjalmar Frederik Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.212, 15 color & 123 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 1 color & 2 bw maps, plan, illus eps, wraps; new #27542 $24.95
Gjertsen (1885-1958) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). He was a member of the sea party, serving as second mate, and participated in the South Atlantic scientific voyage while Amundsen and the other eight members of the land party wintered over on the contine[read more]

Lady Killer Peak: A Lone Man’s Story of Twelve Women on a Killer Mountain: Harper, Stephen
New Harper, Stephen Lady Killer Peak: A Lone Man’s Story of Twelve Women on a Killer Mountain
1965 World Dist London 1st, small 8vo, pp.124, wraps; rubbed, vg #27518 $75.00
Harper tells the story of Claude Kogan’s tragic 1959 all-women’s expedition to Cho Oyu (26,750’). Kogan was an exceptional climber having set a women’s altitude record with the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410’ 1953) and then increased that record when she reached 25,496’ on her first attempt on Cho [read more]

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