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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]

Peaks, Passes & Glaciers by Members of the Alpine Club - Third Series: Alpine Club. Field, A. E. & Sydney Spencer, eds.
New signedAlpine Club. Field, A. E. & Sydney Spencer, eds. Peaks, Passes & Glaciers by Members of the Alpine Club - Third Series
1932 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 307, 8 ads, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, orange cloth; signed Colin Kirkus, cloth tight, fine #13558 $79.00
The third, of three, in this series of very important works. This series contains selections from volumes 1-5 of the Alpine Journal. Kirkus (1910-42) was a British climber who made pioneering climbs in Wales, the Alps, and Himalaya. Neate A36.[read more]

Citizen of Two Worlds: Ata-Ullah, Mohammad
New signedAta-Ullah, Mohammad Citizen of Two Worlds
1960 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 285, purple cloth; signed Bob Bates, Charles Houston, Dee Molenaar, cloth w/ some slight staining to fore edges, tight, near fine #12138 $325.00
Ata-Ullah's autobiography includes his participation in both the 1953 American attempt and the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This copy is signed by three members of the 1953 expedition. Quite hard to find. Neate A70.[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, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, Dee Molenaar, Brad Washburn, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very 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]

Ganz Oben [On The Top]: Berger, Eugène
New signedBerger, Eugène Ganz Oben [On The Top]
1993 Editions Revue Luxembourg 1st, 4to, pp.152, 146 color photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10940 $49.00
The 1992 first ascent of Everest by a Luxemberger and an attempt in 1991 from the north by a Belgian expedition. Signed by successful summitter Eugène Berger. In German, no English translation.[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
New signedBettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 500 copies, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth; signed Doug Scott, dj w/ light edge wear, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #27674 $175.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Pete Boardman, Doug Scott, and Joe Tasker. This is a nice copy of a very scarce book which was limited to 500 copies. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06.[read more]

The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains: Blanchard, Barry
New Blanchard, Barry The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 36 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26820 $27.95 $24.95
With riveting descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone’s Horse Army Cade[read more]

Climbers: Scaling the Heights with the Sport’s Elite: Boga, Steven
New Boga, Steven Climbers: Scaling the Heights with the Sport’s Elite
1994 Stackpole Mechanicsburg 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 19 bw photos, wraps; fine #9521 $14.95 $5.95
Profiles of eight men and women - Bachar, Brower, Corbett, Hackett, Hill, Rowell, Wellman, & Wood. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Magia del Monte Bianco: Bonatti, Walter
New Bonatti, Walter Magia del Monte Bianco
1984 Massimo Baldini Appiano Gentile 1st, 4to, pp.208, photo frontis, 157 color photos, photo eps, grey cloth; pictorial slipcase, case w/ 1” edge tear on bottom, else fine, dj chipped top spine, unclipped, else fine, cloth tight, fine #27675 $200.00
One of three marvelous, large-format, slipcased books by Bonatti. Bonatti’s superb photos of this majestic mountain are accompanied by text of a solo climb of Mont Blanc via the Peuterey Ridge and Mont Blanc de Courmeyeur. This book weighs over four pounds! In Italian. See Neate B125.[read more]

The Ascent of Rum Doodle: Bowman, W. E.
New Bowman, W. E. The Ascent of Rum Doodle
1956 Parrish London 1st, 8vo, pp.141, 16 bw illus, brown cloth; cloth w/ name, tight, near fine #23352 $45.00
Bowman’s ‘Rum Doodle’ is the funniest book in all of mountaineering fiction with typical British humor. A satirical climb of 40,000’ Rum Doodle! Neate X39, SB B36.[read more]

Himalayan Odyssey: Braham, Trevor
New Braham, Trevor Himalayan Odyssey
1974 George Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.243, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, 14 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ ½” tear top spine, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #13540 $35.00
Braham was a former editor of the Himalayan Journal and spent over 30 years exploring throughout the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Hindu Kush. Neate B150.[read more]

Desire & Ice: Searching for Perspective atop Denali: Brill, David
New Brill, David Desire & Ice: Searching for Perspective atop Denali
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 258, 9 color photos, wraps; new #22787 $16.00 $9.95
A very good account of a guided climb to the top of Mount McKinley. Brill’s engaging narrative puts forth a number of important topics from getting ready for such an expedition to group dynamics to dealing with the hazards of the mountain and everyday life. Highly recommended reading for anyone who [read more]

Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering: Brown, Rebecca
New Brown, Rebecca Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 258, 10 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 5 maps, appendix, grey cloth; dj w/ faint sticker circle on front, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, very fine #22710 $22.95 $14.95
Brown’s book chronicles the lives of inspiring women who not only followed in the footsteps of their male counterparts in the early days of mountaineering, but often surpassed them. Women such as Maria Paradis, Henriette d’Angeville, Lucy Walker, Meta Brevoort, Elizabeth Le Blond, Annie Smith Peck, [read more]

Thin White Line: Cave, Andy
New Cave, Andy Thin White Line
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 240, 40 color & 5 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24979 $39.00
In 1997, Cave returned from the Himalaya, having climbed the stupendous north face of Changabang, but losing his friend and climbing partner in the process. Traumatized by the ordeal, he examines his relationship with the mountains that have defined his life. Will he have the courage to undertake su[read more]

The Puma's Claw: Clark, Simon
New Clark, Simon The Puma's Claw
1959 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps (1 fldg), orange cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth spine lightly faded, tight, vg #9586 $9.00
Account of the 1957 Cambridge Andean Expedition's first ascent of Pumasillo (20,490') in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru. Neate C68.[read more]

Science in an Extreme Environment: The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition: Clements, Philip W.
New Clements, Philip W. Science in an Extreme Environment: The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 269, illus frontis, 15 bw photos, tan cloth; dj & cloth new #27672 $44.95
On February 20, 1963, a team of nineteen Americans embarked on the first expedition that would combine high-altitude climbing with scientific research. The primary objective of the six scientists on the team—who procured funding by appealing to the military and political applications of their work—w[read more]

Hands of a Climber: A Life of Colin Kirkus: Dean, Steve
New Dean, Steve Hands of a Climber: A Life of Colin Kirkus
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.278, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, sketch, map/photo eps, red cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10467 $31.95 $28.95
Biography of one of the UK’s leading pre-war climbers and a welcome addition to the modern climber’s knowledge of the 1930’s. He spent his weekdays in an insurance office secretly studying photos of cliffs with all known routes marked...“The blank spaces in between fascinated me”. To see all of o[read more]

Vaincre le Geant: Rudy van Snick sur le Mont Everest [Defeat the Giant: Rudy van Snick on Mount Everest]: Detienne, Herman
New Detienne, Herman Vaincre le Geant: Rudy van Snick sur le Mont Everest [Defeat the Giant: Rudy van Snick on Mount Everest]
1990 Lannoo Tielt 1st, 4to, pp.73, photo frontis, 92 color photos, map eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #16893 $49.00
Principally a photo-book documenting Belgian Rudy van Snick’s 1990 ascent of Everest as a member of Rob Hall’s International Everest Expedition. In French, no English translation.[read more]

The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
New signedDickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25888 $79.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

The Untrodden Andes: Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru: Egeler, C. G. & T. de Booy
New signedEgeler, C. G. & T. de Booy The Untrodden Andes: Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
1955 Faber & Faber London 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 32 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; signed Geoff Milburn, dj pulled top/bottom spine, clipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #23875 $29.00
In 1952 two Dutchmen, with Lionel Terray as their guide, made the first ascent of Huantsán (20,976') in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Two other first ascents were made as well. This UK edition is harder to find than the US “Challenge of the Andes”. From the mountaineering library of Geoff Milburn, gu[read more]

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