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The Second Death of George Mallory: The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everest: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold The Second Death of George Mallory: The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everest
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.221, photo frontis, 63 bw photos, 9 sketches, 2 maps, photo/map eps, blue cloth; dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new #20773 $23.95 $7.95
Messner wades into the Mallory fray with his accounting of the tragic demise of Mallory and Irvine in 1924. Includes accounts of the early British attempts as well as the 1960 and 1975 Chinese ascents. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

To the Top of the World: Alpine Challenges in the Himalaya and Karakoram: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold To the Top of the World: Alpine Challenges in the Himalaya and Karakoram
1999 US rep, 8vo, pp.256, 72 color & 55 bw photos, 6 paintings, 4 maps, wraps; new. #17503 $24.95 $19.95
Messner recounts his exploits on Manaslu, Hidden Peak, Everest without oxygen and solo, Nanga Parbat, and K2. SB M31. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Discovery of the North Pole: Dr. Frederick A. Cook's own story of how he reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908. and the Story of Commander Robert E. Peary's Discovery April 6th, 1909…: Miller, J. Martin
Miller, J. Martin Discovery of the North Pole: Dr. Frederick A. Cook's own story of how he reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908. and the Story of Commander Robert E. Peary's Discovery April 6th, 1909…
1909 J. T. Moss 8vo, pp.428, photo frontis, many bw photos/illus, dec red cloth; cloth worn, front hinge cracked/separated, pages toned as usual, good #9242 $19.00 $12.00
Plus a whole lot more! AB 11467. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Hall & Ball - Kiwi Mountaineers : From Mount Cook to Everest: Monteath, Colin
Monteath, Colin Hall & Ball - Kiwi Mountaineers : From Mount Cook to Everest
1997 US 1st, 4to, pp.160, photo frontis, 197 color & 7 bw photos, color map, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #10326 $35.00 $25.00
Rob Hall and Gary Ball were two of New Zealand’s most accomplished expedition climbers with 47 expeditions to the highest mountains of the seven continents. This large-format book uses much of their own material and is a tribute to their accomplishments from their early days in the New Zealand Alps [read more]

Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs: Moore, Terris
signedMoore, Terris Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs
1967 Univ Alaska College 1st, 8vo, pp.202, color frontis, 41 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg), photo eps, blue cloth; signed Brad Washburn, dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine #25433 $75.00 $65.00
An excellent history of Mt. McKinley from the first attempts by Wickersham and Cook in 1903 through the Alaska Test Expedition of 1942. Moore made the first ascent of Minya Konka in 1932. Neate M140. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs: Moore, Terris
signedMoore, Terris Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 2nd, 8vo, pp.xv, 202, photo frontis, 45 bw photos, 8 maps, wraps; inscribed by Moore ‘For Jack Young – my lifelong friend with all good wishes. This new edition from the author. T.M.’ & additionally signed by Moore, bookplate of Jack Young, very good #10288 $49.00 $39.00
An excellent history of Mt. McKinley from the first attempts by Wickersham and Cook in 1903 through the Alaska Test Expedition of 1942. Moore made the first ascent of Minya Konka in 1932. Jack Young was a member of the 1932 expedition, along with Moore, which made the first ascent of Minya Konka [read more]

Frost on My Moustache: The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and Loafer: Moore, Tim
Moore, Tim Frost on My Moustache: The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and Loafer
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.280, 8 bw illus, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25618 $23.95 $9.95
In this humorous book, Moore retraces the 1850s travels of Lord Dufferin. Dufferin, a wealthy British philanthropist, sailed his yacht Foam across the Arctic Circle and wrote ‘Letters from High Latitudes’. In the 1990s, Moore decided to retrace Dufferin's travels to Iceland, Norway, and Spitzberge[read more]

Alps 4000: 75 Peaks in 52 Days: Moran, Martin
Moran, Martin Alps 4000: 75 Peaks in 52 Days
1994 David & Charles London 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 61 color photos, 17 maps, appendices, grey cloth; dj unclipped, tight, near fine, cloth fine #23032 $5.00 $4.25
Moran tells the amazing story of his first-ever traverse of all 75 4000m peaks of the Alps. He and fellow climber Simon Jenkins even used bicycles to get from peak to peak! They traveled over 620 miles and climbed 229,000 feet, all in 52 days. To see all of our Sale Items,
Himalaya-Bergsteigen einst und heute: Von den Ersten Erkundungen zu den käuflichen Gipfeln [Himalayan Mountaineering Then and Now: From the First Explorations to the Commercial Peaks]: Moravec, Fritz
Moravec, Fritz Himalaya-Bergsteigen einst und heute: Von den Ersten Erkundungen zu den käuflichen Gipfeln [Himalayan Mountaineering Then and Now: From the First Explorations to the Commercial Peaks]
1998 Picus Wien 1st, small 8vo, pp.72, dec cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #20556 $9.00 $7.00
Moravec, and team, made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. This is a small reprinted version of his account of the climb. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits: Morrow, Pat
Morrow, Pat Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits
1986 Camden House Camden East 1st, 4to, pp.175, 126 color photos, 7 route maps, wraps; fine #9927 $9.00 $7.65
Pat Morrow was the first to successfully complete the Seven Summits quest with the inclusion of Carstenz Pyramid. Neate a30, SB M51. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
American Alpine Club LibraryMumm, A. L. Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
1909 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; rebound in red leather/buckram, spine lettering faint, front cover off, rear hinge taped, Field bookplate, NY Public Library stamp on fep, title page, some internal pages & maps, one map separated along fold lines, good #24912 $395.00 $284.40
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitu[read more]

Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
American Alpine Club LibraryMumm, A. L. Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
1909 Longmans Green NY 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; cloth spine separated from backstrip, corners rubbed, front hinge taped, AAC/Ladd bookplate, good #24913 $595.00 $428.40
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitu[read more]

From Edinburgh to the Antarctic: An Artist's Notes and Sketches during the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93: Murdoch, W. G. Burn
Murdoch, W. G. Burn From Edinburgh to the Antarctic: An Artist's Notes and Sketches during the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93
1894 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 364, 24 pgs ads, 123 sketches/drawings, 2 maps (1 color, 1 fldg), top & fore-edges uncut, silver lettered spine, front lettered in silver edged w/ brown, brown on silver scene of men in boat w/ Balaena in background, deep green cloth; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, pulled top spine, worn, label remnants on eps, ‘Discarded’ stamp on title pg & dedication pg, good #26787 $495.00 $420.75
Murdoch signed on as the expedition artist, and produced the primary account, of this Scottish whaling expedition to the Weddell Sea. He describes the voyage south, shipboard life, the Falkland Islands, and wildlife and sealing operations in the Antarctic. Uncommon. Conrad p.74, Karrow 495, Renar[read more]

Mountaineering in Scotland: Murray, W. H.
Murray, W. H. Mountaineering in Scotland
1947 Dent London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 252, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, 5 maps/diag, red cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, good+, cloth vg #23084 $25.00 $19.00
During the 1930’s, Murray was quite prominent in Scottish rock and winter climbing, accomplishing many new routes. A classic work on the region. Neate M186. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Murray, W. H. The Story of Everest 1921 - 1952
1953 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 193, frontis, 23 bw photos, 14 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, ‘Discard’ stamp to fep, pocket remnant rear, vg #23331 $5.00 $4.00
History of Everest from 1921 thru the Swiss expeditions in 1952. This reprint was updated to include the history of Everest from 1921 through the 1953 first ascent. Neate M188, SB M57, Yak M288. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1897 Harper NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xi, 587, frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ guards, 94 illus, 4 color fldg maps in 2 pockets, vII pp.xi, 713, photo frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 93 illus, appendices, teg, others uncut, gilt-dec brown cloth; vol I w/ light wear bottom spine, vol II pulled top spine, both vols tight, vg, maps w/ orig folds, no tears, fine #26450 $245.00 $155.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. A classic. AB 11983. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times
1911 Stokes NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xviii, 384, tipped-in color frontis w/ tissue guard, 86 illus/maps; vII pp.xiii, 420, tipped-in color frontis w/ tissue guard, 76 illus/maps; gilt dec blue cloth; cloth spines slightly darkened, very light edge rubbing top/bottom spine & corners, vol 1 w/ slight paper pull on frontis, tight, near fine #25780 $475.00 $275.00
Nansen took five years to complete his history of Arctic exploration, expanding beyond his initial intentions. Due to the unreliability of earlier accounts, he went back to the original sources. Presented here is a wealth of information including - Hecataeus of Miletus (5th century BC), Pytheas’ voy[read more]

Great Ascents: A Narrative History of Mountaineering: Newby, Eric
Newby, Eric Great Ascents: A Narrative History of Mountaineering
1977 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 12 color & 100 bw photos, 33 illus, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #11565 $19.00 $9.00
Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Eiger, Mt. Cook, McKinley, Yosemite, Aconcagua, Everest, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, and more. Neate N15, SB N10. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Great Ascents: A Narrative History of Mountaineering: Newby, Eric
Newby, Eric Great Ascents: A Narrative History of Mountaineering
1977 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 12 color & 100 bw photos, 33 illus, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, ½” tear to one back corner, near fine, cloth fine #16338 $9.00 $7.65
Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Eiger, Mt. Cook, McKinley, Yosemite, Aconcagua, Everest, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, and more. Neate N15, SB N10. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Newby, Eric Great Ascents: A Narrative History of Mountaineering
1977 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 12 color & 100 bw photos, 33 illus, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #9973 $25.00 $20.00
Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Eiger, Mt. Cook, McKinley, Yosemite, Aconcagua, Everest, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, and more. Neate N15, SB N10. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion f[read more]

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