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Schweizer Berge , Montagnes Suisses, Montagne Svizzere, Swiss Mountains: Reist, Dolf
signedReist, Dolf Schweizer Berge , Montagnes Suisses, Montagne Svizzere, Swiss Mountains
1972 Benteli Bern 1st, 8vo, [pp.127], 103 bw photos, map, wraps; signed & dated 15.8.72, fine #23756 $45.00 $39.00
Reist was a member of the second successful Everest expedition in 1955. This is a photo-book of peaks from 25 different regions of Switzerland. Most of the photos are by Reist. Photo captions in German, French, Italian, and English. To see all of our Sale Items,
The Armchair Mountaineer: Reuther, David & John Thorn, eds.
Reuther, David & John Thorn, eds. The Armchair Mountaineer
1984 Scribner's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 342, 10 bw illus, blue cloth; dj unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #10030 $9.00 $7.65
An anthology of 50 writings covering the triumphs and tragedies of ascent, from fact and fiction, from Alvarez to Mummery to Younghusband. Neate R24. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Matterhorn: Rey, Guido
Rey, Guido The Matterhorn
1949 Blackwell Oxford rep, 8vo, pp.x, 278, color frontis, 44 bw photos, map, green cloth; cloth spine bumped, tight, vg #23089 $9.00 $7.65
This is one of the principal books on the early history of the Matterhorn. This particular revised edition has two additional chapters by R. L. G. Irving. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Richmond, W. Kenneth Climber's Testament
1950 Redman London 1st, 8vo, pp.246, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth vg+ #24334 $9.00 $7.20
Reflections on climbing in the UK. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R30. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Photographs of H G Ponting: Riffenburgh, Beau & Liz Cruwys
Riffenburgh, Beau & Liz Cruwys The Photographs of H G Ponting
1998 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.136, 71 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #14484 $39.00 $35.95
Herbert Ponting was one of the greatest camera artists of the early 20th century. He is best known for his Antarctic work were he portrayed in vivid detail the lives of the men who went south with Captain Scott on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). However, Ponting was also a world travel[read more]

Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative
1970 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.188, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #11699 $95.00 $79.00
An Alaskan classic. The 1964 bold attempt of two men to climb Mt. Deborah's East ridge, a previously unclimbed route. An experience which 'transformed a physical journey into an equally difficult inward one'. Neate R42. To see all current offerings by David Roberts,
The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer: Roberts, David
Roberts, David The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 25 bw photos, black cloth; dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25599 $25.99 $14.95
A terrific biography of the greatest mountaineer in Alaskan history and one of the finest mountain photographers of all time – Brad Washburn. Roberts introduces the family, teachers, friends, colleagues, and rivals who would play important roles in this legendary man's experiences, and re-creates hi[read more]

The Mountain of My Fear: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David The Mountain of My Fear
1968 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.157, photo frontis, 12 bw photos, 3 maps (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth tight, fine #18423 $125.00 $95.00
Roberts, and three others, made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in only nine days this book has been widely praised. Ranked 28th by National Geographic on their list of “The 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time”. Neate R45. To see all current off[read more]

Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach: Roberts, Eric
Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11026 $19.00 $16.15
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. Neate R47. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedRoberts, Jack Colorado Ice
1998 Polar Star Boulder 1st, small 8vo, pp.312, photo frontis, 107 bw photos, 9 topo drawings, 40 maps, appendices, wraps; inscribed ‘Phil, Thanks for coming to climb in ?, Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, fine #25205 $19.00 $15.20
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 for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

Die Klassischen Gipfelbesteigungen der Alpen [The Classic Summit Ascents of the Alps]: Roch, André
Roch, André Die Klassischen Gipfelbesteigungen der Alpen [The Classic Summit Ascents of the Alps]
1951 Rascher Verlag Zürich 1st, 4to, pp.24, 80, 80 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; cloth pulled top spine, tight, vg #27391 $15.00 $12.75
A nice photo book of great Alpine ascents, similar in style to Rébuffat’s photo books. This is the German edition of ‘Belles Ascensions Alpines’, published in France, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Karakoram Himalaya: Bezwingung von Siebentausendern: Roch, André
Roch, André Karakoram Himalaya: Bezwingung von Siebentausendern
1947 Rascher Zürich 1st thus 8vo, pp.177, color frontis, 33 bw photos, 3 maps, light brown cloth; dj vg, cloth fine #26824 $29.00 $19.00
Account of the 1934 Swiss/International Reconnaissance expedition to Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) led by Gunter Dyhrenfurth. This is the first German edition, published two years after the French softcover edition,, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items,
On Rock and Ice: Mountaineering in Photographs: Roch, André
Roch, André On Rock and Ice: Mountaineering in Photographs
1947 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 87, photo frontis, 80 bw photos, brown cloth; dj lightly rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #23091 $25.00 $15.00
A very nice portfolio of peaks in the Alps. Neate R59. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Rodale, J. I. The Healthy Hunzas
1949 Rodale Emmaus 2nd, 8vo, pp.263, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj worn, good, cloth w/ name, vg #23941 $9.00 $7.20
Rodale equates the healthy living of the Hunza people to their patterns of organic farming and living off the land. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Antarctic Command: Ronne, Finn
Ronne, Finn Antarctic Command
1961 Bobbs-Merrill Indianapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 29 bw photos, map, appendix, green cloth; xlib, cloth vg #9291 $5.00 $2.00
Ronne commanded the personnel at Ellsworth Station during the IGY. Spence 988. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Last Days: A World-famous Climber Challenges the Himalayas' Tawoche and Menlungtse: Roskelley, John
Roskelley, John Last Days: A World-famous Climber Challenges the Himalayas' Tawoche and Menlungtse
1991 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 33 color photos, 3 maps/drawings, tan/red cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #10056 $19.00 $16.15
Roskelley has had a long and successful career and here describes two climbs - Tawoche (21,535’, 1989) and Menlungtse (23,560’, 1990). To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition: Roskelley, John
Roskelley, John Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition
1987 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.240, map frontis, 71 bw photos, map, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj spine fading, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ slight separation between frontis & title page, else fine #18668 $19.00 $16.15
The 1976 Nanda Devi expedition, led by Willi Unsoeld, succeeding in scaling the mountain but tragedy struck when Unsoeld's daughter, Nanda Devi, suddenly died. This is Roskelley’s account of an expedition that unraveled in the face of adversity yet pulled together to reach the top. Dee Molenaar has [read more]

Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33: Rosove, Michael, ed.
signedRosove, Michael, ed. Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33
2007 US 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 142, 5 color & 3 bw photos, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24703 $49.95 $45.95
On 18 April 1922, just over three months following Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death, Emily Shackleton, Sir Ernest’s widow, invited Hugh Robert Mill, the greatest Antarctic historian of his time, to write Sir Ernest’s biography. He wrote back the same day graciously accepting the invitation, and she re[read more]

Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833: Ross, John
Ross, John Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833
1835 A. W. Webster London 1st, royal 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 740, frontis w/ tissue guard, 3 color lithographs & 21 bw plates, 5 maps (1 fldg), errata page, red speckled edges, vertically grained red lib cloth w/ gilt-lettered spine; xlib, cloth lightly rubbed, old lib #’s & blindstamp to title page, some offsetting from plates, light foxing, tight (opens nicely), vg+ #25807 $750.00 $425.00
In 1829 Ross secured command of his second Arctic expedition, this time in the side-wheel steam ship Victory. They sailed past Lancaster Sound to a previously unexplored area of Prince Regent Inlet. There they became stuck in the ice. During their four-year stay, Ross's nephew, James Clark Ross, [read more]

Ross in the Antarctic: The Voyages of James Clark Ross in Her Majesty’s Ships Erebus & Terror 1839-1843: Ross, M. J.
Ross, M. J. Ross in the Antarctic: The Voyages of James Clark Ross in Her Majesty’s Ships Erebus & Terror 1839-1843
1982 Caedmon of Whitby Yorkshire 1st, 8vo, pp.276, photo frontis, 25 bw illus, 10 text illus, 9 maps (2 fldg in pocket), appendices, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, wear spot to front, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #16714 $39.00 $29.75
James Ross circumnavigated the Antarctic continent, reached a new ‘furthest south’, and discovered the Sea and Ice Shelf which bear his name. This includes new information from unpublished sources and biographical sketches of the expedition members. Author Rear Admiral M. J. Ross was James Ross’s gr[read more]

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