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Mount Everest North Face (8650m) Poster: Caban, Miroslav
signedCaban, Miroslav Mount Everest North Face (8650m) Poster
Image size 41.25" x 12.75", Poster size 43.5" x 16", geographic locator text states “Kangchenjunga, Makalu”, color w/ white margins; signed in lower right corner, rolled, new #25268 $19.95 $15.96
Miroslav Caban started serious climbing in 1996 and since then has climbed in the Alps (Mount Blanc, Matterhorn, Grossglockner, Grossvenediger, and others), Aconcagua (2000, 2001), K2, Cho Oyu (2002), Everest (2002), Denali (2004), Elbrus (2004), Kilimanjaro (2004), Vinson (2004), Aconcagua (2005), [read more]

Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines: Catlow, Agnes & Maria
Catlow, Agnes & Maria Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines
[1861] James Hogg & Sons London 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xiii, 374, 2 pgs ads, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 tinted & 1 bw lithographs w/ tissue guards, vol II pp.ix, 368, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 9 tinted lithographs w/ tissue guards, gilt & blind-stamped red cloth; cloth rubbed, pulled top of spines, vol II w/ stain mark to lower front corner & hinges starting, good+ set #26521 $295.00 $219.00
The Catlow sisters were natural historians who wrote a number of books. Here they describe their travels in Switzerland and Northern Italy. Included are observations on flora, fauna, geography, topography, and anecdotes of their travels. This is from the Ladd Collection although it does not bear [read more]

Charles, Graham, et al The Frozen Coast: Sea Kayaking the Antarctic Peninsula
2004 US 1st, oblong 4to, pp.120, photo eps, 70 color photos, 4 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24246 $29.95 $15.95
A marvelously illustrated account of the January 2001 journey of three NZ men down the Antarctic Peninsula. This 528 mile expedition was the southernmost sea kayak journey ever attempted, through the freezing waste of ice, rock and ocean that makes this one of the most inhospitable coasts on earth.[read more]

The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley
Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913
1922 Constable London 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vol I pp.lxiv, 300, 4, frontis, 2 bw fldg pans, 3 color illus, 19 bw photos, 15 illus (1 fldg), 4 maps (3 fldg), appendix, vol II pp.viii, 301-585, frontis, 8 bw fldg pans, 1 color illus, 14 bw photos, 8 illus, 1 fldg map, uncut,; paper spine labels on tan linen spines over blue-gray papered boards; boards of vol I w/ light wear, vol II corners rubbed, small stain bottom both spines, tight, very good #26724 $3,750.00 $2,950.00
The Finest Polar Book Ever Written Long regarded as ‘the’ classic work of Antarctic literature, Cherry-Garrard was the youngest member of Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 and the assistant zoologist. In addition to using his own material, he had access to the diaries of Wilson, Bower[read more]

Another Ascent of the World's Highest Peak - Qomolangma: China.
China. Another Ascent of the World's Highest Peak - Qomolangma
1975 Foreign Languages Press Peking 1st, 8vo, pp.119, 97 color & 54 bw photos, map, wraps; spine/spine edges faded as usual, near fine #10306 $35.00 $19.00
Account of the 1975 Chinese ascent from the north. Neate C38, SB C16, Yak C97. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Climbing Ice: Chouinard, Yvon
Chouinard, Yvon Climbing Ice
1978 Sierra Club SF 2nd, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 15 color & 153 bw photos, wraps; yellowed around edges, very good #9585 $9.00 $7.65
Chouinard’s classic book focusing on technique, history, equipment, and the science of ice. Neate C50. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman: Chouinard, Yvon
Chouinard, Yvon Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 94 bw photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #24130 $19.00 $15.20
Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, presents both an autobiography of his years as one of the best climbers in America, and the story of developing his unique company begun from making his own equipment. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing tr[read more]

Clark, John Hunza: Lost Kingdom of the Himalayas
1956 Funk & Wagnalls NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 271, 31 bw photos, sketch, map, green cloth; cloth spine faded, internal sticker marks, name, vg #25133 $5.00 $4.00
Clark, an American geologist, went to Hunza to teach the people to be self-dependent. He traveled widely throughout this mountainous region. 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 pas[read more]

The Puma's Claw: Clark, Simon
Clark, Simon The Puma's Claw
1959 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps (1 fldg), tan cloth; dj w/ large chip on bottom front, good, cloth w/ front hinge just starting to separate, very good+ #12172 $15.00 $7.00
Account of the 1957 Cambridge Andean Expedition's first ascent of Pumasillo (20,490') in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru. Neate C68. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Broughton
Coburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Soc Washington, DC trade edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, black cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25134 $19.00 $7.00
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. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary Ac[read more]

Antarctic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers: Collier, Graham & Patricia Graham Collier
Collier, Graham & Patricia Graham Collier Antarctic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.194, 55 color & 13 bw photos, sketch, 9 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #17477 $35.00 $9.95
Collier visited the camps of Scott and Shackleton over the course of seven trips to the Antarctic. Here he tells in gorgeous photos and vivid prose of how he fell under its spell. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Icemen: History of the Arctic and Its Explorers
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 27 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new. #15921 $24.95 $14.95
Profiles legendary adventurers, such as Cook and Peary, and illuminates the historical achievements of other explorers who reached their goals. Includes Ross, Franklin, Parry, Andree, Amundsen, Ellsworth, Nobile, Watkins, and others. This book was produced in conjunction with the series shown on t[read more]

Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks: Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan
Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.281, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, blue/tan cloth; dj & cloth new. #22550 $23.00 $18.50
A nice selection of nine stories covering a century of mountaineering from the Victorian era to the ascents of the Himalayan giants. Included are Albert Smith, Edward Whymper, the Duke of the Abruzzi, Frederick Cook, Maurice Wilson, Charles Houston, Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, and others. T[read more]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
Conway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Appleton NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, black & white decorated brown cloth; cloth w/ small faint vertical line on upper spine, sharp corners w/ light wear, former label mark on front pastedown, map w/ orig folds & no tears, a clean, bright, tight copy, fine #14410 $695.00 $645.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan litera[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary ed, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #24176 $19.95 $13.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. This is the third of Cook’s books to be specially reprinted. To see all of our Sale Items,
Return from the Pole: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. Return from the Pole
2009 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.x, 325, 22 bw photos, wraps; new #25469 $19.95 $13.95
A quality reprint of Cook’s original work published in 1951. In addition to the full original text, this also includes a new afterword. In an attempt to clear his name this was Cook's final work on his attainment of the North Pole. This softcover edition is limited to only 700 copies. To see a[read more]

Return from the Pole: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. Return from the Pole
2009 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.x, 325, 22 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25468 $29.95 $23.95
A quality reprint of Cook’s original work published in 1951. In addition to the full original text, this also includes a new afterword. In an attempt to clear his name this was Cook's final work on his attainment of the North Pole. This hardcover edition is limited to only 300 copies. To see a[read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; cloth worn top/bottom spine, mark from bookplate on fep, signed Newell Martin 1908, vg #27175 $225.00 $195.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Newell Martin, who has signed this copy, was a pioneer rock scrambler in the Adirondacks with several first ascents. Neate C123 [read more]

Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin’s Lost Polar Expedition: Cookman, Scott
Cookman, Scott Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin’s Lost Polar Expedition
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 22 bw illus, 2 maps, appendices, white cloth; dj new, cloth w/ minor edge spots, else new #18844 $24.95 $16.95
Cookman draws upon original research to offer a new and frightening explanation of what doomed Franklin and his crew in 1848. He also claims the Royal Navy suspected the real cause and covered it up! To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
signedCooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US signed, numbered, & boxed ltd ed of 209 copies of which 175 were for sale, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, slipcase & cloth new #24968 $99.00 $79.00
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provid[read more]

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