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Life with the Esquimaux: A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of Survivors of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition: Hall, Captain Charles Francis
Hall, Captain Charles Francis Life with the Esquimaux: A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of Survivors of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition
1970 M. G. Hurtig Edmonton 1st thus, thick 8vo, pp.xxiii, 547, color frontis, 3 color & 97 bw illus, fldg map, appendix, red cloth; cloth w/ date/place in pen on ffep, map w/ orig folds & 2” tear, tight, near fine #27463 $29.00 $24.65
From 1860-62, Hall (1821-71), the American polar explorer, embarked in the whaling barque ‘George Henry’ on the first of two voyages to the Canadian Arctic region aimed at investigating the fate of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of 1847. During his time in the Arctic, Hall lived amongst the Inu[read more]

Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest: Hall, Lincoln
Hall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25013 $24.95 $19.95
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller[read more]

The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment: Hansen, Peter H.
signedHansen, Peter H. The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 380, 24 bw figs, 2 maps, yellow cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #26441 $39.00 $29.00
The history of mountaineering has long served as a metaphor for civilization triumphant. Once upon a time, the Alps were an inaccessible habitat of specters and dragons, until heroic men — pioneers of enlightenment — scaled their summits, classified their strata and flora, and banished the phantoms [read more]

The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father: Harlin, John III
signedHarlin, John III The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 283, 69 bw photos, bw map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24632 $27.00 $9.00
Harlin was just nine when his acclaimed father was killed in a fall while attempting the direttissima of the notorious Eiger in 1966. Having promised his mother to not become an alpine climber, he held off the pull of the mountain until 2005 when, with an experienced team and IMAX cameras, he faced [read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1960 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; signed Harrer, Anderl Heckmair, & Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ edge wear, 1” tear top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth near fine #26009 $1,195.00 $750.00
Story of the Eiger's North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. Neate H41. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Mountain Encyclopedia: An A-Z Compendium of More Than 2,300 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People: Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman
Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman The Mountain Encyclopedia: An A-Z Compendium of More Than 2,300 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People
2005 US 1st, 4to, pp.xxxv, 291, 408 color & 40 bw photos, 32 drawings, 31 sidebars, 2 tables, 18 maps, appendices, wraps; near fine #25141 $19.00 $15.20
The first English-language A-Z compendium on all topics related to mountains, including geological, geographical, and zoological terms, as well as many entries on significant explorers, surveyors, mountaineers, rock climbers, and skiers. Definitions, explanations, and clarifications are contained i[read more]

Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973: Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson
Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973
1974 Chelsea House, NY Univ Press NY 1st, tall 8vo, pp.210, 16 color & 77 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj spine lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth pages edges foxed, tight, near fine #9731 $35.00 $29.00
The 1969 expedition was decimated by an avalanche which killed seven of the team. Perseverance brought the 1973 expedition back to make the fourth ascent of this tough mountain with Louis Reichardt and John Roskelley summitting. An excellent read of an early ascent of this 8000er. Neate H47, Yak [read more]

Rock & Wall Climbing: Hattingh, Garth
Hattingh, Garth Rock & Wall Climbing
2000 Stackpole Mechanicsburg 1st, 4to, pp.96, photo frontis, 183 color photos, many figures, wraps; near fine #25221 $9.00 $7.20
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]

The Conquest of the South Pole: Antarctic Exploration 1906-1931: Hayes, J. Gordon
Hayes, J. Gordon The Conquest of the South Pole: Antarctic Exploration 1906-1931
1933 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, 8 schedules/lists, 11 charts/diag, appendices, green cloth; cloth spine faded, name, pencil notations on rep, very good #26785 $39.00 $29.75
A review and commentary on the state of Antarctic exploration. Hayes consulted many of the living Antarctic authorities and explorers of the day, including H. R. Mill, who wrote the introduction, and J. M. Wordie. Uncommon. Conrad p.2, Karrow 315, Renard 676, Rosove165.A2, Spence 576. To see a[read more]

The Merry-Go-Round of My Life: An Adventurer’s Diary: Hechtel, Richard
Hechtel, Richard The Merry-Go-Round of My Life: An Adventurer’s Diary
1991 Vantage NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 219, 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24198 $29.00 $14.00
Hechtel’s autobiography of climbs in the Alps, Himalaya, McKinley, Ecuador, Bolivia, and elsewhere. This was originally ublished in German as ‘Lebens-erinnerungen’. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Die Schweiz: Ein Bildwerk [Switzerland: A Picture Book]: Heffe, Jacques
Heffe, Jacques Die Schweiz: Ein Bildwerk [Switzerland: A Picture Book]
nd Office du Livre Fribourg 1st, 4to, pp.240, 212 bw photos, green cloth; cloth very good #27375 $7.00 $5.95
A nice, large-format, picture book on the people, towns, and mountains of this beautiful country. In German. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Handbook of American Mountaineering: Henderson, Kenneth A.
Henderson, Kenneth A. Handbook of American Mountaineering
1942 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.239, frontis, 149 figures, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #14580 $5.00 $4.25
The first handbook to deal specifically with American mountains and conditions. Discusses rock, ice and snow terrain, camping, cooking, equipment, maps, compass, sledging, etc. Neate H72. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Henry, Thomas R. The White Continent: The Story of Antarctica
1950 Sloane NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xii, 257, map, white/blue cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth near fine #9168 $9.00 $7.20
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Henson’s Historic Arctic Journey: The Classic Account of One of the World’s Greatest Black Explorers: Henson, Matthew A.
Henson, Matthew A. Henson’s Historic Arctic Journey: The Classic Account of One of the World’s Greatest Black Explorers
2009 US 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.232, 12 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25256 $19.95 $9.95
This is a 100th Anniversary reprinting of Henson’s scarce book ‘A Negro Explorer at the North Pole’ which relates his account of reaching the North Pole with Admiral Peary in 1909. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1953 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.316, photo frontis, 2 color & 24 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg color), black/blue cloth; dj chipped on front & top spine, unclipped, good, cloth tight, bookplate, very good+ #12180 $29.00 $7.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. This is a true first edition and not a Book Club edition. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Y[read more]

Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1997 US rep, 8vo, pp.314, 24 bw photos, 8 maps, wraps; fine #7999 $16.95 $9.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176. To see all of our Sale Items,
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1953 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.316, color frontis, 2 color & 24 b/w photos, 8 maps (1 fldg color), black/blue cloth; cloth fine #12201 $9.00 $7.20
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176. To see all of our Sale Items,
La Montagne [The Mountains]: Herzog, Maurice, et al.
Herzog, Maurice, et al. La Montagne [The Mountains]
1956 Larousse Paris 1st, thick 4to, pp.476, color frontis, 25 color & many bw photos, photo eps, gold dec green cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine #26693 $45.00 $15.00
A very large encyclopedia on mountains and mountaineering done in collaboration with Couzy, Escarra, Franco, Samivel, and others. In French, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Abenteuer Berg [Adventure Mountain]: Hiebeler, Toni
Hiebeler, Toni Abenteuer Berg [Adventure Mountain]
1957 Engelhornverlag Stuttgart 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 29 bw photos, grey cloth;; cloth tight, vg #27377 $9.00 $7.65
Hiebeler (1930-1984) was an outstanding Alpine climber and prolific mountain publisher and editor. This is his first book and covers his climbs in the Eastern and Western Alps. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Dunkle Wand am Matterhorn: Die abenteurliche Geschichte der Nordwand [Dark Wall at the Matterhorn: The Adventurous History of the North Wall]: Hiebeler, Toni
Hiebeler, Toni Dunkle Wand am Matterhorn: Die abenteurliche Geschichte der Nordwand [Dark Wall at the Matterhorn: The Adventurous History of the North Wall]
1962 Wilhelm Limpert Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 69 bw photos, illus, 4 sketches, white cloth; cloth w/ spine taped on, rubbed, bookplate, good #27376 $7.00 $5.95
Hiebeler (1930-1984) was an outstanding Alpine climber and prolific mountain publisher and editor. This book covers the climbing history of the Matterhorn’s North Wall and, unfortunately, has not seen an English edition. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items,
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