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Forty Years for Labrador: Grenfell, Wilfred
signedGrenfell, Wilfred Forty Years for Labrador
1932 Houghton Mifflin Boston & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 372, photo frontis, 26 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, cloth w/ tribute sheet pasted to front pastedown, tight, vg #27462 $25.00 $21.25
Grenfell (1865-1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. This is his second autobiography which revises and adds additional years to his first, ‘A Labrador Doctor’ (1919). One of a number of books by Grenfell on his life in Labrador. To see all of our Sale Items,
Adrift on an Ice-Pan: Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason
signedGrenfell, Wilfred Thomason Adrift on an Ice-Pan
1931 Houghton Mifflin Boston & NY 28th imp, small 8vo, pp.xxv, 69, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, appendix, grey cloth; signed, cloth vg #27457 $25.00 $21.25
Grenfell (1865-1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. In April 1908, he was summoned to treat a seriously ill boy who needed immediate attention to save not only his leg but his life. Grenfell set out from St. Anthony, Newfoundland, with his komatik and his eight best dogs. [read more]

Lockender Fels, Leuchtender Firn [Alluring Rock, Shining Cliffs]: Gretschmann, Emil
signedGretschmann, Emil Lockender Fels, Leuchtender Firn [Alluring Rock, Shining Cliffs]
1950 Bruckmann München 1st, 8vo, pp.239, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, white cloth; inscribed 1950, cloth spine coloring chipped, else vg+ #26282 $35.00 $7.00
Gretschmann’s memoir covers his climbs in the Wilder Kaiser region of Austria, the Dolomites, and Switzerland. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Early Mountaineers: Gribble, Francis
Gribble, Francis The Early Mountaineers
1899 Fisher Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 338, frontis w/ tissue guard, 47 bw illus, appendices, teg, gold dec blue cloth; cloth w/ light wear, bookplate on ffep, name, tight, vg #22483 $345.00 $295.00
A most interesting, and detailed, record of pre-nineteenth century mountaineering in the Alps and Pyrenees. Uncommon. Neate G67. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Climber’s World: Grivel.
Grivel. The Climber’s World
2001 US 1st thus, 4to, pp.160, 159 color & 8 bw photos, wraps; fine #23171 $19.95 $12.00
This follow-on to the book ‘Spirit of the Mountains’ is a wonderful selection of images that just make one want to get out and climb. This selection from 66 photographers covers the whole breadth of mountains and mountaineering across five continents. Disciplines include rock, ice, and alpinism, a[read more]

Devils Tower: Stories in Stone: Gunderson, Mary Alice
Gunderson, Mary Alice Devils Tower: Stories in Stone
1988 High Plains Press Glendo 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 141, 39 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; fine #27077 $7.00 $5.00
The only comprehensive history of the awesome rock tower and the people who have been drawn to it: Sitting Bull, Custer, photographer/artist team Jackson and Moran, climbers, adventures, eccentrics - they re all here! To see all of our Sale Items, click here[read more]

Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition: Guttridge, Leonard F.
Guttridge, Leonard F. Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition
2000 Putnam's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, map, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, fine, cloth near fine #18964 $27.95 $19.00
Greely's Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (1881-84) was based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay, Ellesmere Island. They explored the north coast of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington, the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land, and extended the mapping of Hayes Sound. When relief ships fa[read more]

Everest: Impossible Victory: Habeler, Peter
signedHabeler, Peter Everest: Impossible Victory
1979 Arlington London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 23 color & 50 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Reinhold Messner & Rob Schauer, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27177 $145.00 $65.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Reinhold Messner, a tremendous achievement. Robert Schauer was a member of this expedition as well and has climbed a number of 8000m peaks. Neate H01, SB H01, Yak H06. To see all of our Sale Items,
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]

White Limbo: The First Australian Climb of Mt Everest: Hall, Lincoln
Hall, Lincoln White Limbo: The First Australian Climb of Mt Everest
1987 Weldons McMahons Point 2nd, 4to, pp.262, photo frontis, 199 color photos, map, pictorial cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #15041 $49.00 $14.00
Excellent photos of this 1984 expedition which made the first ascent of the Great Colouir route. Both Tim McCartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer summitted very late in the day. Hard to find. Neate H14, SB H04. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[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]

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 vg+, cloth w/ name, fine #9731 $35.00 $25.00
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 Reichardt and Roskelley summitting. A very good read. Neate H47, Yak H64. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

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]

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