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Navarra, Fernand The Forbidden Mountain
1956 Macdonald London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 174, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 2 maps, red cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #23842 $25.00
In 1952 six young men left Paris by car for eastern Turkey, with twin objectives of climbing Mount Ararat (16,946’) and finding Noah's Ark. This is an account of the formidable obstacles and fantastic experiences the expedition encountered on their 14,000 mile journey. From the collection of Americ[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryNesbit, Paul W. Longs Peak: Its Story and a Climbing Guide
1955 Nesbit Colorado Springs 3rd rev, 8vo, pp.48, 32 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; near fine #24921 $7.00 $6.30
This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Library, click here.[read more]

Harnessed to the Pole: Sledge Dogs in Service to American Explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909: Nickerson, Sheila
Nickerson, Sheila Harnessed to the Pole: Sledge Dogs in Service to American Explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 23 bw photos, 36 illus, 16 maps, wraps; new #26732 $24.95
In the second half of the nineteenth century, an epic race was underway in some of the most brutal stretches on the planet. Explorers from around the world hoped to stake their claim on the Arctic, with the North Pole being the ultimate prize. Those with the greatest success found that the fastest[read more]

The Geography of the Polar Regions consisting of A General Characterization of Polar Nature and A Regional Geography of the Arctic and the Antarctic: Nordenskjöld, Otto & Ludwick Mecking
Nordenskjöld, Otto & Ludwick Mecking The Geography of the Polar Regions consisting of A General Characterization of Polar Nature and A Regional Geography of the Arctic and the Antarctic
1928 American Geographical Society NY Special Pub #8, 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 359, 106 bw photos, 5 figs, 6 tables, 23 maps, grey cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth spine slightly darkened, rubbed, tight, very good #26718 $34.95
Initially published as two books (Nordenskjöld’s in Swedish), these two titles were combined to form a companion volume to W. L. G. Joerg’s “Problems of Polar Research” which was published concurrently by the American Geographical Society as Special Publication #7. Karrow 525, Renard 1154, Spence[read more]

Nott, David Angels Four
1972 Prentice-Hall NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 8 color photos, illus, 2 maps, appendices, illus eps, green cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth fine. #24082 $19.00
The 1971 first ascent of the 3000’ face of Venezuela’s Angel Falls. This was the third expedition to attempt this climb. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall: His Voyage to Repulse Bay, Sledge Journeys to the Straights of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land, and Residence Among the Eskimos During the Years 1864-'69: Nourse, Prof. J. E., ed.
Nourse, Prof. J. E., ed. Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall: His Voyage to Repulse Bay, Sledge Journeys to the Straights of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land, and Residence Among the Eskimos During the Years 1864-'69
1879 Government Printing Office Washington 1st, thick 4to, pp.l, 644, frontis w/ tissue, 1 steel engraving w/ tissue, 73 wood/photo engravings/heliotypes, 8 sketches, double-page facsimile, 11 maps (6 fldg,3 double-page), lg linen-backed fldg map in pocket, appendices, errata, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth w/ stain top of spine on text, hinges bit tender, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #27510 $225.00
Charles Francis Hall (1821-1871) was an American Arctic explorer who made three expeditions to the Arctic regions, the first two to search for records of Sir John Franklin and the last an attempt on the North Pole on which Hall died. Nourse’s massive account of Hall’s second expedition (1864-69) inc[read more]

A Climber’s Guide to Sonamarg Kashmir: Noyce, Wilfrid, et al.
signedNoyce, Wilfrid, et al. A Climber’s Guide to Sonamarg Kashmir
[1945] Himalayan Club Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 51, 10 bw photos, sketch, fldg map, pictorial boards; xlib Himalayan Club, issued w/o dj, boards rubbed, signed Richard Irvin, vg #23476 $75.00
Noyce’s first work, published for the Himalayan Club. This monograph was compiled from reports by instructors of the Aircrew Mountain Course at Sonamarg who had made the various ascents. Scarce. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Pallis, Marco Peaks and Lamas
1949 Knopf NY rev & updated ed, thick 8vo, pp.xvii, 428, 76 bw photos, 4 maps, gilt-lettered red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #23332 $19.00
Principally concerned with Tibetan Buddhism but also includes expeditions to Garhwal and Sikkim. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate P03.[read more]

Patey, Tom One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses
1973 Gollancz London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, 3 diagrams, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23749 $29.00
Patey was a Scottish humorist and mountaineer who took part in the first ascents of both Mustagh Tower and Rakaposhi. Includes such verses as "Annapurna", "The Joe Brown Song", "Onward, Christian Bonington", and others. Surprising hard to find. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard [read more]

The Sierra Nevada: The Range of Light: Peattie, Roderick, ed
Peattie, Roderick, ed The Sierra Nevada: The Range of Light
1947 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.398, photo frontis, 26 bw photos, color fldg map, tan cloth; dj w/ edge wear, price clipped, vg, cloth fine #24202 $15.00
A collection of writings on the Sierra Nevada by Heald, Tresidder, Matthes, Brower, and others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

A Search for the Apex of America: High Mountain Climbing in Peru and Bolivia including The Conquest of Huascarán, with some Observations on the Country and People Below: Peck, Annie S.
Peck, Annie S. A Search for the Apex of America: High Mountain Climbing in Peru and Bolivia including The Conquest of Huascarán, with some Observations on the Country and People Below
1911 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xviii, 370, photo frontis, 123 bw photos, fldg map, gilt dec pale green cloth; cloth rubbed, name on ffep, tight, vg #22609 $495.00
Peck (1850-1935) was an American educator, writer, suffragette, pioneering mountaineer and founding member of the American Alpine Club. Her ascent of the Matterhorn in 1895 brought her to prominence in mountaineering circles not only for her climb but her choice to wear men’s climbing attire. Furthe[read more]

Peissel, Michel Mustang: The Forbidden Kingdom - Exploring a Lost Himalayan Land
1967 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, color frontis, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 6 drawings, 4 maps, dec green cloth; dj worn top edge, vg, cloth near fine. #9998 $39.00
Peissel was the first foreigner to make an extended visit of the Mustang region of Nepal lying north of the Annapurna range. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Yak P41.[read more]

Peissel, Michel Zanskar: The Hidden Kingdom
1979 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.205, 16 color & 20 bw photos, 3 maps, white/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23916 $12.00
Peissel, who speaks fluent Tibetan, undertook the first scholarly exploration and study of Zanskar in 1976. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzold, Paul
signedPetzold, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; signed & dated 12-4-‘95, fine #24643 $195.00 $75.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories. To see all o[read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzoldt, Paul
Petzoldt, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; fine #4838 $15.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories.[read more]

Poucher, W. A. The Magic of the Dolomites
1951 Country Life London 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 108 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, else vg+. #23940 $29.00
This is one of a prolific number of photo albums written by Poucher. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate P81.[read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
American Alpine Club LibraryPriestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1915 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.382, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 149 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, silver dec blue cloth; cloth worn w/ some loss of gilt particularly to spine, remnant of Hall bookplate, vg #14460 $595.00 $428.40
Priestley was a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition and went with the Northern Party to explore the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave. Quite scarce. Spence 940. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49[read more]

Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman: Prince, Cathryn J.
Prince, Cathryn J. Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 304, 19 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27673 $28.95
Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. With her frizzy brown hair tucked under a helmet, Workman was a force on the mountain and off. Instrumental in breaking the British stranglehold on Himalayan mountai[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryPutnam, William Lowell The Great Glacier and Its House
1982 AAC NY 1st, 4to, pp.223, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, 5 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #10015 $25.00 $22.50
The Selkirk Range, the Canadian railroad, and climbs and climbers from 1885-1925. Neate P104. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Library,
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryPutnam, William Lowell The Great Glacier and Its House: The Story of the First Center of Alpinism in North America 1885-1925
1982 AAC NY 1st, 4to, pp.223, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, 5 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; inscribed ‘For Henry Hall in anticipation of his 87th birthday, with gratitude for all you have done for alpinism. Bill Putnam’, dj fine, cloth fine #14665 $65.00 $58.50
The Selkirk Range, the Canadian railroad, and climbs and climbers from 1885-1925. Neate P104. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secretary (1933-46), President (1950-52), Honorary Member (1962), and first Honorary President (1974-87). He was also a founde[read more]

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