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Unsworth, Walt Everest: A Mountaineering History
1981 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 578, 17 color & 55 bw photos, 4 fig, 5 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #13685 $32.00
An excellent reference work of Everest mountaineering. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate U21, SB U11, Yak U25.[read more]

My Life of Adventure: Vaughan, Norman D.
signedVaughan, Norman D. My Life of Adventure
1995 Stackpole Harrisburg 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.viii, 246, 56 bw photos, red/blue cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth fine #27437 $39.00
Vaughan (1905-2005) was an American dogsled driver and explorer whose first claim to fame was participating in Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930. He also ran dog teams in a professional capacity as part of a search and rescue unit in World War II, in sporting events like the Olymp[read more]

With Byrd at the Bottom of the World: The South Pole Expedition of 1928-1930: Vaughan, Norman D.
signedVaughan, Norman D. With Byrd at the Bottom of the World: The South Pole Expedition of 1928-1930
1990 Stackpole Harrisburg 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.viii, 197, 34 bw photos, map, tan/blue cloth; inscribed 11 May 1993, dj w/ several spots of green paint(?) to bottom edge, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ slight chipping to ffep, tight, fine #11101 $9.95
Vaughan (1905-2005) was an American dogsled driver and explorer whose first claim to fame was participating in Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930. He was a dogsled driver on Byrd's expedition and was chief dog driver of the geological survey party which discovered Amundsen’s cairn.[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1993 Rupa New Delhi rep, 8vo, pp.256, 31 color photos, 2 sketches, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, bottom spine torn, good+ #26327 $9.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening w[read more]

To the Top: The Story of Everest: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen To the Top: The Story of Everest
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.96, photo frontis, 40 color & 29 bw photos, maps/sketches, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed Ed Webster, dj & cloth new #22981 $29.00
Although geared toward younger readers, Venables does a very nice job in presenting the Everest story. Starting with the Mallory and Irvine saga the book then turns to the final triumph of Hillary and Tenzing. The latter half of the book covers the Americans in 1963, Haston and Scott in 1975, Mess[read more]

To the Top: The Story of Everest: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen To the Top: The Story of Everest
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.96, photo frontis, 40 color & 29 bw photos, maps/sketches, photo eps, pictorial cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27268 $9.00
Although geared toward younger readers, Venables does a very nice job in presenting the Everest story. Starting with the Mallory and Irvine saga the book then turns to the final triumph of Hillary and Tenzing. The latter half of the book covers the Americans in 1963, Haston and Scott in 1975, Messne[read more]

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks: Viesturs, Ed & David Roberts
signedViesturs, Ed & David Roberts No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
2006 US rep, 8vo, pp.358, 16 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed Roberts on title page, Viesturs on bookplate, dj & cloth new #25295 $34.95
This is Ed Viesturs’ long-awaited memoir. In May, 2005, as he reached the summit of Annapurna on his third try, Viesturs became the first American to climb the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks, all without the aid of bottled oxygen. His quest spanned 18 years and 30 expeditions - a quest made all the[read more]

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks: Viesturs, Ed & David Roberts
signedViesturs, Ed & David Roberts No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.358, 16 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24407 $49.00
This is Ed Viesturs’ long-awaited memoir. In May, 2005, as he reached the summit of Annapurna on his third try, Viesturs became the first American to climb the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks, all without the aid of bottled oxygen. His quest spanned 18 years and 30 expeditions - a quest made all the m[read more]

The Accidental Adventurer: Memoirs of the First Woman to Climb Mount McKinley: Washburn, Barbara w/ Lew Freedman
signedWashburn, Barbara w/ Lew Freedman The Accidental Adventurer: Memoirs of the First Woman to Climb Mount McKinley
2001 US 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.192, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; signed Barbara Washburn, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27720 $95.00
Barbara and Bradford Washburn are icons of American mountaineering. In 1940 Barbara married Brad Washburn, who was the director of the New England Museum of Natural History and the youngest museum director in the country. They were inseparable ever since. Although Barbara was not a mountaineer prior[read more]

The Accidental Adventurer: Memoirs of the First Woman to Climb Mount McKinley: Washburn, Barbara w/ Lew Freedman
signedWashburn, Barbara w/ Lew Freedman The Accidental Adventurer: Memoirs of the First Woman to Climb Mount McKinley
2001 US 1st, prtg, 8vo, pp.192, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; signed Barbara & Lew Freedman, dj & cloth new #21956 $125.00
Barbara and Bradford Washburn are icons of American mountaineering. In 1940 Barbara married Brad Washburn, who was the director of the New England Museum of Natural History and the youngest museum director in the country. They were inseparable ever since. Although Barbara was not a mountaineer pr[read more]

God’s Rays on Mt. Everest – Sagarmatha, Nepal: Webster, Ed
signedWebster, Ed God’s Rays on Mt. Everest – Sagarmatha, Nepal
Image size 13" x 19.25", Poster size 19" x 25", text states "God’s Rays on Mt. Everest – Sagarmatha, Nepal", color w/ wide white margins, thick 80# paper stock; signed, rolled, new #25992 $19.95
Webster took this very lucky, one-of-a-kind picture from a helicopter in 1985, at age 29, at the conclusion of his first Everest expedition – to the West Ridge Direct route, up the peak’s left-hand skyline in this view. Sitting in front of Ed in the helicopter was Billy Squier, the American rock ‘n[read more]

Everest: The Testing Place: West, John B.
West, John B. Everest: The Testing Place
1985 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 187, 18 color photos, 8 figures, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24356 $22.00 $14.95
West led the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition which conducted scientific and medical research from base camp up to the summit, reached by five climbers. This is a good book for those interested in the effect of altitude on the body and as a source for other scientific articles. Neate W40[read more]

West, John B. Everest: The Testing Place
1985 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 187, 18 color photos, 8 figures, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #18355 $35.00
West led the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition which conducted scientific and medical research from base camp up to the summit, reached by five climbers. This is a good book for those interested in the effect of altitude on the body and as a source for other scientific articles. From the c[read more]

Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps: Weston, Rev. Walter
Weston, Rev. Walter Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps
1896 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 346, 35 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, gilt-lettered green cloth; cloth spine/edges darkened, upper rear spine edge worn, miss ffep, name of John Ladd on half-title, maps w/ original folds & no tears, good+ #26529 $895.00 $645.00
Weston is considered to be the father of mountaineering in Japan. From the collection of William S. Ladd with his son’s name in small print. A scarce classic. Neate W45. Ladd, William S., MD. (1887 – 1949) – AAC Councilor (1923-25), Vice-President (1926-28), President (1929-31), Honorary Mem[read more]

White, Steward Edward The Mountains
1904 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.282, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 15 illus, dec red cloth; cloth vg. #23863 $14.00
Reminisciences of life on the range by a cowboy. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
signedWhittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 38 color & 56 bw photos, 3 maps, 2 sketches, red/white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #17338 $29.00
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
Whittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
2013 US Anniversary Ed, 8vo, pp.319, color frontis, 86 color & 30 bw photos, 2 maps, 1 color & 3 bw sketches, gray cloth; dj & cloth new #26439 $24.95
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
signedWhittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 38 color & 56 bw photos, 3 maps, 2 sketches, red/white cloth; inscribed by Whittaker, dj fine, cloth fine #16697 $14.00
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator: Whymper, Edward
Whymper, Edward Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator
1892 Murray London 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.xxiv, 456, vII pp.xxii, 147, vI frontis, 19 full-page & 118 text illus, 4 maps (3 fldg), vII 14 plates, 42 figs, uncut, gold dec brown beveled boards; vol I cloth rubbed, corners w/ wear, tight, vg, vol II is xlib, cloth spine darkened, tight, very good #14234 $275.00 $250.00
The first of the few great classics of South American climing literature. Whymper made eight first ascents in the Andes, including Chimborazo. This 2-volume set includes the rare Supplementary Appendix volume and the folding map in the pocket of volume 1. Neate W66. To see all of our Sale Item[read more]

K2: Tragödien und Sieg am Zweithöchsten Berg der Erde [K2: Tragedy and Victory on the Second Highest Mountain on Earth]: Wiessner, Fritz
Wiessner, Fritz K2: Tragödien und Sieg am Zweithöchsten Berg der Erde [K2: Tragedy and Victory on the Second Highest Mountain on Earth]
1955 Rother München 1st, 8vo, pp.54, [18], 19 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ small rub spot top right edge, unclipped, else fine, wraps tight, fine #24359 $395.00
Wiessner led the second American K2 expedition in 1939. The deaths of four members and lack of information concerning events led to much criticism. His only accounts in English were a brief article in the AAJ and then a later article in Appalachia which was extracted from this book. The copyright pa[read more]

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