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K2: Uomini – Esplorazioni – Imprese [K2: Men – Explorations – Enterprises]: Bizzaro, Leonardo, Alessandro Gogna, & Carlo Alberto Pinelli
Bizzaro, Leonardo, Alessandro Gogna, & Carlo Alberto Pinelli K2: Uomini – Esplorazioni – Imprese [K2: Men – Explorations – Enterprises]
2004 Italy 1st, 4to, pp.240, color frontis, 125 color & 118 bw photos, 9 color & 1 bw maps, appendices, map eps, pictorial cloth; original paper band around dj, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #23611 $75.00
A lovely, profusely-illustrated, large-format book published by the Italian Alpine Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of K2. Beginning with the early work and explorations of Godwin-Austen, Conway, Crowley, and the Duke of the Abruzii, the book includes the three American e[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24098 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, Cho[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, edge mark, else dj & cloth new #24571 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, C[read more]

Bonington, Chris Everest: The Hard Way
1976 Random House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.303, photo frontis, 97 color photos, 14 maps/diagrams, appendices, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #9529 $32.00 $25.60
The successful 1975 British expedition, first ascent of the Southwest Face. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B130, SB B26, Yak B216. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

Bonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj very fine, cloth very fine #23946 $39.00 $31.20
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. See Neate a03, SB B29. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

Bowie, Nan Mick Bowie: The Hermitage Years
1969 Reed Wellington 2nd, 8vo, pp.196, 41 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9550 $29.00
Biography of Bowie who guided for 40 years on Mount Cook. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B144.[read more]

The Andes of Southern Peru: Geographical Reconnaissance Along the Seventy-Third Meridian: Bowman, Isaiah
Bowman, Isaiah The Andes of Southern Peru: Geographical Reconnaissance Along the Seventy-Third Meridian
1916 Holt NY 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 336, 92 bw photos, 75 diagrams, 29 charts/graphs (3 fldg), 7 color fldg & 10 bw (1 fldg) maps, appendices, brown cloth; cloth near fine, graphs & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #9551 $29.00 $9.00
The full account of the geographical reconnaissance of the 1911 Yale Peruvian Expedition. The expedition route led from the tropical plains of the lower Urubamba southward over lofty snow-covered passes to the desert coast at Camaná. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his[read more]

The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland, with a Descriptive Narrative by the Artist: Bradford, William (Michael Lapides, ed)
Bradford, William (Michael Lapides, ed) The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland, with a Descriptive Narrative by the Artist
2013 US Trade ed of 1000 copies, oblong 8vo, pp.xxv, 170, photo frontis, 145 bw photos, map, marbled eps, silver dec dark/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26748 $49.95
William Bradford (1823-1892) was an American romanticist painter, photographer and explorer, born and brought up in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He began his professional art career painting ship portraits. In 1861, he obtained financial backing for a journey to sketch and photograph the coast of Labra[read more]

Minya Konka: Schneeberge im Osten Tibets - Die Entdeckung eines Alpin-Paradieses [Minya Konka: Snow Mountains in East Tibet - The Discovery of an Alpine Paradise]: Brandtner, Michael
Brandtner, Michael Minya Konka: Schneeberge im Osten Tibets - Die Entdeckung eines Alpin-Paradieses [Minya Konka: Snow Mountains in East Tibet - The Discovery of an Alpine Paradise]
2006 Germany 1st, square 8vo, pp.336, 189 color & 8 bw photos, 2 color paintings, 31 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25091 $69.00
A very nice book covering the little-known mountainous area of the border region between eastern Tibet and China. A ‘blank on the map’ until the 1930s, geographers assumed the highest mountains in the world were here as the source of the large rivers of China. Minya Konka (24,892') itself was firs[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1969 Gollancz London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped, rubbed, good+, cloth near fine #24801 $59.00 $53.10
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Mustagh Tower and Kangchenjunga. He also had several climbs with Bonington and summitted Kangchenjunga with Band. Neate B185, Yak B272. This book is from the collection o[read more]

Priestley's Progress: The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician: Bullock, Mike
Bullock, Mike Priestley's Progress: The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 197, 9 bw photos, map, appendices, wraps; new #27298 $39.95
This first ever biography of Antarctic explorer Sir Raymond Priestley (1886–1974) covers his full (at times life-threatening) involvement with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907–1909 Nimrod Expedition and Robert Scott’s 1910–1913 Terra Nova Expedition. Priestley’s service with the British 46th Division du[read more]

Climbing: Bunting, James
signedBunting, James Climbing
1973 Crowell NY 1st, 8vo, pp.92, photo frontis, 6 color & 38 bw photos, 3 illus, 27 figs, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed Richard Irvin, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #23442 $9.00 $7.20
A guide to climbing reflecting the state of the art at the time. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron: Byron, Commodore (John)
Byron, Commodore (John) A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron
1767 J. & F. Newbery London 1st, 8vo, pp.186, engraved frontis, 2 engraved plates, gilt-lettered spine w/ 6 panels w/ raised bands, modern ¼ morocco & marbled boards; boards bright, new eps, small repair to corner of frontis & final leaf, contemporary name on title page ‘1774 Mary Scott’, pages age browned, light foxing, some offsetting onto plates, tight, very good #26722 $1,750.00
Byron was instructed to use the frigate Dolphin to cross the North American continent via a supposed passage discovered by Sir Francis Drake. Instead, during the two year voyage (1764-66) he sailed via South America’s Strait of Magellan, through the South Pacific (discovering numerous islands along [read more]

Cameron, Ian Mountains of the Gods: The Himalaya and the Mountains of Central Asia
1984 Facts on File NY 1st, 4to, pp.248, 23 color & 83 bw photos, 17 color illus, 8 maps, appendices, burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #11855 $35.00
A nicely done book on natural history, exploration, and climbing. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C05, SB C03.[read more]

The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905
2016 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 624, map frontis, 30 bw photos, 3 illus, 9 maps, dark blue/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27101 $34.95
In Gilded Age America, Arctic explorers were fabulous celebrities — assured of riches and near-immortality so long as they reached the North Pole first. Of the many attempts to meet that goal, three American expeditions, launched from the Russian archipelago of Franz Josef Land, ended in abject fail[read more]

Casewit, Curtis W. The Mountain World
1976 Random House NY 1st, 4to, pp.251, color frontis, 100 color & 74 bw photos, gilt dec spine, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #24090 $19.00
A look at mountains and the mountain environment around the world. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C19.[read more]

Casewit, Curtis W. & Dick Pownall The Mountaineering Handbook: An Invitation to Climbing
1968 Lippincott Phil 5th, 8vo, pp.222, 75 bw photos, appendices, black/green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23894 $15.00
A mountaineering text for novice and expert. Pownall was a member of the 1963 American Everest Team. A very nice, crisp copy. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C20.[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]

Hunza: Lost Kingdom of the Himalayas: Clark, John
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 pass[read more]

Clark, Leonard The Marching Wind
1954 Funk & Wagnalls NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 368, 32 bw photos, 5 maps, tan/brown cloth; dj w/ few wear holes top spine, good+, cloth fine. #13511 $19.00
Account of an expedition in 1949 to Amne Machin (23,490'), reputed to be taller than Everest. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

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