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View from the Summit: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund View from the Summit
1999 Doubleday London 1st, 8vo, pp.310, 64 color & 22 bw photos, 4 maps, map eps, grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ some slight discoloration to top page edges, tight, fine #17747 $185.00
Hillary’s autobiography includes not only his early climbs but also after climbing Everest and crossing Antarctica. This is a thoughtful and honest reappraisal of a life spent pushing the human ability to its limits and relishing the challenges thrown down by the elements. This first UK hardcover [read more]

View from the Summit: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund View from the Summit
1999 Easton Press Norwalk 1st thus Signed Collector’s Ed, 8vo, pp.310, 64 color & 23 bw photos, 9 bw maps, archival paper, silk page ribbon, silk eps, aeg, raised bands, gilt-dec green leather binding; signed on signature page, orig shipping box, issued w/o dj, binding new #26101 $225.00
Hillary’s autobiography includes not only his early climbs but also after climbing Everest and crossing Antarctica. This is a thoughtful and honest reappraisal of a life spent pushing the human ability to its limits and relishing the challenges thrown down by the elements. This special, signed Co[read more]

Ascent: Two Lives Explored The Autobiographies of ....: Hillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary
signedHillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary Ascent: Two Lives Explored The Autobiographies of ....
1986 Doubleday Garden City 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 18 color photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary, dj lightly rubbed bottom back edge, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9767 $95.00 $75.00
Ed discusses adventures in Antarctica, Nepal and Tibet. Peter describes growing up in the family and his attempt on Lhotse, via the Western Cwm, with the 1982 Canadian Everest Expedition and the Burgesses. This is the US edition of “Two Generations”. Neate H86, SB H20. To see all of our Sale I[read more]

Two Generations: Hillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary
signedHillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary Two Generations
1984 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 31 color photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Peter Hillary, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9766 $95.00
Ed discusses adventures in Antarctica, Nepal and Tibet. Peter describes growing up in the family and his attempt on Lhotse, via the Western Cwm, with the 1982 Canadian Everest Expedition and the Burgesses. The UK edition of “Ascent”. Neate H86, SB H20.[read more]

Two Generations: Hillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary
signedHillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary Two Generations
1984 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 31 color photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary, Aid & Al Burgess, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24708 $195.00
Ed discusses adventures in Antarctica, Nepal and Tibet. Peter describes growing up in the family and his attempt on Lhotse, via the Western Cwm, with the 1982 Canadian Everest Expedition and the Burgesses. The UK edition of “Ascent”. Neate H86, SB H20.[read more]

In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge: Hillary, Peter & John Elder
Hillary, Peter & John Elder In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, blue cloth; dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new #23170 $26.00 $19.95
The account of Hillary’s 1998-99 attempt to walk to the South Pole, and back, with two companions. The strain of pulling 400-pound sleds across 900 miles of Antarctic wasteland, the relentless media spotlight, fatal team chemistry, and food and fuel shortages, all led to the collapse of the expedit[read more]

In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge: Hillary, Peter & John Elder
signedHillary, Peter & John Elder In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Peter Hillary, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27349 $39.00
The account of Hillary’s 1998-99 attempt to walk to the South Pole, and back, with two companions. The strain of pulling 400-pound sleds across 900 miles of Antarctic wasteland, the relentless media spotlight, fatal team chemistry, and food and fuel shortages, all led to the collapse of the expediti[read more]

Antarctic Voyager: Tom Crean - With Scott's Discovery Expedition 1901-1904: Hirzel, David
signedHirzel, David Antarctic Voyager: Tom Crean - With Scott's Discovery Expedition 1901-1904
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.234, 1 bw photo, 3 maps, appendices, wraps; signed, new #27001 $19.95
Crean was an Irish seaman and member of three major Antarctic expeditions - Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13), and Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17). His contributions to these expeditions sealed his reputation as[read more]

Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition 1913-1916: Hirzel, David
signedHirzel, David Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition 1913-1916
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.301, appendices, wraps; signed, new #26559 $19.95
There are more famous names than Tom Crean’s from the “heroic age” of Antarctic exploration, but there are few stories as compelling as his. The Antarctic is a harsh place of bitter cold and darkness, where only the strong and resourceful can hope to survive. Crean was such a man. Had he weakened an[read more]

Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean - With Scott in the Antarctic: Hirzel, David
signedHirzel, David Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean - With Scott in the Antarctic
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.279, map, appendices, wraps; signed, new #25868 $19.95
There are more famous names than Tom Crean’s from the “heroic age” of Antarctic exploration, but there are few stories as compelling as his. The Antarctic is a harsh place of bitter cold and darkness, where only the strong and resourceful can hope to survive. Crean was such a man. Time and again he [read more]

Antarctica to Footscray: Arch Hoadley - A Man of Inspiration and Courage: Hoadley, Jack A.
Hoadley, Jack A. Antarctica to Footscray: Arch Hoadley - A Man of Inspiration and Courage
2010 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 460, 56 bw photos, plan, map, wraps; new #26990 $29.95
This fascinating biography of an inspiring and inspired Australian has been researched by his son Jack Hoadley, who was seeking the father he lost when only thirteen years of age. He unfolds the story of a man of enormous fortitude, energy, compassion and wisdom who changed the lives of countless pe[read more]

Explorers of the Antarctic: Hobbs, William Herbert
Hobbs, William Herbert Explorers of the Antarctic
1941 House of Field NY 8vo, pp.334, 6 (of 14) bw photos, 2 endpaper maps, plain green cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, very good #26923 $95.00
Hobbs was a geologist who wrote a major work on glaciers (Characterstics of Existing Glaciers) as well as this selection of biographies of principal Antarctic explorers. Included here are biographies of Palmer, Wilkes, Scott, Shackleton, David, Priestley, Amundsen, Nordenskjöld, von Drygalski, Charc[read more]

Explorers of the Antarctic: Hobbs, William Herbert
signedHobbs, William Herbert Explorers of the Antarctic
1941 House of Field NY 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 14 bw photos, 2 endpaper maps, blue dec gray/blue pebbled cloth; inscribed, cloth lightly faded on spine, tight, fine #27415 $295.00
Hobbs was a geologist who wrote a major work on glaciers (Characterstics of Existing Glaciers) as well as this selection of biographies of principal Antarctic explorers. Included here are biographies of Palmer, Wilkes, Scott, Shackleton, David, Priestley, Amundsen, Nordenskjöld, von Drygalski, Charc[read more]

The Challenge of Antarctica: Honnywill, Eleanor
Honnywill, Eleanor The Challenge of Antarctica
1984 Nelson Shropshire new ed, small 8vo, pp.127, 36 illus, 7 maps, green cloth; dj w/ some spotting on inside, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #9183 $9.00
History of Antarctic exploration thru 1983. See Spence 603.[read more]

The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes: Hooper, Meredith
Hooper, Meredith The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 358, 31 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25513 $39.95
Hooper uses diaries, journals and letters held at Scott Polar Research Institute and the Mawson Archives to the tell the often overlooked story of Captain Scott’s six-man Northern (Eastern) Party which was charged with exploring the coast of King Edward VII Land. They spent over a year in the field[read more]

Quest into the Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad: Howard, Tony
signedHoward, Tony Quest into the Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad
2019 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.x, 425, 103 color & 12 bw photos, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27531 $59.95
Howard rose to fame in 1965 as a member of a group of young climbers from northern England who made the first British ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall; a climb described by Joe Brown as, ‘One of the greatest ever achievements by British rock climbers’. Tony went on to design the modern sit harness, now[read more]

Huntford, Roland The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole
1999 US rep, 8vo, pp.xxxii, 588, 34 bw photos, 13 maps, wraps; new #17326 $14.95 $11.95
Huntford's classic work contrasts the differing styles of Robert Scott's British Antarctic Expedition and Roald Amundsen's Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in their epic, and tragic, race to be the first to the South Pole. This was orignially titled 'Scott and Amundsen'. To see all of our Sale Ite[read more]

Argonauts of the South: Being a Narrative of Voyagings and Polar Seas and Adventures in the Antarctic with Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Argonauts of the South: Being a Narrative of Voyagings and Polar Seas and Adventures in the Antarctic with Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton
1925 Putnam’s NY & London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 290, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 70 bw photos, 5 illus, 2 fldg maps, photo eps, teg, gilt-lettered spine & cover, dark green cloth; cloth slightly darkened on spine, maps w/ no tears, tight, near fine #26128 $545.00
Hurley’s reputation as a photographer is firmly established with his wonderful legacy of photos both in the Antarctic and elsewhere. He was the official photographer for both Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) and Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (191[read more]

Argonauts of the South: Being a Narrative of Voyagings and Polar Seas and Adventures in the Antarctic with Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Argonauts of the South: Being a Narrative of Voyagings and Polar Seas and Adventures in the Antarctic with Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton
1825 Putnam’s NY & London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 290, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 70 bw photos, 5 illus, 2 fldg maps, photo eps, teg, gilt-lettered spine & cover, dark green cloth; cloth rubbed, ½” tear top spine, darkened on spine, corners rubbed, maps w/ no tears, tight, very good #16825 $450.00
Hurley’s reputation as a photographer is firmly established with his wonderful legacy of photos both in the Antarctic and elsewhere. He was the official photographer for both Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) and Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (191[read more]

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Poster
Image size 25.5” x 17”, Poster size 27” x 19.5”, text states “Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Endurance beset in ice, Weddell Sea, April 1915”, black & white w/ black margins, thick paper stock; new #21117 $19.95 $16.95
Another great image of Shackleton’s ship ‘Endurance’ prior to its sinking in the Weddell Sea. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terri[read more]

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