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Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage: Barnett, James K. & David L. Nicandri, eds.
Barnett, James K. & David L. Nicandri, eds. Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage
2015 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.xvii, 430, color frontis, 41 color & 5 bw photos, 51 color & 54 bw illus, 22 color & 22 bw maps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26899 $54.95
Captain James Cook is justly famous for his explorations of the southern Pacific Ocean, but his contributions to the exploration of the north Pacific and the Arctic are, arguably, equally significant. On his third and final great voyage, Cook surveyed the northwest coast of North American in the hop[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834: Barry, Martin
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, color frontis w/ tissue guard, color lithograph w/ tissue guard, fldg panorama, uncut, green cloth; inscribed ‘Barry’s Ascent of Mont Blanc was the 18th and is so recorded by C. E. Matthew’s in “Annals of Mt. Blanc” J. M. T.’, spine cracked, covers sep, AAC, Thorington & AAC/Thorington bookplates, 6 clippings pasted to fep, frontis facing p.25, good #25081 $695.00 $500.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whi[read more]

Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946
2001 US 1st, 4to, pp.xviii, 229, frontis, 14 bw photos, 18 illus, marbled eps, green cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #20781 $49.00
Finally in print for all to enjoy, Bob Bates’ doctoral dissertation is a scholarly account of mountain writing and mountaineers from the 17th century to the early days on Everest. Signed copies are uncommon.[read more]

Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946: Bates, Robert H.
Bates, Robert H. Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946
2001 US 1st, 4to, pp.xviii, 229, frontis, 14 bw photos, 18 illus, green cloth; dj & cloth new #21530 $75.00 $37.00
Bob Bates’ doctoral dissertation is a scholarly account of mountain writing and mountaineers from the 17th century to the early days on Everest. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed 3 - Bates, Charles Houston, Brad Washburn, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #16601 $225.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Carter, Houston[read more]

Više od Everesta: Hrvatska Ženska Ekspedicija na vrh Svijeta [Over Everest: Croatian Women's Expedition to the Top of the World]: Berljak, Darko
signedBerljak, Darko Više od Everesta: Hrvatska Ženska Ekspedicija na vrh Svijeta [Over Everest: Croatian Women's Expedition to the Top of the World]
2009 Croatia 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 134 color photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25578 $79.95
A very nicely produced book documenting the 2nd Croatian Female Climbing Expedition led by veteran Croatian mountaineer Darko Berljak; who is the Secretary General of the Croatian Mountaineering Association. A preliminary chapter covers the women’s prerequisite expedition to Cho Oyu (2007) and then[read more]

Bernstein, Jeremy Mountain Passages
1978 Univ Nebraska Lincoln 1st, 8vo, pp.278, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, dec silver cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #24370 $12.00
A collection of previously published articles on Chamonix, Alpine guides, Chouinard, etc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B95.[read more]

Los 14 Ochomiles de Juanito Oiarzábal [The 14 Eight-thousanders of Juanito Oiarzábal]: Betelu, Kiko
Betelu, Kiko Los 14 Ochomiles de Juanito Oiarzábal [The 14 Eight-thousanders of Juanito Oiarzábal]
2001 Spain 2nd, 8vo, pp.222, 65 color & 42 bw photos, 14 sketches, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26073 $49.00
Oiarzábal is the sixth person to have summitted all 14 8000m peaks. A nicely illustrated book with chapters on each peak. In Spanish, no English translation.[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]

I Chose to Climb: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris I Chose to Climb
1969 Gollancz London 3rd, 8vo, pp.207, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, 4 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, wear spot on front, vg, cloth w/ name stamp on ½ title/top edge, near fine #9532 $49.00 $39.20
Chris' first book tracing his roots from Snowdonia, to the Alps, to the Himalaya. Neate B132, Yak B211. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

I Chose to Climb: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris I Chose to Climb
1975 Gollancz London 5th, 8vo, pp.207, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, 4 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; signed, dj spine not faded like most copies, fine, cloth w/ initials & date, fine #11072 $59.00 $47.20
Chris' first book tracing his roots from Snowdonia, to the Alps, to the Himalaya. Neate B132, Yak B211. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

I Chose to Climb: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris I Chose to Climb
1973 Gollancz London 4th, 8vo, pp.207, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, 4 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18724 $45.00
Chris' first book tracing his roots from Snowdonia, to the Alps, to the Himalaya. Neate B132, Yak B211.[read more]

Quest for Adventure: Bonington, Chris
Bonington, Chris Quest for Adventure
1982 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 4to, pp.448, photo frontis, many color & bw photos, 33 maps/drawings, blue cloth; dj w/ some edge wear, near fine, cloth fine #25592 $29.00 $23.20
Chapters cover challenges on the oceans, deserts, rivers, mountains, poles, in air and space, and underwater caving. The climbing chapters are on Annapurna, Everest, Cho Oyu, the Bonatti Pillar, Broad Peak, Annapurna South Face, and Nanga Parbat. This book weighs over four pounds. Neate B135, SB [read more]

Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age: Boysen, Martin
signedBoysen, Martin Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.265, 39 color & 39 bw photos, 2 drawings, black cloth; signed, dj new, cloth w/ front free end-paper glued to front pastedown, else new #26749 $39.95
Boysen’s long-awaited autobiography describes his passion for crags and mountains emanating from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. From his early days on rock as a Kent schoolboy after the war, he was soon among the most gifted climbers of his or any generation, famed for his [read more]

Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age: Boysen, Martin
signedBoysen, Martin Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age
2017 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.265, 17 color & 26 bw photos, 2 drawings, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27236 $25.95
Boysen’s long-awaited autobiography describes his passion for crags and mountains emanating from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. From his early days on rock as a Kent schoolboy after the war, he was soon among the most gifted climbers of his or any generation, famed for his [read more]

Himalayan Playground: Adventures on The Roof of the World, 1942-72: Braham, Trevor
Braham, Trevor Himalayan Playground: Adventures on The Roof of the World, 1942-72
2009 UK rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 107, 29 color & 12 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; new #25553 $14.99
During the twilight years of the British Raj, Braham spent much of his boyhood in India where, in the mid-1930s, he attended a boarding school in Darjeeling for four years. Dwelling within sight of the magnificent spectacle of Kangchenjunga exerted a strong influence on him. After early trips to S[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]

Kulu and Lahoul: Bruce, Gen. C. G.
signedBruce, Gen. C. G. Kulu and Lahoul
1914 Arnold London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 308 + 8 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 34 bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), silver lettered dark green cloth; cloth rubbed, crack to lower front hinge, H(ugh) Heber Cholmondeley bookplate & signed Colin Monteath, foxing to prelims, several early pages tape, vg #22725 $625.00 $295.00
Account of six months climbing and exploration in 1912. Bruce and a small party went to the largely unexplored region between Garhwal and Kashmir, making ascents up to 19,000’. He later went on to lead the second and third British Everest expeditions. Cholmondeley was a noted Canterbury, NZ human[read more]

Achttausend Drüber und Drunter: Buhl, Hermann
signedBuhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
[1960] Büchergilde Gutenberg Frankfurt new ed, 8vo, pp.365, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg+ with signed 5” x 7” bw portrait photo of Buhl, fine #20388 $1,795.00
With Signed Photo of Hermann Buhl Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing his[read more]

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