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Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach: Roberts, Eric
Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11026 $19.00 $16.15
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. Neate R47. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23903 $29.00
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R47.[read more]

Robertson, David George Mallory
1999 UK rep, 8vo, pp.279, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; fine. #22587 $12.95
Long out of print, this is a new printing of the definitive biography of George Mallory written by his son-in-law. Based largely on Mallory’s own writings this book provides a broader picture of Mallory than as just a mountaineer. See Neate R51.[read more]

signedRobertson, David George Mallory
1999 Thailand rep, 8vo, pp.279, photo frontis, 25 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; signed, new. #19026 $39.00
Long out of print, this is a new printing of the definitive biography of George Mallory written by his son-in-law. Based largely on Mallory’s own writings this book provides a broader picture of Mallory than as just a mountaineer. See Neate R51.[read more]

George Mallory: Robertson, David
Robertson, David George Mallory
1969 Faber & Faber London 1st, 8vo, pp.279, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #14361 $125.00
The definitive biography of George Mallory written by his son-in-law. Based largely on Mallory’s own writings this book provides a broader picture of Mallory than as just a mountaineer. See Neate R51.[read more]

Conrad Kain: Letters From a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906 – 1933: Robinson, Zac, ed.
Robinson, Zac, ed. Conrad Kain: Letters From a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906 – 1933
2014 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxvii, 468, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; one corner lightly bumped from shipping else new #26822 $34.95
Conrad Kain is a titan amongst climbers in Canada and is well-known in mountaineering circles all over the world. His letters to Amelie Malek - a life-long friend - offer a candid view into the deepest thoughts of the Austrian mountain guide, and are a perfect complement to his autobiography, Where [read more]

Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd: Rose, Lisle A.
Rose, Lisle A. Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd
2008 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 544, 32 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25015 $34.95
Rose, utilizing Byrd’s recently available papers together with those of his supporters and detractors, presents the first complete, balance biography of one of recent history’s most dynamic figures. Explorer covers the breath of Byrd’s astonishing life, from the early days of naval aviation through[read more]

Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33: Rosove, Michael, ed.
signedRosove, Michael, ed. Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33
2007 US 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 142, 5 color & 3 bw photos, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24703 $49.95 $45.95
On 18 April 1922, just over three months following Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death, Emily Shackleton, Sir Ernest’s widow, invited Hugh Robert Mill, the greatest Antarctic historian of his time, to write Sir Ernest’s biography. He wrote back the same day graciously accepting the invitation, and she re[read more]

Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 - A Bibliography: Ross, Chet
signedRoss, Chet Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 - A Bibliography
2010 US ltd ed 290, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 122, frontis w/ tissue, 160+ color & bw images (2 fldg), 9 maps, illus eps, 1/4 navy-blue leather w/ silver ruling & dark blue linen boards, front cover w/ image of Southern Cross in silver, spine lettered in silver; signed by Ross, boxed, issued w/o dj, new #25558 $375.00
Encompassing over five years of research, this is the first bibliography of works by and about Lt. Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912. From the book’s Foreword written by Michael Rosove of Adélie Books: “What Chet has uncovered and given to us in this work is a revelatio[read more]

Mapping the Himalayas: Michael Ward and the Pundit Legacy: Sale, Richard
Sale, Richard Mapping the Himalayas: Michael Ward and the Pundit Legacy
2009 UK ltd trade ed of 234, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.208, 26 color & 52 bw photos, 36 bw illus, 2 sketches, appendix, wraps; vol II contains 44 folding maps (16 color), in blue card slipcase; both vols in blue card slipcase; new #25304 $159.00
This extensive work, first started by Michael Ward, is based on Ward’s diaries of the 1951 Everest Reconnaissance (including previously unpublished material) and his two trips to Bhutan (1964, 1965). In 1951, Ward conducted surveys with Eric Shipton which led to his interest in cartography and, sub[read more]

Ferne Berge – lockende Ziele [Distant Mountains – Tempting Targets]: Schwanda, Hans
Schwanda, Hans Ferne Berge – lockende Ziele [Distant Mountains – Tempting Targets]
1973 Verlag das Bergland-Buch Zurich 1st, 8vo, pp.302, 4 color & 32 bw photos, 3 sketches, 14 maps, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #26954 $29.00 $9.00
Schwanda (1904-1983) was an Austrian mountaineer and founder of Bergsport Schwanda, still in business today. His autobiography includes his expeditions to Scandinavia, the Tatras, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Corsica, Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, Mount Kenya, and Kilimanjaro. Includes chapters by Erich Vanis[read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Himalayan Giant: Scott, Doug
Scott, Doug Kangchenjunga: The Himalayan Giant
2021 UK 1st ed of 200 w/ separate photo, 8vo, pp.ix, 273, 32 color & 4 bw photos, 2 color illus, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new with 8.25” x 5.75” color print of dj photo #27747 $59.95
Completed before his death in 2020, and edited by Catherine Moorehead, Kangchenjunga is Doug Scott’s final book. Doug explores the mountain and its varied people – the mountain sits on the border between Nepal and Sikkim in north-east India – before going on to look at Western approaches and early c[read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Himalayan Giant: Scott, Doug
Scott, Doug Kangchenjunga: The Himalayan Giant
2021 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 273, 32 color & 4 bw photos, 2 color illus, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27748 $47.95
Completed before his death in 2020, and edited by Catherine Moorehead, Kangchenjunga is Doug Scott’s final book. Doug explores the mountain and its varied people – the mountain sits on the border between Nepal and Sikkim in north-east India – before going on to look at Western approaches and early c[read more]

The Ogre: Biography of a Mountain and the Dramatic Story of the First Ascent: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug The Ogre: Biography of a Mountain and the Dramatic Story of the First Ascent
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 178, color frontis, 107 color & 12 bw photos, 1 color & 4 bw illus, color map, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27327 $225.00
Some mountains are high; some mountains are hard. Few are both. On the afternoon of 13 July 1977, having become the first climbers to reach the summit of the Ogre, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington began their long descent. In the minutes that followed, any feeling of success from their achievement [read more]

Up and About: The Hard Road to Everest: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug Up and About: The Hard Road to Everest
2015 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/300, 8vo, pp.xvi, 404, 71 color & 151 bw photos, gilt-embossed black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27019 $225.00
At dusk on 24 September 1975, Doug Scott and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s immense south-west face. As darkness fell, Scott and Haston scraped a small cave in the snow 100m below the su[read more]

Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. The Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition: Scott, Robert Falcon
New Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. The Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition
1947 Murray London rep, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.xxviii, 497, photo frontis, 3 bw photos, fldg map, appendix; vII pp.viii, 431, photo frontis, 3 bw plates, fldg map, appendix; navy blue ribbed cloth; dj’s fine, cloth tight, fine, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27152 $175.00
The classic account of Scott's ill-fated journey to the South Pole during his British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). Volume I contains Scott’s account of the Fall 1911 Depot Journey, the winter, and the Pole trip. Volume II contains Cherry-Garrard’s account of the Winter Journey, Campbell’s account[read more]

‘Birdie’ Bowers of the Antarctic: Seaver, George
Seaver, George ‘Birdie’ Bowers of the Antarctic
1938 John Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 270, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 3 color illus, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, darkened spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27612 $175.00
Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers (1883-1913) realized his life’s ambition when he was selected for Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) in the ‘Terra Nova’. Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his life appears, in hindsight, to [read more]

That Untravelled World: An Autobiography: Shipton, Eric
Shipton, Eric That Untravelled World: An Autobiography
1969 Scribner's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.286, 26 bw photos, 6 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth miss corner of ffep, tight, else fine #11489 $25.00
Shipton was one of the greatest mountain explorers of all time and, although he took part in five Everest expeditions, is best known for his small, private, lightweight expeditions, often with Tilman. This book includes East Africa, the Karakoram, Everest, and Patagonia. Note: This book is not inclu[read more]

Shipton, Eric That Untravelled World: An Autobiography
1977 Hodder & Stoughton London rep, 8vo, pp.286, 27 bw photos, 6 maps, map eps, green cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth fine. #24354 $45.00
Shipton was one of the greatest mountain explorers of all time and, although he took part in five Everest expeditions, is best known for his small, private, lightweight expeditions, often with Tilman. This book includes East Africa, the Karakoram, Everest, and Patagonia. Note: This book is not inc[read more]

That Untravelled World: An Autobiography: Shipton, Eric
Shipton, Eric That Untravelled World: An Autobiography
1969 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.286, 27 bw photos, 6 maps, map eps, green cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22157 $95.00
Shipton was one of the greatest mountain explorers of all time and, although he took part in five Everest expeditions, is best known for his small, private, lightweight expeditions, often with Tilman. This book includes East Africa, the Karakoram, Everest, and Patagonia. Note: This book is not inclu[read more]

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