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Lonely Challenge: Buhl, Hermann
Buhl, Hermann Lonely Challenge
1956 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, 19 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #11077 $125.00
Autobiography. Buhl was an accomplished rock climber with first ascents of Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. First US edition of 'Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage'. Neate B210, Yak B291.[read more]

Lonely Challenge: Buhl, Hermann
signedBuhl, Hermann Lonely Challenge
1956 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, 19 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, very good+, cloth fine #27124 $149.00
Autobiography. Buhl was an accomplished rock climber with first ascents of Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. Diemberger was with Buhl on Chogolisa when Buhl died falling from a cornice. First [read more]

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography: Buhl, Hermann
signedBuhl, Hermann Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.360, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ edge wear & rubbed on spine, clipped, very good, cloth w/ name on ffep, fine #16238 $125.00 $95.00
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 history. This autobiography, published pri[read more]

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography: Buhl, Hermann
signedBuhl, Hermann Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.360, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; signed, cloth w/ light spotting to top of page edges, some offsetting to eps, tight, near fine #9564 $95.00
This autobiography, published prior to his death in 1957, covers his early climbs culminating with Nanga Parbat. Following the ascent of Broad Peak he attempted Chogolisa, with Kurt Diemberger, but disappeared when he fell through a cornice. Neate B210, Yak B291.[read more]

Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21: Bulkeley, Rip
Bulkeley, Rip Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 276, 7 figs, 8 maps, 6 tables, appendices, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26739 $95.00
Bulkeley examines the little studied story of Fabian Bellingshausen, and includes the fullest biography of the celebrated Russian explorer ever published. By translating the official reports and other eye-witness documents from the first scientific expedition to the Antarctic of the nineteenth centu[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]

The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924: Carr, Herbert
Carr, Herbert The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924
1979 Gastons-West Col Goring 1st, 8vo, pp.143, photo frontis, 13 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9574 $125.00
Interesting biography of Irvine who, along with George Mallory, disappeared on Everest in 1924. Much of this is from Irvine’s diaries and includes his early life, rowing at Oxford, ski racing at Mürren, Spitsbergen (1923), and Everest (1924).[read more]

The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924: Carr, Herbert
signedCarr, Herbert The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924
1979 Gastons-West Col Goring 1st, 8vo, pp.143, photo frontis, 13 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Ed Webster Mt Everest 1985 1986 1988, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27487 $125.00
Interesting biography of Irvine who, along with George Mallory, disappeared on Everest in 1924. Much of this is from Irvine’s diaries and includes his early life, rowing at Oxford, ski racing at Mürren, Spitsbergen (1923), and Everest (1924).[read more]

50 Years of Alpinism: Cassin, Riccardo
signedCassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1981 Diadem London 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25864 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

50 Years of Alpinism: Cassin, Riccardo
signedCassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9576 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

Erster am Seil [First on the Rope]: Cassin, Riccardo
Cassin, Riccardo Erster am Seil [First on the Rope]
2003 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.367, photo frontis, 20 color & 92 bw photos, page-ribbon, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #23658 $47.95
A richly-illustrated autobiography of one of Italy's, and the world’s, finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the[read more]

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman: Chouinard, Yvon
Chouinard, Yvon Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 94 bw photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #24130 $19.00 $15.20
Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, presents both an autobiography of his years as one of the best climbers in America, and the story of developing his unique company begun from making his own equipment. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing tr[read more]

Clark, Ronald W. The Alps
1973 Knopf NY 1st, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 32 color & many bw photos, 8 maps, illus eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #11496 $29.00
A monumental biography of the great mountain range. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C54.[read more]

The Splendid Hills: The Life and Photographs of Vittorio Sella 1859-1913: Clark, Ronald W.
Clark, Ronald W. The Splendid Hills: The Life and Photographs of Vittorio Sella 1859-1913
1948 Phoenix House London 1st, 4to, pp.x, 118, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, blue cloth; dj taped inside length of spine, lg chip back & spine, unclipped, poor, cloth w/ light fading top/bottom spine, tight, else fine #24812 $175.00
An important biographical sketch of Vittorio Sella, regarded as one of the greatest mountain photographers, with numerous examples of his work from the Alps, Caucasus, Mount St. Elias, Ruwenzori, Himalaya, and Karakoram. This is one of the scarcer items related to Sella. Neate C65.[read more]

Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk: Connor, Jeff
Connor, Jeff Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 211, 26 bw photos, photo eps, black cloth; dj corners rubbed from shipping, else fine, cloth tight, fine #22293 $29.00
At long last, a biography of noted British climber Dougal Haston. Connor traces Haston’s career from his early climbs in the Scottish hills, his Alpine apprenticeship, the first ascent of the Eiger Direct in 1966, to his amazing Himalayan climbs, including the first ascent, with Doug Scott, of the S[read more]

Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk: Connor, Jeff
signedConnor, Jeff Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk
2003 UK rep, 8vo, pp.ix, 225, 26 bw photos, wraps; signed Bonington, new. #22999 $29.00
A biography of noted British climber Dougal Haston. Connor traces Haston’s career from his early climbs in the Scottish hills, his Alpine apprenticeship, the first ascent of the Eiger Direct in 1966, to his amazing Himalayan climbs, including the first ascent, with Doug Scott, of the Southwest Face[read more]

Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas: Corner, George W.
Corner, George W. Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas
1972 Temple U Press Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 306, photo frontis, 37 bw illus, 6 maps, grey cloth; dj lightly faded on spine, else fine, cloth fine #13715 $9.00
Biography of Elisha Kent Kane with emphasis on his two Franklin search expeditions.[read more]

Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi: Curi, Egidio
Curi, Egidio Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi
1935 Istituto Tecnico Rovereto 1st, 8vo, pp.159, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 3 maps, red cloth; xlib, round label on spine, cover darkened, small rink mark on back, ink stamp on title page & end page, eps foxed, good+ #26952 $85.00 $35.00
An early biography of Prince Luigo Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (1873-1933), principally known for his early Arctic explorations and expeditions to Mount Saint Elias and K2. Uncommon. In Italian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click her[read more]

High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington: Curran, Jim
signedCurran, Jim High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 264, 41 bw photos, illus, blue cloth; signed Curran, Chris Bonington & Doug Scott, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, very fine #19084 $159.00
Curran’s in-depth biography of Britain’s best known mountaineer examines Bonington’s deepest motives and reveals the joys and occasional despair of living a life at the limits of physical and mental experiences. Bonington has had an amazing career with numerous expeditions on such peaks as the Eiger[read more]

Antarctica: A Biography: Day, David
Day, David Antarctica: A Biography
2013 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.ix, 614, 29 bw photos, map, map eps, dark blue/blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26452 $34.95
In this absorbing work, Day describes in detail two centuries of exploration, scientific investigations, and contentious geopolitics. Drawing from archives around the world, he provides a sweeping history of this vast unconquered land and the dynamic figures that have been drawn to it,[read more]

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