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American Alpine Club LibraryHauser, Günter White Mountain and Tawny Plain
1961 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj pulled top spine, else fine, cloth w/ Margaret Prouty & AAC/Robert Prouty bookplates, fine #24869 $45.00 $40.50
Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s ‘The Ascent of Alpamayo’, but they only reached the[read more]

White Mountain and Tawny Plain: Hauser, Günter
Hauser, Günter White Mountain and Tawny Plain
1961 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj unclipped, light rubbing, fine, cloth fine #23560 $39.00
Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s ‘The Ascent of Alpamayo’, but they only reached the [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHauser, Günter White Mountain and Tawny Plain
1961 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj w/ tape mark to front flap, near fine, cloth w/ King blindstamp, else fine #24870 $35.00 $31.50
Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s ‘The Ascent of Alpamayo’, but they only reached the[read more]

Far, Far, the Distant Peak: The Life of Wilfrid Noyce - Mountaineer, Scholar, Poet: Hawkins, Stewart
signedHawkins, Stewart Far, Far, the Distant Peak: The Life of Wilfrid Noyce - Mountaineer, Scholar, Poet
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 334, 8 color & 34 bw photos, chart, 13 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26674 $59.95
Hawkins first climbed with Wilfrid Noyce while in school and was a fellow member of the Climbers’ Club for over 50 years. Noyce is best known for his mountaineering exploits during the period before the Second World War and until his death in 1962 in the Pamirs; he made a major contribution to the [read more]

A Journey from Prince of Wales’s Fort in Hudson’s Bay, to the Northern Ocean. Undertaken by Order of the Hudson’s Bay Company, for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, &c. In the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772: Hearne, Samuel
Hearne, Samuel A Journey from Prince of Wales’s Fort in Hudson’s Bay, to the Northern Ocean. Undertaken by Order of the Hudson’s Bay Company, for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, &c. In the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772
1795 Strathan & Caddell London 1st, 4to, pp.xliv, errata pg, 458, large fldg frontis map, 4 fldg plates, 4 fldg maps/plans, gilt-lettered red title patch, raised bands, modern ¼ brown calf & paper boards; rebound, new eps, clean w/ wide margins, fldg maps/plates w/ no tears, tight, internally crisp & fine #26727 $4,900.00
Hearne was an English explorer, fur-trader, author, and naturalist. He was the first European to make an overland excursion across northern Canada to the Arctic Ocean. Published three years after his death, Hearne’s journals record three journeys. His first expedition, in November 1769, lasted only [read more]

Heckmair, Anderl Eigernordwand, Grandes Jorasses und andere Abenteuer
2002 Germany 4th printing, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, sketch, 6 maps, page ribbon, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #22436 $27.00
Heckmair was one of the leading pre-war German climbers. He started mountaineering in the late 1920s and made the first ascent of the Grand Charmoz North Face in 1931. In the early 1930s, he made bold ascents of Tre Cima di Lavaredo, the Cima Grande North Face (first alpine ascent in five hours wi[read more]

The Throne of the Gods: An Account of the First Swiss Expedition to the Himalaya: Heim, Arnold & August Gansser
Heim, Arnold & August Gansser The Throne of the Gods: An Account of the First Swiss Expedition to the Himalaya
1939 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxv, 235, 220 bw & 2 fldg bw plates, 3 fldg panoramas, 18 text illus, color fldg map in pocket, teg, gold lettered green cloth; cloth bumped bottom spine/back cover, else vg+, map w/ original folds, 2 small openings at folds, else fine #24872 $95.00
Beautifully illustrated account of the 1936 Swiss expedition to the area around Mt. Kailas in Tibet during which several 6000m peaks were climbed. Neate H69, Yak H131.[read more]

Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]: Hemmleb, Jochen
signedHemmleb, Jochen Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]
2013 Innsbruck 1st, thick 8vo, pp.414, 56 color & 53 bw photos, 1 color illus, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26456 $59.00
When it came to climbing the highest summits of the world, Austrian climbers were at the forefront from the beginning. After the World War II they made five first ascents of 8000m peaks, more than any other nation, - Nanga Parbat, Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri. Hermann Buhl bec[read more]

Hempleman-Adams, David Toughing it Out: The Adventures of a Polar Explorer and Mountaineer
1997 Orion London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 263, 40 color photos, 4 maps, red cloth; dj & cloth new. #12827 $29.95
Hempleman-Adams has not only climbed the Seven Summits but was also the first person to have reached the South Pole, South Magnetic Pole, and North Magnetic Pole all in the same year (1996). His solo, unsupported attainment of the South Pole was a feat of supreme endurance.[read more]

Handbook of American Mountaineering: Henderson, Kenneth A.
Henderson, Kenneth A. Handbook of American Mountaineering
1942 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.239, frontis, 149 figures, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #14580 $5.00 $4.25
The first handbook to deal specifically with American mountains and conditions. Discusses rock, ice and snow terrain, camping, cooking, equipment, maps, compass, sledging, etc. Neate H72. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

A Negro Explorer at the North Pole: Henson, Matthew A.
Henson, Matthew A. A Negro Explorer at the North Pole
1912 Frederick A Stokes NY 1st, pp.200, photo frontis, 6 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth; cloth severely dampstained, pages stuck together, poor #25658 $95.00
Henson was Robert Peary’s companion on their journey to the North Pole in 1909. Henson claimed he was actually the first person to step foot on the Pole. Unfortunately, a reading copy of a very scarce work.[read more]

In Search of the South Pole: Herbert, Kari & Huw Lewis-Jones
Herbert, Kari & Huw Lewis-Jones In Search of the South Pole
2011 UK 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 46 color & 65 bw photos, 29 color & 2 bw illus, 6 maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25923 $29.95
On the Centenary of the Amundsen-Scott race to the South Pole, this book traces our search for the Pole, from the earliest encounters with Antarctica’s icy waters, through the Heroic Age to modern times. In addition to the words of Scott and Amundsen, vivid descriptions from the logbooks, journals [read more]

Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women Behind the World's Most Daring Explorers: Herbert, Kari.
Herbert, Kari. Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women Behind the World's Most Daring Explorers
2012 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.347, 19 bw photos, 5 bw illus, wraps; new #26228 $18.95
Polar explorers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras were superstars in their day. Exploration was a male domain, and most women encountered the wilder parts of the world second-hand. But a handful struck off on a bold path in pursuit of broader horizons by becoming “polar wives”. In her portraits[read more]

Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey: Herbert, Wally & Huw Lewis-Jones
Herbert, Wally & Huw Lewis-Jones Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey
2015 UK 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 85 color & 68 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ slight rubbing, else dj & cloth new #26965 $49.95
On February 21, 1968, Wally Herbert and his team of three companions and forty huskies set out from Point Barrow, Alaska, embarking on a journey that no one had ever attempted. Sixteen hard months later they finally set foot once more on solid land in Spitsbergen, having attained the North Pole and [read more]

Herrligkoffer, Karl Nanga Parbat: The Killer Mountain
1954 Knopf NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 263, viii, 56 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #9743 $25.00
Summarizes the early attempts on Nanga Parbat from Mummery in 1895 and concludes with Herrligkoffer's 1953 German-Austrian expedition on which Buhl made the first ascent solo. Neate H73, Yak H159.[read more]

Where the Mountains Throw Their Dice: An Insight into the Kiwi Climbing Psyche: Hersey, Paul
Hersey, Paul Where the Mountains Throw Their Dice: An Insight into the Kiwi Climbing Psyche
2008 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.175, photo frontis, 19 color photos, map, photo eps, wraps; new #25313 $29.95
A prolific New Zealand mountaineer, Hersey’s first book includes accounts of his own climbs in both NZ and the Italian Alps, as well as chats with some of NZ’s most experienced climbers to find out why they are drawn to the mountains and why, after losing friends, they return.[read more]

Annapurna Premier 8000: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna Premier 8000
1951 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.300, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps (1 color fldg), wraps w/ dj; dj rubbed, 1” tear back, good+, wraps w/ small tear to back, tight, vg #13005 $9.00
The first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed himself and Louis Lachenal on the summit, although they suffered severe frostbite. This French edition has a few more photos than the English ‘Annapurna’. Neate H74, Perret 2236, Yak H176.[read more]

Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1953 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.316, color frontis, 2 color & 24 b/w photos, 8 maps (1 fldg color), black/blue cloth; cloth fine #12201 $9.00 $7.20
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176. To see all of our Sale Items,
Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1997 US rep, 8vo, pp.314, 24 bw photos, 8 maps, wraps; fine #7999 $16.95 $9.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176. To see all of our Sale Items,
Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1953 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.316, photo frontis, 2 color & 24 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg color), black/blue cloth; dj chipped on front & top spine, unclipped, good, cloth tight, bookplate, very good+ #12180 $29.00 $7.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. This is a true first edition and not a Book Club edition. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Y[read more]

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