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Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921: Howard-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K.
American Alpine Club LibraryHoward-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K. Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921
1922 Longmans, Green NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xi, 350, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 color fldg maps back, appendices, uncut, blue cloth; cloth spine ends pulled/torn, # on spine, worn, AAC stamps on edges/eps, hinges cracked, frontis (w/o tissue) bound in after list of illus, AAC stamp & blindstamp on title page, maps w/ tears along folds, good #24876 $175.00 $126.00
The first British expedition to Everest designed to pave the way for the following year. Almost one-third of the text is by George Leigh-Mallory describing the actual reconnaissance on the mountain. First in a long line of Everest expeditions, and books! Neate H120, SB H27, Yak H247. This book[read more]

Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921: Howard-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K.
Howard-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K. Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921
1922 Arnold London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xi, 356, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 color fldg maps back, appendices, errata slip, uncut, blue cloth; dj is a color facsimile, cloth w/ light wear to edges, top spine pulled, externally bright, internally 2 names to ffep, hinges starting, one map w/ few tears taped, vg+. #9791 $435.00
The first British expedition to Everest designed to pave the way for the following year. First in a long line of Everest expeditions, and books! Neate H120, SB H27, Yak H247.[read more]

Howkins, Heidi K2: One Woman’s Quest for the Summit
2001 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.vii, 270, 18 color photos, white cloth; dj & cloth new #22762 $26.00 $20.80
Howkins has successfully summitted Gasherbrum II, almost reached the summit of Kangchenjunga, and has twice attempted K2. This is her account of her drive to be the first American woman to climb K2.[read more]

The Wall: A New Dimension in Climbing: Huber, Alexander & Thomas
signedHuber, Alexander & Thomas The Wall: A New Dimension in Climbing
2001 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, color frontis, 131 color photos, pictorial cloth; signed Reinhold Messner, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #27280 $69.00
A tremendous book in which the Huber brothers describe their early climbs in Germany and expeditions to Yosemite, the first ascent of Latok II with Conrad Anker, Cho Oyu, and the Ogre. With additional text by Reinhold Messner.[read more]

The Wall: A New Dimension in Climbing: Huber, Alexander & Thomas
Huber, Alexander & Thomas The Wall: A New Dimension in Climbing
2001 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, color frontis, 131 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #23989 $25.00 $20.00
A tremendous book in which the Huber brothers describe their early climbs in Germany and expeditions to Yosemite, the first ascent of Latok II with Conrad Anker, Cho Oyu, and the Ogre. With additional text by Messner. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice cli[read more]

Hunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1953 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; dj vg, cloth near fine #23409 $45.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

The Ascent of Everest: Hunt, John
signedHunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1953 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed Alfred Gregory, dj chipped top/bottom spine, edges ruffled, unclipped, vg-, cloth tight, vg+ #11181 $115.00
The amazing story of the 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing. A signature book for any mountaineering library. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

The Ascent of Everest: Hunt, John
signedHunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1953 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed John Hunt & Alfred Gregory, dj rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #9795 $195.00
The amazing story of the 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing. Copies signed by Gregory are less common. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

signedHunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1954 Hodder & Stoughton London 4th imp, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed George Band, dj vg+, cloth fine #13397 $85.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. Band was the youngest member of the 1953 Everest expedition and made the first ascent of Kangchenjunga. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

The Ascent of Everest: Hunt, John
signedHunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1953 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed Wilfred Noyce on his photo, dj chipped top/bottom spine, vg-, cloth hinges starting to crack, name, vg #13577 $275.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing. This uniquely signed copy is a must for any mountaineering library. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

Hunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1955 Readers Union London rep, 8vo, pp.xiv, 328, 6 color & 36 bw photos, 4 maps, 3 figs, appendices, blue cloth; dj spine darkened, tear top spine, vg+, cloth fine. #13579 $15.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. This is the UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

signedHunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.300, color frontis, 7 color & 73 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, tan/blue cloth; signed George Band & George Lowe, dj chipped top/bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ name, near fine #12183 $145.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. Band was the youngest member of the 1953 Everest expedition and made the first ascent of Kangchenjunga. Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

The Conquest of Everest: Hunt, John
signedHunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 73 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, tan/blue cloth; signed Alfred Gregory & Ed Hillary, dj chipped back spine edge, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #11386 $175.00
The amazing story of the 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing. A signature book for any mountaineering library. US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. Neate H135, SBH31, Yak H269.[read more]

The Conquest of Everest: Hunt, John
signedHunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.300, color frontis, 7 color & 73 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, tan/blue cloth; signed George Band, dj faded on spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth w/ small name on front pastedown, tight, fine #9802 $75.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. Band was the youngest member of the 1953 Everest expedition and made the first ascent of Kangchenjunga. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

The Conquest of Everest: Hunt, John
Hunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 73 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, tan/blue cloth; cloth vg #9799 $5.00 $4.00
US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. This is a true first edition and not a Book Club. Neate H135, SBH31, Yak H269. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ light wear, chip & ½” tear on back, vg+, cloth bright, fine #9798 $25.00 $22.50
US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. This is a true first edition and not a Book Club. Neate H135, SBH31, Yak H269. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Libr[read more]

Hunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.300, color frontis, 7 color & 73 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, tan/blue cloth; cloth fine #9801 $9.00 $7.20
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Conquest of Everest: Hunt, John
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryHunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 73 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, tan/blue cloth; signed Charles Evans, George Lowe, & Michael Westmacott, cloth spine edge fraying/cracked, faint label mark on spine, dj covers/flaps pasted on eps, AAC/Publisher bookplate, frontis loose, fair #9797 $355.00 $255.60
US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. These are period signatures, not recent. This is a true first edition and not a Book Club. Neate H135, SBH31, Yak H269. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To[read more]

Race for the South Pole: The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen: Huntford, Roland
Huntford, Roland Race for the South Pole: The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 330, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 2 figs, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25576 $39.95
2010 marks the centenary of the last great race of terrestrial discovery – the South Pole. For the first time, Capt. Scott's unedited diaries run alongside those of both Roald Amundsen and Olav Bjaaland, never before translated into English. Cutting through the welter of controversy to the events [read more]

Scott and Amundsen: Huntford, Roland
Huntford, Roland Scott and Amundsen
1980 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st ed, 3rd imp, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 665, 109 bw photos, 13 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, pulled top spine, near fine, cloth w/ inscription, near fine. #23419 $125.00 $85.00
Huntford's classic work contrasting the Scott and Amundsen expeditions. Later republished as 'The Last Place on Earth'. Surprisingly hard to find in the first edition.[read more]

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