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Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #23915 $69.00
Longstaff was one of the great early Himalayan climber-explorers. His travels took him to the Caucasus (1903), Nanda Devi (1905), Trisul and Kamet (w/ Bruce and Mumm, 1907), Tibet (traveling partly w/ the Duke of Abruzzi, de Filippi, and Sella, 1909), Assiniboine (1910), Purcell Range (w/ Wheeler, [read more]

Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent: Lowe, George
signedLowe, George Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent
2013 UK Ltd ed #36/60, small 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, cloth cutting from Lowe’s sleeping bag, 31 bw photos, bw illus, 3 sketches, 2 figs, 3 maps, illus eps, illus grey cloth; signed Peter Hillary, Huw Lewis-Jones, & Jan Morris, slipcase, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26487 $475.00
Sixty years after Everest was first climbed, this unique book of letters celebrates, in a very personal way, this most majestic of mountains. With exclusive access to the private archives of pioneering New Zealand climber George Lowe, this is a welcome tribute to an unsung hero. The ascent of Everes[read more]

Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent: Lowe, George
Lowe, George Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent
2013 UK 1st Trade ed, small 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, bw illus, 3 sketches, 2 figs, 3 maps, illus blue/white cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26478 $23.95
Sixty years after Everest was first climbed, this unique book of letters celebrates, in a very personal way, this most majestic of mountains. With exclusive access to the private archives of pioneering New Zealand climber George Lowe, this is a welcome tribute to an unsung hero. The ascent of Ever[read more]

The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent: Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones
Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 62 color & 101 bw photos, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26479 $49.95
Sixty years after the first ascent by Hillary and Norgay, this anniversary book celebrates the most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the outstanding imagery and private archives of George Lowe, a key climber and photographer on the expedition. It’s hard to believe there could be new [read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream: Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones
Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream
2014 US 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 59 color & 89 bw photos, sketch, map, photo eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26821 $39.95
It was a journey long thought impossible. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1957/58, led by Vivian ‘Bunny’ Fuchs, was one of the 20th century’s triumphs of exploration – a powerful expression of technological daring as much as a testament of sheer, bloody-minded human willpower. As a ke[read more]

Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer: Lowes, Michael D.
Lowes, Michael D. Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer
2014 UK 1st, small 8vo, pp.155, 36 bw photos, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26742 $27.95
Beetham (1886-1963), a schoolmaster, naturalist, rock climber, ornithologist, and writer, was the primary photographer of the British Everest expedition of 1924. This is the first published biography of Beetham and charts his life from childhood in Darlington, to rock climbing in the Lake District a[read more]

The Arctic Rescue: How Nobile Was Saved: Lundborg, Einar
Lundborg, Einar The Arctic Rescue: How Nobile Was Saved
1929 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.221, photo frontis, 99 bw photos, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, white spot to spine, tight, vg- #26717 $32.00
Lundborg, a First Lieutenant in the Swedish Air Force, was well known for daring, long-distance northern flights. When he rescued Umberto Nobile, following the crash of the dirigible “Italia” in May 1928, he was promoted to Captain. Profusely illustrated with many of Lunborg’s own photos.[read more]

Machetto, Gianfranco & Riccardo Varvelli Sette Anni Contro il Tirich [Seven Years Against the Tirich]
1976 dall’Oglio Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.269, 18 color & 13 bw photos, 14 sketches, 5 tables, 9 maps, wraps; small tear top spine, vg. #24461 $49.00
An accounting of expeditions to Tirich Mir since the 1950 Norwegian first ascent. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Woman with the Iceberg Eyes: Oriana F. Wilson: MacInnes, Katherine
MacInnes, Katherine Woman with the Iceberg Eyes: Oriana F. Wilson
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 27 bw photos, 5 sketches, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27734 $39.95
Captain Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic, the most famous story of exploration in the world, played out on the great ice stage in the south. Oriana Wilson, wife of Scott’s best friend and fellow explorer Dr. Edward Wilson, was watching from the wings. She is the missing link between many of the n[read more]

The Diary of A. Forbes Mackay 1908-1909: Mackay, A. Forbes
Mackay, A. Forbes The Diary of A. Forbes Mackay 1908-1909
2015 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.16, 1 color & 2 bw photo, wraps; fine #26948 $19.95
Mackay was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) and was one of three who made the first ascent of Mount Erebus. He then went on to be part of the three-man team which first reached the South Magnetic Pole. His diary (Nov 31, 1908 thru Feb 6, 1909) describes reaching the So[read more]

The First Ascent of Mount Kenya: Mackinder, H. J.
Mackinder, H. J. The First Ascent of Mount Kenya
1991 Ohio Univ Athens 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 287, frontis, 11 bw photos, sketches, 3 maps, appendices, red cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11019 $29.00 $24.00
This is the first publication of Mackinder's book on his 1899 ascent and includes an interesting section on why the book was not published as planned. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition – The Antarctic Diaries of C. T. Madigan 1911 - 1914: Madigan, J. W.
Madigan, J. W. Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition – The Antarctic Diaries of C. T. Madigan 1911 - 1914
2012 Madigan Australia 1st, thick 8vo, pp.viii, 608, photo frontis, 169 bw photos, 12 illus, appendices, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ corner bumps from shipping, else new #26482 $99.00
These diaries describe the experiences of Cecil Thomas Madigan (1889 – 1947) in Antarctica as a member of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, led by Douglas Mawson. These are the most thorough published diaries from an expedition member other than Mawson himself. Madigan was the expedit[read more]

Duemila Metri della Nostra Vita [Two Thousand Meters of Our Life]: Maestri, Fernanda & Cesare
Maestri, Fernanda & Cesare Duemila Metri della Nostra Vita [Two Thousand Meters of Our Life]
1972 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.173, 41 color photos, ep drawing, black cloth; dj is a facsimile, cloth fine #24423 $149.00
This is Maestri’s account of his controversial drilled ascent of Cerro Torre in 1970. The style of this climb, following on the heels of his disputed and tragic claimed first ascent in 1959, only further antagonized the climbing community. Scarce. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Duemila Metri della Nostra Vita [Two Thousand Meters of Our Life]: Maestri, Fernanda & Cesare
Maestri, Fernanda & Cesare Duemila Metri della Nostra Vita [Two Thousand Meters of Our Life]
1972 Garzanti Milano 2nd, 8vo, pp.173, 41 color photos, ep drawing, black cloth; dj w/ some corner wear, vg, cloth fine #25292 $125.00
This is Maestri’s account of his controversial drilled ascent of Cerro Torre in 1970. The style of this climb, following on the heels of his disputed and tragic claimed first ascent in 1959, only further antagonized the climbing community. Scarce. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

1978 Souvenir Cover International Makalu Expedition: Makalu.
signedMakalu. 1978 Souvenir Cover International Makalu Expedition
1978 1 of 100; signed Kurt Diemberger #22389 $39.00
This international Austrian-German-Nepalese expedition placed seven members on the summit of Makalu, including Warth and Diemberger. Diemberger’s signature is desireable as he is one of only two people to make the first ascent of two 8000m peaks - Broad Peak, with Hermann Buhl, and Dhaulagiri.[read more]

Malatynski, Marek Im Schatten des Kangchendzönga: In den Bergen Nepals
1984 Brockhaus Leipzig 1st, German, 8vo, pp.244, 34 color & 16 bw photos, map, white cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj near fine, cloth fine. #23706 $45.00
Account of the 1974 first ascent of Kangbachen and the 1978 first ascents of Kangchenjunga’s Middle and South Peaks. Unfortunately, on the latter climb, the team had permission for the Main summit, not for these two peaks, and the leader, Piotr Mlotecki, was banned from Nepal for five years. Two A[read more]

Malatynski, Marek W Cieniu Kangczendzengi
1978 Iskry Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.307, 48 color & 58 bw photos, map, wraps w/ dj; w/ bookplate of Anders Bolinder, dj fine, wraps fine. #23707 $49.00
Account of the 1974 first ascent of Kangbachen and the 1978 first ascents of Kangchenjunga’s Middle and South Peaks. Unfortunately, on the latter climb, the team had permission for the Main summit, not for these two peaks, and the leader, Piotr Mlotecki, was banned from Nepal for five years. Two A[read more]

Malatynski, Marek W Cieniu Kangczendzengi
1978 Iskry Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.307, 48 color & 58 bw photos, map, wraps w/ dj; dj vg+, wraps fine #19050 $29.00
Account of the 1974 first ascent of Kangbachen and the 1978 first ascents of Kangchenjunga’s Middle and South Peaks. Unfortunately, on the latter climb, the team had permission for the Main summit, not for these two peaks, and the leader, Piotr Mlotecki, was banned from Nepal for five years. Two A[read more]

Karakoram: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV: Maraini, Fosco
Maraini, Fosco Karakoram: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV
1961 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 58 color & 50 bw photos, 20 maps/drawings, appendices, map eps, tan cloth; dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, fine #18963 $165.00
Account of the 1958 Italian first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (K3), with excellent photos throughout. GIV, while barely under the 8000m mark at 7925m, is more difficult than some higher peaks and has seen few ascents. One of my favorites. This UK edition is less common than the US edition. Neate M47,[read more]

Where Four Worlds Meet - Hindu Kush 1959: Maraini, Fosco
Maraini, Fosco Where Four Worlds Meet - Hindu Kush 1959
1965 Harish Hamilton London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, 29 color & 134 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), errata slip, map eps, brown cloth; dj edges rubbed, pulled top/bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #16417 $19.00
A nice companion volume to 'Karakoram' this details the first ascent of Saraghrar (24,111’). Neate M49, Yak M81.[read more]

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