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signedLaird, Thomas Into Tibet: The CIA’s First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to Lhasa
2002 Grove NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 364, 14 bw photos, map eps, blue/red cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj fine, cloth fine, with additional publisher papers. #22734 $29.00
The first full telling of the CIA’s first agent to die in the line of duty – Douglas Mackiernan. His unprecedented atomic intelligence operations helped shape both Central Asia and the CIA, work so sensitive the Agency neither confirms nor denies his existence. Based on previously undisclosed mate[read more]

The Wailing Mountain: Lalic, Mihailo
Lalic, Mihailo The Wailing Mountain
1965 Harcourt, Brace & World NY 1st, 8vo, pp.244, orange cloth; xlib, cloth rubbed, dj flap pasted to fep, one lib stamp to ffep, pocket remnant back, vg #23220 $5.00 $4.00
This novel takes place in wartime Montenegro. It describes the experiences of a young man on the run who has been cut off from the main body of his fellows. At first with two companions, later quite alone, Lado roams the mountains and valleys of an area dominated by Chetniks and torn by family feu[read more]

A l'Assaut des “Quatre Mille”: Lambert, Raymond
Lambert, Raymond A l'Assaut des “Quatre Mille”
1953 Jeheber Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.238, 20 bw photos; ¾ leather & marbled boards; board edges/corners worn, bookplate, vg #20705 $39.00 $14.00
Accounts of various climbs throughout the Alps. This expanded second edition includes an account of the Swiss attempts on Everest in 1952. This is the first hardcover copy we’ve had. In French, no English translation. Yak L25. To see all of our Sale Items,
Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]: Lammer, Eugen Guido
Lammer, Eugen Guido Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]
1932 L’Eroica Milano 1st Italian, thick 16mo, pp.362, 20 bw photos, green cloth; cloth fine #26538 $75.00 $25.00
Lammer (1863-1945) was an Austrian mountaineer, alpine write, and educator. He was one of the first proponents of guideless climbing and made a number of first ascents in the Alps, sometimes climbing with Oscar Eckenstein. This is the Italian edition of Lammer’s autobiography, ‘Jungborn’, publishe[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLarden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, 20 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth rubbed, former label mark bottom spine, corners bumped, Seaver bookplate, AAC stamp on eps, title page & edges, bright, tight, vg #24893 $85.00 $76.50
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. Neate L12. Seaver, Benjamin F. (1857 – 1929) – AAC Treasurer (1917-28), Vice-President (1929), member Alpine Club of Canada and Club Alpin Francais. Seaver made a number of ascent[read more]

An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 326, map frontis, 32 bw photos, 6 illus, 16 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25736 $27.95
Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, Larson presents the first book to place the famed expeditions of British explorers Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, their Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopo[read more]

To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 329, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, plan, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27367 $29.95
As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, “the Pole of Altitude”, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, a[read more]

Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld: Leamer, Laurence
Leamer, Laurence Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld
1982 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.392, 25 bw photos, map, blue boards; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ small spot to foredge, else fine #15918 $17.95
Biography of American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld, includes the 1960 first ascent of Masherbrum, 1963 Everest West Ridge, 1976 Nanda Devi, and Mt. Rainier. Neate L18.[read more]

In the Land of the Penguins: An Account of the Voyage of the Belgica: Lecointe, Georges
Lecointe, Georges In the Land of the Penguins: An Account of the Voyage of the Belgica
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 310, photo frontis, 92 bw photos, 9 figs, map, appendix, dec eps, blue cloth; w/ folder of 5 fldg maps & 5 facs postcards ; w/ Georges Lecointe: The Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897-99, 8vo, [pp.20], 43 bw photos, 2 figs, map, wraps; boxed, dj & cloth new #27711 $89.95
First English Translation of 'Au Pays des Manchots' This is an important first English translation of Lecointe’s original expedition account ‘Au Pays des Manchots’, published in 1904. Over 120 years ago a Belgian expedition set sail for the Antarctic. Under the command of Adrien de Gerlache de Go[read more]

A Young Man’s Antarctic Discovery: Diary of New Zealander Clarence Hare on Captain Scott’s First Expedition: Lee, Maureen
New Lee, Maureen A Young Man’s Antarctic Discovery: Diary of New Zealander Clarence Hare on Captain Scott’s First Expedition
2022 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.173, photo frontis, 7 color & 26 bw photos, appendices, wraps; new #27917 $39.95
Clarence (Clarry) Hare (1880-1967), a likeable young Christchurch man, talked his way into joining Robert Falcon Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04) as the steward; and at the age of 20 the youngest member Also on board as the ship departed New Zealand: 46 men, 25 dogs, 3 cats, a[read more]

Lehne, Jörg & Peter Haag Eiger: 30 Jours de Combat pour la << Directissime >>
1967 Hatier Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.159, 26 color & 26 bw photos, grey cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, vg+, cloth w/ inscription, else fine. #18419 $49.00
The German account of the dramatic, and tragic, race for the first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. This race between the German team of eight and an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) was documented in the book 'Direttissima/Eiger Direct'. This account contains[read more]

Lenser, Gerhard Pumo Ri: Der Schönste Berg der Erde [Pumo Ri: The Prettiest Mountain of the Earth]
1963 Orell Füssli Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.196, color frontis, 2 color & 29 bw photos, black cloth; dj w/ some corner wear, near fine, cloth fine. #12153 $55.00
Account of the 1962 first ascent of Pumori, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful mountains, by a German-Swiss team. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. In German, no English translation.[read more]

A Gun for a Fountain Pen: Antarctic Journal November 1910 – January 1912: Levick, George Murray
Levick, George Murray A Gun for a Fountain Pen: Antarctic Journal November 1910 – January 1912
2012 Australia 1st thus, 8vo, pp.205, photo frontis, 8 color & 38 bw photos, 1 pencil sketches, 3 maps, uncut, dec eps, dec tri-fold cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26859 $75.00
George Murray Levick (1876 – 1956) was a surgeon and zoologist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). During the course of the expedition he served with the Northern Party, a group led by Lieutenant Victor Campbell with five others (Petty Officers George Abbott & Frank Browning, S[read more]

On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership: Levine, Alison
Levine, Alison On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership
2014 US 5th prtg, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 242, 39 color & 1 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #26641 $26.95 $14.95
Levine has climbed the Seven Summits and skied to both North and South Pole. Her first Everest attempt (2002) fell only 300 feet shy of the summit due to weather but she finally succeeded in 2010. Her ability to achieve these goals is all the more impressive as she has Raynaud’s Disease which can in[read more]

Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer: Lim, David
signedLim, David Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer
2007 Singapore 2nd, 8vo, pp.xii, 164, 45 color & 31 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; signed, new #23045 $29.95
David Lim is an amazing mountaineer. Following his successful leadership of the first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998, David came down with debilitating Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This book, his second, details his coming to grips with his illness and return to climbing. Since 1998 he has [read more]

Lim, David Mountain to Climb: The Quest for Everest and Beyond
1999 Singapore 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 241, map frontis, 90 color & 1 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #18747 $19.95
A very nicely done book on the successful first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998. David recounts the years of planning and preparation for the attempt as well as his own battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.[read more]

Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World: Linsdau, Aaron
signedLinsdau, Aaron Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 320, 53 bw photos, 14 maps, wraps; signed, new #26860 $16.95
Aaron Linsdau had a plan. It was to do something no other American had ever accomplished. During the 2012-13 Antarctic season he wanted to become the first to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without aid or support. And, he wanted to do this alone. Here Linsdau covers h[read more]

The Sunlit Summit: The Life of W. H. Murray: Lloyd-Jones, Robin
Lloyd-Jones, Robin The Sunlit Summit: The Life of W. H. Murray
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 358, 18 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26557 $39.95
William Hutchison Murray (1913 - 1996) was one of Scotland’s most distinguished climbers in the years before and after the Second World War. As a prisoner of war in Italy he wrote his first classic book, Mountaineering in Scotland, on rough toilet paper which was confiscated and destroyed by the Ges[read more]

Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue: Loewen, Bree
Loewen, Bree Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, wraps; new #27301 $17.95
Loewen’s first book, Pickets and Dead Men, was her account of three seasons she spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, in Washington, beginning at the tender age of 21. Through her utterly honest and often gripping stories, she revealed her struggle to gain the respect of her male coworkers, h[read more]

The Stonemasters: California Rock Climbers in the Seventies: Long, Jeff & Dean Fidelman
signedLong, Jeff & Dean Fidelman The Stonemasters: California Rock Climbers in the Seventies
2009 US 1st, 4to, pp.196, photo frontis, 98 color & 47 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Dean Fidelman & Greg Child, clear acetate jacket & cloth new #25541 $495.00
In the early 1970s, a small band of young rock climbers, decked out in bandanas, shades and cut-offs, came together and blew open the conventions of climbing. Dubbing themselves the Stonemasters, these now legendary adventurers established techniques that allowed for some of the most spectacular cli[read more]

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