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Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1897 Harper NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xi, 587, frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 94 illus, 4 color fldg maps in pockets, vII pp.xi, 713, photo frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 93 illus, appendices, teg, uncut, orig gilt-dec brown cloth; vol I w/ small tear top of spine, owner’s blindstamp to title page, vol II w/ owner’s blindstamp to title & contents pages, both vols tight, fine, maps w/ orig folds, no tears, fine #11022 $295.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. A classic. AB 11983.[read more]

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1897 Harper NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xi, 587, frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ guards, 94 illus, 4 color fldg maps in 2 pockets, vII pp.xi, 713, photo frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 93 illus, appendices, teg, others uncut, gilt-dec brown cloth; vol I w/ light wear bottom spine, vol II pulled top spine, both vols tight, vg, maps w/ orig folds, no tears, fine #26450 $245.00 $155.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. A classic. AB 11983. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1898 Harper & Bros NY Popular ed, thick 8vo, pp.vii, 679, frontis, 17 bw plates, 6 text illus, plan, map, appendices, dec blue cloth, with 4 loose color fldg maps; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, front hinge separating, miss ffep, ink crossouts to rear ep, maps w/ orig folds, good #27643 $25.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. The four additional maps are from a 2-vol edition. A classic. AB 11983.[read more]

In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times: Nansen, Fridtjof
American Alpine Club LibraryNansen, Fridtjof In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times
1911 Stokes NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xviii, 384, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 86 illus/maps; vII pp.xiii, 420, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 76 illus/maps; gilt dec blue cloth; cloth w/ label marks bottom spines, Harry P. Nichols & AAC/Nichols bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright pages, tight, a bright looking set, vg+ #25085 $195.00 $140.40
Nansen took five years to complete his history of Arctic exploration, expanding beyond his initial intentions. Due to the unreliability of earlier accounts, he went back to the original sources. Presented here is a wealth of information including - Hecataeus of Miletus (5th century BC), Pytheas’ voy[read more]

In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times
1911 Stokes NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xviii, 384, tipped-in color frontis w/ tissue guard, 86 illus/maps; vII pp.xiii, 420, tipped-in color frontis w/ tissue guard, 76 illus/maps; gilt dec blue cloth; cloth spines slightly darkened, very light edge rubbing top/bottom spine & corners, vol 1 w/ slight paper pull on frontis, tight, near fine #25780 $475.00 $275.00
Nansen took five years to complete his history of Arctic exploration, expanding beyond his initial intentions. Due to the unreliability of earlier accounts, he went back to the original sources. Presented here is a wealth of information including - Hecataeus of Miletus (5th century BC), Pytheas’ voy[read more]

Harnessed to the Pole: Sledge Dogs in Service to American Explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909: Nickerson, Sheila
Nickerson, Sheila Harnessed to the Pole: Sledge Dogs in Service to American Explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 23 bw photos, 36 illus, 16 maps, wraps; new #26732 $24.95
In the second half of the nineteenth century, an epic race was underway in some of the most brutal stretches on the planet. Explorers from around the world hoped to stake their claim on the Arctic, with the North Pole being the ultimate prize. Those with the greatest success found that the fastest[read more]

Everest Pioneer: The Photographs of Captain John Noel: Noel, Sandra
Noel, Sandra Everest Pioneer: The Photographs of Captain John Noel
2003 UK 1st, 4to, pp.xvi, 176, photo frontis, 13 color & 143 bw photos, 4 maps, sketch, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #23065 $35.00 $19.00
Sandra Noel is the only child of John Noel, official photographer of the 1922 and 1924 British Everest expeditions. Drawing together his work for the first time, this book presents a unique collection of his stunning images taken despite the complex technical demands of high altitude, cold, and fati[read more]

Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest: Norgay, Jamling Tenzing
Norgay, Jamling Tenzing Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 317, 33 color & 17 bw photos, sketch, illus eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ edge mark, else fine #25601 $14.00
Jamling, son of famed Everester Tenzing Norgay who first climbed Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, and star of the IMAX film ‘Everest’, presents his autobiography including his account of the 1996 storm on Everest, details of his father’s life, and the impact of climbing Everest.[read more]

Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest: Norgay, Jamling Tenzing
signedNorgay, Jamling Tenzing Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest
2001 US 1st, special signed ed, 8vo, pp.xvii, 317, 33 color & 17 bw photos, sketch, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #21862 $69.00
Jamling, son of famed Everester Tenzing Norgay who first climbed Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, and star of the IMAX film ‘Everest’, presents his autobiography including his account of the 1996 storm on Everest, details of his father’s life, and the impact of climbing Everest. This special signed[read more]

The Fight for Everest 1924: Norton, Lieutenant-Colonel E. F.
signedNorton, Lieutenant-Colonel E. F. The Fight for Everest 1924
2015 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xiv, 305, 9 color & 30 bw photos, 24 color & 9 bw illus, diagram, map, map eps, brown cloth; signed Christopher Norton, dj & cloth new #27018 $67.95
This is the first UK reissue of Edward Norton's classic ‘The Fight for Everest 1924’, with new, additional content. In 1924 Everest remained unclimbed. Two British expeditions had already tackled what was known to be the highest mountain on Earth. The first, in 1921, found a route to the base. The s[read more]

The Fight For Everest: 1924: Norton, Lieutenant-Colonel E. F.
Norton, Lieutenant-Colonel E. F. The Fight For Everest: 1924
1925 Arnold London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xi, 372, color frontis, 7 color illus & 24 bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), uncut, green cloth; cloth w/ edge rubbing, pulled top spine, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #18969 $495.00
One of the most amazing stories in mountaineering history! The third British Everest Expedition of 1924 which saw George Mallory and Andrew Irvine heading into the clouds for the top. This is one of the classics of mountaineering literature. Anyone with a true interest in Everest should read the ear[read more]

Nott, David Angels Four
1972 Prentice-Hall NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 8 color photos, illus, 2 maps, appendices, illus eps, green cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth fine #22151 $15.00
The 1971 first ascent of the 3000’ face of Venezuela’s Angel Falls. This was the third expedition to attempt this climb.[read more]

Nott, David Angels Four
1972 Prentice-Hall NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 8 color photos, illus, 2 maps, appendices, illus eps, green cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth fine. #24082 $19.00
The 1971 first ascent of the 3000’ face of Venezuela’s Angel Falls. This was the third expedition to attempt this climb. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall: His Voyage to Repulse Bay, Sledge Journeys to the Straights of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land, and Residence Among the Eskimos During the Years 1864-'69: Nourse, Prof. J. E., ed.
Nourse, Prof. J. E., ed. Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall: His Voyage to Repulse Bay, Sledge Journeys to the Straights of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land, and Residence Among the Eskimos During the Years 1864-'69
1879 Government Printing Office Washington 1st, thick 4to, pp.l, 644, frontis w/ tissue, 1 steel engraving w/ tissue, 73 wood/photo engravings/heliotypes, 8 sketches, double-page facsimile, 11 maps (6 fldg,3 double-page), lg linen-backed fldg map in pocket, appendices, errata, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth w/ stain top of spine on text, hinges bit tender, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #27510 $225.00
Charles Francis Hall (1821-1871) was an American Arctic explorer who made three expeditions to the Arctic regions, the first two to search for records of Sir John Franklin and the last an attempt on the North Pole on which Hall died. Nourse’s massive account of Hall’s second expedition (1864-69) inc[read more]

South Col: One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953: Noyce, Wilfrid
signedNoyce, Wilfrid South Col: One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953
1954 Heinemann London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 303, color frontis, 3 color & 72 bw photos, 16 drawings, 5 maps, illus eps, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary, dj bright, slight spine darkening at bottom, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, near fine #18422 $195.00
Noyce played a critical role on the Lhotse Face advancing the route for the British 1953 expedition and enabling success. Hillary and Tenzing were the first to reach the summit. This is one of the best personal accounts of an Everest expedition. Neate N40, SB N18, Yak N71.[read more]

A Climber’s Guide to Sonamarg Kashmir: Noyce, Wilfrid, et al.
signedNoyce, Wilfrid, et al. A Climber’s Guide to Sonamarg Kashmir
[1945] Himalayan Club Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 51, 10 bw photos, sketch, fldg map, pictorial boards; xlib Himalayan Club, issued w/o dj, boards rubbed, signed Richard Irvin, vg #23476 $75.00
Noyce’s first work, published for the Himalayan Club. This monograph was compiled from reports by instructors of the Aircrew Mountain Course at Sonamarg who had made the various ascents. Scarce. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers: Nugent, Frank
signedNugent, Frank In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers
2013 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 310, photo frontis, 27 color & 58 bw photos, 2 color & 25 bw illus, 5 maps, appendix, map eps, maroon cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26546 $53.95
No goggles or glacier glasses, no hi-tech axes or day-glo Gore-Tex adorned the Alpinists of the mid-nineteenth century. The achievements of Irish mountaineers from the 1850s to the early twentieth century are largely obscured in British historical accounts. This book sets the record straight. Nug[read more]

Himalaya & Karakoram: Selected Polish Climbs 1939-1989: Nyka, Józef
New Nyka, Józef Himalaya & Karakoram: Selected Polish Climbs 1939-1989
1989 Polish Alpine Assoc Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.32, 17 maps/sketches, wraps; fine #14733 $35.00
An usual item detailing Polish climbs in the Himalaya and Karakoram since making the first ascent of Nanda Devi East in 1939. In English.[read more]

Nyka, Józef, Andrzej Paczkowski & Andrzej Zawada Gipfelstrum im Karakorum
1979 Brockhaus Leipzig 2nd, 8vo, pp.163, 22 color & 57 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #12155 $39.00
Account of the Polish first ascent, led by Zawada, of Kunyang Chhish in 1971. In German, no English translation. Yak N76b.[read more]

Nyka, Józef, Andrzej Paczkowski & Andrzej Zawada Ostatni Atak na Kunyang Chhish
1973 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 14 color & 81 bw photos, drwg, 3 maps, map eps, orange cloth; dj chipped, tears, vg-, cloth vg+. #21203 $39.00
Account of the Polish first ascent, led by Zawada, of Kunyang Chhish in 1971. This is the Polish edition of 'Gipfelstrum im Karakorum'. No English translation. Yak N76.[read more]

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