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Murray, W. H. The Story of Everest 1921 - 1952
1953 Dutton NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.ix, 198, frontis, 23 bw photos, 14 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth fine. #9959 $15.00
History of Everest from 1921 thru the Swiss expeditions in 1952. This reprint was updated to include the history of Everest from 1921 through the 1953 first ascent. Neate M188, SB M57, Yak M288.[read more]

Murray, W. H. The Story of Everest 1921 - 1952
1953 Dent London rev, 8vo, pp.ix, 218, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, 14 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj chipped, darkened, vg-, cloth vg+. #23330 $15.00
History of Everest from 1921 thru the Swiss expeditions in 1952. This reprint was updated to include the history of Everest from 1921 through the 1953 first ascent. Neate M188, SB M57, Yak M288.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryMusson, Spencer C. The Upper Engadine
1907 A & C Black London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 212, fldg map, frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 color illus, fldg map, uncut, dec tan cloth; cloth w/ AAC/Howorth bookplate, stamped George W. Gay MD on ½ title & title page, map w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #24917 $35.00 $31.50
The Upper Engadine is celebrated as one of the most scenic valleys in Switzerland. This is an early work on the region. Howorth, Beckett (1900 – 1986) – Former AAC member and Councilor (1945-49) and member of the AMC. In 1936 he made the first free ascent of the Grand Teton’s North Ridge in the[read more]

Going for the Top: Expeditions to Team Building, Coaching and Leadership: Naar, Ronald
signedNaar, Ronald Going for the Top: Expeditions to Team Building, Coaching and Leadership
2007 Netherlands 1st, square 4to, pp.88, photo frontis, 44 color photos, grey cloth; signed, dj w/ slight corner bend, else dj & cloth new #24680 $69.95
This is primarily a photo book derived from Naar’s lectures using his mountaineering achievements to illustrate the parallels between reaching the highest summits and being successful in business. The common themes in his lectures are the lessons learned during his expeditions: the setting of clear[read more]

Incredible Ascents to Everest: Celebrating 60 Years of the First Successful Ascent: Nagrath, Sumati
Nagrath, Sumati Incredible Ascents to Everest: Celebrating 60 Years of the First Successful Ascent
2013 US 1st, 4to, pp.224, photo frontis, 100 color & 55 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, photo eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26465 $29.95
Nagrath presents a nice, large-format, book focusing on the early Everest attempts, the successful ascent by Hillary and Tenzing, the Sherpa, Yuichiro Miura, Junko Tabei, Reinhold Messner, Tom Whittaker, Erik Weihenmeyer, Min Bahadur Sherchan, Elizabeth Hawley, and more. Includes a number of less-c[read more]

Gipfelsieg am Everest: Expedition der Weltrekorde des Alpenvereins 1978: Nairz, Wolfgang
signedNairz, Wolfgang Gipfelsieg am Everest: Expedition der Weltrekorde des Alpenvereins 1978
1979 Buchclub Ex Libris Zürich 1st thus, 8vo, pp.296, 42 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth; signed Messner, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine, with 1978 Postcard Everest ’78 Expedition. signed Nairz, fine #20540 $185.00
The official account of the 1978 Austrian Everest expedition, led by Nairz, which saw Messner and Habeler make the first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen. A nice book. Also includes the uncommon postcard created for the expedition. In German, no English translation. Yak N04.[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]

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
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]

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]

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush: Newby, Eric
Newby, Eric A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
1992 Easton Press Norwalk 1st thus Collector’s Ed, 8vo, frontis, pp.240, 41 bw photos, bw map, archival paper, silk page ribbon, silk eps, aeg, raised bands, gilt-dec red leather binding; issued w/o dj, binding new #27838 $125.00
Two non-mountaineers attempt Mir Samir (19,880') in north-east Afghanistan and explore the remote region of Nuristan. A classic, and funny, story first published in 1958. See Neate N16.[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]

The Story of Everest: Noel, John
signedNoel, John The Story of Everest
1927 Little, Brown Boston 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 258, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth; inscribed ‘B. Lewishon (?) In appreciation of our meeting & friendship John Noel Mt. Everest Expeditions on title page, cloth rubbed, spine slightly darkened, light spots on back cover, tight, very good #15961 $795.00
Noel, photographer on the British Everest expeditions of 1922 and 1924, gives accounts of his 1913 reconnaissance expedition and the first three Everest expeditions (1921, 1922, 1924). This was published in the UK as ‘Through Tibet to Everest’. Copies signed/inscribed by Noel are quite scarce. Ne[read more]

Through Tibet to Everest: Noel, John
Noel, John Through Tibet to Everest
1927 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.302, 16 ads, photo frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 illus, appendices, blue cloth; cloth bright, tight, fine #24924 $395.00
A very, nice, bright copy! Noel, photographer on the British expeditions of 1922 and 1924, gives accounts of the first three Everest expeditions. A very nice copy. SB N13, See Yak N56.[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 & cloth new #23065 $49.95
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]

Norton of Everest: The Biography of E. F. Norton, Soldier and Mountaineer: Norton, Hugh
signedNorton, Hugh Norton of Everest: The Biography of E. F. Norton, Soldier and Mountaineer
2017 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xix, 183, 12 color & 24 bw photos, illus, 3 maps, appendices, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27238 $39.00
E. F. Norton lived a life of distinction in the declining years of the British Empire. Born into an accomplished, well-travelled family, he followed his heart and enlisted for a professional career as a soldier. A distinguished military career followed, punctuated with indulgences in his passion for[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 Longmans, Green NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xi, 372, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 color illus & 24 bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), uncut, blue cloth; cloth lightly pulled top/bottom spine, no foxing, tight, maps w/ orig folds & tear along fold line, fine #24927 $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]

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 rubbed top/bottom spine, faint trace of label on fep, foxing throughout, map w/ orig folds, no tears and hinge reinforced, good+. #18969 $295.00
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]

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