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Snow Commando: Banks, Mike
Banks, Mike Snow Commando
1961 Burke London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 14 bw photos, 16 illus, map, green cloth; dj w/ chip to part of spine & back cover, vg, cloth near fine #23440 $49.00
Banks' autobiography described his early climbing which took him from Cornwall to Malta and Cyprus, from Scotland to the Alps, and on to Greenland as a member of the 1955 British North Greenland Expedition. He was a member of the 1956 attempt on Rakapopshi and two years later led the British Combin[read more]

The Last Blue Mountain: Barker, Ralph
signedBarker, Ralph The Last Blue Mountain
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xvii, 214, 16 bw photos, 2 drawings, map, appendix, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27663 $47.95
Barker’s book, first published in 1959, has been long overdue for a new printing to bring this tragic story to a wider audience. This is the account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh (24,270') expedition to the Karakoram, prepared from expedition diaries and discussions with survivors. This new printing i[read more]

Tragedies and Triumph in the North: Russian Exploration of the Arctic 1910-1915: Barr, William
Barr, William Tragedies and Triumph in the North: Russian Exploration of the Arctic 1910-1915
2019 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.180, 25 color & 185 bw photos, 12 maps (4 color), wraps; new #27597 $29.95
Russian attempts to reach the North Pole of navigate the Northeast Passage were just as daring and dramatic as the expeditions that took place at the same time, on the other side of the North Pole. Many ships and many men did not return to tell their tales. The fate of some expeditions is unknown ev[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834: Barry, Martin
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, color frontis w/ tissue guard, color lithograph w/ tissue guard, fldg panorama, uncut, green cloth; inscribed ‘Barry’s Ascent of Mont Blanc was the 18th and is so recorded by C. E. Matthew’s in “Annals of Mt. Blanc” J. M. T.’, spine cracked, covers sep, AAC, Thorington & AAC/Thorington bookplates, 6 clippings pasted to fep, frontis facing p.25, good #25081 $695.00 $500.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whi[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834: Barry, Martin
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards; inscribed ‘Paul Bevan With the Author’s kind regards, London 6mo 3, 1835’, boards w/ spine paper chipped, AAC bookplate, cover, ffep, & lithograph separated, heavy foxing to lithograph, frontis & title, small label on rep, good #24798 $1,395.00 $1,004.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834: Barry, Martin
American Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards; boards w/ spine taped, title label pasted to front cover, Jacomb, Field & AAC/Field (blacked out) bookplates, cover & ffep separated, ffep chipped/taped, good #24799 $595.00 $428.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S[read more]

Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole: Bart, Sheldon
Bart, Sheldon Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole
2013 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 560, 15 bw photos, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26562 $29.95
It was the dawn of a new age of adventure. Biplanes and dirigibles coasted through the air. Vast swaths of the Earth remained still untouched and unseen by man. And one group of relentless explorers competed in the race of a lifetime: to be the first to fly over the North Pole. What inspired their d[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed 7 - Bob Bates, Nick Clinch, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, Dee Molenaar, Brad Washburn, dj fine, cloth fine #8472 $445.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed 3 - Bates, Charles Houston, Brad Washburn, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #16601 $225.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Carter, Houston[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27690 $125.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed 4 - Nick Clinch, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, Brad Washburn, cloth w/ slight bend to lower corner of first 7 pages, else fine #23620 $245.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed Bates & Charles Houston, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9493 $175.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
Bates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; dj fine, cloth tight, fine #9492 $45.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition: Bates, Robert H., et al
signedBates, Robert H., et al Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition
1940 Hale London 1st, UK ed, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map ep, red cloth; xlib, signed Bob Bates & Charles Houston, cloth worn, lib plate on cover & fep, miss ffep, front hinge starting, good. #18686 $295.00
This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit, paving the way for subsequent expeditions. An important and scarce work.[read more]

Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition: Bates, Robert H., et al.
Bates, Robert H., et al. Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition
1939 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 381, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map eps, red cloth; cloth spine darkened, tight, fldg chart w/ original folds & no tears, near fine #27203 $295.00
This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit, paving the way for subsequent expeditions. An important and scarce work in the original edition. Neate B58.[read more]

Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition: Bates, Robert H., et al.
Bates, Robert H., et al. Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition
1939 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 381, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map eps, red cloth; cloth w/ slight darkening to ‘F’ in ‘Five’ on spine, tight, fldg chart w/ original folds & no tears, fine #25305 $350.00
This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit. An important and scarce work in the original edition. Neate B58.[read more]

James Fitzjames: The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition: Battersby, William
Battersby, William James Fitzjames: The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition
2010 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 33 bw photos, 2 tables, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25858 $34.95
James Fitzjames was a hero of the early nineteenth-century Royal Navy. A charismatic man with a wicked sense of humour, he pursued his naval career with wily determination. When he joined the Franklin Expedition at the age of 32 he thought he would make his name. But instead the expedition comple[read more]

signedBauer, Paul Im Kampf um den Himalaja: Der Erste Deutsche Angriff auf den Kangchendzöga [In the Fight for the Himalaya: The First German Attack on Kangchenjunga 1929]
1931 Knorr & Hirth Munchen 2nd, 8vo, pp.176, 100 bw photos (4, of 5, fldg), 3 maps (1 fldg), brown cloth; signed Ad Carter w/ his bookplate, cloth rubbed, miss one panorama from back, vg+. #23653 $49.00
The account of the first German attempt on Kangchenjunga. The English version of this expedition was included in Bauer’s ‘Himalayan Campaign’, published in 1937.[read more]

Im Kampf um den Himalaja: Der Erste Deutsche Angriff auf den Kangchendzöga 1929 [In the Fight for the Himalaya: The First German Attack on Kangchenjunga 1929]: Bauer, Paul
Bauer, Paul Im Kampf um den Himalaja: Der Erste Deutsche Angriff auf den Kangchendzöga 1929 [In the Fight for the Himalaya: The First German Attack on Kangchenjunga 1929]
1931 Knorr & Hirth München 1st, 8vo, pp.176, 100 bw photos (5 fldg), 3 maps (1 fldg), brown cloth; cloth fine #12142 $45.00
The account of the first German attempt on Kangchenjunga. The English version of this expedition was included in Bauer’s ‘Himalayan Campaign’, published in 1937. In German.[read more]

Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin: Beardsley, Martyn
Beardsley, Martyn Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 272, 20 bw photos, map, appendices, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25829 $24.95
The first full biography written in twenty years about the British adventurer who disappeared with his men in the Arctic in 1845. Beardsley examines Franklin’s incident-filled and sometime contentious career from his early days, when he fought at the battle of Trafalgar, to his last expedition to s[read more]

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