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Kangchenjunga: Imaging a Himalayan Mountain: Pierse, Simon
Pierse, Simon Kangchenjunga: Imaging a Himalayan Mountain
2005 Wales 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.127, color frontis, 18 color & 41 bw photos, 1 fig, map, wraps; new. #24129 $29.95
A marvelous book created as a catalogue to accompany an exhibition of 56 paintings, prints and photographs of the third highest mountain in the world. The exhibition, which showed at The Alpine Club in London in May-June 2005 as part of a series of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the fir[read more]

N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia: Piesing, Mark
Piesing, Mark N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 428, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27779 $29.95
Triumphantly returning from the North Pole on May 24, 1928, the world-famous exploring airship Italia—code-named N-4—was struck by a terrible storm and crashed somewhere over the Arctic ice, triggering the largest polar rescue mission in history. Helping lead the search was Roald Amundsen, the poles[read more]

Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowska, Danuta, ed.
signedPiotrowska, Danuta, ed. Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2017 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.311, photo frontis, 171 bw photos, map, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bump from shipping, else new #27341 $84.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

Nanga Parbat 1982: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowska, Danuta, ed.
signedPiotrowska, Danuta, ed. Nanga Parbat 1982: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2018 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.215, photo frontis, 82 bw photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bump from shipping, else new #27403 $84.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

Nanga Parbat 1985: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowski, Danuta
signedPiotrowski, Danuta Nanga Parbat 1985: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2019 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.238, photo frontis, 151 bw photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27670 $84.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

Antarctic Posts and Stamps: Pirie, Dr. J. H. Harvey
New Pirie, Dr. J. H. Harvey Antarctic Posts and Stamps
1975 Harry Hayes UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.71, 44 figs, map, wraps; vertical & corner crease on front cover, else tight, fine #27945 $29.00
Pirie (1878-1965), a medical doctor, philatelist, orchid-grower, and bacteriologist, was also a member of William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-4, acting as both surgeon and geologist. He co-authored the official narrative of the expedition. As a noted philatelist, sp[read more]

signedPons, Jordi Annapurna Est: Un 8000 Verge
1983 Juventud Barcelona 3rd, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 3 color & 19 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, wraps; signed, fine. #20741 $39.00
Annapurna East lies just east of Annapurna I and was first climbed by this Spanish expedition in 1974. Three members, including Pons, reached the summit. In Catalan, no English translation.[read more]

The Great White South or With Scott in the Antarctic: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South or With Scott in the Antarctic: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
April 1926 Duckworth London 7th, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 170 bw photos, black-lettered blue-gray cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, very good+ #26767 $45.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
1922 McBride NY 1st US, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 166 bw photos, 2 drawings, bw map, uncut, gilt-lettered deep blue cloth; cloth worn, corners rubbed, bp on fep, name on ffep, small separation on rear hinge else tight, very good #27906 $145.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
(Oct) 1921 Duckworth London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 184 bw photos, 2 illus, diary entry, map, gilt-lettered, deep blue cloth; cloth w/ spine evenly faded, 3” repaired tear top spine front edge, 4” repaired tear bottom spine back edge, front hinge starting, name stamp on title page, good #26685 $129.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
Porter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; dj edges rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27849 $29.00
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of Brit[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
signedPorter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26763 $45.95
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of Brit[read more]

Las Siete Cumbres [The Seven Summits]: Portilla, Ramón
Portilla, Ramón Las Siete Cumbres [The Seven Summits]
2005 Spain 2nd, 8vo, pp.229, 135 color & 67 bw photos, 7 drawings, 8 maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26081 $45.00
Portilla became the first Spaniard to complete the Seven Summits. He began his quest with Everest in 1992 and culminated with Elbrus in 1994. Along the way he made three ascents of Aconcagua, one via the South Face. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

Evans of the Broke: A Biography of Admiral Lord Mountevans KCB, DSO, LLD: Pound, Reginald
Pound, Reginald Evans of the Broke: A Biography of Admiral Lord Mountevans KCB, DSO, LLD
1963 Oxford London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, worn, clipped, good, cloth w/ 2 names, name label on title page, front hinge w/ slight separation, very good #25721 $29.00
Edward (Teddy) Evans (1881-1957) was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer. He served as second officer on the Morning, the relief ship of Captain Scott’s first Antarctic expedition (1901-04), and as second-in-command of Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole (1910-13). A[read more]

Dragons in the Snow: Avalanche Detectives and the Race to Beat Death in the Mountains: Power, Edward
Power, Edward Dragons in the Snow: Avalanche Detectives and the Race to Beat Death in the Mountains
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.285, wraps; new #27802 $19.95
In January 2017, nine snowboarders made their way into the backcountry in Utah’s Uinta Range for a day of intense adventure in the midst of a blizzard that was depositing epic levels of fresh snow. But as they were made their first turns, expert avalanche forecaster Craig Gordon was tracking the sto[read more]

Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People: Powter, Geoff
Powter, Geoff Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.359, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27925 $21.95
This collection of original and previously published pieces includes provocative editorial and opinion work about the state of adventure, personal tales from a life of exploration and risk-taking, some touches of humour, and award-winning profiles of some of Canada’s mountaineering greats. Stories i[read more]

A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole: Preston, Diana
Preston, Diana A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole
1998 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 269, 24 bw photos, 3 maps, red/grey cloth; dj lightly rubbed, fine, cloth fine #13207 $25.00 $19.95
Drawing on new research, Preston analyses both the reasons why Scott failed while Amundsen succeeded and the personalities behind the story. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Prestrud, Kristian
Prestrud, Kristian Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.261, 16 color & 188 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw maps, 1 bw illus, 2 plans, illus eps, wraps; new #27546 $24.95
Prestrud (1881-1927) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). He was a member of the land party, serving as first officer. During the first attempt to reach the pole he almost lost his life in the extreme conditions. He was left out of the following polar attempt bu[read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
Priestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1974 C. Hurst London facs reprint, 8vo, pp.x, 382, photo frontis, 147 bw illus, 3 fldg maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, very good, cloth maps w/ original folds & no tears, tight, fine #22212 $89.00
Priestley was a member of Scott's British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) which encompassed a number of exploration parties which went out from their main base on Ross Island. Priestley and five others (Abbott, Browning, Campbell, Dickason, & Levick) initially set out as the Eastern Party to explore [read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
American Alpine Club LibraryPriestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1915 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.382, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 149 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, silver dec blue cloth; cloth worn w/ some loss of gilt particularly to spine, remnant of Hall bookplate, vg #14460 $595.00 $428.40
Priestley was a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition and went with the Northern Party to explore the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave. Quite scarce. Spence 940. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49[read more]

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