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Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach: Roberts, Eric
Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11026 $19.00 $16.15
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. Neate R47. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23903 $29.00
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R47.[read more]

Karakoram Himalaya: Bezwingung von Siebentausendern: Roch, André
Roch, André Karakoram Himalaya: Bezwingung von Siebentausendern
1947 Rascher Zürich 1st thus 8vo, pp.177, color frontis, 33 bw photos, 3 maps, light brown cloth; dj vg, cloth fine #26824 $29.00 $19.00
Account of the 1934 Swiss/International Reconnaissance expedition to Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) led by Gunter Dyhrenfurth. This is the first German edition, published two years after the French softcover edition,, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items,
Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica: Rodgers, Eugene
Rodgers, Eugene Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica
1990 Naval Institute Press Annapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, 36 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ light fade line on back, else dj & cloth as new #9290 $29.00
A thorough work based on Byrd's papers at Ohio State University that depicts a different side of expedition life in the Antarctic.[read more]

No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits: Romero, Jordan w/ Linda LeBlanc
Romero, Jordan w/ Linda LeBlanc No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.355, 16 color photos, map, yellow/blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26733 $17.99
Romero’s second book to cover his quest for the Seven Summits (both Kosckiuszko and Carstenz Pyramid). His first book has all the photos and this one the text. Here he recounts his expeditions to Kilimanjaro (2006), Kosciuszko, Elbrus & Aconcagua (2007), Denali (2008), Carstenz Pyramid (2009), Eve[read more]

The Ascent of Mount Stalin: Romm, Michael
Romm, Michael The Ascent of Mount Stalin
1936 Lawrence & Wishart London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 270, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, fldg map, blue cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, foxing to page edges, tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good+ #22155 $49.00
Mount Stalin (Pik Communism, 7495m) was first climbed as part of the 1933 Russian scientific expedition to the Western Pamirs. Neate R66, Yak R166.[read more]

Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over: Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie”
Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie” Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 406, 82 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #23633 $27.95
Jackie Ronne, wife of Finn Ronne, leader of the 1946-48 Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, was the first woman to visit and explore Antarctica and to spend an Antarctic winter. She and Finn were the first couple to visit the South Pole and she has since returned 14 times to the continent. Drawin[read more]

Fifty Classic Climbs of North America: Roper, Steve & Allen Steck
signedRoper, Steve & Allen Steck Fifty Classic Climbs of North America
1979 Sierra Club SF 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 324, 189 bw photos, 7 maps, tan cloth; inscribed Allen Steck to Dick Irvin, signed Irvin & Ed Webster, dj w/ two tears, vg, cloth fine #23917 $175.00
Nice copies of this scarce first edition are increasingly hard to find. A classic.[read more]

Fifty Classic Climbs of North America: Roper, Steve, & Alan Steck, eds
signedRoper, Steve, & Alan Steck, eds Fifty Classic Climbs of North America
1979 Sierra Club SF 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 324, 189 bw photos, 7 maps, tan cloth; signed Chris Jones on interior page, cloth tight, fine #27500 $89.00
Nice copies of this scarce first edition are increasingly hard to find. A classic.[read more]

signedRose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; signed Ed Douglas, dj fine, cloth fine. #21099 $45.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

Rose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; dj & cloth new #18679 $25.00 $20.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

Rose, Eugene A. High Odyssey: The First Solo Winter Ascent of Mt. Whitney and the Muir Trail Area, from the Diary of Orland Bartholomew and Photographs Taken by Him
1974 Howell-North Berkeley 1st, 8vo, pp.160, photo frontis, 51 bw photos, map eps, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #13657 $29.00
In the winter of 1928, Bartholomew undertook a six-month solo ski-mountaineering expedition through the Sierra Nevada. A good read. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R70.[read more]

Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd: Rose, Lisle A.
Rose, Lisle A. Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd
2008 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 544, 32 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25015 $34.95
Rose, utilizing Byrd’s recently available papers together with those of his supporters and detractors, presents the first complete, balance biography of one of recent history’s most dynamic figures. Explorer covers the breath of Byrd’s astonishing life, from the early days of naval aviation through[read more]

Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition: Roskelley, John
signedRoskelley, John Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition
1987 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.240, map frontis, 71 bw photos, map, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth w/ gift inscription, fine #10058 $49.00
The 1976 Nanda Devi expedition, led by Willi Unsoeld, succeeding in scaling the mountain but tragedy struck when Unsoeld's daughter, Nanda Devi, suddenly died. This is Roskelley’s account of an expedition that unraveled in the face of adversity yet pulled together to reach the top. Dee Molenaar ha[read more]

Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition: Roskelley, John
signedRoskelley, John Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition
1987 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.240, map frontis, 71 bw photos, map, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; signed Roskelley & Louis Reichardt, dj spine lightly faded, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10057 $55.00
The 1976 Nanda Devi expedition, led by Willi Unsoeld, succeeding in scaling the mountain but tragedy struck when Unsoeld's daughter, Nanda Devi, suddenly died. This is Roskelley’s account of an expedition that unraveled in the face of adversity yet pulled together to reach the top. Louis Reichardt a[read more]

Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition: Roskelley, John
signedRoskelley, John Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition
1987 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.240, map frontis, 71 bw photos, map, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; signed Louis Reichardt, dj spine faded, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25510 $39.00
The 1976 Nanda Devi expedition, led by Willi Unsoeld, succeeding in scaling the mountain but tragedy struck when Unsoeld's daughter, Nanda Devi, suddenly died. This is Roskelley’s account of an expedition that unraveled in the face of adversity yet pulled together to reach the top. Louis Reichardt a[read more]

Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition: Roskelley, John
Roskelley, John Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition
1987 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.240, map frontis, 71 bw photos, map, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj spine fading, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ slight separation between frontis & title page, else fine #18668 $19.00 $16.15
The 1976 Nanda Devi expedition, led by Willi Unsoeld, succeeding in scaling the mountain but tragedy struck when Unsoeld's daughter, Nanda Devi, suddenly died. This is Roskelley’s account of an expedition that unraveled in the face of adversity yet pulled together to reach the top. Dee Molenaar has [read more]

Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33: Rosove, Michael, ed.
signedRosove, Michael, ed. Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33
2007 US 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 142, 5 color & 3 bw photos, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24703 $49.95 $45.95
On 18 April 1922, just over three months following Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death, Emily Shackleton, Sir Ernest’s widow, invited Hugh Robert Mill, the greatest Antarctic historian of his time, to write Sir Ernest’s biography. He wrote back the same day graciously accepting the invitation, and she re[read more]

A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43: Ross, Captain Sir James Clark
Ross, Captain Sir James Clark A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43
1847 Murray London 1st ed, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.lii, 366, frontis, 3 lithos, 1 fldg pan, 7 vignettes, 6 maps (2 fldg), appendices; vII pp.x, 447, 16 ads, frontis, 2 lithos, 12 vignettes, 2 maps, appendices, uncut, blue ribbed cloth w/ gilt illus on cover; cloth expertly rebacked w/ orig spines, repaired corners, new eps, tipped-in bookplate in ea vol, maps/pan w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, very good+ #25787 $4,900.00
Ross’s expedition in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, which ultimately made the first circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent, was the first to force a way through the Ross Sea. He charted 500 miles of the coastline of Victoria Land and discovered Ross Island, Mt. Erebus, and the edge of the Great Ice[read more]

Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 - A Bibliography: Ross, Chet
signedRoss, Chet Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 - A Bibliography
2010 US ltd ed 290, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 122, frontis w/ tissue, 160+ color & bw images (2 fldg), 9 maps, illus eps, 1/4 navy-blue leather w/ silver ruling & dark blue linen boards, front cover w/ image of Southern Cross in silver, spine lettered in silver; signed by Ross, boxed, issued w/o dj, new #25558 $375.00
Encompassing over five years of research, this is the first bibliography of works by and about Lt. Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912. From the book’s Foreword written by Michael Rosove of Adélie Books: “What Chet has uncovered and given to us in this work is a revelatio[read more]

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