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signedTemple, Philip The World At Their Feet: The Story of New Zealand Mountaineers in the Great Ranges of the World
1969 Whitcombe & Tombs Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 4 color & 54 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, red cloth; signed Temple & George Band, dj lightly rubbed, near fine, cloth fine. #10163 $95.00
A nice book which traces the development of mountaineering in the Southern Alps and describes the climbs that led to the first ascents of Everest and Kangchenjunga. It then broadens to include other expedition arenas. Includes an appendix listing NZ expeditions from 1935 to 1968. Neate T17.[read more]

Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer’s Life: Tenderini, Mirella & Michael Shandrick
Tenderini, Mirella & Michael Shandrick Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer’s Life
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.188, photo frontis, 26 bw photos, 7 maps, appendices, burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #6639 $24.95 $15.00
First full-scale biography of the Duke, well known for his mountain exploration. In 1897 he led the first successful ascent of Mount St. Elias & in 1909 attempted K2 by what is now known as the Abruzzi Ridge. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

2000 First Day Cover Romanian Tenzing Stamp: Tenzing
Tenzing 2000 First Day Cover Romanian Tenzing Stamp
2000 ; new #26375 $7.50 $4.50
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After Everest: An Autobiography: Tenzing Norgay
signedTenzing Norgay After Everest: An Autobiography
1977 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.184, 15 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary & Jamling Tenzing, dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10165 $225.00
A continuation of Tenzing’s autobiography since Ullman's ‘Tiger of the Snows’. Jamling is the son of famed Everester Tenzing Norgay who first climbed Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary. Neate T18, SB T07, Yak T30.[read more]

Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond
1963 Gollanz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 78 bw photos, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, edge tears, vg, cloth near fine #19005 $140.00
Terray (1921-1965) was a superb French mountaineer who made many first ascents. He climbed the Eiger (1947, second ascent; 1957), Annapurna (1950), Fitzroy (1952, first ascent), Makalu (1955, first ascent), Jannu (1962, first ascent), and more. He was killed while guiding a rock climb near Grenoble,[read more]

Les Conquérants de l’Inutile: Des Alpes a l’Annapurna: Terray, Lionel
signedTerray, Lionel Les Conquérants de l’Inutile: Des Alpes a l’Annapurna
1961 Gallimard Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.572, 80 bw photos, 10 maps, wraps w/ French flaps; inscribed, cover rubbed, yellowed as are most copies, vg #22947 $195.00
Terray, a superb French mountaineer, climbed the Eiger, Annapurna, Fitzroy, Makalu, Jannu, Huntington, and many more. This is the original French edition of his biography which was translated into English as ‘Conquistadors of the Useless’. Signed first editions are uncommon. Perret 4230.[read more]

Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay: Tharkay, Ang
Tharkay, Ang Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, photo frontis, 4 maps, wraps; new #27092 $19.95
The first English translation of Ang Tharkay’s scarce book ‘Mémoires d’un Sherpa’. One of the greats of the golden age of Himalayan mountaineering, Ang Tharkay (1908-1981) had an illustrious climbing career in the company of Eric Shipton, Bill Tilman, and Maurice Herzog. His expeditions included Kan[read more]

A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer: Thompson, Simon
Thompson, Simon A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 318, 10 bw photos, 8 illus, 4 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26550 $33.95
In 1894, Martin Conway became the first man to walk the Alps 'from end to end' when he completed a 1,000-mile journey from the Col de Tende in Italy to the summit of the Ankogel in Austria. On a midsummer's morning, nearly 120 years later, Thompson followed in his footsteps, setting out to explore [read more]

Thomson, I. D. S. May the Fire be Always Lit: A Biography of Jock Nimlin
1995 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.210, 29 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #18372 $23.95 $21.95
Nimlin was a legend among Glasgow’s working-class climbers of the 1920s and 30s, making many first ascents and founding the Ptarmigan Mountaineering Club.[read more]

Climbing the Pole: Edmund Hillary & the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Climbing the Pole: Edmund Hillary & the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.144, 27 bw photos, map, wraps; light corner bump, else new #25701 $29.95
In 1957 on the Antarctic Plateau Sir Edmund Hillary raced his expedition leader, Vivian Fuchs, to the South Pole for reasons that were never fully explained. Hillarys spin was that the Pole was there and he had time and fuel to get there first: so he did. Hillary’s actions threw Fuchs’ Trans Antar[read more]

Lost… The Antarctic Diary of Thomas Orde Lees: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Lost… The Antarctic Diary of Thomas Orde Lees
2020 UK Ltd ed 275, thick 8vo, pp.x, 498, 18 color & 68 bw photos, 3 sketches, plan, 3 maps, orange cloth; dj & cloth new #27713 $89.95
First Publication of Orde Lees’ Endurance Diary The story of Shackleton and his Endurance adventure is very well known in the canon of Antarctic literature. His attempt to cross the Antarctic continent failed spectacularly. When the ship was crushed, he and his crew made their way to the desolati[read more]

Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley
1999 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 90 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, wraps; fine #14809 $29.00
The first biography of Worsley, one of New Zealand’s greatest adventurers and a man regarded by Sir Edmund Hillary as ‘one of my heroes’. Born in Akaroa in 1872, he went to sea aged 15 as an apprentice on the sailing ships working between New Zealand and Britain. Worsley became the captain of Sir[read more]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; dj spine/back darkened, unclipped, very good+, cloth tight, fine #11464 $495.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; cloth tight, fine #25572 $195.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]
1957 Ullstein Wien rep, 8vo, pp.157, 22 bw photos, map, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg #20495 $25.00
This is the German edition of Tichy’s classic book ‘Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods’ recounting the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. The summit was reached by Tichy, Pasang, and Joseph Jöchler. This was the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. In German.[read more]

Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]: Tichy, Herbert
signedTichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]
1955 Ullstein Wien 2nd, 8vo, pp.243, 4 color & 39 bw photos, map, map eps, appendix, blue grey cloth; signed, dj w/ very small chips top spine, else bright, fine, cloth fine #25903 $225.00
This is the German edition of Tichy’s classic book ‘Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods’ recounting the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. This was the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. In German.[read more]

Tichy, Herbert Himalaya
1970 Putnam NY 1st, 4to, pp.175, frontis, 61 color & 84 bw photos, drawings, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ tear on back, edge rubbing, vg, cloth fine. #10172 $49.00
A lively introduction to the history, geography, and ethnology of the Himalaya region. Tichy was the first to ascend Cho Oyu and includes photos from the expedition as well as other Austrian expeditions. Neate T33.[read more]

Mischief Goes South: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Mischief Goes South
1968 Hollis & Carter London 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 18 bw photos, 3 charts, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #22941 $59.00 $55.00
This is the fifth of Tilman’s ‘Mischief’ titles. Tilman recounts two voyages here – a trip around Africa in 1957/58, and a disastrous 20,000 mile voyage in 1966/67 south of Cape Horn on which they lost their first mate. To see all of our Sale Items, click he[read more]

Mount Everest 1938: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Mount Everest 1938
1948 Cambridge Univ Press Cambridge 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.x, 160, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, brown cloth; dj w/ edges tape reinforced, vg-, cloth w/ name, near fine #22935 $95.00
Tilman's small team, with Shipton and Smythe, reached 27,300'. This is identical to the first edition published the same year. A hard to find book. Neate T44, SB T11, Yak T78.[read more]

Snow on the Equator: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Snow on the Equator
1938 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 265, 24 bw photos, 4 maps, red cloth; cloth bright, some browning to eps, tight, fine #13407 $79.00
Tilman's climbs, and first book, on Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, and Ruwenzori with Eric Shipton and a 3,000-mile bike ride across Africa. Neate T47.[read more]

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