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Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]: Hemmleb, Jochen
signedHemmleb, Jochen Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]
2013 Innsbruck 1st, thick 8vo, pp.414, 56 color & 53 bw photos, 1 color illus, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26456 $59.00
When it came to climbing the highest summits of the world, Austrian climbers were at the forefront from the beginning. After the World War II they made five first ascents of 8000m peaks, more than any other nation, - Nanga Parbat, Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri. Hermann Buhl bec[read more]

Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition: Hemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson
signedHemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition
2002 US ltd ed 300 1st, 4to, pp.206, photo frontis, 13 color & 117 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, pale blue cloth; signed Hemmleb & Simonson, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, fine #22693 $69.00
The story of the 2001 Mallory and Irvine expedition is a step-back-in-time look at a number of the earlier Everest expeditions. The team managed to find early camps and uncovered archeological material from the '22, '24, and '33 British teams and the '60 and '75 Chinese expeditions. The team also [read more]

Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition: Hemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson
signedHemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition
2002 US 1st thus, 4to, pp.206, photo frontis, 13 color & 117 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Hemmleb, tight, near fine #22430 $14.95
The story of the 2001 Mallory and Irvine expedition is a step-back-in-time look at a number of the earlier Everest expeditions. The team managed to find early camps and uncovered archeological material from the '22, '24, and '33 British teams and the '60 and '75 Chinese expeditions. The team also ma[read more]

Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition: Hemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson
signedHemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition
2002 US ltd ed 300, 1st, 4to, pp.206, photo frontis, 13 color & 117 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, pale blue cloth; inscribed Andy Politz, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27577 $45.00
The story of the 2001 Mallory and Irvine expedition is a step-back-in-time look at a number of the earlier Everest expeditions. The team managed to find early camps and uncovered archeological material from the '22, '24, and '33 British teams and the '60 and '75 Chinese expeditions. The team also ma[read more]

signedHemmleb, Jochen, Larry A. Johnson, & Eric R. Simonson The Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine
1999 US 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.206, photo frontis, 84 color & 26 bw photos, 3 maps, black/brown cloth; signed Jochen Hemmleb & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #22023 $35.00
Set against the backdrop of the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition, and historical clues from subsequent expeditions, ‘Ghosts of Everest’ brings to life the events surrounding the ill-fated Mallory/Irvine climb, while following the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition team as it retraced the[read more]

signedHemmleb, Jochen, Larry A. Johnson, & Eric R. Simonson The Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, photo frontis, 84 color & 26 bw photos, 3 maps, black/brown cloth; signed Jochen Hemmleb & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #22022 $35.00
Set against the backdrop of the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition, and historical clues from subsequent expeditions, ‘Ghosts of Everest’ brings to life the events surrounding the ill-fated Mallory/Irvine climb, while following the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition team as it retraced the[read more]

When the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted: The Return of the Uruguay from the Antarctic in 1903: Hermelo, Ricardo S., José M. Sobral, & Felipe Fliess. (Gricelda & Lawrence Perales, trans; Michael H. Rosove, ed.)
signedHermelo, Ricardo S., José M. Sobral, & Felipe Fliess. (Gricelda & Lawrence Perales, trans; Michael H. Rosove, ed.) When the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted: The Return of the Uruguay from the Antarctic in 1903
2004 US 1st English translation, ltd ed 250, 4to, pp.xi, 24, color frontis, 2 bw photos, appendices, quarter violet-blue cloth, boards covered w/ handmade marbled paper in violet, green-gray, & buff, paper spine label, acid-free materials; signed Rosove, issued w/o dj, cloth new #23811 $79.00
Most Antarctic polar buffs are familiar with the Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-4 under the leadership of Otto Nordenskjöld, but because all of the primary sources are in Spanish and Swedish few are familiar with the interesting homeward-bound journey aboard the Argentinean relief vessel Urugu[read more]

Annapurna: Herzog, Maurice
New signedHerzog, Maurice Annapurna
1995 Adventure Library NY ltd signed ed, 8vo, pp.xviii, 263, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, sketch, 7 maps, map eps, grey/pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #23508 $89.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. This is a very nicely done special limited edition signed on the limitation page. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classi[read more]

signedHerzog, Maurice & Marcel Ichac Regards vers l'Annapurna
1951 Arthaud Paris 2nd, 4to, pp.xv, 97, 9 color & 75 bw photos, map, wraps w/ dj; signed Marcel Schatz, dj w/ 2” tear front, vg, internally fine #22685 $85.00
The photo book of the 1950 French Annapurna expedition which was the first to reach the summit of an 8000-metre peak. This was never published in English, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Herzog's classic 'Annapurna'. Includes the often-missing separate map. Perret 2239, Yak [read more]

signedHerzog, Maurice & Marcel Ichac Regards vers l'Annapurna
1951 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 97, 9 color & 75 bw photos, map, wraps w/ dj; inscribed Marcel Ichac, dj edges rubbed, near fine, internally near fine #13006 $125.00
The photo book of the 1950 French Annapurna expedition which was the first to reach the summit of an 8000-metre peak. This was never published in English, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Herzog's classic 'Annapurna'. Includes the often-missing separate map. Perret 2239, Yak [read more]

Cold: Sailing to Antarctica: Heslenfeld, Thijs
signedHeslenfeld, Thijs Cold: Sailing to Antarctica
2010 Netherlands 2nd imp, 4to, pp.164, 128 color photos, map, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25491 $69.00
Heslenfeld’s marvelous photo book depicts the Antarctic continent as seen during two voyages. Unlike most current voyages to the continent via cruise ship, Heslenfeld journeyed on the Dutch barque ‘Europa’, a beautiful three-masted barque built in 1911. The photos depict not only the ship itself b[read more]

Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World: Hill, Lynn w/ Greg Child
signedHill, Lynn w/ Greg Child Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 270, photo frontis, 36 color & 47 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Lynn Hill, dj & cloth new #22280 $24.95
The biography of one of the world’s most gifted climbers. Lynn describes her early beginnings as a stuntperson in Hollywood, her days on the World Cup tour, climbing high with Alex Lowe, and her masterpiece first ‘free’ ascent of El Capitan’s classic 3,000’ Nose route. Banff Mountain Book Festival 2[read more]

From the Ocean to the Sky: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund From the Ocean to the Sky
1979 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 13 color & 47 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, gray cloth; signed, dj w/ ½” taped tear top spine, rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #13598 $125.00
A 1977 boat journey 1500 miles up the Ganges River and the climb of Akash Parbat (18,263') and Nar Parbat (19,204') in the Garhwal Himalaya. Neate H80, Yak H193.[read more]

From the Ocean to the Sky: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund From the Ocean to the Sky
1979 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 13 color & 47 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, errata slip, blue/brown cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24989 $95.00 $75.00
A 1977 boat journey 1500 miles up the Ganges River and the climb of Akash Parbat (18,263') and Nar Parbat (19,204') in the Garhwal Himalaya. Neate H80, Yak H193. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

High Adventure: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund High Adventure
1955 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, color frontis, 68 bw photos, 7 maps, 3 drawings, blue cloth; signed Hillary, George Band & Alf Gregory, dj rubbed, reinforced top/bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #9751 $795.00
This is Hillary's account of his trip in 1951 to Everest and Cho Oyu with Shipton and with the 1953 British Everest expedition. This is a great read and the first UK edition is quite desireable. Alfred Gregory’s signature is less common as he lived in Australia. Neate H81, SB H15, Yak H188.[read more]

High Adventure: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund High Adventure
1955 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.224, color frontis, 68 bw photos, 7 maps, 3 drawings, blue cloth; signed, dj lightly rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth w/ name, fine #9753 $175.00
This is Hillary's account of his trip in 1951 to Everest and Cho Oyu with Shipton and with the 1953 British Everest expedition. This is a great read. This second impression was printed one month after the first printing. Neate H81, SB H15, Yak H188.[read more]

High Adventure: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund High Adventure
2003 Easton Press Norwalk 1st thus Signed Collector’s Ed, 8vo, pp.246, 24 bw photos, 14 bw illus, 9 bw maps, archival paper, satin page ribbon, silk eps, aeg, raised bands, gilt-dec burgundy leather binding; signed on signature page, orig shipping box, issued w/o dj, binding new #25965 $225.00
This is Hillary's account of his trip in 1951 to Everest and Cho Oyu with Shipton and with the 1953 British Everest expedition. This special, signed 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition comes with an additional signed Certificate of Authenticity, dated 24 Nov 2002, a notecard describing the ascent[read more]

Nothing Venture, Nothing Win: Hillary, Edmund
New signedHillary, Edmund Nothing Venture, Nothing Win
1975 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 319, 17 color & 42 bw photos, 17 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ 1” tear bottom spine, clipped, vg, cloth w/ whiteout on ffep, tight, else fine #25411 $125.00
Hillary’s first autobiography and a good read. Neate H84, SB H19, Yak H192.[read more]

Nothing Venture, Nothing Win: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund Nothing Venture, Nothing Win
1975 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.xiii, 319, 17 color & 42 bw photos, 17 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; inscribed ‘To Gordon, Who may not be much of a paddler but is a great companion on a river trip. Regards Ed Hillary’, dj corners rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #13514 $79.00
Hillary’s first autobiography and a good read. Inscribed copies are uncommon. Neate H84, SB H19, Yak H192.[read more]

View from the Summit: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund View from the Summit
1999 Doubleday London 1st, 8vo, pp.310, 64 color & 22 bw photos, 4 maps, map eps, grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ some slight discoloration to top page edges, tight, fine #17747 $185.00
Hillary’s autobiography includes not only his early climbs but also after climbing Everest and crossing Antarctica. This is a thoughtful and honest reappraisal of a life spent pushing the human ability to its limits and relishing the challenges thrown down by the elements. This first UK hardcover [read more]

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