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Souvenir de l’Expédition Antarctique Belģe – La „Belgica“ à la lisière de la banquise (Souvenir of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition – The Belgica at the edge of the pack ice): (Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99))
New (Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99)) Souvenir de l’Expédition Antarctique Belģe – La „Belgica“ à la lisière de la banquise (Souvenir of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition – The Belgica at the edge of the pack ice)
1900 Nels Bruxelles 5.5” x 3.5”, bw; postally unused, fine #27914 $125.00
The Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99), led by Adrien de Gerlache, was the first Antarctic expedition to overwinter and the first of a purely scientific nature. Members included Roald Amundsen and Frederick Cook. The expedition is also noted for having taken the earliest known photographs of the[read more]

“Like English Gentlemen” To Peter Scott. From the Author of “Where’s Master?”: [Anonymous]
New [Anonymous] “Like English Gentlemen” To Peter Scott. From the Author of “Where’s Master?”
2023 UK Ltd ed 500, small 8vo, pp.65, photo frontis, 4 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27897 $39.95
This is a facsimile edition of the uncommon first edition published circa 1913. Authored by either Sir John Ernest Hodder-Williams or, more likely, Sir James Matthew Barrie who wrote Peter Pan. It tells the tragic true story of the fate of Robert Scott and his companions on the return trip from the [read more]

Captain Scott’s Tomb Near the South Pole: [Scott, Robert Falcon]
New [Scott, Robert Falcon] Captain Scott’s Tomb Near the South Pole
May 21, 1913 Daily Mirror London 1st, 4to, pp.24, 30 bw photos (2 double-page), wraps; worn through on first 5 sheets at fold line, good #27910 $39.00
The special memorial issue dedicated to the five members (Evans, Oates, Wilson, Bowers, and Scott), of the ill-fated party returning from the South Pole in 1912. There are a number of articles including: The Last Photographs of Captain Scott and His Men, Search Party’s Final Tribute to Their Brave C[read more]

Ansel Adams: A Biography: Alinder, Mary Street
New signedAlinder, Mary Street Ansel Adams: A Biography
1996 Holt NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 489, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, black/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #26378 $39.00
Alinder's biography of Ansel Adams remains the only full biography of one of the greatest American photographers. Alinder is a respected scholar, and also had a close connection to Adams, serving as his chief assistant in the last five years of his life. The portrait she creates of him is intimate a[read more]

Alpine Club Library Catalogue: Books and Periodicals: Alpine Club (AC).
New Alpine Club (AC). Alpine Club Library Catalogue: Books and Periodicals
1982 Cordee London 1st, v1, 4to, pp.viii, 230, wraps; orig shipping box, new #9370 $39.00
A complete listing of the thousands of holdings (books, guides, periodicals) of the Alpine Club Library as of March, 1979. The first such listing since 1899. Excellent reference. Neate b02.[read more]

On the “Polar Star” in the Arctic Sea…With the Statements of Commander U. Cagni Upon the Sledge Expedition to 86º 34’ North, and of Dr. A. Cavalli Molinelli Upon his Return to the Bay of Teplitz: Amedeo, Luigi, of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi
New Amedeo, Luigi, of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi On the “Polar Star” in the Arctic Sea…With the Statements of Commander U. Cagni Upon the Sledge Expedition to 86º 34’ North, and of Dr. A. Cavalli Molinelli Upon his Return to the Bay of Teplitz
1903 Dodd, Mead NY 1st US, 2 vol, vol I pp.xvi, 346, xvii-xxii, photo frontis, 10 bw plates, 162 bw photos, vol II pp.viii, 349-702, ix-xii, photo frontis, 4 bw plates, 2 bw panoramas, 4 maps (1 color, 2 color fldg in pocket), gold dec black cloth; cloth pulled top/bottom spine, rubbed, marks to covers, name both vols, hinges cracked, very good- #27824 $195.00
Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy (1873-1933), a grandson of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy, was well known as a mountaineer and traveler. With nineteen men, the Duke of Abruzzi sailed in the steam brigantine Stella Polare, June, 1899, to Archangel, and thence across the Barents Sea to Rudolph Island[read more]

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the
New Amundsen, Roald The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912
1976 McClelland & Stewart Toronto reprint, thick 8vo, 2 vol in 1, pp.xxxv, 392, frontis, 81 bw illus, 2 maps; pp.x, 449, frontis, 52 bw illus, 20 maps/charts (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj rubbed, 2 sticker marks, small edge tears, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #24621 $79.00
Amundsen's classic account of the discovery of the South Pole in 1911. This was published three months before word of Capt. Scott’s death became known. A classic work in the annals of polar literature. See AB-USN 23-62.6, Conrad p.156, Karrow 15, Mackenzie 71, Renard 17, Rosove 9.D3, Spence 16, S[read more]

The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest: Anker, Conrad & David Roberts
New Anker, Conrad & David Roberts The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 21 bw photos, brown/white cloth; dj & cloth new #17832 $22.00 $15.00
Seventy-five years following George Mallory’s disappearance on Mt. Everest, heading for the top, Conrad Anker discovered Mallory’s body lying face down in the scree at 27,000 feet. Seventeen days later Anker free-climbed the notorious Second Step. Reflecting on the climb, Anker describes his discove[read more]

Early Days in the Range of Light: Encounters with Legendary Mountaineers: Arnold, Daniel
New Arnold, Daniel Early Days in the Range of Light: Encounters with Legendary Mountaineers
2009 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.ix, 421, 39 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth bumped lower corner, else new #25413 $29.95
A very nice historical look at the Sierra Nevada, from 1864 – 1931, with chapters on William Brewer, Clarence King, John Muir, Bolton Colt Brown, Joseph LeConte, James Hutchinson, Ernest Andrews, Francis Farquhar, Charles Michael, and Norman Clyde. Arnold spent four years retracing the routes of the[read more]

The Mountains of My Life: Journeys in Turkey and the Alps: Ashenden (pseudo. Nowill, Sidney Edward Payn)
New Ashenden (pseudo. Nowill, Sidney Edward Payn) The Mountains of My Life: Journeys in Turkey and the Alps
1954 Blackwood London 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 212, photo frontis, 27 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine & front cover, large tear back, clipped, address label of Audrey Salkeld on front flap, good, cloth w/ fade mark top spine & top of front cover, tight, vg #23066 $15.00
Nowill climbed extensively throughout Europe and here tells of his climbs in Smyrna, Switzerland and the Matterhorn, the Taurus Range in Turkey, the Dolomites, and more. Neate A66.[read more]

Mawson: A Life: Ayres, Philip
New Ayres, Philip Mawson: A Life
1999 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 321, 20 color & 44 bw photos, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #18749 $39.95
The first comprehensive biography of Douglas Mawson whose two Antarctic expeditions (1911-14, 1929-31) resulted in Australia claiming 40% of the continent. Ayres has relied upon a wealth of sources, both archived and living, to provide a full portrait of Mawson’s life. Includes extensive notes.[read more]

The Last Blue Mountain: Barker, Ralph
New 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]

Deux Pour un 8000: Première Ascension du Hidden Sud 7069m et du Hidden Peak 8069m par la Face Sud-Ouest: Barrard, Maurice
New Barrard, Maurice Deux Pour un 8000: Première Ascension du Hidden Sud 7069m et du Hidden Peak 8069m par la Face Sud-Ouest
1981 Sipe Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.143, 19 color photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, wraps; sticker mark to front, crease line to back, very good #20699 $29.00
This small, two-person, French expedition succeeded in making the first ascent of Hidden Peak South (7069m) and the Southwest Face of Hidden Peak (8069m). They used no fixed camps, skis between the two peaks, and ski boots to the summit. In French, no English translation. Perret 270.[read more]

Polar Crean: Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer: Barry, Dennis, Henry Leach, Bernard Carter, & S. Kemp
New Barry, Dennis, Henry Leach, Bernard Carter, & S. Kemp Polar Crean: Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer
023 UK 1st, 4to, pp.67, map frontis, 52 bw photos, 1 bw illus, 2 bw maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #27898 $39.95
This is a collection of writings related to Tom Crean including – Barry’s (née Tadhg Gahan)‘Polar Crean’ (1952), Leach’s ‘The Explorations of the South Pole’ (1901), Carter’s ‘Sport in the Antarctic’ (1904), and Kemp’s ‘Animal Life in the Antarctic’ (1937). Although not all specifically related to C[read more]

Ratgeber für Bergsteiger [Guide for Mountaineers]: Becker, F., et al.
New signedBecker, F., et al. Ratgeber für Bergsteiger [Guide for Mountaineers]
1920 Art. Institut Orell Füssli Zürich expanded ed, 8vo, pp.xi, 524, 20 pgs. ads, photo frontis, 6 bw photos, chart, 54 figs, illus olive cloth; signed Michael Spender 1933, cloth lightly rubbed, tight, very good #27880 $24.00
A compilation of 12 articles for mountaineers covering Switzerland, mountain maps, mountain dangers, avalanches, equipment, , geology, flora, photography, hygiene, technique, and more. In German, no English translation. Michael Spender was a member of Eric Shipton’s Everest reconnaissance expedition[read more]

Třetí Everest: Poznání bolí...[Third Everest: Understanding Pain…]: Bém, Pavel & Rudolf Švaříček
New DVD videoBém, Pavel & Rudolf Švaříček Třetí Everest: Poznání bolí...[Third Everest: Understanding Pain…]
2007 Zlin 1st, 4to, pp.349, photo frontis, 590 color (1 gatefold) & 4 bw photos, 1 tipped-in paper illus, 5 inserted prayer flags, photo eps, pictorial cloth + National Geographic double-sided, color fldg map of Everest + fldg hanging paper lantern + DVD (28 min); boxed, issued w/o dj, new #25991 $135.00
This is an elaborate boxed set book production related to the Czech - Slovenian Everest Expedition 2007. The team initially planned to attempt Everest from the north but permission was refused on account of Bém’s Buddhist beliefs and prior meetings with the Dalai Lama. They then received permission [read more]

The Polar Book: Bernacchi, Louis C.
New Bernacchi, Louis C. The Polar Book
2023 UK Ltd ed 500, small 8vo, pp.115, 2 color maps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27899 $44.95
This was produced to accompany the British Polar Exhibition of 1930, which was organized by Bernacchi. Contributors include Mill, Debenham, Simpson, Wright, Wordie, Rudmose Brown, Murray-Levick, and others writing on history, geophysics, geology, glaciology, biology, mammals, birds, polar fisheries,[read more]

The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909: Berton, Pierre
New Berton, Pierre The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909
1988 Viking NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 672, 13 bw illus, 44 maps, illus eps, white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9039 $19.00
Berton’s tome is a thorough work on the quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole from 1818-1909. His coverage extends from the exploits of William Edward Parry to Robert Peary and brings these explorers to life as they explored a huge expanse of unknown territory.[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
New Bettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24772 $89.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Pete Boardman, Doug Scott, and Joe Tasker. This is a nice copy of a very scarce book which was limited to 500 copies. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06.[read more]

Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High: Birkby, Robert
New Birkby, Robert Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 342, 32 color & 3 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24963 $24.95
Birkby, one of Fischer’s close friends, provides a vivid, candid biography of who Scott really was and what led him to the top of Everest. A natural mountaineer blessed with tremendous physical strength and willpower, Scott thrived on the challenges of climbing, the beauty of the high country, and t[read more]

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