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Saga of the “Discovery”: Bernacchi, Louis C.
Bernacchi, Louis C. Saga of the “Discovery”
1938 Blackie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 240, 54 bw photos, 5 sketches, 3 maps (2 fldg), map ep, dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine; dj spine rubbed, unclipped, very good-, cloth w/ toning to eps, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good+ #25644 $149.00
Bernacchi, a physicist, served on Borchgrevink's “Southern Cross” expedition (1898-1900) and then on Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), in the “Discovery”. This is the history of the “Discovery” which was built in 1900 for Scott’s expedition. Following this expedition, the “RRS[read more]

The Polar Book: Bernacchi, Louis C.
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]

Bernstein, Jeremy Ascent: Of the Invention of Mountain Climbing and its Practice
1965 Random NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 124, 17 bw illus, illus eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #11066 $12.00
From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B94.[read more]

Bernstein, Jeremy Mountain Passages
1978 Univ Nebraska Lincoln 1st, 8vo, pp.278, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, dec silver cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #24370 $12.00
A collection of previously published articles on Chamonix, Alpine guides, Chouinard, etc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B95.[read more]

The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909: Berton, Pierre
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]

Americans in Antarctica 1775-1948: Bertrand, Kenneth J.
Bertrand, Kenneth J. Americans in Antarctica 1775-1948
1971 American Geographical Society NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 554, 36 bw photos, 26 maps, light green-gray cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #25725 $45.00
A thorough history of American Antarctic exploration starting with the early sealers in the late 1700s, the Wilkes Expedition, Byrd, Ellsworth, Operation Highjump, Ronne, Operation Windmill, and more. Uncommon. Conrad p.1, Karrow 79, Meadows 226, Renard 125, Rosove 38.A1, not in Spence.[read more]

Los 14 Ochomiles de Juanito Oiarzábal [The 14 Eight-thousanders of Juanito Oiarzábal]: Betelu, Kiko
Betelu, Kiko Los 14 Ochomiles de Juanito Oiarzábal [The 14 Eight-thousanders of Juanito Oiarzábal]
2001 Spain 2nd, 8vo, pp.222, 65 color & 42 bw photos, 14 sketches, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26073 $49.00
Oiarzábal is the sixth person to have summitted all 14 8000m peaks. A nicely illustrated book with chapters on each peak. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
signedBettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth; signed Richard Irvin, dj w/ small chip back, else fine, cloth fine #23921 $295.00 $275.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Boardman, Scott, and Tasker. This is a nice copy of a very scarce book. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06.[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
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]

Annapurna: Spedizione Italiana nel Nepal: [Annapurna: Italian Expedition in Nepal]: Bini, Gianfranco & Guido Machetto
Bini, Gianfranco & Guido Machetto Annapurna: Spedizione Italiana nel Nepal: [Annapurna: Italian Expedition in Nepal]
1974 Edizioni Virginia - Pero Milano 1st, oblong 8vo, [pp.179], 141 color photos, tan cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9510 $65.00
This is largely a photographic account of the 1973 Italian expedition to Annapurna. The 11-member team followed the French first-ascent route up to Camp II on a plateau and then broke off in a new direction up the NW Spur. They had established Camp III and IV and reached 23,125’ when a storm broke. [read more]

Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High: Birkby, Robert
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]

Women Climbing: 200 Years of Achievement: Birkett, Bill & Bill Peascod
Birkett, Bill & Bill Peascod Women Climbing: 200 Years of Achievement
1990 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.192, frontis, 46 bw photos, sketch, appendices, wraps; fine #19016 $9.00
One of the few books devoted to women mountaineers. This profiles Lucy Walker, Miriam O’Brien, Loulou Boulaz, Nea Morin, Gwen Moffat, Claude Kogan, Junk Tabei, Molly Higgins, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Catherine Destivelle, Jill Lawrence, and Louise Sheperd.[read more]

Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life: Birtles, Geoff, et al.
signedBirtles, Geoff, et al. Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life
1988 Unwin London 1st thus, 8vo, pp.ix, 224, 15 bw photos, wraps; signed Jim Curran, fine #19097 $19.00
Biography of British climber Alan Rouse, who died on K2 in 1986, as told by his friends. SB B17.[read more]

Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life: Birtles, Geoff, et al.
Birtles, Geoff, et al. Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life
1987 Unwin Hyman London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 224, 9 color & 14 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26001 $29.00
Biography of British climber Alan Rouse, who died on K2 in 1986, as told by his friends. SB B17.[read more]

An Ever-Changing Place: A Year Among Snow Monkeys and Sherpas in the Himalayas: Bishop, John Melville
Bishop, John Melville An Ever-Changing Place: A Year Among Snow Monkeys and Sherpas in the Himalayas
1978 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 30 bw photos, green/yellow cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #25016 $9.00 $7.20
A young couple’s year-long stay in a Nepalese village to study the langur monkey. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

K2: Uomini – Esplorazioni – Imprese [K2: Men – Explorations – Enterprises]: Bizzaro, Leonardo, Alessandro Gogna, & Carlo Alberto Pinelli
Bizzaro, Leonardo, Alessandro Gogna, & Carlo Alberto Pinelli K2: Uomini – Esplorazioni – Imprese [K2: Men – Explorations – Enterprises]
2004 Italy 1st, 4to, pp.240, color frontis, 125 color & 118 bw photos, 9 color & 1 bw maps, appendices, map eps, pictorial cloth; original paper band around dj, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #23611 $75.00
A lovely, profusely-illustrated, large-format book published by the Italian Alpine Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of K2. Beginning with the early work and explorations of Godwin-Austen, Conway, Crowley, and the Duke of the Abruzii, the book includes the three American e[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Bjaaland, Olav
Bjaaland, Olav Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.229, 21 color & 180 bw photos, 2 color maps, plan, illus eps, wraps; new #27541 $24.95
Bjaaland (1873-1961) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12) which was the first to reach the South Pole. He was a member of the land party, a ski champion, a skilled carpenter, and was one of five to reach the pole itself. This is one of 15 diaries (8 volumes) w[read more]

Arctic Experiences: Containing Capt. George E. Tyson’s Wonderful Drift on the Ice-Floe, A History of the Polaris Expedition, the Cruise of the Tigress, and Rescue of the Polaris Expedition, to which is added a General Arctic Chronology: Blake, E. Vale
Blake, E. Vale Arctic Experiences: Containing Capt. George E. Tyson’s Wonderful Drift on the Ice-Floe, A History of the Polaris Expedition, the Cruise of the Tigress, and Rescue of the Polaris Expedition, to which is added a General Arctic Chronology
1874 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.486, 6 pgs ads, frontis, 76 illus, map, appendix, gilt-lettered & dec pebbled green cloth; cloth somewhat darkened, top spine pulled, hinges weakening, very good #26929 $95.00
Charles Francis Hall’s North Polar Expedition (1871-73) intended to be the first to reach the North Pole. It was troubled throughout by insubordination, incompetence, and poor leadership. Hall himself died of suspected arsenic poisoning following a sledge journey. The expedition did manage to reach [read more]

The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains: Blanchard, Barry
signedBlanchard, Barry The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 36 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26820 $39.00
With riveting descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone’s Horse Army Cade[read more]

Brian Blessed on Everest - The Turquoise Mountain: Blessed, Brian
signedBlessed, Brian Brian Blessed on Everest - The Turquoise Mountain
1991 Bloomsbury London 1st, 8vo, pp.217, 28 color & 2 bw photos, 2 color map sketches, red cloth; signed David Breashears, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #8511 $39.00
Blessed, an English actor, tries to follow Mallory and Irvine’s route, wearing period clothing, as a member of the 1990 BBC Everest Expedition. He later attempted Everest again in 1993 and 1996. Breashears acted as cinematographer and assistant director on this expedition. SB B20.[read more]

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