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Spufford, Frances I May Be Some Time
1997 US 8vo 2nd, prtg, pp.372, 12 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #22215 $26.95 $19.95
About the Poles as they have been perceived, dreamed, and desired. Explores myth as myth, showing how Scott’s death was the culmination of a long-running national enchantment with vast empty spaces, the beauty of untrodden snow, and perilous journeys to the ends of the earth. Winner of the 1997 Ba[read more]

From Arafat to Everest: Squirrell, Mark
signedSquirrell, Mark From Arafat to Everest
2010 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 50 color photos, 7 maps, wraps; signed, new #25690 $39.95
From car bombings to meeting Yasser Arafat and making it to the summit of Mount Everest, Mark ‘Squiz’ Squirrell has experienced more than many dream about. When he headed to the East Timor Crisis in 1999 he was setting out on the adventure of a lifetime. It was a journey that would see him navigat[read more]

The Voyage of the Huron and The Huntress: The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica: Stackpole, Edouard A.
Stackpole, Edouard A. The Voyage of the Huron and The Huntress: The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica
Nov 1955 Marine Historical Assoc Mystic, CT 1st, 8vo, pp.86, 5 plates, 9 sketches/maps, loose fldg map, gray wraps; light wear, very good #26708 $29.00 $7.65
‘A discussion of some of the lesser known sealing voyages of the early 1820s.’ – Rosove. With the often-missing separate folding map titled ‘Shetlands du Sud et Coté de l’Antarctide Sud-Américaine. 2me Expédition Antarctique Française (1908-1910)’ depicting the South Shetlands and the tip of Palmer [read more]

Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong: Stainforth, Gordon
signedStainforth, Gordon Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 210, 22 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps; signed Gordon & John Stainforth, new #26404 $49.95
The epic true account of a near-death experience on a mountain in Norway in 1969. In the summer of 1969, two teenage twin brothers, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. With just two bars of chocolate, some sandwiches, a four-sen[read more]

Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong: Stainforth, Gordon
signedStainforth, Gordon Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong
2012 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.xi, 210, 22 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps; signed Gordon & John Stainforth, new #26405 $39.95
The epic true account of a near-death experience on a mountain in Norway in 1969. In the summer of 1969, two teenage twin brothers, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. With just two bars of chocolate, some sandwiches, a four-se[read more]

Adventures in Polar Reading: The Book Cultures of High Latitudes: Stam, David H.
Stam, David H. Adventures in Polar Reading: The Book Cultures of High Latitudes
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 253, color frontis, 13 figs, 10 vignettes, map eps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27707 $49.00
Based in part on his own naval experience, including duty in Antarctica, and informed by extensive archival and secondary research, Stam’s book examines the printed needs of several polar expeditions, including those of Adolphus Greely in the International Polar Year 1881-83 in northernmost Canada. [read more]

Todeszone: Die Story der Erfolgreichen und Tragischen Skibesteigung des 8152m Hohen Cho Oyu [Dead Zone: The Story of the Successful and Tragic Ski Ascension of 8152m High Cho Oyu]: Stammberger, Fritz
Stammberger, Fritz Todeszone: Die Story der Erfolgreichen und Tragischen Skibesteigung des 8152m Hohen Cho Oyu [Dead Zone: The Story of the Successful and Tragic Ski Ascension of 8152m High Cho Oyu]
1972 EOS Verlag St. Ottilien 1st, 8vo, pp.124, 4 color & 8 bw photos, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ light edge wear, else fine, internally fine #12165 $129.00 $95.00
Stammberger, a noted ski mountaineer, had several expeditions to the Himalaya and was editor of Climbing magazine. In 1964 he was a member of a small five-person team which attempted Cho Oyu. Stammberger claimed a successful ascent but this is in dispute. He did, however, make a ski descent from 24,[read more]

A Mountaineer’s Life: Steck, Allen
Steck, Allen A Mountaineer’s Life
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 255, 74 color & 43 bw photos, 1 bw illus, illus eps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27332 $34.95
Sixteen-year-old Allen Steck made his initial climb, a first ascent of Mount Maclure in the Sierras, with no hardware, no ropes, no experience. But the event turned his into a mountaineer’s life. Over 70 years later Steck has had a prolific climbing career, including a 1954 expedition to Makalu, [read more]

Ascent - The Climbing Experience in Word and Image: Steck, Allen & Steve Roper, eds
signedSteck, Allen & Steve Roper, eds Ascent - The Climbing Experience in Word and Image
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 314, photo frontis, 29 color illus, 147 bw photos, wraps; inscribed Ed Webster, fine #24721 $35.00
The 14th issue of the premiere collection of mountaineering fiction, non-fiction, photography, and art. Many of the best mountaineering writers launched their careers with Ascent. Some of the photos in this issue were provided by Ed Webster.[read more]

Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing: Steck, Ueli
Steck, Ueli Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.217, wraps; new #27361 $21.95
A climber of incredible strength, Ueli Steck set climbing records for speed and endurance that no one had previously thought possible. This deeply personal and revealing memoir, is the only one of his books to be published in English. In 2016, Ueli established a new speed record on the Eiger’s N[read more]

Steele, Peter Doctor on Everest
1973 Readers Union Newton Abbot 8vo, pp.222, 32 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #17127 $39.00
The 1971 International Himalayan Expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, had 21 talented and ambitious climbers from 11 countries. Death and discord caused many problems. Steele, one of two doctors, presents some of the medical problems as well. This edition is identical to the UK edition. Neate [read more]

Steele, Peter Doctor on Everest
1972 B. I. Pub New Delhi 1st thus, 8vo, pp.222, 32 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #24379 $39.00
The 1971 International Himalayan Expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, had 21 talented and ambitious climbers from 11 countries. Death and discord caused many problems. Steele, one of two doctors, presents some of the medical problems as well. This edition is identical to the UK edition. From t[read more]

Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond: Steele, Peter
Steele, Peter Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 27 bw photos, 21 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #12321 $24.95 $15.20
Steele’s delightful biography of Shipton, legendary mountain explorer, provides insight into this enigmatic character, who is still the role model for post-war expedition climbers. Steele had access to Shipton’s family, friends, diaries, and personal letters to trace his life from early farming day[read more]

Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond: Steele, Peter
Steele, Peter Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond
1998 Constable London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, 27 bw photos, 21 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27831 $35.00
Steele’s delightful biography of Shipton, legendary mountain explorer, provides insight into this enigmatic character, who is still the role model for post-war expedition climbers. Steele had access to Shipton’s family, friends, diaries, and personal letters to trace his life from early farming day[read more]

The Heart and The Abyss: The Life of Felice Benuzzi: Steele, Rory
Steele, Rory The Heart and The Abyss: The Life of Felice Benuzzi
2016 US 8vo, pp.322, 15 bw photos, wraps; new #27783 $29.95
In 1943 Felice Benuzzi broke out of a POW camp to scale the second highest mountain in Africa, with no maps and only hand-made gear, passing through a jungle up to the ice-capped top. Seventeen days later he broke back into the camp and reported to the astonished commandant. His book of this escapad[read more]

My Life with the Eskimo: Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur My Life with the Eskimo
1951 Macmillan NY 4th, thick 8vo, pp.xvii, 538, 109 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj worn, chipped top/bottom spine, clipped, good, cloth tight, very good #11028 $45.00
Narrative of the Stefansson-Anderson Arctic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, 1908-12, describing routes, travel methods, daily living, hunting, Eskimo life, animals, etc. Less common with the dust jacket. AB 16832, Mattila A1.[read more]

The Friendly Arctic: The Story of Five Years in Polar Regions: Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur The Friendly Arctic: The Story of Five Years in Polar Regions
1922 Macmillan NY 2nd prtg, thick 8vo, pp.xxxi, 784, photo frontis, 102 bw photos, 9 maps (6 fldg, 2 in pocket, 1 color), appendices, blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, pulled top/bottom spine, corners rubbed, pocket remnant back, maps w/ orig folds, good+ #27651 $19.00
Stefansson (1879-1962) provides an account of his third expedition, the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-18). In an epic similar to the ‘Endurance’ their ship ‘Karluk’ was trapped in the Arctic ice in June 1913. After five months of drifting, the ship succumbed to the pressure of the ice leaving her[read more]

Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-Year Arctic Odyssey of H.M.S. Investigator and the McClure Expedition: Stein, Glenn M.
signedStein, Glenn M. Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-Year Arctic Odyssey of H.M.S. Investigator and the McClure Expedition
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 376, 23 bw photos, 39 bw illus, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; signed, new #26989 $39.95
From 1850 to 1854, the ambitious Commander Robert McClure captained the HMS Investigator on a voyage in search of the missing Franklin Expedition, which sailed from England into the Arctic in 1845 to map the last uncharted section of the North-West Passage. The Investigator and her consort the Enter[read more]

Stein, Sir Aurel On Alexander’s Track to the Indus: Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India
1972 Blom NY rep, 8vo, pp.xi, [66], 182, photo frontis, 95 bw photos (2 fldg), 4 maps, brown cloth; cloth fine. #23967 $29.00
First published in 1929, this is legendary explorer Stein’s narrative of his findings on the wild frontier country traversed by Alexander the Great during his Indian campaigns. Stein traces the history of the area and its unknown topography and monuments from Hellenistic times onwards. From the col[read more]

Steinmetz, Heinz Land der Tausend Gipfel: Expedition zu den Menschen und Bergen Nepals
1959 Brockhaus Leipzig 1st, 8vo, pp.235, 8 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, fldg map, page ribbon, green cloth; cloth w/ name, fine. #22720 $39.00
Account of a 1955 German expedition to the Annapurna Himal which made a number of first ascents, including that of Annapurna IV. In German, no English translation.[read more]

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