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The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1969 Gollancz London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, chipped bottom spine/spine edge, 1” tear back flap, unclipped, vg-, cloth bright, tight, fine #26380 $125.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Kangchenjunga (1955), with George Band, and Mustagh Tower (1956), with McNaught-Davis. He also had several climbs with Bonington. Neate B185, Yak B272.[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1967 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed on loosly-inserted tag, dj vg+, cloth w/ partial separation in front gutter, else near fine #9556 $185.00 $175.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Kangchenjunga (1955), with George Band, and Mustagh Tower (1956), with McNaught-Davis. He also had several climbs with Bonington. Neate B185, Yak B272. To see all of our[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1969 Gollancz London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped, rubbed, good+, cloth near fine #24801 $59.00 $53.10
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Mustagh Tower and Kangchenjunga. He also had several climbs with Bonington and summitted Kangchenjunga with Band. Neate B185, Yak B272. This book is from the collection o[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1967 Gollancz London 1st imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj very lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #26003 $295.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Kangchenjunga (1955), with George Band, and Mustagh Tower (1956), with McNaught-Davis. He also had several climbs with Bonington. Neate B185, Yak B272.[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
20004 UK rep, 8vo, pp.256, 42 bw photos, wraps; signed, fine #22440 $35.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Kangchenjunga (1955), with George Band, and Mustagh Tower (1956), with McNaught-Davis. He also had several climbs with Bonington. Neate B185, Yak B272.[read more]

Unraveled: A Climber’s Journey Through Darkness and Back: Brown, Katie
Brown, Katie Unraveled: A Climber’s Journey Through Darkness and Back
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.251, 15 color photos, wraps; new #27920 $19.95
World champion climber Lynn Hill once called Katie Brown “the best female sport climber in history.” As a teenager in the 1990s, Brown redefined what it meant to be a strong, successful athlete. She became a Junior World Champion at age fourteen and then over the next several years she won every US [read more]

Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering: Brown, Rebecca
Brown, Rebecca Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 258, 10 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 5 maps, appendix, grey cloth; dj w/ faint sticker circle on front, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, very fine #22710 $22.95 $14.95
Brown’s book chronicles the lives of inspiring women who not only followed in the footsteps of their male counterparts in the early days of mountaineering, but often surpassed them. Women such as Maria Paradis, Henriette d’Angeville, Lucy Walker, Meta Brevoort, Elizabeth Le Blond, Annie Smith Peck, [read more]

The Conquest of Mount McKinley: Browne, Belmore
signedBrowne, Belmore The Conquest of Mount McKinley
1913 Putnam’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 381, color frontis, 94 bw illus, fldg map, appendix, teg, map eps, dec brown cloth; tipped-in copy of note from Browne to Brad Washburn, signed Washburn, cloth w/ darkened spine, stain to front cover & some discoloration to back cover, map fine w/ original folds, tight, very good #14601 $495.00
The 1906, 1910 and 1912 expeditions. Browne was instrumental in disproving Cook's summit claims and very nearly reached the summit himself. A classic. Included is a copy of a long note from Browne to Washburn. Neate B191.[read more]

The Conquest of Mount McKinley: Browne, Belmore
Browne, Belmore The Conquest of Mount McKinley
1956 Mifflin Boston 2nd, 8vo, pp.xxx, 381, photo frontis, 41 bw photos, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, price clipped, vg-, cloth fine #26318 $35.00
The 1906, 1910 and 1912 expeditions. Browne was instrumental in disproving Cook's summit claims and very nearly reached the summit himself. This edition has a long introduction by Bradford Washburn. A classic. Neate B191.[read more]

Reminiscences of the Terra Nova in the Antarctic: Bruce, Capt. W. M.
Bruce, Capt. W. M. Reminiscences of the Terra Nova in the Antarctic
2012 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 75, 4to, pp.21, 1 bw photo, wraps; new #26115 $19.95
Wilfred Bruce served as a Lieutenant R.N.R. on the Terra Nova as a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13) on both of the southern voyages. Bruce was Scott’s brother-in-law as his sister Kathleen was married to Scott. In this uncommon account he describes his early a[read more]

Kulu and Lahoul: Bruce, Gen. C. G.
signedBruce, Gen. C. G. Kulu and Lahoul
1914 Arnold London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 308 + 8 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 34 bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), silver lettered dark green cloth; cloth rubbed, crack to lower front hinge, H(ugh) Heber Cholmondeley bookplate & signed Colin Monteath, foxing to prelims, several early pages tape, vg #22725 $625.00 $295.00
Account of six months climbing and exploration in 1912. Bruce and a small party went to the largely unexplored region between Garhwal and Kashmir, making ascents up to 19,000’. He later went on to lead the second and third British Everest expeditions. Cholmondeley was a noted Canterbury, NZ human[read more]

The Assault on Mount Everest 1922: Bruce, Gen. C. G.
Bruce, Gen. C. G. The Assault on Mount Everest 1922
1924 Arnold London 2nd imp, royal 8vo, pp.xi, 339, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 35 bw photos, 2 fldg maps back (1 color), uncut, red cloth; cloth slightly darkened on spine, light pull top/bottom spine, small delamination bottom fep, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #22476 $375.00
The second British expedition, from the north, building upon the reconnaissance of the previous year. Even then the use of oxygen was debated so attempts were made with and without, both going over 8000 meters. An important work in early Everest history. Anyone with a true interest in Everest should[read more]

The Assault on Mount Everest 1922: Bruce, Gen. C. G.
Bruce, Gen. C. G. The Assault on Mount Everest 1922
1924 Longmans, Green NY 2nd imp, royal 8vo, pp.xi, 339, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 35 bw photos, 2 fldg maps back (1 color), blue cloth; xlib Princeton Univ, cloth w/ Univ bookplate to fep, pocket remnant on rear ep, miss 4 photos, hinges starting, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, vg #21866 $125.00
The second British expedition, from the north, building upon the reconnaissance of the previous year. Even then the use of oxygen was debated so attempts were made with and without, both going over 8000 meters. Neate B196, SB B44, Yak B279.[read more]

Life in the Antarctic: Sixty Photographs by Members of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition: Bruce, W. S.
Bruce, W. S. Life in the Antarctic: Sixty Photographs by Members of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition
2022 UK 1st thus, small 8vo, 16mo, [pp.66], photo frontis, 61 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27900 $29.95
A small fragile booklet of photographs, by members of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-4, created to advertise their sale. This is a facsimile edition of the scarce 1907 first printing. See Renard 210, Rosove 53.A3, Spence 202.[read more]

Sepp Larch: Vom Gesäuse in den Karakorum (Sepp Larch: From Gesäuse to the Karakorum): Brunnthaler, Adolf
Brunnthaler, Adolf Sepp Larch: Vom Gesäuse in den Karakorum (Sepp Larch: From Gesäuse to the Karakorum)
2006 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.164, 185 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25978 $29.95
Austrian Sepp Larch is best know for being a member of the team which made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. His early climbs took place in the Gesäuse region of Austria and then expanded to the Eiger and Matterhorn. Later expeditions took him to the Andes. This book is filled with with [read more]

The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery: Bryan, C. D. B.
signedBryan, C. D. B. The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery
1987 Abrams NY 1st, 4to, pp.484, photo frontis, 241 color & 124 bw photos, 23 color & 6 bw illus, 1 color map, dec yellow cloth; signed Bradford Washburn, dj rubbed, pulled top spine, small edge tears, very good, cloth tight, fine #22182 $19.95
A wonderful book showcasing the many subjects covered by the National Geographic Magazine over its first 100 years. There are sections devoted to both the poles and mountaineering, including three photos by Washburn. This book weighs 5.5 pounds.[read more]

‘Scotia’ and William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition: Bryan, Rorke
Bryan, Rorke ‘Scotia’ and William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition
2015 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.8, 2 bw photos, sketch, wraps; fine #26946 $9.95
An excerpt from Bryan’s book ‘Ordeal by Ice’ produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015.[read more]

Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic: Bryan, Rorke
Bryan, Rorke Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 536, color frontis, 82 color & 102 bw photos, 8 color & 5 bw illus, 85 plans, 21 color maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25839 $69.95
Antarctica is surrounded by some of the world’s most hazardous seas and was first sighted less than three centuries ago. Since then, ships have been of vital importance in Antarctic exploration. Expeditions were challenged by poorly-charted waters, violent storms, pack ice and icebergs, and diseas[read more]

signedBryant, L. V. New Zealanders and Everest
1953 Reed Wellington 1st, 8vo, pp.48, 21 bw photos, map, wraps; signed George Lowe, vg. #9559 $45.00
Bryant was a member of the 1935 British Everest expedition, a nice booklet.[read more]

Peaks and Bandits: Bryn, Alf Bonnevie
Bryn, Alf Bonnevie Peaks and Bandits
2021 UK 1st English trans., 8vo, pp.117, orange cloth; dj & cloth new #27745 $31.95
In 1909, while dreaming of the Himalaya, Norwegian mountaineer Bryn and a fellow young climber, the Australian George Ingle Finch, set their sights on Corsica to build their experience. The events of this memorable trip form the basis of Bryn’s acclaimed book ‘Tinder og banditter’, with their boiste[read more]

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