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A Passion for Mountains: Burrows-Smith, Hannah, ed.
Burrows-Smith, Hannah, ed. A Passion for Mountains
2014 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, 216 color & 8 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26741 $49.95
A compilation of accounts written by members of the British Mountain Guides, including John Barry, Adrian Burgess, Rob Collister, Alan Hinkes, Martin Moran, Chris Parkin, Andy Perkins, Mike Pescod, Mark Seaton, Victor Saunders, and many others. Documenting both personal climbing and mountaineering a[read more]

Southern Horizons: The History of the British Antarctic Territory: Burton, Robert
Burton, Robert Southern Horizons: The History of the British Antarctic Territory
2008 UK 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.64, map frontis, 31 color & 79 bw photos, 9 color & 19 bw illus, 2 plans, graph, 4 maps, wraps; new #26677 $29.95
An informative booklet covering the history of the British Antarctic beginning with Francis Drake. Includes sections on Cook, Smith, Bellingshausen, Foster, d’Urville, Wilkes, Ross, the sealers, Weddell, Gerlache, Nordenskjold, Bruce, Charcot, Filchner, Shackleton, the whalers, Bagshawe, Lester, th[read more]

The Quest for Frank Wild: Including his Original Memoirs: Butler, Angie
signedButler, Angie The Quest for Frank Wild: Including his Original Memoirs
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.214, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25808 $49.95
Frank Wild, one of the greatest British Edwardian Polar explorers of all time, participated in five Antarctic expeditions, serving with Scott, Shackleton, and Mawson, on five different ships. This tells the gripping story of Butler’s determination to unravel the truth of Wild’s final years. He sup[read more]

Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall: Butler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh
signedButler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.340, photo frontis, 116 bw photos, plan, 2 color fldg maps in pocket, pictorial cloth; signed Butler & Riffenburgh (on bp), issued w/o dj, cloth new #27744 $59.95
On 9 January 1909, Eric Stewart Marshall joined Ernest Shackleton and two others in raising the Union Jack high on the desolate Antarctic Plateau, farther south than any men had reached before. A month and a half later, his individual heroics saved his three companions, who would otherwise have been[read more]

Buttin, Yvette Grand-Mère 7000: A L'Assaut de l'Himalaya
1973 De La Cité Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.220, 15 bw photos, wraps; vg+. #12985 $26.00
Account of the 1972 French Gurja Himal expedition. In French, no English translation. Yak B314.[read more]

Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole: Byrd, Richard
signedByrd, Richard Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole
1930 Putnam's NY & London Author's Autograph Edition, ltd ed #909/1000, 8vo, pp.xvi, 436, frontis, 69 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), appendix, uncut, vellum spine, blue paper-covered boards; signed R. E. Byrd & G. P. Putnam's Sons, vellum darkened, top 1½” spine missing affecting title, dampstain on spine and rear, rubbed, pencil name on ffep, vg #9063 $275.00
Account of Byrd's first Antarctic expedition from 1928-1930, including the first flight over the South Pole. This limited edition is printed on rag paper and is signed by both Byrd and Putnam's. Spence 227.[read more]

Alone: Byrd, Richard E.
signedByrd, Richard E. Alone
1938 Putnam's NY 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.ix, 296, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, spine ends chipped, unclipped, vg, cloth vg #9056 $49.00
Account of five months alone south of Little America in 1934 during Byrd's second Antarctic expedition, excellent reading. Byrd had a very close call, almost dying, during these months of isolation. See Spence 232.[read more]

Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition: Byrd, Richard E.
signedByrd, Richard E. Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition
1935 Putnam's NY Author's Autograph Edition, ltd ed #165/500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 405, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 94 bw photos, map, uncut, blue buckram & cream paper boards; signed, issued w/o dj, boards w/ slight fading to spine, pages upopened, fine #10864 $495.00
Account of Byrd's second Antarctic expedition from 1933-1935. It was during this expedition that Byrd spent five winter months alone isolated at Advance Base, nearly succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The details of this experience were described in Byrd’s book ‘Alone’, whereas the entire expe[read more]

A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron: Byron, Commodore (John)
Byron, Commodore (John) A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron
1767 J. & F. Newbery London 1st, 8vo, pp.186, engraved frontis, 2 engraved plates, gilt-lettered spine w/ 6 panels w/ raised bands, modern ¼ morocco & marbled boards; boards bright, new eps, small repair to corner of frontis & final leaf, contemporary name on title page ‘1774 Mary Scott’, pages age browned, light foxing, some offsetting onto plates, tight, very good #26722 $1,750.00
Byron was instructed to use the frigate Dolphin to cross the North American continent via a supposed passage discovered by Sir Francis Drake. Instead, during the two year voyage (1764-66) he sailed via South America’s Strait of Magellan, through the South Pacific (discovering numerous islands along [read more]

Cameron, Ian Mountains of the Gods: The Himalaya and the Mountains of Central Asia
1984 Facts on File NY 1st, 4to, pp.248, 23 color & 83 bw photos, 17 color illus, 8 maps, appendices, burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #11855 $35.00
A nicely done book on natural history, exploration, and climbing. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C05, SB C03.[read more]

The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell: Campbell, Victor
Campbell, Victor The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell
2001 UK 2nd, 4to, pp.192, frontis, 48 bw photos, 23 bw drawings, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22297 $59.00
Campbell, a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition, was the leader of the Northern Party charged with exploring the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave.[read more]

The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell: Campbell, Victor
Campbell, Victor The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell
1988 UK 1st, 4to, pp.192, frontis, 48 bw photos, 23 bw drawings, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25816 $69.00
Campbell, a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition, was the leader of the Northern Party charged with exploring the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave.[read more]

By Airship to the North Pole: An Archaeology of Human Exploration: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. By Airship to the North Pole: An Archaeology of Human Exploration
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 209, photo frontis, 31 bw illus, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #17702 $25.00
An original examination of the first two attempts to reach the North Pole by airship chronicling the attempts by Andree in 1897 and Wellman from 1907 to 1909. Thoroughly researched with notes and bibliography.[read more]

Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer
2013 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 269, 18 bw photos, 20 bw illus, 2 sketches, 11 maps, appendices, wraps; new #26569 $41.95
Benjamin Leigh Smith discovered and named dozens of islands in the Arctic but published no account of his pioneering explorations. He refused public accolades and sent stand-ins to deliver the results of his work to scientific societies. Yet, the Royal Geographic Society's Sir Clements R. Markham re[read more]

The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905
2016 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 624, map frontis, 30 bw photos, 3 illus, 9 maps, dark blue/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27101 $34.95
In Gilded Age America, Arctic explorers were fabulous celebrities — assured of riches and near-immortality so long as they reached the North Pole first. Of the many attempts to meet that goal, three American expeditions, launched from the Russian archipelago of Franz Josef Land, ended in abject fail[read more]

Card, Frank Whensoever: 50 Years of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service 1943-1993
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.338, photo frontis, 94 bw photos, 14 maps, cartoons, appendices, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #18375 $35.95 $32.95
The RAF Mountain Rescue Service has a long history of recovery and rescue of not only aircrew members but also civilians caught out in the mountains.[read more]

The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924: Carr, Herbert
Carr, Herbert The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924
1979 Gastons-West Col Goring 1st, 8vo, pp.143, photo frontis, 13 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9574 $125.00
Interesting biography of Irvine who, along with George Mallory, disappeared on Everest in 1924. Much of this is from Irvine’s diaries and includes his early life, rowing at Oxford, ski racing at Mürren, Spitsbergen (1923), and Everest (1924).[read more]

The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924: Carr, Herbert
signedCarr, Herbert The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924
1979 Gastons-West Col Goring 1st, 8vo, pp.143, photo frontis, 13 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Ed Webster Mt Everest 1985 1986 1988, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27487 $125.00
Interesting biography of Irvine who, along with George Mallory, disappeared on Everest in 1924. Much of this is from Irvine’s diaries and includes his early life, rowing at Oxford, ski racing at Mürren, Spitsbergen (1923), and Everest (1924).[read more]

Antarctica: Earth’s Own Ice World: Carroll, Michael & Rosaly Lopes
signedCarroll, Michael & Rosaly Lopes Antarctica: Earth’s Own Ice World
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 189, 111 color & 10 bw photos, 19 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; signed Carroll, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27716 $29.95
In 2016, scientist Rosaly Lopes and artist Michael Carroll teamed up as fellows of the National Science Foundation to travel to Mount Erebus, the world’s southernmost active volcano in Antarctica. The logistics of getting there and complex operations of Antarctica's McMurdo Station echo the kinds of[read more]

World Climbing: Images From The Edge: Carter, Simon
Carter, Simon World Climbing: Images From The Edge
2006 Australia 2nd, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 227 color photos, photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #24513 $39.95 $29.95
A visual celebration of modern technical climbing by one of the sport's leading photographers. Without Hollywood tricks or special effects, Carter gives readers a good, hard, honest look at contemporary rock climbing at its finest. This extensive work features more than 90 climbers and spans 12 co[read more]

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