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The Burgess Book of Lies: Burgess, Adrian & Alan
signedBurgess, Adrian & Alan The Burgess Book of Lies
1994 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.463, 23 color & 26 bw photos, yellow cloth; signed 2x by Aid (1 is inscription), dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27486 $115.00
The Burgess twins are well noted for their exploits on and off the mountains! Here are entertaining stories from the Alps to Logan, McKinley to Fitzroy, Dhaulagiri to Everest, and many places in between. The original hardcover editions are rather scarce..[read more]

The Burgess Book of Lies: Burgess, Adrian & Alan
signedBurgess, Adrian & Alan The Burgess Book of Lies
1994 Rocky Mountain Books/Cloudcap Calgary/Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.463, 23 color & 26 bw photos, yellow cloth; signed Aid & Al Burgess, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25321 $155.00
The Burgess twins are well noted for their exploits on and off the mountains! Here are entertaining stories from the Alps to Logan, McKinley to Fitzroy, Dhaulagiri to Everest, and many places in between. The original hardcover editions are rather scarce.[read more]

Everest Canada: The Ultimate Challenge: Burgess, Alan & Jim Palmer
signedBurgess, Alan & Jim Palmer Everest Canada: The Ultimate Challenge
1983 Stoddart Toronto 1st, 4to, pp.214, 115 color photos, appendices, blue cloth; signed John Amatt & Pat Morrow, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ pen mark top corner ffep, tight, fine #9565 $95.00
Account of the 1982 Canadian ascent of Everest, six people reached the summit but not without sacrifice. John Amatt served as business leader for the expedition and Pat Morrow became the second Canadian to reach the summit. This is a nice expedition book with lots of photos and is the preferred Cana[read more]

Everest: The Ultimate Challenge: Burgess, Alan & Jim Palmer
Burgess, Alan & Jim Palmer Everest: The Ultimate Challenge
1983 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 4to, pp.214, 115 color photos, appendices, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #24193 $19.00
Account of the 1982 Canadian ascent of Everest, six people reached the summit but not without sacrifice. Pat Morrow became the second Canadian to reach the summit. This is a nice expedition book with lots of photos. See Neate B214, SB B48.[read more]

Everest: The Ultimate Challenge: Burgess, Alan & Jim Palmer
signedBurgess, Alan & Jim Palmer Everest: The Ultimate Challenge
1983 Beaufort NY 1st, 4to, pp.214, 115 color photos, appendices, blue cloth; signed John Amatt & Pat Morrow, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #12014 $79.00
Account of the 1982 Canadian ascent of Everest, six people reached the summit but not without sacrifice. John Amatt served as business leader for the expedition and Pat Morrow became the second Canadian to reach the summit. This is a nice expedition book with lots of photos. See Neate B214, SB B4[read more]

Body at the Melbourne Club: Bertram Armytage,  Antarctica's Forgotten Man: Burke, David
Burke, David Body at the Melbourne Club: Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man
2009 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 170, 85 bw photos, plan, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; new #27290 $37.95
Bertram Armytage was the first Australian-born member of an Antarctic expedition. The son of a wealthy squatter, he became a popular sportsman who rowed for Cambridge. He fought in the Boer War and later, as an expert horseman, he was given charge of the ponies in Ernest Shackleton’s great 1907–1[read more]

Climb: Tales of Man Versus Boulder, Crag, Wall, and Peak: Burns, Kerry L. & Cameron M. Burns. eds.
Burns, Kerry L. & Cameron M. Burns. eds. Climb: Tales of Man Versus Boulder, Crag, Wall, and Peak
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 243, 14 bw photos, map, wraps; new #25855 $14.95
A cliffhanging collection of 15 of the world’s greatest climbing adventures. From straightforward narratives of ascents to meticulous self-examination to spiritual reveries, climbing prompts men and women to pour forth essays, articles, and books that are unlike any other field of literature. Clim[read more]

Alaska – Narrative, Glaciers, Natives – History, Geography, Resources (Harriman Alaska Expedition): Burroughs, John, John Muir & George Bird Grinell, et al.
Burroughs, John, John Muir & George Bird Grinell, et al. Alaska – Narrative, Glaciers, Natives – History, Geography, Resources (Harriman Alaska Expedition)
1901 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xxxvii, 183, color frontis, 7 color & 48 bw plates, 12 color illus, 175 figs, 2 (of 4) maps, vol II pp.185-383, color frontis, 5 color & 53 bw plates, 13 color illus , 65 figs, 1 color map, teg, uncut, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, near fine #27146 $315.00
Edward Henry Harriman (1848-1909) was one of the nation’s most powerful railroad magnates. In 1899 he organized a large, lavish expedition which left Seattle on the ship George W. Elder. Carrying 126 passengers, consisting of scientists, artists, photographers, naturalists, crew and family, the Elde[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]

Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall: Butler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh
Butler, 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; issued w/o dj, cloth corner bumped from shipping, else new #27901 $59.95 $39.95
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]

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]

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]

The Moth and The Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest: Caesar, Ed
Caesar, Ed The Moth and The Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 261, 8 bw photos, 4 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27847 $27.95
In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Mount Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceives his own crazy, beautiful plan: he will fly a plane from England to Everest, crash-land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to[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]

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