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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 unclipped, fine, cloth tight, 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]

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]

Ordinary Women: An Arctic Adventure: Carter, Sue
Carter, Sue Ordinary Women: An Arctic Adventure
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 202, 19 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24146 $29.95
The chronicle of the first all-women ski expedition from Russia to the North Pole in 2001. Carter, the expedition’s organizer, describes the eight-year process of team selection, physical training, and the logistics of managing food, clothing, and shelter, along with problems with group leadership,[read more]

Casewit, Curtis W. The Mountain World
1976 Random House NY 1st, 4to, pp.251, color frontis, 100 color & 74 bw photos, gilt dec spine, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #24090 $19.00
A look at mountains and the mountain environment around the world. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C19.[read more]

Casewit, Curtis W. & Dick Pownall The Mountaineering Handbook: An Invitation to Climbing
1968 Lippincott Phil 5th, 8vo, pp.222, 75 bw photos, appendices, black/green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23894 $15.00
A mountaineering text for novice and expert. Pownall was a member of the 1963 American Everest Team. A very nice, crisp copy. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C20.[read more]

50 Years of Alpinism: Cassin, Riccardo
signedCassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9576 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

50 Years of Alpinism: Cassin, Riccardo
signedCassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1981 Diadem London 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25864 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

Erster am Seil [First on the Rope]: Cassin, Riccardo
Cassin, Riccardo Erster am Seil [First on the Rope]
2003 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.367, photo frontis, 20 color & 92 bw photos, page-ribbon, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #23658 $47.95
A richly-illustrated autobiography of one of Italy's, and the world’s, finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the f[read more]

La Sud del McKinley: Cassin, Riccardo
Cassin, Riccardo La Sud del McKinley
2000 Italy 1st thus, 8vo, pp.126, 37 bw photos, map, wraps; new #22187 $29.00
A most important work in the history of McKinley. Cassin’s 1961 ascent of the now-named Cassin Ridge was a major accomplishment on a new route. First published in 1965 this includes an introduction by Brad Washburn and a chronology. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Lhotse ’75: Spedizione Alpinistico-scientifica del C.A.I. all’Himalaya del Nepal: Cassin, Riccardo & Guiseppe Nangeroni
signedCassin, Riccardo & Guiseppe Nangeroni Lhotse ’75: Spedizione Alpinistico-scientifica del C.A.I. all’Himalaya del Nepal
1977 Club Alpino Italiano Bologna 1st, 4to, pp.171 + 65, 54 color & 106 bw photos (1 fldg panorama in pocket), 20 figs, 5 maps (1 fldg in pocket), table, illus ep, grey cloth; signed Reinhold Messner on bookplate, dj w/ chip on back & 1” tear, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #27109 $225.00
The 1975 attempt on Lhotse’s South Face was a combined climbing and scientific expedition. The strong team tackled vertical rock and 70° ice at high altitude but had to abandon the climb 3300’ short of the summit in the face of bad weather and avalanches. About half the book is devoted to the climb[read more]

Cassin, Riccardo & Guiseppe Nangeroni. Lhotse ’75: Spedizione Alpinistico-scientifica del C.A.I all’Himalaya del Nepal
1977 Club Alpino Italiano Bologna 1st, 4to, pp.171 + 65, 54 color & 106 bw (1 fldg panorama in pocket) photos, 20 figs, 5 maps (1 fldg in pocket), table, illus ep, grey cloth; dj w/ 1 small chip/tear, else fine, cloth fine. #23162 $165.00
The 1975 attempt on Lhotse’s South Face was a combined climbing and scientific expedition. The strong team tackled vertical rock and 70° ice at high altitude but had to abandon the climb 3300’ short of the summit in the face of bad weather and avalanches. About half the book is devoted to the clim[read more]

Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines: Catlow, Agnes & Maria
Catlow, Agnes & Maria Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines
[1861] James Hogg & Sons London 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xiii, 374, 2 pgs ads, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 tinted & 1 bw lithographs w/ tissue guards, vol II pp.ix, 368, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 9 tinted lithographs w/ tissue guards, gilt & blind-stamped red cloth; cloth rubbed, pulled top of spines, vol II w/ stain mark to lower front corner & hinges starting, good+ set #26521 $295.00 $219.00
The Catlow sisters were natural historians who wrote a number of books. Here they describe their travels in Switzerland and Northern Italy. Included are observations on flora, fauna, geography, topography, and anecdotes of their travels. This is from the Ladd Collection although it does not bear [read more]

Learning to Breathe: Cave, Andy
signedCave, Andy Learning to Breathe
2005 UK 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.276, 27 color & 6 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; inscribed ‘To Tony All best wishes Andy, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ slight toning to paper as usual, tight, fine #24041 $75.00
Cave’s memoir takes us from his early days as a coal miner 3000 feet below the surface to his emergence as a high altitude climber. In 1986 he quit his job mining in order to take up mountaineering professionally. He attempted Ama Dablam (1987), Annapurna III (1988), and Gasherbum IV (1993). In 1997[read more]

Thin White Line: Cave, Andy
Cave, Andy Thin White Line
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 240, 40 color & 5 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24979 $39.00
In 1997, Cave returned from the Himalaya, having climbed the stupendous north face of Changabang, but losing his friend and climbing partner in the process. Traumatized by the ordeal, he examines his relationship with the mountains that have defined his life. Will he have the courage to undertake su[read more]

Many are Cold but Few are Frozen: Plain Tales from Antarctica: Chambers, Graham
Chambers, Graham Many are Cold but Few are Frozen: Plain Tales from Antarctica
2016 US 8vo, pp.117, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #27774 $10.95
Short stories based on real incidents that occurred during the author's two-year stay as a meteorologist at Halley 3, a British Research base in Antarctica located about 500 miles from the South Pole. In 1973 to 1975, Chambers was part of an eighteen-man (no women) research group that lived in this [read more]

Le Vertige de L'Infini: Chamoux, Benoît
Chamoux, Benoît Le Vertige de L'Infini
1988 Albin Michel Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.187, 33 color photos, wraps; fine #18415 $29.00
Contains accounts of Chamoux’s climbs on Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I and II, Dhaulagiri II, and Everest. Chamoux would go on to summit 13 of the 14 8000ers before his disappearance on Kangchenjunga in 1995. In French, no English translation.[read more]

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