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Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
Cooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24825 $39.95
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provid[read more]

Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
signedCooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US signed, numbered, & boxed ltd ed of 209 copies of which 175 were for sale, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, slipcase & cloth new #24968 $99.00 $79.00
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provid[read more]

Soul of the Rockies: Portraits of America’s Largest Mountain Range: Cooper, Ed
Cooper, Ed Soul of the Rockies: Portraits of America’s Largest Mountain Range
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 208, photo frontis, color & bw photos, color maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25111 $39.95
From the author of the acclaimed ‘Soul of the Heights’, here is a stunning photographic celebration of the remarkable Rocky Mountains. Cooper brings the continent’s most iconic mountain range to life, zeroing in on its heart. In a photographic feast that takes us from the Canadian border at Idaho a[read more]

Soul of Yosemite: Portraits of Light and Stone: Cooper, Ed
Cooper, Ed Soul of Yosemite: Portraits of Light and Stone
2011 US 1st, 4to, pp.ix, 149, photo frontis, 105 color & 52 bw photos, 2 color maps, wraps; new #25692 $19.95
Cooper celebrates one of America’s most iconic natural wonders with this stunning and singular photographic feast. He captures the soul of Yosemite National Park in an entirely new way, zeroing in on its breathtaking peaks, ranges, and rocks, and the spectacular effects of changing light. This one[read more]

Corbett, Jim Man-Eaters
1997 Adventure Library NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xix, 295, frontis, illus, 2 maps, illus eps, grey/pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #25246 $19.00 $15.20
This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas: Corner, George W.
Corner, George W. Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas
1972 Temple U Press Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 306, photo frontis, 37 bw illus, 6 maps, grey cloth; dj lightly faded on spine, else fine, cloth fine #13715 $9.00
Biography of Elisha Kent Kane with emphasis on his two Franklin search expeditions.[read more]

Cosson, Renzino Autour du Mont Blanc [Around Mont Blanc]
1984 Glenat Grenoble 1st, 4to, pp.119, 53 color photos, black cloth; cloth fine. #20700 $29.00
A lovely large-format book showing Mont Blanc in all its moods. In French, no English translation. Perret 512.[read more]

Flying Off Everest: A Journey from the Summit to the Sea: Costello, Dave
Costello, Dave Flying Off Everest: A Journey from the Summit to the Sea
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 194, 17 color photos, map, wraps; new #26728 $18.95
Costello tells the audacious story of two unsponsored Nepalis, Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa, who climbed Everest in April 2011, paraglided from its peak over the North Face, and paddled nearly 400 miles down the Ganges River to the ocean. Little problems wouldn't stop them. Like the f[read more]

Cousteau, Jacques-Yves & Mose Richards Jacque Cousteau’s Amazon Journey
1984 Abrams NY 1st, 4to, pp.235, photo frontis, 227 color photos, 2 color maps, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25247 $5.00 $4.00
This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery: Cox, Lynne
Cox, Lynne South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 291, 51 bw photos, 3 bw illus, 2 figures, 2 maps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #25873 $25.95
Cox presents the life and expeditions, both in the Arctic and Antarctic, of Roald Amundsen together with accounts of her swimming the frigid Antarctic waters in Amundsen's wake a century later.[read more]

Race to the Pole: Cracknell, James & Ben Fogle
Cracknell, James & Ben Fogle Race to the Pole
2009 UK 3rd, 8vo, pp.346, 25 color photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25575 $37.95
Cracknell and Fogle were members of one team, out of six, which participated in the 2009 Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Race. This was the first ‘race to the pole’ since Amundsen and Scott in 1911. Their British team came in second, to the Norwegians once again, after skiing and sledging 480 miles fr[read more]

Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World
2002 Carlton London 1st, 4to, 63 color & 40 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26340 $19.00
A photo history covering the earliest sighting of the mountina, the early British attempts, the 1953 first ascent, the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, Tabei’s ascent, the British SW Face ascent, Messner and Habeler without oxygen, Messner’s solo, Boardman and Tasker, the Kangshung[read more]

Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, 59 color & 43 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26476 $33.95
A photo history of Everest updated from Craig’s earlier ‘Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World’, published in 2002. In addition to the coverage of the early British attempts and the 1953 first ascent, Craig also includes the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, T[read more]

Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century: Craig, Malcolm
Craig, Malcolm Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century
2015 self pub US 8vo, pp.502, 30 figs, 26 portraits, appendices, wraps; new #26885 $19.95
Almost all first ascents made in the Alps during the nineteenth century were led by professional mountain guides. Together they form a fascinating group of men who formed a close relationship with mountaineers, referred to as ‘amateurs’ in the true sense of the word, despite a great difference in th[read more]

Shackles of Convention: Women Mountaineers before 1914: Craig, Malcolm
Craig, Malcolm Shackles of Convention: Women Mountaineers before 1914
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 13 bw photos, 10 bw illus, 6 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26577 $39.95
A celebration of the contribution made by women to the early history of mountaineering. Early mountaineering is too easily seen as dominated by men and viewed as among the manliest of activities. Women mountaineers were largely overlooked or if considered tended to be drawn into a debate about women[read more]

Storm and Sorrow in the High Pamirs: Craig, Robert W.
Craig, Robert W. Storm and Sorrow in the High Pamirs
1977 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 171, 57 color photos, 10 maps/sketches, wraps; very good #15911 $25.00
The 1974 international climbing meet in the Pamirs where a number of climbers died. This paperback edition contains many more photos than the hardcover which was published later in 1980. Neate C139, Yak C153.[read more]

Storm and Sorrow in the High Pamirs: Craig, Robert W.
signedCraig, Robert W. Storm and Sorrow in the High Pamirs
1980 Simon & Schuster NY 1st hardcover, 8vo, pp.223, 21 color photos, 7 maps/sketches, white/black cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #11441 $59.00
The 1974 international climbing meet in the Pamirs was led by Bob Craig. Tragically, thirteen climbers from different teams were killed in an avalanche. This was initially published as a softcover book in 1977. Craig’s inscription in this copy is small with the recipient’s name removed. Neate C13[read more]

Inspiring Achievement: The Life and Work of John Hunt: Cranfield, Ingrid, ed.
Cranfield, Ingrid, ed. Inspiring Achievement: The Life and Work of John Hunt
2002 Inst for Outdoor Learning Cumbria 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 251, 28 color & 12 bw photos, wraps; corners bumped from shipping, else new #27652 $24.95
An interesting collection of stories and rememberances of Sir John Hunt (1910-1998) by not only himself but also a vast number of contributors.[read more]

That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi: Crawford, Janet, ed.
Crawford, Janet, ed. That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi
1998 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 24 color & 31 bw photos, drawings, 2 maps in pocket, appendices, gilt-dec blue cloth; dj w/ 2 small corner tears to cover, unclipped, very good, cloth w/ name to ffep, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #12826 $75.00
The Southern Cross Expedition, led by Carsten Borchgrevink, was the first to winter over on the Antarctic continent. Crawford, Bernacchi’s grand-daughter, here presents a wonderful book composed of extracts from Bernacchi’s unpublished diaries. With extensive notes, appendices, and previously unpubl[read more]

Mountaineering in Scotland: The Early Years: Crocket, Ken
Crocket, Ken Mountaineering in Scotland: The Early Years
2015 Scotland 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 352, 3 color & 65 bw photos, 2 drawings, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26933 $47.95
From Ken Crocket, author of ‘Ben Nevis: Britain’s Highest Mountain’, comes the full story of the dawning of mountaineering in Scotland. It will shock many to discover that within a few years, Victorian climbers brought climbing in Scotland to technical levels not surpassed until the 1940s. The book [read more]

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