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Lost Beneath the Ice: The Story of HMS Investigator: Cohen, Andrew
Cohen, Andrew Lost Beneath the Ice: The Story of HMS Investigator
2013 Canada 1st, square 8vo, pp.152, color frontis, 60 color & 4 bw photos, 10 color & 4 bw illus, 5 ship’s plans, 4 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26573 $29.95
When Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in the 1840s, the British Admiralty launched the largest rescue mission in its history. Among the search vessels was HMS Investigator, which left England in 1850 under the command of Captain Robert McClure. While the ambitious McClure never found Fran[read more]

Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall: Cohen, Valerie Mendenhall, ed.
signedCohen, Valerie Mendenhall, ed. Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.352, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, appendices, wraps; signed, new #24724 $18.95
Unknown to most American’s, Ruth Dyar Mendenhall (1912 – 1989) was one of America's first and most important women mountain climbers. She began her climbing career at the height of the Great Depression, at a time when the opportunities for women to climb were essentially non-existent. These pricel[read more]

Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1999 Canada ltd ed 1000 facs rep, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #20873 $59.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1911 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), teg, dec blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg+. #23215 $325.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

The Royal Navy and Polar Exploration Vol 2: From Franklin to Scott: Coleman, E. C.
Coleman, E. C. The Royal Navy and Polar Exploration Vol 2: From Franklin to Scott
2007 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.383, 85 bw photos, 112 bw illus, 1 map, wraps; new #26971 $49.95
Coleman follows up his earlier volume, ‘The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross’, by picking up the story with John Franklin’s 1845 expedition in search of a Northwest Passage and concluding with Robert Scott’s expedition to the South Pole, 1910-12. Within this timespan lie the ex[read more]

The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross: Coleman, E. C.
Coleman, E. C. The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.352, frontis, 118 bw illus, 12 maps, wraps; new #24521 $49.95
The need for polar exploration began in 1492 when, in his search for a route to the Orient, Columbus stumbled into a huge land barrier. By the 16th century, the Royal Navy had begun a series of assaults on the seemingly impregnable frozen Arctic fortress. This first volume covers expeditions from th[read more]

signedColijn, Dr. A. H. Naar de Eewige Sneeuw van tropisch Nederland: De bestijging van het Carstenzgebergte in Nederlandsch Nieuw Guinee
1938 Scheltens & Giltay Amsterdam 5th, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 149 bw photos, tan cloth; signed J. J. Dozy, cloth w/ bookplate, vg. #21335 $75.00
In 1936, Colijn led the Royal Netherlands Geographical Society-sponsored expedition to Carstenz Pyramid. He, along with two companions, made the first ascent of Ngga Pulu which was thought to be the highest point due to the thick glacier ice covering. Upon later recession of the glacier it was dis[read more]

Antarctic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers: Collier, Graham & Patricia Graham Collier
Collier, Graham & Patricia Graham Collier Antarctic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.194, 55 color & 13 bw photos, sketch, 9 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #17477 $35.00 $9.95
Collier visited the camps of Scott and Shackleton over the course of seven trips to the Antarctic. Here he tells in gorgeous photos and vivid prose of how he fell under its spell. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Drawn: The Art of Ascent: Collins, Jeremy
Collins, Jeremy Drawn: The Art of Ascent
2015 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.[172], 34 color & 15 bw photos, many color & bw illus, color map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26930 $24.95
At 32, artist and climber Collins found himself “somewhere between college and mortgage” and recognized within a profound need for transformation. Inspired in part by his friend Jonny Copp, who died tragically in an avalanche, Jeremy resolved to travel in the four cardinal directions – north, south,[read more]

Days to Remember: Adventures and Reflections of a Mountain Guide: Collister, Rob
signedCollister, Rob Days to Remember: Adventures and Reflections of a Mountain Guide
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 149, 28 color & 28 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27224 $25.95
Days to Remember is a collection of tales from well-known Welsh mountain guide Rob Collister - tales of long days on the hill, travelling fast and light, often alone, and always steering well clear of the honeypots. From day trips around his local hills in Wales, to worldwide expeditions including t[read more]

Lightweight Expeditions: Collister, Rob
Collister, Rob Lightweight Expeditions
1989 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.144, 17 color & 105 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #9598 $19.00
With over 20 years of expedition experience, Rob provides information on planning, equipment, travel, and medical aspects for lightweight expeditions.[read more]

Over the Hills & Far Away: Collister, Rob
Collister, Rob Over the Hills & Far Away
1996 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 190, 26 bw photos, 9 maps, wraps; new #18380 $19.95
Collister presents a variety of mountaineering essays ranging from the Welsh hills to the Antarctic, from the Alps to the Himalaya.[read more]

Brothers of the Mountains: Arturo and Oreste Squinobal – From the Alps to the Himalayas: Cometto, Maria Teresa
Cometto, Maria Teresa Brothers of the Mountains: Arturo and Oreste Squinobal – From the Alps to the Himalayas
2020 US 1st Eng trans, 8vo, pp.211, 25 bw photos, wraps; new #27731 $19.95
Brothers Arturo and Oreste Squinobal led an exciting life: they were carpenters, alpine guides, mountaineers, and protagonists of exceptional climbing exploits in the Alps and the Himalayas in the ‘70s and ‘80s. In an era when expeditions to the most famous peaks in the world have become a commercia[read more]

Alpinismo Eroico: Comici, Emilio
Comici, Emilio Alpinismo Eroico
1942 Ulrico Hoepli Milano 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxvii, 307, photo frontis, 120 bw photos, figs, uncut, wraps w/ French flaps; worn, good+ #26536 $165.00
Comici (1901-1940) was an Italian mountaineer considered to be the ‘angel of the Dolomites’ for his over 200 first ascents in that region. As one of the premier Italian climbers of his generation, along with Riccardo Cassin, he began the era of "sixth grade" climbing. He was the inventor and propo[read more]

Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]: Compagnoni, Achille
signedCompagnoni, Achille Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]
1958 Veronelli Milano 2nd, oblong 8vo, pp.77, 8 color & 31 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ tear top spine, vg #23363 $395.00
Compagnoni provides his first-person account of the first ascent of K2 in 1954. Compagnoni and Lacedelli achieved an historic first with their ascent of K2, although there has been considerable controversy regarding the role of Walter Bonatti. Quite scarce. In Italian, no English edition.[read more]

Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]: Compagnoni, Achille
Compagnoni, Achille Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]
1958 Veronelli Milano 2nd, oblong 8vo, pp.77, 8 color & 31 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine #22907 $195.00
Compagnoni provides his first-person account of the first ascent of K2 in 1954. Compagnoni and Lacedelli achieved an historic first with their ascent of K2, although there has been considerable controversy regarding the role of Walter Bonatti. Quite scarce. In Italian, no English edition.[read more]

Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent: Conefrey, Mick
Conefrey, Mick Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 322, 6 color & 8 bw photos, 2 bw illus, map, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26238 $39.95
On the morning of 2 June 1953, the day of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the first news ebbed through to the British public of a magnificent achievement: Everest had finally been conquered. Drawing on first-hand interviews and unprecedented access to archives, this is a groundbreaking new account of[read more]

The Last Great Mountain: The First Ascent of Kangchenjunga: Conefrey, Mick
Conefrey, Mick The Last Great Mountain: The First Ascent of Kangchenjunga
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, 20 bw photos, 6 sketches, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27682 $34.95
Conefrey tells the story of the first ascent of Kangchenjunga the third highest but reputedly the hardest mountain in the world. It was an astonishing achievement for a British team led by Everest veteran Charles Evans. Drawing on interviews, diaries and unpublished accounts, Conefrey begins his sto[read more]

Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Icemen: History of the Arctic and Its Explorers
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 27 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new. #15921 $24.95 $14.95
Profiles legendary adventurers, such as Cook and Peary, and illuminates the historical achievements of other explorers who reached their goals. Includes Ross, Franklin, Parry, Andree, Amundsen, Ellsworth, Nobile, Watkins, and others. This book was produced in conjunction with the series shown on t[read more]

Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks: Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan
Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.281, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, blue/tan cloth; dj & cloth new. #22550 $23.00 $18.50
A nice selection of nine stories covering a century of mountaineering from the Victorian era to the ascents of the Himalayan giants. Included are Albert Smith, Edward Whymper, the Duke of the Abruzzi, Frederick Cook, Maurice Wilson, Charles Houston, Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, and others. T[read more]

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