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With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913: Davies, Francis
Davies, Francis With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913
2020 UK Trade ed, 4to, pp.152, photo frontis, 117 bw photos, 4 bw illus, sketch, bw map, photo eps, page-ribbon, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27704 $59.95
Francis Davies (1885-1952) served as a Carpenter and Shipwright on the Terra Nova as a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13). While most accounts are by the ship’s officers, Davies was an ordinary seaman thus making his account of this expedition a rare viewpoint fro[read more]

From South Devon to The South Pol: Davies, Paul
Davies, Paul From South Devon to The South Pol
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp,xiv, 70, photo frontis, 27 color & 63 bw photos, 2 sketches, wraps; new #25691 $19.95
Davies shows the close connection between Plymouth and South Devon to the Heroic Age explorations of Robert Scott’s two expeditions and Ernest Shackleton’s three expeditions. Men from this part of the UK journeyed south on all five of these historic expeditions.[read more]

Catalog of the David Davis Polar Library: Davis, David
Davis, David Catalog of the David Davis Polar Library
1969 Stanford Research Inst Menlo Park 1st, 8vo, pp.87, photo frontis, 4 bw illus, 29 figs, 4 maps, wraps; vg #27365 $39.00
David Davis (1896-1964) was a Lt. Commander in the Navy and a lifelong student of Antarctic exploration. Following Davis’ death his Polar Library was donated to the Standford Research Institute and the creation of this catalog was commissioned by Dr. Thomas Poulter. Poulter was second in command of [read more]

With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914: Davis, John King
Davis, John King With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914
2007 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 183, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, 68 sketches, 8 bw maps (1 fldg), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth corners bumped from shipping, else new #24970 $75.00
Davis had an illustrious career in the Antarctic, serving on seven voyages from 1907 to 1930; particularly as Chief Officer “Nimrod” British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Master “Aurora” Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, and Commander “Ross Sea” Relief Expedition, 1916. This is Davis’ [read more]

'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition: Davis, Pamela B.
Davis, Pamela B. 'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition
Nov 1996 Cambridge Review UK extract, 4to, pp.11, 3 bw illus; photocopied extract in plastic binding, new #25912 $6.95
Their last hope was gone. Inside the tent, Scott composed his final thoughts, 'These rough notes', he wrote, 'and our dead bodies must tell the tale...'. Without his 'rough notes', which are anything but, the story of this heroic struggle for life would be lost. 'These Rough Notes' is a theatrica[read more]

Learning to Fly: A Memoir of Hanging On and Letting Go: Davis, Steph
Davis, Steph Learning to Fly: A Memoir of Hanging On and Letting Go
2015 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.311, 40 color & 76 bw photos, wraps; new #27004 $15.95
Steph Davis is a superstar in the climbing community. She is the only woman to have free soloed 5.11, the first woman to summit all the peaks of the Fitzroy Range, the second woman to free climb El Capitan in a day, the first woman to free climb the Salathė Wall on El Capitan, the first woman to fre[read more]

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest: Davis, Wade
Davis, Wade Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
2011 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 655, 41 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj & cloth new #25843 $32.50
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian, and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Davis vividly re-creates British climbers’ epic attempts to scale Everest in the early 1920s. With new acces[read more]

Däweritz, Karl, Uwe Jensen, & Werner Rump Vom Teufelsturm zum Dach der Welt
1971 Sportverlag Berlin 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 17 color & 63 bw photos, 2 maps, photo eps, yellow cloth; cloth w/ some dark staining to cover, vg. #21415 $29.00
Accounts of German expeditions to the Caucasus, Altai, and Pamir ranges. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Wild Snow: A Historical Guide to North American Ski Mountaineering: Dawson, Louis W.
Dawson, Louis W. Wild Snow: A Historical Guide to North American Ski Mountaineering
1997 AAC Golden 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 254, photo frontis, 214 b/w photos, 10 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #7979 $29.00
A wonderfully illustrated and detailed history of ski mountaineering from Alaska to New England,with 54 classic routes.[read more]

Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska’s Air Frontiers: Day, Beth
signedDay, Beth Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska’s Air Frontiers
1974 Holt, Rinehart & Winston NY 8th, 8vo, pp.348, 68 bw photos, map eps, white/grey cloth; signed Bob Reeves, dj chipped top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27563 $35.00
Reeve, one of Alaska’s best known pilots, flew Bob Bates and Brad Washburn to Mount Lucania to make the first ascent in 1937. This includes the incredible account of the landing on Walsh Glacier prior to the ascent of Lucania.[read more]

Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska's Air Frontiers: Day, Beth
signedDay, Beth Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska's Air Frontiers
1968 Holt, Rinehart & Winston NY 5th, 8vo, pp.348, 68 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; inscribed ‘Anchorage 9/23/69 Best greetings from Alaska for all happy landings & good luck thru modern life in the Great Society! Bob Reeves’, signed Bob Bates, dj w/ light wear, clipped, vg, cloth fine #14436 $69.00
Reeve, one of Alaska's best known pilots, flew Bob Bates and Brad Washburn to Mount Lucania to make the first ascent in 1937. This includes the incredible account of the landing on Walsh Glacier prior to the ascent of Lucania.[read more]

Antarctica: A Biography: Day, David
Day, David Antarctica: A Biography
2013 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.ix, 614, 29 bw photos, map, map eps, dark blue/blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26452 $34.95
In this absorbing work, Day describes in detail two centuries of exploration, scientific investigations, and contentious geopolitics. Drawing from archives around the world, he provides a sweeping history of this vast unconquered land and the dynamic figures that have been drawn to it,[read more]

De Beer, G. R. Early Travellers in the Alps
1967 October House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 204, frontis, 39 bw plates, 30 figs, 5 maps (1 fldg), green cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth fine. #23001 $35.00
De Beer discusses Alpine travel in the 16th-18th centuries with many early illustrations. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D13.[read more]

A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray’s Arctic Journal 1852-1854: De Bray, Emile Frédéric
De Bray, Emile Frédéric A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray’s Arctic Journal 1852-1854
1992 Univ Toronto Press Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 339, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 12 sketches, 9 maps, appendices, green cloth; dj very fine, cloth very fine #25768 $29.00
In April 1852, De Bray sailed on board ‘Resolute’ bound for the icy waters north of Canada as part of Sir Edward Belcher’s Arctic Squadron searching for Sir John Franklin, missing since 1845. As the only Frenchman in the expedition he notices and comments on details his fellow officers would have c[read more]

De Colombel, Christine Everest: L'Impossible Exploit - Expedition Marc Batard 1990
1991 Denoël Paris 1st, 4to, pp.127, 114 color & 2 bw photos, sketch, wraps; corners bumped, else fine. #17400 $39.00
A lovely, large-format, and largely photographic, book on Marc Batard's 1990 French/Belgian Everest expedition. Batard, known for his 1988 ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen in less than 24 hours, was attempting to solo both Everest and Lhotse in a day! This colorful book also features [read more]

Mysteries of the North Pole: De La Croix, Robert
De La Croix, Robert Mysteries of the North Pole
1954 Muller London 1st, 8vo, pp.216, map frontis, 12 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg- #25712 $5.00
Accounts of the expeditions of Franklin’s Erebus and Terror, Andrée, the Saint Anne, and Nobile’s Italia.[read more]

Hands of a Climber: A Life of Colin Kirkus: Dean, Steve
Dean, Steve Hands of a Climber: A Life of Colin Kirkus
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.278, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, sketch, map/photo eps, red cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10467 $31.95 $28.95
Biography of one of the UK’s leading pre-war climbers and a welcome addition to the modern climber’s knowledge of the 1930’s. He spent his weekdays in an insurance office secretly studying photos of cliffs with all known routes marked...“The blank spaces in between fascinated me”. To see all of o[read more]

In the Antarctic: Stories of Scott’s Last Expedition: Debenham, Frank
Debenham, Frank In the Antarctic: Stories of Scott’s Last Expedition
1998 Erskine Norfolk 1st thus, 8vo, pp.146, many illus, illus eps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #14474 $49.00
A delightful work dealing with the lighter side of Scott’s last Antarctic expedition based on Debenham’s three years as the expedition geologist. His collection of stories was the last book written by an expedition member. See Conrad p.174, Karrow 176, Meadows 330, Renard 431, Rosove 90.A1, Spen[read more]

Mountains from Space: Peaks and Ranges of the Seven Continents: Dech, Stefan, Reinhold Messner, Rüdiger Glaser & Ralf-Peter Märtin
Dech, Stefan, Reinhold Messner, Rüdiger Glaser & Ralf-Peter Märtin Mountains from Space: Peaks and Ranges of the Seven Continents
2005 US 1st, 4to, pp.244, 144 color photos (3 gatefolds), map, appendices, grey cloth; dj & cloth new. #24137 $49.95 $39.95
Using highly specialized, advanced digital satellite imaging, the German Remote Sensing Data Center has compiled this astounding collection of images of the Earth's mountain ranges over the course of the last five years. These stunning images show majestic peaks on all seven continents in views tak[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic: Decleir, Hugo ed.
Decleir, Hugo ed. Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic
1999 UK 1st, ltd ed 1500, 8vo, pp.v, 208, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, 30 drawings, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #15877 $75.00 $59.00
Amundsen served as first mate on Adrian de Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99) in the ship “Belgica”. Although previous scientific work was conducted in Antarctic waters this was the first voyage of scientific vessel to the Antarctic continent. Frederick Cook was the expedition surge[read more]

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