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Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage: Delgado, James P.
Delgado, James P. Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 228, 80 color & 100 bw photos, 6 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #16983 $35.00 $28.00
A lavishly illustrated, comprehensive history of the long search for the fabled sea route through the Arctic. This work uses explorers’ published accounts, letters, and journals to follow the many, ill-fated expeditions which searched for the Northwest Passage. Includes the ill-fated Franklin expe[read more]

South Pole: The British Antarctic Expedition 1910–1913: Dell'Amore, Christine
Dell'Amore, Christine South Pole: The British Antarctic Expedition 1910–1913
2011 US 1st trade ed, 8vo, pp.136, 101 bw photos (12 gatefolds), 2 maps, blue-lettered white cloth; dj & cloth new #25972 $45.00
This magnificent book was published to celebrate the centenary of Scott’s last expedition and features a collection of Herbert Ponting’s stunning black-and-white photography alongside entries from Scott's harrowing diary. This includes forewards by Prince Albert of Monaco and Her Royal Highness The[read more]

After the Fall: A Climber’s True Story of Facing Death and Finding Life: DeMartino, Craig
DeMartino, Craig After the Fall: A Climber’s True Story of Facing Death and Finding Life
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #26396 $13.99
DeMartino suffered a horrific accident when he fell 100 feet while climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park. He tells how his faith pulled him through the recovery process, beset by setbacks, and the decision to have his injured leg amputated. DeMartino is still climbing and was the first amputee [read more]

Yosemite: In the Sixties: Denny, Glen
signedDenny, Glen Yosemite: In the Sixties
2008 US 2nd prtg, 4to, pp.144, 106 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Denny & Ed Cooper, lettered mylar dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #26493 $79.00
Denny has created an extraordinary book of rare black-and-white photographs of Yosemite Valley climbers. Originally inspired by the work of Ansel Adams, photographer and filmmaker Denny quickly mastered the effects of light on rock but his special gift is for these portraits of climbers in their ele[read more]

Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light chipping top spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #22206 $195.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #15889 $115.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Achille Compagnoni & Lino Lacedelli, dj lightly chipped top/bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth vg+ #26163 $1,595.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. A terrific copy signed by the first ascentionists. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]
1954 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, (64), fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 80 bw (2 fldg) photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Walter Bonatti, dj w/ most of spine missing, chipped, torn, poor, cloth w/ SIAE blindstamp on title page, small ink owner’s name in two places, vg #25887 $975.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This original Italian edition has more photos than the English language translations. This copy has the blindstamp of the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE, Italian Authors and Publishers Association) as I have seen in other[read more]

Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1956 McGraw Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, spline lightly faded, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #10996 $79.00 $59.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedDesmaison, René 342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses
1976 Flammarion Paris rep, 8vo, pp.201, 36 bw photos, wraps; signed, fine #18146 $95.00
Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. This is his account of his ascent of a new winter route on the Walker Spur of the Grand Jorasses. His partner Serge Gousseault died during the ascent and Desmaison had to be rescued, barely su[read more]

342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses: Desmaison, René
signedDesmaison, René 342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses
1975 Flammarion Paris rep, 8vo, pp.201, 36 bw photos, wraps; inscribed, near fine #24625 $39.00
Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. This is his account of his ascent of a new winter route on the Walker Spur of the Grand Jorasses. His partner Serge Gousseault died during the ascent and Desmaison had to be rescued, barely surv[read more]

Dewart, Gilbert Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica
1989 OSU Columbus 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 12 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #9093 $20.00
Dewart, a geophysicist, spent time in 1960 living and working with the a Soviet research team at both Mirnyy and Vostock.[read more]

Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica: Dewart, Gilbert
Dewart, Gilbert Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica
1989 OSU Columbus 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 12 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj w/ tear top right front/back corner, sticker residue, vg, cloth fine #25769 $5.00
Dewart, a geophysicist, spent time in 1960 living and working with the a Soviet research team at both Mirnyy and Vostock.[read more]

More than Everest: He Conquered the Hearts of Men - The Extraordinary Life of Autar Singh Cheema: Dhillon, Dr. Harish
Dhillon, Dr. Harish More than Everest: He Conquered the Hearts of Men - The Extraordinary Life of Autar Singh Cheema
2011 India 1st, 4to, pp.261, 163 color & 107 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, 3 maps, page-ribbon, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25870 $64.95
This is the remarkable story of Autar Singh Cheema – the first Indian to climb Everest. Born in pre-partition Punjab on 15 January 1938, he grew up amidst the idyllic environs of orchards and ancestral homes, spending summers in Jammu and Kashmir. This traces Cheema’s remarkable journey starting f[read more]

Climb Denali: A Reflective Journey: Dick, Laurent
signedDick, Laurent Climb Denali: A Reflective Journey
2004 Dick 1st, 4to, pp.64, photo frontis, 62 color & 1 bw photos, white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #24111 $19.95
From Base Camp to Summit, Dick’s wonderful photos present the impressive majesty of North America’s largest peak. “A beautifully illustrated book and delightful reading for anyone, whether or not you’ve actually climbed to the summit.” - Brad Washburn.[read more]

Penguins and Primus: An Account of the Northern Expedition June 1910 – February 1913: Dickason, Harry
Dickason, Harry Penguins and Primus: An Account of the Northern Expedition June 1910 – February 1913
2012 Australia 1st thus, 8vo, pp.191, photo frontis, 8 color & 32 bw photos, 4 pencil sketches, 2 maps, uncut, dec eps, dec tri-fold cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26857 $75.00
Londoner Harry Dickason (1885 – 1943) was a petty officer in the Royal Navy when he joined Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) as an Able Seaman. During the course of the expedition he served with the Northern Party, a group led by Lieutenant Victor Campbell with five others (Petty[read more]

Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest: Dickinson, Brian
Dickinson, Brian Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 259, 21 color photos, yellow cloth; dj & cloth new #26729 $24.99
In 2011, Dickinson, a former Navy rescue swimmer, was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Everest when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: should he continue to push for the summit, or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the optio[read more]

Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak: Dickinson, Matt
Dickinson, Matt Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak
2002 UK 1st, square 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 36 color & 13 bw photos, 8 removeable documents/artifacts, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #22897 $29.95
A most intriguing book for all ages. Dickinson, an Everest climber himself, has provided a book which presents the mountain in a unique format. Included throughout are removeable facsimilies such as the 1921 British Everest map, Nepalese rupees, a prayer flag, an excerpt from Maurice Wilson’s 1934[read more]

Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1998 Arrow London rep, 8vo, pp.211, 35 color photos, 3 maps, wraps; new. #14273 $14.95
Matt Dickinson was a member of the British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the three I[read more]

Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #10667 $45.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the three I[read more]

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