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The Land Beneath the Ice: The Pioneering Years of Radar Exploration in Antarctica: Drewry, David J.
Drewry, David J. The Land Beneath the Ice: The Pioneering Years of Radar Exploration in Antarctica
2023 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxi, 409, 28 color & 135 bw photos, 3 bw illus, 20 figs, 10 color & 41 bw maps, appendices, black cloth; dj w/small tear back cover, else dj & cloth new #27928 $39.95
From the moment explorers set foot on the ice of Antarctica in the early nineteenth century, they desired to learn what lay beneath. Drewry provides an insider’s account of the ambitious and often hazardous radar mapping expeditions that he and fellow glaciologists undertook during the height of the[read more]

Sylvain Saudan: Skieur de l’Impossible: Dreyfus, Paul
Dreyfus, Paul Sylvain Saudan: Skieur de l’Impossible
1975 Arthaud Paris rep, 8vo, pp.281, 17 bw photos, errata slip, wraps w/ dj; dj bumped top spine, vg+, internally bumped, near fine #24580 $39.00
Saudan earned his reputation as an extreme skier on near-vertical slopes. This includes accounts of his descents of l’Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc, the Eiger, and more. In French, no English translation. Perret 3906.[read more]

A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks: Drummond, Edwin
Drummond, Edwin A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks
1997 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.224, 17 bw photos, wraps; some page corners w/ fold marks, else fine #25593 $9.00
Drummond’s work first appeared in Ascent magazine and here they form a loose autobiography. Included are 17 essays and 23 poems focused principally on climbing – first ascents on St. John’s Head and the Troll Wall, a solo ascent of El Capitan’s Nose, and an audacious solo attempt on the North Ameri[read more]

The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903: Drygalski, Erich von
Drygalski, Erich von The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903
1989 Bluntisham Cambridgeshire 1st in Eng, ltd ed 450, 4to, pp.xxi, 373, photo frontis, 127 bw photos, bw drawings, 8 maps, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illustrated cover, tan cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #14478 $145.00
The first English translation of Drygalski's 1904 narrative. This was the second expedition to winter over and fielded a strong scientific team, resulting in 20 volumes of scientific reports. The ship Gauss was released only after spreading garbage around the ship to absorb sunlight. Conrad p.9[read more]

El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes: Duane, Daniel
signedDuane, Daniel El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, map eps, orange cloth; signed Glen Denny, Andy Kirkpatrick, Ed Webster, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #21104 $59.00
The first book devoted to the unique history of El Capitan, Yosemite’s perfect 3000’ granite wall. Duane recounts adventures by Harding, Robbins, Bridwell, Middendorf, Corbett, and Burk. The historic photos are nicely presented.[read more]

The Shameless Diary of an Explorer: Dunn, Robert
signedDunn, Robert The Shameless Diary of an Explorer
1907 Outing Publishing NY 1st, small 8vo, pp.viii, 297, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, giilt dec red cloth; signed Brad Washburn, front cover bright, spine lettering darkened, some discoloration to back cover, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #10999 $450.00
Journalist Dunn was with Dr. Cook on this first circumnavigation of Mt. McKinley in 1903. An important work in the early history of McKinley. Neate D55.[read more]

World Alive: A Personal Story: Dunn, Robert
Dunn, Robert World Alive: A Personal Story
1956 Crown NY 1st, 8vo, pp.469, red cloth; dj chipped top spine, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #22189 $39.00
The bustling autobiography of a champion peregrinator whisks us with a word across seas, continents, up volcanos and mountains, into newsrooms, and political frays. Dunn started his newspaper career under Lincoln Steffens; he covered such varied phenomena as Carric Nation, the Martinique volcanic di[read more]

Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration: Dunne, Cyril
Dunne, Cyril Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration
2009 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 18 bw photos, 20 illus, 8 maps, wraps; new #27027 $29.95
The story of brave Arctic explorers who died in their attempts to seek the North-West Passage and North Pole during the years 1845-1877. Among them was Jim Hand from Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Although low in rank, Jim was unique for two reasons. Firstly, in the year 1876, he and a small band of sh[read more]

Alone at the Top: Climbing Denali in the Dead of Winter: Dupre, Lonnie
Dupre, Lonnie Alone at the Top: Climbing Denali in the Dead of Winter
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, appendices, wraps; new #27514 $17.95
What goes through your mind when you’re dropped alone in the middle of the Alaska Range, the cold and darkness surrounding you without another human being for miles? Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre had made a career out of working in teams to survive in extreme conditions and places most humans wouldn'[read more]

Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration: Dupre, Lonnie
signedDupre, Lonnie Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 color photos, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27516 $24.95
Dupre is a highly respected Arctic explorer having conducted numerous expeditions by dog sled, ski, and kayak in the Brooks Range, Siberia, Northwest Passage, Banks Island, Greenland, North Pole, as well as climbs in Canada, Nepal, and a first winter solo ascent of Denali. This book covers 25 years [read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Der Dritte Pol: Die Achttausender und ihre Trabanten [The Third Pole: The 8000ers and their Satellites]
1960 Nymphenburger München 1st, 8vo, pp.263, 35 bw photos, figs, 16 maps, map eps, pink cloth; cloth spine starting, tight, vg+. #23109 $35.00
Despite the title this is actually a different work from Dyhrenfurth’s ‘The Third Pole’ which was published in English. This is broader in that it covers the 8000ers, 7000ers, and other principal Himalayan peaks. Also includes a large bibliography. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Himalaya-Fahrt: Unsere Expedition 1930 [Himalaya-Trip: Our Expedition 1930]
1942 Orell Füssli Zürich new ed, 8vo, pp.192, 44 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; cloth spine sunned, vg+. #20534 $49.00
Account of the large International Himalayan Expedition of 1930, led by Dyhrenfurth, which attempted Kangchenjunga. Although they failed to reach the summit they did make the first ascent of Jongsang Peak. In German, no English translation. Yak D203.[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Himalaya-Fahrt: Unsere Expedition 1930 [Himalaya-Trip: Our Expedition 1930]
1942 Orell Füssli Zurich new ed, 8vo, pp.192, 44 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, cloth spine sunned, vg+. #23674 $59.00
Account of the large International Himalayan Expedition of 1930, led by Dyhrenfurth, which attempted Kangchenjunga. Although they failed to reach the summit they did make the first ascent of Jongsang Peak. In German, no English translation. Yak D203.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ name, vg+ #9634 $75.00 $67.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerin[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, chipped, vg, cloth fine #18327 $89.00
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, tan cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ AAC/Howorth bookplate, vg+ #25045 $65.00 $58.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. Howorth, Beckett (1900 – 1986) – Former AAC member and Councilor (1945-49) and member of the AMC. In 1936 he made the first free ascent of the Grand Teton’s Nor[read more]

Dyson, James L. The World of Ice
1963 Knopf NY 3rd, 8vo, pp.xvii, 292, xiii, 89 bw photos, maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth w/ name, fine #11504 $9.00 $7.20
A nice book on snow mountains and glaciers throughout the world, with some Antarctic content, and with many interesting photos. Renard 472, Spence 407. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The World of Ice: Dyson, James L.
Dyson, James L. The World of Ice
1962 Knopf NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.xvii, 292, xiii, 89 bw photos, maps, photo eps, blue cloth; cloth w/ 2 holes on 1 index page, vg #25180 $5.00 $4.00
A nice book on snow mountains and glaciers throughout the world, with some Antarctic content, and with many interesting photos. Renard 472, Spence 407. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He disco[read more]

The Fourteeners: Colorado’s Great Mountains: Eberhart, Perry & Philip Schmuck
Eberhart, Perry & Philip Schmuck The Fourteeners: Colorado’s Great Mountains
1970 Swallow Chicago 1st, 4to, pp.128, 71 bw photos, 2 maps, red cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9637 $39.00
A classic book covering the 53 Colorado peaks over 14,000’.[read more]

Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer: Edinger, Ray
Edinger, Ray Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 321, photo frontis, 35 bw illus, appendix, wraps; new #27028 $18.95
The story of the famed explorer who perhaps was the greatest American hero of the 1850's. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1842, Elijah Kent Kane became a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and was appointed physician to the China Mission under Caleb Cushing. In 1850 Kane sailed on the [read more]

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