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My Life as an Explorer: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald My Life as an Explorer
1927 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.282, photo frontis, sketch, 2 maps, appendix, top edge yellow, medium blue cloth; cloth rubbed, name, some pencil notations, very good+ #9003 $65.00
Amundsen’s autobiography published one year before his death while searching for the dirigible Italia. In this he covers his early years, the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99), the Northwest Passage in the ship Gjøa (1903-06), the South Pole (1910-12), the Northeast Passage in the ship Maud (19[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907
2018 Norway trade ed, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.623, 90 color & 284 bw photos, 6 color & 29 bw illus, plan, 12 color & 5 bw maps, illus eps, vol II pp.631-1174, 131 color & 327 bw photos, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 4 plans, 3 color & 3 bw maps, appendices, illus eps, wraps; new #27538 $59.95
This is the first publication of Amundsen’s complete diary of the Gjøa expedition which made the first crossing of Canada’s Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is also the most complete collection of images from the expedition published in one book. Over the course of th[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907
2018 Norway Deluxe ed 100 copies, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.623, 90 color & 284 bw photos, 6 color & 29 bw illus, plan, 12 color & 5 bw maps, vII pp.631-1174, 131 color & 327 bw photo, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 4 plans, 3 color & 3 bw maps, apps, page ribbons,; new #27537 $495.00
A Beautiful Presentation of Amundsen’s Northwest Passage Diary. Silver-lettered full red leather bindings in silver-lettered red cloth slipcase This is the first publication of Amundsen’s complete diary of the Gjøa expedition which made the first crossing of Canada’s Northwest Passage between[read more]

The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen
1908 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xiii, 335, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 69 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, vII pp.ix, 397, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 70 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, teg, gilt-lettered spines & covers, black cloth; cloth w/ light wear, 2 bookplates in ea vol, vI fldg map w/ 2.5” tear, tight, fine #26719 $695.00
Account of the voyage of Amundsen’s ship Gjöa which made the first complete passage through the Northwest Passage. Amundsen and his crew of six were frozen in for two winters off King William Island and spent the time undertaking sledge journeys to determine the location of the North Magnetic Pole. [read more]

The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12
2010 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.411, 46 color & 212 bw photos, 3 color & 7 bw illus, 6 maps, illus eps, wraps; new #25628 $44.95
Amundsen’s daily diaries, written from the moment the South Pole Expedition left Norway until the telegram of their success, and never intended for publication, are now available in English for the first time, almost a 100 years after they were written. Some of the contents will be known to readers[read more]

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the
Amundsen, Roald The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912
1913 Lee Keedick NY 1st ed, thick 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xxxv, 392, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 81 bw illus, fldg plan, 2 maps (1 fldg); vII pp.x, 449, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 52 bw illus, 20 maps/charts (1 fldg), appendices, teg, gilt-letter spine & covers, blue cloth; cloth bright, faint sign of former labels on ffep both vols, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, fine #26720 $1,950.00
Amundsen's classic account of the discovery of the South Pole in 1911. This was published in the UK three months before word of Capt. Scott’s death became known. A classic work in the annals of polar literature. This nice set includes the oft-missing folding plan of the Fram. Conrad p.156, Renard[read more]

First Crossing of the Polar Sea: Amundsen, Roald & Lincoln Ellsworth
Amundsen, Roald & Lincoln Ellsworth First Crossing of the Polar Sea
1927 Doran NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 324, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, fldg map, fore-edge uncut, embossed cover, blue cloth; cloth w/ light corner wear, tight, very good #25765 $125.00
In 1926 Amundsen and 15 others, including Ellsworth and Riiser-Larsen from his flight the previous year, took two days to make the first crossing of the Arctic Sea, via the North Pole, in the airship Norge. Norge was designed by Umberto Nobile who Amundsen would die searching for in 1928. With the[read more]

signedAmy, Bernard La Montagne des Autres: Alpinisme en Pays Kurde
1972 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 26 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, wraps; inscribed to Ad Carter, with Ad’s bookplate, fine. #23641 $39.00
Amy describes climbs made in the little-known Cilo Dag range (13,000’) in southeastern Turkey. He and his friends were greatly helped by the local Kurds. In French, no English translation.[read more]

signedAmy, Bernard, ed Technique de l’Alpinisme
1977 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.404, 319 bw photos, 266 figs, map, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed on tipped-in publisher’s card, w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ edge tears top/bottom spine, vg. #23642 $45.00
A most comprehensive book covering all aspects of mountaineering from ethics to objectives, legalities, and technique. Heavily illustrated to supplement one’s knowledge of the language! In French, no English translation.[read more]

signedAnderson, J. R. L. High Mountains and Cold Seas: A Biography of H. W. Tilman
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.366, 40 bw photos, 15 maps, green cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj fine, cloth fine #9450 $89.00 $80.10
Tilman led the first ascent of Nanda Devi, in 1936, on which Dr. Houston was a member. They joined up again, in 1950, in the first reconnaissance of the southern approach to Everest via the Khumbu Valley. An excellent biography of a great explorer. Neate A50, SB A16, Yak A74.[read more]

Nine Lives: Expeditions to Everest: Anderson, Robert Mads
signedAnderson, Robert Mads Nine Lives: Expeditions to Everest
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 48 color photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed sticker, new #27709 $29.95
Anderson is an elite mountaineer with a solitary goal: to conquer Everest. After nearly getting killed on his first expedition, Anderson then led a team up a new route without oxygen or Sherpa support, climbed solo on the remote North Face to finally guide a team to the top of the world. Incorpor[read more]

To Everest Via Antarctica: Climbing Solo on the Highest Peak on Each of the World's Seven Continents: Anderson, Robert Mads
Anderson, Robert Mads To Everest Via Antarctica: Climbing Solo on the Highest Peak on Each of the World's Seven Continents
1996 Bateman NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 219, 23 color photos, blue cloth; dj w/ sticker on back, unclipped, else fine, cloth, tight, fine #5539 $14.00
Rob Anderson started his Seven Summits Solo project following an ascent of Kosciuszko in 1991. Over the following four years he succeeded on five other continental high points, interspersed with two attempts on Everest. On his seventh overall visit to Everest, in 1995, he was defeated by poor weathe[read more]

Expedition South: Anderson, W. Ellery
Anderson, W. Ellery Expedition South
1957 Evans London 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, tight, vg #27626 $9.95
Anderson applied to join an expedition to the Falkland Islands Dependencies within the Antarctic as a means of satisfying a life-long personal ambition and of re-orientating himself after 14years as a regular Army officer - the last three of which had been spent as a leader of guerrilla forces opera[read more]

Triumph on Everest: A Tribute from the Sherpas of Nepal: Ang Rita Sherpa & Susan Höivik, eds
Ang Rita Sherpa & Susan Höivik, eds Triumph on Everest: A Tribute from the Sherpas of Nepal
2003 Nepal 1st, 8vo, pp.151, 39 color & 57 bw photos, wraps; fine #22943 $19.00
An interesting item, done to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, with a number of profiles and sections contributed by Sherpa climbers. The first section is on Mountains and Mountaineers while the second is on the Khumbu and the Sherpas. Note: This is not edited by the c[read more]

The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest: Anker, Conrad & David Roberts
signedAnker, Conrad & David Roberts The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 21 bw photos, brown/white cloth; signed Anker & Roberts, dj & cloth new #18549 $49.00 $39.00
Seventy-five years following George Mallory’s disappearance on Mt. Everest, heading for the top, Conrad Anker discovered Mallory’s body lying face down in the scree at 27,000 feet. Seventeen days later Anker free-climbed the notorious Second Step. Reflecting on the climb, Anker describes his discove[read more]

The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest: Anker, Conrad & David Roberts
signedAnker, Conrad & David Roberts The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 21 bw photos, brown/white cloth; signed Anker, dj fine, cloth fine #18548 $39.00 $19.00
Seventy-five years following George Mallory’s disappearance on Mt. Everest, heading for the top, Conrad Anker discovered Mallory’s body lying face down in the scree at 27,000 feet. Seventeen days later Anker free-climbed the notorious Second Step. Reflecting on the climb, Anker describes his disco[read more]

Eiger: The Vertical Arena: Anker, Daniel, ed.
Anker, Daniel, ed. Eiger: The Vertical Arena
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 112 color & 67 bw photos, 8 illus, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ name sticker/date, else fine #24701 $39.00 $33.15
A complete climbing history of the Eiger based on the works of 17 climbers, both historical and present-day. Also includes route descriptions along with wonderful color photos. This book has become surprisingly hard to find. To see all of our Sale Items, cli[read more]

Defying Gravity: High Adventure on Yosemite’s Walls: Arce, Gary
Arce, Gary Defying Gravity: High Adventure on Yosemite’s Walls
1996 Wildlerness Press Berkeley 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 194, photo frontis, 14 color & 71 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #24697 $9.95
Arce, veteran climber, mountaineer, and photographer, brings to life the gripping stories of some of Yosemite’s adventurous and daring climbers. Here are descriptions of early developments in Yosemite climbing, spirited narratives of the Park’s classic climbs, new accounts of recent accomplishments[read more]

Arctic. Arctic Bibliography
1957, Vol 7 DoD Washington 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 1071, fldg map, blue cloth; cloth w/ name, vg+. #9031 $39.00
Contains entry numbers 38,411-43,464.[read more]

Arctic. Arctic Bibliography
1957, Vol 7 DoD Washington 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 1071, fldg map, blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ spine numbers, internal markings, vg+. #9030 $35.00
Contains entry numbers 38,411-43,464.[read more]

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