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Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage: Barnett, James K. & David L. Nicandri, eds.
Barnett, James K. & David L. Nicandri, eds. Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage
2015 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.xvii, 430, color frontis, 41 color & 5 bw photos, 51 color & 54 bw illus, 22 color & 22 bw maps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26899 $54.95
Captain James Cook is justly famous for his explorations of the southern Pacific Ocean, but his contributions to the exploration of the north Pacific and the Arctic are, arguably, equally significant. On his third and final great voyage, Cook surveyed the northwest coast of North American in the hop[read more]

Tragedies and Triumph in the North: Russian Exploration of the Arctic 1910-1915: Barr, William
Barr, William Tragedies and Triumph in the North: Russian Exploration of the Arctic 1910-1915
2019 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.180, 25 color & 185 bw photos, 12 maps (4 color), wraps; new #27597 $29.95
Russian attempts to reach the North Pole of navigate the Northeast Passage were just as daring and dramatic as the expeditions that took place at the same time, on the other side of the North Pole. Many ships and many men did not return to tell their tales. The fate of some expeditions is unknown ev[read more]

Deux Pour un 8000: Première Ascension du Hidden Sud 7069m et du Hidden Peak 8069m par la Face Sud-Ouest: Barrard, Maurice
New Barrard, Maurice Deux Pour un 8000: Première Ascension du Hidden Sud 7069m et du Hidden Peak 8069m par la Face Sud-Ouest
1981 Sipe Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.143, 19 color photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, wraps; sticker mark to front, crease line to back, very good #20699 $29.00
This small, two-person, French expedition succeeded in making the first ascent of Hidden Peak South (7069m) and the Southwest Face of Hidden Peak (8069m). They used no fixed camps, skis between the two peaks, and ski boots to the summit. In French, no English translation. Perret 270.[read more]

A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic Regions (1818): Undertaken Chiefly for the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West or Polar Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific: Barrow, John
Barrow, John A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic Regions (1818): Undertaken Chiefly for the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West or Polar Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific
1971 Barnes & Noble NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.x, 379, 48, 3 illus, fldg map, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #26114 $24.95
Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was a fellow of the Royal Society and served as Second Secretary of the Admiralty for forty years. In his position at the Admiralty, he was a great promoter of Arctic voyages of discovery, including those of John Ross, William Edward Parry, James Clark Ross, and John Fra[read more]

Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: Under the Command of the several Naval Officers employed by Sea and Land in Search of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with Two Attem: Barrow, Sir John
Barrow, Sir John Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: Under the Command of the several Naval Officers employed by Sea and Land in Search of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with Two Attem
[c1846] Harper & Bros NY 8vo, pp.359, illus, gilt-dec brown ribbed cloth; cloth chipped/worn top/bottom & edges of spine, front/back covers w/ cloth chipped from boards, library bookplate to fep, name, w/o the two maps called for in 1st printing, good #26689 $59.00
with Two Attempts to Reach the North Pole Barrow provides a detailed account of the principal British expeditions into the North American Arctic (and Svalbard), including John Ross (1818), David Buchan (1818), William Edward Parry (1819-20, 1821-23, 1824-25, 1827), Douglas Clavering and Edward Sa[read more]

Polar Crean: Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer: Barry, Dennis, Henry Leach, Bernard Carter, & S. Kemp
New Barry, Dennis, Henry Leach, Bernard Carter, & S. Kemp Polar Crean: Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer
023 UK 1st, 4to, pp.67, map frontis, 52 bw photos, 1 bw illus, 2 bw maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #27898 $39.95
This is a collection of writings related to Tom Crean including – Barry’s (née Tadhg Gahan)‘Polar Crean’ (1952), Leach’s ‘The Explorations of the South Pole’ (1901), Carter’s ‘Sport in the Antarctic’ (1904), and Kemp’s ‘Animal Life in the Antarctic’ (1937). Although not all specifically related to C[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834: Barry, Martin
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, color frontis w/ tissue guard, color lithograph w/ tissue guard, fldg panorama, uncut, green cloth; inscribed ‘Barry’s Ascent of Mont Blanc was the 18th and is so recorded by C. E. Matthew’s in “Annals of Mt. Blanc” J. M. T.’, spine cracked, covers sep, AAC, Thorington & AAC/Thorington bookplates, 6 clippings pasted to fep, frontis facing p.25, good #25081 $695.00 $500.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whi[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834: Barry, Martin
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards; inscribed ‘Paul Bevan With the Author’s kind regards, London 6mo 3, 1835’, boards w/ spine paper chipped, AAC bookplate, cover, ffep, & lithograph separated, heavy foxing to lithograph, frontis & title, small label on rep, good #24798 $1,395.00 $1,004.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834: Barry, Martin
American Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards; boards w/ spine taped, title label pasted to front cover, Jacomb, Field & AAC/Field (blacked out) bookplates, cover & ffep separated, ffep chipped/taped, good #24799 $595.00 $428.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S[read more]

Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole: Bart, Sheldon
Bart, Sheldon Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole
2013 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 560, 15 bw photos, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26562 $29.95
It was the dawn of a new age of adventure. Biplanes and dirigibles coasted through the air. Vast swaths of the Earth remained still untouched and unseen by man. And one group of relentless explorers competed in the race of a lifetime: to be the first to fly over the North Pole. What inspired their d[read more]

Bartlett, Phil The Undiscovered Country: The Reason We Climb
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 183, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, grey cloth; dj & cloth new. #18374 $31.95
Part history and part autobiography, Bartlett draws on the literature of mountaineering and his own experiences in the Lake District and Himalaya to address the question of why we climb.[read more]

Seven Summits: Bass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway
signedBass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway Seven Summits
1986 Warner NY 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 336, 73 color photos, blue cloth; signed Dick Bass on his poem pasted to ffep, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ name sticker on fep, fine #18573 $19.00
This is the book which started it all - the bold bid to climb the highest mountains of the seven continents. Includes their two previous attempts on Everest before success. SB B04.[read more]

Seven Summits: Bass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway
signedBass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway Seven Summits
1986 Warner NY 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 336, 73 color photos, blue cloth; signed Bass on his poem pasted to fep & Rick Ridgeway, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ some discoloration to page edges, tight, fine #18563 $59.00
This is the book which started it all - the bold bid to climb the highest mountains of the seven continents. Includes their two previous attempts on Everest before success. SB B04.[read more]

Mountain Man: The Story of Belmore Browne - Hunter, Explorer, Artist, Naturalist and Preserver of our Northern Wilderness: Bates, Robert
signedBates, Robert Mountain Man: The Story of Belmore Browne - Hunter, Explorer, Artist, Naturalist and Preserver of our Northern Wilderness
1988 Amwell Press Clinton Ltd ed #96/1000, 4to, pp.xvii, 424, color frontis, 33 color illus, 98 bw photos, sketches, 4 maps, appendix, page ribbon, linen eps, gilt dec blue leatherette, grey slipcase; signed Bates & Jim Rikhoff, slipcase fine, issued w/o dj, covers fine #26492 $185.00 $165.00
Belmore Brown was a member of Cook's 1906 expedition to Mt. McKinley and returned again in 1910 and 1912 when he nearly reached the summit. This is a wonderful tribute to Browne. This special, signed, limited edition was created for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. It has a different blue b[read more]

Bates, Robert H. Mountain Man: The Story of Belmore Browne - Hunter, Explorer, Artist, Naturalist and Preserver of our Northern Wilderness
1991 Amwell Press Clinton 2nd, 4to, pp.xvii, 424, 33 color illus, 98 bw photos, sketches, 4 maps, appendix, gilt dec brown cloth; cloth fine #23354 $59.00
Belmore Brown was a member of Cook's 1906 expedition to Mt. McKinley and returned again in 1910 and 1912 when he nearly reached the summit. This is a wonderful tribute to Browne.[read more]

Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946
2001 US 1st, 4to, pp.xviii, 229, frontis, 14 bw photos, 18 illus, marbled eps, green cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #20781 $49.00
Finally in print for all to enjoy, Bob Bates’ doctoral dissertation is a scholarly account of mountain writing and mountaineers from the 17th century to the early days on Everest. Signed copies are uncommon.[read more]

Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946: Bates, Robert H.
Bates, Robert H. Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946
2001 US 1st, 4to, pp.xviii, 229, frontis, 14 bw photos, 18 illus, green cloth; dj & cloth new #21530 $75.00 $37.00
Bob Bates’ doctoral dissertation is a scholarly account of mountain writing and mountaineers from the 17th century to the early days on Everest. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed Bates & Charles Houston, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9493 $175.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed 7 - Bob Bates, Nick Clinch, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, Dee Molenaar, Brad Washburn, dj fine, cloth fine #8472 $475.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
Bates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; dj fine, cloth tight, fine #9492 $45.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

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