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James Fitzjames: The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition: Battersby, William
Battersby, William James Fitzjames: The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition
2010 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 33 bw photos, 2 tables, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25858 $34.95
James Fitzjames was a hero of the early nineteenth-century Royal Navy. A charismatic man with a wicked sense of humour, he pursued his naval career with wily determination. When he joined the Franklin Expedition at the age of 32 he thought he would make his name. But instead the expedition comple[read more]

Kaukasisches Abenteúer [Caucasus Adventure]: Bauer, Josef Martin
signedBauer, Josef Martin Kaukasisches Abenteúer [Caucasus Adventure]
1950 Bechtle Verlag Esslingen 1st, 8vo, pp.269, 16 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, edge tears, vg, cloth near fine #27657 $29.00
Bauer (1901-1970) was a German writer and radio play author. In 1942, while in the military, he participated in an ascent of Elbrus (5633m). In German, no English edition.[read more]

signedBauer, Paul Im Kampf um den Himalaja: Der Erste Deutsche Angriff auf den Kangchendzöga [In the Fight for the Himalaya: The First German Attack on Kangchenjunga 1929]
1931 Knorr & Hirth Munchen 2nd, 8vo, pp.176, 100 bw photos (4, of 5, fldg), 3 maps (1 fldg), brown cloth; signed Ad Carter w/ his bookplate, cloth rubbed, miss one panorama from back, vg+. #23653 $49.00
The account of the first German attempt on Kangchenjunga. The English version of this expedition was included in Bauer’s ‘Himalayan Campaign’, published in 1937.[read more]

Im Kampf um den Himalaja: Der Erste Deutsche Angriff auf den Kangchendzöga 1929 [In the Fight for the Himalaya: The First German Attack on Kangchenjunga 1929]: Bauer, Paul
Bauer, Paul Im Kampf um den Himalaja: Der Erste Deutsche Angriff auf den Kangchendzöga 1929 [In the Fight for the Himalaya: The First German Attack on Kangchenjunga 1929]
1931 Knorr & Hirth München 1st, 8vo, pp.176, 100 bw photos (5 fldg), 3 maps (1 fldg), brown cloth; cloth fine #12142 $45.00
The account of the first German attempt on Kangchenjunga. The English version of this expedition was included in Bauer’s ‘Himalayan Campaign’, published in 1937. In German.[read more]

Bauer, Walter Mount Everest: Bericht von Mallory und seinen Freunden [Mount Everest: Report on Mallory and his Friends]
1950 Bertelsmann Gütersloh 1st, 8vo, pp.61, grey paper boards; boards w/ some rubbing on front, near fine. #21324 $29.00
A small account on the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine on Everest in 1924. In German, no English translation. Yak B79.[read more]

Sivalaya: Explorations of the 8000-metre peaks of the Himalaya: Baume, Louis C.
Baume, Louis C. Sivalaya: Explorations of the 8000-metre peaks of the Himalaya
1979 Mountaineers Seattle 1st thus, 8vo, pp.346, frontis, 29 illus & maps, wraps; vg #6536 $29.00
The reference on the 14 8000ers with a history of each peak up to 1977 and bibliography. This book belongs on every shelf of the serious collector for the list of reference books it contains. Uncommon. Neate B66, SB B07, Yak B80.[read more]

Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin: Beardsley, Martyn
Beardsley, Martyn Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 272, 20 bw photos, map, appendices, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25829 $24.95
The first full biography written in twenty years about the British adventurer who disappeared with his men in the Arctic in 1845. Beardsley examines Franklin’s incident-filled and sometime contentious career from his early days, when he fought at the battle of Trafalgar, to his last expedition to s[read more]

Beattie, Owen & John Geiger Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition
1988 Prairie Saskatoon rep, 8vo, pp.xi, 180, 41 color & 24 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #20756 $20.00
Fascinating account of the exhumation of three of Franklin's men on Beechey Island.[read more]

Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition: Beattie, Owen & John Geiger
Beattie, Owen & John Geiger Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition
1987 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 180, 41 color & 24 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ edge mark, else fine #14609 $25.00 $5.00
Fascinating account of the exhumation of three of Franklin's men on Beechey Island. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition: Beattie, Owen & John Geiger
Beattie, Owen & John Geiger Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition
1987 Bloomsbury London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 180, 40 color & 25 bw photos/illus, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth w/ name 2x, else fine #27450 $9.00 $7.65
Fascinating account of the exhumation of three of Franklin’s men on Beechey Island. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Beckey, Fred Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes: Columbia River to Stevens Pass
1973 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 341, many bw photos & illus, map eps, wraps; fine. #23549 $25.00
Glacier Peak, Cascade Pass, Eldorado, Dome, 3 Fingers, Ptarmigan.[read more]

Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America: Beckey, Fred
signedBeckey, Fred Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 31 color & 46 bw photos, 13 maps, appendix, blue cloth; signed 6 - Bill Dachen, Dave Johnston, Vernon Tejas, Lowell Thomas Jr, Brad & Barbara Washburn, dj w/ light edge wear, small chip top spine, very good, cloth fine #22136 $175.00
A great book on the history of McKinley from its European discovery in 1794, to the early attempts and ascents, through 1992. Includes much useful information for anyone preparing an attempt.[read more]

Mountains of North America: Beckey, Fred
Beckey, Fred Mountains of North America
1984 Bonanza NY 2nd, 4to, pp.255, photo frontis, 140 color photos, map, black cloth; dj unclipped, small tear on back near top spine, else fine, cloth fine #23441 $25.00
Beckey writes about 36 great peaks, including Longs, Pikes, Moran, Grand Teton, Assiniboine, Robson, Whitney, Shasta, Hood, Rainier, Waddington, and McKinley, with illustrations by 58 well-known photographers (Cleare, Kearney, Morrow, Rowell, Spring, Wiltsie, Wolfe, and others). A beautiful book of [read more]

In A Crystal Land: Canadian Explorers in Antarctica: Beeby, Dean
Beeby, Dean In A Crystal Land: Canadian Explorers in Antarctica
1994 Univ Toronto Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.262, 16 bw photos, map, map eps, grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #14382 $29.95 $9.95
Chronicles the work of Canadians who participated in early Antarctic exploration from 1899 to the 1980’s. These stories are based on journals, logbooks, letters, and interviews. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Innocents on the Ice: A Memoir of Antarctic Exploration, 1957: Behrendt, John C.
Behrendt, John C. Innocents on the Ice: A Memoir of Antarctic Exploration, 1957
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 428, 50 bw photos, 5 maps, black cloth; dj w/ mark to spine, else fine, cloth fine #14855 $35.00
Behrendt has made 12 trips to the Antarctic and here provides his account of the life of a scientist while a member of a U.S. Navy-supported scientific expedition to establish Ellsworth Station on the Filchner Ice Shelf (1956-58). An amazing story of science, adventure, conflicts and more.[read more]

On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak: Bell, Jon
Bell, Jon On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 211, 22 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25827 $22.95
Bell tells the story of Oregon’s legendary iconic peak, a mountain that draws five million visitors every year. Hood is a mecca for skiers, snowboarders, hikers, campers, and climbers. Bell tells the stories of countless climbers, scientists, historians, and many others who live, work, and play wi[read more]

Virgin on Insanity: Bell, Steve
Bell, Steve Virgin on Insanity
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 246, 17 color & 40 bw photos, map/photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27102 $39.95
Outwardly, ‘Britain’s most experienced teenage Alpinist’ is a brave young mountaineer. But he’s not experienced at all, at least not in the way he really wants to be. Behind his death-defying climbs there lurks a great deal of fear - fear of the opposite sex, fear of failure, fear of not being ‘man [read more]

signedBell, Steve, ed Seven Summits: The Quest to Reach the Highest Point on Every Continent
2000 UK 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 123 color & 11 bw photos, 9 maps, gray cloth; signed Doug Scott, dj & cloth new #19663 $59.00
Steve Bell, manager of Jagged Globe guide service in the UK, has edited a great large-format book on the seven summits - Everest, Aconcagua, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, Kosciuszko/Carstenz Pyramid. This includes first-hand accounts from 18 mountaineers who have summitted these continenta[read more]

Třetí Everest: Poznání bolí...[Third Everest: Understanding Pain…]: Bém, Pavel & Rudolf Švaříček
DVD videoBém, Pavel & Rudolf Švaříček Třetí Everest: Poznání bolí...[Third Everest: Understanding Pain…]
2007 Zlin 1st, 4to, pp.349, photo frontis, 590 color (1 gatefold) & 4 bw photos, 1 tipped-in paper illus, 5 inserted prayer flags, photo eps, pictorial cloth + National Geographic double-sided, color fldg map of Everest + fldg hanging paper lantern + DVD (28 min); boxed, issued w/o dj, new #25991 $125.00
This is an elaborate boxed set book production related to the Czech - Slovenian Everest Expedition 2007. The team initially planned to attempt Everest from the north but permission was refused on account of Bém’s Buddhist beliefs and prior meetings with the Dalai Lama. They then received permissio[read more]

Lucky to be Alive: A First Expedition to the Himalayas: Benham, Angela
Benham, Angela Lucky to be Alive: A First Expedition to the Himalayas
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 164, 17 color photos, map, wraps; new. #22910 $14.95
Benham was a member of the Red Rope Tirsuli North Wall 2001 Expedition. The team had hoped to make a first ascent of Tirsuli West (7035m) but had to settle for a first ascent of Shamhu Ka Qilla (6160m). Benham ended up falling on the descent and was lucky to survive.[read more]

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