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British Mountaineering: Benson, C. E.
Benson, C. E. British Mountaineering
1909 Routledge/Dutton London/NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 224, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, 16 figs, back dec green cloth; cloth w/ split to rear spine cloth, else vg #27687 $19.00
A nice early work with chapters on equipment, rambling, scrambling, rock and winter climbing, severe courses, dangers, medical, and more. Neate B86ii.[read more]

Whymper's Scrambles With a Camera: A Victorian Magic Lantern Show: Berg, Peter
Berg, Peter Whymper's Scrambles With a Camera: A Victorian Magic Lantern Show
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 138, photo frontis, 122 bw photos/illus, 4 maps, wraps; new #25837 $31.95
2011 marks the centenary of the death of Edward Whymper, one of the most important figures in the history of mountaineering. His ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, and the deaths of four members of his party on the way down, attracted attention throughout the world, bringing him praise and criticism[read more]

Bergamaschi, Arturo Il Nepal e la HN ’79: Spedizione Italiana all’Annapurna Fang-m. 7650 Himalaya del Nepal
1980 Aniballi Ancona 1st, 8vo, pp.244, 32 color & 45 bw photos, 4 figs, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj pulled top spine/edge, vg+, cloth fine. #12143 $75.00
The account of the large 20-man Italian 1979 Annapurna Fang (7650m) expedition. Their attempt was thwarted by bad weather at 20,850’ on the SE Ridge. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Ganz Oben [On The Top]: Berger, Eugène
signedBerger, Eugène Ganz Oben [On The Top]
1993 Editions Revue Luxembourg 1st, 4to, pp.152, 146 color photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10940 $49.00
The 1992 first ascent of Everest by a Luxemberger and an attempt in 1991 from the north by a Belgian expedition. Signed by successful summitter Eugène Berger. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Berlepsch, H. (Hermann von) The Alps or Sketches of Life and Nature in the Mountains
1861 Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts London 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 407, frontis, 15 bw illus, marbled eps & edges, full red leather boards w/ gilt crest; boards off & missing spine, school prize label (1869) inside front board, internally tight & fine. #23069 $45.00
This would look quite nice with a new binding.[read more]

Više od Everesta: Hrvatska Ženska Ekspedicija na vrh Svijeta [Over Everest: Croatian Women's Expedition to the Top of the World]: Berljak, Darko
signedBerljak, Darko Više od Everesta: Hrvatska Ženska Ekspedicija na vrh Svijeta [Over Everest: Croatian Women's Expedition to the Top of the World]
2009 Croatia 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 134 color photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25578 $79.95
A very nicely produced book documenting the 2nd Croatian Female Climbing Expedition led by veteran Croatian mountaineer Darko Berljak; who is the Secretary General of the Croatian Mountaineering Association. A preliminary chapter covers the women’s prerequisite expedition to Cho Oyu (2007) and then[read more]

Saga of the “Discovery”: Bernacchi, Louis C.
Bernacchi, Louis C. Saga of the “Discovery”
1938 Blackie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 240, 54 bw photos, 5 sketches, 3 maps (2 fldg), map ep, dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine; dj spine rubbed, unclipped, very good-, cloth w/ toning to eps, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good+ #25644 $149.00
Bernacchi, a physicist, served on Borchgrevink's “Southern Cross” expedition (1898-1900) and then on Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), in the “Discovery”. This is the history of the “Discovery” which was built in 1900 for Scott’s expedition. Following this expedition, the “RRS[read more]

Saga of the “Discovery”: Bernacchi, Louis C.
Bernacchi, Louis C. Saga of the “Discovery”
1938 Blackie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 240, 54 bw photos, 5 sketches, 3 maps (2 fldg), map ep, dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine; cloth spine bright, lightly rubbed, name on front pastedown, maps w/ no tears, tight, vg+ #26125 $75.00
Bernacchi, a physicist, served on Borchgrevink's “Southern Cross” expedition (1898-1900) and then on Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), in the “Discovery”. This is the history of the “Discovery” which was built in 1900 for Scott’s expedition. Following this expedition, the “R[read more]

Bernstein, Jeremy Ascent: Of the Invention of Mountain Climbing and its Practice
1965 Random NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 124, 17 bw illus, illus eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #11066 $12.00
From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B94.[read more]

Bernstein, Jeremy Mountain Passages
1978 Univ Nebraska Lincoln 1st, 8vo, pp.278, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, dec silver cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #24370 $12.00
A collection of previously published articles on Chamonix, Alpine guides, Chouinard, etc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B95.[read more]

The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909: Berton, Pierre
Berton, Pierre The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909
1988 Viking NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 672, 13 bw illus, 44 maps, illus eps, white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9039 $19.00
Berton’s tome is a thorough work on the quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole from 1818-1909. His coverage extends from the exploits of William Edward Parry to Robert Peary and brings these explorers to life as they explored a huge expanse of unknown territory.[read more]

Americans in Antarctica 1775-1948: Bertrand, Kenneth J.
Bertrand, Kenneth J. Americans in Antarctica 1775-1948
1971 American Geographical Society NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 554, 36 bw photos, 26 maps, light green-gray cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #25725 $45.00
A thorough history of American Antarctic exploration starting with the early sealers in the late 1700s, the Wilkes Expedition, Byrd, Ellsworth, Operation Highjump, Ronne, Operation Windmill, and more. Uncommon. Conrad p.1, Karrow 79, Meadows 226, Renard 125, Rosove 38.A1, not in Spence.[read more]

Los 14 Ochomiles de Juanito Oiarzábal [The 14 Eight-thousanders of Juanito Oiarzábal]: Betelu, Kiko
Betelu, Kiko Los 14 Ochomiles de Juanito Oiarzábal [The 14 Eight-thousanders of Juanito Oiarzábal]
2001 Spain 2nd, 8vo, pp.222, 65 color & 42 bw photos, 14 sketches, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26073 $49.00
Oiarzábal is the sixth person to have summitted all 14 8000m peaks. A nicely illustrated book with chapters on each peak. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
signedBettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth; signed Richard Irvin, dj w/ small chip back, else fine, cloth fine #23921 $295.00 $275.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Boardman, Scott, and Tasker. This is a nice copy of a very scarce book. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06.[read more]

Annapurna: Spedizione Italiana nel Nepal: [Annapurna: Italian Expedition in Nepal]: Bini, Gianfranco & Guido Machetto
Bini, Gianfranco & Guido Machetto Annapurna: Spedizione Italiana nel Nepal: [Annapurna: Italian Expedition in Nepal]
1974 Edizioni Virginia - Pero Milano 1st, oblong 8vo, [pp.179], 141 color photos, tan cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9510 $65.00
This is largely a photographic account of the 1973 Italian expedition to Annapurna. The 11-member team followed the French first-ascent route up to Camp II on a plateau and then broke off in a new direction up the NW Spur. They had established Camp III and IV and reached 23,125’ when a storm broke. [read more]

Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High: Birkby, Robert
Birkby, Robert Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 342, 32 color & 3 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24963 $24.95
Birkby, one of Fischer’s close friends, provides a vivid, candid biography of who Scott really was and what led him to the top of Everest. A natural mountaineer blessed with tremendous physical strength and willpower, Scott thrived on the challenges of climbing, the beauty of the high country, and [read more]

Women Climbing: 200 Years of Achievement: Birkett, Bill & Bill Peascod
Birkett, Bill & Bill Peascod Women Climbing: 200 Years of Achievement
1990 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.192, frontis, 46 bw photos, sketch, appendices, wraps; fine #19016 $9.00
One of the few books devoted to women mountaineers. This profiles Lucy Walker, Miriam O’Brien, Loulou Boulaz, Nea Morin, Gwen Moffat, Claude Kogan, Junk Tabei, Molly Higgins, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Catherine Destivelle, Jill Lawrence, and Louise Sheperd.[read more]

Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life: Birtles, Geoff, et al.
Birtles, Geoff, et al. Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life
1987 Unwin Hyman London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 224, 9 color & 14 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26001 $29.00
Biography of British climber Alan Rouse, who died on K2 in 1986, as told by his friends. SB B17.[read more]

An Ever-Changing Place: A Year Among Snow Monkeys and Sherpas in the Himalayas: Bishop, John Melville
Bishop, John Melville An Ever-Changing Place: A Year Among Snow Monkeys and Sherpas in the Himalayas
1978 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 30 bw photos, green/yellow cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #25016 $9.00 $7.20
A young couple’s year-long stay in a Nepalese village to study the langur monkey. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

K2: Uomini – Esplorazioni – Imprese [K2: Men – Explorations – Enterprises]: Bizzaro, Leonardo, Alessandro Gogna, & Carlo Alberto Pinelli
Bizzaro, Leonardo, Alessandro Gogna, & Carlo Alberto Pinelli K2: Uomini – Esplorazioni – Imprese [K2: Men – Explorations – Enterprises]
2004 Italy 1st, 4to, pp.240, color frontis, 125 color & 118 bw photos, 9 color & 1 bw maps, appendices, map eps, pictorial cloth; original paper band around dj, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #23611 $75.00
A lovely, profusely-illustrated, large-format book published by the Italian Alpine Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of K2. Beginning with the early work and explorations of Godwin-Austen, Conway, Crowley, and the Duke of the Abruzii, the book includes the three American e[read more]

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