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Antarctic Posts and Stamps: Pirie, Dr. J. H. Harvey
Pirie, Dr. J. H. Harvey Antarctic Posts and Stamps
1975 Harry Hayes UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.71, 44 figs, map, wraps; vertical & corner crease on front cover, else tight, fine #27945 $29.00
Pirie (1878-1965), a medical doctor, philatelist, orchid-grower, and bacteriologist, was also a member of William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-4, acting as both surgeon and geologist. He co-authored the official narrative of the expedition. As a noted philatelist, sp[read more]

Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World: Pitzer, Andrea
Pitzer, Andrea Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 302, 11 bw illus, 11 maps, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27927 $28.95
The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploratio[read more]

To The Summit: Fifty Mountains that Lure, Inspire and Challenge: Poindexter, Joseph
Poindexter, Joseph To The Summit: Fifty Mountains that Lure, Inspire and Challenge
1998 US rep, 4to, pp.320, 300 color & bw photos, blue cloth; dj rear lamination cracked, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #12995 $15.00 $12.00
A nice, large-format, work focusing on great peaks around the world as well as individual portraits of some of the world’s great climbers. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passio[read more]

The Canadian Rockies: An Altitude SuperGuide: Pole, Graeme
Pole, Graeme The Canadian Rockies: An Altitude SuperGuide
1997 Altitude Canmore 2nd rev, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 209 color & 53 bw photos, 15 illus, 27 color maps, wraps; slight bend to back cover, else fine #27619 $24.95 $5.95
The world’s best-selling guide to the Canadian Rockies. Whether you’re planning your trip, looking for a perfect road guide, or searching for a lasting and complete record of your journey, this is the book for you. To see all of our Sale Items, click here[read more]

signedPons, Jordi Annapurna Est: Un 8000 Verge
1983 Juventud Barcelona 3rd, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 3 color & 19 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, wraps; signed, fine. #20741 $39.00
Annapurna East lies just east of Annapurna I and was first climbed by this Spanish expedition in 1974. Three members, including Pons, reached the summit. In Catalan, no English translation.[read more]

The Great White South or With Scott in the Antarctic: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South or With Scott in the Antarctic: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
April 1926 Duckworth London 7th, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 170 bw photos, black-lettered blue-gray cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, very good+ #26767 $45.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

The Great White South Prospectus: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South Prospectus
[1922] Duckworth London 8vo, pp.4, 2 bw photos, wraps; fine #26458 $39.00
The original prospectus for the second edition of Ponting’s book ‘The Great White South’. This 4-page prospectus provides early press notes and an order form. A nice piece of ephemera to go with this classic book.[read more]

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
(Oct) 1921 Duckworth London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 184 bw photos, 2 illus, diary entry, map, gilt-lettered, deep blue cloth; cloth w/ spine evenly faded, 3” repaired tear top spine front edge, 4” repaired tear bottom spine back edge, front hinge starting, name stamp on title page, good #26685 $129.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
1922 McBride NY 1st US, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 166 bw photos, 2 drawings, bw map, uncut, gilt-lettered deep blue cloth; cloth worn, corners rubbed, bp on fep, name on ffep, small separation on rear hinge else tight, very good #27906 $145.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

With Scott to the Pole: The Terra Nova Expedition 1910 – 1913 – The Photographs of Herbert Ponting: Ponting. Herbert
Ponting. Herbert With Scott to the Pole: The Terra Nova Expedition 1910 – 1913 – The Photographs of Herbert Ponting
2004 UK 1st, 4to, pp.240, , photo frontis, 2 color & 440 bw photos, 3 maps, photo eps, green cloth; dj & cloth new. #23616 $69.95
Another in a line of terrific, large-format, Antarctic photo books, this documenting the work of Herbert Ponting. Like Frank Hurley, Ponting has left us with a wealth of images covering the important early exploration of the Antarctic continent. This huge collection of images is from the archives [read more]

Popko, Maciej Góry pod pólksiezycem
1974 Iskry Warsaw 1st, 8vo, pp.171, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj vg+, wraps fine. #21998 $19.00
Account of a 1967 Polish expedition to the Cilo Dag Range in East Turkey. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

Antarctica: Porter, Eliot
Porter, Eliot Antarctica
1978 Dutton NY 1st, 4to, pp.168, photo frontis, 87 color photos, 6 maps, map eps, white cloth; cloth w/ rubbing to back cover, name sticker on fep, vg+ #25720 $9.00
Porter’s popular, large-format, photo book depicts the spendors of Antarctica seen during his voyage south aboard the National Science Foundation reseach vessel ‘Hero’.[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
Porter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; dj edges rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27849 $29.00
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of Brit[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
signedPorter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26763 $45.95
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of Brit[read more]

Las Siete Cumbres [The Seven Summits]: Portilla, Ramón
Portilla, Ramón Las Siete Cumbres [The Seven Summits]
2005 Spain 2nd, 8vo, pp.229, 135 color & 67 bw photos, 7 drawings, 8 maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26081 $45.00
Portilla became the first Spaniard to complete the Seven Summits. He began his quest with Everest in 1992 and culminated with Elbrus in 1994. Along the way he made three ascents of Aconcagua, one via the South Face. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

Natural Resource Potentials of the Antarctic: Potter, Neal
Potter, Neal Natural Resource Potentials of the Antarctic
1969 American Geographical Soc. Burlington 1st, Publication #4, 4to, pp.viii, 97, 5 bw photos, 2 tables, 7 bw maps, staple-bound wraps; Dept of Geography stamp on cover, tight, fine #27907 $9.00
An interesting item with chapters on costs, minerals, biological resources, long-term storage, ice transport, tourism, and more.[read more]

May We Be Spared to Meet on Earth: Letters of the Lost Franklin Arctic Expedition: Potter, Russell A., Regina Koellner, Peter Carney, & Mary Williamson
Potter, Russell A., Regina Koellner, Peter Carney, & Mary Williamson May We Be Spared to Meet on Earth: Letters of the Lost Franklin Arctic Expedition
2022 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 481, 12 figs, bw map, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27810 $47.95
This is a privileged glimpse into the private correspondence of the officers and sailors who set out in May 1845 on the Erebus and Terror for Sir John Franklin’s fateful expedition to the Arctic. The letters of the crew and their correspondents begin with the journey’s inception and early plannin[read more]

signedPotterfield, Peter, ed Everest: The Mountaineers Anthology Series vol IV
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.258, wraps; signed, new. #22844 $19.95
With the 50th anniversary of the 1st ascent of Everest, this anthology is ideal for anyone with Everest fever or the desire to learn more about the great peak. These accounts provide insights into the early attempts, successes, disasters, noteworthy moments, and personal epiphanies of the myriad cl[read more]

Potterfield, Peter, ed In the Zone: Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World
1996 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.270, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 4 sketches, black cloth; 1st, 8vo, pp.270, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 4 sketches, black cloth #5320 $25.95 $19.95
An excellent gripping trilogy of survival on K2, Foraker, and Chimney Rock with Ed Viesturs, Scott Fischer, Colby Coombs, and Peter Potterfield. If you liked ‘Touching the Void’ by Joe Simpson, you’ll like this one, a page turner! Sketches by Dee Molenaar. Now out-of-print in hardcover. To see[read more]

Courage & Misfortune: The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol II: Potterfield, Peter, ed.
Potterfield, Peter, ed. Courage & Misfortune: The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol II
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.255, wraps; new #27358 $16.95
Bad luck. Human error. Violent forces of nature. Trouble on the mountain comes from all directions. In these selections from the great classics of mountaineering literature misfortune is met with undaunted courage. Included are stories by Childs, Craig, Davidson, MacInnes, Messner, Molenaar, Pritcha[read more]

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