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Roald Amundsen: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Roald Amundsen
2010 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 10 color & 20 bw photos, map eps, card covers; new #25916 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This overviews the life, expeditions, and remarkable achievements of this accomplished Norwegian explorer. This is a companion work to #25915 Douglas Mawson.[read more]

Robert Falcon Scott and the Terra Nova Expedition 1910-13: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Robert Falcon Scott and the Terra Nova Expedition 1910-13
2016 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.150, 19 color & 100 bw photos, 1 color & 4 bw illus, 2 plans, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27160 $29.95
A marvelous, superbly illustrated, publication produced to accompany the Fram Museum’s exhibition on Scott, initially created in 2012 and shown several times since. It contains the stories of the Southern Party, the Northern Party and ‘The Worst Journey in the World’, as well as Herbert Ponting’s ic[read more]

Terra Nova: Scott’s Last Expedition: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Terra Nova: Scott’s Last Expedition
2011 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.48, photo frontis, 7 color & 33 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw illus, map eps, card covers; new #26679 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This overviews Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) with chapters on preparations, the voyages, Cape Evans, the southern journey, the pole, the northern party, an[read more]

With Shackleton and Mawson: The Antarctic Diaries of Frank Wild: Riffenburgh, Beau & Angie Butler
Riffenburgh, Beau & Angie Butler With Shackleton and Mawson: The Antarctic Diaries of Frank Wild
2022 UK Ltd ed 300, 8vo, pp.xxi, 253, 130 bw photos, fig, 2 plans, 3 maps (2 color fldg in pocket), blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27762 $75.95
Frank Wild is a name well known to anyone interested in the history of Polar exploration. He was one of only two men — along with Ernest Joyce — to earn the Polar Medal with four clasps. He was also the only man to serve in the Antarctic under the British Empire’s three greats—Scott, Shackleton and [read more]

Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary: Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver
Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary
2017 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.345, 25 color & 180 bw photos, 1 color & 21 bw illus, 3 color & 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27557 $37.95
At the end of 1894, Eivind Astrup was the most talked about polar explorer in Norway. Fridtjof Nansen had been away on Fram for more than a year and it would be three years before Roald Amundsen went south on Belgica. Astrup had just returned from his second Greenland expedition with American Robert[read more]

The Photographs of H G Ponting: Riffenburgh, Beau & Liz Cruwys
Riffenburgh, Beau & Liz Cruwys The Photographs of H G Ponting
1998 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.136, 71 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #14484 $39.00 $35.95
Herbert Ponting was one of the greatest camera artists of the early 20th century. He is best known for his Antarctic work were he portrayed in vivid detail the lives of the men who went south with Captain Scott on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). However, Ponting was also a world travel[read more]

The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson: Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin
Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson
2018 UK (see below for specs); all 4 volumes encased in grey slipcase; new #27438 $145.00
A Limited-Edition, Two-Diary Boxed Set from Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 183, 81 bw photos, plan, drawing, map, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new; 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 158, 65 bw photos, drawing, 2 maps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new; 1st, 8vo, [read more]

Keep in a Cool Place: The First Winter at Vanda Station, Antarctica: Riordan, Allen J. & Simon K. Cutfield
New Riordan, Allen J. & Simon K. Cutfield Keep in a Cool Place: The First Winter at Vanda Station, Antarctica
2022 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 45 color & 6 bw photos, sketch, 5 figs, 3 tables, 4 color maps, appendices, wraps; new #27942 $31.95
In 1969 Al Riordan, a US Exchange Scientist, joined Simon Cutfield and three other New Zealanders to spend a year at Vanda Station on the shores of Lake Vanda in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. The men lived in a strange world—a snowless place that had not seen a glacier for millions of years, yet la[read more]

Nordvestpassasjen 1901 – 1906 [Northwest Passage 1901 – 1906]: Ristvedts, Peder
Ristvedts, Peder Nordvestpassasjen 1901 – 1906 [Northwest Passage 1901 – 1906]
2017 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.364, 24 color & 129 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, 2 plans, 7 color maps, illus eps, wraps; new #27539 $34.95
Ristvedts (1873-1955) served as First Engineer on Roald Amundsen’s Northwest Passage expedition, aboard the 45-ton fishing vessel Gjøa, as well as meteorologist, blacksmith, and dog handler. In 1904, together with Amundsen, he proved that the Magnetic North Pole moved and in 1905 reached the expedit[read more]

My Life: Fail Falling: Robbins, Royal
signedRobbins, Royal My Life: Fail Falling
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 188, 50 bw photos, 5 illus, wraps; signed, new #25620 $49.00
The second volume, in a planned series of seven, of Robbins’ life story. This chronicles the years 1950-1957 which saw the first free ascent of Open Book, Tahquitz (1952), the second ascent of Yosemite Point Buttress (1953), the second ascent of Sentinel Rock (1953), and Robbins’ climb of the Northw[read more]

My Life: The Golden Age: Robbins, Royal
signedRobbins, Royal My Life: The Golden Age
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 150, 87 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26200 $49.00
The third volume, and last, in what was a planned series of seven, of Robbins’ life story. This chronicles the years 1957-1964 which saw Royal’s thrilling adventures during the Golden Age of Yosemite Valley. “The book is about what happened to me after the first ascent of the face of Half Dome. It c[read more]

My Life: To Be Brave: Robbins, Royal
signedRobbins, Royal My Life: To Be Brave
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 221, 7 color & 20 bw photos, 9 illus, appendix, wraps; signed, new #25333 $49.00
Richly entertaining and personal, this is the first volume of Robbins’ life story. He chronicles his early years growing up in Los Angeles, his introduction to climbing, and his solo ascent of the overhanging face of Yosemite’s Leaning Tower. This is the first in a planned series of seven books! [read more]

Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration: Roberts, David
Roberts, David Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
2014 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.368, 36 bw photos, plan, 2 maps, wraps; new #27244 $16.95 $9.95
On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave hi[read more]

Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative
1970 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.188, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #11699 $95.00 $79.00
An Alaskan classic. The 1964 bold attempt of two men to climb Mt. Deborah's East ridge, a previously unclimbed route. An experience which 'transformed a physical journey into an equally difficult inward one'. Neate R42. To see all current offerings by David Roberts,
Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative
1970 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.188, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #12328 $65.00
An Alaskan classic. The 1964 bold attempt of two men to climb Mt. Deborah's East ridge, a previously unclimbed route. An experience which 'transformed a physical journey into an equally difficult inward one'. Neate R42.[read more]

Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative: Roberts, David
Roberts, David Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative
1970 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.188, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, small tear front, clipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #16745 $29.00
An Alaskan classic. The 1964 bold attempt of two men to climb Mt. Deborah's East ridge, a previously unclimbed route. An experience which 'transformed a physical journey into an equally difficult inward one'. Neate R42.[read more]

Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, black/grey cloth; signed David Roberts & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #23159 $165.00
A terrific account of the 1937 first ascent of Mount Lucania (17,150’), then the highest unclimbed peak in North America, by Bob Bates and Brad Washburn. With their support aircraft unable to return for them, due to unusually warm weather softening the glacier snow, Bates and Washburn had no choice [read more]

Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, black/grey cloth; signed David Roberts, Bob Bates & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #22651 $225.00
A terrific account of the 1937 first ascent of Mount Lucania (17,150’), then the highest unclimbed peak in North America, by Bob Bates and Brad Washburn. With their support aircraft unable to return for them, due to unusually warm weather softening the glacier snow, Bates and Washburn had no choice [read more]

Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, black/grey cloth; signed Bob Bates, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27845 $95.00
A terrific account of the 1937 first ascent of Mount Lucania (17,150’), then the highest unclimbed peak in North America, by Bob Bates and Brad Washburn. With their support aircraft unable to return for them, due to unusually warm weather softening the glacier snow, Bates and Washburn had no choice [read more]

signedRoberts, David Escape Routes: Further Adventure Writings of David Roberts
1998 US rep, 8vo, pp.267, wraps; signed, new. #18545 $19.00
To see all current offerings by David Roberts, click here.[read more]

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