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1 Abraham Ashley P.
Rock Climbing In Skye
Longmans, Green, And Co., 1908 First Edition, hardcover, 330pp, 31 plates, original blue cloth with gilt, cloth clean and bright, light wear to head and tail of spine, t.e.g., light foxing, tissue guards foxed, small owner's ink stamp, folding map from rear pocker lacking but replaced with a reproduced copy, VG. A nice bright copy.. A definitive Scottish climbing title. Third part of the classic Jones-Abraham trilogy., 63973. 
Price: 160.00 GBP
2 Borchgrevink C.E.
First On The Antarctic Continent. Being An Account Of The British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900
C. Hurst & Co, 1980 reprint, hardcover, xvi, 333pp, original cloth with gilt, VG.. Borchgrevink recruited Sir George Newnes, the publisher, as a sponsor for this expedition, on board the Southern Cross. His plan was to ‘make deep sea and inshore soundings, collect natural history specimens, make pendulum observations, take meteorological data and attempt to reach Magnetic Pole and South Pole. Borchgrevink had been denigrated by Sir Clements Markham for, as Markham perceived, having usurped funds and priority from the British National Antarctic Expedition., 63979. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
3 Borup George
A Tenderfoot With Peary
Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1911 First Edition, hardcover, 317pp,31 plates, folding map, original pictorial cloth with gilt, VG, signed dedication to Admiral Beaumont by George Borup on the front endpaper. A scarce signed copy.. Popular account of the Peary Expedition, 1908-1909, by its youngest American member. Includes an account of the author's participation, with one of the supporting parties, in the first part of the polar march, and in a sledge trip along the North Greenland coast with D. B. MacMillan., 63983. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
4 Boyson V. F.
The Falkland Islands
Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1924 First Edition, hardcover, 414pp, 35 illusts, folding map, original black cloth with gilt titling, boards very bright and clean, private bookplate of Hugh Gurney Barclay, owner's signature, a Fine copy throughout.. With notes on the Natural History by Rupert Vallentin. A key book in any Falkland collection and the first thorough history of the islands and the basis for all later books. A very scarce title especially in this condition., 63984. 
Price: 1100.00 GBP
5 Bruce Brig Gen Hon C.G.
The Assault On Mount Everest 1922
Edward Arnold, 1923 First Edition, hardcover, 339pp, original maroon cloth, folding maps, very slight even sunning to spine, owner's signature, light foreedge foxing, foxing to endpapers, exceptionally clean internally, near Fine in colour photocopy of original dw. A most attractive bright copy.. Second Everest expedition lead by Bruce. Mallory and Norton reach 26,985 feet., 63947. 
Price: 275.00 GBP
6 Cockram Roy
The Antarctic Chef. The Story of the Life of Charles Green
Roy Cockram, 1999 First Edition, paperback, 172pp, plus Appendices, large paperback, spiral bound, Fine, signed dedication by Roy Cockram on the front cover.. The cook on Sir Ernest Shackleton's expeditions to Antarctica on the Endurance in 1914 and the Quest in 1921. Green was awarded the Bronze Polar Medal for his part in Shackleton's ill-fated Trans-Antarctic Expedition. A scarce title., 63904. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
7 Drygalski Erich Von
The Southern Ice-Continent. The German South Polar Expedition Aboard The Gauss 1901-1903.
Bluntisham Books / Erskine Press, 1989 First Edition, hardcover, 373pp, original pictorial brown cloth, Fine.. Translated by M. M. Raraty., 63906. 
Price: 170.00 GBP
8 Filchner Wilhelm
To The Sixth Continent. The Second German South Polar Expedition 1911-1913.
Bluntisham Books / The Erskine Press, 1994 First Edition, hardcover, 253pp, silver embossed image to front board, Fine.. Written by Wilhelm Filchner with the collaboration of expedition members Alfred King and Eric Przybyllok. Translated by William Barr, the First Edition in English., 63905. 
Price: 130.00 GBP
9 Freshfield Douglas W.
The Life Of Horace Benedict De Saussure
Edward Arnold, 1920 First Edition, hardcover, 480pp, 21 plates, original dark red cloth, bottom corners bumped, foxing to tissue guards, slight cracking to endpapers, owner's signature, internally very clean indeed, VG.. Saussure's early interest in botanical studies led him to undertake journeys among the Alps, and from 1773 onwards he directed his attention to the geology and physics of that region. This work did much to clear up the topography of the snowy portions of the Alps, and to attract the attention of tourists to spots like Chamonix and Zermatt. In 1760 he first visited Chamonix, and offered a reward to the first man to reach the summit of Mont Blanc, as yet unscaled. He made an unsuccessful attempt himself in 1785, by the Aiguille du Goûter route. Two Chamonix men, Dr Michel Paccard and Jacques Balmat attained the summit in 1786, by way of the Grands Mulets, and in 1787 Saussure himself made the third ascent of the mountain. A delightful study of early mountaineering and life in eighteenth century Geneva. A very scarce title., 63972. 
Price: 350.00 GBP
10 Howard-Bury Lt.Col. C.K.
Mount Everest. The Reconnaissance, 1921
Edward Arnold, 1922 First Edition, hardcover, 356pp, folding maps, original blue cloth with gilt, cloth very bright and clean, very small neat inscription, front endpaper browned, internally very clean indeed, near Fine. A lovely copy.. The author led this first official Everest Expedition in 1921, they reached the North Col and discovered the route to the top., 63948. 
Price: 260.00 GBP
11 McGee Dingus
A Poorperson's Guidebook: Free Climbs of Devil's Tower
Dennis Horning & Hollis Marriott, 1987, paperback, 16pp, paperback, slight sunning to cover, owner's signature to front, VG. A scarce guide.. 63968. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
12 Mumm A. L.
Five Months in the Himalaya. A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
Edward Arnold, 1909 First Edition, hardcover, xv, 263pp, illusts, maps, panoramas, original blue cloth with gilt titling, t.e.g., rubbed to extremities, moderate foxing, heavier to the first few pages and occasionally elsewhere, Good+. With the bookplate of Douglas Scott. Douglas Scott was on the 1950 Scottish Himalayan expedition with W. H. Murray, Tom MacKinnon and Tom Weir. This expedition was a four-month, 450-mile trek during which they reached seven summits, including the 20,350ft Uja Tirche, and this did much to help blaze the trail for the conquest of Everest three years later. Scott first cast eyes on the mighty Himalayas while on leave during his wartime army service in India. An interesting association copy.. Account of the author's mountaineering expedition with Bruce and Longstaff to the ranges in Garhwal, and afterwards with Bruce to Kashmir and Khagan in 1907. At that time, Longstaff with two Italian guides successfully ascended Trisul., 63627. 
Price: 440.00 GBP
13 Nasht Simon
No More Beyond. The Life of Hubert Wilkins
Birlinn, 2006 First Edition UK, hardcover, 346pp, hardback, Fine in near Fine dustwrapper.. Aviator, war hero, explorer, reporter, prolific writer, spy, scientist and naturalist, Hubert Wilkins, 1888-1958, was the most remarkable explorer of the twentieth century. The only Allied war photographer to be decorated in battle, he was also the first man to fly in the Antarctic and to navigate a submarine under polar ice. He survived crashes and disasters, firing squads, sabotaged expeditions and even capture by Arab slavers, living long enough to be honoured by kings, presidents and dictators. Equally remarkable, however, is the fact that the man who discovered more previously unchartered land and sea than anyone before or since has remained so little known, even in his native Australia. In this highly acclaimed and extensively researched biography, Simon Nasht redresses this imbalance as he details the astounding exploits and tenacity of this extraordinary person., 63695. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
14 Nordenskjold Otto
Antarctica Or Two Years Amongst The Ice Of The South Pole
C.Hurst & Co, 1977 reprint, hardcover, 608pp, over 200 illustrations, 2 fold out maps, Fine in near Fine price clipped dw.. The Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1901-3 provides an epic story of survival wintering in the Antarctic., 63981. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
15 Perren Beat H.
Faszination Matterhorn. / La fascination du Cervin. / Matterhorn's fascination
Stadler Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 1988 First Edition, hardcover, 236pp, original pictorial cloth, very small bump to base of spine, Fine, no dustwrapper.. Text in German, French, Italian, Spanish and English. Stunning photographs of the Matterhorn taken during many years service in the local rescue team. This is perhaps the most visually striking mountaineering book I have ever seen. Scarce., 63970. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
16 Priestley Sir Raymond, Adie Raymond J. and Robin G. De Q. [Editors]
Antarctic Research. A Review Of British Scientific Achievement In Antarctica.
Butterworths, 1964 First Edition, hardcover, xi, 360pp, original blue cloth with silver gilt titling, tiny ink mark on front endpaper, faintest of foxing to title page, near Fine, two large folding colour maps in separate folder all housed in VG- slipcase with some fading.. 63907. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
17 Sale Richard
Broad Peak
Carreg, 2004 First Edition, hardcover, 208pp, well illustrated, Fine in Fine dw, signed by First Ascenter Fritz Wintersteller, expedition member Qader Saeed and the author Richard Sale. There are two further unidentified signatures.. 63959. 
Price: 160.00 GBP
18 Schmidt Mikkelsen Peter
One Thousand Days With Sirius. The Greenland Sledge Patrol
The Steading Workshop, 2005 First Edition, paperback, 222pp, paperback, New. Signed and Translated by David Matthews.. Account of life and work with the Sirius Sledge Patrol in North and Northeast Greenland 1977-1980., 63521. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
19 Scott Capt Robert
The Diaries Of Captain Robert Scott. A Record Of The Second Antarctic Expedition 1910 - 1912 (Complete Set of Six Volumes)
University Microfilms Ltd, 1968 First Edition, hardcover, Vol 1& Vol 2 - Base Diaries, Vol 3 - Sledging Orders, Vol 4 - The South Polar Times, Vol 5 & 6 - Sledging Diaries, original blue cloth, a VG+ set of 6 volumes. A facsimile of Scott's actual original handwritten dairies.. To see the handwriting deteriorate towards the end of the final volume is rather moving. These volumes are now very scarce indeed., 63969. 
Price: 795.00 GBP
20 Scott R. F., Shackleton E.H., Skelton R.W., Bernacchi L., Cherry-Garrard A.G.B.
South Polar Times - 12 Volumes plus a commentary volume by Ann Savours.
The Folio Society, 2012 Limited Edition, hardcover, 12 volumes, No.776 of 1000, Fine in Fine boxed case, plus Commentary volume Fine in Fine slipcase.. The first complete facsimile has been created by The Folio Society in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the British Library and the Scott Polar Research Institute, to honour the centenary of the death of Captain Scott and his companions. A Limited Edition of only 1000 sets. 12 issues, reproduced in facsimile for the first time as individual volumes. The pages are sewn and bound in card using the ‘ota’ binding technique. Printed in full colour to match the original typewriter-ribbon colours. With numerous watercolour paintings, caricatures, silhouettes, photographs and maps. The handmade nature of the original has been carefully followed, including a tipped-in fold-out map and tracing paper to protect the photographic prints. Presentation box is covered with cloth and fastened with a magnetic clasp. Accompanied by a comprehensive commentary volume. The collection is 1224 pages in total, whilst the commentary is 232 pages. Collection size: 10¾" X 8?", Commentary size: 11" X 8¼". A rare opportunity to own a piece of polar history., 63783. 
Price: 850.00 GBP
21 Shackleton Sir Ernest
Aurora Australis
Bluntisham Books and The Paradigm Press, 1986 reprint, hardcover, Fine in Fine dw.. The story of the book Aurora Australis, the first book published in the Antarctic, created during The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09. How did the book come to be written, edited, illustrated, printed and bound in a very small hut on the edge of the Antarctic Sea in the winter of 1908., 63531. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
22 Steinberg Susan [Editor]
Capturing The Mountains. The Lake District through the lens of the Abraham brothers.
Abraham Photographic, 2008 First Edition, paperback, large softback, New. Introduced by Sue Steinberg, Ashley Abraham's granddaughter, who compiled this historic collection. Now very scarce.. This is a collection of superb Lake District photographs from the late Victorian/Edwardian era, of climbing and outdoor scenes, taken by Keswick's renowned climbing photographers, George and Ashley Abraham. This book revives over 100 Abraham historical photographs of the Lake District, in large-format classic black and white. The Abraham brothers of Keswick were pioneer rock-climbers, professional photographers and founding members of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club of the Lake District., 63950. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
23 Stump Edmund
The Roof at the Bottom of the World. Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains
Yale University Press, 2011 First Edition, hardcover, 254pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper.. A fascinating portrait and history of the most obscure mountains on earth, by a modern scientist-explorer with unsurpassed knowledge of the region. This is the first comprehensive and fully illustrated history of the region's discovery and exploration. With stunning photographs and accompanying maps Stump is able to trace the actual routes of the early explorers with unprecedented accuracy., 63533. 
Price: 19.00 GBP
24 Tasker Joe
Everest The Cruel Way
Eyre Methuen, 1981 First Edition, hardcover, 166pp, VG+ in VG+ dw.. Unsuccessful attempt on the West Ridge in winter., 63908. 
Price: 48.00 GBP
25 Upton Florence K. & Upton Bertha
The Golliwogg's Polar Adventures
Longmans, Green & Co., 1967 reprint, hardcover, 63pp, 31 full page chromolithographs, pictorial hardback, slight wave on a few pages, VG. An attractive copy of a scarce title.. Golliwogg goes to the North Pole., 63766. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
26 Upton Florence K. & Upton Bertha
The Golliwogg's Polar Adventures
Longmans, Green & Co., 1967 reprint, hardcover, 63pp, 31 full page chromolithographs, pictorial hardback, wear to head of spine and sellotape repair to base of spine and front hinge, inscription, Good.. Golliwogg goes to the North Pole., 63648. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
27 Whillans Don & Bonington Chris
The South Patagonia Survey Expedition II 1962-63 - Official Expedition Postcard
1962 First Edition, paperback, Postcard of The Towers of Paine, VG, signed by all expedition members, Don Whillans, Chris Bonington, Ian Clough, Barrie Page, Derek Walker, Vic Bray and John Streetly.. Bonington and Whillans made the First ascent of the Central Tower of Paine., 63961. 
Price: 160.00 GBP
28 Whillans, Haston, Estcourt, Bonington
Official Annapurna South Face Expedition 1970 Souvenir Postcard Stamped Base Camp 1970
1970, paperback, Very good condition signed by Martin Boysen, Dougal Haston, Don Whillans, Chris Bonington, Nick Estcourt, Mick Burke, Tom Frost, Mike Thompson, Kelvin Kent and the ink stamp signature of Ian Clough, who sadly died in an avalanche on the expedition.. I understand a batch of 1000 of these postcards were produced and all were signed by the ten members of the expedition (some were also signed by the expedition's doctor, Dave Lambert). Sadly, many of these postcards never reached their destination. Left at a post office in Kathmandu before the expedition set off for Annapurna, many were stolen, the stamps steamed off and the cards thrown away., 63960. 
Price: 180.00 GBP
29 Workman Fanny Bullock & Workman William Hunter
Ice-Bound Heights Of The Mustagh. An Account of Two Seasons of Pioneer Exploration and High Climbing in the Baltistan Himalaya.
Archibald Constable & Co., 1908 First Edition, hardcover, xvi, 444pp, 170 illustrations (many full-page), 4 colour and 3 photogravure plates (including 2 portraits), 2 folding maps, original decorative boards, t.e.g., truly Fine throughout in exceptional scarce VG+ dw. It is difficult to imagine another copy exists in any better condition.. Account of the Workmans’ exploration in Baltistan during 1902 and 1903. They explored the Chogo Lungma Glacier to its head, and ascended Mt. Chogo and Mt. Lungma. Much new ground was also covered including exploration of the Alchori, Hoh Lumba and Sosbon Glaciers., 63675. 
Price: 3750.00 GBP
30 Workman W.H. & F.B.
The Call Of The Snowy Hispar. A Narrative of Exploration and Mountaineering on the Northern Frontier of India
Constable and Company Ltd, 1910 First Edition, hardcover, 298pp, 113 illusts, 2 maps, original highly decorative red cloth, t.e.g., some fading to cloth, bump to top of front board, light wear to extremities, inscr, light foxing to endpapers and foreedges, internally very clean, VG-.. Account of the Workman's fourth expedition to the Karakoram in 1908. They explored the Hispar glacier to the top of the Hispar Pass through Gilgit and Nagir, descending to Askole via the Biafo glacier., 63944. 
Price: 550.00 GBP



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