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1 Bell Steve
Virgin on Insanity
Vertebrate Publishing, 2016 First Edition, hardcover, 246pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper, signed by Steve Bell.. A coming of age story of high adventure, youthful insecurity and immature love. The situations might be extreme, but the deeper issues will be familiar to many. He seeks manhood in the mountains, yet he believes he will only truly gain it by losing something. Harrowing escapades in Scotland, the Alps and Alaska are interspersed with excruciating sexual encounters and unsettling hitch hiking rides. When the mountains fail him, he seeks meaning with a religious cult in Colorado. Eventually he succeeds in his quest, only to find that he's lost more than he bargained for. Steve Bell went on to pioneer the concept of commercial high altitude expeditions in the UK and became the first Briton to guide clients to the summit of Mount Everest. In 1995 he formed Jagged Globe and went on to lead expeditions to all seven summits., 65008. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
2 Bellamy David
David Bellamy's Arctic Light. An Artist's Journey in a Frozen Wilderness
Search Press Ltd, 2017 First Edition, hardcover, 176pp, hardback New in dustwrapper, signed by David Bellamy.. David's aim was to highlight the beauty of the Arctic, in particular the Scandinavian Arctic in Greenland and Svalbard and touching parts of Norway and Iceland. Superbly illustrated with sketches and watercolours., 65107. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
 
 
3 Brekke Annemor [editor]
The Place-Names of Svalbard. Skrifter om Svalbard Ishavet, No.80
Norsk Polarinstitutt, 1991 Edition, hardcover, 539pp +133pp, pictorial boards, VG+. Text in English. A scarce title.. The Place-Names of Svalbard was originally published by Norsk Polarinstitutt as Skrifter No.80 in 1942 with a supplement edition in 1958. This editions combines both publications into one volume. It is a true copy of the old editions as no corrections or additions have been made., 65109. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
 
 
4 Charton Gabriel
Souvenirs Pittoresques des Glaciers de Chamouny
Tony Astill, 2016 First Edition, hardcover, 64pp, hardback, 29 x 21 cm, 18 coloured illustrations with tissue guards, Fine in Fine dustwrapper. Text in French and English.. The most rare of all Alpine books now published in facsimile almost 200 years after it was first published in Geneva. In the annals of Alpine Literature one book that has escaped the attention of historians and bibliographers, Coolidge, Mathews, Montagnier, Perret, Meckly et al is ‘Souvenirs Pittoresques des Glaciers de Chamouny’. Published in 1821 it was for sale in Geneva from Gabriel Charton (Genève 1775-1853) an artist who is not well known, although having been one of the first to introduce lithography to Switzerland. Illustrated with 18 dessins colories which are exquisitely executed by hand and of exceptional quality, representing works of art in their own right are accompanied by descriptive text. This was the very first illustrated guide for those who desired to travel the road from Geneva to Chamonix. The price was never set for the book as it would appear that only a handful of copies were prepared for publication. Each view is tipped into place on heavier card and the process may have become too painstaking and therefore too expensive to continue and perhaps the reason why only two other copies have been traced and none of the major Swiss or Alpine Club libraries possess one. The original text, being in French, has been lovingly translated into English and so there is now a page in each language to accompany each view., 65122. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
5 Daly Regina W.
The Shackleton Letters. Behind The Scenes Of The Nimrod Expedition
The Erskine Press, 2009 First Edition, hardcover, 360pp, hardback, New in dw. A Limited Edition of 450 copies, individually numbered, with bookplate signed by Regina W. Daly.. Ernest Shackleton was obsessed by the Antarctic. He was disappointed at his showing during Scott's Discovery expedition and he wanted to be the first to the South Pole, partly for glory but also because he felt he had to redeem himself. Raising money was fraught with difficulty but in 1907 he finally set sail, aboard the Nimrod. Here, gathered together for the first time, are some 160 letters and telegrams exploring his endeavours to find finance and to prepare for the expedition. His emotions are revealed through personal correspondence with Scott, Dr Edward Wilson, Sir Clements Markham and many others. The last section of the book reproduces Shackleton's intimate letters to his wife, Emily, and to Elspeth Beardmore, for whom he had a deep affection. Many of these letters have never before been published., 65120. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
6 Davies J. Sanger
Dolomite Strongholds
George Bell & Sons, 1894 First Edition, hardcover, 176pp, gold lettering and decorative front board, foxing to a few pages, darkening to spine, VG. An account of ascents of the Croda di Lago, the Little & Great Zinnen, the Cinque Torri, the Funffingerspitze and the Langkofel., 64162. 
Price: 180.00 GBP
 
 
7 Douglas Ed
The Magician's Glass
Vertebrate Publishing, 2017 First Edition, hardcover, 178pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper. One of only 200 hardback, cloth bound, Special First Edition copies, numbered and signed by Ed Douglas. Short listed for the 2017 Boardman Tasker Award.. The Magician's Glass by award winning writer Ed Douglas is a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best known personalities in the world of climbing., 65022. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
 
 
8 Farr Martyn
The Darkness Beckons
Vertebrate Publishing, 2017 Revised Edition, hardcover, 416pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper, signed by Martyn Farr. A Limited Edition hardback of only 500 copies.. The history and development of world cave diving. First published in 1980, this 2017 edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest developments. Featuring over 400 breathtaking photographs and illustrations., 65012. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
 
 
9 Franco Jean
Makalu
Jonathan Cape, 1957 First Edition, hardcover, 256pp, original decorative cloth, VG+ in VG price clipped dw.. Account of the 1955 French expedition which made the 1st, 2nd and 3rd ascents. The highest peak yet conquered by an entire team., 64160. 
Price: 295.00 GBP
 
 
10 Hillary Edmund
Nothing Venture, Nothing Win
Hodder & Stoughton, 1975 Second Impression, hardcover, 319pp, VG+ in VG dw with even light sunning to spine, signed by Edmund Hillary and George Lowe. Loosely inserted is a ticket for an evening with Sir Edmund Hillary in Leeds in 1988.. An early autobiography., 64562. 
Price: 140.00 GBP
 
 
11 Jacka Fred & Eleanor
Mawson's Antarctic Diaries
Allen & Unwin, 1988 First Edition Australia, hardcover, 414pp, a substantial volume, VG+ in VG+ dw.. Sir Douglas Mawson, Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer, made four trips to the Antarctic, his first in 1907-09 with Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition. This book brings together for the first time all his descriptive writings while in the Antarctic, and includes some of Frank Hurley's photographs not reproduced before., 65121. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
 
 
12 Jorgensen-Dahl Arnfinn and Ostreng Willy [editors]
The Antarctic Treaty System in World Politics
St. Martin's Press, 1991 US First Edition, hardcover, 475pp, exlibrary, usual stamps but very clean, minor annotation to contents page, Good+ in VG dw with no markings.. Most of the papers collected in this volume were delivered at an international conference arranged by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo in 1990., 65048. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
 
 
13 Kohl-Larsen Ludwig
South Georgia. Gateway To Antarctica.
Bluntisham Books / Erskine Press, 2003 First Edition, hardcover, 294pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper.. South Georgia had been the gateway to the Antarctic for many of the early expeditions to the continent. Ludwig Kohl-Larsen first visited the island in 1911 as a doctor on the Otto Nordenskjold expedition. Seeing South Georgia kindled in him an enthusiasm for returning to the Antarctic. He married Captain Larsen’s daughter and used his close connection with the Larsen family to return, firstly in 1924 on board the first whaling factory ship (Sir James Clark Ross) and then, in 1929, to travel around South Georgia and film the wildlife. He spent a summer camped in various parts of the island, exploring the interior on skis, collecting specimens and filming. This is the story of this private expedition, translated for the first time from the German., 65125. 
Price: 26.00 GBP
 
 
14 Kukuczka Jerzy
My Vertical World. Climbing the 8000-metre peaks
Hodder & Stoughton, 1992 First Edition, hardcover, 189pp, small bump to top corners, VG+ in VG+ dw.. Story of Kukuczka's life, and his climb of all the 8000m peaks, many by new routes., 64167. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
 
 
15 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
 
 
16 Meredith Brian
Escape On Skis
Hurst & Blackett Ltd, First Edition, hardcover, 255pp, slight darkening to edge of boards, foxing to foreedges, VG in Good rubbed dw with one tear. Scarce in dustwrapper.. Ski-ing in the Rocky Mountains., 64087. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
 
 
17 Mieghem J. Van and Oye P. Van
Biogeography and Ecology In Antarctica
Dr. W. Junk Publishers, 1965 First Edition, hardcover, 762pp, front endpaper has sellotape residue, VG + in VG dw. 64261. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
 
 
18 Nurminen John Foundation
The Northeast Passage. From The Vikings To Nordenskiold.
Helsinki University Library, 1992 First Edition, hardcover, 286pp, VG+ in VG+ dw. A most substantial volume.. With many illustrations and photographs and a rare selection of maps., 65046. 
Price: 110.00 GBP
 
 
19 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
 
 
20 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
 
 
21 Scott Doug
The Ogre. Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent. SIGNED COPY
Vertebrate Publishing, 2017 First Edition, hardcover, 192pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper, signed by Doug Scott. Multiple copies available, please enquire.. 65078. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
22 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.789 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., 65124. 
Price: 850.00 GBP
 
 
23 Scroggie Syd
Blizzard
David Winter & Son Ltd, 1981 First Edition, paperback, 48pp, paperback, VG+.. On New Year's Day, 1959, five male members of a hiking club died in a blizzard while attempting a crossing of Jock's Road, an ancient mountain route between Braemar and Glen Doll. With the author's knowledge of the setting, and his gift for conveying atmosphere, he conjures up in verse an eerie reanactment of the Jock's Road tragedy. A very scarce title., 65110. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
 
 
24 SMC Guide - Bennet Donald & Wallace Bill
Ski Mountaineering In Scotland
The Scottish Mountaineering Trust, 1987 First Edition, hardcover, 121pp, pictorial boards, Fine.. General guide to selected Scottish skiing areas., 64533. 
Price: 36.00 GBP
 
 
25 Stutfield H. & Collie J.N.
Climbs And Exploration In The Canadian Rockies
Longmans, Green & Co, 1903 First Edition, hardcover, 343pp, original grey cloth with gilt, inscr, VG. A tremendous book, one of the classics of the Canadian Rockies., 64150. 
Price: 170.00 GBP
 


           

  

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