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1 Anon
Mount Everest - A Full Set of 20 Cigarette Cards issued by John Player
John Player & Sons, 1925 First Edition, paperback, in new protective sleeves, VG. A scarce complete set in very good condition.. A scarce set of 20 cards issued with 'Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes', with black and white images of the 1924 British Expedition led by Edward Norton. The photographs on the cards were taken by Capt. Noel and Howard Somervell, and each card has a description of the photograph on the reverse. The cards are quite large being approx 3 inch x 2.5 inch in size. It was on this expedition that Mallory and Irvine were lost near the summit., 63863. 
Price: 160.00 GBP
 
 
2 Band George
Summit 150 Years Of The Alpine Club
Collins, 2006 First Edition, hardcover, 256pp, near Fine in near Fine dw, signed on the half title by George Band.. This book takes us through the evolution of an Alpine tradition, how climbing developed between the wars, right through to post-war successes., 63865. 
Price: 39.00 GBP
 
 
3 Bowman W.E.
The Ascent Of Rum Doodle
Max Parrish, 1956 First Edition, hardcover, 141p, VG in near VG price clipped dw.. A most sought after title, the ascent of this fictitious 40000ft peak., 63826. 
Price: 68.00 GBP
 
 
4 Deacock Antonia
No Purdah In Padam
Deacock Warwick, 2016 reprint, paperback, 207pp, paperback, New, signed on the title page by Warwick Deacock. A fascimile copy of a signed 1960 First Edition with eight additional preface pages.. In 1958 three English housewives set off on a remarkable adventure. Anne Davies, 35, Eve Sims, 25, and Antonia Deacock, 26, who had no previous experience of overland expeditions, embarked on a journey everyone said could not be done by women: a 16,000-mile drive to India and back, and a 300-mile trek on foot from Manali to Ladakh in Zanskar, the remote Tibetan Buddhist kingdom. They were the first European women to venture into Zanskar, where foreigners were forbidden to travel for political reasons. Probably the first European women to cross Afghanistan unescorted, and made the first ascent of Biwi Giri, 18,700ft. This title has always been in demand and is now regarded as a classic of Himlayan exploration. Warwick Deacock, Antonia’s husband, has finally made the book available again in this facsimile format. Warwick himself has a huge list of accomplishments in the military world and in the world of exploration. After discussing this reprint with Warwick for many months we were very saddened to hear that he passed away just before copies of his book arrived on our doorstep from Australia. We have a limited number of copies that have been signed by Warwick., 63843. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
 
 
5 Hamilton Garry
Arctic Fox. Life At The Top Of The World
A & C Black, 2008 First Edition, hardcover, 231pp, hardback, New in dw. Fascinating story of the arctic fox, from its evolutionary beginnings to its current life today. Superbly illustrated., 63698. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
 
 
6 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, school name in gilt to front board, prize bookplate, some pages unopened, foreedge foxing, light foxing, VG.. The author led this first official Everest Expedition in 1921, they reached the North Col and discovered the route to the top., 63876. 
Price: 230.00 GBP
 
 
7 Huntford Roland
Nansen. The Explorer As Hero.
Gerald Duckworth, 1998 Second Impression, hardcover, 610pp, VG+ in VG+ dw.. A most comprehensive biography., 63848. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
 
 
8 Joyce Ernest Mills
The South Polar Trail. The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
Duckworth, 1929 First Edition, hardcover, 220pp, 61 photographs, original blue boards, a few flecks to spine and faint blemish to boards, owner's signature, very clean internally, VG in colour photocopy of original dw.. A primary account of the Ross Sea shore party of Shackleton's Endurance Expedition 1914-1917. Their task was to lay dumps to the pole for Shackleton's southern party. This less told story from the expedition is equally harrowing, an incredible story. A very scarce title., 63869. 
Price: 495.00 GBP
 
 
9 Mackenzie Julian [editor]
The 'Taurus' Collection. 150 Collectable Books on the Antarctic. A Bibliography.
The Traveller's Bookshop, 2001 First Edition, hardcover, 197pp, near Fine in near VG dw with a small hole to the dustwrapper front cover. One of only 500 copies.. The Taurus collection is one the pre-eminent private collections of books on the Antarctic. The collection encompasses the major works of exploration by people who actually went to the continent in the Golden Age, which ended with the outbreak of the Second World War. The items are supplied with collations, notes and illustrations, making this a work of great value not only to collectors and dealers but also to those interested in the history of Antarctic Exploration., 63833. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
10 Mackenzie Julian [editor]
The 'Taurus' Collection. 150 Collectable Books on the Antarctic. A Bibliography.
The Traveller's Bookshop, 2017, hardcover, 197pp, paperback, New. A softback version of the 2001 First Edition in the same large format.. The Taurus collection is one the pre-eminent private collections of books on the Antarctic. The collection encompasses the major works of exploration by people who actually went to the continent in the Golden Age, which ended with the outbreak of the Second World War. The items are supplied with collations, notes and illustrations, making this a work of great value not only to collectors and dealers but also to those interested in the history of Antarctic Exploration., 63875. 
Price: 39.00 GBP
 
 
11 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
 
 
12 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
 
 
13 Peascod Bill
Journey After Dawn. The Autobiography Of Climber/Artist.
Cicerone Press, 1985 First Edition, hardcover, 173pp, VG+ in VG+ dw.. Don Whillans was holding the rope when Bill died of a heart attack. An autobiography rich in anecdote and humour, the story of a remarkable man., 63849. 
Price: 36.00 GBP
 
 
14 Poulsom Neville
The White Ribbon. A Medallic Record Of British Polar Exploration.
B. A. Seaby Ltd, 1968 First Edition, hardcover, 216pp, map endpapers, VG in VG dw with one small tear repaired.. Account of Expeditions between 1818 and 1961 whose members received the award of the Arctic or Polar Medal. A great reference work., 63852. 
Price: 32.00 GBP
 
 
15 Ring Jim
Storming the Eagle's Nest. Hitler's War in the Alps
Faber and Faber, 2013 First Edition, hardcover, 368pp, hardback, New, Fine in Fine dw.. Everybody knows the Alps. Nobody knows how, in 1940, Europe's playground became its battlefield. The untold story of the Alps under the Nazis: a pivotal theatre of the Second World War, and the setting for some of the most dramatic events in European history., 63687. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
16 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 little very faint discolouring to Vol 5, 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., 63870. 
Price: 795.00 GBP
 
 
17 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
 
 
18 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
 
 
19 Skelton J.V. & Wilson D.M.
Discovery Illustrated. Pictures From Captain Scott's First Antarctic Expedition
Reardon Publishing, 2001 First Edition, hardcover, 168pp, VG in near VG dw.. Superbly illustrated, published to mark the centenary of the Expedition., 63851. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
 
 
20 Smith Michael
Captain Francis Crozier. Last Man Standing?
Collins Press, 2006 First Edition, hardcover, 242pp, hardback, VG+ in VG+ dw.. Irishman Francis Crozier sailed on six expeditions with Parry and Ross. He was second in command on Franklin's fateful North West Passage expedition. Crozier took command after Franklin's death and according to legend was last to die - the last man standing., 63850. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
 
 
21 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
 
 
22 Turner Samuel
My Climbing Adventures In Four Continents
T.Fisher Unwin, 1913 2nd Imp, hardcover, 283pp, original black cloth, spine lettering dull, a few blemishes to boards, light foreedge foxing, occasional foxing elsewhere, some cracking to rear endpaper but secure, near VG, signed dedication dated 1920 by Samuel Turner on the front endpaper. A scarce signed copy.. Turner was a mountaineer whose travels included Siberia, South America and New Zealand. He was known for his bombastic style which tends to detract from his not inconsiderable achievements., 63828. 
Price: 140.00 GBP
 
 
23 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
 
 
24 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
 
 
25 Workman F.B. & W.H.
Two Summers In The Ice-Wilds Of Eastern Karakoram. The Exploration of Nineteen Hundred Square Miles of Mountain and Glacier
T. Fisher Unwin, 1917 First Edition, hardcover, 8vo, 287pp, 141 photographs, 3 folding maps, dark red half calf leather binding with raised bands, marbled boards and gilt titling, internally very clean indeed, neat repairs to some folds on maps, VG. An attractive and strong copy.. The Workman's fifth and last Karakoram Expedition 1911-1912, exploring Hush valley, Saltoro & Baltoro glaciers. This is by far the scarcest of the Workman titles., 63877. 
Price: 1100.00 GBP
 
 
26 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
 
 
27 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., small insect hole to bottom corner of spine otherwise truly Fine throughout. A fantastic copy of a very scarce title.. 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., 63674. 
Price: 850.00 GBP
 


           

  

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