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Polar / Mountaineering

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The Beckoning Silence, Simpson, Joe
The Beckoning Silence

The Death Zone - Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm, Dickinson, Matt
The Death Zone - Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm

Into Thin Air - A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster, Krakauer, Jon
Into Thin Air - A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

Killing Dragons - The Conquest of the Alps, Fleming, Fergus
Killing Dragons - The Conquest of the Alps

Mountain Men - Tall Tales and High Adventure, Conefrey, Mick ;   Jordan, Tim
Mountain Men - Tall Tales and High Adventure

Sea, Ice and Rock - Sailing and Climbing Above the Arctic Circle, Bonington, Chris ;   Knox-Johnston, Robin
Sea, Ice and Rock - Sailing and Climbing Above the Arctic Circle

Regions of the Heart - The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves, Rose, David ;   Douglas, Ed
Regions of the Heart - The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves

Ernest Shackleton, Plimpton, George
Ernest Shackleton

 

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Pole Dance - The Story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the world, Avery, Tom
1 Pole Dance - The Story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the world
Avery, Tom. Orion, London, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 163mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 207+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A 21st century adventurer's account of his 2002 journey to the South Pole. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Antarctica, pole, Scott. 11130

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Sea, Ice and Rock - Sailing and Climbing Above the Arctic Circle, Bonington, Chris ;   Knox-Johnston, Robin
2 Sea, Ice and Rock - Sailing and Climbing Above the Arctic Circle
Bonington, Chris ; Knox-Johnston, Robin. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1992. first edition, Hardback, 251mm x 174mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 143+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Inscribed by author. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Inscribed by Bo Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. Excellent account of what ensued when a legendary British climber and a sailor of equal fame teamed up for adventure and skill-sharing on a yacht in the icy waters of the far north. With stunning photographic illustration. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: ice, glacier, Arctic, yacht. 13571

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The Alpine Annual: 2 - Adapted from the 1950 numbers of the Alpine Journal, Brown (F.R.S.), T. Graham
3 The Alpine Annual: 2 - Adapted from the 1950 numbers of the Alpine Journal
Brown (F.R.S.), T. Graham. J.M. Dent, London, 1951. first edition, Hardback, 225mm x 144mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vii prelims, 282+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Spine and board edges faded, block edges darkened by age, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and chipping to edges, spine colour faded and some grubbiness to rear. Still presentable, with protection. A collection of 1950 articles on a wide ramge of mountaineering topics, generously illustrated with dramatic plate photographs. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: mountaineering, Himalaya, Alps. 10140

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Mountain Men - Tall Tales and High Adventure, Conefrey, Mick ;   Jordan, Tim
4 Mountain Men - Tall Tales and High Adventure
Conefrey, Mick ; Jordan, Tim. Boxtree, London, 2001. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 155mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 208+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. BBC TV series tie-in book which tells the story of the intrepid men who first explored and conquered the highest mountains of the world. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Everest, Himalaya, Matterhorn, Whymper. 13572

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The Death Zone - Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm, Dickinson, Matt
5 The Death Zone - Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm
Dickinson, Matt. Hutchinson, London, 1997. first edition, Hardback, 242mm x 154mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 211+pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Inscribed by author. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections save for one tiny mark to top block edge. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal edgewear. Harrowing account of a successful ascent of Everest during the hurricane-hit 1996 climbing season which claimed the lives of six climbers. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Himalaya, hurricane, storm, Everest. 13922

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6 South With Scott
Evans, Edward. Collins, London and Glasgow, 1949. first thus, Hardback, 185mm x 114mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , 288+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Prize Inscription. Book has been read, with edges a little grubby, but overall tight and clean. Latter-day edition of Evans' seminal account of Antarctic exploration, published at a time when he had become Admiral Lord Evans. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Antarctic, pole, Scott, Oates. 11288

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Killing Dragons - The Conquest of the Alps, Fleming, Fergus
7 Killing Dragons - The Conquest of the Alps
Fleming, Fergus. Granta Books, London, 2000. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 398+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. Gripping account of how pioneer gentlemen mountaineers first conquered the great Alpine peaks from the mid-19th century onwards. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Whymper, Alpine, Matterhorn, Eiger. 13892

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Rimo - Mountain on the Silk Road, Hillary, Peter
8 Rimo - Mountain on the Silk Road
Hillary, Peter. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1988. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. No obvious imperfections or evidence of handling. Dustwrapper is clean, with no shelfwear or evidence of handling. Son of Sir Edmund, Peter Hillary here gives his account of an epic 1986 expedition to Mount Rimo in the Eastern Karakoram. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Karakoram, Rimo, Hillary. 5201

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Our Everest Adventure - the pictorial history from Kathmandu to the summit, Hunt, Sir John
9 Our Everest Adventure - the pictorial history from Kathmandu to the summit
Hunt, Sir John. Brockhampton Press, Leicester, 1954. first edition, Hardback, 250mm x 192mm white and blue decorated boards, white titles, first edition, 128pp. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Card covers have notable foxing which also affects block edges, Block generally darkened with age, differential fading to endpapers. Dustwrapper (now protected) has foxing and colour darkening to significant areas of rear. Contemporary illustrated record of the successful 1953 Everest expedition, told by its leader. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Everest, Hunt, 1953, Hillary. 7340

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Into Thin Air - A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster, Krakauer, Jon
10 Into Thin Air - A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Krakauer, Jon. Villard, New York, 1997. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 164mm grey and white card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 5th impression, , xx prelims, 293+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled, spine bumped, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear from handling. "Definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed jounralist and author of the bestseller Into the Wild." Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: mountain, death, Himalaya, summit. 14267

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No Place for Men, Mulgrew, Peter
11 No Place for Men
Mulgrew, Peter. Nicholas Vane, London, 1965. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 199pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has price clipped from front flap. Light shelfwear and evidence of handling. A harrowing yet inspirational account by a member of Hillary's 1960 expedition to climb Makalu mountain whose terrible frostbite prevented his reaching the summit and cost him his feet and many fingers. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Hillary, Makalu, Hilalaya, frostbite. 5200

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SOS - The Story behind the Army expedition to Borneo's 'Death Valley', Neill, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert ;   Foster, Major Ron
12 SOS - The Story behind the Army expedition to Borneo's 'Death Valley'
Neill, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert ; Foster, Major Ron. Century, London, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 266pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Inscribed by authors. Signed and inscribed by authors on title, also further 1999 inscription by Foster opposite. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections, Dustwrapper (now protected) has some gummy residue on front visible in certain light. Has been handled but no shelfwear. Thrillng narrative of an ill-fated army expedition and remarkable rescue. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Army, Borneo, rescue. 5782

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Ernest Shackleton, Plimpton, George
13 Ernest Shackleton
Plimpton, George. DK Publishing, New York, 2003. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 187mm decorated boards, 160pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Some dusting to top block edge, else tight, bright and clean. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Superbly illustated throughout, this is a biography of the Antarctic explorer of the early 20th century whose fame is still rising a hundred years on. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Endurance, Shackleton, McMurdo, Antarctic. 11700

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Regions of the Heart - The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves, Rose, David ;   Douglas, Ed
14 Regions of the Heart - The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
Rose, David ; Douglas, Ed. Penguin, London, 2000. first thus, Paperback, 196mm x 130mm , xii prelims, 290+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, edges a little dusty, else clean and unmarked with no creasing. Paperback edition of Rose and Douglas' biography of a great woman mountaineer who met her death on K2 in 1995, prompting much contemporary bien-pensant comment about how terrible it was for a mother to have done such a thing. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: K2, Himalaya, mountaineering, climb. 12378

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Peaks and Pleasant Pastures, Schuster, Claud
15 Peaks and Pleasant Pastures
Schuster, Claud. The Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1911. first edition, Hardback, 230mm x 147mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 227+pp. Black and white illustrations. Fine/NoWrapper. Owners inscriptions. Book is 100+ years old and has been well read, with wear around spone and board edges, block darkened by age, edges ragged and grubby. Pages otherwise clean and unmarked. Reflections on Alpine climbing in the early 20th century, with five double-page maps. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Alps, Blanc, mountaineering. 10147

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16 Scott's Last Expedition
Scott (C.V.O., R.N.), Captain R.F. ; Fuchs, Sir Vivian. Folio Society, London, 1964. first thus, Hardback, 252mm x 167mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , 322pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book in very good condition, just a little fading of colouring of top edge of block, by spine. Grey slipcase is worn with discoloured edges and some coffee cup stains. With an introduction by Fuchs, this is a FS edition of Scott's journal of his ill-fated Antarctic Expedition of 1911-12 Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Scott, Antarctic, Oates, Amundsen. 7381

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The Beckoning Silence, Simpson, Joe
17 The Beckoning Silence
Simpson, Joe. Jonathan Cape, London, 2002. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 7th impression, , xii prelims, 290+pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Signed by author. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear, just a hint of foxing to top block edge. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. Superb collection of mountaineering tales by the author of "Touching the Void" which culminates in his account of the North Face of the Eiger. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Eiger, Alps, avalanche, mountain. 13923

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Himalayan Holiday - A Trans-Himalayan Diary, Young, Peter
18 Himalayan Holiday - A Trans-Himalayan Diary
Young, Peter. Herbert Jenkins, London, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 108pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Book undated, but described as a (post-) wartime production so c.1947? Spine and boards lightly faded at edges, foxing to block edges, fold-out map of Kashmir at end is intact but creased. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general chipping and shelfwear to edges, also grubby from handling. An RAF officer's account of a shikar trek in Kashmir. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Himalaya, Kashmir, shikar. 5206

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