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Across East African Glaciers An Account Of The First Ascent Of Kilimanjaro
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Across East African Glaciers An Account Of The First Ascent Of Kilimanjaro

by Meyer, Hans

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$3,500.00

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London: George Philip & Son, 1891. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First UK Edition translated from the German edition. Original green cloth binding with decorated front cover & spine, gilt lettering front & spine, original green coated end pages. The book has tissue-repaired inside hinges, strong binding and stable, former owner bookplate on the front pastedown, a bookstore stamp on upper edge of the verso of the FFEP along with seller's mark in pencil in the same area, no other marks or writing on any pages, a little fore-edge foxing but no foxing on page faces, light cover wear with some surface rubbing at the corners, generally clean. Complete with all maps and illustrations. The plates with the original photos are clean with no darkening/browning of the margins that is sometimes found with this book. The book measures 26cm tall x 18cm and has 404pp, 3 colored folding maps, colored frontispiece, 8 mounted b/w photos, 12 illustrated plates, 19 text illustrations, 11… Read More
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$3,500.00
Random Harvest
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Random Harvest

by Hilton, James

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$300.00

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1941. Reprint . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 1941 SEVENTH printing of FIRST EDITION --- SIGNED by James Hilton on the blank FFEP. From the collection of Eric Johnston who was appointed by Truman as the head of the Economic Stabilization Agency. He was also head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, served on several commissions under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was a special presidential representative under Eisenhower, met with Stalin and Khrushchev, and was founding president of the Motion Picture Association of America for many years, a position he held for many years (some of them being controversial). The book is in nice condition with no rubbing, no soiling, very slight fading to spine, no foxing, solid binding, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.
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$300.00
The Everest-Lhotse Adventure  -- SIGNED
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The Everest-Lhotse Adventure -- SIGNED

by Eggler, Albert

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$350.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST PRINTING of FIRST USA EDITION. SIGNED by Ernst Reiss on the photo opposite page 145 that shows Reiss, Luchsinger and von Gunten on the Lhotse face below the couloir that leads to the summit. Reiss along with Luchsinger made the first ascent of Lhotse described in this book. Original blue boards, silver lettering spine. Generally nice condition, clean covers, tight binding, complete with all pages & photo plates, no previous owner marks or writing on any page other than the signature of Reiss, no foxing. The dust jacket has edge wear, some soiling rear panel, 1cm chip upper rear corner. This book has 222 pages, 31 b/w photos, color frontispiece, 2 maps, 1 route diagram, index. The leader's account of the Swiss expedition that in 1956 made the 1st ascent of Lhotse (8511m by Ernst Reiss & Fritz Luchsinger via Geneva Spur & the Reiss Rinne) & made 2nd & 3rd ascents of Everest (2nd by… Read More
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$350.00
A Geographicall [sic. Geographical ] Description Of All The Countries In The Known World. RARE...
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A Geographicall [sic. Geographical ] Description Of All The Countries In The Known World. RARE 1657 geography

by Clarke, Samuel

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$850.00

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London: Thomas Newberry, 1657. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 1657 FIRST EDITION, no illustrations, no maps, 278mm tall (covers), 272mm tall (pages). Full title: A Geographical Description Of All The Countries In The Known World. As Also Of the greatest and famousest Cities and Fabricks which have been, or are now remaining: Together with The greatest Rivers, the Strangest Fountains, the various Minerals, Stones, Trees, Hearbs, Plants, Fruits, Gums, &c. which are to bee found in every Country. Unto which is added, a Description of The rarest Beasts, Fowls, Birds, Fishes, and Serpents which are least known amongst us. Collected out of the most approved Authors, and from such as were eye-witnesses of most of the things contained herein. Vellum boards with calf title patch on spine lettered in gilt. Title page + 225 pages + 6 unnumbered pages of index + 7 pages of manuscript index. Soiled covers, some flaking on rear cover, solid binding, occasional page soiling but nothing major, wrinkle to… Read More
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$850.00
Climbing On The Himalaya And Other Mountain Ranges -- FIRST EDITION
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Climbing On The Himalaya And Other Mountain Ranges -- FIRST EDITION

by Collie, J. Norman

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$2,250.00

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Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1902. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. Original green cloth with gilt lettering spine, top edge gilt. Splendid condition with clean covers & spine, no splitting or cracking of cloth, bright gilt lettering, tight binding, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, hinges fine and intact (not cracked), minor fore-edge & EP foxing, no foxing on inside pages, pages bright and clean. Book measures 227mm tall x 144mm, and has 315 pages, 18 b/w photos & sketches, 3 coloured folding maps, bibliography, index. One of the most important books in the climbing literature. This covers in detail the first real attempt to climb an 8000er, Nanga Parbat, where Mummery & his partners perished. Also considerable Canadian Rockies content (discovery & exploration of Columbia Icefield), climbing in Norway, Skye, classic firsts in the Chamonix Aiguilles with Mummery, etc.
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$2,250.00
Cho Oyu. By Favour of the Gods. With Tipped-in dated TICHY SIGNATURE
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Cho Oyu. By Favour of the Gods. With Tipped-in dated TICHY SIGNATURE

by Tichy, Herbert

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$475.00

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London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1957. First Edition . Cloth. Fine/Very Good. Original tan cloth with red lettering spine. Book is in fine condition with some fore-edge foxing and a little foxing in margins of a few pages, mainly near the front. The binding is tight and solid. There are no creased or torn pages. There are no previous owner marks, no writing, no stamps, no underlining on any pages. Handsigned & dated autograph of Herbert Tichy is tipped-in on the pre-title page (like an errata slip, not fully pasted down, only pasted at hinge). The original dust jacket is in nice condition with no tears and no chips. The DJ has darkening of the spine and the inside front flap corner is clipped. The very ends of the spine of the DJ are lightly rubbed. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL ITEM BEING OFFERED (NOT GENERIC STOCK PHOTOS).
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$475.00
THROUGH TIBET TO EVEREST -- 1927 First Printing
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THROUGH TIBET TO EVEREST -- 1927 First Printing

by Noel, Captain J. B. L. ( John )

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$545.00

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London: Edward Arnold, 1927. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. FIRST PRINTING of the First UK Edition. Original sapphire blue cloth with gilt lettering spine. True first printing, very uncommon and scarce as such. The book is in fine condition with clean covers, bright gilt lettering spine, solid binding, original end papers (not cracked), no foxing, bright pages, previous owner gift inscription on first blank page and name in top corner, no other previous owner marks or writing on any pages. Superb example of this book. The book measures 214mm tall x 142mm, and has 301 pages, 16 pages of ads, 22 b/w photos, 3 designs, index. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.
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$545.00
Carl Rungius Big Game Painter: Fifty Years With Brush And Rifle -- First Edition SIGNED by...
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Carl Rungius Big Game Painter: Fifty Years With Brush And Rifle -- First Edition SIGNED by RUNGIUS and by Schaldach

by Schaldach, William J.

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$1,350.00

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West Hartford: Countryman Press, 1945. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Carl Rungius. One of 1275 copies of which 1250 were numbered. This is one of the numbered copies. INSCRIBED, SIGNED and dated 1946 by Carl Rungius on the blank FFEP and SIGNED by Schaldach, the author, on the same page. Copies signed by Rungius are very uncommon. Very good condition with slight fraying spine ends, usual light browning of pages, very tips lower corners rubbed, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages other than the signed inscription and author signature. Original slipcase has 1cm deep loss of cover paper at spine ends, complete cover labels (front and back) that are not chipped, some splitting along one spine edge but connections holding well. The book measures 318mm tall x 245mm, and has 117 numbered pages of text (illustration leaves are not numbered), b/w sketch of bull moose frontispiece, b/w portrait painting of Rungius, 10 full-page color paintings, 18 b/w in-text illustrations… Read More
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$1,350.00
CONQUISTADORS OF THE USELESS. From the Alps to Annapurna -- and Beyond. -- SIGNED By Terray
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CONQUISTADORS OF THE USELESS. From the Alps to Annapurna -- and Beyond. -- SIGNED By Terray

by Terray, Lionel

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$345.00

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London: Victor Gollancz, 1963. First Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. FIRST PRINTING of UK First Edition. SIGNED BY LIONEL TERRAY ON SLIP of paper lightly tipped in (like errata slip) on title page. Original blue boards, gilt lettering spine. Book is in good condition with no marks or writing an any pages, clean covers, no rubbing, no staining, no soiling, tight binding, no fading. Original dust wrapper is present with rubbing and tiny chipping at corners, original price present on flap, 1cm tear upper front.
Item Price
$345.00
Everest -- Expedition To The Ultimate -- First Edition with SIGNATURES OF ENTIRE TEAM
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Everest -- Expedition To The Ultimate -- First Edition with SIGNATURES OF ENTIRE TEAM

by Messner, Reinhold

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$385.00

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New York: Oxford University Press, 1979. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. FIRST PRINTING of First USA Edition. WITH loose postal card SIGNED by the ENTIRE TEAM. Original orange cloth with gilt lettering spine.The book is in fine condition with clean covers, no fading, no rubbing, no previous owner marks, no foxing, tight binding. The dust jacket is near fine with a little crinkling at top edge of spine, tiny 5mm tear lower spine corner, clean, no chips, no fading to spine which is uncommon for this jacket, complete and not clipped, small numbers & date penned to upper corner of front flap. The team-signed card is large format 147mm tall x 210mm, blank on one side, signed by the team on the other side with Austrian stamp canceled with an Everest image and framed in red. The card appears to have been issued prior to the expedition's departure to Nepal since the cancel is dated March 1, 1978. The card is in fine condition. It is signed by Peter Habeler, Reinhold Messner,… Read More
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$385.00
The Kilima-Njaro Expedition. A Record Of Scientific Exploration In Eastern Equatorial Africa. And...
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The Kilima-Njaro Expedition. A Record Of Scientific Exploration In Eastern Equatorial Africa. And A General Description Of The Natural History, Languages, And Commerce Of The Kilima-Njaro District. Kilimanjaro.

by Johnston, Sir H.H.

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$875.00

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London: Kegan Paul, Trench, And Co., 1886. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. FIRST EDITION. The book measures 23cm tall x 14cm, and has pages xv + [1] blank + 572 + 36 (publisher's catalog), photogravure frontis portrait of the author & 14 other full page plates, 64 in-text illustrations, 6 maps (3 in color, 2 are fldg), 14 engraved plates, index. Account of early expedition attempt to climb Kilimanjaro in 1884. Johnston claims to have reached approximately 4973m. rebound in red cloth in style similar to original binding with original illustrated front cover retained as front cover of new binding, black & white illustration of Kilimanjaro on front cover, black lettering front cover, black coated EPs. previous owner name faintly penned on blank side of frontis, scotch tape (tape itself is long gone) yellowish stain at gutter of frontispiece & title page (frontis was obviously once held in place by scotch tape), minor foxing on plates only, binding tight, covers &… Read More
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$875.00
Through The Highlands Of Siberia -- 1904 SIGNED First Edition in RARE Dust Jacket
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Through The Highlands Of Siberia -- 1904 SIGNED First Edition in RARE Dust Jacket

by Swayne R.E., Major H. G. C.

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$2,200.00

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London: Rowland Ward, Limited, 1904. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Original reddish brown cloth, gilt lettering front & spine, zebra patterned EPs. WITH publisher's rare original printed dust jacket. INSCRIBED & SIGNED by the author on the verso of the FFEP and with author's inscription on the short-title page. The copy in the Brooke-Hitchings collection of books in exceptional condition did not have the dust jacket and was not signed. The book offered here is in very good condition with faint thin streak on front cover (= loss of some sheen but no staining), very slight rubbing bottom edges covers & tips corners, village/county blindstamp on FFEP, other than author's inscriptions and signature there are no owner marks or writing on any pages, solid binding, no foxing, complete with all plates and fold-outs. The rare dust jacket has tiny loss lower rear flap corner, tiny loss lower spine corner, no tears, some minor curling at spine ends, no… Read More
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$2,200.00
THE CONQUEST OF THE NORTH POLE -- RECENT ARCTIC EXPLORATION
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THE CONQUEST OF THE NORTH POLE -- RECENT ARCTIC EXPLORATION

by Hayes, J. Gordon

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$325.00

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New York: Macmillan Company, 1934. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. FIRST PRINTING of First USA Edition (from the sheets of the first UK edition). ORIGINAL DUST JACKET present. The book measures 234mm tall x 152mm, and has 317 pages, 11 maps and diagrams, 22 b/w photos, index. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. Very uncommon DJ (2cm deep loss top spine, 1cm deep loss base spine, spine darkened), heavy darkening top and bottom of book spine, clean covers, no rubbing, solid binding, age tanning to pages, other than the spine ends darkening the book is in nice condition. Previous owner gift inscription FFEP otherwise no marks or writing on any pages. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.
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$325.00
Himalayan Journals; or, Notes of a Naturalist In Bengal, The Sikkim And Nepal Himalayas, The...
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Himalayan Journals; or, Notes of a Naturalist In Bengal, The Sikkim And Nepal Himalayas, The Khasia Mountains, &c. -- FIRST EDITION 1854 two volumes

by Hooker, Joseph Dalton

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$945.00

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London: John Murray, 1854. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 1st Printing FIRST PRINTING of First Edition 1854. Complete two volumes. Rebound in dark red buckram with original decorated covers mounted on front covers (both faded at the outside edge), black leather title patches with gilt lettering on spines. Complete with all plates and maps. No previous owner marks or writing on any pages. Original errata slips present in both volumes. Original tissue sheets present opposite color plates. Minor foxing on a few pages but nearly all pages free of foxing. Shallow bump to fore-edge of text block of volume II. Two of the color plates, plate 3 and plate 9, have brown stain in lower outside margin corner (not into the plate image). PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Original pink coated free endpages that advertise books are bound in at the front and end of each volume. Very solid bindings. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL SET BEING OFFERED.
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$945.00
The White Spider. The Story of the North Face of the Eiger. 1960 FIRST EDITION --- SIGNED By...
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The White Spider. The Story of the North Face of the Eiger. 1960 FIRST EDITION --- SIGNED By Harrer & By Heckmair.

by Harrer, Heinrich

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$1,800.00

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New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1960. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST PRINTING of First USA Edition SIGNED by Anderl Heckmair and Heinrich Harrer on the short-title page. This signed first edition was published by E.P. Dutton in New York in 1960. Complete with all plates and pages. Copies of the the first edition (and any edition) signed by both Harrer and Heckmair, the climbing team of the first ascent, are quite uncommon. Vorg and Kasparek were both killed years prior to the publication of this book. Original blue covers with silver lettering spine. The book has nice clean covers, bright gilt, no previous owner writing or marks on any pages (other than the signatures of Heckmair and Harrer), light sunning to cover edges (one spot of strong fading top rear cover where small tear in DJ let light through), tight binding, tanning for fore-edges but page faces not tanned or browned, no foxing, small 1cm brown spot on… Read More
Item Price
$1,800.00