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Attack on Everest
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Attack on Everest

By Hugh Ruttledge

New York: National Travel Club, 1935. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A crisp, very sharp copy of the 1935 stated 1st American edition, IN A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE DRAMATIC PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Tight and Near Fine (with bright, unflecked gilt-lettering and design at the front panel and spine) in a clean, Near Fine dustjacket, which features a sweeping photo from the Base Camp. Thick octavo, 339 pgs. plus, incredibly, publisher's 3-D glasses at the rear pastedown. Truly a collector's copy.

$250.00

Tigers of the Snow: The Autobiography of Tensing of Everest
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Tigers of the Snow: The Autobiography of Tensing of Everest

By Tenzing of Everest (with James Ramsey Ullman)

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1955. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. An important copy of the 1955 1st edition: SIGNED FIRMLY BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY on the title page. Clean, well-preserved and very presentable to boot. Solid and VG in its dark-blue cloth. And in a bright, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, with a bit of wear at the spine ends and tips and several very small closed tears along the panel edges. Octavo, 294 pgs., crisp black-and-white photos thruout. "One of the great adventure books of our time--a magnificent story of the world's last frontier" (from the dustjacket).

$1000.00

Letters of Christopher Columbus Describing His First Voyage to the Western Hemisphere (Text in Fac-Simile)

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New York: Samuel L.M. Barlow, 1875. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. First Thus. The 1875 "text in fac-simile" of Christopher Columbus's 1493 letter to "Noble Lord Raphael or Gabriel Sanxis, Treasurer of King Ferdinand". 1 of only 50 copies printed. Translated from its original Spanish into Latin. Photo-lithographed by Julius Bien. A well-preserved and VG octavo in its folded sheets. Loosely-bound, as issued. Light offsetting at the rear panel's lower-edge, otherwise very clean. Housed in a folding brown chemise, which has kept the fragile facsimile in nice condition.

$150.00

A Memorial of the Futtehgurh Mission and Her Martyred Missionaries: With Some Remarks on The Mutiny in India

By Rev. J. Johnston Walsh

Philadelphia: Joseph M. Wilson, 1858. 1st. Full-Leather. Collectible; Very Good. The 1858 1st edition. VG in its full chocolate-brown leather, with raised bands and bright gilt-lettering along the spine and decorative blindstamping to the panels. Very light scuffing along the panel edges and outer hinges, otherwise very clean. Octavo, 338 pgs., top-edge gilt. Handsome engraved frontispiece, neat newspaper columns affixed to the front pastedown.

$100.00

Sailing Alone Around the World
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Sailing Alone Around the World

By Captain Joshua Slocum

New York: The Century Co, 1900. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. 1900 1st edition of this landmark of sailing literature. (Variant binding: with navy-blue {rather than silver} lettering at the front panel and without gilt to the top-edge). Solid and VG, with light wear to the panels and significant rubbing to the spine. Still though, a presentable copy. 12mo, 294 pgs. The first solo circumnavigation of the globe-- and a text that becomes only more revered with time.

$500.00

Brule's Discoveries and Explorations
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Brule's Discoveries and Explorations

By Consul Willshire Butterfield

Cleveland: The Helman-Taylor Company, 1898. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The 1898 1st edition. "Being a Narrative of the Discovery, by Stephen Brule, of Lakes Huron, Ontario and Superior; and of his Explorations (the First Made by Civilized Man) of Pennsylvania and Western New York, also of the Province of Ontario, Canada". VG in its beige cloth, with light soiling to the panels and mild darkening at the spine. Octavo, 184 pgs. Top-edge gilt, deckled fore-edge and bottom edge.

$150.00

Savage Gentlemen

By Mabel Cook Cole

New York: Van Nostrand Co, 1929. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Very Good. 1929 1st edition, IN THE UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Solid and clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with light creasing along the panel top-edges. Octavo, 249 pgs. A profile, by the interpid female author, of pygmies and headhunters of the Phillipines.

$200.00

A Thousand Days in the Arctic
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A Thousand Days in the Arctic

By Frederick George Jackson

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. A handsome, well-preserved copy of the 1899 1st American edition. Solid and VG in its original decorative cloth, with bright gilt-lettering and decoration to the front panel and bright gilt-lettering to the spine. Thick octavo, 940 pgs. plus publisher's ads., top-edge gilt. One small, even cut to the upper right corner of the title page (reaching a small amount of the lettering) and one very small, neat former owner name to the front free endpaper. Otherwise, clean as could be, with no writing or markings of any kind and the 5 large color fold-out maps called for --and the crisp black-and-white plates scattered thru the text-- all in very fine condition. "This is an unvarnished tale of a thousand consecutive days spent in the Arctic, printed almost word for word as it was written--while the facts and impressions were fresh in my memory--in our hut, or tent, when on sledging and boating journeys in Franz-Josef Land. It is a simple, true account and statement of facts incident to our life and work there--plain facts, penned by a plain man." (from the author's note). A very important title in early arctic exploration.

$600.00