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High in the Thin, Cold Air: The Story of the Himalayan Expedition Led by Sir Edmund Hillary, Sponsored by the World Book Encyclopedia

By Hillary, Sir Edmund, and Desmond Doig

Doubleday & Company, 1962. Hardcover, gray cloth with blue spine, map on endpapers, very good; dj, edges rubbed tiny closed tear. ". . . the last expedition by the Conqueror of Everest, who, in his most important search, was struck down -- and then saw his fellows begin to drop also. . .


Antarctic Conquest: The Great Explorers inTheir Own Words

By Chapman, Walker (selected and introduced by)

Bobbs-Merrill Co, 1965 . FIRST. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4. Top of front board soiled, text block edges soiled; dj has seen better days. G+/G. OP.



By Hobbs, William Herbert

Macmillan, 1936. FIRST. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2. Previous owner's pencil signature on ffep, board cloth spotted, spine worn, pp. browned inside front and back from glue show through; no dj. G+.


New Guinea Diaries 1871 - 1883

By Mikloucho-Maclay, Nikolai Nikolaevich

Papua, New Guinea: Kristen Press, 1977. 2d. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Green cloth, slight staining on block top edges and front paper edge, otherwise very good; dj, very good.


The Loneliest Continent: The Story of Antarctic Discovery

By Chapman, Walker

New York Graphic Society Publishers, 1964. FIRST. 5 5/8 x 8. Text block edges slightly soiled and yellowed; dj bmped at corners, small closed tear, not price-clipped, shelf wear VG/VG.


Problems of Polar Research: A Series of Papers by Thirty-One Authors

By American Geographical Society

NY: American Geographical Society. Special Publication No. 7, 1928. FIRST. 6 3/4 x 10. Cloth, scraped on spine and edges, light soiling, corners bumped, private library label on inside pastedown, previous owner's name on title page, ffep corner clipped, solid and intact, very good condition; no dj. "Errata" sheet re: Svalbard tipped in.


Spring on an Arctic Island

By Scherman, Katherine

Little Brown and Co, 1956. FIRST. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2. Text block edges slightly soiled, roll to spine, wear on spine, bumped corners; no dj. G/--


Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition In Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, 54, 55

By Kane, Elisha Kent, M.D., U.S.N

Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1996. First thus. 4 1/2 x 6 7/8. Hardcover, black cloth, gold-stamped, block top gilded, series binding, faint page-turning soil, otherwise perfect.


Maya Explorer: John Lloyd Stephens and the Lost Cities of Central America and Yucatan

By Victor Wolfgang von Hagen

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1947. First. 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches. HC; bright green cloth binding with gold stamped titles on spine and spot decoration on front; corners are slightly bumped, and page edges are browned, but the book is sound and clean. Jacket, tattered and discolored, is in a Brodart sleeve.


Running the Amazon

By Kane, Joe

New York: Vintage Books, 1990. PB. 5 1/4 x 8. Paperback, good used condition, few pages water rippled but not seriously. A major entertainment if you like reading about record-setting adventures. The photographs could be of better quality; nonetheless, they enhance the story. Book was a best seller.


Americans on Everest: The official account of the ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth

By Ullman, James Ramsey

New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1964. First. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2. Hardcover, blue cloth, decorated endpapers, corners bumped, slight page-turning soil; no dj. Thorough documentation of a 1963 ascent of Mt. Everest, with numerous photographs. Separate chapters are devoted to various technical and expedition management matters.