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  • ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place. by Blum, Arlene.
    Blum, Arlene.
    ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1980.) dj. Hardcover - The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, ÒA WomanÕs Place Is on Top.Ó Foreword by Maurice Herzog. Somewhat oversized illustrated with many photographs. Bibliography, index. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-87156-2367.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (light edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 59384
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  • ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place: The Twentieth Anniversary Edition. by Blum, Arlene.
    Blum, Arlene.
    ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place: The Twentieth Anniversary Edition.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1998.). SIGNED - The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, ÒA WomanÕs Place Is on Top.Ó Foreword by Maurice Herzog.The Twentieth Anniversary Edition with a new preface and…

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    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1998.). SIGNED - The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, ÒA WomanÕs Place Is on Top.Ó Foreword by Maurice Herzog.The Twentieth Anniversary Edition with a new preface and afterword by the author. INSCRIBED on the half title page by Blum "To . . . Success on Top!" A somewhat oversized trade paperback illustrated with many photographs. Bibliography, index. 258 pp. ISBN: 1578050227.

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    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 43705
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  • ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place. by Blum, Arlene.
    Blum, Arlene.
    ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1980.). SIGNED - The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, ÒA WomanÕs Place Is on Top.Ó Foreword by Maurice Herzog. INSCRIBED on the half title page by Blum…

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    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1980.). SIGNED - The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, ÒA WomanÕs Place Is on Top.Ó Foreword by Maurice Herzog. INSCRIBED on the half title page by Blum "To . . . Success on Top!" A somewhat oversized trade paperback illustrated with many photographs. Bibliography, index. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-87156-8063.

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    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 63379
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  • ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place. by Blum, Arlene.
    Blum, Arlene.
    ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1980.) dj. Hardcover - The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, "A WomanÕs Place Is on Top." Foreword by Maurice Herzog. Somewhat oversized illustrated with many photographs. Bibliography, index. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-87156-2367.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (overall edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 58978
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  • Bonnington, Christian.
    I CHOSE TO CLIMB.

    Edition: Later printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., (1973.) dj. Hardcover - The early experiences of one of Britain's best known climbers - his earliest climbing in Kent, Wales and Scotland, climbs in the Alps and Nepal, including an ascent of Annapurna II. Foreword by Eric Shipton. Illustrated with 43 black and white photographs. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-575003472.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 33808
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  • THE CONCH BEARER. by Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
    THE CONCH BEARER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Brookfield, Connecticut: Roaring Brook Press, 2003. SIGNED first edition - A magical fantasy-adventure story of the remarkable journey of a 12 year old Indian boy from the teeming streets of Kolkata to a secret valley high in the Himalayas. SIGNED on the title page by the author.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 26761
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  • MOUNTAINS AND A MONASTERY. by Holmes, Peter.
    Holmes, Peter.
    MOUNTAINS AND A MONASTERY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Geoffrey Bles, 1958. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the expedition of Peter Holmes and his wife, Judy, to the Himalayas especially the mountainous desert province of Spiti, on the borders of Tibet. This book focuses on both the mountain-climbing adventures and on the people who live in the area (especially the story of one remarkable young boy - Shiring Dawa.) Illustrated with several sections of black and white photographs by the author, contains 2 folding maps. Index. 191 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40620
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  • Jackson, John A.
    MORE THAN MOUNTAINS.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1955. Hardcover first edition - 'A record of mountaineering and wild life in the Himalaya'. Jackson's Himalayan reminiscences concluding with the Kangchenjunga Reconnaissance. 32 photographic plates, colored frontispiece, maps and line drawings, appendix of insects collected. 213 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth, lacking the dj (the front flap of the dj and the rear cover with the author information have been taped onto the front endpapers.)

    Book ID: 23977
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  • ESAU. by Kerr, Philip.
    Kerr, Philip.
    ESAU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller involving the discovery of a prehistoric skull - neither ape nor man - in an ice cave in the Himalayas. SIGNED on the title page. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-51759.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56674
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  • ESAU. by Kerr, Philip.
    Kerr, Philip.
    ESAU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller involving the discovery of a prehistoric skull - neither ape nor man - in an ice cave in the Himalayas. SIGNED on the title page. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-51759.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15471
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  • INTO THIN AIR: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster. by Krakauer, Jon.
    Krakauer, Jon.
    INTO THIN AIR: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Villard, (1997.) dj. Hardcover - A gripping account of the deadliest season on Mount Everest, one in which Krakauer survived but five of his fellow climbers did not. Not just an adventure story: this also focuses on why climbers take such risks, and the consequences of the growing commercialization of climbing in the Himalayas. Illustrated with wood cuts and photographs. Brief bibliography. 293 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679-457526.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 55961
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  • THIS FLAWLESS PLACE BETWEEN by Portier, Bruno.
    Portier, Bruno.
    THIS FLAWLESS PLACE BETWEEN

    Edition: First English edition.

    Oxford: Oneworld Publications, (2012.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this documentary filmmaker and ethnologist, a reimaging of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the story of a vacationing couple in the Himalayas who have a dreadful accident. Translated from the French by Gregory Norminton. Author's note. Select bibliography. xii, 179 pp. ISBN: 1851688501.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57543
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  • Ridgeway, Rick.
    BELOW ANOTHER SKY: A Mountain Adventure in Search of a Lost Father.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof.

    New York: Henry Holt, 2001. A renowned adventurer travels to Tibet with a young woman in search of her father's memory. By the author of THE SHADOW OF KILIMANJARO. 306 pgs.

    Condition: Near fine. Some creasing on front wrapper.

    Book ID: 18968
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  • A LIFE IN THE WILD: George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts. by Turner, Pamela S.
    Turner, Pamela S.
    A LIFE IN THE WILD: George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - For more than fifty years, explorer-naturalist George Schaller has been on a mission: to save the world's great wild beasts and their environments. This biography, illustrated throughout with Schaller's own full color photographs and maps, examines how his landmark research revolutionalized field biology, demonstrating that it is possible to study dangerous animals in their own habitats: mountain gorillas in Central Africa, tigers in India, leopards in the Himalayas, and many others. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Sources, index. 103 pp. Square format, slightly oversized. ISBN: 9780374345785.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 56691
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  • ADDICTED TO DANGER: A Memoir about Affirming Life in the Face of Death. by Wickwire, Jim and Dorothy Bullitt.
    Wickwire, Jim and Dorothy Bullitt.
    ADDICTED TO DANGER: A Memoir about Affirming Life in the Face of Death.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Wickwire is a mountaineer with many accomplishments, including being one of the first 2 Americans to climb K2 in the Himalayas, but he also come close to death, and has watched friends die on climbing. SIGNED by both authors on the title page. Illustrated with photographs throughout. Index. 321 pages. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-671-019902.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80635
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