Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: OP1100C-866
MOUNTAIN MAN: THE STORY OF BELMORE BROWNE 1988 1st ed Hardcover in Slipcase Fine SIGNED by Bob Bates
By Bates, Bob
Price: $175.00

List Price: $225.00
You Save $50.00 (22%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

New Jersey, Amwell Press, 1988, 1st edition. 424 pp, b/w and color illustrations. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt decoration and titles in pictorial slipcase. Fine.

This is a large format book. Extra postage will be requested for Priority Mail and International Mail.

SIGNED on the title page by Robert H. Bates.


Browne made three expeditions to Mt. McKinley, in 1906 with Cook, and in 1910 and 1912.  A lavish large format book, with many color reproductions of Browne's paintings, plus many photos of early McKinley climbs. 

Born in Tompkinsville, New York, Belmore Browne studied at the New York School of Art and the Academie Julian in Paris. As famous in the annals of mountaineering as he is as an artist, his best-known and most widely collected paintings are of Alaska, Washington, California, and the Canadian Rockies. His paintings of animals and landscapes combine the attention to naturalistic detail of a naturalist and mountaineer with a bold, expressive painterly touch.

Browne first traveled to Alaska in 1888 as an eight-year-old child on a sightseeing trip with his family. Less than two decades later, still a very young man, he undertook a remarkable series of adventures, distinguishing himself as a hunter, mountain climber, writer, and illustrator. In 1902 and 1903, still in his early twenties, he served as hunter, illustrator, and specimen perpetrator for the well-known naturalist Andrew Jackson Stone’s Alaska and British Columbia mammal-collecting expeditions for the American Museum of Natural History. With Stone, he explored the landscape and animals of the Stikine River region and parts of the Alaska and Kenai peninsulas. He returned to the Stikine River region of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia in 1904 and 1905 to hunt, draw, and collect specimens on his own.

After 1905, Browne turned his energy and attentions for a time to mountaineering. He was part of a group that in 1907 made the first ascent of Mount Olympus in Washington State, but his real prominence as a climber grew out of his three pioneering attempts to climb Mount McKinley in Alaska. In 1906 he joined Frederick cook and Herschel Parker’s expedition to attempt the peak. It was on this trip that Frederick Cook, after apparently being defeated by the mountain and sending most of his crew away, claimed to have reached the summit in a very short time with a lone companion—to the acclaim of the world and the skepticism of his own expedition members.

Four years later, in 1910, Browne and Herschel Parker mounted their own expedition to the mountain, hoping to climb the peak but also seeking to disprove Cook’s claim. They were unable to find a route to the summit, but did locate the peak on which Cook had posed for a “summit” photograph, a minor promontory at an elevation of 5300 feet, almost twenty miles southeast of the top of Mount McKinley.

Browne’s final attempt to scale McKinley came in 1912. He and Herschel Parker were turned back by a storm just 125 feet short of the summit. Browne later wrote many articles about his experiences on the mountain and in 1913 published The Conquest of Mount McKinley, an extensive account of all three climbs.

After serving in World War I, the artist, with his wife Agnes, moved to Banff, Alberta, where they lived year-round at first, later wintering in California. For several years beginning in 1930, he was director of the Santa Barbara School of Fine Arts. During that time, he began producing background paintings for museum displays of mammal habitats. He painted notable examples for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Boston Museum of Science, and the American Museum of Natural History. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Design.

Browne is perhaps best known for his many paintings of the Canadian Rockies, the largest collection of which is at the Glenbow-Alberta Institute in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His works are also widely represented in American museums, among them the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Shelburne (Vermont) Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Amherst College Museum, and Anchorage Museum of History and Art.

As his biographer Robert Bates noted, Belmore Browne was one of those lucky people who seem to have been born in the right time to make the best use of their interests and skills. Artist, writer, explorer, hunter, and mountain climber, Browne excelled in and made substantial contributions to each of these seemingly unrelated fields of endeavor, embracing them all in a remarkable life of personal discovery, expression, and achievement. His art drew sustenance from all those fields, so it is no wonder that he is now recognized as one of America’s preeminent mountain and wildlife painters.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
WHITE WINDS: AMERICA'S MOST TRAGIC MOUNTAINEERING EXPEDITION 1981 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Joe Wilcox
By: Wilcox, Joe
Price $29.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $46.00 (61%)
- Item # OP71696E-420
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LOVE OF MOUNTAINS IS BEST: CLIMBS AND TRAVELS FROM K2 TO KATHMANDU 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Bob Bates
By: Bates, Bob
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $10.00 (13%)
- Item # OP229C-866
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PRICE OF CONQUEST: CONFESSIONS FROM THE FIRST ASCENT OF K2: Lino Lacedelli SIGNED LIMITED EDITION! New Hardcover, Dust Jacket, Slipcase
By: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
Price $495.00
- Item # BK2085-866
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LOVE OF MOUNTAINS IS BEST: CLIMBS AND TRAVELS FROM K2 TO KATHMANDU Bob Bates 1994 1st edition DJ New SIGNED by Dee Molenaar multiple copies available
By: Bates, Bob
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $95.00, You Save $20.00 (21%)
- Item # OP229AB-3344
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE STORY OF THE FILES: A REVIEW OF CALIFORNIA WRITERS AND LITERATURE Ella Sterling Cummins 1893 Hardcover in Slipcase Very Good
By: Cummins, Ella Sterling
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $650.00, You Save $605.00 (93%)
- Item # OP6150-536
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PHONOGRAPH RECORD! EVEREST: EXPEDITION ZUM ENDPUNKT [EVEREST: EXPEDITION TO THE ULTIMATE] Slipcase SIGNED by Reinhold Messner 45 RPM
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $125.00, You Save $75.01 (60%)
- Item # OP3761AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A.M.C. GUIDE TO MOUNT WASHINGTON AND THE PRESIDENTIAL RANGE 1988 4th ed as New
By: Appalachian Mountain Club
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # GB3094-399
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE STORY OF THE WHITE CRYSTAL 1995 1st edition DJ Slipcase Fine SIGNED BY Maria Antonia Sironi, Hildegard Diemberger and Kurt Diemberger 2 copies available
By: Sironi, Maria Antonia, Hildegard Diemberger, Pasang Wangdu, Carlo Meazza, Kurt Diemberger
Price $95.00 ~ Regular $500.00, You Save $405.00 (81%)
- Item # OP2442AB-3342
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALPINE JOURNAL 1988-89 (UK) Volume 93
By: Alpine Club, edited by Ed Douglas
Price $34.95
- Item # AJ1988
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RIMO: MOUNTAIN ON THE SILK ROAD 1988 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Mulitple Copies Available SIGNED by Peter Hillary DJ
By: Hillary, Peter
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $40.00 (53%)
- Item # OP207-1134
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LOVE OF MOUNTAINS IS BEST: CLIMBS AND TRAVELS FROM K2 TO KATHMANDU 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Bob Bates
By: Bates, Bob
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $10.00 (13%)
- Item # OP229C-866
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN THE CLASSIC TRUE STORY OF DISASTER AND SURVIVAL ON THE WORLD'S SECOND HIGHEST MOUNTAIN Robert Bates, Charles Houston New Paperback 2009 Multiple Copies Available
By: Bates, Bob and Charles Houston. Foreword by Jim Wickwire
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $13.00 (77%)
- Item # BK691A-22430
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LOVE OF MOUNTAINS IS BEST: CLIMBS AND TRAVELS FROM K2 TO KATHMANDU Bob Bates 1994 1st edition DJ New SIGNED by Dee Molenaar multiple copies available
By: Bates, Bob
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $95.00, You Save $20.00 (21%)
- Item # OP229AB-3344
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST CHOMOLUNGMA ROUTE POSTER
By: MOUNT EVEREST ROUTE POSTER
Price $24.95
- Item # PS0035-480
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PAUL PETZOLDT POSTER ON MT. OWEN WITH GRAND TETON IN BACKGROUND Poster 1995 Fine SIGNED by Paul Petzoldt
By: Petzoldt, Paul
Price $74.99
- Item # PS4130AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VINTAGE DOLT MOUNTAIN CLIMBING EQUIPMENT SIGN: SALES DIVISION Original Company Sign
By: DOLT, William "Dolt" Feuerer
Price $399.99 ~ Regular $995.00, You Save $595.01 (60%)
- Item # HW9923-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNT EVEREST POSTER: CLASSIC SIGNED by Ed Webster
By: Webster, Ed
Price $19.95
- Item # PS57
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNT EVEREST POSTER PANORAMA SIGNED by Ed Webster
By: Webster, Ed
Price $19.95
- Item # PS59
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HILLARY AND TENZING SIGNED 25TH MT EVEREST ANNIVERSARY SILVER MEDAL SIGNED by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary [More Images in description]
By: Hillary, Edmund and Tenzing Norgay. Franklin Mint
Price $395.00 ~ Regular $500.00, You Save $105.00 (21%)
- Item # HW52-7323
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DIVINE IMAGES HUMAN VISIONS: THE MAX TANENBAUM COLLECTION IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA Pal 1997 Paperback Near Fine
By: Pal, Pratapaditya
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $21.05 (84%)
- Item # BK5851-836
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNT HOOD: 19th CENTURY STEEL ENGRAVING BLACK AND WHITE
By: MOUNT HOOD
Price $100.00
- Item # RM10-888
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GASHERBRUM 2 POSTER SIGNED BY KURT DIEMBERGER
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $45.00
- Item # PS103
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNT EVEREST POSTER: MOONRISE SIGNED by Ed Webster
By: Webster, Ed
Price $19.95
- Item # PS58
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart