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American Alpine Club Library [Mazuchelli, Elizabeth Sarah] A Lady Pioneer The Indian Alps and How We Crossed Them: Being a Narrative of Two Years’ Residence in the Eastern Himalaya and Two Months’ Tour into the Interior
1876 Longmans, Green London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 612, chromolithograph frontis w/ tissue guard, 9 chromolithograph plates w/ tissue guards, text woodcuts, color fldg map, teg, gilt-decorated green cloth ; cloth miss top 1.5” of spine affecting title, spine bottom chipped, corners rubbed, hinges starting, Field & AAC/Field bookplates, offsetting from plates as usual, map w/ orig folds & no tears, good #24908 $495.00 $445.50
Mazuchelli and her husband followed the Nepal-Sikkim frontier along the Singalila Ridge. The frontis is a nice color illustration of Jannu. This book weighs five pounds. Neate M74, Yakushi M126. Field, William O. (1904 – 1994) – A noted glaciologist, who wrote extensively on Alaskan glaciers, [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Ament, Pat Master of Rock: The Biography of John Gill
1977 Alpine House Boulder 1st, 4to, pp.197, 255 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj w/ tear/hole lower spine, rubbed, vg, cloth w/ Hall bookplate, fine #24762 $65.00 $58.50
An original classic on the life of noted boulder-specialist Gill with lots of photos. Neate A40. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secretary (1933-46), President (1950-52), Honorary Member (1962), and first Honorary President (1974-87). He was also a fou [read more]

signed American Alpine Club Library Anderson, J. R. L. High Mountains and Cold Seas: A Biography of H. W. Tilman
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.366, 40 bw photos, 15 maps, green cloth ; signed Charles Houston, dj w/ small tears top spine, vg+, cloth w/ AAC/Purchased bookplate, fine #25041 $75.00
Tilman led the first ascent of Nanda Devi, in 1936, on which Dr. Houston was a member. They joined up again, in 1950, in the first reconnaissance of the southern approach to Everest via the Khumbu Valley. An excellent biography of a great explorer. Neate A50, SB A16, Yak A74. This book is from [read more]

signed American Alpine Club Library Auldjo, John Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827
1830 Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green London 2nd, 8vo, pp.x, (6), 148, frontis, 18 full-page plates (2 fldg), 2 color fldg charts, 3 fldg (1 color) maps, appendix, ½ leather/marbled boards, raised bands ; boards miss 1/3 of spine, front board thru title page are off, signed Philip Thresher 1831, AAC/Field bookplate, frontis/title loose, internally good #24788 $575.00 $517.50
Auldjo, accompanied by six guides, is credited by Meckly with the 15th, and by Neate with the 19th, ascent of Mont Blanc. This book was the first to popularize Mont Blanc and is now scarce. This second edition contains two additional maps not included in the first edition. Meckly 008, Neate A75. [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Banks, Mike Commando Climber
1955 Dent London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 240, color frontis, 18 bw photos, green cloth ; dj worn, fold marks, taped, good, cloth w/ King blindstamp, vg #24765 $25.00 $22.50
Autobiography, Banks' climbing took him from Cornwall to Malta and Cyprus, from Scotland to the Alps, and on to Arctic Greenland. He led the 1956 attempt and 1958 attempt on Rakaposhi. Neate B34. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mountain Asce [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Banks, Mike Rakaposhi
1960 Barnes NY 1st, 8vo, pp.238, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj w/ large chip front, good, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24766 $25.00 $22.50
Account of 1956 attempt and 1958 first ascent of Rakaposhi (25,550') with Tom Patey. Neate B38. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mountain Ascents, Past and Present’ (1981), relating his climbs on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monch, Eiger, [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Banks, Mike Rakaposhi
1960 Barnes NY 1st, 8vo, pp.238, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj rubbed, chip top spine/front, good, cloth w/ Espie bookplate, near fine #24767 $19.00 $17.10
Account of 1956 attempt and 1958 first ascent of Rakaposhi (25,550') with Tom Patey. Neate B38. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Library,
signed American Alpine Club Library Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, color frontis w/ tissue guard, color lithograph w/ tissue guard, fldg panorama, uncut, black boards ; inscribed ‘To Robert Barclay Junr. With best regards from the Author London 1st of 6th mo 1836’, boards w/ spine miss, both covers separated, Putnam & AAC/Ladd (blacked out) bookplates, unopened, good #24800 $995.00 $895.50
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whi [read more]

signed American Alpine Club Library Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, color frontis w/ tissue guard, color lithograph w/ tissue guard, fldg panorama, uncut, green cloth ; inscribed ‘Barry’s Ascent of Mont Blanc was the 18th and is so recorded by C. E. Matthew’s in “Annals of Mt. Blanc” J. M. T.’, spine cracked, covers sep, AAC, Thorington & AAC/Thorington bookplates, 6 clippings pasted to fep, frontis facing p.25, good #25081 $695.00 $625.50
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whi [read more]

signed American Alpine Club Library Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards ; inscribed ‘Paul Bevan With the Author’s kind regards, London 6mo 3, 1835’, boards w/ spine paper chipped, AAC bookplate, cover, ffep, & lithograph separated, heavy foxing to lithograph, frontis & title, small label on rep, good #24798 $1,395.00 $1,255.00
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards ; boards w/ spine taped, title label pasted to front cover, Jacomb, Field & AAC/Field (blacked out) bookplates, cover & ffep separated, ffep chipped/taped, good #24799 $595.00 $535.50
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S [read more]

signed American Alpine Club Library Bates, Robert H., et al. Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition
1939 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 381, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map eps, red cloth ; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine w/ white label remnant, ½” tear top spine, frontis separated, DPL & AAC/Fuller bookplates on fep, DPL stamp to title, copyright & top edge, good #25043 $350.00 $315.00
This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit. An important and scarce work in the original edition. Neate B58. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Bauer, Paul Kanchenjunga Challenge
1955 Kimber London 1st, 8vo, pp.202, photo frontis, 11 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth ; dj spine faded, chipped, good, cloth w/ AAC & Prouty bookplates, near fine #24770 $49.00 $44.10
Primarily a rewrite of 'Himalayan Campaign' this recounts the 1929 and 1931 German attempts on Kanchenjunga as well as the first ascent of Siniolchum (22,605'). Neate B62. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Brown, Joe The Hard Years
1969 Gollancz London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj chipped, rubbed, good+, cloth near fine #24801 $59.00 $53.10
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Mustagh Tower and Kangchenjunga. He also had several climbs with Bonington and summitted Kangchenjunga with Band. Neate B185, Yak B272. This book is from the collection o [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Brown, T. Graham & Gavin de Beer The First Ascent of Mont Blanc: Published on the occasion of the Centenary of the Alpine Club
1957 Oxford University Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 460, frontis, 6 color & 7 bw plates, 11 figs, red cloth ; dj near fine, cloth w/ AAC/Prouty & Prouty bookplates, fine #24802 $165.00 $148.50
The full story of the first ascent of Mont Blanc in 1786 by Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat and the ensuing controversy. Includes the first publication of Paccard’s notebook regarding his ascent and a history of early ascents. Neate B189. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Bruce, Gen. C. G. The Assault on Mount Everest 1922
1923 Longmans, Green NY 1st, royal 8vo, pp.xi, 339, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 35 bw photos, 2 fldg maps back (1 color), blue cloth ; cloth w/ hole rubbed in spine below ‘1922’, spine pulled, AAC/Comstock (blacked out) bookplate, maps loose but w/ orig folds & no tears, good+ #24803 $195.00 $175.50
The second British expedition, from the north, building upon the reconnaissance of the previous year. Even then the use of oxygen was debated so attempts were made with and without, both going over 8000 meters. Neate B196, SB B44, Yak B279. This book is from the collection of the American Alpin [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Burdsall, Richard L., Arthur B. Emmons & Terris Moore Men Against the Clouds: The Conquest of Minya Konka
1935 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 292, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 7 maps, appendices, map ep, grey cloth ; cloth rubbed, front hinge half cracked, Gabel & AAC/Gabel bookplates, vg #11040 $95.00 $85.50
The 1932 first ascent of Minya Konka (24,892') by a small American party. It was the second highest peak climbed at the time, after Kamet in 1931. Neate B213, Yak B296. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the L [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Clark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth ; dj chipped top/bottom spine, good, cloth w/ Prouty bookplate, near fine #23588 $25.00 $22.50
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, photogr [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Clark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth ; dj w/ edge tears, good, cloth fine #24811 $29.00 $26.10
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from t [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Clark, Ronald W. The Victorian Mountaineers
1953 Batsford London 1st, 8vo, pp.232, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, red cloth ; dj w/ edge chips, vg, cloth fine #24815 $45.00 $40.50
Clark presents the leading British climbers of the Victorian Age – Ruskin, Wills, Smith, Hudson, Ball, Tyndall, George, Stephen, Whymper, Brevoort, Coolidge, Straton, Tuckett, Slingsby, Conway, and many others. Neate C67. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Pro [read more]

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