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Rose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; dj & cloth new #18679 $25.00 $20.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

signedRose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; signed Ed Douglas, dj fine, cloth fine. #21099 $45.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

Russell, Scott Mountain Prospect
1946 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 248, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; cloth vg+. #12093 $12.00
Russell describes his experiences in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the Arctic, and Karakoram. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R98.[read more]

Fünfzig Sommer in den Bergen: Erlebnisse und Erkenntnisse [Fifty Summers in the Mountains: Experiences and Insights]: Schmid, Walter
Schmid, Walter Fünfzig Sommer in den Bergen: Erlebnisse und Erkenntnisse [Fifty Summers in the Mountains: Experiences and Insights]
1970 Hallwag Bern 1st, 8vo, pp.343, 14 color & 60 bw photos, 2 color illus, orange cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ 1 photo section loose, else fine #27393 $7.00 $5.95
Schmid authored several books on the Alps and here details his many alpine climbs. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Glückliche Tage auf Hohen Bergen: Die Viertausender der Schweizer Alpen [Happy Days on High Mountains: The Four-Thousanders of the Swiss Alps]: Schmid, Walter
Schmid, Walter Glückliche Tage auf Hohen Bergen: Die Viertausender der Schweizer Alpen [Happy Days on High Mountains: The Four-Thousanders of the Swiss Alps]
nd Hallwag Bern 5th, 8vo, pp.326, 108 bw photos, oatmeal cloth; cloth tight, fine #27394 $9.00 $7.65
Schmid authored several books on the Alps and here covers a number of the Swiss 4000ers including Monte Rosa, Matterhron, Monte Rosa, Grand Combin, Breithorn, Jungfrau, Schreckhorn, and more. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, c[read more]

Schmidtmann, Waldemar Devil: The Life Story of a Chamois in the Austrian Alps
1936 Appleton-Century NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, frontis, sketches, green cloth; dj worn, taped spine, tear along front flap edge, good, cloth rubbed, vg. #23060 $19.00
The story of a chamois buck from birth to death on the pine-clad slopes of the Austrian Alps. Uncommon.[read more]

Peaks and Pleasant Pastures: Schuster, Claud
Schuster, Claud Peaks and Pleasant Pastures
1911 Clarendon Press Oxford 1st, 8vo, pp.227, 5 maps, uncut, gilt lettered blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #23092 $25.00
This, partly a collection of Schuster’s mountain articles, covers his climbing in the Alps from 1902 to 1911. It is regarded as the best of his four books. Neate S28.[read more]

Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus: Schwartz, Susan E. B.
Schwartz, Susan E. B. Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 283, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #23997 $21.95
Kraus was a legendary rock climber, known for hair-raising ascents on two continents. He spent his early years climbing in the Austrian Alps (1920s) and Dolomites (1930s). Following his escape from Nazi Germany, he partnered with Fritz Wiessner and made many first ascents in the Shawangunks over t[read more]

A La Conquête de l'Impossible: Seigneur, Yannick
New Seigneur, Yannick A La Conquête de l'Impossible
1976 Flammarion Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 14 bw photos, wraps; vg+ #13035 $19.00 $5.00
Accounts of Seigneur's climbs in the Alps, Andes, (Huascaran), and Himalaya (Makalu and Gasherbrum II). In French, no English translation. Perret 4004, Yak S136. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

You Think That's Bad: Stories: Shepard, Jim
Shepard, Jim You Think That's Bad: Stories
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.225, black/white cloth; dj & cloth new #25706 $24.95
Shepard, a previous finalist for the National Book Award, presents a wildly diverse collection of 11 fictional stories. Included are reluctant soldiers, workaholic artists, female explorers, depraved murderers, deluded losers, and mountaineers! Of principal interest here are stories of Freya Stark[read more]

Shirakawa, Yoshikazu The Alps
1975 Abrams NY 1st, 4to, pp.136, 56 color photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23426 $25.00
Another in Shirakawa’s fine photo coverages of the world’s mountain ranges. This book weighs 3.5 pounds.[read more]

The Beckoning Silence: Simpson, Joe
Simpson, Joe The Beckoning Silence
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, 26 color & 14 bw photos, photo eps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #22441 $39.00
Another tale from Joe Simpson! In this one he examines the exhilaration and despair he has encountered in the mountains, leading him to leave mountaineering. He takes us to Bolivia, the Alps, Colorado, and Spain before confronting his final mountain – the Eiger’s North Face. Winner 2003 National [read more]

Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper: Smith, Ian
signedSmith, Ian Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.336, 26 color & 16 bw photos, 34 illus, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25704 $49.95
When just 25 years of age, Edward Whymper crowned a meteoric climbing career with the first ascent of the last great unclimbed summit in the Alps, the Matterhorn. However, this triumph came with a notoriety and a lasting sorrow due to the catastrophic accident on the descent. Whymper then turned h[read more]

A Camera in the Hills: Smythe, Frank
Smythe, Frank A Camera in the Hills
1939 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.147, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, 3” tear along spine edge, good, cloth vg #23926 $9.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. Neate S113.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Alpine Ways
1947 Adam & Charles Black London 3rd, 4to, pp.106, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, tan cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ stain lower front corner, vg. #23093 $15.00
A nice photo album of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. Neate S111.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Alpine Ways
1942 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.106, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, green cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth w/ inscription 1942, vg+. #12105 $19.00
A nice photo album of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S111.[read more]

Smythe, Frank An Alpine Journey
1940 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, small 8vo, pp.317, 5 bw photos, map, tan cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #23340 $15.00
Smythe's journey covers a traverse of the Alps in eastern Switzerland. Neate S110.[read more]

Smythe, Frank An Alpine Journey
1934 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, photo frontis, 51 bw photos, fldg map, black cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #12104 $29.00
Smythe's journey covers a traverse of the Alps in eastern Switzerland. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S110.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Climbs and Ski Runs: Mountaineering and Ski-ing in the Alps, Great Britain and Corsica
1933 Blackwood Edinburgh rep, 8vo, pp.xx, 307, photo frontis, 73 bw photos (1 fldg), blue cloth; cloth w/ browning to spine, inscription 1937, vg. #13475 $29.00
Smythe's first book and regarded by Neate as perhaps his best. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S115.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Mountaineering Holiday
1940 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 229, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, map, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, vg. #12117 $25.00
Focuses on the Dauphine Alps and Mont Blanc's Brenva Face. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S123.[read more]

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