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Smythe, Frank Mountaineering Holiday
1950 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xi, 229, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine. #12857 $25.00
Focuses on the Dauphine Alps and Mont Blanc's Brenva Face. Neate S123.[read more]

Smythe, Frank My Alpine Album
1947 Adam & Charles Black London 2nd, 4to, pp.147, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj w/ tear top spine, edges rubbed, vg, cloth w/ light fading to spine, bookplate, vg+. #11606 $15.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. This one includes the Eastern & Central Alps, Bernese Oberland, Pennine Alps, and Mont Blanc. Neate S125.[read more]

Smythe, Frank My Alpine Album
1947 Adam & Charles Black London 2nd, 4to, pp.147, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj worn, vg-, cloth lightly mottled, vg+. #12216 $15.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. This one includes the Eastern & Central Alps, Bernese Oberland, Pennine Alps, and Mont Blanc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S125.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Over Tyrolese Hills
1936 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 292, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, fldg map, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, name, vg. #23061 $25.00
Focuses primarily on the Austrian Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S126.[read more]

Over Tyrolese Hills: Smythe, Frank
signedSmythe, Frank Over Tyrolese Hills
1938 Hodder & Stoughton London Blackjacket ed, small 8vo, pp.254, 3 sketches, fldg map, tan cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, cloth w/ foxing to eps, front hinge starting, vg- #24033 $19.00
Focuses primarily on the Austrian Alps. Neate S126.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Peaks and Valleys
1938 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 129, color frontis, 75 bw photos, tan cloth; cloth spine darkened, vg. #12119 $15.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. This one focuses on the European Alps and Himalaya, with the Himalaya section illustrating his travels described in “Valley of Flowers”. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Nea[read more]

Smythe, Frank Snow on the Hills
1948 Adam & Charles Black London 2nd, 4to, pp.119, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, tan cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ bookplate, vg. #23094 $19.00
The largest of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. This one includes British Hills, Alps, Canadian Rockies, and Himalaya. Includes photos from the 1933, 1936, and 1938 Everest expeditions. Neate S130.[read more]

Smythe, Frank The Mountain Vision
1942 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xi, 308, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth w/ spine faded, vg. #24484 $19.00
Essays on various aspects of mountains and mountaineering, including the Alps and Himalaya. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S122.[read more]

Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing: Steck, Ueli
Steck, Ueli Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.217, wraps; new #27361 $21.95
A climber of incredible strength, Ueli Steck set climbing records for speed and endurance that no one had previously thought possible. This deeply personal and revealing memoir, is the only one of his books to be published in English. In 2016, Ueli established a new speed record on the Eiger’s N[read more]

8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]: Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach
Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach 8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]
2012 Germany 2nd, 8vo, pp.254, 44 color photos, page ribbon, map eps, light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27485 $24.95
Steck (1976-2017), the Swiss Machine, was an outstanding Swiss mountaineer known for his bold ascents in the Alps and Himalaya. He won a number of awards over the course of his career – Eiger Award (2008), Piolet d’Or (2009, 2014), Kari Unterkircher Award (2010), and National Geographic Adventurer o[read more]

All But One: One Woman's Quest to Climb the 52 Highest Mountains in the Alps: Swindin, Barbara
signedSwindin, Barbara All But One: One Woman's Quest to Climb the 52 Highest Mountains in the Alps
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 274, 63 color & 8 bw photos, bw text illus, map, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26267 $44.95
The Alpine Fourthousanders are 52 magnificent mountains that make up one of the mountaineering world’s major tick-list challenges. Swindin, who describes herself as an ‘ordinary climber’, is a former President of the Gloucestershire Mountaineering Club and Member of the Alpine Club. She describes, w[read more]

signedTemple, Philip The World At Their Feet: The Story of New Zealand Mountaineers in the Great Ranges of the World
1969 Whitcombe & Tombs Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 4 color & 54 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, red cloth; signed George Lowe, dj rubbed, small chip top spine, vg, cloth fine #10162 $85.00
A nice book which traces the development of mountaineering in the Southern Alps and describes the climbs that led to the first ascents of Everest and Kangchenjunga. It then broadens to include other expedition arenas. Includes an appendix listing NZ expeditions from 1935 to 1968. Neate T17.[read more]

signedTemple, Philip The World At Their Feet: The Story of New Zealand Mountaineers in the Great Ranges of the World
1969 Whitcombe & Tombs Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 4 color & 54 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, red cloth; signed Temple & George Band, dj lightly rubbed, near fine, cloth fine. #10163 $95.00
A nice book which traces the development of mountaineering in the Southern Alps and describes the climbs that led to the first ascents of Everest and Kangchenjunga. It then broadens to include other expedition arenas. Includes an appendix listing NZ expeditions from 1935 to 1968. Neate T17.[read more]

Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond
1963 Gollanz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 78 bw photos, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, edge tears, vg, cloth near fine #19005 $140.00
Terray (1921-1965) was a superb French mountaineer who made many first ascents. He climbed the Eiger (1947, second ascent; 1957), Annapurna (1950), Fitzroy (1952, first ascent), Makalu (1955, first ascent), Jannu (1962, first ascent), and more. He was killed while guiding a rock climb near Grenoble,[read more]

Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond: Terray, Lionel
New signedTerray, Lionel Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond
1963 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 78 bw photos, 10 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ mark to spine, ¾” tear bottom edge, unclipped, vg-, cloth tight, near fine #19220 $625.00
Terray (1921-1965) was a superb French mountaineer who made many first ascents. He climbed the Eiger (1947, second ascent; 1957), Annapurna (1950), Fitzroy (1952, first ascent), Makalu (1955, first ascent), Jannu (1962, first ascent), and more. He was killed while guiding a rock climb near Grenoble,[read more]

The Borders of the Impossible: From the Alps to Annapurna: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel The Borders of the Impossible: From the Alps to Annapurna
1964 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 47 photos, 10 maps, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #12446 $15.00 $12.75
Terray, a superb French mountaineer, climbed the Eiger, Annapurna, Fitzroy, Makalu, Jannu, and more. This is the US edition of ‘Conquistadors of the Useless’. Neate T19, Yak T35. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer: Thompson, Simon
Thompson, Simon A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 318, 10 bw photos, 8 illus, 4 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26550 $33.95
In 1894, Martin Conway became the first man to walk the Alps 'from end to end' when he completed a 1,000-mile journey from the Col de Tende in Italy to the summit of the Ankogel in Austria. On a midsummer's morning, nearly 120 years later, Thompson followed in his footsteps, setting out to explore [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryThorington, J. Monroe A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century
1943 AAC [NY] 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 83, frontis, 43 bw illus, red cloth; cloth w/ top spine chipped, former label mark bottom spine, lib label on front cover, remnant of Thorington bookplate, DPL & AAC/Thorington bookplates, DPL stamp to title/copyright page & top edge, pen additions in back in Thorington’s hand, tight, vg #24961 $75.00 $67.50
A detailed account of ascents from 1819 to 1899 derived from original accounts, diaries, letters, etc. Neate T29. Thorington, James Monroe (1894 – 1989) – AAC President (1941-43), Honorary Member (1949), member Alpine Club (honorary), Alpine Club of Canada (honorary), Deutschen und Österreichisc[read more]

A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century: Thorington, J. Monroe
Thorington, J. Monroe A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century
1943 AAC [NY] 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 83, frontis, 43 bw illus, red cloth; cloth w/ some rubbing to spine text, tight, fine #24960 $75.00
A detailed account of ascents from 1819 to 1899 derived from original accounts, diaries, letters, etc. Neate T29.[read more]

Putting South Georgia on the Map: Duncan Carse’s South Georgia Surveys of 1951-56: Trendall, Alec
signedTrendall, Alec Putting South Georgia on the Map: Duncan Carse’s South Georgia Surveys of 1951-56
2011 Pvt Pub Australia Ltd ed 200, 4to, pp.216, frontis sketch, 107 color & 6 bw photos, 2 illus, 9 color maps, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth bumped from shipping, else new #25890 $125.00
The sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, about 170 kilometres long and up to 30 kilometres wide, lies at the southern end of the Atlantic Ocean, about 2000 kilometres east of Cape Horn. Its icy mountain spine rises nearly 3000 metres out of the ocean, like a misplaced section of the Alps. The is[read more]

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