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A Pioneer In The High Alps: Alpine Letters and Diaries: Tuckett, F. F.
American Alpine Club LibraryTuckett, F. F. A Pioneer In The High Alps: Alpine Letters and Diaries
1920 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 372, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 bw photos, 6 sketches, uncut, brown cloth; cloth spine darkened as usual, top spine chipped, # bottom spine, remnant of AAC bookplate, NY Public Library stamp on frontis verso & copyright page, label remnant rep, good #25061 $145.00 $104.40
Tuckett climbed extensively in the latter nineteenth century, making many first ascents in the Alps, and adopted the scientific approach to mountain travel. Neate T69. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Lib[read more]

Tyndall, John Hours of Exercise in the Alps
1897 Appleton NY reprint, 8vo, pp.x, 473, frontis, 6 bw illus, teg, ½ leather & marbled boards; rubbed, vg. #11717 $39.00
Tyndall was an outstanding Irish scientist who made the first ascent of the Weisshorn and almost made the first ascent of the Matterhorn. This also includes his climbs on the Eiger, Jungfrau, etc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate T76.[read more]

The Wonderful World of Mountains: The Austrian Alps: Uitz, Martin, ed.
signedUitz, Martin, ed. The Wonderful World of Mountains: The Austrian Alps
2002 Federal Press Service Vienna 1st, oblong 4to, pp.148, photo ep, 94 color & 9 bw photos, color fig, 2 graphs, 3 tables, 2 color maps, pictorial cloth; inscribed, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #26800 $45.00
A nice celebration of the Austrian Alps produced as a contribution to the International Year of Mountains 2002. Chapters cover tourism, structural history, glaciers, plants, fauna, living, agriculture, caves, and more. There is also a nice chapter devoted to Austrian mountaineers on the world’s high[read more]

Underhill, Miriam Give Me the Hills
1956 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.252, color frontis, 3 color & 45 bw photos, green cloth; dj chipped top spine, vg, cloth fine. #10205 $39.00
Born in New Hampshire, Ms. Underhill was vice-president of the Ladies Alpine Club. This is her story of climbs in the Alps, Dolomites, Rockies and the White Mountains. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate U06.[read more]

signedUnsworth, Walt North Face: The Second Conquest of the Alps
1969 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.160, 12 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington, xlib, dj w/ sticker bottom spine, some edge wear, vg, cloth w/ browing from tape to eps (but no tape), stamp on half-title, vg+. #24294 $65.00
Alpine triumphs, and tragedies, from Mummery in 1892 to Harlin in 1966. Neate U24.[read more]

Matterhorn from the Southwest Poster: Washburn, Brad
Washburn, Brad Matterhorn from the Southwest Poster
Image size 23" x 17.25", Poster size 28" x 22", text states "Matterhorn The Matterhorn seen from the Southwest, Late Afternoon, 1958", black & white w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; rolled, new #22901 $45.00 $36.00
Brad Washburn's aerial photographs are legendary for their detail and simplicity. This great photograph, taken in 1958, depicts the summit of the Matterhorn and is the image used on the cover of the book 'Bradford Washburn: Mountain Photography'. Brad Washburn was one of the leading mountain phot[read more]

Among the Alps with Bradford: Washburn, Bradford
Washburn, Bradford Among the Alps with Bradford
1927 Putnam's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 160, ads, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, map eps, orange cloth; cloth spine slightly rubbed, near fine #25675 $95.00
Brad describes exploring the peaks about Chamonix, making the Charmoz-Grépon traverse, and his attempt on Mont Blanc. The first of Brad’s three books in this series. Neate W24.[read more]

Washburn: Extraordinary Adventures of a Young Mountaineer: Washburn, Bradford
signedWashburn, Bradford Washburn: Extraordinary Adventures of a Young Mountaineer
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 236, 32 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #23435 $45.00
Back in print – the three Washburn Boys’ Books by Boys! ‘Among the Alps with Bradford’ (1927) in which Brad describes exploring the peaks about Chamonix, making the Charmoz-Grépon traverse, and his attempt on Mont Blanc. ‘Bradford on Mount Washington’ (1928) describes a winter ascent of New Englan[read more]

Washburn, Bradford Washburn: Extraordinary Adventures of a Young Mountaineer
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 236, 32 bw photos, wraps; near fine #25174 $9.00 $7.20
Back in print – the three Washburn Boys’ Books by Boys! ‘Among the Alps with Bradford’ (1927) in which Brad describes exploring the peaks about Chamonix, making the Charmoz-Grépon traverse, and his attempt on Mont Blanc. ‘Bradford on Mount Washington’ (1928) describes a winter ascent of New Englan[read more]

Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps: Weston, Rev. Walter
Weston, Rev. Walter Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps
1896 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 346, 35 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, gilt-lettered green cloth; cloth spine/edges darkened, upper rear spine edge worn, miss ffep, name of John Ladd on half-title, maps w/ original folds & no tears, good+ #26529 $895.00 $645.00
Weston is considered to be the father of mountaineering in Japan. From the collection of William S. Ladd with his son’s name in small print. A scarce classic. Neate W45. Ladd, William S., MD. (1887 – 1949) – AAC Councilor (1923-25), Vice-President (1926-28), President (1929-31), Honorary Mem[read more]

The Playground of the Far East: Weston, Rev. Walter
New Weston, Rev. Walter The Playground of the Far East
1918 John Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 333, (5), 21 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, orange cloth; cloth spine lightly faded, name & bp, booksellers stamp, miss ¼ of free rep, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, vg #27434 $275.00 $225.00
This is a follow-up to Weston’s first book, ‘Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps’, in which he discusses Mount Fuji, the Northern Alps, the Southern Alps, and more. Neate W46. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69: Whymper, Edward
Whymper, Edward Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69
1871 John Murray London 1st ed, 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.xviii, 432, frontis, 22 bw full page (1 fldg) & 92 text illus, 5 maps (4 fldg, 1 color), apps, marbled eps, teg, raised bands, 6 spine panels w/ red leather title patch & green leather author patch, ¾ tan & marbled boards; boards rubbed/darkening, edge wear, owner’s label on fep, signature on ½ title dated May 1872, & on back of frontis dated 1872, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26896 $395.00
Whymper (1840-1911) was a leading English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author who was obsessed with being the first to climb the Matterhorn. In this mountaineering classic he recounts details of his early climbs and accounts of early attempts on the Matterhorn, culminating in his successf[read more]

Whymper, Edward Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69
1893 John Murray London 4th, thick 8vo, pp.xviii, 432, frontis, 21 bw full page & 107 text illus, 5 fldg maps, appendices, teg, uncut; cloth lightly rubbed, name, bookplate, tape marks to eps, else vg+. #23492 $350.00
Whymper became obsessed with being the first to climb the Matterhorn, finally succeeding in 1865. This fourth edition restores a chapter not in the third edition and has more illustrations than in previous editions. One of the great classics of mountaineering. Neate W65.[read more]

The Ascent of the Matterhorn: Whymper, Edward
Whymper, Edward The Ascent of the Matterhorn
1880 John Murray London 3rd, 8vo, pp.xxii, 325, frontis w/ tissue guard, 13 full-page illus, 91 text illus, 2 fldg maps (1 color), appendices, gilt-dec blue cloth; cloth worn top/bottom spine, 2.5” split to cloth on back spine edge, bookplate, 1 map w/ small wear hole, tight, else vg #27606 $125.00
Whymper (1840-1911) was a leading English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author who was obsessed with being the first to climb the Matterhorn. In this mountaineering classic he recounts details of his early climbs and accounts of early attempts on the Matterhorn, culminating in his successf[read more]

A Dissertation on the Passage of Hannibal over the Alps: Wickham, Henry L. & Rev. J. A. Cramer
Wickham, Henry L. & Rev. J. A. Cramer A Dissertation on the Passage of Hannibal over the Alps
1828 Whittaker London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 241, color fldg map frontis, 2 maps, 2 illus, errata; appendix, paper boards; boards & 2 leaves off, spine miss, front board w/ bookplate, some foxing, uncut, fldg map w/ orig folds & 1.5” tear, good #27513 $29.00
“The ingenious authors have collected and arranged, with great industry and perspicuity, the materials furnished by their predecessors, and by a careful and diligent examination of the different roads across the Alps, performed in the course of a tour undertaken with an exclusive reference to this i[read more]

Among Secret Beauties: A Memoir of Mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas: Wilkins, Brian
Wilkins, Brian Among Secret Beauties: A Memoir of Mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas
2013 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.215, 54 color & 20 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #26646 $59.95
Wilkins was one of a number of world-class New Zealand climbers who entered the world stage in the 1950s. In this memoir he shares his experiences of climbing in the Southern Alps and the Himalaya. He was a member of the New Zealand Alpine Club's 1954 expedition to Baruntse which also included Cha[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryWills, Alfred Wanderings Among the High Alps
1937 Blackwell Oxford rep, 8vo, pp.ix, 235, 16 bw photos, tan cloth; cloth rubbed, front hinge cracked, King blindstamp, vg #25074 $25.00 $22.50
Wills was a founding member of the Alpine Club and its President from 1864-5. This describes his ascent of the Wetterhorn which is considered the beginning of the Golden Age of mountaineering. Neate W94. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mount[read more]

Joy of Mountains – A Climber’s Life: John Harrison (1932 – 1966): Wilson, John
Wilson, John Joy of Mountains – A Climber’s Life: John Harrison (1932 – 1966)
2012 NZ 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.256, 45 color & 114 bw photos; 5 color & 21 bw illus, wraps; new #27201 $44.95
John Harrison died in an avalanche in 1966 when he was helping to search for four young climbers missing on the Otira face of Mount Rolleston in Arthur's Pass National Park, NZ. The death of one of the country’s leading climbers while he was on a search and rescue mission shocked the nation. In a no[read more]

The Magic of the Mountains: A Photographic Essay on the Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps: Wyss, Max Albert
Wyss, Max Albert The Magic of the Mountains: A Photographic Essay on the Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps
1966 Book Adventures NY 1st, 4to, pp.88, 42 color & 33 bw photos, sketches, blue cloth; cloth w/ 1” tear bottom spine, tight, vg #27399 $8.00 $6.80
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