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Karakorams and Kashmir: Eckenstein, Oscar
New Eckenstein, Oscar Karakorams and Kashmir
1998 Shubhi Delhi reprint, 8vo, pp.253, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25306 $29.00 $15.00
English climber Eckenstein (1859-1921) was an early advocate of bouldering and strongly influenced both crampon and ice-axe design. His first ascent in the Alps was in 1886 and in 1887 he made several first ascents there with Mathias Zurbriggen. In 1892 he joined William Martin Conway on his expedit[read more]

A History of Mountaineering in the Alps: Engel, Claire-Eliane
Engel, Claire-Eliane A History of Mountaineering in the Alps
1950 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 26 bw plates, blue cloth; cloth w/ gift inscription, tight, vg #12174 $5.00 $4.25
A history of Alpine climbing since the 1700's. Neate E17. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Engel, Claire-Eliane A History of Mountaineering in the Alps
1950 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 26 bw plates, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth w/ name, vg+. #9653 $29.00
A history of Alpine climbing since the 1700's. Neate E17.[read more]

Ertl, Hans Bergvagabunden [Mountaindrifter]
1954 Buchergilde Gutenberg Frankfurt 1st, 8vo, pp.247, 22 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth near fine. #21417 $19.00
Accounts of first ascents in the Alps by this German mountaineer. In German, no English translation.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryEvans, Charles Eye on Everest: A Sketch Book from the Great Everest Expedition
1955 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.123, 119 bw sketches, blue cloth; dj covers pasted on free eps, AAC/Hall bookplate, vg- #24834 $25.00 $22.50
Done as a book for children, this has many sketches by Evans detailing the climb. He was one of the first to reach the South Summit in 1953. This is one of eight books written by the first ascent team. Neate E26. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secret[read more]

signedFilsinger, John A Lifelong Love Affair with Mountains
1991 Halldin Pub Indiana PA 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 380, 300 color & 643 bw photos, errata, wraps; inscribed to Richard Irvin w/ sep note (not signed Irvin), fine. #24194 $29.00
Filsinger, a member of the Colorado Mountain Club, traveled extensively and climbed whenever possible. In this memoir he focuses on his life’s climbs in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Tetons, Cascades, Mexico, Canada, Alps, Spain, Peru, Japan, and Nepal. Profusely illustrated. This is a matching volume [read more]

Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery: Fitzgerald, E. A.
American Alpine Club LibraryFitzgerald, E. A. Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery
1896 Scribner’s NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 363, frontis w/ tissue guard, 48 bw photos/illus w/ tissue guards, 10 text illus, lg color fldg map in rear pocket, teg, uncut, brown cloth w/ leather title patches; cloth title patches rubbed, DPL, Gabel, & AAC/Gabel bookplates, hinges taped, DPL stamp to title/copyright pages & top edge, map w/ splits along folds, good #24841 $195.00 $140.40
Fitzgerald made a number of good climbs after losing the first ascent of Mount Cook to local climbers. Both he and his book were unpopular with New Zealand mountaineers. His light-hearted style of writing also met with critical disapproval. Neate F36. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, [read more]

Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery: Fitzgerald, E. A.
American Alpine Club LibraryFitzgerald, E. A. Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery
1896 Scribner’s NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 363, frontis w/ tissue guard, 48 bw photos/illus w/ tissue guards, 10 text illus, lg color fldg map in rear pocket, teg, uncut, brown cloth w/ leather title patches; cloth & title patches rubbed, hinges cracked, frontis loose/dampstained, damp/wrinkling to lower margins, miss fldg map, fair #24842 $145.00 $104.40
Fitzgerald made a number of good climbs after losing the first ascent of Mount Cook to local climbers. Both he and his book were unpopular with New Zealand mountaineers. His light-hearted style of writing also met with critical disapproval. Neate F36. This book is from the collection of the Am[read more]

The Highest Andes: A Record of the First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys: Fitzgerald, E. A.
Fitzgerald, E. A. The Highest Andes: A Record of the First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys
1899 Scribner’s NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 390, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 46 bw photos (1 fldg & 11 w/ tissue guards), 7 text illus, 1 (of 2) fldg maps, appendices, green cloth; cloth rubbed, spine darkened, miss 1 fldg map, good+ #24844 $129.00
The account of the first, and second, ascent of the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. Fitzgerald had accompanied Sir Martin Conway on his tour of the Alps and led an expedition to attempt New Zealand’s Mt. Cook. On this large expedition he himself failed to reach the summit, and never cli[read more]

Fleming, Fergus Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 398, 30 bw illus, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #21531 $39.95 $29.95
For centuries Europeans shunned the Alps, fearing them to be realms of icy terror, inhospitable regions that harbored dragons, demons, witches, and all sorts of alien beings. Yet their fear eventually turned to curiosity and Fleming recounts the incredible exploits of the men who explored Europe's [read more]

Travels Through the Alps: Forbes, James D.
Forbes, James D. Travels Through the Alps
1900 Adam & Charles Black London new ed, rev & annotated by W. A. B. Coolidge, lg 8vo, pp.xxxviii, 572, frontis, 44 bw illus, 9 sketches, 6 maps (5 color, 2 fldg in pocket), teg, gilt-lettered & embossed green cloth; cloth rebound, new eps, tight, fine, 3 maps w/ tears on fold lines, vg #22532 $195.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first E[read more]

Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers: Forbes, James, D.
Forbes, James, D. Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers
1843 Adam & Charles Black Edinburgh 1st, 4to, pp.x, 424, 4 pgs ads, color litho frontis, 1 color & 7 bw lithos, 9 color topo sketches, 2 maps (1 lg fldg), text illus, appendices, orig blindstamped green cloth w/ gilt lettered spine with a 3-pg contemporary hand-written note; cloth spine faded, sharp corners, front hinge starting, name of J. Ladd to fep, fldg map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26523 $2,495.00 $1,795.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first[read more]

The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer: Foster, Peter
signedFoster, Peter The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 205, photo frontis, 2 color & 41 bw photos, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27627 $34.95
The biography of scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain earned him the soubriquet, and whose achievements in the Alps and Greater Ranges place him at the forefront of British mountaineering between the two world wars. Born in Edinb[read more]

La Face Nord des Grandes Jorasses [The North Face of the Grandes Jorasses]: Frendo, Edouard
signedFrendo, Edouard La Face Nord des Grandes Jorasses [The North Face of the Grandes Jorasses]
1947 Susse Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.105, 24 bw photos, fldg route chart back, wraps w/ dj; signed Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, & Alessandro Gogna, dj unclipped, fine, wraps chart w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #26161 $850.00
The imposing North Face of the Grandes Jorasses is considered one of the finest in the Alps. The classic route, the Walker Spur, was first climbed by Riccardo Cassin, Gino Esposito, and Ugo Tizzoni (1938). Walter Bonatti made the fourth ascent, with three others (1949), as well as the first winter a[read more]

The Exploration of the Caucasus: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Freshfield, Douglas W. The Exploration of the Caucasus
1896 Arnold London 1st, 2 vol, thick 4to, vI pp.xxiii, 278, photo frontis, 38 full-page & 69 text photos, fldg map, fldg panorama; vII pp.x, 295, photo frontis, 36 full-page & 46 text photos, 3 color fldg maps, 2 fldg panoramas, appendices; teg, uncut, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth spines slightly darkened, panoramas & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, hinges tight, very good+ #23217 $1,895.00
A great mountain explorer, and Alpine Club President, Freshfield climbed extensively in the Alps and Caucasus. In 1868, he explored the central Caucasus making the first ascent of Kazbek (16,546’), Elbruz (18,470’), and several other peaks. He returned to the Caucasus in 1887 and 1889 following whic[read more]

First on the Rope: Frison-Roche, Roger
Frison-Roche, Roger First on the Rope
1952 Prentice-Hall NY Book Club, 8vo, pp.246, red cloth; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, dj chipped, worn, good, cloth vg+ #11507 $9.00
Fiction. The story of the struggles of a Swiss guide in the French Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate X134.[read more]

A History of Mountain Climbing: Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty
Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty A History of Mountain Climbing
1996 Flammarion NY 1st, 4to, pp.335, 206 color & 169 bw photos, 58 color & 99 bw illus, 5 color maps, black cloth; dj chipped top right corner, pulled top spine, sticker on back, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #25139 $35.00 $15.00
A profusely illustrated work focusing on the history of climbing in the Alps and other great mountain ranges. Includes biographies of 50 great climbers and a bibliography. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Männer des Sechsten Grades [Men of the Sixth Grade]: Garobbio, Aurelio
Garobbio, Aurelio Männer des Sechsten Grades [Men of the Sixth Grade]
1966 Albert Müller Zürich 1st German, 8vo, pp.360, 48 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ top edge ruffled, near fine, cloth fine #26510 $29.00 $19.00
A look at the then current state of climbing and those pushing the grade in the Alps. This was published seven years before Messner’s book ‘The Seventh Grade’. First published in Italian. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, cl[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryGilkison, W. Scott Peaks, Packs and Mountain Tracks
1940 Whitcombe & Tombs Auckland 1st, small 8vo, pp.120, 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj spine miss, good, cloth fine #23932 $45.00 $40.50
Personal memoirs and tales of adventure and exploration among the beautiful mountains and valleys of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Neate G24. 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 o[read more]

Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger: Gillman, Peter & Leni
signedGillman, Peter & Leni Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.394, 38 color & 8 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Peter & Leni, dj & cloth new #26942 $39.95
In February 1966 two climbing teams arrived beneath the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, notorious as the most dangerous face in the Alps. They aimed to climb the face by a new 'direct' route, following a straight line from bottom to top. One team consisted of four internationally renowned cl[read more]

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