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A Step Too Far: The Tragic First Ascent of Kuksar: Hurrell, Tim
Hurrell, Tim A Step Too Far: The Tragic First Ascent of Kuksar
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.198, 21 color & 39 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27414 $44.95
Hurrell had a great love of outdoor life and became a passionate mountaineer, photographer and naturalist. From family holidays in Wales, Scotland and the Alps, to adventures with the Cambridge Mountaineering Club and with his own expeditions, he travelled and climbed in many parts of the world. A k[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. The Alps
1947 Batsford London 8vo, pp.viii, 120, color frontis, 130 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; cloth near fine #23193 $12.00
Irving provides an overall description of the Alps with numerous photos. Neate I13.[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. The Alps
1940 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 120, color frontis, 130 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #21256 $25.00
Irving provides an overall description of the Alps with numerous photos. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I13.[read more]

Isselin, Henri L’Âge d’Or de l’Alpinisme 1919-1950
1983 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.237, 2 bw illus, wraps; fine. #18707 $25.00
A history of the golden age of alpinism in the Alps. In French, no English translation.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryKain, Conrad Where the Clouds Can Go
1954 Brandford Boston 2nd, 8vo, pp.xix, 456, 28 bw photos, appendix, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, large chips front/back, good, cloth w/ AAC/ Charles L. Loucks bookplate, near fine #11842 $75.00 $67.50
The autobiography of Kain who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. Neate K01. Loucks, Charles L. (1932 – 1976) – Former chairman of the AAC NY section and a serious collector of[read more]

Where The Clouds Can Go: Kain, Conrad
Kain, Conrad Where The Clouds Can Go
1935 AAC NY 1st, 1 of 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 456, 29 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, tight, name to ffep, vg #24881 $275.00
The autobiography of Kain (1883-1934) who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. This was first published in a subscription edition limited to 500 copies, then reprinted in 1954 and 19[read more]

Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909: Kallmes, Paul, et al
Kallmes, Paul, et al Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 91 duotone images & 2 4-page gatefolds, 6 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new, shrinkwrapped #12862 $34.95
For those who have marveled at the exquisite photographs of Vittorio Sella, this is the first comprehensive book of his work including the Alps, Caucasus, St. Elias Range, Kangchenjunga, Ruwenzori, and Karakoram areas. With essays by Ansel Adams, David Brower, Greg Child, Paul Kallmes, and Wendy Wat[read more]

The Guiding Spirit: Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam
signedKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam The Guiding Spirit
1986 Footprint Revelstoke 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 76 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed Putnam to Arthur Vaughan, dj fine, cloth fine #11485 $39.00
The story of the early Swiss guides employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway at the turn of the century. These guides did much to open up the Canadian Alps. Kauffman made the first ascent of Hidden Peak, together with Pete Schoening, in 1958. Putnam, a long-standing member of the American Alpine [read more]

The Mountain of Terror: Keller, Kimberly
Keller, Kimberly The Mountain of Terror
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 452, wraps; fine #26795 $29.95 $7.95
Novel. This appears to be a climbing mystery set in the Alps.[read more]

Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 38 color 6 & bw photos, 20 drawings, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25844 $45.00
This is the brilliant sequel to Kirkpatrick’s Boardman-Tasker Award winning debut ‘Psychovertical’. Mountaineering stand-up Kirkpatrick has achieved his life’s ambition to become one of the world’s leading climbers, specializing in big wall aid climbing, winter expeditions, and suffering generally. [read more]

Psychovertical: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Psychovertical
2008 UK 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.277, 35 color photos, 12 bw illus, 14 route drawings, map, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #26011 $95.00
Kirkpatrick is one of the world’s most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers. In this, his first book, he describes his 13-day solo ascent of El Capitan’s Reticent Wall interwoven with his earlier climbs in Yosemite, the Alps, and Fitzroy. Winner of the 2008 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mou[read more]

Psychovertical: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Psychovertical
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.277, 35 color photos, 12 bw illus, 14 route drawings, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26134 $95.00
Kirkpatrick is one of the world’s most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers. In this, his first book, he describes his 13-day solo ascent of El Capitan’s Reticent Wall interwoven with his earlier climbs in Yosemite, the Alps, and Fitzroy. Winner of the 2008 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mo[read more]

Knight, Max Return to the Alps
1978 Friends of the Earth SF 4to, pp.159, color frontis, 53 color photos, photo eps, green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9829 $25.00
A very nice Format Series book on the Alps.[read more]

Zehn Grosse Wande: Zweite Heimat [Ten Great Walls: Second Home]: Kuchar, Radovan
Kuchar, Radovan Zehn Grosse Wande: Zweite Heimat [Ten Great Walls: Second Home]
1967 Orell Füssli Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.200, 40 bw photos, 5 maps, grey cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ 1 map w/ route line/date in ink, else fine #27380 $9.00 $7.65
Kuchar, a Czech mountaineer, describes his climbs in the Alps (Grand Charmoz Nord, Petit Dru, Grande Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger), Caucasus (Dychtau), and Hindu Kush (Uparsina, first ascent). In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, c[read more]

Kugy, Dr. Julius Alpine Pilgrimage
1934 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 374, photos frontis, 20 bw photos, fldg map, red cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #9840 $49.00
Account of Kugy's pioneering climbs in the Julian Alps and other Alpine climbs. Neate K48.[read more]

Alpine Pilgrimage Prospectus: Kugy, Dr. Julius
Kugy, Dr. Julius Alpine Pilgrimage Prospectus
[1934] Murray London 8vo, pp.4, 1 color illus, wraps; unfolded, as new #26266 $29.00
The original prospectus for Kugy’s book ‘Alpine Pilgrimage’. This 4-page prospectus describes Kugy’s book on the back page in a review from The Times. Alpine Pilgrimage was his account of pioneering climbs in the Julian Alps and other Alpine climbs. Internally are descriptions for four other titl[read more]

A l'Assaut des “Quatre Mille”: Lambert, Raymond
New Lambert, Raymond A l'Assaut des “Quatre Mille”
1953 Jeheber Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.238, 20 bw photos; ¾ leather & marbled boards; board edges/corners worn, bookplate, vg #20705 $39.00 $14.00
Accounts of various climbs throughout the Alps. This expanded second edition includes an account of the Swiss attempts on Everest in 1952. This is the first hardcover copy we’ve had. In French, no English translation. Yak L25. To see all of our Sale Items,
Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]: Lammer, Eugen Guido
Lammer, Eugen Guido Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]
1932 L’Eroica Milano 1st Italian, thick 16mo, pp.362, 20 bw photos, green cloth; cloth fine #26538 $75.00 $25.00
Lammer (1863-1945) was an Austrian mountaineer, alpine write, and educator. He was one of the first proponents of guideless climbing and made a number of first ascents in the Alps, sometimes climbing with Oscar Eckenstein. This is the Italian edition of Lammer’s autobiography, ‘Jungborn’, publishe[read more]

The Alps: Leprohon, Pierre
Leprohon, Pierre The Alps
1983 Minerva SA Geneva 1st, 4to, pp.96, photo frontis, 195 color photos, photo eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, vg, cloth fine #27382 $7.00 $5.95
A nice, large-format, photo book highlighting the mountains and villages of this beautiful country. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Über dem Abgrund – Senkrecht bis Überhängend: Aus dem Leben eines Passionierten Bergsteigers [Above the Abyss – Vertical to Overhanging: From the Life of a Passionate Mountaineer]: Livanos, Georges
Livanos, Georges Über dem Abgrund – Senkrecht bis Überhängend: Aus dem Leben eines Passionierten Bergsteigers [Above the Abyss – Vertical to Overhanging: From the Life of a Passionate Mountaineer]
1960 Albert Müller Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.251, 17 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth pulled top spine, toning to cover edges, vg #27383 $12.00 $10.20
Livanos, a French mountaineer, created over 500 new routes, primarily in the Dolomites and Western Alps, and climbed with Jean Franco and Gaston Rebuffat. He recounts many of those climbs here. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

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