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Die Zukunft der Alpen [The Future of the Alps]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Die Zukunft der Alpen [The Future of the Alps]
2007 Tappeiner Lana 1st, 4to, pp.263, 7 color gatefolds, 214 color photos, 4 color & 3 bw illus, photo ep, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25908 $75.00
Messner provides a richly-illustrated photo essay on the beauty of the Alps. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Vertical: 100 Jahre Kletterkunst: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Vertical: 100 Jahre Kletterkunst
2002 BLV Verlagsgesellschaft München 1st, 4to, pp.295, illus frontis, 72 color & 248 bw photos, 10 illus, illus eps, pictorial cloth; signed Messner & Royal Robbins, issued w/o dj, cloth very fine #27122 $89.00
A history of extreme rock climbing, primarily in the Alps, from Alfred Mummery and Emil Zsigmondy in the 1880s, through Alexander Huber in 2001. Many of the great alpinists are included – Guido Rey, Emilio Comici, Mathias Rebitsch, Guido Magnone, Joe Brown, Don Whillans, Jean-Marc Boivin, Peter Crof[read more]

1865: The Golden Age of Mountaineering: Modica, Gilles
Modica, Gilles 1865: The Golden Age of Mountaineering
2016 UK 1st, thick square 8vo, pp.393, 96 bw photos, 59 color & 102 bw illus, 7 color & 2 bw maps, appendices, page ribbon, red cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27104 $77.95
From the Wetterhorn in 1854 to the Matterhorn in 1865 – from triumph to tragedy – the Alps were conquered in a decade. It was what Reverend W.A.B. Coolidge called the ‘golden age of alpinism’, the era of the first great guides (Christian Almer, Melchoir Anderegg, Michel Croz) and gentlemen climbers [read more]

signedMonteath, Colin Hall & Ball - Kiwi Mountaineers : From Mount Cook to Everest
1997 Hedgehog House Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.160, photo frontis, 244 color & 7 bw photos, color map, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #13525 $125.00
Rob Hall and Gary Ball were two of New Zealand’s most accomplished expedition climbers with 47 expeditions to the highest mountains of the seven continents. This large-format book uses much of their own material and is a tribute to their accomplishments from their early days in the New Zealand Alps[read more]

Hall & Ball - Kiwi Mountaineers : From Mount Cook to Everest: Monteath, Colin
Monteath, Colin Hall & Ball - Kiwi Mountaineers : From Mount Cook to Everest
1997 US 1st, 4to, pp.160, photo frontis, 197 color & 7 bw photos, color map, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #10326 $35.00 $25.00
Rob Hall and Gary Ball were two of New Zealand’s most accomplished expedition climbers with 47 expeditions to the highest mountains of the seven continents. This large-format book uses much of their own material and is a tribute to their accomplishments from their early days in the New Zealand Alps [read more]

Under a Sheltering Sky: Journeys to Mountain Heartlands: Monteath, Colin
signedMonteath, Colin Under a Sheltering Sky: Journeys to Mountain Heartlands
2003 NZ 1st, 4to, pp.240, 250 color photos, 12 color maps, cloth; signed, numbered bookplate, dj corner(s) bumped from shipping else dj & cloth new. #23018 $89.95
Monteath is one of New Zealand's best known photographers and writers specialising in the world's polar and mountain regions. A mountaineer for 35 years, Colin has taken part in mountaineering and trans-alpine expeditions on every continent. Among his many ascents in New Zealand he lists 13 climbs[read more]

Alps 4000: 75 Peaks in 52 Days: Moran, Martin
Moran, Martin Alps 4000: 75 Peaks in 52 Days
1994 David & Charles London 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 61 color photos, 17 maps, appendices, grey cloth; dj unclipped, tight, near fine, cloth fine #23032 $5.00 $4.25
Moran tells the amazing story of his first-ever traverse of all 75 4000m peaks of the Alps. He and fellow climber Simon Jenkins even used bicycles to get from peak to peak! They traveled over 620 miles and climbed 229,000 feet, all in 52 days. To see all of our Sale Items,
Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
American Alpine Club LibraryMumm, A. L. Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
1909 Longmans Green NY 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; cloth spine separated from backstrip, corners rubbed, front hinge taped, AAC/Ladd bookplate, good #24913 $595.00 $428.40
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitu[read more]

My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus: Mummery, A. F.
Mummery, A. F. My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus
1974 Quartermain Lawrence rep, 8vo, pp.xii, 360, frontis, 10 bw full-page plates, 21 text illus, yellow cloth; cloth w/ name on bottom edge, fine #27118 $29.00
Mummery, an expert rock and alpine climber, made many important climbs in the Mont Blanc region. Here are his climbs of the Matterhorn, Aiguille des Charmoz, Grépon, Dent du Requin, Aiguille du Plan, Aiguille Verte, Dych Tau, in the Caucasus, and more. Mummery disappeared while leading an expedition[read more]

Mummery, A. F. My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus
1974 Quartermain Lawrence rep, 8vo, pp.xii, 360, frontis, 10 bw full-page plates, 21 text illus, yellow cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj w/ 1” tear top, vg+, cloth fine. #21285 $59.00
Mummery, an expert rock and alpine climber, made many important climbs in the Mont Blanc region. He disappeared while leading an expedition to Nanga Parbat in 1895. A classic. Neate M181.[read more]

Mummery, A. F. My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus
1946 Blackwell Oxford rep, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 256, 17 bw photos, grey cloth; dj chipped top spine, vg, cloth fine. #23857 $49.00
Mummery, an expert rock and alpine climber, made many important climbs in the Mont Blanc region. He disappeared while leading an expedition to Nanga Parbat in 1895. A classic. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M181.[read more]

My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus: Mummery, A. F.
Mummery, A. F. My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus
1908 Unwin London 2nd ed 4th imp, thick 8vo, pp.xl, 361, frontis w/ tissue guard, 10 bw full-page plates (all but 1 w/ tissue guards), 22 text illus, teg, uncut, leather title patch, brown cloth; cloth rubbed, some spots on back, corners bumped, ‘Presentation Copy’ blindstamped on bottom of title page, front hinge starting, very good #26382 $175.00
Mummery, an expert rock and alpine climber, made many important climbs in the Mont Blanc region. Here are his climbs of the Matterhorn, Aiguille des Charmoz, Grépon, Dent du Requin, Aiguille du Plan, Aiguille Verte, Dych Tau, in the Caucasus, and more. Mummery disappeared while leading an expedition[read more]

In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times: Nansen, Fridtjof
American Alpine Club LibraryNansen, Fridtjof In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times
1911 Stokes NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xviii, 384, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 86 illus/maps; vII pp.xiii, 420, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 76 illus/maps; gilt dec blue cloth; cloth w/ label marks bottom spines, Harry P. Nichols & AAC/Nichols bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright pages, tight, a bright looking set, vg+ #25085 $195.00 $140.40
Nansen took five years to complete his history of Arctic exploration, expanding beyond his initial intentions. Due to the unreliability of earlier accounts, he went back to the original sources. Presented here is a wealth of information including - Hecataeus of Miletus (5th century BC), Pytheas’ voy[read more]

Those Who Dared: Stories from the Golden Age of Exploration: Nelsson, Richard, ed.
Nelsson, Richard, ed. Those Who Dared: Stories from the Golden Age of Exploration
2009 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 7 bw photos, burgundy cloth; dj & cloth new #25497 $26.95
A collection of classic adventure travel writing culled from the extensive archives at "The Guardian" and "The Observer" In the 19th century, British and European explorers were busy trying to fill in 'blanks on the map' - crossing deserts, racing to the poles, searching for the source of the Nile,[read more]

The Way That We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering: O’Leary, Paddy
signedO’Leary, Paddy The Way That We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering
2015 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 324, 13 color & 99 bw photos, photo eps, wraps; signed, new #26907 $29.95
Hillwalking is one of Ireland’s most popular leisure activities today. Rock climbing has developed to a level of technical excellence with crags in almost every county and numerous indoor climbing walls. Irish mountaineers have completed winter ascents in the Alps, scaled the highest Himalayan peaks[read more]

Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps: Palmer, Howard
signedPalmer, Howard Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps
1931 Univ if Minnesota Press Minneapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 81, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, map, pictorial paper-covered boards; signed Mary M. Holway March 1950, issued w/o dj, boards w/ browning to rear eps, tight, vg+ #23870 $275.00
Holway made many first ascents (Mt. Edith Cavell, Longstaff, Cyprian Peak, Augustine, Topham, Citadel, Austerity, Sir Sandford, Adamant, and others), some with Palmer, over the course of 16 seasons climbing in the Canadian Rockies and Interior Ranges. He wrote seven articles for the Canadian Alpine [read more]

Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks: A Record of Pioneer Work among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912: Palmer, Howard
Palmer, Howard Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks: A Record of Pioneer Work among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912
1914 Putnam's NY & London 1914 Putnam's, NY & London, 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxvii, 439, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 219 bw photos, 3 fldg maps (2 color), appendices, green cloth; dj faded to spine/edges, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth vg+ #26407 $495.00
The cornerstone work on the Selkirk mountains, profusely illustrated. This appears to be a UK edition with the US-printed sheets bound in green cloth. The jacket is particularly scarce. Neate P07.[read more]

Palmer, Howard Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks: A Record of Pioneer Work among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912
1914 Putnam's NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxvii, 439, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 219 bw photos, 3 fldg maps (2 color), appendices; beautifully rebound in full green leather w/ raised bands, leather title patches, marbled eps, tight, fine #15051 $325.00
The cornerstone work on the Selkirk mountains, profusely illustrated. Neate P07.[read more]

Unclimbed New Zealand: Alpine Travel in the Canterbury and Westland Ranges, Southern Alps: Pascoe, John
Pascoe, John Unclimbed New Zealand: Alpine Travel in the Canterbury and Westland Ranges, Southern Alps
1939 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.238, color frontis, 78 bw photos, 2 sketches, 3 fldg maps, brown cloth; cloth rubbed w/ scratch marks, top spine pulled, vg #23964 $75.00 $69.00
Pascoe’s accounts of his pioneering climbs and explorations between the wars. Includes a detailed map of the Southern Alps. This first edition is much scarcer than subsequent editions, is thicker in appearance, and has twice the number of photos. Neate P20. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

Berg Heil: Die 100 Schönsten Bergwanderungen in den Alpen [Berg Heil: The 100 Most Beautiful Mountains in the Alps]: Pause, Walter
Pause, Walter Berg Heil: Die 100 Schönsten Bergwanderungen in den Alpen [Berg Heil: The 100 Most Beautiful Mountains in the Alps]
1959 BLV Munchen 6th, 8vo, pp.211, 100 bw photos, 100 route drwgs, map eps, pictorial cloth issued w/o dj; cloth vg+ #24716 $15.00
The 100 most beautiful mountains in the Alps. In German, no English translation.[read more]

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