Sort by: 
Search Results
Search for: "American Alpine Club Library" returned 543 item(s).
 
The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest: Coburn, Broughton
Coburn, Broughton The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 301, 20 color & 1 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26488 $25.95
Coburn’s chronicle of the first American expedition to Everest in 1963 combines riveting adventure, a perceptive analysis of its dark and terrifying historical context, and revelations about a secret mission that followed. In the midst of the Cold War, against the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs, the s[read more]

Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall: Cohen, Valerie Mendenhall, ed.
signedCohen, Valerie Mendenhall, ed. Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.352, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, appendices, wraps; signed, new #24724 $18.95
Unknown to most American’s, Ruth Dyar Mendenhall (1912 – 1989) was one of America's first and most important women mountain climbers. She began her climbing career at the height of the Great Depression, at a time when the opportunities for women to climb were essentially non-existent. These pricel[read more]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
signedConway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis w/ tissue guard, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illus yellow cloth; signed Richard Irvin, cloth rubbed, chipped top/bottom spine, spine edge cracked, front hinge starting, map w/ orig folds & 1” edge tear, tight, good+ #9599 $375.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan litera[read more]

The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..: Conway, Sir William Martin
American Alpine Club LibraryConway, Sir William Martin The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..
1897 Dent London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 371, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 color plates w/ tissue guards, 99 illus, 2 color fldg maps, appendix, uncut, teg, brown beveled cloth; cloth spine edge cracked, chew marks to edge of front cover, corners worn, Overmire bookplate, fair #24819 $295.00 $212.40
The title just about says it all with this one! During the summers of 1896 and 1897, Conway and his party explored West Spitsbergen, surveying 600 square miles, and made first ascents of thirteen peaks. Neate C105. Overmire, Peter L. – AAC life member. Made the first American ascent of Hanuman[read more]

One Green Bottle: Coxhead, Elizabeth
Coxhead, Elizabeth One Green Bottle
1951 Lippincott NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, green cloth; dj chipped top spine, stain on back, good+, cloth vg+ #23447 $195.00 $79.00
Coxhead (1909 – 1979) was a writer and climber. This, her second of eight novels, was controversial when it was published, being condemned for its explicitness by the Bishop of Chester in 1951. It is now rather scarce. “Here at last is an English-language novel completely centered on climbing a[read more]

Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World
2002 Carlton London 1st, 4to, 63 color & 40 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26340 $19.00
A photo history covering the earliest sighting of the mountina, the early British attempts, the 1953 first ascent, the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, Tabei’s ascent, the British SW Face ascent, Messner and Habeler without oxygen, Messner’s solo, Boardman and Tasker, the Kangshung[read more]

Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, 59 color & 43 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26476 $33.95
A photo history of Everest updated from Craig’s earlier ‘Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World’, published in 2002. In addition to the coverage of the early British attempts and the 1953 first ascent, Craig also includes the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, T[read more]

Cronin, Edward W. Jr The Arun: A Natural History of the World's Deepest Valley
1979 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.236, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, map, appendix, white/blue cloth; dj w/ 2 taped tears, vg, cloth near fine. #11339 $12.00
Account of a four year scientific expedition consisting of a team of 14 wildlife specialists conducting the first ecological survey in the Arun region in northeastern Nepal. Rich in wildlife, the team even found evidence of the yeti. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with hi[read more]

Cunningham, Alexander Ladak: Physical, Statistical and Historical; with Notices of the Surrounding Countries
1977 Sagar New Delhi 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 483, viii, 17 color & 13 bw plates, color map, black cloth; dj chipped, attached to cloth, good+, cloth w/ front hinge cracked, vg-. #23947 $25.00
Originally published in 1853, Cunningham visited Ladak twice, by two different routes. He writes about the land, people, history, religion, climate, dress, languages, social customs, art, rivers, lakes and springs, resources, minerals, products, and more. From the collection of American mountaineer[read more]

Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley
1986 Cloudcap Seattle rep, enlarged ed, 8vo, pp.242, 24 bw photos, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, vg #23450 $12.00
This account of the first winter ascent of McKinley, in 1967, is an epic of death, failure, perseverance, and survival. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate D06.[read more]

Wild Snow: A Historical Guide to North American Ski Mountaineering: Dawson, Louis W.
Dawson, Louis W. Wild Snow: A Historical Guide to North American Ski Mountaineering
1997 AAC Golden 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 254, photo frontis, 214 b/w photos, 10 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #7979 $29.00
A wonderfully illustrated and detailed history of ski mountaineering from Alaska to New England,with 54 classic routes.[read more]

De Beer, G. R. Early Travellers in the Alps
1967 October House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 204, frontis, 39 bw plates, 30 figs, 5 maps (1 fldg), green cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth fine. #23001 $35.00
De Beer discusses Alpine travel in the 16th-18th centuries with many early illustrations. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D13.[read more]

Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica: Dewart, Gilbert
Dewart, Gilbert Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica
1989 OSU Columbus 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 12 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj w/ tear top right front/back corner, sticker residue, vg, cloth fine #25769 $5.00
Dewart, a geophysicist, spent time in 1960 living and working with the a Soviet research team at both Mirnyy and Vostock.[read more]

Dewart, Gilbert Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica
1989 OSU Columbus 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 12 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #9093 $20.00
Dewart, a geophysicist, spent time in 1960 living and working with the a Soviet research team at both Mirnyy and Vostock.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ small tears back cover, near fine, cloth fine #24826 $45.00 $40.50
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30. 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 offerings f[read more]

Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure: Dingle, Graeme
American Alpine Club LibraryDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ 1/2" tear bottom back cover, rubbed, vg, cloth lower corner bumped/worn, vg #24827 $25.00 $18.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30. 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 offerings [read more]

A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks: Drummond, Edwin
Drummond, Edwin A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks
1997 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.224, 17 bw photos, wraps; some page corners w/ fold marks, else fine #25593 $9.00
Drummond’s work first appeared in Ascent magazine and here they form a loose autobiography. Included are 17 essays and 23 poems focused principally on climbing – first ascents on St. John’s Head and the Troll Wall, a solo ascent of El Capitan’s Nose, and an audacious solo attempt on the North Ameri[read more]

Operation Deepfreeze: Dufek, Rear Admiral George J.
Dufek, Rear Admiral George J. Operation Deepfreeze
1957 Harcourt, Brace NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 243, 23 bw photos, appendix, 7 drawings, 7 maps, map eps, dec blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ pocket remnant in back, vg #9094 $2.00
Dufek, who was in charge of logistics and support for the Navy’s Operation Deepfreeze I, describes the work of the expedition from 1955-56 and the planning for Deepfreeze II. He established bases on Ross Island and Little America and, in 1956, was in charge of the first Americans to set foot at the[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, chipped, vg, cloth fine #18327 $89.00
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, tan cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ AAC/Howorth bookplate, vg+ #25045 $65.00 $58.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. Howorth, Beckett (1900 – 1986) – Former AAC member and Councilor (1945-49) and member of the AMC. In 1936 he made the first free ascent of the Grand Teton’s Nor[read more]

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [11] 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25  Next
view cart Can't find what you are looking for? Try our Advanced Search.
Home | Advanced Search | How to Order | Catalogues | Request a Newsletter | Links | About Us | FAQ | Contact Us

Copyright © 2020 Top of the World Books