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American Alpine Club LibraryHauser, Günter White Mountain and Tawny Plain
1961 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj pulled top spine, else fine, cloth w/ Margaret Prouty & AAC/Robert Prouty bookplates, fine #24869 $45.00 $40.50
Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s ‘The Ascent of Alpamayo’, but they only reached the[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHauser, Günter White Mountain and Tawny Plain
1961 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj rubbed on back, else fine, cloth fine #24868 $49.00 $44.10
Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s ‘The Ascent of Alpamayo’, but they only reached the[read more]

The Open Polar Sea: A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, in the Schooner “United States”: Hayes, Dr. I. I.
Hayes, Dr. I. I. The Open Polar Sea: A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, in the Schooner “United States”
1867 Hurd & Houghton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 454, frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 (of 6) illus, 30 tail pieces, 3 color maps, brick-red beveled cloth; cloth w/ split/wear bottom spine, small bookplate on front pastedown, 1 prelim page loose, tight, vg #27464 $39.00
Hayes (1832-1881) was an American Arctic explorer, physician, and politician. His first Arctic expedition came as ship’s surgeon for Elisha Kane’s Second Grinnell Expedition (1853-55) in search of sir John Franklin’s lost expedition. Hayes’ second expedition, led by him and the subject of this da[read more]

The Arctic Problem and Narrative of the Peary Relief Expedition: Heilprin, Angelo
Heilprin, Angelo The Arctic Problem and Narrative of the Peary Relief Expedition
1893 Contemporary Pub Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.165, frontis, 14 bw photos, map, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, small dot to spine, front hinge separated, 1 plate separated, good+ #26715 $29.00
Heilprin was was a member of Robert Peary’s Greenland expedition of 1891-92, leading the Western Expedition component. The following year he led the Peary Relief Expedition (1891-92). He was also the first president of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia and a founding member of the American Al[read more]

Heiniger, E. A. Viertausender: Ein Bildbuch von der Schönheit unserer Alpen [Four-Thousander's: A Picture Book of the Beauty of Our Alps]
1942 Fretz & Wasmuth Zurich 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 96, 85 bw photos, tan cloth; dj worn, edge tears, vg-, cloth fine #24261 $25.00
A nice photographic essay of the Swiss Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Handbook of American Mountaineering: Henderson, Kenneth A.
Henderson, Kenneth A. Handbook of American Mountaineering
1942 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.239, frontis, 149 figures, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #14580 $5.00 $4.25
The first handbook to deal specifically with American mountains and conditions. Discusses rock, ice and snow terrain, camping, cooking, equipment, maps, compass, sledging, etc. Neate H72. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Alpamayo to Everest: It’s Not about the Summit: Hibbert, Ian
Hibbert, Ian Alpamayo to Everest: It’s Not about the Summit
2015 US 8vo, pp.ix, 242, 50 bw photos, wraps; new #27593 $29.95
Hibbert chronicles his adventures climbing the world’s highest mountains in this gripping series of tales that reveals the power of grit, determination, and will. Filled with pictures, these memoirs delve into the challenges he overcame climbing the exotic mountains of the South American Andes, Nepa[read more]

Hiebeler, Toni Berge Unserer Erde [Mountains of Our Earth]
1974 Süddeutscher München 1st, 4to, pp.208, photo frontis, 90 color & 26 bw photos, 10 maps, map ep, white cloth; dj rubbed on edges, vg, cloth fine. #20869 $39.00
A nice, large-format book featuring major mountains from around the world – Triglav, Badile, Matterhorn, Eiger, Mont Blanc, Meije, Elbrus, Communism, Lenin, Pobeda, Tirich Mir, Noshaq, K2, Mustagh Tower, Annapurna, Everest, Machapuchare, Cook, Kilimanjaro, Kenya, Aconcagua, Alpamayo, Fitz Roy, Cerro[read more]

Mountain: Hill, Sandy
Hill, Sandy Mountain
2011 US 1st, 4to, pp.352, photo frontis, 157 color & 96 bw photos, illus eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25857 $85.00 $79.00
An inspiring collection of evocative images collected by lifelong mountaineer Sandy Hill, who has a singular knowledge, understanding, and experience of the world’s highest places. Powerful, beautiful, wild, sublime, and forbidding, the world’s summits are often considered the last real frontier. [read more]

Holmes, Peter Mountains and a Monastery
1958 Bles London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 23 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth vg+. #23835 $29.00
In 1956, Holmes, together with his wife and brother-in-law, made a return trip to Spiti. This humorous narrative of their adventures includes several first ascents. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate H106.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHolzel, Tom & Audrey Salkeld First on Everest: The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine
1986 Holt NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 322, 35 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #13395 $29.00 $26.10
The author's provide new theories about the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine on their way to the summit of Everest in 1924. See Neate a22, SB H23. 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 [read more]

Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton Himalayan Journals, or Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, etc
1891 Ward, Lock, Bowden & Co London, NY & Melbourne Minerva Lib rep, small 8vo, pp.xxxi, 574, photo frontis, 13 full-page illus (1 fldg), 71 illus, 2 fldg maps, appendix, green cloth; cloth tight, vg+ #22266 $95.00
Hooker was the first to make an almost complete circuit of Kangchenjunga in the years 1848-50. A most thorough work. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate H108.[read more]

Hornaday, William T. Camp-Fires in the Canadian Rockies
1906 Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 68 bw photos, 2 maps, dec blue cloth; cloth spine faded, corners bumped, rear hinge taped, vg-. #23867 $75.00
Hornaday and Phillips hunted mountain goat and grizzly bear in the Canadian Rockies of southeastern British Columbia. The close-up photos of animals were taken without benefit of a telephoto lens. This UK edition appears to be scarcer than the US. From the collection of American mountaineer Richar[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; inscribed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9771 $115.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by Nati[read more]

signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
2005 US rep, 8vo, pp.x, 181, 73 color photos, wraps; signed, new. #9775 $39.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb itself, a [read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1980 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; inscribed Hornbein, signed Gombu Sherpa & Jim Whittaker, dj fine, cloth fine. #22592 $195.00
This is the first hardcover edition following the Sierra Club large-format edition. In addition to being signed by Hornbein it is signed by Gombu and Whittaker who made the first American ascent. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb its[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
Hornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; dj lightly rubbed, small chip bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #9773 $95.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by Nati[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
2013 US Anniversary Ed, 8vo, pp.303, color frontis, 128 color & 1 bw photos, 21 color portraits, chart, sketch, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26443 $34.95
The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. This new anniversary edition is a larger-format book than recent editions, features more photos than any pri[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
New signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1981 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25047 $75.00 $39.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This hardcover edition followed the Sierra Club large-format edition. This edition has some photos not include[read more]

K2: The Savage Mountain: Houston, Charles S., Robert H. Bates, et al.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryHouston, Charles S., Robert H. Bates, et al. K2: The Savage Mountain
2000 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.334, 36 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Houston & Bates, new #19879 $65.00
Account of the 1953 3rd American Karakoram expedition to K2. One of the pinnacles of American Himalayan mountaineering with Schoening's incredible belay saving the entire expedition. Neate H118, Yak H245. This item is provided by Thom Davis, fellow mountaineer and bibliophile. Thom and I have [read more]

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