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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]

Irving, R. L. G. The Romance of Mountaineering
1946 Dent London rep, 8vo, pp.xiv, 331, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 40 bw photos w/ tissue guards, 3 maps, 7 diagrams, blue cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth spine faded, near fine. #24376 $25.00
Well written accounts of the early phases of mountaineering from the conquest of Mont Blanc to the early exploration of the Himalaya. The photos in this edition are quite nice. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I17, SB I04, Yak I40.[read more]

Irwin, William Robert, ed Challenge: An Anthology of the Literature of Mountaineering
1950 Columbia Univ NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 444, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #23076 $15.00
Irwin collected 25 first-hand accounts of mountaineering throughout the world. His authors featured here include Stephen, Montague, Bell, Waugh, Thoreau, Muir, Young, Slingsby, Pilley, Mummery, Mackinder, Fremont, and others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signa[read more]

Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering: Isserman, Maurice
signedIsserman, Maurice Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.436, 42 bw photos, red/yellow cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27094 $28.95
This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself. Isserman follows his award winning ‘Fallen Giants’ with this history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were original[read more]

Izzard, Ralph An Innocent on Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.319, blue spotted cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, vg+. #9812 $29.00
Izzard was correspondent for the Daily Mail on the 1953 British expedition. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I22, SB I08, Yak I34.[read more]

Jackson, Monica & Elizabeth Stark Tents in the Clouds: The First Women's Himalayan Expedition
1956 Collins London 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 36 bw photos, 5 maps, appendix, black cloth; cloth vg. #9815 $19.00
The 1955 Women's Expedition to the Jugal Himal made an ascent of Gyalgen Peak (6706m). From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate J04, Yak J06.[read more]

Jerstad, Luther G. Mani-Rimdu, Sherpa Dance-Drama
1969 Oxford Calcutta 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 192, 22 bw photos, 6 figs, appendices, red cloth; dj w/ large edge chips, vg-, cloth vg. #22332 $27.00
Jerstad, known for this 1963 ascent of Everest, describes the Nepalese form of the Tibetan Buddhist dance-drama known as Cham. He observed Mani-Rimdu among the Sherpas of northeastern Nepal. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Climbing in North America: Jones, Chris
signedJones, Chris Climbing in North America
1976 Univ California Press Berkeley 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 392, 203 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #13581 $75.00
One of the best historical books on North American climbing. Neate J32.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryJones, Chris Climbing in North America
1976 Univ California Press Berkeley 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 392, 203 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ edge nicks, near fine, cloth near fine #25083 $35.00 $31.50
One of the best historical books on North American climbing. Neate J32. 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 from the AAC Library, click her[read more]

Climbing in North America: Jones, Chris
signedJones, Chris Climbing in North America
1976 Univ California Press Berkeley 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 392, 203 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Bob Culp, Glen Denny, Layton Kor, Royal Robbins & David Roberts, dj w/ 2 tears back, slight rippling of back, taped top spine, good+, cloth w/ bookplate, near fine #25084 $149.00
One of the best historical books on North American climbing. Neate J32.[read more]

Jones, Owen Glynne Rock-Climbing in the English Lake District
1900 Abraham Keswick 2nd, thick 8vo, pp.lxiv, 322, ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 31 bw photos, 9 route drawings, appendix, black cloth; cloth w/ black tape on spine/rear hinge, corners rubbed, internal hinges taped, good+. #24093 $275.00
This was the first part of a classic trilogy published by the Abrahams brothers. This second edition contains a memoir and portrait of Jones and an appendix of new climbs. Jones, a leading rock climber, was killed on the Dent Blanche. An important work. From the collection of American mountainee[read more]

The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
signedJordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25545 $26.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K[read more]

The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
Jordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27243 $9.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2[read more]

The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd: Kafarowski, Joanna
Kafarowski, Joanna The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.367, 90 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 11 bw maps, appendix, wraps; new #27331 $24.95
Born in the late 1880s to a gritty mining magnate who made his millions in the California gold rush and a well-bred mother descended from one of New York’s distinguished families, society beauty Louise Arner Boyd was raised during a glittering era. After inheriting a staggering family fortune, sh[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]

American Alpine Club LibraryKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam K2: The 1939 Tragedy
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.224, frontis, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj chipped bottom spine, tear front, good+, cloth fine #24888 $19.00 $17.10
The ill-fated Wiessner expedition, which lost four people, with new information from Jack Durrance's diary. Few details concerning events, other than a brief AAJ article, led to much criticism. The hardcover edition is now out of print. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Cl[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]

Khosla, G. D. Himalayan Circuit: The Story of a Journey in the Inner Himalayas
1956 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 233, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, fldg map, green cloth; dj vg+, cloth vg+. #23839 $19.00
Travels to Spiti and Lahoul with rich observations on geography, religion, physiognomy, attire, and customs. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. See Yak K58.[read more]

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada: King, Clarence
King, Clarence Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada
1935 Norton NY rep, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, red cloth; cloth w/ inscription, vg+ #25936 $15.00 $5.00
A classic of American mountaineering first published in 1872. Neate K21. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The United States & Norway: Partners in the Polar Regions: Klover, Geir
Klover, Geir The United States & Norway: Partners in the Polar Regions
2016 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.126, 68 color & 334 bw photos, 14 color & 32 bw illus, 2 plans, 16 color & 4 bw maps, wraps; new #27551 $24.95
This Fram Museum exhibition book celebrates Americans and Norwegians who have explored unchartered areas in the Polar Regions for centuries. Many of the first discoveries in the Arctic and Antarctic were made by Norwegian or American expeditions, or by Norwegian and American explorers working togeth[read more]

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