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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]

Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger Cordillère Blanche: Expédition franco-belge à la Cordillère des Andes (1951)
1952 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.161 + ads, 17 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj chipped, vg-, wraps fine #23878 $29.00
Kogan was a highly respected mountaineer with numerous ascents. This 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition made the first ascent of Pisco and attempted Alpamayo, 'most beautiful mountain in the world', and Huascaran. This is the original French edition of 'The Ascent of Alpamayo'. From the collection of[read more]

Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent: Kohli, M. S.
Kohli, M. S. Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent
1969 Orient Longmans Ltd Bombay 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 384, 31 color & 85 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj rubbed, ¾” chip to front edge, unclipped, good+, cloth miss page ribbon, very good #9834 $89.00
Account of the Third Indian Everest Expedition of 1965 which finally succeeded and placed nine members on the summit. Hard to find and a good read. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate K43, SB K23, Yak K115.[read more]

Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs: Kohli, M. S. & Kenneth Conboy
Kohli, M. S. & Kenneth Conboy Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 226, 30 bw photos, 6 maps, cloth; dj rubbed, fine, cloth fine #22847 $29.95 $19.00
The intriguing account of a long-held story regarding the planting of a nuclear-powered sensing device high in the Himalaya. M. S. Kohli was a leading figure in the joint American-Indian expeditions which were on Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. To see all of our Sale Items,
Beyond the Vertical: Kor, Layton
Kor, Layton Beyond the Vertical
2013 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 205, 110 color & 1 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26544 $29.95
After many years, a new edition of Kor’s classic autobiography is back in print. Kor was one of the best rock climbers of his generation, and his list of groundbreaking ascents of technically difficult rock climbs is perhaps unmatched by any American climber. In this book Kor tells the stories in [read more]

Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]: Kozjek, Pavle
DVD videoKozjek, Pavle Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]
2009 Slovenia 1st, 4to, pp.278, 219 color & 16 bw photos, pictorial cloth + DVD (88 min); issued w/o dj, cloth w/ small bump lower corner, else new #25477 $75.00
Kozjek was a top Slovenian mountaineerer, photographer, and writer with a 30-year career of mountaineering. This covers his climbs on Široka peč (1981), Gangapurna (1983), Yosemite – The Shield (1984), Jalung Kang (1985), Yosemite – North American Wall (1985), Cerro Torre (1985/86), Broad Peak & Ga[read more]

Lall, J. S. ed The Himalaya: Aspects of Change
1981 Oxford Univ Press Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 481, 16 color plates, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23949 $19.00
Lall’s study covers three primary areas – nature, man, interrelationships. There are chapters by Fürer-Haimendorf, Khosla, Sarin and Singh, amongst others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

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