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Larden, Walter Argentine Plains and Andine Glaciers: Life on an Estancia, and an Expedition into the Andes
1911 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 89 bw photos, appendices, map, gilt-dec red cloth; cloth worn, vg-. #23887 $245.00
In 1908-09, Larden, a British alpinist, made a return trip to South America, having been there previously in 1888. He gives a thorough description of life on his brothers estancia. In early 1909 he attempted Tupungato, coming within 300 feet of the summit, and later approached the base of Aconcagu[read more]

Larden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, photo frontis,16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, red cloth; cloth bright, name & tipped in clipping on ffep, vg+. #24320 $95.00
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate L12.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLarden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, 20 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth rubbed, former label mark bottom spine, corners bumped, Seaver bookplate, AAC stamp on eps, title page & edges, bright, tight, vg #24893 $85.00 $76.50
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. Neate L12. Seaver, Benjamin F. (1857 – 1929) – AAC Treasurer (1917-28), Vice-President (1929), member Alpine Club of Canada and Club Alpin Francais. Seaver made a number of ascent[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLarden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, 20 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth w/ label bottom spine, DPL, Gabel, & AAC/Gabel bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright page, bright, tight, vg #24894 $65.00 $58.50
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. Neate L12. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its Rocky Mountain Regional Depository Collection at the Denver Public Library. A change in the Denver Library’s [read more]

To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 329, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, plan, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27367 $29.95
As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, “the Pole of Altitude”, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, a[read more]

Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld: Leamer, Laurence
Leamer, Laurence Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld
1982 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.392, 25 bw photos, map, blue boards; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ small spot to foredge, else fine #15918 $17.95
Biography of American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld, includes the 1960 first ascent of Masherbrum, 1963 Everest West Ridge, 1976 Nanda Devi, and Mt. Rainier. Neate L18.[read more]

signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, dj w/ jacket tears, vg-, cloth near fine #25148 $35.00 $28.00
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. [read more]

signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, dj vg, cloth w/ gift inscription, near fine #9849 $29.00 $23.20
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. [read more]

On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber: Lee, Chip
Lee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; dj pulled top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #9848 $15.00 $12.75
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber: Lee, Chip
signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Henry Barber & David Roberts, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27495 $49.00
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. This was co-written with David Roberts and Kenneth Andrasko. Neate L30.[read more]

Lehne, Jörg & Peter Haag Eiger: 30 Jours de Combat pour la << Directissime >>
1967 Hatier Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.159, 26 color & 26 bw photos, grey cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, vg+, cloth w/ inscription, else fine. #18419 $49.00
The German account of the dramatic, and tragic, race for the first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. This race between the German team of eight and an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) was documented in the book 'Direttissima/Eiger Direct'. This account contains[read more]

Lenser, Gerhard Pumo Ri: Der Schönste Berg der Erde [Pumo Ri: The Prettiest Mountain of the Earth]
1963 Orell Füssli Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.196, color frontis, 2 color & 29 bw photos, black cloth; dj w/ some corner wear, near fine, cloth fine. #12153 $55.00
Account of the 1962 first ascent of Pumori, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful mountains, by a German-Swiss team. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Leonard, Richard M., et al Belaying the Leader: An Omnibus on Climbing Safety
1959 Sierra Club SF 2nd, 8vo, pp.85, 7 figures, 8 tables, wraps; near fine #23898 $7.00 $5.60
This edition is greatly expanded from the original 1946 printing in the Sierra Club Bulletin. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. See Neate L35. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer: Lim, David
signedLim, David Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer
2007 Singapore 2nd, 8vo, pp.xii, 164, 45 color & 31 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; signed, new #23045 $29.95
David Lim is an amazing mountaineer. Following his successful leadership of the first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998, David came down with debilitating Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This book, his second, details his coming to grips with his illness and return to climbing. Since 1998 he has [read more]

Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World: Linsdau, Aaron
signedLinsdau, Aaron Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 320, 53 bw photos, 14 maps, wraps; signed, new #26860 $16.95
Aaron Linsdau had a plan. It was to do something no other American had ever accomplished. During the 2012-13 Antarctic season he wanted to become the first to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without aid or support. And, he wanted to do this alone. Here Linsdau covers h[read more]

The Ascent: A Novel: Long, Jeff
Long, Jeff The Ascent: A Novel
1992 Morrow NY 1st, 8vo, pp.284, map eps, black/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #11097 $9.00
This excellent novel takes place on Everest's North Face and was the winner of both the 1993 American Alpine Club Literary Award and the 1993 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. Very moving. SB L11.[read more]

Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #23915 $69.00
Longstaff was one of the great early Himalayan climber-explorers. His travels took him to the Caucasus (1903), Nanda Devi (1905), Trisul and Kamet (w/ Bruce and Mumm, 1907), Tibet (traveling partly w/ the Duke of Abruzzi, de Filippi, and Sella, 1909), Assiniboine (1910), Purcell Range (w/ Wheeler, [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj w/ chips/tears, worn, front flap taped, good, cloth vg #24900 $39.00 $35.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. P[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; cloth w/ fade mark top/bottom spine, Margaret Prouty bookplate, good+ #24901 $29.00 $26.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret w[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj w/ chip top front, vg+, cloth fine #24898 $69.00 $62.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. P[read more]

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