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Lunn, Arnold Mountains of Memory
1948 Hollis & Carter London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 248, color frontis, 24 bw photos, grey cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth vg+. #23899 $15.00
Lunn, a prolific mountain writer, retraces old haunts in Europe after WWII and reflects back on his personal philosophy of life. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate L75.[read more]

Lunn, Arnold The Swiss and their Mountains: A Study of the Influence of Mountains on Man
1963 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.167, color frontis, 23 bw illus, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ pencil name, fine. #24095 $19.00
Written as a tribute to the Swiss Alpin Club on the occasion of their centenary, this is an essay primarily of the influence of the Alps on the Swiss. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate L82.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryMacInnes, Hamish Beyond the Ranges: Five Years in the Life of…
1984 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 202, 40 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ small tear back, near fine, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24903 $25.00 $22.50
MacInnes is a well-traveled mountaineer and author. Here are his stories of adventures in the Andes, filming with Sean Connery in the Alps, ballooning to the top of Ben Nevis, filming, and more. Many of his climbs were together with Joe Brown. Neate M10. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – [read more]

Look Behind the Ranges: A Mountaineer’s Selection of Adventures and Expeditions: MacInnes, Hamish
signedMacInnes, Hamish Look Behind the Ranges: A Mountaineer’s Selection of Adventures and Expeditions
1979 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 5 color & 36 bw photos, 5 maps/dwgs, blue cloth; inscribed to Richard Irvin, dj vg, cloth fine #23935 $95.00
A nice collection of stories from one of the UK’s hard men of climbing. MacInnes recounts climbs in the Caucasus, filming on the Old Man of Hoy with Bonington, Eiger with Haston, Matterhorn, Pumori, New Zealand with Irvin, and more. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with hi[read more]

Race to The End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole: MacPhee, Ross D. E.
MacPhee, Ross D. E. Race to The End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole
2010 US 1st, square 8vo, pp.x, 245, photo frontis, 11 fldg panoramas, 50 color & 104 bw photos, 16 color & 9 bw illus, 2 drawings, 2 color & 2 bw maps, fldg map back, pictorial cloth; plastic slipcase, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25521 $27.95
Produced with the American Musuem of Natural History, this profusely-illustrated work features a number of photos of historic artifacts from Amundsen’s and Scott’s expeditions. This book was created to accompany the AMNH’s ‘Race to the End of the Earth’ exhibit.[read more]

Malatynski, Marek Im Schatten des Kangchendzönga: In den Bergen Nepals
1984 Brockhaus Leipzig 1st, German, 8vo, pp.244, 34 color & 16 bw photos, map, white cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj near fine, cloth fine. #23706 $45.00
Account of the 1974 first ascent of Kangbachen and the 1978 first ascents of Kangchenjunga’s Middle and South Peaks. Unfortunately, on the latter climb, the team had permission for the Main summit, not for these two peaks, and the leader, Piotr Mlotecki, was banned from Nepal for five years. Two A[read more]

Malatynski, Marek W Cieniu Kangczendzengi
1978 Iskry Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.307, 48 color & 58 bw photos, map, wraps w/ dj; dj vg+, wraps fine #19050 $29.00
Account of the 1974 first ascent of Kangbachen and the 1978 first ascents of Kangchenjunga’s Middle and South Peaks. Unfortunately, on the latter climb, the team had permission for the Main summit, not for these two peaks, and the leader, Piotr Mlotecki, was banned from Nepal for five years. Two A[read more]

Malatynski, Marek W Cieniu Kangczendzengi
1978 Iskry Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.307, 48 color & 58 bw photos, map, wraps w/ dj; w/ bookplate of Anders Bolinder, dj fine, wraps fine. #23707 $49.00
Account of the 1974 first ascent of Kangbachen and the 1978 first ascents of Kangchenjunga’s Middle and South Peaks. Unfortunately, on the latter climb, the team had permission for the Main summit, not for these two peaks, and the leader, Piotr Mlotecki, was banned from Nepal for five years. Two A[read more]

The Last Kings of Thule: A Year Among the Polar Eskimos of Greenland: Malaurie, Jean
Malaurie, Jean The Last Kings of Thule: A Year Among the Polar Eskimos of Greenland
1956 Crowell NY 1st, 8vo, pp.295, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, 45 figs, 6 maps, appendices, errata slip, green cloth; dj worn, clipped, vg, cloth tight fine #19936 $24.00
A classic account of Eskimo life in the Thule district on the west coast of Greenland. Malaurie spent a year living amongst the Polar Eskimo in 1950, just prior to the arrival of the American military base which changed their way of life. AB 41230.[read more]

With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps: Mannering, George Edward
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryMannering, George Edward With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps
1891 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 139, frontis w/ tissue guard, 17 bw illus, color fldg map, appendix, w/o ads, teg, marbled eps, raised bands, ½ leather/marbled boards; inscribed ‘A red letter day of ? In making Mr. Montagnier G Mannering 17 July 1922’, ½ spine off, spine sep from backstrip, Montagnier & AAC/Montagnier plates, frontis before Preface, fair #24906 $325.00 $292.50
Mannering, a self-trained climber, attempted the unclimbed Mount Cook without guides. He was later a co-founder of the New Zealand Alpine Club and was responsible for much exploration and survey work in the Mount Cook area. Neate M40. Montagnier, Henry Fairbanks (1877 – 1933) – Member of the AA[read more]

With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps: Mannering, George Edward
American Alpine Club LibraryMannering, George Edward With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps
1891 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 139, 24 ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 17 bw illus, color fldg map, appendix, uncut, gold dec red cloth; cloth w/ former label mark bottom spine, spotting on front/back covers, DPL, Gabel, & AAC/Gabel bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright pages & top edge, some foxing, map w/ orig folds & no tears, good. #24905 $275.00 $198.00
Mannering, a self-trained climber, attempted the unclimbed Mount Cook without guides. He was later a co-founder of the New Zealand Alpine Club and was responsible for much exploration and survey work in the Mount Cook area. Neate M40. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its R[read more]

Backpacking One Step at a Time: Manning, Harvey
Manning, Harvey Backpacking One Step at a Time
1972 REI Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 356, photo frontis, 26 color & 77 bw photos, 91 figs, tables, appendix, green cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #27151 $9.00
Backpacking is as old as slinging chunks of a woolly mammoth over the shoulder for hauling to the cave — and as new as the urge felt deeply by millions of Americans to flee the maniac megalopolis. The 20 chapters tell and show how the absolute novice can make an easy, glad transition from city si[read more]

Mason, Gene Minus Three
1970 Prentice-Hall NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 190, 12 color photos, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #9890 $25.00
Accounts of climbs on McKinley, Aconcagua, and Kilimanjaro. Mason claims to be the first to climb the highest point on three continents, the Three Summits. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M61.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryMason, Kenneth Abode of Snow: A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering
1955 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 372, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 16 maps/diagrams, appendices, green cloth; dj chipped top spine, near fine, cloth fine #9891 $59.00
Mason was Superintendent of the Survey of India and editor of the Himalayan Journal. This is an excellent reference on early Himalayan exploration and mountaineering. Neate M62, SB M18, Yak M105. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of th[read more]

The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914: Mawson, Sir Douglas
American Alpine Club LibraryMawson, Sir Douglas The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914
[1915] Lippincott Phil 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xxx, 349, frontis w/ tissue, 9 color & 143 bw plates, 6 fldg pans, 17 maps/illus, errata; vII pp.xiii, 338, frontis w/ tissue, 12 color & 117 bw plates, 7 fldg pans, 20 maps/illus, 3 color fldg maps in pocket; silver dec blue cloth; cloth w/ labels on both vols, DPL, Gabel & AAC/Gabel bookplates, DPL stamp on title, copyright pages & top edge, vI frontis separated, rear hinge cracked, vII hinges cracked, both vols bright, vg, maps fine w/ original folds #9232 $295.00 $212.40
Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, is a classic account of early polar exploration. The expedition explored 1500 miles from George V Land to Queen Mary Land, and had a very rough time! This is a great read and one of the classics of polar literature! Spence 773. DPL (Denver[read more]

Antarctica’s Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth: Maynard, Jeff
Maynard, Jeff Antarctica’s Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 253, 29 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, gray/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27588 $27.95
By the 1930s, no one had yet crossed Antarctica, and its vast interior remained a mystery frozen in time. Hoping to write his name in the history books, wealthy American Lincoln Ellsworth announced he would fly across the unexplored continent. And to honor his hero, Wyatt Earp, he would carry Earp’s[read more]

Everest Diary: Based on the personal diary of Lute Jerstad one of the first five Americans to conquer Mount Everest: McCallum, John D.
McCallum, John D. Everest Diary: Based on the personal diary of Lute Jerstad one of the first five Americans to conquer Mount Everest
1966 Follett Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 213, 44 bw photos, 4 maps, appendix, pictorial cloth; cloth near fine #27385 $15.00 $12.75
Jerstad's personal account of the 1963 American Everest expedition. Jerstad summitted with Barry Bishop and then waited for Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld to traverse via the West Ridge. All four bivouaced at 28,200'. Neate M01, SB M02, Yak M128. To see all of our Sale Items,
Messner, Reinhold Solo Nanga Parbat
1980 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.277, 55 color & 88 bw photos, 4 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth near fine. #9910 $95.00
Messner’s account of his 1978 ascent of the Diamir Flank by a new route. This hardcover edition is getting increasingly hard to find. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M91.[read more]

Migot, André Tibetan Marches
1955 Readers Union London rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 303, 27 bw photos, map eps, tan cloth; dj w/ minor foxing, vg, cloth fine. #22272 $19.00
Migot was a French doctor who set out in 1946 to explore the Chinese-Tibetan frontier. After traveling by caravan he headed, in disguise, for Lhasa but was stopped prior to reaching the Forbidden City. He then turned north toward the legendary lake of Koko-nor and then east to Peking where he was [read more]

First Fam’lies of the Sierras: Miller, Joaquin
Miller, Joaquin First Fam’lies of the Sierras
1876 Jansen, McClurg Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 258, 4 pgs ads, gilt-lettered spine, embossed dark-red cloth; cloth rubbed, light spot to spine, tight, very good #27227 $25.00
Miller (1837-1913), a prolific writer, American poet, and frontiersman , was considered the ‘Poet of the Sierras’.[read more]

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