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Schmidt, Lynda W. Time Out of Mind: Trekking the Hindu Kush
1979 TBW Woolwich 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 158, photo frontis, 12 bw photos, wraps; vg #23904 $9.00 $7.20
Schmidt and her husband, inexperienced trekkers, undertook a three-week trip into the wilds of the Hindu Kush. She recounts the trials, tribulations, and rewards of their experiences in this unique area. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of [read more]

Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus: Schwartz, Susan E. B.
Schwartz, Susan E. B. Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 283, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #23997 $21.95
Kraus was a legendary rock climber, known for hair-raising ascents on two continents. He spent his early years climbing in the Austrian Alps (1920s) and Dolomites (1930s). Following his escape from Nazi Germany, he partnered with Fritz Wiessner and made many first ascents in the Shawangunks over t[read more]

The Long Arctic Search: The Narrative of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, U.S. A. 1878-1880, Seeking the Records of the Lost Franklin Expedition: Schwatka, Frederick
Schwatka, Frederick The Long Arctic Search: The Narrative of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, U.S. A. 1878-1880, Seeking the Records of the Lost Franklin Expedition
1965 Marine Historical Assoc Mystic 1st, 8vo, pp.117, color frontis, 19 illus, 2 maps, wraps; tight, vg+ #27650 $15.00
In 1878–80, at the behest of the American Geographical Society, Schwatka led an expedition to the Canadian Arctic to look for written records thought to have been left on or near King William Island by members of Franklin’s lost expedition. Traveling to Hudson Bay on the schooner Eothen, Schwatka’s [read more]

Stone Crusade: A Historical Guide to Bouldering in America: Sherman, John
New signedSherman, John Stone Crusade: A Historical Guide to Bouldering in America
1994 AAC Golden 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxvii, 292, photo frontis, many bw photos, 8 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #22156 $69.00 $59.00
A truly excellent book on the history of bouldering with many anecdotes. The first in the AAC’s American Alpine Series and beautifully crafted. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Sherman, John Stone Crusade: A Historical Guide to Bouldering in America
1994 AAC Golden 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxvii, 292, photo frontis, many bw photos, 8 maps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #19741 $45.00
A truly excellent book on the history of bouldering with many anecdotes. The first in the AAC’s American Alpine Series and beautifully crafted.[read more]

Sherman, Paddy Expeditions to Nowhere
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.226, 18 bw photos, 6 maps, tan/blue cloth; dj vg, cloth fine. #11866 $16.00
Sherman, a well known Canadian mountaineer, tells of climbs on Huascaran, Alpamayo, Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, McKinley, Aconcagua, and Illimani. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S52.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryShipton, Eric Land of Tempest: Travels in Patagonia 1958-1962
1963 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj w/ fade strip on left side cover, vg, cloth fine #24948 $75.00 $67.50
Accounts of four expeditions in the isolated regions of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Neate S59. 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,
American Alpine Club LibraryShipton, Eric Land of Tempest: Travels in Patagonia 1958-1962
1963 Dutton NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj w/ edge tears, good+, cloth near fine #10110 $35.00 $31.50
Accounts of four expeditions in the isolated regions of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Neate S59. 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,
Shipton, Eric That Untravelled World: An Autobiography
1977 Hodder & Stoughton London rep, 8vo, pp.286, 27 bw photos, 6 maps, map eps, green cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth fine. #24354 $45.00
Shipton was one of the greatest mountain explorers of all time and, although he took part in five Everest expeditions, is best known for his small, private, lightweight expeditions, often with Tilman. This book includes East Africa, the Karakoram, Everest, and Patagonia. Note: This book is not inc[read more]

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette: Sides, Hampton
Sides, Hampton In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 454, 26 bw photos, map, illus eps, white/grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26769 $28.95
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, b[read more]

signedSingh, Brigadier Gyan Lure of Everest: Story of the First Indian Expedition
1961 Ministry Info & Broadcasting Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 212, color frontis, 64 bw photos, 3 maps, sketches, appendices, map eps, tan cloth; signed Richard Irvin, cloth rubbed, vg+ #10120 $39.00
Singh was Principal of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling when he led this first all-Indian attempt on Everest in 1960. Although unsuccessful they did reach 8,625 metres. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S77, SB S35, Yak S246.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibrarySmith, Albert The Story of Mont Blanc
1974 Gastons-West Col Reading 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 219, 8 ads, frontis, text illus, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24951 $69.00 $62.10
Smith was an English writer who had a passion for Mont Blanc. He climbed the mountain in 1851 and produced an illustrated lecture which ran for six years and made him a rich man. A reprint of 1853 first edition. Neate S8. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shad[read more]

Smith, George Alan Introduction to Mountaineering
1957 Barnes NY 1st, 4to, pp.xiv, 128, photo frontis, 53 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ large chips, good, cloth fine #23888 $5.00 $4.00
An introduction to general mountaineering skills before kernmantle ropes, short tools, and step-in crampons. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S100. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Alpine Ways
1942 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.106, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, green cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth w/ inscription 1942, vg+. #12105 $19.00
A nice photo album of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S111.[read more]

Smythe, Frank An Alpine Journey
1934 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, photo frontis, 51 bw photos, fldg map, black cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #12104 $29.00
Smythe's journey covers a traverse of the Alps in eastern Switzerland. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S110.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Behold the Mountains: Climbing with a Color Camera
1949 Chanticleer NY 1st, 4to, pp.155, 57 color photos, tan cloth; cloth fine. #12106 $15.00
Accounts and photos of Smythe's climbs in the Himalaya, Britain, Switzerland and North America. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S124.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Climbs and Ski Runs: Mountaineering and Ski-ing in the Alps, Great Britain and Corsica
1933 Blackwood Edinburgh rep, 8vo, pp.xx, 307, photo frontis, 73 bw photos (1 fldg), blue cloth; cloth w/ browning to spine, inscription 1937, vg. #13475 $29.00
Smythe's first book and regarded by Neate as perhaps his best. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S115.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Mountaineering Holiday
1940 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 229, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, map, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, vg. #12117 $25.00
Focuses on the Dauphine Alps and Mont Blanc's Brenva Face. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S123.[read more]

Smythe, Frank My Alpine Album
1947 Adam & Charles Black London 2nd, 4to, pp.147, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj worn, vg-, cloth lightly mottled, vg+. #12216 $15.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. This one includes the Eastern & Central Alps, Bernese Oberland, Pennine Alps, and Mont Blanc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S125.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Over Tyrolese Hills
1936 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 292, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, fldg map, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, name, vg. #23061 $25.00
Focuses primarily on the Austrian Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S126.[read more]

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