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Mountains in Colour: Smythe, Frank S.
Smythe, Frank S. Mountains in Colour
1949 Parrish London 1st, 4to, pp.155, 57 color photos, tan cloth; cloth w/ small tear top rear of spine, front hinge starting, good #13479 $5.00
Accounts and photos of Smythe’s climbs in the Himalaya, Britain, Switzerland and North America. This is the UK edition of “Behold the Mountains”. Neate S124.[read more]

My Father, Frank: Unresting Spirit of Everest: Smythe, Tony
signedSmythe, Tony My Father, Frank: Unresting Spirit of Everest
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.324, 96 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26554 $39.95
Frank Smythe’s mountaineering achievements in the decade before the Second World War became a part of climbing history. His intensive Alpine climbing followed by two Himalayan expeditions – to Kangchenjunga in 1930 and success the following year on Kamet, the highest summit then reached – became th[read more]

Todeszone: Die Story der Erfolgreichen und Tragischen Skibesteigung des 8152m Hohen Cho Oyu [Dead Zone: The Story of the Successful and Tragic Ski Ascension of 8152m High Cho Oyu]: Stammberger, Fritz
Stammberger, Fritz Todeszone: Die Story der Erfolgreichen und Tragischen Skibesteigung des 8152m Hohen Cho Oyu [Dead Zone: The Story of the Successful and Tragic Ski Ascension of 8152m High Cho Oyu]
1972 EOS Verlag St. Ottilien 1st, 8vo, pp.124, 4 color & 8 bw photos, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ light edge wear, else fine, internally fine #12165 $129.00 $95.00
Stammberger, a noted ski mountaineer, had several expeditions to the Himalaya and was editor of Climbing magazine. In 1964 he was a member of a small five-person team which attempted Cho Oyu. Stammberger claimed a successful ascent but this is in dispute. He did, however, make a ski descent from 24,[read more]

8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]: Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach
Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach 8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]
2012 Germany 2nd, 8vo, pp.254, 44 color photos, page ribbon, map eps, light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27485 $24.95
Steck (1976-2017), the Swiss Machine, was an outstanding Swiss mountaineer known for his bold ascents in the Alps and Himalaya. He won a number of awards over the course of his career – Eiger Award (2008), Piolet d’Or (2009, 2014), Kari Unterkircher Award (2010), and National Geographic Adventurer o[read more]

Steele, Peter Doctor on Everest
1972 B. I. Pub New Delhi 1st thus, 8vo, pp.222, 32 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #24379 $39.00
The 1971 International Himalayan Expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, had 21 talented and ambitious climbers from 11 countries. Death and discord caused many problems. Steele, one of two doctors, presents some of the medical problems as well. This edition is identical to the UK edition. From t[read more]

Steele, Peter Doctor on Everest
1973 Readers Union Newton Abbot 8vo, pp.222, 32 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #17127 $39.00
The 1971 International Himalayan Expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, had 21 talented and ambitious climbers from 11 countries. Death and discord caused many problems. Steele, one of two doctors, presents some of the medical problems as well. This edition is identical to the UK edition. Neate [read more]

Ganz Oben: Später Triumph am Mount Everest: Stingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow
signedStingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow Ganz Oben: Später Triumph am Mount Everest
2008 Germany 3rd, 4to, pp.160, photo frontis, 181 color photos, map/photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new + signed book promotion card, new #25514 $49.00
Ganz Oben is the first in Stingl’s profusely-illustrated matching trilogy of books on his climbs. Stingl is a veteran of numerous Himalayan expeditions – Everest (1996), Cho Oyu (1997), Makalu (1998), Manaslu (1999, summit), Pumori (2001) and Everest (2001, summit). This details his 2001 expeditio[read more]

Blind Corners: Adventures on Everest and the World's Tallest Peaks: Tabin, Geoff
signedTabin, Geoff Blind Corners: Adventures on Everest and the World's Tallest Peaks
2002 US expanded ed, 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xix, 235, 26 color photos, wraps; signed, new #22677 $19.95
Tabin, a widely published writer, chronicles his adventures while climbing the seven summits, including three expeditions to Everest. This expanded edition has extra text detailing Tabin’s work with the Himalayan Cataract Project.[read more]

Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay: Tharkay, Ang
Tharkay, Ang Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, photo frontis, 4 maps, wraps; new #27092 $19.95
The first English translation of Ang Tharkay’s scarce book ‘Mémoires d’un Sherpa’. One of the greats of the golden age of Himalayan mountaineering, Ang Tharkay (1908-1981) had an illustrious climbing career in the company of Eric Shipton, Bill Tilman, and Maurice Herzog. His expeditions included Kan[read more]

A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer: Thompson, Simon
Thompson, Simon A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 318, 10 bw photos, 8 illus, 4 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26550 $33.95
In 1894, Martin Conway became the first man to walk the Alps 'from end to end' when he completed a 1,000-mile journey from the Col de Tende in Italy to the summit of the Ankogel in Austria. On a midsummer's morning, nearly 120 years later, Thompson followed in his footsteps, setting out to explore [read more]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; dj spine/back darkened, unclipped, very good+, cloth tight, fine #11464 $495.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; cloth tight, fine #25572 $195.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Tichy, Herbert Himalaya
1970 Putnam NY 1st, 4to, pp.175, frontis, 61 color & 84 bw photos, drawings, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ tear on back, edge rubbing, vg, cloth fine. #10172 $49.00
A lively introduction to the history, geography, and ethnology of the Himalaya region. Tichy was the first to ascend Cho Oyu and includes photos from the expedition as well as other Austrian expeditions. Neate T33.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryTilman, H. W. Nepal Himalaya
1952 Cambridge Univ Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 272, photo frontis, 61 bw photos, 7 maps, appendix, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine faded & edges cracked, fair #25058 $65.00
An account of three expeditions: Langtang and Ganesh (1949); Annapurna IV and Manaslu (1950); and to Everest, with Charles Houston, where the southern approach was discovered in 1950. Neate T45, SB T12, Yak T81. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from[read more]

When Men and Mountains Meet: Tilman, H. W.
New Tilman, H. W. When Men and Mountains Meet
1947 Cambridge Univ Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 232, 54 bw photos, 6 maps, green cloth; dj chipped/worn, hole in spine, good+, cloth spine darkened, vg #10176 $95.00 $79.00
Part one deals with exploration of the Assam Himalaya. Part two deals with Tilman’s wartime experiences in Albania and Italy. Neate T50, Yak T77. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Tilman, H. W. When Men and Mountains Meet
1947 Cambridge Univ Press London 2nd, 8vo, pp.ix, 232, 54 bw photos, 6 maps, green cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, cloth vg+. #23780 $75.00
Part one deals with exploration of the Assam Himalaya. Part two deals with Tilman’s wartime experiences in Albania and Italy. Neate T50, Yak T77.[read more]

When Men and Mountains Meet: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. When Men and Mountains Meet
1946 Cambridge Univ Press London 2nd, 8vo, pp.x, 232, 54 bw photos, 6 maps, green cloth; dj spine slightly darkened, large price clip, vg+, cloth fine #10177 $95.00
Part one deals with exploration of the Assam Himalaya. Part two deals with Tilman’s wartime experiences in Albania and Italy. Neate T50, Yak T77.[read more]

Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth: Ullman, James Ramsey
signedUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Warm personal regards to Mr. & Mrs. Gene Smith Barry C. Bishop 5/22/64’ & signed ‘Tom Hornbein March 3, 2012’, dj w/ small chip top spine, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18556 $395.00
A true first edition of the official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Copies of this important canon in the Himalayan literature signed by summitter Bishop are quite scarce. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16.[read more]

The White Tower: Ullman, James Ramsey
Ullman, James Ramsey The White Tower
1945 Lippincott Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.479, illus eps, blue cloth; dj chipped, unclipped, good+, cloth vg+ #12355 $5.00 $2.00
Novel. The story of climbers ascending a Swiss peak of Himalayan proportions for nationalistic motives. Neate X387. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Van der Sleen, Dr. W. G. N. Vier Maanden Kampeeren in den Himalaja [Four Months’ Camping in the Himalayas]
1927 Nijgh & van Ditmar Rotterdam 1st, 8vo, pp.178, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, illus, 3 maps, gold lettered blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth w/ inscription, fine. #21345 $75.00
The original Dutch edition of the classic ‘Four Months’ Camping in the Himalaya’. This copy includes the scarce dust jacket.[read more]

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