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Amery, Rt. Hon. L. S. In the Rain and the Sun: A Sequel to Days of Fresh Air
1946 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.250, color frontis, 65 bw photos, sketch, map, blue cloth ; cloth w/ front of dj tipped-in after title page, vg. #23909 $19.00
Amery, a President of the Alpine Club from 1944-6, reflects on climbs in the Alps, Rockies, Africa, and NZ which he made in the 1920's. Three mountain peaks in the world bear his name. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate A44. [read more]

Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, frontis, lithograph, fldg panorama, uncut, marbled eps, black boards ; rebacked w/ gilt-lettered black leather spine, faint square mark to front cover, new eps, frontis separated, chipping to edges of both plates, panorama taped on folds, tight, very good #26484 $595.00 $429.00
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whic [read more]

Blanchard, Barry The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 36 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth ; dj & cloth new #26820 $27.95
With riveting descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone’s Horse Army Cade [read more]

signed Bridge, Kathryn Phyllis Munday: Mountaineer
2002 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 170, 19 bw photos, sketch, wraps ; signed, new. #22669 $19.95
A nice biography of one of the all-time great mountaineers. Phyl Munday was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Robson, highest in the Canadian Rockies. She climbed nearly 100 mountains making over 30 first ascents. With her husband Don, she explored Mount Waddington, their ‘Mystery Moun [read more]

Bueler, William M. Roof of the Rockies: A History of Mountaineering in Colorado
2000 CMC Goldon 3rd, 8vo, pp.xi, 241, frontis illus, 84 bw photos, 6 route diag, 14 maps, wraps ; fine #20370 $16.95 $7.20
A good reference to the early exploration and climbing of the Rockies. Neate B208. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a [read more]

Bueler, William M. Roof of the Rockies: A History of Mountaineering in Colorado
1974 Pruett Pub Boulder 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 200, frontis, 37 bw photos, 3 illus, 14 maps, blue cloth ; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #23866 $25.00
A good reference to the early exploration and climbing of the Rockies. Neate B208. [read more]

Catlow, Agnes & Maria Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines
[1861] James Hogg & Sons London 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xiii, 374, 2 pgs ads, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 tinted & 1 bw lithographs w/ tissue guards, vol II pp.ix, 368, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 9 tinted lithographs w/ tissue guards, gilt & blind-stamped red cloth ; cloth rubbed, pulled top of spines, vol II w/ stain mark to lower front corner & hinges starting, good+ set #26521 $295.00 $219.00
The Catlow sisters were natural historians who wrote a number of books. Here they describe their travels in Switzerland and Northern Italy. Included are observations on flora, fauna, geography, topography, and anecdotes of their travels. This is from the Ladd Collection although it does not bear [read more]

Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1911 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), teg, dec blue cloth ; cloth rubbed, vg+. #23215 $325.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90. [read more]

Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1999 Canada ltd ed 1000 facs rep, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), dec blue cloth ; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #20873 $59.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90. [read more]

Cooper, Ed Soul of the Rockies: Portraits of America’s Largest Mountain Range
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 208, photo frontis, color & bw photos, color maps, black cloth ; dj & cloth new #25111 $39.95
From the author of the acclaimed ‘Soul of the Heights’, here is a stunning photographic celebration of the remarkable Rocky Mountains. Cooper brings the continent’s most iconic mountain range to life, zeroing in on its heart. In a photographic feast that takes us from the Canadian border at Idaho a [read more]

Forbes, James, D. Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers
1843 Adam & Charles Black Edinburgh 1st, 4to, pp.x, 424, 4 pgs ads, color litho frontis, 1 color & 7 bw lithos, 9 color topo sketches, 2 maps (1 lg fldg), text illus, appendices, orig blindstamped green cloth w/ gilt lettered spine with a 3-pg contemporary hand-written note ; cloth spine faded, sharp corners, front hinge starting, name of J. Ladd to fep, fldg map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26523 $2,495.00 $1,795.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first [read more]

Freeman, Lewis R. On the Roof of the Rockies: The Great Columbia Icefield of the Canadian Rockies
1925 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 270, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, gold dec blue cloth ; cloth spine faded, sticker mark bottom spine, good #25138 $24.00 $19.20
Account of a photographic surveying expedition. Neate F60. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at [read more]

Gorby, John D. The Stettner Way: The Life and Climbs of Joe and Paul Stettner
2003 Colorado Mountain Club Press Golden 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 75 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, wraps ; new. #24080 $14.95
The Stettner brothers were legends within the early mountaineering community , putting up some of the most difficult routes in North America during a career that spanned the beginnings of modern rock climbing in the 1920s, to well into the big-wall climbing era of the 1950s. Often considered the fi [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Green, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth ; cloth spine chipped affecting author name/lower spine, spine separated from backstrip, hinges taped, body of book in 3 sections, AAC/Ladd bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, poor #24863 $125.00 $90.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Green, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth ; cloth chipped top spine, dampstain to rear cover, hinges taped, DPL, Montagnier, & AAC/Montagnier bookplates, DPL stamp to title & marks to copyright page, miss frontis tissue guard, fair #24862 $150.00 $108.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Green, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth ; cloth spine browned, 2 spine edge chips, spine & front cover separated from backstrip, Alexander Ormsbee bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, good #24861 $175.00 $126.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

signed Grohmann, Paul Wanderungen in den Dolomiten [Hiking in the Dolomites]
1877 Carl Gerold’s Sohn Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.328, 413-416, frontis, 3 woodcuts, marbled eps, ¾ black leather & marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine w/ raised bands ; signed M(aurice) Holzmann, boards w/ light edge wear, tight, very good #26525 $1,975.00 $1,695.00
A Scarce Work on the Dolomites with a Wonderful Association Grohman (1838-1908) was an Austrian mountaineer and writer who pioneered exploring technically challenging mountains. He is thought to have made more first ascents in the Eastern Alps than anyone else, including the four highest summits [read more]

Hornaday, William T. Camp-Fires in the Canadian Rockies
1906 Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 68 bw photos, 2 maps, dec blue cloth ; cloth spine faded, corners bumped, rear hinge taped, vg-. #23867 $75.00
Hornaday and Phillips hunted mountain goat and grizzly bear in the Canadian Rockies of southeastern British Columbia. The close-up photos of animals were taken without benefit of a telephoto lens. This UK edition appears to be scarcer than the US. From the collection of American mountaineer Richar [read more]

signed Isserman, Maurice Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.436, 42 bw photos, red/yellow cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #27094 $28.95
This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself. Isserman follows his award winning ‘Fallen Giants’ with this history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were original [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Kain, 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]

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