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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]

Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure: Martel, Lynn
Martel, Lynn Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure
2008 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.345, 62 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; new #25255 $22.95
Martel has interviewed dozens of the most dynamic, creative and accomplished self-propelled adventurers of our time, from skilled weekend warriors to internationally recognized stars of the professional adventure game. Here she has assembled 60 compelling and entertaining stories that uniquely capt[read more]

Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
American Alpine Club LibraryMumm, A. L. Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
1909 Longmans Green NY 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; cloth spine separated from backstrip, corners rubbed, front hinge taped, AAC/Ladd bookplate, good #24913 $595.00 $428.40
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitu[read more]

Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
American Alpine Club LibraryMumm, A. L. Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
1909 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; rebound in red leather/buckram, spine lettering faint, front cover off, rear hinge taped, Field bookplate, NY Public Library stamp on fep, title page, some internal pages & maps, one map separated along fold lines, good #24912 $395.00 $284.40
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitu[read more]

Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps: Palmer, Howard
signedPalmer, Howard Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps
1931 Univ if Minnesota Press Minneapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 81, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, map, pictorial paper-covered boards; signed Mary M. Holway March 1950, issued w/o dj, boards w/ browning to rear eps, tight, vg+ #23870 $275.00
Holway made many first ascents (Mt. Edith Cavell, Longstaff, Cyprian Peak, Augustine, Topham, Citadel, Austerity, Sir Sandford, Adamant, and others), some with Palmer, over the course of 16 seasons climbing in the Canadian Rockies and Interior Ranges. He wrote seven articles for the Canadian Alpine [read more]

The Canadian Rockies: An Altitude SuperGuide: Pole, Graeme
Pole, Graeme The Canadian Rockies: An Altitude SuperGuide
1997 Altitude Canmore 2nd rev, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 209 color & 53 bw photos, 15 illus, 27 color maps, wraps; slight bend to back cover, else fine #27619 $24.95 $5.95
The world’s best-selling guide to the Canadian Rockies. Whether you’re planning your trip, looking for a perfect road guide, or searching for a lasting and complete record of your journey, this is the book for you. To see all of our Sale Items, click here[read more]

The Bold and Cold: A History of 25 Classic Climbs in the Canadian Rockies: Pullan, Brandon
Pullan, Brandon The Bold and Cold: A History of 25 Classic Climbs in the Canadian Rockies
2016 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.280, 116 color & 2 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27170 $44.95
Pullan’s book is not a guidebook, rather, it is a narrative history and illustrated tribute told by the people who risked life and limb to establish these long, difficult, and sometimes scary climbs. Through interviews, articles, journals, and photographs this monumental work takes the reader on a c[read more]

End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood: Redford, Jan
Redford, Jan End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 303, 39 bw photos, gray cloth; dj & cloth new #27416 $25.95
In this funny and gritty debut memoir, Redford grows from a nomadic rock climber to a mother who fights to win back her future. As a teenager, in a fit of rage toward her father, Jan pits herself against a steep rock face near their cottage. At the top, fired up by the victory, she sets her sight[read more]

Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer: Robertson, Janet
signedRobertson, Janet Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 208, 39 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj & cloth new #14181 $49.00
A most interesting biography of one of the first women and first Americans to go mountaineering thoughout the world. Partridge climbed extensively during the 1930s and 1940s in Colorado, the Tetons, Columbia, the Canadian Rockies and the Swiss Alps. In 1950, serving as official expedition photograph[read more]

High Ideals: Canadian Pacific’s Swiss Guides 1899 - 1999: Sandford, R. W.
signedSandford, R. W. High Ideals: Canadian Pacific’s Swiss Guides 1899 - 1999
1999 Canada 1st, 4to, pp.40, 30 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #24759 $19.00
A hundred years ago, Canadian Pacific encouraged the development of a Canadian alpine culture by bringing highly trained professional guides from Switzerland to work at the railroad’s hotels in western Canada. For two generations, these guides took hotel guests on hikes and climbs in the Rockies an[read more]

Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering: Scott, Chic
signedScott, Chic Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering
2000 Canada 1st, 4to, pp.440, photo frontis, 24 color & 583 bw photos, sketches, 14 maps, blue cloth; signed Scott, Trevor Jones, & Pat Morrow, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #17827 $69.00
Canada’s complete mountaineering history over the last 200 years! This beautifully illustrated book follows the evolution of climbing in Canada – from the West Coast to Quebec, from the Yukon to the Rockies; as well as Canadians in Yosemite, South America and the Himalaya. A magnificent work. Win[read more]

The Yam: 50 Years of Climbing on Yamnuska: Scott, Chic, Dave Dornian & Ben Gadd
signedScott, Chic, Dave Dornian & Ben Gadd The Yam: 50 Years of Climbing on Yamnuska
2003 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.184, photo frontis, 13 color & 188 bw photos, 6 sketches, 2 maps, wraps; signed by Scott, fine #22998 $29.00
Yamnuska, the ‘flat-faced mountain’, rises prominently above the Trans-Canada Highway between Banff and Calgary. It is regarded as the birthplace of modern rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies with Hans Gmoser putting up the first routes in 1952. Winner of the Canadian Rockies Award at the 2003 Ban[read more]

Smythe, Frank Snow on the Hills
1948 Adam & Charles Black London 2nd, 4to, pp.119, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, tan cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ bookplate, vg. #23094 $19.00
The largest of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. This one includes British Hills, Alps, Canadian Rockies, and Himalaya. Includes photos from the 1933, 1936, and 1938 Everest expeditions. Neate S130.[read more]

High Rocks and Ice: The Classic Mountain Photographs of Bob and Ira Spring: Spring, Ira
Spring, Ira High Rocks and Ice: The Classic Mountain Photographs of Bob and Ira Spring
2004 US 1st, 4to, pp.107, photo frontis, 113 bw photos, wraps; new #26146 $18.95
At the age of twelve, twin brothers Bob and Ira Spring received free Eastman Kodak Box Brownie cameras as part of a corporate fiftieth anniversary promotion. This happy coincidence was the beginning of two legendary careers. Throughout their lives the Spring brothers nurtured the spark of their cr[read more]

Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900: Stone, Irving
Stone, Irving Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900
1956 Doubleday Garden City 1st, 8vo, pp.459, map eps, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #27397 $5.00 $4.25
Acclaimed author stone details the early opening up of California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado and focuses on such men as John Sutter, whose dream of paradise was shattered by the California Gold Rush; Brigham Young and the Mormons, who tamed the desert with Bible texts; and the silver kings and the m[read more]

Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies: Stutfield, Hugh E. M. & J. Norman Collie
New Stutfield, Hugh E. M. & J. Norman Collie Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies
1903 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 343, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 full-page & 56 half-page bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), uncut, gilt-lettered grey cloth; cloth tight, map w/ no tears & orig folds but separated from map tab (easily reattachable), else fine #23010 $375.00 $349.00
A very nice copy of one of the classics of the Canadian Rockies. Neate S177. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedThybony, Scott The Rockies: Pillar of a Continent
1996 National Geographic Washington 1st, 4to, pp.200, photo frontis, 115 color photos, color map, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj fine, cloth w/ inscription to Hornbein, fine. #24035 $19.00
A nicely done Geographic book covering the Rockies from New Mexico to Alberta.[read more]

Townsend, Chris High Summer: Backpacking the Canadian Rockies
1989 Oxford University Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.160, 20 color photos, 4 maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new. #10179 $19.00
Townsend is the first to complete a continuous walk along the length of the Rocky Mountains in Canada, a total of 1600 miles.[read more]

Underhill, Miriam Give Me the Hills
1956 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.252, color frontis, 3 color & 45 bw photos, green cloth; dj chipped top spine, vg, cloth fine. #10205 $39.00
Born in New Hampshire, Ms. Underhill was vice-president of the Ladies Alpine Club. This is her story of climbs in the Alps, Dolomites, Rockies and the White Mountains. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate U06.[read more]

Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps: Weston, Rev. Walter
Weston, Rev. Walter Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps
1896 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 346, 35 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, gilt-lettered green cloth; cloth spine/edges darkened, upper rear spine edge worn, miss ffep, name of John Ladd on half-title, maps w/ original folds & no tears, good+ #26529 $895.00 $645.00
Weston is considered to be the father of mountaineering in Japan. From the collection of William S. Ladd with his son’s name in small print. A scarce classic. Neate W45. Ladd, William S., MD. (1887 – 1949) – AAC Councilor (1923-25), Vice-President (1926-28), President (1929-31), Honorary Mem[read more]

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