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The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924: Carr, Herbert
signedCarr, Herbert The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924
1979 Gastons-West Col Goring 1st, 8vo, pp.143, photo frontis, 13 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Ed Webster Mt Everest 1985 1986 1988, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27487 $125.00
Interesting biography of Irvine who, along with George Mallory, disappeared on Everest in 1924. Much of this is from Irvine’s diaries and includes his early life, rowing at Oxford, ski racing at Mürren, Spitsbergen (1923), and Everest (1924).[read more]

50 Years of Alpinism: Cassin, Riccardo
signedCassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1981 Diadem London 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25864 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

50 Years of Alpinism: Cassin, Riccardo
signedCassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9576 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

Erster am Seil [First on the Rope]: Cassin, Riccardo
Cassin, Riccardo Erster am Seil [First on the Rope]
2003 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.367, photo frontis, 20 color & 92 bw photos, page-ribbon, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #23658 $47.95
A richly-illustrated autobiography of one of Italy's, and the world’s, finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the[read more]

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman: Chouinard, Yvon
Chouinard, Yvon Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 94 bw photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #24130 $19.00 $15.20
Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, presents both an autobiography of his years as one of the best climbers in America, and the story of developing his unique company begun from making his own equipment. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing tr[read more]

Clark, Ronald W. The Alps
1973 Knopf NY 1st, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 32 color & many bw photos, 8 maps, illus eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #11496 $29.00
A monumental biography of the great mountain range. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C54.[read more]

The Splendid Hills: The Life and Photographs of Vittorio Sella 1859-1913: Clark, Ronald W.
Clark, Ronald W. The Splendid Hills: The Life and Photographs of Vittorio Sella 1859-1913
1948 Phoenix House London 1st, 4to, pp.x, 118, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, blue cloth; dj taped inside length of spine, lg chip back & spine, unclipped, poor, cloth w/ light fading top/bottom spine, tight, else fine #24812 $175.00
An important biographical sketch of Vittorio Sella, regarded as one of the greatest mountain photographers, with numerous examples of his work from the Alps, Caucasus, Mount St. Elias, Ruwenzori, Himalaya, and Karakoram. This is one of the scarcer items related to Sella. Neate C65.[read more]

Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk: Connor, Jeff
signedConnor, Jeff Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk
2003 UK rep, 8vo, pp.ix, 225, 26 bw photos, wraps; signed Bonington, new. #22999 $29.00
A biography of noted British climber Dougal Haston. Connor traces Haston’s career from his early climbs in the Scottish hills, his Alpine apprenticeship, the first ascent of the Eiger Direct in 1966, to his amazing Himalayan climbs, including the first ascent, with Doug Scott, of the Southwest Face[read more]

Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk: Connor, Jeff
Connor, Jeff Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 211, 26 bw photos, photo eps, black cloth; dj corners rubbed from shipping, else fine, cloth tight, fine #22293 $29.00
At long last, a biography of noted British climber Dougal Haston. Connor traces Haston’s career from his early climbs in the Scottish hills, his Alpine apprenticeship, the first ascent of the Eiger Direct in 1966, to his amazing Himalayan climbs, including the first ascent, with Doug Scott, of the S[read more]

Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas: Corner, George W.
Corner, George W. Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas
1972 Temple U Press Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 306, photo frontis, 37 bw illus, 6 maps, grey cloth; dj lightly faded on spine, else fine, cloth fine #13715 $9.00
Biography of Elisha Kent Kane with emphasis on his two Franklin search expeditions.[read more]

Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi: Curi, Egidio
Curi, Egidio Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi
1935 Istituto Tecnico Rovereto 1st, 8vo, pp.159, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 3 maps, red cloth; xlib, round label on spine, cover darkened, small rink mark on back, ink stamp on title page & end page, eps foxed, good+ #26952 $85.00 $35.00
An early biography of Prince Luigo Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (1873-1933), principally known for his early Arctic explorations and expeditions to Mount Saint Elias and K2. Uncommon. In Italian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click her[read more]

High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington: Curran, Jim
signedCurran, Jim High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 264, 41 bw photos, illus, blue cloth; signed Curran, Chris Bonington & Doug Scott, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, very fine #19084 $159.00
Curran’s in-depth biography of Britain’s best known mountaineer examines Bonington’s deepest motives and reveals the joys and occasional despair of living a life at the limits of physical and mental experiences. Bonington has had an amazing career with numerous expeditions on such peaks as the Eiger[read more]

Antarctica: A Biography: Day, David
Day, David Antarctica: A Biography
2013 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.ix, 614, 29 bw photos, map, map eps, dark blue/blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26452 $34.95
In this absorbing work, Day describes in detail two centuries of exploration, scientific investigations, and contentious geopolitics. Drawing from archives around the world, he provides a sweeping history of this vast unconquered land and the dynamic figures that have been drawn to it,[read more]

Dean, Steve Hands of a Climber: A Life of Colin Kirkus
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.278, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, sketch, map/photo eps, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #10467 $31.95 $28.95
Biography of one of the UK’s leading pre-war climbers and a welcome addition to the modern climber’s knowledge of the 1930’s. He spent his weekdays in an insurance office secretly studying photos of cliffs with all known routes marked...“The blank spaces in between fascinated me”.[read more]

De Zero a Huit Mille Metres: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt De Zero a Huit Mille Metres
1974 Albin Michel Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.348, 28 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, vg+ #12997 $45.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. This is a French edition of Kurt’s scarce book ‘Summits and Secrets’. Yak D119.[read more]

Der Siebte Sinn [The Seventh Sense]: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Der Siebte Sinn [The Seventh Sense]
2004 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.384, photo frontis, 42 color & 92 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, page-ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #23659 $75.00
A nice, new biography in which Kurt talks about climbing with Buhl, Greenland, the Alps, Dhaulagiri, Everest, K2, and many other climbs. In German, no English translation.[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt Entre Cero y Ocho Mil Metros [Among Zero and Eight Thousand Meters]
1975 Nova Terra Barcelona 1st thus, 8vo, pp.425, 3 color & 124 bw photos, 3 sketches, 4 maps, photo eps, white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth slightly skewed, near fine. #21692 $59.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. This is a Spanish edition of Kurt’s scarce book ‘Summits and Secrets’ although with many more photos. See Neate D26, Yak D119.[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt Spirits of the Air
1994 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 344, 8 color & 32 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj near fine, cloth fine #23671 $79.00
Diemberger's latest autobiography reminisces about his early climbs, Lapland, the Amazon, Buhl, Tullis, and more. Now out of print. SB D16.[read more]

Spirits of the Air: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Spirits of the Air
1994 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 344, 8 color & 32 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9626 $35.00
Diemberger's latest autobiography reminisces about his early climbs, Lapland, the Amazon, Buhl, Tullis, and more. Now out of print SB D16.[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt Spirits of the Air
1994 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 344, 8 color & 32 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine. #22727 $59.00
Diemberger's latest autobiography reminisces about his early climbs, Lapland, the Amazon, Buhl, Tullis, and more. Now out of print. SB D16.[read more]

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