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Beyond the Vertical: Kor, Layton
Kor, Layton Beyond the Vertical
2013 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 205, 110 color & 1 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26544 $29.95
After many years, a new edition of Kor’s classic autobiography is back in print. Kor was one of the best rock climbers of his generation, and his list of groundbreaking ascents of technically difficult rock climbs is perhaps unmatched by any American climber. In this book Kor tells the stories in [read more]

Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]: Kurczab, Janusz
Kurczab, Janusz Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]
2008 Warszawa 1st, 8vo, 6 vols, pp.160, 89 color, 47 bw photos, 6 maps, pp.160, 122 color, 6 bw photos, pp.160, 129 color, 17 bw photos, pp.160, 104 color, 20 bw photos, 2 sketches, pp.160, 141 color, 21 bw photos, pp.160, 157 color, 52 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj’s, cloth new + 5 DVDs #25880 $159.00
Vol 1. The First Conquerors w/ 54-min DVD Vol 2. The Ice Warriors w/ 53-min DVD Vol 3. The Great Climbing w/ 50-min DVD Vol 4. Ladies In The Mountains w/ 41-min DVD Vol 5. The Great Tragedies w/ 66-min DVD Vol 6. A Lexicon of Polish Himalayan Mountaineering The [read more]

Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]: Lammer, Eugen Guido
Lammer, Eugen Guido Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]
1932 L’Eroica Milano 1st Italian, thick 16mo, pp.362, 20 bw photos, green cloth; cloth fine #26538 $75.00 $25.00
Lammer (1863-1945) was an Austrian mountaineer, alpine write, and educator. He was one of the first proponents of guideless climbing and made a number of first ascents in the Alps, sometimes climbing with Oscar Eckenstein. This is the Italian edition of Lammer’s autobiography, ‘Jungborn’, publishe[read more]

To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 329, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, plan, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27367 $29.95
As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, “the Pole of Altitude”, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, a[read more]

Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld: Leamer, Laurence
Leamer, Laurence Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld
1982 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.392, 25 bw photos, map, blue boards; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ small spot to foredge, else fine #15918 $17.95
Biography of American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld, includes the 1960 first ascent of Masherbrum, 1963 Everest West Ridge, 1976 Nanda Devi, and Mt. Rainier. Neate L18.[read more]

signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, dj w/ jacket tears, vg-, cloth near fine #25148 $35.00 $28.00
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. [read more]

On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber: Lee, Chip
Lee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; dj pulled top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #9848 $15.00 $12.75
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, dj vg, cloth w/ gift inscription, near fine #9849 $29.00 $23.20
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. [read more]

On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber: Lee, Chip
New signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Henry Barber & David Roberts, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27495 $49.00
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. This was co-written with David Roberts and Kenneth Andrasko. Neate L30.[read more]

Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure: Lewis-Jones, Huw
Lewis-Jones, Huw Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure
2011 UK 1st, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 95 color & 81 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25960 $59.95
A beautiful, large-format, photo book featuring 100 portraits and biographies of famous mountaineers. Included are Band, Boardman, Bonington, Bruce, Buhl, Chouinard, Conway, Diemberger, Hill, Hornbein, Kogan, Lowe, Messner, Noyce, Shipton, Somervell, Whillans, Whymper, and many more. With a forewo[read more]

Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer: Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley
Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer
2009 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.235, 43 bw photos, 2 illus, 7 maps, wraps; new #25544 $25.95
'I am just going outside and may be some time.' With these words, on 17 March 1912, Captain Oates walked out to his death in an Antarctic blizzard and won a place for himself in history as 'a very gallant gentleman'. His reputation for courage and endurance as one of the members of Scott's doomed [read more]

Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer: Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley
Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer
1983 Batsford London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.187, 62 bw photos, 6 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26116 $37.00
‘I am just going outside and may be some time.’ With these words, on 17 March 1912, Captain Oates walked out to his death in an Antarctic blizzard and won a place for himself in history as ‘a very gallant gentleman’. His reputation for courage and endurance as one of the members of Scott’s doomed ex[read more]

The Sunlit Summit: The Life of W. H. Murray: Lloyd-Jones, Robin
Lloyd-Jones, Robin The Sunlit Summit: The Life of W. H. Murray
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 358, 18 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ slight tear on back from shipping, else dj & cloth new #26557 $39.95
William Hutchison Murray (1913 - 1996) was one of Scotland’s most distinguished climbers in the years before and after the Second World War. As a prisoner of war in Italy he wrote his first classic book, Mountaineering in Scotland, on rough toilet paper which was confiscated and destroyed by the Ges[read more]

Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer: Lowes, Michael D.
Lowes, Michael D. Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer
2014 UK 1st, small 8vo, pp.155, 36 bw photos, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26742 $27.95
Beetham (1886-1963), a schoolmaster, naturalist, rock climber, ornithologist, and writer, was the primary photographer of the British Everest expedition of 1924. This is the first published biography of Beetham and charts his life from childhood in Darlington, to rock climbing in the Lake District a[read more]

John Pascoe: MacLean, Chris
MacLean, Chris John Pascoe
2003 NZ 1st, 4to, pp.344, 63 color & 247 bw photos, 14 color & 8 bw illus, 4 color maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23501 $59.95
In his heyday, Pascoe (1908-1972) was known as the 'Man of the Mountains', an accolade he earned for climbing many virgin peaks in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, and as the author of numerous books on early exploration and mountaineering. But these achievements have obscured his other remarkable cont[read more]

The Last Hero - Bill Tilman: A Biography of the Explorer: Madge, Tim
Madge, Tim The Last Hero - Bill Tilman: A Biography of the Explorer
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 22 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #4288 $29.00
Drawing from previously unpublished and family archival material, this biography provides more insight into Tilman the mountaineer, sailor, and war hero.[read more]

Maestri, Cesare …E Se La Vita Continua […And If Life Continues]
1997 Baldini & Castoldi Milano 2nd, 8vo, pp.255, wraps; fine. #24422 $29.00
An extended autobiography by Maestri in which he covers not only his early climbs in the Dolomites and Alps but also details the tragic, and controversial, ascent of Cerro Torre in 1959. It was this climb on which Toni Egger perished. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Maestri, Cesare Arrampicare è Il Mio Mestiere [Climbing Is My Trade]
1961 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.217, photo frontis, 4 color & 34 photos, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, horizontal stain on front, vg, cloth vg+. #24421 $149.00
An early autobiography by Maestri, known for his controversial climbs on Cerro Torre. Here he covers his early climbs in the Dolomites with the bulk of the book devoted to his attempt on Cerro Torre in 1957 and the disputed ascent in 1959. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

The Artists of the Alpine Club: A Biographical Dictionary: Mallalieu, Peter
Mallalieu, Peter The Artists of the Alpine Club: A Biographical Dictionary
2011 UK New ed w/ Addendum, oblong 8vo, pp.xii, 240, color frontis, 86 color & 9 bw illus, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25952 $49.95
Since its foundation in 1857, there have always been members of the Alpine Club who have carried sketch-books into the mountains, keeping a record of their endeavours and the peaks they had climbed. Descriptions of these artists form the principal part of the text of this Dictionary, together with [read more]

Beyond Limits: A Life Through Climbing: McClure, Steve
signedMcClure, Steve Beyond Limits: A Life Through Climbing
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.248, 69 color & 3 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26854 $39.95
The autobiography of Steve McClure, one of the world’s top rock climbers. From his childhood encounters with the sandstone outcrops of the North York Moors right up to his cutting-edge first ascents such as Overshadow (F9a+) at Malham and Mutation (F9a) at Raven Tor, Steve explores his deep passion [read more]

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