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One Green Bottle: Coxhead, Elizabeth
Coxhead, Elizabeth One Green Bottle
1951 Lippincott NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, green cloth; dj chipped top spine, stain on back, good+, cloth vg+ #23447 $195.00 $79.00
Coxhead (1909 – 1979) was a writer and climber. This, her second of eight novels, was controversial when it was published, being condemned for its explicitness by the Bishop of Chester in 1951. It is now rather scarce. “Here at last is an English-language novel completely centered on climbing a[read more]

Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World: Craig, George
New Craig, George Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World
2002 Carlton London 1st, 4to, 63 color & 40 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26340 $19.00
A photo history covering the earliest sighting of the mountina, the early British attempts, the 1953 first ascent, the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, Tabei’s ascent, the British SW Face ascent, Messner and Habeler without oxygen, Messner’s solo, Boardman and Tasker, the Kangshung[read more]

Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, 59 color & 43 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26476 $33.95
A photo history of Everest updated from Craig’s earlier ‘Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World’, published in 2002. In addition to the coverage of the early British attempts and the 1953 first ascent, Craig also includes the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, T[read more]

Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century: Craig, Malcolm
Craig, Malcolm Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century
2015 self pub US 8vo, pp.502, 30 figs, 26 portraits, appendices, wraps; new #26885 $19.95
Almost all first ascents made in the Alps during the nineteenth century were led by professional mountain guides. Together they form a fascinating group of men who formed a close relationship with mountaineers, referred to as ‘amateurs’ in the true sense of the word, despite a great difference in th[read more]

Shackles of Convention: Women Mountaineers before 1914: Craig, Malcolm
Craig, Malcolm Shackles of Convention: Women Mountaineers before 1914
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 13 bw photos, 10 bw illus, 6 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26577 $39.95
A celebration of the contribution made by women to the early history of mountaineering. Early mountaineering is too easily seen as dominated by men and viewed as among the manliest of activities. Women mountaineers were largely overlooked or if considered tended to be drawn into a debate about women[read more]

Storm and Sorrow in the High Pamirs: Craig, Robert W.
Craig, Robert W. Storm and Sorrow in the High Pamirs
1977 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 171, 57 color photos, 10 maps/sketches, wraps; very good #15911 $25.00
The 1974 international climbing meet in the Pamirs where a number of climbers died. This paperback edition contains many more photos than the hardcover which was published later in 1980. Neate C139, Yak C153.[read more]

Storm and Sorrow in the High Pamirs: Craig, Robert W.
signedCraig, Robert W. Storm and Sorrow in the High Pamirs
1980 Simon & Schuster NY 1st hardcover, 8vo, pp.223, 21 color photos, 7 maps/sketches, white/black cloth; signed Bob Craig, John Evans, & John Roskelley, dj unclipped, some discoloration to very top edge, else near fine, cloth w/ some spotting to page edges, near fine #14659 $155.00
The 1974 international climbing meet in the Pamirs was led by Bob Craig. Tragically, thirteen climbers from different teams were killed in an avalanche. This was initially published as a softcover book in 1977. Neate C139, Yak C153.[read more]

Storm and Sorrow in the High Pamirs: Craig, Robert W.
signedCraig, Robert W. Storm and Sorrow in the High Pamirs
1980 Simon & Schuster NY 1st hardcover, 8vo, pp.223, 21 color photos, 7 maps/sketches, white/black cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #11441 $59.00
The 1974 international climbing meet in the Pamirs was led by Bob Craig. Tragically, thirteen climbers from different teams were killed in an avalanche. This was initially published as a softcover book in 1977. Craig’s inscription in this copy is small with the recipient’s name removed. Neate C13[read more]

Mountaineering in Scotland: The Early Years: Crocket, Ken
Crocket, Ken Mountaineering in Scotland: The Early Years
2015 Scotland 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 352, 3 color & 65 bw photos, 2 drawings, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26933 $47.95
From Ken Crocket, author of ‘Ben Nevis: Britain’s Highest Mountain’, comes the full story of the dawning of mountaineering in Scotland. It will shock many to discover that within a few years, Victorian climbers brought climbing in Scotland to technical levels not surpassed until the 1940s. The book [read more]

Cronin, Edward W. Jr The Arun: A Natural History of the World's Deepest Valley
1979 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.236, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, map, appendix, white/blue cloth; dj w/ 2 taped tears, vg, cloth near fine. #11339 $12.00
Account of a four year scientific expedition consisting of a team of 14 wildlife specialists conducting the first ecological survey in the Arun region in northeastern Nepal. Rich in wildlife, the team even found evidence of the yeti. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with hi[read more]

Enduring Patagonia: Crouch, Gregory
signedCrouch, Gregory Enduring Patagonia
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 225, 29 color photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Dear __ - I hope you enjoy these stories from my alpine life. Cheers, Gregg Crouch 11/15/01’, dj fine, cloth fine #22068 $25.00
Crouch has endured seven expeditions to the windswept land of Patagonia. Here, in the company of Jim Donini, Charlie Fowler, and others, he describes a number of climbs including an ascent of Cerro Torre.[read more]

A Man and His Mountains: Croucher, Norman
Croucher, Norman A Man and His Mountains
1984 Kaye & Ward Kingswood 1st, 8vo, pp.217, 32 color photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, slight delamination on bottom back cover, else fine, cloth fine #23911 $9.00
At the age of 19 Croucher lost both his legs to a train. He persevered with his climbing and here tells of his climbs in the Alps, Huascaran, Aconcagua, Nun, Muztagh Ata, Tocllaraju, and more. This is the third of his four books and an entertaining read. Neate C149.[read more]

White Sherpas: Reaching the Top with the Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition: Cullinan, Patrick
Cullinan, Patrick White Sherpas: Reaching the Top with the Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition
2013 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 331, 4 color & 12 bw photos, 8 sketches, 4 maps, page ribbon, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27328 $44.95
Cullinan is the first member of the Australian Defence Force to climb Everest. He achieved this as part of the 1988 Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Pat’s journey to the summit of Everest started with his days as a cadet at Duntroon and continued through his time as the commander of Cl[read more]

Cunningham, Alexander Ladak: Physical, Statistical and Historical; with Notices of the Surrounding Countries
1977 Sagar New Delhi 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 483, viii, 17 color & 13 bw plates, color map, black cloth; dj chipped, attached to cloth, good+, cloth w/ front hinge cracked, vg-. #23947 $25.00
Originally published in 1853, Cunningham visited Ladak twice, by two different routes. He writes about the land, people, history, religion, climate, dress, languages, social customs, art, rivers, lakes and springs, resources, minerals, products, and more. From the collection of American mountaineer[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]

K2, Triumph and Tragedy: Curran, Jim
Curran, Jim K2, Triumph and Tragedy
1987 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.219, 42 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #14414 $11.00 $9.35
The summer of 1986 saw Curran at K2 where he recorded the various international attempts on the peak and the resulting loss of thirteen of the world's top climbers. This terrible season received much less media attention than that of Everest in 1996. This book documents the activities of such climbe[read more]

K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain: Curran, Jim
signedCurran, Jim K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 16 color & 58 bw photos, 7 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27489 $95.00
A great history of K2 from the earliest explorations by Godwin-Austen and Younghusband to the present. Includes interviews with Diemberger, Wickwire, Houston, and others.[read more]

signedCurran, Jim Suspended Sentences: From the Life of a Climbing Cameraman
1991 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 15 color & 21 bw photos, maps, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington & Doug Scott, dj & cloth new. #22205 $75.00
Curran's life of climbing and filming extends from England, to the Karakoram and Himalaya, to the Atlas and Andes. SB C43.[read more]

Trango: The Nameless Tower: Curran, Jim
Curran, Jim Trango: The Nameless Tower
1978 Dark Peak Sheffield 1st, 8vo, pp.175, 16 color & 44 bw photos, appendices, black cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, vg+, cloth fine #10989 $35.00
Account of the 1976 British expedition consisting of Anthoine, Boysen, Howells, and Brown which made the first ascent of this magnificent 20,500’ Karakoram spire. A very good read and one of Curran’s less common titles. Neate C158.[read more]

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