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The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..: Conway, Sir William Martin
American Alpine Club LibraryConway, Sir William Martin The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..
1897 Dent London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 371, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 color plates w/ tissue guards, 99 illus, 2 color fldg maps, appendix, uncut, teg, brown beveled cloth; cloth spine edge cracked, chew marks to edge of front cover, corners worn, Overmire bookplate, fair #24819 $295.00 $212.40
The title just about says it all with this one! During the summers of 1896 and 1897, Conway and his party explored West Spitsbergen, surveying 600 square miles, and made first ascents of thirteen peaks. Neate C105. Overmire, Peter L. – AAC life member. Made the first American ascent of Hanuman[read more]

Mountain Memories: A Pilgrimage of Romance: Conway, William Martin
Conway, William Martin Mountain Memories: A Pilgrimage of Romance
[1920] Funk & Wagnalls NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.282, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, gold dec red cloth; cloth bright, pulled top spine, front hinge tender, vg+ #13559 $49.00
A retrospective account of Conway's climbing career. Conway conducted the first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya (1892), the first crossing of Spitsbergen (1896-97), and served as president of the Alpine Club (1902-04). Neate C106, Yak C144.[read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; signed Brad Washburn, cloth spine a little darkened w/ light rubbing top/bottom, bookplate, vg+. #14772 $475.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Neate C123[read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; cloth worn top/bottom spine, mark from bookplate on fep, signed Newell Martin 1908, vg #27175 $225.00 $195.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Newell Martin, who has signed this copy, was a pioneer rock scrambler in the Adirondacks with several first ascents. Neate C123 [read more]

One Man’s Everest: Cool, Kenton
signedCool, Kenton One Man’s Everest
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 264, 31 color photos, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26960 $65.00
Kenton Cool is the finest alpine climber of this generation. His accomplishments are staggering. He has summited Everest eleven times. In 2013 he became the first person in history to climb the three Everest peaks, the so-called Triple Crown of Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest, in one 120-hour climb, a fe[read more]

Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
Cooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24825 $39.95
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provid[read more]

Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
signedCooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US signed, numbered, & boxed ltd ed of 209 copies of which 175 were for sale, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, slipcase & cloth new #24968 $99.00 $79.00
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provid[read more]

Soul of the Rockies: Portraits of America’s Largest Mountain Range: Cooper, Ed
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]

Soul of Yosemite: Portraits of Light and Stone: Cooper, Ed
Cooper, Ed Soul of Yosemite: Portraits of Light and Stone
2011 US 1st, 4to, pp.ix, 149, photo frontis, 105 color & 52 bw photos, 2 color maps, wraps; new #25692 $19.95
Cooper celebrates one of America’s most iconic natural wonders with this stunning and singular photographic feast. He captures the soul of Yosemite National Park in an entirely new way, zeroing in on its breathtaking peaks, ranges, and rocks, and the spectacular effects of changing light. This one[read more]

Cosson, Renzino Autour du Mont Blanc [Around Mont Blanc]
1984 Glenat Grenoble 1st, 4to, pp.119, 53 color photos, black cloth; cloth fine. #20700 $29.00
A lovely large-format book showing Mont Blanc in all its moods. In French, no English translation. Perret 512.[read more]

Flying Off Everest: A Journey from the Summit to the Sea: Costello, Dave
Costello, Dave Flying Off Everest: A Journey from the Summit to the Sea
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 194, 17 color photos, map, wraps; new #26728 $18.95
Costello tells the audacious story of two unsponsored Nepalis, Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa, who climbed Everest in April 2011, paraglided from its peak over the North Face, and paddled nearly 400 miles down the Ganges River to the ocean. Little problems wouldn't stop them. Like the f[read more]

Cote, Joseph & Karen A Rock Climbing Guide to Cathedral & Whitehorse Ledges
1969 Cote Durham 1st, small 8vo, pp.76, 5 bw photos, route topo, map, green wraps; scuff mark to cover, else fine. #23519 $29.00
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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
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.
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.
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; 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]

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