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Faux, Ronald Everest: Goddess of the Wind
1978 Chambers Edinburgh 1st, 4to, pp.113, photo frontis, 103 bw photos, drawings, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #12028 $19.00
A historical overview of Everest from its initial survey through 1977, with chapters on the Yeti, Nature, and Nepal. Neate F09, SB F03, Yak F20.[read more]

Everest: Goddess of the Wind: Faux, Ronald
Faux, Ronald Everest: Goddess of the Wind
1978 Chambers Edinburgh 1st, 4to, pp.113, photo frontis, 103 bw photos, drawings, 4 maps, wraps; fine. #15868 $19.00
A historical overview of Everest from its initial survey through 1977, with chapters on the Yeti, Nature, and Nepal. Neate F09, SB F03, Yak F20.[read more]

A Due Passi Dalla Cima: La Spedizione Italo-Nepalese All Everest: Favaro, Adriano
signedFavaro, Adriano A Due Passi Dalla Cima: La Spedizione Italo-Nepalese All Everest
1981 Multigraf Venizia 2nd, 4to, pp.253, 182 color & 8 bw photos, 3 maps/sketches, illus eps, blue cloth; signed Francesco Santon (leader) & Kurt Diemberger, dj & cloth as new. #16910 $135.00
A large-format account of the 1980 Italian-Nepal Everest Expedition which came within 88 meters of the summit. Kurt Diemberger served as expedition photographer. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Ron Fawcett: Rock Athlete: Fawcett, Ron w/ Ed Douglas
signedFawcett, Ron w/ Ed Douglas Ron Fawcett: Rock Athlete
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 240, 43 color & 8 bw photos, black cloth; inscribed w/ recipient’s name whited out, dj w/ ½” tear top of flap, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ 1” stain to page foredge, tight, else fine #25474 $27.00
Fawcett is a natural-born climber. In 1969, while still at school in his native Yorkshire, he tied into a climbing rope for the first time and was instantly hooked. From that moment on, it seemed nothing else in his life mattered nearly as much as his next vertical fix. Ten years later, Fawcett was [read more]

A Century of American Alpinism: Fay, Charles, et al
Fay, Charles, et al A Century of American Alpinism
2002 AAC Boulder 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 196, 32 bw photos, appendices, wraps; fine #24006 $15.00
An interesting history of the first 100 years of the American Alpine Club with much material taken from the Club’s Journal. An appendix on the Journal is written by Ad Carter.[read more]

Steps to the Summit: Reaching the top in Business and Life: Fejtek, Paul
signedFejtek, Paul Steps to the Summit: Reaching the top in Business and Life
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 176, 31 bw photos, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26096 $22.95
Fejtek, together with his wife Denise, completed an eight year goal to climb the Seven Summits. This recounts their quest with the principal focus being their ascent of Everest in 2010.[read more]

First Over Everest: The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition 1933: Fellowes, Air Commodore P. F. M., et al.
Fellowes, Air Commodore P. F. M., et al. First Over Everest: The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition 1933
1934 McBride NY rep, 8vo, pp.264, appendices, photo/map eps, green cloth; cloth very good #23189 $12.00
Account of the hazardous 1933 flights over Everest to take photographs. A nice companion to Clydesdale's ‘Pilots' Book of Everest’. Neate F17, SB F08, Yak F27.[read more]

Crossing Denali: An Ordinary Man’s Adventure Atop North America: Fenner, Michael
Fenner, Michael Crossing Denali: An Ordinary Man’s Adventure Atop North America
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.255, photo frontis, map, wraps; new #27090 $18.95
Since slowly transforming himself from an overweight and overworked chain-smoker into a two-time marathon runner, Fenner had climbed one glaciated peak — Mount Rainier in Washington State. Nonetheless, he embarks on a journey to the wilds of Alaska and the unknowns of North America’s highest and mos[read more]

Ferlet, Réné & Guy Poulet Aconcagua South Face
1956 Constable London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 209, frontis, 17 bw photos, 4 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, vg, cloth w/ bookplate, fine #9676 $69.00
The first ascent of the difficult South Face in 1954. A very severe and exposed climb. Neate F19.[read more]

signedFerlet, Réné & Guy Poulet Victoire sur l’Aconcagua
1958 Flammarion Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.247, 24 bw photos, 2 maps, pictorial cloth issued w/o dj; signed Edwin Denis, cloth near fine. #22682 $75.00
This is the French edition of ‘Aconcagua South Face’ signed by one of the team. In French.[read more]

Cerro Torre Pared Oeste: Ferrari, Casimiro
Ferrari, Casimiro Cerro Torre Pared Oeste
1983 Editorial RM Barcelona 1st thus, 8vo, pp.180, 49 color & 1 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ small name stamp on title page, fine #24464 $45.00
Account of the first undisputed ascent of Cerro Torre (3128m) in 1974 which placed four members on the summit. This followed the claimed first ascent by Cesare Maestri in 1959 which was much disputed. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: An Account of the Expedition of HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abruzzi: Filippi, Filippo de
New Filippi, Filippo de Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: An Account of the Expedition of HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abruzzi
1912 Constable London 1st, thick 4to, 2 vol, vol I pp.xvii, 469, frontis, 25 bw plates, 2 color & 228 bw photos (7 pans), apps, teg, uncut, w/ vol II List of Pans, Maps & Index, 18 bw fldg pans, 3 color fldg maps, 16-page Index pamphlet, orig 1/4 vellum/green buckram slipcase; xlib, vol I spine darkened/rubbed, ‘Glasgow Herald Library’ stamp bottom title page, blindstamp ‘Presentation Copy’ title page, tight, vol II spine darkened/worn, two lib stamps on pamphlet cover, box corners opened, pans/maps w/ orig folds, no tears, vg- #27604 $3,400.00
A Presentation Copy of the Scarce ¼ Vellum Binding Edition The Duke of Abruzzi’s 1909 expedition to K2 was a major undertaking. In addition to reaching 6640m on the Abruzzi Ridge, they surveyed, mapped, and photographed a large portion of the Baltoro Glacier. They also attempted Chogolisa, reachi[read more]

La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]: Filippi, Filippo de
Filippi, Filippo de La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]
1912 Zanichelli Bologna 1st, thick 4to, 2 vols, vol I pp.xiii, 471, 111, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 color & 25 bw plates w/ tissue guards, 229 bw photos (7 panoramas), charts, illus eps, uncut, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth; cloth w/ light rubbing, tight, fine #27167 $3,700.00
The Unique, Vellum-Bound, Italian Edition with vol II Elenco dei Panorami e delle Carte [List of Panoramas and Maps]. 18 bw panoramas, 3 color fldg maps, illus eps, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth slipcase; cloth w/ some darkening to spine vellum, small ½” split to lower/back spine vellum, tight, p[read more]

Ruwenzori: An Account of the Expedition of H. R. H. Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi: Filippi, Filippo de
New Filippi, Filippo de Ruwenzori: An Account of the Expedition of H. R. H. Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi
1908 Dutton NY 1st, royal 8vo, pp.xvi, 408, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 lg fldg bw panoramas, 26 bw plates w/ tissue guards, 153 bw photos, 5 fldg maps (4 color), appendices, uncut, teg, red cloth; cloth mottled, 1.5” split to cloth on back spine edge, hinges cracked, pans & maps w/ orig folds, 1 map w/ tear on fold line barely into map, very good- #24839 $450.00
A magnificent book on this important 1906 expedition which succeeded in climbing all of the principal peaks. Neate F27.[read more]

The Escapist: Cheating Death on the World’s Highest Mountains: Filippi, Gabriel
Filippi, Gabriel The Escapist: Cheating Death on the World’s Highest Mountains
2016 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 364, 39 color & 6 bw photos, blue cloth; dj corners bumped from shipping, else dj & cloth new #27198 $34.95
Filippi, one of Canada’s foremost mountaineers, presents a gripping, heartfelt and inspiring memoir in which he shares a life spent in and out of the Death Zone and proves an old axiom true: no climber returns from a summit the same person as when he began his ascent. The Escapist is an unflinchi[read more]

signedFilsinger, John A Lifelong Love Affair with Mountains
1991 Halldin Pub Indiana PA 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 380, 300 color & 643 bw photos, errata, wraps; inscribed to Richard Irvin w/ sep note (not signed Irvin), fine. #24194 $29.00
Filsinger, a member of the Colorado Mountain Club, traveled extensively and climbed whenever possible. In this memoir he focuses on his life’s climbs in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Tetons, Cascades, Mexico, Canada, Alps, Spain, Peru, Japan, and Nepal. Profusely illustrated. This is a matching volume [read more]

Finch, George Ingle The Making of a Mountaineer
1924 Arrowsmith London 2nd, thick 8vo, pp.340, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, drawing, 2 diagrams, blue cloth; cloth of outer spine separated but attatched top/bottom, name, internally tight, vg-. #11042 $79.00
The autobiography of Finch who was a member of the 1922 British Everest Expedition and President of the Alpine Club from 1959-61. He was a scientist and was responsible for the oxygen equipment. Neate F28.[read more]

The Struggle for Everest: Finch, George Ingle (George W. Rodway, ed.)
signedFinch, George Ingle (George W. Rodway, ed.) The Struggle for Everest
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.232, 70 bw photos, 11 drawings, 2 maps, red cloth; signed George Rodway, dj & cloth new #25101 $44.95 $39.95
The first English translation of Finch’s ‘Der Kampf um den Everest’. Finch was a key member of the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition, a mountaineering endeavor which resulted in the world’s first climbing foray above 8000m, and President of the Alpine Club from 1959-61. His approach to mountai[read more]

Firsoff, V. A. The Tatra Mountains
1946 Drummond London 3rd, 8vo, pp.128, 65 bw photos, map, blue cloth; cloth w/ edge wear, vg. #24091 $15.00
A nice early work on the Tatras mountains with a chapter on climbing. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate F33.[read more]

Firstbrook, Peter Lost on Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine
1999 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 40 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #17498 $24.95 $22.45
Firstbrook, producer of the BBC film ‘Lost on Everest’, explores the events that led up to the fateful expedition, traces the momentous eventful history of Everest climbs, and concludes with the exciting story of the search for Mallory and Irvine and the attempt to resolve one of mountaineering’s gr[read more]

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