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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
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
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]

Climbing Mount Everest: Finch, George Ingle
Finch, George Ingle Climbing Mount Everest
1930 Philip & Son London 1st, small 8vo, pp.72, 23 bw photos, map, wraps; rubbed, name, vg #27662 $295.00
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 primary account of the expedition was only published in German, in 1925, and not translate[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 Making of a Mountaineer: Finch, George Ingle
Finch, George Ingle The Making of a Mountaineer
1924 Arrowsmith London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.340, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, drawing, 2 diagrams, blue cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, name 1929, tight, near fine #22478 $129.00
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 Making of a Mountaineer: Finch, George Ingle
Finch, George Ingle The Making of a Mountaineer
1927 Arrowsmith London 3rd, thick 8vo, pp.340, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, drawing, 2 diagrams, ¾ blue leather/marbled binding; rebound, tight, fine #14355 $29.00
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]

From a Tramp’s Wallet: A Life of Douglas William Freshfield: Fisher, Hervey
signedFisher, Hervey From a Tramp’s Wallet: A Life of Douglas William Freshfield
2001 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 307, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 14 drawings, 2 maps, appendix, burgundy cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth w/ inscription, fine #22296 $25.00 $19.00
Freshfield was a member of the privileged class and thus was able to devote his life to mountain exploration and the promotion of geographical study, starting in 1863 with his record of being the youngest schoolboy to scale Mont Blanc. His three expeditions to the unknown Caucasus and to the unmappe[read more]

Bibliography of American Mountaineering Ascents: Fisher, Joel. E.
Fisher, Joel. E. Bibliography of American Mountaineering Ascents
1946 AAC NY 1st, 8vo, pp.299, brown cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #23358 $45.00 $34.00
A most useful reference to early ascents with references to a wide variety of sources – AJ, AAJ, Appalachia, CAJ, Harvard Mountaineering Bulletin, Mazama, Mountaineer, Sierra Club Bulletin, Trail & Timberline, and others. To see all of our Sale Items, click [read more]

Expedition Yukon: Fisher, Marnie, ed.
Fisher, Marnie, ed. Expedition Yukon
[1972] Thomas Nelson Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.200, 16 color & many bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj unclipped, vg, cloth w/ bookplate remnant & withdrawn stamp on half-title, withdrawn stamp on top page edge, vg #13692 $9.00 $7.00
The 1967 Yukon Alpine Centennial Expedition placed over 250 climbers in the St. Elias Mountains and made many first ascents in the Centennial Range. This is the complete account of what was the largest mountaineering expedition ever to take place. To see all of our Sale Items,
Fitz Roy. Chaltel (Fitz Roy)
1985 June Cuadernos de Alpinismo Barcelona 1st, 8vo, pp.45, 12 bw photos, 13 route drawings, 9 maps, wraps; fine. #21835 $24.00
This edition of the Cuadernos is devoted to Argentina’s Fitz Roy (3441m) and contains a listing of ascents through 1984. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery: Fitzgerald, E. A.
American Alpine Club LibraryFitzgerald, E. A. Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery
1896 Scribner’s NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 363, frontis w/ tissue guard, 48 bw photos/illus w/ tissue guards, 10 text illus, lg color fldg map in rear pocket, teg, uncut, brown cloth w/ leather title patches; cloth & title patches rubbed, hinges cracked, frontis loose/dampstained, damp/wrinkling to lower margins, miss fldg map, fair #24842 $145.00 $104.40
Fitzgerald made a number of good climbs after losing the first ascent of Mount Cook to local climbers. Both he and his book were unpopular with New Zealand mountaineers. His light-hearted style of writing also met with critical disapproval. Neate F36. This book is from the collection of the Am[read more]

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