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signedAmy, Bernard La Montagne des Autres: Alpinisme en Pays Kurde
1972 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 26 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, wraps; inscribed to Ad Carter, with Ad’s bookplate, fine. #23641 $39.00
Amy describes climbs made in the little-known Cilo Dag range (13,000’) in southeastern Turkey. He and his friends were greatly helped by the local Kurds. In French, no English translation.[read more]

signedAmy, Bernard, ed Technique de l’Alpinisme
1977 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.404, 319 bw photos, 266 figs, map, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed on tipped-in publisher’s card, w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ edge tears top/bottom spine, vg. #23642 $45.00
A most comprehensive book covering all aspects of mountaineering from ethics to objectives, legalities, and technique. Heavily illustrated to supplement one’s knowledge of the language! In French, no English translation.[read more]

signedAnderson, J. R. L. High Mountains and Cold Seas: A Biography of H. W. Tilman
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.366, 40 bw photos, 15 maps, green cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj fine, cloth fine #9450 $89.00 $80.10
Tilman led the first ascent of Nanda Devi, in 1936, on which Dr. Houston was a member. They joined up again, in 1950, in the first reconnaissance of the southern approach to Everest via the Khumbu Valley. An excellent biography of a great explorer. Neate A50, SB A16, Yak A74.[read more]

Triumph on Everest: A Tribute from the Sherpas of Nepal: Ang Rita Sherpa & Susan Höivik, eds
Ang Rita Sherpa & Susan Höivik, eds Triumph on Everest: A Tribute from the Sherpas of Nepal
2003 Nepal 1st, 8vo, pp.151, 39 color & 57 bw photos, wraps; fine #22943 $19.00
An interesting item, done to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, with a number of profiles and sections contributed by Sherpa climbers. The first section is on Mountains and Mountaineers while the second is on the Khumbu and the Sherpas. Note: This is not edited by the c[read more]

The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest: Anker, Conrad & David Roberts
signedAnker, Conrad & David Roberts The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 21 bw photos, brown/white cloth; signed Anker & Roberts, dj & cloth new #18549 $49.00 $39.00
Seventy-five years following George Mallory’s disappearance on Mt. Everest, heading for the top, Conrad Anker discovered Mallory’s body lying face down in the scree at 27,000 feet. Seventeen days later Anker free-climbed the notorious Second Step. Reflecting on the climb, Anker describes his discove[read more]

The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest: Anker, Conrad & David Roberts
signedAnker, Conrad & David Roberts The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 21 bw photos, brown/white cloth; signed Anker, dj fine, cloth fine #18548 $39.00 $24.00
Seventy-five years following George Mallory’s disappearance on Mt. Everest, heading for the top, Conrad Anker discovered Mallory’s body lying face down in the scree at 27,000 feet. Seventeen days later Anker free-climbed the notorious Second Step. Reflecting on the climb, Anker describes his disco[read more]

Eiger: The Vertical Arena: Anker, Daniel, ed.
Anker, Daniel, ed. Eiger: The Vertical Arena
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 112 color & 67 bw photos, 8 illus, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light rubbing, corners bumped, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #24701 $39.00 $33.15
A complete climbing history of the Eiger based on the works of 17 climbers, both historical and present-day. Also includes route descriptions along with wonderful color photos. This book has become surprisingly hard to find. To see all of our Sale Items, cli[read more]

Defying Gravity: High Adventure on Yosemite’s Walls: Arce, Gary
Arce, Gary Defying Gravity: High Adventure on Yosemite’s Walls
1996 Wildlerness Press Berkeley 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 194, photo frontis, 14 color & 71 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #24697 $9.95
Arce, veteran climber, mountaineer, and photographer, brings to life the gripping stories of some of Yosemite’s adventurous and daring climbers. Here are descriptions of early developments in Yosemite climbing, spirited narratives of the Park’s classic climbs, new accounts of recent accomplishments[read more]

Tales of Mountaineering: Ardito, Stefano
Ardito, Stefano Tales of Mountaineering
2007 Italy 1st thus, 4to, pp.320, photo frontis, 424 color & 234 bw photos, 23 color & 34 bw illus, 9 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24735 $35.00
A fabulously rich large-format book from Ardito. This describes the most exciting achievements on the summits of the world and includes an extensive chronology. Originally published as ‘History of the Great Mountaineering Adventures’. This book weighs 6 pounds![read more]

Army. Clothing Almanac – 8 vol
1951 4to, pp.271, 24 bw photos, charts, 16 maps (10 fldg), wraps; declassification stamps, vg. #22561 $19.00
These Dept of the Army Almanacs cover Japan, China and Korea, Western Europe, Central Europe, Middle America, Australasia, SW Pacific, and Central Pacific.[read more]

Ascent - The Climbing Experience in Word and Image: Ascent:
signedAscent: Ascent - The Climbing Experience in Word and Image
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 314, photo frontis, 29 color illus, 147 bw photos, wraps; signed Galen Rowell, fine #14835 $45.00
The 14th issue of the premiere collection of mountaineering fiction, non-fiction, photography, and art. Many of the best mountaineering writers launched their careers with Ascent. In this issue:
  • Kusum Kanguru: The Dream Pillar by Stephen Venables
  • My Dinner with Anderl by D[read more]

Finding Your Everest: Irrefutable Principles for Conquering Your Next Challenge: Ashurly, Dr. Murad
Ashurly, Dr. Murad Finding Your Everest: Irrefutable Principles for Conquering Your Next Challenge
2015 US Ltd ed, 8vo, pp.148, 55 color & 4 bw photos, wraps; new #26936 $19.95
Ashurly was a strong Azerbaijani mountaineer, the third to climb Everest, who also completed the Seven Summits in 2013. His mountaineering achievements included Island Peak (2000), Aconcagua, McKinley, & Elbrus (2007), Everest (2013), and Ama Dablam (2014), as well as numerous summits in South Ameri[read more]

Aslande, Cecile, Pierre Dutrievoz & Guy Martin Passagers de l'Everest
1992 Phoenix Grenoble 1st, 4to, pp.159, 33 color & 50 bw photos, pictorial cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #18413 $59.00
An interesting book with lovely artistic photos of peaks and snow detail up to Base Camp. However, not about an actual climb. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Tales from the Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest with Pete Athans: Athans, Sandra K.
Athans, Sandra K. Tales from the Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest with Pete Athans
2013 US 1st, 4to, pp.64, 39 color & 2 bw photos, sketch, color map, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26315 $31.95
Pete Athans, nicknamed Mr. Everest, has stood on top of the world seven times, encountering danger and excitement along the way - from avalanches to deadly snowstorms. Written by Pete’s sister, this children’s book provides an up-close look at the mountain and follows Pete from base camp to the sum[read more]

The Rocky Mountains: Atwood, Wallace W.
signedAtwood, Wallace W. The Rocky Mountains
1945 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, 32 bw photos, 8 drawings, 2 maps, pale green cloth; inscribed, cloth tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #25580 $29.00
The third volume in the American Mountain Series with chapters on mountain scenery, camping, geography, ice age geology, mining history, ghost towns, Native Americans, ranchers, farmers, National Parks, and more.[read more]

Fotografie delle Montagne [Photographs of Mountains]: Audisio, Aldo, Pierangelo Cavanna & Emanuela De Rege di Donato
Audisio, Aldo, Pierangelo Cavanna & Emanuela De Rege di Donato Fotografie delle Montagne [Photographs of Mountains]
2009 Italy 1st, 4to, pp.400, 51 color & 551 bw photos, white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25479 $75.00
A vast treasure trove of historic mountain photography from throughout the world. Over 600 images were selected from over 140,000 held in the archives of the National Museum of the Mountain in Italy. The images, from 1853 to the present, represent the mountain environment in 42 countries. The wor[read more]

Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827: Auldjo, John
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryAuldjo, John Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827
1830 Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green London 2nd, 8vo, pp.x, (6), 148, frontis, 18 full-page plates (2 fldg), 2 color fldg charts, 3 fldg (1 color) maps, appendix, ½ leather/marbled boards, raised bands; boards miss 1/3 of spine, front board thru title page are off, signed Philip Thresher 1831, AAC/Field bookplate, frontis/title loose, internally good #24788 $575.00 $414.00
Auldjo, accompanied by six guides, is credited by Meckly with the 15th, and by Neate with the 19th, ascent of Mont Blanc. This book was the first to popularize Mont Blanc and is now scarce. This second edition contains two additional maps not included in the first edition. Meckly 008, Neate A75. [read more]

Everest Canada: The Climb for Hope: Austen, Peter
signedAusten, Peter Everest Canada: The Climb for Hope
1992 Caitlin BC 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 135, 27 bw photos, 2 maps; wraps; signed, new #21533 $26.00
Austen led this Canadian attempt on Everest in 1991 which reached 26,000’ via the North Ridge.[read more]

Rocky Horrors, Frozen Smiles: A Mountaineer at the End of his Rope: Austen, Peter
signedAusten, Peter Rocky Horrors, Frozen Smiles: A Mountaineer at the End of his Rope
2000 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.200, wraps; signed, new #21534 $21.00
Austen takes a humorous, yet cautionary, look at falls on rock and ice, avalanches, lightning on mountain tops, high altitude diseases, grizzly bears, the unpredictability of people under extreme stress, hypothermia and even exploding volcanoes.[read more]

The Conquest of Fitzroy: Azema, M. A.
Azema, M. A. The Conquest of Fitzroy
1957 Andre Deutsch London 1st, 8vo, pp.237, 19 bw photos, 4 sketches, 3 maps, blue cloth; cloth tight, near fine #24051 $25.00
Account of the 1952 first ascent of this Patagonian spire by Guido Magnone and Lionel Terray. Neate A78.[read more]

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