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Hunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.300, color frontis, 7 color & 73 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, tan/blue cloth; cloth fine #9801 $9.00 $7.20
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ light wear, chip & ½” tear on back, vg+, cloth bright, fine #9798 $25.00 $22.50
US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. This is a true first edition and not a Book Club. Neate H135, SBH31, Yak H269. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Libr[read more]

The Conquest of Everest: Hunt, John
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryHunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 73 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, tan/blue cloth; signed Charles Evans, George Lowe, & Michael Westmacott, cloth spine edge fraying/cracked, faint label mark on spine, dj covers/flaps pasted on eps, AAC/Publisher bookplate, frontis loose, fair #9797 $355.00 $255.60
US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. These are period signatures, not recent. This is a true first edition and not a Book Club. Neate H135, SBH31, Yak H269. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To[read more]

A Step Too Far: The Tragic First Ascent of Kuksar: Hurrell, Tim
Hurrell, Tim A Step Too Far: The Tragic First Ascent of Kuksar
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.198, 21 color & 39 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27414 $44.95
Hurrell had a great love of outdoor life and became a passionate mountaineer, photographer and naturalist. From family holidays in Wales, Scotland and the Alps, to adventures with the Cambridge Mountaineering Club and with his own expeditions, he travelled and climbed in many parts of the world. A k[read more]

Quand Brillent les Étoiles de Midi: Ichac, Marcel
signedIchac, Marcel Quand Brillent les Étoiles de Midi
1960 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.114, 4 color & 102 bw photos, map, white cloth w/ color photo; signed Lionel Terray, cloth lightly rubbed, else fine #21973 $295.00 $249.00
Account of creating yet another film with Lionel Terray, Gerard Herzog, and Jacques Ertaud. This film won the Grand Prize for Cinema in 1959 and featured Terray as the main participant. Terray was a superb Alpinist who participated in many first ascents including that of Annapurna in 1950. In French[read more]

The Rock Warrior’s Way: Mental Training for Climbers: Ilgner, Arno
signedIlgner, Arno The Rock Warrior’s Way: Mental Training for Climbers
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxi, 144, 27 bw photos, wraps; signed, new. #23165 $16.95
Ilgner, a climber since the early ‘70s, has developed a seven-step mental training process for climbing. Mental training is scarcely covered in the climbing literature, yet it is as important to performance as strength, flexibility, and technique. In his unique approach, Ilgner draws from the rich[read more]

Imhof, Eduard Die Grossen Kalten Berge von Szetschuan: Erlebnisse, Forschungen und Kartierungen im Minya-Konka-Gebirge (The Big Cold Mountains of Szechuan: Experiences, Explorations and Map Making in the Minya Konka Mountains)
1974 Orell Fussli Zurich 1st, 4to, pp.228, 48 color & bw photos, 19 tables, 2 figs, 8 color maps (1 fldg), map ep, pictorial cloth; cloth fine. #11047 $75.00
A beautiful book on the Minya Konka region. The Swiss Imhof and Heim explored this area in 1930 and the first ascent was made by Americans in 1932. In German, no English translation. Yak I10.[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. Ten Great Mountains
1947 Dent London rep, 8vo, pp.xii, 213, photo frontis, 14 bw photos, 11 diagrams, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ bookplate, fine. #13580 $12.00
Climbing history of Snodwon, Ben Nevis, Ushba, Logan, Everest, Nanga Parbat, Kanchenjunga, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, and Mt. Cook. Neate I18.[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. Ten Great Mountains
1942 Dent London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xii, 213, photo frontis, 14 bw photos, 11 diagrams, green cloth; cloth vg+. #23914 $12.00
Climbing history of Snodwon, Ben Nevis, Ushba, Logan, Everest, Nanga Parbat, Kanchenjunga, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, and Mt. Cook. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I18.[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. The Alps
1940 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 120, color frontis, 130 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #21256 $25.00
Irving provides an overall description of the Alps with numerous photos. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I13.[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. The Alps
1947 Batsford London 8vo, pp.viii, 120, color frontis, 130 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; cloth near fine #23193 $12.00
Irving provides an overall description of the Alps with numerous photos. Neate I13.[read more]

The Mountain Way: An Anthology in Prose and Verse: Irving, R. L. G.
Irving, R. L. G. The Mountain Way: An Anthology in Prose and Verse
1938 Dent London 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxii, 656, photo frontis, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, name, vg #24854 $12.00
Neate regards this as ‘one of the best mountaineering anthologies’. Over 220 selections from general literature, mountaineering classics, Alpine Journals, and more by such writers as Gesner, de Saussure, Ruskin, Mallory, Freshfield, Stephen, Kugy, Young, Ball, Symonds, Whymper, Rey, Montague, Moore[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. The Romance of Mountaineering
1946 Dent London rep, 8vo, pp.xiv, 331, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 40 bw photos w/ tissue guards, 3 maps, 7 diagrams, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, bookplate, vg #12057 $19.00
Well written accounts of the early phases of mountaineering from the conquest of Mont Blanc to the early exploration of the Himalaya. The photos in this edition are quite nice. Neate I17, SB I04, Yak I40.[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. The Romance of Mountaineering
1946 Dent London rep, 8vo, pp.xiv, 331, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 40 bw photos w/ tissue guards, 3 maps, 7 diagrams, blue cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth spine faded, near fine. #24376 $25.00
Well written accounts of the early phases of mountaineering from the conquest of Mont Blanc to the early exploration of the Himalaya. The photos in this edition are quite nice. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I17, SB I04, Yak I40.[read more]

Irwin, William Robert, ed Challenge: An Anthology of the Literature of Mountaineering
1950 Columbia Univ NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 444, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #23076 $15.00
Irwin collected 25 first-hand accounts of mountaineering throughout the world. His authors featured here include Stephen, Montague, Bell, Waugh, Thoreau, Muir, Young, Slingsby, Pilley, Mummery, Mackinder, Fremont, and others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signa[read more]

An Ascent of Mount Shasta: 1856: Isaacs, A. C.
Isaacs, A. C. An Ascent of Mount Shasta: 1856
1952 Dawson LA 1st thus, 12mo, pp.22, linen backed, blue paper-covered boards; slight scuff to front cover, else very good #23458 $149.00
Mount Shasta’s first ascent was in 1854 and by the end of 1856 there had been at least 40 ascents. Isaacs here records the first winter ascent which he made in the company of two others. This was originally published in 1856 by the California Daily Chronicle and The Weekly Chonicle, both in San Fran[read more]

Isselin, Henri L’Âge d’Or de l’Alpinisme 1919-1950
1983 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.237, 2 bw illus, wraps; fine. #18707 $25.00
A history of the golden age of alpinism in the Alps. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering: Isserman, Maurice
signedIsserman, Maurice Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.436, 42 bw photos, red/yellow cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27094 $28.95
This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself. Isserman follows his award winning ‘Fallen Giants’ with this history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were original[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25089 $39.95 $12.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 3rd, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25851 $39.95 $10.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

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