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Kanchenjunga: First Ascent from the North-East Spur: Kumar, Col. Narinder
Kumar, Col. Narinder Kanchenjunga: First Ascent from the North-East Spur
1978 East-West Pub London 1st, 4to, pp.156, photo frontis, 60 color & 21 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #11051 $59.00
The 1977 Kanchenjunga Army Expedition made the second ascent of the mountain. Neate K52, Yak K157.[read more]

Many Everests: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dreams Into Reality: Kumar, Ravindra
Kumar, Ravindra Many Everests: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dreams Into Reality
2017 India 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.xii, 366, 98 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; new #27481 $29.95
Kumar was the first Indian Administrative Service (IAS) to reach the summit of Everest as a member of the 2013 Seven Summit Treks expedition. He shares his methodology of Advanced Positive Visualization as a means to achieving success but the majority of the book is on his mountain training and Ever[read more]

Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]: Kurczab, Janusz
Kurczab, Janusz Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]
2008 Warszawa 1st, 8vo, 6 vols, pp.160, 89 color, 47 bw photos, 6 maps, pp.160, 122 color, 6 bw photos, pp.160, 129 color, 17 bw photos, pp.160, 104 color, 20 bw photos, 2 sketches, pp.160, 141 color, 21 bw photos, pp.160, 157 color, 52 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj’s, cloth new + 5 DVDs #25880 $159.00
Vol 1. The First Conquerors w/ 54-min DVD Vol 2. The Ice Warriors w/ 53-min DVD Vol 3. The Great Climbing w/ 50-min DVD Vol 4. Ladies In The Mountains w/ 41-min DVD Vol 5. The Great Tragedies w/ 66-min DVD Vol 6. A Lexicon of Polish Himalayan Mountaineering The [read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
signedLacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK ltd ed #46 of 50, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, color eps, blue slipcase, blue cloth; signed Lacedelli & numbered endpaper, slipcase & cloth new with additional dust jacket #24340 $495.00
One of 50 signed and numbered copies! In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24341 $35.00 $29.00
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, wraps; new #24342 $16.95
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
signedLacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #27127 $295.00
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled [read more]

Lachenal, Louis Carnets du Vertige
1956 Horay Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 25 bw photos, map eps, white cloth; cloth w/ dj photo of Lachenal pasted to front, dj eps pasted to fep, else fine #20192 $24.00
Lachenal was a tremendous post-war French climber who was a constant companion of Lionel Terray with whom he made the second ascent of the Eiger. He was also a member of Herzog’s 1950 Annapurna expedition. His account, given here, was published following his death and heavily edited by Herzog’s br[read more]

Ein Leben für die Berge [A Life for the Mountains]: Lachenal, Louis
Lachenal, Louis Ein Leben für die Berge [A Life for the Mountains]
1963 Verlag Hallwag Bern & Stuttgart 1st, 8vo, pp.231, 42 bw photos, yellow cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, vg #27381 $15.00 $12.75
This is the German edition of Lachenal’s ‘Carnets du Vertige’ which was published after his death. This edition has more photos than the original French edition. Lachenal was a tremendous post-war French climber who was a constant companion of Lionel Terray with whom he made the second ascent of the[read more]

signedLaird, Thomas Into Tibet: The CIA’s First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to Lhasa
2002 Grove NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 364, 14 bw photos, map eps, blue/red cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj fine, cloth fine, with additional publisher papers. #22734 $29.00
The first full telling of the CIA’s first agent to die in the line of duty – Douglas Mackiernan. His unprecedented atomic intelligence operations helped shape both Central Asia and the CIA, work so sensitive the Agency neither confirms nor denies his existence. Based on previously undisclosed mate[read more]

The Wailing Mountain: Lalic, Mihailo
Lalic, Mihailo The Wailing Mountain
1965 Harcourt, Brace & World NY 1st, 8vo, pp.244, orange cloth; xlib, cloth rubbed, dj flap pasted to fep, one lib stamp to ffep, pocket remnant back, vg #23220 $5.00 $4.00
This novel takes place in wartime Montenegro. It describes the experiences of a young man on the run who has been cut off from the main body of his fellows. At first with two companions, later quite alone, Lado roams the mountains and valleys of an area dominated by Chetniks and torn by family feu[read more]

Lall, J. S. ed The Himalaya: Aspects of Change
1981 Oxford Univ Press Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 481, 16 color plates, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23949 $19.00
Lall’s study covers three primary areas – nature, man, interrelationships. There are chapters by Fürer-Haimendorf, Khosla, Sarin and Singh, amongst others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

A l'Assaut des “Quatre Mille”: Lambert, Raymond
Lambert, Raymond A l'Assaut des “Quatre Mille”
1953 Jeheber Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.238, 20 bw photos; ¾ leather & marbled boards; board edges/corners worn, bookplate, vg #20705 $39.00 $14.00
Accounts of various climbs throughout the Alps. This expanded second edition includes an account of the Swiss attempts on Everest in 1952. This is the first hardcover copy we’ve had. In French, no English translation. Yak L25. To see all of our Sale Items,
Lambert, Raymond & Claude Kogan White Fury: Gaurisankar and Cho Oyu
1956 Hurst & Blackett London 1st, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; cloth w/ ‘CAT’ below title on spine, near fine #9842 $29.00
Account of the 1954 Franco-Swiss expedition which reconnoitered Gaurisankar (23,440') and Menlungste (23,564') before attempting Cho Oyu (26,750') following Tichy's expedition. Kogan established a women's altitude record. Neate L05, Yak L26.[read more]

White Fury: Gaurisankar and Cho Oyu: Lambert, Raymond & Claude Kogan
Lambert, Raymond & Claude Kogan White Fury: Gaurisankar and Cho Oyu
1956 Hurst & Blackett London 1st, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ large chip on back, chips/tears, unclipped, good, cloth tight, vg+ #18961 $15.00 $12.75
Account of the 1954 Franco-Swiss expedition which reconnoitered Gaurisankar (23,440') and Menlungste (23,564') before attempting Cho Oyu (26,750') following Tichy's expedition. Kogan established a women's altitude record. Neate L05, Yak L26. To see all of our Sale Items,
Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]: Lammer, Eugen Guido
Lammer, Eugen Guido Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]
1932 L’Eroica Milano 1st Italian, thick 16mo, pp.362, 20 bw photos, green cloth; cloth fine #26538 $75.00 $25.00
Lammer (1863-1945) was an Austrian mountaineer, alpine write, and educator. He was one of the first proponents of guideless climbing and made a number of first ascents in the Alps, sometimes climbing with Oscar Eckenstein. This is the Italian edition of Lammer’s autobiography, ‘Jungborn’, publishe[read more]

Landor, A. Henry Savage Tibet and Nepal: Painted and Described
1905 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 233, color frontis, 49 color & 25 bw illus, fldg map, dec blue cloth; cloth spine darkened, horizontal tear line on spine, top bottom spine, chipped, internally fine, vg. #24527 $95.00
Landor traveled extensively – China, Korea, Russia, Africa, Asia, etc and wrote 12 books. This popular work recounts his travels in Tibet and Nepal. Very nice, bright illustrations.[read more]

East of Everest: Langley, Bob
Langley, Bob East of Everest
1985 Michael Joseph London 2nd, imp, 8vo, pp.252, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #12668 $15.00
Fiction. A spy thriller set amongst the Himalaya. Neate X200.[read more]

To Kiss High Heaven: The Epic Story of Eight Young Men on Nanda Devi: Languepin, J. J.
Languepin, J. J. To Kiss High Heaven: The Epic Story of Eight Young Men on Nanda Devi
1956 Wm. Kimber London 1st, 8vo, pp.199, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, good+, cloth w/ blindstamp on title page, vg #12152 $295.00 $119.00
The tragic story of the 1951 French expedition attempting to make the second ascent of Nanda Devi. While attempting to traverse the mountain two members disappeared. This is a very scarce title in English. Neate L09, Yak L35. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

Languepin, J. J. & L. Payan Nanda Devi, 3e Expedition Francaise l'Himalaya
1952 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.xvi, (72), 13, 13 color & 77 bw photos, 4 maps, wraps w/ dj; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj w/ 1.5” split on spine, most of original glassine wrapper, vg, internally fine. #23699 $125.00
The photo book of the tragic 1951 French expedition attempting to make the second ascent of Nanda Devi. While attempting to traverse the mountain two members disappeared. This was never published in English, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Languepin's classic 'To Kiss High He[read more]

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