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Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #23915 $69.00
Longstaff was one of the great early Himalayan climber-explorers. His travels took him to the Caucasus (1903), Nanda Devi (1905), Trisul and Kamet (w/ Bruce and Mumm, 1907), Tibet (traveling partly w/ the Duke of Abruzzi, de Filippi, and Sella, 1909), Assiniboine (1910), Purcell Range (w/ Wheeler, [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj w/ chips/tears, worn, front flap taped, good, cloth vg #24900 $39.00 $35.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. P[read more]

Learning to Rock Climb: Loughman, Michael
Loughman, Michael Learning to Rock Climb
1981 Sierra Club SF 1st, 4to, pp.141, 111 bw photos, figures, wraps; some staining to top spine edge, very good #9860 $7.00 $5.60
Provides an excellent introduction to technique and movement. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

From Everest to the South Pole: Lowe, George
Lowe, George From Everest to the South Pole
1961 St. Martin's Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 216, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 6 maps/plans, blue cloth; cloth w/ light fading to spine, vg #22224 $5.00 $4.25
Lowe was a member of both the 1953 British Everest Expedition and the 1955-58 British Trans-Antarctic Expedition. US edition of 'Because it is There'. Neate L52, SB L13, Spence 724, Yak L141. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

From Everest to the South Pole: Lowe, George
signedLowe, George From Everest to the South Pole
1961 St. Martin's Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 216, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 6 maps/plans, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary, xlib, dj w/ # on spine, unclipped, tape marks to eps, vg, cloth w/ tape/label marks to eps, #/stamps on copyright page, very good #27432 $25.00
Lowe was a member of both the 1953 British Everest Expedition and the 1955-58 British Trans-Antarctic Expedition. US edition of 'Because it is There'. Neate L52, SB L13, Spence 724, Yak L141.[read more]

Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent: Lowe, George
signedLowe, George Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent
2013 UK Ltd ed #36/60, small 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, cloth cutting from Lowe’s sleeping bag, 31 bw photos, bw illus, 3 sketches, 2 figs, 3 maps, illus eps, illus grey cloth; signed Peter Hillary, Huw Lewis-Jones, & Jan Morris, slipcase, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26487 $475.00
Sixty years after Everest was first climbed, this unique book of letters celebrates, in a very personal way, this most majestic of mountains. With exclusive access to the private archives of pioneering New Zealand climber George Lowe, this is a welcome tribute to an unsung hero. The ascent of Everes[read more]

Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent: Lowe, George
Lowe, George Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent
2013 UK 1st Trade ed, small 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, bw illus, 3 sketches, 2 figs, 3 maps, illus blue/white cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26478 $23.95
Sixty years after Everest was first climbed, this unique book of letters celebrates, in a very personal way, this most majestic of mountains. With exclusive access to the private archives of pioneering New Zealand climber George Lowe, this is a welcome tribute to an unsung hero. The ascent of Ever[read more]

The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent: Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones
Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 62 color & 101 bw photos, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26479 $49.95
Sixty years after the first ascent by Hillary and Norgay, this anniversary book celebrates the most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the outstanding imagery and private archives of George Lowe, a key climber and photographer on the expedition. It’s hard to believe there could be new [read more]

Ice World: Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing: Lowe, Jeff
signedLowe, Jeff Ice World: Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 2nd, 8vo, pp.256, 139 color & 117 bw photos, 15 maps, wraps; signed 9 - Conrad Anker, Jim Donini, Steve House, Brad Johnson, Jeff Lowe, Jim McCarthy, Ueli Steck, Margo Talbot, & Josh Wharton on Metanoia bookplate, fine #4451 $150.00
At the time, this was the definitive, most comprehensive, state-of-the-art “how-to” on this extreme sport with an overview of the world’s best climbs. This copy is one of 200 which were used as a fundraiser to benefit Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia documentary film about his life and climbs. All 200 copies we[read more]

Forget Me Not: A Memoir: Lowe-Anker, Jennifer
signedLowe-Anker, Jennifer Forget Me Not: A Memoir
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 276, 17 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24980 $29.00
In 1999 Jennifer Lowe's husband Alex Lowe died tragically in an avalanche on Shishapangma, leaving her alone to raise their three sons. Alex was widely considered one of the greatest modern climbers and the world mourned his loss. While Jenni and her sons faced the absence of the most important man [read more]

Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer: Lowes, Michael D.
Lowes, Michael D. Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer
2014 UK 1st, small 8vo, pp.155, 36 bw photos, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26742 $27.95
Beetham (1886-1963), a schoolmaster, naturalist, rock climber, ornithologist, and writer, was the primary photographer of the British Everest expedition of 1924. This is the first published biography of Beetham and charts his life from childhood in Darlington, to rock climbing in the Lake District a[read more]

signedLuebben, Craig Rock Climbing: Mastering the Basics
2004 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.301, photo frontis, 329 bw photos, figures, appendices, wrap; inscribed ‘Phil, Tear up the Rockies, and tell your daughter to get her hand off my knee! Craig Luebben’, fine #25226 $9.00 $7.20
This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

A Century of Mountaineering 1857-1957: Lunn, Arnold
Lunn, Arnold A Century of Mountaineering 1857-1957
1957 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.263, color frontis, 16 bw photos, 7 color paintings, gilt-dec red cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth w/ name, fine #23079 $35.00 $25.00
This is Lunn’s most desireable book, published as a Centenary tribute to the Alpine Club from the Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research. Lunn knew many of the prominent figures in mountaineering and provides fascinating insight into world mountaineering at the time. The binding matches the Club’s usu[read more]

Lunn, Arnold A Century of Mountaineering 1857-1957
1957 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.263, color frontis, 16 bw photos, 7 color paintings, gilt-dec red cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, cloth lightly rubbed, corner of fep clipped, near fine #23704 $45.00
This is Lunn’s most desireable book, published as a Centenary tribute to the Alpine Club from the Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research. Lunn knew many of the prominent figures in mountaineering and provides fascinating insight into world mountaineering at the time. The binding matches the Club’s u[read more]

Lunn, Arnold Mountain Jubilee
1943 Eyre & Spottiswoode London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 287, photo frontis, 16 bw photos, red cloth; cloth w/ lightly faded spine, faint name, vg #23226 $7.00 $5.60
Lunn presents chapters on various Alpine themes. Neate L74. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Lunn, Arnold Mountains of Memory
1948 Hollis & Carter London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 248, color frontis, 24 bw photos, grey cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth vg+. #23899 $15.00
Lunn, a prolific mountain writer, retraces old haunts in Europe after WWII and reflects back on his personal philosophy of life. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate L75.[read more]

The Mountains of Youth: Lunn, Arnold
Lunn, Arnold The Mountains of Youth
1949 Oxford Univ Press London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xvi, 192, color frontis, 18 bw photos, brown cloth; cloth spine faded, inscription to fep, rear hinge cracked, vg- #27384 $5.00 $4.25
Lunn, a prolific writer, gives his account of his early days spent climbing in the Alps and his pioneer ski mountaineering. A classic work. Neate L76. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Mountains of Youth: Lunn, Arnold
signedLunn, Arnold The Mountains of Youth
1925 Oxford Univ Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, ads, 20 blue-toned photos, uncut, green cloth; inscribed by Lunn Nov 25th, 1935, dj heavily chipped, taped, good, cloth fine #26204 $95.00 $65.00
Lunn, a prolific writer, gives his account of his early days spent climbing in the Alps and his pioneer ski mountaineering. A classic work. Neate L76. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Lunn, Arnold The Swiss and their Mountains: A Study of the Influence of Mountains on Man
1963 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.167, color frontis, 23 bw illus, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ pencil name, fine. #24095 $19.00
Written as a tribute to the Swiss Alpin Club on the occasion of their centenary, this is an essay primarily of the influence of the Alps on the Swiss. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate L82.[read more]

Mountains of the Mind: How Desolate and Forbidding Heights were Transformed into Experiences of Indomitable Spirit: Macfarlane, Robert
Macfarlane, Robert Mountains of the Mind: How Desolate and Forbidding Heights were Transformed into Experiences of Indomitable Spirit
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.306, 31 bw photos/illus, map, grey/yellow cloth; dj & cloth new. #24245 $24.00 $9.95
An analysis of the way mountains have been viewed throughout history, from the forbidding abode of demons and danger, through the modern lure of adventure, beauty and recreation. Includes a chapter on Mallory and his obsession with Everest. Shortlisted for the 2003 Boardman-Tasker Award.[read more]

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