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Over Tyrolese Hills: Smythe, Frank
signedSmythe, Frank Over Tyrolese Hills
1938 Hodder & Stoughton London Blackjacket ed, small 8vo, pp.254, 3 sketches, fldg map, tan cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, cloth w/ foxing to eps, front hinge starting, vg- #24033 $19.00
Focuses primarily on the Austrian Alps. Neate S126.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Over Tyrolese Hills
1936 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 292, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, fldg map, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, name, vg. #23061 $25.00
Focuses primarily on the Austrian Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S126.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Over Welsh Hills
1945 Adam & Charles Black London 3rd, 4to, pp.101, photo frontis, 50 bw photos, map, tan cloth; cloth fine. #23927 $15.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S127.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Peaks and Valleys
1938 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 129, color frontis, 75 bw photos, tan cloth; cloth spine darkened, vg. #12119 $15.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. This one focuses on the European Alps and Himalaya, with the Himalaya section illustrating his travels described in “Valley of Flowers”. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Nea[read more]

Smythe, Frank Snow on the Hills
1948 Adam & Charles Black London 2nd, 4to, pp.119, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, tan cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ bookplate, vg. #23094 $19.00
The largest of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. This one includes British Hills, Alps, Canadian Rockies, and Himalaya. Includes photos from the 1933, 1936, and 1938 Everest expeditions. Neate S130.[read more]

Smythe, Frank The Kangchenjunga Adventure
1931 Gollancz London 2nd, imp, 8vo, pp.464, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, green cloth; cloth rubbed, bookplate, good+. #12110 $35.00
This is the account of the unsuccessful international expedition of 1930 led by G. L. Dyhrenfurth. Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, was attempted numerous times but was not successfully climbed until 1955. This 1930 team was one of the strongest to climb in the Himalaya but was [read more]

Smythe, Frank The Mountain Vision
1942 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xi, 308, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth w/ spine faded, vg. #24484 $19.00
Essays on various aspects of mountains and mountaineering, including the Alps and Himalaya. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S122.[read more]

Mountains in Colour: Smythe, Frank S.
Smythe, Frank S. Mountains in Colour
1949 Parrish London 1st, 4to, pp.155, 57 color photos, tan cloth; cloth w/ small tear top rear of spine, front hinge starting, good #13479 $5.00
Accounts and photos of Smythe’s climbs in the Himalaya, Britain, Switzerland and North America. This is the UK edition of “Behold the Mountains”. Neate S124.[read more]

The Valley of Flowers: Smythe, Frank S.
Smythe, Frank S. The Valley of Flowers
1938 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 322, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 15 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, green cloth; dj rubbed, chipped top spine, clipped, vg-, cloth vg+ #25316 $65.00 $39.00
Smythe discovered the beautiful Bhyundar Valley after his climb of Kamet. This describes his return to the valley in 1937 followed by a trip to the Garhwal and the ascent of Mana Peak (23,860’) and an attempt on Dunagiri (23,184’). Neate S133, Yak S290. To see all of our Sale Items,
My Father, Frank: Unresting Spirit of Everest: Smythe, Tony
signedSmythe, Tony My Father, Frank: Unresting Spirit of Everest
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.324, 96 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26554 $39.95
Frank Smythe’s mountaineering achievements in the decade before the Second World War became a part of climbing history. His intensive Alpine climbing followed by two Himalayan expeditions – to Kangchenjunga in 1930 and success the following year on Kamet, the highest summit then reached – became th[read more]

signedSmythe, Tony & John Cleare Rock Climbers in Action in Snowdonia
1966 Secker & Warburg London 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 39 bw photos, map, grey cloth; inscribed by Cleare to Irvin, signed Irvin, dj worn, edge reinforced, vg, cloth fine. #23484 $245.00
A well illustrated account, photos by Cleare, of contemporary personalities and hard climbs. Background information for the photos is included in the back. This is a scarce first edition. Neate S134.[read more]

Snaith, Stanley At Grips with Everest
1938 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.258, 7 bw photos, map, silver cloth; xlib, cloth spine darkened, lib number & wear to top spine, markings to eps, vg #23341 $9.00 $7.20
Summary accounts of Everest expeditions through 1938, as well as Kangchenjunga, Nanda Devi, and Nanga Parbat. Neate S137, SB S46, Yak S295. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Shawangunk Mountains: A History of Nature and Man: Snyder, Bradley
Snyder, Bradley The Shawangunk Mountains: A History of Nature and Man
1981 Mohonk Preserve New Paltz 1st, 8vo, pp.48, bw illus, map, appendices, wraps; fine #23517 $9.00 $7.20
This booklet traces the broad outlines of the region’s natural and human history – from the Ice Age to the suburban age, and from wilderness to nature preserve. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Hall of the Mountain King: Snyder, Howard H.
Snyder, Howard H. The Hall of the Mountain King
1973 Scribner's NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.x, 207, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, appendices, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ 1” tear back, else fine, cloth w/ name, fine #11027 $49.00
One view of the disastrous 1967 season on McKinley. Two parties combined to do the climb and seven died. For an opposing view see Wilcox's “White Winds”. This is an important addition to the other literature of this expedition written by Joe Wilcox, James Tabor, Jeffrey Babcock and Andy Hall. This i[read more]

After Everest: The Experiences of a Mountaineer and Medical Missionary: Somervell, T. Howard
Somervell, T. Howard After Everest: The Experiences of a Mountaineer and Medical Missionary
1936 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 339, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 21 bw illus, fldg map, appendix, grey cloth; cloth spine lightly faded, bookplate of Bill Hackett, near fine #22495 $79.00
Somervell was the doctor on the 1922 and 1924 British Everest expeditions, climbed in the Kangchenjunga region after leaving Everest in 1922 and again in 1928, attempted to reach Nanda Devi in 1926 (eight years before Shipton and Tilman’s exploration), and was president of the Alpine Club. Neate S1[read more]

TISHA: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness: Specht, Robert
Specht, Robert TISHA: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
1975 St. Martin’s Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.364, red cloth; dj chipped top spine, edge tears, good, cloth tight, fine #27250 $5.00
A true story of a courageous woman, Anne Hobbs, who, in 1927, at the age of 19, arrives in Chicken, Alaska, to teach the children in this mining settlement. Life is difficult for Anne as she faces hardships such as few school supplies, harsh winter weather, and a community that is very much against [read more]

The Book of the Mountains: Spectorsky, A. C. ed.
Spectorsky, A. C. ed. The Book of the Mountains
1955 Appleton-Century-Crofts NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.x, 492, 64 bw photos, text illus, decorative cloth; clear plastic dj as issued, cloth tight, vg+ #13604 $9.00
An anthology of the literature of mountaineering. Neate S148.[read more]

High Worlds of the Mountain Climber: Spring, Bob & Ira
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibrarySpring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle ltd signed ed #383/2000, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Harvey Manning, Bob & Ira Spring, dj separated along rear flap, chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, good, cloth fine #24952 $27.00
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibrarySpring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle ltd signed ed #476/2000, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Harvey Manning, Bob & Ira Spring, dj rubbed on spine, chip bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ Prouty & AAC/Prouty bookplates, fine #24953 $29.00 $26.10
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, ph[read more]

High Worlds of the Mountain Climber: Spring, Bob & Ira
Spring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; cloth tight, vg #27396 $15.00 $12.75
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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