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Smith, George Alan Introduction to Mountaineering
1957 Barnes NY 1st, 4to, pp.xiv, 128, photo frontis, 53 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ large chips, good, cloth fine #23888 $5.00 $4.00
An introduction to general mountaineering skills before kernmantle ropes, short tools, and step-in crampons. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S100. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom and Idolatry: Smith, George Alan & Carol D. Smith
Smith, George Alan & Carol D. Smith The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom and Idolatry
1968 Pitman NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 361, 20 color & 11 bw photos, drawings, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth w/ slight bleeding of cover dye to upper portion of rear eps & several pages, else fine #11868 $15.00 $12.00
Excerpts from many mountaineering writers, including Herzog, Evans, Engel, Hillary, Mallory, Mummery, Whymper, Noyce, Tenzing, Shipton, and many others. A nice copy. Neate S99. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of tr[read more]

The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom and Idolatry: Smith, George Alan & Carol D. Smith
Smith, George Alan & Carol D. Smith The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom and Idolatry
1968 Pitman NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 361, 20 color & 11 bw photos, drawings, black cloth; dj w/ ½” tear top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #11602 $9.00 $7.65
Excerpts from many mountaineering writers, including Herzog, Evans, Engel, Hillary, Mallory, Mummery, Whymper, Noyce, Tenzing, Shipton, and many others. Neate S99. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Camp Six: An Account of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition: Smythe, Frank
Smythe, Frank Camp Six: An Account of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition
1938 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, 8vo, pp.315, illus, appendix, tan cloth; cloth tight, vg #12854 $15.00 $12.75
Smythe's account of the 1933 British Mount Everest Expedition includes his experiences at the high camp and his solo summit attempt. One of the Everest classics, credited as an inspirational book by Hillary in “High Adventure”. See Neate S114, SB S42, Yak S288. To see all of our Sale Items, [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,
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]

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]

Spufford, Frances I May Be Some Time
1997 US 8vo 2nd, prtg, pp.372, 12 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #22215 $26.95 $19.95
About the Poles as they have been perceived, dreamed, and desired. Explores myth as myth, showing how Scott’s death was the culmination of a long-running national enchantment with vast empty spaces, the beauty of untrodden snow, and perilous journeys to the ends of the earth. Winner of the 1997 Ba[read more]

The Voyage of the Huron and The Huntress: The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica: Stackpole, Edouard A.
Stackpole, Edouard A. The Voyage of the Huron and The Huntress: The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica
Nov 1955 Marine Historical Assoc Mystic, CT 1st, 8vo, pp.86, 5 plates, 9 sketches/maps, loose fldg map, gray wraps; light wear, very good #26708 $29.00 $7.65
‘A discussion of some of the lesser known sealing voyages of the early 1820s.’ – Rosove. With the often-missing separate folding map titled ‘Shetlands du Sud et Coté de l’Antarctide Sud-Américaine. 2me Expédition Antarctique Française (1908-1910)’ depicting the South Shetlands and the tip of Palmer [read more]

Todeszone: Die Story der Erfolgreichen und Tragischen Skibesteigung des 8152m Hohen Cho Oyu [Dead Zone: The Story of the Successful and Tragic Ski Ascension of 8152m High Cho Oyu]: Stammberger, Fritz
Stammberger, Fritz Todeszone: Die Story der Erfolgreichen und Tragischen Skibesteigung des 8152m Hohen Cho Oyu [Dead Zone: The Story of the Successful and Tragic Ski Ascension of 8152m High Cho Oyu]
1972 EOS Verlag St. Ottilien 1st, 8vo, pp.124, 4 color & 8 bw photos, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ light edge wear, else fine, internally fine #12165 $129.00 $95.00
Stammberger, a noted ski mountaineer, had several expeditions to the Himalaya and was editor of Climbing magazine. In 1964 he was a member of a small five-person team which attempted Cho Oyu. Stammberger claimed a successful ascent but this is in dispute. He did, however, make a ski descent from 24,[read more]

Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond: Steele, Peter
Steele, Peter Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 27 bw photos, 21 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #12321 $24.95 $15.20
Steele’s delightful biography of Shipton, legendary mountain explorer, provides insight into this enigmatic character, who is still the role model for post-war expedition climbers. Steele had access to Shipton’s family, friends, diaries, and personal letters to trace his life from early farming day[read more]

Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900: Stone, Irving
Stone, Irving Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900
1956 Doubleday Garden City 1st, 8vo, pp.459, map eps, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #27397 $5.00 $4.25
Acclaimed author stone details the early opening up of California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado and focuses on such men as John Sutter, whose dream of paradise was shattered by the California Gold Rush; Brigham Young and the Mormons, who tamed the desert with Bible texts; and the silver kings and the m[read more]

Climbing Big Walls: Strassman, Mike
Strassman, Mike Climbing Big Walls
1990 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.115, illus, wraps; fine #10141 $8.00 $6.40
Includes required gear and support systems needed for the big ones. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

A Winter Circuit of Our Arctic Coast: A Narrative of a Journey with Dog-Sleds Around the Entire Arctic Coast of Alaska: Stuck, Hudson
Stuck, Hudson A Winter Circuit of Our Arctic Coast: A Narrative of a Journey with Dog-Sleds Around the Entire Arctic Coast of Alaska
1920 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 360, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 33 bw photos, errata slip, 2 fldg maps, blue cloth; cloth w/ small nick to spine edge, rear hinge cracked, vg, maps w/ original folds, fine #25862 $95.00 $65.00
Stuck’s narrative of a one year journey (1917-18) from Fort Yukon to Kotzebue, to Point Hope, and then to Point Barrow. Includes much on the early exploration in the region. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies: Stutfield, Hugh E. M. & J. Norman Collie
Stutfield, Hugh E. M. & J. Norman Collie Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies
1903 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 343, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 full-page & 56 half-page bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), uncut, gilt-lettered grey cloth; cloth tight, map w/ no tears & orig folds but separated from map tab (easily reattachable), else fine #23010 $375.00 $349.00
A very nice copy of one of the classics of the Canadian Rockies. Neate S177. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedSwain, Todd The Gunks Guide
1995 Chockstone Evergreen 3rd, small 8vo, pp.x, 387, 82 bw photos, maps, wrap; inscribed ‘Phil, Years of great stories from this place. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, fine #25215 $19.00 $15.20
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]

Mountain World 1954: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1954
1954 Harper NY 8vo, pp.224, 55 bw photos (6 fldg), 12 maps/sketches, brown cloth; dj rubbed, chipped, vg, cloth w/ inscription, near fine #9936 $29.00 $24.00
Includes first ascents of Everest, Nun Kun, and Nanga Parbat and the American attempt on K2. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S113. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountain World 1955: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1955
1955 Harper NY 8vo, pp.222, 55 bw photos (7 fldg), 12 maps, brown cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #11460 $29.00 $24.00
Includes first ascents of K2 and Cho Oyu as well as attempts on Makalu. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S114. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountain World 1958/59: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1958/59
1959 Harper NY 8vo, pp.208, 52 bw photos (12 fldg), 6 maps (1 color fldg), brown cloth; dj rubbed, chipped/taped top spine, vg, cloth fine #15049 $29.00 $24.00
Includes the first ascents of Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, and Manaslu. Diemberger provides his account of the first ascent of Broad Peak and his final climb with Hermann Buhl on Chogolisa. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S116. To see all of our Sale Items, click[read more]

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