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Faure, Gabriel The Italian Lakes: Maggiore, Como, Orta, Varese, Lugano, Iseo, Garda
c1925 Hale, Cushman & Flint Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.143, 203 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth spine pulled, name, vg- #25137 $5.00 $4.00
A companion volume to Faure’s ‘Dolomites’. 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 f[read more]

The Struggle for Everest: Finch, George Ingle (George W. Rodway, ed.)
signedFinch, George Ingle (George W. Rodway, ed.) The Struggle for Everest
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.232, 70 bw photos, 11 drawings, 2 maps, red cloth; signed George Rodway, dj & cloth new #25101 $44.95 $39.95
The first English translation of Finch’s ‘Der Kampf um den Everest’. Finch was a key member of the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition, a mountaineering endeavor which resulted in the world’s first climbing foray above 8000m, and President of the Alpine Club from 1959-61. His approach to mountai[read more]

From a Tramp’s Wallet: A Life of Douglas William Freshfield: Fisher, Hervey
signedFisher, Hervey From a Tramp’s Wallet: A Life of Douglas William Freshfield
2001 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 307, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 14 drawings, 2 maps, appendix, burgundy cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth w/ inscription, fine #22296 $25.00 $19.00
Freshfield was a member of the privileged class and thus was able to devote his life to mountain exploration and the promotion of geographical study, starting in 1863 with his record of being the youngest schoolboy to scale Mont Blanc. His three expeditions to the unknown Caucasus and to the unmappe[read more]

Bibliography of American Mountaineering Ascents: Fisher, Joel. E.
Fisher, Joel. E. Bibliography of American Mountaineering Ascents
1946 AAC NY 1st, 8vo, pp.299, brown cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #23358 $45.00 $34.00
A most useful reference to early ascents with references to a wide variety of sources – AJ, AAJ, Appalachia, CAJ, Harvard Mountaineering Bulletin, Mazama, Mountaineer, Sierra Club Bulletin, Trail & Timberline, and others. To see all of our Sale Items, click [read more]

Expedition Yukon: Fisher, Marnie, ed.
Fisher, Marnie, ed. Expedition Yukon
[1972] Thomas Nelson Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.200, 16 color & many bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj unclipped, vg, cloth w/ bookplate remnant & withdrawn stamp on half-title, withdrawn stamp on top page edge, vg #13692 $9.00 $7.00
The 1967 Yukon Alpine Centennial Expedition placed over 250 climbers in the St. Elias Mountains and made many first ascents in the Centennial Range. This is the complete account of what was the largest mountaineering expedition ever to take place. To see all of our Sale Items,
Fleming, Peter Bayonets to Lhasa: The First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904
1984 Oxford Hong Kong rep, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; near fine #24256 $5.00 $4.00
Account of events surrounding Younghusband’s 1904 expedition to Tibet. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers: Forbes, James, D.
Forbes, James, D. Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers
1843 Adam & Charles Black Edinburgh 1st, 4to, pp.x, 424, 4 pgs ads, color litho frontis, 1 color & 7 bw lithos, 9 color topo sketches, 2 maps (1 lg fldg), text illus, appendices, orig blindstamped green cloth w/ gilt lettered spine with a 3-pg contemporary hand-written note; cloth spine faded, sharp corners, front hinge starting, name of J. Ladd to fep, fldg map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26523 $2,495.00 $1,795.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first[read more]

The Avalanche Enigma: Fraser, Colin
Fraser, Colin The Avalanche Enigma
1966 McNally Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.301, 48 bw photos, 14 figs, appendix, map eps, green cloth; dj near fine, cloth w/ some speckling to spine, near fine #21899 $19.00 $9.00
Fraser worked for the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research and was in Switzerland during the terrifying winter of 1950-51. He describes avalanches and explains the processes that create them in layman’s terms and provides many accounts of accidents to illustrate the technical poi[read more]

Freeman, Lewis R. On the Roof of the Rockies: The Great Columbia Icefield of the Canadian Rockies
1925 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 270, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, gold dec blue cloth; cloth spine faded, sticker mark bottom spine, good #25138 $24.00 $19.20
Account of a photographic surveying expedition. Neate F60. 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 [read more]

Mont Blanc and the Seven Valleys: Frison-Roche, R. & Pierre Tairraz
Frison-Roche, R. & Pierre Tairraz Mont Blanc and the Seven Valleys
1961 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.267, photo frontis, 169 bw photos, fldg map back, blue cloth; cloth very good, map w/ marker outline, very good #13570 $9.00 $7.65
A well-illustrated book on Mont Blanc and the surrounding valleys. See Neate F76. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

A History of Mountain Climbing: Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty
Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty A History of Mountain Climbing
1996 Flammarion NY 1st, 4to, pp.335, 206 color & 169 bw photos, 58 color & 99 bw illus, 5 color maps, black cloth; dj chipped top right corner, pulled top spine, sticker on back, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #25139 $35.00 $15.00
A profusely illustrated work focusing on the history of climbing in the Alps and other great mountain ranges. Includes biographies of 50 great climbers and a bibliography. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountaineering: A Woman’s Guide: Gabbard, Andrea
Gabbard, Andrea Mountaineering: A Woman’s Guide
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.126, 63 bw photos, sketches, appendix, wraps; new #14262 $14.95 $11.95
Discusses alpine skills for women beginning with the author’s own climb of Rainier. Covers training, outfitting, safety, equipment, and techniques for high altitude climbing. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Gallagher, Nora, ed Patagonia: Notes from the Field
1999 Chronicle Books SF 1st, 8vo, pp.144, photo frontis, 71 color & 2 bw photos, grey cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25140 $15.00 $12.00
A nice collection of stories from the pages of Patagonia’s catalogue, with about a third previously unpublished. From the mountain community, contributors include Yvon Chouinard, Kitty Calhoun, Warren Hollinger, Ron Matous, Rick Ridgeway, Victor Saunders, and Mark Wilford. This book is from the [read more]

Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Gammelgaard, Lene
signedGammelgaard, Lene Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 211, 29 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #16919 $39.00 $25.00
Lene Gammelgaard was a friend of Scott Fischer and a member of his Mountain Madness team in 1996. She became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Everest. She recounts the weeks leading up to the fateful summit day and the devastating night spent huddled on the South Col with the remn[read more]

Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Gammelgaard, Lene
Gammelgaard, Lene Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 211, 29 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj bumped on corners, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ pen notation regarding Reinhold Messner, tight, fine #15749 $25.00 $9.00
Lene Gammelgaard was a friend of Scott Fischer and a member of his Mountain Madness team in 1996. She became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Everest. She recounts the weeks leading up to the fateful summit day and the devastating night spent huddled on the South Col with the remn[read more]

The Bugaboos: An Alpine History: Garden, J. F.
signedGarden, J. F. The Bugaboos: An Alpine History
1987 Footprint BC 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.156, color frontis, 119 color & 11 bw photos, black cloth; signed Fred Beckey, dj vg+, cloth w/ bookplate, frontis torn/taped, vg #15040 $59.00 $19.00
History and climbs, up to the 1980's, of these British Columbia peaks, with beautiful photos. Signed by Fred Beckey who wrote the introduction. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Männer des Sechsten Grades [Men of the Sixth Grade]: Garobbio, Aurelio
Garobbio, Aurelio Männer des Sechsten Grades [Men of the Sixth Grade]
1966 Albert Müller Zürich 1st German, 8vo, pp.360, 48 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ top edge ruffled, near fine, cloth fine #26510 $29.00 $19.00
A look at the then current state of climbing and those pushing the grade in the Alps. This was published seven years before Messner’s book ‘The Seventh Grade’. First published in Italian. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, cl[read more]

Geologischer Querschnitt des Karakorum vom Indus zum Shaksgam: Geologische Ergebnisse der Österreichischen Himalaya-Karakorum-Expedition 1956: Gattinger, T. E.
Gattinger, T. E. Geologischer Querschnitt des Karakorum vom Indus zum Shaksgam: Geologische Ergebnisse der Österreichischen Himalaya-Karakorum-Expedition 1956
1961 Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.118, 29 bw photos (6 fldg pans in pocket), 7 sketches, 2 lg color & 1 lg bw fldg maps in pocket, 1 bw map, wraps; tight, pans & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27176 $95.00 $75.00
[Geological Cross Section of the Karakorum from the Indus to the Shaksgam: Geological Results of the Austrian Himalayan Karakorum Expedition 1956] Geologist Gattinger was a member of the Austrian expedition led by Fritz Moravec which made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. This geological[read more]

Pilote des Glaciers: Geiger, Hermann
signedGeiger, Hermann Pilote des Glaciers
1955 Arthaude Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 48 bw photos, 12 drawings, appendix, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 1957, dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth vg+ #25278 $59.00 $19.00
Geiger was a noted Swiss mountain rescue pilot who developed the art of glacier landings in a fixed-wing plane. He had over 600 rescues to his credit before dying in a plane accident. In French. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

On the Admiration of Mountains, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, with A Description of the Riven Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus With: On Conrad Gesner and The Mountaineering of Theuerdank, by J. Monroe Thorington: Gesner, Conrad
Gesner, Conrad On the Admiration of Mountains, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, with A Description of the Riven Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus With: On Conrad Gesner and The Mountaineering of Theuerdank, by J. Monroe Thorington
1937 Grabhorn Press San Francisco Ltd ed 325, 4to, pp.55, 8 woodcuts, uncut, quarter tan cloth w/ patterned boards; xlib, plain dj lightly rubbed, vg, cloth w/ bookplate on fep, lib stamps on dedication page, else fine #27560 $165.00 $145.00
Gesner (1516-1565) was a Swiss physician, naturalist, bibliographer, philologist, and is regarded as the greatest of all figures in the medieval period of mountaineering being accorded the distinction of the being the first man to climb for sheer pleasure. Although primarily for puposes of botanical[read more]

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