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Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper: Smith, Ian
signedSmith, Ian Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.336, 26 color & 16 bw photos, 34 illus, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25704 $49.95
When just 25 years of age, Edward Whymper crowned a meteoric climbing career with the first ascent of the last great unclimbed summit in the Alps, the Matterhorn. However, this triumph came with a notoriety and a lasting sorrow due to the catastrophic accident on the descent. Whymper then turned h[read more]

A Camera in the Hills: Smythe, Frank
Smythe, Frank A Camera in the Hills
1939 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.147, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, 3” tear along spine edge, good, cloth vg #23926 $9.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. Neate S113.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Alpine Ways
1942 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.106, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, green cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth w/ inscription 1942, vg+. #12105 $19.00
A nice photo album of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S111.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Alpine Ways
1947 Adam & Charles Black London 3rd, 4to, pp.106, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, tan cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ stain lower front corner, vg. #23093 $15.00
A nice photo album of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. Neate S111.[read more]

Smythe, Frank An Alpine Journey
1934 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, photo frontis, 51 bw photos, fldg map, black cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #12104 $29.00
Smythe's journey covers a traverse of the Alps in eastern Switzerland. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S110.[read more]

Smythe, Frank An Alpine Journey
1940 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, small 8vo, pp.317, 5 bw photos, map, tan cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #23340 $15.00
Smythe's journey covers a traverse of the Alps in eastern Switzerland. Neate S110.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Climbs and Ski Runs: Mountaineering and Ski-ing in the Alps, Great Britain and Corsica
1933 Blackwood Edinburgh rep, 8vo, pp.xx, 307, photo frontis, 73 bw photos (1 fldg), blue cloth; cloth w/ browning to spine, inscription 1937, vg. #13475 $29.00
Smythe's first book and regarded by Neate as perhaps his best. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S115.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Mountaineering Holiday
1950 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xi, 229, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine. #12857 $25.00
Focuses on the Dauphine Alps and Mont Blanc's Brenva Face. Neate S123.[read more]

Smythe, Frank My Alpine Album
1947 Adam & Charles Black London 2nd, 4to, pp.147, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj w/ tear top spine, edges rubbed, vg, cloth w/ light fading to spine, bookplate, vg+. #11606 $15.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. This one includes the Eastern & Central Alps, Bernese Oberland, Pennine Alps, and Mont Blanc. Neate S125.[read more]

Smythe, Frank My Alpine Album
1947 Adam & Charles Black London 2nd, 4to, pp.147, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj worn, vg-, cloth lightly mottled, vg+. #12216 $15.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums with descriptive text to accompany each plate. This one includes the Eastern & Central Alps, Bernese Oberland, Pennine Alps, and Mont Blanc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S125.[read more]

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 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 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]

Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing: Steck, Ueli
Steck, Ueli Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.217, wraps; new #27361 $21.95
A climber of incredible strength, Ueli Steck set climbing records for speed and endurance that no one had previously thought possible. This deeply personal and revealing memoir, is the only one of his books to be published in English. In 2016, Ueli established a new speed record on the Eiger’s N[read more]

8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]: Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach
Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach 8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]
2012 Germany 2nd, 8vo, pp.254, 44 color photos, page ribbon, map eps, light blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27485 $19.00
Steck (1976-2017), the Swiss Machine, was an outstanding Swiss mountaineer known for his bold ascents in the Alps and Himalaya. He won a number of awards over the course of his career – Eiger Award (2008), Piolet d’Or (2009, 2014), Kari Unterkircher Award (2010), and National Geographic Adventurer o[read more]

All But One: One Woman's Quest to Climb the 52 Highest Mountains in the Alps: Swindin, Barbara
signedSwindin, Barbara All But One: One Woman's Quest to Climb the 52 Highest Mountains in the Alps
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 274, 63 color & 8 bw photos, bw text illus, map, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26267 $44.95
The Alpine Fourthousanders are 52 magnificent mountains that make up one of the mountaineering world’s major tick-list challenges. Swindin, who describes herself as an ‘ordinary climber’, is a former President of the Gloucestershire Mountaineering Club and Member of the Alpine Club. She describes, w[read more]

signedTemple, Philip The World At Their Feet: The Story of New Zealand Mountaineers in the Great Ranges of the World
1969 Whitcombe & Tombs Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 4 color & 54 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, red cloth; signed George Lowe, dj rubbed, small chip top spine, vg, cloth fine #10162 $85.00
A nice book which traces the development of mountaineering in the Southern Alps and describes the climbs that led to the first ascents of Everest and Kangchenjunga. It then broadens to include other expedition arenas. Includes an appendix listing NZ expeditions from 1935 to 1968. Neate T17.[read more]

signedTemple, Philip The World At Their Feet: The Story of New Zealand Mountaineers in the Great Ranges of the World
1969 Whitcombe & Tombs Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 4 color & 54 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, red cloth; signed Temple & George Band, dj lightly rubbed, near fine, cloth fine. #10163 $95.00
A nice book which traces the development of mountaineering in the Southern Alps and describes the climbs that led to the first ascents of Everest and Kangchenjunga. It then broadens to include other expedition arenas. Includes an appendix listing NZ expeditions from 1935 to 1968. Neate T17.[read more]

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