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Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23903 $29.00
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R47.[read more]

Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer: Robertson, Janet
signedRobertson, Janet Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 208, 39 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj & cloth new #14181 $49.00
A most interesting biography of one of the first women and first Americans to go mountaineering thoughout the world. Partridge climbed extensively during the 1930s and 1940s in Colorado, the Tetons, Columbia, the Canadian Rockies and the Swiss Alps. In 1950, serving as official expedition photograph[read more]

Die Klassischen Gipfelbesteigungen der Alpen [The Classic Summit Ascents of the Alps]: Roch, André
Roch, André Die Klassischen Gipfelbesteigungen der Alpen [The Classic Summit Ascents of the Alps]
1951 Rascher Verlag Zürich 1st, 4to, pp.24, 80, 80 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; cloth pulled top spine, tight, vg #27391 $15.00 $12.75
A nice photo book of great Alpine ascents, similar in style to Rébuffat’s photo books. This is the German edition of ‘Belles Ascensions Alpines’, published in France, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

On Rock and Ice: Mountaineering in Photographs: Roch, André
Roch, André On Rock and Ice: Mountaineering in Photographs
1947 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 87, photo frontis, 80 bw photos, brown cloth; dj lightly rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #23091 $25.00 $15.00
A very nice portfolio of peaks in the Alps. Neate R59. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedRose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; signed Ed Douglas, dj fine, cloth fine. #21099 $45.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

Rose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; dj & cloth new #18679 $25.00 $20.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

Russell, Scott Mountain Prospect
1946 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 248, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; cloth vg+. #12093 $12.00
Russell describes his experiences in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the Arctic, and Karakoram. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R98.[read more]

Fünfzig Sommer in den Bergen: Erlebnisse und Erkenntnisse [Fifty Summers in the Mountains: Experiences and Insights]: Schmid, Walter
Schmid, Walter Fünfzig Sommer in den Bergen: Erlebnisse und Erkenntnisse [Fifty Summers in the Mountains: Experiences and Insights]
1970 Hallwag Bern 1st, 8vo, pp.343, 14 color & 60 bw photos, 2 color illus, orange cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ 1 photo section loose, else fine #27393 $7.00 $5.95
Schmid authored several books on the Alps and here details his many alpine climbs. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Glückliche Tage auf Hohen Bergen: Die Viertausender der Schweizer Alpen [Happy Days on High Mountains: The Four-Thousanders of the Swiss Alps]: Schmid, Walter
Schmid, Walter Glückliche Tage auf Hohen Bergen: Die Viertausender der Schweizer Alpen [Happy Days on High Mountains: The Four-Thousanders of the Swiss Alps]
nd Hallwag Bern 5th, 8vo, pp.326, 108 bw photos, oatmeal cloth; cloth tight, fine #27394 $9.00 $7.65
Schmid authored several books on the Alps and here covers a number of the Swiss 4000ers including Monte Rosa, Matterhron, Monte Rosa, Grand Combin, Breithorn, Jungfrau, Schreckhorn, and more. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, c[read more]

Schmidtmann, Waldemar Devil: The Life Story of a Chamois in the Austrian Alps
1936 Appleton-Century NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, frontis, sketches, green cloth; dj worn, taped spine, tear along front flap edge, good, cloth rubbed, vg. #23060 $19.00
The story of a chamois buck from birth to death on the pine-clad slopes of the Austrian Alps. Uncommon.[read more]

Peaks and Pleasant Pastures: Schuster, Claud
Schuster, Claud Peaks and Pleasant Pastures
1911 Clarendon Press Oxford 1st, 8vo, pp.227, 5 maps, uncut, gilt lettered blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #23092 $25.00
This, partly a collection of Schuster’s mountain articles, covers his climbing in the Alps from 1902 to 1911. It is regarded as the best of his four books. Neate S28.[read more]

Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus: Schwartz, Susan E. B.
Schwartz, Susan E. B. Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 283, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #23997 $21.95
Kraus was a legendary rock climber, known for hair-raising ascents on two continents. He spent his early years climbing in the Austrian Alps (1920s) and Dolomites (1930s). Following his escape from Nazi Germany, he partnered with Fritz Wiessner and made many first ascents in the Shawangunks over t[read more]

A La Conquête de l'Impossible: Seigneur, Yannick
Seigneur, Yannick A La Conquête de l'Impossible
1976 Flammarion Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 14 bw photos, wraps; vg+ #13035 $19.00 $5.00
Accounts of Seigneur's climbs in the Alps, Andes, (Huascaran), and Himalaya (Makalu and Gasherbrum II). In French, no English translation. Perret 4004, Yak S136. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

You Think That's Bad: Stories: Shepard, Jim
Shepard, Jim You Think That's Bad: Stories
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.225, black/white cloth; dj & cloth new #25706 $24.95
Shepard, a previous finalist for the National Book Award, presents a wildly diverse collection of 11 fictional stories. Included are reluctant soldiers, workaholic artists, female explorers, depraved murderers, deluded losers, and mountaineers! Of principal interest here are stories of Freya Stark[read more]

Seven Climbs: Finding the Finest Climb on Each Continent: Sherwood, Charles
signedSherwood, Charles Seven Climbs: Finding the Finest Climb on Each Continent
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.180, 86 color & 7 bw photos, 7 figs, 2 maps, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27698 $29.95
Sherwood is on a quest to find the best climb on each continent. He eschews the traditional Seven Summits, where height alone is the determining factor, and instead considers mountaineering challenge, natural beauty, and historical context, aiming to capture the diverse character of each continent a[read more]

Shirakawa, Yoshikazu The Alps
1975 Abrams NY 1st, 4to, pp.136, 56 color photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23426 $25.00
Another in Shirakawa’s fine photo coverages of the world’s mountain ranges. This book weighs 3.5 pounds.[read more]

The Beckoning Silence: Simpson, Joe
Simpson, Joe The Beckoning Silence
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, 26 color & 14 bw photos, photo eps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #22441 $39.00
Another tale from Joe Simpson! In this one he examines the exhilaration and despair he has encountered in the mountains, leading him to leave mountaineering. He takes us to Bolivia, the Alps, Colorado, and Spain before confronting his final mountain – the Eiger’s North Face. Winner 2003 National [read more]

Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites: Smart, David
Smart, David Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites
2020 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.247, 56 bw photos, tan cloth; dj & cloth new #27686 $34.95
Between 1925 and his death in 1940, Emilio Comici was the pre-eminent climber in the Eastern Alps, the hotbed of global rock climbing at that time. He made first ascents on some of the highest and most notorious walls in the Alps, including the northwest face of the Civetta, as well as dozens of oth[read more]

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]

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