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Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond
1963 Gollanz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 78 bw photos, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, edge tears, vg, cloth near fine #19005 $140.00
Terray (1921-1965) was a superb French mountaineer who made many first ascents. He climbed the Eiger (1947, second ascent; 1957), Annapurna (1950), Fitzroy (1952, first ascent), Makalu (1955, first ascent), Jannu (1962, first ascent), and more. He was killed while guiding a rock climb near Grenoble,[read more]

The Borders of the Impossible: From the Alps to Annapurna: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel The Borders of the Impossible: From the Alps to Annapurna
1964 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 47 photos, 10 maps, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #12446 $15.00 $12.75
Terray, a superb French mountaineer, climbed the Eiger, Annapurna, Fitzroy, Makalu, Jannu, and more. This is the US edition of ‘Conquistadors of the Useless’. Neate T19, Yak T35. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer: Thompson, Simon
Thompson, Simon A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 318, 10 bw photos, 8 illus, 4 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26550 $33.95
In 1894, Martin Conway became the first man to walk the Alps 'from end to end' when he completed a 1,000-mile journey from the Col de Tende in Italy to the summit of the Ankogel in Austria. On a midsummer's morning, nearly 120 years later, Thompson followed in his footsteps, setting out to explore [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryThorington, J. Monroe A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century
1943 AAC [NY] 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 83, frontis, 43 bw illus, red cloth; cloth w/ top spine chipped, former label mark bottom spine, lib label on front cover, remnant of Thorington bookplate, DPL & AAC/Thorington bookplates, DPL stamp to title/copyright page & top edge, pen additions in back in Thorington’s hand, tight, vg #24961 $75.00 $67.50
A detailed account of ascents from 1819 to 1899 derived from original accounts, diaries, letters, etc. Neate T29. Thorington, James Monroe (1894 – 1989) – AAC President (1941-43), Honorary Member (1949), member Alpine Club (honorary), Alpine Club of Canada (honorary), Deutschen und Österreichisc[read more]

A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century: Thorington, J. Monroe
Thorington, J. Monroe A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century
1943 AAC [NY] 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 83, frontis, 43 bw illus, red cloth; cloth w/ some rubbing to spine text, tight, fine #24960 $75.00
A detailed account of ascents from 1819 to 1899 derived from original accounts, diaries, letters, etc. Neate T29.[read more]

Putting South Georgia on the Map: Duncan Carse’s South Georgia Surveys of 1951-56: Trendall, Alec
signedTrendall, Alec Putting South Georgia on the Map: Duncan Carse’s South Georgia Surveys of 1951-56
2011 Pvt Pub Australia Ltd ed 200, 4to, pp.216, frontis sketch, 107 color & 6 bw photos, 2 illus, 9 color maps, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth bumped from shipping, else new #25890 $125.00
The sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, about 170 kilometres long and up to 30 kilometres wide, lies at the southern end of the Atlantic Ocean, about 2000 kilometres east of Cape Horn. Its icy mountain spine rises nearly 3000 metres out of the ocean, like a misplaced section of the Alps. The is[read more]

A Pioneer In The High Alps: Alpine Letters and Diaries: Tuckett, F. F.
American Alpine Club LibraryTuckett, F. F. A Pioneer In The High Alps: Alpine Letters and Diaries
1920 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 372, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 bw photos, 6 sketches, uncut, brown cloth; cloth spine darkened as usual, top spine chipped, # bottom spine, remnant of AAC bookplate, NY Public Library stamp on frontis verso & copyright page, label remnant rep, good #25061 $145.00 $104.40
Tuckett climbed extensively in the latter nineteenth century, making many first ascents in the Alps, and adopted the scientific approach to mountain travel. Neate T69. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Lib[read more]

Tyndall, John Hours of Exercise in the Alps
1897 Appleton NY reprint, 8vo, pp.x, 473, frontis, 6 bw illus, teg, ½ leather & marbled boards; rubbed, vg. #11717 $39.00
Tyndall was an outstanding Irish scientist who made the first ascent of the Weisshorn and almost made the first ascent of the Matterhorn. This also includes his climbs on the Eiger, Jungfrau, etc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate T76.[read more]

The Wonderful World of Mountains: The Austrian Alps: Uitz, Martin, ed.
signedUitz, Martin, ed. The Wonderful World of Mountains: The Austrian Alps
2002 Federal Press Service Vienna 1st, oblong 4to, pp.148, photo ep, 94 color & 9 bw photos, color fig, 2 graphs, 3 tables, 2 color maps, pictorial cloth; inscribed, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #26800 $45.00
A nice celebration of the Austrian Alps produced as a contribution to the International Year of Mountains 2002. Chapters cover tourism, structural history, glaciers, plants, fauna, living, agriculture, caves, and more. There is also a nice chapter devoted to Austrian mountaineers on the world’s high[read more]

Underhill, Miriam Give Me the Hills
1956 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.252, color frontis, 3 color & 45 bw photos, green cloth; dj chipped top spine, vg, cloth fine. #10205 $39.00
Born in New Hampshire, Ms. Underhill was vice-president of the Ladies Alpine Club. This is her story of climbs in the Alps, Dolomites, Rockies and the White Mountains. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate U06.[read more]

signedUnsworth, Walt North Face: The Second Conquest of the Alps
1969 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.160, 12 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington, xlib, dj w/ sticker bottom spine, some edge wear, vg, cloth w/ browing from tape to eps (but no tape), stamp on half-title, vg+. #24294 $65.00
Alpine triumphs, and tragedies, from Mummery in 1892 to Harlin in 1966. Neate U24.[read more]

Matterhorn from the Southwest Poster: Washburn, Brad
Washburn, Brad Matterhorn from the Southwest Poster
Image size 23" x 17.25", Poster size 28" x 22", text states "Matterhorn The Matterhorn seen from the Southwest, Late Afternoon, 1958", black & white w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; rolled, new #22901 $45.00 $36.00
Brad Washburn's aerial photographs are legendary for their detail and simplicity. This great photograph, taken in 1958, depicts the summit of the Matterhorn and is the image used on the cover of the book 'Bradford Washburn: Mountain Photography'. Brad Washburn was one of the leading mountain phot[read more]

Among the Alps with Bradford: Washburn, Bradford
Washburn, Bradford Among the Alps with Bradford
1927 Putnam's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 160, ads, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, map eps, orange cloth; cloth spine slightly rubbed, near fine #25675 $95.00
Brad describes exploring the peaks about Chamonix, making the Charmoz-Grépon traverse, and his attempt on Mont Blanc. The first of Brad’s three books in this series. Neate W24.[read more]

Washburn, Bradford Washburn: Extraordinary Adventures of a Young Mountaineer
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 236, 32 bw photos, wraps; near fine #25174 $9.00 $7.20
Back in print – the three Washburn Boys’ Books by Boys! ‘Among the Alps with Bradford’ (1927) in which Brad describes exploring the peaks about Chamonix, making the Charmoz-Grépon traverse, and his attempt on Mont Blanc. ‘Bradford on Mount Washington’ (1928) describes a winter ascent of New Englan[read more]

Washburn: Extraordinary Adventures of a Young Mountaineer: Washburn, Bradford
signedWashburn, Bradford Washburn: Extraordinary Adventures of a Young Mountaineer
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 236, 32 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #23435 $45.00
Back in print – the three Washburn Boys’ Books by Boys! ‘Among the Alps with Bradford’ (1927) in which Brad describes exploring the peaks about Chamonix, making the Charmoz-Grépon traverse, and his attempt on Mont Blanc. ‘Bradford on Mount Washington’ (1928) describes a winter ascent of New Englan[read more]

Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps: Weston, Rev. Walter
Weston, Rev. Walter Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps
1896 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 346, 35 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, gilt-lettered green cloth; cloth spine/edges darkened, upper rear spine edge worn, miss ffep, name of John Ladd on half-title, maps w/ original folds & no tears, good+ #26529 $895.00 $645.00
Weston is considered to be the father of mountaineering in Japan. From the collection of William S. Ladd with his son’s name in small print. A scarce classic. Neate W45. Ladd, William S., MD. (1887 – 1949) – AAC Councilor (1923-25), Vice-President (1926-28), President (1929-31), Honorary Mem[read more]

The Playground of the Far East: Weston, Rev. Walter
Weston, Rev. Walter The Playground of the Far East
1918 John Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 333, (5), 21 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, orange cloth; cloth spine lightly faded, name & bp, booksellers stamp, miss ¼ of free rep, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, vg #27434 $275.00 $225.00
This is a follow-up to Weston’s first book, ‘Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps’, in which he discusses Mount Fuji, the Northern Alps, the Southern Alps, and more. Neate W46. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69: Whymper, Edward
Whymper, Edward Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69
1871 John Murray London 1st ed, 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.xviii, 432, frontis, 22 bw full page (1 fldg) & 92 text illus, 5 maps (4 fldg, 1 color), apps, marbled eps, teg, raised bands, 6 spine panels w/ red leather title patch & green leather author patch, ¾ tan & marbled boards; boards rubbed/darkening, edge wear, owner’s label on fep, signature on ½ title dated May 1872, & on back of frontis dated 1872, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26896 $395.00
Whymper (1840-1911) was a leading English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author who was obsessed with being the first to climb the Matterhorn. In this mountaineering classic he recounts details of his early climbs and accounts of early attempts on the Matterhorn, culminating in his successf[read more]

Whymper, Edward Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69
1893 John Murray London 4th, thick 8vo, pp.xviii, 432, frontis, 21 bw full page & 107 text illus, 5 fldg maps, appendices, teg, uncut; cloth lightly rubbed, name, bookplate, tape marks to eps, else vg+. #23492 $350.00
Whymper became obsessed with being the first to climb the Matterhorn, finally succeeding in 1865. This fourth edition restores a chapter not in the third edition and has more illustrations than in previous editions. One of the great classics of mountaineering. Neate W65.[read more]

The Ascent of the Matterhorn: Whymper, Edward
Whymper, Edward The Ascent of the Matterhorn
1880 John Murray London 3rd, 8vo, pp.xxii, 325, frontis w/ tissue guard, 13 full-page illus, 91 text illus, 2 fldg maps (1 color), appendices, gilt-dec blue cloth; cloth worn top/bottom spine, 2.5” split to cloth on back spine edge, bookplate, 1 map w/ small wear hole, tight, else vg #27606 $125.00
Whymper (1840-1911) was a leading English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author who was obsessed with being the first to climb the Matterhorn. In this mountaineering classic he recounts details of his early climbs and accounts of early attempts on the Matterhorn, culminating in his successf[read more]

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