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I Chose to Climb: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris I Chose to Climb
1973 Gollancz London 4th, 8vo, pp.207, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, 4 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18724 $45.00
Chris' first book tracing his roots from Snowdonia, to the Alps, to the Himalaya. Neate B132, Yak B211.[read more]

I Chose to Climb: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris I Chose to Climb
1975 Gollancz London 5th, 8vo, pp.207, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, 4 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; signed, dj spine not faded like most copies, fine, cloth w/ initials & date, fine #11072 $59.00 $47.20
Chris' first book tracing his roots from Snowdonia, to the Alps, to the Himalaya. Neate B132, Yak B211. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

I Chose to Climb: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris I Chose to Climb
1969 Gollancz London 3rd, 8vo, pp.207, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, 4 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, wear spot on front, vg, cloth w/ name stamp on ½ title/top edge, near fine #9532 $49.00 $39.20
Chris' first book tracing his roots from Snowdonia, to the Alps, to the Himalaya. Neate B132, Yak B211. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age: Braham, Trevor
Braham, Trevor When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 314, 20 color & 24 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ Award sticker, dj & cloth new #23628 $39.95
It was during the mid-to-late Victorian era, the Golden Age of mountaineering, when a band of British mountaineers began to explore the higher reaches and peaks of the Alps. Braham tells this story primarily through the lives of six Victorian founding fathers – Alfred Wills, John Tyndall, Leslie Ste[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1967 Gollancz London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj is color facsimile, cloth fine #23013 $125.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Mustagh Tower and Kangchenjunga. He also had several climbs with Bonington and summitted Kangchenjunga with Band. Neate B185, Yak B272.[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1967 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed on loosly-inserted tag, dj vg+, cloth w/ partial separation in front gutter, else near fine #9556 $185.00 $175.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Kangchenjunga (1955), with George Band, and Mustagh Tower (1956), with McNaught-Davis. He also had several climbs with Bonington. Neate B185, Yak B272. To see all of our[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1969 Gollancz London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped, rubbed, good+, cloth near fine #24801 $59.00 $53.10
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Mustagh Tower and Kangchenjunga. He also had several climbs with Bonington and summitted Kangchenjunga with Band. Neate B185, Yak B272. This book is from the collection o[read more]

The Burgess Book of Lies: Burgess, Adrian & Alan
signedBurgess, Adrian & Alan The Burgess Book of Lies
1994 Rocky Mountain Books/Cloudcap Calgary/Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.463, 23 color & 26 bw photos, yellow cloth; signed Aid & Al Burgess, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25321 $155.00
The Burgess twins are well noted for their exploits on and off the mountains! Here are entertaining stories from the Alps to Logan, McKinley to Fitzroy, Dhaulagiri to Everest, and many places in between. The original hardcover editions are rather scarce.[read more]

The Burgess Book of Lies: Burgess, Adrian & Alan
Burgess, Adrian & Alan The Burgess Book of Lies
2001 Mountaineers Seattle 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.463, 49 bw photos, wraps; new #26961 $24.95
The Burgess twins are well noted for their exploits on and off the mountains! Here are entertaining stories from the Alps to Logan, McKinley to Fitzroy, Dhaulagiri to Everest, and many places in between. The original hardcover editions are rather scarce.[read more]

The Burgess Book of Lies: Burgess, Adrian & Alan
signedBurgess, Adrian & Alan The Burgess Book of Lies
1994 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.463, 23 color & 26 bw photos, yellow cloth; inscribed by Aid to Clint Willis, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ Willis’ address stamp to ffep, tight, fine #27486 $85.00
The Burgess twins are well noted for their exploits on and off the mountains! Here are entertaining stories from the Alps to Logan, McKinley to Fitzroy, Dhaulagiri to Everest, and many places in between. The original hardcover editions are rather scarce. Willis is the author of The Boys of Everes[read more]

The Burgess Book of Lies: Burgess, Adrian & Alan
Burgess, Adrian & Alan The Burgess Book of Lies
1994 Rocky Mountain Books Calgary 1st, 8vo, pp.463, 23 color & 26 bw photos, yellow cloth; dj bumped top spine, else fine, cloth fine #22590 $39.00 $29.00
The Burgess twins are well noted for their exploits on and off the mountains! Here are entertaining stories from the Alps to Logan, McKinley to Fitzroy, Dhaulagiri to Everest, and many places in between. The original hardcover editions are rather scarce. To see all of our Sale Items,
A Passion for Mountains: Burrows-Smith, Hannah, ed.
Burrows-Smith, Hannah, ed. A Passion for Mountains
2014 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, 216 color & 8 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26741 $49.95
A compilation of accounts written by members of the British Mountain Guides, including John Barry, Adrian Burgess, Rob Collister, Alan Hinkes, Martin Moran, Chris Parkin, Andy Perkins, Mike Pescod, Mark Seaton, Victor Saunders, and many others. Documenting both personal climbing and mountaineering a[read more]

Mount Everest North Face (8650m) Poster: Caban, Miroslav
signedCaban, Miroslav Mount Everest North Face (8650m) Poster
Image size 41.25" x 12.75", Poster size 43.5" x 16", geographic locator text states “Kangchenjunga, Makalu”, color w/ white margins; signed in lower right corner, rolled, new #25268 $19.95 $15.96
Miroslav Caban started serious climbing in 1996 and since then has climbed in the Alps (Mount Blanc, Matterhorn, Grossglockner, Grossvenediger, and others), Aconcagua (2000, 2001), K2, Cho Oyu (2002), Everest (2002), Denali (2004), Elbrus (2004), Kilimanjaro (2004), Vinson (2004), Aconcagua (2005), [read more]

Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines: Catlow, Agnes & Maria
Catlow, Agnes & Maria Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines
[1861] James Hogg & Sons London 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xiii, 374, 2 pgs ads, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 tinted & 1 bw lithographs w/ tissue guards, vol II pp.ix, 368, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 9 tinted lithographs w/ tissue guards, gilt & blind-stamped red cloth; cloth rubbed, pulled top of spines, vol II w/ stain mark to lower front corner & hinges starting, good+ set #26521 $295.00 $219.00
The Catlow sisters were natural historians who wrote a number of books. Here they describe their travels in Switzerland and Northern Italy. Included are observations on flora, fauna, geography, topography, and anecdotes of their travels. This is from the Ladd Collection although it does not bear [read more]

Clark, Ronald W. The Alps
1973 Knopf NY 1st, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 32 color & many bw photos, 8 maps, illus eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #11496 $29.00
A monumental biography of the great mountain range. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C54.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth; dj w/ edge tears, good, cloth fine #24811 $29.00 $26.10
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from t[read more]

Clark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth; cloth near fine #23039 $19.00
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, good, cloth w/ Prouty bookplate, near fine #23588 $25.00 $22.50
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, photogr[read more]

The Splendid Hills: The Life and Photographs of Vittorio Sella 1859-1913: Clark, Ronald W.
Clark, Ronald W. The Splendid Hills: The Life and Photographs of Vittorio Sella 1859-1913
1948 Phoenix House London 1st, 4to, pp.x, 118, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, blue cloth; dj taped inside length of spine, lg chip back & spine, unclipped, poor, cloth w/ light fading top/bottom spine, tight, else fine #24812 $175.00
An important biographical sketch of Vittorio Sella, regarded as one of the greatest mountain photographers, with numerous examples of his work from the Alps, Caucasus, Mount St. Elias, Ruwenzori, Himalaya, and Karakoram. This is one of the scarcer items related to Sella. Neate C65.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Victorian Mountaineers
1953 Batsford London 1st, 8vo, pp.232, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, red cloth; signed on paper pasted to fep, dj cover pasted to ffep, cloth lightly rubbed, w/ DPL & AAC/Hall bookplates, vg+ #24814 $65.00 $58.50
Clark presents the leading British climbers of the Victorian Age – Ruskin, Wills, Smith, Hudson, Ball, Tyndall, George, Stephen, Whymper, Brevoort, Coolidge, Straton, Tuckett, Slingsby, Conway, and many others. Neate C67. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its Rocky Mountain [read more]

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