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Oltre i venti del Nord: Le Nuove Frontiere dell’Alpinismo [Beyond the Northern Winds: The New Frontiers of Alpinism]: Casarotto, Renato
Casarotto, Renato Oltre i venti del Nord: Le Nuove Frontiere dell’Alpinismo [Beyond the Northern Winds: The New Frontiers of Alpinism]
1986 dall'Oglio Milano 1st, 4to, pp.119, 64 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #23394 $79.00
Casarotto (1948-1986) was one of Italy’s top mountaineers of the 1970’s and 80’s with a number of solo climbs in the Alps, Himalaya, and US. He came to North America at least twice (1978, 1984) and describes those climbs here – Canada (Mont Gros Bras, Weeping Wall, Slipstream, Carlsberg Column, Neme[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]

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]

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]

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]

Days to Remember: Adventures and Reflections of a Mountain Guide: Collister, Rob
signedCollister, Rob Days to Remember: Adventures and Reflections of a Mountain Guide
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 149, 28 color & 28 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27224 $25.95
Days to Remember is a collection of tales from well-known Welsh mountain guide Rob Collister - tales of long days on the hill, travelling fast and light, often alone, and always steering well clear of the honeypots. From day trips around his local hills in Wales, to worldwide expeditions including t[read more]

Over the Hills & Far Away: Collister, Rob
Collister, Rob Over the Hills & Far Away
1996 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 190, 26 bw photos, 9 maps, wraps; new #18380 $19.95
Collister presents a variety of mountaineering essays ranging from the Welsh hills to the Antarctic, from the Alps to the Himalaya.[read more]

Brothers of the Mountains: Arturo and Oreste Squinobal – From the Alps to the Himalayas: Cometto, Maria Teresa
Cometto, Maria Teresa Brothers of the Mountains: Arturo and Oreste Squinobal – From the Alps to the Himalayas
2020 US 1st Eng trans, 8vo, pp.211, 25 bw photos, wraps; new #27731 $19.95
Brothers Arturo and Oreste Squinobal led an exciting life: they were carpenters, alpine guides, mountaineers, and protagonists of exceptional climbing exploits in the Alps and the Himalayas in the ‘70s and ‘80s. In an era when expeditions to the most famous peaks in the world have become a commercia[read more]

The Alps: Conway, Sir William Martin
Conway, Sir William Martin The Alps
1904 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.x, 294 + 4 pgs ads, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 69 color plates w/ tissue guards, teg, dec blue cloth; cloth w/ bookplate, lightly rubbed, vg+ #22629 $175.00
Conway’s general description of the Alps and Alpine life. He was president of the Alpine Club from 1902-04. Neate C100.[read more]

The Alps from End to End: Conway, Sir William Martin
Conway, Sir William Martin The Alps from End to End
1895 Constable Westminster 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 403, frontis w/ tissue guard, 98 illus, teg, uncut, original green cloth backed w/ brown buckram; cloth w/ repair to top/bottom spine, light rubbing, vg #14224 $275.00
Conway's high-level traverse of the Alps, in 1894, from Monte Viso to the Gross Glockner. Neate C101.[read more]

Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century: Craig, Malcolm
Craig, Malcolm Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century
2015 self pub US 8vo, pp.502, 30 figs, 26 portraits, appendices, wraps; new #26885 $19.95
Almost all first ascents made in the Alps during the nineteenth century were led by professional mountain guides. Together they form a fascinating group of men who formed a close relationship with mountaineers, referred to as ‘amateurs’ in the true sense of the word, despite a great difference in th[read more]

Shackles of Convention: Women Mountaineers before 1914: Craig, Malcolm
Craig, Malcolm Shackles of Convention: Women Mountaineers before 1914
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 13 bw photos, 10 bw illus, 6 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26577 $39.95
A celebration of the contribution made by women to the early history of mountaineering. Early mountaineering is too easily seen as dominated by men and viewed as among the manliest of activities. Women mountaineers were largely overlooked or if considered tended to be drawn into a debate about women[read more]

A Man and His Mountains: Croucher, Norman
Croucher, Norman A Man and His Mountains
1984 Kaye & Ward Kingswood 1st, 8vo, pp.217, 32 color photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, slight delamination on bottom back cover, else fine, cloth fine #23911 $9.00
At the age of 19 Croucher lost both his legs to a train. He persevered with his climbing and here tells of his climbs in the Alps, Huascaran, Aconcagua, Nun, Muztagh Ata, Tocllaraju, and more. This is the third of his four books and an entertaining read. Neate C149.[read more]

Learning to Fly: A Memoir of Hanging On and Letting Go: Davis, Steph
Davis, Steph Learning to Fly: A Memoir of Hanging On and Letting Go
2015 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.311, 40 color & 76 bw photos, wraps; new #27004 $15.95
Steph Davis is a superstar in the climbing community. She is the only woman to have free soloed 5.11, the first woman to summit all the peaks of the Fitzroy Range, the second woman to free climb El Capitan in a day, the first woman to free climb the Salathė Wall on El Capitan, the first woman to fre[read more]

De Beer, G. R. Early Travellers in the Alps
1967 October House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 204, frontis, 39 bw plates, 30 figs, 5 maps (1 fldg), green cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth fine. #23001 $35.00
De Beer discusses Alpine travel in the 16th-18th centuries with many early illustrations. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D13.[read more]

342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses: Desmaison, René
signedDesmaison, René 342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses
1975 Flammarion Paris rep, 8vo, pp.201, 36 bw photos, wraps; inscribed, near fine #24625 $39.00
Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. This is his account of his ascent of a new winter route on the Walker Spur of the Grand Jorasses. His partner Serge Gousseault died during the ascent and Desmaison had to be rescued, barely surv[read more]

signedDesmaison, René 342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses
1976 Flammarion Paris rep, 8vo, pp.201, 36 bw photos, wraps; signed, fine #18146 $95.00
Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. This is his account of his ascent of a new winter route on the Walker Spur of the Grand Jorasses. His partner Serge Gousseault died during the ascent and Desmaison had to be rescued, barely su[read more]

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