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The Highest Andes: A Record of the First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys: Fitzgerald, E. A.
Fitzgerald, E. A. The Highest Andes: A Record of the First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys
1899 Scribner’s NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 390, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 46 bw photos (1 fldg & 11 w/ tissue guards), 7 text illus, 1 (of 2) fldg maps, appendices, green cloth; cloth rubbed, spine darkened, miss 1 fldg map, good+ #24844 $129.00
The account of the first, and second, ascent of the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. Fitzgerald had accompanied Sir Martin Conway on his tour of the Alps and led an expedition to attempt New Zealand’s Mt. Cook. On this large expedition he himself failed to reach the summit, and never cli[read more]

Fleming, Fergus Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 398, 30 bw illus, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #21531 $39.95 $29.95
For centuries Europeans shunned the Alps, fearing them to be realms of icy terror, inhospitable regions that harbored dragons, demons, witches, and all sorts of alien beings. Yet their fear eventually turned to curiosity and Fleming recounts the incredible exploits of the men who explored Europe's [read more]

Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers: Forbes, James, D.
Forbes, James, D. Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers
1843 Adam & Charles Black Edinburgh 1st, 4to, pp.x, 424, 4 pgs ads, color litho frontis, 1 color & 7 bw lithos, 9 color topo sketches, 2 maps (1 lg fldg), text illus, appendices, orig blindstamped green cloth w/ gilt lettered spine with a 3-pg contemporary hand-written note; cloth spine faded, sharp corners, front hinge starting, name of J. Ladd to fep, fldg map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26523 $2,495.00 $1,795.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first[read more]

The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer: Foster, Peter
signedFoster, Peter The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 205, photo frontis, 2 color & 41 bw photos, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27627 $34.95
The biography of scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain earned him the soubriquet, and whose achievements in the Alps and Greater Ranges place him at the forefront of British mountaineering between the two world wars. Born in Edinb[read more]

First on the Rope: Frison-Roche, Roger
Frison-Roche, Roger First on the Rope
1952 Prentice-Hall NY Book Club, 8vo, pp.246, red cloth; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, dj chipped, worn, good, cloth vg+ #11507 $9.00
Fiction. The story of the struggles of a Swiss guide in the French Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate X134.[read more]

A History of Mountain Climbing: Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty
Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty A History of Mountain Climbing
1996 Flammarion NY 1st, 4to, pp.335, 206 color & 169 bw photos, 58 color & 99 bw illus, 5 color maps, black cloth; dj chipped top right corner, pulled top spine, sticker on back, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #25139 $35.00 $15.00
A profusely illustrated work focusing on the history of climbing in the Alps and other great mountain ranges. Includes biographies of 50 great climbers and a bibliography. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Männer des Sechsten Grades [Men of the Sixth Grade]: Garobbio, Aurelio
Garobbio, Aurelio Männer des Sechsten Grades [Men of the Sixth Grade]
1966 Albert Müller Zürich 1st German, 8vo, pp.360, 48 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ top edge ruffled, near fine, cloth fine #26510 $29.00 $19.00
A look at the then current state of climbing and those pushing the grade in the Alps. This was published seven years before Messner’s book ‘The Seventh Grade’. First published in Italian. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, cl[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryGilkison, W. Scott Peaks, Packs and Mountain Tracks
1940 Whitcombe & Tombs Auckland 1st, small 8vo, pp.120, 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj spine miss, good, cloth fine #23932 $45.00 $40.50
Personal memoirs and tales of adventure and exploration among the beautiful mountains and valleys of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Neate G24. 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 o[read more]

Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger: Gillman, Peter & Leni
signedGillman, Peter & Leni Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.394, 38 color & 8 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Peter & Leni, dj & cloth new #26942 $39.95
In February 1966 two climbing teams arrived beneath the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, notorious as the most dangerous face in the Alps. They aimed to climb the face by a new 'direct' route, following a straight line from bottom to top. One team consisted of four internationally renowned cl[read more]

Un Alpinismo di Ricerca [Mountaineering Research]: Gogna, Alessandro
signedGogna, Alessandro Un Alpinismo di Ricerca [Mountaineering Research]
1983 dall‘Oglio Italy new ed, 8vo, pp.359, 28 color & 15 bw photos, wraps; signed, near fine #27068 $75.00
Gogna, an Italian mountaineer, adventurer, mountain guide, prolific writer, and lecturer, made numerous first ascents in the Alps in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Further afield, expeditions took him to Annapurna (1973), Lhotse (1975), El Capitan (1978), and K2 (1979). Here he presents ma[read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth chipped top spine, dampstain to rear cover, hinges taped, DPL, Montagnier, & AAC/Montagnier bookplates, DPL stamp to title & marks to copyright page, miss frontis tissue guard, fair #24862 $150.00 $108.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth spine chipped affecting author name/lower spine, spine separated from backstrip, hinges taped, body of book in 3 sections, AAC/Ladd bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, poor #24863 $125.00 $90.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth spine browned, 2 spine edge chips, spine & front cover separated from backstrip, Alexander Ormsbee bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, good #24861 $175.00 $126.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

The Early Mountaineers: Gribble, Francis
Gribble, Francis The Early Mountaineers
1899 Fisher Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 338, frontis w/ tissue guard, 47 bw illus, appendices, teg, gold dec blue cloth; cloth w/ light wear, bookplate on ffep, name, tight, vg #22483 $345.00 $295.00
A most interesting, and detailed, record of pre-nineteenth century mountaineering in the Alps and Pyrenees. Uncommon. Neate G67. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Hanoteau, Guillaume The Alps I Love
1962 Tudor NY 1st, 8vo, np, photo frontis, 12 color & 100 bw photos, tan cloth; dj w/ 2" tear back, vg, cloth fine. #9718 $19.00
A nice photo book of the Alps with an introduction by Herzog. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment: Hansen, Peter H.
signedHansen, Peter H. The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 380, 24 bw figs, 2 maps, yellow cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #26441 $39.00 $29.00
The history of mountaineering has long served as a metaphor for civilization triumphant. Once upon a time, the Alps were an inaccessible habitat of specters and dragons, until heroic men — pioneers of enlightenment — scaled their summits, classified their strata and flora, and banished the phantoms [read more]

On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer: Hardie, Norman
signedHardie, Norman On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer
2006 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.323, 39 color & 18 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; signed, fine #24588 $45.00
Norman Hardie is a New Zealand civil engineer who has lived a fascinating life. He paid his way through university by shooting deer in rugged terrain. After graduating he worked on hydro-electric projects among the mountains and, with a strong group of friends, made many first ascents on major summi[read more]

Beyond Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After: Harrer, Heinrich
Harrer, Heinrich Beyond Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After
2007 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.511, 33 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24725 $59.95
The autobiography of Heinrich Harrer (1912 – 2006), noted traveller, explorer and mountaineer who led one of the most extraordinary lives of the 20th century. Harrer made the first ascent of the notorious North Face of the Eiger (1938) and famously spent Seven Years in Tibet where he was tutor, men[read more]

Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman The Mountain Encyclopedia: An A-Z Compendium of More Than 2,300 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People
2005 US 1st, 4to, pp.xxxv, 291, 408 color & 40 bw photos, 32 drawings, 31 sidebars, 2 tables, 18 maps, appendices, wraps; near fine #25141 $19.00 $15.20
The first English-language A-Z compendium on all topics related to mountains, including geological, geographical, and zoological terms, as well as many entries on significant explorers, surveyors, mountaineers, rock climbers, and skiers. Definitions, explanations, and clarifications are contained i[read more]

The Merry-Go-Round of My Life: An Adventurer’s Diary: Hechtel, Richard
Hechtel, Richard The Merry-Go-Round of My Life: An Adventurer’s Diary
1991 Vantage NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 219, 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24198 $29.00 $14.00
Hechtel’s autobiography of climbs in the Alps, Himalaya, McKinley, Ecuador, Bolivia, and elsewhere. This was originally ublished in German as ‘Lebens-erinnerungen’. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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