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Heiniger, E. A. Viertausender: Ein Bildbuch von der Schönheit unserer Alpen [Four-Thousander's: A Picture Book of the Beauty of Our Alps]
1942 Fretz & Wasmuth Zurich 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 96, 85 bw photos, tan cloth; dj worn, edge tears, vg-, cloth fine #24261 $25.00
A nice photographic essay of the Swiss Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Where the Mountains Throw Their Dice: An Insight into the Kiwi Climbing Psyche: Hersey, Paul
Hersey, Paul Where the Mountains Throw Their Dice: An Insight into the Kiwi Climbing Psyche
2008 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.175, photo frontis, 19 color photos, map, photo eps, wraps; new #25313 $29.95
A prolific New Zealand mountaineer, Hersey’s first book includes accounts of his own climbs in both NZ and the Italian Alps, as well as chats with some of NZ’s most experienced climbers to find out why they are drawn to the mountains and why, after losing friends, they return.[read more]

Abenteuer Berg [Adventure Mountain]: Hiebeler, Toni
Hiebeler, Toni Abenteuer Berg [Adventure Mountain]
1957 Engelhornverlag Stuttgart 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 29 bw photos, grey cloth;; cloth tight, vg #27377 $9.00 $7.65
Hiebeler (1930-1984) was an outstanding Alpine climber and prolific mountain publisher and editor. This is his first book and covers his climbs in the Eastern and Western Alps. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountain Views: A Lifetime’s Enjoyment: Hoare, Rupert
Hoare, Rupert Mountain Views: A Lifetime’s Enjoyment
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.212, 152 color photos, color map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27103 $43.95
A personal account of 38 years of walking, climbing, mountaineering and ski-mountaineering in Britain, the Alps and farther afield – Libya, Nepal, Australia, Greenland, Pyrenees, Spain, Corsica, Norway, Karakoram, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Iran, and Greece. Hoare enjoyed photog[read more]

Playing: Robin Hodgkin’s Mountaineering Letters – 1937-47: Hodgkin, Adam, ed.
Hodgkin, Adam, ed. Playing: Robin Hodgkin’s Mountaineering Letters – 1937-47
2005 Privately Published UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 99, 22 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #24971 $49.00
Robin Hodgkin (1916-2003) was a Quaker, educationist, mountaineer (Oxford University Mountaineering Club, Vice-President of the Alpine Club (1974-75), and one of the most talented climbers of his generation. This collection of his mountain letters covers his expeditions to the Caucasus (a new route[read more]

Steps of Courage: My Parents' Journey from Nazi Germany to America: Hoerlin, Bettina
signedHoerlin, Bettina Steps of Courage: My Parents' Journey from Nazi Germany to America
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 316, 57 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25946 $28.99
Following her parents death, Hoerlin discovered a suitcase filled with over 500 love letters between her mother Kate Tietz Schmid, who was part of Munich’s intellectual and musical elite, but Jewish, and her father Hermann Hoerlin, a world record-holding German mountaineer and aspiring physicist, as[read more]

Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A Hill-Walker’s Journey to the Top of the World: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A Hill-Walker’s Journey to the Top of the World
2017 US 8vo, pp.401, 20 bw photos, wraps; new #27187 $19.95
From hiking to mountaineering. The true story of how a simple hiker went trekking in Nepal and was inspired to become a mountaineer. After his hike in the Himalayas, Horrell went on a journey that led him to climb Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua; finally he tackled the ultimate challenge of climbing Evere[read more]

A Step Too Far: The Tragic First Ascent of Kuksar: Hurrell, Tim
Hurrell, Tim A Step Too Far: The Tragic First Ascent of Kuksar
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.198, 21 color & 39 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27414 $44.95
Hurrell had a great love of outdoor life and became a passionate mountaineer, photographer and naturalist. From family holidays in Wales, Scotland and the Alps, to adventures with the Cambridge Mountaineering Club and with his own expeditions, he travelled and climbed in many parts of the world. A k[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. The Alps
1947 Batsford London 8vo, pp.viii, 120, color frontis, 130 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; cloth near fine #23193 $12.00
Irving provides an overall description of the Alps with numerous photos. Neate I13.[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. The Alps
1940 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 120, color frontis, 130 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #21256 $25.00
Irving provides an overall description of the Alps with numerous photos. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I13.[read more]

Isselin, Henri L’Âge d’Or de l’Alpinisme 1919-1950
1983 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.237, 2 bw illus, wraps; fine. #18707 $25.00
A history of the golden age of alpinism in the Alps. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams: Ives, Katie
signedIves, Katie Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.301, photo frontis, grey cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27749 $26.95
In 1962 the editors of Summit magazine received a submission about first ascents in an unknown mountain range in British Columbia. Accompanied by a photo of granite walls that stretched like gothic spires into the sky, the article explained that the climbing party had failed to reach the main summit[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryKain, Conrad Where the Clouds Can Go
1954 Brandford Boston 2nd, 8vo, pp.xix, 456, 28 bw photos, appendix, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, large chips front/back, good, cloth w/ AAC/ Charles L. Loucks bookplate, near fine #11842 $75.00 $67.50
The autobiography of Kain who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. Neate K01. Loucks, Charles L. (1932 – 1976) – Former chairman of the AAC NY section and a serious collector of[read more]

Where The Clouds Can Go: Kain, Conrad
Kain, Conrad Where The Clouds Can Go
1935 AAC NY 1st, 1 of 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 456, 29 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, tight, name to ffep, vg #24881 $275.00
The autobiography of Kain (1883-1934) who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. This was first published in a subscription edition limited to 500 copies, then reprinted in 1954 and 19[read more]

Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909: Kallmes, Paul, et al
Kallmes, Paul, et al Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 91 duotone images & 2 4-page gatefolds, 6 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new, shrinkwrapped #12862 $39.95 $34.95
For those who have marveled at the exquisite photographs of Vittorio Sella, this is the first comprehensive book of his work including the Alps, Caucasus, St. Elias Range, Kangchenjunga, Ruwenzori, and Karakoram areas. With essays by Ansel Adams, David Brower, Greg Child, Paul Kallmes, and Wendy Wat[read more]

Rock ‘n’ Roll on the Wall: Karo, Silvo
signedKaro, Silvo Rock ‘n’ Roll on the Wall
2020 Slovenia 1st, 8vo, pp.304, 74 color & 44 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27715 $34.95
The long-awaited autobiography of the protagonist of the golden age of Slovenian mountaineering, who was led by the call of the mountains from the rural countryside to brutal Patagonian storms, vast Himalayan heights, radiant chimneys of the Karakorum granite, Greenland horizon, Indian monsoon, the [read more]

The Guiding Spirit: Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam
signedKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam The Guiding Spirit
1986 Footprint Revelstoke 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 76 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed Putnam to Arthur Vaughan, dj fine, cloth fine #11485 $39.00
The story of the early Swiss guides employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway at the turn of the century. These guides did much to open up the Canadian Alps. Kauffman made the first ascent of Hidden Peak, together with Pete Schoening, in 1958. Putnam, a long-standing member of the American Alpine [read more]

The Mountain of Terror: Keller, Kimberly
Keller, Kimberly The Mountain of Terror
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 452, wraps; fine #26795 $29.95 $7.95
Novel. This appears to be a climbing mystery set in the Alps.[read more]

Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 38 color 6 & bw photos, 20 drawings, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25844 $45.00
This is the brilliant sequel to Kirkpatrick’s Boardman-Tasker Award winning debut ‘Psychovertical’. Mountaineering stand-up Kirkpatrick has achieved his life’s ambition to become one of the world’s leading climbers, specializing in big wall aid climbing, winter expeditions, and suffering generally. [read more]

Psychovertical: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Psychovertical
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.277, 35 color photos, 12 bw illus, 14 route drawings, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26134 $95.00
Kirkpatrick is one of the world’s most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers. In this, his first book, he describes his 13-day solo ascent of El Capitan’s Reticent Wall interwoven with his earlier climbs in Yosemite, the Alps, and Fitzroy. Winner of the 2008 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mo[read more]

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