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Maestri, Cesare …E Se La Vita Continua […And If Life Continues]
1997 Baldini & Castoldi Milano 2nd, 8vo, pp.255, wraps; fine. #24422 $29.00
An extended autobiography by Maestri in which he covers not only his early climbs in the Dolomites and Alps but also details the tragic, and controversial, ascent of Cerro Torre in 1959. It was this climb on which Toni Egger perished. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

The West Face: Magnone, Guido
American Alpine Club LibraryMagnone, Guido The West Face
1955 Museum Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.166, photo frontis, 14 bw photos, 3 diagrams, appendices, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, unclipped, good, cloth tight, eps browned along dj flap, very good #24293 $75.00
Magnone will be remembered as one of the greatest of alpine climbers. In 1949 he accomplished his first major climb, the Northeast Face of the Piz Badile, long regarded as one of the most arduous rock climbs in the Alps. Two years later, with Lionel Terray, he made the first ascent of Fitzroy, regar[read more]

With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps: Mannering, George Edward
American Alpine Club LibraryMannering, George Edward With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps
1891 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 139, 24 ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 17 bw illus, color fldg map, appendix, uncut, gold dec red cloth; cloth w/ former label mark bottom spine, spotting on front/back covers, DPL, Gabel, & AAC/Gabel bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright pages & top edge, some foxing, map w/ orig folds & no tears, good. #24905 $275.00 $198.00
Mannering, a self-trained climber, attempted the unclimbed Mount Cook without guides. He was later a co-founder of the New Zealand Alpine Club and was responsible for much exploration and survey work in the Mount Cook area. Neate M40. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its R[read more]

With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps: Mannering, George Edward
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryMannering, George Edward With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps
1891 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 139, frontis w/ tissue guard, 17 bw illus, color fldg map, appendix, w/o ads, teg, marbled eps, raised bands, ½ leather/marbled boards; inscribed ‘A red letter day of ? In making Mr. Montagnier G Mannering 17 July 1922’, ½ spine off, spine sep from backstrip, Montagnier & AAC/Montagnier plates, frontis before Preface, fair #24906 $325.00 $292.50
Mannering, a self-trained climber, attempted the unclimbed Mount Cook without guides. He was later a co-founder of the New Zealand Alpine Club and was responsible for much exploration and survey work in the Mount Cook area. Neate M40. Montagnier, Henry Fairbanks (1877 – 1933) – Member of the AA[read more]

Marsh, Dr. Herbert Two Seasons in Switzerland
1895 Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.261, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 11 bw photos, teg, uncut, dec blue cloth; cloth worn, ffep loose, vg. #23082 $59.00
Marsh traveled to the Alps in 1890 and 1891 and here describes his climbing adventures including climbing on the Matterhorn and Weisshorn. Not in Neate.[read more]

Stille Abenteuer: Zwischen Anden und Himalaya [Satisfactory Adventure: Between the Andes and Himalaya]: Mayr, Rudi.
Mayr, Rudi. Stille Abenteuer: Zwischen Anden und Himalaya [Satisfactory Adventure: Between the Andes and Himalaya]
1985 Steiger Innsbruck 1st, 8vo, pp.148, 33 color & 25 bw photos, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #22856 $45.00
Accounts of expeditions to the Alps, Andes, Cho Oyu (1982), Glacier Dome (1983), and Dhaulagiri (1984). In German, no English translation.[read more]

Naked Before the Mountain: Mazeaud, Pierre
Mazeaud, Pierre Naked Before the Mountain
1974 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 33 bw photos, brown cloth; dj unclipped w/ price sticker over original price, fine, cloth tight, fine #23004 $65.00
Mazeaud, a French post-war alpinist, had numerous first ascents in the Alps. He and Bonatti barely survived an epic retreat from the Central Pillar of Frêney in 1961. In 1971 he was a member of the International Everest Expedition. Neate M73, SB M20.[read more]

The Bond: Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington: McCartney, Simon
McCartney, Simon The Bond: Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, photo frontis, 13 color & 13 bw photos, sketch, wraps; new #27218 $21.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi[read more]

The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers: McCartney, Simon
New signedMcCartney, Simon The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers
2016 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 66 color & 61 bw photos, sketch, photo eps, gilt-embossed purple cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27114 $94.95
Triple Award Winner! Winner of the 2016 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award, 2016 Banff Mountain Book Festival Jon Whyte Award for Mountain and Wilderness Literature, and the ITAS ‘Opere Prima’ prize at the 2019 Trento Film Festival. Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpini[read more]

The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers: McCartney, Simon
signedMcCartney, Simon The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers
2016 UK 1st, ltd signed ed, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 66 color & 61 bw photos, sketch, photo eps, gilt-embossed purple cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27197 $74.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi[read more]

Alpine Warriors: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Alpine Warriors
2015 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.335, 93 color & 37 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27016 $39.95
After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia. Through elaborate training programs and state-supported expeditions abroad, Yugoslavian alpinists began making impressive climbs in the Himalaya as early as 1960. These teams were dominated by Slovenian climb[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charlie Houston & Dee Molenaar, issued w/o dj, cloth new plus 43 minute DVD #27601 $295.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Houston & McDonald, issued w/o dj, cloth new plus 43 minute DVD #24635 $159.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Craig, & Charlie Houston, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bumps to corners, else new plus 43 minute DVD #26498 $185.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Merrick, Hugh Companion to the Alps
1974 Hastings House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.280, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23051 $25.00
Descriptions of the peaks and passes, slopes, valleys, and resorts as well as Alpine literature and paintings of the Alps.[read more]

Die Zukunft der Alpen [The Future of the Alps]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Die Zukunft der Alpen [The Future of the Alps]
2007 Tappeiner Lana 1st, 4to, pp.263, 7 color gatefolds, 214 color photos, 4 color & 3 bw illus, photo ep, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25908 $75.00
Messner provides a richly-illustrated photo essay on the beauty of the Alps. In German, no English translation.[read more]

1865: The Golden Age of Mountaineering: Modica, Gilles
Modica, Gilles 1865: The Golden Age of Mountaineering
2016 UK 1st, thick square 8vo, pp.393, 96 bw photos, 59 color & 102 bw illus, 7 color & 2 bw maps, appendices, page ribbon, red cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27104 $77.95
From the Wetterhorn in 1854 to the Matterhorn in 1865 – from triumph to tragedy – the Alps were conquered in a decade. It was what Reverend W.A.B. Coolidge called the ‘golden age of alpinism’, the era of the first great guides (Christian Almer, Melchoir Anderegg, Michel Croz) and gentlemen climbers [read more]

Vertiges Chroniques: Modica, Gilles
Modica, Gilles Vertiges Chroniques
2013 Guérin Chamonix 1st, small 8vo, pp.373, 26 bw photos, wraps; fine #27681 $9.00
From the origins of mountaineering to the last virtuosos of the summits, Modica addresses in this collection of chronicles all aspects of mountaineering and its various practices. From the invention of the bivouac to the progressive control of vertigo at the end of the 19th century, the author cross[read more]

signedMonteath, Colin Hall & Ball - Kiwi Mountaineers : From Mount Cook to Everest
1997 Hedgehog House Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.160, photo frontis, 244 color & 7 bw photos, color map, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #13525 $125.00
Rob Hall and Gary Ball were two of New Zealand’s most accomplished expedition climbers with 47 expeditions to the highest mountains of the seven continents. This large-format book uses much of their own material and is a tribute to their accomplishments from their early days in the New Zealand Alps[read more]

Hall & Ball - Kiwi Mountaineers : From Mount Cook to Everest: Monteath, Colin
Monteath, Colin Hall & Ball - Kiwi Mountaineers : From Mount Cook to Everest
1997 US 1st, 4to, pp.160, photo frontis, 197 color & 7 bw photos, color map, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #10326 $35.00 $25.00
Rob Hall and Gary Ball were two of New Zealand’s most accomplished expedition climbers with 47 expeditions to the highest mountains of the seven continents. This large-format book uses much of their own material and is a tribute to their accomplishments from their early days in the New Zealand Alps [read more]

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