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The Way That We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering: O’Leary, Paddy
signedO’Leary, Paddy The Way That We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering
2015 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 324, 13 color & 99 bw photos, photo eps, wraps; signed, new #26907 $29.95
Hillwalking is one of Ireland’s most popular leisure activities today. Rock climbing has developed to a level of technical excellence with crags in almost every county and numerous indoor climbing walls. Irish mountaineers have completed winter ascents in the Alps, scaled the highest Himalayan peaks[read more]

Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps: Palmer, Howard
signedPalmer, Howard Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps
1931 Univ if Minnesota Press Minneapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 81, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, map, pictorial paper-covered boards; signed Mary M. Holway March 1950, issued w/o dj, boards w/ browning to rear eps, tight, vg+ #23870 $275.00
Holway made many first ascents (Mt. Edith Cavell, Longstaff, Cyprian Peak, Augustine, Topham, Citadel, Austerity, Sir Sandford, Adamant, and others), some with Palmer, over the course of 16 seasons climbing in the Canadian Rockies and Interior Ranges. He wrote seven articles for the Canadian Alpine [read more]

Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks: A Record of Pioneer Work among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912: Palmer, Howard
Palmer, Howard Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks: A Record of Pioneer Work among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912
1914 Putnam's NY & London 1914 Putnam's, NY & London, 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxvii, 439, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 219 bw photos, 3 fldg maps (2 color), appendices, green cloth; dj faded to spine/edges, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth vg+ #26407 $495.00
The cornerstone work on the Selkirk mountains, profusely illustrated. This appears to be a UK edition with the US-printed sheets bound in green cloth. The jacket is particularly scarce. Neate P07.[read more]

Palmer, Howard Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks: A Record of Pioneer Work among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912
1914 Putnam's NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxvii, 439, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 219 bw photos, 3 fldg maps (2 color), appendices; beautifully rebound in full green leather w/ raised bands, leather title patches, marbled eps, tight, fine #15051 $325.00
The cornerstone work on the Selkirk mountains, profusely illustrated. Neate P07.[read more]

Unclimbed New Zealand: Alpine Travel in the Canterbury and Westland Ranges, Southern Alps: Pascoe, John
Pascoe, John Unclimbed New Zealand: Alpine Travel in the Canterbury and Westland Ranges, Southern Alps
1939 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.238, color frontis, 78 bw photos, 2 sketches, 3 fldg maps, brown cloth; cloth rubbed w/ scratch marks, top spine pulled, vg #23964 $75.00 $69.00
Pascoe’s accounts of his pioneering climbs and explorations between the wars. Includes a detailed map of the Southern Alps. This first edition is much scarcer than subsequent editions, is thicker in appearance, and has twice the number of photos. Neate P20. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

Berg Heil: Die 100 Schönsten Bergwanderungen in den Alpen [Berg Heil: The 100 Most Beautiful Mountains in the Alps]: Pause, Walter
Pause, Walter Berg Heil: Die 100 Schönsten Bergwanderungen in den Alpen [Berg Heil: The 100 Most Beautiful Mountains in the Alps]
1959 BLV Munchen 6th, 8vo, pp.211, 100 bw photos, 100 route drwgs, map eps, pictorial cloth issued w/o dj; cloth vg+ #24716 $15.00
The 100 most beautiful mountains in the Alps. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Salute the Mountains: The Hundred Best Walks in the Alps: Pause, Walter
Pause, Walter Salute the Mountains: The Hundred Best Walks in the Alps
1962 Harrap London 1st, 4to, pp.211, 100 bw photos, 100 maps, map eps, black cloth; dj yellowed, chipped top/bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #27232 $14.00
The 100 best mountain walks in the Alps. One in a series of ‘100 Best’ books on mountains, climbs, and walks in the Alps..[read more]

Führerlose Gipfelfahrten in den Hochalpen, dem Kaukasus, dem Tian-Schan und den Anden [Guideless Summit Trips in the High Alps, the Caucasus, the Tian-Shan, and the Andes]: Pfann, Hans
signedPfann, Hans Führerlose Gipfelfahrten in den Hochalpen, dem Kaukasus, dem Tian-Schan und den Anden [Guideless Summit Trips in the High Alps, the Caucasus, the Tian-Shan, and the Andes]
1941 Deutsche Verlag Berlin 1st, 8vo, pp.255, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, pictorial cloth; inscribed & dated 28 Oct 41, cloth rubbed, tight, very good+ #26696 $45.00 $35.00
Pfann led many trips to the Alps, Caucasus, Tian Shan and the Andes. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Pfann, Hans Führerlose Gipfelfahrten in den Hochalpen, dem Kaukasus, dem Tian-Schan und den Anden [Guideless Summit Trips in the High Alps, the Caucasus, the Tian-Shan, and the Andes]
1943 Deutsche Verlag Berlin 3rd, 8vo, pp.255, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, pictorial cloth; cloth rubbed, hinges weak, tape reinforced, good+. #22690 $35.00
Pfann led many trips to the Alps, Caucasus, Tian Shan and the Andes. In German, no English translation.[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
signedPorter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26763 $45.95
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British[read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
American Alpine Club LibraryPriestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1915 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.382, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 149 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, silver dec blue cloth; cloth worn w/ some loss of gilt particularly to spine, remnant of Hall bookplate, vg #14460 $595.00 $428.40
Priestley was a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition and went with the Northern Party to explore the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave. Quite scarce. Spence 940. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49[read more]

See It from the Top: How to Climb Everest Without Quitting Your Day Job: Pritzker, Yury
signedPritzker, Yury See It from the Top: How to Climb Everest Without Quitting Your Day Job
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.210, 41 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25969 $14.99
Pritzker summitted Everest in 2009 via the South East Ridge as a member of the Eco Everest Expedition 2009 led by Asian Trekking. Prior to this expedition he had trips to his native Caucasus, the Cascades, Grand Teton, Rainier, Peru, Mount Hunter, Mount Shasta, Denali, the Alps, and other peaks. P[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryPutnam, William Lowell The Great Glacier and Its House: The Story of the First Center of Alpinism in North America 1885-1925
1982 AAC NY 1st, 4to, pp.223, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, 5 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; inscribed ‘For Henry Hall in anticipation of his 87th birthday, with gratitude for all you have done for alpinism. Bill Putnam’, dj fine, cloth fine #14665 $65.00 $58.50
The Selkirk Range, the Canadian railroad, and climbs and climbers from 1885-1925. Neate P104. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secretary (1933-46), President (1950-52), Honorary Member (1962), and first Honorary President (1974-87). He was also a founde[read more]

Pyatt, Edward C. The Passage of the Alps: From Hannibal to the Motorway
1984 Hale London 1st, 8vo, pp.255, photo frontis, 77 bw photos/illus, 10 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #10016 $15.00 $12.00
This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

Étoiles et Tempêtes (Six Faces Nord) [Starlight and Storm: Six North Faces]: Rebuffat, Gaston
signedRebuffat, Gaston Étoiles et Tempêtes (Six Faces Nord) [Starlight and Storm: Six North Faces]
1958 Arthaud Paris rep, 8vo, pp.178, 37 bw photos, 6 sketches, map, appendix, wraps w/ dj; inscribed Rébuffat & signed Tom Ballard, dj chipped top/bottom spine & 1 corner, wraps fine #24153 $245.00
One of Rébuffat’s earliest books, this classic describes his ascents of the six great north faces of the Alps (Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger). This copy is also signed by Tom Ballard, son of noted mountaineer Alison Hargreaves. In 1993 Hargrea[read more]

Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps: Rebuffat, Gaston
Rebuffat, Gaston Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps
1956 Dent London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 122, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, 7 maps/diagrams, yellow cloth; dj lightly rubbed, chip back corner, vg+, cloth w/ small stamp mark to bottom edge, else fine #22154 $125.00 $74.00
One of Rébuffat’s earliest books, this one describes his ascents of the Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger. This first UK edition is hard to find in nice condition. Neate R20. To see all of our Sale Items,
Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps With a Section on the Technique of Mountain Climbing: Rebuffat, Gaston
Rebuffat, Gaston Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps With a Section on the Technique of Mountain Climbing
1957 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 51 b/w photos, diagrams, map, black cloth; cloth fine #25494 $25.00
One of Rébuffat's earliest books, this one describes his ascents of the Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger. This edition has the additional section on technique not included in the UK edition. Neate R20.[read more]

Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps With a Section on the Technique of Mountain Climbing: Rebuffat, Gaston
signedRebuffat, Gaston Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps With a Section on the Technique of Mountain Climbing
1957 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 51 bw photos, diagrams, map, black cloth; inscribed ‘A Arlehe (?) Anderle, Rebuffat 17.3.57’, dj rubbed, edge chips, corners taped, vg, cloth fine #11461 $545.00 $375.00
One of Rébuffat’s earliest books, this one describes his ascents of the Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger. This edition has the additional section on technique not included in the UK edition. Signed copies of his books are getting harder to locate[read more]

Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps With a Section on the Technique of Mountain Climbing: Rebuffat, Gaston
signedRebuffat, Gaston Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps With a Section on the Technique of Mountain Climbing
1957 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 51 bw photos, diagrams, map, black cloth; signed, dj spine faded, lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #27131 $495.00
One of Rébuffat’s earliest books, this one describes his ascents of the Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger. This edition has the additional section on technique not included in the UK edition. Neate R20.[read more]

Sterne und Stürme: Die Großen Nordwände der Alpen [Stars and Storms: The Great North Walls of the Alps]: Rébuffat, Gaston
Rébuffat, Gaston Sterne und Stürme: Die Großen Nordwände der Alpen [Stars and Storms: The Great North Walls of the Alps]
1955 Nymphenburger München 3rd, 8vo, pp.173, 29 bw photos, 6 route drawings, gray cloth; cloth w/ 1” split along back spine, else tight, vg #27389 $12.00 $10.20
The third edition of Rebuffat’s classic book detailing his ascents of six great north faces - Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger. This was translated into English as ‘Starlight and Storm’. To see all of our Sale Items,
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