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Jones, Owen Glynne Rock-Climbing in the English Lake District
1900 Abraham Keswick 2nd, thick 8vo, pp.lxiv, 322, ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 31 bw photos, 9 route drawings, appendix, black cloth; cloth w/ black tape on spine/rear hinge, corners rubbed, internal hinges taped, good+. #24093 $275.00
This was the first part of a classic trilogy published by the Abrahams brothers. This second edition contains a memoir and portrait of Jones and an appendix of new climbs. Jones, a leading rock climber, was killed on the Dent Blanche. An important work. From the collection of American mountainee[read more]

The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
Jordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27243 $9.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2[read more]

The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
signedJordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25545 $26.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam K2: The 1939 Tragedy
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.224, frontis, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj chipped bottom spine, tear front, good+, cloth fine #24888 $19.00 $17.10
The ill-fated Wiessner expedition, which lost four people, with new information from Jack Durrance's diary. Few details concerning events, other than a brief AAJ article, led to much criticism. The hardcover edition is now out of print. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Cl[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]

Khosla, G. D. Himalayan Circuit: The Story of a Journey in the Inner Himalayas
1956 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 233, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, fldg map, green cloth; dj vg+, cloth vg+. #23839 $19.00
Travels to Spiti and Lahoul with rich observations on geography, religion, physiognomy, attire, and customs. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. See Yak K58.[read more]

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada: King, Clarence
King, Clarence Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada
1935 Norton NY rep, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, red cloth; cloth w/ inscription, vg+ #25936 $15.00 $5.00
A classic of American mountaineering first published in 1872. Neate K21. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger Cordillère Blanche: Expédition franco-belge à la Cordillère des Andes (1951)
1952 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.161 + ads, 17 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj chipped, vg-, wraps fine #23878 $29.00
Kogan was a highly respected mountaineer with numerous ascents. This 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition made the first ascent of Pisco and attempted Alpamayo, 'most beautiful mountain in the world', and Huascaran. This is the original French edition of 'The Ascent of Alpamayo'. From the collection of[read more]

Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent: Kohli, M. S.
Kohli, M. S. Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent
1969 Orient Longmans Ltd Bombay 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 384, 31 color & 85 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj rubbed, ¾” chip to front edge, unclipped, good+, cloth miss page ribbon, very good #9834 $89.00
Account of the Third Indian Everest Expedition of 1965 which finally succeeded and placed nine members on the summit. Hard to find and a good read. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate K43, SB K23, Yak K115.[read more]

Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs: Kohli, M. S. & Kenneth Conboy
Kohli, M. S. & Kenneth Conboy Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 226, 30 bw photos, 6 maps, cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22847 $15.00
The intriguing account of a long-held story regarding the planting of a nuclear-powered sensing device high in the Himalaya. M. S. Kohli was a leading figure in the joint American-Indian expeditions which were on Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot.[read more]

Beyond the Vertical: Kor, Layton
Kor, Layton Beyond the Vertical
2013 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 205, 110 color & 1 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26544 $29.95
After many years, a new edition of Kor’s classic autobiography is back in print. Kor was one of the best rock climbers of his generation, and his list of groundbreaking ascents of technically difficult rock climbs is perhaps unmatched by any American climber. In this book Kor tells the stories in [read more]

Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]: Kozjek, Pavle
DVD videoKozjek, Pavle Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]
2009 Slovenia 1st, 4to, pp.278, 219 color & 16 bw photos, pictorial cloth + DVD (88 min); issued w/o dj, cloth w/ small bump lower corner, else new #25477 $75.00
Kozjek was a top Slovenian mountaineerer, photographer, and writer with a 30-year career of mountaineering. This covers his climbs on Široka peč (1981), Gangapurna (1983), Yosemite – The Shield (1984), Jalung Kang (1985), Yosemite – North American Wall (1985), Cerro Torre (1985/86), Broad Peak & Ga[read more]

Lall, J. S. ed The Himalaya: Aspects of Change
1981 Oxford Univ Press Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 481, 16 color plates, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23949 $19.00
Lall’s study covers three primary areas – nature, man, interrelationships. There are chapters by Fürer-Haimendorf, Khosla, Sarin and Singh, amongst others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Argentine Plains and Andine Glaciers: Life on an Estancia, and an Expedition into the Andes: Larden, Walter
Larden, Walter Argentine Plains and Andine Glaciers: Life on an Estancia, and an Expedition into the Andes
1911 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 89 bw photos, appendices, map, gilt-dec red cloth; cloth worn, vg-. #23887 $245.00
In 1908-09, Larden, a British alpinist, made a return trip to South America, having been there previously in 1888. He gives a thorough description of life on his brothers estancia. In early 1909 he attempted Tupungato, coming within 300 feet of the summit, and later approached the base of Aconcagua[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLarden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, 20 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth rubbed, former label mark bottom spine, corners bumped, Seaver bookplate, AAC stamp on eps, title page & edges, bright, tight, vg #24893 $85.00 $76.50
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. Neate L12. Seaver, Benjamin F. (1857 – 1929) – AAC Treasurer (1917-28), Vice-President (1929), member Alpine Club of Canada and Club Alpin Francais. Seaver made a number of ascent[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLarden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, 20 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth w/ label bottom spine, DPL, Gabel, & AAC/Gabel bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright page, bright, tight, vg #24894 $65.00 $58.50
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. Neate L12. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its Rocky Mountain Regional Depository Collection at the Denver Public Library. A change in the Denver Library’s [read more]

Larden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, photo frontis,16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, red cloth; cloth bright, name & tipped in clipping on ffep, vg+. #24320 $95.00
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate L12.[read more]

To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 329, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, plan, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27367 $29.95
As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, “the Pole of Altitude”, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, a[read more]

Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld: Leamer, Laurence
Leamer, Laurence Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld
1982 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.392, 25 bw photos, map, blue boards; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ small spot to foredge, else fine #15918 $17.95
Biography of American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld, includes the 1960 first ascent of Masherbrum, 1963 Everest West Ridge, 1976 Nanda Devi, and Mt. Rainier. Neate L18.[read more]

In the Land of the Penguins: An Account of the Voyage of the Belgica: Lecointe, Georges
Lecointe, Georges In the Land of the Penguins: An Account of the Voyage of the Belgica
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 310, photo frontis, 92 bw photos, 9 figs, map, appendix, dec eps, blue cloth; w/ folder of 5 fldg maps & 5 facs postcards ; w/ Georges Lecointe: The Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897-99, 8vo, [pp.20], 43 bw photos, 2 figs, map, wraps; boxed, dj & cloth new #27711 $89.95
First English Translation of 'Au Pays des Manchots' This is an important first English translation of Lecointe’s original expedition account ‘Au Pays des Manchots’, published in 1904. Over 120 years ago a Belgian expedition set sail for the Antarctic. Under the command of Adrien de Gerlache de Go[read more]

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