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On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber: Lee, Chip
Lee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; dj pulled top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #9848 $15.00 $12.75
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, dj vg, cloth w/ gift inscription, near fine #9849 $29.00 $23.20
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. [read more]

On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber: Lee, Chip
signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, dj w/ jacket tears, vg-, cloth near fine #25148 $35.00 $28.00
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. [read more]

On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber: Lee, Chip
signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Henry Barber & David Roberts, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27495 $49.00
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. This was co-written with David Roberts and Kenneth Andrasko. Neate L30.[read more]

Lehne, Jörg & Peter Haag Eiger: 30 Jours de Combat pour la << Directissime >>
1967 Hatier Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.159, 26 color & 26 bw photos, grey cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, vg+, cloth w/ inscription, else fine. #18419 $49.00
The German account of the dramatic, and tragic, race for the first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. This race between the German team of eight and an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) was documented in the book 'Direttissima/Eiger Direct'. This account contains[read more]

Lenser, Gerhard Pumo Ri: Der Schönste Berg der Erde [Pumo Ri: The Prettiest Mountain of the Earth]
1963 Orell Füssli Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.196, color frontis, 2 color & 29 bw photos, black cloth; dj w/ some corner wear, near fine, cloth fine. #12153 $55.00
Account of the 1962 first ascent of Pumori, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful mountains, by a German-Swiss team. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Leonard, Richard M., et al Belaying the Leader: An Omnibus on Climbing Safety
1959 Sierra Club SF 2nd, 8vo, pp.85, 7 figures, 8 tables, wraps; near fine #23898 $7.00 $5.60
This edition is greatly expanded from the original 1946 printing in the Sierra Club Bulletin. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. See Neate L35. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Return to the Scene of the Climb: Lester, Alison Jean, ed.
signedLester, Alison Jean, ed. Return to the Scene of the Climb
2023 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 245, 76 color & 1 bw photos, 1 bw map, pictorial cloth; signed, cloth new #27853 $39.95
James T. Lester (1927-2010) wasn't a mountaineer - he wasn't any sort of athlete, or even a hobbyist sportsman. But in 1963 he participated in the American Mount Everest Expedition (AMEE), when Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Everest via the South Col route alongside Nawang Gombu S[read more]

Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer: Lim, David
signedLim, David Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer
2007 Singapore 2nd, 8vo, pp.xii, 164, 45 color & 31 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; signed, new #23045 $29.95
David Lim is an amazing mountaineer. Following his successful leadership of the first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998, David came down with debilitating Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This book, his second, details his coming to grips with his illness and return to climbing. Since 1998 he has [read more]

Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World: Linsdau, Aaron
signedLinsdau, Aaron Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 320, 53 bw photos, 14 maps, wraps; signed, new #26860 $16.95
Aaron Linsdau had a plan. It was to do something no other American had ever accomplished. During the 2012-13 Antarctic season he wanted to become the first to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without aid or support. And, he wanted to do this alone. Here Linsdau covers h[read more]

The Ascent: A Novel: Long, Jeff
Long, Jeff The Ascent: A Novel
1992 Morrow NY 1st, 8vo, pp.284, map eps, black/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #11097 $9.00
This excellent novel takes place on Everest's North Face and was the winner of both the 1993 American Alpine Club Literary Award and the 1993 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. Very moving. SB L11.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj w/ chips/tears, worn, front flap taped, good, cloth vg #24900 $39.00 $35.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. P[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; cloth w/ fade mark top/bottom spine, Margaret Prouty bookplate, good+ #24901 $29.00 $26.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret w[read more]

Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #23915 $69.00
Longstaff was one of the great early Himalayan climber-explorers. His travels took him to the Caucasus (1903), Nanda Devi (1905), Trisul and Kamet (w/ Bruce and Mumm, 1907), Tibet (traveling partly w/ the Duke of Abruzzi, de Filippi, and Sella, 1909), Assiniboine (1910), Purcell Range (w/ Wheeler, [read more]

Lunn, Arnold The Swiss and their Mountains: A Study of the Influence of Mountains on Man
1963 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.167, color frontis, 23 bw illus, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ pencil name, fine. #24095 $19.00
Written as a tribute to the Swiss Alpin Club on the occasion of their centenary, this is an essay primarily of the influence of the Alps on the Swiss. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate L82.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryMacInnes, Hamish Beyond the Ranges: Five Years in the Life of…
1984 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 202, 40 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ small tear back, near fine, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24903 $25.00 $22.50
MacInnes is a well-traveled mountaineer and author. Here are his stories of adventures in the Andes, filming with Sean Connery in the Alps, ballooning to the top of Ben Nevis, filming, and more. Many of his climbs were together with Joe Brown. Neate M10. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – [read more]

Look Behind the Ranges: A Mountaineer’s Selection of Adventures and Expeditions: MacInnes, Hamish
signedMacInnes, Hamish Look Behind the Ranges: A Mountaineer’s Selection of Adventures and Expeditions
1979 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 5 color & 36 bw photos, 5 maps/dwgs, blue cloth; inscribed to Richard Irvin, dj vg, cloth fine #23935 $95.00
A nice collection of stories from one of the UK’s hard men of climbing. MacInnes recounts climbs in the Caucasus, filming on the Old Man of Hoy with Bonington, Eiger with Haston, Matterhorn, Pumori, New Zealand with Irvin, and more. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with hi[read more]

Etah and Beyond or Life within Twelve Degrees of the Pole: MacMillan, Donald Baxter
MacMillan, Donald Baxter Etah and Beyond or Life within Twelve Degrees of the Pole
1927 Houghton Mifflin NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 287, photo frontis, 98 bw photos, 2 bw maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine & back/corners, unclipped, good+, cloth spine darkened, front hinge cracked, very good #27876 $195.00
MacMillan (1874-1970) was an American explorer, sailer, researcher, and lecturer who made over 30 expeditions to the Arctic, pioneering the use of radios, airplanes, and electricity in the Arctic. In 1923-24 he led a National Geographic Expedition in the schooner Bowdoin to Smith Sound on the northw[read more]

Race to The End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole: MacPhee, Ross D. E.
MacPhee, Ross D. E. Race to The End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole
2010 US 1st, square 8vo, pp.x, 245, photo frontis, 11 fldg panoramas, 50 color & 104 bw photos, 16 color & 9 bw illus, 2 drawings, 2 color & 2 bw maps, fldg map back, pictorial cloth; plastic slipcase, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25521 $27.95
Produced with the American Musuem of Natural History, this profusely-illustrated work features a number of photos of historic artifacts from Amundsen’s and Scott’s expeditions. This book was created to accompany the AMNH’s ‘Race to the End of the Earth’ exhibit.[read more]

Malatynski, Marek W Cieniu Kangczendzengi
1978 Iskry Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.307, 48 color & 58 bw photos, map, wraps w/ dj; w/ bookplate of Anders Bolinder, dj fine, wraps fine. #23707 $49.00
Account of the 1974 first ascent of Kangbachen and the 1978 first ascents of Kangchenjunga’s Middle and South Peaks. Unfortunately, on the latter climb, the team had permission for the Main summit, not for these two peaks, and the leader, Piotr Mlotecki, was banned from Nepal for five years. Two A[read more]

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