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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]

Backpacking One Step at a Time: Manning, Harvey
Manning, Harvey Backpacking One Step at a Time
1972 REI Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 356, photo frontis, 26 color & 77 bw photos, 91 figs, tables, appendix, green cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #27151 $9.00
Backpacking is as old as slinging chunks of a woolly mammoth over the shoulder for hauling to the cave — and as new as the urge felt deeply by millions of Americans to flee the maniac megalopolis. The 20 chapters tell and show how the absolute novice can make an easy, glad transition from city si[read more]

Mason, Gene Minus Three
1970 Prentice-Hall NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 190, 12 color photos, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #9890 $25.00
Accounts of climbs on McKinley, Aconcagua, and Kilimanjaro. Mason claims to be the first to climb the highest point on three continents, the Three Summits. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M61.[read more]

The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914: Mawson, Sir Douglas
American Alpine Club LibraryMawson, Sir Douglas The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914
[1915] Lippincott Phil 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xxx, 349, frontis w/ tissue, 9 color & 143 bw plates, 6 fldg pans, 17 maps/illus, errata; vII pp.xiii, 338, frontis w/ tissue, 12 color & 117 bw plates, 7 fldg pans, 20 maps/illus, 3 color fldg maps in pocket; silver dec blue cloth; cloth w/ labels on both vols, DPL, Gabel & AAC/Gabel bookplates, DPL stamp on title, copyright pages & top edge, vI frontis separated, rear hinge cracked, vII hinges cracked, both vols bright, vg, maps fine w/ original folds #9232 $295.00 $212.40
Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, is a classic account of early polar exploration. The expedition explored 1500 miles from George V Land to Queen Mary Land, and had a very rough time! This is a great read and one of the classics of polar literature! Spence 773. DPL (Denver[read more]

Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/250, 8vo, pp.266, 45 color & 28 bw photos, appendices, orange cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27685 $94.95
Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 250 While you wouldn’t expect climbing an 8000-meter peak in winter to be a popular activity, there have been 178 expeditions (as of 2019) to the Himalaya and Karakoram during the cruelest season to do just that. Polish alpinist, Voytek Kurtyka, termed the p[read more]

Migot, André Tibetan Marches
1955 Readers Union London rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 303, 27 bw photos, map eps, tan cloth; dj w/ minor foxing, vg, cloth fine. #22272 $19.00
Migot was a French doctor who set out in 1946 to explore the Chinese-Tibetan frontier. After traveling by caravan he headed, in disguise, for Lhasa but was stopped prior to reaching the Forbidden City. He then turned north toward the legendary lake of Koko-nor and then east to Peking where he was [read more]

First Fam’lies of the Sierras: Miller, Joaquin
Miller, Joaquin First Fam’lies of the Sierras
1876 Jansen, McClurg Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 258, 4 pgs ads, gilt-lettered spine, embossed dark-red cloth; cloth rubbed, light spot to spine, tight, very good #27227 $25.00
Miller (1837-1913), a prolific writer, American poet, and frontiersman , was considered the ‘Poet of the Sierras’.[read more]

The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors: Mills, James Edward
Mills, James Edward The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, map frontis, 22 color & 2 bw photos, wraps; new #26811 $19.95
The nation’s wild places belong to all Americans. But not all of us use these resources equally. Although the Buffalo Soldiers proved essential to the creation of several national parks and Charles Crenchaw became the first African-American to summit Denali in 1964 minority populations are much less[read more]

Milner, C. Douglas Rock for Climbing
1950 Chapman & Hall London 1st, 4to, pp.viii, 128, photo frontis, 96 bw photos, black cloth; dj chipped, 3” tear back, vg, cloth fine. #23054 $19.00
A nice book of photos of classic rock climbs, mostly in the British Isles. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M115.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryMitchell, John, ed. Guide Book to Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro
1971 Mountain Club of Kenya Nairobi 3rd, 16mo, pp.240, 16 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, 2 fldg maps, appendix, plastic covered wraps; cover a bit wrinkled as usual, vg #24909 $39.00 $35.10
This third edition was completely revised from the prior 1963 edition. Neate Q808. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Library,
Miura, Yuichiro The Man Who Skied Down Everest
1978 Harper & Row SF 1st, 8vo, pp.170, photo frontis, 12 color & 29 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #18172 $29.00
Miura was a member of the 1970 Japanese Ski Expedition and skied down alongside the Geneva Spur from below the South Col. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M123, SB M39, Yak M211.[read more]

Alaska: High Roads to Adventure: Mobley, George F.
Mobley, George F. Alaska: High Roads to Adventure
1976 National Geographic Washington 1st, 4to, pp.199, photo frontis, 134 color & 8 bw photos, 5 color maps, grey cloth; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, dj chipped top spine, edge tear, vg, cloth fine #26322 $7.00
One in a series of National Geographic books this focuses on the state of Alaska – its people, geography, and wildlife. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate.[read more]

Third American Karakoram Expedition 1953 Print Set: Molenaar, Dee
signedMolenaar, Dee Third American Karakoram Expedition 1953 Print Set
8½" x 11", set of 10 color prints, ltd numbered ed of 100; signed, new #24103 $350.00
This limited edition set consists of all 10 watercolor images created by Dee Molenaar during the 1953 Third American Karakoram Expedition to K2. The images show Skyang Kangri, Trango Peaks, Trango Towers, Paiju, Broad Peak, China from Windy Gap, K2 Base Camp, Godwin-Austen Glacier, Camp V, and Camp [read more]

View of Camp V on K2 Poster: Molenaar, Dee
signedMolenaar, Dee View of Camp V on K2 Poster
Print size 11" x 15½", unlimited edition, color w/ white margins; signed, rolled, new #24105 $75.00
This view of Camp V was painted on site and is one of ten created while on the expedition. Dee Molenaar is well known as a mountaineer, geologist, and alpine artist. He is also a former summit guide and park ranger at Mount Rainier, and authored the award-winning book 'The Challenge of Rainier'[read more]

View of Camp VIII on K2 Poster: Molenaar, Dee
signedMolenaar, Dee View of Camp VIII on K2 Poster
Print size 11" x 15½", unlimited edition, color w/ white margins; signed, rolled, new #24106 $75.00
This view of Camp VIII was painted from memory while Dee was stormbound at the camp for 10 days during a blizzard. This image depicts one lone tent. Following the expedition, Dee viewed a slide of the site and painted another version showing all four expedition tents. This is one of the two highest [read more]

Molony, Eileen Portraits of Mountains
1950 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.117, frontis, 11 bw photos, red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #24096 $15.00
Essays on British mountains by such well-known mountaineers as Noyce, Richards, Murray, and others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M129.[read more]

Through South Westland: A Journey to Haast and Mount Aspiring New Zealand: Moreland, A. Maud
signedMoreland, A. Maud Through South Westland: A Journey to Haast and Mount Aspiring New Zealand
1911 Witherby London 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 219, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, appendix, green cloth; signed Richard Irvin, cloth bright, 3 plates separated, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, near fine #23950 $79.00
Moreland provides an account of a tour of NZ’s South Island South Westland. He crossed Haast Pass and the Matukituki and includes an account of the first ascent of Mount Aspiring by mountain guide Alex Graham. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Not in Ne[read more]

Morrisey, Thomas 20 American Peaks & Crags
1978 Contemporary Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 210, 91 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ 3” clean tear front, near fine, cloth fine. #23055 $17.00
A nice earlier work on this beautiful region of Austria.[read more]

No Place for Men: Mulgrew, Peter
signedMulgrew, Peter No Place for Men
1965 Vane London 2nd, 8vo, pp.199, 52 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, photo & map eps, blue cloth; signed Richard Irvin, dj near fine, cloth fine #9954 $25.00
Mulgrew, and George Lowe, were members of Hillary's 1960 Himalayan Expedition attempting Makalu on which Mulgrew suffered severe frostbite. This is the UK edition of 'I Hold the Heights'. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M173, Yak M270.[read more]

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