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Peissel, Michel Zanskar: The Hidden Kingdom
1979 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.205, 16 color & 20 bw photos, 3 maps, white/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23916 $12.00
Peissel, who speaks fluent Tibetan, undertook the first scholarly exploration and study of Zanskar in 1976. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzold, Paul
signedPetzold, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; signed & dated 12-4-‘95, fine #24643 $195.00 $75.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories. To see all o[read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzoldt, Paul
Petzoldt, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; fine #4838 $15.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories.[read more]

Poucher, W. A. The Magic of the Dolomites
1951 Country Life London 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 108 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, else vg+. #23940 $29.00
This is one of a prolific number of photo albums written by Poucher. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate P81.[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]

Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman: Prince, Cathryn J.
Prince, Cathryn J. Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 304, 19 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27673 $28.95
Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. With her frizzy brown hair tucked under a helmet, Workman was a force on the mountain and off. Instrumental in breaking the British stranglehold on Himalayan mountai[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryPutnam, William Lowell The Great Glacier and Its House
1982 AAC NY 1st, 4to, pp.223, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, 5 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #10015 $25.00 $22.50
The Selkirk Range, the Canadian railroad, and climbs and climbers from 1885-1925. Neate P104. 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,
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]

Randall, Glenn Vertigo Games
1983 W. R. Pub Sioux City 1st, 4to, pp.125, color & bw photos, wraps; fine. #11578 $19.00
A great photo book covering such Colorado classics as Flatirons, Lumpy Ridge, Garden of the Gods, Glenwood Canyon, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and more. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryReader, John Kilimanjaro
1982 Universe NY 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 84, 81 color photos, 8 bw illus, 2 maps, brown cloth; dj rubbed, near fine, cloth w/King blindstamp, fine #24352 $59.00 $53.10
A spectacular large-format work on Africa’s highest peak. Scarce. Neate R14. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mountain Ascents, Past and Present’ (1981), relating his climbs on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monch, Eiger, Everest, Fuji, an[read more]

Rebuffat, Gaston Das Matterhorn: Epos eines Zauberbergs
1965 Müller Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.222, 23 color & 66 bw photos, 27 bw illus, gray cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #24311 $49.00
A classic book on the Matterhorn. Rébuffat tells of his experiences along with extracts from the diaries and recollections of Whymper, de Sassure, Mummery, Bonatti and Guido Rey. Some of the b/w photos are by Bradford Washburn. Published in English as ‘Men and The Matterhorn’. From the collectio[read more]

Between Heaven and Earth: Rebuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz
Rebuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz Between Heaven and Earth
1965 Nicholas Vane London 1st, 8vo, pp.183, photo frontis, 7 color & 103 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped, few taped tears, vg-, cloth w/ name, fine. #23088 $45.00
This terrific book utilizes Rébuffat’s prose and Tairraz’s wonderful black and white images. It is an outgrowth of their award-winning film which recreated four of Rébuffat’s climbs in the Alps. One of France's most famous mountain guides, Rébuffat was also a member of the 1950 Annapurna expeditio[read more]

Regmi, D. R. Modern Nepal: Rise and Growth in the Eighteenth Century
1961 Mukhopadhyay Calcutta 1st, 8vo, pp.333, bw illus, olive cloth; dj w/ large chip top spine effecting title, vg-, cloth vg+. #24269 $19.00
The third volume of the “History of Nepal” series covering the period from 1750-1800. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Richmond, W. Kenneth Climber's Testament
1950 Redman London 1st, 8vo, pp.246, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth vg+ #24334 $9.00 $7.20
Reflections on climbing in the UK. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R30. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Richard Irvin & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #23880 $49.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Ridgeway, Arlene Blum & Phillip Trimble, dj vg, cloth miss fep, blindstamp, else vg+ #12442 $59.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Ridgeway, Gerry Roach & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #10035 $105.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Roach not only summitted Everest, at a later date, but also completed the Seven Summits. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Ridgeway, Arlene Blum & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #10034 $95.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Arlene Blum & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #11593 $79.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Ridgeway, Louis Reichardt, John Roskelley, & Jim Wickwire, dj rubbed, 1.5” closed tear top front, 1” closed tear top back, vg, cloth fine #24179 $145.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. This particular copy is signed by all four summiters. This is a grea[read more]

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