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Temple, Philip Nawok: The New Zealand Expedition to New Guinea's Highest Mountains
1963 Travel Book Club London rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 189, 4 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #23847 $25.00
Account of the fourth attempt, in 1961, to ascend Carstensz Pyramid, one of the Seven Summits. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate T15.[read more]

A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer: Thompson, Simon
Thompson, Simon A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 318, 10 bw photos, 8 illus, 4 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26550 $33.95
In 1894, Martin Conway became the first man to walk the Alps 'from end to end' when he completed a 1,000-mile journey from the Col de Tende in Italy to the summit of the Ankogel in Austria. On a midsummer's morning, nearly 120 years later, Thompson followed in his footsteps, setting out to explore [read more]

A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century: Thorington, J. Monroe
Thorington, J. Monroe A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century
1943 AAC [NY] 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 83, frontis, 43 bw illus, red cloth; cloth w/ some rubbing to spine text, tight, fine #24960 $75.00
A detailed account of ascents from 1819 to 1899 derived from original accounts, diaries, letters, etc. Neate T29.[read more]

The Glittering Mountains of Canada: A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies 1914-1924: Thorington, J. Monroe
Thorington, J. Monroe The Glittering Mountains of Canada: A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies 1914-1924
1925 Lea Philadelphia 1st, ltd ed 1500, 8vo, pp.xxii, 310, photo frontis, 107 bw photos, 7 panoramas, 6 maps (3 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; cloth bright, tight, lg map in back w/ 1 tear, maps w/ orig folds, fine #24959 $195.00
Thorington was president of the American Alpine Club from 1941-3 and author of several works focusing on the Canadian Rockies. This copy is unnumbered. A classic work. Neate T26.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryTilman, H. W. Nepal Himalaya
1952 Cambridge Univ Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 272, photo frontis, 61 bw photos, 7 maps, appendix, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine faded & edges cracked, fair #25058 $65.00
An account of three expeditions: Langtang and Ganesh (1949); Annapurna IV and Manaslu (1950); and to Everest, with Charles Houston, where the southern approach was discovered in 1950. Neate T45, SB T12, Yak T81. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from[read more]

The Ascent of Nanda Devi: Tilman, H. W.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryTilman, H. W. The Ascent of Nanda Devi
1937 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 235, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine faded, chipped top spine, vg #25053 $95.00
The first ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645') with Arthur Emmons, Charles Houston, and Noel Odell, in 1936, without the use of crampons or pitons! Both Tilman and Odell reached the summit. Houston is, of course, also known for his feats on K2 in 1936 and 1938. Odell was a member of the British Everest[read more]

Turner, Samuel Siberia: A Record of Travel, Climbing, and Exploration
1911 Unwin London 2nd, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 45 bw photos, appendices, dec blue cloth; cloth spine lightly faded, partially unopened, vg+. #24382 $89.00
Turner climbed Belukha, in the Ural mountains, and includes much information on travel conditions. This is a matching volume to Turner’s ‘My Climbing Adventures’ above. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate T72.[read more]

Tyndall, John Hours of Exercise in the Alps
1897 Appleton NY reprint, 8vo, pp.x, 473, frontis, 6 bw illus, teg, ½ leather & marbled boards; rubbed, vg. #11717 $39.00
Tyndall was an outstanding Irish scientist who made the first ascent of the Weisshorn and almost made the first ascent of the Matterhorn. This also includes his climbs on the Eiger, Jungfrau, etc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate T76.[read more]

signedUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ edge wear, tear back, vg, cloth w/ few stain marks to edges, vg #10191 $55.00
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16.[read more]

Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth: Ullman, James Ramsey
signedUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Warm personal regards to Mr. & Mrs. Gene Smith Barry C. Bishop 5/22/64’ & signed ‘Tom Hornbein March 3, 2012’, dj w/ small chip top spine, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18556 $395.00
A true first edition of the official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Copies of this important canon in the Himalayan literature signed by summitter Bishop are quite scarce. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16.[read more]

signedUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Norman Dyhrenfurth, Tom Hornbein, dj w/ edge tears, vg, cloth w/ bookplate, vg+ #18175 $125.00
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ 1.5” tear front, chipped bottom corners, vg, cloth fine #10305 $65.00 $58.50
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16. 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 L[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ large chips top edge, good, cloth near fine #25063 $49.00 $44.10
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16. 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 L[read more]

Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth: Ullman, James Ramsey
signedUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj rubbed, edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #16230 $75.00
A true first edition of the official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16.[read more]

Ullman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; cloth vg #25172 $9.00 $7.20
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16. 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 late[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ chips/tears, taped edges, good, cloth vg #25065 $45.00 $40.50
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16. 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 L[read more]

signedUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Norman Dyhrenfurth, Tom Hornbein, dj chipped, tears, vg-, cloth vg+. #12663 $69.00
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16.[read more]

Ullman, James Ramsey Kingdom of Adventure: Everest
1947 Sloane NY 1st, 8vo, pp.411, 30 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj chipped, taped top/bottom of faded spine, vg, cloth vg+. #10195 $19.00
A compilation of Everest attempts since 1921. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate U03, SB U05, Yak U12.[read more]

Underhill, Miriam Give Me the Hills
1956 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.252, color frontis, 3 color & 45 bw photos, green cloth; dj chipped top spine, vg, cloth fine. #10205 $39.00
Born in New Hampshire, Ms. Underhill was vice-president of the Ladies Alpine Club. This is her story of climbs in the Alps, Dolomites, Rockies and the White Mountains. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate U06.[read more]

Wild Adventures We Have Known: My Life with Willi Unsoeld: Unsoeld, Jolene
signedUnsoeld, Jolene Wild Adventures We Have Known: My Life with Willi Unsoeld
2016 Pvt Prtd US 1st, 4to, pp.407, 143 color & 91 bw photos, 5 color & 1 bw illus, sketch, page ribbon, illus blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new with 90-min DVD #27291 $44.95
Jolene Unsoeld provides an intimate portrait of her life with famed American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld. Thirty-seven years in the making, Jolene’s book, together with Willi’s letters, writings, and diary entries, tells of their lives and adventures together climbing mountains and raising four childr[read more]

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