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Clark, Leonard The Marching Wind
1954 Funk & Wagnalls NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 368, 32 bw photos, 5 maps, tan/brown cloth; dj w/ few wear holes top spine, good+, cloth fine. #13511 $19.00
Account of an expedition in 1949 to Amne Machin (23,490'), reputed to be taller than Everest. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Clark, Ronald W. The Alps
1973 Knopf NY 1st, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 32 color & many bw photos, 8 maps, illus eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #11496 $29.00
A monumental biography of the great mountain range. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C54.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, good, cloth w/ Prouty bookplate, near fine #23588 $25.00 $22.50
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, photogr[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth; dj w/ edge tears, good, cloth fine #24811 $29.00 $26.10
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57. 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 t[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Victorian Mountaineers
1953 Batsford London 1st, 8vo, pp.232, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, red cloth; dj w/ edge chips, vg, cloth fine #24815 $45.00 $40.50
Clark presents the leading British climbers of the Victorian Age – Ruskin, Wills, Smith, Hudson, Ball, Tyndall, George, Stephen, Whymper, Brevoort, Coolidge, Straton, Tuckett, Slingsby, Conway, and many others. Neate C67. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Pro[read more]

Clark, Simon The Puma's Claw
1959 Adventurer’s Club London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; dj w/ large taped tear, good+, cloth vg+. #23874 $19.00
Account of the 1957 Cambridge Andean Expedition's first ascent of Pumasillo (20,490') in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C68.[read more]

Clements, Philip W. Science in an Extreme Environment: The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 269, illus frontis, 15 bw photos, tan cloth; dj & cloth new #27672 $44.95
On February 20, 1963, a team of nineteen Americans embarked on the first expedition that would combine high-altitude climbing with scientific research. The primary objective of the six scientists on the team—who procured funding by appealing to the military and political applications of their work—w[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Clinch & Pete Schoening, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #19521 $225.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Leader Nick Clinch’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, near fine #9591 $175.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit[read more]

The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest: Coburn, Broughton
Coburn, Broughton The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 301, 20 color & 1 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26488 $25.95
Coburn’s chronicle of the first American expedition to Everest in 1963 combines riveting adventure, a perceptive analysis of its dark and terrifying historical context, and revelations about a secret mission that followed. In the midst of the Cold War, against the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs, the s[read more]

Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall: Cohen, Valerie Mendenhall, ed.
signedCohen, Valerie Mendenhall, ed. Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.352, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, appendices, wraps; signed, new #24724 $18.95
Unknown to most American’s, Ruth Dyar Mendenhall (1912 – 1989) was one of America's first and most important women mountain climbers. She began her climbing career at the height of the Great Depression, at a time when the opportunities for women to climb were essentially non-existent. These pricel[read more]

The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..: Conway, Sir William Martin
American Alpine Club LibraryConway, Sir William Martin The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..
1897 Dent London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 371, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 color plates w/ tissue guards, 99 illus, 2 color fldg maps, appendix, uncut, teg, brown beveled cloth; cloth spine edge cracked, chew marks to edge of front cover, corners worn, Overmire bookplate, fair #24819 $295.00 $212.40
The title just about says it all with this one! During the summers of 1896 and 1897, Conway and his party explored West Spitsbergen, surveying 600 square miles, and made first ascents of thirteen peaks. Neate C105. Overmire, Peter L. – AAC life member. Made the first American ascent of Hanuman[read more]

Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World
2002 Carlton London 1st, 4to, 63 color & 40 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26340 $19.00
A photo history covering the earliest sighting of the mountain, the early British attempts, the 1953 first ascent, the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, Tabei’s ascent, the British SW Face ascent, Messner and Habeler without oxygen, Messner’s solo, Boardman and Tasker, the Kangshung[read more]

Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, 59 color & 43 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26476 $34.95
A photo history of Everest updated from Craig’s earlier ‘Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World’, published in 2002. In addition to the coverage of the early British attempts and the 1953 first ascent, Craig also includes the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, T[read more]

Cronin, Edward W. Jr The Arun: A Natural History of the World's Deepest Valley
1979 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.236, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, map, appendix, white/blue cloth; dj w/ 2 taped tears, vg, cloth near fine. #11339 $12.00
Account of a four year scientific expedition consisting of a team of 14 wildlife specialists conducting the first ecological survey in the Arun region in northeastern Nepal. Rich in wildlife, the team even found evidence of the yeti. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with hi[read more]

Cunningham, Alexander Ladak: Physical, Statistical and Historical; with Notices of the Surrounding Countries
1977 Sagar New Delhi 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 483, viii, 17 color & 13 bw plates, color map, black cloth; dj chipped, attached to cloth, good+, cloth w/ front hinge cracked, vg-. #23947 $25.00
Originally published in 1853, Cunningham visited Ladak twice, by two different routes. He writes about the land, people, history, religion, climate, dress, languages, social customs, art, rivers, lakes and springs, resources, minerals, products, and more. From the collection of American mountaineer[read more]

Wild Snow: A Historical Guide to North American Ski Mountaineering: Dawson, Louis W.
Dawson, Louis W. Wild Snow: A Historical Guide to North American Ski Mountaineering
1997 AAC Golden 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 254, photo frontis, 214 b/w photos, 10 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #7979 $29.00
A wonderfully illustrated and detailed history of ski mountaineering from Alaska to New England,with 54 classic routes.[read more]

De Beer, G. R. Early Travellers in the Alps
1967 October House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 204, frontis, 39 bw plates, 30 figs, 5 maps (1 fldg), green cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth fine. #23001 $35.00
De Beer discusses Alpine travel in the 16th-18th centuries with many early illustrations. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D13.[read more]

Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica: Dewart, Gilbert
Dewart, Gilbert Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica
1989 OSU Columbus 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 12 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj w/ tear top right front/back corner, sticker residue, vg, cloth fine #25769 $5.00
Dewart, a geophysicist, spent time in 1960 living and working with the a Soviet research team at both Mirnyy and Vostock.[read more]

Dewart, Gilbert Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica
1989 OSU Columbus 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 12 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #9093 $20.00
Dewart, a geophysicist, spent time in 1960 living and working with the a Soviet research team at both Mirnyy and Vostock.[read more]

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