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Cameron, Ian Mountains of the Gods: The Himalaya and the Mountains of Central Asia
1984 Facts on File NY 1st, 4to, pp.248, 23 color & 83 bw photos, 17 color illus, 8 maps, appendices, burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #11855 $35.00
A nicely done book on natural history, exploration, and climbing. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C05, SB C03.[read more]

The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905
2016 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 624, map frontis, 30 bw photos, 3 illus, 9 maps, dark blue/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27101 $34.95
In Gilded Age America, Arctic explorers were fabulous celebrities — assured of riches and near-immortality so long as they reached the North Pole first. Of the many attempts to meet that goal, three American expeditions, launched from the Russian archipelago of Franz Josef Land, ended in abject fail[read more]

Casewit, Curtis W. The Mountain World
1976 Random House NY 1st, 4to, pp.251, color frontis, 100 color & 74 bw photos, gilt dec spine, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #24090 $19.00
A look at mountains and the mountain environment around the world. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C19.[read more]

Casewit, Curtis W. & Dick Pownall The Mountaineering Handbook: An Invitation to Climbing
1968 Lippincott Phil 5th, 8vo, pp.222, 75 bw photos, appendices, black/green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23894 $15.00
A mountaineering text for novice and expert. Pownall was a member of the 1963 American Everest Team. A very nice, crisp copy. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C20.[read more]

Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines: Catlow, Agnes & Maria
Catlow, Agnes & Maria Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines
[1861] James Hogg & Sons London 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xiii, 374, 2 pgs ads, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 tinted & 1 bw lithographs w/ tissue guards, vol II pp.ix, 368, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 9 tinted lithographs w/ tissue guards, gilt & blind-stamped red cloth; cloth rubbed, pulled top of spines, vol II w/ stain mark to lower front corner & hinges starting, good+ set #26521 $295.00 $219.00
The Catlow sisters were natural historians who wrote a number of books. Here they describe their travels in Switzerland and Northern Italy. Included are observations on flora, fauna, geography, topography, and anecdotes of their travels. This is from the Ladd Collection although it does not bear [read more]

Clark, John Hunza: Lost Kingdom of the Himalayas
1956 Funk & Wagnalls NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 271, 31 bw photos, sketch, map, green cloth; cloth spine faded, internal sticker marks, name, vg #25133 $5.00 $4.00
Clark, an American geologist, went to Hunza to teach the people to be self-dependent. He traveled widely throughout this mountainous region. 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 pas[read more]

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 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 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 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]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Victorian Mountaineers
1953 Batsford London 1st, 8vo, pp.232, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, red cloth; signed on paper pasted to fep, dj cover pasted to ffep, cloth lightly rubbed, w/ DPL & AAC/Hall bookplates, vg+ #24814 $65.00 $58.50
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. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its Rocky Mountain [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]

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 7 - Clinch, Chris Kopczynski, Charles Houston, Andy Kaufmann, John Roskelley, Pete Schoening, Jim Wickwire, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #19521 $795.00
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]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Broughton
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryCoburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Soc Washington, DC trade edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, black cloth; signed David Breashears, dj w/ ‘Autographed Copy’ sticker, fine, cloth fine #11311 $45.00 $32.40
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary [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]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
signedConway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis w/ tissue guard, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illus yellow cloth; signed Richard Irvin, cloth rubbed, chipped top/bottom spine, spine edge cracked, front hinge starting, map w/ orig folds & 1” edge tear, tight, good+ #9599 $375.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan litera[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]

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