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First Across the Roof of the World: The First-Ever Traverse of the Himalayas - 5,000 kilometres from Sikkim to Pakistan: Dingle, Graeme & Peter Hillary
Dingle, Graeme & Peter Hillary First Across the Roof of the World: The First-Ever Traverse of the Himalayas - 5,000 kilometres from Sikkim to Pakistan
1984 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland reprint, 8vo, pp.232, 93 color photos, 6 maps, map eps, appendices, wraps; fine #16821 $29.00
An amazing story of a ten-month journey traversing the Himalaya chain in 1981.[read more]

The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xii, 178, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27288 $59.95
Award-winning writer Douglas presents a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities in the world of climbing. In the title essay, he writes about failure on Annapurna III in 1981, one of the boldest attempts in Himalayan mountaineering on one of t[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Der Dritte Pol: Die Achttausender und ihre Trabanten [The Third Pole: The 8000ers and their Satellites]
1960 Nymphenburger München 1st, 8vo, pp.263, 35 bw photos, figs, 16 maps, map eps, pink cloth; cloth spine starting, tight, vg+. #23109 $35.00
Despite the title this is actually a different work from Dyhrenfurth’s ‘The Third Pole’ which was published in English. This is broader in that it covers the 8000ers, 7000ers, and other principal Himalayan peaks. Also includes a large bibliography. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Himalaya-Fahrt: Unsere Expedition 1930 [Himalaya-Trip: Our Expedition 1930]
1942 Orell Füssli Zurich new ed, 8vo, pp.192, 44 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, cloth spine sunned, vg+. #23674 $59.00
Account of the large International Himalayan Expedition of 1930, led by Dyhrenfurth, which attempted Kangchenjunga. Although they failed to reach the summit they did make the first ascent of Jongsang Peak. In German, no English translation. Yak D203.[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Himalaya-Fahrt: Unsere Expedition 1930 [Himalaya-Trip: Our Expedition 1930]
1942 Orell Füssli Zürich new ed, 8vo, pp.192, 44 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; cloth spine sunned, vg+. #20534 $49.00
Account of the large International Himalayan Expedition of 1930, led by Dyhrenfurth, which attempted Kangchenjunga. Although they failed to reach the summit they did make the first ascent of Jongsang Peak. In German, no English translation. Yak D203.[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, chipped, vg, cloth fine #18327 $89.00
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, tan cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ AAC/Howorth bookplate, vg+ #25045 $65.00 $58.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. Howorth, Beckett (1900 – 1986) – Former AAC member and Councilor (1945-49) and member of the AMC. In 1936 he made the first free ascent of the Grand Teton’s Nor[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ name, vg+ #9634 $75.00 $67.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. 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 offerin[read more]

Escarra, Jean, et al Himalayan Assault: The French Himalayan Expedition 1936
1938 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 203, map frontis, 59 bw photos, 3 maps, brown cloth; cloth rubbed, name whited out on fep, vg+. #9657 $69.00
Account of the early attempt by the French on Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) in 1936. Neate E24, Yak E52c.[read more]

signedEverest/Lhotse. 1972 Souvenir Cover Deutsche Everest-Lhotse Expedition
1972 ; signed Gerhard Lenser #20278 $19.00
Lenser had a long Himalayan climbing career which included the first ascent of Pumori. On this expedition Lenser and one other climber hoped to climb Lhotse from the east. However, they were unable to find a suitable approach route.[read more]

1972 Souvenir Cover Deutsche Everest-Lhotse Expedition: Everest/Lhotse.
signedEverest/Lhotse. 1972 Souvenir Cover Deutsche Everest-Lhotse Expedition
1972 ; signed Gerhard Lenser + 1 other #22375 $19.00
Lenser had a long Himalayan climbing career which included the first ascent of Pumori. On this expedition Lenser and one other climber hoped to climb Lhotse from the east. However, they were unable to find a suitable approach route.[read more]

Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks: Fanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables
New Fanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks
1995 Hodder & Stoughto London 1st, oblong 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 209 color & 6 bw photos, 45 illus, 14 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj w/ small rub mark upper left cover, rubbed, light edge wear, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, near fine #9668 $25.00
A large-format work with stunning photos exploring alpine-style approaches to 40 of the world's greatest peaks including Broad Peak, GIV, Hidden Peak, K2, Nanga Parbat, Nanda Devi, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Shishapangma, and others. Winner 1996 Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand [read more]

Fantin, Mario Mani Rimdu Nepal: The Buddhist Dance Drama of Tengpoche
1976 English Book Store New Delhi 1st, 4to, pp.176, 111 color photos, 2 diagrams, 62 figs, 2 color maps, illus eps, red cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #23958 $29.00
A beautiful book on the fascinating, colorful, and intricate Mani Rimdu dance. The photos have detailed descriptions of the subject matter. This book makes a nice companion to Fantin’s ‘Sherpa Himalaya Nepal’. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Farwell, Byron The Gurkhas
1984 Allen Lane London 1st, 8vo, pp,317, 31 bw photos, 11 bw illus, map, appendices, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #24255 $5.00 $4.00
The Gurkha regiments of the British Army are considered to be some of the finest infantrymen in the world. Recruited from the foothills of the Himalaya since the early 19th century, these tough Nepalese tribesmen served Britain with incredible loyalty, tenacity and courage. From the collection of A[read more]

La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]: Filippi, Filippo de
New Filippi, Filippo de La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]
1912 Zanichelli Bologna 1st, thick 4to, 2 vols, vol I pp.xiii, 471, 111, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 color & 25 bw plates w/ tissue guards, 229 bw photos (7 panoramas), charts, illus eps, uncut, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth; cloth w/ light rubbing, tight, fine #27167 $3,700.00
The Unique, Vellum-Bound, Italian Edition with vol II Elenco dei Panorami e delle Carte [List of Panoramas and Maps]. 18 bw panoramas, 3 color fldg maps, illus eps, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth slipcase; cloth w/ some darkening to spine vellum, small ½” split to lower/back spine vellum, tight, p[read more]

Himatschal: Die Throne der Götter – 23 Jahre im Himalaya [Himatschal: The Throne of the Gods – 23 Years in the Himalaya]: Forstmann, Carl
Forstmann, Carl Himatschal: Die Throne der Götter – 23 Jahre im Himalaya [Himatschal: The Throne of the Gods – 23 Years in the Himalaya]
1926 Scheri Berlin 1st, thick 8vo, pp.432, 83 bw photos (1 fldg pan), figs (2 fldg), fldg map back, gilt-dec brown cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27576 $59.00
Forstmann spent 25 years as a German tea planter in Darjeeling, a rare phenomenon among the British-dominated tea plantations. His differentiated description of Darjeeling, Sikkim and the foothills of the Himalaya is considered a classic of Himalayan literature. “The people I have tried to show as t[read more]

No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman
2018 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.ix, 241, 39 color photos, blue cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27418 $59.95
Mainstream news reports about climbing are dominated by action from the world’s highest mountains, more often than not focusing on tragedy and controversy. Far removed from this high-altitude circus, a group of visionary and specialist mountaineers are seeking out eye-catching objectives in the most[read more]

On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 74 color & 1 bw photos, 7 sketches, 7 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24043 $65.00
This is the second volume of Mick’s memoirs. Here he records his alpine climbs since 1990, including Taweche (1995), Changabang (1997), Arwa Tower (1999), Mount Kennedy (2000), and Siguniang (2002). The two-person ascent of Siguniang (China) was so admired by the international climbing community tha[read more]

No Place But UP!: Fox, Lance
signedFox, Lance No Place But UP!
2012 Pvt Pub US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 242, 37 bw photos, navy cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26440 $34.99
Veterinarian Fox discovered climbing in 2006 and set his goal to achieve the summit of Everest. To achieve that goal he summitted two 14ers in Colorado (2006), attempted Rainier (2007), another 14er in Colorado and three peaks in Mexico (2008), and then on to Everest. In 2009, as a member of Russe[read more]

Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration: Freshfield, Douglas
Freshfield, Douglas Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration
1979 Bibliotheca Himalayica Kathmandu 2nd, 8vo, pp.xxii, 373, 42 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), appendices, illus eps, black cloth; dj chipped bottom spine & flap corner, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #18957 $95.00
Freshfield (1845-1934), a British barrister, mountaineer, writer, poet and geographer, was one of the greatest mountain explorers of any age. A prominent figure in the RGS, he is considered to be one of the most scholarly and sensitive mountain writers. This is a reprint edition of his classic work.[read more]

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