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Alpinist #64 Winter 2018-19: Alpinist Magazine
Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #64 Winter 2018-19
2018 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.114, color photos, wraps; new, unread #27517 $19.95
In this issue:
  • Mountain Profile: Latok I by Tom Livingstone, Alexander Gukov, & Jim Donini
  • The Elixir by Sarah Uhl
  • The Secret of Silence: Baffin Island by Marek Raganowicz
  • Life Compass: Mount Blane, Canadian Rockies by Brette Harrington
  • On Belay: [read more]

Amery, Rt. Hon. L. S. In the Rain and the Sun: A Sequel to Days of Fresh Air
1946 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.250, color frontis, 65 bw photos, sketch, map, blue cloth; cloth w/ front of dj tipped-in after title page, vg. #23909 $19.00
Amery, a President of the Alpine Club from 1944-6, reflects on climbs in the Alps, Rockies, Africa, and NZ which he made in the 1920's. Three mountain peaks in the world bear his name. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate A44.[read more]

The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains: Blanchard, Barry
New signedBlanchard, Barry The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 36 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26820 $39.00
With riveting descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone’s Horse Army Cade[read more]

Bueler, William M. Roof of the Rockies: A History of Mountaineering in Colorado
1974 Pruett Pub Boulder 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 200, frontis, 37 bw photos, 3 illus, 14 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #23866 $25.00
A good reference to the early exploration and climbing of the Rockies. Neate B208.[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]

Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1999 Canada ltd ed 1000 facs rep, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #20873 $59.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails: Coleman, A. P.
Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1911 Henry Frowde Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 maps, (2 fldg, 1 color), teg, dec blue cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, fine #9597 $325.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails: Coleman, A. P.
New Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1911 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), teg, dec blue cloth; cloth rubbed, some foxing, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, very good+ #23215 $325.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

Soul of the Rockies: Portraits of America’s Largest Mountain Range: Cooper, Ed
Cooper, Ed Soul of the Rockies: Portraits of America’s Largest Mountain Range
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 208, photo frontis, color & bw photos, color maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25111 $39.95
From the author of the acclaimed ‘Soul of the Heights’, here is a stunning photographic celebration of the remarkable Rocky Mountains. Cooper brings the continent’s most iconic mountain range to life, zeroing in on its heart. In a photographic feast that takes us from the Canadian border at Idaho a[read more]

Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers: Forbes, James, D.
Forbes, James, D. Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers
1843 Adam & Charles Black Edinburgh 1st, 4to, pp.x, 424, 4 pgs ads, color litho frontis, 1 color & 7 bw lithos, 9 color topo sketches, 2 maps (1 lg fldg), text illus, appendices, orig blindstamped green cloth w/ gilt lettered spine with a 3-pg contemporary hand-written note; cloth spine faded, sharp corners, front hinge starting, name of J. Ladd to fep, fldg map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26523 $2,495.00 $1,795.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first[read more]

On the Roof of the Rockies: The Great Columbia Icefield of the Canadian Rockies: Freeman, Lewis R.
Freeman, Lewis R. On the Roof of the Rockies: The Great Columbia Icefield of the Canadian Rockies
1925 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 270, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, gold dec blue cloth; cloth spine faded, sticker mark bottom spine, good #25138 $24.00 $19.20
Account of a photographic surveying expedition. Neate F60. 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 later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at [read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth chipped top spine, dampstain to rear cover, hinges taped, DPL, Montagnier, & AAC/Montagnier bookplates, DPL stamp to title & marks to copyright page, miss frontis tissue guard, fair #24862 $150.00 $108.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth spine chipped affecting author name/lower spine, spine separated from backstrip, hinges taped, body of book in 3 sections, AAC/Ladd bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, poor #24863 $125.00 $90.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth spine browned, 2 spine edge chips, spine & front cover separated from backstrip, Alexander Ormsbee bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, good #24861 $175.00 $126.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

Hornaday, William T. Camp-Fires in the Canadian Rockies
1906 Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 68 bw photos, 2 maps, dec blue cloth; cloth spine faded, corners bumped, rear hinge taped, vg-. #23867 $75.00
Hornaday and Phillips hunted mountain goat and grizzly bear in the Canadian Rockies of southeastern British Columbia. The close-up photos of animals were taken without benefit of a telephoto lens. This UK edition appears to be scarcer than the US. From the collection of American mountaineer Richar[read more]

Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering: Isserman, Maurice
signedIsserman, Maurice Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.436, 42 bw photos, red/yellow cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27094 $28.95
This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself. Isserman follows his award winning ‘Fallen Giants’ with this history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were original[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLarden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, 20 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth rubbed, former label mark bottom spine, corners bumped, Seaver bookplate, AAC stamp on eps, title page & edges, bright, tight, vg #24893 $85.00 $76.50
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. Neate L12. Seaver, Benjamin F. (1857 – 1929) – AAC Treasurer (1917-28), Vice-President (1929), member Alpine Club of Canada and Club Alpin Francais. Seaver made a number of ascent[read more]

This My Voyage: Longstaff, Tom
Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, near fine #24898 $59.00 $62.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Robert Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. Chapters include the Alps, Caucasus, Kumaon Himalaya, Garhwal Himalaya, Tibet, Nepal, Everest, [read more]

Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure: Martel, Lynn
Martel, Lynn Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure
2008 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.345, 62 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; new #25255 $22.95
Martel has interviewed dozens of the most dynamic, creative and accomplished self-propelled adventurers of our time, from skilled weekend warriors to internationally recognized stars of the professional adventure game. Here she has assembled 60 compelling and entertaining stories that uniquely capt[read more]

Leaning on the Wind: Under the Spell of the Great Chinook: Marty, Sid
Marty, Sid Leaning on the Wind: Under the Spell of the Great Chinook
1995 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 317, black/blue cloth; dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27680 $9.00
Marty lives in Chinook Country - a vast land of mountain, foothills, prairie and sky - where the warm Pacific wind blows in a broad belt along the eastern slopes of the Rockies, turning winter temporarily into spring. Known to hurl box cars off their tracks and make trees grow parallel to the ground[read more]

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