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Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 44 color photos, 4 maps, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth w/ light browning to page edges, else very fine #26495 $145.00
Fowler’s autobiography, and first book, includes his apprenticeship on British crags, and climbs in Peru, the Karakoram, and the first ascent of Spantik’s Golden Pillar (1987) with Victor Saunders. Quite scarce, especially signed. Shortlisted for the 1995 Boardman-Tasker Award.[read more]

A History of Mountain Climbing: Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty
Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty A History of Mountain Climbing
1996 Flammarion NY 1st, 4to, pp.335, 206 color & 169 bw photos, 58 color & 99 bw illus, 5 color maps, black cloth; dj chipped top right corner, pulled top spine, sticker on back, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #25139 $35.00 $15.00
A profusely illustrated work focusing on the history of climbing in the Alps and other great mountain ranges. Includes biographies of 50 great climbers and a bibliography. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Edmund Hillary: A Biography: Gill, Michael
signedGill, Michael Edmund Hillary: A Biography
2019 UK 1st UK, ltd signed ed n/200, thick 8vo, pp.542, 81 color & 85 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27530 $69.95
Breaking fresh ground, this new and important biography of Sir Edmund Hillary stands apart from previous accounts of this truly great New Zealander. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Edmund Hillary’s for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions, and becoming heavily involv[read more]

The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory: Gillman, Peter & Leni
signedGillman, Peter & Leni The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 46 bw photos, map, appendices, grey/white cloth; signed Peter & Leni Gillman, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #21181 $45.00
The most comprehensive biography of Mallory yet written. The Gillman’s examine Mallory’s early years and associations, his climbing accomplishments, and each of the three Everest expeditions of which he was a member. Winner of the 2000 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and National Out[read more]

signedGillman, Peter & Leni The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 46 bw photos, map, appendices, grey/white cloth; signed Peter Gillman, dj & cloth new #20919 $32.00
The most comprehensive biography of Mallory yet written. The Gillman’s examine Mallory’s early years and associations, his climbing accomplishments, and each of the three Everest expeditions of which he was a member. Winner of the 2000 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and National O[read more]

Graham, Peter Peter Graham: Mountain Guide: An Autobiography
1973 Reed Wellington 2nd, 8vo, pp.xiv, 245, map frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, near fine. #22928 $65.00
Graham was a leading New Zealand guide for over 30 years who made a number of first ascents and was with Du Faur on many of her trips. Neate G42.[read more]

Dick Byrd - Air Explorer: An Intimate Story of a Great Air Explorer, Whose Spectacular Flights to the North and South Poles, Across the Atlantic Ocean and Other Adventures have Thrilled Red-Blooded Men and Boys the World Over: Green, Fitzhugh
signedGreen, Fitzhugh Dick Byrd - Air Explorer: An Intimate Story of a Great Air Explorer, Whose Spectacular Flights to the North and South Poles, Across the Atlantic Ocean and Other Adventures have Thrilled Red-Blooded Men and Boys the World Over
1928 Putnam’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 267, 4 pgs ads, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, photo eps, red cloth; inscribed ‘Best of good wishes to Felix Riesenberg, R E Byrd Boston Mass Sept. 29, 1928’, cloth w/ light wear/rubbing, tight, 2nd inscription to Riesenberg from Thomas L Sullivan, very good #25773 $95.00
Green was a member of Donald MacMillan’s Crocker Land Expedition (1913-16). He wrote a number of books among which were three biographies of polar explorers (Bob Bartlett, Dick Byrd, and Robert Peary). This book, written for young adults, is inscribed by Richard Byrd to Felix Riesenberg who was the [read more]

Forty Years for Labrador: Grenfell, Wilfred
signedGrenfell, Wilfred Forty Years for Labrador
1932 Houghton Mifflin Boston & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 372, photo frontis, 26 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, cloth w/ tribute sheet pasted to front pastedown, tight, vg #27462 $25.00 $21.25
Grenfell (1865-1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. This is his second autobiography which revises and adds additional years to his first, ‘A Labrador Doctor’ (1919). One of a number of books by Grenfell on his life in Labrador. To see all of our Sale Items,
Ice Captain: The Life of J. R. Stenhouse: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Ice Captain: The Life of J. R. Stenhouse
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 238, 21 bw photos, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25087 $39.95
The first full biography of Commander Joseph Russell Stenhouse, commander of the ‘Aurora’ on Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) and the ‘Discovery’ on the National Oceanographic Expedition (1925-27). While Shackleton was beginning his epic with the ‘Endurance’, the ‘Aurora’ [read more]

First Ascent: The Life and Climbs of Greg Mortimer: Hall, Lincoln
Hall, Lincoln First Ascent: The Life and Climbs of Greg Mortimer
1997 Simon & Schuster Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 254, 15 bw photos, wraps; vg #9715 $29.00
A nice biography of Mortimer which includes an account of the 1984 Australian Everest expedition which climbed the Great Couloir route.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHarper, Arthur Memories of Mountains and Men
1946 Simpson & Williams Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, appendices, green cloth; cloth worn, corners rubbed, dj front/flaps pasted in, AAC bookplate, pages browned as usual, good+ #24865 $29.00 $26.10
Harper was one of the pillars of climbing in New Zealand, making several first ascents and conducting exploration and survey work in the 1890s with Charles Douglas and G. E. Mannering. This is his autobiographical memoir. Neate H36. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club L[read more]

Beyond Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After: Harrer, Heinrich
Harrer, Heinrich Beyond Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After
2007 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.511, 33 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24725 $59.95
The autobiography of Heinrich Harrer (1912 – 2006), noted traveller, explorer and mountaineer who led one of the most extraordinary lives of the 20th century. Harrer made the first ascent of the notorious North Face of the Eiger (1938) and famously spent Seven Years in Tibet where he was tutor, men[read more]

In High Places: Haston, Dougal
Haston, Dougal In High Places
1973 Macmillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 20 bw photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ corner tear to ½ title & title, else fine #25018 $29.00
Autobiography of one of Scotland's leading climbers, Haston discusses climbs in Scotland, the Eiger, Cerro Torre, Yosemite, the 1971 International Everest expedition, etc. He later made the first ascent of Everest's SW Face.[read more]

In High Places: Haston, Dougal
signedHaston, Dougal In High Places
1973 Macmillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 20 bw photos, black cloth; signed Doug Scott, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #25325 $45.00
Autobiography of one of Scotland's leading climbers, Haston discusses climbs in Scotland, the Eiger, Cerro Torre, Yosemite, the 1970 Annapurna South Face expedition (with Bonington), the 1971 International Everest expedition, etc. He later made the first ascent of Everest's SW Face with Doug Scott. [read more]

Haston, Dougal In High Places
1973 Macmillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 20 bw photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9735 $39.00
Autobiography of one of Scotland's leading climbers, Haston discusses climbs in Scotland, the Eiger, Cerro Torre, Yosemite, the 1971 Int'l Everest expedition, etc. He later made the first ascent of Everest's SW Face. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Ne[read more]

Far, Far, the Distant Peak: The Life of Wilfrid Noyce - Mountaineer, Scholar, Poet: Hawkins, Stewart
signedHawkins, Stewart Far, Far, the Distant Peak: The Life of Wilfrid Noyce - Mountaineer, Scholar, Poet
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 334, 8 color & 34 bw photos, chart, 13 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26674 $59.95
Hawkins first climbed with Wilfrid Noyce while in school and was a fellow member of the Climbers’ Club for over 50 years. Noyce is best known for his mountaineering exploits during the period before the Second World War and until his death in 1962 in the Pamirs; he made a major contribution to the [read more]

The Merry-Go-Round of My Life: An Adventurer’s Diary: Hechtel, Richard
Hechtel, Richard The Merry-Go-Round of My Life: An Adventurer’s Diary
1991 Vantage NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 219, 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24198 $29.00 $14.00
Hechtel’s autobiography of climbs in the Alps, Himalaya, McKinley, Ecuador, Bolivia, and elsewhere. This was originally ublished in German as ‘Lebens-erinnerungen’. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Climbers: Herrington, Jim
Herrington, Jim The Climbers
2017 US 1st, 4to, pp.191, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, pictorial cloth; black slipcase slightly rubbed, else fine, issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #27305 $59.95 $39.00
Nearly twenty years in the making, The Climbers by photographer Jim Herrington shares a stunning collection of portraits of icons in mountaineering — from Beckey, Cassin, and Diemberger to Messner, Robbins, and Wickwire, rugged individualists who, from roughly the 1930s to 1970s, used primitive gear[read more]

signedHill, Lynn w/ Greg Child Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 270, photo frontis, 36 color & 47 bw photos, grey cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C Barber’, dj w/ small tear bottom spine, vg+, cloth near fine #22465 $29.00 $23.20
The biography of one of the world’s most gifted climbers. Lynn describes her early beginnings as a stuntperson in Hollywood, her days on the World Cup tour, climbing high with Alex Lowe, and her masterpiece first ‘free’ ascent of El Capitan’s classic 3,000’ Nose route. Banff Mountain Book Festival[read more]

Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World: Hill, Lynn w/ Greg Child
signedHill, Lynn w/ Greg Child Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 270, photo frontis, 36 color & 47 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Lynn Hill, dj & cloth new #22280 $24.95
The biography of one of the world’s most gifted climbers. Lynn describes her early beginnings as a stuntperson in Hollywood, her days on the World Cup tour, climbing high with Alex Lowe, and her masterpiece first ‘free’ ascent of El Capitan’s classic 3,000’ Nose route. Banff Mountain Book Festival 2[read more]

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