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The Armchair Mountaineer: Reuther, David & John Thorn, eds
Reuther, David & John Thorn, eds The Armchair Mountaineer
1989 US rep, 8vo, pp.342, 10 bw illus, wraps; new. #2666 $15.95 $9.00
An anthology of 50 writings covering the triumphs and tragedies of ascent, from fact and fiction, from Alvarez to Mummery to Younghusband. Neate R24.[read more]

The Armchair Mountaineer: Reuther, David & John Thorn, eds.
Reuther, David & John Thorn, eds. The Armchair Mountaineer
1984 Scribner's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 342, 10 bw illus, blue cloth; dj unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #10030 $9.00 $7.65
An anthology of 50 writings covering the triumphs and tragedies of ascent, from fact and fiction, from Alvarez to Mummery to Younghusband. Neate R24. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Above All Things: Rideout, Tanis
Rideout, Tanis Above All Things
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.387, blue/green cloth; dj & cloth new #26442 $26.95
Rideout’s debut novel of obsession and divided loyalties weaves together the harrowing story of George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Everest with that of a single day in the life of his wife as she waits at home in England for news of his return. A captivating blen[read more]

Structured Chaos: The Unusual Life of a Climber: Saunders, Victor
signedSaunders, Victor Structured Chaos: The Unusual Life of a Climber
2001 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.x, 180, 52 color & 4 bw photos, grey cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27746 $59.95
Saunders’ follow-up to his 1990 Boardman-Tasker Award winning book, Elusive Summits, reflects on his early childhood in Malaya and his first experiences of climbing as a student, and describes his progression from scaling canal-side walls in Camden to expeditions in the Himalaya and Karakoram. Follo[read more]

signedSauvy, Anne Le Jeu de la Montagne et du Hasard [The Play of the Mountain and Chance]
1985 Montalba Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.279, wraps; inscribed to Ad Carter, w/ Ad’s bookplate, vg. #23763 $29.00
A collection of fictional stories. Sauvy received a Special Mention at the 1999 Banff Mountain Book Festival.[read more]

You Think That's Bad: Stories: Shepard, Jim
Shepard, Jim You Think That's Bad: Stories
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.225, black/white cloth; dj & cloth new #25706 $24.95
Shepard, a previous finalist for the National Book Award, presents a wildly diverse collection of 11 fictional stories. Included are reluctant soldiers, workaholic artists, female explorers, depraved murderers, deluded losers, and mountaineers! Of principal interest here are stories of Freya Stark[read more]

Adventures in Polar Reading: The Book Cultures of High Latitudes: Stam, David H.
Stam, David H. Adventures in Polar Reading: The Book Cultures of High Latitudes
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 253, color frontis, 13 figs, 10 vignettes, map eps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27707 $49.00
Based in part on his own naval experience, including duty in Antarctica, and informed by extensive archival and secondary research, Stam’s book examines the printed needs of several polar expeditions, including those of Adolphus Greely in the International Polar Year 1881-83 in northernmost Canada. [read more]

Ascent - The Climbing Experience in Word and Image: Steck, Allen & Steve Roper, eds
signedSteck, Allen & Steve Roper, eds Ascent - The Climbing Experience in Word and Image
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 314, photo frontis, 29 color illus, 147 bw photos, wraps; inscribed Ed Webster, fine #24721 $35.00
The 14th issue of the premiere collection of mountaineering fiction, non-fiction, photography, and art. Many of the best mountaineering writers launched their careers with Ascent. Some of the photos in this issue were provided by Ed Webster.[read more]

Talbot, Daniel, ed A Treasury of Mountaineering Stories
1954 Putnam NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 337, blue cloth; dj ch, edge wear, vg-, cloth vg. #11630 $12.00
An anthology of fictional stories by such authors as Ullman, Knowlton, Frison-Roche, Mummery, and others. Neate X368.[read more]

Everest - The First Ascent: How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain: Tuckey, Harriet
Tuckey, Harriet Everest - The First Ascent: How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 402, 32 bw photos, sketch, map, black cloth; dj w/ Banff Award Winner sticker, else dj & cloth new #27503 $26.95
Drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Tuckey tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Pugh revolutionised[read more]

Everest - The First Ascent: The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, The Man who Made it Possible: Tuckey, Harriet
Tuckey, Harriet Everest - The First Ascent: The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, The Man who Made it Possible
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 400, 32 bw photos, sketch, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26481 $39.95
Drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Tuckey tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Pugh revolutionised[read more]

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