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Irwin, William Robert, ed Challenge: An Anthology of the Literature of Mountaineering
1950 Columbia Univ NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 444, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #23076 $15.00
Irwin collected 25 first-hand accounts of mountaineering throughout the world. His authors featured here include Stephen, Montague, Bell, Waugh, Thoreau, Muir, Young, Slingsby, Pilley, Mummery, Mackinder, Fremont, and others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signa[read more]

An Ascent of Mount Shasta: 1856: Isaacs, A. C.
Isaacs, A. C. An Ascent of Mount Shasta: 1856
1952 Dawson LA 1st thus, 12mo, pp.22, linen backed, blue paper-covered boards; slight scuff to front cover, else very good #23458 $149.00
Mount Shasta’s first ascent was in 1854 and by the end of 1856 there had been at least 40 ascents. Isaacs here records the first winter ascent which he made in the company of two others. This was originally published in 1856 by the California Daily Chronicle and The Weekly Chonicle, both in San Fran[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]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 3rd, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25851 $39.95 $10.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25089 $39.95 $12.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams: Ives, Katie
signedIves, Katie Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.301, photo frontis, grey cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27749 $26.95
In 1962 the editors of Summit magazine received a submission about first ascents in an unknown mountain range in British Columbia. Accompanied by a photo of granite walls that stretched like gothic spires into the sky, the article explained that the climbing party had failed to reach the main summit[read more]

An Innocent on Everest: Izzard, Ralph
Izzard, Ralph An Innocent on Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.319, blue spotted cloth; cloth worn, hinges cracked, blindstamp on title page, good #12326 $5.00 $4.25
Izzard was correspondent for the Daily Mail on the successful 1953 British expedition on which Hillary and Tenzing made the first ascent. Neate I22, SB I08, Yak I34. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

More than Mountains: Jackson, John A.
Jackson, John A. More than Mountains
1955 Harrap London 1st, 8vo, pp.213, color frontis, 48 bw photos, 2 drawings, 4 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj w/ wear spot front, vg, cloth fine #23837 $25.00
Jackson (1921-2005) was a schoolmaster and Chief Instructor at the RAF Mountaineering Center in Kashmir. Here he reminisces about his experiences with the British NW Garwhal Expedition (1952), the Daily Mail Abominable Snowman Expedition (1954), the first ascent of Kangchenjunga (1955), and more. He[read more]

Tents in the Clouds: The First Women's Himalayan Expedition: Jackson, Monica & Elizabeth Stark
Jackson, Monica & Elizabeth Stark Tents in the Clouds: The First Women's Himalayan Expedition
2000 US rep, 8vo, pp.258, 28 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; new. #18839 $16.00 $14.50
The 1955 Women's Expedition to the Jugal Himal made an ascent of Gyalgen Peak (6706m). See Neate J04, Yak J06. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram: Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules
Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram
Bob A. Schelfhout Aubertijn Collection Regular (Unlimited) Edition, Image size 10” x 10”, Paper size 12” x 12”, printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Matte paper.; new #25929 $95.00
A Wonderful Print of the First Photograph of Chogori (K2), 1902! In 1902, an international team of six embarked on an ambitious expedition to the Karakoram. Their goal - the first ascent of K2 (8,611m). During their six-month expedition they achieved a high point of 6,525m, valuable data was col[read more]

Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram: Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules
Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram
Bob A. Schelfhout Aubertijn Collection Limited (150 numbered copies) Edition, Image size 16” x 16”, Paper size 20” x 20”, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Matt FineArt, 308 gsm, 100% cotton paper.; new #25930 $195.00 $175.00
A Limited Edition Print of the First Photograph of Chogori (K2), 1902! In 1902, an international team of six embarked on an ambitious expedition to the Karakoram. Their goal - the first ascent of K2 (8,611m). During their six-month expedition they achieved a high point of 6,525m, valuable data wa[read more]

Peak Performance: James, Tori
James, Tori Peak Performance
2013 UK 1st, small 8vo, pp.88, wraps; new #26466 $5.99
In 2007 James became the first Welsh woman to reach the summit of Everest. Here she shares the inspiration and drive which helped her to the summit.[read more]

Jeffers, LeRoy The Call of the Mountains: Rambles Among the Mountains and Canyons of the United States and Canada
1923 Dodd, Mead NY 2nd, prtg, 8vo, pp.xv, 282, color frontis, 100 bw photos, gilt lettered green cloth; cloth spine darkened, bookplate, vg. #17473 $19.00
New York librarian Jeffers formed the Bureau of Associated Mountaineering Clubs of North America in 1916. In 1919 he made a solo first ascent of the north (lower) peak of Mount Moran in the then little known Teton range. Neate J24.[read more]

Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration: Jensen, David
Jensen, David Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration
2018 UK 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.71, 55 bw photos, figs, wraps; new #27427 $23.95
This is a fascinating account of the development of the use of huskies who first stepped ashore in Antarctica on February 17, 1899 and left their paw marks on the ice for the very last time 95 years later in 1994. It includes the history of huskies used by Australian Douglas Mawson, Norwegian explor[read more]

Schwatka: The Life of Frederick Schwatka (1848-1892), M.D., Arctic Explorer, Cavalry Officer – A Précis: Johnson, Robert E., et al.
Johnson, Robert E., et al. Schwatka: The Life of Frederick Schwatka (1848-1892), M.D., Arctic Explorer, Cavalry Officer – A Précis
1984 Horn of the Moon Montpelier 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 39, 17 bw illus, 2 tables, 5 maps, wraps; new #24120 $9.00
Schwatka, was a West Point graduate and cavalry lieutenant in the Indian Wars (1871-75). He later led an Arctic overland expedition (1878-80) to search for clues to the disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew. This was the longest sledge trip ever made, over 3100 miles, and made his reputa[read more]

Reaching the Summit: Edmund Hillary’s Life of Adventure: Johnston, Alexa
Johnston, Alexa Reaching the Summit: Edmund Hillary’s Life of Adventure
2005 US 1st, 4to, pp.232, photo frontis, 387 color & 142 bw photos, 3 sketches, 4 color maps, appendix, illus eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new. #24160 $29.95
Johnston, the only official biographer of Sir Edmund, has produced the first fully illustrated biography of one of the great heroic figures of modern time. This sumptuously illustrated book features Sir Edmund’s own photos, letters, and diaries covering his full life and adventures – from his exped[read more]

Jonas, Rudolph Im Garten der Göttlichen Nanda: Bergfahrten im Garhwalhimalaya (In the Garden of the God-Like Nanda: Climbing in the Garhwal Himalaya)
1948 Seidel & Sohn Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 4 color & 89 bw photos, 3 maps (1 fldg), tan cloth; cloth near fine. #11048 $49.00
Account of the 1938 Austrian-German Himalayan expedition which made first ascents Bhagirathi North Peak, Chandar Parbat, Sri Kailas, and others in the Gangotri region. Yak J48.[read more]

Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer: Jones, Aubrey
Jones, Aubrey Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 209, 47 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25961 $37.95
Koettlitz, a British physician, was a member of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition (1894-97) to Franz Josef Land serving as both physician and geologist. During this expedition he fine-tuned his measures to prevent scurvy, became an experienced ski runner, dog and pony handler, and expert in polar s[read more]

Jones, Owen Glynne Rock-Climbing in the English Lake District
1900 Abraham Keswick 2nd, thick 8vo, pp.lxiv, 322, ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 31 bw photos, 9 route drawings, appendix, black cloth; cloth w/ black tape on spine/rear hinge, corners rubbed, internal hinges taped, good+. #24093 $275.00
This was the first part of a classic trilogy published by the Abrahams brothers. This second edition contains a memoir and portrait of Jones and an appendix of new climbs. Jones, a leading rock climber, was killed on the Dent Blanche. An important work. From the collection of American mountainee[read more]

Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain: Jordan, Jennifer
Jordan, Jennifer Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 303, 23 bw photos, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj bumped, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ some pen notations, tight, fine #24617 $9.95
At the beginning of the 2004 climbing season, ninety women had successfully summited Everest, but only five female climbers had reached the top of K2. Today, all of those brave pioneers are dead. In 1986 Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz became the first woman ever to reach the summit of K2 and was [read more]

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