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Zwischen Erde und Himmel [Between Earth and Sky]:  Rébuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz
Rébuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz Zwischen Erde und Himmel [Between Earth and Sky]
1963 Albert Müller Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.179, 63 bw photos (1 fldg), route drawing, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth tight, near fine #27390 $15.00 $12.75
This terrific book utilizes Rébuffat’s prose and Tairraz’s wonderful black and white images. It is an outgrowth of their award-winning film which recreated four of Rébuffat’s climbs in the Alps. One of France's most famous mountain guides, Rébuffat was also a member of the 1950 Annapurna expedition.[read more]

Mountaineering in China: [China]
[China] Mountaineering in China
1965 Foreign Languages Press Peking 1st, 8vo, [pp.91], 4 color & 134 bw photos, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ edge rubbing, vg #23443 $139.00
A nice, primarily photo, book which includes ascents of Minya Konka (1957), Shule Mountain (1958), Mustagh Ata (1959 – new women’s world altitude record), Everest (1960 - first ascent of North Ridge), Amne Machin (1960), Kongur (1961 – all-women, new women’s world altitude record), and Shisha Pangma[read more]

Chogolisa: The Japanese Chogolisa Expedition, 1958: [Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto
signed[Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto Chogolisa: The Japanese Chogolisa Expedition, 1958
1959 Asahi-Newspaper Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.88, 139, 7 color & 99 bw photos (1 fldg pan) + 21 bw portraits, 3 maps (2 fldg), green cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ original glassine wrapper, rubbed, vertical crease line on back, very good, cloth fine #25389 $425.00
Account of the first ascent of Chogolisa (25,110’) which placed two members on the summit in 1958. Previous attempts had been made by the Duke of the Abruzzi, in 1909, and Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger, in 1957. Scarce. In Japanese, no English translation. Yak j89 (1st), j243 (2nd), jK167 (3rd[read more]

Manaslu 1952-3: [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club
[Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1952-3
1954 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.66, 4, 217, 17, 2 color & 127 bw photos, 6 figs, 3 sketches, 6 charts, 7 maps (1 color fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj is a facsimile, cloth w/ some discoloration to lower spine, vg+. #25241 $450.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their reconnaissance in 1952 and attempt in 1953, re[read more]

Manaslu 1954-6: [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club
[Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1954-6
1958 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.24, 14, 353, 13, 47 bw photos, 30 figs, 8 sketches, 74 charts (2 fldg), 8 maps (1 color, 1 fldg), appendices, red cloth; dj is a facsimile, cloth fine #25615 $495.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their failed attempt in 1954, the reconnaissance of [read more]

Story of the Ascent of Manaslu / Everest: From the First Attempt the Final Victory: [Japan]. Maki, Aritsune & Micheline Morin
New [Japan]. Maki, Aritsune & Micheline Morin Story of the Ascent of Manaslu / Everest: From the First Attempt the Final Victory
1963 Akane-shobô Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.240, photo frontis, 144 bw photos, 3 maps, dec eps, page ribbon, pictorial cloth; slipcase lightly rubbed, near fine, cloth near fine #27755 $45.00
A combination of Maki’s account of the first ascent of Manaslu in 1956, written for boys and girls, and Morin’s account of the first ascent of Everest in 1953. Interestingly, for the Manaslu section, this book has more photos than Maki’s adult narrative. Maki was the expedition leader. In Japanese,[read more]

Wind of the Glacier K2: [Japan]. Shinkai, Isao
New [Japan]. Shinkai, Isao Wind of the Glacier K2
1992 Privately Pub Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.231, 12 color & 63 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; slipcase; slipcase fine, cloth fine #25682 $95.00
This appears to be a memorial tribute book with articles on Shinkai’s mountaineering career during which he led expeditions to K2 in 1977 (second ascent) and 1982 (North Ridge ascent). In Japanese, no English translation. I’ve not been able to locate this in any of the Yakushi references.[read more]

The Mountain of the White Devil: South Pillar of Dhaulagiri I, 1975 & 1978: [Japan]. Tokyo Himalaya Expedition
[Japan]. Tokyo Himalaya Expedition The Mountain of the White Devil: South Pillar of Dhaulagiri I, 1975 & 1978
1979 The Expedition Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.44, 387, 45 color & 38 bw photos + 49 portraits, route drawings, tables, 4 maps, sketch eps, page-ribbon, blue cloth; slipcase rubbed, near fine, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #25461 $185.00
Account of the expeditions to the South Pillar of Dhaulagiri in 1975 and 1978. Six members were lost in an avalanche in 1975 and success was achieved in 1978. In Japanese with seven text pages and four-page summary in English, no English translation. Yak j463 (2nd ed), T174 (3rd).[read more]

Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56: [Japan]. Yoda, Takayoshi
[Japan]. Yoda, Takayoshi Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56
1956 Mainichi Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.119, 9 color & 177 bw photos, 2 maps, tan cloth; slipcase edges/corners rubbed, vg, issued w/o dj, cloth tight, near fine #24644 $495.00
This is one of the most highly sought-after books regarding the first ascent of an 8000m peak. This large-format photo-book is meant to accompany the two books ‘Manaslu 1952-3’ and ‘Manaslu 1954-6’ which describe the Japanese reconnaissance and ultimate success on Manaslu. In Japanese with photo cap[read more]

Mountaineering Maps of the World: Himalaya & Karakoram and Hindu Kush: [Japan]. Yoshizawa, Ichiro
[Japan]. Yoshizawa, Ichiro Mountaineering Maps of the World: Himalaya & Karakoram and Hindu Kush
1977/78 Gakushûkenyû-sha Tokyo 2 vol, 1st, lg 4to, vol 1 pp.330, 116 color & 79 bw photos, bw drawings, 28 large maps, (2 fldg), blue cloth; vol 2 pp.350, 123 color & 74 bw photos, bw drawings, 31 large maps, (2 fldg), brown cloth; slipcases w/ light rubbing, near fine, issued w/o dj’s, cloth fine #23791 $1,200.00 $750.00
This is a classic voluminous work which is quite difficult to find. Vol 1 has large maps covering the areas of Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Kangchenjunga, Everest, Khumbu, Rolwaling, Langtang Ganesh, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanjiroba, Api Nampa Saipal, Indian Himalaya, Nanda Devi, Kamet, Gangotri,[read more]

Koninklijke Nederlandse Alpen Vereniging 1902-1977 - Gebeurtenissen van de Laatste 25 Jaar [Royal Netherlands Alpine Association 1902-1977 - Events of the Last 25 Years]: [Royal Netherlands Alpine Association]
[Royal Netherlands Alpine Association] Koninklijke Nederlandse Alpen Vereniging 1902-1977 - Gebeurtenissen van de Laatste 25 Jaar [Royal Netherlands Alpine Association 1902-1977 - Events of the Last 25 Years]
1977 KNAV Utrecht 1st, 4to, pp.87, 37 bw photos, wraps; fine #25289 $35.00
Published on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Royal Netherlands Alpine Association, this looks at the previous 25 years with chapters written by Visser, Timmers, Verrijn Stuart, Dufour, and others. In Dutch, no English translation.[read more]

Shisha Pangma: Eine Deutsche Tibetexpedition bezwingt den Letzten Achttausender [Shisha Pangma: A German Tibet Expedition Conquers the Last Eight-thousander]: Abelein, Manfred
Abelein, Manfred Shisha Pangma: Eine Deutsche Tibetexpedition bezwingt den Letzten Achttausender [Shisha Pangma: A German Tibet Expedition Conquers the Last Eight-thousander]
1980 Gustav Lübbe Verlag Bergisch Gladbach 1st, 4to, pp.216, photo frontis, 168 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, photo/map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #12137 $75.00
Abelein (1930-2008) was a German professor of law, politician, pilot, and mountaineer. He co-led, along with Günter Sturm, the 1980 German expedition to Shishapangma (8046m) which made the second ascent, via the first-ascent route up the northeast buttress. Other members included Manfred Sturm, Frit[read more]

The Complete Mountaineer: Abraham, George D.
Abraham, George D. The Complete Mountaineer
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 74 bw photos, green cloth; cloth corners rubbed, nick to back cover, pencil name, rear hinge cracked, vg #26377 $65.00 $29.00
Abraham, along with his brother, was largely responsible for development of rock climbing in the Lake Disrict and pioneered many climbs. This is a major instructional work of the period. Neate A03. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Cordigliera: Tra Cielo e Ghiaccio [Cordillera: Between Sky and Ice]: Agnolotti, Giuseppe & Giorgio Pettigiani
Agnolotti, Giuseppe & Giorgio Pettigiani Cordigliera: Tra Cielo e Ghiaccio [Cordillera: Between Sky and Ice]
[1979] Stampa Rattero Torino 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.126, 64 color & 33 bw photos, map, wraps; fine #24408 $75.00
A primarily photographic look at the Andes from the Santa Marta region in Columbia in the north to Sarmiento, Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Agnolotti led a number of expeditions to the Andes with three (1969, 1971 and 1972) to try the west peak of Sarmiento. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Faces of Everest: Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S.
Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S. Faces of Everest
1982 Vikas Pub House Pvt Ltd New Delhi 2nd, 4to, pp.xxiv, 244, 86 color & 52 bw photos, 24 maps/drawings, appendices, black cloth; dj w/ some wear top/bottom spine & corners, 2 delamination spots on flaps, unclipped, else vg, cloth w/ former tape marks to back cover, near fine #23920 $29.00
The history of Everest from its discovery in 1855. This second edition is updated with events through 1980.[read more]

Higher than Everest: Memoirs of a Mountaineer: Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S.
Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S. Higher than Everest: Memoirs of a Mountaineer
1975 Vikas Delhi 4th, 8vo, pp.viii, 186, 33 bw photos, map, appendix, black cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, fine #23640 $45.00
Ahluwalia reached the summit of Everest during the third Indian expedition of 1965. He recounts not only this expedition but also his experiences in the Indo-Pakistan war where, four months after Everest, he was critically wounded. Neate A21.[read more]

Touching Upon the Himalaya: Excursions and Inquiries: Aitken, Bill
Aitken, Bill Touching Upon the Himalaya: Excursions and Inquiries
2004 India 1st, 8vo, pp.168, sketches, wraps; new. #23800 $29.00
Published to commemorate the 60th volume of the Himalayan Journal, this is a collection of Aitken’s HJ articles covering a variety of subjects and areas about the Himalaya. Aitken is one of several leading authors who have contributed articles to the HJ.[read more]

Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet: All, John
All, John Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 224, 16 color photos, black cloth; dj corners lightly bumped else dj & cloth new #27692 $26.99
In May 2014, mountaineer and professor of geography John All plunged into a crevasse on Himlung (23,430’, 2014), a fall that all but killed him. He recorded a series of dramatic videos as he struggled to climb seven stories back up to the surface with a severely dislocated shoulder, internal bleedin[read more]

In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge: Allan, Sandy
signedAllan, Sandy In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge
2015 UK trade ed, 8vo, pp.xiii, 185, 65 color & 6 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26944 $47.95
In the summer of 2012, a team of six climbers set out to attempt the first ascent of one of the great unclimbed lines of the Himalaya – the giant Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain. At ten kilometres in length, the Mazeno is the longest route to the summit of an 8,000-m[read more]

In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge: Allan, Sandy
signedAllan, Sandy In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge
2015 UK Ltd Numbered/Signed Ed 100, 8vo, pp.xiii, 185, 65 color & 6 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26941 $145.00
Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 100 In the summer of 2012, a team of six climbers set out to attempt the first ascent of one of the great unclimbed lines of the Himalaya – the giant Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain. At ten kilometres in length, the Mazeno is[read more]

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