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American Alpine Club LibraryBanks, Mike Commando Climber
1955 Dent London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 240, color frontis, 18 bw photos, green cloth; dj worn, fold marks, taped, good, cloth w/ King blindstamp, vg #24765 $25.00 $22.50
Autobiography, Banks' climbing took him from Cornwall to Malta and Cyprus, from Scotland to the Alps, and on to Arctic Greenland. He led the 1956 attempt and 1958 attempt on Rakaposhi. Neate B34. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mountain Asce[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryBanks, Mike Rakaposhi
1960 Barnes NY 1st, 8vo, pp.238, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ large chip front, good, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24766 $25.00 $22.50
Account of 1956 attempt and 1958 first ascent of Rakaposhi (25,550') with Tom Patey. Neate B38. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mountain Ascents, Past and Present’ (1981), relating his climbs on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monch, Eiger,[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryBanks, Mike Rakaposhi
1960 Barnes NY 1st, 8vo, pp.238, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, blue cloth; dj rubbed, chip top spine/front, good, cloth w/ Espie bookplate, near fine #24767 $19.00 $17.10
Account of 1956 attempt and 1958 first ascent of Rakaposhi (25,550') with Tom Patey. Neate B38. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Library,
Snow Commando: Banks, Mike
Banks, Mike Snow Commando
1961 Burke London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 14 bw photos, 16 illus, map, green cloth; dj w/ chip to part of spine & back cover, vg, cloth near fine #23440 $49.00
Banks' autobiography described his early climbing which took him from Cornwall to Malta and Cyprus, from Scotland to the Alps, and on to Greenland as a member of the 1955 British North Greenland Expedition. He was a member of the 1956 attempt on Rakapopshi and two years later led the British Combin[read more]

The Last Blue Mountain: Barker, Ralph
Barker, Ralph The Last Blue Mountain
1959 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.212, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 3 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; dj w/ faint label marks on spine, small chip back, tape marks on inside, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ trace dampstain bottom edge, vg #22469 $45.00
Account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh (24,270') expedition to the Karakoram, prepared from expedition diaries and discussions with survivors. Nice copies are becoming hard to find. Neate B42, Yak B48.[read more]

The Last Blue Mountain: Barker, Ralph
Barker, Ralph The Last Blue Mountain
1960 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.210, 13 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #22995 $65.00
Account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh (24,270') expedition to the Karakoram, prepared from expedition diaries and discussions with survivors. Nice copies are becoming hard to find. Neate B42, Yak B48.[read more]

The Last Blue Mountain: Barker, Ralph
signedBarker, Ralph The Last Blue Mountain
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xvii, 214, 16 bw photos, 2 drawings, map, appendix, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27663 $47.95
Barker’s book, first published in 1959, has been long overdue for a new printing to bring this tragic story to a wider audience. This is the account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh (24,270') expedition to the Karakoram, prepared from expedition diaries and discussions with survivors. This new printing i[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834: Barry, Martin
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, color frontis w/ tissue guard, color lithograph w/ tissue guard, fldg panorama, uncut, green cloth; inscribed ‘Barry’s Ascent of Mont Blanc was the 18th and is so recorded by C. E. Matthew’s in “Annals of Mt. Blanc” J. M. T.’, spine cracked, covers sep, AAC, Thorington & AAC/Thorington bookplates, 6 clippings pasted to fep, frontis facing p.25, good #25081 $695.00 $500.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whi[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834: Barry, Martin
American Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards; boards w/ spine taped, title label pasted to front cover, Jacomb, Field & AAC/Field (blacked out) bookplates, cover & ffep separated, ffep chipped/taped, good #24799 $595.00 $428.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834: Barry, Martin
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards; inscribed ‘Paul Bevan With the Author’s kind regards, London 6mo 3, 1835’, boards w/ spine paper chipped, AAC bookplate, cover, ffep, & lithograph separated, heavy foxing to lithograph, frontis & title, small label on rep, good #24798 $1,395.00 $1,004.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S[read more]

Bartlett, Phil The Undiscovered Country: The Reason We Climb
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 183, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, grey cloth; dj & cloth new. #18374 $31.95
Part history and part autobiography, Bartlett draws on the literature of mountaineering and his own experiences in the Lake District and Himalaya to address the question of why we climb.[read more]

Seven Summits: Bass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway
signedBass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway Seven Summits
1986 Warner NY 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 336, 73 color photos, blue cloth; signed 9 - Chris Bonington, Dave Hahn, Simone Moro, Glen Porzak, Rick Ridgeway, Gerry Roach, Nazir Sabir, P. V. Scaturro, & Steve Swenson, dj fine, cloth fine #18339 $495.00 $445.00
This is the book which started it all - the bold bid to climb the highest mountains of the seven continents. Includes their two previous attempts on Everest before success. SB B04. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Seven Summits: Bass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway
signedBass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway Seven Summits
1986 Warner NY 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 336, 73 color photos, blue cloth; signed Dick Bass on his poem pasted to ffep, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ name sticker on fep, fine #18573 $19.00
This is the book which started it all - the bold bid to climb the highest mountains of the seven continents. Includes their two previous attempts on Everest before success. SB B04.[read more]

Seven Summits: Bass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway
signedBass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway Seven Summits
1986 Warner NY 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 336, 73 color photos, blue cloth; signed Bass on his poem pasted to fep & Rick Ridgeway, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ some discoloration to page edges, tight, fine #18563 $59.00
This is the book which started it all - the bold bid to climb the highest mountains of the seven continents. Includes their two previous attempts on Everest before success. SB B04.[read more]

Mountain Man: The Story of Belmore Browne - Hunter, Explorer, Artist, Naturalist and Preserver of our Northern Wilderness: Bates, Robert
signedBates, Robert Mountain Man: The Story of Belmore Browne - Hunter, Explorer, Artist, Naturalist and Preserver of our Northern Wilderness
1988 Amwell Press Clinton Ltd ed #96/1000, 4to, pp.xvii, 424, 33 color illus, 98 bw photos, sketches, 4 maps, appendix, page ribbon, linen eps, gilt dec blue leatherette, grey slipcase; signed Bates & Jim Rikhoff, slipcase fine, issued w/o dj, covers fine #26492 $185.00
Belmore Brown was a member of Cook's 1906 expedition to Mt. McKinley and returned again in 1910 and 1912 when he nearly reached the summit. This is a wonderful tribute to Browne. This special, signed, limited edition was created for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. It has a different blu[read more]

Bates, Robert H. Mountain Man: The Story of Belmore Browne - Hunter, Explorer, Artist, Naturalist and Preserver of our Northern Wilderness
1991 Amwell Press Clinton 2nd, 4to, pp.xvii, 424, 33 color illus, 98 bw photos, sketches, 4 maps, appendix, gilt dec brown cloth; cloth fine #23354 $59.00
Belmore Brown was a member of Cook's 1906 expedition to Mt. McKinley and returned again in 1910 and 1912 when he nearly reached the summit. This is a wonderful tribute to Browne.[read more]

Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946: Bates, Robert H.
Bates, Robert H. Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946
2001 US 1st, 4to, pp.xviii, 229, frontis, 14 bw photos, 18 illus, green cloth; dj & cloth new #21530 $75.00 $37.00
Bob Bates’ doctoral dissertation is a scholarly account of mountain writing and mountaineers from the 17th century to the early days on Everest. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946
2001 US 1st, 4to, pp.xviii, 229, frontis, 14 bw photos, 18 illus, marbled eps, green cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #20781 $49.00
Finally in print for all to enjoy, Bob Bates’ doctoral dissertation is a scholarly account of mountain writing and mountaineers from the 17th century to the early days on Everest. Signed copies are uncommon.[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed Bates & Charles Houston, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9493 $175.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed 4 - Nick Clinch, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, Brad Washburn, cloth w/ slight bend to lower corner of first 7 pages, else fine #23620 $245.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Charles Houston[read more]

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