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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]

Isselin, Henri L’Âge d’Or de l’Alpinisme 1919-1950
1983 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.237, 2 bw illus, wraps; fine. #18707 $25.00
A history of the golden age of alpinism in the Alps. In French, no English translation.[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 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]

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
signedIsserman, 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; signed Isserman, Weaver & Dee Molenaar, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26095 $75.00
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 cult[read more]

Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams: Ives, Katie
New 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]

Izzard, Ralph An Innocent on Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.319, blue spotted cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, vg+. #9812 $29.00
Izzard was correspondent for the Daily Mail on the 1953 British expedition. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I22, SB I08, Yak I34.[read more]

Izzard, Ralph An Innocent on Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.319, blue spotted cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth w/ bookplate, fine #9813 $29.00
Izzard was correspondent for the Daily Mail on the 1953 British expedition. Neate I22, SB I08, Yak I34.[read more]

More than Mountains: Jackson, John A.
New 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]

Jackson, Monica & Elizabeth Stark Tents in the Clouds: The First Women's Himalayan Expedition
1956 Collins London 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 36 bw photos, 5 maps, appendix, black cloth; cloth vg. #9815 $19.00
The 1955 Women's Expedition to the Jugal Himal made an ascent of Gyalgen Peak (6706m). From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate J04, Yak J06.[read more]

Holding Fast: The Untold Story of the Mount Hood Tragedy: James, Karen
James, Karen Holding Fast: The Untold Story of the Mount Hood Tragedy
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 225, 29 color & 55 bw photos, illus, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25121 $24.99
James was the wife of Kelly James, one of three climbers who died on Oregon’s Mount Hood in December, 2006. Millions of people across the world prayed and waited in anguish to learn the fate of the three trapped climbers. The worst storm in a decade was pounding the mountain with hurricane-force w[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]

Janin, Christine Le Tour du Monde par les Cimes
1993 Michel Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.202, 66 color photos, map, wraps; near fine. #13008 $29.00
Account of Janin's climbs of the Seven Summits with Carstenz Pyramid. In French, no English translation. Perret 2355.[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]

Jerstad, Luther G. Mani-Rimdu, Sherpa Dance-Drama
1969 Oxford Calcutta 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 192, 22 bw photos, 6 figs, appendices, red cloth; dj w/ large edge chips, vg-, cloth vg. #22332 $27.00
Jerstad, known for this 1963 ascent of Everest, describes the Nepalese form of the Tibetan Buddhist dance-drama known as Cham. He observed Mani-Rimdu among the Sherpas of northeastern Nepal. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

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