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Oltre i venti del Nord: Le Nuove Frontiere dell’Alpinismo [Beyond the Northern Winds: The New Frontiers of Alpinism]: Casarotto, Renato
Casarotto, Renato Oltre i venti del Nord: Le Nuove Frontiere dell’Alpinismo [Beyond the Northern Winds: The New Frontiers of Alpinism]
1986 dall'Oglio Milano 1st, 4to, pp.119, 64 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #23394 $79.00
Casarotto (1948-1986) was one of Italy’s top mountaineers of the 1970’s and 80’s with a number of solo climbs in the Alps, Himalaya, and US. He came to North America at least twice (1978, 1984) and describes those climbs here – Canada (Mont Gros Bras, Weeping Wall, Slipstream, Carlsberg Column, Neme[read more]

Casewit, Curtis W. The Mountain World
1976 Random House NY 1st, 4to, pp.251, color frontis, 100 color & 74 bw photos, gilt dec spine, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #24090 $19.00
A look at mountains and the mountain environment around the world. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C19.[read more]

Casewit, Curtis W. & Dick Pownall The Mountaineering Handbook: An Invitation to Climbing
1968 Lippincott Phil 5th, 8vo, pp.222, 75 bw photos, appendices, black/green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23894 $15.00
A mountaineering text for novice and expert. Pownall was a member of the 1963 American Everest Team. A very nice, crisp copy. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C20.[read more]

50 Years of Alpinism: Cassin, Riccardo
signedCassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1981 Diadem London 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25864 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

50 Years of Alpinism: Cassin, Riccardo
signedCassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9576 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

Erster am Seil [First on the Rope]: Cassin, Riccardo
Cassin, Riccardo Erster am Seil [First on the Rope]
2003 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.367, photo frontis, 20 color & 92 bw photos, page-ribbon, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #23658 $47.95
A richly-illustrated autobiography of one of Italy's, and the world’s, finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the[read more]

La Sud del McKinley: Cassin, Riccardo
Cassin, Riccardo La Sud del McKinley
2000 Italy 1st thus, 8vo, pp.126, 37 bw photos, map, wraps; new #22187 $29.00
A most important work in the history of McKinley. Cassin’s 1961 ascent of the now-named Cassin Ridge was a major accomplishment on a new route. First published in 1965 this includes an introduction by Brad Washburn and a chronology. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Cassin, Riccardo & Guiseppe Nangeroni. Lhotse ’75: Spedizione Alpinistico-scientifica del C.A.I all’Himalaya del Nepal
1977 Club Alpino Italiano Bologna 1st, 4to, pp.171 + 65, 54 color & 106 bw (1 fldg panorama in pocket) photos, 20 figs, 5 maps (1 fldg in pocket), table, illus ep, grey cloth; dj w/ 1 small chip/tear, else fine, cloth fine. #23162 $165.00
The 1975 attempt on Lhotse’s South Face was a combined climbing and scientific expedition. The strong team tackled vertical rock and 70° ice at high altitude but had to abandon the climb 3300’ short of the summit in the face of bad weather and avalanches. About half the book is devoted to the clim[read more]

Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines: Catlow, Agnes & Maria
Catlow, Agnes & Maria Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines
[1861] James Hogg & Sons London 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xiii, 374, 2 pgs ads, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 tinted & 1 bw lithographs w/ tissue guards, vol II pp.ix, 368, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 9 tinted lithographs w/ tissue guards, gilt & blind-stamped red cloth; cloth rubbed, pulled top of spines, vol II w/ stain mark to lower front corner & hinges starting, good+ set #26521 $295.00 $219.00
The Catlow sisters were natural historians who wrote a number of books. Here they describe their travels in Switzerland and Northern Italy. Included are observations on flora, fauna, geography, topography, and anecdotes of their travels. This is from the Ladd Collection although it does not bear [read more]

Thin White Line: Cave, Andy
Cave, Andy Thin White Line
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 240, 40 color & 5 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24979 $39.00
In 1997, Cave returned from the Himalaya, having climbed the stupendous north face of Changabang, but losing his friend and climbing partner in the process. Traumatized by the ordeal, he examines his relationship with the mountains that have defined his life. Will he have the courage to undertake su[read more]

Everest: Moins 2 Mètres/Minus 2 Meters: Chamoux, Benoît
Chamoux, Benoît Everest: Moins 2 Mètres/Minus 2 Meters
1993 Initiative France 1st, small 4to, pp.127, 81 color & 10 bw photos, 3 color illus, 7 figs, 2 tables, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed on back, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27061 $45.00
Account of the 1992 Everest expedition which saw Chamoux (1961-1995) reach the summit of his 10th 8000m peak. This large expedition, primarily Italian, also placed scientific equipment on the summit to measure Everest’s height via both satellite and triangulation. As a result of this work Everest wa[read more]

Le Vertige de L'Infini: Chamoux, Benoît
Chamoux, Benoît Le Vertige de L'Infini
1988 Albin Michel Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.187, 33 color photos, wraps; fine #18415 $29.00
Contains accounts of Chamoux’s climbs on Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I and II, Dhaulagiri II, and Everest. Chamoux would go on to summit 13 of the 14 8000ers before his disappearance on Kangchenjunga in 1995. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Memoirs of a Mountaineer: “Helvellyn to Himalaya” and “Lhasa: The Holy City”: Chapman, F. Spencer
Chapman, F. Spencer Memoirs of a Mountaineer: “Helvellyn to Himalaya” and “Lhasa: The Holy City”
1945 Reprint Society London rep, 8vo, pp.446, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, green cloth; dj taped on edges, clipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #11484 $19.00
A combination of two of Chapman's more popular books. “Helvellyn to Himalaya” includes an account of an attempt on Chomolhari. Neate C27.[read more]

The Voyage of the 'Pourquoi-Pas?': The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910: Charcot, Jean-Baptiste
Charcot, Jean-Baptiste The Voyage of the 'Pourquoi-Pas?': The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910
1978 Archon Books Hamden facs, 8vo, pp.viii, 315, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 3 drawings, map, blue cloth; dj rubbbed, 2 small edge tears, vg, cloth tight, fine #13718 $79.00
Charcot’s ship ‘Pourquoi-Pas?’ was designed and built to his specifications for his second foray to the Antarctic. They explored the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas, discovered Loubet Land, Marguerite Bay and Charcot Land (now Island), and conducted a comprehensive scientific program which produced[read more]

Towards the South Pole Aboard the “Francais”: The First French Expedition to the Antarctic 1903-1905: Charcot, Jean-Baptiste
Charcot, Jean-Baptiste Towards the South Pole Aboard the “Francais”: The First French Expedition to the Antarctic 1903-1905
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.liv, 247, photo frontis, 273 bw photos, plan, drawing, 6 maps, appendix, illus blue-green cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #23555 $89.00
The first English translation of Charcot’s first expedition narrative - “Le "Francais" au Pole Sud: Journal de l'Expedition Antarctique Francaise, 1903-05”. Charcot originally intended to head north, but upon hearing there was no word from Nordenskjöld and his ship ‘Antarctic’ Charcot turned his at[read more]

Charles, Graham, et al The Frozen Coast: Sea Kayaking the Antarctic Peninsula
2004 US 1st, oblong 4to, pp.120, photo eps, 70 color photos, 4 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24246 $29.95 $15.95
A marvelously illustrated account of the January 2001 journey of three NZ men down the Antarctic Peninsula. This 528 mile expedition was the southernmost sea kayak journey ever attempted, through the freezing waste of ice, rock and ocean that makes this one of the most inhospitable coasts on earth.[read more]

A Youth Wasted Climbing: Chaundy-Smart, David
signedChaundy-Smart, David A Youth Wasted Climbing
2015 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 247, 10 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #27024 $19.95
Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal told him he was wasting his youth by climbing. Here, he tells the story of how he and his brother, Reg, spent the last years of the 1970s fighting suburban boredom to become, in the words of renowned climbing historian Chic Sc[read more]

The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley
Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913
1922 Constable London 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vol I pp.lxiv, 300, 4, frontis, 2 bw fldg pans, 3 color illus, 19 bw photos, 15 illus (1 fldg), 4 maps (3 fldg), appendix, vol II pp.viii, 301-585, frontis, 8 bw fldg pans, 1 color illus, 14 bw photos, 8 illus, 1 fldg map, uncut,; paper spine labels on tan linen spines over blue-gray papered boards; boards of vol I w/ light wear, vol II corners rubbed, small stain bottom both spines, tight, very good #26724 $3,750.00 $2,950.00
The Finest Polar Book Ever Written Long regarded as ‘the’ classic work of Antarctic literature, Cherry-Garrard was the youngest member of Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 and the assistant zoologist. In addition to using his own material, he had access to the diaries of Wilson, Bower[read more]

Child, Greg Climbing: The Complete Reference
1995 Facts on File NY 1st, 4to, pp.264, 60+ bw photos & illus, appendices, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #23420 $9.00
From Abalakov to Zurbriggen, open it anywhere and you’re sure to find something new what with 1000+ entries on people, peaks, equipment, terminology, etc.[read more]

Postcards from the Ledge: Collected Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child: Child, Greg
signedChild, Greg Postcards from the Ledge: Collected Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child
1998 US 1st, 8vo, frontis, pp.223, 53 bw photos, black/white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #15884 $39.00
More great writings from outstanding climber, and writer, Greg Child. His clever wit, sharp observations, and insightful reflections cover the full spectrum of the mountaineering experience and continue to entertain. Winner 1998 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature.[read more]

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