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1. AAC. Accidents In North American Mountaineering Including Canada And The United States. 1960 issue. Mt Waddington and Mt McKinley have major reports. stapled stiff wrappers. near Fine $10.
2. AAC. Accidents In North American Mountaineering Including Canada And The United States. 1966 issue. Includes death of Dan Doody on Mt Washington and the Mt Hunter accident in David Roberts' Mountain Of My Fear. stapled stiff wrappers. near Fine $10.
3. AAC. Accidents In North American Mountaineering Including Canada And The United States. 1970 issue. stapled stiff wrappers. Fine $10.
4. Abraham, George. British Mountain Climbs. Ldn (Mills & Boon), 1909, 1st ed, 177mm tall x 114mm, 448pp, 18 b/w photo plates, 21 route diagrams, index. Guidebook & early history of climbing. regular red cloth binding version, black lettering cover & spine. 4mm tear top spine, solid VG $125.
5. Alack, Frank. Share My Joys: The Frank Alack Story. Palmerstown North NZ (N.Z. Books), 1974, 1st ed, 223mm tall x 142mm, 220pp, 15 b/w photos. Autobiography of pioneering New Zealand climbing guide who made many climbs in NZ’s Southern Alps in the 1920s and 30s. blue boards, gilt lettering spine. signed by author on blank FFEP. nice DJ (rubbing top spine), near Fine $25.
6. Alaska Geographic. Wrangell-Saint Elias International Wilderness. Anchorage (AGS), 1981, 1st ed, 144pp, many color photos, oblong sm 4to PB. An overview and close-up of these fantastic mountains. Has chapter on climbing. Also has complete reprint, with original photos, of Dora Keen’s expedition (1st ascent) to Mount Blackburn (16390') in 1912, the first significant exploratory ascent in N America by a woman. Paperback. lacking the loose folding map, some general cover rubbing, VG $5.
7. --another copy. Anchorage (AGS), 1981, 1st ed. includes the loose folding map. VG+ $10.
8. Alaska Geographic. Alaska’s Glaciers. Vol 9, No 1, 1982, 1st edition, oblong sm 4to PB, 216mm tall x 28cm, 144pp, maps, many color photos. Thorough discussion of Alaskan glaciers followed by presentation of the glacial areas, including history of exploration. crease mark rear cover, VG $8.
9. Alaska Geographic. Glacier Bay Icy Wilderness. Vol 15, No 1. Anchorage (AGS), 1988, 1st ed, 1988, oblong sm 4to PB, 216mm tall x 280mm, 103pp, maps, many color photos, loose folding map. Thorough discussion of the Glacier Bay area: geology, glaciology, indigenous people, exploration, marine environment, wildlife, Gustavus. color pictorial paperback. two 15mm tears front cover else VG $5.
10. Allison, Stacy with Peter Carlin. Beyond The Limits: A Woman’s Triumph On Everest. Boston (Little, Brown), 1993, 1st ed, 242mm tall x 158mm, 282pp, 17 b/w photos. Author’s bio & account of her ascent of Everest in 1988 (1st US woman) & other climbs (Cassin Ridge on McKinley, Ama Dablam, highest peak in Pamirs, Robson N Face, N Face Everest attempt). Extensive content relating to Scott Fischer (leading climber who perished in the disaster on Everest, Spring 1996) who was Stacy’s close friend and climbing partner. green boards, green cloth spine, gilt lettering spine. inscribed, signed & dated 1996 by Allison on pre-title page. fine DJ, Fine $10.
11. Alpinism Volume 1, 1988. The first and only issue of this quality Canadian magazine that was to be the successor of Polar Circus (which only had 2 issues itself). Uniform with Polar Circus, 72pp, b/w photos, 16 articles including Walking Back To Happiness by G. Child, Cerro Stanhardt by J. Bridwell, The Trango Tower (1st ascent E Face with Loretan) by Kurtyka, History Of Winter Alpinism In Canadian Rockies by Chic Scott, various articles on hard, mixed climbs in the Canadian Rockies by Blanchard, Twight, Robinson, Dougherty, etc. and a lengthy metaphysical examination of climbing by Kurtyka. Mint $20.
12. Alt, David & Curt Buchholtz & Bert Gildart & Bob Frauson. Glacier Country...Montana's Glacier National Park. Helena (Montana Magazine), 1983, 1st ed, 215mm tall x 280mm, 104pp, many color photos. Geology, history, description of several hikes, flora & fauna. Lots of good photos of the mountains. color pictorial paperback. Fine $5.
13. Ament, Pat. Master Of Rock: The Biography Of John Gill. Boulder (Alpine House), 1977, 1st ed, 261mm tall x 177mm, 197 pp, 255 b/w photos. Gill was an early specialist in bouldering. This is not the same as the recent revised edition. The 1st edition is larger as are the photos (not all the same as those in rev ed & different text). blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (like new but has the lower 3cm of spine cut out), Fine $75.
14. Ament, Pat. Royal Robbins, Spirit Of The Age: The Biography Of America’s Most Distinguished Rock Climber. Boulder (Two Lights), 1992, 1st ed (8vo PB version), 301pp, 219 b/w photos, biblio, index. Thorough climbing biography of foremost pioneering Yosemite climber. b/w pictorial paperback. inscribed and signed by Robbins on the title page, as New $75.
15. Amy, Bernard & Pierre Beghin & Pierre Faivre. Alpinismes. Paris (Arthaud), 1988, 1st ed, 267mm tall x 199mm, 187pp + , many b/w & color photos & diagrams, index. Text in french, no english edition. Instruction and commentary on mountaineering based on experience. Beghin's words on enchainements (= climbs of multiple summits linked together on one long experience) and expedition climbing are precious. Beghin, by far among the best of Alpine + Himalayan climbers of the 80s and 90s, perished on Annapurna South Face, being struck by detritus from an avalanche. He was not a professional climber, but an accomplished engineer who enjoyed mountaineering. Original glossy color pictorial hardcover (likely no DJ was issued for this book), rubbing at tips of corners otherwise Fine $54.
16. Anderson, Bob. Beartooth Country. Montana's Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains. Helena (American & World Geographic Publishing), 1994, revised and expanded edition, 217mm tall x 277mm, 120pp, many color photos, 5 maps, index. Thorough treatment of the ranges: geology, pioneer exploration, flora, fauna. Glossy color pictorial wrappers. Crease mark upper front outside corner otherwise Fine $10.
17. Appalachia, June 1954, Vol XX, No 7. Beyond the Pole by Maynard Miller (flight and photos over Ellesmere Island with Terris Moore); South Buttress Mount McKinley -- Analysis of a Proposed Route of Ascent by Bradford Washburn (9 pages with 6 photos and a map); Peaks & Routes of the North Selkirk Range by William Putnam (16pp, 9 b/w photos, folding map). faint crease front cover, VG $20.
18. Apte, Robert Z. Three Kingdoms On The Roof Of The World. Bhutan, Nepal, Ladakh. Berkeley (Parallax), 1990, 1st ed, 221mm tall x 272mm, 128pp, good color photos on nearly every page, index. For each of the three areas: physical description, history, people, religion, art. black boards, embossed lettering front, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $15.
19. Ardito, Stefano. History Of The Great Mountaineering Adventures. Seattle (Mountaineers), 2000, 1st ed, lg 4to, 362mm tall x 255mm, 320pp, 352 color & 159 b/w photos, several maps, chronology of climbing events categorized by mtn range, biblio, index. Superb photos and solid history spanning climbing worldwide from the earliest climbs to modern technical routes on the huge peaks. navy boards, gilt lettering front & spine. nice DJ (no chips, no tears), creased corner of blank FFEP, black pen mark bottom fore-edge, otherwise Fine $20.
20. Ardito, Stefano. Mont Blanc: Discovery And Conquest Of The Giant Of The Alps. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1997, 1st ed, lg 4to, 228pp, 180 color photos (2 fldg pans), 50 ills, 4 color maps, biblio, index. Lavishly illustrated full history (1741 to 1995) of climbing on Mont Blanc & area. Great photos, many from the collections of leading climbers. Solid—and long overdue—history of the modern extreme climbs from 1965 to 1995, many routes marked on the photos. Grand Prize Winner at the 1997 Banff Mountain Book Festival. blue cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine. flawless, new condition $35.
21. Armington, Stan. Exploring Nepal. Glendale (La Siesta), 1975, 1st ed, 216mm tall x 137mm, 71pp, 12 b/w photos, folding map at rear, index. A primer for trekking trips to Nepal: preparation, equipment, places, etc. Original textured illustrated PB. underlining on many pages otherwise VG+ $1.
22. Armington, Stan. Bhutan For Independent, Group And Armchair Travellers. Oakland (Lonely Planet), 1998, 1st ed, 313pp, several color photos, index. Practical guide for travellers, includes about 50 pages on trekking. paperback. Fine $4.
23. Armington, Stan & Sushil Upadhyay. Humla To Mt Kailas. A Trek From Nepal Into Tibet. Kathmandu (Mandala Book Point), 1993, 1st ed, 189mm tall x 126mm, 43pp, 33 color photos, 6 maps. Detailed guide for the trek describing day by day stages. original glossy color photo PB. small crease front cover corner, telephone number penned inside rear cover, otherwise near Fine $12.
24. Ashton, Steve. Rock Climbing Techniques. Marlborough (Crowood), 1990, 2nd ed (same format as 1st), 233mm tall x 165mm, 127pp, b/w photos & sketches, glossary, index. Fundamentals with good sections on belaying and rope work. glossy pictorial paperback. near Fine $5.
25. Ata-Ullah, Mohammad. Citizen Of Two Worlds. NY (Harper), 1960, 1st ed, 218cm tall x 143mm, 285pp. Autobiography. Author was medical doctor and officer in the Army of the British Raj of Pakistan. He was the only Pakistani full member of the 1953 American K2 expedition. There are 5 chapters describing the expedition. He was also a member of Desio’s 1954 K2 expedition. There are 2 chapters on this. This book is surprisingly uncommon. ex-library. rebound in red buckram. spine number, stamp on dedication page, rear EP card pocket, no other library marks, VG+ $28.
26. Atkeson, Ray. The Cascade Range. Portland (Belding), 1969, 1st ed, 181pp, portfolio size, 35cm tall x 26cm. Spectacular color photos. Atkeson was fine professional photographer who dedicated much of his career to photographing the Pacific Northwest. His best book. near fine DJ, Fine $20.
27. Atwood, Evangeline. Frontier Politics: Alaska’s James Wickersham. Portland (Binford, Mort), 1979, 1st ed, 449pp, 35 b/w photos, biographical chronology, 2 appendices, chapter notes & refs, index. The first biography of Wickersham based on 10 years of research using mainly newspaper files & Wickersham’s personal diaries. Atwood was careful to remain objective in this presentation “as much as is humanly possible, and has included the bad with the good as Wickersham’s character and personality unfolded through the years.” Includes an eight page chapter on his expedition to climb Mt McKinley. blue cloth, white lettering cover & spine. light wrinkling to lower inside corner of first 16 pages (no staining), corners rubbed, solid binding, VG- $20.
28. Baird, D.M. Jasper National Park: Behind the Mountains & Glaciers. Ottawa (Geological Survey of Canada), 1963, 1st ed, 178mm tall x 126mm, 184pp, b/w photos, fldg map, index. Geology & guide to the park. glossy pictorial PB. VG+ $2.
29. Bajracharya, Manik Lal. A Catalogue On Nepal. Kathmandu (Eastern Trading), 1973, 1st ed, 187mm tall x 127mm, 281pp + 3 pages of ads, several color and b/w plates. A local handbook made to offer information about Nepal. Chapters on history arts, culture, religion, trekking in Kathmandu valley, festivals, places of interest, etc. Includes a chapter on trekking an mountaineering. plain navy cloth. nice DJ, occasional underlining and a few marginal notes in pen otherwise Fine $20.
30. Band, George. Road To Rakaposhi. Ldn (Travel Book Club), 1955, reprint, 22cm tall x 14cm, 192pp, 47 b/w photos, 4 maps. 1954 Cambridge University Mountaineering Club expedition to this Karakoram giant. Reached 6400m on the SW Ridge overcoming the principal difficulties but turned back due to weather & logistics. blue cloth, black lettering spine. fading spine, VG $5.
31. Barker, Ralph. The Last Blue Mountain. NY (Doubleday), 1960, 1st ed, 215mm tall x 138mm, 210pp, 13 b/w photos, index. An attempt on Haramosh (24270', 45mi SE of Rakaposhi) led by Tony Streather foiled by an avalanche that caught two climbers. Epic struggle for survival. Good read. black cloth, blue lettering cover & spine. DJ (general edge wear, 6mm loss upper front, 1cm thin loss top spine corner), VG+ $30.
32. --another copy. Ldn (Chatto, Windus), 1959, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 14cm, 212pp, 23 b/w plates, 3 maps, index. navy boards, gilt lettering spine. worn DJ (lacking bottom 2cm of front, 3cm chip upper front, tear across all of front), VG $20.
33. Barnett, Steve. The Best Ski Touring In America. SF (Sierra Club Books), 1987, 1st ed, 8vo, 266pp, b/w photos, index. Description of areas and what to do there. Paperback binding, VG+ $2.
34. [Barrett, R.] Davy, Gypsy & Lady Ba. The Himalayan Letters Of Gypsy Davy And Lady Ba: Written On A Pilgrimage To The High Quiet Places Among The Simple People Of An Old Folk Tale. Cambridge (Heffer), 1927, 1st ed, lg 8vo, 258mm tall x 157mm, 280pp, index, 4 fldg maps, illustrated EPs. Whimsical account of a journey to the Baltoro Glacier in 1923 to view K2. This UK edition with an embossed pictorial cover is nicer than the US edition. orig olive cloth, white lettering spine, black & white decoration front cover. uncommon DJ (5cm deep loss lower front around to spine, 2cm tear upper front spine corner with small loss, 5mm loss across top spine), smudge mark fore-edge else near Fine $150.
35. Bartle, Jim. Parque Nacional Huascaran. Ancash - Peru. Huaraz/Healdsburg (the author), 1985, 1st ed, 215mm tall x 278mm, 40pp, 3 b/w & 66 color photos. Mainly a photo album of the Cordillera Blanca (with short section on the C. Huayhuash) with detailed captions in both english and spanish. Good photos. very uncommon book. glossy color pictorial paperback. some waviness to front cover and first few pages and upper middle margin of most pages (no staining), all pages clean and no sticking, good working copy $20.
36. Bauer, Paul & Ernst Beigel. Kaukasus-Expedition 1928 der Sektion Hochland München des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins. München (Parcus & Co), 1928, 1st ed, 223mm tall x 145mm, 55pp, 17 b/w photos, folding map. Text in german (fraktur script), no english edition. Account of 1928 mountaineering expedition to the Caucasus with ascents of Dych Tau, Katuin Tau, Adish Tau, Gestola, Shkara, Tot Tau, and an unnamed peak. Generally the weather was poor (snowing often) making the climbing difficult. All ascents were done Alpine style with several miserable bivouacs being required. Original light grey wrappers, black lettering front. Some browning to spine, VG $35.
37. Bauer, Paul. Kanchenjunga Challenge. Ldn (Kimber), 1955, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 162mm, 202pp, 12 b/w photos, 2 EP maps. The leader's accounts of the 1929 & 1931 strong german attempts on Kangchenjunga and of the first ascent of Siniolchu. The 1929 and 1931 expeditions were the first serious attempts to climb Kangchenjunga. Also includes a chapter on the author's earlier climbs in the Alps and Caucasus. The author had written several books in german about his climbs and expeditions. Translated from the full 1952 rewrite of Kampf um dem Himalaya (Bauer completely rewrote the 1934 original in 1952). Original navy cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (fading spine, loss spine ends up to 1cm deep), VG+ $65.
38. Bauer, Paul. The Siege Of Nanga Parbat 1856-1953. Ldn (Hart-Davis), 1956, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 14cm, 211 pp, 23 b/w photos, 2 maps. Good history from Schlagintweit in 1856 through the first ascent by Buhl in 1953. The author led the 1938 attempt. yellow cloth, black lettering spine. DJ (rubbing spine ends), near Fine $25.
39. Baume, Louis. Sivalaya: Explorations Of The 8000m Peaks Of The Himalaya. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1979, 1st ed (8vo PB version), 216mm tall x 137mm, 316pp, 30 maps & diagrams, lg biblio. Most informative chronicle & bibliography of the journeys, expeditions, & climbs relative to the 8000m pks. Excellent reference. Paperback binding. VG $4.
40. Beckey, Fred. Challenge Of The North Cascades. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1969, 1st ed, 228mm tall x 157mm, 280pp, 47 b/w photos, 13 maps, chronology of climbs. Account of a few of Beckey’s many first ascents over 30 year period in the Cascades, this is one of the classic books of mountaineering in N. America. original off-white cloth, gilt lettering spine. Signed by Fred Beckey on the title page. lacking DJ. slight warping from damp upper outside corner of pages with no staining but faint tide-line on a few pages, solid binding, covers OK and not warped, apart from page corner warping VG $20.
41. Beckey, Fred. Fred Beckey’s 100 Favorite North American Climbs. Ventura (Patagonia Books), 2011, 1st ed, large format, 337mm tall x 235mm, and has 308 pages, many color photos, route diagrams, maps. Beckey’s opus magnum includes some good mountaineering history as well as excellent route information. Good book. Big, heavy book that weighs about 5.3 pounds. orig black cloth with white lettering front and spine. signed by Fred Beckey on the title page. fine DJ, Fine $85.
42. Bell, J.H.B. Bell’s Scottish Climbs. Wingston (Magna), 1995, reprint, 222mm tall x 135mm, 235pp, 11 b/w photos, 11 maps & diagrams, index. A selection by Hamish Brown of the Scottish climbs in Bell’s A Progress In Mountaineering. Has biographical introductions by Bell’s wife & by Brown. Bell was a good climber & inspired a generation of talent. glossy pictorial hardcover. Fine $10.
43. Benuzzi, Felice. No Picnic On Mount Kenya. NY (Dutton), 1953, 1st ed, 1st ptg, 219mm tall x 142mm, 239pp, EP maps, sketches. Incredible account of author’s escape from WWII prison camp to climb Mt. Kenya & then voluntary return back to the camp. brick cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (1cm ch top front, 2cm ch top spine), near Fine $50.
44. —another copy. Salt Lake City (Gibbs-Smith), 1989 8vo PB, 239pp, EP map. Incredible account of author’s escape from WWII prison camp to climb Mt. Kenya & then voluntary return back to the camp. near Fine $10.
45. Bezruchka, Stephen. Trekking In Nepal. A Traveler's Guide. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1991, 6th ed, 210mm tall x 135mm, 446pp, b/w photos, maps, index. Practical booklet for use in field techniques/knowledge. Color pictorial paperback. underlining in the Annapurna section otherwise VG+ $1.
46. Bickel, Lennard. Mawson’s Will: The Greatest Survival Story Ever Written. NY (Stein, Day), 1977, 2nd ed (same format as first), 236mm tall x 155mm, 237pp, 24 b/w photos, EP maps. Incredible account and analysis of Mawson’s struggle for 320 miles back across snow, ice, glaciers to Commonwealth Bay in 1912 during the Australian Antarctic Expedition. His two companions (X. Mertz, Swiss ski champion, & B. Ninnis) died & he pushed on alone. black cloth spine, light blue paper covered boards, gilt lettering cover & spine. nice DJ (fine but library spine sticker), usual library stamps on edges and elsewhere, otherwise quite nice condition $5.
47. Blackshaw, Alan. Mountaineering From Hill Walking To Alpine Climbing. Harmondsworth (Penguin), 1975 revised ed, 18cm tall x 11cm, 556pp, 176 b/w photos and line illustrations, 4 maps, index. Thorough technique book "approved by the British Mountaineering Council and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland." Though this book is 40 years old, there are many good tips and many instances of technique instruction that rely on very basic equipment or no equipment at all. The information is valuable for situations where modern equipment might break or become lost. Paperback binding. VG $2.
48. Boardman, Peter. The Shining Mountain: Two Men On Changabang’s West Wall. NY (Dutton), 1984, 1st ed, 236mm tall x 155mm, 194pp, 26 b/w photos, route drawing, glossary, index. Received the Llewelyn Rhys Mem Prize, a literary award. Boardman & Tasker practiced extreme, autonomous, alpine-style Himalayan climbing. This is account of the climb that contemporaries felt was impossible. original white boards & white cloth spine with silver lettering. flawless DJ, like New $35.
49. Boardman, Peter. Sacred Summits: A Climber’s Year. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1982, 1st ed, 24cm tall x 155mm, 264pp, 34 color photos, 7 maps, index. Excellent climbing book. Climbs of 1st ascent of S. Face of Carstensz Pyramid (alone with his wife, Hilary), N. Ridge of Kangchenjunga, & 1st ascent of S. Summit of Gauri Sankar all in one year. “...it will, I believe, be held in years to come among the greatest of climbing literature...”—Charles Clarke about this title in Everest The Unclimbed Ridge. One of the best New Guinea accounts (Irian Jaya). navy boards, gilt lettering spine. flawless DJ, like New $75.
50. Boell, Jaques. High Heaven. Ldn (Elek), 1947, 1st ed, 218mm tall x 14cm, 126pp, 32 b/w photos, 12 diagrams. Author’s climbs in France’s Dauphiné Alps in 1930’s & 1940’s, 12 being very detailed, enough that this book could serve as a guidebook. blue cloth, white lettering spine. VG $3.
51. Boivin, Jean Marc. 3 Defis au Cervin: Ski Extreme + Escalade Solitaire + Aile Delta [3 Challenges on the Matterhorn: Extreme Skiing + Solo Climb + Hang Glider]. Paris (Tanturier - Adventures Extraordinaires), 1981, 1st ed, 4to, 287mm tall x 208mm, 89pp, 50 color photos, diagram on EPs. Text in french, no english edition. Boivin’s thrill affair with the Matterhorn: ski descent of the East Face starting at point 4250m on the Hornli Ridge, solo ascent of the N Face, hang-glider descent from the summit. Also includes a chapter describing his climb of a new route on the N Face Les Droites. The ski descent of the Matterhorn was unroped and extreme. That chapter comprises the first 41 pages of the book. Boivin was one of the leading climbers of the 1970s and 1980s, and the pioneer of parapente and glider-launched descents from high major peaks including a launch from atop Everest, a launch from about 8000m on the Magic Line of K2, plus a sailing down from the summit of Gasherbrum II. Sadly, he died whilst BASE jumping off Angel Falls in Venezuela in an attempt to rescue a comrade who had snagged on the cliff far below. Calculatingly reckless, he was -- but fearlessly caring for others, he was at his most. original glossy pictorial hardcover. surprisingly uncommon book. fine DJ (but nearly undetectable clean 1cm tear upper spine at crease), Fine $98.
52. Bonatti, Walter. On The Heights. Ldn (Rupert Hart-Davis), 1964, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 137mm, 248pp, 19 b/w photos, route diagram, index. Bonatti’s 1st climbing autobiography: Alps, Dolomites, K2, Gasherbrum IV, Patagonia, Rondoy, Central Pillar Mont Blanc disaster, etc. textured black boards, gilt lettering spine, dark blue tinted top edge. DJ (1cm tear upper spine, general rubbing), near Fine $143.
53. Bonatti, Walter. Magic Of Mont Blanc. Ldn (Gollancz), 1985, 1st ed, 208pp, lg 4to, 348mm tall x 24cm, 200 fine color photos (several double page). Photo essay by Bonatti of the complex Mont Blanc massif including climbing photos. Detailed captions of photos at end under mini prints of each photo. With essay by Bonatti of a solo climb & reminiscence. original gray cloth, white lettering spine. DJ (1cm chip upper rear spine corner, 7cm tear lower rear spine crease, 4cm tear upper rear), faint discoloration upper and lower rear cover, VG $45.
54. Bonatti, Walter. Vrchy Moje Vrchy. Bratislava (Sport, Vydavatelstvo Sv Cstv), 1967, 1st ed, 242mm tall x 175mm, 205pp + , 35 b/w photos, 6 b/w maps and diagrams, table of some climbs. Text in Slovak. The first Slovakian edition of On The Heights. This is larger format and has more photos than the English edition. Original greyish white cloth with blue lettering front and spine, some blue pattern decoration front. DJ (edge wear and light soiling, two 15mm tears top of spine), VG+ $20.
55. Bonington, Chris. I Chose To Climb. Ldn (Gollancz), 1966, 1st ed, 1st printing, 222mm tall x 138mm, 208pp, 44 half-tone photos, 4 maps. Bonington’s autobiography of his earlier climbs: Alps, Annapurna II, Nuptse, Central Pillar of Freney, Eiger N Face, etc., including climbs with Ian Clough, Don Whillans, and Hamish MacInnes. Original blue boards, gilt lettering spine. DJ (much better than average for this book, clean, usual heavy fading of spine lettering), some age-browning of pages, two small dark marks rear cover otherwise near Fine 115.
56. --another copy. Ldn (Gollancz), 1973, 4th imp, 219mm tall x 137mm, 208pp, 44 half-tone photos, 4 maps. Same format as 1st imp. navy boards, gilt lettering spine. near fine DJ, crinkle on blank FFEP, near Fine $25.
57. Bonington, Chris (& M. Boysen & D. Haston & B. Sandhu & D. Scott & A. Hankinson who did most of the work on this book). Changabang. NY (Oxford), 1976, 1st ed (identical to 1st UK ed), medium large format, 253mm tall x 19cm, 118pp, 51 b/w & 4 color photos, 2 maps. Account of the 1974 1st ascent of Changabang, “the Matterhorn of the Himalayas,” by a joint British and Indian team, 5 of whom relate their experiences here. beige cloth, silver lettering spine. DJ (2cm tear upper spine corner), Fine $15.
58. Bonington, Chris. Mountaineer. 30 Years Of Climbing On The World’s Great Peaks. SF (Sierra Club), 1990, 1st ed (same as UK ed), 192pp, lg 4to, 318mm tall x 233mm. Autobiography with over 400 full color photos. Great set of photos from Moose’s Tooth Alaska to Antarctica to Eigerwand to K2 to Patagonia to Everest. navy boards, gilt lettering spine. signed by Bonington. fine DJ, Fine $45.
59. Boustead, Colonel Sir Hugh. The Wind Of Morning. The Autobiography Of Hugh Boustead. Ldn (Chatto & Windus), 1971, 1st ed, 223mm tall x 140mm, 240pp, 29b/w photos on 16 plates, 4 maps, index. The author was a member of the 1933 Everest expedition (about 5 pages on Everest). Some brief descriptions of climbs in the Alps. Most of the book describes his military career: WWI, Turkey with the Gordon Highlanders, Sudan commanding the Camel Corps, WWII in Ethiopia. Non-military humanitarian work in Arabia, Oman, Sudan, and Abu Dhabi. orig pinkish orange boards, gilt lettering spine. DJ (4cm tear lower rear with some tape shadowing, 1cm loss bottom spine, 7cm tear upper front along spine crease), Fine $35.
60. Breashears, David. High Exposure: An Enduring Passion For Everest And Unforgiving Places. NY (Simon, Schuster), 1999, 1st ed, 242mm tall x 155mm, 319pp, 61 color & 16 b/w photos, map, index. Climbing autobiography of 4-time Everest summiter including much on filmmaking and personalities encountered. Breashears made the IMAX Everest film and he was on the mountain during the tragic days in 1996. Good read with lots of straightforward common sense. white boards, black spine with silver lettering. signed by Breashears. fine DJ, Fine $30.
61. --another copy. NY (Simon, Schuster), 1999, 1st ed, 242mm tall x 155mm, 319pp, 61 color & 16 b/w photos, map, index. fine DJ, Fine $10.
62. Breashears, David & Audrey Salkeld. Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions Of George Mallory. Washington D.C. (National Geographic), 1999, 1st ed, lg 8vo, 26cm tall x 215mm, 240pp, 32 color & 95 b/w photos, 4 maps, index. In depth history of the early Everest attempts, careful analysis of Mallory & Irvine’s summit push, the discovery of Mallory’s body. Both authors have extensive experience with Mt Everest, Salkeld an acclaimed mountaineering historian. Excellent selection of classic photos from the early expeditions. light grey boards, dark grey cloth spine with gilt lettering. fine DJ, Fine $5.
63. Brewer, Willaim H. Up And Down California In 1860-1864: Journal Of William H. Brewer, Professor Of Agriculture In The Sheffield Scientific School From 1864 to 1903. New Haven (Yale Univ Press), 1930, 1st ed, 1st impression, 235mm tall x 16cm, 601pp, 61 b/w photos/ills, fldg map, itinerary, index. Edited by Francis Farquhar with his detailed notes at end of each chapter. Brewer was the first man selected by Whitney for the survey of California starting in 1860. He spent 4 years with the survey, in many cases charting unexplored territory & making 1st ascents. Brewer wrote this journal of his experiences on the survey in the form of letters to his family & friends, serially numbered, such that they could be assembled together later. Fortunately nearly all survived. He made several ascents described in this book: Shasta, Silliman, Brewer, Lassen, Lyell, Dana, Hoffman, etc. Only 1000 copies of this first impression were made. original navy cloth, gilt lettering & emblem spine. This book is from the collection of Horace M. Albright with his stylish bookplate on the front pastedown. Albright was the second director of the National Park Service and had been instrumental in its creation. uncommon DJ (missing about the bottom 4cm of the spine, 7mm deep chipping top spine with partial loss of two letters), shallow bump top edge of front cover otherwise near Fine $350.
64. Brögger, W. C. & N. Rolfsen. Fridtiof Nansen 1861-1893. Ldn (Longmans, Green), 1896, 1st ed, 402pp, lg 8vo, 8 plates, 46 text ills, 3 coloured fldg maps, index. Excellent biography of Nansen’s early life & account of his Greenland & Fram expeditions, translated from Norwegian. original dark blue cloth, silver decoration front and spine, silver lettering front and spine, black coated EPs. minor soiling covers, bright silver, stub tear on one map repaired with paper, light foxing a few pages but most pages free of foxing, better than average condition for this book, VG $125.
65. Brooks, Alfred H. The Mount McKinley Region, Alaska. Washington D.C. (GPO, Dept of Interior, USGS), 1911, 1st ed, 4to PB, 295mm tall x 230mm, 236pp, 12 b/w photos (two of Denali), 33 figures and maps, large folding table, 3 large folding maps in rear pocket (topo map of Denali region, geologic map of Denali region, map of Yentna district), index. USGS Professional Paper No 70. The first 48 pages cover the exploration history including Brooks’ 1902 expedition, Reaburn’s topographic survery (written by Raeburn), and Cook’s expedition of 1906 (written by R.W. Porter who was a member). Rest is on geology and mineral deposits. This report was created in part to provide information for prospectors, hunters and homesteaders. The main importance is the large map of the Denali area, one of the earliest topographical maps of the mountain (of course, with many blank areas on it). It has contours in brown, lettering in black, glaciers and water in blue -- suitable for framing. Original light grey wrappers, black lettering front. covers diffusely soiled, covers rolling a bit at spine creases, the map pocket is completely split apart but the folding maps themselves are all in nice condition (a few tiny splits at some fold intersections -- but clean with no tears or edge wear), a decent example of a book that is often quite worn or fully rebound $245.
66. Brown, T. Graham & Gavin de Beer. The First Ascent Of Mont Blanc. Ldn (Oxford U Press), 1957, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 141mm, 460pp, b/w frontispiece + 6 colour & 7 b/w plates, 11 figures, double-page map, 78 appendices (including list of early attempts & ascents), bibliography, index. The scholarly, major historical treatise on the details surrounding the first ascent of Mont Blanc, a history that had mysteries, confusion, & disinformation prior to this work. This is an extremely detailed and very well documented historical book, a key item for those interested in the early climbing on Mont Blanc, and simply put, one of the best researched histories in the mountaineering literature. original red cloth, gilt lettering spine. near fine DJ, Fine $145.
67. Browne, Belmore. The Conquest Of Mount McKinley. The Story Of Three Expeditions Through The Alaskan Wilderness To Mount McKinley, North America’s Highest And Most Inaccessible Mountain. NY (Putnam), 1913, 1st ed, 232mm tall x 153mm, 381pp, 95 b/w photos & ills (4 color plates), fldg map, EP map, index. Browne’s account of the 1906, 1910 & 1912 expeditions, the latter stopping within 150m of the summit due to fierce weather. One of the classic books on mountaineering in N America. orig tan buckram, gilt lettering cover & spine, gilt & black decoration cover & spine, TEG. age-darkening spine, scattered speckled light spots (sometimes referred to as “silverfishing” = enamel coating erratically eaten away but without loss of gilt or decorated areas) front and rear cover, VG $185.
68. Buhl, Hermann. Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1956, 1st ed, 229mm tall x 148mm, 360pp, 19 b/w photos, 3 maps, index. Buhl’s autobiography including his solo 1st ascent of Nanga Parbat. A most interesting character in mountaineering, inspiring many of today’s extreme 8000m climbers. original blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (rubbing along edges, short tears top spine, 7cm tear upper rear), near Fine $150.
69. Buhl, Hermann. Lonely Challenge. NY (Dutton), 1956, 1st ed, 215mm tall x 138mm, 318pp, 3 maps, 19 b/w photos, glossary, index. Buhl’s autobiography including his solo 1st ascent of Nanga Parbat and a bad weather climb of Eiger N Face. Buhl was a very interesting character & personality in mountaineering history. black cloth, silver lettering spine. DJ (5mm deep x 15mm chip upper rear, 2mm chips or rubbing tips corners), near Fine $75.
70. Cabanes, Carles Capellas (editor). Aconcagua. Cuadernos De Alpinismo. Valencia? (Federacion Valenciana De Montanismo), 1982, 1st ed, 242mm tall x 168mm, 29pp +, 7 b/w photos, 3 route diagrams, 2 maps, table of routes, chronology of events, biblio. Monograph on climbing Aconcagua: history, route descriptions, with emphasis on Spanish ascents. Part of a series, Cuadernos de Alpinismo, this is issue No 1, February 1982. Other parts of the series that were in preparation when this was published were Fitzroy issue, Dhaulagiri issue, and Hoggar issue. Uncommon. Staple-bound glossy b/w pictorial softcover. near Fine $45.
71. Cameron, Ian. Mountains Of The Gods: The Himalaya And The Mountains Of Central Asia. NY (Facts On File), 1984, 1st ed, 267mm x 19cm, 100+ b/w & colour photos, lg 8vo, 284pp, 17 colour paintings, 9 maps, index. Primarily a history of exploration of the mountains including climbing. Well done & very readable. brown cloth, silver lettering spine. DJ (1cm tear lower spine corner), slight bump spine corner else Fine $5.
72. Canadian Alpine Journal 1995: Atlantic Pk (Logan Mtns); Stikine River area; hard ice climbs; Cathedral Lakes Range & Waddington 1sts with Fred Beckey. near Fine $15.
73. [Canadian Rockies] Fifty-five Specially Selected Views of The Rockies of Canada. Vancouver (The Coast Publishing Companyno date [ca early 1920s], 169mm tall x 258mm, not paginated , 55 b/w photos. Nice booklet of photos of mountains as viewed from the railway and roads. original staple-bound brown wrappers (staples renewed since the old ones were rusting), b/w photo of Bow Valley where river cuts between Tunnel Mtn and Mt Rundle mounted on front cover framed in black, black lettering front. staining lower front cover, dampstaining lower outside corner of most pages that does not reach any photo images, somewhat uncommon book $16.
74. [Canadian Rockies] Alpina Americana. Philadelphia (AAC). The initial publication of the club, this was a short-lived series of only 3 issues. Each issue was 4to (size of Life Magazine) 345mm tall x 274mm, dark green wrappers with club’s emblem in gilt & black lettering on cover. Issue 2: The Canadian Rocky Mountains by Charles Fay. 1911, 19pp, 17 b/w photos, 3 maps (1 lg fldg at rear). Entire issue is description of the peaks & history of climbing in the Canadian Rockies. Good photos of many of the major peaks by Walter Wilcox, Byron Harmon, Mary & George Vaux, Mary Schäffer, & Jean Habel. Original staple-bound dark greyish-green wrappers with black lettering front, black border front, club emblem in gilt on front. curling to tips of page corners, spine rubbed but not split, pages wrinkled in the middle of the outside margin (blank area only, not into photo or text area, other than the wrinkling VG (actually the covers are in much better condition than usually found) $65.
75. Capra, Giovanni. Due Cordate Per Una Parete. 1962, La Prima Italiana Sulla Nord Dell'Eiger. Milano (Corbaccio), 2007, 3rd printing, 21cm tall x 14cm, 399pp + , 104 b/w & 16 color photos, bibliography. Some history of Eigerwand attempts and early ascents with examination of the Corti-Longhi debacle, but mostly about the 2nd Italian ascent of the Eigerwand in 1962 where two teams of three started up the face separately but later joined forces and completed the climb without any problems. This is followed by a history of Italian mountaineering in the 1960s when many difficult climbs were being completed and pioneered by Italians. blue boards with gilt lettering spine. flawless DJ, like New $45.
76. Carroll, Jay & Gordon Hardy. The Telemark Ski Book: An Introduction To Cross Country Downhill Eight Lessons For The Skier. Lexington (Campbell-Merritt), 1985, rep, 8vo PB, 99pp, b/w photos, index. VG $3.
77. Cassin, Riccardo. La Sud Del McKinley. Alaska ’61. Spedizione “Città de Lecco”. [The South Side of McKinley. Alaska 1961. Expedition “City of Lecco”]. Lecco (CAI Lecco section) [publisher and place not printed in book, only that it was printed in Milano by Stampa Grafic Olimpia, but it is clear from the introduction that the book was published by the Lecco section of the CAI], 1965, 1st ed, 4to, 282mm tall x 20cm, 149pp, 58 b/w & 12 color photos, map. Text in italian, no english edition. Leader’s account of the first ascent of the Cassin Ridge route on Mt McKinley (South Buttress). Very uncommon significant book. Original grey cloth, gilt map decoration front cover, textured red EPs. near fine DJ (fine but has 1cm clean tear upper rear), Fine $275.
78. Chapman, F. Spencer. Memoirs Of A Mountaineer: Helvellyn To Himalaya, Lhasa: The Holy City. Ldn (Reprint Society), 1945, 1st joint edition, small 8vo, 190mm x 125mm, 446pp, 38 b/w photos, 3 EP maps, glossary, index. The author’s two books named in the subtitle reprinted here under one cover. First ascents of Chomolhari (7314m) & a couple peaks near Kangchenjunga, and excellent description of his time in Lhasa. green cloth, leather title patch spine with gilt lettering. VG+ $10.
79. Charcot, Jean. The Voyage Of The Pourquoi-Pas?, The Journal Of The Second French South Polar Expedition 1908-1910. Hamden (Archon), 1978, 222mm tall x 141mm, 315pp, 51 b/w photos/ills, index. Reprint of the 1911 1st UK ed. Exploration & mapping of 3000km of Antarctic Penninsula (Graham Land). 1st edition is very scarce. Charcot continued exploring and mapping the polar waters until his death in 1936 in a storm induced shipwreck on Iceland where the Pourquoi-Pas was lost with all hands except one survivor. navy boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $50.
80. Cherry-Garrard, Apsley. The Worst Journey In The World: Antarctic 1910-1913. Ldn (Chatto, Windus), 3 May 1937 = 3rd ptg of the 1st one volume ed, 585pp, 8 sketches, 3 b/w photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), index. Account of Scott’s last Antarctic Expedition by survivor Cherry-Garrard who was part of the recovery team that found the bodies of Scott, Wilson and Bowers. This work is often described as one of the most literary (readable) of classic polar accounts, as Cherry-Garrard read Classics & Modern History at Oxford. Also, much of the book was edited by George B. Shaw. original pale blue cloth, black lettering cover & spine. some fading to spine, fore-edge foxing, foxing on a few pages but most are free of foxing, VG $35.
81. Chetwode, Penelope. Kulu. The End Of The Habitable World. Ldn (Murray), 1972, 1st ed, 22cm tall x 14cm, 233pp, 39 b/w photos & illustrations, 1 map, biblio, index. Author's trip from Simla to Kulu and then north to the Rohtang Pass, with side trips up the Parbatti River and another over the Bashleo Pass to Rampur. The account is woven with history and descriptions of the art and associated cultural symbolism. red cloth, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ (clipped flap corner), Fine $40.
82. Child, Greg. Mixed Emotions, Mountaineering Writings Of Greg Child. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1997, rep (same as 1st but different cover), 255pp, 8vo PB (no hardcover ed). K2 in ’86 & ’90, Gasherbrum IV, Yosemite, Broad Pk, Whillans, Kurtyka, Doug Scott, Roskelley, etc. Good read, hard climbing. orig glossy paperback (no hardcover ed). signed by Child. Fine $25.
83. Child, Greg. Thin Air: Encounters In The Himalayas. Salt Lake (Smith), 1990, 1st ed, 236mm tall x 152mm, 192pp, 36 fine colour photos, 19 b/w route photos, map. Award winning author, Jim Perrin, describes this book as “The best account of a Himalayan novitiate ever written — indispensable!” Climbs of Shivling, Lobsang Spire, Broad Peak, and rare ascent (2nd) of Gasherbrum IV via 1st ascent of NW ridge, the route that had been descended by Kurtyka & Schauer after their amazingly bold climb of the West Face. Includes discussion of the fateful events on K2 in 1986. At the time of the deaths high on K2, Child was across from K2 on Gasherbrum IV. His teammates on these trips included Doug Scott, Pete Thexton, Don Whillans, Tim Macartney-Snape, Georges Bettembourg and other leading climbers. maroon boards, gilt lettering cover & spine. nice DJ (1cm tear lower front), Fine $15.
84. [China] High Mountain Peaks In China: Newly Opened To Foreigners. Tokyo (People’s Sports, Shimbun), 1981, 1st ed, 256mm tall x 182mm, 151pp, Japanese text + 45pp English text, many color photos, maps. Articles on Qomolangma (including interesting article on skeleton found in “green woolen suit” in 1960 at 6400m on Everest N side, probably M. Wilson), Xixabangma, Kongur, Bogda, Mustagata, etc. Discusses regulation for expeditions climbing in China, obviously out of date. The photos are clear and sharp. uncommon item. Pictorial softcover, near Fine $75.
85. Chisholm, Craig. Hawaiin Hiking Trails. Beaverton (Touchstone), 1977, 3rd ed, 228mm tall x 152mm, 127pp, many b/w photos, topo maps, index. Detailed guide to hikes on the main islands with descriptive text noting the main features of each hike. color pictorial PB. old gift inscription on the title page, otherwise VG+ $2.
86. Chronic, Halka. Pages Of Stone. Geology Of Western National Parks & Monuments. 2: Sierra Nevada, Cascades, & Pacific Coast Seattle (Mountaineers), 1986, 1st ed, 276mm tall x 212mm, 170pp, 25 color & many b/w photos, glossary, index. Readable treatment with many associated photos. glossy pictorial paperback. VG $5.
87. Clark, Lewis. Wild Flowers Of The Mountains In The Pacific Northwest. Sidney BC (Gray's), 1975, 1st ed, 21cm tall, 80pp, 106 color photos. Guide to identifying 106 mountain flowers with tips on where to locate them. VG+ $4.
88. Clark, Ronald. A Picture History Of Mountaineering. Ldn (Hulton), 1956, 1st ed, 4to, 285mm tall x 215mm, 17pp text & 137pp ills (352 b/w photos & ills), index. Excellent photos & illustrations with detailed captions & historical anecdotes. The photography goes back to the Bisson photos in the 1860’s, covers major areas of the world through the 1st ascent of Everest. The set of photos makes this one of the most fascinating histories. Superb book. black cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine. faded spine, a little soiling edges covers. Much better than average DJ for this book (two 1cm tears upper rear, corner rubbing -- NOTE: the DJ on this book is from the first USA edition), from the collection of Bill Hackett (made first ascent of West Buttress Denali, K2 expedition in 1950, etc) with his bookplate on the FFEP, no other marks, Fine $45.
89. Clark, Ronald. The Day The Rope Broke: The Story Of A Great Victorian Tragedy. Ldn (Secker, Warburg), 1965, 1st ed, 223mm tall x 140mm, 221pp, 4 b/w plates, map, biblio. Detailed examination of the Matterhorn disaster, the first ascent by Whymper where 4 perished from a fall during the descent. Good read. orig blue boards, silver lettering spine. DJ (several 1cm tears with crinkle lines, 5mm chip spine corner, price-clipped flap corner), Fine $30.
90. Clark, R. & Pyatt. Mountaineering In Britain: History From The Earliest Times To The Present Days. Ldn (Phoenix), 1957, 1st ed, 25cm tall x 15cm, 288pp, 104 b/w photos, index, tall 8vo. Thorough & entertaining climbing history, a very well done book. red cloth, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (minor edge wear), near Fine $45.
91. Cleare, John. The World Guide To Mountains & Mountaineering. NY (Mayflower), 1979, 1st ed, 4to, 304mm tall x 22cm, 208pp, many maps, many b/w & some color photos, index. Good mountaineering atlas by British climber & mountain photographer. Large, clear photos and detailed maps. Good description of areas, lists of guidebooks & topo maps. navy boards, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (no chips, no tears), near Fine $10.
92. Clinch, Nicholas. A Walk In The Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1982, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 15mm, 214pp, 25 color & 45 b/w photos, 1 map. Leader’s account of the only American 1st ascent of an 8000m peak, Gasherbrum I (Hidden Pk 8068m). Pete Schoening & Andy Kaufmann summited July 5, 1958. Well executed expedition without big-time sponsorship. This book was written in 1959 and finally published (unaltered) in 1982. Good read. blue boards, gilt lettering spine. inscribed and signed by summiter Andy Kauffman & inscribed and signed by Clinch on the blank verso of the dedication page. Examples signed by Kauffman are very uncommon. near fine DJ (two tiny 4mm tears), Fine $150.
93. Clyde, Norman. Twenty-Five Letters From Norman Clyde 1928-1964. LA (Dawson), 1998, 1st ed, lg 8vo, 277mm tall x 178mm, 96pp, 8 b/w photos (first published here), 8 sketches, EP sketch relief map, biblio, 1st ascent list, chronology. Only 500 copies of this book were made. 16-page biography of Clyde and annotations to the letters by Dennis Kruska. 25-unedited letters—unpublished before this book—written by Clyde during a 41-year span relating his climbing, tramping, skiing, various adventures in the Sierra Nevada. Clyde “climbed more Sierra peaks, hiked more Sierra miles, and found more missing Sierra hikers than any other 20th century mountaineer.” He made over 100 first ascents & many new routes in the Sierra Nevada. red cloth, black lettering spine. light fading upper section of rear cover otherwise Fine $25.
94. Clyde, Norman. Norman Clyde Of The Sierra Nevada. Rambles Through The Range Of Light. 29 Essays On The Mountains. San Francisco (Scrimshaw), 1971, 1st ed, 231mm tall x 155mm, 172pp, 20 b/w photos, 1 map. A classic of the Sierra Nevada literature, the major account of the author’s many first ascents & pioneering climbs in the Sierra Nevada. Foreword by Francis Farquhar, prologue by Jules Eichorn, “with long letter by Smoke Blanchard” [printed as part of the book, not a manuscript letter]. A small run book that is hard to find. original tan paperback covers, brown lettering & decoration front with black frame, brown lettering spine with black rules. minor crease cover corner, VG $95.
95. Clydesdale, Lord & D.F. M’Intyre. The Pilots’ Book Of Everest. Garden City (Doublday, Doran), 1936, 1st ed, 221mm tall x 145mm, 270pp, 16 b/w photos (2 fldg), 2 maps + EP map, peak list. Account of the Houston-Mount Everest Expedition 1933 which carried out aerial survey & 1st flight over Everest. Authors piloted the two planes in the overflight. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine, embossed dec cover, EP map. uncommon nice DJ (b/w photo illustrated front, light soiling rear, corner wear with loss up to 3mm), minor fading spine, near Fine $50.
96. Coleman, E.T. Mountaineering On The Pacific In 1868. Olympic Valley CA (Outbooks), 1977, 227mm tall x 153mm, 24pp, 17 engravings. Nice reprint of the article on the first ascent of Mt Baker, a very glaciated active volcano in NW Washington, originally published in 1869 in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. This is the best reprint since the image reproductions are clear & sharp. staple-bound white paperback with blue illustrations. spine worn but holding, owner name penned to margin of first page, VG $15.
97. Collie, J. Norman. Climbing On The Himalaya And Other Mountain Ranges. Edinburg (Douglas), 1902, 1st ed (first UK edition, no USA publisher on title), 227mm tall x 144mm, 315pp, 18 b/w photos & sketches, 3 coloured fldg maps, biblio, index. One of the most important books in the climbing literature. Collie was one of the original climbing bums (though he had a distinguished professional scientific career). This covers in detail the first real attempt to climb an 8000er, Nanga Parbat, where Mummery & his partners perished. Also considerable Canadian Rockies content (discovery & exploration of Columbia Icefield), climbing in Norway, Skye, classic firsts in the Chamonix Aiguilles with Mummery, etc. Very uncommon in any condition (rare in this superior condition), this is probably the most significant of the 1900-decade mountaineering books. original dark green cloth, gilt lettering spine, TEG. rear corners lightly bumped, some fore-edge foxing, no internal foxing, very clean, no fading, near Fine $1800.
98. Consiglio, Paolo. Parbati - Himalaya. La spedizione romana al Lal Qula. Bologna (Tamari), 1966, 1st ed, 239mm tall x 170mm, 166pp + , 47 b/w photos, 2 maps, glossary. Text in italian, no english edition. Yakushi84 C141. Account of the 1961 ascent of Lal Qilà (6349m) in the Spiti range. very uncommon book. glossy white wrappers with blue map image front, black lettering front and spine. some crease marks spine, faint partial cup ring front, VG $100.
99. Conway, Martin. The Bolivian Andes: A Record Of Climbing & Exploration In The Cordillera Real In The Years 1898 And 1900. NY (Harper), 1901, 1st ed, 221mm tall x 141mm, 403pp, 71 b/w photos, 2 maps, sketches, appendix, biblio, index. Conway’s 1st ascent of Illimani (6438m) & near 1st ascent of Ancohuma (6427m) within 75m of summit. Classic of South American mountaineering literature. original grey cloth, gilt lettering spine. silverfishing spine (= light erratic spotting) and very lightly lower front cover, solid binding, no foxing, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, other than spine spots VG $65.
100. Cop, Jaka. Svet Med Vrhovi: Julijske Alpe [The World Among The Summits: Julian Alps]. Ljubljana Slovenia (Government), 1962, 1st ed, sm 4to, 244pp, 104 full page b/w photos. text in Slovene (13 pages only). Included is separate insert with full text & captions translated into english. Probably the most extensive photo book on the Julian Alps. Author is expert photographer & accomplished mountaineer. The reproduction isn’t the greatest (grainy, about like 1950s Life Magazine photos) but the photos are excellent. beige leather spine, beige cloth covers, gilt lettering cover & spine. near fine DJ, VG $40.
101. Cowan, Susan (editor). We Don't Live In Snow Houses Now. Reflections Of Arctic Bay. Ottawa (Canadian Arctic Producers), 1976, 1st ed, 213mm tall x 280mm, 191pp + , many b/w photos. Text in inuit syllabic and english. Testimony from locals about the transition from isolated locals to becoming a part of a modern nation. Interesting. Glossy paperback binding (no hardcover edition). General edge rubbing, VG $1.
102. Cox, E.H.M. Plant Hunting In China. A History Of Botanical Exploration In China And The Tibetan Marches. Ldn (Collins), 1945, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 141mm, 230pp, 24 b/w photos, 3 maps, index. Original red cloth, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (1cm tear upper front), about 15 words underlined in pen (namely, titles of books mentioned in the text) otherwise near Fine $35.
103. Craig, Robert. Storm & Sorrow In The High Pamirs. NY (Simon, Schuster), 1980, 2nd ed (revised), 242cm tall x 155mm, 223pp, 21 color photos, 5 mtn & route sketches, glossary. Completely rewritten from 1st edition and produced in hardcover. Gripping account of tragic 1974 American-Soviet Pamir expedition where 15 climbers died. USA participants included the author, Roskelley, Jeff Lowe, Jed Williamson, Marty Hoey, Gary Ullin, Molly Higgins, Pete Schoening, Chris Kopczynski, Allen Steck & others. Ascents of Mt Kaufmann (aka Pk Lenin 7134m) & N face of Pk 19 (5922m). One of the better cold-war mountain books. grey boards, white cloth spine with silver lettering. fine DJ, Fine $30.
104. --another copy. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1977, 1st ed, 207mm tall x 129mm, 171pp, 16 color plates, ills, maps, 8vo PB (preceded hardcover), 207mm tall x 128mm. inscribed and signed by Craig on dedication page. probably never read, very Fine (like New) $75.
105. Crowder & Tabor. Routes And Rocks. Hiker's Guide To The North Cascades From Glacier Peak To Lake Chelan. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1965, 1st ed, 198mm tall, 235pp, 53 b/w figures, many other b/w illustrations, biblio, index, 3 folding color topo maps in rear pocket. Useful N Cascades guide with lots on geology, flora & fauna. With 14 page appendix on mountaineering routes. Includes and describes old trails that are no longer on the maps or in current guidebooks since they are no longer "officially" maintained. b/w pictorial hardcover. gift inscription dated 1966 on FFEP, tip of one corner bumped else Fine $75.
106. Cunningham, Bill. Montana's Continental Divide. Helena (Montana Magazine), 1986, 1st ed, oblong small 4to, 216mm tall x 280mm, 112pp, color photos on most pages, index. Comprehensive geographical treatment of the mountains of Montana from orography to ecology to human history. Glossy pictorial paperback. Like New $10.
107. Czerwinska, Anna. Broad Peak '83 Tylko Dwie. Warszawa (Wydawnictwo Sport I Turystyka), 1989, 1st ed, 204mm tall x 141mm, 63pp +  + 23 pages of photos (27 color), 3 maps, 1 b/w photo with route marked. Text in polish, no english edition. Account of an ascent of Broad peak in 1983 where Krystyna Palmowska became the first woman to reach the summit. original color pictorial paperback. 2cm split lower spine edge else Fine $20.
108. Das, Nirmala. The Dragon Country (A History Of Bhutan). Bombay (Orient Longman), 1973, 1st ed, 214mm tall x 144mm, 99pp, several b/w sketches. Political and religious history, plus description of the major monasteries and dzongs. illustrated paperback. Name penned to top of front cover, VG $3.
109. Daumal, Rene. Mount Analogue. An Authentic Narrative. Ldn (Vincent Stuart), 1959, 1st UK ed (this is the 1st edition in english), 222mm tall x 14cm, 106pp, 5 illustrations. Translated from French, an unfinished allegorical novel about seeing beyond conventional wisdom, cut short by Daumal’s death from tuberculosis in 1944. Quest to climb the mountain “which could not not exist.” original blue boards, gilt lettering spine. DJ (1cm chip top front, 5mm tears and shallow loss upper rear edge), some light sunning upper edges, VG+ $125.
110. David-Neel, Alexandra. My Journey To Lhasa: The Personal Story Of The Only White Woman Who Succeeded In Entering The Forbidden City. NY (Harper), 1927, 1st ed, 310pp, 44 b/w photos on 17 sheets (most double sided), FEP map showing route. Author disguised as a beggar pilgrim journeyed to Lhasa with her adopted son, a practiced lama. David-Neel was a scholar of Oriental philosophy & religion, writing several books on the subject. She succeeded where notable others (Bonvalot, Grenard, Hedin) had failed, being among the first of any civilian, lay persons from the Occident to do so. Very charming, well-written account by a hardy, intelligent, witty, tough woman. One of the major classics of travel in old Tibet, now quite scarce in nice condition. Original color pictorial decorated paper covered boards, black cloth spine, white spine label with black lettering. Covers are cleaner than usual, spine label has small loss at corner tips, usual rubbing along the bottom edge of boards with some loss at the corners, no foxing, publisher review copy with publisher stamp of FFEP "Release date for review March 4 1927", tight binding, better than usual condition for this book which is bound in fragile paper-coated covers, VG+ $325.
111. Davison, Charles Stewart. "Selling The Bear's Hide" And Other Tales. Richmond Hill Long Island (Nassau Press), 1902, 1st ed, 174mm tall x 115mm, 131pp, 6 b/w vignettes at chapter headings, 2 b/w photos on frontispiece. Includes a 24-page chapter on the author's 1872 guided ascent of the Ortler. He and his two guides, Pinggera and Martignon, made a record fast ascent of the peak. Martignon took a fall on the summit pyramid just below the top but the other two held the fall, and they continued to the summit where they had lunch and smoked their pipes. Another 20-page chapter is on his ascent of Zufall Spitze (aka Chevedale) with Pinggera. The climb up the glacier and steep snow to the summit was made without incident, but the pair had a tricky time descending as the route became quite icy. Very uncommon account of climbing in 1872. Not in any of the usual bibliographies or libraries. The book itself is very uncommon. The Bear's Hide chapter describes a hunting trip near the town of Frankfort (probably Michigan). original tan cloth, brown lettering front and spine, small decoration front. inscribed and initialed by the author on the FFEP. foxing-like spotting front cover edges, VG $600.
112. Delaunay, Guy. Du Mou Sur La Rouge [Slack Belay At The Critical Moment]. Clichy-Sous-Bois (FEDO), 1974, 1st ed, 229mm tall x 153mm, 172pp + , b/w sketches on nearly every page. Text in french, no english editon. Cartoon spoofs on climbing, a sort of hybrid of Samivel merged with Harding, but much rarer than both. Very uncommon. black & red pictorial paperback, publisher's hole drilled through upper front spine corner (intended for clipping a caribiner -- as issued by publisher), VG $250.
113. Desio, Ardito. Le Ricerche Scientifiche Della Spedizione Italiana Al Karakorum -- K2 1954. Roma (Accadamia Nazional Die Lincei), 1955, 1st ed, 269mm tall x 182mm, 11pp, 1 map (full page). Text in Italian. A summary of the scientific work of the 1954 K2 expedition: cartography, geography, geology, geophysics, zoology, botany, ethnography, and paleontology. This comprises quarterly issue No. 34 of Problemi Attuali De Scienza E Di Cultura by the publisher. Original light gray wrappers with black lettering front. Some faint wrinkle cover otherwise VG $45.
114. Diemberger, Kurt. The Endless Knot: K2 The Mountain Of Dreams & Destiny. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1991, 1st ed, lg 8vo, 251mm tall x 187mm, 308pp, 40 b/w & 40 color photos, 6 sketches, 2 maps, color EP photos, list of expeditions, list of summiters, list of people who died on K2, biblio, index. Diemberger’s climbing history, ascent of K2 in 1986 with Julie Tullis, subsequent deaths in storm. One of the better written expedition accounts of recent years, mainly a book on K2/Karakoram including ascents of both Broad Peak & K2. Recommended reading for those contemplating high ascents. Also, this book is about a wonderful relationship & appreciation—joyous, reflective, pensive. Excellent. grey boards, gilt lettering spine. inscribed & signed by Diemberger. flawless DJ, like New $45.
115. Dingle, Graeme & M Perry. Chomolungma: New Zealanders On The North Face Of Everest. Auckland (Hodder, Stoughton), 1986, 1st ed, 268mm tall x 185mm, 172pp, 1 b/w & 107 colour photos, maps. Attempts on West Ridge, North Face, and North Ridge on same trip. Fine photography. Well done appendix with study of success factors for climbing Everest. blue boards, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $25.
116. Dittert, Rene & L. Chevalley. Forerunners To Everest: Story Of The Two Swiss Expeditions Of 1952. Ldn (Allen, Unwin), 1st ed, 1954, 22cm tall x 14cm, 256pp, 25 b/w plates, 9 maps. These trips came close to snatching the 1st ascent before the British. Lambert & Tenzing climbed above 8000m. These expeditions did cover new territory on Mt Everest and advance the route that eventually was climbed by the British/NZ expedition: 1st ascent through the Western Cwm, 1st ascent to the S Col (via Geneva Spur). original azure cloth, silver lettering spine. slight fading spine, clean covers, VG $5.
117. Douglas, William O. Of Men And Mountains. NY (Harper), 1950, reprint (same format ast 1st printing), 338pp, EP maps, 1 b/w photo. Author’s experiences in the Pacific NW & Wallowa Mtns, with ascents of Mt Adams, of Kloochman Rock, climbs in the Goat Rocks described in detail (chapter on). Original green cloth boards, black spine with gilt lettering. nice DJ (some rubbing at corners), near Fine $18.
118. Dubey, Manjulika & T. Sinclair (editors). Insight Guides India's Western Himalaya. Singapore (APA Publications), 1992, 1st ed, 223mm tall, 351pp, many color photos, maps, index. Travel guide to Jammu, Kashmir, Srinagar, Ladakh, Zanskar, Kulu, Kinnaur, Lahaul, Spiti, Amarnath, Panikhar, and nearby areas to all those places. Includes extensive details for 16 treks in the areas. stiff glossy pictorial paperback. Fine $5.
119. Dublin, Marc. Trekking In Spain -- Lonely Planet Walking Guide. 1990 1st ed, 204pp, b/w and color photos, index. VG $1.
120. Dubois, Eliot. An Innocent On The Middle Fork. A Whitewater Adventure In Idaho's Wilderness. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1987, 1st ed, 215mm tall x 141mm, 187pp + , 2 b/w photos, several sketches. Account of the first solo run down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The author did this in 1942 in a folding kayak, a run that involved considerable adventure over a 7 day period. paperback. Fine $5.
121. DuFresne. Glacier Bay National Park. A Backcoutry Guide To The Glaciers And Beyond. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1987, 1st ed, 213mm tall x 135mm, 152pp, b/w photos, maps, index. Guide to backcountry exploration. color pictorial PB. Fine $4.
122. Dunnagan, Macon. Sons of Kilimanjaro. Alexander (Alexander Books), 2002, 1st ed, 229mm tall x 152mm, 159pp + . FICTION. First edition of 300 copies of which 200 were numbered and signed by the author. This is one of the 200 numbered, signed copies. Publisher note placed on front pastedown explains that the production of the first edition was halted at 300 copies "due to printing errors that in no way compromise the integrity of the book." Story of four men climbing the Marangu route up Kilimanjaro. From the blurb on the rear cover: "Written by two-time Mount Kilimanjaro climber, H. Macon Dunnagan, this story accurately portrays the real hardships involved in climbing Kilimanjaro. He accents the positive aspects of the natural beauty of the mountain while describing the real challenges one will face as one climbs..." Pictorial paperback. Inscribed, signed, dated and numbered by author on title page. minor edge wear, near Fine $45.
123. Dunning, Harold Marion. Facts About Longs Peak. A Challenge To Climbers. Boulder (Johnson Publishing), 1970, 1st ed, 229mm tall x 153mm, 64pp, 46 b/w photos + author portrait. Not in the usual mountaineering bibliographies, but certainly a mountaineering book. Description of Longs Peak by author who climbed it many times prior to 1930, section on how to climb it, account of authors climb of East Face in 1931, excerpt of Issabella Birds climb in 1873, various facts about ascents and deaths. staple-bound white paperback with b/w photo on front and map on back. old owner name date and purchase history penned to top of first page (= title page) else Fine $25.
124. Dürst, Arthur (text) & Michael + Luzzi Wogensinger (photos). Nepal. Zürich (Silva), 1966, 1st ed, 4to, 30cm tall x 20cm, 128pp, 100 sharp photos, EP map. Text in german, no english edition. Geography of Nepal with emphasis on cultural aspects. Each photo has been individually tipped-in. Includes several photos of mountains. near fine DJ, Fine $20.
125. Dyhrenfurth, G.O. To The Third Pole, History Of The High Himalaya. Ldn (Werner Laurie), 1955, 1st ed, lg 8vo, 252mm tall x 184mm, 233pp, 48 b/w plates, 9 sketch maps, biblio, index. Comprehensive account of climbs on the 8000m peaks. Very well done. tan cloth, black lettering spine. DJ (rubbing at corners, streak of pinkish soiling rear cover at spine crease), VG+ $50.
126. Edelweissklub of Salzburg. Festschrift Der Bergsteigergemeinde Edelweissklub Salzburg. Fünfundsiebzig Jahre Die Berge Unser Leben. Salzburg (Edelweissklub), 1956, 1st ed, 215mm tall x 150mm, 131pp, 23 b/w photos, folding map at rear. Text in german, no english edition. 75th anniversary commemorative book for the Edelweiss Club of Salzburg, a mountaineering club. Articles by members about the club, some club climbs, chronology of climbs made by the club, list of current club members (only 93 members), and main articles: Piz Badile NW Face by Marcus Schmuck, Dolomite climbs by Fritz Wintersteller, Mont Blanc by Hans Auer, 26 pages on the club's 1955 Spitzbergen expedition with sections by Sepp Falkensteiner, Fritz Wintersteller and Marcus Schmuck. The folding map shows the expedition's routes. Rare book with likely 100 or less copies produced, since the club had only 93 members. white textured boards, brown cloth spine, red and black lettering front, black decoration front. VG+ $350.
127. Edwards. Climber’s Guide Glacier National Park. SF (Sierra Club), 1966, 2nd ed, revised, 188mm tall, 155pp, 56 b/w photos, maps and route diagrams, index. illustrated green cloth with dark green lettering. nice DJ, Fine $15.
128. --another copy. Missoula (Mountain Press), 1984 revised, 303pp, b/w photos, maps, index. paperback. as New $10.
129. Edwards, K.C. & H.H. Swinnerton & R. H. Hall. The Peak District. Ldn (Collins), 1962, 1st ed, 1st printing, 222mm tall x 151mm, 240pp, 24 b/w photo plates, 15 maps & diagrams, index. Thorough description prompted by the creation of the National Park: geology, climate, forest, plants, early settlement & exploration, villages, farms, pastures, mining, quarrying, hydrology, the national park. The first printing is very uncommon. green buckram, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (4mm tear top spine, 2mm loss lower spine corner), Fine $75.
130. Eggler, Albert. The Everest-Lhotse Adventure. Ldn (Allen & Unwin), 1957, 1st ed, 229mm tall x 145mm, 222pp, 24 b/w photos, color frontispiece, 3 maps, index. The leader’s account of the Swiss expedition that in 1956 made the 1st ascent of Lhotse (8511m by Ernst Reiss & Fritz Luchsinger via Geneva Spur & Reiss Rinne) & made 2nd & 3rd ascents of Everest (2nd by Jürg Marmet & Ernst Schmied, 3rd by Hansrudi von Gunten & Dölf Reist ). blue boards, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $35.
131. Eichelberg, Marc [Yakushi84 E20]. Dza, dza — dem Himalaya zu: Dhaulagiri-Expedition 1953 Des Akademischen Alpenclubs Zürich [Grandpa — To The Himalaya: Dhaulagiri-Expedition 1953]. Zürich (Der Arche), 1953, 1st ed, small format, 194mm tall x 115mm, 72pp, 27 b/w pen vignettes in text, map on rear cover. Text in german, no english edition. Uncommon, informal account of the 1953 Swiss expedition to Dhaulagiri by team member. This was the first time any expedition got high on the mountain, reaching 7400m on the “Pear” route of NW Face. They also explored the NE Col and the S Col. The team included André Roch and Ang Tharkay. Ang Tharkay escaped death when a cornice broke and he plummeted 300 feet before he managed to stop by digging his hands into the snow. He was uninjured. original paper-covered boards illustrated in blue-black-white on front cover and with map on white rear cover. some minor rubbing corners and edge spine, VG $150.
132. [Mt Elbrus]. Prielbrusye. Kalbardino-Balkar (Elbrus Tourism & Excursions Council), no date [ca 1986], 1st ed, 186mm tall x 201mm, not paginated [32pp], 54 color photos. Text in english. Promotional booklet for the national park that includes Mt Elbrus and other Caucasus peaks. Includes history of climbing on Elbrus and Ushba, some discussion of skiing, some natural history. color pictorial staple-bound paperback. VG+ $15.
133. Else, David. Trekking In East Africa. Berkeley (Lonely Planet), 1993, 1st ed, 291pp, b/w sketches, maps, index. Practical guide for travelers. Includes lots on Kilimanjaro and climbing to the top, Mt Meru and routes up it, various high level treks Mt Kenya (but no climbing), Abadare Range treks, Ruwenzori treks, Mt Elgon, Mulanje Massif & Nyika Plateau. paperback. bumped lower spine else VG $4.
134. Ershler, Phil & Susan. Together On The Top Of The World. The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits. A Saga of Love and Courage. NY (Warner), 2007, 1st ed, 236mm tall x 153mm, 294pp + , 32 color & 4 b/w photos, 1 b/w photo route diagram. inscribed and signed by both Phil & Susan on the title page. fine DJ, Fine $35.
135. Fantin, Mario. Himàlaya e Karakorùm. Bologna (Club Alpino Italiano), 1978, 1st ed, 4to, 296mm tall x 21cm, 248pp, 97 b/w photos, 26 maps, 10 sketches, peak index. Text in italian, no english edition. Superb reference on Himalaya and Karakoram with chronology of exploration and climbs grouped by range. The photos are very sharp. The first part of the book is geography (flora, fauna, orography) followed by detailed descriptions of 42 distinct mountain cultures: Dardi, Hunza, Balti, Purighi, Brokpa, Ladaki, Bhutia, Sherpa, Garhwali, etc. uncommon book. original red imitation buckram, black lettering front cover & spine. flawless DJ, like New $150.
136. Farrington, Karen. Historical Atlas Of Expeditions. NY (Checkmark), 2000, 1st ed, 304mm tall x 227mm, 189pp + , color & b/w illustrations and photos on every page, many maps, index. Sampling of major explorers/expeditions. Eight from before 1600: Marco Polo, Pizarro, Jesuit missionaries, Willem Barents, Timofeyevich, etc. Asia after 1600: Ricci, Bering, Przewalski, Younghusband, Hedin, David-Neel, Thesiger, etc. Africa after 1600: Bruce, Mungo Park, Livingstone, Burton, Speke, Stanley, Akeley, etc. Americas after 1600: Jolliet, la Condamine, Alexander Mackenzie, Humboldt, Vancouver, David Thompson, Darwin, Lewis and Clark, Pike, Whymper, Bingham, Fawcett, etc. Polar exploration: Franklin, Nordenskiold, Peary & Cook, Nansen, R.F. Scottt, Amundsen, Shackleton, Rasmussen, Byrd, Wilkins, Fuchs, Riennes. Concluding with 22 page section on Australasia exploration. tan cloth with silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $15.
137. Fiddler, Claude. The High Sierra, Wilderness Of Light. SF (Chronicle), 1995, 1st ed, 24cm tall x 27cm, 132pp, 7 b/w & 51 color photos, EP map. Backcountry photos from Yosemite to Mt Whitney by professional photographer and climber who used a large format camera to take the photos. Accompanying each photo is an appropriate excerpt from old Sierra Club Bulletins. Good photos. original black cloth, embossed lettering front, copper lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $10.
138. Filchner, Wilhelm. Quer durch Spitzbergen. Eine deutsche Übungsexpedition im Zentralgebiet östlich des Eisfjords [Across Spitzbergen. A German Training Expedition In The Central Area East Of The Ice Fjord]. Berlin (Mittler & Sohn), 1911, 1st ed, 205mm tall x 136mm, 147pp + , 36 b/w photos on 11 leaves (printed on both sides), 2 folding maps. Account of crossing of Spitsbergen and return crossing, starting from Tempel Bay in Isfjorden to Wiche Bay in Storfjorden. This was primarily a training expedition as preparation for Filchner's Antarctica expedition of 1911. They man-hauled sledges across the glaciers and used skis. tan boards, red lettering front and spine, b/w photo illustration front cover background. minor rubbing corners, some fading of spine lettering, VG $125.
139. Finch, G.I. The Making Of A Mountaineer. Ldn (Arrowsmith), 1926, 2nd ptg (same format as 1st), 241mm tall x 155mm, 340pp, 78 b/w photos, ills, index. Climbing biography with many climbs in the Alps (240 pages), some in Corsica, and his part in Everest 1922 expedition (52pp) where he was the specialist, proponent, & pioneer of supplemental oxygen use. Finch was the best alpine climber on this expedition & a great innovator, but due credit to him was sparse in subsequent accounts for various reasons including his unorthodox, contentious character. Important Everest item that is becoming hard to find in 1st edition. original dark blue cloth, small gilt decoration cover, gilt lettering spine. orig blue cloth, sm gilt dec cover, gilt lettering spine. light rubbing spine edges, slight fading spine with dull gilt, no foxing, solid binding, VG $45.
140. Fisher, Joel. Bibliography Of American Mountain Ascents. NY (AAC), 1946, 1st ed, 223mm tall x 138mm, 297pp. A detailed listing of all western hemisphere ascents as noted in climbing journals through Dec 1945. Listings by location. An excellent reference. grey cloth, blue lettering cover & spine. usual fading spine else near Fine $35.
141. Fleming, J. W. & expedition members. The Army Mountaineering Association Himachal Pradesh Expedition 1973. Aldershot (the expedition), no date , 1st ed, 298mm tall x 207mm, 92pp, 8 b/w photos, 2 maps, tables. Ascents of Menthosa (21,140'), Baihali Jot (20,602'), Indrasan (20,410'), DeoTibba (19,687'), and six other peaks. Very uncommon book. b/w photo illustrated thin card covers, comb binding. minor edge wear, VG $85.
142. Fonia, K. S. Uttarakhand Garhwal Himalayas. Dehra Dun (Asian Journals), 1977, 1st ed, 183mm tall x 124mm, b/w photos & sketches, folding map, index. Guide to locations and treks. Includes a 10 section on mountaineering (not very useful for climbing in the area). color pictorial PB. underlining on several pages. VG $5.
143. Forrest, George (edited by Dr. J. Macqueen Cowan). The Journeys And Plant Introductions Of George Forrest V.M.H. Ldn (Oxford U Press), 1952, 1st ed, 248mm tall x 155mm, 252pp, 5 color & 101 b/w photos, folding map, index. Forrest hunted plants in Western China, Upper Burma and Eastern Tibet from 1904 to 1931. W.W. Smith writes a personal account of Forrest. E.H.M. Cox describes Forrest’s journeys. Chapters on Rhododendrons & Primulas are by Cowan and H. R. Fletcher, plus shorter sections on all the other main genera in which Forrest collected notable plants. green cloth, gilt lettering front & spine. DJ (1cm chip across top spine, 4cm tear rear, couple 1cm chips front), near Fine $65.
144. Freeston, C. L. Cycling In The Alps: A Practical Guide, With Some Notes On The Chief Passes. Ldn (Richards), 1900, 1st ed, 192mm tall x 125mm, 149pp, 24 drawings. Discusses bicycling up & down 10 major passes in the Alps, the risks involved & the equipment. Unusual book. original lime cloth, black & white dec cover, white lettering cover, black lettering spine. some minor fading to spine and fraying at ends of spine with tiny loss, cleaner than usual covers, VG $210.
145. Freshfield, Douglas W. Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative Of Mountain Travel And Exploration. Kathmandu (Ratna Pustak Bhandar), 1979, reprint, 224mm tall x 138mm, 373pp, 42 b/w photos, 1 b/w illustration, 3 maps (2 folding), index. Nice reprint of the classic 1903 first edition with same contents except published without the folding panorama. The contents page calls for it, but that is because it is a facsimile of the original first edition contents page. This 1979 edition was published without the panorama. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (4cm tear upper rear near spine), VG+ $45.
146. Frome, Michael. Back Then: A Pictorial History Of America's National Parks. Minocqua (NorthWord), 1990, 1st ed, 285mm tall x 220mm, 139pp, 93 b/w photos, map. A collection of some of the earliest photos of the oldest National Parks, mostly photos of Mt Rainier National Park, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon.brown boards, gilt lettering front and spine. fine DJ, Fine $20.
147. Furse, Chris. Elephant Island, An Antarctic Expedition. Shrewsbury (Nelson), 1979, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 15cm, 256pp, 8 colour & 85 b/w photos, 7 maps, biblio, index. Royal Navy expedition to explore & gather scientific information. Some real climbing with several first ascents of icy peaks. very light grey boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $35.
148. Garden, J.F. The Selkirks, Nelson’s Mountains. Revelstoke (Footprint), 1984, 1st ed, 4to, 308mm tall x 229mm, 144pp, 100+ colour photos. Beautiful photo book of the Selkirk & Purcell mtns of Canada. Text covers history of past explorations & more recent mountaineering. A good book, the best modern one on area. black cloth, silver lettering cover & spine. fine DJ, Fine $30.
149. —another copy. Revelstoke, 1984, 1st ed. anonymously inscribed & signed by Garden. fine DJ, Fine $45.
150. Geiger, Hermann. Geiger And The Alps. Lucerne (Bucher), , 1st ed in english, 286mm tall x 225mm, 166pp (37pp text, 129pp photos), 4 color & 110 b/w photos, 1 map. Text in english. Exciting accounts of Alpine rescue work & flying (plane & helicopter) by the famous Swiss glacier pilot. Excellent collection of aerial photos of Valaisan, Bernese, Central, Eastern, & Grisons Alps with captions in german, english, french. uncommon. pictorial hardcover with cloth spine. usual rubbing to edges, VG $35.
151. Gillette, Ned & Jan Reynolds. Everest Grand Circle: A Climbing & Skiing Adventure Through Nepal & Tibet. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1985, 1st ed, lg 8vo, 262mm tall x 181mm, 264pp, 40 color photos, EP map. Account of 4-month, 480km ski tour around Everest, the first circumnavigation. Also a winter ascent of Pumori. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $20.
152. --another copy. Seattle, 1985, 1st ed. signed by Jan Reynolds. fine DJ, Fine $45.
153. Gill, Manohar Singh. Himalayan Wonderland: Travels In Lahaul-Spiti. Delhi (Vikas), 1972, 1st ed, 219mm tall x 140mm, 179pp, 16 b/w photos. Author was deputy commissioner in Lahaul-Spiti and gives a good description of the people and country. black cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (5mm x 15mm loss upper front, clipped flap), faint soiling cover else Fine $10.
154. Goddard, John & Ulrich Ackermann (photos). Alaska And The Yukon. Secaucus (Chartwell), 1986, 1st ed, 300mm tall x 266mm, 140pp + , 129 color photos (31 of mountains). Mainly a photographic presentation with captions. The limited text gives a general geographic description. glossy color pictorial hardcover. fine DJ, Fine $20.
155. Goodwin, Mary. A Mountain Reprieve: Trekking In Nepal. LA (Terra Magazine), 1975, 1st ed, 178mm tall x 127mm, 108pp, 34 color & 3 b/w photos, 4 maps, sketches. Daily record of two treks by group of six in 1973: Pokhara to Muktinath (Mustang) & Namche Bazar to Everest Base Camp. Pictorial color PB. VG $3.
156. Gordon, David George (text) & Keith Lazelle (photos). Preserving Washington Wildlands. A Guide To The Nature Conservancy's Preserves In Washington. Seattle (Nature Conservancy), 1993, 1st ed, 267mm tall x 177mm, 90pp, color photos on most pages. Description of 13 preserves, 10 of which are open to visitors. No mountaineering content. Most of the preserves are on the coast or are associated with water. Inscribed by the Washing Director on the front EP. Fine $2.
157. Gordon, Eugene. Nepal Sikkim and Bhutan (Himalayan Kingdoms) in Pictures. NY (Sterling), 1972, 1st ed, 253mm tall x 167mm, 64pp, b/w photos on most pages. Cultural description of the areas with good photos. Staple-bound color pictorial stiff PB. VG+ $10.
158. Grant, Richard. Annapurna II. Ldn (Kimber), 1961, 1st ed, 228mm tall x 145mm, 192pp, EP route maps, 13 b/w photos on 8 plates, 3 appendixes (one on equipment by Chris Bonington), 1 map. Account of the 1st ascent in 1960 of Annapurna II (7937m). The author, Chris Bonington, & Ang Nyima were the ones who reached the summit. Other members of the expedition climbed Annapurna IV. somewhat uncommon book. navy boards, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (2cm tear rear panel near middle of spine, minor soiling rear), quite Fine $175.
159. Green, R. Idaho Rock: Selkirk Crest & Sandpoint Area. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1987, 1st ed, 119pp, b/w photos. uncrowded, fine climbs on the route from Yosemite to the Bugaboos. Fine $8.
160. Gregory, Alfred. The Picture Of Everest: A Book Of Full-Colour Reproductions Of Photographs Of The Everest Scene. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1954, 1st ed, sm 4to, 28cm tall x 22cm, not paginated [96pp], 43 glossy color photos. Classic photos of the first ascent expedition & Gregory’s description & perspectives of the trip. Companion book for Hunt’s Ascent Of Everest. navy boards, gilt lettering spine. very faint staining lower cover, internally fine, VG $5.
161. Greig, Andrew. Summit Fever: The Story Of An Armchair Climber On The 1984 Mustagh Tower Epedition. Ldn (Hutchinson), 1985, 1st ed, 224mm tall x 136mm, 281pp, 24 colour photos, 3 maps, index. Interesting & humorous account by writer-turned-climber of 1984 2nd ascent of W Ridge of Mustagh Tower (7274m) in the Karakoram. black boards, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $15.
162. Grierson, John. Challenge To The Poles. Highlights Of Arctic And Antarctic Aviation. Ldn (G.T. Foulis), 1964, 1st ed, 227mm tall x 144mm, 695pp, 108 b/w photos, 27 maps + 2 EP maps, table of expeditions, index. Substantial treatment of the subject, the best to date. An essential reference for those interested in the subject. light aqua boards, black lettering spine. nice DJ (rubbing edges and corners), near Fine $85.
163. Grob, Ernst & Ludwig Schmaderer. Drei im Himalaja. Die Erlebnisse einer Himalajafahrt. München (Bruckmann), 1938, 1st ed, 229mm tall x 153mm, 97pp, 63b/w photos, 2 folding b/w photo panoramas, 3 sketch maps. Text in german, no english edition. Account of small 1937 expedition of three climbers: 2nd ascent of Siniolchu, attempt on Gimmigelai (Twins I, 7350m), and attempt of Nepal Peak (7180m). original beige rough cloth, dark green lettering front and spine. VG+ $45.
164. Gunter, Lesley (editor). The Allen Rouse Collection Of Mountaineering Literature Catalogue. Sheffield (Sheffield Central Library), 1996, 1st ed, sm 4to spiral bound PB, 297mm tall x 207mm, 63pp. Items listed according to geographical area & general subjects. Cross referenced with index of place names & authors. Includes many expedition reports not noted in other current bibliographies. uncommon bibliography. VG+ $45.
165. Habeler, Peter. The Lonely Victory. NY (Simon, Schuster), 1979, 1st ed, 242mm tall x 158mm, 46 b/w & 23 colour photos, 223pp, appendix on the medical aspects. Account of Habeler’s & Messner’s climb of Everest without carried oxygen, the last great climb of their climbing partnership. This was the 1st ascent of Everest without using supplemental O2, a psychological breakthrough in high altitude mountaineering. white cloth spine, blue paper covered boards, silver lettering spine. DJ (2cm tear at flap fold, two 1cm tear upper front, minor lower lower rear), small black smudge lower rear near spine otherwise VG+ $15.
166. --another copy. NY, 1979, 1st ed. . white cloth spine, blue paper covered boards, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $20.
167. Hagen, Toni, G. Dyhrenfurth, C. von Furer-Haimendorf, E. Schneider. Mount Everest: Formation, Population, And Exploration Of The Everest Region. Ldn (Oxford), 1963, 1st ed, 236mm tall x 152mm, 195pp, 31 b/w plates, 24 figures, EP map, folding Everest map in pocket. The classic work on the Everest area. Still holds up as one of the best. Three main sections: geology, climbing history, Sherpa society & culture. The large folding map of Everest by the great Erwin Schneider, one of the best mountain cartographers ever, is is a masterpiece. grey cloth, navy title patch spine with gilt lettering. nearly flawless DJ (faint crinkle line rear, the best condition DJ for this book that I have encountered), one of the best condition examples of this important Everest book, Fine $175.
168. --another copy. Ldn, 1963, 1st ed. original grey cloth. lacking DJ, splotchy dampstaining covers, internally fine with no staining or warping, lacking the folding map in pocket. good reading example $10.
169. Hansen, Eric (text) & Hugh Swift (photos). The Traveler. An American Odyssey In The Himalayas. SF (Sierra Club), 1993, 1st ed, oblong medium large, 219mm tall x 247mm, 102pp, 56 color photos. Hansen's tribute to Swift who died in 1991. Hansen describes many episodes in Swift's exploration of the Himalaya mountains and uses photos taken by Swift. Swift covered about 15,000 miles on foot in the Himalaya from Bhutan to Nanga Parbat, and wrote two popular Himalayan trekking guidebooks. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. Signed by Hansen on the title page. fine DJ, Fine $25.
170. Harding, Mike. Footloose In The Himalaya. Ldn (M. Joseph), 1989, 1st ed, 195mm tall x 254mm, 241pp + , about 200 color photos, several maps, index. Account of author's trekking in northern India and Nepal: Darsha to Padum, Pokhara-Gundruk-Ghorapaniloop,Lukla to Kala Pattar (Everest region). Good photos. grey boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $15.
171. Harding, Warren “Batso”. Downward Bound: A Mad! Guide To Rock Climbing. Englewood Cliffs (Prentice-Hall), 1975, 1st ed, 215mm tall x 130mm, 204pp, 42 b/w photos, sketches. Humorous, satirical, Harding presents his views on big wall climbing, bolting, and jug wine. Autobiographical history of his climbs. Harding was major player in “Golden Age” of climbing at Yosemite Valley, and the black sheep of the Valley. orig blue boards, yellow lettering spine. DJ (two tiny 5mm tears rear, rubbing at corner tips and spine ends), clean crisp covers, no rubbing, no fading, tight binding, usual slight tanning to pages else Fine $225.
172. —another copy. Englewood Cliffs, 1975, 1st ed. orig blue boards, yellow lettering spine. some rubbing spine ends and very tips corners, usual slight tanning to pages, VG $85.
173. Harris, George & G Hasler. A Land Apart: The Mount Cook Alpine Region. Wellington (Reed), 1971, 1st ed, 285mm tall x 227mm, 135 b/w & 14 colour photos, EP map, biblio, index. Includes description of the area, climbing history, search & rescue accounts, history of exploration, route guide to climbs, etc. black cloth, red lettering cover & spine. nice DJ (2cm tear upper rear, rubbing corner tips), Fine $50.
174. Harris, Stephen. Fire And Ice: The Cascade Volcanoes. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1977, 2nd printing (same format as 1st), 213mm tall x 135mm, 316pp, 9 maps, 43 b/w photos, ills & tables, lg biblio. Mainly eruptive & glacial history of the major Cascade volcanoes, physical descriptions, future consequences, etc. pictorial paperback, VG $2.
175. Harvard Mountaineering. No 5, December, 1939. 8vo PB, 43pp, b/w photos. Includes: Attempts On K2 by Houston; Everest Again—and Again! by N.E. Odell; The Ascent Of Nanda Devi by Emmons; Masherbrum 1938 by T.G. Brown; British Columbia’s Mystery Mountain by House (1st ascent of Waddington); Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Columbia by Hall; Three Seasons In Alaska by Washburn (Mt Sanford, Mt St Agnes, Lucania), notes. previous owner’s name penned top front else Fine $45.
176. Harvard Mountaineering. No 8, May, 1947. 8vo PB, 80pp, b/w photos. Includes Mount St. Elias (2nd ascent, 15pp), Battle Range, Bugaboos, 1st Post-War Ascent Of Mt Rainier, etc. Fine $25.
177. Harvard Mountaineering. No 9, June, 1949. 8vo PB, 92pp, b/w photos. Includes Coast Range B.C., Lloyd George Mountains, Battle Range, Bugaboos, Mt Vancouver, etc. crease marks across front cover, VG $25.
178. Harvard Mountaineering. No 11, May, 1953. 8vo PB, 72pp, b/w photos. Includes 1952 Harvard Mt McKinley Expedition, Harvard Mt Brooks-Mt Mather Expedition, 1952 International Andean Expedition by D. Michael (1st ascent of 6271m Salcantay in Vilcabamba), etc. VG+ $25.
179. Harvard Mountaineering. No 20, Fall 1975. large 8vo PB, 79pp, 54 b/w photos. Washburn glacier photos, Dhaulagiri by Cherrie & Terry Bech, Dhaulagiri by Louis Reichardt, Minya Konka reminiscences by Terris Moore, Battle Range, Peru, Petit Dru, Brenva Face Mont Blanc, Baltoro photos by Ad Carter. VG $13.
180. Harvard Mountaineering. No 21, Sept 1979. 8vo PB, 115pp, 46 b/w photos. Kichatnas climbing history; Nanda Devi From The North 1976 by A. Carter (death of Nanda Devi Unsoeld); 1st ascent of Mt Fairweather (1931) recounted by Terris Moore; Lake Willoughby ice climbing; 3 accounts of climbing the Black Dike (ice classic at Franconia Notch NH); Mt Silverthrone AK; Nevado Chinchey Peru; etc. VG+ $20.
181. Haston, Dougal. Calculated Risk. Ldn (Diadem), 1979, 1st ed, 190pp, 223mm tall x 141mm, glossary. FICTION. Haston's last book, published posthumously. Climbing in Scotland and then in the Alps from Leysin with a leading American climber. A major climb that ends in death. This story parallels many of the experiences in Haston's life, being almost autobiographical. Somewhat uncommon, especially in collectible condition. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering spine. Fine DJ (except a 6mm and a 4mm clean tear upper rear near flap), like New $125.
182. --another copy. Ldn (Diadem), 1980, 2nd printing (same format as 1st), 190pp, 223mm tall x 141mm, glossary. Blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. flawless DJ, like New $50.
183. Hauser, Günter. White Mountain And Tawny Plain. Ldn (Allen, Unwin), 1961, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 14cm, 223pp, 39 b/w photos, 3 maps. German expedition to Cordilleras Blanca & Vilcanota. The first complete ascent of Alpamayo, “the world’s most beautiful mountain.” Also climbs of Jatunhuma and Cayangate I. Considerable interaction with the local people described well from mountains to jungle. blue-white weave boards, black lettering spine. uncommon fine DJ (rubbing tip one corner), Fine $50.
184. Hayes, J. Gordon. Antarctica. A Treatise On The Southern Continent. Ldn (The Richards Press), 1928, 1st ed, lg 8vo, 254mm tall x 178mm, 448pp, 16 b/w plates, 14 charts & diagrams (including folding map in rear pocket), index. Superb book. original navy buckram, gilt lettering front & spine. very uncommon Rosove biblio 1st state measuring 259mm tall bound in shiny dark blue buckram. The first state of the book is unambiguously identified by the taller covers; all later states measure 250mm tall. usual fading of spine and some fading covers, clean, tight binding, no foxing, VG $575.
185. Hayes, J. Gordon. The Conquest Of The North Pole. Recent Arctic Exploration. NY (Macmillan), 1934, 1st ed, 234mm tall x 152mm, 317pp, 11 maps and diagrams, 22 b/w photos, index. Meticulously researched details of expeditions from 1906 to 1934. Hayes was one of the first to refute Peary's claim of reaching the N. Pole and completely rejecting Cook's claim. Good reference work. orig blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. very uncommon DJ (2cm deep loss top spine, 1cm deep loss base spine, spine very darkened), heavy darkening top and bottom of spine, clean covers, no rubbing, solid binding, age tanning to pages, other than the spine ends darkening VG+ $325.
186. Hayes, John L. Trekking North Of Pokhara: Jomsom, the Thak Kola Canyon and the Annapurna Sanctuary. Nepal Trail Guide No. 2. Ldn (Roger Lascelles), 1976, 1st ed, 177mm tall x 121mm, 70pp + , 20 b/w photos, 1 sketch, 1 map, folding trail height chart. Detailed descriptions of the treks. green paperback with black lettering front. VG+ $10.
187. Hayes, John L. Trekking North Of Kathmandu: A Guide To Helambu, Gosainkunda, The Langtang Valley, And Ganja La. Nepal Trekking Guidebooks No 3. Kathmandu (Avalok), 1976, 1st ed, 178mm tall x 126mm, 52pp + , 19 b/w photos, loose folding trail height chart. Detailed descriptions of the treks. red on white pictorial PB. VG $10.
188. Hazard, Joseph. The Glacier Playfields Of The Mt. Rainier National Park. Seattle (self-published, printed by Western Printing Co), 1920, 1st ed, 8vo wrappers, 231mm tall x 155mm, 96pp, 57 b/w photos. Advice on climbing, but mostly detailed account of ascents of Pinnacle Peak, climbing on Rainier at night, first ascent of Fuhrer Finger route on Rainier, climbing Rainier in a storm. Much scarcer than Hazard’s other books. original brown wrappers, black lettering front cover, tipped-in b/w photos of two climbers upper front cover. inscribed and signed by Hazard on the title page. partial vertical crease front cover, 1cm loss to lower front corner, else VG $185.
189. Heckel, Vilem. Climbing In The Caucasus. Ldn, ND, 1st ed, 4to, 276mm tall x 233mm, 208pp, outstanding photos by author (mostly b/w). The book describes the climbs by a group of Czechs in the Caucasus in the mid 1950’s. Heckel was perhaps the best mountain photographer of the post WWII 20th century. Includes a climb of Elbruz. Mostly photographs. One photo won the Vittorio Sella Gold Medal prize for photography. One of the best b/w photo albums. orig tan cloth, black ice-axe dec & compass dec front cover, black lettering spine. lacking DJ, old gift inscription on FFEP, minor cover soiling, bump upper rear outside corner and waviness very upper outside corner of later pages with very slight trace of dampstaining, VG $45.
190. Heckel, Vilem (text by Jaromir Wolf). Hindukush. Praha (Sportovni A Turisticke Nakladatelstvi), 1967, 1st ed, 4to, 276mm tall x 24cm, NP [232pp], 141 b/w photos (most are full-page in size, plus one 3-page panorama and a few double-page), 8 color photos, map on back flap of DJ. Text in czech, no english edition. Mostly a photo album of czech expedition in 1965 to Hindu Kush of northern Afghanistan (Wakhan) that made 12 first ascents from base camp at the head of the Ishmurch Glacier (see AAJ 1966 p206-207). The peaks that were climbed ranged in height from 16,500' to the 22,470' Kuh-e-kaza. Excellent photos of local culture, climbing, mountains. Heckel was one of the best mountain photographers. original off-white cloth, black and gilt decoration front cover, black lettering spine. includes loose insert from publisher with six pages of text in german. nice DJ (tiny chipping spine corners, 5mm chip upper rear flap corner), near Fine $150.
191. Heckel, Vilém (text by V. Smida) [Yak84 H90]. Schody pad vesmír [Terrace Under Stars]. Praha (Olympia), 1970, 1st ed, 4to, 278mm tall x 235mm, 33pp text followed by 131 full-page photos (a few double-page), 8 color photos, 1 map. Text in czech (no english edition). Includes loose staple-bound 35-page insert of German translation summary. Photo album of the 1967 Czech expedition to Tirich Mir in the Hindu Kush. Excellent photos by the famous Czech photographer. Team made first ascent of Tirich Mir West I (7487m), plus made ascent of the main peak of Tirich Mir (7706m), and ascents of Dirgol Zom (6778m) and Agha Zom (6230m). The Tirich peaks were climbed via the Upper Tirich Glacier to the West Col (between Tirich Mir and Tirich Mir West I) where they placed their highest camp (7200m). This was probably Heckel’s last book since he was killed in 1970 by the giant avalanche on Huascaran. Very uncommon book. original white cloth, gilt-white-navy decoration front cover, navy lettering spine. nice DJ (1cm tear upper front, 15mm tear lower rear -- both clean an not distracting -- looks new otherwise), Fine $175.
192. Hedin, Sven. My Life As An Explorer. NY (Boni, Liveright), 1926, 2nd ptg (same format as 1st), 24cm tall x 17cm, 544pp, 8 colored & 165 ills by author, index. Hedin’s huge amount of exploration in Central Asia, including attempts on Mustagh-ata in 1894, and in 1890 an ascent of Demavend (5670m, highest point in Iran). orig brown buckram, gilt decoration cover. faint stain lower spine and cover corner (none on pages), VG $5.
193. Heim, Arnold & A Gansser. The Throne Of The Gods: An Account Of The First Swiss Expedition To The Himalayas. NY (MacMillan), 1939, 1st ed, 24mm tall x 157mm, 236pp, 220 b/w photogravure plates, 18 sketches, 2 fldg panoramas, fldg map rear pocket. Eight months exploring in 1936 by two geologists in the Central Himalaya (Kumaun & Garhwal). Several first ascents, forays into Tibet, & circuit of Mt Kailas. Main activity was centered on the Badrinath, Nanda Devi, and Api Pk (7132m) ranges. Authors were possibly the first to use skis in Tibet, interesting folding design. An excellent book with superb photography in photogravure. orig teal cloth, TEG, gilt lettering spine. three light spots rear cover, lacking the blank rear fly leaf, else VG $45.
194. Herbert, Wally. Across The Top Of The World: The Last Great Journey On Earth. NY (Putnam), 1971, 1st ed, 219mm tall x 142mm, 347pp, 34 b/w photos, 4 maps, glossary, index. Personal account of The British Trans-Arctic Expedition of 1968-69, the 1st traverse of the Arctic Ocean, Point Barrow to Spitsbergen via the North Pole, 3,800 miles. 4 men, 34 huskies, 476 days of hard work. Impressive expedition. blue cloth, silver lettering cover & spine. nice DJ (clipped flap corner, no chips, no tears), Fine $20.
195. Herrligkoffer, Karl. Nanga Parbat. Ldn (Elek), 1954, 1st ed, 226mm tall x 145mm, 254pp, 64 b/w & 9 colour plates, 3 maps, index. Official account of the 1st ascent of Nanga Parbat by the leader of the expedition, half-brother of Willy Merkl. Excellent climbing history of Nanga Parbat by Herrligkoffer who was seemingly obsessed with the mountain. More than half the book covers the first ascent in 1953, & H. Buhl’s solo to the top. UK edition is nicer than the USA edition. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (lacking bottom 5cm of spine, small loss at corners), 1cm area lower spine where cloth has been rubbed through to the board, otherwise VG $10.
196. Herviant, Claude (text) & Kevin Kling (photos). Double Page -- Tibet -- No 23. NY (Double Page), 1982, 1st ed, folio, 32cm tall x 24cm, not paginated [48pp], 23 color photos, small b/w versions of the same photos with captions. The text is a one page introduction followed by an nine page poem translated from french (not very good). Excellent photos of Tibet. This is part of an photographic art series. Uncommon in the english version. Glossy pictorial paperback. Lamination peeling to edge of upper front corner, else Fine $45.
197. Herzog, Maurice. Annapurna, First Conquest Of An 8000-meter Peak [26,495 feet]. NY (Dutton), 1953, true 1st US edition, 218mm tall x 141mm, 314pp, 3 color & 24 b/w photo plates, 6 maps (1 fldg with b/w photo panorama on backside), 3 route sketches, glossary. A classic among accounts of the first ascents of the highest peaks. A good read. Herzog, Lachenal, Terray, Rébuffat, Ang-Tharkey, Couzy in action. The true first printing is becoming surprisingly hard to find. light blue cloth covers, black cloth spine with silver lettering. DJ (1cm deep loss top spine, loss up to 3cm deep bottom spine, 1cm tear upper rear, crease mark rear, rubbing at edges), light sunning to cover edges else Fine $45.
198. Herzog, Maurice & Marcel Ichac. Regards Vers L’Annapurna [Views of Annapurna]. Paris (Arthaud), 1951, 1st ed, true 1st printing (dated 24 January 1951—there were several dated printings in the following months), small 4to PB, 254mm tall x 193mm, 96pp, 84 gravure photos (9 are in color), loose folding map (not called for in table of contents or elsewhere). Text in french, no english edition (only 10 pages of text + detailed photo captions at end). Photo book of the 1st ascent expedition. The photos illustrate well Herzog’s account in the popular book. 13 of the photos are by Rébuffat. The first printing of this book is much harder to find than reprints. signed by Gaston Rebuffat on pre-title page. Copies of this book signed by Rebuffat are very uncommon. nice DJ (minor rubbing corner tips and flap creases), previous owner illustrated bookplate on Fine $175.
199. —another copy. Paris (Arthaud), 1951, 1st ed, reprint [printed 15 May. 1st printing was 24 January. This is a very odd copy since title page doesn’t state reprint or second edition as do all copies I have seen printed 10 March or later. The title page on this copy is exactly the same as the 1st printing], sm 4to PB, 96pp, 84 gravure photos (some color), loose fldg map (not called for in table of contents or elsewhere). nice DJ rubbing along spine creases), near Fine $35.
200. Hickman, Katie. Dreams Of The Peaceful Dragon. A Journey Into Bhutan. Ldn (Gollancz), 1987, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 153mm, 192pp, 23 color photos, map. Account of a trip, mostly on horseback, from Thimphu to the eastern borderlands and the retreats of the Bragpa's. Lots on the local culture. Surprisingly engaging writing. orig black boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $20.
201. Hiebeler, Toni. Montagnes De Notre Terre. Paris (Arthaud), 1975, tall 4to, 345mm tall x 233mm, 208pp, 191 color photos (most are full-page size), 11 pages of tables peaks & first ascent info, EP map, index. Text in german, no english edition. Mainly a photo album of major peaks around the world. The tables of first ascent/height data are for the 4000ers of the Alps, the 7000ers worldwide, the 6000ers of the Americas, and the giants of the Himalaya-Karakorum. original blue cloth, white lettering spine. DJ (10cm tear upper rear, 3cm tear lower front, 1cm chip upper rear), Fine $45.
202. Hill, Russell B. California Mountain Ranges. Helena (Falcon Press), 1986, 1st ed, 223mm tall x 285mm, 116pp + , many color photos, list of the 100 highest mountains in California. Good geography of the mountains of California. Interesting 8-page chapter of mountain trivia with respect to California. navy cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine. fine DJ, Fine $10.
203. Hillaby, John. A Walk Through Britain. Boston (Houghton Mifflin), 1978, 1st ed (PB version), 208mm tall x 136mm, 278pp, EP map, b/w woodcut illustrations at chapter headings. Author’s 1100 mile walk across England. green cloth, dark green lettering & dec front, dark green title patch spine with gilt lettering. DJ (three 1cm tears), VG+ $5.
204. Hillary, Edmund. High Adventure. NY (Dutton), 1955, 1st ed, 219mm tall x 140mm, same contents as UK but frontice portrait is different & in b/w, 256pp, 68 b/w photos, 7 maps, nice sketches. Hillary’s first book (alone). Record of his climbing experiences through the 1st ascent of Everest. This is a good book. Hillary’s excitement, energy, and drive for mountaineering are apparent here. The passages relating his first encounter, and then climbs, with Eric Shipton are delightful. tan cloth spine, blue cloth boards, gilt lettering spine. DJ (some rubbing tips corners and ends spine with tiny loss, 1cm tear upper rear), minor rubbing tips lower front corners else Fine $40.
205. Hillary, Edmund. Schoolhouse In The Clouds. Garden City (Doubleday), 1964, 1st ed, 215mm tall x 143mm, 180pp, 59 colour photos, EP map, index. 1st ascents of Kantega (22340) and Taweche (21463) near Thyangboche. Chapters on each climb by Mike Gill and Jim Wilson, respectively. black cloth, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ, Fine $5.
206. Hillary, Sir Edmund & R. Leakey, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Wilfred Thesiger, Christina Dodwell, John Hemming, Robin Hanbury-Tenison. Edited by Diana Craig & others. Explorations. Great Moments Of Discovery From The Royal Geographical Society. NY (Artisan), 2002, 1st ed, 314mm tall x 270mm, 339pp, b/w & color photos on nearly every page, index. Mainly a pictorial gazetteer of famous expeditions including Everest grouped into the following sections: Asia, Africa, the Poles, Middle East, Australasia, & the Americas. The authors contributed short introductions (about 5 pages each) to the section of their expertise. Fascinating collection of photos with detailed captions. Concludes with short biographies of explorers including John Noel, Douglas Carruthers, Charles Howard-Bury, Bradford Washburn, Frank Hurley, Harry Johnston, Frank Kingdon-Ward, Harry St John Philby, Herbert Ponting, Aurel Stein, Wilfred Thesiger. Big, heavy book with excellent presentation of the photos. Orig glossy pictorial paperback. VG+ $15.
207. The Himalayan Journal, Vol V, 1933, 8vo PB, 167pp, b/w photos & maps.Chitral Memories by Gurdon; Nanda Devi by Ruttledge; Scientific Exploration Of The Eastern Karakoram and Zanskar-Himalaya by de Terra; Sources Of The Irrawaddy by Kindgon Ward; Passanram & Talung Valleys, Sikkim by Allwein; Attack On Nanga Parbat by Merkl; Attempt On Chomiomo by Spence; Kulu by Hamilton; Chong Kumdan Glacier by Mason; etc. spine paper cracking stabilized with clear archival tissue paper tape (not cello tape), else VG $75.
208. The Himalayan Journal, Vol VII, 1935. 8vo PB, 202pp, b/w photos & maps. Nanda Devi & The Sources Of The Ganges by Tilman; German Expedition To Nanga Parbat 1934 by Bechtold; Diary Jottings: Nanga Parbat 1934 by Sangster; Scientific Work Of The German Himalayan Expedition To Nanga Parbat 1934 by Finsterwalder; Visit To Nun Kun by Harrison; Problem Of Kangchenjunga by Smythe; Traverses In Nepal by Auden; Eastern & Central Nepal by Mason; Forests Of Tibet by Kingdon Ward; Sikkim Rhododendrons by Duncan; The Map Of The Zemu Glacier by Finsterwalder; Geography & Geology Of The Himalaya & Tibet by Mason. spine ends stabilized with archival clear tissue paper tape (not cello tape), VG $85.
209. The Himalayan Journal, Vol XIV, 1947. 8vo PB, 120pp, b/w photos & maps. Saser Kangri by Roberts; Nun Kun by James; Padar Region by Kolb; Nanda Ghunti by Wood; Nanga Parbat by Chicken; Ski-ing In Garhwal by Vernede; Nilkanta by Wylie; Chomo Yummo by Braham, Bagrot Nala by Schomberg; Bandarpunch II by Leakey; Talung Valley by Ewer; etc. VG $35.
210. The Himalayan Journal. 1970. Vol 30. 8vo PB, 343pp, many b/w photos & maps. Tukuche Peak by Hartmann; Gurja Himal First Ascent by Yakushi; Annapurna I 1970 by Owens; S Face Annapurna I by Bonington; Japanese Women’s Annapurna III Expedition by Miyazaki; Makalu First Ascent Of SE Ridge by Hara & Asami; First Ascent Dhaulagiri VI by Nomura; First Ascent Sangthang by Ray; Ascent Of Trisul by Agrawal; Saser Kangri by Bahuguna; many Hindu Kush first ascent articles, etc. near Fine $25.
211. The Himalayan Journal. 1973-74. Vol 33. 8vo PB, 248pp, many b/w photos & maps. What George Everest Did by Martyn; Mt Everest 1972 by Herrligkoffer; Lhotse 1973 by Uchida; American Dhaulagiri Expedition 1973 by Reichardt; Tukche by Ogata; Manaslu 1974 by Sato; Lamjung Himal by Isherwood; First Ascent of Kangbachen by Olech; Ascent of Kanjeralwa by Watanabe; The Ascent of Changabang 1974 by Sandhu; Rakaposhi 1973 by Herrligkoffer; Tirich Mir 1973 by Montfort; etc. near Fine $25.
212. The Himalayan Journal. 1981-82. Vol 39. 8vo PB, 246pp, 60 b/w photos, 11 fldg pans, maps. Everest ENE Ridge (loss of Boardman & Tasker); Makalu West Face by Kurtyka; Manaslu W Face by Beghin; Eastern Karakoram; Nanga Parbat E Pillar; Importance of Nutrition Diet In Mountaineering by Karwarker; etc. near Fine $25.
213. Hobson, Alan. From Everest To Enlightenment. An Adventure Of The Soul. Calgary (Inner Everests Inc), 2001, 4th ptg, 228mm tall x 153mm, 323pp, 41 color photos. Author tried climbing Everest via N Side, finally succeeded via S Col route, and then got blood cancer. The author is a highly acclaimed motivational speaker. The rear cover blurb asserts that this is an inspirational story, but I just wasn't inspired to read it. Probably OK. glossy pictorial paperback. light dampstaining to the upper margin of the first 30 pages else VG $1.
214. Hornaday, William & J. Phillips. Camp-Fires In The Canadian Rockies. NY (Scribner’s), 1909, reprint (same format as 1st), 234mm tall x 152mm, 353pp, 70 b/w photos on 53 plates, 2 maps, index. Accounts of authors’ photographic & hunting trips mainly in the Elk & Bull river watersheds of East Kootenay region of B.C. Some climbs of peaks. original ribbed green cloth, TEG, gilt lettering cover & spine, photo of mountain goat on cover. Faint splash mark (= loss of sheen) lower front corner & middle bottom rear & a little lower spine, still fairly bright and clean, usual rubbing to the cover illustration, tight binding, about VG $65.
215. Horne, Gregory. Selected Routes Of Mount Edith Cavell 3363 Metres. Jasper (Horne Photographics), 1989, 1st ed, 4pp counting covers, 4 b/w photos. Climbing guide for 6 routes with routes indicated on photos. folded across cover 3 times with resulting crease marks else Fine $1.
216. Houston, Charles & R. Bates, et al. K2, The Savage Mountain. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1979 8vo PB rep, 208mm tall x 133mm, 394pp, 36 b/w photos, 9 b/w portrait photos of team members, many Molenaar sketches, index. Near disastrous, yet almost successful 1953 attempt by Americans. Has transcripts from taped discussion of trip from on the mtn in 1953 (not in 1st ed) & additional material by members based on 25th reunion of team. signed by Bates on the title page. usual light rubbing, VG $25.
217. Houston, Charles. Going High: The Story Of Man And Altitude. Burlington (self & AAC), 1980, 1st ed, 8vo PB, 217mm tall x 14cm, 211pp, b/w photos & ills. Thorough treatment from early history & discovery to modern biochemistry. good book. underlining on 5 pages otherwise near Fine $2.
218. —another copy. Boston (Little, Brown), 1987, revised (much expanded), 210mm tall x 139mm, 324pp, 39 figures & ills & b/w photos, lg biblio, glossary, index. The definitive edition of the book. paperback. Fine $5.
219. Howard-Bury, Charles & George Leigh Mallory. Everest Reconnaissance: The First Expedition Of 1921. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1991, reprint (but 1st printing of this augmented version), 240mm tall x 155mm, 254pp, 2 maps, 12 b/w photos, index. Reprint of Howard-Bury’s narrative of the expedition & Mallory’s account of the climbing. Includes new 9 page biographical sketch of Howard-Bury, 4 page foreword by John Hunt, & 17 pages from Howard-Bury's personal diary concerning the trip published here for the first time. navy boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $40.
220. Hubank, Roger. North Wall. NY (Viking), 1978, 1st ed, 23cm tall x 14cm, 197pp, glossary. FICTION. Adventure novel of a big climb in the Alps. Two climbers: one wants to die, the other doesn’t. grey boards, black cloth spine with white and blue lettering. DJ (1cm2 chip upper front), Fine $2.
221. Huber, Alexander & Thomas. The Wall. A New Dimension In Climbing. Newton Abbot (David & Charles), 2001, 1st ed, 325mm tall x 245mm, 127pp + , color photos on nearly every page. The brothers' hard climbs: free of the Salathé El Capitan, free of North American Wall El Capitan Yosemite, Latok II in Karakoram big wall ascent at altitude, Cho Oyu ascent, several wall climbs in Europe and some sport routes, Ogre attempt in Karakoram. With preface and commentary sections by Reinhold Messner who admires the brothers' climbing syle. Foreword by Alan Hinkes. original glossy pictorial hardcover (no DJ ever issued by publisher for any example), tip one corner rubbed else Fine $15.
222. Hunt, John. The Ascent Of Everest. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1953, 1st ed, 227mm tall x 144mm, 300pp, 79 photos (8 colour), 4 maps, sketches, 9 appendices, glossary, index. First ascent of Everest written by leader of the expedition, with chapter on final assault by Edmund Hillary. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (1cm chip upper spine corners, three 5mm tears, clipped flap corner), fading spine, edge rubbing, VG $20.
223. --another copy. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1954, 4th ptg (same format as 1st). DJ (3cm tear at spine crease, 2cm tear upper front, slight fading spine), near Fine $20.
224. —another copy. Ldn (Readers Union), 1955, reprint, 196mm tall x 118mm, 328pp, 8 colour & 37 b/w photos, 4 maps, sketches, 9 appendices, glossary, index. Smaller in size than the 1st edition. navy boards, gilt lettering spine. DJ (wear at corners), VG+ $10.
225. —another copy. Ldn (Companion Book Club), 1956, 256pp, b/w photos. fading spine, VG $5.
226. --another copy. Garden City (International Collectors Library), 1953, reprint (deluxe binding), 217mm tall x 14cm, 300pp, 71 b/w & 8 color photos, 4 maps, sketches, 9 appendices, glossary, index. This is the “collector’s” binding of the book. I don’t think it was issued with DJ. original imitation green leather, TEG, gilt lettering spine, gilt pattern and decorations front cover & spine, page-mark ribbon, decorated EPs. signed by George Lowe on the title page. Lowe was Hillary's climbing partner and climbed high on Everest with Hillary. very tip spine corner rubbed else Fine $45.
227. Hunt, Lord John. Life Is Meeting. Newton Abbot UK (Readers Union), 1979, reprint, 219mm tall x 132mm, 286pp, 28 b/w photos, 11 maps, index. Same contents as 1st edition but smaller format. Autobiography. Climbs in Himalaya, Caucasus, Karakoram, Alps, & elsewhere by the leader of the expedition that was 1st atop Everest. Newton Abbot UK (Readers Union), 1979, reprint, 219mm tall x 132mm, 286pp, 28 b/w photos, 11 maps, index. brown boards, gilt lettering spine. DJ (rubbed corners), lower corner tips bumped otherwise Fine $10.
228. Huntford, Roland. Shackleton. NY (Ballantine), 1987, 1st 8vo PB ed, 774pp, 59 b/w photos, 9 maps, biblio, index. Thorough, definitive biography of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the famous Antarctic explorer. Author uses frequent quotes, citations, etc. that keep the reading interesting & moving. thick paperback. VG+ $10.
229. Hurn, Martyn & Pat Ingle. Climbing Fit: The Only Fitness Guide Specifically Designed For Climbers. Wiltshire (Crowood), 1988, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 165mm, paperback, 96pp, 80 b/w photos, tables, biblio, index. Physical training programs for climbers. near Fine $8.
230. Illion, T. In Secret Tibet. In disguise amongst lamas, robbers, and wise men. A key to the mysteries of Tibet. Ldn (Rider & Co), no date , 1st ed, 190m tall x 127mm, 190pp. Yakushi84 I06b (page 199). The author travelled alone to Tibet to explore fabled mysteries such as flying monks, faith healing, hermits' resistance to cold, etc. He colored his face and hands plus put plugs in his nose to change its shape as part of the disguise. Very little on where the author travelled, but lots on Tibetan culture, customs, daily life, attitudes, society. Very uncommon book. original blue cloth, black lettering spine. minor foxing EPs, no foxing on text pages, 5 tiny dark spots covers, VG $275.
231. --another copy. Ldn (Rider & Co), no date [1937?], 4th impression (same format at 1st but lighter blue cloth), 190mm tall x 127mm, 190pp. original light blue cloth, black lettering spine. foxing spots on spine, foxing on several pages, VG $75.
232. Iselin, Fred & A.C. Spectorsky. Invitation To Skiing. NY (Simon, Schuster), 1947, 1st ed, 8vo, 170pp, 175+ b/w photos & diagrams, glossary, index. Technique book. paperback. VG+ $5.
233. Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver. Fallen Giants. A History OF Himalayan Mountaineering From The Age Of Empire To The Age Of Extremes. New Haven (Yale University Press), 2008, 1st ed, 26cm tall x 18cm, 579pp, 64 b/w photos, 12 sketches, 7 maps, large biblio, index. Maps and sketches by Dee Molenaar. Extensive history by two history professors that climb. Sources are carefully footnoted with citations. blue boards, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $25.
234. Jackson, Monica & Elizabeth Stark. Tents In The Clouds: The First Women’s Himalayan Expedition. Ldn (Collins), 1956, 1st ed, 214mm tall x 14cm, 255pp, 5 maps, 36 b/w photos. 3-woman party made 1st ascent of Gyalgen Pk (6706m, near Dorje Lakpa pk) on the Nepal-Tibet border in the Jugal Himal near the village of Tempathang. black cloth, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (no chips, no tears), book review tipped-in on FFEP, VG+ $20.
235. Jenkins, Mark. A Man's Life. Dispatches From Dangerous Places. NY (Rodale - Modern Times), 2007, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 157mm, 358pp. Varied adventures by a former columnist for Outside Magazine: walk across northern Afghanistan, northern Burma clandestinely, new route in the Ruwenzori, canoeing in Suriname, arrested in Tibet, Tajikistan, ice avalanches on Mont Blanc, etc. This book is a collection of his adventures that were first published in Outside. blue boards, black spine with silver lettering. fine DJ, Fine $18.
236. Johnson, Brad. Classic Climbs Of The Cordillera Blanca Perú. Ridgway CO (author), 2003, 1st ed, 248mm tall x 203mm, 202pp, 12 3-D maps, 182 color photos, 16 panoramas, index. Superb guide to the area with excellent photos. Original glossy PB (no hardcover issued). Fine $35.
237. Johnson, John. On The Roof Of Europe. Behind The Guardsman’s Rifle. Covington KY (author), 1920, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 154mm, 95pp, 21 full-page b/w photos. First 62 pages are account of author’s ascent of Mont Blanc by the Grands Mulets route. The remaining pages are his eyewitness description of the 1884 Cincinnati riot. All of the photos are from the Alpine trip. Very uncommon, not listed in any climbing bibliography or library catalog. original green cloth, gilt lettering front cover. two tiny spots rear cover, foxing on first two and last two pages, otherwise Fine $400.
238. Johnson, R. & K. Moran. The Sacred Mountain Of Tibet, On Pilgrimage To Kailas. Rochester (Park St), 1989, 1st ed, 128pp, 265mm tall x 221mm, many color photos, 3 maps, glossary. Photos & text describe trek around Mt Kailas. brown boards, gilt lettering spine. lacking dust jacket, Fine $3.
239. Jones, David. Rock Climbing In Britain. Ld (Willow), 1984, 1st ed, 4to, 305mm tall x 224mm, 192pp, 100 full-page color photos, 31 color & 29 b/w text photos, glossary, index. Mainly a lavish photo book of climbers in action on the classic hard routes in the UK with detailed captions for each at the end. Also has introductory textual chapters on grading, history, gear, artificial climbing walls, training, and bouldering. Attractive book. Original black boards, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $25.
240. --another copy. Ldn (Diamond), 1993, 2nd ed, 4to, 305mm tall x 224mm, 192pp, 100 full-page color photos, 31 color & 29 b/w text photos, glossary, index. Original black boards, silver lettering spine. nice DJ (but 2cm loss lower front corner), Fine $15.
241. Kain, Conrad. Where The Clouds Can Go. Boston (Branford), 1954, 2nd ed, 236mm tall x 155mm, 456pp, 29 b/w photos, index, with additional chapter by J. Monroe Thorington. Published posthumously (Kain died in 1934). Really, a classic of mountaineering in Canada with 250 pages on it. Autobiography of the famous guide who made around 100 first ascents, including first ascents of Robson, Bugaboo Spire, and Louis (on a picnic). Kain also guided in New Zealand & in the Alps (mostly Dolomites & Gesäuse). green cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (4cm tear upper front, edge rubbing, masking tape on backside at top and bottom of spine), bookplate removed from blank FFEP, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, solid binding, no foxing, VG+ $75.
242. Kano, Katsuhiko & M. Kaji. Kangchenjunga 1984, Traverse Of South And Central, And Ascent Of Main Peak. Japan (Japanese Alpine Club), 1986, 1st ed, 228mm tall x 308mm, 117pp, 104 color photos (1 to 1/4 page size), english captions, EP maps, oblong 4to, main text in japanese with detailed 6-page summary in english. Account of the Japanese/ Nepalese expedition of 1984 which from the Yalung Glacier climbed the South Pk (8491m) up the Polish ’78 route (west wall) & then traversed over the Central Pk (8496m) while a separate team climbed the Main Pk (8598m). Also they managed a successful flight using a hang glider from 7800m to the Yalung Glacier flats. Very clear & sharp colour photos, especially notable for those of the summits & summit ridges. Team spent over 2 months climbing. teal cloth, gilt lettering spine. labeled cardboard slipbox, (no DJ issued). Fine $175.
243. Keenan, Brigid. Travels In Kashmir: A Popular History Of Its People, Places And Crafts. Oxford (Oxford U Press), 1990, 1st PB ed (one year after the hardcover), 226pp, 14 b/w photos, biblio, index. Readible history with lots quoted from early travel writers and explorers, lots on arts and crafts ancient and current. paperback. Fine $8.
244. Kele, Frantisek. Everest. Prvá Ceskoslovenská Expedícia Na Najvyssom Vrchu Sveta [First Czechoslovakian Expedition To The Highest Top In The World]. Bratislava (Sport), 1986, 1st ed, 275mm tall x 24cm, 144pp, 114 color photos, 2 maps & diagrams. Text in slovak. 2 page summary in english + photo captions in english; 2 page summary in german + photo captions in german. Account of the Slovak expedition of 1984 to Mt Everest, the first Slovak ascent of Everest. They climbed the Polish Route (South Pillar) and descended the regular SE Ridge to camp. Zoltan Demjan, Jozef Psotka and Ang Rita summitted. On the descent Psotka was killed in a fall on the Lhotse face. brown cloth, gilt lettering front cover & spine. near fine DJ, bumped outside corners, VG $48.
245. Kelsey, Joe. Wyoming's Wind River Range. Helena (American Geographic), 1988, 1st ed, 212mm tall x 280mm, 103pp, about 200 color photos, map. Description of the range and major peaks, geology, flora, fauna, history of early exploration, list of peaks above 12,000 feet. Fine $10.
246. Kielkowski, Jan. Kangchenjunga Himal Z Kumbhakarna Himal. Düsseldorf, 1987, 1st ed, 8vo PB, 56pp, 5 maps, 41 sketches (routes marked). Text in polish. Climbing guide to Kangchenjunga & neighboring peaks. Fine $25.
247. King, John. Karakoram Highway The High Road To China -- A Travel Survival Kit. Berkeley (Lonely Planet), 1993, 2nd ed revised, 234pp, several color photos, maps, index. Practical travel guide: Kashgar, Gojal, Hunza, Gilgit, Indus Kohistan, Hazara, Rawalpindi & Islamabad. paperback. underlining on several pages esle VG+ $1.
248. Kingdon-Ward, F. The Land Of The Blue Poppy. Travels Of A Naturalist In Eastern Tibet. Ldn (Minerva Press), 1973, reprint (but first Minerva edition), 245mm x 155mm, 215pp, 62 b/w photos, 5 maps, index. The author's first book. Account of author's first major exploring expedition where he found the blue poppy in the area where China, Tibet, Assam and Burma meet. One of the most sought of Kingdon Ward's books. The first edition was published in 1913 and now sells for more than $1500 in fine condition. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (no chips, tiny 3mm tear top spine corner), Fine $45.
249. Kingdon-Ward, F. A Plant Hunter In Tibet. Ldn (Cape), 1934, 1st ed, 206mm tall x 136mm, 317pp, 19 b/w photos, fldg map, index. Exploring east of the Tsangpo in Tibet hunting for plants, but describing many other observations — a classic travelogue, most of it is not about flowers. orig reddish brown cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (2cm loss lower spine corner, 5mm loss spine edge, 1cm loss upper spine corners, 3cm tear upper front & 3cm tear upper rear, wear at flap corners), minor fading spine ends else near Fine $250.
250. Kinucan, Edith & Penney Brons. Wild Wildflowers Of The West. Ketchum (the authors), 1979, revised edition, 217mm tall x 140mm, 130pp, about 200 color photos, index. Gives species specifics, where to locate, blooming times, plant uses and facts. comb-bound color paperback. near Fine $5.
251. Kinzl, Hans & E. Schneider. Cordillera Huayhuash Perú. Ein Bildwerk über ein tropisches Hochgebirge. Innsbruck (Tiroler Graphik), 1955, 1st ed, 4to, 270mm tall x 205mm, 42pp text, 63pp b/w photos, EP map. Text in German, Spanish, English. Austrian expeditions of 1936 & 1954 (first ascents of Siulá Grande, Nevado Rasac, Nevado Tsacra, Puscanturpa, Nevado Sarapo, Jirishhanca Chico, Ninashanca, and lesser peaks). One of the most desired of books on climbing in Peru. green cloth spine with gilt lettering, off-white paper covered boards with brown lettering front. This copy also includes the Suppliers’ Acknowledgement Flyer: Cordillera Huayhuash Expedition 1954. It is an 18 page pamphlet with 21 b/w photos & several advertisements of equipment suppliers. These photos are of the Cordillera Huayhuash and of the climbers of the 1954 ÖAV expedition. These photos do not appear in the book. uncommon nice DJ (5cm tear lower rear, clean, no chips), Fine $300.
252. Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger. The Ascent Of Alpamayo: An Account Of The Franco-Belgian Expedition To The Cordillera Blanca In The High Andes. Ldn (Harrap), 1954, 1st ed, 202mm tall x 14cm, 134pp, 1 colour & 34 b/w photos, 6 maps. Classic 1951 near first ascent of the mountain is described in first half of the book by Kogan. Leininger relates her first ascent with Claude Kogan of Quitarajo which made them the first all female party to climb a 20000' peak. This expedition would have made the first ascent of Alpamayo’s peak except they missed the true summit in fading light (see Hauser’s book for first climb to the highest point). DJ (5mm tears top spine with small loss), near Fine $20.
253. Kohli, M.S. Mountaineering In India. New Delhi (Vikas), 1989, 1st ed, 223mm tall x 145mm, 254pp, 84 b/w photos, 9 appendices, biblio, index. A very thorough history of India’s mountaineers & expeditions written by one of India’s most famous climbers. Over the past 3 decades there have been over 800 expeditions from India, mostly to 7000m or higher peaks. India has had a strong history of women climbing & successful women’s expeditions. Much of the information on Indian climbers & climbs has been merely anecdotal in Western periodicals & literature; hence, this is a valuable book for those interested in the history of mtneering in Central Asia. Appendices include list of open pks over 6000m, summary tables of Indian 1sts & woman 1sts, government rules for foreign expeditions, etc. fine DJ, Fine $45.
254. Kolb, Fritz. Himalayan Venture. Ldn (Lutterworth), 1959, 1st ed, 22cm tall x 138mm, 147pp, 15 b/w photos, 3 maps. Lightweight expedition climbing in 1939 & 1945/46 in Lahul, Padar, Garhwal by 2 Austrians interrupted by internment in India during WWII. The first climbs were in the Lahul region before WWII. After prison camp, they climbed in the Garhwal (1945) and then in Padar (1946). Finally they travelled to Zaskar near the Tibet border. blue boards, gilt lettering spine. DJ (5mm loss spine corners, soiling upper rear), fading spine ends, clean, VG+ $30.
255. Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account Of The Mt Everest Disaster. NY (Villard), 1997, 1st ed, 242mm tall x 157mm, 293pp, 12 b/w photos, b/w ills, EP map. Runaway best seller about the May 1996 Everest events on and above the S Col that led to deaths of 5 climbers including lead guides Scott Fischer & Brian Hall. This is the true first printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. Only the first printing has "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. light grey boards, white spine, silver lettering cover & spine. signed by Krakauer on the short title page. fine DJ, Fine $85.
256. —another copy. The Illustrated Edition. NY (Villard), 1998, 1st ed (this version), large 8vo, 232mm tall x 234mm, 405pp, over 250 photos, 6 maps, color photo EPs. Tons of photos from the expedition. This also has a new postscript by Krakauer. beige cloth, blue gilt decoration front cover, blue gilt lettering spine. original clear acetate DJ with black & gilt lettering (1cm2 chip top spine), Fine $10.
257. —another copy. The Illustrated Edition. NY (Villard), 1998, 1st ed (this version), large 8vo, 232mm tall x 234mm, 405pp, over 250 photos, 6 maps, color photo EPs. Tons of photos from the expedition. This also has a new postscript by Krakauer. beige cloth, blue gilt decoration front cover, blue gilt lettering spine. Signed by Krakauer on the first blank page. Original clear acetate DJ with black & gilt lettering (no chips, no tears), gift inscripton on the top of the 2nd blank page, Fine $85.
258. Krusen, William A. Flying The Andes. The Story Of Pan American-Grace Airways And Commercial Aviation In South America 1926-1967. Tampa (U. Tampa Press), 1997, 1st ed (paperback & hardcover published concurrently), 217mm tall x 136mm, 251pp, about 50 b/w photos, index. Solid aviation history, much of it based on the journals of General Harold R Harris who headed Panagra from its inception. He was also a military test pilot, founder of the Caterpillar Club, being the first pilot to bail out of a crashing aircraft deploying a parachute. paperback with photo of Aconcagua from the air on front. signed by the author. Fine $15.
259. Kruszyna. The Rocky Mountains of Canada North (Climber's Guide). NY (AAC/ACC), 1985, 7th ed, 336pp, b/w photos. signed by Putnam. Fine $45.
260. --another copy. NY (AAC), 1985, 7th ed. Fine $12.
261. Krutch, Joseph Wood. Baja California And The Geography Of Hope. SF (Sierra Club), 1967, 1st ed, lg 4to, 35cm tall x 26cm, 171pp, 73 color plates, fldg map. Photography by Eliot Porter. General description with philosophical, perhaps metaphysical, musings about nature & mankind. Of course, the thesis is that people are vile & that nature is immaculate. Illustrated by sharp, glossy photos. green buckram, gilt lettering cover & spine. DJ (tiny chips bottom edge up to 5mm deep, short tears up to 1cm), Fine $15.
262. Kucera, R. Exploring The Columbia Icefield. Calgary (High Country), 1981, 1st ed, 217mm tall x 140mm, 64pp, 43 color & 14 b/w photos, maps, sketches, biblio. Excellent description & discussion of the geology of the icefield by professor of geology. Fine $5.
263. Kumar, Lt Col Narinder & Major HPS Ahluwalia. Trisul Ski Expedition. New Delhi (Vikas), 1978, 1st ed, 22cm tall x 135mm, 148pp, 31 b/w photos, EP map, 3 appendices, index. Successful climb & first ski descent from top to bottom of Trisul (7120m) in the Garhwal Himalaya, east of Nanda Devi. Two parties skied from the summit & a third skied from just below the summit. uncommon. green cloth, yellow lettering spine. DJ (1cm tear spine corner, flecking spine ends), foxing-like faint spotting covers otherwise Fine $85.
264. Kumar, Major N. Nilakantha — The First Ascent. New Delhi (Vision), 1979, 2nd ed, 119pp, 2 maps, 4 appendices, index. Story of the 1st ascent of Nilakantha (21640', about 40 miles SW of Kamet) in the Garhwal Himalaya in 1961. Peak had resisted 7 previous attempts from various nations, including attempts by Frank Smythe (1937), George Lowe & Edmund Hillary (1951), G. Wylie (1947) and other strong climbers. This ascent was initially disputed by the foreign climbing community. The book is in part a response to that early skepticism & dispels it. Lively, entertaining narrative. orig blue cloth with yellow lettering spine. nice DJ, near Fine $45.
265. Lang, Otto. Downhill Skiing. NY (Holt), 1936, 1st ed, 202mm tall x 135mm, 76pp, 34 b/w photos. Lang was longtime assistant instructor for Hannes Schneider at St Anton, Austria, and he came to USA to teach skiing prior to the war. Discusses fundamental principles of skiing using the famous Arlberg technique. orig light grey cloth, navy lettering spine & decoration of skier on cover. uncommon nice DJ (rubbing spine ends, 1cm tear front flap crease, 4mm tear upper spine), faint 1cm foxing spot front cover else VG+ $45.
266. Lange, Harald. Kilimanjaro: The White Roof Of Africa. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1985, 1st ed, sm 4to, 278mm tall x 235mm, 175 pp, 24 b/w & 79 color photos, 4 maps, sketches, lg biblio, index. This and Salkeld's book are the best modern books on the mountain. Excellent historical research: discovery, exploration & climbing, 1st ascent by Hans Meyer in 1889, later climbs, etc. Translated from the original german. tan cloth, black lettering spine. near fine DJ, Fine $45.
267. Languepin, J.J. To Kiss High Heaven: The Epic Story Of Eight Young Men On Nanda Devi. Ldn (Kimber), 1956, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 139mm, 199pp + 8pp ads, EP maps, 9 b/w photos. Moving account of probable 2nd ascent of Nanda Devi (7816m) & the 2nd ascent of the East summit (7434m). Roger Duplat (team leader) & Gilbert Vignes were last seen approaching the summit via the S Ridge, the route used by Tilman & Odell, before clouds & wind moved in. They had planned to cross the summit and traverse over to the East summit, so it is likely that they reached the summit & perished somewhere on the connecting ridge, probably through a cornice. Louis Dubost & Tenzing Norgay climbed the East summit (1st climbed in 1939 by Polish team) with hope of finding the pair, but found no trace. This was one of the first expeditions to the Himalaya with an objective beyond peak-bagging. The english edition is very uncommon. dark navy cloth, gilt lettering spine. scarce nice original dust jacket (minor soiling rear panel, some rubbing at spine ends, 15mm clean tear upper front, 5mm tear upper rear, light fading to spine but very much brighter that what is usually found for this jacket), Fine $585.
268. Lashley, William (edited by Commander A.R. Ellis). Under Scott’s Command: Lashly’s Antarctic Diaries. NY (Taplinger), 1969, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 14cm, 159pp, 9 b/w photos, map. Lashley was member of Scott’s Discovery expedition & Scott’s Terra Nova expedition. He made the lengthy “western journey” with Scott on the Discovery expedition, and he was part of the final support party on Scott’s trip to the Pole on the Terra Nova expedition. On the return from the final depot Evans nearly died; the tenacity & decisions of Lashly & Crean saved his life. Lashly was also with the team that found Scott & his dead companions. lime green cloth, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ (minor rubbing spine corners), Fine $75.
269. Lattimore, Owen. Inner Asian Frontiers Of China. American Geographical Society Research Series No. 21. NY (AGS), 1940, 1st ed, 21cm tall x 14cm, 585pp, 11 maps, biblio, index. Study of the various political and social implications of the areas based on geography and historical changes of borders and populations: Mongolia, Manchuria, Sinkiang, Tibet. Much study of the political (imperial) history of China in the region. original light gray cloth, black title patches front and spine with gilt lettering. minor darkening spine, near Fine $75.
270. LeConte, Joseph & others. Nature & Science On The Pacific Coast. A Guide-Book For Scientific Travelers In The West. Edited Under The Auspices Of The Pacific Coast Committee Of The American Association For The Advancement Of Science. SF (Paul Elder), 1915, 1st ed, 193mm tall x 112mm, 302pp, 19 text figures, 29 b/w plates, 14 folding maps (2 maps per sheet -- printed on both sides), index. LeConte writes a 6-page chapter, Mountaineering On The Pacific Coast, describing peaks from Mt Baker to Mt Whitney. The other chapter by specialists are mainly on geography, earth sciences, natural history. The folding maps include early street maps of Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and several area maps. original yellow cloth, black lettering front & rear, gilt & black decoration front and spine. very uncommon dust jacket with same printing as on book covers (tiny chips spine corners), light grubbiness covers, VG $150.
271. Levy, Jaynee. Everyone's Guide To Trailing & Mountaineering In Southern Africa. Cape Town (Struik), 1983, 2nd impression, 249mm tall x 174mm, 392pp, 92 color photos, b/w sketches and maps, index. Comprehensive guide to hikes and scrambles with additional sections on techniques and equipment. Well done. glossy pictorial hardcover. near Fine $15.
272. Lindemann, A.J. An Alpine Tour Up Mt. Jungfrau. Milwaukee (the author), 1924, 1st ed, 195mm tall x 131mm, 23pp, 16 b/w photos. Privately printed little book about author's trip to the Bernese Oberland where he rode the cogwheel railway train to the Jungfraujoch. Descriptions of the glaciers and peaks with a little on watching mountaineers climb and return from the main summit of the Jungfrau. Original dark green cloth, gilt lettering front. light soiling rear cover, VG $45.
273. Lowe, Don. Alpine Country Of The West. Portland(Graphic Arts), 1977, 1st ed, large format, 350mm tall x 265mm, 127pp, about 110 color photos, 4to. Coffee table book with mostly photos of mtns: N Cascades, Wind Rivers, Sawtooths, Sierras. beige boards, black spine with gilt lettering. DJ (3cm tear upper front, 2cm and 3cm tear upper rear), minor corner wear else Fine $8.
274. Lowe. 62 Hiking Trails Northern Oregon Cascades. Beaverton (Touchstone), 1979, 1st ed, 144pp, b/w photos, topo maps. Fine $4.
275. Lukan, Karl (ed). The Alps & Alpinism. NY (Coward-McCann), 1968, 1st ed, 4to, 283mm tall x 285mm, 200pp, 283 b/w & 12 color photos (tipped in) & ills, sm 4to. Excellent book. Chapters on life in Alps, climbers, development of skiing, artists in Alps, Alps mtn photography,etc. Very well illustrated: photos, historical engravings, art. The history of skiing chapter is particularly well researched & informative. green cloth, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (1cm tear upper rear), Fine $35.
276. Macdonald, David. The Land Of The Lama. A Description Of A Country Of Contrasts & Of Its Cheerful, Happy-Go-Lucky People Of Hardy Nature & Curious Customs; Their Religion, Ways Of Living, Trade & Social Life. Philadelphia (J.B. Lippincott), , 1st ed, 221mm tall x 142mm, 283pp, 45 b/w photos, index, folding map. Authoritative and readable treatment by the author who was British Trade Agent in Tibet from 1905 to 1925. Prior to that he was with the Younghusband Mission to Lhasa, was friend & travelling companion of Waddell. Uncommon book. original dark yellow cloth, gilt lettering and rules spine, gilt decoration front. rubbing very tips corners, minor cover soiling (nothing distinct), slight darkening spine, nice VG $300.
277. Machnik, Andrzej. Na Zachodniej Scianie Makalu. Warszawa (Wydawnictwo Sport I Turystyka), 1988, 1st ed, 206mm tall x 142mm, 85pp +  + 24 pages of photos (10 b/w & 30 color), 3 maps. Text in polish, no english edition. Account of the first ascent of the West Face of Makalu in 1982. Czok climbed to the summit solo. color pictorial paperback. near Fine $45.
278. MacMillan, Donald. Etah And Beyond Or Life within Twelve Degrees of the Pole. Boston (Houghton Mifflin), 1927, 1st ed, 215mm tall x 137mm, 287pp, 101 b/w photos, 2 maps, index. Author was member of Peary’s final North Pole expedition. In this book he describes his voyage along east coast of Greenland in the Bowdoin 1923-24 and wintering at Etah. orginal navy cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine, small gilt decoration front cover. inscribed and signed by MacMillan on the blank FFEP (signed twice by him there). faded spine gilt, minimal rubbing, faint staining spine and adjacent edge front cover else generally nice condition, tight binding, no foxing, page xix roughly opened with some loss of the outside margin (not coming close to text = no loss or tearing of text area), VG $175.
279. Maier, Frith. Trekking In Russia & Central Asia. A Traveler's Guide. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1994, 1st ed, 211mm tall x 135mm, 369pp, b/w photos, maps, index. Detailed guidebook to Pamirs, Tian Shan, Caucasus, Crimea, Urals, Siberia, Lake Baikal, Russian Far East, Kamchatka. Color pictorial paperback. Fine $5.
280. Majors, Harry. Mount Baker: A Chronicle Of Its Historic Eruptions And First Ascent. Seattle (Northwest), 1978, 1st ed, 8vo PB, 217mm tall x 14cm, 221pp, 26 ills, 4 maps, index. Well researched history of early exploration of Mount Baker and detailed account of the first ascent of the mountain by E.T. Coleman using Coleman’s writings and the newly discovered daily journal of Thomas Stratton, a member of the first ascent party and “real hero of the ascent” who led and cut 350 steps with his ice axe at the most difficult section of the climb. Only 1000 copies of this book were produced. original white comb-bound paperback. Fine $75.
281. Mannering, George Edward. With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps. Ldn (Longmans, Green), 1891, 1st ed, 239mm tall x 16cm, 139pp, 18 b/w photos, fldg map, 24 page insert of book ads at end. Account of author’s five years of climbing & exploration in the New Zealand Alps. One of the classic works on mountaineering in New Zealand. original dark brown cloth, embossed border front and rear covers, gilt lettering cover and spine, gilt decoration of ice axe and rope front cover, original black coated EPs. Better than usual condition for this book. Some fading spine cloth, clean covers, rubbed top edge of spine, no owner marks or writing on any pages, solid binding, no foxing, VG+ $450.
282. Maraini, Fosco. Secret Tibet. NY (Viking), 1952, 1st ed, 24cm tall x 155cm, 306pp, 60 b/w photos, 2 EP maps, biblio, index. Account of author’s experiences & observations as member of Giuseppi Tucci’s 2nd expedition to Tibet (1948) with very many details on cultural history, countryside, religious practices, customs & manners of Tibetans. Route was through Ganktok (Sikkim), Yatung, Phari, Tuna, Samada, Gyantse. yellow & black cloth. nice DJ (1cm ch spine ends), Fine $40.
283. --another copy. Paris (Club de Libraires de France), 1957, reprint, 313pp + , 58 b/w photos, 3 b/w sketches, folding map, biblio. Text in french. Semi-deluxe French edition of 6000 numbered copies of which several were signed by Maraini. orange cloth (probably issued without DJ), black-red-yellow decorated front cover, black lettering spine. signed by Maraini on the 2nd blank page. Fine $50.
284. —another copy. NY (Viking), 1952, 1st ed. slight fading spine, VG+ $10.
285. Maraini, Fosco & Franco Rho & Paolo Grossi. Himalaya. Novara (Instituto Geografico de Agostini), 1979, 1st ed, 4to, 296mm tall x 230mm, 119pp + , 95 color photos, several b/w text photos, many b/w text illustrations, 5 maps, bilbiography, index. Text in italian, no english edition. Maraini writes a general overview of the Himalaya. Rho writes a chapter on mountaineering history. Grossi writes 5 chapters on culture: religion, art, society, Lepchas. Good photos. Uncommon, fancy book. Yakushi84 M82 (page 256). Original blue boards, gilt lettering front cover & spine, debossed decoration front. near fine DJ, Fine $75.
286. March, Bill. Modern Rope Techniques In Mountaineering, Incorporating ‘Improvised Techniques In Mtn Rescue’. Milnthorpe (Cicerone), 1985, 3rd ed, revised, 12mo PB, 199pp, many sketches. Good technique manual for use of ropes including rescue. VG+ $2.
287. Mason, Kenneth. Abode Of Snow: A History Of Himalayan Exploration & Mountaineering From Earliest Times To The Ascent Of Everest. Ldn (Hart-Davis), 1955, 1st ed, 221mm tall x 140mm, 372pp, 21 photos, 16 maps & diagrams, index. “The most authoritative one-volume reference source on the historical & geographical background to the entire Himalayan range [and Karakoram].” Mason took part in the mapping & field work, and throughout his life he passionately followed & researched all exploration. green cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (a little rubbing edges & corners, no tears, price-clipped inside flap lower corner), clean covers, fore-edge foxing, nice VG $75.
288. —another copy. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1987, 2nd ed, 236mm tall x 15cm, 365pp, 82 b/w photos, 16 maps, index. Identical reprint of 1st edition text with many additional photos. UK & USA reprints are identical except for price on DJ. black boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $25.
289. Matskevich, D. Title in Cyrillic [The Exploit. Climbing To The Top]. Moscow (Fizkultura i sport), 1961, 1st ed (?), 200mm tall x 130mm, 58pp, 10 b/w sketches. Text in russian Cyrillic, no english edition. Appears to be an account of climbing in the Caucasus (based on the illustrations). As there is considerable quoted dialogue in the text, I am not sure if this is fiction, a fictionalized account, or a real account. Quite uncommon. Original color illustrated wrappers bound by staples. Overall nice condition with clean covers, some age-browning to pages, no marks or writing on any pages. $45.
290. Matthiessen, Peter. The Snow Leopard. NY (Viking), 1978, 2nd ptg (same format as first), 240mm tall x 153mm, 338pp, b/w frontispiece, EP map, index. Trek with George Schaller from Pokhara across Nepal to Inner Dolpo, about 50 miles NW of Dhaulagiri. Excellent description of the people, culture, natural history. Winner of National Book Award and former bestseller. black cloth, silver lettering & bluish dec spine. fine DJ, underlining & penned notes on several pages else Fine $5.
291. Matthiessen, Peter. The Tree Where Man Was Born. Eliot Porter. The African Experience. NY (E.P. Dutton), 1972, 288mm tall x 249mm, 1st ed, 218mm tall x 148mm, 247pp, 100+ color photos, biblio, index. Human and natural history of East Africa: upper Nile, Sudan, Tanzania, Lake Rudolf, Kenya. Mainly on indigenous populations and wildlife. Good photos. Includes about one page on Kilimanjaro. brown cloth, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $5.
292. Mawson, Douglas. The Home Of The Blizzard: A True Story Of Antarctic Survival. NY (St Martin’s Press), 1998, 8vo rep, 216mm tall x 137mm, 438pp, 88 b/w photos, 10 sketches, 11 maps, 3 appendices, index. Modern reprint with 6-page foreward by Ranulf Fiennes. Mawson was an incredible man with a devotion to science over fame. This was a very successful expedition, marred by an accident that led to the epic struggle for survival. Mawson was utterly alone, a physical wreck, yet he never quit even after reasonable expectation of survival was gone. navy boards, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $15.
293. --another copy. Ldn (Hodder & Stoughton), 1930, 1st ed of 1 volume ed, 242mm tall x 165mm, 438pp, 92 b/w photos, 18 diagrams, 3 maps, index. original speckled blue cloth with gilt lettering spine. faded and browned spine as usual, rubbed spine ends, three small light spots front cover else clean covers, lacking FFEP and lacking short title page, VG $85.
294. --another copy. Ldn (Hodder & Stoughton), 1930, 1st ed of 1 volume ed, 242mm tall x 165mm, 438pp, 92 b/w photos, 18 diagrams, 3 maps, index. original speckled blue cloth with gilt lettering spine. uncommon DJ (2cm tear upper flap fold with wrinkle lines on rear, 1cm tear top front and rear spine crease, rubbing and wrinkling spine ends), short-title page has small edge tears and wrinkles, slight fading spine, clean covers, tight binding, no foxing, VG+ $200.
295. Mazama Vol XL, No 13, Dec 1958. Huascaran, Tetons, Climbers Guide to Columbia Gorge (still useful). VG+ $15.
296. Mazama Vol XL, No 14, Dec 1959. Mt Shuksan, glaciers of Mt Hood, Mt Rainier, Three Sisters. near Fine $15.
297. Mazama Vol XLII, No 13, Dec 1960. Canadian Rockies, 1st ascent Monkey Face Smith Rocks, Denali, Tahoma Gl route Rainier. VG+ $15.
298. Mazama Vol XLVIII, No 13, Dec 1966. Yosemite, Tantalus Range BC, Olympics, Mt Garfield, Turkey Monster, Jefferson Milk Creek Gl, Mexican volcanoes, Stein's Pillar. fading spine, VG+ $15.
299. Mazama Vol XLIX, No 13, Dec 1967. N Face Broken Top, Rainier Sunset Ridge, Wind River Range Wyoming. near Fune $10.
300. Mazama Vol LIV, No 13, Dec 1972. Tetons, Place Names of Mt Hood, Ptarmigan Traverse, Blue Glacier Icefall Olympics, North Cascades. VG+ $10.
301. Mazama Vol LV, No 13, Dec 1973. Aconcagua, Swiss Alps, Monte Cristo, Purcell Range, Olympics. VG+ $10.
302. Mazama Vol LVI, No 13, Dec 1974. Mt Deborah, Arrigetch Peaks, S. Buttress Denali, Sloan Peak, Mt Olympus, Three Sisters. VG+ $10.
303. Mazama Vol LVII, No 13, Dec 1975. Alaska Range, Coast Range BC, Trinity Alps, C. Rockies Ramparts, Mt Washington (Oregon) winter ascent. VG+ $10.
304. Mazama Vol LVIII, No 13, Dec 1976. Mt Logan East Face, El Picacho Del Diablo. near Fine $10.
305. Mazama Vol LXIX, No 13, Dec 1987. Alpamayo, Denali West Rib, Goat Rocks, Tibet. Fine $5.
306. Mazama Vol LVIII, No 13, Dec 1990. Mt Cook NZ, Mexican Volcanos, Monte Cristo, Enchantment Lakes. Fine $5.
307. McCue, Gary. Trekking In Tibet. A Traveler's Guide. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1991, 1st ed, 304pp, b/w photos, maps, index. Comprehensive guide with practical advice and highlighting of the best areas. color pictorial PB. Fine $2.
308. McLane, Alvin R. Silent Cordilleras. The Mountain Ranges Of Nevada. Camp Nevada Monograph No 4. Reno (Camp Nevada), 1978, 1st ed, 280mm tall x 214mm, 118pp, 10 b/w engravings for early publications, 3 maps (1 folding in rear pocket), biblio, index. Edition of only 700 copies. Extremely thorough catalog of the mountain ranges of Nevada with details on name origins, features, vertical rise above base, some exploration history. quite uncommon. original textured pale green wrappers, b/w illustration front, black lettering front-spine-rear. horizontal crease lower front cover and first few pages else VG+ $150.
309. McPhee, John. Encounters With The Archdruid. NY (Ballantine), 1972, reprint, 179mm tall, 214pp. About David Brower and his work as a conservationist. The author travelled with Brower to several sites and provides an insider view of how Brower approached problems and activism. Also has biographical material pertaining to Brower. VG+ $3.
310. Meany, Edmond. Mount Rainier: A Record Of Exploration. NY (Macmillan), 1916, 1st ed, 226mm tall x 14cm, 325pp, 17 b/w plates. The classic mountaineering book on Mount Rainier. Definitive history of early climbs, & accounts of exploration, the glaciers, rocks, flora, and creation of the National Park. Vancouver’s discovery, Tolmie’s 1st approach, Kautz’s 1st attempt to climb it, Stevens’ 1st ascent, Emmons’ 2nd ascent, Willis’ explorations of N slopes, Russell’s explorations, Matthes’ glacier study, etc. orig ribbed navy cloth, gilt lettering spine. signed and dated 21 Dec 1916 by Meany on the blank FFEP. minor wear covers, tips of corners rubbed, some tanning to pages mostly restricted to pages opposite photo plates, other than the author's dated autograph there are no marks or writing in the book, VG $250.
311. Melham, Tim (editor). National Geographic Expedition Atlas. Washington D.C. (National Geographic Society), 2000, 1st ed, 31cm tall x 24cm, 310pp, many b/w & color photos, several maps, list of NGS expeditions, index. Impressive presentation of polar, mountaineering, underwater, jungle, and archeological expeditions, the majority having received funding by the NGS. Good historical and modern photos. brown boards, gilt decoration front, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $18.
312. Merkl, Willy. Himalaja-Bibliographie (1801-1933). München (Deutsche Himalaja-Expedition 1934), 1934, 1st ed, 175mm tall x 110mm, 48pp, subject index to entries. Text in german, no english edition. A bibliography of 710 books/articles and 26 maps on exploration & mountaineering in the Himalaya prepared by and for the 1934 German expedition to Nanga Parbat. Merkl wrote the one page introduction for this bibliography. Rare. Item X12 (page 18) in Yakushi84. Original semi-stiff wrappers, black lettering and small illustration front cover. VG+ $125.
313. Messner, Reinhold & Leni Riefenstahl, Herbert Tichy, & Bernhard Grzimek. Visions Of Paradise. Ldn (Hodder & Stoughton), 1981, 1st ed, 4to, 295mm tall x 233mm, 228pp + , b/w & color photos on nearly every pages (many full page in size). Translated from the german edition of 1978. Messner writes on his climbs with much on his early climbing in the Dolomites. Tichy writes about the Himalaya with details on his 1953 trip across Nepal. Riefenstahl writes about her times with indigenous tribes of Africa and about her scuba diving adventures on reefs. Grzimek writes about wildlife in Africa. Original glossy pictorial hardcover (probably no DJ issued). near Fine $15.
314. Messner, Reinhold. The Challenge: Two Men Alone At 8000m. NY (Oxford UP), 1977, 1st ed, 236mm tall x 153mm, 205pp, 31 color & 28 b/w photos, 2 maps. Attempt on Lhotse S Face & rapid ascent of Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum I) with Habeler. blue cloth, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $45.
315. Messner, Reinhold. Solo Nanga Parbat. NY (Oxford), 1980, 1st ed, 237mm tall x 151mm, 268pp, 54 color & 89 b/w photos, sketches, maps. Solo ascent of the Diamir Flank by new route after 3 attempts. Death of his brother discussed. Perhaps his best book. original navy boards, photo pictorial EPs, silver lettering spine. near fine DJ (some rubbing at upper front flap fold), (no loose pages) Fine $75.
316. Messner, Reinhold & A. Gogna. K2: Mountain Of Mountains. NY (Oxford UP), 1981, 1st ed, sm 4to, 264mm tall x 22cm, 175pp, 49 color & 33 b/w photos, 9 maps & route diagrams. Messner’s account of his ascent of K2 with Michl Dacher. This was the 4th expedition to reach the summit. Team included Renato Casarotto, Friedl Mutschlechner, Alessandro Gogna, Jochen Hoelzgen & Robert Schauer. Includes good history of expeditions & climbs of K2. blue boards, white lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $45.
317. Messner, Reinhold. All 14 Eight-Thousanders. Seattle (Cloudcap), 1988, true 1st ed (“cloudcap” printed on spine of book & spine of DJ — reprints have a cloudcap emblem there), sm 4to, 27cm tall x 22cm, 247pp, 143 color & 76 b/w photos, 9 tables, 18 maps & charts, index. Story of the author’s ascents; he was the 1st to climb them all. Excellent book about a most outstanding achievement. Includes many commentaries by others about Messner. navy boards, gilt lettering spine. signed by Messner on the title page. DJ (rubbing ate spine ends and corners), a few light cover marks, faded very ends of spine and corner tips, previous owner name penned to top of FFEP, VG $75.
318. Messner, Reinhold. To The Top Of The World: Alpine Challenges In The Himalaya And Karakoram. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1992, 1st ed, 231mm tall x 153mm, 256pp, 72 color & 57 b/w photos, 4 route sketches, 6 paintings. Accounts of his climbs of Manaslu, Gasherbrum I (with Habeler), Everest without artificial oxygen, Everest solo, K2, Nanga Parbat solo. Also, this book tracks in detail the evolution of Messner’s philosophy of climbing the big peaks, each climb being a step in a nebulous progression that the author pulls tight & clear only after having traversed the path. As such, this book is like his book The Seventh Grade, but pertains to the 8000ers. This probably had the smallest printing of his books in english, the least common. black boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $25.
319. Mitchell, J. Guide Book To Mount Kenya And Kilimanjaro. Nairobi (Mountain Club of Kenya), 1971, 3rd ed, completely revised, 157mm tall x 105mm, 240pp, b/w photos with routes indicated, folding map. Illustrated plastic covers. minor dampstaining (very faint) upper corner of pages, VG $4.
320. Molenaar, Dee. The Challenge Of Rainier. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1973, 2nd ed, revised, 26cm tall x 18cm, 332pp, lg 8vo, many b/w photos & ills, index. In 5 parts: 1) the climbing environment; 2) the early years & climbs; 3)mountaineering after 1947; 4)mountain tragedies; 5) the guides. The most complete book on mountaineering on Mt Rainier (4392m), the big glaciated volcano near Seattle. good book. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. ex-library in original binding, usual library marks but no spine mark, VG $10.
321. —another copy. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1973, 2nd ed, revised, 26cm tall x 18cm, 332pp, lg 8vo, many b/w photos & ills, index. Same format as the first edition with only minor revisions. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (6cm tear lower front, 15mm tear upper front, some crinkling near rear flap fold), near Fine $35.
322. —another copy. Seattle, 1971, 1st ed. lacking DJ, bump upper edge front cover otherwise Fine $25.
323. Moorehead, Caroline. Freya Stark. The Greatest Woman Explorer And Travel Writer Of Her Age. Harmondsworth (Penguin), 1985, 1st ed, 198mm tall x 129mm, 143pp + , 16 b/w photos, 1 map, bibliography. Biography of Stark with emphasis on her travels and explorations. Part of a series, Lives Of Modern Women. Original small paperback. Fine $5.
324. Moorhouse, Geoffrey. To The Frontier. San Diego (Harcourt), 1986, reprint, 283pp. Account of odyssey along the North-West Frontier of Pakistan and Afghanistan via train, bus, truck, jeep, and foot. Author is a skilled travel writer. paperback. near Fine $3.
325. Mordecai, D & B P Agarwala. Darjeeling. Queen Of The Himalayas. Darjeeling (Darjeeling Photo Stores), 1966, 1st ed, no date , oblong 8vo, 182mm tall x 226mm, not paginated [51 pages], 3 color & 21 tinted photos, folding map. Description of tourist attractions in and around Darjeeling including details for 3 treks. The photos are oddly tinted in blue, green, pink and other colors. Yakushi84 M243 page 274. Original b/w photo illustrated thin card covers with red lettering front. some rubbing spine edges, else VG+ $45.
326. Morse, R.G. The Mountains Of Canada. Edmonton (Hurtig), 1978, 1st ed, 31cm tall x 23cm, 144pp, glossary, biblio, over 100 color photos of mostly mountains, with accompanying text of climbing history. Excellent descriptive overview of Canada’s mountains. tan cloth, red gilt lettering spine. gift inscription on FFEP signed by Sharon Wood, first N American woman to climb Everest and probably the only woman to complete a new route on Everest. DJ (rubbing at corners and edges), Fine $45.
327. —another copy. Edmonton, 1978, 1st ed. DJ (light rubbing), Fine $20.
328. Moules, Leonard. Three Miles High: Northward To Tibet. Ldn (Christian Lit Crusade), ND , 115pp, 187mm tall x 125mm, 10 b/w photos, EP map. Missionary travels around Nanda Devi massif & over the border to SW Tibet. blue cloth, black lettering front and spine, small black dec front. slight fading spine, VG $15.
329. The Mountaineer (Journal of the Seattle Mountaineers). 1907-1908, Vol I, No 1-4. lg 8vo PB, 155pp, b/w photos. The first four issues of The Mountaineer. This was published in 1908 as a single grouping of the first 4 numbers due to demand. Numbers 1 & 2 were published first in 1907 as single issues in very small printing. Numbers 3 & 4 were similarly published in 1908. This grouping was published in 1908 for those who lacked the first three issues. Includes about 10 articles on Olympics including climb of Mt Olympus, first ascent of Mt Shuksan, first ascent of Mt Baker (historical), club’s first climb Baker, some local natural history articles. very uncommon. orig wrappers, VG $95.
330. The Mountaineer, 1909, Vol 2. 82pp, b/w plates, wrappers. Outing to Mt Rainier (4 articles); Early Ascents of Mt Rainier by Maj. E. S. Ingraham; Indian Legends of Mt Rainier by W. E. Lyman; Olympic National Monument; The Flowers of The Mountain [Rainier] by Winoma Bailey. signed by Winoma Bailey on the front cover "Return to Winoma Bailey", lacking the bottom 6cm of the spine covering else VG $85.
331. The Mountaineer. December 1917, vol 10, First 41 pages are on Mt St Helens and Mt Adams climbing and history; winter mountaineering, climb of Mt Garabaldi in B.C., scrambles and hikes around Mt Robson. wrappers, usual edge wear to covers, VG $25.
332. The Mountaineer. December 1924, Vol 17. lg 8vo PB, 91pp, b/w photos. Good issue with The Himalayas As A Climbing Field by Colonel Appleton (14p, 5 b/w photos by author, partly on his own trips including Karakoram); The Ascent Of Mount St Elias by Major E.S. Ingraham (11p, 4 Sella photos, the author’s account of the expedition—he was in charge of 10 American porters that carried to camp 21 below Russell Col. Good first-hand descriptions of the expedition and the Duke not found elsewhere); Encircling Mt Rainier by Montague; The Completion of the Kautz Climb by Hazard. usual cover eave curling else near Fine $25.
333. The Mountaineer. December 1925, Volume 18. lg 8vo PB, 90pp, b/w photos. subtitled: Chimney Rock to Mount Stuart. Includes The Expedition To Mount Logan by Lieut. Colonel W.W. Foster (9 page article with 4 b/w photos on the 1st ascent); History of Mt Stuart & Vicinity by E.S. Meany; Chimney Rock to Mt Stuart by Seymour; Geology of Mt Stuart Region by Saunders; etc. VG $35.
334. The Mountaineer. December 1928, Vol 21. subtitled: Cascade Range of Washington: Glacier Peak, Mount Baker, and Mount Shuksan. Includes article on 1928 outing that climbed these peaks. Also: Climbing Mount Robson With The Sierra Club by Norman Clyde; Brief Dictionary of Alpine Terms by Meany; Skiing and the Ski Hut by Walsh; To the Canadian Rockies in 1929 by Lehmann. crease marks rear cover, VG $25.
335. The Mountaineer. Dec 1930, Vol 23. Patrolling National Forests by Plane; Columbia Ice Fields and climb of Mt Castleguard; ascent of Chimney Rock; ascent of Mt Baker on skis; skiing eight months a year; Princess Louisa Inlet. VG+ $20.
336. The Mountaineer. Dec 1938, Vol 31. lg 8vo PB, 64pp, b/w photos. Climbs in the Selkirks; ascents in the Cascades including articles on 1st ascents of Triumph, Spire Pk, Blue Mtn & new route on Rainier (between Ptarmigan Ridge & Sunset Amphitheatre), brief summary of 1938 USA K2 expedition. near Fine $20.
337. The Mountaineer. 1939, Vol 32. 8vo PB, 86pp, b/w photos. 17pp on outing to the Tetons & climbs there. Articles: 1st ascent of Sinister, 1st ascent of Despair, 1st ascent of Bear’s Breast Mtn. 1 page account of first ascent of Mt Rainier on skis. 12pp of 71 small sketches by C.E. Shurman of prominent peaks in the Cascades. VG+ $20.
338. The Mountaineer. 1940, Vol 33. lg 8vo PB, 80pp, b/w photos. Olympics outing climb of Mt Anderson, 1st ascent Forbidden Pk, 8pp on climbs in the Bugaboos, 1st ascent of Mt Bertha Alaska by Maynard Miller & Brad Washburn et al. VG+ $20.
339. The Mountaineer. 1946, Vol 39. lg 8vo PB, 71pp, b/w photos. 2nd ascent of Mt St Elias by Maynard Miller (with 8 b/w photos & full page sketch of the mountain by Dee Molenaar), Cascade Pass, full page b/w sketch of Mt Rainier by Molenaar, Wind River Wyoming climbs, circuit of Mt Rainier. VG+ $20.
340. Mountain Club South Africa. Journal Of The Mountain Club Of South Africa. Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Issue. 1965 No. 68. Cape Town (the club), 1965, 1st ed, 229pp, b/w and color photos on glossy stock, map, loose errata sheet. Good photos. Usual area climbing articles: Cedarberg, Hangklip, Hex River, Kloof Mountains, Transvaal, Table Mountain -- plus three articles on an expedition to the Cordillera Blanca and Tocllaraju in the Andes, and a note on Mount Kenya. orig dark grey cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine. VG+ $10.
341. Moynier, John. Backcountry Skiing In The High Sierra. Evergreen (Chockstone), 1992, 1st ed, 8vo PB, 188pp + , b/w photos and sketch maps. Paperback binding. VG $8.
342. Muir, John (editor and contributor). West Of The Rocky Mountains. Philadelphia (Running Press), 1976, 1st ed this version, folio, 330mm tall x 253mm, 508pp, about 300 b/w engravings and b/w photos. This is likely a modern adaptation of the massive Picturesque California from 1888 and possibly some later works. Big section on Yosemite, chapter on Mt Shasta, short chapter on the Rocky Mountains of Canada, the rest is on natural features (mountains and coastlines) of California, Washington and the Columbia Gorge. giant paperback. VG $5.
343. Mulgrew, Peter. I Hold The Heights. NY (Doubleday), 1965, 1st ed, 215mm tall x 143mm, 204pp, 24 b/w photos, 2 maps. USA edition of No Place For Men. Account of Hillary’s 1960 Makalu expedition, experimenting & climbing without supplemental oxygen. Author suffered severe frostbite after a blood clot in lung. Author, Nevison, & Sherpa Annulu came within 400' of summit before author was stricken by pulmonary thrombosis. Interesting chapters on the hell of surviving frostbite and amputations. light blue cloth, black spine with silver lettering. DJ (9cm tear along spine crease, 2cm tear upper front, tape repairs on backside of jacket), some fading cover edges else Fine $5.
344. Mummery, Albert. My Climbs In The Alps And Caucasus. NY (Barrows Mussey), 1937, reprint, 209mm tall x 135mm, 256pp, 16 b/w photo plates. Nice reprint of the 1908 4th printing which includes extra introduction by Mummery’s wife plus transcripts of Mummery’s letters from Nanga Parbat (total of 13 pages). original blue cloth, black lettering spine. usual fading spine, otherwise VG+ $25.
345. Murphy, Dervla. Full Tilt, Ireland To India With A Bicycle. Woodstock (Overlook), 1986, reprint, 202mm tall x 135mm, 235pp, 2 maps, index. On bike through Europe, Afghanistan, Rawalpindi to the Himalaya & back to Delhi. paperback. Fine $3.
346. Murphy, Dervla. The Ukimwi Road From Kenya To Zimbabwe. Woodstock NY (Overlook), 1995, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 155mm, 276pp, 1 map, biblio, index. Award-winning author’s 3000 mile bicycle ride through sub-Saharan Africa: Kenay, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Intimate firsthand descriptions of people, communities, conditions. white boards, black cloth spine with gilt lettering. fine DJ, Fine $10.
347. Murray, W.H. Mountaineering In Scotland. Ldn (Dent), 1947, 1st ed, 22cm tall x 14cm, 252pp, good b/w photos, 5 maps & diagrams, index. Modern classic of Scottish climbing literature. Author describes his climbs during 1937 and 1938. He wrote the book on scraps of toilet paper while he was a POW of the germans during WWII. Murray made first ascents of many of the major classic routes & pioneered technical ice-climbing in Scotland. Greg Child writes of this book: “generally accepted as [one of] the two finest books ever written about British hills.” reddish cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (1cm loss upper spine corners, 1cm loss lower rear, thin 2cm loss lower rear flap fold), minor fading spine corners, VG+ $45.
348. Naess, Arne. Tirich Mir: The Norwegian Himalaya Expedition. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1952, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 141mm, 192pp, 3 maps, 57 b/w photos. First ascent of Tirich Mir (7706m), the highest peak in the Hindu Kush, by Norwegian expedition. Briton, Tony Streather, joined the expedition having no previous mountaineering experience (was Capt in Chitral Scouts), learned quickly & made the summit with first ascent team. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (clean tear across front cover, 5cm tear along front flap fold, corner wear, still more presentable than most examples of this jacket that usually is found quite trashed), sunning to top and bottom edges, minor soiling rear, fore-edge foxing otherwise VG+ $165.
349. —another copy. Ldn, 1952, 1st ed. DJ (edge rubbing, 1cm deep x 4cm loss lower front, 15mm deep loss top spine, 3cm tear upper rear), fading on covers where DJ is lacking otherwise VG+ $125.
350. Navarra, Fernand. The Forbidden Mountain. Ldn (Macdonald), 1956, 1st ed, 221mm tall x 141mm, 176pp, 2 maps, 19 b/w photos. French expedition and climb of Mt Ararat & attempt to find Noah’s Ark. red cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (5mm loss top spine, rubbing corners), some faint dampstaining front cover else VG $10.
351. --another copy. Ldn, 1st ed. DJ (minor wear spine ends, clipped flap corner), VG+ $25.
352. Neate, Jill. Mountaineering In The Andes: A Source Book For Climbers. Ldn (Expedition Advisory Centre), 1987, 1st ed, 297mm tall x 210mm, 274pp, 3 maps. The most complete source on mountaineering literature for the Andes. Includes climbing history for each Andean country. Lists 1st ascents (by country, range, peak) and separately the authors of books & articles that pertain to climbing in the Andes. References are given for articles & books written in foreign languages as well as for those written in english. Many of the references included here were omitted from the considerably smaller 2nd edition. scarce. comb-bound with black plastic. inscribed and signed by Neate on the title page. Fine $145.
353. Neate, Jill. High Asia: An Illustrated History Of The 7000m Peaks. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1989, 1st ed, 273mm tall x 196mm, 213pp, many maps, many b/w & color photos, peak index, people index, extensive bibliography at end of each chapter & end of book. Book gives information on 400 known pks between 7000m and 8000m. A very useful resource for those who might be looking for a target for an expedition to a 7000m+ peak. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. new DJ, New flawless condition (in publisher's shrinkwrap, but I will put a jacket protector on the jacket or mail one with the book upon request for no additional charge) $98.
354. [North Cascades] North Cross State Highway. Rainy Pass September 29, 1968 Noon. Olympia (Washington State Dept of Highways), 1972, 1st ed, 228mm tall x 151mm, 12pp, 4b/w scenic photos + 15 portrait photos of officials, map. Commemorative pamphlet celebrating the first vehicular crossing of the pass on the preliminary road that would be made into the highway. A little bit of history and data about the project. very uncommon. staple-bound paperback. Fine $16.
355. Nott, David. Angels Four. Englewood Cliffs (Prentice-Hall), 1972, 1st ed, 233mm tall x 123mm, 191pp, 8 color photos, sketches, 2 maps, illustrated EPs. First ascent of the face of Angel Falls (3000'), highest waterfall in the world (in Venezuela). Incredibly mucky, trying, wet, multi-day climb (9 nights)—these tropical jungle climbs present unpleasant but serious challenges not found elsewhere. grey boards, grey cloth spine with gilt lettering. DJ (2cm chip upper front, smaller chips with cello repairs), VG+ $4.
356. Noyce, Wilfrid. South Col: One Man’s Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953. Ldn (Heinemann), 1954, 1st ed, 22cm tall x 137mm, 303pp, 48 b/w & 4 colour plates, 5 maps, 15 drawings, index. One of the best personal accounts of an Everest expedition, the story of the first ascent of Everest. Noyce was a lead climber and the first on the team to reach the South Col. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. signed by Noyce on title page with his anonymous inscription "may I add my warmest wishes" and dated 21-1-56, nice DJ (no chips, no tears, some browning on spine), spine cloth buckled a bit (probably dates from time of manufacture), tight binding, clean, no rubbing, near Fine $275.
357. —another copy. Ldn, 1954, 1st ed. orig blue cloth. slightly faded spine, VG $8.
358. --another copy. NY (Sloane), 1955, 2nd printing (same format as 1st, but issued without the 4 color plates), 219mm tall x 137mm, 303pp, 48 b/w photos, 5 maps, 15 drawings, index. orig black cloth, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (two 5mm chips upper rear, 15mm tear at spine crease), near Fine $10.
359. —another copy. NY (Sloane), 1955, 2nd ptg, same as 1st ptg. a little fading spine, fraying spine ends, VG $5.
360. Noyce, Wilfrid & others. A Climber's Guide To Sonamarg. Dehli (Himalayan Club), no date , 1st ed, 225mm tall x 142mm, 51pp, 10 b/w photos, color title page, 1 b/w illustration, folding map. Guide to climbs in Kashmir near Sonamarg in the Sind Valley, near Amarnath, in Ladakh, etc. Quite uncommon, especially in nice condition. Original white boards with green cloth spine, blue lettering front, color illustration of a mountain on front. The cover is reproduced as the title page. Tips of corners rubbed, covers much less rubbed than usual, faint soiling covers but cleaner than usual. Better than average condition for this book. VG $125.
361. Noyce, Wilfrid & Richard Taylor. Everest Is Climbed. Harmondsworth (Penguin), 1954, 1st ed, oblong lg 8vo PB, 183mm tall x 221mm, 30pp, colour illustrations. A pictorial account, narrated by Noyce, of the 1953 British expedition to first climb Everest. unusual Everest 1953 item by team member. chipped cover corners and edge wear, worn but okay inside $20.
362. O’Brien John S. By Dog Sled For Byrd: 1600 Miles Across Antarctic Ice. Chicago (Rockwell), 1931, 3rd printing (same format as 1st), 235mm tall x 15cm, 192pp, 19 b/w photos. The surveyor’s account of Gould’s detachment of the Byrd’s expedition of 1929. Gould described the same sledge journey in his book, Cold: The Record Of An Antarctic Sledge Journey. This was the geological party and they were the first to explore the Queen Maud Range. Author, Norman Vaughan, & Mike Thorne made attempt to climb Mt Fridtjof Nansen (4010) but were stopped by route difficulties. orig blue cloth, silver lettering cover & spine, splotch marks front cover, frayed spine end, solid binding $18.
363. O’Conner, Bill. The Trekking Peaks Of Nepal. Seattle (Cloudcap), 1989, 1st ed, 224pp, 15 maps, many b/w & 24 color photos, index. A very informative book about the 18 peaks between 5587m & 6654m that can be climbed without permits or regulation. Book details approaches, routes, possible new routes. Also has chapter on equipment, organizing lightweight expeditions, when to climb, rules & regulations, accommodations, agencies, etc. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $15.
364. Olympic Mtn Rescue. Climber’s Guide To The Olympic Mountains. Seattle, 1979, 2nd ed, 184mm tall, 237pp +, b/w photos & sketches, peak index. color paperback. like New $5.
365. Ourom. Climber’s Guide to the Squamish Chief. Vancouver (BC Mountaineering Club), 1980, 1st ed, 21cm tall x 13cm, 101pp, b/w photos with routes indicated, index. White PB with black lettering. New unused condition $40.
366. Pallis, Marco. Peaks And Lamas. NY (Knopf), 1946, 4th ed, 24cm tall x 16cm, 428pp, 96 b/w photos, 3 maps, index. Account of expedition with C. Kirkus in 1933 to Gangotri, the Ganges-Satlej watershed, & 1st ascent of Central Satopant’h Pk (6116m), and of expedition in 1936 with R. Nicholson, F.S. Chapman & J. Cooke to Sikkim & Ladak with an attempt on Simvu near Kangchenjunga. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. rubbed corners else VG $16.
367. Pallis, Marco. The Way And The Mountain. Ldn (Peter Owen), 1960, 1st ed, 218mm tall x 140mm, 216pp, color frontispiece, 17 b/w plates. In some ways a continuation of the author's earlier work, Peaks & Lamas, but mainly a discussion of Tibetan Buddhism based on the author's experiences and experiences of people he knew. Some content on the author's travels in Central Asia, plus a chapter on the role of the Dalai Lama. light blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (clear tape around edges), darkened spine ends else Fine $10.
368. Palmer & Thorington. Climber’s Guide To Rocky Mountains Of Canada. NY (AAC), 1940, 3rd ed (fully revised), 171mm tall x 11cm. Only 300 copies were made. navy buckram, gilt lettering cover & spine. very clean, bright example, quite Fine $175.
369. Pant, Pushpent. The Himalaya. Our World In Color. Hong Kong (The Guidebook Company), 1990, 1st ed, 283mm tall x 213mm, 84pp, about 250 color photos. Mainly a photographic overview with about 1/3 of the photos of mountains, 1/3 of people, 1/3 of architecture & art. Glossy pictorial PB. Fine $10.
370. Pares, Bip. Himalayan Honeymoon. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1940, 1st ed, 228mm tall x 155mm, 301pp, 65 in-text sketches, 16 blue-tint monochrome plates of illustrations, 8 plates of b/w pencil portraits, 2 maps, illustrated EPs. Author describes her encounter with the 1938 Mt Everest Expedition and her trek up the Tista valley to the base of Kangchenjunga below the Zemu Glacier, and then back to Gangtok to make a near circuit to Darjeeling over the Singalila ridge. Uncommon book. Pares illustrated Shipton’s books, Blank On The Map and Nanda Devi. About 1/3 of the book describes trekking with Shipton, Tilman, Odell and the others who were on their way to Everest. Includes good portrait sketches of Shipton, Odell, Warren, Oliver, Angtharkay. I doubt that Tilman was willing to sit for a sketch. original black cloth, silver lettering and small decoration front cover, silver lettering spine. original binding. usual faded spine, some fading to spine edge and top edge of front cover, covers quite clean an not rubbed, a little fore-edge foxing, tight binding, pages are clean and not embrowned, despite the fading this is better than usual condition for this very uncommon book, VG $125.
371. Patissier, Isabelle & Jean-Michel Asselin. Spider Woman. Meylan (Recto Verso), 1991, 1st ed, large format, 33cm tall x 24cm, 112pp, 63 color photos. Text in french, no english edition. Lots of photos of Patissier in bright lycra on sport climbs: France, Hong Kong, Japan, Seychelles, Thailand, USA. Text describes her experiences and motivations. Patissier was the world champion female sport climber in 1990. Glossy pictorial hardcover. near fine DJ (tiny loss tip of one corner), near Fine $45.
372. Patrian, Alberto. Patagonia. Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Buenos Aires (the author), 2003, 1st ed, 209mm tall x 216mm, 47pp + , color photos on almost every page. Text equally in english and spanish. Edition of 2000 copies published by the author. Mainly a photo album of the national park that includes Cerro Fitz Roy. Good photos, but not many of the mountains. tinted grey photo illustrated boards with black lettering front. fine DJ, gift inscriptions on blank FFEP, Fine $25.
373. Paulcke, W. & H. Dunbar. Hazards In Mountaineering. Ldn (Kaye, Ward), 1973, 1st ed, 205mm tall x 201mm, 159pp, many b/w photos & diagrams, glossary, biblio, index. Updated & condensed version of famous book first written in 1885 by Emil Zsigmondy, rewritten by Pualcke. On rock climbing, snow cornices, avalanches, skiing, winter mountaineering, glaciers, ice, neve, winter, mtn sickness, equipment. black boards, red lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $18.
374. Pause, Walter & Jurgen Winkler. Extreme Alpine Rock, The 100 Greatest Alpine Rock Climbs. Ldn (Granada), 1979, 1st UK ed, 282mm tall x 223mm, 202pp, 100 superb full-page b/w photos (very sharp), EP map. Opposite each photo is sketch and details of the route. Good guide & history of each climb. Printed on the title page is "Second revised edition Translated by Hugh Merrick." This means that this book was translated from the 2nd revised German edition. This is the first and only edition of this book in English. It is now quite scarce. blue cloth, silver lettering spine. near fine DJ, Fine $150.
375. Pearse, R. O. & James Byrom. Dragon's Wrath. Drakensberg Climbs, Accidents And Rescues. Braamfontein Johannesburg (Macmillan South Africa), 1986, 1st ed, 247mm tall x 191mm, 232pp, 22 color and about 100 b/w photos, several maps, index. Earliest climbers, prominent climbers, deaths, objective hazards, George Thompson leading climber, safety precautions pertaining to the area. Good thorough treatment. navy boards with white lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $45.
376. Peary, Robert. Northward Over The “Great Ice.” A Narrative of Life and Work along the Shores and upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897: With a description of the little tribe of Smith-Sound Eskimos, the most northerly human beings in the world, and an account of the discovery and bringing home of the “Saviksue,” or Great Cape-York Meteorites. NY (Stokes), 1898, 1st ed, 231mm tall x 167mm, two volumes (I 521pp, II 625pp), “with maps, diagrams, and about eight hundred illustrations” mostly b/w photos, fldg panorama, fldg map, index. In 1886 Peary set a new record for farthest penetration onto the Greenland ice sheet. On the next expedition, he was joined by Henson, notorious Frederick Cook, and Astrup. The main result of this expedition was the proving that Greenland is an island. Peary also demonstrated that using native travel techniques, clothing, dogs, etc. was a superior way to go. Original purple cloth, white lettering cover & spine, small white dec covers. covers relatively bright and clean, usual fading to spines (lettering still visible but not popping), no foxing, no writing, solid binding, hinges not cracked, large folding map at end of vol II in nice condition, VG $250.
377. Petzoldt, Paul . Teton Tales: And Other Petzoldt Anecdotes. Merrillville IN (ICS), 1995, 1st ed, 229mm tall x 153mm, 214pp, 12 b/w photos, 8vo PB. Petzoldt’s climbing autobiography of his early years in the Tetons, 1924 to early 1930s. Much on the early climbs of the Grand Teton & the characters around Jackson. glossy paperback (no hardcover issued). VG+ $5.
378. Peissel, Michel. Lords & Lamas: A Solitary Expedition Across The Secret Himalayan Kingdom Of Bhutan. Ldn (Heinemann), 1970, 1st ed, 223mm tall x 136mm, 180pp, 23 b/w photos, EP map, index. Author spent 3 months in the eastern Himalaya of Bhutan. One of Peissel’s hardest to find titles. dark red cloth, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ, pen underlining on about 17 pages otherwise VG+ $10.
379. Peissel, Michel. The Great Himalayan Passage. The Story of an Extraordinary Adventure on the Roof of the World. Boston (Little, Brown), 1975, 1st ed, 213mm tall x 14cm, 33 b/w & 26 color photos, 7 maps (including EP maps). Flying in a hovercraft on the rivers of Nepal: Kali Gandaki near Annapurna, Indrawati near Kathmandu, Arun near Makalu. azure boards, silver lettering spine. DJ (5mm tear lower rear), near Fine $10.
380. Peissel, Michel. Zanskar, The Hidden Kingdom. NY (Dutton), 1979, 1st ed, 240mm tall x 156mm, 205pp, 16 color & 20 b/w photos, 3 maps, index. Author’s scholarly exploration & study of Zanskar, a small kingdom in the western Himalaya, between Srinager and Leh (a little south). white cloth spine with gilt lettering, blue boards. fine DJ, Fine $10.
381. Perrin, Alwyn. The Explorers Ltd. Source Book. NY (Harper, Row), 1977, 2nd ed (expanded and revised), 4to, 285mm tall x 218mm, 413pp, many b/w photos, sketches, index. This has 29 more pages than the first edition. Information on assorted outdoor sports including climbing, ski touring, kayaking, ballooning, parachuting, etc. Covers basic equipment, books on the subject, where to find guides, places to go, etc. Green boards, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $5.
382. Perrin, Jim. On And Off The Rocks: Selected Essays 1968-1985. Ldn (Gollancz), 1986, 1st ed, 251mm tall x 188mm, 192pp, 82 b/w photos. Includes profiles of Pat Littlejohn, H.W. Tilman, Tom Patey, C. Bonington, Jill Lawrence, Perrin’s climbs, various other essays and musings about climbing. black boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $15.
383. Pfeifer, Friedl. Nice Goin’: My Life On Skis. Missoula (Pictorial Histories), 1993, 1st ed, 232pp, 147 b/w & 4 color photos, sketches. Skiing autobiography of legendary skier. Pfeifer was from St Anton, Austria, and a protégé of Hans Schneider. He came to USA in 1938, became a US citizen & joined the 87th Regiment of the 10th Mtn Division. He was wounded during the battle for Mt Belvedere (26p chapter on his involvement with the 10th). Much on the early years of Sun Valley & Aspen skiing. fine DJ, Fine $10.
384. Philbrick, Nathaniel. Sea Of Glory. Americ's Voyage Of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition 1838-1842. NY (Viking), 2003, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 155mm, 452pp, 71 b/w photos and illustrations, 8 maps, bibliography, index. orig red boards, black spine with gilt lettering. Account of the famous sailing expedition led by Charles Wilkes: around Cape Horn, Antarctic Penninsula, South Sea islands, NW America, Antarctica (Wilkes Land), Hawaii & Philipines. The author unravels why this expedition lost public attention over the years, that Wilkes has several major character flaws, that there was subsequent alienation and burying of expedition results. fine DJ (but 1cm tear lower front), Fine $15.
385. --another copy. NY (Viking), 2003, 1st ed. signed by the author. fine DJ, Fine $25.
386. Phurba Sherpa, Ang & Ramesh Raj Kunwar. Nepalese Climbers On Mount Everest. Kathmandu (Pemba Chhamjii Sherpa), 2002, 1st ed, 248mm tall x 175mm, 240pp, many portrait photos (most are in color), several color landscape photos, ascent data tables, biblio, index. Work conditions and considerations for climbing Sherpas, some anthropological study, some climbing history, and a big section giving brief biographical information and climbing history (with portrait photo) of about 300 climbing Sherpas. Unfortunately, there is little or no mention/discussion of the early Sherpa climbers like Ang Tharkay, Pasang Dawa, Gyalzen, etc., though Tenzing's detailed biography is presented. original color pictorial hardcover (no DJ issued), usual slight bubbling to pastedowns (due to the poor glue used in production) else very Fine $45.
387. Piana, Paul. Big Walls: Breakthroughs On The Free-Climbing Frontier. Photographs by Galen Rowell, Bill Hatcher, Beth Wald. SF (Sierra Club), 1997, 1st ed, 4to, 285mm tall x 222mm, 190pp, 93 color photos (47 are full-page size), 4 route topos, 13 page list of favorite free climbs worldwide. One chapter of historical & biographical material followed by 4 chapters on the first “free” ascents of Salathe Wall El Capitan (by Skinner, Piana), Direct NW Face Half Dome (by Skinner, Oates, Bechtel), N Face Mt Hooker (by Skinner, Piana, Toula, Rowell), Great Canadian Knife on Mt Proboscis (by Piana, Rowell, Skinner). This is a book about great climbs & the creators of these climbs. I’m always awed by the attention & positioning effort required by the photographers to obtain such fine prints of climbers in action. yellow cloth, black lettering spine. DJ (minor wear at corner tips, 1cm tear at spine crease), small tear at front spine joint else Fine $25.
388. Pilkington, John. Into Thin Air. Ldn (Allen & Unwin), 1985, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 141mm, 171pp, 17 b/w photos, 8 maps, bibliography. Author’s rigorous trek without any support, 500 miles across roadless north-west Nepal. Interesting read with lots on encounters with locals. greenish brown cloth, red lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $25.
389. Pilley, Dorothy. Climbing Days. NY (Harcourt, Brace), 1935, 1st ed, 225mm tall x 141mm, 352pp, 69 b/w photos, index. Classic account of 20 years of climbing throughout world. She climbed Mt Baker and did a new route on Mt Shuksan in 1926. Includes short section on the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks where the author climbed most of the major peaks accessible from CPR stations. Most on Alps climbs in the 1920’s. Dorothy & her husband, I. A. Richards, were very active, roaming climbers. blue cloth, silver lettering spine. uncommon DJ (3cm deep chip top spine corner with 1cm chipping along top, 1cm chips bottom spine, smaller loss at corners), VG+ $75.
390. The Polar Circus, No 2, 1987. 67pp, b/w & color photos. 12 articles on hard climbs in Canada. Short-lived quality Canadian magazine that had only 2 issues. Features La Pomme D’Or (ice climb in Quebec) by Creighton, Grand Central (route on N Face Mt Kitchner) by Dougherty, A Winter’s Ghost (description of Ghost River ice climbs near Calgary) by Nagy & Campbell, The Chehalis (route guide to hard climbs Mt Clarke, Mt Bardean, Viennese Pk, etc) by Serl, A Cold Six-Pack (guide to six classic major ice climbs in the Canadian Rockies) by Guthrie, etc. Fine $20.
391. Poole, Michael. The Love Of Mountains. Ldn (Octopus), 1980, 1st ed, lg 4to, 325mm tall x 238mm, 96pp, color photos on nearly every page, index. Foreword by Bonington. Color photos and text describing climbing throughout the world’s great ranges/ mountains. blue boards, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (no chips, no tears), Fine $5.
392. --another copy. La Passion De La Montagne. Paris (Grund), 1980, 1st french edition, lg 4to, , 325mm tall x 238mm, 96pp, color photos on nearly every page, index. Basically the same in photos and format as the english edition. b/w pictorial boards, black lettering spine. fine DJ, VG+ $2.
393. Portway, Christopher. Journey Along The Spine Of The Andes. Somerset (Oxford Ill Press), 1984, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 139mm, 216pp, b/w photos. Journey along the Inca royal road by trekking, bus, train from La Paz to Bogota. Includes climb of Chimborazo. bluish green boards, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $20.
394. Post, Austin et al. Inventory Of Glaciers In The North Cascades. DC, Geological Survey professional paper 705-A, 1971, 4to, 26pp, wrappers. A survey of 756 glaciers in the N Cascades. Includes 2 large maps: one showing locations & drainages and one a topographical map 1:250000. Also includes large sheet (33"x31") with 9 b/w photos by Post of N Cascade Peaks and their glaciers. Very uncommon. minor edge wear, 3cm and 2cm tear rear, VG $75.
395. Priuli, Gherardo & Efisio Noussan. Le Mont Blanc Dans La Gravure Ancienne [Mont Blanc In The Classic Prints]. Paris (Club France Loisirs), 1989, 2nd ed, small folio, 33mm tall x 235mm, 189pp, 278 ills (many in colour), folio, bibliography (133 items), appendix giving brief bios of the artists & climbers (186 people). This second edition is much smaller format (and thus much easier to handle and view) than the huge first edition that was printed on thick art paper, and has 277 fewer illustrations. Magnificent collection of engravings, paintings, illustrations of Mont Blanc & vicinity made from 1680 to 1898. Excellent research. Text in french (about 10 pages), bibliographic info for each illustration in french but easy to follow. black cloth, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $50.
396. Putnam, William & Glen Boles & Roger Laurilla. Place Names Of The Canadian Alps. Revelstoke (Footprint), 1990, 1st ed, 236mm tall x 155mm, 383pp, 21 b/w & 29 color photos, several pen sketches, folding map in rear pocket. Descriptive entries for about 1750 mountain names giving historical origins and in many cases anecdotes about the mountain. navy covers, gilt lettering spine. flawless DJ, like New $10.
397. Putnam, William. The Great Glacier And Its House: Story Of The First Center Of Alpinism In North America 1885-1925. NY (AAC), 1982, 1st ed, 31cm tall x 23cm, 223pp, over 160 b/w photos (several double page), EP map, 5 maps, biblio, index. Excellent history of the Rogers Pass area of the Selkirk range of Canada adjacent the towering pyramid of Mt Sir Donald. Primarily a local history of mountaineering and the climbers. The photos are excellent historical shots of mountains, climbers, & climbing. dark grey cloth, silver lettering spine, embossed lettering cover. signed by Putnam. fine DJ, Fine $45.
398. Randall, Glenn. Breaking Point. Challenge On Alaska’s Mt. Hunter. Denver (Chockstone), 1984, 1st ed, 8vo PB (no hardcover made), 228mm tall x 153mm, 135pp, 8 color plates, 3 appendices (1 is large equipment list). Account of 13 day climb of S Face where the climbers faced death many times and persevered. A fast-paced, entertaining, good read to pass around the tent—a modern classic of severe Alaska climbing. crease mark lower corner rear cover, solid binding, no marks or writing on any pages, VG $25.
399. Rampini, Arturo & Giuseppe Dionisi & team members. Pucahirca Central. Torino (Club Alpino Italiano), 1963, 1st ed, 245mm tall x 173mm, 204pp, 41 b/w & 10 color photos, several maps (none folding) and diagrams, bibliography. Text in italian, no english edition. Account of the first ascent of Pucahirca Central (6047m) and several smaller nearby peaks in the Cordillera Blanca. brown wrappers with black lettering front and spine. b/w pictorial DJ (some wear at spine ends), VG $85.
400. Rébuffat, Gaston. Mont-Blanc, Jardin Féerique [Mont Blanc, Enchanted Garden]. Paris (Hachette), 1962, 1st ed, sm 4to, 246mm tall x 217mm, 207pp, 17 color & 183 b/w photos & ills, EP photos. Text in french (no english edition made). Rébuffat’s grand presentation of Mont Blanc & man’s history with it. Thorough history of early explorers and climbs, more modern ascents branching out to the surrounding peaks, concluding with two chapters of Rébuffat’s own experiences on the mountain. Excellent collection of rare old prints, engravings, sketches followed by fine photography. orig tan cloth, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (3cm triangular chip lower rear else fine), Fine $25.
401. Rébuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz. Between Heaven & Earth. Ldn (Kaye & Ward), 1965, 1st ed, 183pp, 104 b/w plates (1 double fld out), 7 color plates. The making of the famous film Entre Terre et Ciel and details of the climbing featured in it. First ascent of S face Aiguille du Midi, Grand Traverse of Mt. Blanc, SW Pillar of The Dru, The Matterhorn, etc. Has chapter describing the routes in detail. A lavish, interesting book. original blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. inscribed and signed by Rebuffat on the short title page, DJ (flecking spine corners up to 1cm deep), light rubbing edges, VG $350.
402. —another copy. Ldn (Vane), 1965, 1st ed. lacking DJ, near Fine $20.
403. —another copy. Ldn (Vane), 1965, 1st ed. DJ (1cm deep loss top front, 3cm tear upper rear, flecking edges), Fine $45.
404. Rébuffat, Gaston. The Mont Blanc Massif, The 100 Finest Routes. NY (Oxford), 1975, 1st ed, 4to, 265mm tall x 222mm, 239pp, 100+ b/w & color photos. Very sharp photos & good route descriptions (plus diagrams). A very well done book. Covers much more than routes on Mont Blanc: Grandes Jorasses, Les Droites, Les Drus (including Bonatti Pillar), Les Courtes, Aiguille Noire de Peuterey, Triolet, Grépon, Grand Capucin, ...all the really classic climbs in the area. orig red cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (two 2cm tears upper spine, 3cm tear top flap crease, 2.5cm tear upper rear), near Fine $20.
405. Rébuffat, Gaston. Matterhorn Belle Époque. Genève (Grands Vents), 1983, 1st ed, 4to, 297mm tall x 216mm, 168pp, approximately (based on one count) 133 color & 122 b/w illustrations. Text in german, no english editon. I think this was Rébuffat’s last book. About 35 pages of descriptive, historical & anecdotal text, otherwise all illustrations: old posters, engravings, stamps, photos, post cards, magazine covers, paintings, etc. that depict the Matterhorn, climbing, skiing in the area from 1860s to 1960s. One of the best collections of Matterhorn iconography for this period. This is similar in presentation to Rébuffat’s book Mont Blanc 1900. uncommon. orig glossy pictorial hardcover (probably no DJ issued), Fine $45.
406. Reese, Rick. Montana Mountain Ranges. Helena (Montana Magazine), 1981, 215mm tall x 280mm, 96pp, many color & b/w photos, several maps. General description of all of the mountain ranges in Montana along with some geology, wildlife, flora. Good selection of photos. color pictorial paperback. VG $5.
407. --another copy. Helena (Montana Magazine), 1985, 2nd ed revised and expanded, 215mm tall x 280mm, 101pp, many color & b/w photos, several maps, list of 100 highest peaks in Montana. color pictorial paperback. Fine $5.
408. Reeves, W. Pember. New Zealand. Ldn (Black), 1927, 2nd ed (same format as 1st), 209mm tall x 141mm, 241pp, 32 colour paintings by F & W Wright, map, index. Thorough description of both islands based on author’s travels. Includes about 17 pages on the Southern Alps & history of early climbs there. 8 of the color paintings are of mountain and they a quite pleasing. Original patterned blue cloth, embossed lettering front, gilt lettering spine. 10mm split and 5mm split spine, slight fading top edge rear cover, VG+ $12.
409. Reynolds, Robert (photos) & John Morris (text). Alaska. Portland (Belding), 1971, 1st ed, 35cm tall x 26cm, 187pp, about 150 color photos (many full page). Photos of Alaska wilderness with a few of indigenous people/dwellings/art. About 30 photos are of mountains. patterned grey boards, black spine with gilt lettering. nice DJ (some edge rubbing), VG $10.
410. Reifsnyder. Footloose In The Swiss Alps. SF (Sierra Club), 1986, 3rd ed (revised), 444pp, b/w photos. Guide to hikes with details on places to stay and transportation, food, etc. VG+ $2.
411. Riffenburgh, Beau. Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition. The Voyage Of The Nimrod. NY (Bloomsbury), 2004, 1st ed, 242mm tall x 155mm, 358pp + , 35 b/w photos, 5 maps, biblio, index. Written by an expert in the history of polar exploration. Account and analysis of Shackleton' first Antarctic expedition where he almost reached the South Pole, prudently turning back after calculating that the risk of starvation would be too great. orig pale yellow cloth, black lettering spine. near fine DJ, Fine $22.
412. Riffenburgh, Beau. Nimrod. Ernest Shackleton And The Extraordinary Story Of The 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition. Ldn (Bloomsbury), 2004, 1st ed, 240mm tall x 150mm, 358pp + , 35 b/w photos, 5 maps, biblio, index. The UK edition of the above book. orig brown boards, gilt lettering spine. signed by the author. DJ (light brown spots spine and rear), Fine $30.
413. Robinson, Bart. Columbia Icefield: A Solitude Of Ice. Banff (Altitude), 1981, 1st ed, 104pp, 89 color & b/w plates, oblong small 4to, 21cm tall x 264mm, table [of peaks over 3350m with 1st ascent,origin of name, names], biblio, glossary. Sharp colour photos by Don Harmon. Mostly a photo album of the icefield mountains & glaciers. Text on glaciology, history, early exploration & climbs. silver gilt lettering cover & spine. fine DJ, Fine $15.
414. Roberts, David. On The Ridge Between Life And Death. A Climbing Life Reexamined. NY (Simon & Schuster), 2005, 1st ed, 241mm tall x 165mm, 414pp + . Autobiography including reexamination of mountaineering accidents where author's ropemates perished, a revision of his views on the merits of mountaineering, aspects of being a travel writer, climbs and adventures. light grey boards, dark grey spine with silver lettering. signed by Roberts on the title page. fine DJ, Fine $45.
415. Roberts, David. Points Unknown. A Century Of Great Exploration. NY (W.W. Norton), 2000, 1st ed, 241mm tall x 157mm, 608pp. Hefty yet compact selection of famous exploration travel writings: R.F. Scott, Cherry-Garrard, Shackleton, Bertram Thomas, Thesiger, G. Moorhouse, Joe Kane, Noel Odell, Colin Fletcher, Richard Bangs, Jon Krakauer, Joshua Slocum, Rubert Dunn, Robert Marshall, Clyde Kluckhohn, H.M. Tomlinson, Eric Hansen, Redmond O'Hanlon, Edward Hoagland, John Mitchell, Freya Stark, Tom Patey, Eric Newby, Tom Wolfe, Tim Cahill, Eric Shipton, H.W. Tilman, David Howarth, Piers P. Read, Francis Chichester, Steven Callahan, Sebastian Junger, Thomas Hornbein, Art Davidson, Theodora Kroeber, Eve Ball, Laurens Van Der Post, Michael Ray Taylor, Peter Boardman, Edward Abbey. blue boards, navy spine with silver lettering. signed by Roberts on the title page. fine DJ, Fine $35.
416. Roberts, David. The Early Climbs: Deborah & The Mountain Of My Fear. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1991, 1st ed of this version, 227mm tall x 149mm, 368pp, 6 maps, 23 b/w photos. Roberts’ 1st two books in one, with new preface(5p), interlude(4p), new epilogue(6p). First ascent of the west face of Mt Huntington & attempt of east ridge of Mt Deborah. paperback. signed by Roberts on the title page. crease mark lower rear corner else VG+ $25.
417. Roberts, Eric. Welzenbach’s Climbs: A Biographical Study & The Collected Writings Of Willo Welzenbach. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1981, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 135mm, 271pp, 36 b/w photos, index. Welzenbach was superb climber, is credited with being first to use an ice piton, and invented modern route grading. He made many first ascents & climbs in the Bernese Alps. He died in 1934 on Nanga Parbat; author died at age 33 on Annapurna. blue boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $20.
418. Robertson, Janet. Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer. Niwot CO (U Press of CO), 1998, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 15cm, 208pp, 40 b/w photos, biblio, index. Biography of Partridge (1902-1974) who was one of first US women to do extensive climbing in the Tetons and Colorado including first ascents (1930s). Abroad she made the first ascents of La Reina (5535m) & Pico Ojeta (5490m) in the Andes of Columbia with Paul Petzoldt & Elizabeth Knowlton, and she was a member of the Houston expedition of 1950 that made the first reconnaissance of the Khumbu side of Mt Everest. These climbs & expeditions are all described in considerable detail. blue cloth, red gilt lettering spine. flawless DJ, like New $25.
419. —another copy. Niwot, 1998, 1st ed. lacking DJ, Fine $3.
420. Roch, André. Schweizer Im Himalaja. Zürich (Amstutz & Herdeg), 1940, 2nd ed (same format as 1st), 23cm tall x 16cm, 152pp, 123 b/w photos, 4 maps & diagrams. Text in german, no english edition. Account of 1939 expedition that made the first ascents of Dunagiri, Rataban, & Ghori Parbat. The expedition made an attempt to climb Chaukhamba I but all three tents at a ridge camp were blown down the mountainside with all occupants inside by the wind blast of a huge avalanche. Sherpa Gombu and a local porter were killed from the 1700' fall. The others survived without serious injury other than a broken shoulder on Ang Dawa. This edition has many more photos than the french language version. orig rough tan cloth, brown lettering front and spine. near Fine $25.
421. Roch, André. Climbs Of My Youth. Ldn (Drummond), 1949, 1st ed, 221mm tall x 141mm, 159pp, 17 b/w plates. Climbing autobiography of Swiss mountaineer & skier, one of the great climbers of the 20th century. This collection of climbs (1920s & 30s) includes 1st winter ascent of the Grépon, 1st ascent of N Face of Triolet, 1st descent of N Face of the Dru, Mittellegi ridge of Eiger, many climbs in Mont Blanc range. red cloth, gilt dec cover, gilt lettering spine. DJ (faded spine, 1cm loss at spine ends), near Fine $10.
422. Roch, André. In Fels Und Eis. Zürich (Amstutz, Herdeg), 1946, 1st ed, 246mm tall x 202mm, 9 pages text, 88 b/w photos on 88 pages. Text in german. 1st edition of On Rock And Ice. Captions with route descriptions & histories by one of Switzerland’s best known climbers. Classic climbs & peaks in the Alps. Stunning photos. brown cloth, gilt lettering spine & emblem front cover. DJ (2cm loss upper rear spine corner, 5cm tear lower rear, small loss at corner, 1cm tear upper rear with small loss), Fine $15.
423. Roe, Joann. The North Cascadians. Seattle (Madrona), 1980, 1st ed, 235mm tall, 214pp, 39 b/w photos, index. History of the pioneers in the North Cascades. No mountaineering content. Still, interesting content for those who hike past dilapidated cabins and work sites. near fine DJ, Fine $10.
424. Rogers, Neal & Linda. Heli-Ski: The Cariboos & Monashees. Butte (Earth & Great Weather), 1986, 1st ed, 104pp, 4to, 309mm tall x 235mm, color photos every page, text, map. Good photos of remote area skiing, these peaks are probably visited by heli-skiers more than climbers, though they are fine climbing peaks (but terrible bush & devil’s club approaches!). Mainly a photo album that shows many of the peaks in winter conditions. blue cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine. fine DJ, Fine $20.
425. Romm, Michael. The Ascent Of Mount Stalin. Ldn (Lawrence, Wishart), 1936, 1st ed, 226mm tall x 145mm, 270pp, 32 b/w plates, fldg map, index to names. Russian expedition to the Pamirs in 1933 which made 1st ascent of Mt Stalin (7495m, highest peak in the Pamirs, stupidly named after an evil mass-murderer, again stupidly renamed after a wildly corrupt & idiotic form of government). original pale blue cloth, dark navy title patch with pale blue lettering. Rare very nice dust jacket: nearly compete with only loss being 5mm tall x 10mm wide loss upper front at corner, 3mm loss lower rear corner. This is the best condition -- by far -- dust jacket that I have seen for this book. The book is in fine condition with perfect covers, EP patch darkening due to presence of the dust jacket (ie, every book that retained the dj for this book has patch darkening on the EPs due to oxidation allowed by the separation for air-flow created by the dust jacket flap). No previous owner marks or writing on any pages, clean, tight binding, no foxing. Fine $875.
426. --another copy. Ldn (Lawrence, Wishart), 1936, 1st ed, 226mm tall x 145mm, 270pp, 32 b/w plates, fldg map, index to names. original pale blue cloth, dark navy title patch with pale blue lettering. rare DJ (cello tape along edges and creases, lacking the top 4cm of the spine otherwise complete), VG+ $275.
427. Roper.Climber’s Guide To Yosemite Valley. SF (Sierra Club), 1971, 4th printing of 2nd ed, 305 pp, softcover, VG 2.
428. Roper.The Climber's Guide To The High Sierra. SF (Sierra Club), 1977, 2nd printing, 380pp. compact, comprehensive guide to all of the major peaks-good old access information for many areas. Fine $5.
429. Rowell, G. Many People Come, Looking, Looking. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1980, 1st ed, 4to, 305mm tall x 215mm, 164pp, 105 color photos, 4 maps, index. 1st ascent of Great Trango Tower, ascent of Nun Kun, high circuit of Annapurna, many observations with discussion of impact of trekkers & climbers on local people & culture. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, very slight fading edges covers else Fine $20.
430. Rowell,G. The Dalai Lama, My Tibet. Berkeley (UCal), 1990, 1st ed, 345mm tall x 233mm, 161pp, 108 color photos, chronology, index. 10 text pages of introduction by Rowell on Dalai Lama & experiences with him. 6 essays by Dalai Lama: Compassion, World Peace, and Happiness; Ecology and the Human Heart; Universal Responsibility and the Environment; Tibet As I Knew It; My Life in Lhasa; The Meaning of Pilgrimage (Mount Kailas). red cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine. signed by Rowell. fine DJ, Fine $45.
431. Rowell, Galen. The Art Of Adventure. SF (Collins), 1989, 1st ed, lg 4to, 36cm tall x 25cm, 166pp, 127 colour photos. Extra-large format book, a 20 year retrospective, mostly pictorial, of his journeys throughout the world. Usual excellent photography. I think this has the largest format of all the books featuring Rowell’s photos. original black cloth, embossed lettering cover & spine. signed by Rowell on the title page. nice DJ (light rubbing), previous owner name stamp on corner of FFEP and 3rd and 4th pages, no other marks, near Fine $45.
432. Rowell, Galen. High and Wild: A Mountaineer’s World. SF (Sierra Club), 1979, 1st ed, 4to, 31cm tall x 23cm, 159pp, 110 color photos. Climbs & ski touring: 1st free ascent of Keeler Needle E Face, Cirque of the Unclimbables, Moose’s Tooth, Alaska Range, around McKinley on skis, ascent of McKinley in a day, S Face Half Dome, 1st ascent NW Face Great White Throne (Zion) with F.Beckey & P.Callis, winter traverse of White Mtns, etc. Plenty of descriptive text, a fine selection of episodes from a life of many great climbing adventures. Rowell told me that this was his favorite book. blue cloth, silver dec cover, silver lettering spine. fine DJ (clipped flap corner), Fine $25.
433. Rowell, Galen. Galen Rowell’s Vision: The Art of Adventure Photography. SF (Sierra Club), 1993, 1st ed, 26cm tall x 177mm, 288pp, 124 color photos, index. 60 essays by Rowell discussing his experiences and insights with respect to adventure photography, probably the best source of tips/instruction ever for this type of photography. Not a manual, the instruction here is via anecdotal experiences of the author and retrospective commentary on techniques — this can also be considered a travelogue to exotic spots worldwide. light grey boards, yellow cloth spine with black lettering, decorated EPs. fine DJ, Fine $5.
434. Ruef, Karl. Felix Kuen - auf den Gipfeln der Welt [Felix Kuen - On The Summits of the World].Graz (Leopold Stocker), 1972, 2nd ed (same format as 1st), 4to, 265mm tall x 215mm, 188pp, 41 full-page b/w photos (a few are double-page), 15 full-page color photos, 4 maps, biblio. Text in german, no english edition. Kuen (Austrian) was a leading climber of the 1960s and earliest ’70s. He committed suicide in January 1974. He climbed most of the classic north faces of the Alps including Eigerwand, N faces of Matterhorn, Walker Spur, Piz Badile, Dru, and new hard climbs in Dolomites and Austrian Alps. This also has a chapter on his ascent of E Buttress of Jirishhanca in 1966 and detailed chapter on the 1970 ascent of the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat (36 pages) with Kuen’s diary entries for the climbing days. This was the famous climb where Reinhold & Günther Messner made the first ascent, followed the next day by Kuen and Scholz who both reached the summit. The expedition and questions about what happened between Kuen and Messner high on the mountain still foment debate and mudslinging. original light blue boards, gilt lettering spine, gilt decoration front cover. nice DJ (rubbing tips corners), some slight discoloration rear cover (probably from dampness, but no affect to interior pages, no damage to cover material other than color change), VG $18.
435. Russell, Scott. Mountain Prospect. Ldn (Chatto, Windus), 1946, 1st ed, 212m tall x 14cm, 46 b/w photos, 7 maps, 244pp, index.Written while author was prisoner in Japanese concentration camp during WWII. Climbing experiences in Karakoram with Eric Shipton (Hispar Gl, Snow Lake, Biafo Gl, Kero Lungma Gl & Nushik La, Sokha Gl & Sokha Col; about 100 pages on these Karakoram explorations), New Zealand (Southern Alps), Arctic (Jan Mayen Island in Greenland Sea, & climb of Beerenberg volcano 7680'). blue buckram, gilt lettering on blue title patch spine. nice DJ (3mm deep ch along top spine, 1cm tear rear), Fine $30.
436. --another copy. Ldn (Chatto, Windus), 1946, 1st ed, 212m tall x 14cm, 46 b/w photos, 7 maps, 244pp, index. blue buckram, gilt lettering on blue title patch spine. some fading to spine, VG $15.
437. Sack, John. The Butcher: The Ascent Of Yerupajá. NY (Rinehart), 1952, 1st ed, 212mm tall x 14cm, 213pp, 16 b/w photos, map. First ascent of the highest peak (6617m, via W Face & S Ridge) in Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru by a group of Harvard (& 2 Stanford) students that included George Bell. Summit team had accident on descent, injuries, forced bivi, survival. Accurate description of broken promises & treachery by locals who had been hired to help in the evacuation (about the same as what can be expected today). One member lost all of his toes to frostbite. greyish blue boards, red lettering spine. DJ (5mm loss spine corners), tiny flecking bottom spine else near Fine $20.
438. Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de. Wind, Sand And Stars. NY (Reynal, Hitchcock), 1941, rep, 306pp, several blue and black illustrations. “...a classic of modern literature. Awarded the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise, it is a rare and breathless combination of [true] adventure and philosophy by a master of prose;” Author of Le Petit Prince recounts early flying & ground adventures (including forced survival) among deserts of the Sahara. Ponderous and honest, an excellent read. patterned blue covers, black spine, gilt lettering front and spine. some loss of the spine gilt else near Fine $5.
439. Salkeld, Audrey. Kilimanjaro: To The Roof Of Africa. Washington D.C. (National Geographic), 2002, 1st ed, 4to, 308mm tall x 24cm, 272pp, 86 color & 15 b/w photos, 12 b/w & 6 color illustrations, 4 maps, large bibliography, index. One of the best books on Kilimanjaro, this has thorough history of climbs and exploration, vivid description of most aspects of the mountain and surrounding region, current conditions, all interlaced with author’s own experience of climbing the mountain during the making of the IMAX movie of the climb by David Breashears. black boards, big gilt lettering front cover and spine. inscribed & signed by David Breashears on the pre-title page. fine DJ, Fine $45.
440. Sanborn, Margaret. The Grand Tetons: The Story Of The Men Who Tamed The Wilderness. NY (Putnam), 1978, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 144mm, 320pp, 21 b/w photos, biblio, index. History mostly of the pre-1900 exploration including Langford’s ascent of the Grand Teton in 1872. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. near fine DJ (minor wear lower rear edge), minor cover fading, VG+ $15.
441. Sajnoha, Marlan. Diamir Kral Vrchov. ProvovystupDiamirskou stenou na Severny vrchol Nanga Parbat. Bratislava (Sport), 1981, 1st ed, 246mm tall x 165mm, 119pp + , 25 color & 78 b/w photos, several maps and diagrams, chronology of Nanga Parbat exploration & climbs, EP b/w photos. Text in Slovakian, no English edition. Account of Slovak 1978 expedition that made the first ascent of the N Peak (7816m) of Nanga Parbat via a new, dangerous (lots of rockfall) route up the West Face on the Diamir side of the massif. Yakushi84 S06 page 337. Original white cloth, simple navy decoration front, navy lettering spine. near fine DJ, Fine $115.
442. Sayre, Woodrow Wilson. Four Against Everest. Englewood Cliffs (Prentice-Hall), 1964, rep (same format as 1st ed), 235mm tall x 15cm, 259pp, 35 photos (10 color), 8 appendices, 2 maps. Unauthorized attempt of Everest by north col. Unsuccessful alpine style attempt (one of the 1st on the mtn). Though illicit, this expedition was years ahead of its time in terms of bold style and minimal impact. The approach to the base without porters was remarkable itself. orig grey cloth, sm dec cover. DJ (edge rubbing, some loss at corners, 2cm tear upper rear), near Fine $15.
443. Schaffer, Jeff & B/F Hartline. The Pacific Crest Trail Volume 2: Oregon & Washington. Seattle (Wilderness Press), 1976, 2nd ed, 195mm tall, 346pp + 20pp supplement, b/w photos, topo maps, index. Detailed hiking guide. paperback. date on copyright page underlined else VG+ $2.
444. Schaller, George. Stones Of Silence: Journeys In The Himalaya. NY (Viking), 1980, 1st ed, 24cm tall x 156mm, 292pp, 14 color photos, ills, 6 maps, index. Profound study (6 years afield) of sheep, goats, & other animals throughout the Himalayan mtn rans. Very well written, one of the best natural histories in form of travelogue. Brings the reader to the sights, people, life, and size of the Himalaya. brown cloth spine with gilt lettering, tan boards. fine DJ, Fine $8.
445. Schätz, Jos Jul. Heileger Himalaya: Menschen und Berge Götter Geister und Dämonen [Holy Himalaya: People and Mountains—Gods, Spirits and Demons]. München (Bruckmann), 1952, 1st ed, small 4to, 249mm tall x 212mm, 120pp, 88 b/w & 8 color photos, 2 EP maps. Text in german, no english edition. Excellent collection of photos selection from the archives of several expeditions to the Himalayas and Tibet. Includes photos by Tichy, Roch, Sella, Krause, Kurz, Dittert, Maraini, Wollaston, etc. Mainly a photo book, but there are excerpts from the writings of the various expeditions. black cloth, red lettering front cover, white design of prayer wheel front cover, white title block with red & black lettering spine. nice DJ (rubbing spine ends, very clean), Fine $35.
446. Schmidt, Jeremy. Himalayan Passage. Seven Months In The High Country Of Tibet, Nepal, China, India, & Pakistan. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1991, 1st ed, 229mm tall x 155mm, 302pp, 49 color photos, 6 maps (including EP map). Award-winning book about author’s backcountry travels in Central Asia in a partial circuit of the Himalaya-Karakoram ranges with his wife and with Pat Morrow & his wife. They travelled on foot, donkey, cabs, carts, bus, and whatever they could find at the moment. Morrow took the photos for this book. blue boards, navy spine with gilt lettering. flawless DJ, Fine $20.
447. Schlömmer, Leo. Meine Welt die Berge. Vom Dachstein zum Mount Everest. Graz (Styria), 1973, 1st ed, 4to, 27cm tall x 21cm, 223pp, 25 color & 32 b/w photos. Text in german, no english edition. Author was member of the 1971 International Everest Expedition that attempted the SW Face. There is a chapter on that expedition. Other chapters describe climbs in the Dolomites, climbing the Nose on El Capitan, Jirishhanca in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, the first ascent of Momhil Sar (7324m) in the Karakoram, winter ascent of the Matterhorn N Face, Dachstein S Face direct, etc. uncommon book. orig blue boards with orange and black lettering spine. DJ (1cm tear upper front, 9cm tear and 4cm tear upper rear with some of the clear laminate lifting upper rear but still present, but does not look bad), Fine $75.
448. Schmoe, Floyd. Year In Paradise. Rutland (Tuttle), 1968, revised ed, 194mm tall x 131mm, 235pp, b/w photos & sketches. Describes the seasonal changes occurring on Rainier. Has climbing of Rainier and in the Tatoosh Range. dark red cloth, gilt lettering front & spine. DJ (2cm deep loss of surface top rear with loss of lettering), near Fine $5.
449. Schofield, Victoria. Kashmir In The Crossfire. Ldn (L.B. Tauris), 1996, 1st ed, 237mm tall x 157mm, 354pp, 10 maps, biblio, index. Thorough treatment and analysis of the conflict in Kashmir from early historical beginnings to modern geopolitical issues, with much on the local cultures and perspectives. navy boards with gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $20.
450. Schomberg, R. C. F. Between The Oxus And The Indus. Lahore Pakistan (Sind Sagar Academy), no date (ca. 1980 based on dated inscription in previously sold copy), reprint, 274pp, 16 b/w photos, fldg map, index. Facsimile reprint of the 1935 1st UK edition. Summary of author’s 8 years of travel & exploration in Hunza & Chitral. green pseudo-leather, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, minor fore-edge foxing, Fine $30.
451. —another copy. Lahore Pakistan (Sind), no date [ca. 1980], reprint. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, minor fore-edge foxing Fine $30.
452. Schuster, Baron Claud. Postscript To Adventure. Ldn (Eyre, Spottiswoode), 1950, 1st ed, 223mm tall x 142mm, 214pp, 9 b/w plates, 3 sketches. Author served as president of both the Alpine Club and the Ski Club of Great Britain. This book is a collection of essays on climbing & skiing, many of which were presented at lectures years before publication of this book. There’s an interesting chapter (from 1934) criticizing the schism between mountaineers & skiers, including significant history. There are a three chapters, philosophical in nature, that discuss the evolution of climbing risk, sportsmanship, meaning of equipment versus fairness, the future of climbing, etc. Chapter on Arnold Lunn & the character of Anglo-Swiss relations (climbing & skiing). A long chapter (68pp) that’s a climbing-focused biography of John Tyndall. A chapter summing up the evidence & tracing the debate surrounding the Whymper-Coolidge feud over the Almer Jump on the first ascent of the Ecrins. A discussion of Alpine mysticism. History of climbing the Meije in the Dauphiné. All chapters have some anecdotes of author’s own climbs & skiing experiences. Good writing. blue cloth, black lettering spine. DJ (light rubbing, clipped flap corner), VG+ $25.
453. Schwartz, Gary H. The Art Of Skiing 1856-1936: Timeless, Enchanting Illustrations And Narrative Of Skiing’s Formative Years. Magazine Covers And Illustrations, Picture Postcards, Advertising Illustrations. Tiburon CA (Wood River), 1989, 1st ed, sm 4to PB, 171pp, many b/w & color photos & illustrations, index. Delightful, quality reproductions from a superb collection of early skiing illustrations with textual history of skiing, & history of magazine, postcard & advertising artwork that depict skiing. VG $15.
454. Schwartz, Susan E.B. Into The Unknown. The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus. NY (iUniverse), 2005, 1st ed, 8vo PB (no hardcover issued), 23cm tall x 152mm, 283pp, 34 b/w photos, biblio. Biography of Kraus. He was born in Trieste in 1905 and lived and climbed in Europe, mainly the Austrian Alps, until he fled the Nazis and came to the USA in 1938. He lived in New York and was one of the major pioneering climbers of the Shawangunks. Kraus was also a successful physician who did pioneering work in muscles and fitness. He was President John F. Kennedy’s back doctor. glossy pictorial paperback. signed by author on title page. Fine $22.
455. Scott, John. We Climb High. A Chronology Of The Mazamas 1894-1964. Portland (Mazamas), 1969, 1st ed, lg 8vo PB, 255mm tall x 178mm, 94pp, 39 b/w photos. A summary of activities for each year -- many climbs in the Cascades and Canada.. Fine $10.
456. Sedeen, Margaret (ed). Mountain Worlds. Wash DC (Natl Geographic Society), 1988, 1st ed, 282mm tall x 280mm, 320pp, 296 color photos, 19 maps, index. Descriptive with personal accounts of travel & some climbing. Alps, Mt Kenya, Denali, Hindu Kush, Karakoram, Tien Shan, Pamirs, Baffin Island, Galen Rowell’s account of climb of Fitz Roy. Good photos. light blue cloth, gilt dec cover, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (but 3cm tear upper front), Fine $8.
457. Seibert, Dieter. Faszinierende Bergwelt. Trãumen, Entdecken, Erwndern. München (Orbis), 1991, 1st ed, 285mm tall x 245mm, 144pp, index. Text in german, no english edition. Mostly a photographic discourse on the main peaks of the Alps. This is about the mountains and climbing them with little diversion. Glossy color pictorial hardcover (probably no DJ issued). VG+ $10.
458. [Sella, Vittorio] historical text by Alfonso Bernardi. Dal Caucaso Al Himalaya 1889-1909. Vittorio Sella fotografo alpinista esploratore. Milano (Touring Club Italiano, Club Andino Italiano), 1981, 1st ed, 4to, 317mm tall x 223mm, 239pp + printed folder of folding panoramas, frontispiece + XX + 168 + 7 b/w photos, 3 folding b/w panoramas (in separate folder), index of photo subjects. Text in italian (no english edition). Magnificent collection of Vittorio Sella’s photos from his big expeditions: Caucasus, Kangchenjunga, Mt St Elias, Ruwenzori, and Karakoram. Sella joined Freshfield on his expedition to the Caucasus in 1889 & 1890. In 1897 he joined the Duke of Abbruzzi’s expedition that climbed Mt St Elias. He again joined Freshfield on the high level circuit of Kangchenjunga in 1899. In 1907 he was photographer for the Duke of Abbruzzi’s Ruwenzori expedition. His last great photographic expedition, and probably his most famous, was the Duke of Abruzzi’s expedition to the Karakoram & K2 in 1909. This book is a presentation of Sella’s excellent photography from these expeditions. There is a 20 page biography of Sella at the beginning of the book. The rest of the book consists of the photos with one or two page summaries of each trip. All of the photos have detailed captions describing the scene and circumstances surrounding each photo (in italian). The three panoramas each measure about 4.5 feet wide and 1 foot high. They are 1) Caucasus, 2) Kangchenjunga 3) Karakoram. The photo reproduction in the book is pretty good on semi-glossy paper. The panoramas are printed on non-glossy paper. dark blue boards with white lettering cover & spine. fine DJ, Fine copy in original plain cardboard slipcase $165.
459. [Sella, Vittorio] Audisio, Aldo & Gherardo Priuli (editors) Vittorio Sella. Fotografie e Montagna nell’Ottocento. Ivria (Priuli & Verlucca), 1982, 1st ed, 216mm tall x 211mm, 361pp, 182 b/w photos including several double-page panoramas, several images of documents, 9 maps, several tables, extensive notes on Sella’s photos, a few sketches. Text in italian, no english edition. Probably the most complete description and appreciation of Sella’s famous mountain photography including biographical information, technique employed by Sella, description of his expeditions and climbs, etc. This book was co-published by the Torino section of the Italian Alpine Club’s Museo Nazionale Della Montagna Duca Degli Abruzzi and by Priuli. original black textured boards, gilt lettering spine. near fine DJ (1cm tear lower rear, very minor rubbing corner tips), minor bump tip upper front cover corner, Fine $375.
460. Selters, Andy. Glacier Travel And Crevasse Rescue. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1990, 1st ed, 211mm tall x 135mm, 6 b/w photos, many sketchs & diagrams, index. Reading glaciers, crevasse rescue techniques, team travel, route finding, expedition skills. paperback. Fine $8.
461. De Severino, Anna Rovner. Aconcagua. Coleccion “Argentina” - Volumen I. Buenos Aires (Ediciones Anna Severino), 1953, 1st ed, 4to, 29cm tall x 22cm, not paginated [74 = short title (blank verso) + title (blank verso) + 10 pages of text (two blank versos) including detailed captions + 54 pages of photos + 1 page text with copyright info on verso], 67 b/w photos. Text in spanish, no english edition. Very uncommon photo album of climbing Aconcagua. original b/w illustrated stiff wrappers, grey lettering on white spine. browning spine and wear at spine ends, VG $350.
462. Shah, Giri Raj. The Kingdom Of Gods: Uttarakhand. New Delhi (Abhinav), 1975, 1st ed, 104pp, 14 b/w photos, map, index. Author, Indian climber who ascended Bhagirathi II in 1968, describes history, culture, sights and treks in Garhwal, Kedarnath/bhagirathi Valley areas, Kumaon, Kailash-Mansarovar, etc. Includes a chapter on mountaineering with some history. Somewhat disjointed book, but useful as a reference for anyone visiting the area, with lots on local histories, traditions, festivals, etc. not listed in Neate’s biblio. Very uncommon book. red cloth, yellow lettering spine. DJ (25mm deep chip lower rear, shallow chip top rear, 1cm loss spine corners), near Fine $45.
463. Shatayev, Vladimir. Degrees Of Difficulty. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1987, 1st ed, 214mm tall x 135mm, 195pp, 13 b/w photos. 1st book in Russian on climbing to be translated to English. Author recounts Russian climbs in the Pamirs, Caucasus, Tien Shan, etc. often with his wife Elvira Shatayeva who died in the tragedy on Pk Lenin (Mt Kaufmann) described in R. Craig’s Storm & Sorrow. Here the radio transmissions are detailed in a moving account. color pictorial paperback. Fine $5.
464. Shaw, Richard. Wildflowers Of Yellowstone And Grand Teton National Parks. Salt Lake City (Wheelwright Lithographing), 1963, 3rd ed revised, 204mm tall, 42pp, about 60 color photos, index. Concise description of each flower and where to find it. comb-bound color paperback. VG+ $5.
465. Shipton, Eric. Nanda Devi. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1936, 1st ed, 228mm tall x 141mm, 310pp, 27 b/w plates, ills, EP sketch maps. Account of Shipton’s & Tilman’s exploration & penetration of the Rishi Gorge to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Text illustrations by Bip Pares. orig black cloth, blue lettering cover & spine. bumped upper rear cover near spine, tips of corners rubbed, no foxing, solid binding, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, VG $85.
466. —another copy. Ldn, 1936, 2nd printing (same as first except bound in green cloth), 228mm tall x 141mm. very uncommon original green cloth variant with black lettering front and spine (nearly all 2nd printings have black cloth with blue lettering). very clean, no rubbing, no fading, Fine $125.
467. Shipton, Eric. The Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition 1951. NY (Dutton), 1952, 1st ed, 4to, 269mm tall x 213mm, 128pp, 92 vivid b/w photos. Mainly a photo album with 40 pages of text. Hillary & Shipton were the first to clearly view the route to the S Col, & with Ward, Bourdillon, Riddiford & Murray made the first ascent to the top of the Khumbu Icefall. Also, the team carried out preliminary exploration of Gauri Sankar, Menlungtse & Cho Oyu. greyish tan cloth, blue lettering cover & spine. DJ (15mm deep chip top spine, 2cm deep thin chip top rear), Fine $30.
468. —another copy. Ldn, 1952, 1st ed (first UK printing). signed by Eric Shipton (1975) & by Ed Hillary (1981) on the title page. examples of the first UK printing signed by both Shipton and Hillary are nearly impossible to find. nice DJ (clean 4cm tear upper front near spine, rubbing ends spine, price-clipped flap corner), sunning top rear near spine and bottom rear near spine (corresponds to 2cm deep chips on the former DJ for this book which I replaced with this much nicer DJ from a first UK printing), two previous owner inscription or address on blank FFEP, tight binding, no foxing, clean, near Fine SOLD.
469. —another copy. NY, 1952, 1st ed. very uncommon near fine DJ (no chips, no tears, tiny bit of rubbing spine ends), Fine $65.
470. Shipton, Eric. Upon That Mountain. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1943, 1st ed, 207mm tall x 13cm, 222pp, 31 b/w photos, 4 maps. First printing which is becoming hard to find. Early climbing autobiography includes climbing in the Alps, 2nd through 5th ascents of Mt Kenya described in two good chapters covering 1st ascent of S Ridge Nelion—considered now the normal route to both summits—with Wyn Harris and 1st traverse via long new route with Tilman via W Ridge & down normal route, Mtns of the Moon, Everest, Nanda Devi, Karakoram. black cloth, light blue lettering cover & spine. VG+ $20.
471. Shipton, Eric. Mountain Conquest. NY (American Heritage), 1966, 1st ed, lg 8vo, 261mm tall x 18cm, 153pp, many b/w & color photos, index. Bradford Washburn helped with this book and is credited as “consultant” on the title page under Shipton’s by-line. History: Saussure to post-Everest. pictorial hardcover. VG+ $8.
472. Shipton, Eric. Land Of Tempest. Travels In Patagonia 1958-62. NY (Dutton), 1963, 1st ed, 22cm tall x 14cm, 224pp, 1 colour & 24 b/w photos, 3 maps, index. A record of 4 expeditions including traverse of the southern ice-cap. Climbing Cordillera Darwin, first ascent of Cerro Yagan, explorations in the Fitzroy area. original green cloth, gilt lettering spine. near fine DJ (a little rubbing tips corners), Fine $65.
473. Shipton, Eric. Tierra Del Fuego: The Fatal Lodestone. Ldn (Knight), 1973, 1st ed, 234mm tall x 151mm, 175pp, 16 b/w photos, 2 maps (one is on the EP), index. Shipton’s account of early explorations and settlement of area. Also includes his explorations to Mt Burney. This is one of the hardest to find Shipton titles. light grey cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (6mm tear upper rear, usual faint rubbing to the black part of the front panel), Fine $175.
474. --another copy. Ldn (Knight), 1973, 1st ed, 234mm tall x 151mm, 175pp, 16 b/w photos, 2 maps (one is on the EP), index. light grey cloth, gilt lettering spine. possible ex-library but no marks or traces of marks other than a rough area on the FFEP where a label or something was pulled off, original binding, tape marks on covers, lacking the DJ, rough area bottom 2cm of facing photo plates where they had been stuck together, good working example of the scarce first edition $5.
475. Sierra Club Bulletin. June 1950, Vol 35, No 6. Biography of Joseph N LeConte by J. Hutchinson; “The Great Land” 12 photos of Alaska by Ansel Adams; The Exploration And First Ascents Of Mount McKinley: Part II by Farquhar; Bradford Washburn’s Photographs Of Mount McKinley (12 Washburn photos of McKinley); Some Thoughts About Avalanches by W. Grob. VG $15.
476. Sierra Club Bulletin. February 1941, Vol XXVI, No 1. Mount McKinley Diary by Nilsson (with Washburn, Bates, and Moore ascent of Denali via Muldrow, 35pp, 12 full page photos); Jedediah Smith And The First Crossing Of The Sierra Nevada by Francis Farquhar; Sixteen Etchings Of Western Mountains by Roi Partridge (16 full page b/w plates); A Synthesis Of Muir Criticism by William Rice; Camping Inside Popocatepetl's Crater by Jorge Ybarra; university department stamp on front cover, chipped top of spine cover, VG $35.
477. Sierra Club Bulletin. June 1943, Vol XXVIII, No 3. An Ascent of Half Dome in 1884 by Phimister Proctor (9pp); Vittorio Sella: His Photography by Ansel Adams (3pp, 16 full page b/w plates of Sella photos); A Week's Bivouac In The Sierra by Thomas Morley (8pp trip without sleeping bag or blanket from Strawberry Lake to Tuolumne Meadows); Pursuit In The Alps by David Brower (14pp 10th Mtn Division accounts WWII Italy); Postwar Mountain Training by Lt. Col. Robert Works (11pp); Belaying The Leader by Richard Leonard & Arnold Wexler (33pp, diagrams & sketches -- the famous article that introduced dynamic belay techniques to N American climbing). lacking the 16 Sella plates! crinkled spine cover, VG- $10.
478. Sierra Club Bulletin. May 1951, Vol 36, No 5. Long: 3rd & 4th ascents Mt Waddington by new routes, N Face/ West Ridge & East Chimney; 1st ascent Mt Deception Alaska and investigation of DC-10 wreck by Washburn (15 b/w photos); Study of avalanches by Roch; Trans-Sierra ski tour by Dunmire (Whitney Portal to Giant Forest); sl dampstain some plates, VG $2.
479. --another copy. May 1951, Vol 36, No 5. fading spine else VG+ $8.
480. Sierra Club Bulletin. Oct 1955, Vol 40, No 8. The California Himalayan Expedition To Makalu by R. Houston & W. Long (18pp, 15 b/w photo plates, team included Unsoeld, Steck, Ang Tharkay, Siri. Reached 23,700 on SE Ridge); American Andean Ascents, 1954 by R. Irvin (Huascaran, Huandoy, Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha, Pisco. 8 photo plates); 16 page analysis of rope tests & best belay methods by W. Siri. near Fine $10.
481. Sierra Club Bulletin. June 1959, Vol 44, No 7. These Are Shining Mountains by D. Simons (Oregon Cascades with 21 b/w photos); Economic Potential Of Wilderness In The Northern Cascades by Zalesky & Butler; Where Frémont Crossed The Sierra Nevada In 1844 by V. Gianella; Traveling In Arctic Lapland by M. Pelto. VG+ $5.
482. Sierra Club Bulletin. Dec 1960, Vol 45, No 9. Masherbrum 1960 by R. Emerson (23pp, 5 b/w photos, 2 maps. 1st ascent with Bell, Clinch, Hornbein, McGowan, Unsoeld, McCormack); Climbing El Capitan by R. Robbins (2nd ascent, 9pp, 6 b/w photos). writing on the front cover else VG $5.
483. Sierra Club Bulletin. Oct 1961, Vol 46, No 8. Ascents In The Ruwenzori 1960 by A. Baxter & D. Powell (5 major ascents; 9pp, 4 photos, map & short history section); Wilderness River Betrayal: The Last Days Of Glen Canyon by D. Brower (with 14 b/w photos). faded spine else VG+ $5.
484. Simpson, Joe. Storms Of Silence. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1996, reprint, 234mm tall x 155mm, 304pp, 13 color & 44 b/w photos, biblio. The author’s most introspective book. Covers attempt on N Face of Gangchempo, Cho Oyu, Huascaràn, and several intense non-mountaineering experiences. glossy large-size pictorial PB. VG+ $3.
485. Singh, Nagendra. Bhutan, A Kingdom In The Himalayas: A Study Of The Land, Its People And Their Government. New Delhi (Thomson), 1972, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 155mm, 202pp, 13 colour & 11 b/w plates, 3 maps, 13- appendices, biblio. Thorough description of history, religion, government, economic development. DJ (rubbed edges, 5mm loss top spine), VG+ $5.
486. Sircar, Joydeep. Himalayan Handbook. Calcutta (Rita Sircar), 1979, 1st ed, 219mm tall x 141mm, 168pp, softcover. Lists every Himalayan Pk over 20,000' & summarizes almost every attempt & ascent. Many bibliographical references. underlining on several pages otherwise VG+ $15.
487. Slingsby, W. Cecil. Norway: The Northern Playground. Oxford (Blackwell), 1941, 2nd ed, revised, 208mm tall x 133mm, 227pp, 8 b/w photos, 2 maps, sketches. Second edition of 1903 original, this has been edited by Slingsby’s daughter (re-ordered, slightly abridged, new addition of chapter on Arctic Norway & new 13 page bio of Slingsby by G.W. Young). Author’s climbs in Norway starting in 1872. He last visited Norway in 1921. Many pioneering ascents including solo 1st ascent of Skagastölstind. Slingsby learned skiing in Norway and has been cited as the first Englishman to ski & first to introduce it to the Alps (includes chapter of circuit of Horungtinder in winter using skis in 1880). scarce book. orig grey cloth, small purple decoration cover, purple lettering spine. clean covers, tight binding, fore-edge foxing but no page foxing, near Fine $85.
488. Smith, Albert. The Story Of Mont Blanc. Reading (Gaston's Alpine Books and West Col Productions), 1974, reprint, 215mm tall x 128mm and has  + xii + 219 + 8 pages and a b/w frontispiece, b/w title vignette, 22 b/w in-text engravings, 1 smaller in-text vignette of a locket, 5 chapter heading vignettes. The best modern reprint of the famous book. Contains a new good historical introduction by Louis Baume. History of climbing Mont Blanc and account of the author’s ascent in 1851, the 37th ascent. Green boards with gilt lettering and decoration spine. fine DJ, like New $45.
489. Smoot. Summit Guide To The Cascade Volcanoes. Evergreen (Chockstone), 1992, 1st ed, 8vo PB, 182pp, b/w photos & maps. Lassen, Shasta, McLoughlin, Thielson, Bachelor, Broken Top, 3 Sisters, Washington, 3 Fingered Jack, Jefferson, Hood, Adams, St Helens, Rainier, Glacier Pk, Baker, Garibaldi. various routes. Fine $10.
490. Smythe, Frank. Climbs and Ski Runs: Mountaineering and Ski-ing in the Alps, Great Britain, and Corsica. Ldn (Blackwood), 1929, 1st ed, 22cm tall x 137mm, 307pp, 61 b/w photo plates including one folding panorama of the Brenva Face of Mont Blanc. Smythe’s first book and one of his best books. Covers some UK climbs, Dolomites, ski mountaineering in the Bernese Oberland and winter ascent of the Eiger, Corsica. About 1/3 of the book is on climbing in the Mont Blanc Range, including his first ascents on the Brenva Face with Graham Brown in 1927 & 1928. original blue cloth, debossed border front, gilt rules spine, gilt lettering front & spine. some dark soiling rear cover otherwise quite nice condition, solid binding, no foxing, no marks or writing on pages, VG $50.
491. --another copy. Ldn, 1929, 1st ed. orig covers. rubbing at spine ends, faint spot front else bright & clean covers, solid binding, no foxing, Xmas 1929 gift inscription on FFEP otherwise no marks or writing on pages, VG $75.
492. Smythe, Frank. A Camera In The Hills. Ldn (A. & C. Black), 1942, 1st ed (same format as 1st), 276mm tall x 200mm, 107pp, 48 b/w plates. Photos mostly of Matterhorn area and Mont Blanc with detailed captions describing in many cases photographic techniques, especially composition and common mistakes. The Mont Blanc area photo captions mainly describe the climbing. Some of Smythe's best photos are in this book. greyish buckram, green lettering front & spine. nice DJ (2cm tear upper rear, rubbing spine ends), bumped corner tips else near Fine $20.
493. Smythe, Frank. The Mountain Vision. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1941, 1st ed, 227mm tall x 147mm, 308pp, 16 b/w photos. Author’s reflections on climbing and mountains. Includes one chapter on his Mount Everest experiences. Other chapters include a discussions of fear, solo climbing, skiing, evolution of a mountaineer, the himalayas compared to other ranges, climbing personalities, etc. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. near Fine $20.
494. —another copy. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1950, 4th impression, 240pp, 16 b/w photos. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (some grubbiness spine), Fine $18.
495. Smythe, Frank. The Kangchenjunga Adventure. Ldn (Gollancz), 1930, 1st ed, 238mm tall x 152mm, 464pp, 48 b/w photos, 8 maps, 2 appendices, index. Dyhrenfurth led this 1930 international expedition. Attempt on N Ridge aborted after death of Sherpa Chettan in avalanche, followed by attempt on NW Ridge reaching 6400m. After abandoning Kangchenjunga attempts members of the party made 1st ascents of nearby Jongsong Pk (7393m), Dodang Nyima (6925m), & Ramthang Pk (6640m, 22-page chapter on ascent & descent using skis). orig light green cloth, gilt lettering spine. usual fading spine, clean covers, solid binding, no foxing, VG $45.
496. Smythe, Frank. Mountaineering Holiday. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1940, 1st ed, 228mm tall x 146mm, 229pp, 24 b/w photos, map. Solid climbs in the Alps: Les Bans, Les Ecrins, Mont Tondu, Tête Carré, Aiguille de Béranger, Aiguille de Bionnassay, and his first ascents on the Brenva Face of Mont Blanc with T.G. Brown. There was some falling out between the two climbers subsequent to the climbs and their accounts differ concerning the crux moves. orig blue cloth, gilt lettering spine, the usual fading spine else VG+ $15.
497. Smythe, F.S. Edward Whymper. Ldn (Hodder, Stoughton), 1940, 1st ed, 226mm tall x 143mm, 330pp, 24 b/w plates, engravings by Whymper, 2 fldg maps, index. By far the best biographical portrait of Whymper who made the first ascents of Chimborazo, Cayambe, Antisana, Carihuairazo, Sara Urco, Cotocachi, Sincholagua. He was perhaps best known for his first ascent of the Matterhorn and the ensuing accident on the descent that killed half the party. At the end of his climbing career he travelled to the Canadian Rockies (1901 & 1903) to explore & climb in a publicity capacity for the C.P.R. (one chapter on this in the book). Most of the book is on climbs in the Alps, and very much is directly quoted from Whymper’s letters & communications. original red cloth, spine gilt dull, slight darkening to spine else VG+ $75.
498. Snellgrove, David. Himalayan Pilgrimage: A Study Of Tibetan Religion By A Traveller Through Western Nepal. Oxford (Cassirer), 1961, 1st ed, 22cm tall x 138mm, 304pp, 1 colour & 85 b/w photos, 8 maps (on 9 pages), index. A 7-month, 1000 mile journey in western Nepal crossing 15 major passes over 17000' in 1956 studying the people & different religions. Travel in Dolpo, Mustang, Nye-shang & Nar, Gyasumdo, Nup-ri, Tsum, Buri Gandaki passing Dhaulagiri Himal, Annapurna Himal, Manaslu Himal, Ganesh Himal. original burgundy boards, gilt lettering spine. DJ (5mm deep chipping along spine ends, rubbing edges, small loss tips flap folds, two 1cm tears rear panel, small loss and rubbing central front), clean covers, minor fading very top of spine, tight binding, no foxing, VG+ $200.
499. Spokane Mountaineers. Snow Hazards. Spokane (Spokane Mountaineers), 1983, 1st ed, 212mm tall x 150mm, 41pp, 7 b/w photos, b/w sketches and diagrams. Thorough treatment of snow avalanche avoidance, prediction, mechanisms, etc. along with a chapter on altitude sickness based on a seminar presented in Issaquah in Spring 1983. b/w pictorial staple-bound paperback. date penned to top of title page and a few names underlined on title page else Fine $5.
500. Spring, Bob & Ira (photos) Norma & Patricia (text). High Adventure. Seattle (Superior), 1951, 1st ed, 115pp, 4to, 305mm tall x 228mm, many b/w photos. Good photos, most with climbers in action, of Rainier, Northern Cascades, Cashmere Crags (Beckey & Schoening in action), Mt Robson, Glacier Pk, etc. Text describes authors’ climbs & adventures. blue cloth, white lettering cover. DJ (4cm loss top spine and some around to front, 1cm loss bottom spine), browning to EPs, VG $10.
501. Spring, Bob & Ira, text by H. Manning. High Worlds Of The Mountain Climber. Seattle (Superior), 1959, 1st ed, 4to, 276mm tall x 209mm, 142pp, 104 b/w & 6 color photos, 4to. Text by Manning. Photos & text cover: Cascades, Tetons, Canadian Rockies, Colorado, Yosemite, Whitney, Olympics, Rainier, Alaska. Text includes history and climbing accounts. About 1/2 the content is on the Cascades. grey cloth, blue lettering front & spine. “limited edition” (to 2000) signed by the Springs & Manning, DJ (two 1cm tears rear, spine rubbing), faint light spotting front cover edges, otherwise Fine $20.
502. Spring, Ira. An Ice Axe, A Camera, And A Jar of Peanut Butter. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1998, 1st ed, 4to, 27cm tall x 21cm, 240pp, 283 b/w photos. Autobiography-biography and mainly photo album of the work of the twin brothers, Bob and Ira Spring. Mainly photos of the Cascades and Oympics, but also some of Juneau Icefield, Alps, Norway, Japan, Papua New Guinea and Morotai Island. color pictorial paperback. signed by Ira Spring on the title page. Fine $25.
503. Stearn, W. T. Frank Ludlow (1885-1972) And The Ludlow-Sherriff Expeditioins To Bhutan And South-Eastern Tibet Of 1933-1950 with Reliquiae Botanicae Himalaicae by Frank Ludlow. Ldn (British Museum), 1976, 1st ed, 244mm tall x 185mm, pp243-289 + 7 leaves of b/w plates with 12 photos, 1 map. Summaries of the expeditions written by Stearn followed by botanical description of specimens written by Ludlow before his death but left unpublished until this work. The expeditions covered many areas about 12,000' and crossed several passes over 15,000'. This is an issue of Bulletin Of The British Museum Botany Vol 5 No 5. Original green wrappers with black lettering front. Some underlining of items in tables, otherwise VG+ $15.
504. Steele, Peter. Two And Two Halves To Bhutan: A Family Journey In The Himalayas. Ldn (Travel Book Club), 1970, reprint, 222mm tall x 140mm, 191pp, 26 b/w photos. Same format as the 1st edition except no EP map. Account of 5 months trekking in remote regions of Bhutan, areas where few Westerners had travelled before. Includes simple climb in the Monlakarchhung region. somewhat uncommon book. green boards, black lettering spine. near fine DJ (5mm tear upper front), underlining on a few pages else Fine $10.
505. Steger, Will & Paul Schurke. North To The Pole. NY (Times Books), 1987, 1st ed, 242mm tall x 158mm, 339pp, 28 b/w photos, map, 7 appendices. Successful dogsled trip from Ellesmere Island to the N Pole and back, without outside support or air drops. Authors were co-leaders of the expedition. The team also included the first woman to reach the N Pole without outside or mechanical assistance, Ann Bancroft. white boards, red cloth spine. small silver decoration front cover, silver lettering spine. inscribed & signed on short-title page by Steger and by Schurke. fine DJ, Fine $40.
506. Steinitzer, Wilhelm. Japanische Bergfahrten. Wanderungen fern von Touristenpfaden [Japanese Mountain Trips. Excursions Off The Tourist Tracks]. München (Ernst Reinhardt), 1918, 1st ed, 23cm tall x 16cm, 119pp +, 39 b/w photos, 2 maps (1 folding). Text in german, no english edition. Author's trip to the Japanese Alps where he hiked to many of the villages and climbed several of the mountains (Hodakayama, Yarigatake, Komagatake, Kasadake, Tateyama, Zara-goe, and possibly more but it is difficult to decipher because the author transliterated many names into German). Also, one chapter on his ascent of Mt Fuji. Several photos are on the mountains and climbing, but most are pastoral or hamlet scenes. One photo looking into the crater of Fuji. original dark yellow boards, blue lettering and decoration front, blue lettering spine. VG $125.
507. Stejskal, Jaryk & Milan Vranka. Zabudni Na Everest. Tri osemtisicovky -- Lhoce Sar, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oju -- a jedna, ta najvyssia, nevylezena [Forget About Everest. The Three Faces -- Lhotse Shar, Dhaulagiri, and Cho Oyu -- And The Highest (Everest) Not Climbed] . Bratislava (Sport), 1989, 1st ed, 24cm tall x 17cm, 173pp, 74 b/w & 62 color photos, EP maps. Text in Slovak, no english edition. Accounts of 4 Slovakian expeditions: 1984 new route up the central SW Face of Lhotse Shar to the summit; 1984 first ascent of the west face of Dhaulagiri where three summited but on of them, Jan Simon, fell to his death on the descent; December 1985 American-Canadian-Slovakian expedition that made an alpine-style winter ascent of the west face of Cho Oyu, probably the first winter alpine-style ascent of any 8000er; 1987 attempt at alpine-style ascent of the 1972 route up the SW face of Everest that reached 7900m along with a siege ascent of the 1975 SW face route that reached 8250m. Original blue cloth, silver lettering front and spine. fine DJ, Fine $45.
508. Stimson, Henry L. My Vacations. no place (“Privately Printed” in USA), 1949, 1st edition, 180pp, 29 b/w photos. This book was privately printed by the author. Stimson was Secretary Of War under Taft from 1911 to 1913, a colonel of the 31st Field Artillery in WWI, Governor General of the Philippines, and Secretary Of War from 1940 to 1949 under Roosevelt. In this book he tells of his ascent of the east face of Chief Mountain in Glacier National Park in 1891 (the 2nd ascent of the peak, the first was by a Flathead indian). Mt Stimson in the same area was later named after him. One chapter is on his trip in 1896 to the Alps where he hired the Pollinger brothers as guides (they later accompanied Conway on the climb of Aconcagua). It describes his climbs of the Rimpfischhorn, Riffelberg, Zinal Rothorn, & the Matterhorn. Eventually, Stimson was made an honorary member of the Alpine Club. The first 113 pages describe his explorations around Glacier National Park and Alps trip (11pp). The remaining text describes stateside equestrian activities with troops (36pp) & excursions in the Philippines. This book is not listed in any of the major climbing bibliographies. This book was privately printed by the author. original red cloth, black title patch with gilt lettering spine. small 4mm diameter dark spot front cover, otherwise near Fine $525.
509. Stobart, Tom. I Take Pictures For Adventure. NY (Doubleday), 1958, reprint (same format as 1st: only difference is that “First Edition” is not printed on verso of title page), 218mm tall x 14cm, 288pp, 68 b/w photos. Author joined Hillary & Tenzing on 1st ascent of Everest in 1953 as cinematographer, and made film “The Conquest Of Everest.” Stobart was one of the most mysterious members of the 1953 Everest team, keeping in touch via occasional letter to members, and usually abroad travelling. In a brochure published by the RGS & Mount Everest Foundation for celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first ascent, even the date and details of his death were a question mark. black cloth covers, light gray cloth spine, silver lettering front, blue lettering spine. VG+ $5.
510. Stokes, Brummie. Soldiers & Sherpas: A Taste For Adventure. Ldn (Joseph), 1988, 1st ed, 24cm tall x 155mm, 250pp, EP maps, 2 route sketches, 23 b/w & 76 colour photos. Interesting adventure autobiography. Author, a soldier in British SAS, climbed Everest in 1976 & lost his toes to frostbite. Many other climbs described such as McKinley, NE ridge Everest, miserable near ascent of Nuptse, etc. blue boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, faint cover soiling, spotting top fore-edge else VG+ $15
.511. —another copy. Ldn, 1988, 1st ed. (3cm x 5cm loss lower front with large tear), two bumps lower front edge & soiling top fore-edge else Fine $8.
512. —another copy. Ldn (Coronet), 1990, sm 8vo PB, 250pp, 22 b/w photos. paperback. Fine $3.
513. Styles, Showell. The Moated Mountain. Ldn (Hurst, Blackett), 1955, 1st ed, 218mm tall x 141mm, 32 photos (1 in colour), 10 ills, 3 maps, index. Attempt on Baudha (21890') to the S of Manaslu. Virtually unknown area then. maroon cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (tiny loss tips corners, edge wear), near Fine $35.
514. Styles, Showell. The Climber’s Bedside Book. Ldn (Faber & Faber), 1968, 1st ed, 205mm tall x 133mm, 256pp, index. Includes true stories from the mountaineering record, brief biographies of 50 climbers, details about 100 notable mountains. green cloth, gilt lettering spine. near Fine $15.
515. Styles, Showell. First On The Summits. Ldn, 1977, QBC ed, 222mm tall x 140mm, 157pp. 12 famous climbs throughout the world as described by Styles. yellow boards, red title patch spine with gilt lettering. near fine DJ (clipped flap corner), Fine $9.
516. Sullivan, William. Exploring Oregon's Wild Areas. A Guide For Hikers, Backpackers, Climbers, X-C Skiers & Paddlers. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1991 revised ed, 228mm tall x 151mm, 263pp +, b/w photos & maps, index. Organized by major wilderness areas giving for each history, features, things to do if applicable (like climbing if there is a cliff or rock in the area). Points out several obscure climbing objectives that are usually overlooked by other guidebooks. glossy paperback. Fine $5.
517. Sumner, Rick. A Climber's Guide To Tahoe Rock By Rick Sumner with contributions of Pieshop and On Ice by Steve Miller & Phantom Spires by George Connor, Eric Barrett and David Babich. South Lake Tahoe (the author), 1980, 1st ed, 157pp, b/w photos (several with routes marked), some route topos, some location maps, index. Very scarce excellent guide to the area. green flexi boards with screw stud binding, gilt dec front, gilt lettering front and spine. no writing or marks, clean, Fine $135.
518. Sverdrup, Otto. Sverdrup’s Arctic Adventures (adapted from New Land: Four Years In The Arctic Regions, edited with additional chapters by T.C. Fairley). Ldn (Longmans, Green), 1959, 1st ed (this version), 220mm tall x 138mm, 305pp, 10 b/w photos, 11 maps, index. First published in 1904, this is the account of Sverdrup’s four years (1898-1902) in the Fram exploring & charting100,000 square miles: Ellesmere Island, Axel Heiberg, Findley Islands, etc. The expedition met only Peary & a few Eskimos during the period. Fairley adds biographical chapters on Sverdrup: his explorations before & after this expedition, the territory dispute between Canada & Norway. orig green cloth, gilt lettering spine, nice DJ (no chs, no tears, clipped flap corner), Fine $30.
519. Tabin, Geoff. Blind Corners: Adventures On Seven Continents. Merrillville (ICS), 1993, 1st ed (first printing), 236mm tall x 15cm, 196pp, 33 colour photos. Reads well, good book. Author was 4th person up the 7 Summits. Here are his accounts of climbs, worldwide travel, encounters & descriptions of some of the world’s most colorful adventurers. Lengthy accounts of Mt Kenya, Carstenz, the 2 American Kangshung Face Everest expeditions, Everest S Col route, bio of Reichardt, etc. blue cloth, silver lettering spine. signed by Tabin on the title page. fine DJ, Fine $30.
520. --another copy. Merrivllville, 1993, 2nd printing (same format as 1st). fine DJ, Fine $10.
521. Tabor, R.W. & D.F. Crowder. Routes And Rocks In The Mt. Challenger Quandrangle. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1968, 1st ed, sm 8vo stiff PB, 185mm tall x 142mm, 4 b/w photos, sketches, fldg map in pocket. The authors, members of the USGS, present hiking and climbing routes for this N Cascades area as well as the local geology. somewhat hard to find. original b/w photo illustrated stiff softcover binding. light drop streak front cover else crisp and Fine $45.
522. Taplin, Thomas. Aconcagua, The Stone Sentinel: Perspectives Of An Expedition. Santa Monica (Eli Ely), 1992, 1st ed, lg 8vo PB version, 258mm tall x 178mm, 235pp, 28 color photos, 2 maps, table of ascents. Author’s account & diaries & interviews of other team members of guided climb of Aconcagua via the normal route. On first attempt the author fell into a moulin while exploring the Horcones glacier and broke his arm. He returned later and reached the top. Unfortunately, the title of this book perpetuates a mistake: Echevarría writes in 1995 AAJ, “the name of Aconcagua is universally, but wrongly, accepted to be a translation from the Quechua-Aimara Acon (stone) and cagua (sentinel). But no Quechua or Aimara term acon, or anything faintly similar, has been found to mean ‘stone.’ The original name was Ancocagua, the ‘White Sentinel.’ Explorer Jerónimo de Vivar found and correctly entered the proper name already in 1558, but the Aimara adjective anco (white) had its letter order transposed during colonial times.” glossy paperback.. Fine $10.
523. Tasker, Joe. Savage Arena. NY (St Martin’s), 1982, 1st ed, 240mm tall x 156mm, 270pp, 52 b/w photos on 24 plates, 8 maps, 6 diagrams, index. Climb of Eiger N face in winter, W face Changabang, N ridge Kanchenjunga, 2 attempts on K2, death of Nick Estcourt. Published posthumously after author perished with Boardman on Everest. Excellent book on mountaineering on the big peaks. navy boards, silver lettering spine. flawless DJ, usual slight tanning to pages else like New $50.
524. Taylor, William. The Snows Of Yesteryear: J Norman Collie, Mountaineer. Toronto (Holt, Rinehart, Winston), 1973, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 177mm, 186pp, 25 b/w photos, 12 maps, 2 sketches, 1st ascent list Canadian Rockies (21), life chronology, biblio. 1st of 2 biographies of this famous mountaineer, chemist, & discoverer of the Columbia Icefields. Mainly a climbing biography. Covers the 1895 Nanga Parbat attempt, climbs in Alps & UK, 6 seasons of Canadian Rockies 1st ascents & important primary mapping (large area N of Yellowhead Pass), chapter on three seasons climbing in Norway (Lofoten), 2nd Chairman of Mt Everest Committee. tan buckram, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ, Fine $10.
525. Terray, Lionel. Conquistadors Of The Useless. Ldn (Gollancz), 1963, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 137mm, 351pp, 78 b/w photos, 10 maps. Fascinating autobiography of a truly great alpinist who was tragically killed with his ropemate by rockfall-induced fall while climbing Mont Gerbier (Vercors, in 1965). Thoroughly entertaining and candid writing. Alps (classic Eigerwand 2nd ascent), Peru, 1st ascents of: Fitzroy, Annapurna (Lachenal & Herzog summitted), Makalu, Jannu, much more. blue boards, gilt lettering spine. DJ (1cm chip upper front near spine, 1cm chip lower spine, corner wear with some loss), tips corners lightly bumped, very clean, solid binding, no foxing, previous owner name penned to top of blank FFEP, VG $65.
526. Thomas, Bryn. Trekking In The Annapurna Region. Hindhead (Trailblazer), 1999, 3rd ed, 179mm tall x 120mm, 256pp, color photos, maps, index. Very detailed guide. color pictorial PB. minor underlining on 5 preliminary pages otherwise Fine $1.
527. Thorington. Climber’s Guide To The Interior Ranges Of British Columbia. NY (AAC), 1947, 2nd ed, 17cm tall x 11cm, 170pp, 1 map, index. original red buckram with gilt lettering cover & spine. no limitation is stated for this edition but probably less than 500 copies were made. red cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine. Some fading along rear edge of spine otherwise Fine $135.
528. —another copy. NY (AAC), 1955, 3rd ed, 231pp. green cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine. very slight fading front cover in the middle are of the title section, minor rubbing very top edge of spine, VG+ $45.
529. --another copy. NY (AAC), 1963, 1st ed. red buckram, gilt lettering cover & spine. very clean, Fine $45.
530. Thukral, Gurmeet & Elizabeth. Garhwal Himalaya. New Dehli (Frank Bros.), 1987, 1st ed, 19cm tall x 19cm, 127pp, 93 color photos, 6 maps, folding color panorama, index. Description of several treks, towns, mountains, etc. Good photos. original glossy stiff pictorial wrappers. signed by Gurmeet. Fine $20.
531. Tilman, HW. The Ascent Of Nanda Devi: The Highest Mountain Ever Climbed By Man. NY (Macmillan), 1937, 1st ed, 218mm tall x 144mm, 232pp, 37 b/w photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), index. Slightly smaller format otherwise identical to UK 1st edition. “The best account of a single mountain and its ascent so far published,”—Showell Styles in Introduction To Mountaineering . “The Ascent of Nanda Devi, to my mind, is the most fully achieved account of an expedition yet written; it’s subtle, modest, humorous and respectful.” —Jim Perrin in On And Off The Rocks . Account of the first ascent by Tilman & Odell of the 25645' peak, the 1936 British-American expedition that included Charles Houston, William Loomis, Ad Carter, & Arthur Emmons. original blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. very uncommon DJ (browning and spotting spine, loss up to 15mm deep mostly along top edges), Fine $245.
532. --another copy. NY (Macmillan), 1937, 1st ed. usual faded spine, some fraying and splitting of cloth at spine ends, clean and tight binding, VG $15.
533. —another copy. NY (Macmillan), 1937, 1st ed. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. poem penned on front pastedown, tiny splits at spine ends, very clean, spine not faded which is uncommon, near Fine $75.
534. Tilman, HW. Two Mountains And A River. Cambridge (Univ Press), 1949, 1st ed, 223mm tall x 139mm, 233pp, 83 b/w photos, 6 maps (1 fldg), index. To Gilgit region & attempt on Rakaposhi, then to Chinese Turkestan & with Shipton an attempt on Muztagh Ata where both got frostbite (toes), solo to source of Oxus & across frontier of Afghanistan (Wakhan) where Tilman was arrested as a spy (he had no visa). blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (1cm chip top spine corner, light pink soiling rear cover), VG+ $85.
535. Tilman, HW. Mount Everest 1938. Cambridge (University Press), 1948, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 141mm, 160pp, 49 b/w photos, 4 maps, 4 appendices, index. Tilman led this small expedition which included Shipton, Smythe, Odell. Pre-monsoon attempt via N Col that reached 8300m but failed due to deep snow & poor weather. brown cloth, gilt lettering spine. faint dampstain rear cover, clean, tight binding, no foxing, frontispiece has some wrinkles, rest of book is nice without any condition issues, VG $20.
536. Tippets, John M. Hearts Of Courage. The Gilliam plane crash and the amazing true story of survival in the frozen wilderness of Alaska. Anchorage (Publication Consultants), 2008, 1st ed, 228mm tall x 153mm, 144pp 59 b/w & 35 color photos, 4 maps. Account of the survival and rescue from a plane crash into a ridge south of Ketchikan Alaska in 1943. The pilot and a passenger were killed, but 4 men survived for 33 days. glossy pictorial PB. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine $20.
537. Toft, Murray. High And Dry. Alpine Huts In The Canadian Rockies. Calgary (Summit Graphics), 1984, 1st ed, 21cm tall x 14cm, 84pp, b/w photos. Details regrading the huts: approaches and visitation. color pictorial PB. VG $5.
538. Trenker, Luis & Helmut Dumler. Die Höchsten Berge der Welt. Erlebnisse der Erstbesteiger [The World's Highest Mountains. History of the First Ascents]. München (Bruckman), 1991, 3rd ed (revised and reformatted), 245mm tall x 235mm, 200pp, 40 b/w & 20 color photos, EP map, biblio. Text in german, no english edition. Climbing history of the fourteen 8000m peaks plus histories of eight 7000m & three 6000m peaks: Masherbrum, Nanda Devi, Rakaposhi, Tirich Mir, Pik Kommunismus, Pik Pobeda, Pik Lenin, Trisul, Machapuchare, Siniolchu, and Ama Dablam. glossy color pictorial hardcover (probably issued without dust jacket). Fine $25.
539. Trevanian. The Eiger Sanction. NY (Crown), 1972, 1st ed, 316pp. FICTION. A 007-type suspense tale culminating in an international climbing team’s attempt on the N face of the Eiger. Well written with satire, adventure, & suspense. orange cloth, navy lettering spine. DJ (fading spine, light rubbing), VG $5.
540. Tschiffely, A.F. This Way Southward. A Journey Through Patagonia & Tierra Del Fuego. NY (Norton), 1940, reprint (same format as 1st ed), 221mm tall x 143mm, 354pp, 85 b/w photos, 2 maps, EP maps, index. Author’s accounts of his travels & encounters. Not much exploration, but good story-telling & adventure. Mostly travel on roads & trails. This includes several mountain & icefield photos. light greenish tan buckram, red title patch spine with gilt lettering, gilt lettering front and small gilt decoration front, illustrated EPs. nice DJ (rubbed corners), Fine $20.
541. Tucci, Giuseppe. To Lhasa And Beyond: Diary Of The Expedition To Tibet In The Year 1948. Roma (Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato), 1956, 1st ed, 270mm tall x 184mm, 195pp, 91 b/w photos, fldg map, color frontice, index. Description of trip in central Tibet by a learned scholar giving insights & info a few levels beyond those found in the average travelogue. Tenzing (first ascent of Everest) was the sirdar on this expedition. color pictorial PB (decorated with Tibetan painting -- the first edition wasn’t issued in hardcover), some edge rubbing, VG $25.
542. Tullis, Julie. Clouds From Both Sides, An Autobiography. SF (Sierra Club), 1987, 1st ed, 239mm tall x 154mm, 322pp, 24 b/w photos, 10 maps & route diagrams, index. Tullis died after attaining summit of K2 in fateful season of 1986. Accounts of climbs in Peru, Nanga Parbat, Everest, K2, Broad Peak, and more. She and Kurt Diemberger teamed up to make award-winning high altitude mountaineering films. Published posthumously. grey boards, grey cloth spine with red gilt lettering. fine DJ, Fine $15.
543. Turner, Jack. Teewinot. A Year In The Teton Range. NY (St. Martins), 2000, 1st ed, 217mm tall x 14cm, 248pp, 11 color photos + tiny title page b/w photo, EP map, biblio. Description of Tetons and author’s experiences there. Author has been an Exum Mountain Guide for 40 years and climbed extensively. Includes author’s new routes with renowned Teton climbers, some backcountry and mountain skiing. blue boards, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, felt pen mark top fore-edge, otherwise Fine $25.
544. --another copy. NY, 2001, 1st paperback edition, 21cm tall x 14cm, 248pp, 11 color photos, biblio. Inscribed and signed by Turner on the title page. Fine $15.
545. Tyndale, H.E.G. Mountain Paths. Ldn (Eyre, Spottiswoode), 1948, 1st ed, 217mm tall x 145mm, 208pp, 15 b/w photos. Climbs with RLG Irving & Dr Kugy. Good period piece on author’s climbs & personal experiences with significant 1890 to 1940 climbers in the Alps: Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Aiguille de Zallion, chapter on personal visit with Willy Merkl & discussion of the following Nanga Parbat tragedy, Saas Fee, Bernese Oberland, Grisons, etc. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. fading spine, VG $3.
546. Ullman, J. (& 13 team members) Americans On Everest: The Official Account Of The Ascent Led By Norman G Dyhrenfurth. Philadelphia (Lippincott), 1964, BOMC edition (same as 1st edition except for a small dimple on lower rear cover), 241mm tall x 153mm, 429pp, 120 b/w & 7 color photos, 1 map + EP map, 2 appendices. The 4th team to reach top of Everest (after British, Swiss, Chinese), 1st USA ascent (Jim Whittaker), first ascent of the West Ridge & first traverse of the mountain (Unsoeld & Hornbein). navy cloth, white & blue lettering spine. signed by Dr. Hornbein below his summit portrait photo in the book. nice DJ (clipped flap corner), near Fine $35.
547. —another copy. Philadelphia (Lippincott), 1964, true 1st edition. lacking DJ, signed by Dr. Hornbein below his summit portrait photo, faded spine, old gift inscription on short-title page, otherwise VG $15.
548. Underhill, Miriam. Give Me The Hills. Riverside (Chatham), 1971, 1st rev ed, 235mm tall x 15cm, 278pp, 119 b/w photos, index. Underrated good book on classic climbs in the Alps, several ski ascents including the first ski traverse of Monte Rosa from Gressoney to Zermatt. Her partners were some of the famous 20th century guides. Many of the ascents were female “firsts” and all-female ascents. Also has 3 chapters on Montana & Idaho climbs. blue cloth, white dec cover, white lettering spine. DJ (two 5mm tears top spine, wear at corners), near Fine $5.
549. Unsworth, Walter. Tiger In The Snow. The Life And Adventures Of A. F. Mummery. Ldn (Gollancz), 1967, 1st ed, 22cm tall x 14cm, 125pp, 11 b/w photos, 5 maps & diagrams, biblio, list of Mummery’s major climbs. Mummery was an inspiration to many of the hard men of the post WWII years in Himalayan climbing. He climbed without guides & pushed his limits. He perished trying to climb Nanga Parbat in 1892. fine DJ, Fine $25.
550. Unsworth, Walt. Hold The Heights. The Foundations Of Mountaineering. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1994, 1st ed, 24cm tall x 151mm, 432pp, 70 b/w photos, 22 maps, biblio, index. Thorough history of mountaineering worldwide from 1492 to ascent of Everest. Good, solid history by leading climbing historian. Well reviewed. blue boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $25.
551. Vause, Mikel (edited by). Climbing Life. no publishing data, likely 1990s, 28cm tall x 21cm, 307pp. This appears to be a proof copy of a book that was never published. It is a collection of writings taken from mountaineering literature, mostly post WWII but includes Whymper and Isabella Bird. If this had been printed on normal 8vo paper it would be over 600 pages long. Color pictorial paperback with plastic stud binding. some pencil underlining and marginal notes in Japanese (the text of this book is in english) else Fine $45.
552. Viesturs, Ed & Peter Potterfield. Himalayan Quest. Washington D.C. (National Geographic), 2003, 1st ed, 253mm x 201mm, 159pp + , 79, 1 map, several route diagrams. Viesturs ascents of Everest (several times), Kangchenjunga, K2, Shishapangma, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum I & II, Makalu, Manaslu, Dhualagiri, Broad Peak, and attempts on Nanga Parbat and Annapurna. Good photos with most being full or double page in size. This is much more illustrated than Viesturs other books. glossy pictorial paperback. Fine $5.
553. Voge. Climber’s Guide To The High Sierra. SF (Sierra Club), 1962, 4th ptg. blue cloth, silver lettering front and spine. minor wrinkles bottom margin pages from damp, otherwise VG $2.
554. Walcott, Charles D. Cambrian Geology And Paleontology V: Pre-Devonian Paleozoic Formations Of The Cordilleran Provinces Of Canada. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections Volume 75, No 5. Washington D.C. (Smithsonian Institution), 1928, 1st ed, issued only in wrappers, 245mm tall x 164mm, pp 175-368 (paging starts at 175 since this is part of a series), 83 b/w plates (10 are folding panoramas), 11 text figures. A seminal work on the geology of the Canadian Rockies. This is extensively illustrated with photos of the mountains, most of which were taken by the author on his early travels to the peaks 1907-1921. Walcott is responsible for naming many of the peaks. Considering the photos alone, this amounts to being the first extensive photo album of the Canadian Rockies, including many remote peaks that are still seldom visited today. Original light tan grey wrappers, black lettering front with double line frame, small decoration of torch in black rear cover. some general edges wear to covers, 1cm deep x 5cm loss lower rear cover, 2cm tear rear edge, no owner marks or writing on any pages, many pages unopened, VG $400.
555. Waller, James. The Everlasting Hills. Edinburgh (Blackwood), 1939, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 139mm, 190pp, 64 b/w photo plates, 3 maps, EP map. Wholly unpretentious but substantial account by one of the pioneers of high altitude climbing. Early attempts on Nun (Nun Kun massif, 33pp, climbed considerably higher than previous attempts), Saltoro Kangri (44pp, with John Hunt), Masherbrum (69pp, with J.O. Roberts & Graham Brown), Swiss Alps (9pp), Kashmir Alps (14pp), and chapter where author argues for small, lightweight expeditions in place of large ones. Uncommon, this book remains somewhat unnoticed by collectors, despite being about as good as Shipton’s & Tilman’s best contemporary titles. Waller writes with a charming sense of humor, unaffected & inviting. blue cloth, silver lettering front cover & spine. usual fading of spine, faint small spot front cover, otherwise near Fine $75.
556. Ward, Michael. In This Short Span: Himalayan Mountaineering And Exploration. Ldn (Gollancz), 1972, 1st ed, 22cm tall x 14cm, 304pp, 39 b/w photos, 5 maps (2 are EP maps), index. Author’s accounts of 1951 Mt Everest reconnaissance, 1953 ascent, ascent of Ama Dablam, Makalu attempt, exploration in Bhutan. navy boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ (clipped flap corner), Fine $85.
557. Ward, Michael. Mountain Medicine: A Clinical Study Of Cold And High Altitude. NY (van Nostrand Reinhold), 1976, 1st ed, 221mm tall x 135mm, 376pp, many tables, charts, 7 b/w photos, index. Very thorough discussions of respiration, cardiovascular system, reaction to cold, hypothermia, clinical effects of high altitude, etc. light blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. near fine DJ (clipped flap corner), Fine $15.
558. Warth, Hermann. Tiefe Überall: Menschen, Schluchten und Achttausender [Depth Everywhere: People, Gorges And An 8000er]. Rosenheim (Alfred Förg), 1986, 1st ed, 4to, 242mm tall x 226mm, 208pp, 1 b/w & 52 color photos, biblio, index. Text in german, no english edition. Author made second ascent of Lhotse in 1977, climbed Makalu in 1978 with Kurt Diemberger, topped Everest in 1979 on same expedition where Ray Genet & Hannelore Schmatz perished, first ascent of Shartse 1974 with Kurt Diemberger, first ascent Ganesh III, new route in 1983 (but only to 7900m) on N Face Kangchenjunga between British and Japanese routes. glossy pictorial hardcover (never issued with DJ). loosely inserted is a postcard from the Shartse expedition signed by Warth, G. Lenser (leader), Kurt Diemberger, C. Bach along with a cover letter from the Makalu expedition signed by Warth with a 1973 Makalu postage stamp and an image of Makalu on the front. Fine $125.
559. Washburn, Bradford. The Trails and Peaks of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. Worcester (author), 1926, 1st ed, 153mm tall x 101mm, 79pp, 40 b/w photos, fldg map. Washburn’s first book, a little guide to trails and routes. semi-marbled stiff blue wrappers with black and grey illustration front cover, pale blue lettering front, matching blue EPs. Cover cracking along spine crease (common for this booklet), minor loss of spine cover mainly at ends, clean bright covers, old gift note on small piece of paper tipped-in at hinge before free rear endpage states "E.L.C. from R.M.W. 9-17-26 By a nephew age 16. He's just been up Matterhorn and Mont Blanc" Jotted in pencil on the verso of the FFEP is "oxo 52 100 copies $10" which strongly suggests that only 100 copies were printed for $10. It is therefore likely that this was an edition of 100 copies or it was one that was printed in 100 copy batches. My opinion is that less than 500 copies were printed based on the extremely low frequency of copies appearing for sale, the same low frequency found with items of the same or smaller limited number of copies. Other than the spine cracking and minor loss, a very nice copy, probably never used. The binding, sewn with string, is solid and tight. Much better condition than the other two copies that I have encountered. In my experience this item is less common than the original 1907 AMC Guide To The Paths And Camps In The White Mountains $750.
560. Weed, Alberta L & Lola Kirkland. Grandma Goes To The Arctic. Philadelphia (Dorrance & Co.), 1957, 1st ed, 194mm tall x 128mm, 279pp, 14 b/w photos. The story of Lola Kirkland who went alone to Alaska in her 60s to photograph Eskimos and participate in their activities, mostly around Kotzebue and Point Hope: ice-hole fishing, mushing, kayaking, whaling, float plane trips, Eskimo feast, etc. Includes one chapter on Kikland's visit to Wonder Lake to view Denali up close. blue cloth, gilt lettering front and spine. signed by Kirkland on the FFEP. DJ (2cm loss lower spine corner, smaller loss lower front edge), VG $30.
561. Weihenmayer, Erik. Touch The Top Of The World. A Blind Man’s Journey To Climb Farther Than The Eye Can See. NY (Dutton), 2001, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 15cm, 304pp, 22 b/w photos. Author was born with retinoscheses which caused him to be blind at age 13. This is his account of his climbs: McKinley, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, El Capitan Nose, Polar Circus ice in Alberta, etc. A few months after this book was published, Weihenmayer became the first blind person to climb Everest. He continued his adventures by completing ascents of the Seven Summits. sky blue boards, dark blue spine with gilt lettering. inscribed and signed by author on FFEP. fine DJ, Fine $30.
562. Weir, Tom. The Ultimate Mountains: An Account Of Four Months’ Mountain Exploring In The Central Himalaya. Ldn (Cassell), 1953, 1st ed, 22cm tall x 14cm, 98pp, 80 photos. An account of the 4-man 1950 Scottish Himalayan Expedition led by W.H. Murray, trekked 450 miles in circuit around & into the Garhwal Himalaya, attempted 9 peaks, & climbed 5. Rishi Gorge, attempt on Hanuman near Changabang, the Girthi (ascent of Uja Tirche, attempt S Lampak), Panch Chuli attempt via the Ralam Pass. black cloth, white lettering spine. nice DJ (minor spine end wear), faint tape shadows on EPs from where DJ once on tape on the jacket protector (now a different jacket protector with no tape) else quite Fine $25.
563. Weisberg, Saul. North Cascades: Story Behind The Scenery. Las Vegas (KC Publications), 1988, 1st ed, 48pp, 4to, 304mm tall x 208mm, many color photos, maps. Story and photos of one of the most rugged regions in contiguous US. glossy pictorial softcover, Fine $10.
564. Weston, Walter. The Playground Of The Far East. Ldn (Murray), 1918, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 139mm, 333pp, 22 b/w photos, 2 folding maps, index. This is author’s second book on climbing in Japan, description of his climbs and routes in the Japanese Alps. very scarce book. original red cloth, small black decoration & Japanese characters front cover, black lettering spine with black rules at ends. slight fading spine but much less than most examples, clean, no rubbing, tight binding, no owner marks or writing, quite Fine $425.
565. Weston, Walter. Mountaineering And Exploration In The Japanese Alps. Ldn (Murray), 1896, 1st ed, 240mm tall x 165mm, 246pp, 7 ills, 28 b/w photos, 2 fldg maps, 2 appendices, index. The first & one of very few books in english on climbing in Japan. faded spine as usual, fraying top of spine with loss of about 3mm deep to outside cloth, covers cleaner and brighter than usual, better than average condition for this fragile book, VG $1400.
566. Wheeler, Sara. Cherry. A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard. NY (Random House), 2002, 1st ed, 241mm tall x 159mm, 353pp + , 31 b/w photos, 3 maps, copious notes, biblio, index. The first full biography of Cherry-Garrard. The author was the first to be granted unrestricted access to Cherry-Garrard’s papers. Interesting. gray boards, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $22.
567. Whillans, D & A Ormerod. Don Whillans, Portrait Of A Mountaineer. Ldn (Heinemann), 1971, 1st ed, 222mm tall x 137mm, 266pp, 25 b/w photos, index. Autobiography of an outstanding British mountaineer, accounts written by Whillans linked together by additional biographical notes written by Ormerod “to bring some objectivity into what otherwise would have been a purely subjective account...” Difficult climbing: UK, Alps (W Face Dru, Blaitière, Bonatti Pillar, Walker Spur, Frêney Pillar Mont Blanc, Eigerwand), Karakoram (Masherbrum, Trivor), Patagonia (Aiguille Poincenot, Central Tower Paine), Gauri Sankar, more. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. inscribed & signed by Whillans on pre-title page. very uncommon fine DJ (clean, no chips, no tears, clipped flap corner), near Fine $750.
568. --another copy. Ldn (Heinemann), 1971, 1st ed. blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (clean, 1cm tear upper rear spine crease, touch of curling very ends of spine), old 1972 gift inscription upper corner of FFEP, VG+ $145.
569. Whittaker, Jim. A Life On The Edge: Memoirs Of Everest And Beyond. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1999, 2nd printing (same format as 1st), 236mm tall x 15cm, 271pp, 38 color & 58 b/w photos, 4 b/w & 1 color Molenaar route diagrams, index. Climbing biography of early Everest summiter. Covers mostly Everest and K2, some Cascades, and financial ruin due to fraud & misplaced trust. white boards, red cloth spine with silver lettering. inscribed, signed, & dated by Jim Whittaker and by Dianne Roberts. fine DJ, Fine $20.
570. Whymper, Edward. Scrambles Amongst The Alps In The Years 1860-69. Salt Lake (Peregrine Smith), 1986, lg 8vo, 254mm tall x 187mm, 262pp, reprint of the 6th edition (1936) edited by H.E.G. Tyndale. Includes 50 attractive color photos by Cleare, 5 maps, 40pp appendix with letters from Whymper, death of Carrol, attempts on the Matterhorn, modern views of the 1865 accident, etc. & all the engravings & ills from the original 1st edition. Excellent reprint of the famous book with additional illustrations & material from the author’s unpublished diaries. Perhaps the most famous book in mountaineering literature. Original navy boards, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $25.
571. —another copy. NY (Time-Life Books), 1984, reprint, 217mm tall x 145mm, 432pp, 5 fldg maps (1 in color), 92 in-text engravings, 23 full page engravings, 10 appendices. Fancy exact reproduction of the 1870 1st printing. full padded leather binding, all edges gilt, gold and red borders front, gilt lettering front and spine, spine in five red compartments separated by raised bands, page marker ribbon bound in. Fine $45.
572. —another copy. NY (Dover), 1996, reprint, 208mm tall x 142mm, 512pp, 129 engravings, 8 appendices, foldout at rear containing the 5 original maps, index. Unabridged republication of the fifth edition published by John Murray, London, 1900. stiff glossy paperback. 1cm clean tear lower rear cover otherwise like new $10.
573. —another copy. Ldn (Murray), 1966, rep, 8vo, 223mm tall x 153mm, 414pp, 5 fldg maps, 110 ills, 7 b/w photos, 11 appendices, index. One of the nicer reprints of this classic book, with entries of Whymper’s diaries, letters, etc. in appendices. blue cloth, gilt snowflakes cover & spine, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (clipped flap corner, minor rubbing corner tips), Fine $40.
574. Whymper, Edward. Travels Amongst The Great Andes Of The Equator. Ldn (Knight), 1972, reprint, 234mm tall x 153mm, 214pp, many engravings, map, index. This edition was edited by Eric Shipton and has a good 16 page biography of Whymper by Shipton. Some of the scientific writings were omitted here, and footnotes were incorporated into the text. This was the most successful of the early mountaineering expeditions in the Andes. 1st ascents of the major peaks Chimborazo (climbed twice: SW Ridge & NNW side), Cayambe, Antisana, near ascent of Illiniza (by the Carrel cousins), Carihuairazo, Sara Urco, Cotocachi & Sincholagua. Also fifth ascent of Cotopaxi (first climbed by Reiss & Escobar in 1872) & bivouac on summit, ascent of Corazon which was first climbed in 1738 by La Condamine & Bouguer. green cloth, gilt lettering spine. nice DJ (1cm tear upper rear, minor edge rubbing), Fine $45.
575. Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt. Addicted To Danger: A Memoir About Affirming Life In The Face Of Death. NY (Pocket), 1998, 1st ed, 242mm tall x 155mm, 322pp, 96 b/w photos, EP photos, glossary, index. Author’s major climbs & expeditions: K2 in 1975, Fairweather Range, McKinley, 1st US ascent of K2, Aconcagua, N side Everest in 1982 & 1984 & 1993, Menlungtse, W summit of Sarmiento, Rainier, and good chapters on Marty Hoey, Naomi Uemura, & Chuck Goldmark. pale blue boards, navy spine with silver lettering. inscribed and signed by Wickwire to an old climbing partner (good association). fine DJ, Fine $45.
576. Wielicki, Krzysztof. Crown Of Himalaya 14 x 8000. Kraków (self published), 1997, 1st ed, true first printing, wide 8vo, 224mm tall x 224mm, 143pp, 148 color & 2 b/w photos, 13 topo maps + 2 EP maps. Text in english. Edition of only 500 copies (there is an identical 1999? reprint with the only distinguishing difference being that the reprint has glossy paper EPs where the 1st has regular paper EPs). Mainly pictorial account of author’s ascents of the 14 highest mountains in the world. Most of these climbs were “firsts” being either new routes, solos, winter ascents, etc. He made the FIRST winter ascents of Everest, Lhotse, & Kangchenjunga—and just 20 days after climbing K2 via the N Ridge he made a 1-day roundtrip solo ascent of Nanga Parbat’s Diamir Face. Wielicki is incredibly adept & quick at high altitudes. glossy pictorial hardcover (no DJ issued), like New $125.
577. Wilby, Sorrel. Journey Across Tibet: A Young Woman’s 1900-mile Trek Across The Roof Of The World. Chicago (Contemporary), 1988, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 154mm, 236pp, 20 color photos, EP map. Author’s solo 3-month trek across Tibet in autumn of 1985. On foot from Burang to Mt Kalais then northwest to Moincer and Ali; from Shongba to Yagra, Parayang, Drongba, Saga, Saky, Shigatse, Gyantse and finally Lhasa. blue boards, grey cloth spine with purple lettering. fine DJ, Fine $8.
578. Wilcox, Joe. White Winds: America’s Most Tragic Climb. Los Alamitos (Hwong), 1981, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 150mm, 498pp, 65 b/w photos, 6 appendices, EP diagram. Author was leader of 12-man (Snyder’s 3-man team was forced by the then park rules on team size to combine with the Wilcox team) 1967 tragic Denali climb on which 7 perished. Controversy arose after Snyder wrote Hall Of The Mountain King, his version of events. black cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine. DJ (1cm chip upper front corner and 3mm chip upper front, two 1cm tears, rubbed corners), Fine $35.
579. Wilkins, Thurman. Clarence King: A Biography. NY (Macmillan), 1958, 1st ed, 215mm tall x 143mm, 441pp, 5 b/w photos, index. The first full biography of Clarence King, with many details of his climbs & explorations in the Sierra Nevada & his ascent of Mt Shasta. orig black cloth, silver lettering cover & spine. Fine $25.
580. Williams, Chuck. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. A Pocket Guide For Hikers, Viewers, And Skiers. Seattle (Mountaineers), 1988, 1st ed, 178mm tall x 114mm, 112pp, many b/w photos, several maps, index. Comprehensive description of the sights, detailed descriptions of many trails & hikes, including one to the crater rim. paperback. Fine $3.
581. Williams, John. The Guardians Of The Columbia: Mt Hood, Mt Adams, Mt St Helens. Tacoma (self-published), 1912, 1st ed, 260mm tall x 175mm, 144pp, 200 photos, some color, 4 maps, index. Pictorial description of Columbia River Gorge & the three peaks. Early climbing history. Original illustrated brown wrappers with images of the three mountains and the Gorge in white black and gilt. minor edge wear, clean bright covers, VG $20.
582. Williams, Richard L. The Cascades. Alexandria (Time-Life Books), 1977, 2nd printing, 262pp, many color photos. Good description of the peaks, geology, and glaciers. Fine $3.
583. Wilson, Ken. Hard Rock: Great British Rock-Climbs. Ldn (Hart-Davis, MacGibbon), 1975, 1st ed, 1st imp, 4to, 220pp, 168 b/w photos, route sketches, index. Wilson has selected 60 of the finest rock climbs of the British Isles which are described by various climbers: Bonington, MacInnes, Burke, etc. Most routes in the Hard Very Severe/Extremely Severe level with a few choice Very Severe climbs. brown cloth, silver lettering spine. DJ (5cm tear upper front flap crease, 3cm tear upper rear, corner wear), tips of two corners rubbed otherwise VG+ $15.
584. Winterhalter, Kaspar. Der Letzte Achttausander [The Last Eight-thousander]. Bern (Hallwag), 1959, 1st ed, 225mm tall x 14cm, 199pp, 20 b/w & 13 color photos, 3 maps. text in german. 2nd Swiss attempt at 1st ascent of Dhaulagiri 1958 (2 years before 1st ascent) which reached about 7600m before retreating from bad weather. The expedition leader was Walter Stauble. Max Eiselin & Sherpa Pasang Sona were buried at Camp IV in their cave by an avalanche but were able to dig themselves out. blue cloth, silver spine with embossed blue lettering. DJ (rubbed edges, soiling at flap crease), Fine $45.
585. --related item. Expedition Post Card from 1958 Dhaulagiri Base Camp signed by Kaspar Winterhalter, Detlef Hecker, Alfred Hachler, Ruedi Eiselin, Walter Stauble, Eugen Reiser, and Georg Hajdukiewicz, plus two Sherpa fingerprints and one script autograph (likely that of the liason officer). Signed by all of the Swiss members except Max Eiselin. The card is postally used with 4 Nepal stamps and two cancels dated 6 June 1958. Condition of the card is VG+ $65.
586. Winward, Irene Snell. 400-Mile Trek Through Nepal. Chicago (Moody), 1961, 1st ed, 213mm tall x 145mm, 190pp, 16 b/w photos, map. Author, a Christian missionary, describes her 44-day trek with her husband in 1954 from Kathmandu to Darjeeling via Charikot, Jumbesi, Namche Bazar, Dingla, Therhathum. At Namche Bazar they met Tichy’s Cho Oyu expedition & some of the Sherpa’s who had been on Hunt’s Everest climb. green cloth, brown lettering cover & spine. DJ (5mm loss spine corners, general edge rubbing), Fine $10.
587. Wollaston, A.F.R. From Ruwenzori To The Congo: A Naturalist’s Journey Across Africa. Ldn (Murray), 1908, 1st ed, 59 b/w photos, 2 maps (1 fldg at end), 6 appendices, index. One of the earliest accounts of climbing in the Ruwenzori with detailed ascent of King Edward Peak. Includes other exploration of the glaciers & minor climbs, then account of travel down the Congo to the coast. TEG, orig dark green cloth, small gilt & orange dec front, orange borders front, gilt rules and end-dots spine ends, orange border spine, gilt lettering cover & spine. rubbed and spotted covers, chipping spine ends and spine edges, foxing throughout, lacking the folding map, collated complete for all photo plates, no marks or writing on any pages, not ex-library. Good reading example of a rare item $45.
588. Workman. The Call Of The Snowy Hispar. A Narrative Of Exploration And Mountaineering On The Northern Frontier Of India. Ldn (Constable), 1910, 1st ed, 243mm tall x 162mm, 297pp, 113 b/w photos (6 are folding panoramas), 2 fldg maps, appendices, index. Exploration of Karakoram’s Hispar Glacier with Calciati and Koncza who were real cartographers and made good maps. original brick red cloth, gray-white-black illustration front cover, TEG, gilt lettering front and spine. generally clean covers, some usual dulling of the spine gilt, no foxing, 1cm split to cloth at top of spine, no previous owner marks or writing, VG $700.
589. Worsley, F. Shackleton’s Boat Journey. NY (Norton), 1977, 1st US ed (this version), 216mm tall x 142mm, 220pp, 39 b/w photos, 2 maps. Firsthand account of a classic survival adventure in an open boat in Antarctic seas on an 800 mile mission to find help for the men left behind. Worsley’s skill as navigator and seaman was the key to the improbable success of this amazing voyage. Long (18-page) introduction by Sir Edmund Hillary. Originally published in 1931, this new version has 36 page account of the trip from the Endurance to Elephant Island not found in the earlier editions. awesome, gripping story. dark grey boards, navy spine, gilt lettering spine. near fine DJ (clipped flap), Fine $30.
590. Wuerthner, George. Idaho Mountain Ranges. Helena (American Geographic), 1986, 1st ed, 104pp, 215mm tall x 280mm, many color photos, several maps. Complete natural history coverage of the main ranges, descriptions of the mountains, and some history of early exploration, settlement, development. color pictorial paperback. Fine $10.
591. Yandell, Edward (editor). National Parkways, A Photographic And Comprehensive Guide To Grand Teton National Park. Casper (World-Wide Research), 1976, revised ed, 4to, 305mm tall x 228mm, 68pp, color photos on nearly every page, 3 maps. General description and history of discovery and settlement followed by very detailed descriptions & explanations of what is visible from numerous road sites. color pictorial paperback. minor rubbing else VG+ $10.
592. Yoda, Yoshinori. Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56. Tokyo (Mainichi-Newspaper), 1956, 1st ed, true first printing, 302mm tall x 208mm, 19 pages text + 8pp color photos + 96pp b/w photos + map page (9 color photos, 177 b/w photos, 2 maps). Titlepage + 14 pages text in japanese. 5 pages of text in english = detailed captions for the photos. On-photo captions are in japanese. Photo-album of the japanese expeditions to Manaslu from reconnaissance in 1952 through the first ascent in 1956. One of the most important Manaslu books. Very scarce in the first printing. There were at least 3 printings of this book. This is the first printing. Most English-language based sellers are not able to discern between first and later printings. Original dark navy cardboard slipcase with red & white lettering covers (english on back, japanese on front), white japanese lettering spine. nice slipcase (rubbed at corner tips and a little bit at edges), original plain transparent tissue paper jacket (fragile and chipped -- lacking 4cm deep chunks from the top and rear panels). Originl ribbed tan cloth with sliver lettering spine (fine condition). Fine $825.
593. Younghusband, Francis. The Heart Of A Continent: A Narrative Of Travels In Manchuria, Across The Gobi Desert, Through The Himalayas, The Pamirs, And Chitral, 1884-1894. Delhi (Book Faith India), 1994, reprint, 235mm tall x 160mm, 409pp, 4 fldg maps (1 in pocket), 18 b/w plates, index. Exact reproduction of the first edition with all of the plates and maps. One of the better and more important books on Central Asia. Includes crossing of the Mustagh Pass to the Baltoro Gl and discovery & exploration of the Gasherbrum & Urdok Glaciers. The author was the first Westerner to view the north side of K2. blue cloth with gilt lettering spine. near fine DJ (no chips, no tears), faint discoloration front cover (probably from the underlying glue used in the binding, corner of first two pages creased, crack in the paper in the corner of the rear pastedown (a production flaw in the paper only), VG $25.
594. Younghusband, Francis. Kashmir. Ldn (Black), 1924, 4th ed revised, 21cm tall x 14cm, 238pp, 32 color illustrations, map, index. History & description of area/people with chapter on the mountains with detailed discussion on height of K2. Some of paintings of mountains that illustrate this book are attractive. patterned blue cloth, black lettering front, gilt lettering spine. uncommon original dust jacket (some cello tape at corners, 2cm deep chip top front, minute loss tips corners), some rubbing bottom edges covers (= some loss of coloring) otherwise Fine $25.
595. Zebhauser, Helmuth (editor). Unsere Alpen. Höhepunkte zwischen Wien und Marseille. München (Süddeutschen Verlag), 1985, 1st ed, 4to, 345mm tall x 238mm, 288pp, 134 color photos, many maps, index. Text in german, no english edition. Descriptions of about 75 famous peaks in the Alps with climbing history, guidebook references, special attractions of the mountain or route, plus descriptions of 5 passes and 4 lakes. Good photos with aspects than the usual ones. Glossy color pictorial hardcover (no DJ issued). near Fine $30.
596. Zhang, Mingtao. The Roof Of The World: Exploring The Mysteries Of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. NY & Bejing (Abrams & Foreign Languages Press), 1982, 1st ed, thick 4to, 285mm tall x 248mm, 227pp, 232 photos (138 in full color), index. Excellent photography & discussion of the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau. A record of Chinese exploration of 7 years (1972-80) over the Plateau to the mtns. Includes Everest. light greenish blue cloth, reddish image of Mt Everest front cover, reddish lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $30.
597. Zurbriggen, Mattias. From The Alps To The Andes: Being The Autobiography Of A Mountain Guide. Ldn (Fisher Unwin), 1899, 1st ed, 226mm tall x 144mm, 269pp, 53 b/w photos & illustrations, 2 graphs. Probably the least common, and now scarcest, of the important mountaineering books published between 1890 and 1920. This book is just as rare as Eckenstein's Karakorams and Kashmir, but very much a better read and one with mostly mountaineering content (there is no mountaineering content in Eckenstein's boring book). This is the classic account by the guide who was a major part of the genesis of expedition climbing: with Conway to the Karakoram (Baltoro), with Fitzgerald to Aconcagua (first ascent by Zurbriggen alone) and to New Zealand Alps, with the Workmans in the Karakoram (Hispar), and some major ascents in the Alps (Monte Rosa, Matterhorn, etc). original dark red cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine, black decoration of ice axes lower corner front cover, TEG. Considerably better than average condition for this book which, with red covers, is frequently faded and spotted. Overall clean covers (rather tiny dark streak rear cover measuring 8mm x 3mm), some darkening to spine but gilt lettering still bright, minor wear at spine ends and corner tips (no loss), solid binding, no foxing, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, no restorations (original EPs, no repairs, etc.). $3800.
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