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- 1. The Alpine Club. The Alpine Journal Vol XXXVI November 1924 Number 229 -- A Record Of Mountain Adventure And Scientific Observations By Members Of The Alpine Club [UK].Mount Everest 1924 issue with multiple articles on the Everest expedition and the loss of Mallory and Irvine. This issue has slightly over 100 pages of material relating to the 1924 Everest expedition including 14 b/w photos and a sketch diagram of heights reached on Everest. The articles are Mt Everest Despatches by Norton, Organisation and Start of the Expedition by Bruce, Personnel of the Expedition by Norton, Journey Through Tibet by Bruce, The Climb With Somervell by Norton, The Last Climb by Odell, Memorial Services In Memory Of The Men Killed On Mt. Everest (anonymous author), Everest: The Last Climb by Freshfield, The Battle With Everest (anonymous author), obituaries of Irvine (by Odell) and Mallory (by R.L.G. Irving). Original tan wrappers with black lettering front, spine, and rear. The book has light soiling to covers, darkening to spine, crease marks to spine, 15mm loss at base of spine, small loss lower outside corner, some crease marks to cover corners, no foxing, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, complete with all pages, photos, maps. $65.
- 2. Himalayan Mountaineering Institue. Himalayan Mountaineering Journal. July 1965. Volume 1 Number 1. First issue of this surprisingly obscure journal published by the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling India. 100 pages, several b/w photos. Both the American Alpine Club library and The Alpine Club Library (UK) only have one issue (not the first) in their holdings. The latest issue that I have come across was volume 19 which was published in 1992. Original wrappers. Slight sunning to spine and edges otherwise fine condition with no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, no foxing. $65.
- 3. Himalayan Mountaineering Institue. Himalayan Mountaineering Journal. Volume 10 1975-76. Tenth issue of the journal. 151 pages, several b/w photos, 2 folding maps. Original green wrappers with beige dust jacket. The jacket has a 18mm chunk missing from the middle area of spine (now backed with yellow post-it), tiny loss at the top of the spine. The book covers have rubbing along spine creases, rough rubbing on spine where the jacket is chipped, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, no foxing. $20.
- 4. Alsup, William. Missing In The Minarets. The Search For Walter A. Starr Jr. El Portal (Yosemite Association), 2001, 1st ed, 236mm tall x 160mm, 215 +  pages, over 50 b/w photos, several maps and diagrams. Detailed account and analysis of the search for Peter Starr who went missing during some solo climbing in the Minarets in 1933. The leading California climbers of the time rushed to find him. All gave up the search after covering vast areas, all except Norman Clyde who refused to quite. Alone, Clyde discovered Starr's broken body. Author uses much material written and published by the climbers who partook in the search. Interesting read. Original off-white cloth with gilt lettering spine. SIGNED and dated 2003 by the author on the title page. Includes printed sheet advertising Alsup's presence at Dawson's booth at the LA Times Book Festival (Glen Dawson was one of the original searchers for Starr), plus a copy of a two-page typed transcript of Dawson's interview of Norman Clyde regarding the search. fine DJ, Fine $65.
- 5. Ament, Pat. Master Of Rock: The Biography Of John Gill. Boulder (Alpine House), 1977, 1st ed, 261mm tall x 177mm, 197pp, 255 b/w photos. Gill was an early specialist in bouldering. This is not the same as the recent revised edition. This first edition is larger than the new edition as are the photos (includes several different photos than those in revised edition & different text). blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. Anonymously inscribed and SIGNED by Gill on the blank FFEP "My best wishes -- John" (I personally verified the signature and handwriting to be Gill's by comparing it with examples that I have on file). Fine DJ, Fine $275.
- 6. Barker, Ralph. The Last Blue Mountain. Ldn (Diadem), 1979, 8vo PB reprint, 215mm tall x 138mm, 210pp, 22 b/w photos. 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. Well written by a writer-journalist. Pictorial paperback binding. Old owner bookplate on inside of front cover, no other owner marks or writing on any pages, edge rubbing and chipping to covers and spine ends, solid binding, no foxing. $8.
- 7. Beckey, Fred. Mountains Of North America. NY (Bonanza), 1984 reprint, 4to, 31cm tall x 23cm, 256pp, 140 color photos, bibliography. Thorough history of the great peaks of North America (Alaska to Mexico to New England) complemented with 140 outstanding color photos selected by Beckey. Author includes much from his own climbing experiences on these peaks. Same format and size as 1st edition. navy cloth, gilt lettering spine. fine DJ, minor edge wear, near Fine $15.
- 8. Bird, Isabella Bishop. Up Long's Peak In 1873 With Rocky Mountain Jim. Olympic Valley (Outbooks), 1977, 152mm tall x 161mm, 40pp, PB booklet, 13 b/w engravings. Lady Bird's description of the climb of Long's Peak Colorado copied from her classic 1879 book, A Lady's Life In The Rocky Mountains. The illustrations in this reprint are copied from the original 1879 book. Illustrated stiff staple-bound softcover. Fine $15.
- 9. Blanchard, Smoke. Walking Up & Down In The World: Memories Of A Mountain Rambler. SF (Sierra Club), 1985, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 155mm, 299pp, 15 b/w photos. Accounts of many climbs and activities: Sierra Nevada, early Yosemite, Mt Hood, Denali, Logan and Yukon ascents, Japan, Nepal, etc. Author was friend and rope-mate of Norman Clyde and Glen Dawson. Blanchard was a longtime mountaineering instructor and guide based out of Bishop California. In his later years he guided treks in the Himalaya. SIGNED by the author, Smoke Blanchard, on the short-title page. Blanchard signed surprisingly very few copies of his book. He was killed in an automobile accident in Spring 1989. Original gray boards, white cloth spine with gilt lettering. near fine DJ, tiny 1cm stretch of browning to edge of the suite of photo plates (not penetrating to the page faces), shallow bump to lower outside corner of rear cover otherwise near Fine $250.
- 10. Bonington, Chris. Annapurna South Face. Ldn (Cassell), 1971, 1st ed, 24cm tall x 155mm, 334 pp, 48 color plates, ills, index. SIGNED by Bonington on the title page. New route marred by death of Ian Clough in an avalanche. This is the account of the FIRST big Himalayan face climb (the Messner brothers' ascent of Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat followed one month later), a landmark achievement in mountaineering setting the stage for all that has followed. Whillans and Haston summited. Original light blue cloth covers, gilt lettering spine. DJ (rubbed corners, 3cm clean tear lower front flap crease, price-clipped lower front flap corner), slight sunning spine, old owner gift inscription on blank FFEP, no other writing or marks other than Bonington's signature, clean covers, no foxing, solid binding, VG $75.
- 11. Brown, Joe. The Hard Years: An Autobiography. Ldn (Phoenix), 2001, PB reprint, 197mm tall x 128mm, 256 pages, 42 b/w photos, index. Same contents as the first edition minus one photo. Brown's autobiographical account, published at age 37, of his many climbs 1949-1963: Alps, Kangchenjunga, Mustagh Tower, UK rock, Pamirs. Original color pictorial paperback. Clean covers, minor crinkle lower rear outside corner, no spine creases (probably never read), no foxing, no owner marks or writing on any pages, solid binding, near Fine $10.
- 12. Conway, W.M. The Bolivian Andes: A Record Of Climbing & Exploration In The Cordillera Real In The Years 1898 And 1900. Ldn (Harper), 1901, 1st ed, 403pp, 71 b/w photos, 2 maps, sketches, appendix, bibliography, index. Conway's first ascent of Illimani (6438m) & near first ascent of Ancohuma (6427m) within 75m of summit. Classic of South American mountaineering literature. Original dark blue cloth, gilt lettering front cover boxed with gilt lines, gilt lettering spine, TEG. light spotting lower outside corner front and back, light edge rubbing, small 3mm puncture upper spine below title, cracked rear EP but now neatly glued shut, faint stain spot to outside margin of about 40 pages, solid binding, no foxing, no owner marks or writing on any pages, good working example complete with all pages, photos, maps $75.
- 13. Cook, Janet (text) and Peter Marbach (photos). Mount Hood. The Heart Of Oregon. Portland (Graphic Arts Books), 2005, 1st ed, large format, 345mm tall x 255mm, 142 +  pages, over 130 color photos. Landscape photos of Mt Hood and vicinity, flowers, geologic features -- all seasons covered. Signed on the title page by the photographer, Peter Marbach. Original textured black boards, gilt lettering spine. DJ (large tear across half of front panel, 4cm tear upper front near spine crease with some crinkling, 3cm tear lower front near spine, 6cm tear lower front flap crease, 7cm tear lower rear flap crease -- still looks okay under clear jacket protector), tiny 3mm ding bottom edge front cover, VG $35.
- 14. Eakin. Climber's Guide, Great Falls of the Ptomic. Vienna VA (Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Mountaineering Section), 1985, 1st ed, small format 17cm tall, 104 pages, many b/w photos with routes indicated. Covers have been laminated (not sure if this is by publisher). Some rippling to the lamination on the covers otherwise the book is like new with no indications of former ownership, VG $15.
- 15. Elkington, E. Way. Adrift In New Zealand. Ldn (John Murray), 1906, 1st ed, 276pp, 32 b/w photos, index. Author's experiences traveling around New Zealand with much content on Maori locals and their culture. No mountaineering content. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering front and spine, gilt decoration front and spine. Spine covering completely detached and now tucked loosely at the front, covers loose but still attached with binder's original cloth strips, no writing or marks on pages, reddish stain rear cover, scattered foxing on several pages, apart from the covers the text block is soundly bound (nothing loose). A good candidate for rebinding $10.
- 16. Evans, Admiral Sir Edward. British Polar Explorers. . Ldn (Collins), 1946, 2nd impression, 228mm tall x 166mm, 47 +  pages, 14 b/w illustrations, 8 color plates. Solid history from Martin Frobisher (1576) through Douglas Mawson (1912). From the collection of polar scientist and explorer William Davies with his name and date penciled to top of FFEP (no other writing or marks on any pages). Davies (1917-1990) was a USGS geologist, polar explorer, and recipient of the Antarctic Medal from US Congress. His work took him to Greenland, the Appalachian Mountains of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, and to Antarctica where the Davies Escarpment is named after him. He authored more than 200 scientific and research titles. Original blue boards with white lettering and decoration. DJ (edge rubbing mainly along spine creases), rubbing to bottom edges of covers, very clean covers, no foxing, VG $10.
- 17. Fleming, Fergus. Barrow's Boys. NY (Atlantic Monthly Press), 1998, 1st ed, 235mm x 155mm, 489pp, 14 b/w illustrations (engravings), 4 maps, bibliography, index. Fascinating history of British expeditions of exploration (mainly Arctic and Antarctic) instigated by John Barrow from 1816 to 1846. Many blanks on the map were filled but with many tragic losses of life. Original black boards, silver lettering spine. fine DJ, Fine $15.
- 18. Gos, Charles. Alpine Tragedy. NY (Scribner), 1948, 1st ed, 238mm tall x 154mm, 282pp, 35 b/w photos (12 by Sella), 6 sketch maps, 13 engravings by Edward Whymper, glossary, index. Account of 22 climbing accidents in the Alps from 1820 to 1910, each described in detail. Actually, a good history of Golden & Silver Ages of mountaineering in the Alps, with good descriptions of the climbers & the guides & the climbs. Translated from the original french edition. I think this is one of the best books of its type. Original blue cloth, silver lettering spine. Corners rubbed, edges rubbed, light spots front cover, no writing or marks on pages, no foxing, solid binding, Fair $5.
- 19. Green, Vivian H. The Swiss Alps. Ldn (Batsford), 1961, 1st ed, 227mm tall x 155mm, 240pp, 55 b/w photos, 10 maps, index. Comprehensive contemporary & historical description by Oxford history professor, includes historical climbs. Organized by mountain range. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering and rules spine. DJ (2cm tear top front spine crease with crinkles, rubbing spine ends with small loss, 15mm tear upper rear near flap fold with crinkle marks), light bump lower outside cover corners, no owner marks or writing on any pages, no foxing, solid binding, VG+ $15.
- 20. 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 and satirical, Harding presents his views on big wall climbing, bolting, and jug wine. Autobiographical history of his climbs. Harding was a major player in the "Golden Age" of climbing at Yosemite Valley, and the black sheep of the Valley long before it was cool to be notorious. NOTE: The first edition of this book is prone to cracking of the binding if it is opened too widely. The binding is not sewn, and the drying of the glue creates this condition. This example has been carefully examined to see if there is cracking with none being found. There is no cracking of the binding in this example. Original blue boards, yellow lettering spine. Better than average DJ for this book (clean, no tears, rubbing and scuffing spine and tips corners), clean book covers, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, no foxing, tight binding, usual age tanning to pages and EPs, solid binding with nothing loose, very minor rubbing bottom spine corner otherwise near Fine $235.
- 21. Harrer, Heinrich. The White Spider. Ldn (Hart-Davis), 1959, 1st ed, 235mm tall x 157mm, 240pp, 58 photos (4 in color + b/w foldout), double-page b/w diagram of the Eigerwand, chronology of climbs, route information section with large folding b/w photo diagram, index. The classic history of attempts and early ascents of this famous face including Harrer's firsthand account of first ascent in 1938. Author was member of the first ascent team that was comprised of Anderl Heckmair, Fritz Kasparek, Ludwig Vorg, and Harrer. Original blue boards, silver lettering spine. SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer and by Anderl Heckmair on the title page. Much better than average condition DJ (light rubbing corners, two tiny 1mm holes [bug?] front panel near translator's name, price-clipped front flap corner), very clean covers, no rubbing, no foxing, bright pages, solid binding, no owner marks or writing on any pages (other than the signatures of Heckmair and Harrer), slight browning to very ends of spine otherwise quite Fine $1525.
- 22. Harrer, Heinrich. The White Spider. Ldn (Hart-Davis), 1971 rev ed (same as 1st rev ed of 1965 but different DJ), 235mm tall x 157mm, 310pp, 58 photos (4 in color & route info with large folding photo diagram), chronology of climbs, index. Eigerwand history from first fatal, unsuccessful attempt in 1935 to 1964. Author was member of the first party to climb the face in 1938. Includes pitch by pitch route description at end. This revised edition has 10 new chapters in addition to those found in the 1st edition. Near fine DJ (minor rubbing bottom spine corner), tiny bumps front cover corners otherwise Fine $45.
- 23. Harrison, A.E. Exploring Glaciers With A Camera. SF (Sierra Club), 1960, 1st ed, 71pp, 236mm tall x 155mm, 59 b/w photos. Interesting booklet giving advice on how to study glaciers. Many photos of Mt Rainier & other glaciated peaks of the western USA. blue paperback with photo of glacier on front. edge rubbing, old owner name dated 1969 penned to inside front cover otherwise no owner marks or writing on any pages, VG $10.
- 24. Hazard, Joseph. Snow Sentinels Of The Pacific Northwest. Seattle (Lowman, Hanford), 1932, 1st ed, 24cm tall x 15cm, 249pp, 32 b/w photos. Climbing history including author's climbing reminiscences: Mt. Olympus, Mt Garibaldi (Canada), Mt Baker, Glacier Peak, Mt Rainier, Mt St. Helens, Mt Adams, Mt Hood. Hazard participated in many of the earlier climbs on these peaks. Original light tan cloth, brown lettering front & spine, small brown decoration front. Usual browning to spine cloth, scattered foxing-like light brown spotting to covers, EP hinges not cracked (usually they are cracked), no foxing, solid binding, previous owner name penned to top of blank FFEP and same owner name penned to verso of title page otherwise no former owner marks or writing on any pages, VG $50.
- 25. Izzard, Ralph. The Abominable Snowman. NY (Doubleday), 1955, 1st ed, 216mm tall x 138mm, 250pp, 25 b/w photos. Daily Mail 1954 Himalayan expedition to investigate the Yeti in the Mt Everest region. Original black cloth, silver lettering spine. DJ (5mm deep loss along top spine, 5mm loss corner tips, diffuse light rubbing), small old newspaper clipping about yeti loosely inserted in front has brown-stained the EP, no owner marks or writing on pages, clean covers, minor rubbing spine ends, no foxing, solid binding, VG $25.
- 26. Johnston, Verna. Sierra Nevada. Boston (Houghton, Mifflin), 1970, 1st ed, 218mm tall x 145mm, 281pp, 17 color & 40 b/w photos, EP map, index. Author, a biologist, describes geology, flora, & fauna of the various regions of the Sierra Nevada. Blue cloth, gilt lettering spine. DJ (light soiling, rubbing spine ends, 1cm tear upper rear), touch of rubbing lower corners else Fine $10.
- 27. Kopischka, Layne. Cracks Unlimited. A Climbing Guide To Vedauwoo. Laramie (self-published), 1987, 1st ed. 215mm tall x 141mm, 77pp, 33 finely drawn images of cliffs with routes & bolts indicated (exceptionally well done, the best that I have seen in a climbing guidebook -- better than the use of photographs), area maps. Very uncommon and desirable guide to great short rock climbs in once uncrowded Wyoming. This guidebook should have won awards for its design, but the area covered was too obscure. Route descriptions are limited only to difficulty grade and a way to walk off the climb from the top. All routes are clearly indicated in the drawings. Original pale blue stiff paperback bound by staples. 1cm faint spot upper front cover near spine, very faint drop marks lower rear cover, no writing or marks on pages, solid binding, other than the aforementioned faint spots near Fine condition $125.
- 28. Logan, Hugh. Great Peaks Of New Zealand. Dunedin NZ (John McIndoe), 1990, 1st ed, 269mm tall x 212mm, 176pp, many color photos, several b/w photos, route sketches, index. Climbing history of 16 major peaks in New Zealand with a classic route up each fully described (sketch/guide/info). Large format softcover. Includes loose typed letter signed by the editor/publisher soliciting distribution in North America, plus copies of two New Zealand newspaper reviews. like new $35.
- 29. London, Jack. The Unabridged Jack London. Philadelphia (Running Press), 1981, PB reprint, 215mm tall x 135mm, 1143 pages. All of London's novels and published short stories, plus some unpublished material, under one cover. Only the text from first editions was used. Original thick paperback. Crease marks covers, corner wear covers, hole punched at base of cover spine. Good reading copy with clean pages, no writing or marks $5.
- 30. Lowe, George. From Everest To The South Pole. NY (St Martin's), 1961, 1st ed, 216mm tall x 139mm, 216pp, 35 photos, 6 maps & plans. USA edition of Because It Is There. Member & photographer on first ascent of Everest & Fuch’s successful trans-Antarctic expedition. Account of these trips. Lowe led the carry to the highest camp (27900') on Everest and probably would have reached the summit if he had been given the chance. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine, white globe decoration front. DJ (loss at corners up to 5mm deep, edge rubbing), gift inscription penned to upper front pastedown otherwise no writing or marks on any pages, no foxing, solid binding, VG $18.
- 31. Mellor, Don. Climbing In The Adirondacks. A Guide To Rock And Ice Routes In Adirondack Park. Lake Placid (Lake Placid Climbing School & Sundog Ski and Sports), 1983, 1st ed, 165mm tall x 125mm, 170 pages + 71 page 1986 supplement added to rear, several b/w photos. Substantial climbing guidebook. This first printing is quite uncommon. Original dark blue vinyl covers with white lettering front and spine. Original two-screw binding to allow addition of supplement or removal of individual pages. These screw bindings were popular for climbing guidebooks in the 1970s and early 1980s. Several light scratches to cover, heavy tea stain to title page, same stain to bottom edge of text block near spine but very little penetration into page margins (nowhere beyond 1cm) $35.
- 32. Mahoney, S. Mount Evans Above Timberline: Hiker’s Guide To Mountains & Lakes Above 11,000' In The Vicinity Of Mount Evans, Colorado. CO? (self-published), 1970, 1st ed, 8vo PB, 216mm tall, 58pp, b/w photos, maps. Staple-bound paperback. some edge browning otherwise near Fine $9.
- 33. Marshall. Winter Walks Near Seattle & Everett. A Pocket Guide To Lowland Trails In Snohomish And Northern King Counties. Lynwood (Signpost), 1971, 1st ed, 177mm tall, 62pp, several b/w sketch maps. Original paperback bound with binder's black tape along spine (as issued). A couple of tiny brown spots on covers, otherwise Fine $10.
- 34. Mills, James. Airborne To The Mountains. NY (Barnes), 1961, 1st ed, 215mm tall x 140mm, 261pp, 22 b/w photos, 3 maps, 7 appendixes. This is the leader's account of a six-week, four-man Alaska Range mountaineering expedition that climbed four peaks adjacent to Mt McKinley in May-June of 1956. They made first ascents of Mt Tatum (11037'), Pegasus Pk (ca 11000'), Mt Staghorn (ca 12000') and climbed within 200 feet of the top of Anniversary Peak (ca 12,200'). Mt Tatum is just NW of Mt Carpe, above the Muldrow Glacier. Pegasus is south of Carpe at the head of the Traleika Glacier. Staghorn and Anniversary Pk (opposite each other) are due east of Denali and south of Pegasus. blue cloth, white lettering spine. DJ (edge rubbing with loss up to 5mm deep, 15mm tear upper rear, diffuse soiling), old owner bookplate on front pastedown, no other owner marks or writing, no foxing, clean covers, solid binding, VG+ $10.
- 35. Monsell. Logan Canyon Climbs [Utah]. Logan UT (self-published), [1992?], 1st ed, 8vo PB, 214mm tall, 38pp, b/w photos & topos. Very uncommon climbing guidebook. Original staple-bound pictorial softcover. Fine $45.
- 36. Moravec, Fritz. Weisse Berge-Schwarze Menshen: Vom Himalaja zu den Reisenkratern Afrikas [White Mountains-Black Men: From The Himalaya to the Hiking Craters of Africa]. Wien (Osterreichischer Bundesverlag), 1958, 1st ed, 208mm tall x 137mm, 224pp, 12 b/w photos, EP maps. Text in German, no English edition. This is the main account of the first ascent of Gasherbrum II. The author was the team leader of this Austrian expedition. The first 90 pages are on the Gasherbrum II expedition. The last 130 pages are on his travels in East Africa including an ascent of Kilimanjaro & a visit to Mt Kenya. WITH expedition postcard mailed from Pakistan in 1956 SIGNED by all of the team members: Sepp Larch (summiter), Hans Willenpart (summiter), Fritz Moravec (summiter), T. Gattinger (geologist), Georg Weiler (doctor), Heinrich Roiss (climber), Richard Reinagel (climber), and Hans Ratay (climber). The image side of the card is a b/w photograph by G.O. Dyhrenfurth of Gasherbrum II and III. The card has a tiny 3mm bump top edge and minor edge wear. Included with the card is a photocopy where I have identified the signatures. near fine DJ (no tears, no chips, clean, slight darkening to spine), Fine $475.
- 37. Moravec, Fritz. Dhaulagiri: Berg Ohne Gnade [Dhaulagiri: Mountain Without Mercy]. Wien (Osterreichischer Bundesverlag), 1960, 3rd printing, 209mm tall x 14cm, 223pp, EP maps, 17 b/w photos. Text in German, no English edition. Account by leader of the 1959 Austrian attempt to make first ascent of Dhaulagiri. Prein and Pasang Dawa Lama reached 7800m on NE Ridge. H. Roiss was killed in crevasse fall near Camp 2. Uncommon book. WITH expedition postcard mailed from India at the time of the expedition SIGNED by all members of the team: Fritz Moravec, Othmar Kucera, Stefan Pauer, Johann "Hans" Ratay, Karl Prein, Heini Roiss, Eric Vanis, Dr. Wilfried Wehrle. The card has minor corner wear. Included with the card is a photocopy where I have identified the signatures. Original blue cloth, yellow lettering spine. LACKING the DJ. The book has clean covers but two small 1cm dark spot rear, date and place penned to upper corner of short-title page, owner name and place penned to title page, old newspaper article about Moravec showing a mountaineering film tipped-in on edge of dedication page, no foxing, no underlining or page markings, solid binding, VG+ $145.
- 38. Morrow, Baiba and Pat. Footsteps In The Clouds. Kangchenjunga A Century Later. Vancouver (Raincoast), 1999, 1st ed, 252mm tall x 178mm, 152pp, 44 color & 9 b/w photos, 1 map. Account of the authors' expedition with several others that attempted to retrace the 1899 circuit by Freshfield and Sella. Due to the problem of crossing international borders, they broke the circuit into two trips, not being able to follow completely the Freshfield route, covering about 85% of it. Includes historical content and a short biography of Sella. Original stiff pictorial wrappers (no hardcover issued). SIGNED by both Baiba and Pat on a bookplate pasted neatly on the short-title page. Minor edge wear to covers, no owner marks or writing on any pages, near Fine $35.
- 39. Muir, John. (edited by Lee Stetson). The Wild Muir. Twenty-two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures. Yosemite National Park (The Yosemite Association), 1994, 1st ed (of this compilation), 203mm tall x 152mm, 211 +  pages, 22 new b/w woodblock illustrations by Fiona King. Selections from Muir's writings of his most exciting adventures: sled trip on Muir Glacier, ascent Mt Ritter, Mono Lake windstorm, rescue on Glenora Peak, perilous night on Mt Shasta, earthquake, climbing an ice cone, rattlesnakes, etc. Original tan paperback illustrated with a woodblock image of Muir high in a tree. Slight bump/crinkle upper outside corner of front cover and following 10 pages, no previous owner marks or writing, solid binding, no foxing, VG $3.
- 40. Noyce, Wilfrid & Richard Taylor. Everest Is Climbed. Harmondsworth (Penguin), 1954, 1st ed, oblong large 8vo PB, 183mm tall x 221mm, 30pp, color illustrations. A pictorial account, narrated by Noyce, of the 1953 British expedition to first climb Everest. Unusual Everest 1953 item by team member. Staple-bound color pictorial paperback. Chipped cover corners, edge wear, worn covers but okay inside $20.
- 41. Shackleton, Ernest Henry (editor). Aurora Australis. The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. Alburgh UK (Bluntisham Books and The Paradigm Press), 1986, "First Public Edition," 267mm tall x 195mm, xx +  pages (pages not numbered), 16 b/w photos and illustrations. Facsimile reprint (the first as such) of the rare original printing. This includes 14 pages of introductory material by John Millard giving details of the production of the original printing: contributors, printing press, materials, variations, etc. There is also a new preface by Lord Shackleton, the son of Ernest Shackleton. This was the first book published in Antarctica (by the expedition). Has chapter on the first ascent of Mt Erebus (3794m), a sci-fi like story of polar exploration by Mawson, and other contributions by members of the expedition. The original first edition (printed in Antarctica) has become one of the most sought books on Antarctica, with some copies selling for over $100,000 at auction. This 1986 edition was of 1000 copies and while there have been other newer reprints, this edition has become scarce since it has the Millard material. Original beige cloth with gilt lettering front and spine, red decoration lower front. From the collection of polar scientist and explorer William Davies with his name and date penned to the top of the FFEP (no other writing or marks on any pages). Davies (1917-1990) was a USGS geologist, polar explorer, and recipient of the Antarctic Medal from US Congress. His work took him to Greenland, the Appalachian Mountains of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, and to Antarctica where the Davies Escarpment is named after him. He authored more than 200 scientific and research titles. fine DJ, Fine $145.
- 42. 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. Lacking the uncommon DJ, light soiling covers, rubbed corner tips, VG $10.
- 43. Sinturel, Eugene. Au Coeur Des Pyrenees: Guide illustre de Tourisme avec Notices de sciences naturelles, histoire, litterature, folklore, et Plans-Itineraires d'Excursions en Montagne. Lyon (Imprimeries Reunies), no date [ca 1933], 1st ed, 274pp, tall 8vo, many b/w photos, many maps (several folding), index. Text in french. The most complete guidebook that I've seen to the Pyrenees including climbing routes, details of climbing history, and brief section on skiing. Original printed paperback covers rebound in dark green cloth, gilt lettering spine. Rubbing spine ends, VG $50.
- 44. Spencer, Sydney(ed). Mountaineering. Ldn (Seeley, Service), no date , 1st ed, thick 8vo, 220mm tall x 143mm, 130 b/w photos, 383pp, 9 folding maps, index. Excellent reference written by expert climbers: Rickmers, Thorington, Hoek, Longstaff (Himalaya & Everest), Young, Walter Weston, etc. Covers technique including ski-mountaineering but is mostly a detailed history & description of mountaineering around world. This is one of very few books that describes climbing in Japan, Korea, Formosa, Greenland, Ruwenzori (by Humphreys). Original brown buckram, gilt lettering cover & spine, small gilt decoration front. No owner marks or writing on any pages, no foxing, solid binding, covers clean & unrubbed but there is some light water spotting top area front cover otherwise VG $25.
- 45. Stuck, Hudson. The Ascent Of Denali (Mount McKinley). A Narrative Of The First Complete Ascent Of The Highest Peak In North America. Lincoln (University of Nebraska Press), 1989 PB reprint, 203mm tall x 134mm, 188pp, 34 b/w photos, map. Facsimile reprint of the 1914 first edition. Classic of American climbing literature. This expedition made the accepted 1st ascent of the South Peak, the highest, through very broken snow & ice conditions that were created by a big earthquake. Harry Karstens picked & led most of the route. Very light crease mark upper front cover otherwise near Fine $7.
- 46. Swift, Bill & Sue and Penny Currier (illustrator). Nisqually Vista Trail Guide. WA (Pacific Northwest National Parks Forests Association Mount Rainier Branch), no date [ca 1980], 1st ed(?), 204mm tall x 133mm, PB,  pages including inside covers (book has no page numbers), 13 b/w sketches, 2 b/w photos + cover photo. Uncommon simple booklet describing some of the views, flora and fauna along the trail. Staple-bound paperback with b/w photo of Rainier on the front cover. Slight edge curling, VG $15.
- 47. 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. DJ (rubbed corner tips), pages 175 to 178 have a ripple in the top margin, otherwise VG+ $10.
- 48. Watson, Jim. On Foot & Finger. Climbing And Hiking Cartoons. Seattle (Cloudcap), 1989, 1st ed, 89mm tall x 135mm,  pages, 94 b/w cartoon drawings with most having simple captions. Original oblong small paperback. New $5.
- 49. Watson, Jim. On More Feet & Fingers. Another Collection Of Climbing & Hiking Cartoons. Seattle (Cloudcap), 1989, 1st ed, 89mm tall x 135mm,  pages, 94 b/w cartoon drawings with most having simple captions. Follow-up to author's earlier cartoon book. Original oblong small paperback. New $5.
- 50. Winkley, John. John Muir Naturalist. A Concise Biography. Martinez (John Muir Historical Park Association), 1959, 1st ed, 203mm tall x 140mm, 141pp, 12 b/w photos. Good biography of Muir concentrating on his outdoor rambles & studies: Alaska, Yosemite, Sierra Nevada, the walk to the Gulf, etc. green cloth, gilt lettering front & spine. Inscribed and SIGNED by Winkley on FFEP. lacking DJ, some fading to spine lettering otherwise near Fine $15.
- 51. Winterhalter, Kaspar. Der Letzte Achttausander [The Last Eight-thousander]. Bern (Hallwag), 1959, 1st ed, 225mm tall x 140mm, 199pp, 20 b/w & 13 color photos, 3 maps. Text in German, no English edition. Second Swiss attempt to make the first ascent of Dhaulagiri 1958 (2 years before 1st ascent) which reached about 7600m before retreating from bad weather. Eiselin & Sherpa Pasang Sona were buried at Camp IV in their cave by an avalanche but were able to dig themselves out. Original blue cloth, silver spine with embossed blue lettering. WITH expedition postcard SIGNED by team members and mailed from Nepal in 1958. The card has been signed by Winterhalter, Heckler, Hachler, Hajdukiewicz, Stauble, R. Eiselin, one Sherpa or liaison officer, two Sherpas using fingerprints. The card is in very good condition with minor corner wear. Included with the card is a photocopy where I have identified the signatures. DJ (rubbed edges, clean and bright), very clean covers, old owner name penned to top of FFEP otherwise no owner marks or writing on any pages, no foxing, slight bump lower outside edge front cover, solid binding, bright pages, near Fine $175.
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