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Yosemite: In the Sixties: Denny, Glen
signedDenny, Glen Yosemite: In the Sixties
2008 US 2nd prtg, 4to, pp.144, 106 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Denny & Ed Cooper, lettered mylar dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #26493 $79.00
Denny has created an extraordinary book of rare black-and-white photographs of Yosemite Valley climbers. Originally inspired by the work of Ansel Adams, photographer and filmmaker Denny quickly mastered the effects of light on rock but his special gift is for these portraits of climbers in their el[read more]

Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light chipping top spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #22206 $195.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #15889 $115.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]
1954 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, (64), fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 80 bw (2 fldg) photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Achille Compagnoni, cloth tight, vg+ #23287 $295.00 $245.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2 led by Desio. Compagnoni and Lacedelli were the two summitters. This original Italian edition has more photos than the English language translations. This copy has the blindstamp of the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE, Italia[read more]

La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]
1954 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, (64), fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 80 bw (2 fldg) photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Walter Bonatti, dj w/ most of spine missing, chipped, torn, poor, cloth w/ SIAE blindstamp on title page, small ink owner’s name in two places, vg #25887 $975.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This original Italian edition has more photos than the English language translations. This copy has the blindstamp of the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE, Italian Authors and Publishers Association) as I have seen in other[read more]

Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1956 McGraw Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, spline lightly faded, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #10996 $79.00 $59.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1956 McGraw Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Achille Compagnoni & Lino Lacedelli, dj chipped bottom spine, light dampstainback, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #25640 $825.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses: Desmaison, René
signedDesmaison, René 342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses
1975 Flammarion Paris rep, 8vo, pp.201, 36 bw photos, wraps; inscribed, near fine #24625 $39.00
Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. This is his account of his ascent of a new winter route on the Walker Spur of the Grand Jorasses. His partner Serge Gousseault died during the ascent and Desmaison had to be rescued, barely surv[read more]

signedDesmaison, René 342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses
1976 Flammarion Paris rep, 8vo, pp.201, 36 bw photos, wraps; signed, fine #18146 $95.00
Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. This is his account of his ascent of a new winter route on the Walker Spur of the Grand Jorasses. His partner Serge Gousseault died during the ascent and Desmaison had to be rescued, barely su[read more]

Total Alpinism: Desmaison, René
Desmaison, René Total Alpinism
1982 Granada London 1st, 8vo, pp.202, 24 bw photos, blue cloth; dj spine faded, some light blue spotting to back cover/top spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth miss ffep, else fine #23589 $49.00 $41.65
A translation of Desmaison’s ‘342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses’ and ‘La Montagne a Mains Nues’. Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. He climbed a number of new routes including the Direct North Face of Cima Grande, the Freney P[read more]

Annapurna: Duo pour un 8000 [Annapurna: Two on an 8000]: Destivelle, Catherine & Erik DeCamp
Destivelle, Catherine & Erik DeCamp Annapurna: Duo pour un 8000 [Annapurna: Two on an 8000]
1994 Paris Arthaud 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.143, color frontis, 99 color & 17 bw photos, 6 maps, pictorial cloth; dj corners bumped, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #22776 $45.00
Account of the 1994 French South Face expedition on which Destivelle and DeCamp attempted a new route to the right of the Bonington route. Nicely illustrated with photos from their other climbs and historical information on Annapurna. In French, no English translation. Perret 1330.[read more]

Vaincre le Geant: Rudy van Snick sur le Mont Everest [Defeat the Giant: Rudy van Snick on Mount Everest]: Detienne, Herman
Detienne, Herman Vaincre le Geant: Rudy van Snick sur le Mont Everest [Defeat the Giant: Rudy van Snick on Mount Everest]
1990 Lannoo Tielt 1st, 4to, pp.73, photo frontis, 92 color photos, map eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #16893 $49.00
Principally a photo-book documenting Belgian Rudy van Snick’s 1990 ascent of Everest as a member of Rob Hall’s International Everest Expedition. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Joies de la Montagne [Joys of the Mountain]: Devies, Lucien & Lionel Terray
Devies, Lucien & Lionel Terray Joies de la Montagne [Joys of the Mountain]
1965 Hachette 1st, 4to, pp.255, 24 color & 166 bw photos, 18 bw portraits, 1 color & 10 bw illus, map, white cloth; dj corners rubbed, chipped on back, vg, cloth fine #26212 $35.00 $15.00
A large-format celebration, with wonderful photos, of mountains beginning with the early history of Alpine climbing. With contributions from René Desmaison, Jean Franco, Roger Frison-Roche, Toni Hiebeler, Georges Livanos, Guido Magnone, Samival, and others. In French, no English translation. To[read more]

Dewart, Gilbert Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica
1989 OSU Columbus 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 12 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #9093 $20.00
Dewart, a geophysicist, spent time in 1960 living and working with the a Soviet research team at both Mirnyy and Vostock.[read more]

Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica: Dewart, Gilbert
Dewart, Gilbert Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica
1989 OSU Columbus 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 12 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj w/ tear top right front/back corner, sticker residue, vg, cloth fine #25769 $5.00
Dewart, a geophysicist, spent time in 1960 living and working with the a Soviet research team at both Mirnyy and Vostock.[read more]

More than Everest: He Conquered the Hearts of Men - The Extraordinary Life of Autar Singh Cheema: Dhillon, Dr. Harish
Dhillon, Dr. Harish More than Everest: He Conquered the Hearts of Men - The Extraordinary Life of Autar Singh Cheema
2011 India 1st, 4to, pp.261, 163 color & 107 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, 3 maps, page-ribbon, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25870 $64.95
This is the remarkable story of Autar Singh Cheema – the first Indian to climb Everest. Born in pre-partition Punjab on 15 January 1938, he grew up amidst the idyllic environs of orchards and ancestral homes, spending summers in Jammu and Kashmir. This traces Cheema’s remarkable journey starting f[read more]

Climb Denali: A Reflective Journey: Dick, Laurent
signedDick, Laurent Climb Denali: A Reflective Journey
2004 Dick 1st, 4to, pp.64, photo frontis, 62 color & 1 bw photos, white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #24111 $19.95
From Base Camp to Summit, Dick’s wonderful photos present the impressive majesty of North America’s largest peak. “A beautifully illustrated book and delightful reading for anyone, whether or not you’ve actually climbed to the summit.” - Brad Washburn.[read more]

Penguins and Primus: An Account of the Northern Expedition June 1910 – February 1913: Dickason, Harry
Dickason, Harry Penguins and Primus: An Account of the Northern Expedition June 1910 – February 1913
2012 Australia 1st thus, 8vo, pp.191, photo frontis, 8 color & 32 bw photos, 4 pencil sketches, 2 maps, uncut, dec eps, dec tri-fold cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26857 $75.00
Londoner Harry Dickason (1885 – 1943) was a petty officer in the Royal Navy when he joined Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) as an Able Seaman. During the course of the expedition he served with the Northern Party, a group led by Lieutenant Victor Campbell with five others (Petty[read more]

Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest: Dickinson, Brian
Dickinson, Brian Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 259, 21 color photos, yellow cloth; dj & cloth new #26729 $24.99
In 2011, Dickinson, a former Navy rescue swimmer, was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Everest when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: should he continue to push for the summit, or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the optio[read more]

Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak: Dickinson, Matt
Dickinson, Matt Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak
2002 UK 1st, square 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 36 color & 13 bw photos, 8 removeable documents/artifacts, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #22897 $29.95
A most intriguing book for all ages. Dickinson, an Everest climber himself, has provided a book which presents the mountain in a unique format. Included throughout are removeable facsimilies such as the 1921 British Everest map, Nepalese rupees, a prayer flag, an excerpt from Maurice Wilson’s 1934[read more]

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