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American Alpine Club LibraryOrtenburger, Leigh A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range
1965 Sierra Club SF rev, 8vo, pp.xiii, 336, illus frontis, 35 bw photos, sketches, brown cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #14377 $25.00 $22.50
This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Library, click here.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryOrtenburger, Leigh A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range
1956 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 159, illus frontis, 25 bw photos, sketches, 3 maps, brown cloth; dj w. small chip top spine, some browning back, near fine, cloth fin #24929 $49.00 $44.10
This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Library, click here.[read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
American Alpine Club LibraryPriestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1915 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.382, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 149 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, silver dec blue cloth; cloth worn w/ some loss of gilt particularly to spine, remnant of Hall bookplate, vg #14460 $595.00 $428.40
Priestley was a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition and went with the Northern Party to explore the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave. Quite scarce. Spence 940. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryPutnam, William Lowell The Great Glacier and Its House
1982 AAC NY 1st, 4to, pp.223, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, 5 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #10015 $25.00 $22.50
The Selkirk Range, the Canadian railroad, and climbs and climbers from 1885-1925. Neate P104. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Library,
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryPutnam, William Lowell The Great Glacier and Its House: The Story of the First Center of Alpinism in North America 1885-1925
1982 AAC NY 1st, 4to, pp.223, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, 5 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; inscribed ‘For Henry Hall in anticipation of his 87th birthday, with gratitude for all you have done for alpinism. Bill Putnam’, dj fine, cloth fine #14665 $65.00 $58.50
The Selkirk Range, the Canadian railroad, and climbs and climbers from 1885-1925. Neate P104. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secretary (1933-46), President (1950-52), Honorary Member (1962), and first Honorary President (1974-87). He was also a founde[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryReader, John Kilimanjaro
1982 Universe NY 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 84, 81 color photos, 8 bw illus, 2 maps, brown cloth; dj rubbed, near fine, cloth w/King blindstamp, fine #24352 $59.00 $53.10
A spectacular large-format work on Africa’s highest peak. Scarce. Neate R14. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mountain Ascents, Past and Present’ (1981), relating his climbs on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monch, Eiger, Everest, Fuji, an[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryRoskelley, John Stories Off the Wall
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 32 color & 24 bw photos, red cloth; dj w/ large taped tears back, book, cloth w/ name, fine #25052 $19.00 $17.10
A fine collection of stories from the Cascades and Yosemite to the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Russian Pamirs. Out of print in hardcover. SB R002. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all curre[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryShipton, Eric Land of Tempest: Travels in Patagonia 1958-1962
1963 Dutton NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj w/ edge tears, good+, cloth near fine #10110 $35.00 $31.50
Accounts of four expeditions in the isolated regions of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Neate S59. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Library,
American Alpine Club LibraryShipton, Eric Land of Tempest: Travels in Patagonia 1958-1962
1963 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj w/ fade strip on left side cover, vg, cloth fine #24948 $75.00 $67.50
Accounts of four expeditions in the isolated regions of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Neate S59. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Library,
American Alpine Club LibrarySmith, Albert The Story of Mont Blanc
1974 Gastons-West Col Reading 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 219, 8 ads, frontis, text illus, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24951 $69.00 $62.10
Smith was an English writer who had a passion for Mont Blanc. He climbed the mountain in 1851 and produced an illustrated lecture which ran for six years and made him a rich man. A reprint of 1853 first edition. Neate S8. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shad[read more]

High Worlds of the Mountain Climber: Spring, Bob & Ira
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibrarySpring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle ltd signed ed #383/2000, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Harvey Manning, Bob & Ira Spring, dj separated along rear flap, chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, good, cloth fine #24952 $27.00
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibrarySpring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle ltd signed ed #476/2000, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Harvey Manning, Bob & Ira Spring, dj rubbed on spine, chip bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ Prouty & AAC/Prouty bookplates, fine #24953 $29.00 $26.10
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, ph[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryThorington, J. Monroe A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century
1943 AAC [NY] 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 83, frontis, 43 bw illus, red cloth; cloth w/ top spine chipped, former label mark bottom spine, lib label on front cover, remnant of Thorington bookplate, DPL & AAC/Thorington bookplates, DPL stamp to title/copyright page & top edge, pen additions in back in Thorington’s hand, tight, vg #24961 $75.00 $67.50
A detailed account of ascents from 1819 to 1899 derived from original accounts, diaries, letters, etc. Neate T29. Thorington, James Monroe (1894 – 1989) – AAC President (1941-43), Honorary Member (1949), member Alpine Club (honorary), Alpine Club of Canada (honorary), Deutschen und Österreichisc[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryTilman, H. W. Nepal Himalaya
1952 Cambridge Univ Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 272, photo frontis, 61 bw photos, 7 maps, appendix, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine faded & edges cracked, fair #25058 $65.00
An account of three expeditions: Langtang and Ganesh (1949); Annapurna IV and Manaslu (1950); and to Everest, with Charles Houston, where the southern approach was discovered in 1950. Neate T45, SB T12, Yak T81. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from[read more]

The Ascent of Nanda Devi: Tilman, H. W.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryTilman, H. W. The Ascent of Nanda Devi
1937 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 235, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine faded, chipped top spine, vg #25053 $95.00
The first ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645') with Arthur Emmons, Charles Houston, and Noel Odell, in 1936, without the use of crampons or pitons! Both Tilman and Odell reached the summit. Houston is, of course, also known for his feats on K2 in 1936 and 1938. Odell was a member of the British Everest[read more]

A Pioneer In The High Alps: Alpine Letters and Diaries: Tuckett, F. F.
American Alpine Club LibraryTuckett, F. F. A Pioneer In The High Alps: Alpine Letters and Diaries
1920 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 372, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 bw photos, 6 sketches, uncut, brown cloth; cloth spine darkened as usual, top spine chipped, # bottom spine, remnant of AAC bookplate, NY Public Library stamp on frontis verso & copyright page, label remnant rep, good #25061 $145.00 $104.40
Tuckett climbed extensively in the latter nineteenth century, making many first ascents in the Alps, and adopted the scientific approach to mountain travel. Neate T69. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Lib[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ 1.5” tear front, chipped bottom corners, vg, cloth fine #10305 $65.00 $58.50
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC L[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ chips/tears, taped edges, good, cloth vg #25065 $45.00 $40.50
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC L[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ large chips top edge, good, cloth near fine #25063 $49.00 $44.10
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC L[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryWills, Alfred Wanderings Among the High Alps
1937 Blackwell Oxford rep, 8vo, pp.ix, 235, 16 bw photos, tan cloth; cloth rubbed, front hinge cracked, King blindstamp, vg #25074 $25.00 $22.50
Wills was a founding member of the Alpine Club and its President from 1864-5. This describes his ascent of the Wetterhorn which is considered the beginning of the Golden Age of mountaineering. Neate W94. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mount[read more]

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