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Everest: The Ultimate Challenge: Burgess, Alan & Jim Palmer
signedBurgess, Alan & Jim Palmer Everest: The Ultimate Challenge
1983 Beaufort NY 1st, 4to, pp.214, 115 color photos, appendices, blue cloth; signed John Amatt & Pat Morrow, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #12014 $79.00
Account of the 1982 Canadian ascent of Everest, six people reached the summit but not without sacrifice. John Amatt served as business leader for the expedition and Pat Morrow became the second Canadian to reach the summit. This is a nice expedition book with lots of photos. See Neate B214, SB B4[read more]

Everest: The Ultimate Challenge: Burgess, Alan & Jim Palmer
Burgess, Alan & Jim Palmer Everest: The Ultimate Challenge
1983 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 4to, pp.214, 115 color photos, appendices, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #24193 $19.00
Account of the 1982 Canadian ascent of Everest, six people reached the summit but not without sacrifice. Pat Morrow became the second Canadian to reach the summit. This is a nice expedition book with lots of photos. See Neate B214, SB B48.[read more]

Climb: Tales of Man Versus Boulder, Crag, Wall, and Peak: Burns, Kerry L. & Cameron M. Burns. eds.
Burns, Kerry L. & Cameron M. Burns. eds. Climb: Tales of Man Versus Boulder, Crag, Wall, and Peak
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 243, 14 bw photos, map, wraps; new #25855 $14.95
A cliffhanging collection of 15 of the world’s greatest climbing adventures. From straightforward narratives of ascents to meticulous self-examination to spiritual reveries, climbing prompts men and women to pour forth essays, articles, and books that are unlike any other field of literature. Clim[read more]

Alaska – Narrative, Glaciers, Natives – History, Geography, Resources (Harriman Alaska Expedition): Burroughs, John, John Muir & George Bird Grinell, et al.
Burroughs, John, John Muir & George Bird Grinell, et al. Alaska – Narrative, Glaciers, Natives – History, Geography, Resources (Harriman Alaska Expedition)
1901 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xxxvii, 183, color frontis, 7 color & 48 bw plates, 12 color illus, 175 figs, 2 (of 4) maps, vol II pp.185-383, color frontis, 5 color & 53 bw plates, 13 color illus , 65 figs, 1 color map, teg, uncut, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, near fine #27146 $315.00
Edward Henry Harriman (1848-1909) was one of the nation’s most powerful railroad magnates. In 1899 he organized a large, lavish expedition which left Seattle on the ship George W. Elder. Carrying 126 passengers, consisting of scientists, artists, photographers, naturalists, crew and family, the Elde[read more]

Buttin, Yvette Grand-Mère 7000: A L'Assaut de l'Himalaya
1973 De La Cité Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.220, 15 bw photos, wraps; vg+. #12985 $26.00
Account of the 1972 French Gurja Himal expedition. In French, no English translation. Yak B314.[read more]

Mount Everest North Face (8650m) Poster: Caban, Miroslav
signedCaban, Miroslav Mount Everest North Face (8650m) Poster
Image size 41.25" x 12.75", Poster size 43.5" x 16", geographic locator text states “Kangchenjunga, Makalu”, color w/ white margins; signed in lower right corner, rolled, new #25268 $19.95 $15.96
Miroslav Caban started serious climbing in 1996 and since then has climbed in the Alps (Mount Blanc, Matterhorn, Grossglockner, Grossvenediger, and others), Aconcagua (2000, 2001), K2, Cho Oyu (2002), Everest (2002), Denali (2004), Elbrus (2004), Kilimanjaro (2004), Vinson (2004), Aconcagua (2005), [read more]

The Moth and The Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest: Caesar, Ed
Caesar, Ed The Moth and The Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 261, 8 bw photos, 4 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27847 $27.95
In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Mount Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceives his own crazy, beautiful plan: he will fly a plane from England to Everest, crash-land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to[read more]

Cameron, Ian Mountains of the Gods: The Himalaya and the Mountains of Central Asia
1984 Facts on File NY 1st, 4to, pp.248, 23 color & 83 bw photos, 17 color illus, 8 maps, appendices, burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #11855 $35.00
A nicely done book on natural history, exploration, and climbing. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C05, SB C03.[read more]

Card, Frank Whensoever: 50 Years of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service 1943-1993
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.338, photo frontis, 94 bw photos, 14 maps, cartoons, appendices, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #18375 $35.95 $32.95
The RAF Mountain Rescue Service has a long history of recovery and rescue of not only aircrew members but also civilians caught out in the mountains.[read more]

The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924: Carr, Herbert
Carr, Herbert The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924
1979 Gastons-West Col Goring 1st, 8vo, pp.143, photo frontis, 13 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9574 $125.00
Interesting biography of Irvine who, along with George Mallory, disappeared on Everest in 1924. Much of this is from Irvine’s diaries and includes his early life, rowing at Oxford, ski racing at Mürren, Spitsbergen (1923), and Everest (1924).[read more]

World Climbing: Images From The Edge: Carter, Simon
Carter, Simon World Climbing: Images From The Edge
2006 Australia 2nd, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 227 color photos, photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #24513 $39.95 $29.95
A visual celebration of modern technical climbing by one of the sport's leading photographers. Without Hollywood tricks or special effects, Carter gives readers a good, hard, honest look at contemporary rock climbing at its finest. This extensive work features more than 90 climbers and spans 12 co[read more]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lhotse ’75: Spedizione Alpinistico-scientifica del C.A.I. all’Himalaya del Nepal: Cassin, Riccardo & Guiseppe Nangeroni
signedCassin, Riccardo & Guiseppe Nangeroni Lhotse ’75: Spedizione Alpinistico-scientifica del C.A.I. all’Himalaya del Nepal
1977 Club Alpino Italiano Bologna 1st, 4to, pp.171 + 65, 54 color & 106 bw photos (1 fldg panorama in pocket), 20 figs, 5 maps (1 fldg in pocket), table, illus ep, grey cloth; signed Reinhold Messner on bookplate, dj w/ chip on back & 1” tear, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #27109 $225.00
The 1975 attempt on Lhotse’s South Face was a combined climbing and scientific expedition. The strong team tackled vertical rock and 70° ice at high altitude but had to abandon the climb 3300’ short of the summit in the face of bad weather and avalanches. About half the book is devoted to the climb[read more]

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

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

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