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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[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]

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]

Learning to Breathe: Cave, Andy
New signedCave, Andy Learning to Breathe
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.276, 27 color & 6 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ slight toning to paper as usual, tight, fine #24985 $85.00
Cave’s memoir takes us from his early days as a coal miner 3000 feet below the surface to his emergence as a high altitude climber. In 1986 he quit his job mining in order to take up mountaineering professionally. He attempted Ama Dablam (1987), Annapurna III (1988), and Gasherbum IV (1993). In 1997[read more]

Thin White Line: Cave, Andy
New Cave, Andy Thin White Line
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 240, 40 color & 5 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24979 $39.00
In 1997, Cave returned from the Himalaya, having climbed the stupendous north face of Changabang, but losing his friend and climbing partner in the process. Traumatized by the ordeal, he examines his relationship with the mountains that have defined his life. Will he have the courage to undertake su[read more]

Everest: Moins 2 Mètres/Minus 2 Meters: Chamoux, Benoît
New Chamoux, Benoît Everest: Moins 2 Mètres/Minus 2 Meters
1993 Initiative France 1st, small 4to, pp.127, 81 color & 10 bw photos, 3 color illus, 7 figs, 2 tables, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ 2.5” taped tear on front, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #27061 $45.00
Account of the 1992 Everest expedition which saw Chamoux (1961-1995) reach the summit of his 10th 8000m peak. This large expedition, primarily Italian, also placed scientific equipment on the summit to measure Everest’s height via both satellite and triangulation. As a result of this work Everest wa[read more]

Le Vertige de L'Infini: Chamoux, Benoît
Chamoux, Benoît Le Vertige de L'Infini
1988 Albin Michel Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.187, 33 color photos, wraps; fine #18415 $29.00
Contains accounts of Chamoux’s climbs on Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I and II, Dhaulagiri II, and Everest. Chamoux would go on to summit 13 of the 14 8000ers before his disappearance on Kangchenjunga in 1995. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Memoirs of a Mountaineer: “Helvellyn to Himalaya” and “Lhasa: The Holy City”: Chapman, F. Spencer
Chapman, F. Spencer Memoirs of a Mountaineer: “Helvellyn to Himalaya” and “Lhasa: The Holy City”
1945 Reprint Society London rep, 8vo, pp.446, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, green cloth; dj taped on edges, clipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #11484 $19.00
A combination of two of Chapman's more popular books. “Helvellyn to Himalaya” includes an account of an attempt on Chomolhari. Neate C27.[read more]

In Patagonia: Chatwin, Bruce
New Chatwin, Bruce In Patagonia
1977 Summit Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.205, map frontis, tan/brown cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ small dampstain top of text block at spine, near fine #27813 $65.00
The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight. An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remar[read more]

A Youth Wasted Climbing: Chaundy-Smart, David
signedChaundy-Smart, David A Youth Wasted Climbing
2015 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 247, 10 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #27024 $19.95
Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal told him he was wasting his youth by climbing. Here, he tells the story of how he and his brother, Reg, spent the last years of the 1970s fighting suburban boredom to become, in the words of renowned climbing historian Chic Sc[read more]

Child, Greg Climbing: The Complete Reference
1995 Facts on File NY 1st, 4to, pp.264, 60+ bw photos & illus, appendices, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #23420 $9.00
From Abalakov to Zurbriggen, open it anywhere and you’re sure to find something new what with 1000+ entries on people, peaks, equipment, terminology, etc.[read more]

Postcards from the Ledge: Collected Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child: Child, Greg
signedChild, Greg Postcards from the Ledge: Collected Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child
1998 US 1st, 8vo, frontis, pp.223, 53 bw photos, black/white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #15884 $39.00
More great writings from outstanding climber, and writer, Greg Child. His clever wit, sharp observations, and insightful reflections cover the full spectrum of the mountaineering experience and continue to entertain. Winner 1998 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature.[read more]

Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalaya: Child, Greg
New signedChild, Greg Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalaya
1990 Peregrine Smith Salt Lake City 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 36 color & 19 bw photos, map, appendices, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9581 $55.00
Child's first book recounts his climbs on Shivling, Lobsang Spire, Broad Peak, & Gasherbrum IV.[read more]

Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalaya: Child, Greg
signedChild, Greg Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalaya
1988 Patrick Stephens Northamptonshire 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 36 color & 19 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #25842 $89.00
Child's first book recounts his climbs on Shivling, Lobsang Spire, Broad Peak, & Gasherbrum IV. This UK edition preceded the US edition by two years.[read more]

A Photographic Record of the Mount Jolmo Lungma Scientific Expedition (1966-1968): China.
China. A Photographic Record of the Mount Jolmo Lungma Scientific Expedition (1966-1968)
1977 Science Press Peking rep, 4to, np, 65 color & 70 bw photos, map eps, wraps; near fine #22322 $29.00
A large format photo account of the Tibet Scientific Expedition of the Chinese Academy of Sciences which reached a high point of 7790 metres. A nice production with glossy, coated paper and text in English. Neate C43.[read more]

Another Ascent of the World's Highest Peak - Qomolangma: China.
China. Another Ascent of the World's Highest Peak - Qomolangma
1975 Foreign Languages Press Peking 1st, 8vo, pp.119, 97 color & 54 bw photos, map, wraps; spine/spine edges faded as usual, near fine #10306 $35.00 $19.00
Account of the 1975 Chinese ascent from the north. Neate C38, SB C16, Yak C97. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

1992 Postcard Belgian Cho Oyu Expedition: Cho Oyu
signedCho Oyu 1992 Postcard Belgian Cho Oyu Expedition
1992 ; signed 4 members – Bernard Mousny (leader), Pascal Debrouwer, Linda Le Bon, + 1 #27754 $19.00
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Climbing Ice: Chouinard, Yvon
Chouinard, Yvon Climbing Ice
1978 Sierra Club SF 2nd, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 15 color & 153 bw photos, wraps; yellowed around edges, very good #9585 $9.00 $7.65
Chouinard’s classic book focusing on technique, history, equipment, and the science of ice. Neate C50. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman: Chouinard, Yvon
Chouinard, Yvon Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 94 bw photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #24130 $19.00 $15.20
Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, presents both an autobiography of his years as one of the best climbers in America, and the story of developing his unique company begun from making his own equipment. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing tr[read more]

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