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Swiat Tatr [Tatra World]: Gregor, Miro
New Gregor, Miro Swiat Tatr [Tatra World]
1984 Wydawnictwo Sport Warszawa 1st, 4to, [pp.234], photo frontis, 193 color photos, illus eps, tan cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27677 $15.00
A large-format book showcasing the beautiful Tatras mountains bordering Poland and Slovakia. Four summary pages and photo captions in Polish, English, German, and Russian.[read more]

One Mountain After Another: Groom, Arthur
New Groom, Arthur One Mountain After Another
1949 Angus & Robertson Sydney 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 205, photo frontis, 39 bw photos, appendix, map eps, pale blue cloth; cloth rubbed, tight, vg #27678 $19.00
Groom (1904-1953) was an Australian writer, conservationist, journalist, and photographer. He cofounded Binna Burra Mountain Lodge in 1933 and wrote six books. In this book Groom presents the history of the McPherson Range, on the border of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, and the establis[read more]

Tragédie à l’Everest: Histoire vécue d’une catastrophe à l’Everest [Everest Tragedy: A True Story of an Everest Disaster]: Krakauer, Jon
New Krakauer, Jon Tragédie à l’Everest: Histoire vécue d’une catastrophe à l’Everest [Everest Tragedy: A True Story of an Everest Disaster]
1998 Guérin Chamonix ltd ed 1000 numbered copies, square 8vo, pp.xv, 372, 206 (of 215) bw photos, 4 (of 5) sketches, 5 maps, page ribbon, red cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ 12 blank pages due to printing error, else fine #27679 $19.00
This is the French translation of Krakauer’s best-selling ‘Into Thin Air’ published by the renowned Guérin publishers in their traditional red cloth binding. What sets this book apart from both the US and UK trade editions of this book is Guérin’s inclusion of so many additional photos. Jon Kraka[read more]

Nanda Devi, 3e Expedition Francaise l'Himalaya: Languepin, J. J. & L. Payan
New Languepin, J. J. & L. Payan Nanda Devi, 3e Expedition Francaise l'Himalaya
1952 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.xvi, (72), 13, 13 color & 77 bw photos, 4 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj rubbed, splits along spine, vg-, internally front hinge separated, vg- #13025 $39.00
The photo book of the tragic 1951 French expedition attempting to make the second ascent of Nanda Devi. While attempting to traverse the mountain two members disappeared. This was never published in English, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Languepin's classic 'To Kiss High Heav[read more]

The Sunlit Summit: The Life of W. H. Murray: Lloyd-Jones, Robin
New Lloyd-Jones, Robin The Sunlit Summit: The Life of W. H. Murray
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 358, 18 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26557 $39.95
William Hutchison Murray (1913 - 1996) was one of Scotland’s most distinguished climbers in the years before and after the Second World War. As a prisoner of war in Italy he wrote his first classic book, Mountaineering in Scotland, on rough toilet paper which was confiscated and destroyed by the Ges[read more]

A Century of Mountaineering 1857-1957: Lunn, Arnold
New Lunn, Arnold A Century of Mountaineering 1857-1957
1957 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.263, color frontis, 16 bw photos, 7 color paintings, gilt-dec red cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth w/ name, fine #23079 $35.00 $25.00
This is Lunn’s most desireable book, published as a Centenary tribute to the Alpine Club from the Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research. Lunn knew many of the prominent figures in mountaineering and provides fascinating insight into world mountaineering at the time. The binding matches the Club’s usu[read more]

Where Four Worlds Meet - Hindu Kush 1959: Maraini, Fosco
New Maraini, Fosco Where Four Worlds Meet - Hindu Kush 1959
1965 Harish Hamilton London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, 29 color & 134 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), errata slip, map eps, brown cloth; dj edges rubbed, pulled top/bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #16417 $19.00
A nice companion volume to 'Karakoram' this details the first ascent of Saraghrar (24,111’). Neate M49, Yak M81.[read more]

Leaning on the Wind: Under the Spell of the Great Chinook: Marty, Sid
New Marty, Sid Leaning on the Wind: Under the Spell of the Great Chinook
1995 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 317, black/blue cloth; dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27680 $9.00
Marty lives in Chinook Country - a vast land of mountain, foothills, prairie and sky - where the warm Pacific wind blows in a broad belt along the eastern slopes of the Rockies, turning winter temporarily into spring. Known to hurl box cars off their tracks and make trees grow parallel to the ground[read more]

The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite: Matthes, Francois
New Matthes, Francois The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite
1950 Univ Calif Press Berkeley 8vo, pp.xiii, 160, photo frontis, 50 bw photos, drawing, 11 figs, map, wraps; owner’s inscription, fine #24543 $5.00
The basis for this book was Matthes’ monumental work, Geologic History of the Yosemite Valley. This was edited by Fritiof Fryxell and published after Matthes’ death in 1948. Includes 23 photos by Ansel Adams.[read more]

The Perpetual Hills: A Personal Anthology of Mountains: Merrick, Hugh
New signedMerrick, Hugh The Perpetual Hills: A Personal Anthology of Mountains
1964 Newnes London 1st, tall 8vo, pp.247, 35 bw photos, photo eps, green cloth; signed John Roskelley on his bookplate & w/ his blindstamp, dj lightly chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #13632 $29.00
Merrick was active in the field of mountaineering literature for many years and here presents his take on the best writings from over 100 authors. Neate M83.[read more]

13 Spiegel Meiner Seele [13 Mirrors of My Soul]: Messner, Reinhold
New Messner, Reinhold 13 Spiegel Meiner Seele [13 Mirrors of My Soul]
1994 Piper München 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 39 color photos, 8 sketches, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #19069 $25.00
Messner expands beyond his normal climbing literature to discuss other aspects and travels of his life including his art collection, castle, Bhutan, South Tyrol, Greenland and desert crossings, and several climbs. In German, no English translation.[read more]

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