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Fleming, Fergus Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 398, 30 bw illus, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #21531 $39.95 $29.95
For centuries Europeans shunned the Alps, fearing them to be realms of icy terror, inhospitable regions that harbored dragons, demons, witches, and all sorts of alien beings. Yet their fear eventually turned to curiosity and Fleming recounts the incredible exploits of the men who explored Europe's [read more]

Fleming, Jon & Ronald Faux Soldiers on Everest: The joint Army Mountaineering Association Royal Nepalese Army Mount Everest Expedition 1976
1977 HMSO London 2nd, small 8vo, pp.xvi, 239, 4 color & 41 bw photos, 3 sketches, appendices, wraps; fine. #23429 $20.00
This paperback is the only edition of the account of this expedition which placed two on the summit, both of whom suffered severe frostbite. Neate F42, SB F16, Yak F72.[read more]

Fleming, Jon & Ronald Faux Soldiers on Everest: The joint Army Mountaineering Association Royal Nepalese Army Mount Everest Expedition 1976
1977 HMSO London 1st, small 8vo, pp.xvi, 239, 4 color & 41 bw photos, 3 sketches, appendices, wraps; vg. #24008 $25.00
This paperback is the only edition of the account of this expedition which placed two on the summit, both of whom suffered severe frostbite. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate F42, SB F16, Yak F72.[read more]

Fleming, Peter Bayonets to Lhasa: The First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904
1984 Oxford Hong Kong rep, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; near fine #24256 $5.00 $4.00
Account of events surrounding Younghusband’s 1904 expedition to Tibet. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Fleming, Peter News from Tartary: A Journey from Peking to Kashmir
1936 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.384, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), tan cloth; dj vg, cloth near fine. #24257 $45.00
In 1935, Fleming and Ella Maillart undertook a seven-month journey across 3700 miles of desert and upland, through ice and sand, through hunger and thirst from Peking to Kashmir. Harder to find with the jacket. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

signedFleming, Peter News from Tartary: A Journey from Peking to Kashmir
1982 Tarcher LA reprint, 8vo, pp.385, 27 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; signed Tom Hornbein, vg. #24009 $12.00
In 1935, Fleming and Ella Maillart undertook a seven-month journey across 3700 miles of desert and upland, through ice and sand, through hunger and thirst from Peking to Kashmir. Originally published in 1936 this edition contains an introduction by Harrer.[read more]

On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite's Most Iconic Climb: Florine, Hans w/ Jayme Moye
Florine, Hans w/ Jayme Moye On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite's Most Iconic Climb
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 204, 28 color photos, appendices, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27183 $24.95
Hans Florine is a big-wall climbing legend in his own time. He holds the speed record on the Nose route of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot granite cliff in Yosemite Valley that’s considered the Everest of the rock-climbing world. Ascending the Nose takes most climbers anywhere from 12 to 96 hours. Florine,[read more]

Up: My Life’s Journey to the Top of Everest: Fogle, Ben & Marina
Fogle, Ben & Marina Up: My Life’s Journey to the Top of Everest
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 269, 42 color photos, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27474 $39.95
In April 2018, seasoned adventurer Ben Fogle and Olympic cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton, along with mountaineer Kenton Cool, took on their most exhausting challenge yet - climbing Everest for the British Red Cross to highlight the environmental challenges mountains face. It would be harro[read more]

Travels Through the Alps: Forbes, James D.
Forbes, James D. Travels Through the Alps
1900 Adam & Charles Black London new ed, rev & annotated by W. A. B. Coolidge, lg 8vo, pp.xxxviii, 572, frontis, 44 bw illus, 9 sketches, 6 maps (5 color, 2 fldg in pocket), teg, gilt-lettered & embossed green cloth; cloth rebound, new eps, tight, fine, 3 maps w/ tears on fold lines, vg #22532 $195.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first E[read more]

Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers: Forbes, James, D.
Forbes, James, D. Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers
1843 Adam & Charles Black Edinburgh 1st, 4to, pp.x, 424, 4 pgs ads, color litho frontis, 1 color & 7 bw lithos, 9 color topo sketches, 2 maps (1 lg fldg), text illus, appendices, orig blindstamped green cloth w/ gilt lettered spine with a 3-pg contemporary hand-written note; cloth spine faded, sharp corners, front hinge starting, name of J. Ladd to fep, fldg map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26523 $2,495.00 $1,795.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first[read more]

Förster, Hans Albert Bis zum Gipfel der Welt: vom Mont Blanc zum Mount Everest
1953 Brockhaus Leipzig 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 41 bw photos, 9 maps, yellow cloth; cloth vg+. #20483 $29.00
A history of attempts and climbs on 8000m peaks, thru the first ascent of Everest, with a small section on the Pamir and Tien Shan. In German, no English translation. Yak F96.[read more]

Himatschal: Die Throne der Götter – 23 Jahre im Himalaya [Himatschal: The Throne of the Gods – 23 Years in the Himalaya]: Forstmann, Carl
Forstmann, Carl Himatschal: Die Throne der Götter – 23 Jahre im Himalaya [Himatschal: The Throne of the Gods – 23 Years in the Himalaya]
1926 Scheri Berlin 1st, thick 8vo, pp.432, 83 bw photos (1 fldg pan), figs (2 fldg), fldg map back, gilt-dec brown cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27576 $59.00
Forstmann spent 25 years as a German tea planter in Darjeeling, a rare phenomenon among the British-dominated tea plantations. His differentiated description of Darjeeling, Sikkim and the foothills of the Himalaya is considered a classic of Himalayan literature. “The people I have tried to show as t[read more]

The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer: Foster, Peter
signedFoster, Peter The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 205, photo frontis, 2 color & 41 bw photos, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27627 $34.95
The biography of scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain earned him the soubriquet, and whose achievements in the Alps and Greater Ranges place him at the forefront of British mountaineering between the two world wars. Born in Edinb[read more]

No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman
2018 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.ix, 241, 39 color photos, blue cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27418 $59.95
Mainstream news reports about climbing are dominated by action from the world’s highest mountains, more often than not focusing on tragedy and controversy. Far removed from this high-altitude circus, a group of visionary and specialist mountaineers are seeking out eye-catching objectives in the most[read more]

On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 74 color & 1 bw photos, 7 sketches, 7 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #24043 $65.00
This is the second volume of Mick’s memoirs. Here he records his alpine climbs since 1990, including Taweche (1995), Changabang (1997), Arwa Tower (1999), Mount Kennedy (2000), and Siguniang (2002). The two-person ascent of Siguniang (China) was so admired by the international climbing community tha[read more]

Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 44 color photos, 4 maps, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth w/ light browning to page edges, else very fine #26495 $145.00
Fowler’s autobiography, and first book, includes his apprenticeship on British crags, and climbs in Peru, the Karakoram, and the first ascent of Spantik’s Golden Pillar (1987) with Victor Saunders. Quite scarce, especially signed. Shortlisted for the 1995 Boardman-Tasker Award.[read more]

No Place But UP!: Fox, Lance
signedFox, Lance No Place But UP!
2012 Pvt Pub US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 242, 37 bw photos, navy cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26440 $34.99
Veterinarian Fox discovered climbing in 2006 and set his goal to achieve the summit of Everest. To achieve that goal he summitted two 14ers in Colorado (2006), attempted Rainier (2007), another 14er in Colorado and three peaks in Mexico (2008), and then on to Everest. In 2009, as a member of Russe[read more]

Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team: Franco, Jean
Franco, Jean Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team
1957 Cape London 1st UK, 8vo, pp.256, 19 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ ½” tear back, rubbed on spine edge & corners, unclipped, near fine, cloth bright, fine #18956 $525.00
The classic account of the 1955 first ascent of Makalu by a French team which succeeded in placing all members on the summit over the course of three ascents. This is one of the harder to find 8000m first ascent books. Quite scarce in any condition. Neate F52, Perret 1741, Yak F113.[read more]

Franco, Jean & Lionel Terray At Grips with Jannu
1967 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 65 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ 1” tear bottom, vg+, cloth fine. #9680 $95.00
Accounts of three French expeditions to Jannu in 1957, 1959, and the 1962 first ascent. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate F53, Yak F114.[read more]

Franco, Jean & Lionel Terray Bataille Pour le Jannu
1965 Gallimard Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.293, 61 bw photos, 2 sketches, 3 maps, wraps; vg+. #21461 $25.00
Accounts of three French expeditions to Jannu in 1957, 1959, and the 1962 first ascent. This is the French edition of 'At Grips with Jannu'. Neate F53, Perret 1743, Yak F114.[read more]

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