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The West Face: Magnone, Guido
American Alpine Club LibraryMagnone, Guido The West Face
1955 Museum Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.166, photo frontis, 14 bw photos, 3 diagrams, appendices, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, unclipped, good, cloth tight, eps browned along dj flap, very good #24293 $75.00
Magnone will be remembered as one of the greatest of alpine climbers. In 1949 he accomplished his first major climb, the Northeast Face of the Piz Badile, long regarded as one of the most arduous rock climbs in the Alps. Two years later, with Lionel Terray, he made the first ascent of Fitzroy, regar[read more]

Berge-ewiges Abenteuer [Mountains – Eternal Adventure]: Maix, Kurt
Maix, Kurt Berge-ewiges Abenteuer [Mountains – Eternal Adventure]
1966 Nymphenburger München 1st, 8vo, pp.543, 65 bw photos, grey cloth; cloth fine #26214 $15.00 $7.00
A history of mountaineering begining with Babylonians, Romans, and Vikings. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Majrani, Marco Himalaya
1994 Desnivel Madrid 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 114 color photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #20639 $39.00
A stunningly illustrated book of the Himalaya and its people, primarily focused on Tibet. In Spanish.[read more]

Malatynski, Marek W Cieniu Kangczendzengi
1978 Iskry Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.307, 48 color & 58 bw photos, map, wraps w/ dj; w/ bookplate of Anders Bolinder, dj fine, wraps fine. #23707 $49.00
Account of the 1974 first ascent of Kangbachen and the 1978 first ascents of Kangchenjunga’s Middle and South Peaks. Unfortunately, on the latter climb, the team had permission for the Main summit, not for these two peaks, and the leader, Piotr Mlotecki, was banned from Nepal for five years. Two A[read more]

Sguardi dall'Alto: Malfer, Giulio
signedMalfer, Giulio Sguardi dall'Alto
2002 Italy 1st, 4to, pp.293, photo frontis, 251 bw photos, black cloth; signed Diemberger, issued w/o dj, cloth fine. #23645 $115.00
Those familiar with the excellent journal Alpinist will be familiar with the work of Malfer whose marvelous portraits grace the pages of the Faces section. This wonderful book captures, in exquisite detail, the faces of 242 climbers who have impacted the history of Italian mountaineering in the las[read more]

The Artists of the Alpine Club: A Biographical Dictionary: Mallalieu, Peter
Mallalieu, Peter The Artists of the Alpine Club: A Biographical Dictionary
2011 UK New ed w/ Addendum, oblong 8vo, pp.xii, 240, color frontis, 86 color & 9 bw illus, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25952 $49.95
Since its foundation in 1857, there have always been members of the Alpine Club who have carried sketch-books into the mountains, keeping a record of their endeavours and the peaks they had climbed. Descriptions of these artists form the principal part of the text of this Dictionary, together with [read more]

Mammut: 150 Years, 150 Stories: Mammut
Mammut Mammut: 150 Years, 150 Stories
2011 Switzerland 1st, square 8vo, [pp.232], 263 color & 39 bw photos, page ribbon, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26566 $79.95
A celebration of 150 years of Mammut products is told via 150 stories from various contributors including Daniel Anker, Mo Anthoine, Steph Davis, Johnny Dawes, Catherine Destivelle, Ralf Dujmovits, Wolfang Güllich, Peter Habeler, Lynn Hill, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Reinhard Karl, Andy Kirkpatrick, Re[read more]

With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps: Mannering, George Edward
American Alpine Club LibraryMannering, George Edward With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps
1891 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 139, 24 ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 17 bw illus, color fldg map, appendix, uncut, gold dec red cloth; cloth w/ former label mark bottom spine, spotting on front/back covers, DPL, Gabel, & AAC/Gabel bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright pages & top edge, some foxing, map w/ orig folds & no tears, good. #24905 $275.00 $198.00
Mannering, a self-trained climber, attempted the unclimbed Mount Cook without guides. He was later a co-founder of the New Zealand Alpine Club and was responsible for much exploration and survey work in the Mount Cook area. Neate M40. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its R[read more]

With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps: Mannering, George Edward
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryMannering, George Edward With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps
1891 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 139, frontis w/ tissue guard, 17 bw illus, color fldg map, appendix, w/o ads, teg, marbled eps, raised bands, ½ leather/marbled boards; inscribed ‘A red letter day of ? In making Mr. Montagnier G Mannering 17 July 1922’, ½ spine off, spine sep from backstrip, Montagnier & AAC/Montagnier plates, frontis before Preface, fair #24906 $325.00 $292.50
Mannering, a self-trained climber, attempted the unclimbed Mount Cook without guides. He was later a co-founder of the New Zealand Alpine Club and was responsible for much exploration and survey work in the Mount Cook area. Neate M40. Montagnier, Henry Fairbanks (1877 – 1933) – Member of the AA[read more]

Backpacking One Step at a Time: Manning, Harvey
Manning, Harvey Backpacking One Step at a Time
1972 REI Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 356, photo frontis, 26 color & 77 bw photos, 91 figs, tables, appendix, green cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #27151 $9.00
Backpacking is as old as slinging chunks of a woolly mammoth over the shoulder for hauling to the cave — and as new as the urge felt deeply by millions of Americans to flee the maniac megalopolis. The 20 chapters tell and show how the absolute novice can make an easy, glad transition from city si[read more]

Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant: Mantovani, Roberto
signedMantovani, Roberto Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.144, 200 color & bw photos, black cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj fine, cloth fine #11337 $49.00
A nice large-format book covering the discovery, exploration, and climbing of Everest through remarkable color and historic black and white photos. Same format as Ardito’s “Mont Blanc” and Diemberger's "K2: Challenging the Sky" for collectors.[read more]

Karakoram: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV: Maraini, Fosco
Maraini, Fosco Karakoram: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV
1961 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 58 color & 50 bw photos, 20 maps/drawings, appendices, map eps, tan cloth; dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, fine #18963 $165.00
Account of the 1958 Italian first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (K3), with excellent photos throughout. GIV, while barely under the 8000m mark at 7925m, is more difficult than some higher peaks and has seen few ascents. One of my favorites. This UK edition is less common than the US edition. Neate M47,[read more]

Maraini, Fosco Where Four Worlds Meet - Hindu Kush 1959
1964 Harish Hamilton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, 29 color & 134 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), map eps, brown cloth; xlib, cloth w/ number label removed from spine, ‘Withdrawn’ stamp on half-title & copyright pages, no other markings, vg+. #23327 $15.00
A nice companion volume to 'Karakoram' this details the first ascent of Saraghrar (24,111’). Neate M49, Yak M81.[read more]

Where Four Worlds Meet - Hindu Kush 1959: Maraini, Fosco
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, very good, 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]

Marester, Guy Quelques Hommes et l'Himalaya
1950 Seuil Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.227, 8 bw photos, 3 sketches, wraps; vg. #13027 $29.00
A history of Himalayan mountaineering up to the French ascent of Annapurna. In French, no English translation. Yak M85.[read more]

Marsh, Dr. Herbert Two Seasons in Switzerland
1895 Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.261, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 11 bw photos, teg, uncut, dec blue cloth; cloth worn, ffep loose, vg. #23082 $59.00
Marsh traveled to the Alps in 1890 and 1891 and here describes his climbing adventures including climbing on the Matterhorn and Weisshorn. Not in Neate.[read more]

K2: Lies and Treachery: Marshall, Robert
New signedMarshall, Robert K2: Lies and Treachery
2009 UK 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.232, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25288 $64.95
The 1954 Italian ascent of K2 was one of the most significant in the history of climbing. In Italy news of the success was triumphantly greeted by a nation keen to re-establish itself on the world’s stage after the destruction and humiliation of WWII. When they returned the climbers, and in particul[read more]

K2: Lies and Treachery: Marshall, Robert
Marshall, Robert K2: Lies and Treachery
2009 UK 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.232, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; dj & cloth new #25258 $39.95
The 1954 Italian ascent of K2 was one of the most significant in the history of climbing. In Italy news of the success was triumphantly greeted by a nation keen to re-establish itself on the world’s stage after the destruction and humiliation of WWII. When they returned the climbers, and in particul[read more]

Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure: Martel, Lynn
Martel, Lynn Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure
2008 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.345, 62 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; new #25255 $22.95
Martel has interviewed dozens of the most dynamic, creative and accomplished self-propelled adventurers of our time, from skilled weekend warriors to internationally recognized stars of the professional adventure game. Here she has assembled 60 compelling and entertaining stories that uniquely capt[read more]

Martinez, Gregorio Ariz Expedicion Navarra al Himalaya 79: Dhaulagiri 8.172
1979 Grafinasa Pamplona 1st, 4to, pp.104, 146 color photos, 3 maps, 2 sketches, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine. #16904 $75.00
Account of the 1979 Spanish spring ascent of the Northeast ridge of Dhalaugiri. Five members of the expedition reached the summit including Sherpa Ang Rita. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

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