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Lambert, Raymond & Claude Kogan White Fury: Gaurisankar and Cho Oyu
1956 Hurst & Blackett London 1st, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; cloth w/ ‘CAT’ below title on spine, near fine #9842 $29.00
Account of the 1954 Franco-Swiss expedition which reconnoitered Gaurisankar (23,440') and Menlungste (23,564') before attempting Cho Oyu (26,750') following Tichy's expedition. Kogan established a women's altitude record. Neate L05, Yak L26.[read more]

White Fury: Gaurisankar and Cho Oyu: Lambert, Raymond & Claude Kogan
Lambert, Raymond & Claude Kogan White Fury: Gaurisankar and Cho Oyu
1956 Hurst & Blackett London 1st, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ large chip on back, chips/tears, unclipped, good, cloth tight, vg+ #18961 $15.00 $12.75
Account of the 1954 Franco-Swiss expedition which reconnoitered Gaurisankar (23,440') and Menlungste (23,564') before attempting Cho Oyu (26,750') following Tichy's expedition. Kogan established a women's altitude record. Neate L05, Yak L26. To see all of our Sale Items,
Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]: Lammer, Eugen Guido
Lammer, Eugen Guido Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]
1932 L’Eroica Milano 1st Italian, thick 16mo, pp.362, 20 bw photos, green cloth; cloth fine #26538 $75.00 $25.00
Lammer (1863-1945) was an Austrian mountaineer, alpine write, and educator. He was one of the first proponents of guideless climbing and made a number of first ascents in the Alps, sometimes climbing with Oscar Eckenstein. This is the Italian edition of Lammer’s autobiography, ‘Jungborn’, publishe[read more]

Landor, A. Henry Savage Tibet and Nepal: Painted and Described
1905 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 233, color frontis, 49 color & 25 bw illus, fldg map, dec blue cloth; cloth spine darkened, horizontal tear line on spine, top bottom spine, chipped, internally fine, vg. #24527 $95.00
Landor traveled extensively – China, Korea, Russia, Africa, Asia, etc and wrote 12 books. This popular work recounts his travels in Tibet and Nepal. Very nice, bright illustrations.[read more]

East of Everest: Langley, Bob
Langley, Bob East of Everest
1985 Michael Joseph London 2nd, imp, 8vo, pp.252, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #12668 $15.00
Fiction. A spy thriller set amongst the Himalaya. Neate X200.[read more]

To Kiss High Heaven: The Epic Story of Eight Young Men on Nanda Devi: Languepin, J. J.
Languepin, J. J. To Kiss High Heaven: The Epic Story of Eight Young Men on Nanda Devi
1956 Wm. Kimber London 1st, 8vo, pp.199, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, good+, cloth w/ blindstamp on title page, vg #12152 $295.00 $119.00
The tragic story of the 1951 French expedition attempting to make the second ascent of Nanda Devi. While attempting to traverse the mountain two members disappeared. This is a very scarce title in English. Neate L09, Yak L35. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

Nanda Devi, 3e Expedition Francaise l'Himalaya: Languepin, J. J. & L. Payan
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]

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; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj w/ 1.5” split on spine, most of original glassine wrapper, vg, internally fine. #23699 $125.00
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 He[read more]

Larden, Walter Argentine Plains and Andine Glaciers: Life on an Estancia, and an Expedition into the Andes
1911 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 89 bw photos, appendices, map, gilt-dec red cloth; cloth worn, vg-. #23887 $245.00
In 1908-09, Larden, a British alpinist, made a return trip to South America, having been there previously in 1888. He gives a thorough description of life on his brothers estancia. In early 1909 he attempted Tupungato, coming within 300 feet of the summit, and later approached the base of Aconcagu[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLarden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, 20 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth w/ label bottom spine, DPL, Gabel, & AAC/Gabel bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright page, bright, tight, vg #24894 $65.00 $58.50
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. Neate L12. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its Rocky Mountain Regional Depository Collection at the Denver Public Library. A change in the Denver Library’s [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLarden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, 20 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth rubbed, former label mark bottom spine, corners bumped, Seaver bookplate, AAC stamp on eps, title page & edges, bright, tight, vg #24893 $85.00 $76.50
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. Neate L12. Seaver, Benjamin F. (1857 – 1929) – AAC Treasurer (1917-28), Vice-President (1929), member Alpine Club of Canada and Club Alpin Francais. Seaver made a number of ascent[read more]

Larden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, photo frontis,16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, red cloth; cloth bright, name & tipped in clipping on ffep, vg+. #24320 $95.00
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate L12.[read more]

On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest into the Melting Arctic: Larsen, Eric
Larsen, Eric On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest into the Melting Arctic
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 263, 112 color photos, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bend to one corner from shipping, else new #27214 $24.95
In March 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse nearly 500 miles of the melting Arctic Ocean, unsupported, from northern Ellesmere Island to the North Pole. Traveling across the retreating sea ice on skis and snowshoes, and even swimming through semi-frozen Arctic slush, Larsen and Wa[read more]

signedLe Bon, Leo Where Mountains Live: Twelve Great Treks of the World
1987 Aperature NY 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 110 color photos, 12 maps, blue cloth; inscribed to Richard Irvin, dj fine, cloth fine. #23466 $59.00
A beautifully photographed, large-format, book cover treks to, or in, K2, Everest, Minya Konka, Chomolhari, Annapurna, Kanjiroba, Trans-Himalaya, Kishtwar to Zanskar, Cordillera Blanca, Inca Highlands, Patagonia, and Kilimanjaro. Le Bon was the founder of Mountain Travel.[read more]

Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld: Leamer, Laurence
Leamer, Laurence Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld
1982 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.392, 25 bw photos, map, blue boards; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ small spot to foredge, else fine #15918 $17.95
Biography of American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld, includes the 1960 first ascent of Masherbrum, 1963 Everest West Ridge, 1976 Nanda Devi, and Mt. Rainier. Neate L18.[read more]

signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, dj w/ jacket tears, vg-, cloth near fine #25148 $35.00 $28.00
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. [read more]

signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, dj vg, cloth w/ gift inscription, near fine #9849 $29.00 $23.20
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. [read more]

On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber: Lee, Chip
Lee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; dj pulled top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #9848 $15.00 $12.75
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Lehne, Jörg & Peter Haag Eiger: 30 Jours de Combat pour la << Directissime >>
1967 Hatier Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.159, 26 color & 26 bw photos, grey cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, vg+, cloth w/ inscription, else fine. #18419 $49.00
The German account of the dramatic, and tragic, race for the first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. This race between the German team of eight and an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) was documented in the book 'Direttissima/Eiger Direct'. This account contains[read more]

Lenser, Gerhard Pumo Ri: Der Schönste Berg der Erde [Pumo Ri: The Prettiest Mountain of the Earth]
1963 Orell Füssli Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.196, color frontis, 2 color & 29 bw photos, black cloth; dj w/ some corner wear, near fine, cloth fine. #12153 $55.00
Account of the 1962 first ascent of Pumori, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful mountains, by a German-Swiss team. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. In German, no English translation.[read more]

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