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The First Ascent of Mount Kenya: Mackinder, H. J.
Mackinder, H. J. The First Ascent of Mount Kenya
1991 Ohio Univ Athens 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 287, frontis, 11 bw photos, sketches, 3 maps, appendices, red cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11019 $29.00 $24.00
This is the first publication of Mackinder's book on his 1899 ascent and includes an interesting section on why the book was not published as planned. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

John Pascoe: MacLean, Chris
MacLean, Chris John Pascoe
2003 NZ 1st, 4to, pp.344, 63 color & 247 bw photos, 14 color & 8 bw illus, 4 color maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23501 $59.95
In his heyday, Pascoe (1908-1972) was known as the 'Man of the Mountains', an accolade he earned for climbing many virgin peaks in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, and as the author of numerous books on early exploration and mountaineering. But these achievements have obscured his other remarkable cont[read more]

The Last Hero - Bill Tilman: A Biography of the Explorer: Madge, Tim
Madge, Tim The Last Hero - Bill Tilman: A Biography of the Explorer
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 22 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #4288 $29.00
Drawing from previously unpublished and family archival material, this biography provides more insight into Tilman the mountaineer, sailor, and war hero.[read more]

Bergsteiger, Schriftsteller, Wissenschaftler [Climbers, Writers, Scientists]: Maduschka, Leo
Maduschka, Leo Bergsteiger, Schriftsteller, Wissenschaftler [Climbers, Writers, Scientists]
1992 Berg München 1st thus, 8vo, pp.336, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #26512 $24.00 $13.00
Maduschka was one of the best German rock climbers of his time and, despite his early death at age 24, became an icon for young German climbers. These are selected writings based on the 5th edition of his work ‘Junger Mensch im Gebirg [Young Man in the Mountains]’ published in 1932. In German, no [read more]

Neuzeitliche Felstechnik [Modern Rock Art]: Maduschka, Leo
Maduschka, Leo Neuzeitliche Felstechnik [Modern Rock Art]
c1942 Rother München small 8vo, pp.55, bw illus, wraps; stamped Robert Underhill, vg #15806 $9.00 $2.50
Maduschka was one of the best German rock climbers of his time and, despite his early death at age 24, became an icon for young German climbers. He produced several booklets on rock climbing technique. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items,
Maestri, Cesare …E Se La Vita Continua […And If Life Continues]
1997 Baldini & Castoldi Milano 2nd, 8vo, pp.255, wraps; fine. #24422 $29.00
An extended autobiography by Maestri in which he covers not only his early climbs in the Dolomites and Alps but also details the tragic, and controversial, ascent of Cerro Torre in 1959. It was this climb on which Toni Egger perished. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Maestri, Cesare Arrampicare è Il Mio Mestiere [Climbing Is My Trade]
1961 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.217, photo frontis, 4 color & 34 photos, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, horizontal stain on front, vg, cloth vg+. #24421 $149.00
An early autobiography by Maestri, known for his controversial climbs on Cerro Torre. Here he covers his early climbs in the Dolomites with the bulk of the book devoted to his attempt on Cerro Torre in 1957 and the disputed ascent in 1959. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Duemila Metri della Nostra Vita [Two Thousand Meters of Our Life]: Maestri, Fernanda & Cesare
Maestri, Fernanda & Cesare Duemila Metri della Nostra Vita [Two Thousand Meters of Our Life]
1972 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.173, 41 color photos, ep drawing, black cloth; dj is a facsimile, cloth fine #24423 $149.00
This is Maestri’s account of his controversial drilled ascent of Cerro Torre in 1970. The style of this climb, following on the heels of his disputed and tragic claimed first ascent in 1959, only further antagonized the climbing community. Scarce. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Duemila Metri della Nostra Vita [Two Thousand Meters of Our Life]: Maestri, Fernanda & Cesare
Maestri, Fernanda & Cesare Duemila Metri della Nostra Vita [Two Thousand Meters of Our Life]
1972 Garzanti Milano 2nd, 8vo, pp.173, 41 color photos, ep drawing, black cloth; dj w/ some corner wear, vg, cloth fine #25292 $125.00
This is Maestri’s account of his controversial drilled ascent of Cerro Torre in 1970. The style of this climb, following on the heels of his disputed and tragic claimed first ascent in 1959, only further antagonized the climbing community. Scarce. In Italian, no English translation.[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 Im Schatten des Kangchendzönga: In den Bergen Nepals
1984 Brockhaus Leipzig 1st, German, 8vo, pp.244, 34 color & 16 bw photos, map, white cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj near fine, cloth fine. #23706 $45.00
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]

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]

Malatynski, Marek W Cieniu Kangczendzengi
1978 Iskry Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.307, 48 color & 58 bw photos, map, wraps w/ dj; dj vg+, wraps fine #19050 $29.00
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
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]

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]

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]

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