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All 14 Eight-Thousanders: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold All 14 Eight-Thousanders
1988 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.247, color frontis, 143 color & 76 bw photos, 19 maps/drawings, 8 tables, blue cloth; signed Messner, Kurt Diemberger, & Robert Schauer, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #21960 $195.00 $124.00
Messner, the first to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I & II, Broad Peak, Shishapangma), describes each of his climbs and his philosophies. This is the true first edition! An import[read more]

All 14 Eight-Thousanders: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold All 14 Eight-Thousanders
1989 Crowood Wiltshire 2nd, 4to, pp.247, color frontis, 143 color & 76 bw photos, 19 maps/drawings, 8 tables, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27625 $24.95
Messner, the first to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I & II, Broad Peak, Shishapangma), describes each of his climbs and his philosophies. An important book and a good reference so[read more]

Messner, Reinhold Alle Meine Gipfel [All My Peaks]
1982 Herbig Munchen 1st, 4to, pp.200, 541 color & bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #22121 $45.00
Messner has been as prolific with his book writing as with his mountain climbing. This is one of many titles that have never been translated into English. A large-format compilation of all of Messner’s climbs in addition to the 8000’ers. Chock full of photos! In German, no English translation.[read more]

Annapurna: 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Annapurna: 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.173, 42 color & 96 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #21075 $110.00
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first ascent of an 8000m peak, Messner reconstructs the history of climbing on Annapurna. Included are not only the historic first ascent but also Bonington’s expedition on the South Face (1970), Loretan and Joos’ traverse (1984), and Messner’s ascent [read more]

Annapurna: 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Annapurna: 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.173, 42 color & 96 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj new, cloth w/ bottom edge mark, else new. #20168 $24.95 $9.95
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first ascent of an 8000m peak, Messner reconstructs the history of climbing on Annapurna. Included are not only the historic first ascent but also Bonington’s expedition on the South Face (1970), Loretan and Joos’ traverse (1984), and Messner’s ascent [read more]

Der 7. Grad: Extremstes Bergsteigen [The Seventh Grade: Extreme Mountain Climbing]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Der 7. Grad: Extremstes Bergsteigen [The Seventh Grade: Extreme Mountain Climbing]
1977 BLV Munchen 2nd, 8vo, pp.156, 4 color & 18 bw photos, map, wraps; signed, wraps w/ publicity card glued to ffep & description clipping glue to title page, fine #25900 $75.00
This is Messner's fifth book and the first with accounts of his early Alpine climbs and training. He advocated the Seventh grade as a natural extension of the Sixth, which used to be the absolute limit of potential climbing. This was published in English in 1974 as ‘The Seventh Grade’. In German. [read more]

Der Nackte Berg: Nanga Parbat - Bruder, Tod und Einsamkeit [The Naked Mountain: Nanga Parbat – Brother, Death and Loneliness]: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Der Nackte Berg: Nanga Parbat - Bruder, Tod und Einsamkeit [The Naked Mountain: Nanga Parbat – Brother, Death and Loneliness]
2002 Germany 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 33 color & 98 bw photos, sketch, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22665 $25.00
In 1970 Reinhold and his brother Gunther joined an expedition led by Karl Herrligkoffer to attempt the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat. The tragic outcome of that expedition ended up in the courts, as had other Herrligkoffer-led expeditions. Messner’s original account of this expedition ‘Die Rote Raket[read more]

Diamir: König der Berge - Schicksalsberg Nanga Parbat [Diamir: King of the Mountains – The Fate Mountain Nanga Parbat]: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Diamir: König der Berge - Schicksalsberg Nanga Parbat [Diamir: King of the Mountains – The Fate Mountain Nanga Parbat]
2008 Germany 1st, 4to, pp.292, 133 color & 67 bw photos, bw map, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25090 $69.00
A beautiful, large-format, book on the history of Nanga Parbat. Using archival material, historical photos, and spectacular aerial photos, Messner tells the history of climbing on this great peak from 1895 to 2005. Here are the stories of attempts and ascents from Mummery (1895), the pre-war Germa[read more]

Die Alpen, Les Alpes, The Alps: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Die Alpen, Les Alpes, The Alps
1979 Sigloch Künzelsau 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.207, 130 color & 1 bw photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #26835 $39.00 $19.00
A large-format photo book depicting the Alps. Text covers seasons, plants and animals, culture and nature, farmers and tourism, sports, danger, potentials, and more. This book weighs four pounds. In German, French, and English. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

Die Zukunft der Alpen [The Future of the Alps]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Die Zukunft der Alpen [The Future of the Alps]
2007 Tappeiner Lana 1st, 4to, pp.263, 7 color gatefolds, 214 color photos, 4 color & 3 bw illus, photo ep, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25908 $75.00
Messner provides a richly-illustrated photo essay on the beauty of the Alps. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; signed Messner, Peter Habeler, & Robert Schauer, dj rubbed on corners, spine lightly faded as usual, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #24399 $395.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Robert Schauer was a member of this expedition as well and has climbed a number of 8000m peaks. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169.[read more]

Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; signed, dj spine lightly faded as usual, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #24377 $89.00 $39.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; signed Messner & Peter Habeler, dj unclipped, stain mark on lower inside, near fine, cloth fine #9901 $145.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169.[read more]

Messner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #23328 $79.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Robert Schauer was a member of this expedition as well and has climbed a number of 8000m peaks. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169.[read more]

Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; signed, dj spine lightly faded as usual, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #20462 $95.00 $44.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Fall of Heaven:Whymper’s Tragic Matterhorn Climb: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Fall of Heaven:Whymper’s Tragic Matterhorn Climb
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 1 bw photo, 37 bw illus, wraps; new #27302 $19.95
Edward Whymper and the Matterhorn are familiar names in mountaineering lore, as is Whymper’s first ascent of the mountain. His achievement, however, came at a high cost: a man slipped on the descent, a rope broke, and four of the climbers fell to their death. But there’s an untold side of the Matter[read more]

Free Spirit: A Climber's Life: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Free Spirit: A Climber's Life
1991 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 29 color & 35 bw photos, 2 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj rubbed, 2 small edge tears, vg, cloth fine #11555 $37.00
Messner, regarded as one of the best climber’s of all time, presents his autobiography from his early climbs in the Dolomites, to the Himalaya and the 8000-metre peaks, and through his crossing of Antarctica in 1990. Out of print in hardcover. SB M30.[read more]

Free Spirit: A Climber's Life: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Free Spirit: A Climber's Life
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 29 color & 35 bw photos, 2 maps, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #9902 $115.00
Messner, regarded as one of the best climber’s of all time, presents his autobiography from his early climbs in the Dolomites, to the Himalaya and the 8000-metre peaks, and through his crossing of Antarctica in 1990. Out of print in hardcover. SB M30.[read more]

Free Spirit: A Climber's Life: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Free Spirit: A Climber's Life
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 29 color & 35 bw photos, 2 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26837 $35.00 $19.00
Messner, regarded as one of the best climber’s of all time, presents his autobiography from his early climbs in the Dolomites, to the Himalaya and the 8000-metre peaks, and through his crossing of Antarctica in 1990. Out of print in hardcover. SB M30. To see all of our Sale Items,
Messner, Reinhold Grenzbereich Todeszone [Boundary of the Death Zone]
1978 Kiepenheuer & Witsch Köln 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 61 bw photos/illus, photo eps,white cloth; dj w/ edge wear spot, vg+, cloth w/ several bent pages, vg+. #22122 $25.00
Messner explores the lure of the heights and our fascination with the so-called Death Zone. In German, no English translation.[read more]

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