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Mont Blanc – The Early Years: A Bibliography of Printed Books from 1744 to 1860: Meckly, Eugene
Meckly, Eugene Mont Blanc – The Early Years: A Bibliography of Printed Books from 1744 to 1860
1995 Pvt pub NC 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 138, 4 bw ills, 246 title-page illus, appendix, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #22281 $49.00
A most useful bibliography providing details, and title-page illustrations, of 223 principal works relating to Mont Blanc. An important reference for the collector.[read more]

Aufstieg in die Todeszone: Aus dem Tagebuch eines Expeditionsarztes [Ascent into the Death Zone: The Diary of an Expedition Physician]: Mees, Klaus
Mees, Klaus Aufstieg in die Todeszone: Aus dem Tagebuch eines Expeditionsarztes [Ascent into the Death Zone: The Diary of an Expedition Physician]
2003 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 46 color & 17 bw photos, orange cloth; dj & cloth new #25031 $29.00
Mees has acted as expedition doctor on a number of expeditions and is a climber himself, having summitted Cho Oyu (2002), Gasherbrum II (2003), and attempted Everest (2004, 2005, 2006). Here he discusses his earlier climbs in the Andes and then devotes half the book to his ascent of Cho Oyu. In Ge[read more]

Explore Mount Kilimanjaro: Megarry, Jacquetta
Megarry, Jacquetta Explore Mount Kilimanjaro
2002 UK 2nd, tall 8vo, pp.64, 50 color photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), spiral spine, wraps; new. #24127 $15.95
A most useful guide for anyone considering a Kilimanjaro (5896m) ascent. Presented is practical advice on preparation, planning, and equipment, together with detailed maps, profiles, and photos of the Marangu and Machame routes. Part of the Rucksack Readers series.[read more]

Exploring the Hidden Himalaya: Mehta, Soli & Harish Kapadia
Mehta, Soli & Harish Kapadia Exploring the Hidden Himalaya
1990 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.172, photo frontis, 39 color & 37 bw photos, 12 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #23737 $29.00
A most useful work focusing on the history of exploration and climbing of peaks in the 6-7000m range in the Indian Himalaya.[read more]

signedMehta, Soli & Harish Kapadia Exploring the Hidden Himalaya
1998 India 2nd, rev ed, 8vo, pp.190, 40 bw photos, 12 maps, wraps; signed Kapadia, new. #22032 $25.00
A most useful work focusing on the history of exploration and climbing of peaks in the 6-7000m range in the Indian Himalaya.[read more]

signedMehta, Soli & Harish Kapadia Exploring the Hidden Himalaya
1990 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.172, photo frontis, 39 color & 37 bw photos, 12 maps, blue cloth; signed Kapadia, dj w/ two spots top front, else fine, cloth fine. #23736 $39.00
A most useful work focusing on the history of exploration and climbing of peaks in the 6-7000m range in the Indian Himalaya.[read more]

Mélèze, Josette Directissime Pumori: Sept Guides Savoyards dans l’Himalaya
1974 Presses de la Cite Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.250, wraps; fine. #18420 $27.00
Account of a successful 1972 French climb of Pumori. Note there are no photos in this book. In French, no English translation. Perret 2913.[read more]

Mellor, Don Rock Climbing: A Trailside Guide
1997 Norton NY 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.191, 135 color photos, figures, wraps; fine #25227 $9.00 $7.20
This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

Beginner's Guide to Rock and Mountain Climbing: Mendenhall, Ruth & John
Mendenhall, Ruth & John Beginner's Guide to Rock and Mountain Climbing
1975 Stackpole Harrisburg rev ed, 8vo, pp.159, figures, wraps; very good #9896 $5.00
Includes getting proper instruction, ground work, using knots and ropes, climber’s signals, travel in the dark, weather problems, selecting peaks and routes, establishing high camp, pacing and resting, sensible gear, belaying, cramponing, glissading, rappelling, step cutting, and more. Neate M81.[read more]

Mendenhall, Ruth Dyar Backpack Cookery
1966 La Siesta Press Glendale 8vo, pp.40, 4 bw photos, sketches, wraps; name stamp, fine #27154 $3.00
Mendenhall takes one through the planning, purchasing, packing, and preparation of backpack foods. Food lists and menus are simple, easily prepared, and ranging from those in your cupboard and supermarket to special freeze-dried and dehydrated foods. All recipes are useable at high altitudes and wit[read more]

Backpack Techniques: Mendenhall, Ruth Dyar
Mendenhall, Ruth Dyar Backpack Techniques
1967 La Siesta Press Glendale 8vo, pp.36., 4 bw photos, sketches, wraps; name stamp, fine #27153 $5.00
Through a series of informative articles on the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of backpacking Mendenhall takes her reader through a brief discussion of the pre-planning and dreaming of you proposed trip, to that delightful, but often needlessly expensive shopping for gear and food; on to the wilderness trails.[read more]

In the World's Attic: Merrick, Henrietta Sands
signedMerrick, Henrietta Sands In the World's Attic
1934 Putnam's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 259, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 3 color illus, 57 bw photos, fldg map, appendix, photo eps, red cloth; inscribed ‘To Mr Philip Rosenbach with the author’s compliments Henrietta Sands Merrick, cloth rubbed, map w/ orig folds & no tears, vg #26471 $65.00
Adventures in Kashmir and Ladakh. Yak M155.[read more]

Merrick, Hugh Companion to the Alps
1974 Hastings House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.280, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23051 $25.00
Descriptions of the peaks and passes, slopes, valleys, and resorts as well as Alpine literature and paintings of the Alps.[read more]

The Perpetual Hills: A Personal Anthology of Mountains: Merrick, Hugh
signedMerrick, Hugh The Perpetual Hills: A Personal Anthology of Mountains
1964 Newnes London 1st, tall 8vo, pp.247, 35 bw photos, photo eps, green cloth; signed John Roskelley on his bookplate & w/ his blindstamp, dj lightly chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #13632 $29.00
Merrick was active in the field of mountaineering literature for many years and here presents his take on the best writings from over 100 authors. Neate M83.[read more]

13 Spiegel Meiner Seele [13 Mirrors of My Soul]: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold 13 Spiegel Meiner Seele [13 Mirrors of My Soul]
1994 Piper München 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 39 color photos, 8 sketches, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #19069 $25.00
Messner expands beyond his normal climbing literature to discuss other aspects and travels of his life including his art collection, castle, Bhutan, South Tyrol, Greenland and desert crossings, and several climbs. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Messner, Reinhold 3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]
1983 Herbig München 1st, 4to, pp.161, photo frontis, 195 color & 82 bw photos, 18 drawings, 7 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj taped to cloth, number on spine, vg+, cloth w/ usual stamps, vg+. #22096 $29.00
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. This covers the period from May 1982 to May 1983 when Messner climbed Kangchenjunga, GII, Broad Peak, and came within 250 feet of the summit of[read more]

3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold 3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]
1983 Herbig München 1st, 4to, pp.161, photo frontis, 195 color & 82 bw photos, 18 drawings, 7 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Nazir Sabir, dj near fine, cloth fine #20553 $85.00
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. This covers the period from May 1982 to May 1983 when Messner climbed Kangchenjunga, GII, Broad Peak, and came within 250 feet of the summit of[read more]

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]

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