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A Search for the Apex of America: High Mountain Climbing in Peru and Bolivia including The Conquest of Huascarán, with some Observations on the Country and People Below: Peck, Annie S.
Peck, Annie S. A Search for the Apex of America: High Mountain Climbing in Peru and Bolivia including The Conquest of Huascarán, with some Observations on the Country and People Below
1911 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xviii, 370, photo frontis, 123 bw photos, fldg map, gilt dec pale green cloth; cloth rubbed, name on ffep, tight, vg #22609 $495.00
Peck (1850-1935) was an American educator, writer, suffragette, pioneering mountaineer and founding member of the American Alpine Club. Her ascent of the Matterhorn in 1895 brought her to prominence in mountaineering circles not only for her climb but her choice to wear men’s climbing attire. Furthe[read more]

Journeys to the Edge: Where Will Your Vision Take You?: Peeters, Randall L.
signedPeeters, Randall L. Journeys to the Edge: Where Will Your Vision Take You?
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 284, 112 bw photos, appendices, wraps; signed, new #26855 $16.95
Ever wonder what it’s like to climb Mount Everest? Or to even have the energy and motivation to do it? It requires dreaming big and creating a personal vision to climb the mountains in your life. Peeters shares his successes and failures and provides directly applicable guidelines on how you can cre[read more]

Tiger for Breakfast: The Story of Boris of Kathmandu: Peissel, Michel
Peissel, Michel Tiger for Breakfast: The Story of Boris of Kathmandu
1966 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.282, 24 bw photos, map, green cloth; dj rubbed/worn, clipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27848 $69.00
Boris Lissanevitch was regarded as one of the more colorful characters of Kathmandu. He was a Russian emigrant, ballet dancer, big game hunter, distiller, and hotelier. As owner of the Royal Hotel, and thus the Yak and Yeti Bar, many an expedition came to know him. Sir Edmund Hillary regarded him as[read more]

Tiger for Breakfast: The Story of Boris of Kathmandu: Peissel, Michel
signedPeissel, Michel Tiger for Breakfast: The Story of Boris of Kathmandu
1966 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.282, 24 bw photos, map, green cloth; inscribed ‘To Irene, For services of too few happy days in the Royal With best wishes, Boris 8/10/68’, dj vg, cloth near fine #26017 $350.00 $295.00
Boris Lissanevitch was regarded as one of the more colorful characters of Kathmandu. He was a Russian emigrant, ballet dancer, big game hunter, distiller, and hotelier. As owner of the Royal Hotel, and thus the Yak and Yeti Bar, many an expedition came to know him. Sir Edmund Hillary regarded him[read more]

Peissel, Michel Zanskar: The Hidden Kingdom
1979 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.205, 16 color & 20 bw photos, 3 maps, white/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23916 $12.00
Peissel, who speaks fluent Tibetan, undertook the first scholarly exploration and study of Zanskar in 1976. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Berge in alle Ewigkeit: Bergerlebnisse und Bergtragödien aller Zeiten in Erzählung und Bericht [Mountains in all Eternity: Mountain Adventures and Mountain Tragedies of all time in Narration and Report]: Perfahl, Jost, ed.
Perfahl, Jost, ed. Berge in alle Ewigkeit: Bergerlebnisse und Bergtragödien aller Zeiten in Erzählung und Bericht [Mountains in all Eternity: Mountain Adventures and Mountain Tragedies of all time in Narration and Report]
1960 Bergland-Buch Salzburg 1st, thick 8vo, pp.351, 2 color & 17 bw photos (2 fldg), 3 color illus, illus eps, tan cloth; dj corners rubbed, very good, cloth fine #27079 $19.00 $5.00
This anthology covers adventures and tragedies from Hannibal to Harrer, taken from original sources in Alpine literature. Primarily a collection of documents from Europe’s best known climbers and writers (Gesner, Dtephen, Tyndall, Rey, Whymper, Mummery, Zsigmondy, Young, Kugy, Harrer, Schmuck, Hilla[read more]

Regards sur les Alpes: 100 Livres d'Exception, 1515 – 1908: Perret, Jacques
Perret, Jacques Regards sur les Alpes: 100 Livres d'Exception, 1515 – 1908
2011 France trade ed of 1250, 8vo, pp.271, 15 color & 53 bw photos, 91 color & 204 bw illus, 2 color & 3 bw maps, pictorial cloth; slipcase, acetate dj, dj & cloth new #25892 $95.00
Produced to coincide with an exposition in Grenoble, Perret’s work exhibits the evolution of the mountain book from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. This book weighs 3.5 pounds.[read more]

Regards sur les Alpes: 100 Livres d'Exception, 1515 – 1908: Perret, Jacques
signedPerret, Jacques Regards sur les Alpes: 100 Livres d'Exception, 1515 – 1908
2011 France Ltd signed & numbered ed of 250, 8vo, pp.271, 15 color & 53 bw photos, 91 color & 204 bw illus, 2 color & 3 bw maps, pictorial cloth; signed, slipcase, acetate dj, dj & cloth new #25891 $175.00
Produced to coincide with an exposition in Grenoble, Perret’s work exhibits the evolution of the mountain book from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. This book weighs 3.5 pounds.[read more]

Menlove: The Life of John Menlove Edwards, with an Appendix of his Writings: Perrin, Jim
signedPerrin, Jim Menlove: The Life of John Menlove Edwards, with an Appendix of his Writings
1985 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.347, 45 bw photos, appendix, green cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22175 $159.00
A stunning and sensitive biography of a leading rock climber of his age. Winner of the 1985 Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature.[read more]

Menlove: The Life of John Menlove Edwards, with an Appendix of his Writings: Perrin, Jim
New Perrin, Jim Menlove: The Life of John Menlove Edwards, with an Appendix of his Writings
1985 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.347, 45 bw photos, appendix, green cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #18371 $69.00
A stunning and sensitive biography of a leading rock climber of his age. Winner of the 1985 Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature.[read more]

Mirrors in the Cliffs: Perrin, Jim
Perrin, Jim Mirrors in the Cliffs
1983 Diadem London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.688, frontis, 12 color & 47 bw photos, 26 cartoons, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #11486 $39.00
An anthology of over 100 mountaineering essays, extracts, commentaries, interviews, cartoons, poems, and photographs covering the international spectrum of climbing, by a who’s-who of climbers - Ament, Barber, Beckey, Bettembourg, Birtles, Blum, Bonington, Bridwell, Carter, Child, Cleare, Craig, Dra[read more]

Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration: Perrin, Jim
Perrin, Jim Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 412, 21 bw photos, 3 maps, grey cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #27498 $39.00
Using previously unpublished original material (notebooks, correspondence, etc) Perrin tells the story of the greatest exploring partnership in British history. In the 1930s Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalaya and found the key to unlocking Everest. They c[read more]

The Climbing Essays: Perrin, Jim
New Perrin, Jim The Climbing Essays
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 320, 19 color & 20 bw photos, black cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24519 $44.95 $39.00
Perrin, at one time one of the UK’s leading rock climbers, has long been regarded as one of the country’s best writers on climbing. His favorite literary form is the essay and here he collects 60 of them, composed over 40 years. If you want insight into the practice, people and history of climbing y[read more]

The Villain: A Life of Don Whillans: Perrin, Jim
Perrin, Jim The Villain: A Life of Don Whillans
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, 36 bw photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17119 $95.00 $65.00
The award-winning biography of noted British mountaineer Don Whillans! Whillans made a number of outstanding climbs and was a member of numerous expeditions – Central Pillar of Freney with Bonington (1961), Annapurna South Face with Haston (1970), International Everest Expedition with Haston (1971)[read more]

The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans: Perrin, Jim
signedPerrin, Jim The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans
2005 UK 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, 36 bw photos, black cloth; signed Perrin & Joe Brown, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24143 $175.00
The award-winning biography of noted British mountaineer Don Whillans! Whillans made a number of outstanding climbs and was a member of numerous expeditions – Central Pillar of Freney with Bonington (1961), Annapurna South Face with Haston (1970), International Everest Expedition with Haston (1971),[read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzold, Paul
signedPetzold, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; signed & dated 12-4-‘95, fine #24643 $195.00 $75.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories. To see all o[read more]

The New Wilderness Handbook: Petzold, Paul
signedPetzold, Paul The New Wilderness Handbook
1984 Norton NY Revised & Updated, pp.317, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, appendices, wraps; signed Paul Petzo Petzoldt Mt. Film Fest. Telluride Co 527-95, fine #26823 $95.00 $45.00
A revised edition of Petzoldt’s guide designed for anyone who ventures into the wilderness. Conservation is the theme: of the individual, of equipment, and of the environment. Clothing, equipment, and rations are thoroughly discussed, along with the necessity of good expedition behaviour. There are [read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzoldt, Paul
Petzoldt, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; fine #4838 $15.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories.[read more]

Peyré, Joseph Mallory et Son Dieu [Mallory and His God]
1947 du Milieu du Monde Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.309, map, wraps; near fine. #19724 $25.00
An earlier work on the life and disappearance of George Mallory on Everest. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Pfann, Hans Führerlose Gipfelfahrten in den Hochalpen, dem Kaukasus, dem Tian-Schan und den Anden [Guideless Summit Trips in the High Alps, the Caucasus, the Tian-Shan, and the Andes]
1943 Deutsche Verlag Berlin 3rd, 8vo, pp.255, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, pictorial cloth; cloth rubbed, hinges weak, tape reinforced, good+. #22690 $35.00
Pfann led many trips to the Alps, Caucasus, Tian Shan and the Andes. In German, no English translation.[read more]

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