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Sterne und Stürme: Die Großen Nordwände der Alpen [Stars and Storms: The Great North Walls of the Alps]: Rébuffat, Gaston
Rébuffat, Gaston Sterne und Stürme: Die Großen Nordwände der Alpen [Stars and Storms: The Great North Walls of the Alps]
1955 Nymphenburger München 3rd, 8vo, pp.173, 29 bw photos, 6 route drawings, gray cloth; cloth w/ 1” split along back spine, else tight, vg #27389 $12.00 $10.20
The third edition of Rebuffat’s classic book detailing his ascents of six great north faces - Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger. This was translated into English as ‘Starlight and Storm’. To see all of our Sale Items,
Rebuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz Between Heaven and Earth
1965 Nicholas Vane London 1st, 8vo, pp.183, photo frontis, 7 color & 103 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped, few taped tears, vg-, cloth w/ name, fine. #23088 $45.00
This terrific book utilizes Rébuffat’s prose and Tairraz’s wonderful black and white images. It is an outgrowth of their award-winning film which recreated four of Rébuffat’s climbs in the Alps. One of France's most famous mountain guides, Rébuffat was also a member of the 1950 Annapurna expeditio[read more]

Rebuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz Splendeurs des Cimes [Splendors of the Summits]
1976 Arthaud Paris rep, 8vo, pp.183, photo frontis, 7 color & 103 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine. #22225 $39.00
A nicely produced French edition of ‘Between Heaven and Earth’.[read more]

End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood: Redford, Jan
Redford, Jan End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 303, 39 bw photos, gray cloth; dj & cloth new #27416 $25.95
In this funny and gritty debut memoir, Redford grows from a nomadic rock climber to a mother who fights to win back her future. As a teenager, in a fit of rage toward her father, Jan pits herself against a steep rock face near their cottage. At the top, fired up by the victory, she sets her sight[read more]

Moved by a Mountain: Inspirations from an Alpine View in Alaska: Reed, Tom
signedReed, Tom Moved by a Mountain: Inspirations from an Alpine View in Alaska
2013 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.42, photo frontis, 13 color & 29 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26339 $21.95
Tom Reed’s second book of alpine images is as pleasingly presented as his first. The beautiful images presented here are all from his alpine cabin in Alaska. In the first half of the book he describes finding the land on which to build, building his cabin, and explores the question - “How and why [read more]

Regmi, D. R. Modern Nepal: Rise and Growth in the Eighteenth Century
1961 Mukhopadhyay Calcutta 1st, 8vo, pp.333, bw illus, olive cloth; dj w/ large chip top spine effecting title, vg-, cloth vg+. #24269 $19.00
The third volume of the “History of Nepal” series covering the period from 1750-1800. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams: Reinisch, Gertrude
signedReinisch, Gertrude Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams
2000 UK 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 192 color & 25 bw photos, red cloth; signed on tipped-in sheet, dj & cloth new #24663 $65.00
A terrific English-language book on the great Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz. Rutkiewicz was regarded as the top woman climber of her day with ascents of eight 8000m peaks - Everest (1978), Nanga Parbat (1985), K2 (1986), Shishapangma (1987), Gasherbrum II (1989), Gasherbrum I (1990), Cho Oyu and [read more]

signedReinisch, Gertrude Wanda Rutkiewicz: Karawane der Träume [Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams]
1998 Munchen 1st, 4to, pp.192, 192 color & 25 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj & cloth new. #17406 $59.00
At long last, an English-language book on the great Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz. Rutkiewicz was regarded as the top woman climber of her day with ascents of eight 8000m peaks - Everest (1978), Nanga Parbat (1985), K2 (1986), Shishapangma (1987), Gasherbrum II (1989), Gasherbrum I (1990), Cho Oy[read more]

Licht und Schatten am K2 [Light and Shadow on K2]: Reinisch, Gertrude & Willi Bauer
signedReinisch, Gertrude & Willi Bauer Licht und Schatten am K2 [Light and Shadow on K2]
1988 Pinguin Innsbruck 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 54 color photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger ‘Berg heil! Please compare this account with the authentic report in “K2 – The Endless Knot”’, dj fine, cloth fine #16909 $125.00 $75.00
Account of the Austrian expedition to K2, led by Willi Bauer, during the terrible season of 1986. Diemberger as signed with his usual admonition to read his own account of this season. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click h[read more]

Mein Weg als Bergsteiger: Reiss, Ernst
Reiss, Ernst Mein Weg als Bergsteiger
1959 Huber Frauenfeld 1st, 8vo, pp.248, 38 bw photos, tan cloth; dj w/ edge/corner wear, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #26888 $45.00
Reiss’ autobiography provides his account of the expeditions which almost made the first ascent of Everest in 1952 and succeeded in the first ascent of Lhotse in 1956. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Schweizer Berge , Montagnes Suisses, Montagne Svizzere, Swiss Mountains: Reist, Dolf
signedReist, Dolf Schweizer Berge , Montagnes Suisses, Montagne Svizzere, Swiss Mountains
1972 Benteli Bern 1st, 8vo, [pp.127], 103 bw photos, map, wraps; signed & dated 15.8.72, fine #23756 $45.00 $39.00
Reist was a member of the second successful Everest expedition in 1955. This is a photo-book of peaks from 25 different regions of Switzerland. Most of the photos are by Reist. Photo captions in German, French, Italian, and English. To see all of our Sale Items,
Traumberge der Welt [Dream Mountains of the World]: Reist, Dolf
Reist, Dolf Traumberge der Welt [Dream Mountains of the World]
1973 Verlag Huber Frauenfeld 1st, 4to, pp.88 + 232, 25 color & 115 bw photos, map eps, tan cloth; dj pulled top/bottom spine, chip on back, unclipped, good+, cloth tight, fine #23757 $24.00
A nice, large-format, book showcasing Reist’s climbs on the Alps, Kilimanjaro, McKinley, Andes, and Everest with the chapters written by Emil Egli, Mario Fantin, Brad Washburn, Ad Carter, and Gunter Dyhrenfurth. Reist was a member of the second successful Everest expedition in 1955. In German, no En[read more]

Biwak auf dem Dach der Welt: Auf Bergpfaden durch Tadshikistan [Bivouac on the Roof of the World: On Mountain Paths of Tajikistan]: Renner, Georg
Renner, Georg Biwak auf dem Dach der Welt: Auf Bergpfaden durch Tadshikistan [Bivouac on the Roof of the World: On Mountain Paths of Tajikistan]
1975 VEB Berlin 1st, 8vo, pp.179, 26 color & 82 bw (1 fldg) photos, 3 maps (2 color fldg), white cloth; dj w/ 1.5” tear front, taped top/bottom spine & corners, rubbed, vg, cloth w/ small bookplate of Anders Bolinder, 2 ink stamps, inscription, fine #24780 $29.00
An account of climbs in the Pamir culminating in the ascent of Pik Korshenewskaja (7105 m). This copy is from the library of the noted Swiss mountain chronicler Anders Bolinder. In German, no English translastion.[read more]

The Armchair Mountaineer: Reuther, David & John Thorn, eds
Reuther, David & John Thorn, eds The Armchair Mountaineer
1989 US rep, 8vo, pp.342, 10 bw illus, wraps; new. #2666 $15.95 $9.00
An anthology of 50 writings covering the triumphs and tragedies of ascent, from fact and fiction, from Alvarez to Mummery to Younghusband. Neate R24.[read more]

The Armchair Mountaineer: Reuther, David & John Thorn, eds.
Reuther, David & John Thorn, eds. The Armchair Mountaineer
1984 Scribner's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 342, 10 bw illus, blue cloth; dj unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #10030 $9.00 $7.65
An anthology of 50 writings covering the triumphs and tragedies of ascent, from fact and fiction, from Alvarez to Mummery to Younghusband. Neate R24. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

To Live: Fighting for Life on the Killer Mountain: Revol, Élisabeth
signedRevol, Élisabeth To Live: Fighting for Life on the Killer Mountain
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.154, 22 color & photos, 2 figs, map, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27701 $69.95
On 25 Jan 2018, Revol and her climbing partner Tomasz Mackiewicz summited Nanga Parbat, the killer mountain. Situated in the Karakoram, the world’s ninth-highest peak is an immense ice-armoured pyramid of rock rising to an altitude of 8,126 metres. Élisabeth and Tomek had completed only the second w[read more]

Rey, Guido Peaks and Precipices: Scrambles in the Dolomites and Savoy
1914 Unwin London 1st, tall 8vo, pp.238, photo frontis, 75 bw photos, teg, gilt dec red cloth; printed signature Tom Nevison Feb. 1955, cloth rubbed, tight, vg+. #23335 $185.00
Rey was a wealthy Italian climber who made the third ascent of Monte Rosa, and had the Cresta Rey named after him. He wrote the definitive work on the Matterhorn and here covers his climbs in the Dolomites and the Chamonix Aiguilles. Nevison, who has signed his name to this book, was a member of t[read more]

The Matterhorn: Rey, Guido
Rey, Guido The Matterhorn
1949 Blackwell Oxford rep, 8vo, pp.x, 278, color frontis, 44 bw photos, map, green cloth; cloth spine bumped, tight, vg #23089 $9.00 $7.65
This is one of the principal books on the early history of the Matterhorn. This particular revised edition has two additional chapters by R. L. G. Irving. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Matterhorn: Rey, Guido
Rey, Guido The Matterhorn
Dec 1907 T. Fisher Unwin London 2nd, thick 8vo, pp.336, mounted frontis w/ tissue guard, 13 bw mounted plates w/ tissue guards, 11 bw photo plates, 23 illus, tan cloth; cloth darkened/rubbed, bookplate, inscription dated 1913, hinges tight, vg #27233 $59.00
This is one of the principal books on the early history of the Matterhorn. This second edition was published only two months after the first edition. Neate R25.[read more]

Richmond, W. Kenneth Climber's Testament
1950 Redman London 1st, 8vo, pp.246, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth vg+ #24334 $9.00 $7.20
Reflections on climbing in the UK. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R30. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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