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With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills: Slesser, Malcolm
Slesser, Malcolm With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 19 color & 1 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, cloth; dj & cloth new. #24044 $31.95
This autobiographical account, Slesser’s first mountain book in 30 years, spans 64 years of mountain exploration in every continent. It is the story of the joy of discovery shared with friends in high places. Here we have Greenland (1952, 1958, 1969), Dougal Haston, Robin Smith, Tom Patey, the ill[read more]

Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites: Smart, David
Smart, David Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites
2020 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.247, 56 bw photos, tan cloth; dj & cloth new #27686 $34.95
Between 1925 and his death in 1940, Emilio Comici was the pre-eminent climber in the Eastern Alps, the hotbed of global rock climbing at that time. He made first ascents on some of the highest and most notorious walls in the Alps, including the northwest face of the Civetta, as well as dozens of oth[read more]

Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss – Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing: Smart, David
Smart, David Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss – Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing
2019 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.247, map frontis, 2 color & 36 bw photos, 19 illus, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27667 $31.95
In the months before his death in 1913, from falling more than 300 metres during an attempt to make the first free solo ascent of the North Ridge of the Mandlkogel, Paul Preuss’s public presentations on his climbing adventures filled concert halls in Austria, Italy, and Germany. George Mallory, t[read more]

American Alpine Club LibrarySmith, Albert The Story of Mont Blanc
1974 Gastons-West Col Reading 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 219, 8 ads, frontis, text illus, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24951 $69.00 $62.10
Smith was an English writer who had a passion for Mont Blanc. He climbed the mountain in 1851 and produced an illustrated lecture which ran for six years and made him a rich man. A reprint of 1853 first edition. Neate S8. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shad[read more]

Smith, Gary Windsinger
1976 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.174, color & bw photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #13672 $7.00 $5.60
Smith, mountaineer, folksinger, writer, and photographer, writes about the people and landscape of Idaho, Utah, Okinawa, and the Ryuku Islands of the Pacific. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Smith, George Alan Introduction to Mountaineering
1957 Barnes NY 1st, 4to, pp.xiv, 128, photo frontis, 53 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ large chips, good, cloth fine #23888 $5.00 $4.00
An introduction to general mountaineering skills before kernmantle ropes, short tools, and step-in crampons. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S100. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom and Idolatry: Smith, George Alan & Carol D. Smith
Smith, George Alan & Carol D. Smith The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom and Idolatry
1968 Pitman NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 361, 20 color & 11 bw photos, drawings, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth w/ slight bleeding of cover dye to upper portion of rear eps & several pages, else fine #11868 $15.00 $12.00
Excerpts from many mountaineering writers, including Herzog, Evans, Engel, Hillary, Mallory, Mummery, Whymper, Noyce, Tenzing, Shipton, and many others. A nice copy. Neate S99. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of tr[read more]

The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom and Idolatry: Smith, George Alan & Carol D. Smith
Smith, George Alan & Carol D. Smith The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom and Idolatry
1968 Pitman NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 361, 20 color & 11 bw photos, drawings, black cloth; dj w/ ½” tear top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #11602 $9.00 $7.65
Excerpts from many mountaineering writers, including Herzog, Evans, Engel, Hillary, Mallory, Mummery, Whymper, Noyce, Tenzing, Shipton, and many others. Neate S99. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper: Smith, Ian
signedSmith, Ian Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.336, 26 color & 16 bw photos, 34 illus, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25704 $49.95
When just 25 years of age, Edward Whymper crowned a meteoric climbing career with the first ascent of the last great unclimbed summit in the Alps, the Matterhorn. However, this triumph came with a notoriety and a lasting sorrow due to the catastrophic accident on the descent. Whymper then turned h[read more]

Hangdog Days: Conflict, Change, and the Race for 5.14: Smoot, Jeff
Smoot, Jeff Hangdog Days: Conflict, Change, and the Race for 5.14
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, wraps; new #27736 $21.95
Smoot vividly chronicles the era when rock climbing exploded in popularity, attracting a new generation of talented climbers eager to push the boundaries of the sport via harder routes and faster ascents by breaking the ‘rules’. This contentious, often entertaining period gave rise to sport climbing[read more]

A Camera in the Hills: Smythe, Frank
Smythe, Frank A Camera in the Hills
1939 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.147, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, 3” tear along spine edge, good, cloth vg #23926 $9.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. Neate S113.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Alpine Ways
1947 Adam & Charles Black London 3rd, 4to, pp.106, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, tan cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ stain lower front corner, vg. #23093 $15.00
A nice photo album of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. Neate S111.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Alpine Ways
1942 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.106, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, green cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth w/ inscription 1942, vg+. #12105 $19.00
A nice photo album of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S111.[read more]

Smythe, Frank An Alpine Journey
1934 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, photo frontis, 51 bw photos, fldg map, black cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #12104 $29.00
Smythe's journey covers a traverse of the Alps in eastern Switzerland. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S110.[read more]

Smythe, Frank An Alpine Journey
1940 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, small 8vo, pp.317, 5 bw photos, map, tan cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #23340 $15.00
Smythe's journey covers a traverse of the Alps in eastern Switzerland. Neate S110.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Behold the Mountains: Climbing with a Color Camera
1949 Chanticleer NY 1st, 4to, pp.155, 57 color photos, tan cloth; dj chipped top spine, vg, cloth fine #11605 $19.00
Accounts and photos of Smythe's climbs in the Himalaya, Britain, Switzerland and North America. Neate S124.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Behold the Mountains: Climbing with a Color Camera
1949 Chanticleer NY 1st, 4to, pp.155, 57 color photos, tan cloth; cloth fine. #12106 $15.00
Accounts and photos of Smythe's climbs in the Himalaya, Britain, Switzerland and North America. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S124.[read more]

Camp Six: An Account of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition: Smythe, Frank
Smythe, Frank Camp Six: An Account of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition
1937 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 307, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, map, appendix, blue cloth; cloth w/ small tear top spine, tight, near fine #24656 $79.00
Smythe's account of the 1933 British Mount Everest Expedition includes his experiences at the high camp and his solo summit attempt. One of the Everest classics, credited as an inspirational book by Hillary in “High Adventure”. Neate S114, SB S42, Yak S288.[read more]

Camp Six: An Account of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition: Smythe, Frank
Smythe, Frank Camp Six: An Account of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition
1938 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, 8vo, pp.315, illus, appendix, tan cloth; cloth tight, vg #12854 $15.00 $12.75
Smythe's account of the 1933 British Mount Everest Expedition includes his experiences at the high camp and his solo summit attempt. One of the Everest classics, credited as an inspirational book by Hillary in “High Adventure”. See Neate S114, SB S42, Yak S288. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

Smythe, Frank Climbs and Ski Runs: Mountaineering and Ski-ing in the Alps, Great Britain and Corsica
1933 Blackwood Edinburgh rep, 8vo, pp.xx, 307, photo frontis, 73 bw photos (1 fldg), blue cloth; cloth w/ browning to spine, inscription 1937, vg. #13475 $29.00
Smythe's first book and regarded by Neate as perhaps his best. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S115.[read more]

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