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The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America’s Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite: Wessels, Tom
signedWessels, Tom The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America’s Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite
2001 Countryman Press Woodstock 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.203, photo frontis, 11 bw photos, 29 illus, 2 sketches, map, appendices, blue/grey cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27271 $17.95
Wessels synthesizes history, geology, biology, and personal narrative to enhance our understanding and appreciation of these high, wild places - the granite summit balds of North America. He explores the unique and fragile ecosystem that is common to exposed granite expanses from Acadia to Yosemite,[read more]

West, John B. Everest: The Testing Place
1985 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 187, 18 color photos, 8 figures, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #18355 $35.00
West led the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition which conducted scientific and medical research from base camp up to the summit, reached by five climbers. This is a good book for those interested in the effect of altitude on the body and as a source for other scientific articles. From the c[read more]

Everest: The Testing Place: West, John B.
West, John B. Everest: The Testing Place
1985 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 187, 18 color photos, 8 figures, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24356 $22.00 $14.95
West led the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition which conducted scientific and medical research from base camp up to the summit, reached by five climbers. This is a good book for those interested in the effect of altitude on the body and as a source for other scientific articles. Neate W40[read more]

Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps: Weston, Rev. Walter
Weston, Rev. Walter Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps
1896 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 346, 35 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, gilt-lettered green cloth; cloth spine/edges darkened, upper rear spine edge worn, miss ffep, name of John Ladd on half-title, maps w/ original folds & no tears, good+ #26529 $895.00 $645.00
Weston is considered to be the father of mountaineering in Japan. From the collection of William S. Ladd with his son’s name in small print. A scarce classic. Neate W45. Ladd, William S., MD. (1887 – 1949) – AAC Councilor (1923-25), Vice-President (1926-28), President (1929-31), Honorary Mem[read more]

Nanga Parbat: Der Schicksalsberg der Deutschen: Weyer, Helfried & Norman Dyhrenfurth
signedWeyer, Helfried & Norman Dyhrenfurth Nanga Parbat: Der Schicksalsberg der Deutschen
1980 Badenia Karlsruhe 1st, 8vo, pp.142, color frontis, 60 color photos, illus, maps, pictorial cloth; signed Weyer, issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #12170 $69.00 $44.00
Account of the 1979 expedition to Nanga Parbat which attempted the Southeast Pillar. This was a memorial expedition in honor of Hermann Buhl. In German, no English translation. Yak W60. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Ropes, Knots & Slings for Climbers: Wheelock, Walt
Wheelock, Walt Ropes, Knots & Slings for Climbers
1967 La Siesta Glendale reprint, 8vo, pp.36, figures, 4 tables, wraps; fine #25236 $5.00
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Base Camp: 40 Days on Everest: Whelan, Diane
signedWhelan, Diane Base Camp: 40 Days on Everest
2014 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 19 color & 4 bw photos, map, wraps; signed, new #26697 $29.95
In the spring of 2010, filmmaker Whelan made her second trip to Everest as a member of the Asian Trekking expedition which included Arjun Vajpai, who became the youngest non-Sherpa to summit. In this personal and eye-opening exposé, she shares gripping stories of Maoist rebels, avalanches and bodie[read more]

Don Whillans: Portrait of a Mountaineer: Whillans, Don & Alick Ormerod
signedWhillans, Don & Alick Ormerod Don Whillans: Portrait of a Mountaineer
1971 Heinemann London 1st, 8vo, pp.266, 25 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Joe Brown & Royal Robbins, dj rubbed, chipped top spine, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, near fine #25496 $245.00
Whillans did many pioneering climbs in the 1950’s and 60’s, including the first ascent of the South Face of Annapurna. He was an extremely colorful character and climbed with many notables of his era. Neate W52, Yak W63.[read more]

signedWhillans, Don & Alick Ormerod Don Whillans: Portrait of a Mountaineer
1971 Heinemann London 1st, 8vo, pp.266, 25 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Bonington, dj clipped, near fine, cloth fine. #22129 $295.00
Whillans did many pioneering climbs in the 1950’s and 60’s, including the first ascent of the South Face of Annapurna. He was an extremely colorful character and this book is quite hard to find. Neate W52, Yak W63.[read more]

Whillans, Don & Alick Ormerod Don Whillans: Portrait of a Mountaineer
1971 Heinemann London 1st, 8vo, pp.266, 25 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth speckled, name, vg #23491 $195.00
Whillans did many pioneering climbs in the 1950’s and 60’s, including the first ascent of the South Face of Annapurna. He was an extremely colorful character and this book is quite hard to find. Neate W52, Yak W63.[read more]

Don Whillans: Portrait of a Mountaineer: Whillans, Don & Alick Ormerod
signedWhillans, Don & Alick Ormerod Don Whillans: Portrait of a Mountaineer
1971 Heinemann London 1st, 8vo, pp.266, 25 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Joe Brown, small stamp of (Louis) Baume on rep, dj w/ edge/corner wear, rubbed, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, fine #27721 $195.00
Whillans did many pioneering climbs in the 1950’s and 60’s, including the first ascent of the South Face of Annapurna. He was an extremely colorful character and climbed with many notables of his era. From the library of Louis Baume, author of Sivalaya, who once held the largest private library in B[read more]

Ascent Into Hell: White, Fergus
White, Fergus Ascent Into Hell
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.346, 54 photos, map, wraps; new #27356 $19.95
There is but one aim: the summit, the summit of Mount Everest. What starts with a trouble-free trek into the Nepalese highlands explodes into a gripping tale of hardship, peril, and adversity. Pushed beyond their physical and mental limits, climbers drop by the wayside. Their primal instincts for[read more]

White, Steward Edward The Mountains
1904 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.282, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 15 illus, dec red cloth; cloth vg. #23863 $14.00
Reminisciences of life on the range by a cowboy. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
signedWhittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 38 color & 56 bw photos, 3 maps, 2 sketches, red/white cloth; inscribed by Whittaker, dj fine, cloth fine #16697 $14.00
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
signedWhittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 38 color & 56 bw photos, 3 maps, 2 sketches, red/white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #17338 $29.00
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
Whittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
2013 US Anniversary Ed, 8vo, pp.319, color frontis, 86 color & 30 bw photos, 2 maps, 1 color & 3 bw sketches, gray cloth; dj & cloth new #26439 $24.95
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

Whymper, Edward Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69
1893 John Murray London 4th, thick 8vo, pp.xviii, 432, frontis, 21 bw full page & 107 text illus, 5 fldg maps, appendices, teg, uncut; cloth lightly rubbed, name, bookplate, tape marks to eps, else vg+. #23492 $350.00
Whymper became obsessed with being the first to climb the Matterhorn, finally succeeding in 1865. This fourth edition restores a chapter not in the third edition and has more illustrations than in previous editions. One of the great classics of mountaineering. Neate W65.[read more]

Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69: Whymper, Edward
Whymper, Edward Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69
1871 John Murray London 1st ed, 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.xviii, 432, frontis, 22 bw full page (1 fldg) & 92 text illus, 5 maps (4 fldg, 1 color), apps, marbled eps, teg, raised bands, 6 spine panels w/ red leather title patch & green leather author patch, ¾ tan & marbled boards; boards rubbed/darkening, edge wear, owner’s label on fep, signature on ½ title dated May 1872, & on back of frontis dated 1872, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26896 $395.00
Whymper (1840-1911) was a leading English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author who was obsessed with being the first to climb the Matterhorn. In this mountaineering classic he recounts details of his early climbs and accounts of early attempts on the Matterhorn, culminating in his successf[read more]

Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator: Whymper, Edward
Whymper, Edward Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator
1892 Murray London 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.xxiv, 456, vII pp.xxii, 147, vI frontis, 19 full-page & 118 text illus, 4 maps (3 fldg), vII 14 plates, 42 figs, uncut, gold dec brown beveled boards; vol I cloth rubbed, corners w/ wear, tight, vg, vol II is xlib, cloth spine darkened, tight, very good #14234 $275.00 $250.00
The first of the few great classics of South American climing literature. Whymper made eight first ascents in the Andes, including Chimborazo. This 2-volume set includes the rare Supplementary Appendix volume and the folding map in the pocket of volume 1. Neate W66. To see all of our Sale Item[read more]

A Dissertation on the Passage of Hannibal over the Alps: Wickham, Henry L. & Rev. J. A. Cramer
Wickham, Henry L. & Rev. J. A. Cramer A Dissertation on the Passage of Hannibal over the Alps
1828 Whittaker London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 241, color fldg map frontis, 2 maps, 2 illus, errata; appendix, paper boards; boards & 2 leaves off, spine miss, front board w/ bookplate, some foxing, uncut, fldg map w/ orig folds & 1.5” tear, good #27513 $29.00
“The ingenious authors have collected and arranged, with great industry and perspicuity, the materials furnished by their predecessors, and by a careful and diligent examination of the different roads across the Alps, performed in the course of a tour undertaken with an exclusive reference to this i[read more]

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