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American Alpine Club LibraryThorington, J. Monroe A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century
1943 AAC [NY] 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 83, frontis, 43 bw illus, red cloth; cloth w/ top spine chipped, former label mark bottom spine, lib label on front cover, remnant of Thorington bookplate, DPL & AAC/Thorington bookplates, DPL stamp to title/copyright page & top edge, pen additions in back in Thorington’s hand, tight, vg #24961 $75.00 $67.50
A detailed account of ascents from 1819 to 1899 derived from original accounts, diaries, letters, etc. Neate T29. Thorington, James Monroe (1894 – 1989) – AAC President (1941-43), Honorary Member (1949), member Alpine Club (honorary), Alpine Club of Canada (honorary), Deutschen und Österreichisc[read more]

A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century: Thorington, J. Monroe
Thorington, J. Monroe A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century
1943 AAC [NY] 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 83, frontis, 43 bw illus, red cloth; cloth w/ some rubbing to spine text, tight, fine #24960 $75.00
A detailed account of ascents from 1819 to 1899 derived from original accounts, diaries, letters, etc. Neate T29.[read more]

The Purcell Range of British Columbia: Thorington, J. Monroe
Thorington, J. Monroe The Purcell Range of British Columbia
1946 AAC NY 1st, 8vo, pp.152, photo frontis, 78 bw photos, 9 maps (1 fldg in pocket), appendices, blue cloth; cloth tight, map w/ no tears, fine #11059 $195.00
A Canadian classic, includes the Bugaboo Mountains and Snowpatch Spire. Scarce. Neate T28.[read more]

To a Mountain in Tibet: Thubron, Colin
signedThubron, Colin To a Mountain in Tibet
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.227, map, uncut, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27502 $29.00
This is the account of a journey to the holiest mountain on earth, the solitary peak of Kailas in Tibet, sacred to one-fifth of humankind. To both Buddhists and Hindus it is the mystic heart of the world and an ancient site of pilgrimage. It has never been climbed. Even today, under Chinese dominati[read more]

Thür, Hans & H. Hanke Sieg am Nanga Parbat
1954 Andermann München 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 16 bw photos, illus, map, blue cloth; dj chipped/torn, vg, cloth fine. #21992 $20.00
A history of attempts on Nanga Parbat, scene of numerous German attempts and disaster. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Thür, Hans & H. Hanke Sieg über den Everest
1953 Andermann München 1st, 8vo, pp.64, 15 bw photos, illus, map, pictorial cloth; cloth near fine. #22093 $29.00
A history of attempts on Everest. In German, no English translation.[read more]

signedThybony, Scott The Rockies: Pillar of a Continent
1996 National Geographic Washington 1st, 4to, pp.200, photo frontis, 115 color photos, color map, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj fine, cloth w/ inscription to Hornbein, fine. #24035 $19.00
A nicely done Geographic book covering the Rockies from New Mexico to Alberta.[read more]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; dj spine/back darkened, unclipped, very good+, cloth tight, fine #11464 $495.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; cloth tight, fine #25572 $195.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]
1957 Ullstein Wien rep, 8vo, pp.157, 22 bw photos, map, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg #20495 $25.00
This is the German edition of Tichy’s classic book ‘Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods’ recounting the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. The summit was reached by Tichy, Pasang, and Joseph Jöchler. This was the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. In German.[read more]

Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]: Tichy, Herbert
signedTichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]
1955 Buchgemeinschaft Donauland Wien 1st thus, 8vo, pp.243, 4 color & 36 bw photos, map, map eps, appendix, grey cloth; inscribed Tichy 1960, dj w/ edge chips & hole in spine, vg-, cloth fine #25435 $225.00 $175.00
This is the German edition of Tichy’s classic book ‘Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods’ recounting the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. This was the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. In German. To see all of our Sale Items, click here[read more]

Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]: Tichy, Herbert
signedTichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]
1955 Ullstein Wien 2nd, 8vo, pp.243, 4 color & 39 bw photos, map, map eps, appendix, blue grey cloth; signed, dj w/ very small chips top spine, else bright, fine, cloth fine #25903 $225.00
This is the German edition of Tichy’s classic book ‘Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods’ recounting the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. This was the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. In German.[read more]

Tichy, Herbert Himalaya
1970 Putnam NY 1st, 4to, pp.175, frontis, 61 color & 84 bw photos, drawings, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ tear on back, edge rubbing, vg, cloth fine. #10172 $49.00
A lively introduction to the history, geography, and ethnology of the Himalaya region. Tichy was the first to ascend Cho Oyu and includes photos from the expedition as well as other Austrian expeditions. Neate T33.[read more]

Mount Everest 1938: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Mount Everest 1938
1948 Cambridge Univ Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 160, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, brown cloth; dj chipped top spine & back, clipped, vg, cloth w/ toning to rep, else fine #18986 $95.00 $79.00
Tilman's small team, with Shipton and Smythe, reached 27,300'. Neate T44, SB T11, Yak T78. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mount Everest 1938: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Mount Everest 1938
1948 Cambridge Univ Press Cambridge 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.x, 160, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, brown cloth; dj w/ edges tape reinforced, vg-, cloth w/ name, near fine #22935 $95.00
Tilman's small team, with Shipton and Smythe, reached 27,300'. This is identical to the first edition published the same year. A hard to find book. Neate T44, SB T11, Yak T78.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryTilman, H. W. Nepal Himalaya
1952 Cambridge Univ Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 272, photo frontis, 61 bw photos, 7 maps, appendix, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine faded & edges cracked, fair #25058 $65.00
An account of three expeditions: Langtang and Ganesh (1949); Annapurna IV and Manaslu (1950); and to Everest, with Charles Houston, where the southern approach was discovered in 1950. Neate T45, SB T12, Yak T81. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from[read more]

Snow on the Equator: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Snow on the Equator
1938 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 265, 24 bw photos, 4 maps, red cloth; cloth bright, some browning to eps, tight, fine #13407 $79.00
Tilman's climbs, and first book, on Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, and Ruwenzori with Eric Shipton and a 3,000-mile bike ride across Africa. Neate T47.[read more]

The Ascent of Nanda Devi: Tilman, H. W.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryTilman, H. W. The Ascent of Nanda Devi
1937 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 235, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine faded, chipped top spine, vg #25053 $95.00
The first ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645') with Arthur Emmons, Charles Houston, and Noel Odell, in 1936, without the use of crampons or pitons! Both Tilman and Odell reached the summit. Houston is, of course, also known for his feats on K2 in 1936 and 1938. Odell was a member of the British Everest[read more]

The Ascent of Nanda Devi: Tilman, H. W.
signedTilman, H. W. The Ascent of Nanda Devi
1937 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 235, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj lightly pulled top spine, slightly darkened, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ bright spine, some light finger marks to cover, tight, near fine #18985 $295.00
The first ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645') with Arthur Emmons, Charles Houston, and Noel Odell, in 1936, without the use of crampons or pitons! Both Tilman and Odell reached the summit. Houston is, of course, also known for his feats on K2 in 1936 and 1938. Odell was a member of the British Everest ex[read more]

Two Mountains and a River: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Two Mountains and a River
1949 Cambridge Univ Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 233, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, 6 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; dj worn, chipped top spine, some corner tears, vg-, cloth near fine #22275 $95.00 $79.00
Accounts of expeditions to Rakaposhi (25,550’), Mustagh Ata (24,388’) with Shipton, as well as a visit to the source of the River Oxus. Neate T49, Yak T79. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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