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American Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, good, cloth w/ Prouty bookplate, near fine #23588 $25.00 $22.50
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, photogr[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth; dj w/ edge tears, good, cloth fine #24811 $29.00 $26.10
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from t[read more]

The Splendid Hills: The Life and Photographs of Vittorio Sella 1859-1913: Clark, Ronald W.
Clark, Ronald W. The Splendid Hills: The Life and Photographs of Vittorio Sella 1859-1913
1948 Phoenix House London 1st, 4to, pp.x, 118, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, blue cloth; dj taped inside length of spine, lg chip back & spine, unclipped, poor, cloth w/ light fading top/bottom spine, tight, else fine #24812 $175.00
An important biographical sketch of Vittorio Sella, regarded as one of the greatest mountain photographers, with numerous examples of his work from the Alps, Caucasus, Mount St. Elias, Ruwenzori, Himalaya, and Karakoram. This is one of the scarcer items related to Sella. Neate C65.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Victorian Mountaineers
1953 Batsford London 1st, 8vo, pp.232, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, red cloth; dj w/ edge chips, vg, cloth fine #24815 $45.00 $40.50
Clark presents the leading British climbers of the Victorian Age – Ruskin, Wills, Smith, Hudson, Ball, Tyndall, George, Stephen, Whymper, Brevoort, Coolidge, Straton, Tuckett, Slingsby, Conway, and many others. Neate C67. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Pro[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Victorian Mountaineers
1953 Batsford London 1st, 8vo, pp.232, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, red cloth; signed on paper pasted to fep, dj cover pasted to ffep, cloth lightly rubbed, w/ DPL & AAC/Hall bookplates, vg+ #24814 $65.00 $58.50
Clark presents the leading British climbers of the Victorian Age – Ruskin, Wills, Smith, Hudson, Ball, Tyndall, George, Stephen, Whymper, Brevoort, Coolidge, Straton, Tuckett, Slingsby, Conway, and many others. Neate C67. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its Rocky Mountain [read more]

Clark, Simon The Puma's Claw
1959 Adventurer’s Club London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; dj w/ large taped tear, good+, cloth vg+. #23874 $19.00
Account of the 1957 Cambridge Andean Expedition's first ascent of Pumasillo (20,490') in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C68.[read more]

Clark, Simon The Puma's Claw
1959 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps (1 fldg), orange cloth; dj chipped top edge, good+, cloth lightly faded, vg+. #9586 $19.00
Account of the 1957 Cambridge Andean Expedition's first ascent of Pumasillo (20,490') in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru. Neate C68.[read more]

The Puma's Claw: Clark, Simon
Clark, Simon The Puma's Claw
1959 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps (1 fldg), tan cloth; dj w/ large chip on bottom front, good, cloth w/ front hinge just starting to separate, very good+ #12172 $15.00 $9.00
Account of the 1957 Cambridge Andean Expedition's first ascent of Pumasillo (20,490') in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru. Neate C68. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Lightweight Expeditions to the Great Ranges: Clarke, Charles & Audrey Salkeld, eds.
Clarke, Charles & Audrey Salkeld, eds. Lightweight Expeditions to the Great Ranges
1984 Alpine Club London 1st, 8vo, pp.90, bw photo, appendices, wraps; fine #16902 $35.00
Proceedings of a symposium for mountaineers and expedition organisers sponsored by the Alpine Club. Includes chapters by Cleare, Nunn, Ward, Whillans, Rouse, Scott, Hunt, and others. Neate C72.[read more]

signedCleare, John Mountains
1975 Crown NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 color & 170 bw photos, 3 maps, sketch, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed to Richard Irvin, signed Irvin, dj w/ 1” tear top, vg+, cloth fine. #12019 $39.00
Against an historical, geological and geographical background, Cleare presents his and others' experiences on mountains throughout the world. Stories range from the terrifying to the bizarre and include portraits of mountaineers such as Patey, Robbins, Whillans, and others.[read more]

Cleare, John Mountains
1975 Crown NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 color & 170 bw photos, 3 maps, sketch, map eps, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #11491 $20.00
Against an historical, geological and geographical background, Cleare presents his and others' experiences on mountains throughout the world. Stories range from the terrifying to the bizarre and include portraits of mountaineers such as Patey, Robbins, Whillans, and others.[read more]

Cleare, John The World Guide to Mountains and Mountaineering
1979 Mayflower NY 1st, 4to, pp.208, photo frontis, 17 color & 123 bw photos, sketches, 60 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #23929 $39.00
An excellent reference to major mountain ranges around the world. Neate C75.[read more]

Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia: Clinch, Elizabeth & Nicholas
Clinch, Elizabeth & Nicholas Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.324, 24 bw photos, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24964 $49.95 $34.95
The product of 22 years of effort, the Clinch’s tell the previously unpublished story of Teresa and St. George Littledale. The Littledale’s, known in the 19th century as the greatest English Central Asia travelers of their day, journeyed further into that hidden land than any contemporary Western e[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, near fine #9591 $175.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
New Clinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj spine yellowed, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #8514 $24.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit[read more]

El Picacho del Diablo: The Conquest of Lower California’s Highest Peak 1932 & 1937: Clyde, Norman
Clyde, Norman El Picacho del Diablo: The Conquest of Lower California’s Highest Peak 1932 & 1937
1975 Dawson’s LA 1 of 500, 1st, 8vo, pp.95, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, map, illus brown cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #23446 $169.00
The first ascent of the highest peak in Baja California. Includes an annotated bibliography. Neate C84.[read more]

Cobb, Sue The Edge of Everest: A Woman Challenges the Mountain
1989 Stackpole Mechanicsburg 1st, 8vo, pp.214, 27 bw photos, 3 maps, grey cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #10887 $19.00
Cobb, a 50-year-old attorney, wife, and mother, was a climbing member of the 1988 Wyoming Centennial Everest Expedition, also know as the Cowboys on Everest expedition. SB C33.[read more]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Brot
signedCoburn, Brot Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Soc Washington, DC deluxe edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, aeg, black padded simulated leather; signed Coburn, David Breashears, Goran Kropp, Robert Schauer, Araceli Segarra (inscription), Ed Viesturs, + 1, issued w/o dj, leather fine #14600 $155.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. This Deluxe Edition is less common[read more]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Broughton
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryCoburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Soc Washington, DC trade edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, black cloth; signed David Breashears, dj w/ ‘Autographed Copy’ sticker, fine, cloth fine #11311 $45.00 $32.40
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary [read more]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Broughton
signedCoburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Society Washington, DC trade edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #8383 $39.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary [read more]

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