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ABRAHAM, GEORGE D
Modern Mountaineering
London, Methuen. 1948. Hardcover. Book, Third Edition, Revised (1933). x, 198pp, 16 monochrome illustrations from photographs, index. 12mo/19cm. Light blue cloth, light wear in lightly soiled dj with small chip, internally clean, tight and very good. A basic text by the well known mountaineer and author George D. Abraham (1872-1965). Neate A05. Very Good.
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Book number: 000007
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Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountain Climbing, Mountaineering Outdoor Recreation Mountain Climbing Sport

 
SMITH, GEORGE ALAN AND CAROL D.
The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom & Idolatry
New York, Toronto, London, Pitman Publishing Corporation. 1968. Hardcover. Ill.: Drawings by Debra Healy. Book, First Edition. xvii, 361pp, Prologue from Wilfred Noyce, many drawings and illustrations (some from color photographs), Explanations and Excuses, Bibliography. 4to/26cm. Blue cloth gilt, light wear, personal presentation inscription on ffep, otherwise internally fine. An anthology of writings over the ages by a great variety of individuals who found pleasure and/or challenge in climbing. George Alan Smith was an arts consultant and mountain climber. He wrote the article on Mountaineering for a recent edition of the online Encyclopedia Brittannica. Neate S99. Fine.
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Book number: 004037
USD 17.60 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 13.75 | JP¥ 1920]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Drawings By Debra Healymountaineering Stories Literature Mountain Climbing

 
BONINGTON, CHRIS
Everest the Hard Way
New York, Random House. 1976. (ISBN: 0394407865) Hardcover. Book, First American Edition. xiv, 1l, 303, [i] pp, 11 appendices, 14 maps and diagrams, monochrome title-page illustration, 64 color plates, index. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Cloth backed silver, light wear, in protected dj, internally fine. VG/VG+. The dramatic story of the 1976 ascent of Everest by Bonington and company using an unusually difficult route. Sir Christian John Storey Bonington, CBE (1934- ) British climber and explorer, has written more than a dozen books and was awarded the CBE in 1996 for his services to the sport of mountaineering. Neate B130. Fine.
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Book number: 004036
USD 13.69 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 10.75 | JP¥ 1493]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: 0394407865

 
CASEWIT, CURTIS W.
The Mountain World
New York, Random House/A Ridge Press Book. 1976. (ISBN: 0394400941) Hardcover. Book, First edition. 246pp, profusely illustrated with both monochrome and full color illustrations from photographs (many full page), index. 4to/28cm. Light blue cloth gilt, light wear, in price clipped dj with short closed tear at top edge, internally fine. NF/VG-. Curtis W. Casewit is a writer and mountaineer. Fine.
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Book number: 004055
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 | £UK 11.75 | JP¥ 1636]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: 0394400941 Mountains Pictorial Works Mountaineering & Climbing

 
TOBIAS, MICHAEL CHARLES AND HAROLD DRASDO, EDITORS
The Mountain Spirit
Woodstock, NY, The Overlook Press. 1979. (ISBN: 0879511680) Hardcover. Book, First American Edition. 264pp, many illustrations from photographs, drawings and paintings. notes and bibliographies, overview. A thoughtful collection of writings on the philosophical and psychological subject of mountains and their climbing by a great range of writers including Samuel Beckett, T.S. Blakeney, Burton Watson and Galen Rowell. The book is organized in several sections including, Contemporary Meditations, Style and Meaning in Mountaineering, Stairways to Another World and The Journey in the Mountain Experience. Michael Charles Tobias (1951- ) is an American educator, author, ecologist and filmmaker. Harold Drasdo (1930- ) is an experienced British climber, author and environmentalist. Very Good.
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Book number: 004040
USD 15.64 [Appr.: EURO 14.75 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1706]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: 0879511680 Mountaineering Stories Philosophy Addresses Essays Lectures Psychological Aspects Mountain Climbing and Climbers

 
REUTHER, DAVID AND JOHN THORN, EDITORS
The Armchair Mountaineer
Birmingham, Alabama, Menasha Ridge Press. 1989. (ISBN: 0897320921) Soft cover. Ill.: Bob Carroll. Book, First Edition. x, 342pp, Introduction, Glossary, Permissions. 8vo/23cm. Paper. Fine. Fifty stories by the greats and not so greats of the climbing genus as well as distinguished authors such as Mailer, Twain and Ullman. A fine book to settle down with on a cold winter or hot summer night. Fine.
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Book number: 005112
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Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: 0897320921 Bob Carrollmountaineering Mountaineers Climbing Anthology Stories Articlestrimph and Tragedy Willpower

 
HILLARY, SIR EDMUND AND DESMOND DOIG
High in the Thin Cold Air: The Story of the Himalayan Expedition Led By Sir Edmund Hillary, Sponsored by World Book Encyclopedia
Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1962. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. ix, 254pp, Preface, more than one hundred illustrations from both color and monogchrome photographs, roster of expedition, glossary, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Gray and blue cloth, very light wear, in dj sligtly chipped at head of spine, previous owner initials and purchase date on ffep, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Laid in is a clip of the picture story, The Highest Livers, from Life Magazine, May 12, 1961. An expedition to attempt the first attempt on Mt. Makalu and then to spend an entire winter on the peak. Very Good.
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Book number: 005141
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1599]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Altitude Studies Endurance Himalayas Peak Amadablan

 
HERRLIGKOFFER, KARL M.
Nanga Parbat
New York, Alfred A. Knopf. 1954. Hardcover. Book, First American Edition. Foreword by Sir John Hunt. xx, [i], 263, viii pp, Translators' Introduction by Eleanor Brockett and Anton Ehrenzweig, Author's Preface, 6 maps, more than fifty monochrome illustrations from photographs, 3 appendices, bibliography, glossary, index. 8vo/22cm. Blind-stamp decorated blue cloth silver, light edgewear, in protected dj with 2 short closed edge tears, previous owner name on front pastedown, light foxing at head of end photographs in photo cluster, otherwise text clean, tight and very good. The story of the successful 1953 German-Austrian Expedition to the 26, 620 foot Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. The author, Dr. Karl Herrligkoffer (1916- ) was its leader. The first 87 pages catalog the tragedies which this mountain exacted particularly to German climbers in the thirties, one of whom, Willi Merkl, was the author's brother. Known as 'the killer mountain' no other mountain has been the scene of so great a toll of human life over the years. Very Good.
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Book number: 004349
USD 21.51 [Appr.: EURO 20.25 | £UK 17 | JP¥ 2346]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Nanga Parbat the 'german Killer' Hunza Porters

 
HERRLIGKOFFER, KARL M.
Nanga Parbat
New York, Alfred A. Knopf. 1954. Hardcover. Book, First American Edition. Foreword by Sir John Hunt. xx, [i], 263, viii pp, Translators' Introduction by Eleanor Brockett and Anton Ehrenzweig, Author's Preface, 6 maps, more than fifty monochrome illustrations from photographs, 3 appendices, bibliography, glossary, index. 8vo/22cm. Blind-stamp decorated blue cloth silver, light wear, dj spine sunned light edtewear, previous owner initials on ffep, otherwise clean, tight and very good. The story of the successful 1953 German-Austrian Expedition to the 26, 620 foot Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. The author, Dr. Karl Herrligkoffer (1916- 1991) was its leader. The first 87 pages catalog the tragedies which this mountain exacted particularly to German climbers in the thirties, one of whom, Willi Merkl, was the author's brother. Known as 'the killer mountain' no other mountain has been the scene of so great a toll of human life over the years. Very Good.
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Book number: 005134
USD 19.55 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2132]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Nanga Parbat the 'german Killer' Hunza Porters

 
HERZOG, MAURICE
Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8,000-meter Peak (26, 493 feet). With an Introduction by Eric Shipton
New York, E.P. Dutton & Co, Inc. 1953. Hardcover. Ill.: Cartographic & Photographic Documentation by Marcel Ichac. Book, Translated from the French by Nea Morin and Janet Adam Smith. 316pp, 8 maps (1 folding colored), folding panorama, colored frontis and 2 other color-gravure illustrations (1 double-paged), 24 monochrome illustrations from photographs, glossary, list of routes. 8vo/22cm. Black and green blind-stamped cloth silver, light soil, small stain back board, otherwise clean, tight and very good. An account of the first climb of a mountain over 8,000 metres high. This version of the climb was later disputed by two members of the team. Maurice Herzog (1919- ) was the leader of the 1950 French Himalayan Expedition and was later appointed French Minister of Sport. Neate H74; Yakushi H176b. Very Good.
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Book number: 004261
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Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Cartographic & Photographic Documentation By Marcel Ichacmountaineering Sport 8,000 Meter Mountains of Nepal Eric Shipton Marcel Ichac Annapurna

 
HOUSTON, CHARLES S., M.D.
Going Higher:The Story of Man and Altitude
Boston and Toronto, Little, Brown and Company. 1987. (ISBN: 0316374458) Soft cover. Ill.: Gary Nelson. Book, Third Edition Revised (1980). ix, 324pp, 39 illustratiive monochrome figures, Altitutde and Barometric Pressure, People in Altitude Physiology, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. 8vo/21cm. Paper, as new. "The classic work on the story of man and altitude." by one of the most distinguidhed figures of American mountaineering science. Charles S. Houston (1913-2009) led two of the major American expeditions to K-2 in 1938 and 1953 and was a trailblazer in the study of human physiology at high altitude. As New.
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Book number: 005147
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Keywords: 0316374458 Gary Nelsonaltitude Studies Physiological Aspects Mountaineering Adaptation

 
HUNT, SIR JOHN
The Conquest of Everest with a Chapter on the Final Assault by Sir Edmund Hillary
New York, E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc. 1954. Hardcover. Ill.: Pen sketches by Charles Evans. Book, First Edition. xx, 300pp, Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, 8 photographs in color, 48 illustrations from monochrome photographs, 6 maps and drawings, 9 appendices, glossary, index. 8vo/22cm. Illustrated blue and grey cloth, light wear, in worn and chipped dj, initials of previous owner on ffep, 50th anniversary of climbing article from NYTimes Internationall Edition laid in, otherwise clean, tight and very good. VG/Poor. Very Good.
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Book number: 005140
USD 11.73 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1279]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Pen Sketches By Charles Evansmountaineering Mt. Everest Conquest Sherpas Eric Shipton Tenzing Norgay

 
KAUFFMAN, ANDREW J AND WILLIAM L. PUTNAM
K2 The 1939 Tragedy:
Seattle, The Mountaineers. 2000. (ISBN: 0906371694) Soft cover. Book, Fourth Printing (1993). 224pp, Acknowledgments, Introduction, 8 appendices, Notes, Index. 8vo/23cm. Paper. Fine. The story of the ill-fated 1939 Wiessner Expedition to K2. during which one American climber and three Sherpas died. The fifty year mystery of what actually happened is finally explained through meticulous research. Fine.
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Book number: 005156
USD 9.66 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1054]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: 0906371694 Mountaineering Pakistan K2 Description and Travel Adventure American Karakoram Wiessner Expedition 50 Year Mystery Explained

 
KOLB, FRITZ
Himalaya Venture. Translated from the German by Lawrence Wilson
London, Lutterworth Press. 1959. Hardcover. Book, First Edition in English. 148pp, 3 maps, 15 monochrome illustrations from photographs. 8vo/22cm. Blue cloth gilt, in protected lightly rubbed dj, small stamp of London Book Co. Rawalpindi on ffep, otherwise internally fine. NF/VG-. Lightweight climbs in Lahul, Padar and Garhwal in 1939 and 1945 by two Austrians who were interned in India during World War II. Neate K44; Yakushi K117b. Fine.
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Book number: 003997
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Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: India Himalayan Mountains Mountaineering Adventure

 
MESSNER, REINHOLD
To the Top of the World: Alpine Challenges in the Himalaya and Karakoram. Translated by Jill Neate
Seattle, The Mountaineers. 1999. (ISBN: 0898866774) Soft cover. Book, First Paperback Edition (1990 Munich).Translated by Jill Neate. 256pp, many route maps, lavishly illustrated from photographs in both color and monochrome. 8vo/22.65cm. Near fine. A selection of Messner's most notable writing on his specacular carreer . Near Fine.
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Book number: 004390
USD 21.51 [Appr.: EURO 20.25 | £UK 17 | JP¥ 2346]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: 0898866774 Karakoram Mountains Himalayas Kashmir Mountaineering Jill Neate

 
ROBERTS, DAVID
Moments of Doubt and Other Mountaineering Writings of David Roberts. Foreword by Royal Robbins
Seattle, The Mountaineers. 1989. (ISBN: 0898861128) Soft cover. Book, Third printing (1986). xvi, 237, [i] pp, portrait illustration. Paper, very light wear, presentation in ink on ffep, otherwise internally fine. VG+. Twenty essays and articles organized under three categories: Adventures, Profiles and Reflections by the veteran Harvard educated mountaineer-writer David Roberts (1943- ) whose many articles and books, especially about climbing in Alaska, are said to have had a major impact on the form of mountaineering literature. Royal Robbins (1935- ) was one of the pioneers of American rock climbing, made many first ascents and now owns an outdoor apparel company. Fine.
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Book number: 004032
USD 10.75 [Appr.: EURO 10.25 | £UK 8.5 | JP¥ 1172]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: 0898861128 Mountaineering Outdoor Recreation U.S. Mountaineers Biography Royal Robbins Adventure

 
SLESSER, MALCOLM
Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition
New York, Coward-McCann, Inc. 1964. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. 256pp, end-paper map,3 color illustrations (1 double-paged), 30 black & white photo illustrations, 2 appendices, index. 8vo/23cm. Blue cloth gilt, shelf wear only, faint mottling at top edge, in protected lightly edgeworn dj, internally fine. A frank account of the first Soviet-British mountaineering expedition to Soviet Asia, its considerable tensions, the death of Wilfred Noyce and another prominent British climber and the difficult ascent of nearly 25000 foot Pik Kommunizma. C.G. Malcolm Slessor (1926- ) was Deputy Leader of the expedition under Sir John Hunt. An experienced climber, he was also a professor of energy studies at Strathclyde University. Neate S 82; Yakushi S 276. Fine.
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Book number: 003089
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Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Russian Asia Pamir Mountains Description & Travelbritish-Soviet Mountaineering Expedition Pik Kommunisma Wilfred Noyce Sir John Hunt Adventure Tadjhikistan

 
THOMAS, LOWELL
Lowell Thomas' Book of the High Mountains
New York, Julian Messner, Inc. 1964. Hardcover. Book, 512pp, more than one hundred fifty illustrations (mainly from photographs augmented by maps, drawings, other artwork and tables), index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Blue cloth gilt, lightly rubbed at extremities, sunned at edges and spine, 2 small abrasions back board, light foxing of spine, foredge and end matter, otherwise internally fine. Wide ranging survey of mountaineering by the inveterate adventurer, radio broadcaster, journalist and sometime amateur climber, Lowell Thomas (1892-1981). Neate T20. Fine.
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Book number: 003867
USD 13.69 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 10.75 | JP¥ 1493]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Sport World's High Mountains Adventure Mountain Climbing Lore

 
TILMAN, H.W.
China To Chitral
Cambridge, At the University Press. 1951. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. xi, 124pp, 69 photographs by author, 4 maps. Tall 8vo/24cm. Red cloth gilt, light wear, one corner slightly bumped, in edgeworn and chipped dj, small book stamp of New Delhi dealer on ffep, marginalia on 1 page, otherwise internally very good. VG/Fair. His biographer, Tim Madge, calls Tilman (1898-1977) "the last of the great explorers". In his inimitable style he recounts here the adventures of his 1949 trips. Neate T36; Yakushi T80. Very Good.
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Book number: 002011
USD 39.10 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4265]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Adventure Mountaineering Central Asia Travel and Discovery China Chitral India Exploration Hindu Kush Himalayas Kashgar Urumchi Chakar Aghil

 
ULLMAN, JAMES RAMSAY
Banner In the Sky
New York, HarperTrophy of Harper Imprint of Harper Collins. 1988. (ISBN: 0064470482) Mass Market Paperback. Book, First Harper Keypoint Edition (1954). 285, [i] pp. 12mo/18cm. As New. Another good read from the pen of probably our most famous and prolific mountaineering author. Most became motion pictures and this one was a Newberry Honor Book in 1955. James Ramsey Ullman (1907-1971) not only wrote books about mountains and the men who climb then but was one himself the summit of his experience being participation in the first American expedition to Everest in 1971. As New.
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Book number: 005186
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Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: 0064470482 Mountaineering Fiction Adventure Switzerland Newberry Honor Book

 
ULLMAN, JAMES RAMSEY
Kingdom of Adventure: Everest. A Chronicle of Man's Assault on the Earth's Highest Mountain Narrated by the Participants and with an Accompnying Text by James Ramsey Ullman
New York, William Sloane Associates, Inc. 1947. Hardcover. Book, [xxii], 411ppp, 3 maps, 30 b/w illustrations (mainly from photographs), 4 appendices, index. 8vo/23cm. Blue cloth gilt, titling slightly rubbed, light edgewear, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. A well written account of the attempts on Everest up to that time. James Ramsy Ullman (1907-1971) was an American writer and mountaineer. He had climbed many of the world's most challenging mountains and in 1963 achieved a lifetime dream by becoming a member of the first American expedition to Everest. Five of his books, most of which involved mountains, were made into motion pictures. Very Good.
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Book number: 005168
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Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering India Mt. Everest Travel and Description

 
ULLMAN, JAMES RAMSAY
And Not To Yield
Gardem City, NY, Doubleday & Compant, Inc. 1970. Hardcover. Book, [x], 432pp. 8vo/22cm. Blue cloth, light edgewear in slightly soiled dj chipped at spine head, internally clean, tight and very good. VG/Fair. Another mountaineering novel from the pen of the historian of the first American expedition to Everest and many other mountaineering books. James Ramsey UIlman (1907-1971) was also the ghost writer for Tenzing Norgay's autobiography Tiger of the Snows. Very Good.
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Book number: 005152
USD 9.78 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1067]
Keywords: Novel Mountaineering Romance

 
WEXLER, ARNOLD
The Theory of Belaying
Golden, Colorado, American Alpine Journal. 1950. Soft cover. Book, N.p. Reprinted from the American Alpine Journal, Vol VII, No 4 (1950), pp 379-405. 26pp, 7 figures. 8vo/23cm. Printed wrappers with American Alpine Club insignia on rear panel, light soil and rubbing, internally fine. A memorial article on Arnold Wexler appeared in the 1997 AA Journal. Fine.
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Book number: 004031
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1599]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Techniques

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