Greenfield Books: Mountaineering
found: 17 books

 
BUHL, HERMANN
NANGA PARBAT PILGRIMAGE The Lonely Challenge
London, Baton Wicks 1989, . Ill.: maps, b&w photographs. A larger format soft cover book in near fine condition. Royal 8vo, pp. 353. Originally published after Buhl's historic first acsent in 1953. ISBN 0898866103
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Book number: 044818
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1126]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Climbing Climbers Himalayas Mount Everest

 
CONWAY, SIR WILLIAM MARTIN
THE ALPS From End To End
London, Archibald Constable and Co. 1895, 2nd edition, hb. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Bound in green cloth over 1/2 brown cloth spine, t.e.g. Royal 8vo, pp. xii, 403. With one hundred full-page illustrations by A. D. M'Cormick. Subsequently re-printed in a smaller edition with fewer illusts.
¶ The head of the spine is a bit frayed. The corners of the boards are bumped and are rubbed at the edges. The spine and the rear board are a bit sunned. There is light overall scuffing and soiling to the boards and a bit of a spine slant. There is a bookplate of Henry Peet, J.P., F.S.A. on the front pastedown. The binding is shaken, and a bit cracked in the middle signatures. The rear hinge is starting, but the front hinge is tight. The contents are very clean and unmarked, save for a bit of typical age-toning to the margins. Overall, still in good to good plus condition.
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Book number: 004204
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 64 | £UK 56.5 | JP¥ 8445]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Climbing The Alps Switzerland Mountains Alpine Mount Blanc The Matterhorn

 
DOWSING, WILLIAM
RAMBLES IN SWITZERLAND: with Reminiscences of the Great St. Bernard, Mont Blanc, and the Bernese Alps
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK, J. W. Leno 1869, 1st edition, hb. Bound in original brown cloth blocked in blind and gilt. Slim 8vo, pp. 139. Spine re-backed & endpapers replaced. Some wear to board edges. Occasional foxing to text, else clean, tight and g/vg condition.
¶ Scarce title, not in Neate, "Mountaineering and its Literature". Inscribed on third blank leaf: "Mr. Councillor Robinson / With the Author's Kind regards / Hull Dec 24th/74", underneath which is either a flourish or the author's signature. Note: this is the original book, as first published - not some cheap, print upon demand concoction (the book equivalent of a TV dinner).
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Book number: 040774
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 106.5 | £UK 94 | JP¥ 14075]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Travel The Alps Mountain climbing

 
FRISON-ROCHE, R.
FIRST ON THE ROPE
London, Methuen & Co. 1949, 1st edition, hb. Bound in blue cloth with silver spine lettering & in original dj. 12mo, pp. vii, 268. First published in France in 1941 under the title "Premier de Cordee". This English language translation by Janet Adam Smith.
¶ Considered by many to be one of the finest mountaineering novels ever written. This is the first English language edition, which precedes the more common first American edition by Prentice-Hall (1950). The boards of this copy are sunned at the top and bottom edges. The front board and spine are curiously scuffed. There is a moderate spine slant. The endpapers and contents are tight and clean, save for a bit of foxing at the top margin of pps. 105-111. The book is in good plus condition. The jacket retains the original publisher's price. It is missing small pieces at the head and tail of the spine, and at the top of the front fold. One long closed tear. Some creasing and light soiling. Overall, in fairly good condition.
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Book number: 007507
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.75 | £UK 37.75 | JP¥ 5630]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountain climbing Mountaineering Climbing The Alps Chamonix

 
LOEFFLER, TA
MORE THAN A MOUNTAIN One Woman's Everest
St. John's, Newfoundland, Creative Publishers 2008, 1st printing, wrappers. Ill.: colour photos. Large format paperback, light shelf wear, else very good cond. 8vo, pp. 186. Signed by the author on the first page. ISBN 1897174276
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Book number: 042196
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1689]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountain climbing Himilayas Mount Everest

 
MESSNER, REINHOLD / TRANSLATED BY JILL NEATE AND AUDREY SALKELD
THE CRYSTAL HORIZON Everest - The First Solo Ascent
Seattle, WA, The Mountaineers 1982, . Ill.: color, b&w photos and maps. Larger format paperback in excellent unmarked condition. 8vo, pp. 322. The account of the man who reached the summit of Mt. Everest - alone and without supplemental oxygen. ISBN 0898865743
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Book number: 044809
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1126]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Climbing Himalayas

 
MUSSON, S. C. (TEXT) PAINTED BY J. HARDWICKE LEWIS
THE UPPER ENGADINE
London, Adam and Charles Black 1907, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: 24 colour plates, fldg. map. Small red spots to rear bd., sl. edge wear & soiling; else vg. 8vo, pp. xii, 212. Endpapers clean and tight, map fine. See Colin Inman, "The A & C Black Colour Books", #274.
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Book number: 028791
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2252]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Climbing The Alps Switzerland Mountain climbing

 
OLSEN, JACK
THE CLIMB UP TO HELL
New York City, St. Martin's Press 1998, . Ill.: maps, b&w photographs. A larger format soft cover book in near fine condition. 8vo, pp. x, 212. The account of the tragic 1957 ordeal on the Eiger Mountain's north wall in the Bernese Alps. ISBN 0312194501
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Book number: 044814
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1126]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Switzerland Alps Climbers

 
SAUVY, ANNE
THE GAME OF MOUNTAIN AND ICE
London, Baton Wicks 1995, . Larger format paperback in excellent condition. 8vo, pp. 159. First published in France in 1985 as "Le jeu de la montagne et du hasard", this is the first English edition. Signed by author.
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Book number: 044806
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1126]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Climbing Mountaineers

 
SCHUSTER, SIR CLAUD
MEN, WOMEN AND MOUNTAINS Days in the Alps and Pyrenees
London, Ivor Nicholson & Watson Ltd. 1931, hb. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Bound in publisher's blue cloth, with ice pick embossed on board. Royal 8vo, pp. xv, 143. With an Introduction by Lord Sankey, the Lord Chancellor. Schuster was President of the Alpine Club 1938-1940.
¶ This is the second impression of the first edition. Very light shelf wear & soiling, else in very good condition. The scarce dust jacket has not been price-clipped, but has some loss at the top of the spine, and at the top of the front fold, with a small piece gone from the bottom of the front fold. There are a few closed tears, and some general light rubbing and scuffing. The jacket is now encased in clear, archival-quality, acetate and is in just less than good condition.
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Book number: 013943
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 30 | £UK 26.5 | JP¥ 3941]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Climbing Mountain climbing Climbers Alpine

 
TWIGHT, MARK
KISS OR KILL Confessions of a Serial Climber
Seattle, WA, The Mountaineers Books 2001, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: maps, b&w photographs. Mear fine condition in like dust jacket. Royal 8vo, pp. 206.
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Book number: 044817
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1126]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Climbing Climbers

 
ULLMAN, JAMES RAMSEY
HIGH CONQUEST: THE STORY OF MOUNTAINEERING
Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott 1941, 1st edition, Hb. Ill.: B&w photos. Minor bumping, edge wear & soiling; dj worn, quite soiled; vg/g. Large 8vo, 334 pp. The history of man's quest to conquer the highest peaks.
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Book number: 016531
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2252]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering History Sports Mountain Climbing

 
UNSWORTH, WALT
EVEREST
Seattle, WA, Cloudcap 1989, hb. Ill.: color, b&w photos and maps. Near fine condition in like dust jacket,. Thick 8vo, pp. xvi, 704. A thorough account of those who challenged the world's highest peak. This is the second, revised, edition. ISBN 0938567187
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Book number: 044810
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1689]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Climbing Himalayas

 
WEBSTER, ED
SNOW IN THE KINGDOM My Storm Years on Everest
Eldorado Springs, CO, Mountain Imagery 2000, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: colour, b&w photographs. Near fine condition (appears unread) in like dust jacket. Heavy 8vo, pp. xv, 580. A profusely-illustrated classic book on the climbs and climbers of Mount Everest. ISBN 0965319911
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Book number: 044813
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1126]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Mountaineering Himalayas Climbing Climbers

 
WHEELER, A. O.
THE SELKIRK RANGE
Ottawa, ON, Government Printing Bureau 1905, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: folding maps, b&w photos. Two volume set bound in gilt stamped and lettered original cloth. Royal 8vo, xviii, 459 pp. A topographical survey of the Selkirk Range of mountains in British Columbia.
¶ The extremities of the boards are slightly rubbed, and there is some very light general scuffing. Endpapers unmarked and hinges tight, although binding a bit shaken. The contents are very clean. Overall, the book is in very good condition. Volume II is a map case and bound in a similar fashion to the book, albeit in a different colour of cloth. It contains nine items, including two very large folding maps, folding sketches, a folding profile, and folding panoramas (see Neate 887, which calls for 14 items). The map case shows some wear, but is intact and in quite serviceable condition.
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Book number: 040811
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 127.75 | £UK 112.75 | JP¥ 16890]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Selkirk Mountains British Columbia Rock Mountains Western Canadiana Rockies Topography Climbing

 
WHYMPER, EDWARD
A GUIDE TO CHAMONIX AND THE RANGE OF MONT BLANC
London, John Murray 1911, wrappers. Ill.: b&w illustrations and maps. Small 8vo, pp. xiv, 206. Stiff illustrated paper covers are somewhat darkened & worn at edges, lacks small piece of spine; else clean & g/vg condition.
¶ This is the sixteenth edition. Interesting advertisements: 20 pages at front and 46 pages at rear. Folding maps and plans in nice condition. Neate, "Mountaineering and its Literature", 900.
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Book number: 036468
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 149 | £UK 131.5 | JP¥ 19705]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: The Alps Mountain climbing Climbers

 
WHYMPER, EDWARD AND LADY BLANCHE MURPHY
SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS and DOWN THE RHINE
London, No publisher stated ND (1890s), hb. Small 4to, pp. 164, 75.
¶ The Whymper title was first published in 1871 by John Murray, and reprinted in 1893, the same year as the inscription on the front free endpaper of this book. Hence, we date the publication of this curious book as being in the 1890s, prior to 1894. The Lady Murphy title was only published, appararently, with the Whymper title, being issued both in England (by Troy, Nims & Knight) and - more commonly - in the U.S. by Burrows Brothers of Cleveland, Ohio. Our copy contains three pages of publisher's ads at the end of the book, announcing new issues for Burrows (including the Whymper title by itself). Whymper was a famous climber, or "Alpinist" as they were then called, who completed the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn. His book covers the period 1860-1869, and relates many of his successful ascents. It is illustrated with a coloured frontispiece, coloured map of Switzerland, and various illustrations from photos, and line drawings. Bound in silver and black decorated brown cloth, over bevelled boards.The cloth is a bit worn at the edges and a bit scuffed and soiled. The hinges are cracking, but still intact. The contents show occasional foxing. Overall, still a good, readable copy of a famous (at least as far as Whymper is concerned) title.
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Book number: 006061
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 106.5 | £UK 94 | JP¥ 14075]
Catalogue: Mountaineering
Keywords: Climbing The Alps The Matterhorn Switzerland

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