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Mountaineering

Abraham George D. - Mountain Adventures at Home and Abroad

. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Gift inscription. Some mainly edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.x,308 + 47pp publisher's catalogue dated October 1909. 26 illustrations. Mountaineering reminiscences in the Alps, Scotland, the Lake District and Wales.
Published : Methuen, London 1910, First Edition
£24.00

Abraham George D. - On Alpine Heights and British Crags

A near very good copy in greenish-blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Some, mainly edge and end-paper, foxing. Pp.x,307. 24 illustrations. Climbing in the Dolomites, Alps, Skye, Lake District and Wales.
Published : Methuen, London 1919, First Edition
£28.00

Baxter James L.W. - From Glen Esk to Glen Shiel (And the Hills in Between): Transcripts of Climbs Pursued to Top Scotland's Munros

A fine copy. Pp.viii,254 + 14pp Appendices. Colour illustrations. This is an account of a circuit of the Munros by two elderly men between 1983 and 1993.
Published : Privately Published 2010, First Edition
£15.00

Bennet Donald and Wallace Bill (Editors) - Ski Mountaineering in Scotland

Pictorial boards. A very good copy. Signed by co-editor Bill Wallace. Top two inches of front free end-paper (which contains a map) have been cut out. Pp.[vi],121. Numerous colour illustrations and route maps. Map end-papers. A Scottish Mountaineering Club guide.
Published : Scottish Mountaineering Trust 1987, First Edition
£25.00

Bennet Donald and Wallace Bill (Editors) - Ski Mountaineering in Scotland

A near fine copy in laminated boards. Ownership inscription. 121 pages. 112 illustrations, nearly all in colour. 72 maps. "A comprehensive guidebook to ski mountaineering in Scotland with route descriptions for over 170 hills and mountains."
Published : Scottish Mountaineering Trust 1987, First Edition
£30.00

Bonatti Walter - The Great Days

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Unfortunately a previous owner has sellotaped the wrapper to the boards. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 189 pages. Numerous illustrations. Bonatti records his finest climbs from the tragedy on the central pillar of Fresnay in 1961 onwards.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1974, First Edition
£45.00

Bonington Chris - Kongur China's Elusive Summit

A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Small gift inscription. 224pp. Profusely illustrated including colour. The first ascent of a 7000 metre peak.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1982, First Edition
£7.00

Bonington Chris & Clarke Charles - Everest the Unclimbed Ridge

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected. 132pp. Illustrated including colour. The 1982 expedition to the North East ridge of Everest.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1983, First Edition
£12.00

Bonington Christian - I Chose to Climb

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good, complete and almost untorn dustwrapper. Unfortunataly the red lettering on the spine of the wrapper is faded (as usual) and there are sellotape marks to the inner flaps of the wrapper (and to the fixed end-papers). The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 208 pages. 44 illustrations. 4 maps and diagrams. The author's early mountaineering career including the north face of the Eiger. The author's first book.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1966, First Edition
£25.00

Bonington, Chris - Kongur: China's Elusive Summit

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. 224 pages. Numerous colour and black and white illustrations. Maps.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1982, First Edition
£10.00

Bonington, Chris - The Everest Years - A Climber's Life

A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Author's inscribed presentation copy. 256 pages. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. A volume of autobiography chronicling the author's four expeditions to Mount Everest.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1986, First Edition
£15.00

Bonnington Chris & Knox-Johnston Robin - Sea, Ice and Rock

Hardback A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Many colour and black and white plates. 143 pages. The very good illustrated dustwrapper has very minor edgewear, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1992, First Edition
£9.00

Brown Hamish and MacMillan James - Eye to the Hills

Softback. A good copy. a little creased at one corner. 32 pages. Poems of the Scottish hills.
Published : Pettycur Publishing 1982, First Edition
£6.00

Brown, T. Graham - Brenva

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a fair dustwrapper which has some chips and tears. Smallish gift inscription on front inner flap of wrapper, otherwise a clean copy internally. Pp.xiv,[1],225 + sketch map, "frontispiece" and 72 illustrations all at end of book. The story of the author's pioneering attempts to climb new routes on the Brenva face of Mont Blanc.
Published : J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London 1944, First Edition
£15.00

Brown, T. Graham - Brenva

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,[1],227 + frontispiece and 72 illustrations at end of book. Double-page sketch map. An account of some Alpine climbs on the Brenva Face of Mont Blanc.
Published : J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1944, First Edition
£12.00

Buhl Hermann - Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage

A good copy in green cloth which shows some fading to the edges. In a poor dustwrapper, very worn and missing the front inner flap. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. 360 pages. Frontispiece and 18 illustrations. 3 maps. This is Buhl's climbing autobiography culminating in his solo ascent of Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1956, First Edition
£25.00

Burgess Al and Palmer Jim - Everest the Ultimate Challenge

4to. A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper showing a little wear at the edges. 214pp. 115 colour photographs. The story of the Canadian Mount Everest expedition of October 1982.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1983, First Edition
£20.00

Chapman F. Spencer - Helvellyn to Himalaya Including an Account of the First Ascent of Chomolhari

A good copy in light green cloth lettered in white on the faded spine. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Light edge foxing. Pp.xv,285. Frontispiece and 47 plates. A mountaineering autobiography including a first ascent of Chomolhari in the Himalayas.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1940, First Edition
£15.00

Conway William Martin - The Alps from End to End

Illustrated by A.D. McCormick.
A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Just a touch of wear to spine edges. No ownership inscription. A little end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,300 + 34pp adverts at end. Frontispiece and 52 black and white illustrations.
Published : Archibald Constable, London 1900,
£20.00

Coolidge W.A.B. - Alpine Studies

. A good copy in green cloth which is faded on the spine but leaving the lettering clear. Edge and end-paper foxing. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xiii,307. 16 illustrations. The book has three sections entitled Climbing, History of the Alps and Subalpine.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1912, First Edition
£23.00

Coolidge W.A.B. - Swiss Travel and Swiss Guide-Books

A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Black end-papers. Ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper (of Edward Chapman, academic and Conservative M.P.). Hinges sound. Generally a clean copy with foxing confined to final page of index and adverts. at end. Pp.xi,336 + 16pp publisher's adverts dated August 1889. Includes a 72 page section on "How Zermatt Became a Mountaineering Centre." Neate describes Coolidge's works as being "invaluable for detail and accuracy." Photographs available on request.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1889, First Edition
£220.00

Curran, Jim - K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain

A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 271 pages. Maps. Illustrations. The story of a mountain in the Himalayas and the attempts to climb it.
Published : Mountaineers Books, U.S.A. 1995,
£9.00

Dittert Rene; Chevalley Gabriel; Lambert Raymond - Forerunners to Everest ; The Story of the Two Swiss Expeditions of 1952

A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a just about good dustwrapper which has internal sellotape repairs to minor edge tears and which is foxed (although this is much more obvious internally than externally). The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. Fore-edge foxing (but apart from a little spotting to the half-title largely clean internally). 256 pages. Colour frontispiece and 24 black and white illustrations. Nine maps with one double-page.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1954,
£15.00

Drummond Peter ; Mitchell Ian - The First Munroist: Rev.A.E.Robertson - His Life, Munros and Photographs

A very good copy in a complete, untorn dustwrapper which shows fading to the spine (but leaving the lettering clear). Lower board tips a little bumped. The wrapper is protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,134. Numerous black and white illustrations. Maps.
Published : Ernest Press 1993, First Edition
£18.00

Durham W.E. - Summer Holidays in the Alps 1898-1914

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A little wear to board tips. Gift inscription on front free end-paper to a person mentioned in the book from her father who was a friend of the author and is also mentioned in the book. Not foxed. 207 pages. 57 illustrations. Described as "the simple story of the wanderings of a middle-aged --- mountaineer in various parts of the Alps, from the Engadine to Dauphine, and from the Oberland to the Graians."
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1916, First Edition
£50.00

Eiselin Max - The Ascent of Dhaulagiri

A very good copy in a just about good, price-clipped dustwrapper which has internal sellotape repairs and a number of smallish edge chips and tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xi,159. 5 colour plates. 38 black and white illustrations. 2 maps. The story of the first ascent of the second-last of the Himalayan 8000 metre peaks to be climbed.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1961,
£28.00

Fabian, Derek J.; Little, Graham E.; Williams, D. Noel - The Islands of Scotland : Including Skye

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. Pp.x,406. 107 illustrations including colour. Maps. The definitive guidebook to mountaineering on the islands of Scotland.
Published : Scottish Mountaineering Trust 1989, First Edition
£12.00

Finch, George Ingle - The Making of a Mountaineer

A good copy in blue cloth lettered (rather dully) in gilt. Small tear in cloth at head of spine. Some cloth rubbed away at outer edge of rear board. Hinges sound. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 340 pages. Numerous illustrations. Mostly Alpine mountaineering but also the 1922 Mount Everest expedition of which the author was a member.
Published : Arrowsmith, London 1927,
£12.00

Frison-Roche Roger & Tairraz Pierre - Mont Blanc and the Seven Valleys

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 267 pages. 169 illustrations. A nice copy of an attractive travel book.
Published : Nicholas Kaye, London 1961, First Edition
£15.00

Graber Alfred - Melodie Der Berge

A good copy in a good dustwrapper slightly chipped at top of spine and with a little wear and tear at the edges. Some foxing to page ends. 212pp. 16 illustrations. Text in German. Alpine mountaineering.
Published : Orell Fussli Verlag, Zurich 1948, First Edition
£5.00

Heckmair, Anderl - My Life as a Mountaineer

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which has minor edge chips and tears. Gift inscription on half-title. 224 pages. 23 illustrations. The autobiography of the mid-20th century Bavarian mountaineer.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1975, First Edition
£15.00

Holmes, W. Kerley - Tramping Scottish Hills

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a little faded. In a good dustwrapper with smallish chips to the spine ends and with the red lettering faded. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Not foxed. Pp.ix,181. 12 plates. Reminiscences of days spent on the Scottish hills.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1946, First Edition
£9.00

Klucker Christian - Adventures of an Alpine Guide

A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Lacks dustwrapper. A clean copy internally. with no ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,329. 18 illustrations including a double-page panorama. This edition is translated from the third German edition and has additional chapters by H.E.G. Tyndale who also edited this edition. There is also a biographical sketch of the author by Dr. Ernst Jenny.
Published : John Murray, London 1932,
£20.00

Lowe George - Because it is There

A good plus copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Some spotting to front board. A little edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,216. Illustrations. Maps and plans. The autobiography of a mountaineer and Antarctic photographer.
Published : Cassell, London 1959, First Edition
£15.00

MacInnes Hamish - Scottish Climbs a Mountaineer's Pictorial Guide to Climbing in Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xvii,468. More than 200 photographs showing lines of climbs. Includes summer and winter climbs.
Published : Constable, London 1986,
£5.00

MacInnes Hamish - The Price of Adventure

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 192pp. 21 illustrations. A collection of true mountain rscue stories from four continents.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1987, First Edition
£10.00

MacInnes Hamish - The Price of Adventure More Mountain Rescue Stories from Four Continents

A very good copy in a bright, complete, dustwrapper with a one inch tear and some creasing on the rear panel. 192pp. Illus. The author was leader of the Glencoe mountain rescue team.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1987, First Edition
£5.00

Marshall J.R. - Climbers' Guide to Ben Nevis

A very good copy of this pocket guide in plastic wraps. Previous owner's stamp on front endpaper.This is the 1979 revisal with supplement to the first edition of the new series which is dated 1969. 256pp. Illustrated.
Published : Scottish Mountaineering Trust, Edinburgh 1979,
£5.00

Messner Reinhold - All 14 Eight-Thousanders

4to. A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper with a little edge wear. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 248pp. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white. Messner's ascent of the 14 highest mountains in the world.
Published : The Crowood Press 1988, First Edition
£20.00

Mitchell Ian - Mountain Footfalls a Calendar of the Scottish Hills

A very good copy. Paperback. Pp.x,125. Illustrated. Further adventures in the bothies and on the hills of Scotland by the co-author of the classic "Mountain Days and Bothy Nights".
Published : Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1996, First Edition
£6.00

Molony Eileen (editor) - Portraits of Mountains

A very good copy in a poorish dustwrapper chipped and torn at the edges. 117pp. 12 illus. Eleven British mountains as seen through the eyes of a particular person e.g. Tryfan by Wilfrid Noyce, Ben Nevis by W.H. Murray etc.
Published : Dennis Dobson, London 1950, First Edition
£5.00

Moore A. W. (Edited By E. H. Stevens) - The Alps in 1864 a Private Journal By A. W. Moore - 2 Vols. Complete

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in grey cloth lettered in green. Some edge foxing. Gift inscription. Vol. I,pp.xxvii,1-246. Vol. II,pp.xi,247-524. Illustrations. Maps. A journal of early Alpine mountaineering including an ascent of Mont Blanc from the Brenva glacier in 1865.
Published : Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1939,
£12.00

Moore A. W. (Edited By E. H. Stevens) - The Alps in 1864: A Private Journal [2 Vols. complete]

A very good two volume set in light grey cloth lettered in green. Small ownership inscription in each volume. Vol. 1,pp.xxvii, 1-246. Vol. II,pp.xi,247-524. Maps. Illustrations.
Published : Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1939,
£14.00

Neate, W. R. - Mountaineering and Its Literature: A Descriptive Bibliography of Selected Works Published in the English Language, 1744-1976

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little wear at the top of the spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 165 pages. Frontispiece and 5 illustrations. Maps. Some marginal pencil ticks. The standard bibliography of mountaineering books.
Published : Cicerone Press, Milnthorpe, Cumbria 1978, First Edition
£9.00

Norman-Neruda, May (Editor) - The Climbs of Norman-Neruda

A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Smallish patch of fading at foot of spine. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Small gift inscription on front end-paper. Foxing to end-papers but otherwise a clean copy internally. 335 pages + 4pp publisher's adverts. 30 illustrations. Ludwig Norman-Neruda was a leading Alpine climber of his day. The editor (his wife) gives an account of his last climb on which he died.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1899, First Edition
£130.00

Parrot, Dr. Friedrich - Journey to Ararat

Hardback. A very good copy in a modern brown half-cloth binding with marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on spine on a black title-piece. New end-papers. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xii,375. Folding map. Woodcuts in text. The author was a German naturalist, traveller and pioneer of scientific mountaineering. In this book he recounts his first ascent of Mount Ararat. Included is a section of scientific papers resulting from the expedition.
Published : Longman Brown Green and Longmans, London 1845, First Edition
£320.00

Petzoldt Patricia - On Top of the World My Adventures with My Mountain-Climbing Husband

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is slightly chipped at the top of the spine and with a few smallish edge tears. No ownership inscription and just a little light fore-edge foxing. 254 pages. 9 illustrations. This is an account of the author's 17 years of adventuring and mountain climbing with her husband, Paul Petzoldt who was on the first American expedition to tackle K2
Published : Collins, London 1954, First Edition
£25.00

Ratti, Abate Achille - Climbs on Alpine Peaks

A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some wear to spine ends. Some spotting to end-papers. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 136 pages. Illustrations. Map. Foreword by Douglas Freshfield. The author was later to become Pope Pius XI.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1923,
£12.00

Roch Andre - Climbs of My Youth

A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt on the front board. In a good dustwrapper which has smallish edge chips and tears. The wrapper, which is price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. 159 pages. Frontispiece and 16 black and white plates. The story of the author's early climbs in the Alps.
Published : Lindsay Drummond, London 1949, First Edition
£15.00

Sandeman R.G. - A Mountaineer's Journal

A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has minor chipping at top of the spine and a two inch closed edge tear. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 168 pages. 14 illustrations. A miscellany of British mountaineering experiences mainly in the Highlands of Scotland but also including chapters on Wales.
Published : The Druid Press, Carmarthen 1948, First Edition
£20.00