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Mountaineering

Abraham George D. - Mountain Adventures at Home and Abroad

Hardback. 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

Hardback. 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

Angell, Shirley - Pinnacle Club: A History of Women Climbing

Hardback. A fine copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,249 + List of Subscribers + Index of People. The story of women's climbing in England.
Published : Pinnacle Club 1988, First Edition
£15.00

Baker Ernest A. - The British Highlands with Rope and Rucksack

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. 236 pages. 12 plates. Climbing adventures mainly in the Lake District, Wales and Scotland.
Published : H.F.& G.Witherby, London 1933, First Edition
£24.00

Barry, John - K2: Savage Mountain, Savage Summer

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 187 pages. Many colour plates. Maps. The story of the British 1986 expedition to K2.
Published : Oxford Illustrated Press 1987, First Edition
£9.00

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

Softback. 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

Bell, J.H.B. - A Progress in Mountaineering : Scottish Hills to Alpine Peaks

Hardback. A very good copy. In a near very good dustwrapper which has one small chip at foot of spine. The dustwrapper has been protected by a previous cowner with a clear, removable sleeve. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Not foxed. Pp.xii,424. Illustrations. Maps. The author's mountaineering exploits in Scotland and the Alps.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1950, First Edition
£15.00

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

Hardback. 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

Hardback. 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

Boardman, Peter - Sacred Summits : A Climber's Year

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper whic his now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. 264 pages. Colour plates. Maps and drawings. An account of three separate expeditions to "Snow Montains of New Guinea," Kangchenjunga and Gauri Sankar.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1982, First Edition
£16.00

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 - Everest South West Face

A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. Gift inscription from the author to a member of the family which owned Drambuie liqueur, stating "Drambuie would have got us to the top". Loosely inserted is a letter from the publishers regarding the signing of the book. 352 pages. 56 illustrations.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1973, First Edition
£30.00

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 Chris and Clarke Charles - Everest: The Unclimbed Ridge

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Signed by Bonington on title page. 132 pages. Numerous illustrations mostly in colour. The story of the British Expedition of 1982 to climb Everest by its north-east ridge
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1983, First Edition
£15.00

Bonington Christian - I Chose to Climb

Hardback. 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
£28.00

Bonington, Chris - Kongur: China's Elusive Summit

Hardback. 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

Hardback. 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

Bowman, W.E. - The Ascent of Rum Doodle

Hardback. A good plus copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Some spine lean. Lacks dustwrapper. Pencilled writing to front end-paper. 141 pages. 16 illustrations. A very entertaining spoof account of a mountaineering expedition.
Published : Max Parrish, London 1956, First Edition
£20.00

Brown Dave and Mitchell Ian - A View from the Ridge

Paperback. A very good copy. 185pp. Illustrated. A book about Scottish hill-walking experiences. Essential reading for the intelligent hill-walker.
Published : The Ernest Press 1991, First Edition
£6.00

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 Joe - The Hard Years - An Autobiography

Hardback. A very good copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper which shows fairly minor edge wear and tear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 256 pages. Frontispiece and 42 illustrations. The autobiography of one of the finest British climbers of the mid-20th century.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1967, First Edition
£20.00

Brown, Joe - The Hard Years : An Autobiography

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which has minor edge chips/tears. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 256 pages. Frontispiece and 42 illustrations. The autobiography of one of the finest British mountaineers of the mid-20th century.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1967, First Edition
£17.00

Brown, T. Graham - Brenva

Hardback. 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
£14.00

Brown, T. Graham - Brenva

Hardback. 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
£18.00

Buhl Hermann - Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage

Hardback. 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
£28.00

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

Hardback. 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
£20.00

Chouinard, Yvon - Climbing Ice

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has a small closed edge tear. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 192 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. Combines reminiscences with instruction on ice climbing techniques.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1978, First British Edition
£15.00

Clark, Ronald W. And Pyatt, Edwrd C. - Mountaineering in Britain : A History from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Lacks dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 288 pages. Frontispiece and 72 illustrations.
Published : Phoenix House, London 1957, First Edition
£10.00

Connor, Jeff - Dougal Haston: The Philosophy Of Risk

Hardback. A very good plus copy in a similar dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,211. Illustrated. A portrait of the personality and career of one of Britain's most outstanding mountaineers of the 20th century.
Published : Canongate Books, Edinburgh 2002, First Edition
£10.00

Conway William Martin - The Alps from End to End

Illustrated by A.D. McCormick.
Hardback. 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,
£25.00

Coolidge W.A.B. - Alpine Studies

Hardback. 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

Hardback. 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
£350.00

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

Hardback. 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, First USA Edition
£10.00

Curran, Jim - Trango: The Nameless Tower

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. 175 pages. 16 colour illustrations. The first ascent of Trango Tower in the Himalayas.
Published : Dark Peak Ltd, Sheffield 1978, First Edition
£12.00

Curran, Jim - Trango: The Nameless Tower

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows minor edge wear and tear and a little fading to the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Many illustrations including 16 in colour. 175 pages. The story of the 1976 expedition to Trango Tower in the Himalayas.
Published : Dark Peak Ltd, Sheffield 1978, First Edition
£12.00

Deacock Antonia - No Purdah in Padam : The Story of the Women's Overland Himalayan Expedition 1958

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear and some internal staining. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Edge foxing but clean internally. 207 pages. 24 illustrations. Double-page map and map end-papers. The story of an overland expedition to the Himalaya by three female explorers. Includes walking, climbing and a visit to Eastern Zaskar to study the lives of women just released from purdah.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1960, First Edition
£38.00

Dean Steve - Hands of a Climber: A Life of Colin Kirkus

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which is a bit faded on the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 278 pages. Illustrated. Map front end-papers. A biography of "the most influential figure in pre-war Welsh rock-climbing."
Published : The Ernest Press 1993, First Edition
£9.00

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

Hardback. 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, First English Edition
£15.00

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

Hardback. 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

Eiselin Max - The Ascent of Dhaulagiri

Hardback. 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, First English Edition
£28.00

Eiselin Max - The Ascent of Dhaulagiri

Hardback. A very good copy in a near fine, clean, price-clipped, dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. A little light edge foxing but clean internally. 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, First English Edition
£35.00

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
£14.00

Ferlet Rene and Poulet Guy - Aconcagua: South Face

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver. In a dustwrapper which would be good but for external sellotape repairs. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xi,209. Illustrations. Maps and diagrams. The story of the 1954 French expedition to the south face of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America.
Published : Constable, London 1956, First Edition
£10.00

Finch, George Ingle - The Making of a Mountaineer

Hardback. 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, Third Impression
£13.00

Firsoff V. A. - On Ski in the Cairngorms

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in a very good price-clipped dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.x,98. Illustrations. Maps. A pioneering work on ski mountaineering in the Cairngorms.
Published : W & R Chambers, Edinburgh & London 1965, First Edition
£9.00

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
£20.00

Gillman Peter & Haston Dougal - Eiger Direct

Hardback. A very good copy. In a very good dustwrapper which has one small closed edge tear. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Ownership inscription on title page. Not foxed. 183 pages. Numerous illustrations, some in colour. This is the story of the first ascent of the direct route up the north face of the Eiger.
Published : Collins, London 1966, First Edition
£15.00