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Mountaineering

Gurtner Othmar (introduction) - Everest the Swiss Everest Expeditions

4to. A very good copy in a poor dustwrapper missing most of spine. 144pp. This is a pictorial record of the Swiss Everest expeditions with an introduction by Gurtner Othmar. 144 illustrations.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1954, First Edition
£8.00

Haston Dougal - The Eiger

Hardback. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is complete and untorn but which shows some fading to the spine (although the lettering is clear.) The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 170 pages. Illustrations. This is the story of the North face of the Eiger from 1966 to 1974.
Published : Cassell & Company Ltd., London 1974, First Edition
£12.00

Haston, Dougal - Calculated Risk

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows a little fraying to the edges. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. 190 pages. A semi-autobiographical novel of Scottish and Alpine mountaineering by one of the 20th century's top mountaineers.
Published : Diadem Books, London 1979, First Edition
£25.00

Haston, Dougal - In High Places

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 168 pages. 17 illustrations. A climbing autobiography of one of Scotland's greatest 20th century mountaineers.
Published : Cassell, London 1972, First Edition
£9.00

Heckmair, Anderl - My Life as a Mountaineer

Hardback. 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

Hiebeler Toni - North Face in Winter : The First Winter Climb of the Eiger's North Face March 1961

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good, price-clipped dustwrapper which has one internal sellotape repair. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. Moderate edge foxing but clean internally. 121 pages. 21 illustrations.
Published : Barrie & Rockliff, London 1962, First English Edition
£16.00

Holmes, W. Kerley - Tramping Scottish Hills

Hardback. 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
£12.00

Humble Roy - The Voice of the Hills: The Story of Ben Humble, MBE

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. The wrapper shows a little wrinkling but there is no obvious damage. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,233. Illustrations. Maps. A biography of the mountaineer, mountaineering instructor and author who became a pioneer of mountain rescue in Scotland.
Published : The Pentland Press 1995, First Edition
£20.00

Jeff Connor - Creagh Dhu Climber: The Life and Times of John Cunningham

Hardback. A fine copy in pictorial laminated boards. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 251 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. The biography of an inspirational Scottish climber.
Published : The Ernest Press 1999, First Edition
£25.00

Klucker Christian - Adventures of an Alpine Guide

Hardback. 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, First English Edition
£20.00

Lowe George - Because it is There

Hardback. 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
£18.00

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, Reprint
£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

Madge, Tim - The Last Hero - Bill Tilman : A Biography of the Explorer

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 288 pages. Maps. Illustrations. A biography of the mountaineer, sailor and explorer.
Published : The Mountaineers, Seattle, WA, U.S.A. 1995, First USA Edition
£12.00

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

Mill, Christine - Norman Collie: A Life in Two Worlds - Mountain Explorer and Scientist, 1859-1942

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.xiii,197. 59 illustrations. 4 maps. A biography of the early mountaineering pioneer and scientist.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1987, First Edition
£28.00

Milner C. Douglas - Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with one small chip, a two inch closed tear to rear panel and some edge wear and tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 176pp. 70 illustrations by the author and 4 map-diagrams. The story of the exploration and climbing of the Mont Blanc group of mountains.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1955, First Edition
£17.00

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
£7.00

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, Reprint
£16.00

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

Hardbacks. 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, Reprint
£16.00

Moran, Martin - The Munros in Winter: 277 Summits in 83 Days

Hardback A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions.Many colour photographs. 240 pages.Very good illustrated dustwrapper, which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.This is compulsive reading for all climbers, walkers and lovers of the Scottish Highlands.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1986, First Edition
£15.00

Murray W.H. - Mountaineering in Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper with a few smallish chips, including at top of spine. Neat gift inscription on front free end-paper dated 1947. Light edge foxing but clean internally. Pp.xii,252. Illustrations. Maps and diagrams. A classic of Scottish pre-war mountaineering described as "the first book to deal fully with rock, snow and ice climbing on the great cliffs, ridges, gullies, and buttresses of the Scottish mountains."
Published : J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1947, First Edition
£30.00

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

Hardback. 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
£10.00

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

Hardback. 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
£240.00

Noyce Wilfrid - To the Unknown Mountain : Ascent of an Unexplored Twenty-Five Thousander in the Karakoram

Hardback. A very good copy. In a near very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which is a little frayed at top of spine. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xii,183. Illustrations. Maps. The first ascent of Trivor in the Karakoram Himalaya.
Published : Heinemann, London 1962, First Edition
£18.00

Nunlist, Hugo - Spitsbergen : The Story of the 1962 Swiss-Spitsbergen Expedition

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 191 pages. 48 illustrations. 4 maps + end-paper map. An account of a mountaineering expedition to Spitsbergen in the Arctic.
Published : Nicholas Kaye, London 1966, First English Edition
£12.00

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 resutling from the expedition.
Published : Longman Brown Green and Longmans, London 1845, First Edition
£450.00

Patey, Tom - One Man's Mountains

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 288 pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Foreword by Chris Brasher. Articles and verse by one of mountaineering's more entertaining authors.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1972, Second Impression
£14.00

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 UK Edition
£60.00

Ratti, Abate Achille - Climbs on Alpine Peaks

Hardback. 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, First English Edition
£14.00

Roch Andre - Climbs of My Youth

Hardback. 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

Ruttledge Hugh - Everest 1933

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Some fairly light edge foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.xv,390. 59 illustrations. 4 maps. 3 diagrams. The story of the British Mount Everest expedition of 1933.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1934, First Edition
£40.00

Sandeman R.G. - A Mountaineer's Journal

Hardback. 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

Schuster The Lord - Postscript to Adventure

A good copy in original blue cloth with lettering in black on spine. Spine faded but lettering clear. 214pp. Frontis and 8 plates. Reflections on Alpine mountaineering.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1950, First Edition
£5.00

Shipton Eric - That Untravelled World : An Autobiography

Hardback. A good copy but with some spotting to boards. In a slightly edge worn but near very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Some edge foxing. Ownership inscription. 286 pages. Illustrations. Maps. The autobiography of one of the finest 20th century mountaineers who took part in five Mount Everest expeditions.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1969, First Edition
£10.00

Slesser Malcolm - Red Peak a Personal Account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition 1962

Hardback. A good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some wear and tear to the edges. Edge foxing. Ownership name snowpaked out on front end-paper. 256 pages. Illustrated including colour. A frank account of the first joint British-Russian mountaineering expedition which cost the lives of Wilfrid Noyce and Robin Smith.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1964, First Edition
£8.00

Slesser Malcolm - Red Peak a Personal Account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition 1962

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and has a couple of edge tears. No ownership inscription. Some end-paper and edge foxing. 256 pages. Illustrated including colour. Map end-papers. An account of the first British ascent of the 24,590 ft. Peak of Communism and of the death of Wilfrid Noyce and Robin Smith.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1964, First Edition
£12.00

Slesser Malcolm - The Andes are Prickly

Hardback. A good plus copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and with minor edge tears. Some edge foxing. Internally very good. 254 pages. 31 photographs. 4 maps. A book of travels in Peru with the Scottish Andean expedition.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1966, First Edition
£10.00

Stainforth, Gordon - The Cuillin : Great Mountain Ridge of Skye

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one smallish edge tear. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 176 pages. Over 120 colour photographs with accompanying text. A highly regarded book of mountain photography.
Published : Constable, London 1994, First Edition
£50.00

Steven Campbell - The Story of Scotland's Hills

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in silver on spine. Previous owner's bookplace on front fixed end-paper.. Many black and white photographs. 192 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which has no teasrs and is not price-clipped.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1975, First Edition
£7.00

Styles Showell - Mallory of Everest

Hardback. A very good copy. In a good dustwrapper which has a small hole and a couple of smallish closed tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing, or other internal marking. 174 pages. Illustrated. The story of George Mallory who made three attempts to ascend Mount Everest and died on the mountain in 1924.
Published : The Macmillan Company, New York 1967, First USA Edition
£10.00

Styles Showell - The Moated Mountain

A very good copy without dustwrapper. 255pp. Illustrated. The story of an expedition to climb a mountain called Baudha in the Himalayas.
Published : Hurst & Blackett, London 1955, First Edition
£5.00

Tasker Joe - Savage Arena

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pages browned. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 270 pages. Plates, maps and diagrams. The author's mountaineering experiences on the Eiger and in the Himalayas.
Published : Methuen, London 1982, First Edition
£20.00

Taylor, William C. - The snows of yesteryear: J. Norman Collie, Mountaineer

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.iv,[ii],185. The mountaineering career of a late Victorian climber.
Published : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Toronto, Canada 1973, First Edition
£10.00

Tilman H.W. - China to Chitral

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a fair, price-clipped, dustwrapper which lacks a piece (approx. 6cm x 5cm) from the front panel. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A previous owner has added three lines of red ink writing to the title page. Pp.xi,124. 69 photographs. 4 maps. A record of the author's mountaineering adventures with Shipton in Chinese Turkestan or Sinkiang in 1949 told in his own inimitable style.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1951, First Edition
£24.00

Tilman H.W. - China to Chitral

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Some fading to spine. In an edge-torn and worn dustwrapper lacking a one inch piece at top of spine. No ownership inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xi,124. 69 photographs. 4 maps. The story of Tilman's mountaineering exploits and wanderings in Central Asia/ Chinese Turkestan in 1949.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1951, First Edition
£24.00