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Mountaineering

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

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

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

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,
£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 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
£60.00

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

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

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 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 - 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 - The Andes are Prickly

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
£9.00

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
£40.00

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

Stutfield Hugh E.M. and Collie, J. Norman - Climbs and Exploration in the Canadian Rockies

Hardback. A near very good copy in grey cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A little rubbing to spine ends and edges. Small gift inscriotion on front free end-paper. Pp.xii,343. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and numerous other illustrations. Two maps, including one folding. A classic of the Canadian Rockies.
Published : Longmans, Green & Co, London 1903, First Edition
£95.00

Styles Showell - Mallory of Everest

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,
£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

Tilman H.W. - China to Chitral

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
£20.00

Tilman H.W. - Mount Everest 1938

A very good copy in brown cloth which shows some fading to the spine. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. 160 pages. Illustrations. Maps.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1948,
£24.00

Tilman H.W. - Nepal Himalaya

. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in white on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which has edge tears and two smallish chips. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xi,272. 61 photographs. 7 maps. Describes journeys to the Langtang Himal, the Annapurna Himal and to the Nepal side of Everest.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1952, First Edition
£40.00

Tilman H.W. - When Men & Mountains Meet

A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some fading to spine but lettering clear. Ownership inscriptions on front free end-paper. A little edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.x,232. 54 plates. 6 maps. Part I of the book deals with mountaineering adventures in Assam. Part II is the author's exploits during the Second World War and deals mainly with his time fighting with the Italian partisans.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1946, First Edition
£15.00

Tilman, H.W. - Two Mountains and a River

A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some fading to spine. Lacks dustwrapper. Internally very good although with a gift inscription on the front end-paper. Pp.xii,233. Numerous illustrations. 6 maps. Attempted ascents of Mustagh Ata and Rakaposhi with a visit to the source of the river Oxus. Tilman is possibly the best and most entertaining of all mountaineering authors.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1949, First Edition
£15.00

Tobias, Michael Charles; Drasdo, Harold (Editors) - The Mountain Spirit

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Lacks dustwrapper. 264 pages. Numerous illustrations. A book of unpublished writings about mountains "presenting a diversity of perspectives, some separated in time and place" revealing "a unanimous passion stemming from the mountain: a passion which not only affects ancient and medieval sensibility but which continues to exert an unusual influence upon art, introspection, and culture even today."
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1980, First Edition
£9.00

Tranter Philip (Edited By Nigel Tranter) - No Tigers in the Hindu Kush

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver on the spine. In a fair dustwrapper which has been sellotaped along the edges by a previous owner. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Some edge foxing but clean internally. 155 pages. Illustrations including coloured frontispiece. Map + map end-papers. Neat correction in ink made to the text at page 116. The story of a mountaineering expedition to the Central Hindu Kush by the author and three friends.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1968, First Edition
£12.00

Turner Samuel - Siberia a Record of Travel, Climbing and Exploration

Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top ege gilt. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xxiv,420. Numerous photographic illustrations. Two folding maps. Introduction by Baron Heyking. Includes climbing and exploration in the Altai Mountains.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1905, First Edition
£90.00

Tyndall John - The Glaciers of the Alps. Being a Narrative of Excursions and Ascents, an Account of the Origin and Phenomena of Glaciers and an Exposition of the Physical Principles to Which They are Related

Hardback. A good copy in blind-decorated cloth which is faded on the spine (although the lettering is clear). A little marked on spine. Internally a very good, clean, copy without foxing or ownership inscription and with sound hinges. Pp.xxvi,445. Frontispiece and 61 illustrations including one plate in colour. Prefatory Note by the author's widow.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1896,
£24.00

Ullman, James Ramsay et al - Americans on Everest : The Official Account of the Ascent Led By Norman G. Dyhrenfurth

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper with large tears which have been internally repaired. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxi,429. Many illustrations including seven in colour. The story of an American expedition which climbed Mount Everest not only by the Soyh Col route but also made the first ascent by the West Ridge.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1965,
£12.00

Venables, Stephen - Everest Kangshung Face

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is price-clipped but otherwise untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 236 pages. Numerous illustrations, many in colour. An account of an ascent of Everest by a new route on its Kangshung face.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1989, First Edition
£9.00

Walker, J. Hubert - Mountain Days in the Highlands and Alps

A very good copy in the original cloth. A little wear to spine. Smallish ownership label on front end-paper. Not foxed. 320 pages. 64 illustrations. 2 maps.
Published : Edward Arnold & Co, London 1937, First Edition
£10.00

Weir Thomas - The Ultimate Mountains: An Account of Four Months' Mountain Exploring in the Central Himalaya

A very good copy in black cloth lettered in white. In a fair dustwrapper missing a largeish chip from the front panel. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.x,98. More than 80 photographs. The story of an expedition by members of the Scottish Mountaineering Club in 1950 to the Central Himalaya.
Published : Cassell & Co, London 1953, First Edition
£9.00

Weir, Tom - Highland Days

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 31 black and white photographs by the author. 141 pages. A near very good dustwrapper which has 2 small closed tears, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. A book of the outdoor life, camping and climbing in Highland Scotland in the 1930s.
Published : Gordon Wright, Edinburgh 1984,
£9.00

Wills Alfred - Wanderings Among the High Alps

A near very good copy in grey cloth lettered in blue. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.ix,235. 16 illustrations. A reprint of an early Alpine classic first published in 1856.
Published : Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1937,
£9.00

Wills Alfred - Wanderings Among the High Alps

A fair copy in dark blue blind-stamped cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Tears at top of spine at joins with upper and lower board. Front hinges cracked. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Newspaper cutting pasted to rear end-paper. Pp.xix,426. 3 maps. Lacking frontispiece? The author's ascent of the Wetterhorn ushered in the "golden age" of mountaineering.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1858,
£45.00

Wright J.E.B. - Mountain Days in the Isle of Skye

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth which is faded to the spine in particular but leaving the lettering clear. Smallish ownership label on front free end-paper but otherwise a nice copy internally. 239 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations. Climbing on the Black Cuillin in the early 1930s.
Published : The Moray Press, Edinburgh 1934, First Edition
£15.00