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  • SMYTHE, Frank S.
    CLIMBS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1950. Blue cloth. pp 260 + photo plates, a few in colour, index. Fine. Price-clipped jacket has a one inch corner tear to front panel, tiny chip at foot of spine, VG+ otherwise. The distinguished mountaineer's last book. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 42722
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  • RUTTLEDGE, Hugh
    EVEREST 1933

    Hodder & Stoughton, 1936. First Popular Edition, abridged. Light blue cloth. pp (xx), 299 + plates. Ink owner name to corner of front free endpaper, light spine sunning, yellowing to page edges; light sunning and small light spot on rear cover, else a VG clean and tight jacketless copy.; Octavo.

    Book ID: 26721
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  • YOUNGHUSBAND, Francis
    EVEREST: the Challenge

    London: Thomas Nelson, 1936. Second edition, revised, issued a few weeks after the first. With tipperd in slip at title stating "Second Edition. With a Special Account of the 1936 Expedition. Sir Francis Younghusband has written for this edition an entirely new account of the 1936 attempt on Everest, with a detailed discussion ofr the problems which the Expedition has to face." Green cloth, endpaper maps. pp (x), 243, [3] + plates; 3 small maps in text and end, Index. Spine a bit darkened with two dark spots, small ink gift inscription at front, VG clean and unworn jacketless copy otherwise. Newspaper clippings laid in. A book from the days when an ascent of Everest was fraught with peril…

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    London: Thomas Nelson, 1936. Second edition, revised, issued a few weeks after the first. With tipperd in slip at title stating "Second Edition. With a Special Account of the 1936 Expedition. Sir Francis Younghusband has written for this edition an entirely new account of the 1936 attempt on Everest, with a detailed discussion ofr the problems which the Expedition has to face." Green cloth, endpaper maps. pp (x), 243, [3] + plates; 3 small maps in text and end, Index. Spine a bit darkened with two dark spots, small ink gift inscription at front, VG clean and unworn jacketless copy otherwise. Newspaper clippings laid in. A book from the days when an ascent of Everest was fraught with peril (it was not successfully surmounted until 1953). The 1936 British expedition was a complete flop. These days you have to get in the queue to go to the top.; Octavo.

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    Book ID: 51714
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  • RUTTLEDGE, Hugh
    EVEREST: the unfinished adventure

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1937. Blue cloth. pp (16), (296 + section of 63 photo plates at rear + two large folding maps. Hand-drawn portraits at front, index. Ink gift inscription at front, nicks to spine ends, mild wear to outer corners, one small corner bruise, else a fine and bright jacketless copy. The 1936 expedition reached the North Col but ascended no further than 7000 feet before having to turn back. 1.7 kg parcel; Quarto

    Book ID: 51717
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  • FROM THE OCEAN TO THE SKY by HILLARY, Edmund, Sir
    HILLARY, Edmund, Sir
    FROM THE OCEAN TO THE SKY

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1979. Inscribed by Author.; Second printing, same year as first. Variant white boards, endpaper maps. 272 pp + many photos, some in colour. A VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR in red ink on the title page "To _____, Ed Hillary". The account of his expedition up the Ganges and then to its source high in the Himalayas.; Signed by Author. 0340224606

    Book ID: 25454
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  • TYNDALL, John
    HOURS OF EXERCISE INTHE ALPS

    New York: Appleton, 1896. Later printing. Original brown decorated cloth stamped in black and blind, spine gilt lettered. pp (xii), 473, [5] + 7 full-page woodcut illustrations. Cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; faint spotting on rear cover; else a nearly fine, bright, tight and unworn copy, no owner names.; Octavo

    Book ID: 27013
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  • IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND An Account of a Journey into Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Lamas and Soldiers, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the Political Peshkar, Karak Sing-Pal by LANDOR, A. Henry Savage
    LANDOR, A. Henry Savage
    IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND An Account of a Journey into Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Lamas and Soldiers, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the Political Peshkar, Karak Sing-Pal

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Harper, 1899. The title page continues: "With the government enquiry and report and other official documents by J. Larkin, Esq., deputed by the government of India. With 1 photogravure, 8 coloured plates, 50 full-page and about 150 text illustrations, and a map from surveys by the author." Two volumes, original publisher’s illustrated green cloth stamped in gilt, black, and reddish brown; gilt top page edges, others rough trimmed. 307, 250 pp, Tissue guards to the frontispieces. Folding map at the rear of volume II. Ex library: spines lightly darkened with a nick at head of each, call number on gold star sticker to lower spine; label to each front pastedown and pouch at rear of each; four…

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    New York: Harper, 1899. The title page continues: "With the government enquiry and report and other official documents by J. Larkin, Esq., deputed by the government of India. With 1 photogravure, 8 coloured plates, 50 full-page and about 150 text illustrations, and a map from surveys by the author." Two volumes, original publisher’s illustrated green cloth stamped in gilt, black, and reddish brown; gilt top page edges, others rough trimmed. 307, 250 pp, Tissue guards to the frontispieces. Folding map at the rear of volume II. Ex library: spines lightly darkened with a nick at head of each, call number on gold star sticker to lower spine; label to each front pastedown and pouch at rear of each; four digits rubber stamped to verso of each title leaf; otherwise a nice near fine pair, no other library marks. A minor classic of late-Victorian high adventure and exploration in the Himalayas, profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings (most by the author himself), including eight color plates and a folding map of southwestern Tibet drawn from Landor’s surveys. Though he failed to reach Lhasa, Landor climbed as high as 22,000 feet and explored many places hitherto unseen by Europeans, making some significant geographical and anthropological discoveries in the process. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. ; Tall octavo

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    Book ID: 49931
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  • CHAPMAN, F. Spencer
    MEMOIRS OF A MOUNTAINEER: Helvellyn to Himalaya . Lhasa: the holy city

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1951. Revised and reprinted. First published in two separate volumes in 1940 and 1938. First one volume, revised, was in 1945. Octavo, blue cloth. pp (2), 445 + frontispiece portait and numerous other plates and folding map at rear. Index. Spine and spine lettering faded, a good, clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy otherwise.

    Book ID: 42917
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  • MARSHALL, Howard
    MEN AGAINST EVEREST

    Edition: First printing

    London: Country Life, 1954. Octavo, blue boards. pp 64 + plates. Fine in fine jacket. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Book ID: 42721
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  • Engel, Claire Eliane
    Mountaineering in the Alps: Historical Survey

    Edition: First of this edition

    London: Allen & Unwin, 1971. Octavo, plain brown boards. pp 318, [2] + plates. Light sunning to spine and margins of covers, else fine, no owner names in VG jacket. An enlarged and completely revised edition of A HISTORY OF MOUNTAINEERING IN THE ALPS (1950). 004796037x

    Book ID: 42720
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  • SPENCER, Sydney, editor
    MOUNTAINEERING. With one hundred & thirty illustrations (Horace Westmorland's copy)

    London: Seeley Service & Co, 1934. Original brown smooth buckram gilt lettered, brown top page edges. pp 383 + plates and 9 folding maps, indexed. 1936 ink name at front of noted Scottish Canadian climber, member of the Alpine Club of Canada "H[orace]. Westmorland", minor cover rubbing, partial cracks to front inner hinge neatly repaired; else a fine copy. Laid in are two long folded carbon copy typescripts on cheap paper signed at end in pencil "H.W." with manuscript notations in another hand, titled "Rock Pitches Near Halifax, N.S." Besides the editor, contributions by E. R. Blanchet, Olaf Bloch, P. Borchers, T. Graham Brown, E. J. Garwood, P. Wyn Harris, W. P. Haskett-Smith, Henry Hoek, G. N. Humphreys, T.…

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    London: Seeley Service & Co, 1934. Original brown smooth buckram gilt lettered, brown top page edges. pp 383 + plates and 9 folding maps, indexed. 1936 ink name at front of noted Scottish Canadian climber, member of the Alpine Club of Canada "H[orace]. Westmorland", minor cover rubbing, partial cracks to front inner hinge neatly repaired; else a fine copy. Laid in are two long folded carbon copy typescripts on cheap paper signed at end in pencil "H.W." with manuscript notations in another hand, titled "Rock Pitches Near Halifax, N.S." Besides the editor, contributions by E. R. Blanchet, Olaf Bloch, P. Borchers, T. Graham Brown, E. J. Garwood, P. Wyn Harris, W. P. Haskett-Smith, Henry Hoek, G. N. Humphreys, T. G. Longstaff, C. F. Meade, H. E. L. Porter, W. Rickmer Rickmers, Hugh Roger-Smith, G. R. Speaker, J. Monroe Thorington, A. M. Wakefield, William West, Walter Weston, Claude Wilson, J. M. Wordie, and G. Winthrop Young. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Book ID: 30161
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  • TEMPLE, Philip
    NAWORK ! the New Zealand expedition to New Guinea's highest mountains

    London: Travel Book Club, 1963. Blue boards. pp (xiv), 189. Index. Fine in jacket.

    Book ID: 44664
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  • MORRIS, Maurice O'Connor
    RAMBLES IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS: With a Visit to the Gold Fields of Colorado.

    London: Smith, Elder, 1864. Octavo, hardcover, original green cloth. viii, 264 pp. Ex school library: spine has white call numbers and some wear to tips; cloth worn away to upper outer corner of front cover; bookplate; creases to front free endpaper; ink digits on verso of title leaf; some rippling to text paper from damp but no visible damp marks except lightly to the last page; else a good copy, tight in the binding. Howes M 831. Sabin 50853. "Morris's entertaining journal takes the reader from St. Louis to the Colorado Rockies in the summer of 1863. He had intended to travel by steamer up the Missouri to Fort Benton and the Montana gold fields. The boat broke down…

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    London: Smith, Elder, 1864. Octavo, hardcover, original green cloth. viii, 264 pp. Ex school library: spine has white call numbers and some wear to tips; cloth worn away to upper outer corner of front cover; bookplate; creases to front free endpaper; ink digits on verso of title leaf; some rippling to text paper from damp but no visible damp marks except lightly to the last page; else a good copy, tight in the binding. Howes M 831. Sabin 50853. "Morris's entertaining journal takes the reader from St. Louis to the Colorado Rockies in the summer of 1863. He had intended to travel by steamer up the Missouri to Fort Benton and the Montana gold fields. The boat broke down at Saint Joseph, however, and the author changed his destination to Denver where he spent several months before returning to the Atlantic states". - Wagner-Camp-Becker 404.

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    Book ID: 20560
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  • SLESSER, Malcolm
    RED PEAK: a personal account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition 1962

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1964. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp 256 + plates. Index. Fine in price-clipped jacket. The expedition conquered the 24,590 ft Peak of Communism, highest mountain in the USSR, in the mountains north of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Book ID: 44692
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  • JAVELLE, Emile
    SOUVENIRS D'UN APLINISTE. Préface de M. Henry Bordeaux...

    Paris: Payot, 1929. Reprint of a book first published in 1886. Octavo. 272 pp +8 photo plates. Nicely rebound in brown quarter leather, spine with 3 raised bands, marbled covers and endpapers, top edge gilt and with a bound-in string bookmark, original paper cove rs bound in. Slight flaking to the thin gilt rules on spine; long ink inscription to a blank leaf before the title leaf; else fine. Housed in a marbled card slipcase (slight wear). A very pleasant copy of this mountaineering classic (Alps). Javelle was the first to scale the Tour-Noir.

    Book ID: 11457
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  • HUNT, John
    THE ASCENT OF EVEREST

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1954. Third printing. Blue cloth. pp xx, (300) + plates; illustrations and maps in text, index. Near fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks and slight rubbing along top edge, VG otherwise. Mountaineering classic

    Book ID: 44665
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  • Willis, Clint
    The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Carroll & Graf, 2006. pp (xxiv), (536). Photos in text, index. Fine in fine jacket. 0786715790

    Book ID: 47204
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  • FRASER, Esther
    THE CANADIAN ROCKIES. Early Travels and Explorations.

    Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig, 1969. Blue boards, colour endpaper maps. xvi, (252) pp + two double-sided colour photo plates; numerous photos in text, indexed. Covers have sunning to upper and lower margins, bit of foxing to page edges, VG otherwise. Price-clipped jacket is just good, with creases to flaps, yellowing and numerous edge tears to rear panel, spine; internal foxing; bubbling to lamination of front panel.

    Book ID: 10974
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  • BUSK, Douglas
    THE DELECTABLE MOUNTAINS. Illustrated with 43 of the author's own photos and with maps by the author. The sketches by Bridget Busk

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1946. Beige cloth. pp xii, 274 + plates and four folding maps. Index. Spine lightly darkened, slight soiling to covers, yellowing to page edges, tiny owner name at front, else a VG jacketless copy. Mountain climbing and skiing in the Pyrennes, Alps, White Mountains and the Rockies in America, Persia, and South Africa.

    Book ID: 44693
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  • TAYLOR, William C.
    THE SNOWS OF YESTERYEAR: J. Norman Collie, Mountaineer

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973. Beige boards. pp (186), photos, illustrations, chonology, bibliography. Fine copy. Dust jacket has tears to head of spine, VG otherwise. John Norman Collie, Professor of Chemistry, geographer, writer, and art collector, was one of the greatest mountaineers of his age, climbing in the greatest mountain ranges of the world, including the then relatively untouched Canadian Rockies.

    Book ID: 44691
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