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  1. Abraham, A.P: BEAUTIFUL LAKELAND: Abraham, Keswick; 1920: (2nd) edition. Hardback, 52 pages, 32 monogravure plates (including one on front cover) by G.P Abraham of Keswick, 28.5cm. Head of spine lightly bumped with a 1cm joint split reglued (darkened) at head and base, corner tips also reglued; foxing and browning mainly confined to outer page-edges and endpapers, overall a VG presentable copy. General commentary on the Lake District; enhanced with fine Abraham photographs of the period: £10.00

  2. Abraham, G.D: BRITISH MOUNTAIN CLIMBS: Mills & Boon; 1937: 4th edition. Pages xvi + 448, 18 plates, 21 outline drawings, 17.5cm. Complete, but pages 49-64 bound out of sequence. Previous owner’s bookplate inside front board; faint water stain lower corner of frontispiece and a slight touch of wrinkling in vicinity; surface glaze dull (8x8cm) on lower rear corner of rear board; slight foxing top outer edge of pages; but otherwise a Near Fine very clean copy in (dust wrapper condition - spine age-darkened, slightly rubbed and tiny loss at base) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Primarily a guidebook but also useful for the history of early British climbing: £25.00
  3. Abraham, G.D: BRITISH MOUNTAIN CLIMBS: Mills & Boon; 1945 5th edition: Pages xvi + 448, 18 plates, 21outline drawings, 18cm. Previous owner’s name and address in capital letters on front endpaper; light browning and a smidgen foxing to outer page-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - spine lacking triangular piece 1cm deep from head of spine and slightly at base, spine also browned and slightly age-marked, a touch marginal browning to sides) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £20.00
  4. Abraham, G.D: BRITISH MOUNTAIN CLIMBS: Mills & Boon; 1948 6th edition: Pages xvi + 448, 19 plates, 21 outline drawings, 18cm. Small repair edge of front free-endpaper, light to medium browning to outer page-edges and a little foxing to top-edge; a VG bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - small repairs, some darkening, mottling and age-discoloured to spine, with a smidgen loss at ends) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £20.00
  5. Abraham, G.D: MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES AT HOME AND ABROAD: Methuen; 1910: 1st edition. Pages x + 308 + 31 pages (dated 1910) advertisements, 26 plates, gilt pictorial spine, 22cm. Some browning to free-endpapers and frontispiece tissue-guard, light browning and a tad foxing to outer page-edges; a VG+ presentable copy. Reminisces and thoughts on climbing; mainly in Britain and the Alps - with a recollection of Owen Glynne Jones: £75.00
  6. Abraham, G.D: MODERN MOUNTAINEERING: Methuen; 1933: 1st edition. Pages x + 198 + 8 pages advertisements, 16 plates, 19.5cm. Lacks tiny piece (about 1 square centimetre in area) corner of 2 leaves (4 pages) near rear; light browning and some spots of foxing to page-edges, a little browning to endpapers, otherwise a Fine bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - a hint of darkening, tiny light brown stain on front panel; complete and nice) dustwrapper now protected in a loose plastic sleeve The Alps and Britain. Hence: £60.00
  7. Abraham, G.D: MODERN MOUNTAINEERING: Methuen; 1948: 3rd revised edition. Pages x + 198, 16 plates, 19.5cm. Tips of spine very slightly sunned, light foxing mainly page-edges, VG in (ends of spine repaired with minute loss; slight foxing) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00

    Hugh Banner’s copy.
  8. Achey, J., Chelton, D. & Godfrey, B: CLIMB!: Mountaineers, Seattle; 2002: 2nd edition. Paperback, 256 pages, 16 colour plates, many black and white photographs, map, 26cm. Inscribed and signed by the author, thus "For Hugh find the crucial HB placements….enjoy! Jeff Achey"; Fine. History of Colorado climbing - bought up to date with the ‘25th Anniversary Edition’ of the first publication: £40.00

    African climbing guide.
  9. :TABLE MOUNTAIN GUIDE. Walks and Easy Climbs on Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and Lion’s Head: Cape Town Section of Mountain Club of South Africa; 1972: 4th edition. Paperback, 82 pages + 31 pages (24 views) photographic diagrams, endpaper maps, 18.5cm. Browning to card covers, Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – slim spine slightly darkened, minor repair at head and some edge rubbing; front panel a little creased at lower corner and some browning to rear panel) d/w: £10.00
  10. Allen, R.F., edited by: THE CLIMBERS’ CLUB GUIDEBOOK CENTENARY JOURNAL: The Climbers’ Club; 2009: 1st edition. 304 pages, black and white full-page photographs and other illustrations, 24cm. Fine in d/w. The history of the Climbers’ Club 100 years involvement in producing guide books; commencing with a facsimile reprint of the Thomson and Andrews 1909 guide to Lliwedd: £10.00
  11. Alvarez, A: FEEDING THE RAT. Profile of a Climber: Bloomsbury;1988: 1st edition. 152 pages, 8 plates, 22cm. Signed by Joe Brown, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington on half-title page; Fine in d/w. Biography of that great character and well known British climber Mo Anthoine: £40.00
  12. Alvarez, A: FEEDING THE RAT. Profile of a Climber: Atlantic Monthly Press, New York; 1989: 1st American edition. 152 pages, 8 plates, 22cm. Binding error - the 8 plates are inverted; a few very slight specks of foxing to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in perfect d/w. Biography of that great character and well known British climber Mo Anthoine: £10.00

  13. Alvarez, A: PONDLIFE – A Swimmer’s Journal -: Bloomsbury; 2013: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 274, endpaper photographs, 20.5cm. Inscribed and signed by the author, thus "For Betty Love Al"; minor mark reverse of front free endpaper, Near Fine in d/w. Al Alvarez is a poet, novelist, poker player, rock-climber and author of "Feeding the Rat" (the life of fellow climber Mo Anthoine). Now in his eighties and recovering from a stroke, he finds salvation by swimming (throughout the year) in the Hampstead ponds: £20.00

  14. Ament, P: CLIMBING EVEREST. A Meditation on Mountaineering and the Spirit of Adventure: Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill, USA; 2001 1st edition: Pages xiv + 146, cartoon drawings, 19cm. Fine in d/w. Pat Ament’s reflective, poetic and amusing approach to climbing Everest: £10.00

  15. Ament, P: HIGH ENDEAVORS: Mountain N’ Air Books, La Crescenta, USA; 1991: Paperback, 173 pages, a few black and white photographs in text, 21cm. Small stain edge of one page, spine slightly creased and very slightly rubbed at base, VG. A selection of Pat Ament’s intriguing and previously published articles: £5.00
  16. Ament, P: SPIRIT OF THE AGE. The Biography Of America's Most Distinguished Rock Climber, Royal Robbins: Adventure’s Meaning Press, Nebraska, USA; 1992: 1st edition. Pages (vi) + 301, black and white photographs, 23.5cm. Signed by Pat Ament and Royal Robbins; Fine in likewise d/w. Biography of one of America’s most foremost and influential rock climbers: £75.00

  17. Andrew, J: LIFE AND LIMB. A True Story of Tragedy and Survival Against the Odds: Portrait; 2004: reprint. Pages xiv + 306, 8 colour plates, 24cm. Signed and inscribed by author on title-page "Best wishes from Jamie Andrew"; Near Fine in d/w. In January 1999 Jamie Andrew was rescued from a ridge high on the North Face of Les Droites in the French Alps; after being trapped for five nights in a ferociously storm during which his friend had died beside him. Subsequently he lost both hands and feet due to frostbite. This is the story of his courageous fight back to a full life and to climb again: £15.00

  18. Angell, S: PINNACLE CLUB. A History of Women Climbing: Pinnacle Club; 1988: 1st edition. Pages xxiv + 258, black and white photographs and other illustrations, printed pictorial covers, 25cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat, Josephine Scarr, Barbara Roscoe and Denise Evans on title-page; VG+ Fine (no dust wrapper was issued). History of the all-women Pinnacle Club, by a past president: £40.00

  19. Ardito, S: PEAKS OF GLORY. Climbing the World's Highest Mountains: Swan Hill Press, Shrewsbury; 1993: 1st edition. 144 pages, coloured photographs, maps, 36cm. Fine in d/w. The story of mountaineering unto the present day; with challenging routes on each continent. Contributors include Bonington, Cesen, Child, Cleare, Gabarrou, Profit and Rowell: £10.00
  20. Ardito, S: TREKKING IN THE HIMALAYAS. A Guide to the Finest Routes: Swan Hill Press, Shrewsbury; 1995: 1st edition. 168 pages, coloured photographs, maps, 30cm. Fine in d/w. A selection of fifteen (multi-day) treks: £10.00
  21. : ASCENT. The Mountaineering Experience in Word and Image: Sierra Club, San Francisco; 1975/1976: Paperback, 128 pages, photographs and other illustrations, 28cm. VG. The much acclaimed (both literary and visually) Sierra Club journal: £5.00
  22. : ASCENT. The Mountaineering Experience in Word and Image: Sierra Club, San Francisco; (1980): Paperback, 272 pages, colour and black and white photographs and other illustrations, 28cm. Very slight sunning to spine, VG: £5.00
  23. : ASCENT. The Mountaineering Experience in Word and Image: Sierra Club, San Francisco; 1984: Hardback, 177 pages, 16 colour plates, photographs and other illustrations, 29cm. Fine in (red lettering of ‘Ascent’ on spine sunned but perfectly readable) d/w. The much acclaimed (both literary and visually) Sierra Club journal: £6.00
  24. Ashton, S: SCRAMBLES IN SNOWDONIA: Cicerone; 1980: 144 pages, black and white photographs, diagrams, 17.5cm. "Mountain" (Magazine) rubber stamp mark at front; Fine. Small plastic covered guide: £5.00
  25. (Atkins, H.M.): ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC, on the 22nd and 23rd of August, 1837: "Not Published", London 1838 1st edition: 51 pages, original blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering on front board, 22cm. A little very minor regluing spine ends and rear corners, front board blotchy and a little slight age-staining, rear board less so; hence a G+ presentable copy of an early and rare Mont Blanc book. This copy of a few printed for private circulation has minor alterations on page 9, 31 and 41, which were presumably altered (see ‘Introduction’ in book ) by the author on his return to England. Also Meckly ("Mont Blanc The Early Years - A Bibliography of Printed Books from 1744 to 1860"), states that the first edition was known to exist in three variants, with either no plates, or five or six plates; this copy does not have plates. The author made the twentieth ascent of Mont Blanc - see A.J. Vol. 25, p.631: £450.00

  26. Baedeker, K: THE EASTERN ALPS; INCLUDING THE BAVARIAN HIGHLANDS, TYROL, SALZBURG, UPPER AND LOWER AUSTRIA, STYRIA, CARINTHIA, AND CARNIOLA. Handbook for Travellers: Baedeker, Leipsic; 1895: 8th edition, revised and augmented. Pages xxiv + 518, 40 maps (double-page or folding), 9 plans, 7 panoramas, 16.5cm. Previous owner’s name and date and old price corner front endpaper; a touch very slight foxing edge of a page or two at front; spine a little sunned and a touch very slightly age-marked, tips of spine lightly rubbed and reglued, VG: £25.00

  27. Baker, E.A: MOORS, CRAGS & CAVES OF THE HIGH PEAK AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: Heywood, Manchester; (1903): 1st edition. 207 pages, 43 plates, 2 folding maps, decorated front board, 23cm. Previous owner’s name top of front endpaper; head of spine lightly creased and 2cm split upper rear spine joint reglued; a few unobtrusive specks near base and a little light surface rubbing at ends; a hint of rubbing rear corners of boards with a few minor marks on rear one; internally medium browning and a few spots of foxing to page-edges, some lightish browning also to endpapers; lacking small piece from corner of margin of final page; overall a VG, bright and presentable copy. The great and early Peak District climbing, walking and caving classic: £75.00
  28. Ballard, J: ONE AND TWO HALVES TO K2: BBC Books; 1996: 1st edition. 208 pages, 16 colour plates, sketch map, 24cm. Fine in d/w. The outstanding British mountaineer Alison Hargreaves was killed August 1995 descending from the summit of K2. This is the story of her husband Jim’s journey (with his two young children Tom and Kate), to see Alison's last mountain: £6.00

    Ball’s Alpine Guide.
  29. Ball, J., edited by George Broke: THE CENTRAL ALPS. Part II. (Including those Alpine portions of Switzerland, Italy, and Austria, which lie S. & E. of the Rhone and Rhine, S. of the Arlberg, and W. of the Adige): Longmans, Green; 1911: new edition. Pages xx + 432, 10 folding maps, 19cm. Ex library of the Swiss Alpine Club, with their bookplate inside front board, inscribed thus on half-title-page and 2 small oval rubber stamp marks; minor regluing at tips of spine, a few very sight marks to front cover and a small area of faint discolouring at base; general map at front repaired (and a little darkened) at fold; some browning and one or two faint marks to outer page-edges, browning to first and last pages and reverse side of endpapers; VG: £20.00
  30. Band, G: ROAD TO RAKAPOSHI: Hodder and Stoughton; 1955: 1st edition. 192 pages, 31 plates, maps, 21cm. Signed by George Band on title-page; light foxing mainly to outer page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine rubbed mainly at edges, with minute loss at base and less than 1cm at head; front panel a little rubbed mainly at edges and rear one slightly grubby; minute loss rear corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Attempt in 1954 to climb Rakaposhi by a small Cambridge University party: £40.00

  31. Band, G: SUMMIT. 150 Years of the Alpine Club: Collins; 2006 1st edition: 256 pages, numerous colour and black and white photographs, and other illustrations, 29cm. Signed (with ‘Best Wishes’) by George Band; Fine in d/w. The impressive history of the oldest climbing club in the world; and its important role it played in British mountaineering: £40.00
  32. Band, G: SUMMIT. 150 Years of the Alpine Club: Collins; 2006 1st edition: 256 pages, numerous colour and black and white photographs, and other illustrations, 29cm. Fine in d/w. The impressive history of the oldest climbing club in the world; and its important role it played in British mountaineering: £15.00

  33. Banks, M: RAKAPOSHI: Secker & Warburg; 1959: 1st edition. 238 pages, 25 plates (1 colour), text maps, 22.5cm. Light browning page-edges and first two pages, VG+ in (lacks tiny piece base of rear panel; spine lightly sunned and a little surface rubbed mainly at ends and part edges; also some scattered and light surface rubbing on side panels) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Account of the first ascent in 1958 with Tom Patey; also the 1956 unsuccessful expedition: £20.00

    Signed by expedition member Tony Streather.
  34. Barker, R: THE LAST BLUE MOUNTAIN: Chatto & Windus, 1959: 1st edition. 212 pages, 23 plates, 3 maps and diagrams, 22cm. Signed by Tony Streather on title-page; a touch of light browning to one or two pages at corner of upper-edge, Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – two old sellotape marks (2x1.5cm) on reverse of spine lightly showing on printed side, likewise another two on both inner flaps; a touch of light surface chipping at spine ends (with a smidgen loss at base) and one upper spine joint, tiny loss upper edge rear panel); very bright and clean) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Classic account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh expedition in the Karakoram: £60.00
  35. Bass, D. & Wells, F. with Ridgeway, R: SEVEN SUMMITS: Aurum Press; 1987: 1st UK edition. Pages (x) + 336 pages, 16 colour plates, 24cm. Near Fine in d/w. Climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents: £10.00

  36. Basterfield, G. (words and music) & Oliver Knapton (music editor): SONGS OF A CRAGSMAN. Twelve Songs of the Hills: Geo. Basterfield, Burrow-in-Furness, 1935: Paperback, 27 pages, 25cm. Rusting to staples, VG+: £10.00
  37. Basterfield, G: MOUNTAIN LURE: Titus Wilson, Kendal; 1947: 1st edition. Pages (xii) + 166, 6 plates, 21.5cm. A little light foxing to fore-edges and endpapers, VG+ bright copy in (‘one or two’ minor repairs at head and base plus a 4cm closed tear repaired base of rear panel; a hint of very slight grubbiness to white spine and a little more so on white rear panel; a touch of slight rubbing at extremities) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Short stories and poems and verses: £20.00
  38. Bell, S., general editor: SEVEN SUMMITS: Beazley; 2000: 1st edition. 144 pages, many colour photographs, route diagrams, 30cm. Fine in d/w. Contributors describe various ascents on the highest peak on each of the seven continents: £10.00
  39. Belloc, H: THE PYRENEES: Methuen; 1928: 4th edition. Pages xxvii + 246 + 8 advertisements, 11 (mostly folding) main maps and other maps, sketches, 19.5cm. Light browning to outer page-edges, very slight bump upper corner front board by spine and one or two tiny white specks also to front board; VG+ bright copy; no d/w. Classic account of the mountains and regions of the Pyrenees: £25.00

  40. Bensen, J: SOUVENIRS FROM HIGH PLACES. A Visual Record of Mountaineering: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1998: 1st American edition. 144 pages, many photographs including colour, and other illustrations, 30cm. Fine in d/w. A superb and varied array of (mostly photographic) images, associated with climbing from early days to the present; together with accompanying text: £10.00
  41. Benuzzi, F: NO PICNIC ON MOUNT KENYA: Kimber; 1952: 2nd edition. 231 pages, 2 plates (1 colour), drawings in text, endpaper diagrams of route, 22cm. Light browning and some light spots of foxing to outer page-edges, a slight touch of browning to free-endpapers, VG+ in likewise and complete d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. An inspirational story of three prisoners of war who escaped from internment in Kenya and made an epic ascent of Mount Kenya; and finally surrendered back to the British Commandant. A mountaineering classic: £20.00

  42. Birkett, B. & Peascod, B: WOMEN CLIMBING. 200 Years of Achievement: A & C Black; 1989: 1st edition. Paperback, 192 pages, black and white photographs in text, 23cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat on half-title page; a hint of very slight sunning to spine, VG+: £25.00

  43. Birkett, B: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF SNOWDONIA/BLWYDDYN YM MYWYD ERYRI: Frances Lincoln; 2009: 1st edition. 112 pages, many colour photographs, map, 27.5x 26cm. Tiny very minor stain top-edge on reverse side of front endpaper, but Fine in d/w. A fine photographic essay on the four seasons of Snowdonia; with text in English and Welsh: £10.00

  44. Birkett, B: LAKELAND'S GREATEST PIONEERS. A Hundred Years of Rock Climbing: Hale; 1983: 1st edition. 192 pages, 16 plates, drawings, 22cm. No lettering on spine (manufacturing fault?); tiny faint mark rear board, a little light coloured foxing mainly endpapers, otherwise Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – some foxing to inner flaps) d/w: £6.00

    Signed by 4 contributors – Doug Scott, Chris Bonington, John Porter and Jim Curran.
  45. Birtles, G, compiled by: ALAN ROUSE. A MOUNTAINEER'S LIFE: Unwin Hyman; 1987: 1st edition. 224 pages, 8 colour plates, photographs, 24cm. Signed by 4 contributors – Doug Scott, Chris Bonington, John Porter and Jim Curran; very light browning to outer page-edges, Near Fine in Fine d/w. Biography of well-known climber who died on K2 in 1986 (aged thirty-four), after making the first British ascent: £60.00
  46. Birtles, G, compiled by: ALAN ROUSE. A MOUNTAINEER'S LIFE: Unwin Hyman; 1987: 1st edition. 224 pages, 8 colour plates, photographs, 24cm. Fine in (crease down spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £20.00

    Blackwell Mountaineering Library Series:
  47. Moore, A.W: THE ALPS IN 1864. A Private Journal: Blackwell, Oxford; 1939: 2 volumes. Pages xxvii + xi, 524 pages overall; 13 + 16 sepia plates, endpaper maps, 21cm. Some dust marking to cloth (darkened especially for 1cm at base of spine on volume 1) and a little very slight sunning; some foxing and a little light browning mainly confined to outer page-edges and endpapers; overall a VG pair, no dust wrappers. The pair: £15.00
  48. Mummery, A.F: MY CLIMBS IN THE ALPS AND CAUCASUS: Blackwell, Oxford; 1946 reprint ( thin paper) edition: Pages xxiii + 256, 16 sepia plates, 21cm. A little light sunning to spine with tiny stain at base; a hint of sunning to boards and very minor foxing at top-edges, very slight browning to page-edges, VG clean copy in (spine marginally chipped with some darkening and 2 smallish light brown stains, also lacking less than 2cm from base and slightly at head; sides very slightly marked and marginally repaired) dust wrapper now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  49. Wills, A: WANDERINGS AMONG THE HIGH ALPS: Blackwell, Oxford; 1937: Pages x + 235, 16 sepia plates, 21cm. Some lightish foxing to page-edges and endpapers and very occasionally elsewhere, VG+ in (a slight hint of darkening to spine with minor repair and tiny chip at head, a touch of very minor dust soiling to front panel and two tiny spots at top, rear panel a little marked; complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £20.00

    Signed by Brian Blessed, P. Habeler, Reinhold Messner.
  50. Blessed, B: THE TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN. Brian Blessed On Everest: Bloomsbury, 1991: 2nd impression. Pages (vi) + 217, 24 plates mostly colour, 24cm. Signed by Brian Blessed and inscribed (with a large and bold inscription) to Alison; also signed by Reinhold Messner and P. Habeler; slight lean to spine, very light browning to outer page-edges, VG bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – very lightly chipped upper tip of spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Dressed in period clothes, Brian Blessed follows in the footsteps of Mallory, endeavouring to recreate his historic climb on Everest: £50.00

  51. Blum, Arlene: ANNAPURNA A WOMAN'S PLACE: Granada; 1980: 1st UK edition. Pages xiv + 256, 8 colour plates, photographs in text, 26cm. Near Fine in (some light browning to spine and red spine lettering a trifle sunned; a few minor marks rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Two members of 1978 American Women's Himalayan Expedition successfully reach the summit. But their achievement turned to tragedy two days later, when Vera Watson and British Climber Alison Chadwick fell to their deaths making the second summit attempt: £15.00

    Everest Board Game.
  52. Board Game: CLIMBING EVEREST - A NEW FAMILY GAME: Hayter, Bournemouth, (c.1955?): Board opening to 45x30cm, illustrated, in illustrated box with ‘rules’ pasted inside, (1 dice and 2 markers – probably not complete); 31x24cm. Board game a touch warped, but Fine; box slightly concave and lightly rubbed mainly at corners, two small old sellotape marks extending 1-2cm on upper face at margin and down sides at centre, tear/split across side of one corner of upper box and 4cm along front joint, otherwise VG and bright. A well-illustrated board game similar to ‘Snakes and Ladders’: £125.00
  53. Boardman, P: SACRED SUMMITS. A Climber’s Year: Hodder and Stoughton; 1982: 1st edition. 264 pages, 24 colour plates, 7 maps and drawings, 24cm. Very light browning to outer page-edges, Near Fine in (price-clipped) d/w. Three expeditions; Carstensz in New Guinea, North Ridge Kangchenjunga and Gauri Sankar: £25.00
  54. Boardman, P: THE SHINING MOUNTAIN. Two men on Changabang's West Wall: Hodder & Stoughton, 1978: 1st edition. 192 pages, 8 colour and 8 black and white plates, 2 drawings, 24cm. Signed by Joe Brown (mentioned on page 20) on half-title-page; Fine in (dust wrapper condition – some surface chipping at extremities – mainly spine ends and corners; spine bright but lettering of ‘Peter Boardman’ faded from red to yellow; VG) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker's incredible first ascent of the West Wall of Changabang: £45.00
  55. Boardman, P: THE SHINING MOUNTAIN. Two men on Changabang's West Wall: Dutton, New York; 1984: 1st American edition. 194 pages, 16 black and white plates, map and sketches, 24cm. Light spots of foxing to outer page-edges and a touch of light foxing to endpapers; otherwise Fine in perfect d/w: £15.00
  56. Bonington, C. & Clarke, C: EVEREST THE UNCLIMBED RIDGE: Hodder and Stoughton; 1983: 1st edition. 132 pages, 60 colour plates, illustrations, endpaper maps, 25cm. Signed by Chris Bonington; Fine in (price-clipped) d/w. Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker disappeared whilst attempting the North East Ridge: £15.00
  57. Bonington, C. & Salkeld, A., editors: GREAT CLIMBS. A Celebration of World Mountaineering: Beazley; 1994: 1st edition. 224 pages, many colour and black and white photographs, maps, drawings, 30cm. Signed by Chris Bonington; Fine in d/w. A superb collection of personal accounts of climbing exploits by many of the world's leading mountaineers: £20.00

    Includes a signed "Annapurna south face expedition 1970" postcard.
  58. Bonington, C: ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE: Cassell; 1971: 1st edition. Pages x + 334, 48 colour plates + 1 folding, 2 maps, 24cm. Includes loose at front "Annapurna south face expedition 1970" postcard (sent from base camp to an address in England and in nice clean condition) signed by Chris Bonington, Don Whillans, Dougal Haston, Martin Boysen, Nick Estcourt, Mike Thompson, Tom Frost, Mick Burke, Kelvin Kent and rubber-stamp signature of Ian Clough who was sadly killed on the expedition; book spine lightly sunned and sunning to outer extremities of cloth; a touch of slight foxing to top outer-edge of boards and slightly to outer fore-edges, lightish browning to outer-edges of pages, VG in (dust wrapper condition –faint mark 3cm along rear edge of spine joint, VG+ bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Account of the first ascent (Dougal Haston and Don Whillans) of Annapurna South Face in 1970: £225.00
  59. Bonington, C: ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE: Cassell; 1971: 2nd impression. Pages x + 334, 48 colour plates + 1 folding, 2 maps, 24cm. Signed by Chris Bonington on title-page; medium sunning to spine and slightly less so on front board, slight foxing top and bottom edges of boards and light browning to outer-edges of pages, VG in bright d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £20.00
  60. Bonington, C: BOUNDLESS HORIZONS. The Autobiography of Chris Bonington: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 2000: 1st edition thus. Pages x + 687, 24 plates (8 colour), maps and diagrams, 24cm. Fine in (very tiny snag top-edge front panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. An Omnibus of Chris Bonington’s three autobiographical volumes; ‘I Chose to Climb’, ‘The Next Horizon’ and ‘The Everest Years’: £10.00
  61. Bonington, Boysen, Hankinson, Haston, Sandhu & Scott: CHANGABANG: Oxford University Press, New York; 1976: 1st American edition. Pages (x) + 118, 4 colour plates, illustrations, 25.5cm. A little light foxing to outer page-edges, Near Fine in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. First ascent of this impressive Garhwal Himalayan peak: £20.00
  62. Bonington, C: EVEREST EXPEDITIONS: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 2003: 1st edition thus. Pages (xvi) + 671, including 5 pages black and white photographs (route diagrams), 24cm. Fine in d/w. One volume edition of ‘Everest South West Face’; Everest the Hard Way’ and (with Charles Clarke) ‘Everest; the Unclimbed Ridge’: £15.00
  63. Bonington, C: EVEREST SOUTH WEST FACE: Hodder & Stoughton; 1973: 1st edition. 352 pages, 56 plates (24 colour), 24cm. Signed by Chris Bonington and expedition members Pertemba (Sherpa), Doug Scott and Paul Braithwaite* on half-title page; Fine in (dust wrapper condition – very light sunning to spine and a minuscule chipping at ends) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Unsuccessful attempt in 1972 by a strong British expedition. *Paul (Tut) Braithwaite was a member of the successful 1975 expedition: £50.00
  64. Bonington, C: EVEREST THE HARD WAY: Hodder and Stoughton; 1976: 1st edition. 239 pages, 80 colour plates, maps and diagrams, 26cm. Signed by Chris Bonington and expedition members Charles Clarke and Martin Boysen on title-page; light browning to page-edges, VG+ in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The first ascent of the South West Face: £45.00
  65. Bonington, C: I CHOSE TO CLIMB: Gollancz; 1966: 1st edition. 208 pages, 39 plates, map, sketches, 22.5cm. Signed by Chris Bonington on title-page; 1cm head of spine and less so at base sunned; browning and specks of foxing to outer page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition – as usual red spine title rather faded, but readable; minor repairs spine ends with a small light mark at head; but complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Chris Bonington's first autobiography: £75.00
  66. Bonington, C: I CHOSE TO CLIMB: Gollancz; 1969: 3rd impression. 208 pages, 39 plates, map, sketches, 22.5cm. Upper tip of spine sunned, front board slightly marked by lower rear corner, VG+ in (red title lettering on spine very faded and illegible; old marginal repair at base of reverse side but staining small patch 3x1cm at base of printed front panel, plus tiny loss at corner tips and a few slight marks) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Chris Bonington's first autobiography: £10.00

  67. Bonington, C: KONGUR. China’s Elusive Summit: Hodder & Stoughton; 1982: 1st edition. 224 pages, 60 pages colour plates, black and white photographs, maps, 25cm. Signed by Chris Bonington on title-page; a few tiny white specks on front board, but Fine in d/w. First ascent of China's Mount Kongur, by Bonington, Boardman, Rouse and Tasker: £25.00
  68. Bonington, C: KONGUR. China’s Elusive Summit: Hodder & Stoughton; 1982: 1st edition. 224 pages, 60 pages colour plates, black and white photographs, maps, 25cm. Near Fine in (spine very slightly sunned) d/w: £10.00
  69. Bonington, C: THE CLIMBERS. A History of Mountaineering: BBC Books/Hodder & Stoughton; 1992 1st edition: 288 pages, 32 pages colour plates, black and white photographs and other illustrations, maps, 25cm. Signed by Chris Bonington on half-title page; Fine in (price-clipped) d/w. The first ascent of Mont Blanc 1786; Mummery’s ascent of the Grépon 1881; to modern times; interlaced with first-hand author accounts: £20.00

  70. Bonington, C: THE EVEREST YEARS. A Climber's Life: Hodder & Stoughton; 1986: 1st edition. 256 pages, 64 colour plates, black and white photographs, maps and diagrams, 25cm. Signed by the author; Fine in d/w. Chris Bonington's third autobiography includes his four expeditions to Everest: £20.00
  71. Bonington, C: THE EVEREST YEARS. A Climber's Life: Hodder & Stoughton; 1986: 1st edition. 256 pages, 64 colour plates, black and white photographs, maps and diagrams, 25cm. Fine in d/w: £10.00
  72. Bonington, C: THE NEXT HORIZON. Autobiography II: Gollancz; 1973: 1st edition. 304 pages, 56 plates (8 in colour), 15 maps amd diagrams, 23.5cm. Light to medium browning to page-edges, VG in (spine slightly sunned) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  73. Bowley, G: NO WAY DOWN. Life and Death on K2: Viking; 2010: 1st edition. Pages xxviii + 253, 16 colour plates, endpaper maps, 24cm. Light browning to page-edges and a little thumbing and slight discolouring at outer margin of several pages at front, VG in Near Fine. In August 2008, during a single ascent, eleven climbers died on K2; making it one of the world’s worst mountaineering disasters: £10.00

  74. Boysen, M: HANGING ON. A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2014: 1st edition. Pages (vi) + 265, 48 colour and black and white plates, a few sketches and photographs in text, 24cm. Signed by Martin Boysen; Fine in d/w. The life of a brilliant climber. In 1959 a young Martin Boysen shot to fame seconding with ease Joe Brown on a new route on Cloggy, after Joe’s partner failed to get off the ground. Martin was at the forefront of British climbing for over two decades, making numerous hard first ascents in Britain and playing a crucial role on Bonington’s expeditions to Annapurna and Everest. Not forgetting his first ascent of Trango Tower with Joe Brown in 1976: £25.00
  75. Breashears, D. and Salkeld, A: LAST CLIMB. The Legendary Everest Expeditions of George Mallory: National Geographic, Washington, USA; 1999: 1st edition. 240 pages, photographs (some colour) and other illustrations, map, 26cm. Fine in d/w. Excellent account of Mallory’s final climb and his two previous Everest expeditions; further enhanced with fine vintage photographs: £10.00
  76. Breashears, D: HIGH EXPOSURE. An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places: Canongate, Edinburgh; 1999: 1st U.K. edition. 319 pages, 16 plates (mostly colour), black and white photographs, map, 24cm. Fine in d/w. First-rate mountaineer and filmmaker (leader of the Everest IMAX Filming Expedition) David Breashears compelling life story: £8.00
  77. Bremer-Kamp, Cherie: LIVING ON THE EDGE. The Winter Ascent of Kanchenjunga: David & Charles; 1987: 1st edition. 213 pages, 24 colour plates, illustrations, maps, 24cm. A trifle surface rubbing spine tips and bottom-edge, VG+ in d/w. Cherie Bremer-Kamp’s moving account of her winter attempt on Kanchenjunga’s North Face with her partner Chris Chandler. Despair follows defeat when Chris Chandler dies on the mountain: £8.00
  78. Bridge, G: ROCK CLIMBING IN THE BRITISH ISLES 1894-1970. A Bibliography of Guidebooks: West Col; 1971: 1st edition. Paperback, 40 pages, a few illustrations, 21cm. A hint of very slight marginal sunning to covers, but Fine: £10.00

  79. Brooker, W.D. edited by: A CENTURY OF SCOTTISH MOUNTAINEERING. An anthology from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal: Scottish Mountaineering Trust; 1993: reprint. Pages xii + 372, black and white photographs, drawings, pictorial printed covers, 24cm. Fine (no dust wrapper was issued). A large and varied array of material culled from a hundred years of Scottish Mountaineering Club Journals: £10.00
  80. Brown, Hamish, edited by: TOM WEIR. An Anthology: Sandstone Press, Dingwall, Ross-shire; 2013: Paperback, xxi + 250, 32 plates, 23.5cm. Fine copy paperback in d/w. A selection of writing from the renowned Scottish climber, explorer, photographer and author Tom Weir; selected by Hamish Brown: £10.00

    Signed by Joe Brown and 13 other associates - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  81. Brown, J: THE HARD YEARS. An Autobiography: Gollancz; 1969: 3rd impression. 256 pages, 33 plates, 22cm. Signed by Joe Brown, Harry Smith, Dennis Gray, Don Roscoe, Tony Streather, Ray Greenall, Ian McNaught-Davis, Joe Morty Smith, Doug Verity, Ronnie Cummerford (RJ), Tom Waghorn; Eric Price, Fred Gough and Chris Bonington on half-title page; VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – spine and rear panel slightly age-darkened) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Memoirs of the famous and outstanding British post-war climbing pioneer and Alpinist Joe Brown; includes an account of his first ascent of Kangchenjunga with George Band: £250.00
  82. Brown, J: THE HARD YEARS. An Autobiography: Gollancz; 1967: 1st edition. 256 pages, 33 plates, 22cm. Signed by Joe Brown on half-title page; upper tip of covers slightly sunned, small sellotape marks bottom and top edges of boards; a little foxing mainly top-outer edges of pages, fore-edges slightly browned with ‘one or two’ minute marks just touching extreme edge of outer margin; front free endpaper very slightly creased; generally VG in (dust wrapper condition - repaired, a little deficient – lacking mainly 1cm base of spine and small triangular piece rear corner front panel; some grubbiness/a little marked and some chipping; some old sellotape staining on panels but mainly rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £75.00
  83. Brown, J: THE HARD YEARS. An Autobiography: Gollancz; 1979 6th impression: 256 pages, 33 plates, 22cm. Previous owner’s inscription inside front board - but nearly hidden by dustwrapper flap; light foxing top outer-edges of pages, Near Fine in (red lettering on spine very slightly sunned) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  84. Brown, T.G: BRENVA: Dent; 1944: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 228, 72 plates (some double), top edge gilt, 22cm. Old inscription dated 1944 on front endpaper; light to medium browning to outer fore-edges and endpapers, endpapers also a little foxed; VG bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - small loss at spine ends and vicinity sometime rebacked with paper and coloured in - but not a perfect match; the spine is therefore complete but the blue is a lighter shade for 0.5cm at head and likewise and patchy for 3cm at base; spine also a little grubby and rear panel more so) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The classic book on the Brenva face routes on Mont Blanc: £30.00
  85. Burkhardt, W.P: PANORAMA. ALPEN – ALPES – ALPS: Kümmerly + Frey, Bern, Switzerland; 1986: 1st edition. Text in German, French and English; 172 pages, many magnificent colour plates (including 14 double-page, 8 triple-page and 6 quadruple-page), smaller colour photographs, colour diagrams and maps, illustrated covers, 30.5x34.5cm. Fine in Fine slip-case. A spectacularly illustrated book, depicting 15 areas of the Alps: £50.00

  86. Burlingham, F: HOW TO BECOME AN ALPINIST: Werner Laurie; (c.1916): 1st edition. Pages xii + 218 + 10 adverts, 32 plates (63 photographs), 19.5cm. Bookplate inside front board, a few pages a little torn at fore-edges and marginally foxed; some white specks and a hint of slight grubbiness to boards with a hint of slight bowing; spine sunned - with the gilt lettering completely illegible, also spine a little grubby, slightly rubbed and a little wrinkled; otherwise VG. An interesting period item by the man who cinematographed the Matterhorn; includes many photographs of early climbers and a chapter on women climbers: £20.00

  87. Burns, C.M: POSTCARDS FROM THE TRAILER PARK. The Secret Lives of Climbers: Lyons Press, Connecticut; 2004: 1st edition. Paperback, pages xiii + 282, black and white photographs in text, 23cm. A few pages very slightly bumped at corner, but Fine. A wry and humorous look at the world of climbing – mainly in America: £10.00
  88. Burpee, L.J: AMONG THE CANADIAN ALPS: John Lane, London; 1915: 1st UK edition. 239 pages, 36 plates (including 4 tissue-guarded colour plates), 6 maps (on 5 pages), 23cm. NEW green half-leather binding with gilt lettering and lines on spine, new endpapers; internally outer page-edges browned and foxed with occasional light foxing elsewhere; a few tiny brown blotches on outer margin near rear and the occasional slight mark or minor thumbing; one tissue-guard slightly deficient. A travel book with sections on mountaineering; with chapters which include "The Canadian Matterhorn" (Mount Assiniboine), "Mountain Climbing and Climbers" and " Climbing in the Selkirks"; plus a useful bibliography: £60.00
  89. Busk, D: THE DELECTABLE MOUNTAINS: Hodder and Stoughton, 1946: 1st edition. Pages xii + 274, 37 plates, 4 folding maps, 23cm. Inscription, a little very slight foxing to cloth, some foxing mainly page-edges, slight and faint water stain corner margin of plates, otherwise VG in (chipped, slightly deficient mainly top corner of spine and front, some grubbiness mainly at rear) d/w. Douglas Busk's memoirs include mountaineering in the Alps and the Pyrenees, North America, Persia and some skiing: £10.00
  90. Byne & Sutton: HIGH PEAK. The Story of Walking and Climbing in the Peak District: Secker & Warburg, 1966: 1st edition. 256 pages, 25 plates, maps and sketches, 22.5cm. Medium browning to outer page-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - 2cm closed repair on front panel by spine; Near Fine complete and very bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The sought-after Peak District climbing and walking classic: £120.00

  91. Card, F: WHENSOEVER. 50 years of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service 1943-1993: Ernest Press; 1993: 1st edition. Pages (xii) + 338, photographs and drawings, maps, 24cm. Personal inscription (to previous recipients) signed by Frank Card and dated January 2003 on bottom half of title-page; Fine in d/w: £20.00

  92. Carr, Glyn (pseudonym Showell Styles): A CORPSE AT CAMP TWO: Bles; 1955: 1st edition. Hardback, 256 pages, frontispiece, 18cm.. Ex Boot’s Library in their red cloth binding, crest on lower front board and ringed hole at head of spine, no rubber stamp marks - apart from a small ‘M’ stamped on title-page; some regluing of spine joints mainly at ends for about 2cm; covers also a little rubbed and slightly marked; outer page-edges browned and a few small marginal stains mainly at front; otherwise VG, no dust wrapper. Famous series of climbing fiction; featuring Abercrombie "Filthy" Lewker - a rotund Shakespearean actor, amateur detective and ageing climber. This is the sixth in the series of very collectable detective fiction: £50.00

    Includes an interesting letter signed by Herbert Carr.
  93. Carr, H: THE IRVINE DIARIES. Andrew Irvine and the enigma of Everest 1924: Gastons-West Col, Reading; 1979: 1st edition. 143 pages, illustrations, 22cm. An interesting typed single-sheet letter addressed to reviewer, dated 1st November 1979 (with later hand-written notes), regarding corrections; signed by Herbert Carr folded inside front cover; Fine in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Biography of Andrew Irvine who disappeared with George Mallory on Everest in 1924: £45.00
  94. Carr, H., Lister, G. & Work, P: A WALKER'S GUIDE TO SNOWDON AND THE BEDDGELERT DISTRICT: A reprint, revised and enlarged, from the walkers’ section of A Climbers’ guide to Snowdon and the Beddgelert District, which was issued by the Climbers’ Club in 1926. Listers, Newcastle upon Tyne; 1949: Pages vi + 60, frontispiece, 2 folding panoramic sketches, 13cm. Panoramas at rear slightly paste discoloured, VG: £10.00

  95. Cassin, R: 50 YEARS OF ALPINISM: Diadem; 1981: 1st U.K. edition. 207 pages, 80 pages of plates, maps and diagrams, 22cm. Paul Nunn’s copy with his address label on front endpaper; Fine in d/w. Riccardo Cassin's climbs are legendary and include first ascents such as of the North Face of the Cima Ovest, the North East Face of the Piz Badile and the Walker Spur on the Grandes Jorasses: £25.00
  96. Castle Mountaineering Club: THE CASTLE Mountaineering Club . . . the first twenty-one years: Sheaf Publishing/Castle Mountaineering Club, Sheffield, 1988: 1st edition. Paperback, 158 pages, full-page colour photographs, cartoons, 21cm. Fine. History of the Sheffield based club with contributions from many of its members: £10.00
  97. Cave, A: LEARNING TO BREATHE: Hutchinson; 2005: 1st edition. Pages (xviii) + 276, 16 plates (mainly colour), 2 maps, 24cm. Signed by Andy Cave; lightish browning to page-edges, otherwise Fine in (price-clipped) d/w. From work as a coal miner to the epic first ascent of the North Face of Changabang. Joint Winner of the 2005 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £40.00

  98. Cave, A: THIN WHITE LINE: Hutchinson; 2008: 1st edition. Pages x + 230, 16 mostly colour plates, 24cm. Fine in d/w. A sequel to Andy Cave’s award winning "Learning to Breath". Challenges of extreme Alpinism in Patagonia, Norway and Alaska: £15.00

    An unpublished work by the medical officer on Wilfrid Noyce’s 1960 Trivor expedition.
  99. Cavenagh, Dr. Sandy: THE WRONG SORT OF SNOW: Not published: 124 pages (text on one side only) in two plastic spiral bindings with thin card covers, 30cm. A few alterations and notes; Fine. Dr Sandy Cavenagh was medical officer on Wilfrid Noyce’s Karakorum expedition to Trivor in 1960. This he covers in chapter one, including his observation on Don Whillans; but mostly of non-mountaineering content: £40.00
  100. Chazournes, Yves de: MAN AND MOUNTAIN. The Pioneers of Everest: Editions Place de Victoires, Paris; 2011: 512 pages, over 500 black and white and colour photographs, 2 maps; introductions and captions in English, German, Dutch and Spanish; 30x30cm, 5cm thick and heavy, weighing 3¾kg. A very Fine copy in (dust wrapper condition - blunt scratch on front panel, but not very noticeable; otherwise perfect) d/w. A magnificent photographic record (from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society), telling the epic story of the pioneer Everest expeditions to the triumphant one in 1953: £45.00
  101. Child, G: OVER THE EDGE. A True Story of Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia: Piatkus; 2002: reprint. Pages xviii + 284, 8 black and white plates, maps, 24cm. Browning to text block, otherwise Fine in (lightly chipped mainly spine ends and corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Four young rock climbers are kidnapped in the remote mountains of Kyrgyzstan by fanatical guerrillas with the intention of using them as human shields. This is their story – dramatised by Greg Child as it unfolds: £10.00
  102. Child, G: POSTCARDS from the ledge. Collected Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1998: 1st American edition. Pages 222 + (2), photographs and other illustrations in text, 24cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition – spine lettering very slightly sunned, but perfectly readable) d/w. Greg Child follows on from 'Mixed Emotions' with another collection of masterfully descriptive climbing stories: £25.00

  103. Chouinard, Y: CLIMBING ICE: Hodder and Stoughton; 1978: 1st U.K. edition. 192 pages, including 16 colour plates and many other black and white photographs, 28cm. Spine ends and corners a little lightly surface rubbed, light browning page-edges, minute brown stain virtually confined to lower outer page-edges, overall VG in (a little marked, but mainly rear panel, spine very slightly darkened and very slightly creased) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. American Yvon Chouinard's classic book on ice climbing; combined with his own climbing reminiscences: £15.00
  104. Clark, H: MOUNTAIN MEMORIES. Wolverhampton Mountaineering Club 1951 – 1996: Hillary Clark, Wolverhampton; 1996: 1st edition. Paperback, 168 pages, text photographs and other illustrations, 21cm. History of the Club. Fine: £10.00
  105. Clark, R.W: MEN, MYTHS AND MOUNTAINS. The Life & Times of Mountaineering: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 1976: 1st edition. Pages viii + 292, many black and white photographs, maps, 26cm. VG+ in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A very good history of mountaineering from the earliest times until the present (1976) - general world coverage: £15.00

  106. Clark, R: THE VICTORIAN MOUNTAINEERS: Batsford; 1953: 1st edition (but cheaper binding - black lettering). 232 pages, 31 plates, some text illustrations, 22cm. Tiny nick head of spine, slight foxing to fore-edges and a little light browning to endpapers, VG in (slight repair, spine medium sunned – but lettering unaffected, rear panel very slightly so; a little slight chipping; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. History from the 1860s of British mountaineers in Britain and the Alps: £10.00
  107. Clayton, R: THE WELSH THREE THOUSANDS. A Guide for Walkers and Fell Runners: Grey Stone Books, Hoddlesden; 1993: Paperback, 80 pages, black and white photographs, drawings and sketch maps, 18.5cm. Front cover a lithe creased, VG+: £5.00
  108. Cockburn, Major (James): SWISS SCENERY FROM DRAWINGS: Rodwell & Martin; 1820: 1st edition. Pages vii + 200, 60 fine steel engraved plates, engraved title-page with vignette and engraved vignette on final page, all edges gilt, 29cm. Recent high quality brown half-leather binding, raised bands, title and elaborate gilt tooling and decoration on spine; orange cloth sides with leather spine and corner pieces decorated on edges with gilt tooling, new marbled and plain endpapers. Tiny crease corner of one plate and page; very faint to light brown patch on pages opposite the plates - mirroring the shape of the engraved image; a few plates, mainly along top-edge of margin (a few millimetres deep) lightly browned, and apart from the occasional touch of light foxing a very clean, Fine and handsome copy. Amongst the 60 fine engravings are views of Geneva, Mont Blanc, Chamouni, Mer de Glace, le Valais, Castle of Chillon, Lausanne, Glacier at Grindelwald, Wetterhorn, St. Gothard: £500.00
  109. Collister, R: OVER THE HILLS & FAR AWAY: Ernest Press; 1996: 1st edition. Paperback, 190 pages, 12 plates, maps, 21cm. Fine. A collection of essays culled from thirty years of the author's mountaineering experiences in Britain, the Alps, the Himalayas and the Antarctic: £6.00

  110. Collomb, R.G: CHAMONIX MONT BLANC. Alpine guide 1: Constable; 1969: 1st edition. Pages xiii + 234, illustrated mainly in photographs, maps, glazed printed covers, 22x11cm. A very slight hint of foxing to front endpapers, VG+ (no dust wrapper was issued). A good general visitors’ guide: £8.00
  111. Collomb, R.G: ZERMATT AND DISTRICT INCLUDING SAAS FEE. Alpine guide 2: Constable; 1969: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 242, illustrated mainly in photographs, maps, glazed printed covers, 22x11cm. VG+ (no dust wrapper was issued). A good general visitors’ guide: £8.00

  112. Conefrey, M. & Jordan, T: MOUNTAIN MEN. Tall Tales and High Adventure: Boxtree; 2001: (2nd impression). 208 pages, 16 plates (colour and black and white), small portrait photographs at rear, maps, 24cm. Slight yellowing page-edges, Near Fine in d/w. Story of pioneer climbers; including Albert Smith (Mont Blanc), Whymper (Matterhorn), Maurice Wilson (Everest), Fritz Wiessner (K2) and Cook (McKinley). Accompanied the BBC television series: £6.00

    Special offer – buy 3 Fine copies (for friends?) of "Crags number 1" for £15.00
  113. :CRAGS MAGAZINE. Issue no. 1 March 1976: 20 pages (including paper covers), large format 40x31cm. Fine: The classic first issue of Crags; complete with ‘page three’ girl and centre page poster of Ron Fawcett: £10.00
  114. Craig, D: LANDMARKS. An Exploration of Great Rocks: Cape, 1995: 1st edition. 335 pages, 16 plates (8 colour), illustrations in text, 24cm. Some browning to page-edges, otherwise Fine in d/w. David Craig (author of 'Native Stones') explores the myths surrounding great rocks throughout the world, and their significance on peoples lives: £5.00

    Presented to John Hunt and signed by the author.
  115. Craig, R.W: STORM & SORROW IN THE HIGH PAMIRS: Gollancz; 1981: revised edition. 223 pages, 8 colour plates, illustrations and sketch maps, 24cm. Inscribed "Nov 1 1987 . For John Hunt, with great admiration and warmest regards" and signed Bob Craig on front endpaper; some light foxing to outer page-edges, Near Fine in (sides very slightly wrinkled; Near Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The 1974 Soviet international climbing meet on which fifteen climbers were killed: £45.00

    A RARE book of poems; inscribed from the author.
  116. Cremer, R.W: MOUNT EVEREST and other Poems: Printed for Private Circulation (Jarrolds); 1923: 1st edition. 59 pages, printed label on spine, 17.5cm. Inscribed "Emily with best wishes from the Author, Buston? March 1924" on front endpaper; a touch of very slight marginal discolouring to boards, mottled tanning to endpapers and light browning and the odd spot of foxing to outer page-edges, VG, no d/w. Contains Mount Everest (the Harrow School Prize Poem winner for 1923) and other poems, including Sunset on Mont Blanc and Chamonix. A small and very rare item: £150.00
  117. Crew, P: ENCYCLOPAEDIC DICTIONARY OF MOUNTAINEERING: Constable; 1968: 1st edition. 140 pages, 16 plates, diagrams, 22cm. Minor sunning top few millimetres of spine, lightish browning page-edges, VG+ in Fine d/w. Reference work by one of the leading climbers of his generation: £5.00
  118. Croucher, N: A MAN AND HIS MOUNTAINS: Kaye & Ward, 1984: 1st edition. Pages (vi) + 217, 16 colour plates, 24cm. Signed by the author; a hint of very slight browning to page-edges, Near Fine in d/w. Norman Croucher’s inspiring story of his climbs around the world, after losing both his lower legs in an accident at the age of nineteen: £8.00
  119. Cruickshank, J: HIGH ENDEAVOURS. The Life and Legend of Robin Smith: Canongate, Edinburgh; 2005: 1st edition. Pages x + 374, 16 pates (some colour), 24cm. Fine in d/w. The long awaited biography of the brilliant Scottish climber Robin Smith; who was plucked from life aged only twenty-three, whilst climbing with Wilfrid Noyce in the Pamirs in 1962: £15.00
  120. Curran, J: HIGH ACHIEVER. The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington: Constable; 1999: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 264, 20 black and white plates, pencil drawings by Jim Curran, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Absorbing biography of Britain’s best-known and most successful mountaineer: £10.00
  121. Curran, J: K2, TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY: Hodder & Stoughton; 1988: 3rd impression. 219 pages, 16 colour plates, map and diagram, 24cm. Light browning outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in d/w. During the summer of 1986 nine expeditions converged on K2; two major new routes were accomplished; Wanda Rutkiewicz became the first woman to reach the summit; Benoît Chamoux climbed the Abruzzi Ridge in just twenty-three hours. But thirteen people also died on the mountain, including the two British climbers Julie Tullis and Al Rouse: £10.00

  122. Curran, J: SUSPENDED SENTENCES. From the Life of a Climbing Cameraman: Hodder & Stoughton; 1991: 1st edition. 191 pages, 8 colour plates, black and white photographs in text, 24cm. Fine in (price-clipped) d/w. Don Whillans, Joe Brown, Chris Bonington, Paul Nunn, Mo Anthoine are just a few of the climbers that have shared the author’s rope: £10.00
  123. Curran, J: THE MIDDLE-AGED MOUNTAINEER. Cycling and climbing the length of Britain: Constable; 2001: 1st edition. Pages xx + 204, 8 colour plates, drawings, maps, 24cm. Personal inscription from the author signed Jim; very slight yellowing to page-edges, Fine in d/w. Jim Curran’s very readable and soul-searching account of his 1,600-mile cycle ride through Britain from top to bottom; taking in climbs and friends (old and new) along the way: £15.00

  124. Curran, J: TRANGO - THE NAMELESS TOWER: Dark Peak, Sheffield; 1978: 1st edition. 175 pages, black and white and coloured photographs, 25cm. Near Fine in Near Fine d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. First ascent by a strong British team of an impressive rock spire in the Karakoram: £15.00

  125. Davidson, A: MINUS 148º. The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley: Norton, New York; 1969: (3rd impression). 218 pages, 16 black and white plates, 21.5cm. Medium browning and 2 minute brown blotches to outer page-edges, VG+ in (a few small edge repairs, a little marginal chipping mainly spine ends; double price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The struggle and tragedy on the first winter ascent. Published 1970 in the UK as 'The Coldest Climb': £12.00

  126. Davies, Hunter, edited by: THE WAINWRIGHT LETTERS: Frances Lincoln; 2011: 1st edition. 414 pages, frontispiece, 24cm. Fine in d/w. A vast and fascinating array of Wainwright’s letters; covering his personal and professional life from 1932 until 1990. Includes his letters to Betty, his new found love of later years and eventually his second wife; and correspondence regarding publishing his famous "Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells" - and of course the subsequent heaps of fan mail: £8.00
  127. Dawes, J: FULL OF MYSELF: Johnny Dawes Books; 2011: 1st edition. Pages (vi) + 298, 56 colour plates and black and white photographs, 24cm. Signed by Johnny Dawes; a little very slight discolouring rear board, otherwise Fine in d/w. A look into the life of a rock genius, the incredibly talented and dynamic climber Johnny Dawes; who in 1986 pushed the standard of rock-climbing to a new grade of E9 with his ascent the breathtakingly bold ‘Indian Face’ on Clogwyn Du’r Arddu. Other outstanding first ascents include ‘Gaia’, Black Rocks E8 6c, ‘The End of the Affair’, Curbar Edge E8 6c and ‘The Quarryman’, Twll Mawr (Dinorwig slate quarry) E8 7a: £25.00
  128. Dean, S: HANDS OF A CLIMBER. A Life of Colin Kirkus: Ernest Press, 1993: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 278, black and white photographs, drawings, 22cm. Signed by Steve Dean; Fine in (dust wrapper condition – light to medium sunning to spine, but lettering unaffected) d/w. Biography one of the greatest pioneers of pre-war Welsh rock climbing. A Kirkus route was stamped with quality and often of the highest standard: £20.00
  129. Dean, S: HANDS OF A CLIMBER. A Life of Colin Kirkus: Ernest Press; 1993: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 278, black and white photographs, drawings, 22cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition – medium sunning to spine, but lettering unaffected) d/w: £10.00
  130. Dibb, A: ENGLAND’S HIGHEST PEAKS. A Guide to the 2,000ft Summits: Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh; 2000: 1st edition. 288 pages, 16 colour plates, maps, diagrams, illustrated covers, 24cm. Fine (no dust wrapper issued): £6.00

  131. Dickinson, L: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE: Cape, 1989: 1st edition. 224 pages, many (mainly colour) photographs, 25.5cm. Inscribed and signed by the author - "Best Wishes Leo Dickinson"; Fine in d/w. Leo Dickinson follows on from his 'Filming the Impossible' with more filming adventures; including a balloon flight over Everest, underwater exploration in Wookey Hole, and the making of his film on history of the Eiger: £15.00

    Film – DVD.
  132. Dickinson, L: EIGER SOLO. An award winning film by Leo Dickinson:: DVD in plastic case, 19cm. Signed By Eric Jones with "Best wishes" on cover; Fine. Film of Eric Jones’s first British ascent of the North Face of the Eiger; together with history of the notorious face: £20.00
  133. Dickinson, L: FILMING THE IMPOSSIBLE: Cape; 1982: 1st edition. 256 pages, coloured photographs, 25cm. Near Fine in d/w. A decade of high adventure film-making around the world. The North face of the Eiger; Dhaulagiri; Everest without oxygen (Messner and Habeler); free fall parachuting; ballooning, etc: £10.00
  134. Dickinson, M: THE DEATH ZONE. Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm: Hutchinson, 1997: 1st edition. Pages (x) + 211, 16 plates (8 colour), 3 maps, 24cm. Signed by Matt Dickinson on title-page; small lean to spine, previous owner’s inscription on front ‘black’ endpaper - but hardly noticeable; VG bright copy in (Near Fine, price-clipped) d/w. During the fateful storm on Everest in May 1996 that was to cost the lives of eight climbers in one day alone, Matt Dickinson and professional climber Alan Hinkes successfully reached the summit and returned: £20.00

  135. Diemberger, K: SPIRITS OF THE AIR: Hodder & Stoughton; 1994: 1st edition. 304 pages, 40 plates (8 colour), maps, diagrams, 24cm. Slight bump head of spine, (but not showing internally, or to dust wrapper), otherwise Fine in d/w. Kurt Diemberger's second volume of autobiography; which forms a fitting companion to his first book "Summits and Secrets", published in 1971: £15.00
  136. Diemberger, K: THE ENDLESS KNOT. K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny: Grafton Books; 1991: 1st edition. Pages viii + 308, 48 plates (24 colour), maps and other illustrations in text, 25cm. Signed by Kurt Diemberger; Fine in d/w. Kurt Diemberger’s very moving account of the events leading to Julie Tullis’s death on K2, (after they had both summited). and the tragic aftermath of the fatal storm of 1986 during which so many climbers died: £45.00
  137. Diemberger, K: THE ENDLESS KNOT. K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny: Grafton Books; 1991: 1st edition. Pages viii + 308, 48 plates (24 colour), maps and other illustrations in text, 25cm. Minor bump rear corners, but not affected pages, slight shelf wear at base of boards, VG+ in (orange lettering on spine lightly sunned to pink – but perfectly readable) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  138. Dittert, R., Chevalley, G. & Lambert, R: FORERUNNERS TO EVEREST. The Story of the Two Swiss Expeditions of 1952: Allen & Unwin, 1954: 1st edition. 256 pages, 25 plates (1 colour), maps and sketches, 22cm. A little very slight gum marking front endpaper, otherwise Fine in (price-clipped) very bright d/w. The two Swiss expeditions helped prepare the way for the British success on Everest in 1953: £25.00
  139. Douglas, E: STATEMENT. The Ben Moon Story: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2015: 1st edition. Black cloth covered boards with inlaid photograph portrait on front cover; pages xiv + 230, 36 colour plates, black and white photographs in text, 24cm. Signed by Ed Douglas and Ben Moon on half-title page; Fine (no dust wrapper was issued). Biography of Ben Moon iconic superstar and pioneer of the 1980s and 1990s sport-climbing and bouldering revolution. His first ascent in 1990 of Hubble on Raven Tor in the Peak District was considered the first F9a in the world: £40.00

  140. Drummond, E: A DREAM OF WHITE HORSES. Recollections of a Life on the Rocks: Diadem; 1987: 1st edition. 224 pages, 8 plates, 3 text drawings, 23.5cm. Previous owner’s largish inscription on front endpaper; outer fore-edges lightly browned together with one or two tiny coffee coloured spots, VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine background evenly and lightly sunned – lettering unaffected) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A collection of Ed Drummond's essays and poems. Much publicised in the climbing press they add perception to his pushing of the frontiers of climbing with his many notable first ascents - and solos; and his political protest climbs on public buildings. He also offers an insight into his private life: £10.00
  141. Dumler, H. & Burkhardt, W.P: THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF THE ALPS. Volume 1. The Four-Thousand Metre Peaks: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1994: 1st American edition. 224 pages, many superb full page and other colour photographs, maps and diagrams, 29x30cm. A hint of very light wrinkling to front free-endpaper, VG in (dust wrapper condition - a little very slight sunning to front panel and tiny closed repair lower rear corner of same; complete) d/w. A stunning book - the ultimate for the Alpinist. Published simultaneously with the first UK edition: £20.00
  142. Eastwood, F: GUIDE TO THE MULANJE MASSIF: Lorton Publications, Johannesburg; 1979: 1st edition. 146 pages, 8 colour plates, black and white photographs and sketches, plus 7 folding sketches at rear, 22cm. Appears to be signed by the author, Frank Eastward corner of inside front board; a hint of slight shelf wear base of boards, VG+ in (a touch of very slight corner chipping) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Much useful information for the climber (with graded routes), mountaineer and visitor to the Mulanje Massif in Malawi, southeast Africa. Scarce and not in Neate: £15.00
  143. Evans, C: A DOCTOR IN XIVth ARMY. Burma 1944-1945: Leo Cooper; 1998: 1st edition. Pages (vii) + 198, 8 plates, sketches in text, maps, 24cm. One or two light brown specks to outer fore-edges, Near Fine in Fine d/w. Charles Evans’s personal wartime experiences in Burma as a young officer in the RAMC, before coming deputy leader of the 1953 Everest expedition: £15.00

    Signed by all 4 summiteers and Denise Evans.
  144. Evans, C: KANGCHENJUNGA THE UNTRODDEN PEAK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1956: 1st edition. Pages xix + 187, 32 monochrome and 5 colour plates, 2 maps, 5 diagrams, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decoration on front board, 23cm. Signed by George Band, Joe Brown and Tony Streather on dedication page and Norman Hardie and Denise Evans (wife of Charles Evans) on title-page; Fine in (dust wrapper condition – 2cm closed repair and light browning upper rear panel, front inner flap a little creased; otherwise Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. First ascent by Joe Brown and George Band and the second ascent the following day by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather: £450.00
  145. Evans, C: KANGCHENJUNGA THE UNTRODDEN PEAK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1956: 1st edition. Pages xix + 187, 32 monochrome and 5 colour plates, 2 maps, 5 diagrams, original black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decoration on front board, 23cm. Medium foxing to outer page-edges and a slight touch at front; VG+ very bright copy in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £30.00

  146. Evans, R.B: SCRAMBLES IN THE LAKE DISTRICT: Cicerone; 1982: Plastic covered, 192 pages, black and white photographs, sketches and maps, 17.5cm. Fine: £5.00
  147. Fanshawe, A: COMING THROUGH. Expeditions to Chogolisa and Menlungtse: Hodder & Stoughton, 1990: 1st edition. 217 pages, 8 colour plates, maps and drawings, 24cm. Yellowing/light browning to page-edges, otherwise Fine in d/w. First traverse of Chogolisa and Bride Peak in the Karakoram (1986); first ascent of Menlungt West in Tibet and Yeti search (1988): £15.00
  148. Faux, R: HIGH AMBITION. A Biography of Reinhold Messner: Alpine Sports/Gollancz; 1982: special edition. 180 pages, 24 plates, 3 maps (including endpapers), 23.5cm. Signed by R. Messner and the author R. Faux; Fine in d/w. This special edition of 1000 copies was commissioned by Alpine Sports for Reinhold Messner's English and Scottish lecture tour: £65.00
  149. Faux, R: HIGH AMBITION. A Biography of Reinhold Messner: Alpine Sports/Gollancz; 1982: special edition. 180 pages, 24 plates, 3 maps (including endpapers), 23.5cm. Smallish coffee? stain showing only in vicinity of upper spine margin of rear endpapers; otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition - a little slight marginal browning to inner flaps) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. This special edition of 1000 copies was commissioned by Alpine Sports for Reinhold Messner's English and Scottish lecture tour. They were usually signed by Messner and Faux; but this copy is unsigned: £10.00
  150. Fawcett, R., with Ed Douglas: RON FAWCETT ROCK ATHLETE: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2010: 1st edition. Pages vii + 240, 24 mainly colour plates, 23.5cm. Signed by Ron Fawcett; Fine in Fine d/w. Within ten years of starting as a school boy in 1969 Ron Fawcett became Britain’s most famous climber, and had an incredible array of extremely difficult first ascents and first free ascents to his credit. How many climbers could solo 100 gritstone extremes in a day? Ron Fawcett did so in 1986. Winner of the 2010 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £25.00
  151. Fellowes, P.F.M., et al: FIRST OVER EVEREST. The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition 1933: John Lane the Bodley Head; 1933: 1st edition. Pages xx + 279, 49 pages of plates - some double, (including the stereoscopic relief view of Mount Everest), maps and diagrams, 3-D viewing spectacles in rear pocket, blind-stamp crest on front board, 24cm. Spine lightly faded for the most part but faded for 2cm at ends from dark blue to light grey, with some lightish surface rubbing at extremities, boards likewise a little faded at top; light to medium browning and some specks of foxing to outer fore-edges; viewing spectacles are slightly wrinkled with the left red cellophane one slightly slipped in the card frame; otherwise VG, no d/w. Account of the first historic flight over Mount Everest on April 3, 1933, which was followed a day later by another over Kangchenjunga; together with a second flight over Everest on April 19. This well produce book also includes an account of the filming of the flight and an anaglyph plate of Mount Everest for viewing in 3-D: £25.00
  152. Fellowes, P.F.M., et al: FIRST OVER EVEREST. The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition 1933: John Lane the Bodley Head; 1933: reprint (same month as 1st). Pages xx + 279, 49 pages of plates - some double, (including the stereoscopic relief view of Mount Everest), maps and diagrams, 3-D viewing spectacles in rear pocket, blind-stamp crest on front board, 24cm. Previous owner’s inscription corner of front endpaper; spine sunned (but lettering unaffected), minute faint mark in middle and tiny closed nick at centre of head of spine neatly repaired, boards a little and partly sunned; some light foxing outer fore-edges and spectacles in rear pocket a little marked; but a VG presentable copy – no d/w: £15.00

  153. Fiennes, R: HELL ON ICE: Hodder and Stoughton; 1979: 1st edition. 256 pages, 16 plates, 4 maps, 24cm. Signed and dated 1983 by Ranulph Fiennes on title-page; Fine in (dust wrapper condition – top and bottom edges darkened to a depth of only 1-2 millimetres) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Travel on the North Polar ice-cap during the 1976-77 winter and the suffering endured by the four men and two women team: £20.00
  154. Fiennes, R: MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS TO KNOW. The Autobiography: Hodder and Stoughton; 2007: 5th impression. Pages ix + 402 pages, 32 (mostly colour) plates, maps, 24cm. Signed by Ran Fiennes on title-page; very light browning to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in d/w. An expanded and updated version of Ranulph Fiennes’s first autobiography published in 1987 by Macmillan: £15.00
  155. Fiennes, R: MIND OVER MATTER. The Epic Crossing of the Antarctic Continent: Sinclair-Stevenson; 1993: reprint. Pages (x) + 326, 32 colour plates, maps and diagrams, 24cm. Signed by Ranulph Fiennes and dated 1993 on title-page; light browning to page-edges, Fine in d/w. Ranulph Fiennes account of his epic unsupported crossing of Antarctica during 1992-93 with Mike Stroud: £10.00
  156. Fiennes, Sir R. Twisleton-Wykeham: ICE FALL IN NORWAY: Hodder and Stoughton; 1972: 1st edition. 160 pages, 16 black and white plates, maps, 22cm. Signed by Ranulph Fiennes on title-page; slight foxing top outer-edge of pages, VG+ in (a little chipped mainly head of spine and upper corners) d/w now protected by us in a loose plastic sleeve. Expedition to the Jostedals glacier in Norway: £15.00
  157. Firstbrook, P: LOST ON EVEREST. The Search for Mallory & Irvine: BBC; 1999: 1st edition. 224 pages, 16 black and white plates, maps, 24cm. Fine in d/w. BBC film producer Peter Firstbrook’s account of the 1999 Everest Expedition that discovered Mallory’s body; together with much researched historical information: £10.00

  158. Fisher, H: FROM A TRAMP’S WALLET. A Life of Douglas William Freshfield, D.C.L. M.A. 1845-1934: Erskine Press, Banham, Norfolk; 2001: 1st edition. Pages xi + 307, black and white photographs, drawings and map, 24cm. Fine in d/w. The life of an extraordinary Victorian mountaineer, explorer, writer and academic; Douglas William Freshfield was a Gold Medallist and President of the Royal Geographical Society as well as President of the Alpine Club. His contribution to the annals of mountaineering literature were remarkable, producing such great classics as "The Exploration of the Caucasus" and "Round Kanchenjunga" – all most scholarly and perceptively written. His major expeditions were to the unknown Caucasus, and during the course of three extensive journeys in the years 1868, 1887 and 1889, he traversed the Caucasus eleven times, via eight different passes; and made first ascents of Elbruz, Kasbek and Tetnuld. Another highlight was the first circuit of Kanchenjunga in 1899. Moreover the Alps did not escape his descriptive pen or thirst for exploration: £20.00
  159. Fleming, F: KILLING DRAGONS. The Conquest of the Alps: Granta Books; 2000: 1st edition. Pages xi + 398, 16 plates, double-page map, 24cm. Fine in (creased at base of rear panel) d/w now protected by us in a loose plastic sleeve. Entertaining account of the exploration of the Alps: £10.00
  160. Fowler, M: ON THIN ICE. Alpine Climbs in the Americas Asia and the Himalaya: Bâton Wicks; 2005: 1st edition. 223 pages, 24 colour plates, sketch maps and drawings, 24cm. Signed by Mick Fowler on title-page; Fine in perfect d/w. Mick Fowler follows on from his first book "Vertical Pleasure"(1995), with accounts of more very daring climbs: £30.00
  161. Fowler, M: ON THIN ICE. Alpine Climbs in the Americas Asia and the Himalaya: Bâton Wicks; 2005: 1st edition. 223 pages, 24 colour plates, sketch maps and drawings, 24cm. Fine in d/w: £20.00

  162. Franco & Terray: AT GRIPS WITH JANNU: Gollancz, 1967: 1st edition. 192 pages, 48 plates, 5 maps, 22cm. Light browning to page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition - minor edge repairs, some grubbiness to white spine and rear panel - but not badly; marginal light surface rubbing to front panel and chipping at rear corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The first ascent of Jannu in 1962 by a strong French team. It was considered a very major achievement at that time in the Himalayas: £30.00
  163. Fraser, C: THE AVALANCHE ENIGMA: Murray; 1966: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 301, 24 plates, figures in text, sketch map, 22cm. Previous owner’s name on front endpaper; a few pages very light browning to page-edges, VG bright copy in (chipped mainly at spine corners; bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The author worked for the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, and produced a very authoritative work on the subject. A classic: £10.00
  164. Frere, R.B: THOUGHTS OF A MOUNTAINEER: Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh; 1952 1st edition: Pages vi + 177, 8 plates, 19cm. Light browning to page-edges and a few tiny spots of foxing to top outer-edge of pages, VG+ bright copy in (minor edge repairs and only a hint of very slight and marginal grubbiness; complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The author's memories of climbing in Scotland: £10.00

  165. Gervasutti, G: GERVASUTTI'S CLIMBS: Hart-Davis; 1957: 1st edition. 201 pages, 15 plates, 22cm. Previous owner’s name and date top of front endpaper; some light coloured foxing to endpapers and vicinity and some scattered blotches of foxing to fore-edges; VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - a little slight marginal chipping mainly confined to spine corners; bright and complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Classic account of the Italian climber's great climbs in the Dolomites and the Mont Blanc range: £50.00
  166. Gervasutti, G: GERVASUTTI'S CLIMBS: Diadem Books; 1978: (facsimile reprint). Paperback, 201 pages, 17 plates, 22cm. Spine lightly sunned (but lettering unaffected) also lightly creased and a little concave; slight foxing and light browning to outer page edges and a few tiny marks to page margins; hence VG-: £10.00

  167. Gifford, T., edited by: THE CLIMBERS' CLUB CENTENARY JOURNAL: The Climbers' Club; 1997: 1st edition. 303 pages, 72 plates, 24cm. Fine in d/w. An excellent anthology of articles culled from 100 years of Climbers' Club Journals: £10.00
  168. Gillette, Ned & Reynolds, Jan: EVEREST GRAND CIRCLE. A Climbing and Skiing Adventure through Nepal and Tibet: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1985: 1st (U.S.) edition. Pages, vi + 216, 40 pages colour plates, black and white photographs in text, endpaper maps, 26cm. Fine in d/w. The first circumnavigation of Everest. Accomplished by an American team, it involved over 300 miles of trekking, and skiing and climbing up to 23,000 feet: £20.00
  169. Gillman, P. & Haston, D: EIGER DIRECT: Collins, 1966: 1st edition. 183 pages, 40 plates (some in colour), 24cm. Light foxing to outer page-edges and a little slight foxing to some of the plates, a VG+ bright copy in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Historic account of the first direct route on the Eiger North Face: £30.00

    Signed and inscribed by both authors.
  170. Gillman, P. &. L: THE WILDEST DREAM. MALLORY. His Life and Conflicting Passions: Headline, 2000: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 306, 24 plates, maps, 24cm. Signed by Leni Gillman and inscribed "Researching this biography felt like a Mallory journey of discovery 16 April 2010" & Signed by Peter Gillman and inscribed "It was fascinating learning so much about a true-life hero"; Fine in d/w. Peter and Leni Gillman have unearthed a powerful new portrayal of Mallory; embracing his two conflicting passions - his love for his wife, and Everest. Winner of the 2000 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £40.00
  171. Gillman, P., edited by, & Salkeld, A., picture research: EVEREST. The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour: Little, Brown; 1993: 1st edition. 208 pages, many colour and black and white photographs, maps, 31cm. Fine in d/w. A superb climbing anthology on Everest; well researched and illustrated, together with complete lists of successful and failed ascents up to 1992: £15.00
  172. Gillman, P: IN BALANCE. Twenty Years of Mountaineering Journalism: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989: 1st edition. 252 pages, 8 plates, 22cm. Near Fine in d/w. Peter Gillman witnessed John Harlin's death during the 1966 winter ascent of the Eiger Direct whilst on his first assignment. He has since documented the careers and climbs of leading climbers of the day; from Bonington and Haston, to Fawcett and Leach: £10.00

    The rare and highly sought after early Peak District guidebook.
  173. (Graham, Fergus), and members of the Rucksack Club, Yorkshire Ramblers' Club, and Gritstone Club: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ON GRITSTONE: Privately published; (1924):1st edition. Pages xiv + 83, 29 plates, 16cm. Lacks front free-endpaper; spine and vicinity sunned, a tad very minor rubbed lower tip of spine; internally clean and sometime a little neatly reglued at joints, VG. The rare second gritstone climbing guidebook: £250.00

    Signed by Dennis Gray and 14 other associates - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  174. Gray, D: MOUNTAIN LOVER: Crowood Press, 1990: 1st edition. Pages x + 206, photographs, 24cm. Signed by Joe Brown, Harry Smith, Dennis Gray, Don Roscoe, Ray Greenall, Ian McNaught-Davis, Joe Morty Smith, Doug Verity, Ronnie Cummerford (RJ), Tom Waghorn, Eric Price, Fred Gough, Harold Drasdo and Ginger Cain on half-title page and Chris Bonington on title-page; Fine in d/w. Dennis Gray, one time climbing companion of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, and the first General Secretary to the British Mountaineering Council - his second autobiography following on from 'Rope Boy' published in 1970: £250.00
  175. Gray, D: MOUNTAIN LOVER: Crowood Press, 1990: 1st edition. Pages x + 206, photographs, 24cm. Inscribed "Best Wishes" and signed by Dennis Gray on front endpaper; some light blotches of foxing to outer page-edges, but mainly confined to top outer-edge, otherwise Fine in d/w. Dennis Gray, one time climbing companion of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, and the first General Secretary to the British Mountaineering Council - his second autobiography following on from 'Rope Boy' published in 1970: £25.00

    Signed by Dennis Gray and 14 other associates - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  176. Gray, D: SLACK. The Fun of Climbing (volume 2): Dennis Gray, Dewsbury, (1998): 1st edition. Paperback, photographs, 22cm. Signed by Joe Brown, Harry Smith, Dennis Gray, Don Roscoe, Ray Greenall, Ian McNaught-Davis, Joe Morty Smith, Doug Verity, Ronnie Cummerford (RJ), Tom Waghorn, Eric Price, Fred Gough, Harold Drasdo, Ginger Cain and Chris Bonington on half-title page; Fine. Follows on where 'Tight Rope' left off in 1966; with further tales of climbing personalities from around the globe: £250.00
  177. Gray, D: SLACK. The Fun of Climbing (volume 2): Dennis Gray, Dewsbury, (1998): 1st edition. Paperback, photographs, 22cm. Inscribed to the previous owner and signed and dated by the author; very minor rubbing tip of upper rear corner of front cover and a page or two; Near Fine: £10.00

  178. Green, D: MALLORY OF EVEREST: Faust Publishing, Burnley; (1990): Paperback, 143 pages, photographs and other illustrations, 21cm. Fine. Dudley Green's biographical account of George Leigh Mallory: £5.00
  179. Greig, A: KINGDOMS OF EXPERIENCE. Everest the Unclimbed Ridge: Hutchinson; 1986 1st edition: 249 pages, 16 colour plates, maps, 24cm. Fine in d/w: £5.00
  180. Greig, A: MEN ON ICE: Canongate, Edinburgh; 1977: Paperback, pages x + 51, illustrations by James Hutcheson, 21.5cm. Fine. Poems - dedicated to Dougal Haston: £5.00
  181. Greig, A: SUMMIT FEVER. The Story of an Armchair Climber on the 1984 Mustagh Tower Expedition: Hutchinson; 1985: 1st edition. 281 pages, 8 colour plates, 2 map-diagrams, 22cm. Fine in d/w. Entertaining account of the approach route, life at base camp, and the successful 1984 British ascent of the Mustagh Tower in the Karakoram: £10.00
  182. Gresham, N. & Emmett, T: PREPOSTEROUS TALES: Sam & Neil, Middlesex; 2005: 1st edition. Flapped (thin card covers) paperback, (144) pages, numerous colour photographs, 29cm. Signed by Tim Emmett; tiny crease lower rear tip of front cover, otherwise Fine. British climbers Neil Gresham and Tim Emmett breathtaking climbing escapades around the globe: £25.00
  183. Griffin, A.H: ADVENTURING IN LAKELAND. Scrambling, 'geriatric' rock-climbing, gill-climbing, snow-climbing and ski-mountaineering: Hale; 1980: 1st edition. 189 pages, 32 plates, 22.5cm. ‘Mountain’ (Magazine) rubber stamp mark front endpaper; Fine in d/w: £6.00
  184. Griffin, A.H: A LAKELAND MOUNTAIN DIARY. From 40 Years in The Guardian: Crowood Press; 1990: 1st edition. 224 pages, black and white photographs in text, 24cm. Previous owner’s name and date corner of front endpaper; Fine in (spine very slightly sunned - but lettering unaffected; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £6.00
  185. Griffin, A.H: A LIFETIME OF MOUNTAINS. The Best of A. Harry Griffin’s Country Diary: Aurum Press; 2005: 1st edition. Pages x + 198, a few photographs, illustrations by Clifford Harper, 19.5cm. Previous owner’s name and date at front; Fine in d/w. A selection (by Martin Wainwright) of 150 of Harry Griffin’s articles, culled from 53 years writing in the Guardian: £6.00
  186. :GRIVELART. #1 Millennium. Peaks… Alpinism… Climbing… Light… 186 pictures from all over the world: Grivel, Courmayeur, Italy; 1998: Paperback, 168 pages, superb photographs, mainly in colour and other illustrations, 27cm. Spine slightly sunned, rear corner of rear cover a little creased, otherwise Fine. In celebration of the influence the Grivel family and their famous factory in Courmayeur had on climbing – especially the evolution of their ice axes: £20.00
  187. Grylls, B: FACING UP. A Remarkable Journey to the Summit of Mt Everest: Macmillan; 2000: 5th impression. Pages xiv + 289, 8 colour plates, frontispiece, map, 24cm. Signed by Bear Grylls on title-page; light yellowing outer page-edges, Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – minute closed nick upper spine corner) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Bear Grylls, after recovering from a recent broken back is the youngest British climber to ascend Everest and return. An inspirational account: £10.00
  188. Habeler, P: EVEREST IMPOSSIBLE VICTORY: Arlington Books; 1979: 1st edition. 223 pages, 16 colour plates, black and white photographs, 24.5cm. Signed by Peter Habeler, Reinhold Messner and Eric Jones on title-page; light browning to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in price-clipped d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve d/w. The first ascent of Everest without oxygen with Reinhold Messner: £120.00

  189. Hankinson, A: A CENTURY ON THE CRAGS. The story of rock climbing in the Lake District: Dent; 1988: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 225, 32 plates, map, 24cm. ‘One or two’ insignificant marginal spots, but Fine in (price-clipped; bright) d/w. A well-presented history of Lake District rock climbing from the 1880s to the extreme climbs of the present day: £10.00

  190. Hankinson, A: THE MOUNTAIN MEN. An Early History of Rock Climbing in North Wales: Heinemann; 1977: 1st edition. Pages ix + 202, photographs and other illustrations, double-page map, 22cm. Clean ex-library with slight remnants of label on front endpaper, library rubber stamp mark on reverse of title-page obliterated with white correction fluid, causing some yellowing (and very slight wrinkling) which has seeped through slightly to title-page, light browning to outer page-edges, otherwise a Fine bright copy in d/w: £5.00
  191. Hargreaves, A: A HARD DAY'S SUMMER. Six Classic North Faces Solo: Hodder & Stoughton; 1994: 1st edition. Pages (x) + 158, 8 colour plates, diagrams, 24cm. Browning (as usual) to page-edges, otherwise Fine in perfect d/w. Alison Hargreaves incredible solo ascent of the six classic Alpine north faces during the summer of 1993: £25.00

  192. Harlin, J: THE EIGER OBSESSION. Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father: Simon & Schuster, New York; c.2007 reprint: Pages x + 283, 16 black and white plates, 2-page map, 24cm. Fine in d/w. John Harlin was killed in 1966 during the first ascent of the Eiger Direct. His fixation with the Eiger is now explored by his son who climbed the face in 2005 (via the classic 1938 route). Winner of the Banff Mountaineering History Award 2007: £10.00

    Includes a "British Cerro Torre Expedition" postcard signed by Dougal Haston and 3 expedition members.
  193. Haston, D: IN HIGH PLACES: Cassell; 1972: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 168, 16 plates, 22.5cm. Very light browning to outer page-edges, VG+ bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – lettering of "Dougal Haston" only, on spine faded but readable; otherwise Near Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Inserted loose at front is a "British Cerro Torre Expedition" postcard signed by Dougal Haston, Pete Crew, Martin Boysen and Mick Burke, stamped Basecamp 15 Dec 1967 and sent to England. There is a chapter devoted to this expedition in the book. The postcard is in VG condition with a light crease on one corner. Autobiography of leading Scottish climber and mountaineer Dougal Haston: £120.00

    A presentation copy to Lord (John) Hunt.
  194. Haston, D: IN HIGH PLACES: Cassell; 1972: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 168, 16 plates, 22.5cm. Pasted onto front free-endpaper is a decorated and printed card (measuring 20x13cm) which reads "To Lord Hunt a token of our appreciation for your continued interest in the work of LADBROKE SCHOOL"; a hint of very slight browning/foxing to outer page-edges, and a touch to endpapers, otherwise Fine in Fine d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £30.00
  195. Haston, D: IN HIGH PLACES: Cassell; 1972: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 168, 16 plates, 22.5cm. Previous owner’s small and neat name corner of front endpaper; covers bright but slightly discoloured at upper and lower edges, some spots of foxing and light browning to page-edges and a little light browning to front endpaper, VG in (‘large’ lettering of the author on spine sunned from maroon to grey - but perfectly readable) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  196. Haston, D: IN HIGH PLACES: Canongate, Edinburgh; 1997: Paperback, pages x + 168, 8 colour plates, 21.5cm. Light browning page-edges, otherwise Fine: £5.00
  197. Hattingh, G: EXTREME ROCK & ICE. 25 of the World’s Great Climbs: New Holland; 2000: 1st edition. 160 pages, many colour photographs, general maps, 31cm. Fine in d/w. Follows on to ‘Top Climbs of the World’ with 25 extreme rock or ice climbs, or high mountain routes around the world: £9.00
  198. Hauser, G: WHITE MOUNTAIN AND TAWNY PLAIN: Allen & Unwin; 1961: 1st edition. 224 pages, 15 plates, 3 maps, 22cm. Some grubbiness and tiny marks to covers, otherwise VG in (minor creasing and a very slight hint of surface chipping to spine; slightly darkened patch 2x2cm on rear panel; but complete and bright) d/w now protected by us in a loose plastic sleeve. Climbing in the Peruvian Andes, including an ascent of Alpamayo: £10.00
  199. Hawkins, S: FAR, FAR THE DISTANT PEAK. The Life of Wilfred Noyce, Mountaineer, Scholar, Poet: Curbans Books, Cambridge, 2014: 1st edition. Pages xviii + 334, 16 mainly black and white plates, maps, 24cm. Signed by Stewart Hawkins; Fine in d/w: £30.00

  200. Heckmair, A: MY LIFE AS A MOUNTAINEER: Gollancz; 1978: 2nd impression. 224 pages, 16 plates, text drawings, maps, 22cm. Fine in d/w. Autobiography of German climber who participated in the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1938: £15.00
  201. Hemmleb, J., Johnson, L.A. & Simonson, E.R., as told to W.E. Nothdurft: GHOSTS OF EVEREST. The Search for Mallory & Irvine: Mountaineers Books, Seattle; 1999: 1st American edition. 206 pages, photographs (mostly colour), maps, 25cm. Near Fine in d/w. After thoroughly researching the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine on the 1924 Everest Expedition, this present expedition astonished the world by finding Mallory’s body: £10.00
  202. Herrligkoffer, K.M: NANGA PARBAT. Incorporating the Official Report of the Expedition of 1953: Elek; 1954: 1st edition. 254 pages, 45 monochrome and 9 colour plates, sketches, maps, 23cm. Light to medium browning to page-edges, slight browning spine tips, VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine medium browned and very slightly unobtrusively stained, also chipped and slightly deficient at ends; small closed repair reverse of front panel which has seeped though causing a brown patch, 6x2cm on front side) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve First ascent that concluded with the legendary Hermann Buhl's outstanding solo summit climb. Also includes history of the various attempts on Nanga Parbat: £10.00

    Signed by Maurice Herzog.
  203. Herzog, M: ANNAPURNA. Conquest of the First 8000-metre Peak (26,493 feet): Jonathan Cape; 1952: 4th impression. 288 pages, 24 plates + 4 colour, maps including 1 folding, 20.5cm. Inscribed to the previous owner and signed Maurice Herzog on title-page; also another inscription, but unrelated on half-title page; light browning and a touch foxing to outer page-edges, very light rubbing extremities of spine; VG bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – one or two slight marginal repairs, chipped and a little deficient at spine ends - but lacking less than 1cm overall; a touch slight marginal chipping elsewhere; NOT price-clipped but lacks tips of all 4 corners of flaps) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The French ascent of the first 8,000 metre peak. A most important landmark at that time - and a mountaineering classic: £75.00

  204. Hiebeler, T: NORTH FACE IN WINTER. The First Winter Climb of the Eiger's North Face March 1961: Barrie and Rockliff; 1962: 1st edition. 121 pages, 15 plates, 22cm. Light to medium browning outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in Fine d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A landmark ascent by three Germans and an Austrian; accomplished amid much publicity - not all of which was favourable: £40.00
  205. Hill, L: CLIMBING FREE. My Life in the Vertical World: Harper Collins, 2002: 1st UK edition. Pages xviii + 270, 32 colour plates, black and white photographs, 24cm. Medium browning to page-edges, otherwise Fine in d/w. The incredible climbing career of American climber Lynn Hill – one of the world’s greatest rock climbers. The first free ascent of the 3000 foot Nose of El Capitan in the Yosemite valley, in under 23 hours, pays testament to her brilliancy: £15.00

  206. Hillary, E. & Doig, D: HIGH IN THE THIN COLD AIR: Hodder & Stoughton, 1963: 1st edition. 287 pages, 31 plates, diagrams, endpaper maps, 22.5cm. Single crease rear endpaper, a hint of very slight browning to outer pages-edges, otherwise Fine in (a little light rubbing to spine ends and corners, tiny chip top-edge front panel, slight marks rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The story of the Himalayan Scientific and Mountaineering Expedition 1960-61; includes the first ascent of Ama Dablam; an attempt on Makalu and a search for the Yeti: £15.00
  207. Hillary, E. & Lowe, G: EAST OF EVEREST. An Account of the New Zealand Alpine Club Himalayan Expedition to the Barun Valley in 1954: Hodder & Stoughton; 1956: 2nd impression. Pages 70 + (2) + 48 pages photographs, maps, 25cm. Signature of L. Baume (author of "Sivalaya") on front-endpaper; minor spotting top outer-edges of pages, Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – some darkening to spine and a touch slight rubbing at ends, rear panel lightly grubby) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  208. Hillary, E: HIGH ADVENTURE: Hodder & Stoughton; 1955: 1st edition. 224 pages, 32 plates, colour frontispiece, sketches, maps, 21cm. Previous owner’s inscription on front endpaper; very light browning to page-edges and part endpapers, VG in (marginally repaired, spine a little worn mainly at ends; lacks a few minute pieces mainly from corners and piece about 2x3cm from top of rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Autobiography but predominantly about Everest: £10.00
  209. Holgate, W: ARKA TAGH. The Mysterious Mountains: Ernest Press, 1994: 1st edition. 154 pages, 16 colour plates, black and white illustrations, maps, bibliography, 22.5cm. Fine in d/w. Expedition to the remote region between the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang and the north of Tibet: £10.00
  210. Holzel & Salkeld: THE MYSTERY OF MALLORY AND IRVINE: Cape; 1986: 1st edition. Pages xii + 322, 16 plates, endpaper maps, 24cm. Near Fine in d/w. A well-documented account of Mallory and Irvine's disappearance on Everest in 1924; together with much background material: £10.00

    Signed by Steve House and climbing partner Vince Anderson.
  211. House, S: BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN: Patagonia Books, (North America); 2009: 1st edition. 285 pages, 24 colour plates, black and white photographs in text, 24cm. Signed (with short comments) by Steve House and Vince Anderson (climbing partner) on title-page; together with an unused postcard of Makalu, signed Steve; Fine in d/w. Steve House was described by Reinhold Messner as the best high-altitude mountaineer in the world today. His alpine style first ascent in 2005, with Vince Anderson of a direct route on the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat, earned them both the coveted Piolet d’Or (Golden Ice Axe) award - the first won by North Americans. Winner of both the 2009 Boardman Tasker Award & the 2009 Banff Mountain Book Award for Mountain Literature: £75.00

    Signed by expedition member.
  212. Houston, C. & Bates, R: K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN: Collins; 1955: 1st UK edition. 192 pages, 24 plates, diagrams and maps, 22.5cm. Signed by expedition member Tony Streather on title-page; light browning to outer page-edges and a few specks of foxing at top-edge, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – lacks 1cm base of spine and some surface chipping for part of 1cm at head) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The 1953 American ill-fated attempt on K2. During their retreat in a terrible storm with Arthur Gilkey ill, George Bell fell dragging virtually the entire party with him. An epic story of survival: £60.00
  213. Houston, C. & Bates, R: K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN: Collins; 1955: 1st UK edition. 192 pages, 24 plates, diagrams and maps, 22.5cm. Medium browning and foxing to outer page-edges, most of title-page and opposite page browned caused by at sometime insertion of news cutting or similar, VG in (price-clipped) bright d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £25.00
  214. Howard, T: TROLL WALL. The Untold Story of the British First Ascent of Europe’s Tallest Rock Face: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2011: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 186, 16 colour plates, illustrations in text, 24cm. Signed by Tony Howard on title-page; Fine in d/w. The audacious first ascent in 1965 of the gigantic Troll wall in Norway by a British team: £25.00

    Richard B Graham’s copy with his initials on front endpaper.
  215. Howard-Bury, C.K., and other members of the Mount Everest Expedition: MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921: Arnold; 1922: 1st edition. Pages xii + 356, 33 plates, 3 folding maps at rear, 26cm. Initials ‘RBG 1923’ neatly written on front endpaper; a hint of very slight darkening and a few minuscule white specks to spine with a touch of minor regluing at tips; a few very minor marks to boards and a touch darkening to front one; medium foxing to fore-edges and some intermittent foxing to text, some light browning to endpapers and front one a little lightly marked; a VG and presentable association copy. Plus loosely inserted at front, single-page of notes, handwritten in Graham’s hand, titled ‘Diary of the 1922 Expedition’. Quaker educated Richard B Graham was originally chosen for the 1924 Expedition, and rightly so, being a strong and very accomplished mountaineer. However his pleasure of being picked soon turned into bitter disappointment! Being a conscientious objector in the war, some members showed their disapproval by not wishing to climb with him - so he felt compelled to resign. The first British Everest Expedition. The eastern and northern approaches were explored; and Mallory, Bullock and Wheeler reached the North Col. The first of the three historical and classic books on the Everest expeditions of the 1920s: £350.00
  216. Huber, A. & T: THE WALL. A New Dimension in Climbing: David & Charles; 2001: 1st UK edition. 128 pages, colour photographs, printed covers, 32.5cm. Fine (no dust wrapper was issued). From big walls of Europe and Yosemite … to the giant faces of the Himalayas, the Huber brothers have successfully forced the limits of extreme free climbing into a new dimension: £15.00
  217. Hunt, J. & Brasher, C: THE RED SNOWS. An account of the British Caucasus Expedition 1958: Travel Book Club; 1960: 2nd impression. 176 pages, double-page sketch map, 22cm. Signed by expedition member George Band on title-page; Fine in (VG+ complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £25.00

    Signed by expedition member George Band.
  218. Hunt, J: OUR EVEREST ADVENTURE. The pictorial history from Kathmandu to the summit: Brockhampton Press, Leicester; 1954: 1st edition. 128 pages, over 150 illustrations virtually all black and white photographs, map, ‘map’ illustrated boards, 25cm. Signed by George Band on title-page; very slightly bowed, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – one or two slight repairs, spine a smidgen chipped mainly at ends) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A companion to 'The Ascent of Everest': £45.00

    Signed by 3 expedition members.
  219. Hunt, J: THE ASCENT OF EVEREST: Hodder & Stoughton; 1953: 1st edition. Pages xx + 300, 56 plates (including 8 colour), text illustrations, maps, 23cm. Signed by George Band, Mike Westmacott and George Lowe on dedication page; name (unrelated) of previous owner inside front board; light shelf wear at base of covers and a touch of very slight surface rubbing at head; a few scattered spots of foxing to page-edges; a VG bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – tiny repair, spine very slightly darkened, a touch very slightly marked and a little light surface chipping towards extremities; also a little lightly surface chipped corner of rear panel; complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. First ascent by Hillary and Tenzing: £150.00
    Signatures of John Hunt and Ed Hillary.
  220. Hunt, J: THE ASCENT OF EVEREST: Hodder & Stoughton; 1953: 1st edition. Pages xx + 300, 56 plates (including 8 colour), text illustrations, maps, 23cm. Pasted in signature of John Hunt on title-page and a signed colour photograph (13x9cm) of Ed Hillary loose inside cover; a little light foxing (and some browning) to fore-edges and some occasional foxing elsewhere including part endpapers, minute mark top outer-edge of pages; VG in a nice d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £150.00
  221. Ingram, S., editor: CLIMBING EVEREST. 60 Years on Top of the World: Bauer Consumer Media; 2013: Paperback, 100 pages (including covers), colour and black and white photographs, 30cm. Near Fine. From the makers of Trail Magazine: £6.00

  222. Irving, R.L.G: TEN GREAT MOUNTAINS: Dent; 1947: reprint. Pages xii + 213, 15 plates, diagrams, 22cm. Previous owner’s inscription front endpaper; two or three tiny spots of foxing outer fore-edges, Fine in (slight marginal repair; light to medium sunning to spine and little minor rubbing mainly at head; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The author chooses his 'ten great mountains' and describes ascents and adventures from the past. Snowdon, Ben Nevis, Mount Cook, The Matterhorn, Ushba, Mont Blanc, Mount Logan, Nanga Parbat, Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest: £5.00

  223. Irving, R.L.G: THE ROMANCE OF MOUNTAINEERING: Dent; 1935 reprint (2nd impression) same year as 1st: Pages xiv, 320, 36 fine plates, illustrations, diagrams, 24cm. Medium sunning to spine, boards slightly bowed with front one a little lightly discoloured; a hint of browning to page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition - spine a little darkened with some marginal rubbing; rear panel grubby) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A substantial and well produced history of mountaineering: £15.00
  224. Jackson, M., & Stark, E: TENTS IN THE CLOUDS. The First Women's Himalayan Expedition: Collins; 1956: 1st edition. 255 pages, 24 plates, 5 maps, 21.5cm. VG+ in (a little very slight darkening to spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The 1955 women's expedition to the Jugal Himal in the Nepal Himalayas: £10.00
  225. Jefferies, S., edited by: CHESTER MOUNTAINEERING CLUB. Sixtieth Anniversary Journal 1953-2013: C.M.C: Paperback, 300 pages, colour and black and white photographs, 21cm. Spine a little concave, 2cm along front spine joint neatly reglued; small area clear plastic coating on lower rear cover deficient, but Near Fine: £20.00
  226. Jones, C: CLIMBING IN NORTH AMERICA: For the American Alpine Club by the University of California Press; 1976: 1st edition. Pages xii + 392, many black and white photographs and a few other illustrations, 22x22cm. Very slight yellowing page-edges, 4-pages creased at edge, VG in (price-clipped, Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A well-illustrated history of North America climbing: £15.00
  227. Jones, O.G: ROCK-CLIMBING IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT: Morten, Manchester; 1978 reprint of 1900 2nd edition: Pages lxiv + 322 + 9 advertisements, 32 plates, 11 outline drawings, 23cm. Very slight touch of yellowing to outer fore-edges and a few tiny specks of foxing to top outer-edge, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – mottled light to medium browning to spine; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Reprint of early classic climbing book on the Lake District, illustrated with ‘Abraham & Sons’ photographs: £15.00
  228. Jones, R: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SNOWDON – YR WYDDFA: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch; Llanrwst; 1992: 1st edition. Plastic covered; 154 pages, black and white photographs, sketch illustrations and maps, 19cm. Inscribed and signed by the author; Fine: £5.00
  229. Jones, T. & Milburn, G: CUMBRIAN ROCK. 100 Years of Climbing in the Lake District: Pic Publications, Glossop, Derbyshire; 1988: 1st edition, but special signed edition number 41 of 250 copies signed (only) by Trevor Jones (usually also signed by Geoff Milburn); 2cm tear on front spine joint reglued, otherwise Near Fine (no dust wrapper was issued). 257 pages, many black and white and colour photographs, endpaper diagrams, printed pictorial covers, 25cm. A well-research history - enhanced with many photographs of historic importance: £25.00

    Hugh Banner’s copy.
  230. Jones, T. & Milburn, G: WELSH ROCK. 100 Years of Climbing in North Wales: Pic Publications, Glossop; 1986: 1st edition. 318 pages, black and white and colour photographs, printed pictorial covers, 25cm. Inscribed and signed presentation copy from Trevor Jones, thus "To Hugh Many great days on the crags over the years together Trevor"; Near Fine (no d/w was issued): £50.00
  231. Jones, T. & Milburn, G: WELSH ROCK. 100 Years of Climbing in North Wales: Pic Publications, Glossop, Derbyshire; 1986: 1st edition, but special edition of 500 copies to mark the great partnership of Joe Brown and Don Whillans; signed by Joe Brown and Jeff Milburn. 318 pages, many photographs (some colour), 25cm. Near Fine (no d/w issued): £45.00
  232. Kapadia, H. & climbing consultant Saunders, V: TREKKING AND CLIMBING IN THE INDIAN HIMALAYA. 25 Adventure Treks into the Mighty Himalaya: New Holland; 2001: 1st edition. Paperback, 176 pages, colour photographs, maps and profiles, 24cm. Fine. Globetrotter Adventure Guide. Includes 12 climbing peaks: £10.00
  233. Kapadia, H: MEETING THE MOUNTAINS: Indus Publishing, New Delhi, India; 1998: 1st edition. 398 pages, 32 black and white plates, 30 maps, text photographs, 22.5cm. Two "Review Copy" rubber stamp marks upper border of two pages at front; a little bumped mainly upper corner spine and upper rear corner of rear board – but not badly, Near Fine in (a little creased at corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. In this sequel to his first book ‘High Himalaya Unknown Valleys’ the author describes and suggests further climbs and treks in the Indian Himalayas. A brief history, accounts of expeditions and personalities met are included in this invaluable reference work: £15.00
  234. Kolb, F: HIMALAYA VENTURE: Lutterworth Press; 1959: 1st edition. 147 pages, 15 plates, 3 maps, 22cm. Light browning to fore-edges, Near Fine in (a little very minor chipping spine ends) bright d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. In 1939 two Austrians (and an Englishman) made the first ascent of Mount Mulkila in Lahul. After war-time interment the author returned to the Garhwal in 1945, and with his Austrian companion 'lightweight' climbed and explored the following year in Padar: £15.00
  235. Kodas, M: HIGH CRIMES. The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed: Hyperion Books, New York; 2008: 1st edition. Pages viii + 357, 16 plates (including 8 in colour), endpaper maps, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Exposé of the dark side of climbing Everest and the sometimes shameful human behaviour it entails: £15.00
  236. Krakauer, J: INTO THIN AIR. A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster: Villard, New York; 1997 reprint: Pages xxiv + 293, black and white photographs, text illustrations, 24cm. Near Fine in d/w. The worst disaster Everest had known. During one day alone, in May 1996 eight climbers (from five expeditions) perished: £10.00
  237. Kroese, M: FIFTY FAVORITE CLIMBS. The Ultimate North American Tick List: Mountaineers, Seattle; 2001: 1st U.S. edition. Paperback, 224 pages, many photographs (mostly full-page colour), route diagrams, 30.5cm. Fine. Insight into fifty top climbers and their chosen classic route: £8.00
  238. Kumar, Col N: KANCHENJUNGA. First Ascent from the North-East Spur: East-West Publications, London/in association with Vision Books, New Delhi; 1978: 1st edition. 156 pages including 42 colour plates, black and white illustrations, maps, 28cm. Slight page-edge browning, Near Fine in (likewise and bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The 1977 Indian Army Expedition: £15.00
  239. Le Blond, Mrs. Aubrey: ADVENTURES ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD: Fisher Unwin; 1904: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 333, 32 plates, coloured decorated front board, top edge gilt, 23cm. Aubrey Le Blond’s name boldly written in ink on front endpaper; original spine (frayed at ends, surface rubbed with gilt lettering dull – but readable) relaid onto new cloth which is not quite matching and slightly concave at head; decorated front board lightly surface rubbed and very slightly edge stained; light coloured stain 5x9cm base of rear board; foxing to fore-edges and some to text, old brown stain slightly affecting base of several pages and plates at rear, two old (small) sellotape marks inside rear board; but a sound copy. Interesting collection of extracts on Alpine climbing by well-known mountaineering authors; includes 'Two Days on an Ice-slope' by Ellis Carr: £50.00
  240. Le Mesurier, W.H: AN IMPROMPTU ASCENT OF MONT BLANC: Elliot Stock; 1882: 1st edition. 76 pages, 7 lithographic plates, 1 map, 22.5cm. Browning to front and rear free-endpapers; spine patchy darkened and a little rubbed; also a little regluing at spine ends and rear corners of boards, front board a little lightly stained; otherwise VG. An interesting and honest account of a guided ascent of Mont Blanc by two young Englishmen via the Grands Mulets – and penned without the usual exaggeration. RARE: £500.00
  241. Lee, C: ON EDGE. The life and climbs of Henry Barber: Appalachian Mountain Club, Massachusetts, 1982: 1st (U.S.) edition. Pages xxviii + 291, photographs in text, 23.5cm. Fine in (a little light marginal chipping mainly to tips of spine and rear corners, complete and bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The biography of one of the top American climbers of his generation, the legendary 'Hot' Henry Barber. In 1973 he visited Britain and made his mark by climbing many of the hard routes - some solo and always in impeccable style: £15.00

    Fell and Rock Climbing Club of the English Lake District.
  242. :LIST OF BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY, AND AT BRACKENCLOSE, BUTTERMERE, CONISTON, LANGDALE, BORROWDALE, ESKDALE, WASDALE HEAD and RAWHEAD; (together with) LIST OF SLIDES: FRCC; March 1947: Stiff paper covers, 80 pages, 14cm. Near Fine: £5.00
  243. :LIST OF BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY: FRCC; January 1962: Stiff paper covers, 45 pages, 14cm. Fine: £4.00

  244. Longstaff, T: THIS MY VOYAGE: Murray, 1950: 1st edition. Pages (xi) + 324, 23 plates, 15 maps, 23cm. Lightish browning to outer page-edges and just touching inner margin in ‘one or two’ places and a few scattered spots of foxing to fore-edges; two small brown marks by inner rear spine joint; VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - marginally repaired; lacking triangular piece 0.5cm deep from head of spine at centre and a similar tiny piece to both upper spine corners, also light to medium browning to spine and spine edges partly worn/chipped; rear panel a little brown discoloured) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Climbing memoirs of one of the great Himalayan explorers. Includes climbing in the Alps, Caucasus, Rockies, Selkirk, Greenland and Spitsbergen: £45.00

  245. Lowe, J: ICE WORLD. Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1996: Paperback, 256 pages, many colour and black and white photographs, diagrams, 23cm. VG. Very comprehensive coverage of modern methods; together with a brief history and description of sixteen of the world's premiere ice climbs: £5.00
  246. MacInnes, H: CLIMB TO THE LOST WORLD: Hodder and Stoughton; 1974: 1st edition. 224 pages, 32 plates (8 colour), sketch maps, 22cm. Light browning page-edges, otherwise Fine in d/w. First ascent of the Great Prow of Roraima, Guyana by the author, Mo Anthoine, Joe Brown and Don Whillans: £10.00
  247. Magnone, G: THE WEST FACE: Museum Press; 1955: 1st edition. 166 pages, 13 plates, diagrams, 23.5cm. Variant green binding, with black lettering on spine; endpapers partly browned/foxed, very light browning page-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – light water stain on spine but hardly noticeable and extending slightly onto front panel, spine also a little chipped with tiny loss at tips and at base some rubbing extending 2cm up one joint, slight edge repairs) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Major first ascent of the impressive West Face of the Dru above Chamonix: £25.00

  248. Mannering, G.E: WITH AXE AND ROPE IN THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS: Longmans, Green; 1891: 1st edition. Pages xii + 139 + 24 pages advertisements, 18 plates, colour folding map, gilt ‘ice-axe and rope’ design on front cover, 24cm. Spine medium sunned with "one or two" tiny unobtrusive age-marks – gilt lettering readable; small area slightly patchy on rear board; occasional very slight foxing internally; a VG copy. Account of five seasons climbing and exploration in the Mount Cook region between 1886 and 1890; including five guideless attempts (via the Rev. Green’s route) on Mount Cook – the final one being almost successful. An ascent of the Hochstetter Dome was also accomplished: £195.00

    Signed by Gwen Moffat.
  249. Mariner, W: MOUNTAIN RESCUE TECHNIQUES: 'Austrian Alpine Club', Innsbruck/The Mountaineers, Seattle; 1963: 1st English language edition. Paperback, 200 pages, many drawings in text, 20.5cm. A little and light marginal surface chipping to spine, one or two slight marks, otherwise VG. Signed by Glen Moffat inside front cover; together with (loose and folded at front) "Suggested Notes and Amendments for British Climbers prepared by J.R. Lees" 5 pages, typescript, 33cm. Somewhat dated by modern standards, but nevertheless for its time an important and widely read instruction manual – a classic period piece: £20.00
  250. Maslen-Jones, B: COUNTDOWN TO RESCUE: Ernest Press, 1993: Limited edition case-bound number 46 of 125 copies signed by Bob Maslen-Jones. 221 pages, photographs, maps, 22cm. Fine in (dimpled/wrinkled) original clear cellophane d/w. True accounts of searches and rescues in Snowdonia: £40.00
  251. Mason, K: ABODE OF SNOW. A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering: Diadem; 1987 reprint (with additional photographs): Pages xviii + 366, 40 black and white plates, 16 maps and diagrams, 23.5cm. Fine in (spine lightly and pleasantly sunned) d/w: £6.00
  252. McDonald, B: BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROPE. The Biography of Charles Houston: Bâton Wicks; 2007: 1st UK edition. Pages 250 + (1), 32 black and white plates and frontispiece, printed covers; plus 43 minutes DVD video inside back cover, 24cm. A minuscule dent (barely noticeable) upper corner front board, but Fine (no dust wrapper was issued). The DVD includes footage and commentary on the 1938 American K2 expedition (with Petzoldt he reached the summit cone at 26,000 feet) and the ill-fated attempt of 1953: £15.00
  253. McLewin, W: IN MONTE VISO'S HORIZON. Climbing all the Alpine 4000m Peaks: Ernest Press, 1991: 1st edition, but limited edition of 150 copies. 255 pages, colour photographs, diagrams and maps, 24cm. No 133 (of 150 copies), signed by Will McLewin; endpapers a trifle very lightly discoloured, but Fine in d/w. Stimulating account of Will McLewin climbing all the Alpine 4000m peaks - and a most useful reference book. Winner of the 1992 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £50.00
  254. McLewin, W: IN MONTE VISO'S HORIZON. Climbing all the Alpine 4000m Peaks: Ernest Press, 1991: 1st edition. 255 pages, colour photographs, diagrams and maps, 24cm. Some scattered light brown spots or blotches to endpapers and a touch to fore-edges, lower inner corner of several pages at front slightly creased and slightly dented; VG in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00

  255. McManners, H: CROWNING THE DRAGON. Adventures in the Chinese Karakoram: Grafton; 1989: 1st edition. Pages xiii + 301, 24 colour plates, maps, 24cm. Fine in d/w. British Army expedition through China to climb the 7500m Crown: £10.00
  256. Messner, R & Gogna, A: K2 MOUNTAIN OF MOUNTAINS: Kaye & Ward; 1981: 1st edition. 176 pages, many photographs (mostly colour), diagrams, 26.5cm. Fine in bright d/w; the d/w is from the New York, Oxford University Press edition, is price-clipped with the official UK price sticker inserted. Ascent via the Abruzzi Ridge (1979); also chronicles the history of K2 from 1892 to 1980: £20.00
  257. Messner, R: ALL 14 EIGHT-THOUSANDERS: Crowood; 1999 revised edition: 248 pages, photographs (many in colour), and other illustrations, 27cm. Fine in likewise d/w. Reinhold Messner's account of climbing all the 14 eight-thousand metre peaks: £10.00

  258. Messner, R: ANNAPURNA. 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone: Mountaineers, Seattle; 2000 1st edition: 173 pages, 32 colour plates, black and white photographs, map, profile, 23.5cm. Black felt-tip pen mark 1cm long across bottom outer-edge of pages, Fine in d/w. Fifty-year history of the first 8,000-metre peak to be climbed; commencing with by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal’s first ascent in 1950: £15.00
  259. Messner, R: ANTARCTICA - BOTH HEAVEN AND HELL: Crowood, 1991: 1st edition. 381 pages, 32 colour plates, black and white photographs, map, 23cm. Fine in d/w. Traverse of the Antarctic continent with Arved Fuchs - a 2,800 kilometre trek in 92-days: £6.00
  260. Messner, R: EVEREST. Expedition to the Ultimate: Kaye & Ward; 1979: 1st edition. 254 pages, 32 colour plates, black and white photographs, maps and sketches, 23.5cm. Signed by Reinhold Messner, Peter Habeler and Eric Jones on title-page; light browning to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition – spine background evenly and lightly sunned to a lighter shade of brown – but lettering unaffected) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The first ascent of Everest without oxygen with Peter Habeler: £120.00
  261. Messner, R: EVEREST. Expedition to the Ultimate: Kaye & Ward; 1979: 1st edition. 254 pages, 32 colour plates, black and white photographs, maps and sketches, 23.5cm. Previous owner’s name corner of inside board (but hidden by dust wrapper flap), Near Fine in (spine background evenly sunned from brown to grey – but lettering unaffected) d/w. The first ascent of Everest without oxygen with Peter Habeler: £20.00
  262. Messner, R: SOLO NANGA PARBAT: Kaye & Ward; 1980: 1st edition. 279 pages, including 48 colour plates, black and white photographs, maps and diagrams, 24cm. Slight lean to spine, a few tiny specks of foxing to top outer-edge of pages, VG+ in Fine d/w. Reinhold Messner's impressive solo of a new route on the Diamir Face in 1978: £25.00
  263. Messner, R: THE BIG WALLS. History, Routes, Experiences: Kaye & Ward; 1978: 1st edition. 144 pages, black and white and coloured photographs, diagrams, 26.5cm. Three tiny and light splash spots on one page, Near Fine in d/w. North Faces of Monte Agnér, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses (Walker Spur) and Eiger; South Faces Aconcague, Nanga Parbat and Dhaulagiri: £15.00
  264. Messner, R: THE CHALLENGE. Two men alone at 8000m: Kaye & Ward; 1977: 1st edition. 205 pages, 16 colour plates, illustrations, maps, 24cm. A few light blotches of foxing mainly confined to front endpapers, which are also partly and lightly yellowed, VG+ in (a hint of very slight yellowing to spine and vicinity) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Two expeditions; an attempt on the south face of Lhotse and the ascent of Hidden Peak with Peter Habeler: £20.00
  265. Messner, R: THE SECOND DEATH OF GEORGE MALLORY. The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everest: St. Martin’s Press, New York; 2001: Paperback, pages (xiv) + 205, black and white photographs, map, sketch, 21cm. Fine. The Legend of George Mallory and the idealism that drove him: £5.00
  266. Messner, R: THE SEVENTH GRADE. Most Extreme Climbing: Kaye & Ward; 1974: 1st edition. 160 pages, 4 colour plates, black and white photographs, map, 21cm. Front endpapers lightly browned and a trifle marked, light browning to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition – some darkening to spine and vicinity, title lettering on spine sunned from red to yellow; otherwise perfect) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Messner’s early Alpine climbs: £40.00

  267. Messner, R: TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD. Alpine Challenges in the Himalaya and Karakoram: Crowood Press, 1992: 1st edition. 256 pages, including 64 pages colour plates, black and white photographs, diagrams, 23cm. Lightish browning and specks of foxing to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in Fine d/w. Compilation of Messner’s writings and expeditions; including Manaslu, Gasherbrum 1, Nanga Parbat, K2 and Everest without oxygen: £10.00

  268. Meyers, G., compiled by: YOSEMITE CLIMBER: Diadem Books, Leicester/Robins Mountain Letters, California; 1979: 1st edition. 96 pages, colour and black and white photographs, endpaper map, printed pictorial covers, 28cm. Slight marks on one page margin; spine lightly sunned and surface chipped at upper tip and one corresponding corner, overall VG (no dust wrapper was issued). The Yosemite climbing scene; with contributions by John Sheard, John Long, Molly Higgins and Bill Westbay: £20.00

  269. Milburn, G., Walker, D. & Wilson, K., edited by: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS of the British Mountaineering Council: B.M.C. Manchester; 1997: 1st edition. Pages, xiv + 321 + 3 pages advertisements, 69 plates (3 colour), photographs and diagrams in text, 22.5cm. Number 400 of a special signed edition of 500 copies; signed by George Band, Chris Bonington, Joe Brown and John Hunt; Near Fine in Fine d/w. An important documentation on the political history of the British Mountaineering Council; which has help shape mountaineering and maintain its freedoms for all. Numerous contributors add much variety and coverage to the important (and some less so) climbing events of this period. A well-produced and researched history: £75.00
  270. Milburn, G: HELYG. Diamond Jubilee 1925-1985: Climbers' Club, 1985: 1st edition but limited edition of 500 copies. 256 pages, black and white and a few colour photographs, illustrations, 22cm. Number 138 (of 500 copies) signed by the author; this one Paul Nunn’s copy with his name (signature) and address label on first page; tiny and faint mark fore-edges, Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – slight repairs upper edge of rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. History of the Climbers' Club cottage in North Wales and its climbers: £30.00
  271. Milburn, G: HELYG. Diamond Jubilee 1925-1985: Climbers' Club, 1985: 1st public edition. 256 pages, photographs (some colour), illustrations, 22cm. VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – foxing to spine; some foxing to front panel which is also a little marked; but complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  272. Milner, C.D: ROCK FOR CLIMBING: Chapman and Hall; 1950: 1st edition. Pages viii + 128, 97 photographs, 25cm. Signed by C Douglas Milner and dated 11/58 on title-page; a few pages at rear slightly protruding at head (production fault); Near Fine bright copy in (spine lacking 3 millimetres at upper and lower tips and a little lightly and marginally chipped; small closed repair head of front panel and slightly chipped at rear edge and corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A classic book of the period; with climbing photographs of the Lake District, North Wales, Laddow, Helsby, Skye, Switzerland, Chamonix granite and the Dolomites: £25.00
    Another copy, but unsigned.
  273. Milner, C.D: ROCK FOR CLIMBING: Chapman and Hall; 1950: 1st edition. Pages viii + 128, 97 photographs, 25cm. Inscription (hidden by dust wrapper flap), small sellotape mark inside front board, VG in (repaired , a little deficient at extremities – maximum depth 1cm, chipped mainly spine edges, minor stain base of rear panel; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £8.00
  274. Moffat, Gwen: HARD ROAD WEST. Alone on the California Trail: Gollancz; 1981: 1st edition. Pages x + 198, 16 plates, endpaper maps, 24cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat on title-page; Fine in (dust wrapper condition – spine very lightly sunned) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The author crosses the California Trail in an old truck and relives the lives of the pioneers: £25.00
  275. Moffat, Gwen: ON MY HOME GROUND: Hodder & Stoughton, 1968: 1st edition. 256 pages, 15 plates, 22.5cm. Signed, inscribed and dated 1969 by Gwen Moffat on title-page; plus loose at front, Christmas card inscribed and signed Gwen; a hint of very slight foxing to outer page-edges, minuscule sunning upper tip of spine, but Near Fine in (some light grubbiness to white spine and rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Gwen Moffat's second autobiography: £75.00
  276. Moffat, Gwen: ON MY HOME GROUND: Hodder & Stoughton, 1968: 1st edition. 256 pages, 15 plates, 22.5cm. Light browning outer page-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – spine has a small area surface rubbing, a smidgen loss at tips and a little grubby; front panel is badly surface rubbed and rear panel lightly grubby) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  277. Moffat, Gwen: ON MY HOME GROUND:: Hodder & Stoughton. UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY (with correctios throughout). Paperback, 256 pages, 15 plates, 21.5cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat on title-page; all plates present, but lose and protruding, spine concave and distorted – causing some misshaping of book; spots of foxing to outer page-edges, otherwise VG in (dust wrapper condition – small repairs and marginally rubbed, spine a little grubby rear panel age stained) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £20.00

  278. Moffat, Gwen: SPACE BELOW MY FEET: Hodder & Stoughton; 1961: 1st edition. 286 pages, 7 plates, 21cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat on title-page; plus loose at front, a hand-written card signed Gwen; some foxing and light browning to outer page-edges and a touch of foxing at one or two places at margins, a hint of very slight discolouring to rear board, but a VG bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – very slight chipping upper spine corner and rear corner, some age-marks/foxing to rear panel and spine a tad marked; but bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Gwen Moffat's enthralling first autobiography - she was a leading climber and guide and is now a successful writer: £95.00
  279. Moffat, Gwen: SPACE BELOW MY FEET: Quality Book Club; c.1961: 286 pages, 20cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat on title-page; light browning to outer fore-edges and hint of very slight foxing, spine slightly darkened, VG in (dust wrapper condition – tiny loss at spine ends with a little corresponding chipping and a touch marginal chipping elsewhere) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £25.00
  280. Moffat, Gwen: SPACE BELOW MY FEET: Houghton Mifflin, Boston; 1961: 1st US edition. Pages xvi + 302, 8 plates, 22cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat on title-page; plus loose at front, a hand-written card signed Gwen; Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – Near Fine and permanently sealed in a plastic covering) d/w: £40.00
  281. Moffat, Gwen: SPACE BELOW MY FEET: Sigma Leisure; 2001: Paperback, pages (viii) + 198, photographs, 23cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat on title-page; Fine: £20.00
  282. Moffat, Gwen: SPACE BELOW MY FEET: Penguin 1976: Paperback, 304 pages, 8 black and white plates, 18cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat on title-page; plus loose at front, a typed single-sided letter (folded once) and signed Gwen, regarding the Penguin edition and cats; some browning mainly margins and outer-edges, small label and slight cup marks on rear cover, spine slightly concave, VG: £20.00
  283. Moffat, Gwen: TWO STAR RED. A Book about R.A.F. Mountain Rescue: Hodder and Stoughton; 1964: 1st edition. Pages xviii + 206, 16 plates, 8 sketch maps, 21cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat on title-page; Near fine bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - spine a smidgen darkened and a touch of minuscule chipping at ends; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Gwen Moffat’s most sought after book: £120.00
  284. Moffatt, J., with Niall Grimes: JERRY MOFFATT REVELATIONS: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2009: reprint. Pages (ix) + 242, 16 mainly colour plates, 24cm. Signed by Jerry Moffatt; Fine in d/w. A fiercely ambitious 17-year old Jerry Moffatt made a rapid rise to stardom as a world class performer - and soon became a climbing legend. The day after making the first ascent of Master’s Wall (E7 6b) on Clogwyn Du’r Arddu, he soloed seven Extreme routes on Dinas Cromlech; Cemetery Gates, Cenotaph Corner, Left Wall………. and finished with an incredible solo of Right Wall (E5 6a): £25.00
  285. Moffatt, J., with Niall Grimes: JERRY MOFFATT REVELATIONS: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2010: Paperback, pages (ix) + 242, 16 mainly colour plates, 23cm. Signed by Jerry Moffatt; Fine: £15.00

  286. Moran, M: SCOTLAND'S WINTER MOUNTAINS. The Challenge and the Skills: David and Charles; 1988: 1st edition. 311 pages (including 24 colour plates), black and white photographs, maps and diagrams, 25.5cm. Near Fine in d/w. Comprehensive advice on all technical skills: £5.00
  287. Mortlock, C: ADVENTURE EDUCATION AND OUTDOOR PURSUITS: Colin Mortlock, (Ambleside); 1973: 1st edition. Pamphlet, 24 pages, 21.5cm. Fine. Important treatise on the subject: £5.00
  288. Mortlock, C: THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE towards a better world… Lessons learned from a life of challenge and discovery: Outdoor Integrity Publishing, Kendal; 2009: first edition. Paperback, pages xviii + 290, 8 colour plates and 2 colour photographs in text, 23cm. Inscribed and signed by the author "With best wishes Colin Mortlock April 2010"; Fine: £20.00

    THE MOUNTAIN WORLD. Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research. Plates, illustrations, maps, 24.5cm. A wealth of information written by many of the leading mountaineers of the day, chronicling the development of world mountaineering. Well produced and illustrated.
  289. :THE MOUNTAIN WORLD 1954: Allen & Unwin: Previous owner’s name and date on front endpaper; some cracking to front inner hinge but sound, very light browning to outer page-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – a smidgen torn at extremities, some grubbiness to white spine and rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. British on Everest; Americans on K2; French on Nun; Swiss on Dhaulagiri; Nanga Parbat; Arctic; Africa: £10.00
  290. :THE MOUNTAIN WORLD 1955: Allen & Unwin: Very light browning to outer page-edges and a few very tiny black spots top outer edge, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – a smidgen torn and some surface rubbing at extremities, some grubbiness to white spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Expeditions to the Himalayas, Karakoram, Andes, Hoggar and New Zealand Alps; including Desio on K2 and Tichy on Cho Oyu: £10.00
  291. :THE MOUNTAIN WORLD 1956/57: Allen & Unwin: Very light browning to outer page-edges and little foxing and 3 minute black spots at top outer edge, Near Fine in Fine d/w. Survey of Mt. McKinley; Himalaya 1955 including ascents of Kangchenjunga and Makalu; African volcanoes; etc: £15.00
  292. :THE MOUNTAIN WORLD 1960/61: Allen & Unwin: Light browning and some scattered foxing to outer page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition – some marginal chipping but especially so at spine ends with a tiny loss at spine base, a smidgen marked on rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Includes Rakaposhi (Patey); Gasherbrum 1V (Maraini); Trivor (Noyce); Dhaulagiri (Eiselin) and Ruwenzori (Reist). McKinley map by Bradford Washburn in end-pocket: £20.00
  293. Muir, J., (edited and introduced by Terry Gifford): JOHN MUIR; HIS LIFE AND LETTERS AND OTHER WRITINGS: Bâton Wicks; 1996: 1st edition. 912 pages, 16 plates (8 colour) and other illustrations, 23.5cm. A little minor denting surface of front board, near Fine in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The second omnibus of the writings of the Scottish naturalist and celebrated conservationist John Muir. An ardent campaigner, he was instrumental in the establishment of Yosemite and other National Parks; and was first president in 1892 of America's foremost environmental organisation, the Sierra Club: £15.00
  294. Muir, J., introduced by Terry Gifford: JOHN MUIR; THE EIGHT WILDERNESS-DISCOVERY BOOKS: Diadem; 1992: 1st edition thus. 1030 pages, 8 plates, illustrations, 23.5cm. Corner tip of upper rear corner front panel surface worn, Near Fine in (lacks minute piece rear corner front panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Omnibus edition comprising ‘The Story of My Boyhood and Youth’; ‘A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf’; ‘My First Summer in the Sierra’; ‘The Mountains of California’; ‘Our National Parks’; ‘The Yosemite’; ‘Travels in Alaska’ and ‘Steep Trails’: £15.00
  295. Mummery, A.F: MY CLIMBS IN THE ALPS AND CAUCASUS: Fisher Unwin; 1895: 2nd edition. Pages xii + 360, 11 plates (mostly photogravures but 2 colour lithograph plates from drawings by Mr. Pennell), illustrations in text, top edge gilt, 24.5cm. NEW maroon cloth binding, retaining the original spine backstrip (with the gilt lettering and lines dull and some peripheral age darkening) pasted onto near matching new cloth spine, new endpapers; inscriptions of two previous owner’s (dated 1899 & 1901) on retained front endpaper; scattered light to medium foxing and some age-marking and a touch thumbing internally, browning to tissue-guards, small lose one corner (margin), fore-edges age-darkened; a sound copy of Mummery's classic climbing book that includes his great Alpine climbs: £95.00
  296. Mummery, A.F: MY CLIMBS IN THE ALPS AND CAUCASUS: Nelson, c.1913: 380 pages + (4) pages advertisements, portrait frontispiece, top-edge gilt, 16cm. Neat old price corner of front endpaper; light browning to free-endpapers; Near Fine. Small Nelson edition of Mummery's classic climbing: £15.00

  297. Murray, W.H: MOUNTAINEERING IN SCOTLAND: Dent, 1947: 1st edition. Pages xii + 252, 32 plates, 5 maps and diagrams, 22cm. A little very slight marginal rubbing to cloth, slightly discoloured with minor regluing base of spine; light to medium browning to outer fore-edges; overall a VG presentable copy in (dust wrapper condition – spine a little darkened, edges rubbed and 4 millimetre loss at base; slight loss at head of spine, but sometime repaired with 6x2cm sellotape across head and onto sides on printed side, tiny loss rear corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. W.H. Murray's famous classic book on pre-war Scottish mountaineering: £25.00
  298. Murray, W.H: MOUNTAINEERING IN SCOTLAND: Dent, 1947: 1st edition. Pages xii + 252, 32 plates, 5 maps and diagrams, 22cm. Spine a little age-darkened towards base, some surface rubbing spine edges and extremities, but not heavy; a little light shelf rubbing to boards; browning and foxing to outer fore-edges, occasional slight mark; G and sound, no d/w: £10.00

  299. Murray, W.H: UNDISCOVERED SCOTLAND. Climbs on rock, snow, and ice: Dent; 1951: 1st edition. Pages viii + 232, 24 plates, maps and diagrams, 22cm. Light browning outer fore-edges, a VG+ bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - spine a little darkened, with some rubbing on sides and lacking piece 0.5-1cm from head and less so from base; minute loss and small repair front panel and rear panel a little marked, price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. W.H. Murray's second great classic book on Scottish mountaineering: £30.00

  300. Nathan, Dr. J: HEADACHES IN THE HIMALAYAS. The Diary of an Epic – A Personal Account of the British Mount Everest Medical Expedition 1994: Privately printed by Dr. John Nathan (c.1994): 1st edition. Paperback, (84) pages, 4 colour plates and other illustrations, maps, 21cm. Fine: £10.00
  301. Neate, J: HIGH ASIA. An Illustrated History of the 7,000 Metre Peaks: Unwin Hyman; 1989: 1st edition. Pages x + 213, colour and black and white photographs, map diagrams, endpaper maps, 27.5cm. Small ringed number on upper corner of front free-endpaper and previous owner’s name and address, etc on reverse side of front free-endpaper; light yellowing to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in d/w. Details of over 400 known peaks from 7,000 to 8,000 metres - with summaries of location, history, etc: £40.00
  302. Newby, E: GREAT ASCENTS. A Narrative History of Mountaineering: David & Charles, Vancouver; 1977: 1st Canadian edition. 208 pages (including 16 colour plates), many black and white photographs and other illustrations, sketch maps, 25.5cm. Light browning to page-edges, Near Fine in (price-clipped) d/w. Eric Newby's stimulating history culminates with Annapurna South Face. Comprising Mont Blanc and the Early Days in the Alps; The Eiger; Turkey; New Zealand; The America Continents and The Himalaya: £10.00
  303. Norgay, J.T., with Broughton Coburn: TOUCHING MY FATHER’S SOUL. A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest: HarperSanFrancisco, New York; 2001: 1st U.S. edition. Pages xviii + 317, 16 colour plates, black and white photographs in text, diagram, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Jamling, son of the legendary Tenzing Norgay climbed Everest during the disastrous season of 1996, as lead climber on the IMAX film team. A profound and spiritual account from a Sherpa point of view: £8.00
  304. Norton, E.F: THE FIGHT FOR EVEREST 1924: Arnold; 1925: 1st edition. Pages xii + 372, 32 plates (8 in colour), 2 folding maps, 26cm. Attractive bookplate (with picture of Romsdalhorn framed with ice axes and rope, and commissioned 1913) of Alpine Club member Wilberforce N Tribe inside front board; original green cloth with spine slightly darker; light foxing to fore-edges and some elsewhere; a Near Fine clean and sound copy of this desirable Everest book. The third British Expedition; Mallory and Irvine, were last seen in the distance as two tiny moving objects at above 28,000 feet by Odell. Their disappearance has fuelled debate ever since! A most important Everest book: £350.00

  305. Noyce, W: CLIMBING THE FISH'S TAIL: Heinemann; 1958: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 150, 24 plates, coloured frontiepiece, 2 maps, 20.5cm. Some foxing to outer page-edges but mostly at top-edge; VG+ bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - a touch of minuscule chipping top-edge of spine and a tad marked on rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Machapuchare in the Nepal Himalayas: £30.00
  306. Noyce, W: MOUNTAINS AND MEN: Bles; 1947: 1st edition. 160 pages, 20 plates (including 4 maps), 24cm. Bottom of boards very slight discoloured and minor shelf rubbing; plates very slightly wrinkled bottom rear corner, endpapers partly tanned and a touch slightly so to page-edges, otherwise VG and bright in (dust wrapper condition one or two slight edge repairs; a little marginal chipping and lacking 0.5cm from head of spine and a tad at base; a marginal touch of light red staining and one or two very slight marks to rear panel and a tad at lower spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Well-written autobiography of one of the best-known climbers of his generation: £15.00

  307. Noyce, W: SOUTH COL. One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953: Heinemann, 1954: 1st edition. Pages xx + 303, 52 plates (4 colour), drawings, 5 maps, 22cm. Spine ends slightly darkened and slight foxing fore-edges, VG in (some browning to spine and a little chipped at corners - especially at head; a little light touch of foxing front panel, rear corners slightly chipped; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Wilfrid Noyce's personal account of the successful 1953 Expedition: £10.00
  308. Noyce, W: SCHOLAR MOUNTAINEERS. Pioneers of Parnassus: Dobson; 1950: 1st edition. 164 pages, 12 plates, wood-engravings by R. Taylor, 22cm. A few very light specks of foxing to outer page-edges, minute nick reglued base of spine; VG+ in (dust wrapper condition one or two slight edge repairs, with minute loss upper-edge rear panel; some scattered spots of foxing mainly to sides and white spine slightly age-grubby) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Essays on well-known personalities of the past and their thoughts and relations towards mountains; Dante, Rousseau, De Saussure, Wordsworth, Keats, Ruskin, Leslie Stephen, etc: £15.00

  309. Noyce, W., compiled by: THE CLIMBER'S FIRESIDE BOOK: Heinemann; 1964: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 268, 16 plates, 22cm. Light browning/foxing to outer page-edges; two small white blotches lower front board, a touch of very slight surface rubbing at extremities of covers, boards a smidgen very faintly spotted, otherwise a VG+ very bright copy in (dust wrapper condition spine and side panels surface rubbed mainly at extremities, slight repairs and slightly marked – but complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Wilfrid Noyce's fine anthology. Divided into five period – Early Travellers; The Victorian 'Golden Age'; Before World War I; Between the Wars and After 1945: £20.00

  310. Noyce, W: THE SPRINGS OF ADVENTURE: Murray, 1958: 1st edition. Previous owner’s large inscription on front endpaper; two pin holes at head of front endpaper and next page, medium foxing/browning page-edges and occasion light foxing elsewhere, mainly at front; otherwise VG in (slight repair base of spine; some rubbing to ends of spine, front joint and rear corners, rear panel a trifle grubby; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The author delves into the reasons why mankind seek adventure: £10.00

    Signed by two Expedition members.
  311. Noyce, W: TO THE UNKNOWN MOUNTAIN. Ascent of an unexplored twenty-five thousander in the Karakoram: Heinemann; 1962: 1st edition. Pages xii + 183, 13 plates, 3 maps, 22cm. Signed and dated (2009) by Expedition members Colin Mortlock and Sandy Cavenagh on front endpaper; together with a handwritten note from CM and card from Sandy loose at front; slight sunning to upper spine tip, but Fine in (dust wrapper condition spine lightly browned, a tiny unobtrusive mark lower rear joint and the slightest touch of very light surface rubbing to spine; complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. First ascent of Trivor. Includes a chapter by Don Whillans on his epic return journey - 'Solo by Motor-Bicycle from Rawalpindi to Lancashire': £95.00
  312. Noyce, W: TO THE UNKNOWN MOUNTAIN. Ascent of an unexplored twenty-five thousander in the Karakoram: Heinemann; 1962: 1st edition. Pages xii + 183, 13 plates, 3 maps, 22cm. Very light browning outer page-edges, covers bright but lightly mottled along one spine joint and partly upper and lower edges of boards and a little rubbed base of spine, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition a little light scuffing rear edge of rear panel and lightly scratched opposite side by spine; Near Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £40.00
    Signed by two Expedition members.
  313. Noyce, W: TO THE UNKNOWN MOUNTAIN. Ascent of an unexplored twenty-five thousander in the Karakoram: Travel Book Club; 1963: Pages viii + 183, 3 maps, 22cm. Signed by Expedition members Colin Mortlock and Sandy Cavenagh on title-page; together with written notes from both men on letter or cards loose at front; a small lean to spine; light foxing to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in nice d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £30.00

  314. Nunn, P: AT THE SHARP END: Unwin Hyman, 1988: 1st edition. Pages vi + 201, photographs, 25cm. Near Fine in bright d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A selection of Paul Nunn's climbing articles spanning thirty years. Paul, one of Britain's most experienced and likeable mountaineers died whilst climbing in the Karakoram during August 1995: £15.00

  315. O’Dowd, C: JUST FOR THE LOVE OF IT. The first woman to climb Mount Everest from both sides: Free to Decide, South Africa; 1999: 1st edition. 320 pages, 48 colour plates, black and white photographs, 25cm. Loose at front publicity (postcard size) card signed by Cathy O’Dowd and inscribed "To Neil with best wishes from the top of the world!"; Fine in d/w. South African mountaineer Cathy O’Dowd has stepped into the history books by climbing Everest by both its south and north sides: £40.00
    U.K. edition signed by the author.
  316. O’Dowd, C: JUST FOR THE LOVE OF IT. The first woman to climb Mount Everest from both sides: Free to Decide, London; 2003: reprint. 320 pages, 48 colour plates, black and white photographs, 25cm. Signed by Cathy O’Dowd on title-page; Fine in d/w: £25.00

    Signed by the Author.
  317. Oppenheimer, L.J: THE HEART OF LAKELAND: Sherratt & Hughes, Manchester; 1908: 1st edition. Pages (xiv) + 196, 38 plates, top-edge gilt, 23.5cm. Signature of Lehmann J. Oppenheimer and dated Nov. 2nd 1908 pasted onto half-title page. Ex library copy, with some gum marks and slight surface rubbing (including a tiny wear hole) on front endpapers caused by removal of labels, but NO rubber stamp marks and in the original binding; a hint of a very slight lean to spine which is also lightly sunned, slightly patchy and a smidgen reglued at tips; one or two slight marks to boards and rear one a little slightly sunned, very slight shelf wear at base; neat repair to one plate, front endpapers also a little tanned and slightly marked, VG. Includes the social scene at the Wastdale Head, climbing on Pillar, Bowfell Buttress and early climbs in Buttermere: £45.00

  318. Osius, A: SECOND ASCENT. The Story of Hugh Herr: Stackpole Books, Pennsylvania; 1991: 1st edition. Pages (3) + 235, photographs, 24cm. Outer page-edges a little lightly spotted/foxed, otherwise Fine in bright d/w. A top rate climber who now rock climbs with two artificial lower legs: £6.00

  319. Palmer, D: A PRICE GUIDE TO BOOKS CONCERNING MOUNTAINEERING IN THE HIMALAYAS: Northern Liberties Press, Philadelphia; 2002: 1st edition. Paperback, pages viii + 153, 21cm. Fine: £5.00
  320. Palmer, W.T: THE COMPLETE HILL WALKER ROCK CLIMBER & CAVE EXPLORER: Pitman; 1934: 1st edition. Pages xi + 219 + 32 pages advertisements, frontispiece, 29 illustrations (mostly photographs), 22cm. Some scattered light coloured blotches on front board; medium browning to outer page-edges, generally VG; no d/w. A wealth of information and suggested itineraries for the enthusiast: £10.00

  321. Pascoe, J: UNCLIMBED NEW ZEALAND. Alpine Travel in the Canterbury and Westland Ranges, Southern Alps: Allen & Unwin, 1950: 2nd edition. 244 pages, 24 black and white plates, 2 sketches, 1 folding map, 24cm. Light browning and slight foxing, and tiny bruise fore-edges, part browning to endpapers, VG in (repaired, spine very slightly deficient at joints, slightly marked and lightly browned; some surface rubbing front panel, especially in vicinity of upper rear corner; price clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Pioneering climbs and exploration in the Southern Alps of New Zealand - mainly in the 1930s: £8.00
  322. Patey, T: ONE MAN'S MOUNTAINS. Essays and Verses: Gollancz; 1978: 5th impression. 288 pages, 23 plates, 3 diagrams, 22cm. Very slight yellowing to outer page-edges, Fine in (dust wrapper condition spine background evenly and pleasantly sunned from blue to brown, but lettering unaffected) d/w. The writings of the legendary Scottish climber and humorist Doctor Tom Patey: £10.00
  323. Pause, W. & Winkler, J: EXTREME ALPINE ROCK. The 100 Greatest Alpine Rock Climbs: Granada; 1979: 2nd revised edition (but 1st English edition). Pages (x) + 202, photographs and diagrams, endpaper maps, 28cm. Slight lean to spine, some surface rubbing mainly tips of spine and rear corners; generally VG, clean and bright in (dust wrapper conditionsmall red lettering of "Pause & Winkler" at head of spine sunned and illegible and slight repair also at head; front panel is creased down centre, slightly repaired with a little chipping at extremities, small old piece of sellotape at centre of printed side) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. First English edition (translated from the second German edition by Hugh Merrick) of this classic and sought after Alpine climbing book: £45.00

  324. Perrin, J., edited by: MIRRORS IN THE CLIFFS: Diadem; 1983: 1st edition. 688 pages, 32 plates (some colour), cartoons by Sheridan Anderson, 22.5cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition - spine evenly and lightly faded from a brown to a greenish tint) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A very readable collection of approximately 100 mountaineering articles culled from a wide selection of pre and post war sources: £15.00
  325. Perrin, J: ON AND OFF THE ROCKS. Selected Essays 1968-1985: Gollancz, 1986: 1st edition. 192 pages, photographs, 25cm. Near Fine in ("Jim Perrin" lettering on spine very slightly sunned) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  326. Perrin, J: THE CLIMBING ESSAYS: The Inn Pinn, Glasgow; 2006: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 320, 16 plates (8 colour), 24cm. Light browning and a little light foxing to outer page-edges, Near Fine in d/w. Sixty compelling pieces in three parts - "Climbs", "The Climbers" and "On Climbing". The true first edition with plain black cloth covered boards, gilt lettering and with dust wrapper – NOT the cheaper version with decorated laminated boards, issued without dust wrapper: £20.00

    Signed by 18 associates of Don Whillans - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  327. Perrin, J: THE VILLAIN. The Life of Don Whillans: Hutchinson; 2005: 7th impression. Pages xiv + 354, 16 black and white photographs, 24cm. Signed by Joe Brown, Harry Smith, Dennis Gray, Don Roscoe, Tony Streather, Ray Greenall, Ian McNaught-Davis, Joe Morty Smith, Doug Verity, Ronnie Cummerford (RJ), Tom Waghorn, Eric Price, Fred Gough, Chris Bonington, Doug Scott, Eric Jones, Harold Drasdo and Ginger Cain on half-title page; a touch of very slight browning and a few specks of light foxing to page-edges, a few yellow (or light foxing) spots on a few pages at front, otherwise Fine in Fine d/w. The long awaited and much acclaimed biography. Joint Winner of the 2005 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £250.00
  328. Perrin, J: WEST. A Journey Through the Landscapes of Loss: Atlantic Books; 2010: Uncorrected bound proof copy; paperback, pages (vii) + 321, illustrated covers, 22cm. Fine. Jim Perrin’s deeply moving journey through grief after the loss of his beloved wife and son, and the landscape they shared and passed through: £10.00

  329. Perrin, J: VISIONS OF SNOWDONIA. Landscape and Legend: BBC; 1997 1st edition: 224 pages, colour photographs by Ray Wood, maps, 25cm. Fine in d/w. Accompanies the television series: £5.00
  330. Perrin, J: YES, TO DANCE. Essays from Outside the Stockade: Oxford Illustrated Press, 1990: 1st edition. 196 pages, photographs, 24.5cm. Fine in (price-clipped) d/w. Jim Perrin's second selection of acclaimed essays on mountains and people: £8.00
  331. Piana, P: BIG WALLS. Breakthroughs on the Free-Climbing Frontier: Sierra Club, San Francisco; 1997: 1st edition. Pages xviii + 190, 93 superb colour photographs (many full-page), 28.5cm. Fine in (spine very slightly sunned - but not effecting lettering; small repair and slight chip at head of spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Breathtaking accounts of modern free-climbing on the great walls of North America; with descriptions of first-free ascents of the Salathé Wall (El Capitan), Mount Hooker, the Great Canadian Knife and the Direct North West Face of Half Dome. Superb photographs by Galen Rowell, Bill Hatcher and Beth Wald: £20.00

  332. Pierre, B: A MOUNTAIN CALLED NUN KUN: Hodder and Stoughton, 1955: 1st edition. 189 pages, 16 plates, maps and diagrams, 21cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition - very slight repair spine ends; white spine slightly darkened with a very slight hint of grubbiness) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The French first ascent of Nun Kun in Kashmir. Claude Kogan secured a new women's height record by also reaching the summit (23,410 feet): £10.00

  333. Porter, J: ONE DAY A TIGER: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield, 2014: 1st edition. Pages xii + 230, 48 mainly colour plates, 24cm. Signed by John Porter; Fine in d/w. Biography of Alex MacIntyre, one of the most talented and successful British mountaineers of his generation; his impressive tally of Alpine routes included a very fast ascent of The Shroud (the massive ice sheet on the Grandes Jorasses) and in the Himalayas difficult first ascents. But in 1982, aged only twenty-eight, he was killed by a single falling stone on Annapurna’s south face: £25.00
  334. Poucher, W.A: A CAMERA IN THE CAIRNGORMS: Chapman & Hall; 1947: 1st edition. 144 pages, 93 photographs, endpaper maps, 25.5cm. A little very slight discolouring extremities of cloth, very slight foxing rear endpaper, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - spine lettering lightly browned and a little surface chipped at spine corners; some age browning and small 3cm closed tear on rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  335. Poucher, W.A: OVER LAKELAND FELLS: Chapman & Hall, 1948: 1st edition. Small (1cm round) light brown stain upper margin of two opposite pages slightly showing on reverse sides; some spots of foxing to page-edges and a touch of light foxing at front and rear, light browning to endpapers; overall a clean VG copy in (dust wrapper condition - spine ends chipped for 2 millimetres and a tiny hole on front joint; some foxing but mainly showing on inner flaps and rear panel, rear panel also has a 6cm long closed repair and tiny loss at top) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  336. Poucher, W.A: SNOWDON HOLIDAY: Chapman & Hall, 1943: 1st edition. Pages 127 + 1 advertisement, 76 photographs, 28cm. Covers a little faded near edges, medium browning/foxing to pages-edges, occasional slight foxing elsewhere, VG in (dust wrapper condition - lacks piece 4x2cm top of rear panel and 0.5cm head of spine, slight repairs, a little chipped some browning and spots of foxing) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  337. Poucher, W.A: WEST COUNTRY JOURNEY: Country Life, 1957: 1st edition. 96 pages, 86 photographs, 29cm. Slight foxing endpapers, very slight hint of water staining (hardly noticeable) bottom edge of corner of a few pages at rear, VG in (dust wrapper condition - surface chipped mainly spine ends and vicinity, slightly marked, a little wrinkled and slightly water stained on rear) d/w: £10.00
  338. Pretty, H., edited by: OREAD MOUNTAINEERING CLUB. 50th Anniversary Journal 1949 – 1999: Oread Mountaineering Club, (Derby); (1999): 1st edition. Pages xii + 322, 8 colour plates, nearly 100 black and white photographs, 25cm. Signed by Harry Pretty and dated November 1999; upper rear corner of several pages at front a little wrinkled (maximum depth of 3cm), otherwise Fine in d/w. A far-reaching record of fifty years of the Derby based Oread Mountaineering Club: £25.00

  339. Pritchard, P: DEEP PLAY. A Climber's Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls: Bâton Wicks; 1997: 1st edition. 192 pages, 16 colour plates, text illustrations, 24cm. Signed by Paul Pritchard and Simon Yates on title-page; Fine in d/w. The bold and brilliant climbs of dedicated and imaginative climber Paul Pritchard. Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £40.00
  340. Pritchard, P: DEEP PLAY. A Climber's Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls: Bâton Wicks; 1997: 1st edition. 192 pages, 16 colour plates, text illustrations, 24cm. Signed by Paul Pritchard on title-page; Fine in (Winner Boardman-Tasker Award sticker 4x5cm base of front panel) d/w: £30.00
  341. Pritchard, P: DEEP PLAY. A Climber's Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls: Bâton Wicks; 1997: 1st edition. 192 pages, 16 colour plates, text illustrations, 24cm. Near Fine in d/w: £15.00
  342. Pritchard, P: THE TOTEM POLE and a whole new adventure: Constable; 1999: reprint. Pages xiii + 208, 8 black and white plates, 22.5cm. Signed by Paul Prichard on title-page; very light browning outer page-edges, minute and very light brown blotch and a few minor spots top outer-edge of pages, otherwise Fine in d/w. Paul Pritchard’s moving account of his recovery from horrific head injuries, inflicted by a falling boulder whilst climbing a Tasmanian sea stack - the Totem Pole. Winner of the 1999 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £20.00
  343. Pritchard, P: THE TOTEM POLE and a whole new adventure: Constable; 1999: reprint. Pages xiii + 208, 8 black and white plates, 22.5cm. Signed by SIMON YATES (whose book is mentioned on page 12); Fine in price-clipped d/w: £15.00

  344. Purves, L., edited and with an introduction by: ADVENTURES UNDER SAIL. Selected writings of H.W. Tilman: Gollancz; 1982: 1st edition. 254 pages, 16 plates, frontispiece, diagram, maps, 22cm. Fine in d/w. A selection from Tilman's eight sailing books: £10.00
  345. Pyatt, E.C: A CLIMBER IN THE WEST COUNTRY: David & Charles; 1968: 1st edition. 204 pages, 16 plates, 3 text diagrams, 22.5cm. Very light browning to page-edges, Near Fine in bright d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A narrative and historical climbing guide that also caters for the walker: £10.00
  346. Pyatt and Noyce: BRITISH CRAGS AND CLIMBERS. An Anthology chosen by Edward C. Pyatt and Wilfrid Noyce: Dobson; 1952: 1st edition. 235 pages, 16 plates, 22cm. Bright covers a smidgen rubbed tips of spine; browning and slight foxing to page-edges and a little browning to endpapers, VG in (dust wrapper condition – small repairs mainly at spine ends, with tiny loss mainly at tips, white spine also a little lightly grubby and a little marked) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Fifty folur extracts from climbing books and journals: £15.00

  347. Randall, G: VERTIGO GAMES: W.R. Publications, Sioux City, Iowa; 1983: 1st edition. Paperback, 125 pages, illustrations (mainly in colour), 28cm. Fine. The early Eighties Colorado climbing scene; illustrated with many action photographs: £7.00
  348. Rebuffat, G: THE MONT BLANC MASSIF. The 100 Finest Routes: Oxford University Press, New York; 1975: 1st American edition. 239 pages, 265 photographs (89 in colour), many diagrams, endpaper maps, 27cm. Cloth (ONLY) on boards patchy and lightened caused by slight exposure to water, and slightly bowed; otherwise VG and sound in (dust wrapper condition - a hint of very slight chipping spine corners and rear corners; tiny loss front panel by upper rear corner; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Gaston Rébuffat’s classic book on the one hundred best climbs in the Mont Blanc range: £10.00
  349. Redfern, R.A: RAMBLES IN NORTH WALES: Hale; 1968: 1st edition. 192 pages, line drawings, map, 22cm. Small triangular piece 4x4cm cut from upper corner of front endpaper; 3cm along top-edge of front endpaper and a page or two very slightly bruised, a hint of very slight browning to endpapers, VG+ in (price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Roger Redfern recommends rewarding walking routes in the area together with much valuable background information - local history, tradition, etc: £10.00
  350. Redhead, J: ...AND ONE FOR THE CROW. Images and Words of Ascent: A Serious Clowning Publication, (Llanberis); 1996: 1st edition. Pages (xii) +154, photographs (a few colour), coloured sketches, 30.5cm. Signed (and inscribed to the previous owner) by John Redhead; Fine in d/w. The climbs and art of the brilliant climber and North Wales activist, John Redhead. This sought after book includes absorbing accounts of the first ascent of forty of his climbs – with 40 inspirational black and white climbing photographs,mainly by Ray Wood: £120.00

  351. Reynolds, K: WALKING IN THE ALPS: Cicerone Press, Milnthorpe; 1998 1st edition: 480 pages (including 24 pages index), 16 colour plates, black and white photographs in text, sketch maps, printed illustrated cover, 23.5cm. Small very faint coffee? stain outer fore-edges of pages, otherwise Fine (no dust wrapper was issued). Nineteen areas described. An inspirational and comprehensive book for the mountain walker; (published in 1998 @ £25.00): £9.00
  352. Reynolds, K: MOUNTAINS OF THE PYRENEES: Cicerone, Milnthorpe; 1982: 1st edition. 151 pages (including 5 pages bibliography), photographs, sketch maps, 25cm. Fine in d/w. Climbing history and descriptions of the mountains; together with notes for climbers and walkers, and appendices on flowers and Pyrenean terms: £9.00
  353. Rey, G: PEAKS AND PRECIPICES. Scrambles in the Dolomites & Savoy: T. Fisher Unwin; 1914: 1st edition. 238 pages, 48 plates (76 photographs), gilt pictorial front cover, top edge gilt, 27cm. Ex Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club Library (held in Leeds City Library with their bookplate), 1 rubber-stamp mark on bottom reverse side of title-page, neat gold shelf number base of spine, NO other library markings; spine medium sunned with gilt lettering a little dull, but perfectly readable, cloth on boards a little bubbled but not badly; free-endpapers browned/foxed, light foxing to fore-edges and some light coloured foxing mainly for a few pages at front and rear, very occasional slight mark/or slight thumbing to text; a presentable and VG copy in the original cloth. Guido Rey's classic account of his climbing in the Mont Blanc area and the Dolomites: £85.00
  354. Rey, G: THE MATTERHORN: Fisher Unwin; 1907: 1st edition. 336 pages, 35 plates, including 14 mounted colour drawings and 10 pen and ink drawings by Edoardo Rubino, 11 photographs and 13 pen and ink drawings in text, top edge gilt, 27cm. Attractive and NEW brown buckram binding with dark brown leather and gilt-lettered (title and publisher) labels on spine, new endpapers; internally VG with some marginal browning reverse of several plates and to outer fore-edges and a touch to the occasional tissue-guard; also an occasional slight touch of foxing; frontispiece tissue-guard lightly creased; a handsome copy. Guido Rey's classic history of the Matterhorn, which includes chapters on the Zmutt and Furggen ridges. Translated from the Italian: £200.00

  355. Richard, C: CLIMBING BLIND: Hodder and Stoughton, 1966: 1st edition. 159 pages, 4 plates, 21cm. Light browning and some foxing to outer page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper conditiona touch of very minor chipping along lower-edge) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Colette Richard has been blind since the age of two, but has climbed to over 13,000 feet in the Chamonix Massif and explored caves in the Pyrenees with Norbet Castaret: £5.00

  356. Ridgeway, R: THE BOLDEST DREAM. The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York; 1979: Pages xii + 244, 8 black and white plates, sketch diagram, 22cm. Black felt tip pen mark across lower outer-edge of pages, Fine in (dust wrapper conditionlight to medium sunning to spine and a touch chipped rear corners of side panels; Near Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition: £20.00
  357. Ridgeway, R: THE SHADOW OF KILIMANJARO. On Foot Across East Africa: Holt, New York; 1998: reprint. Pages ix + 288, 16 pages black and white plates, map frontispiece, 24cm. Fine in (minute repair upper spine corner) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A 500 kilometre trek from the summit of Kilimanjaro, across the Tsavo parks of Kenya to the Indian Ocean. The team, led by Ian Allen, includes the sons (now park wardens) of the famed Tsavo warden Bill Woodley. A thought provoking walk amongst the great animals of East Africa – a great wilderness (and its sometimes dangerous beasts), which Rick Ridgeway feels so passionate in preserving: £9.00
  358. Roberts, Dave, compiled by: STOATS. ‘And did those feet . . .’ Selected writings of the University of Birmingham Mountaineering Club 1932-2007: U.B.M.C: Paperback, pages (v) + 177, 21cm. Fine: £20.00
  359. Roberts, D: DEBORAH; A Wilderness Narrative: Vanguard Press, New York; 1970: 1st edition. 188 pages, 8 black and white plates, title-page ‘double-page’ photograph, 3 maps, 23.5cm. A hint of very slight foxing to outer page-edges, VG bright copy in (a few small edge repairs, minute loss lower spine corner, slightly chipped upper edge front panel; a hint of very slight marginal browning) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Two-man attempt in 1964 on the unclimbed east ridge of Mount Deborah, Alaska: £25.00

  360. Roberts, David: TRUE SUMMIT. What really happened on Maurice Herzog’s first legendary ascent of Annapurna: Constable; 2001: 1st U.K. edition. 239 pages, a few text photographs, map, 24cm. Fine in d/w: £20.00

  361. Robertson, David: GEORGE MALLORY: Faber & Faber; 1999: Paperback, 17 plates, maps, 22cm. Near Fine. Reprint of the biography (first published in 1969) of George Mallory, whose disappearance on Everest in 1924 sparked endless speculation on whether or not he had climbed Everest. With a forward by Joe Simpson: £10.00
  362. Roch, A: ON ROCK AND ICE. Mountaineering in Photographs: A & C Black; 1947: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 87, 81 photographs, 25cm. Some browning to endpapers, pages at front and rear a little lightly wrinkled, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - slight edge repairs, a few minuscule surface chips mainly to spine; some grubbiness rear panel and edge of front one) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A fine photographic album of Alpine routes - covering the main climbing areas from Mont Blanc to the Bregaglia: £15.00

  363. Roper, R: FATAL MOUNTAINEER. The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend: St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2002: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 306, 16 plates (8 colour), frontispiece, 22cm. Fine in d/w. Highly acclaimed work of fiction based on the first ascent of Everest’s West Ridge in 1963 - and the ill-fated expedition of 1976 to Nanda Devi. Winner of the 2002 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £20.00
  364. Roper, S. & Steck, A: FIFTY CLASSIC CLIMBS OF NORTH AMERICA: Diadem Books; 1979: 1st U.K. edition. Pages xii + 324, over 180 photographs, general maps, 28cm. A hint of very slight browning to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition – red title lettering on spine very faded and illegible; spine background also a smidgen discoloured) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Famous rock (mainly) and snow and ice climbs of North America; Alaska, Canada and the western United States: £25.00

  365. Roper, S: CAMP 4. Recollections of a Yosemite Rockclimber: Bâton Wicks; 1994: 1st UK edition. 256 pages, photographs, endpaper maps, 23.5cm. Fine in perfect d/w. The Yosemite rock climbing scene in the 1960s: £20.00

  366. Roscoe, D.T: MOUNTAINEERING. A Manual for Teachers & Instructors: Faber & Faber, 1976: 1st edition. Pages (x) + 181, 8 plates, a few text drawings, 22cm. Signed by Don Roscoe on title-page; very slight browning to outer page-edges, Fine in (dust wrapper conditionred lettering on spine evenly faded to white and a touch sunning on front panel; otherwise perfect) d/w: £20.00
  367. Rose, D. & Douglas, E: REGIONS OF THE HEART. The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves: Joseph; 1999: 1st edition. Pages xii + 290, 8 black and white plates, 24cm. Medium browning to page-edges, front endpaper and one or two pages creased at lower rear corner, VG in (tiny repair rear flap joint at head) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The life and climbs of Alison Hargreaves; outstanding British mountaineer and mother of two - killed August 1995 descending from the summit of K2: £10.00

  368. Roskelley, J: LAST DAYS: Hodder & Stoughton; 1992: 1st U.K. edition. Pages (viii) + 211, 16 colour plates, maps and diagram, 23.5cm. Fine in d/w. Account of two expeditions; ascent of the Northeast Face of Tawoche in Nepal; and attempt on Menlungtse's Southeast Ridge in Tibet: £6.00
  369. Roskelley, J: NANDA DEVI. The Tragic Expedition: Oxford Illustrated Press, Somerset, 1987: 1st edition. 240 pages, 32 plates, maps. Fine in d/w. The 1976 expedition on which Nanda Devi Unsoeld tragically died: £6.00
  370. Rowell, G: HIGH AND WILD. A Mountaineer’s World: Sierra Club, San Francisco; 1979 1st edition: 160 pages, over 100 colour photographs, 31cm. Light sunning extremities of cloth but mainly top 3cm of spine, VG+ in (repaired mainly on spine; the most notable being 4cm long with slight chip at top of spine, and less so and the same length on bottom of spine, but on joint) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Climbing and adventures amongst the wild places of North America; captured with impressive Galen Rowell’s photographs: £15.00

  371. Rowell, G: IN THE THRONE ROOM OF THE MOUNTAIN GODS: Allen & Unwin; 1977: 1st UK edition. Pages x + 326; 48 pages colour plates, many black and white photographs or other illustrations, 28cm. Very light browning and a tad foxing to outer page-edges, a touch of light browning to extremities of boards, VG+ in Near Fine d/w. The 1975 unsuccessful American attempt on K2: £30.00
  372. Rowland, E.G: HILL WALKING IN SNOWDONIA: Camping and Open Air Press; 1951: 1st edition. Pamphlet with stiff card covers, 84 pages, 8 pages of black and photographs by W.A. Poucher, double-page sketch map of Snowdonia, 21.5cm. A slight hint of foxing to covers, slightly rubbed extremities of spine and a little creased upper rear corner; a little and very occasional slight marginal foxing internally, VG. Includes all the 2000-foot peaks in the northern section of the Snowdonia National Park: £5.00
  373. Ruttledge, H: EVEREST 1933: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934: 1st edition. Pages xv, 390, 59 plates, 3 diagrams in text, 4 maps, 26.5cm. NEW quality dark blue cloth binding, new endpapers and gilt lettering on spine; some light to medium (mainly marginal) intermittent foxing to text and to fore-edges; hence internally VG+. The fourth British expedition. Wyn Harris and Wager made the first assault; on the second Smythe made a solo bid for the summit after Shipton had returned to Camp Six unwell: £75.00
  374. Ruttledge, H: EVEREST 1933: Hodder & Stoughton; 1936: 'popular' edition. Pages xix, 299 pages, 17 plates, map, 22.5cm. A hint of very slight sunning to spine; light browning and spots of foxing to fore-edges, also some spots of foxing to endpapers and vicinity and a touch elsewhere, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition lacking a crescent shape piece 8x9cm from lower rear corner of front panel; some tanning to spine and some chipping mainly at ends with a minuscule loss at 2 corners; rear panel slightly repaired at head and very slightly age-marked) rare d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Complete with an rather iconic (although incomplete) dustwrapper of the period showing men ascending Everest: £20.00
  375. Salkeld, A. & Bermúdez, J.L: ON THE EDGE OF EUROPE. Mountaineering in the Caucasus: Hodder & Stoughton, 1993: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 260, 8 black and white plates, illustration, 5 pages maps, 24cm. Fine in d/w. History of climbing in the Caucasus. From early British involvement by the likes of Freshfield, Moore, Tucker, Dent and Mummery… to modern exploration: £10.00
  376. Salkeld, A. & Smith, R., compiled by: ONE STEP IN THE CLOUDS. An omnibus of mountaineering novels and short stories: Diadem; 1990: 1st edition. 1056 pages, including extensive bibliography, 23.5cm. Fine in Fine d/w. 4 novels (One Green Bottle/North Wall/Solo Faces/Vortex), 2 novellas, a play and over 30 short stories: £15.00
  377. Salkeld, A., general editor: WORLD MOUNTAINEERING: Beazley; 1998: 1st edition. 304 pages, many black and white and colour photographs, colour maps, 30cm. Fine in d/w. Over fifty mountains featured from around the world; each with a detailed topographical description and routes superimposed on photographs; plus an aerial map of the area and climbing history: £9.00
  378. Salkeld, A: A PORTRAIT OF LENI RIEFENSTAHL: Cape; 1996: 1st edition. Pages viii + 312, 16 plates, 24cm. Near Fine in (dust wrapper conditionone or two marginal repairs, the largest being a 2cm slightly ragged one upper spine joint by rear board; upper edge of rear panel a little creased with minute loss and a tad rubbing lower tip of spine; bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Audrey Salkeld's well researched and moving portrait of the German film maker and actress Leni Riefenstahl; famous for her brilliant film of the 1936 Olympic Games and such mountaineering dramas as 'The White Hell of Piz Palu'. Winner of the 1996 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £20.00
  379. Salt, H.S: ON CAMBRIAN AND CUMBRIAN HILLS. Pilgrimages to Snowdon and Scawfell: Fifield; 1908: 1st edition. 128 pages, 2 plates, top edge gilt, 18cm. Spine lightly sunned, some grubbiness to cloth, one or two tiny stains to boards; some browning to outer fore-edges and a little light foxing at front; otherwise VG. An interesting narration on the two mountain areas by an animal rights supporter; who wrote "Animals' Rights" and "The Logic of Vegetarianism": £15.00

  380. Sandeman, R.G: A MOUNTAINEER'S JOURNAL: Druid Press, Carmarthen; 1948: 1st edition. 168 pages, 14 plates, 22.5cm. Tiny faint spot front endpaper, VG in (dust wrapper condition – minor closed repair spine ends, white spine and panels clean and complete apart from the slightest hint of age-darkening and a tiny and insignificant very faint stain lower corner front panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Mountaineering in Scotland and Mid-Wales; including exploration of Pen Y Fan and pioneering the first Direct Route of its North East Face: £30.00
  381. Sansom, G.S: CLIMBING AT WASDALE BEFORE THE FIRST WORLD WAR: Castle Cary Press, Somerset; 1982: 1st edition. 100 pages + xx appendix, photographs (1 colour), 9 drawings and map by A. Wainwright, 28cm. Tiny very minor stain top-edge front pastedown, but Fine in (dust wrapper condition – a little very slight touch of wear at extremities) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Published on the seventieth anniversary of the first ascent of the Girdle Traverse of Scafell. The author being a participant of this historic event: £30.00

  382. Saunders, V: ELUSIVE SUMMITS. Four Expeditions in the Karakoram: Hodder & Stoughton; 1990: 1st edition. 191 pages, 8 colour plates, maps and drawings, 24cm. Very light yellowing to page-edges, small crease to corner of one page, otherwise Fine in d/w. Account of four lightweight climbing expeditions in the Karakoram - Uzum Brakk in 1980; Bojohaghur in 1984; Rimo in 1985 and Spantik in 1987. Winner of the 1990 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £25.00
  383. Saunders, V: NO PLACE TO FALL. Superalpinism in the High Himalaya: Hodder & Stoughton; 1994: 1st edition. 175 pages, 8 colour plates, maps, 24cm. Light to medium browning to outer page-edges and a few tiny specks of foxing top-outer edge, otherwise Fine in d/w. Three expeditions - Makalu 1989; Ultar 1991 and Panch Chuli 1992: £20.00

  384. Scott, D. & MacIntyre, A: THE SHISHAPANGMA EXPEDITION: Granada; 1984: 1st edition. 322 pages, black and white photographs, maps, 24cm. Signed by Doug Scott on title-page; medium foxing to top outer-edge of pages and a mere touch to fore-edges, Near Fine in (spine lightly and pleasantly sunned) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The 1982 'Alpine style' expedition to climb the South West Face of Shishapangma; includes historical details of the area. Winner of the 1984 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £30.00
  385. Scott, D. & MacIntyre, A: THE SHISHAPANGMA EXPEDITION: Granada; 1984: 1st edition. 322 pages, black and white photographs, maps, 24cm. A few tiny faint blotches fore-edges and a touch very slight foxing top outer-edge of pages, VG in (price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  386. Scott, D: HIMALAYAN CLIMBER. A Lifetime's Quest to the World's Greater Ranges: Diadem, 1992: 1st edition. 192 pages, numerous coloured photographs, 32cm. Signed by Doug Scott; Fine in d/w. Chronicles Doug Scott's incredible world-wide climbing career; with over twenty-six visits to the Greater Himalayan range he is without doubt one of Britain's foremost mountaineers. Enhanced with superb colour photographs: £25.00

    Scottish Mountaineering Club District Guides.
  387. Naismith & Hodge: THE ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND (EXCLUDING SKYE): SMC; 1952: 2nd edition. Old ‘route marked’ photograph (21x14cm) of Strone Ulladale loosely inserted; gilt lettering on covers darkened, VG+ in (a little marked especially margin of rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  388. Steeple, Barlow, MacRobert & Bell: THE ISLAND OF SKYE: SMC; 1935: phototype reprint. 144 pages, 35 plates, including 2 photogravures and I folding, 3 folding and other diagrams, folding map in end-pocket, 22cm. Gwen Moffat’s signature on title-page; previous owner’s bookplate and name and date (1973) on front endpapers; a few spots of foxing to fore-edges, small area (2cm deep) lower spine lightly sunned and a tad at base, otherwise a Fine very bright copy in (dust wrapper condition medium grubby and a few light marks, lacks piece about 2x2 centimetres lower spine and a little at tips) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £40.00
  389. Steeple, Barlow, MacRobert & Bell: THE ISLAND OF SKYE: SMC, 1948: 2nd edition revised. VG+ in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  390. Wilson, J.D.B: THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS: SMC; 1949: 1st edition. A slight hint of page-edge foxing, mainly top edge, two light vertical creases front endpaper, Near Fine in d/w: £10.00
  391. Parker, J.A: THE WESTERN HIGHLANDS: SMC; 1947: 3rd edition. A hint of very slight foxing, otherwise Fine in (minor edge repairs with very tiny loss at base of spine; some light grubbiness but slightly more so on rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  392. Seaver, G: EDWARD WILSON OF THE ANTARCTIC. Naturalist and Friend: Murray; 1936 reprint: Pages xxxiv + 301, 23 plates (7 colour), 3 maps 1 folding), 22cm. Light to medium foxing to outer page-edges and a touch of slight tanning to endpapers, otherwise a Fine bright copy; no d/w. The great humanitarian Edward Wilson reached the South Pole with Scott, but tragically died on the return march: £10.00
  393. Scarr, Josephine: FOUR MILES HIGH: Gollancz; 1966: 1st edition. 188 pages, 33 plates, 4 sketch maps, 22cm. Signed by Josephine Scarr, Barbara Roscoe and Denise Evans on title-page; browning and some spots of foxing to outer page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper conditionsome marginal repairs, lacks small triangular piece 3cm deep upper edge rear panel adjacent to a small old sellotape mark, plus two other minute pieces lacking from edges; a hint of trifle grubbiness to white spine and rear panel) d/w now protected a loose plastic sleeve. Account of two Himalayan expeditions; the two-women Kulu Expedition and the larger six-women Jagdula Expedition to Western Nepal: £40.00

    The "SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS" Pocket Yearbooks.
    These very collectable pocketsize handbooks were produced under the editorship of the great G.H.B. Ward, who campaigned vigorously for rights to roam and against any threats to his beloved Peak District. They are period pieces and make fascinating reading and contain a wealth of history and knowledge on Peak District and surrounding area.
  394. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1933-34:: Card covers, 192 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Front cover very slightly marked, VG+: £18.00
  395. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1934-35:: Card covers, 164 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Front cover a little age discoloured with name in upper corner, VG: £18.00
  396. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1937-38:: Card covers, 192 pages, plates, map, 12cm. VG+: £18.00
  397. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1938-39:: Card covers, 176 pages, plates, map, 12cm. VG+: £18.00
  398. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1941-2:: Card covers, 168 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Booklet creased ‘more or less’ down centre, otherwise VG: £15.00
  399. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1942-3:: Card covers, 160 pages, plates, 12cm. Lacks map; cover creased and slightly marked, generally VG: £10.00
  400. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1943-4:: Card covers, 144 pages, plates, map, 12cm. VG: £15.00
  401. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1944-5:: Card covers, 144 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Faint mark front cover, staples rusting, VG: £15.00
  402. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1945-6:: Card covers, 144 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Lacks map; VG: £10.00
  403. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1946-7:: Card covers, 152 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Vertical crease front cover, otherwise VG: £10.00
  404. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1947-8:: Card covers, 160 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Minute closed nick top-edge front cover, minor regluing spine ends, VG: £10.00
  405. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1948-9:: Card covers, 160 pages, plates, map, 12cm. VG+: £10.00
  406. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1949-50:: Card covers, 176 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Slight edge repair to 4 pages at rear; some age darkening to covers, some rusting to staples, otherwise VG: £8.00
  407. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1950-51:: Card covers, 208 pages, plates, map, 12cm. VG+. Jubilee Issue: £10.00
  408. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1952-3:: Card covers, 152 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. Fine: £10.00
  409. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1953-4:: Card covers, 144 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. Fine: £10.00
  410. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1954-5:: Card covers, 144 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. Fine: £10.00
  411. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1955-6:: Card covers, 144 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. VG+: £8.00
  412. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1961-2:: Card covers, 116 pages, black and white photographs, 12cm. Front cover slightly creased, VG+: £8.00
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  413. :THE SHEFFIELD CLIMBING CLUB HANDBOOK. Issue 1939-1940::Small booklet with card covers; (16) pages, 11.5x7.5cm. Staples rusting causing a little very slight staining only to the immediate vicinity, otherwise Fine. Of historic interest as many of the gritstone pioneers of the day are listed amongst it’s 28 members – including Frank Burgess, Rupert Brooks and Byron Connelly. Contains List of Officers, List of Members, Rules, Club Meets and Library List: £4.00
  414. Sherman, J: SHERMAN EXPOSED. Slightly Censored Climbing Stories: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1999: 1st edition. 238 pages, 24cm. Fine in (spine evenly sunned from orange to yellow, but lettering unaffected; otherwise perfect) d/w. The often irreverent writings of John Sherman: £15.00
  415. Shipton, E. & Tilman, H.W: NANDA DEVI. Exploration and Ascent: Bâton Wicks; 1999: Paperback, 288 pages, 16 plates and other illustrations, maps, 23cm. Name and address rubber stamp mark on first page, Fine. Compilation of two great mountaineering books; Nanda Devi and The Ascent of Nanda Devi: £6.00
  416. Shipton, E., introduced by Jim Perrin: ERIC SHIPTON. THE SIX MOUNTAIN-TRAVEL BOOKS: Bâton Wicks/The Mountaineers, Seattle; 2010: Good quality flapped paperback, 800 pages, 48 plates and other illustrations, maps, 23cm. Signed and dated by Stephen Venables at the start of his Forward; Fine. Omnibus edition - Nanda Devi; Blank on the Map; Upon That Mountain; Mountains of Tartary; The Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition 1951 and Land of Tempest. Includes a NEW forward by Stephen Venables: £20.00

  417. Simpson, J: DARK SHADOWS FALLING: Cape; 1997: 1st edition. 207 pages, 16 colour plates, frontispiece, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Award winning author Joe Simpson explores the moral issues of mountaineering in the 1990s, especially regarding Everest; and attempts Pumori - a difficult new route near Everest: £9.00
  418. Simpson, J: STORMS OF SILENCE: Cape; 1996: 1st edition. 304 pages, 8 colour plates, black and white photographs, 24cm. Signed by the author. Fine in d/w. In his sequence to 'This Game of Ghosts', Joe Simpson vividly recounts more adventures and delves into the darker side of life - aggression and violence on society: £25.00
  419. Simpson, J: STORMS OF SILENCE: Cape; 1996: 1st edition. 304 pages, 8 colour plates, black and white photographs, 24cm. Fine in d/w: £10.00
  420. Simpson, J: THIS GAME OF GHOSTS: Cape; 1993: 1st edition. 320 pages, 62 photographs, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Autobiographical and gripping sequel to the award winning ‘Touching the Void’: £10.00
  421. Simpson, J: TOUCHING THE VOID: Harper & Row, New York; (c.1989): 1st U.S. edition. 174 pages, 12 plates (8 colour), diagram, endpaper maps, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Joe Simpson and Simon Yates made the first ascent of the West Face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes; but whilst descending disaster struck - Joe Simpson fell. What followed was an incredible story of survival. Winner of the 1988 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £20.00
  422. Simpson, J: TOUCHING THE VOID: Cape; 1988: reprint. 173 pages, 12 plates (8 colour), diagram, endpaper maps, 24cm. Fine in d/w: £10.00
  423. Simpson, J: TOUCHING THE VOID: Vintage; 1997: Paperback, 216 pages, 16 plates (mainly in colour), double-page diagram, 20cm. Signed by Joe Simpson on title-page; Fine: £10.00

    Signed by Joe Brown and Ian McNaught-Davis, together with three expedition envelopes.
  424. Slesser, M: RED PEAK. A personal account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition 1962: Hodder & Stoughton; 1964: 1st edition. 256 pages, 20 plates (4 colour), endpaper maps, 23cm. Signed by expedition members Joe Brown and Ian McNaught-Davis on half-title page + loose at front 3 envelopes with "British Expedition to the Pamirs 1962" rubber stamp mark and franked postage stamps; one addressed to Dr Malcolm Slesser and two to Mrs W. Noyce; the envelopes are empty apart from a plain card stiffener; condition – one sealed in plastic, the other two have flaps stuck to the card stiffeners and one slightly torn. Book condition - some marginal surface rubbing mainly spine corners, foxing and light browning to outer page-edges and a touch light foxing to a page or two at front, otherwise VG in (dust wrapper condition – minor edge repairs and a little lightish edge rubbing mainly in vicinity of head of spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The expedition climbed the Peak of Communism, but was marred by the tragic loss of Wilfrid Noyce and Robin Smith: £75.00

  425. Smith, B, Webster: SOME TRIUMPHS OF MODERN EXPLORATION: Blackie; (c.1930): 1st edition. 224 pages, 6 black and white plates, 6 maps (with the routes outlined in red), attractive illustrated covers, 19cm. Gum marks inside front board (from sometime removal of bookplate?), very minor rubbing tips of spine, tiny nick top-edge of margin of a few pages towards rear, with tiny loss at two places, otherwise a Near Fine bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - 7cm closed repair in vicinity of rear spine joint and ‘one or two’ tiny ones; rear panel grubby, a few tiny chips, but more or less complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. In ‘The Pioneer Library’ series produced by Blackie. Chapters include - ‘Adventures of the Duke of the Abruzzi’, ‘In and Around Lhasa, the Forbidden City’ and ‘The Attainment of the North Pole’: £15.00
  426. Smith, J.A: MOUNTAIN HOLIDAYS: Dent; 1946 reprint: Pages (xii) + 194, 32 plates, 2 maps, 22cm. Previous owner’s name neatly written top of front endpaper, Near Fine in (chipped with some deficiency – lacking mainly 2cm at head of spine and slightly at rear spine joint, also 1-2cm partly from upper-edge of front panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Janet Adam Smith's enthralling recollections of mountaineering days spent in the Alps before the last war: £5.00
  427. Smith, W.P. Haskett: CLIMBING IN THE BRITISH ISLES. 1.-ENGLAND: Longmans, Green; 1894: 1st edition. Pages xii, 162 + 2 pages advertisements; 23 illustrations by Ellis Carr, 5 plans, 16cm. Two previous owners’ names and dates (1902 and 1959) on reverse of front endpaper; spine light to medium sunned, very slightly marked with 3 minute specks and a touch of regluing at tips, also gilt spine lettering a little rubbed, VG. The first British climbing guide book: £75.00
  428. Smythe, F.S: CLIMBS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES: Hodder and Stoughton; 1950: 1st edition. Pages xi + 260, 34 plates (2 colour), maps, diagrams, 23cm. Light browning fore-edges and part endpapers, VG in (sometime repaired with brown tape on reverse side; a little light grubbiness, 2 small and faint round water stains on spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Frank Smythe's final book; includes his expedition to the Lloyd George Mountains of north-east British Columbia: £10.00
  429. Smythe, F.S: KAMET CONQUERED: Gollancz; 1932: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 420, 48 plates, 3 maps (1 folding), 23cm. Previous owner’s 2-line inscription front endpaper; boards a little marked; browning/foxing to page-edges and a little slight foxing elsewhere, slight sellotape marks to endpapers and ‘one or two’ slight marginal marks, VG; no d/w. First ascent of Kamet (25,447 feet), and the highest summit reached at that time. The summit party comprised Smythe, Shipton, Holdsworth and Sirdar Lewa: £15.00
  430. Smythe, F.S: MY ALPINE ALBUM: A & C Black; 1947 2nd edition: 147 pages, 47 photographs, 28cm. Mottling to cloth with slight shelf rubbing at base, an occasional spot of marginal foxing, generally VG in (spine a little surface chipped with slight loss at head; a little foxing inner flaps) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The author's personal experiences, mainly of Austria and Switzerland, and illustrated with his fine photographs: £5.00
  431. Smythe, F.S: THE MOUNTAIN VISION: Hodder and Stoughton; 1941: 1st edition. Fragmented browning to two opposite pages (76-77) caused by at sometime insertion of news cutting or similar; foxing and browning to page-edges and a little slight browning and touch of foxing endpapers, otherwise a Near Fine clean and very bright copy in (dust wrapper condition spine moderately browned, lightly rubbed at extremities, slight repairs at ends with only a smidgen of loss; corners of side panels a little rubbed and rear panel very slightly marked) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The author’s romantic thoughts on mountains, conveyed through his reminiscences of the British hills, the Alps and Himalayas: £35.00

  432. Smythe, F.S: THE SPIRIT OF THE HILLS: Hodder & Stoughton; 1935: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 308, 36 plates, 23cm. Previous owner’s name on front endpaper; a touch of light sunning to spine ends, a very tiny and faint mark lower front board; some medium foxing but confined mainly to page-edges and endpapers; VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - a few marginal repairs but more or less complete apart from lacking a tiny triangular piece 1cm deep at upper rear corner of spine; spine age browned and lightly surface rubbed mainly at extremities; some age discolouring to sides) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Frank Smythe's famous classic book of his reminiscences and spiritual thoughts on climbing: £35.00
  433. Smythe, F.S: THE SPIRIT OF THE HILLS: Hodder & Stoughton; 1935: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 308, 36 plates, 23cm. Spine evenly sunned from light blue to a grey colour, minute speck front board, light browning to page-edges with a very slight hint of foxing, VG, no d/w: £10.00
  434. Smythe, T. & Cleare, J: ROCK CLIMBERS IN ACTION IN SNOWDONIA: Secker & Warburg; 1966: 1st edition. 127 pages, 32 plates, map, 25cm. Previous owner’s name and date (small and neat) top of front endpaper; VG+ in (dust wrapper condition spine red title lettering illegible, some darkening, a small mark, marginally repaired and a little rubbed at ends; side panels a little surface chipped and slightly marked, tiny loss rear corners front one) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The sought-after climbing classic of the Sixties; illustrated with superb action photographs by John Cleare: £85.00
  435. Smythe, T. & Cleare, J: ROCK CLIMBERS IN ACTION IN SNOWDONIA: Secker & Warburg; 1966: 1st edition. 127 pages, 32 plates, map, 25cm. Light marks and some grubbiness to cover, minor wear at extremities and some bowing to boards; browning and some foxing to outer page-edges, light foxing mainly to endpapers, the occasional mark or thumbing elsewhere, a good reading copy; no d/w: £30.00
  436. Soper/Wilson/Crew: THE BLACK CLIFF. The History of Rock Climbing on Clogwyn du'r Arddu: Kaye & Ward; 1971: 1st edition. 158 pages, 111 photographs, 21.5cm. Outer page-edges rather browned, some thumbing but mainly confined to front endpapers and a few tiny stains to two pages, otherwise VG with bright covers in (dust wrapper condition – repaired and very worn, but complete apart from lacking about 1cm from spine ends) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. An association copy - as Paul Nunn is mentioned three times in this much sought after North Wales classic: £45.00

    Snowdonia District Guide Book series.
  437. Moulam, T: CARNEDDAU RANGE: Gastons-West Col; 1975: 1st edition. 110 pages, 16 black and white plates, maps and diagrams, 21.5cm. Oval rubber stamp? 4x2.5cm inside both boards neatly blanked out in black ink, otherwise Fine in (a few slight marks on rear panel) d/w. Useful walking and exploring guide to the area - in the Snowdonia District Guide Book series: £5.00
  438. Styles, S: SNOWDON RANGE: Gaston’s Alpine Books/West Col; 1973: 1st edition. 94 pages, black and white photographs, diagrams, endpaper maps, 21.5cm. Light browning page-edges, VG in VG d/w: £5.00
  439. Spencer, S., editor: MOUNTAINEERING: Seeley Service; 1950 (reprint of 1934 edition): 383 pages, 56 plates (102 photographs), a few text illustrations, 9 maps, 22cm. Previous owner’s name and address inside front board (mostly hidden by dust wrapper flap); Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition - spine darkened, a little rubbed, mainly at extremities and slightly repaired at head; rear panel fairly unobtrusively stained at upper rear corner) d/w now protected by in a loose plastic sleeve. Part of the Lonsdale Library Series on sports and pastimes. World-wide coverage with many contributors; including T. Graham Brown, T.G. Longstaff, W. Rickmer Rickmers, Claude Wilson and G. Winthrop Young: £10.00
  440. Stainforth, G: EYES TO THE HILLS. The Mountain Landscape of Britain: Constable; 1991: 1st edition. 207 pages, many superb colour plates, plus small black and whites photographs (with notes) on each at rear, 30cm. Near Fine in (price-clipped) d/w. The first in the series of Gordon Stainforth’s stunning photographic mountain landscape books; a masterpiece: £10.00
  441. Stainforth, G: THE PEAK. Past and Present: Constable; 1998: 1st edition. 224 pages, many superb colour photographs, map, 30cm. Fine in d/w. Gordon Stainforth's beautifully produced tribute to our first National Park. Much researched with an array of stunning photographs - it covers the history of climbing to the present; and the development of the Park from ancient times: £15.00
  442. Stephen, L: THE PLAYGROUND OF EUROPE: Longmans, Green; 1910 new impression (Silver Library edition): Pages xiv + 339, engraved title-page and 3 engraved plates, 19cm. Previous owner’s small and neat inscription on first page; some age-marking /tiny stains to boards, rear one a bit smudged, gilt on spine a smidgen rubbed; some browning to frontispiece tissue-guard; generally VG. Leslie Stephen’s fine Alpine classic: £10.00

  443. Stephens, Rebecca: ON TOP OF THE WORLD. The first British woman to climb Everest: Macmillan, 1994: 1st edition. Pages (x) + 196, 16 colour plates, map, endpaper diagrams, 24cm. Signed by Rebecca Stephens on title-page; light browning to outer page-edges, Near Fine in Fine d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00

    Includes an account of the 42nd ascent in 1852 of Mont Blanc by J.D.H. Browne and A. Goodall.
  444. :STORIES FROM SWITZERLAND AND THE TYROL: Nelson; dated 1852: 1st edition. 494 pages + 16 pages adverts (dated 1853), 6 plates, including title-page, original red blind-stamped cloth with gilt decoration on front cover and lower spine, all-edges gilt, 16.5cm. Previous owner’s old inscription on front endpaper; some splitting at spine edges, especially 50% along rear one – but now reglued; plus a little light marginal rubbing; rear corners of boards also a little rubbed; all plates and title-page age-browned and mottled, the occasional slight mark or a touch of light foxing; hence a G+ and presentable copy. Listed in Meckly’s bibliography of early books on Mont Blanc from 1744 to 1860. Mainly history and travel in the region; but includes 22 pages on Mont Blanc and its climbing history and pioneers; together with a 9-page account of the 42nd ascent in 1852 by J.D.H. Browne (author of "Ten scenes in the last ascent of Mont Blanc" published in 1853) and A. Goodall, and a frontispiece depicting an ascent. A Rare account: £150.00
  445. Styles, S, revised by; written by Peter Crew: LLANBERIS AREA GUIDE. A guide to Llanberis, Nant Peris, Llanberis Pass and Snowdon: Cicerone Press, Milnthorpe; 1978: fully revised. Slim paperback with thin card covers; 64 pages, black and white photographs, sketches, maps and double-page panoramas due East and West from Snowdon summit, 18cm. 2-line annotation (weather phone number) final page, VG+. Tourist guide including the ascent of Snowdon: £4.00
  446. Styles, S: A CLIMBER IN WALES: Cornish Brothers, Birmingham; (1948): 1st edition. Pages (x) + 85, 21 plates, endpaper maps, 22cm. Publisher’s date erased (as usual) base of title-page; a Fine copy in (dust wrapper condition - repaired and a little deficient – spine lacking 0.5cm at ends, also some darkening and light chipping, rear joint of spine partly worn; front panel - old tape mark 4x1cm rear edge and tiny loss at lower rear corner; rear panel - tiny loss at corners, slightly grubby and two old tape marks at side by spine 11x1.5cm overall; finally lacking price-clipped piece 5x5cm) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Twenty-four articles (divided into four seasons) were first published in ‘The Birmingham Post’ under the pseudonym "S.S.": £25.00

  447. Styles, S: ROCK AND ROPE: Faber and Faber; 1967: 1st edition. 174 pages, 8 plates, 20.5cm. Light browning and slight foxing to outer page-edges, boards a smidgen marked, VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine (mainly) a little lightly age-marked and 2cm closed repair lower edge) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. In this his sequence to 'Blue Remembered Hills' the author reminiscences and conveys his enjoyment of easier grade rock climbing: £6.00
  448. Summers, J: FEARLESS ON EVEREST. The Quest for Sandy Irvine: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 2000: 1st edition. Pages xii + 290, 24 black and white plates, frontispiece, illustration, maps, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Fascinating life story of Mallory’s final climbing partner on Everest. Well documented by his great niece Julie Summers, and incorporating long forgotten letters, photographs and drawings recently unearthed at the family home: £10.00
  449. Sutton, G., & Noyce, W. , edited, with a biographical memoir by: SAMSON - THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF MENLOVE EDWARDS: Privately printed Cloister Press, Stockport; (1961): 1st edition. Pages vi + 122, 8 plates, 22cm. A little leaning to spine, a few slight marks to boards; very light browning and a few light specks of foxing to fore-edges, single crease to one plate; but a VG bright copy; (no d/w was issued). The writings and poetry of one of Britain's greatest pre-war rock climbing pioneers, who died tragedy in 1958: £60.00
  450. Tasker, J: EVEREST THE CRUEL WAY: Eyre Methuen; 1981: 1st edition. Pages (ix) + 166, 12 plates, 22cm. Usual medium browning to page-edges and lesser so to outer margins; a very slight touch of edge thumbing, VG in (dust wrapper condition - minute chip lower corners of spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Unsuccessful attempt on the west ridge of Everest: £40.00
  451. Tenderini, M: GARY HEMMING. The Beatnik of the Alps: Ernest Press; 1995: 1st English edition. Paperback, 190 pages, 8 plates, text illustrations, 21cm. Fine bright copy. Biography of the unconventional American Alpinist Gary Hemming who played a leading part in the rescue of the Germans trapped on the West Face of the Dru in 1966. He had previously made the first 'direct' ascent of the West Face with Royal Robbins: £15.00
  452. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, as told to Malcolm Barnes: AFTER EVEREST. An Autobiography: Allen & Unwin; 1977: 1st edition. 184 pages, 24 plates (8 colour) 23cm. Lightish foxing to outer-page edges otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition – small 1cm high triangular piece surface rubbed bottom corner front panel; bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. On 29th May 1953 Hillary and Tenzing reached the summit of the highest mountain and instantly became 'household names': £10.00
  453. Thesiger, W: DESERT, MARSH AND MOUNTAIN. The World of a Nomad: Collins, 1979: 1st edition. 304 pages, numerous black and white photographs by the author, maps, 28cm. Fine in (red lettering of author on spine sunned from red to orange; price-clipped) d/w. Wilfred Thesiger’s extensive travels amongst the nomadic tribes in Arabia, the marshes of Iraq and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, before their way of life was to totally change: £10.00
  454. Thompson, S: UNJUSTIFIABLE RISK? The Story of British Climbing: Cicerone; 2010: 1st edition. Pages xii + 388, 24 plates (including 4 colour), 24cm. Fine in d/w. The numerous and diverse characters that made our 200 years of climbing history such a rich tapestry: £10.00

  455. Thomson, H: NANDA DEVI. A Journey to the Last Sanctuary: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 2004: 1st edition. Pages xviii + 125, 24 plates (16 colour), endpaper and other maps, 25.5cm. Fine in d/w. The Nanda Devi Sanctuary was first entered in 1934 by Shipton and Tilman; but because of concern for the fragile ecology was later closed to travellers. However, special concession was granted for the 2000 millennium expedition led by Narinder Kumar and John Shipton: £15.00
  456. Thubron; C: TO A MOUNTAIN IN TIBET: Chatto & Windus; 2011: 1st edition. Pages (vii) + 227, map, 22cm. Fine in d/w. Account of Colin Thubron’s trek from Nepal, over the high passes of Tibet to Mount Kailas – joining Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims in the ritual circling of their most sacred mountain: £5.00
  457. Tilman, H.W: MISCHIEF IN PATAGONIA: Cambridge University Press; 1957: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 185, 16 plates, 2 maps, 22cm. Very faint stain lower spine corner front board, lower tip of spine faded; some light browning to pages but heavy at outer edges, one page creased at corner, scattered foxing to endpapers, otherwise VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine darkened, minor stain at base and a little chipped mainly at ends; some foxing/browning to side panels, rear one slightly marked; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Account of Tilman’s 20,000-mile voyage in ‘Mischief’ and his double crossing of the southern Patagonian icecap: £40.00
  458. Tilman, H.W: SNOW ON THE EQUATOR: Travel Book Club, 1940: Pages xii + 265, 16 plates, 4 maps, 22cm. Some light tanning partly to free-endpapers; but Near Fine in Fine d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Ascents of Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro and Ruwenzori with Eric Shipton. An unusually nice copy, and considering the several hundreds of Pounds a first edition in similar condition would cost; well worth…….: £40.00

  459. Tilman, H.W., introduced by Jim Perrin: H.W. TILMAN. THE SEVEN MOUNTAIN-TRAVEL BOOKS: Diadem; 1997: reprint. 896 pages, 32 plates and other illustrations, maps, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Omnibus edition containing ‘ Snow on the Equator’; ‘ The Ascent of Nanda Devi’; ‘ When Men and Mountains Meet’; ‘Mount Everest 1938’; ‘ Two Mountains and a River’; ‘ China to Chitral’ and ‘ Nepal Himalaya’: £20.00
  460. Tobias, M.C. & Drasdo, H., edited by: THE MOUNTAIN SPIRIT: Gollancz; 1980: 1st UK edition. 264 pages, black and white illustrations, 26cm. Extreme tips of spine sunned; medium browning to outer page-edges and slightly to endpapers, VG+ in d/w. Contemplation of the spiritual and physical mountain experience, through art, culture and climbing: £10.00
  461. Tollefsen, I.E: QUEEN MAUD LAND. Antarctica: Mortensen, Norway; 1994: 1st English edition. 160 pages, paintings and illustrations by Vebjørn Sand, colour photographs, 31.5cm. VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - about 0.5cm spine ends partly surface rubbed and some rubbing at rear corners, light patch 4x3cm from label removal on front panel, but complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Climbing and skiing expedition: £20.00

  462. Tullis, Julie: CLOUDS FROM BOTH SIDES: Sierra Club, San Francisco; 1987: reprint. Pages (xiv) + 322, 8 black and white plates, map, diagram, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Autobiography of mountaineer and film-maker Julie Tullis, who died during the 1986 tragic summer on K2 whilst with Kurt Diemberger. Contains an additional forward by Arlene Blum and a last chapter "The Final Summit" by Peter Gillman: £9.00

  463. Turner, S: MY CLIMBING ADVENTURES IN FOUR CONTINENTS: Fisher Unwin; 1911: 1st edition. Attractive half-leather prize binding, most elaborate gilt decorated spine, raised bands, 2 maroon spine labels, armorial crest on front board and coat of arms on rear; 283 pages, 52 plates, top-edge gilt, 22cm. Inscribed to the original recipient at Eton College; unobtrusive and very tiny patch of rubbing lower rear edge of spine, minor stain front panel; medium foxing to fore-edges and some light to medium foxing to text; a VG+ and handsome copy. Pretentiously written; but nevertheless Samuel Turner performed many notable climbing feats around the world; including in Britain, the Alps, the Andes and New Zealand: £60.00

  464. Ullman, J.R: STRAIGHT UP. The Life and Death of John Harlin: Doubleday, New York; 1968: 1st edition. 288 pages, 32 plates, 24cm. Small private bookplate inside front board; minute spot front board, Fine in (dust wrapper condition - spine slightly darkened and 2cm closed tear repaired lower spine joint; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Biography of the outstanding American climber; killed in 1966 whilst pioneering the 'Eiger Direct': £25.00

  465. Underhill, Miriam: GIVE ME THE HILLS: Methuen; 1956: 1st edition. 252 pages, 36 plates (4 colour), 22.5cm. Front endpaper partly browned, very slight foxing to top-edge of pages, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - a little very minor edge chipping) bright d/w. Miriam Underhill (nee O'Brien) was a pioneer of 'man-less' climbing in the Alps before the war; she also climbed in the Dolomites, the Rockies and the White Mountains of New Hampshire: £15.00
  466. Unsworth, W: EVEREST: Lane; 1981: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 578, 64 plates (16 colour), 4 figures and 5 maps in text, 24cm. Very light browning to page-edges, Near Fine in (a little light sunning to spine; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Important history of Mount Everest - up to 1978: £10.00
  467. Unsworth, W: EVEREST: Oxford Illustrated Press, 1989: revised edition. Pages xvi + 704, 64 plates (16 colour), 24cm. Inscribed and signed by the author to the previous owner; Fine in d/w. Important history of Mount Everest - up to 1989: £9.00
  468. Unsworth, W: THE ENGLISH OUTCROPS: Gollancz; 1964: 1st edition. 192 pages, 16 plates, diagrams and maps, 22.5cm. Light browning to page-edges, VG+ in (a little chipped at extremities) bright d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A good general narrative guide: £6.00
  469. Unsworth, W: TIGER IN THE SNOW. The Life and Adventures of A.F. Mummery: Gollancz, 1967: 1st edition. 126 pages, 8 plates, maps and diagrams, 22cm. Some spots of foxing to endpapers and a smidgen to fore-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition – a hint of very slight surface chipping at spine ends) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  470. Van Der Sleen, Dr. W.G.N: FOUR MONTHS' CAMPING IN THE HIMALAYAS: Philip Allan; 1929: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 213, 39 plates, illustrations in text, 25cm. Some wrinkling to cloth bottom half of spine towards front joint, faint mark at base; tiny mark front board; light gum marks inside front board, about 20% reverse of title page surface torn and strengthened on edge with clear archival tape, a little faint foxing to page-edges and at front and rear; otherwise VG+ bright copy. General exploration around Kailas in Tibet; including geological and natural history study: £20.00
  471. Venables, S: EVEREST KANGSHUNG FACE: Hodder & Stoughton; 1989: 1st edition. 236 pages, 48 colour plates, black and white photographs, maps and drawings, 25cm. Signed by Stephen Venables on title-page; Fine in d/w. Stephen Venables, two Americans and a Canadian reached the South Col after completing a notable new route on the East Face. Venables then went on to become the first Briton to scale Everest without oxygen: £30.00
  472. Venables, S: EVEREST KANGSHUNG FACE: Hodder & Stoughton; 1989: 1st edition. 236 pages, 48 colour plates, black and white photographs, maps and drawings, 25cm. A few minute specks of light foxing top outer-edge of pages, otherwise Fine in d/w which is now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  473. Venables, S: FIRST ASCENT: Cassell; 2008: 1st edition. 192 pages, numerous colour and black and white photographs, pictorial covers, 29cm. Signed by Stephen Venables, Chris Bonington and Eric Jones; Fine in d/w. History of over 150 years of pioneering mountain ascents around the globe and first ascents of ground breaking rock climbs: £40.00
  474. Venables, S: FIRST ASCENT: Firefly Books, Ontario, Canada; 2008: 192 pages, numerous colour and black and white photographs, pictorial covers, 29cm. Fine in d/w. History of over 150 years of pioneering mountain ascents around the globe and first ascents of ground breaking rock climbs: £15.00
  475. Venables, S: HIGHER THAN THE EAGLE SOARS. A Path to Everest: Hutchinson; 2007 reprint: Pages (xiv) + 370, 16 colour plates, black and white photographs and maps in text, 24cm. Signed by the author; very slight browning top outer edge of pages, Fine in d/w. Full autobiography of Stephen Venables - the first Britain to climb Everest without oxygen, and concludes with this remarkable event - a dramatic and gripping account of the Kangshung Face of Everest: £12.00
  476. Venables, S: PAINTED MOUNTAINS. Two expeditions to Kashmir: Hodder & Stoughton; 1986: 1st edition. 239 pages, 16 plates (8 colour), maps and drawings, 24cm. Signed by Stephen Venables on title-page; Fine in (dust wrapper condition – red lettering of author’s name on spine a smidgen sunned) d/w. Winner of the 1986 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature. Two parts - the first ascent of Kishtwar-Shivling with Dick Renshaw in 1983; and attempt on Rimo 1 (but success on Rimo 111) with the Siachen Indo-British 1985 Expedition: £40.00
  477. Venables, S: PAINTED MOUNTAINS. Two expeditions to Kashmir: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1987: 1st American edition. 239 pages, 16 plates (8 colour), maps and drawings, 24cm. Fine in d/w: £15.00
  478. Venables, S: LOST MOUNTAINS. Two Expeditions to Kashmir: Thunder’s Mouth Press, New York; 2001: Paperback, pages xv + 301, black and white photographs in text, maps, 23cm. Signed and inscribed on title-page to the previous owner; Near Fine. Originally published as "Painted Mountains": £10.00
  479. Venables, S: TO THE TOP. The Story of Everest: Walker Books; 2003: 1st edition. 96 pages, colour and black and white photographs, route diagrams, 24cm. Signed by Stephen Venables on title-page; Near Fine in (price-clipped, Fine) d/w. Good general coverage: £10.00
  480. Wainwright, A: A THIRD LAKELAND SKETCHBOOK: Frances Lincoln; 2004: Unpaginated, 80 drawings, 18x24cm. Fine in d/w: £7.00
  481. Wainwright, A: A FOURTH LAKELAND SKETCHBOOK: Westmorland Gazette; (reprint): Unpaginated, 80 drawings, 18x24cm. Light browning page-edges, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition - small edge repairs and a little lightly marked; light browning to spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £7.00
  482. Wainwright, A: A FOURTH LAKELAND SKETCHBOOK: Frances Lincoln; 2004: Unpaginated, 80 drawings, 18x24cm. Fine in d/w: £7.00
  483. Wainwright, A: A FIFTH LAKELAND SKETCHBOOK: Frances Lincoln; 2004: Unpaginated, 80 drawings, 18x24cm. Fine in d/w: £7.00
  484. Wainwright, A: SCOTTISH MOUNTAIN DRAWINGS. VOLUME ONE. THE NORTHERN HIGHLANDS: Westmorland Gazette, (1974): 1st edition. 75 drawings, grey cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, £1.50 priced d/w, 18x24cm. A little very slight rubbing tips of spine, a faint hint of marking edge of front board; light browning outer page-edges and a touch to endpapers; VG bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - minor edge repairs; spine a little darkened with the slightest hint of grubbiness, microscopic loss at ends; a little light grubbiness to sides and tiny loss one corner) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £25.00
  485. Wainwright, A: A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO THE LAKELAND FELLS. Book One. The Eastern Fells: Westmorland Gazette; 37th impression: Text and drawings, 18cm. Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition - spine ends and rear corners lightly chipped; spine very slightly darkened) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £5.00
  486. Wainwright, A: A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO THE LAKELAND FELLS. Book Three. The Central Fells: Westmorland Gazette; 42nd impression: Text and drawings, 18cm. Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition - a hint of very slight surface chipping spine ends) d/w: £5.00
  487. Wainwright, A: A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO THE LAKELAND FELLS. Book Four. The Southern Fells: Westmorland Gazette; 17th impression: Text and drawings, 18cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition - spine very slightly darkened with a very minor surface chip and repair at head) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £5.00
  488. Wainwright, A: THE OUTLYING FELLS OF LAKELAND: Westmorland Gazette; 8th impression: Text and drawings, 18cm. VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - some sunning to spine - but lettering readable, sides a little age-marked) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £5.00
  489. Wainwright, A: WAINWRIGHT IN LAKELAND: Westmorland Gazette; 1985 amended and republished edition: Unpaginated, many Wainwright drawings, a few black and white photographs, folding Wainwright map of Westmorland in pocket at rear, 23x28cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition – Near Fine complete) d/w now protected by in a loose plastic sleeve. Large format with numerous Wainwright drawings: £15.00
  490. Wall, D: RONDOY. An Expedition to the Peruvian Andes: Murray, 1965: 1st edition. Pages (xiv) + 176, 24 plates, maps, 22cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition – lower part of spine is a little lightly browned and patchy with a tiny hole; rear panel very slightly marked at extremities) now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. First ascent of Rondoy (19,300-foot) by a small expedition from the London School of Economics - tragically marred by the death of two of the summit party. Walter Bonatti had previous retreated from the final ridge having climbed the north summit. With a forward by Don Whillans: £25.00
  491. Ward, M, edited by: THE MOUNTAINEER'S COMPANION: Eyre & Spottiswoode; 1966: 1st edition. 598 pages, 26 plates (2 colour), drawings, maps, 22.5cm. Outer page-edges lightly browned with a little slight foxing to top outer-edges and a smidgen to fore-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – spine light to medium and pleasantly sunned; complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A very good wide-ranging mountaineering anthology: £15.00

  492. Washburn, B. with Smith, D: ON HIGH. The Adventures of Legendary Mountaineer, Photographer, and Scientist Brad Washburn: National Geographic, Washington, D.C; 2002: 1st edition. 216 pages, black and white photographs, maps, 26x23cm. Fine in d/w: £15.00

  493. Watkins, P: THE FELLOWSHIP OF GHOSTS. A Journey Through the Mountains of Norway: National Geographic, Washington, U.S.A; 2004 1st edition: Pages (xii) + 239, frontispiece, map, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Evocative narrative on the author’s solitary journeying through Norway’s mountains: £10.00
  494. Webster, Ed: SNOW IN THE KINGDOM. My Storm Years on Everest: Mountain Imagery, Colorado; 2000: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 580, 144 pages colour plates, black and white photographs and other illustrations in text, 24cm. Signed by the author on title-page; very Fine in d/w. Autobiography of American climber Ed Webster – and following the death of his girlfriend in a climbing accident in Colorado and amid much soul searching, his captivation with Everest. Includes account of the author’s spectacular new route on the Kangshung Face with Stephen Venables and two others; and much more: £25.00
  495. Wedderburn, E.A.M: ALPINE CLIMBING ON FOOT AND WITH SKI: Open Air Publications; (1936): 1st edition. 118 pages, 1 page advertisement, text illustrations by Edo Derzaj, 17cm. Previous owners’ inscriptions top of front endpaper; front board slightly bowed, page-edges browned and foxed, overall VG in (dust wrapper condition - lightly chipped spine ends and corners; lightish browning rear panel) attractive d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A text book for the budding Alpine climber and skier; an interesting period item: £15.00
  496. Wedderburn, E.A.M: ALPINE CLIMBING ON FOOT AND WITH SKI: Countrygoer Books; 1954: 2nd revised edition. Pages ix + 131 pages, frontispiece + 8 photographic plates, 59 line drawings, 20.5cm. Minute nick upper tip of inside front spine joint; Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition - spine very slightly darkened, very minor edge repairs; complete and attractive) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Revised and bought up to date by C. Douglas Milner with the aid of H.P. Spilsbury (who rewrote the chapter on skiing and part revised the one on Snow and Ice); they also both supplied the photographs: £10.00
  497. Weir, T: WEIR'S WORLD. An Autobiography of Sorts: Canongate, Edinburgh; 1994: 1st edition. Pages (8) + 248, 32 plates (16 colour), 24cm. Fine in d/w. Autobiography of the well-known Scottish climber, writer, photographer and naturalist, Tom Weir: £9.00
  498. Wells, C: A BRIEF HISTORY OF BRITISH MOUNTAINEERING: The Mountain Heritage Trust, Manchester; 2001 1st edition: Paperback, pages viii + 120, black and white and colour photographs, 21x30cm. Fine. The evolution of British climbing; from the greats of yesteryear to the super stars of today. Produced in celebration of the opening of the National Mountaineering Exhibition, Penrith: £9.00
  499. Wells, C: WHO’S WHO IN BRITISH CLIMBING: The Climbing Company, Buxton; 2008: 1st edition. Paperback, pages v + 575, 21cm. Fine: £15.00
  500. Westmorland, R: ADVENTURES IN CLIMBING: Pelham Books; 1964 1st edition: 124 pages, 8 plates, a few line drawings, 19cm. Light browning outer page-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - a touch of very slight marginal rubbing, plus a tiny surface rubbed patch - but not too intrusive, on lower part of spine; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Rusty Westmorland describes climbing techniques and incidents from his own life in the Lake District, Canada and elsewhere. The dust wrapper has a picture of Paul Ross climbing ‘artificially’ on the Cinque Torri in the Dolomites: £10.00

  501. Wherry, G: ALPINE NOTES & THE CLIMBING FOOT: Macmillan & Bowes, Cambridge; 1896: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 174, illustrations, map, small gilt decoration on front board, 19.5cm. Previous owner’s inscription (dated 1899) on front endpaper; minor and very faint crease down spine, a few faint marks to boards with a small area of bubbling at base of front one; a hint of very slight browning to pages-edges, scatted foxing to frontispiece tissue-guard, VG. The author's Alpine holiday memoirs from 1891 to 1895; plus a chapter on the 'climbing foot', and another on accidents: £40.00

    Signed by 19 associates of Don Whillans - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice"; plus signatures of Don Whillans and 5 other members of "The South Patagonia Survey Expedition" on official postcard.
  502. Whillans, D. & Ormerod, A: DON WHILLANS. Portrait of a Mountaineer: Heinemann; 1971: 1st edition. Pages x + 266, 16 plates, 22cm. Signed by Joe Brown, Harry Smith, Dennis Gray, Don Roscoe, Tony Streather, Ray Greenall, Ian McNaught-Davis, Joe Morty Smith, Doug Verity, Ronnie Cummerford (RJ), Tom Waghorn, Eric Price, Fred Gough, Chris Bonington, Doug Scott, Eric Jones, Harold Drasdo, Ginger Cain, Colin Mortlock, on an imported half-title page from another 1st edition but trimmed copy (hence slightly reduced in size) and neatly tipped-in retaining the original half-title page. Includes loose at front "The South Patagonia Survey Expedition ll 1962-63" postcard; signed by Don Whillans, Chris Bonington, John Streetly, Derek Walker, Vic Bray, Barrie Page and Ian Clough (sent from Chile to an address in England and in nice clean condition). Book condition – minor shelf rubbing lower spine and base of boards and minuscule touch at upper edge of spine, light browning and a touch of slight foxing to outer page-edges, VG bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – very tiny and minor surface chip edge of spine and likewise lower corner; spine also a little lightly sunned; but complete and Near Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Biography of a brilliant climber: £500.00

  503. Whillans, D. & Ormerod, A: DON WHILLANS. Portrait of a Mountaineer: Penguin Books; 1973: Paperback, 301 pages, 12 plates, 18cm. Light crease down spine, browning mainly to outer page-edges and extremities of margins, VG: £10.00

  504. Whittaker, J: A LIFE ON THE EDGE. Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1999: 1st edition. 272 pages, 24 mostly colour plates, black and white photographs, 24cm. Previous owner’s inscription on front endpaper; surface rubbed patch 5x5cm inside front board – but hidden by dustwrapper flap; Near Fine in d/w. Absorbing autobiography of Jim Whittaker the first American to climb Everest: £10.00

    Richard B. Graham’s copy of the Rare First Issue of Whymper’s great Alpine classic.
  505. Whymper, E: SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69: Murray; 1871: 1st edition (first issue). Pages xx + 432, 21 plates (1 folding), text engravings, 5 maps (4 folding, 1 colour), 23.5cm. R.B. Graham and his school address written in pencil on half-title page; NEW green cloth binding, with the original elaborate Fine and bright gilt decorated spine backstrip pasted onto new matching cloth spine, new endpapers; intermittent blotches of foxing internally and the occasional slight mark or tiny old light brown stain, a few pages at front lightly creased at corner, medium browning and spots of foxing to outer fore-edges; hence internally VG-, but now a very solid and presentable copy. Quaker educated Richard B Graham was originally chosen for the 1924 Everest Expedition, and rightly so, being a strong and very accomplished mountaineer. However his pleasure of being picked soon turned into bitter disappointment! Being a conscientious objector in the war, some members showed their disapproval by not wishing to climb with him - so he felt compelled to resign. The rare first edition and first issue of Edward Whymper's great Alpine classic - the most famous of all the early mountaineering books: £550.00
  506. Whymper, E: SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS. With additional illustrations and material from the author's unpublished diaries: Murray; 1948: reprint of 1936 6th edition. Pages xxii, 414, 28 plates, illustrations in text, 5 folding maps, 22cm. Previous owner’s inscription on front endpaper; endpapers brown mottled, light browning page-edges, a few pages slightly creased at lower rear corner; but a VG presentable copy, no d/w. Edward Whymper great Alpine classic first published in 1871: £10.00
  507. Wignall, S: SPY ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD: Canongate, Edinburgh; 1996: 1st edition. Pages (xviii) + 267, 16 colour plates, maps and sketches, 24cm. Inscribed and signed "Best wishes from Syd Wignall" on title page; Near Fine in likewise d/w. Sydney Wignall leader of the 1955 Welsh Himalayan expedition to Gurla Mandhata was also recruited as a British Spy. His capture by the Chinese and his subsequent winter crossing of one of the highest Himalayan passes make for compelling reading: £20.00

  508. Wilberforce Smith, P. & B: A LITTLE WALK ON SKIS. From the Mediterranean to Austria along the Alps off piste: Dickerson, Surlingham, Norfolk; 1987: Paperback, pages (xii) + 257, 105 photographs (a few in colour), 11 maps, 24cm. Fine. A momentous undertaking (spread over several years), of skiing the entire length of the Alpine Chain by a husband and wife team. The husband sadly died before completing the journey, but his wife Beryl went on to become the first woman to make the traverse on skis: £9.00
  509. Williams, C: WOMEN ON THE ROPE. The Feminine Share in Mountain Adventure: Allen & Unwin, 1973: 1st edition. 240 pages, 8 plates, 22.5cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat, Josephine Scarr, Barbara Roscoe and Denise Evans on title-page; Near Fine in d/w. History: £40.00
  510. Willis, C: THE BOYS OF EVEREST. Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing’s Greatest Generation: Carroll & Graf, New York; 2006: 1st American edition. Pages xxiv + 536, black and white photographs, 22cm. Signed by Clint Willis and Chris Bonington on title-page; Fine in d/w. The story of Bonington’s Boys, (as they became known), during the three decades after the first ascent of Everest. High targets on the world’s highest mountains or challenging faces; great achievements, but also very high risk. With legendary ascents by Don Whillans, Doug Scott, Dougal Haston, Peter Boardman, Joe Tasker and others: £30.00
  511. Wilson, G: CLIMBING DOWN: Millrace, Disley; 2003: reprint. Pages (vii) + 160, drawings by Gerry Dale, 17.5cm. Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – spine sunned from light yellow to white but not affecting lettering; tiny repair lower edge front panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Veteran long-distance walker Graham Wilson, now suffering with a dodgy hip, describes serious walks in the English, Welsh and Scottish hills; but this time in more manageable chunks. An entertaining and informative narrative, interspersed with wit and often in serious mode supporting individual freedoms and the rights of the rambler: £10.00
  512. Wilson, G: THE CENTRAL BUTTRESS OF SCAFELL: Millrace, Disley; 2004: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 183, a few illustrations, 17.5cm. Signed Graham Wilson on title-page; Fine in d/w. A selection of ten essays on the history of this famous climb: £15.00
  513. Wilson, K., edited by: THE GAMES CLIMBERS PLAY: Diadem; 1978: 1st edition. 688 pages, 25 plates, cartoons by Sheridan Anderson, 22.5cm. Large inscription on front endpaper; light yellowing to outer page-edges and a smidgen of foxing, VG in complete d/w. Excellent anthology containing selections of 100 articles extracted mainly from magazines and journals of the period: £15.00
  514. Wilson, K., Alcock, D. & Barry, J., compiled by: COLD CLIMBS. The Great Snow and Ice Climbs of the British Isles: Diadem; 1983: 1st edition. 280 pages, many photographs (some colour), diagrams, 28cm. 16 pages, colour photographs, 28cm. Fine in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £25.00
  515. Wilson, K. and Gilbert, R., compiled by: THE BIG WALKS. Challenging Mountain Walks and Scrambles in the British Isles: Diadem; 1980: 1st edition. 256 pages, many colour and black and white photographs, route diagrams, 28cm. Near Fine in d/w: £20.00
  516. Wilson, K. and Gilbert, R., compiled by: THE BIG WALKS. Challenging Mountain Walks and Scrambles in the British Isles: Diadem; 1982: 3rd impression. 256 pages, many colour and black and white photographs, route diagrams, 28cm. Fine in (spine lightly sunned) d/w: £10.00
  517. Wilson, K. and Gilbert, R., compiled by: CLASSIC WALKS. Mountain and Moorland Walks in Britain and Ireland: Diadem; 1982: 1st edition. 272 pages, many colour and black and white photographs, route diagrams, 28cm. Lower tip and base of boards surface rubbed, overall VG in (medium and pleasantly sunned spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  518. Wilson, K., compiled by: CLASSIC ROCK. Great British Rock-Climbs: Granada; 1978 1st edition: 256 pages, many photographs (mostly black and white), route diagrams, 28cm. A smidgen lean to spine, Near Fine bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - red lettering of "KEN WILSON" on top half of spine evenly sunned to light orange - but perfectly readable) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The first edition of this classic climbing book; the second in the series: £30.00
  519. Wilson, K. and Gilbert, R., compiled by: WILD WALKS. Mountain, Moorland and Coastal Walks in Britain and Ireland: Diadem; 1988: 1st edition. 224 pages, many colour and black and white photographs, route diagrams, 28cm. Fine in d/w: £15.00
  520. Wilson, T: LET’S GO FOR A WALK. Round about Keswick: Published by the author; (c.1950 or earlier): Paper covered pamphlet, 28 pages, 3 photographs (2 by Mayson of Keswick), map and sketches, 19cm. A little marginal spotting and browning, tiny faint water stain corner of pages 1-4, staples rusting, VG. An interesting little guide: £4.00
  521. : WORLD CLIMBING: Dark Peak, Sheffield, 1980: 1st edition (in this form). 368 pages, illustrations, maps, 30.5cm. Very light sunning to spine – but lettering perfectly clear; light browning to endpapers, VG+; no d/w was issued. Compiled from the 'INFO' pages of Mountain Magazine issues 1-64: £6.00
  522. Yates, S: AGAINST THE WALL: Cape; 1997: 1st edition. 176 pages, 8 colour plates, sketches and maps, 24cm. Signed by Simon Yates on title-page; Fine in d/w. Gripping account of a new route on the massive East Face of the Central Tower of Paine in Chile. Simon Yates was Joe Simpson's climbing companion in the award winning book 'Touching the Void': £30.00
  523. Yates, S: AGAINST THE WALL: Cape; 1997: 1st edition. 176 pages, 8 colour plates, sketches and maps, 24cm. "Geoff Birtles" name top of front endpaper, slight lean on spine, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition - upper rear corner of rear panel a little wrinkled) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  524. Yates, S: THE FLAME OF ADVENTURE: Cape; 2001 1st edition: Pages xiv + 220, 8 colour plates, map, 24cm. Signed by the author; light browning to outer page-edges, Near Fine in likewise d/w. In this his second book, Simon Yates returns to his early years of climbing with its excitement and living for the moment experience. An exuberant read, varied and a climbing and travel bonanza; from the North Face of the Eiger to climbing in Asia and hitchhiking across Australia: £25.00
  525. Yates, S: THE WILD WITHIN. Climbing the World’s Most Remote Mountains: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2012: 1st edition. 239 pages, 16 colour plates, maps, 24cm. Signed by the Author; Fine in perfect d/w. This third book by Simon Yates, covers his exploration in Tierra del Fuego, Eastern Greenland and the Wrangell – St Elias Ranges; as well as his uneasy role in the film version of "Touching the Void": £20.00

    Includes a Signed Letter from Wilfred Noyce.
  526. Young, G.W., Sutton, G. & Noyce, W: SNOWDON BIOGRAPHY: Dent; 1957: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 194, 16 plates, endpaper maps, 22cm. Folded and handwritten Signed letter from Wilfrid Noyce (on his headed paper) loose at front; tiny name corner of front endpaper; light to medium browning and specks of foxing to outer fore-edges, VG+ bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – some light scatted surface chipping to spine but more so at upper spine corners which are also slightly repaired) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Classic history of climbing in Snowdonia by G.W. Young and Geoffrey Sutton; plus a large chapter on its literature by Wilfrid Noyce: £60.00
  527. Young, G.W: MOUNTAIN CRAFT: Methuen; 1934: 3rd edition. Pages xx + 603, 10 plates, 5 text illustrations (including 2 maps), 23cm (this edition 5cm thick). Light to medium foxing mainly to page-edges, endpapers a little lightly browned, otherwise a Fine bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - spine with a small and slightly deficient original price sticker, medium darkened, a little very slightly marginally rubbed, and tiny repair at upper rear spine joint; a touch of light browning to panels; and apart from a minuscule loss at spine ends – complete and rare) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Geoffrey Winthrop Young's classic climbing manual. A literary masterpiece!: £35.00
  528. Young, G.W: MOUNTAIN CRAFT: Methuen; 1946 5th edition: Pages xii + 319, 8 plates, 22.5cm. Previous owner’s name and address inside front board (but virtually all disguised by dust wrapper flap); some foxing and light browning to page-edges, but mainly top outer edge, VG+ in (lacks 1cm base of spine and a little lightly chipped mainly at head with a small repair at that point; some grubbiness and a few marks rear panel) bright d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00

    Youth Hostels – nostalgic ‘Logs’ and guides.
  529. Williams, C. & Light, H., compiled by; revised by Connie Williams: THE SNOWDON LOG. The Youth Hosteller’s Guide to Rambles and Scrambles and Matters of Local Interest in the Snowdon District: Merseyside Youth Hostels; 1961: 2nd edition. Thin card covered pamphlet, 48 pages, illustrations by Frank Wolstenholme, 2-page sketch map, illustrated front cover by Harry Jamieson, 17cm. Staples rusting, VG+. The fourth in the series of five delightful little guides serving the Welsh Youth Hostels: £10.00
  530. :ARRAN. A Hosteller’s Guide: The Scottish Youth Hostels Association; (no date 1960s?): Paper covered pamphlet, 32 pages, photographs, maps, 18.5cm. Fine. Basic information on the hostels; together with descriptions of local walks, mountain routes, cycle rides and places of interest: £6.00

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