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  1. 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: £20.00
  2. 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: £15.00
  3. 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: £15.00

    Hugh Banner’s copy.
  4. 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: £20.00
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Anderson, R.M: TO EVEREST VIA ANTARCTICA. Climbing solo on the highest peak on each of the world's seven continents: Swan Hill Press, Shrewsbury, 1996: 1st U.K. edition. Pages viii + 219, 16 colour plates, 22cm. Fine in d/w. Robert Mads Anderson (an American living in New Zealand), his account of soloing the 'seven summits' - the first person to do so: £10.00
  8. 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: £8.00
  9. (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: £375.00
  10. Back, Capt. G: NARRATIVE OF THE ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION. To the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835: Hurtig, Edmonton; 1970: Pages xxvii + 663, 14 plates, folding map, 19.5cm. Previous owner’s small and neat inscription corner of front endpaper; spots of foxing to outer page-edges, but mainly top-edge, otherwise Fine in d/w. A modern Hurtig reprint of the book originally published in 1836: £25.00

    Ball’s Alpine Guides.
  11. Ball, J., edited by W.A.B. Coolidge: THE WESTERN ALPS: Longmans, Green; 1898: new edition – with new and revised maps. Bound in two volumes in green cloth, wrapped-round and secured on front with a purposely made flap and slot, 18cm; includes loose, 3 small and old Alpine photographs. Vol 1 – prelim pages xlxii, pages 1-218, 5 folding maps. Vol 2 – pages 219-323, 2 folding maps. Both volumes inscribed on front endpaper by J.M. Davidson, with his address and dated June 1911; a little lightly and marginally discoloured, mainly at rear, a tad minor rubbing, otherwise VG. These 2 volumes contain part of the original Alpine guide (which contained 612 pages and 10 folding maps) and were probably purposely bound for convenience of use in the Alps. The pair: £50.00
  12. 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
  13. 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: £30.00
  14. Banks, M: RAKAPOSHI: Secker & Warburg; 1959: 1st edition. 238 pages, 25 plates (1 colour), text maps, 22.5cm. A little slight sunning on spine, a little light foxing to outer page-edges, but mainly top-edge, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – sometime repaired on reverse side and a little and a bit amateurishly restored on printed side; spine very slightly sunned, slightly discoloured at head and with some edge rubbing, front panel lightly discoloured near head; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Account of the first ascent in 1958 with Tom Patey; also the 1956 unsuccessful expedition: £15.00
  15. Banks, M: HIGH ARCTIC. The Story of the British North Greenland Expedition: Dent, 1957: 1st edition. Variant binding, light grey cloth with black lettering on spine; pages xii + 276, 17 plates (1 colour), 9 sketch maps, drawings, 22cm. A little light sunning to cloth, some foxing but mainly to outer page-edges, slight snag upper corner of rear endpaper joint; VG in (dust wrapper condition – top edge slightly trimmed by about 3-millimetres; spine surface rubbed at base up to 0.5cm deep, but mainly one corner, plus a few minute flecks of surface chipping; bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The 1952-4 British expedition to Greenland; which included a 800-mile crossing of the vast ice cap: £15.00
  16. Barton, J., Evans, P. & Norris, S: NOVEMBER. A Truly Gripping Comic Book: Vertebrate Graphics, Sheffield; (c.1996): Paper covered pamphlet, (32) pages, illustrated in comic format, 25cm. A tad minor rubbing and light thumbing to covers, VG. A tale, both funny and sad, written and illustrated in comic-book style. A fascinating glimpse into the insular climbing scene in Sheffield during the 1990s. An unusual and uncommon item: £15.00
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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 sp 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: £10.00
  20. 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: £8.00
  21. Berton, P: THE ARCTIC GRAIL. The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole 1818-1909: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto; 1988: 2nd printing. 672 pages, 13 full-page illustrations, maps in text; illustrated endpapers, 25cm. Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – top-edge slightly trimmed by about 3-millimetres; 1cm slit lower spine joint, otherwise clean and complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  22. Birtles, G, compiled by: ALAN ROUSE. A MOUNTAINEER'S LIFE: Unwin Hyman; 1987: 1st edition. 224 pages, 8 colour plates, photographs, 24cm. VG+ bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – tiny hole near top of rear panel; light to medium sunning to spine including lettering of ‘ALAN ROUSE’ sunned from red to pale orange; plus, a little marginal light sunning to sides) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Biography of well-known climber who died on K2 in 1986 (aged thirty-four), after making the first British ascent: £10.00

    Blackwell Mountaineering Library Series.
  23. Mummery, A.F: MY CLIMBS IN THE ALPS AND CAUCASUS: Blackwell, Oxford; 1936: Pages xxviii + 256; 16 sepia plates, 21cm. Previous owner’s neat name and date (1942) on front endpaper and title-page; light browning and light foxing to fore-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – spine lacking 1-2cm from head and less so at base, also lightly browned and a tad faintly stained; tiny loss base of front panel and small repair; rear panel a little age-marked and lacking about 3 square centimetres from upper corner by spine; previous owner’s name, date and address neatly written on inner front flap which is also price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £25.00
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Blessed, B: THE TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN. Brian Blessed On Everest: Bloomsbury, 1991: 3rd impression. Pages (vi) + 217, 24 plates mostly colour, 24cm. Signed by Reinhold Messner and P. Habeler on title-page; a tad very light browning to outer page-edges, otherwise a Fine very bright copy in d/w. Dressed in period clothes, Brian Blessed follows in the footsteps of Mallory, endeavouring to recreate his historic climb on Everest: £40.00
  27. :BOARDMAN TASKER 2013 30th Anniversary CALENDAR: Vertebrate Publishing: Superb colour photographs of Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker’s expeditions; landscape format, 25cm. Mint. Produced in celebration of thirty years of the renowned Boardman Tasker prize for mountain literature: £10.00
  28. 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
  29. 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. Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker's incredible first ascent of the West Wall of Changabang: £15.00
  30. 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
  31. Bonington, C. & Clarke, C: EVEREST THE UNCLIMBED RIDGE: Hodder and Stoughton; 1983: 1st edition. 132 pages, 60 colour plates, illustrations, endpaper maps, 25cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition – spine evenly and lightly sunned, extending onto sides for less than 2cm; with lettering unaffected) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker disappeared whilst attempting the North East Ridge: £10.00
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Bonington, C: THE NEXT HORIZON. Autobiography II: Gollancz; 1973: 1st edition. 304 pages, 56 plates (8 in colour), 15 maps and 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
  35. Braham, T: WHEN THE ALPS CAST THEIR SPELL. Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age: The In Pinn, Glasgow; 2004: 1st edition. 314 pages, 24 plates (mostly colour), endpaper maps, 24cm. Fine in likewise d/w. An insight into of the Victorian Alpine Golden Age of mountaineering; its notable personalities - Wills, Tyndall, Stephen, Moore, Mummery and many others. Winner of the 2004 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £20.00
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. Brown, H. & Berry, M., edited by: SPEAK TO THE HILLS. An anthology of twentieth century British and Irish mountain poetry: Aberdeen University Press; 1985: 1st edition. Pages xxix + 530, illustrations mostly photographs, 23.5cm. Light yellowing to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in d/w. A fine anthology of over 600 poems selected from numerous writers: £20.00
  40. Brown, T.G: BRENVA: Dent; 1944: 1st edition. Pages xv + 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: £25.00
  41. Bullock, N: ECHOES. One Climber’s Hard Road to Freedom: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2012: 1st edition. Pages xv + 231, 16 colour plates, black and white photographs in text, 24cm. Signed by the Author; Fine in perfect d/w. Nick Bullock leaves the security of the prison service for the uncertainly of a life of climbing. Becoming one of Britain’s leading climbers, and veteran to over twenty expeditions to the Greater Ranges, in his search for exciting new lines: £20.00
  42. 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

    Glyn Carr & Showell Styles fiction.
  43. Carr, Glyn (pseudonym Showell Styles): MURDER ON THE MATTERHORN: Dutton, New York; 1953: 1st American edition. 223 pages, 19cm. Very slight lean to spine, light water stain (less than 1cm) base of spine, and slightly affecting boards by bottom edge, and outer corner of inside front board, otherwise VG and clean in (dust wrapper condition – spine a little and lightly surface rubbed and lacking 0.5cm at ends; front panel a little chipped at head and a fairly inconspicuous light water stain at bottom edge; rear panel lacks a few tiny edge pieces mainly at top and water stain with a little discolouring in vicinity of lower rear corner and edge; inner flaps clipped at all 4 corners, including price-clipped and a little lightly water stained) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. One of a series of famous climbing thrillers, featuring Abercrombie "Filthy" Lewker - a rotund Shakespearean actor, amateur detective and ageing climber. This one published in the ‘Guilt Edged Mystery’ series: £60.00
  44. Carr, Glyn (pseudonym Showell Styles): THE YOUTH HOSTEL MURDERS: Dutton, New York; 1953: 1st American edition. 224 pages, diagram, 19cm. A little slight edge rubbing to covers, light browning to outer page-edges and a touch to endpapers, overall VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine slightly sunned and with a tiny faint water stain, also worn at edges and lacking piece 2-square centimetres in area from head of spine and slightly at base; front panel rubbed mainly at extremities with slight loss, and a little creased; rear panel slightly marked with two small and old sellotape stains; inner flaps clipped at all 4 corners, including price-clipped and little old sellotape marked) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. One of a series of famous climbing thrillers, featuring Abercrombie "Filthy" Lewker - a rotund Shakespearean actor, amateur detective and ageing climber. Set in the Lake District. This one published in the ‘Guilt Edged Mystery’ series: £60.00
  45. Carr, Glyn (pseudonym Showell Styles): SWING AWAY CLIMBER: Ives Washburn, New York; 1959: 1st American edition. 256 pages, diagram, 19cm. Spine a little darkened, boards lightly mottled and with a tiny faint water stain and small mark; some patchy and light tanning to endpapers, otherwise VG and sound in (dust wrapper condition – spine lightly rubbed at front joint and slightly surface chipped at base; lower part front panel crumpled with minute loss and with old sellotape repair on reverse; rear panel a touch grubby; lacks tiny piece upper corner front flap; overall height trimmed and reduced by about 2-millimetres) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. One of a series of famous climbing thrillers, featuring Abercrombie "Filthy" Lewker - a rotund Shakespearean actor, amateur detective and ageing climber. Set in the Llanberis Pass on Dinas Cromlech: £65.00

    Rare Showell Styles fiction.
  46. Styles, S: DARK HAZARD: Selwyn and Blount; (1952): 1st edition. 191 pages, 19cm. Slight lean to spine, tiny spots of foxing lower 4cm of spine and a touch at head, light sunning spine and part boards; small brown blemish (2cm across) upper margin of several pages; medium browning and some tiny spots of foxing to outer page-edges and a little foxing elsewhere, mainly at ends, overall VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine deficient – lacking 4cm from base and less than 1cm from head, and lightly age-browned; lower part of front panel very neatly and unobtrusively restored with piece from another jacket, also a little chipped and lacking a few tiny pieces at edges; small loss upper corners rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The fourth Showell Styles thriller; featuring sea going hazards and Lake District climbing. Not in Neate, and rare: £65.00

    The third Showell Styles thriller featuring Abercrombie Lewker, before he used the pseudonym ‘Glyn Carr’. The other two being "Traitor’s Mountain" (1946) and "Kidnap Castle" (1947).
  47. Styles, S: HAMMER ISLAND: Selwyn & Blount; (1948): 1st edition. 208 pages, 1 map/diagram, 19cm. A hint of a very slight crease down spine, some light spots of foxing to outer page-edges, one minor mark opposite title-page, VG in (dust wrapper condition – repaired; top 3cm head of spine and small piece centre of front panel very neatly and unobtrusively restored from another jacket; now lacking 0.5cm from spine ends and a few marginal and very tiny pieces from rear panel including upper 2cm spine joint; rear panel also very slightly grubby) but a presentable d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Showell Styles thriller, which rapidly moves from an attempt on the hero’s life in a Derbyshire (Dovedale) pothole, to an escape from a death-trap in London, and climaxes amongst the fjords and peaks of Norway. The famed Abercrombie Lewker (of the ‘Glyn Carr’ fiction), adds his assistance. Not in Neate, and rare: £95.00
  48. Styles, S: HAMMER ISLAND: Selwyn & Blount; (1948): 1st edition. 208 pages, 1 map/diagram, 19cm. Previous owner’s inscription on front endpaper; small lean to spine; some patchy staining on rear board and a little staining on front one, plus ‘one or two’ slight marks and very minor rubbing; light tanning to outer page-edges, otherwise VG; no d/w: £20.00
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  49. 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

    Signed by R. Cassin.
  50. Cassin, R: 50 YEARS OF ALPINISM: Diadem, 1981: 1st U.K. edition. 207 pages, 80 pages of plates, maps and diagrams, 22cm. Inscribed and signed by R. Cassin, and dated (28.11.81) on title-page; Fine in perfect 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: £240.00
  51. 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: £10.00
  52. Chapman, F. Spencer: NORTHERN LIGHTS. The Official Account of the British Arctic Air-Route Expedition 1930-1931: Chatto & Windus; 1932: 2nd impression. Pages xvi + 304, 64 plates, 5 maps (mostly folding), 26cm. Original cloth, but lacks title label from upper spine, so spine is untitled; one or two marks and some discolouring to spine, boards a little marked; the occasional slight mark internally and some foxing mainly to a few pages at front and to outer page-edges; hence a Good sound copy; no d/w: £25.00
  53. 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: £10.00
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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: £400.00
  59. 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: £10.00

    The famous Conway and Coolidge Climbers’ Guides.
  60. Hasler, G: THE BERNESE OBERLAND. Volume 1. From the Gemmi to Mönchjoch: Fisher Unwin; 1902: 1st edition. Pages xxviii + 164 + ruled blanks, pencil holder, flap, all edges gilt, 14cm. J.M. Davidson’s name and address and dated 1905 at front; lacks pencil (as usual); a little water staining but confined to part endpapers only; a little light surface rubbing at extremities, otherwise VG. Conway and Coolidge climbers' guide: £75.00
  61. Coolidge, W.A.B: THE BERNESE OBERLAND. Volume 11. From the Mönchjoch to the Grimsel: Fisher Unwin; 1904: 1st edition. Pages xxx + 196 + 4 adverts, pencil holder, flap, all edges gilt, 14cm. J.M. Davidson’s name and address and dated 1906 at front; lacks pencil (as usual), a little light surface rubbing at extremities and some light mottling to front, otherwise VG Conway and Coolidge climbers' guide: £75.00
  62. Coolidge, W.A.B., Duhamel, H. & Perrin, F: THE CENTRAL ALPS OF THE DAUPHINY: Fisher Unwin; 1905: 2nd edition. Maroon cloth hardback, pages xv + 220, 17cm. J.M. Davidson’s name and address and dated 1910 at front; boards very bowed causing some straining at upper spine, spine a little rubbed at extremities and also worn at upper tips; some white specks to covers, mainly sides, and ‘one or two’ tiny white stains to boards; internally slightly misshapen, inside boards slightly water stained at outer edges, a little foxing at ends and outer fore-edges, otherwise VG: £25.00
  63. :MAPS OF THE DAUPHINY ALPS: (c.1892): Six coloured maps (16x20cm), folded and bound into cloth case, flap, gilt-titled on front cover, 16cm. J.M. Davidson’s name and address on front endpaper; black cloth mottled, a little slight surface rubbing at extremities and very slightly dented otherwise VG. These maps were advertised (by Fisher Unwin) with the Conway and Coolidge climbers’ guides, as ‘mounted on linen and strongly bound in cloth case’. These appear to be the only series of maps to be specially bound for use with these guides – and rare: £120.00 **************************************************************************************************
  64. Conway, W.M., described by: THE ALPS: A. & C. Black; 1904: 1st edition. Pages x + 294 + (4) pages advertisements, 70 colour plates, decorated cloth, top edge gilt, 23cm. Spine lightly sunned from light blue to green and a little light surface rubbing at extremities, rear board a tad lightly marked, endpapers and fore-edges a little lightly browned; otherwise VG. Illustrated with seventy attractive colour plates from painting by A.D. McCormick: £35.00
  65. Cooper, W. Heaton: THE HILLS OF LAKELAND: Peters, Kendal; 1984 edition: Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board; pages xviii + 126, 52 plates (16 colour), 2 maps, 25cm. Fine; no dust wrapper. Reissue of the classic book first published in 1938; illustrated by the famous Lake District artist William Heaton Cooper: £15.00

    Special offer – buy 3 Fine copies (for friends?) of "Crags number 1" for £15.00
  66. :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

    Presented to John Hunt and signed by the author.
  67. 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: £30.00
  68. 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: £10.00
  69. 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
  70. Croucher, N: LEGLESS BUT SMILING. An Autobiography: St. Ives Printing & Publishing Company, Cornwall; (2000): 1st edition. Pages vi + 368, 20 plates (mainly colour), printed covers, 24cm. Signed by Norman Croucher; Fine (no dust wrapper was issued). The incredible climbing career of legless mountaineer Norman Croucher, who in 1995 climbed Cho Oyu the world’s sixth highest mountain: £12.00
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. 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
  76. 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
  77. 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': £10.00
  78. 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: £10.00
  79. Davis, W: INTO THE SILENCE. The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest: Bodley Head; 2011: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 655, 16 black and white plates, double-page and endpaper maps, diagram of Everest North Face, 24cm. Light browning outer page-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – very tiny closed repair spine joint) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Wade Davies’s momentous work on Mallory and his remarkable generation; who having endured and survived the Great War, exalted Everest as a crown worth winning to add positively to a mad world: £20.00
  80. 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: £18.00
  81. 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: £8.00
  82. 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
  83. 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
  84. 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. Small lean to spine; Near Fine in Fine 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: £10.00
  85. Diemberger, K: SPIRITS OF THE AIR: Hodder & Stoughton; 1994: 1st edition. 304 pages, 40 plates (8 colour), maps, diagrams, 24cm. Some browning to outer page-edges, Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – tiny closed nick repaired at head of spine; Near Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Kurt Diemberger's second volume of autobiography; which forms a fitting companion to his first book "Summits and Secrets", published in 1971: £15.00
  86. 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. 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: £15.00
  87. Dingle, G. & Perry, M: CHOMOLUNGMA. New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest: Hodder and Stoughton; 1986: 1st edition. 172 pages, colour photographs, maps and diagrams, 27cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition – some light to medium sunning to spine) d/w. Attempt on both the west ridge and north face of Everest by a New Zealand Alpine Club expedition: £15.00
  88. 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

    E.A. Baker’s copy.
  89. Dutton, E.A.T: KENYA MOUNTAIN: Cape; 1929: 1st edition. Pages, xvi + 219, 56 plates, 3 sketch maps, 1 large folding map, 26.5cm. Attractive bookplate of Ernest A. Baker inside front board; his review of this book pasted-in opposite (single column, 25cm deep and initialled E.A.B.); original blue cloth evenly sunned on spine to a brown colour with gilt lettering perfectly readable, boards partly browned with some discolouring and age-marking, front board a little bubbled; some patchy discolouring to ‘blue coloured’ top outer-edge of pages; internally, a little light tanning and minor foxing to endpapers, and a few spots of foxing to outer fore-edges; a sound copy and overall VG. The classic book on Mount Kenya; includes as an appendix a short chapter "The Second Ascent of Mount Kenya" by E.E. Shipton: £180.00
  90. Dyhrenfurth, G.O: TO THE THIRD POLE. The History of the High Himalaya: Werner Laurie; 1955: 1st edition. Variant binding (light blue, blocked in black on spine); pages xxx + 233 (10 page bibliography), 48 plates, sketch maps, illustrations, 25.5cm. A little light foxing and a tad very light tanning to outer page-edges - but mainly top-edge; a VG+ very clean copy in (dust wrapper condition – very minute repair top corner of rear panel; but Fine and very clean) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Important climbing history of the eight thousand metre peaks: £40.00

    Signed by all 4 summiteers and Denise Evans.
  91. 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 also 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: £250.00
  92. 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
  93. 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

    A rare and privately printed ‘Mont Blanc’ book.
  94. Fellows, C: A NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC: Privately printed for the Author; 1827: 1st edition. Pages viii + 35, 10 lithograph plates, plus 1 facsimile certificate plate and 1 engraved height table plate, title-page lithograph vignette; lacks directions for placing the plates slip at rear, 31cm. Inscribed by the author "Geo. Cotton Esq. from the Writer." on half-title page; plus bookplate of Charles Thurstan Holland on second free-endpaper; later blue cloth binding; patchy age discolouring to boards and a smidgen touch at spine ends; internally some light tanning to endpapers, some light age browning confined mostly to edges of title-page and plates mainly at front, ‘one or two’ tiny and light marginal stains and the intermittent or occasional slight mark, overall a VG copy of this rare and desirable book. Charles Fellows and William Hawes, and nine guides made the fourteenth ascent (see A.J. Vol. 25, p.624) of Mont Blanc; via a new variation - the Corridor Route: £2,250.00
  95. 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: £10.00
  96. 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: £10.00
  97. 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: £10.00
  98. 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
  99. 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
  100. Forbes, J.D: TRAVELS THROUGH THE ALPS: A & C Black; 1900: new edition revised and annotated by W.A.B. Coolidge. Pages xxxviii + 572, portrait frontispiece, engravings and topographical sketches in text, 6 folding maps (2 in end pocket, 5 coloured), top edge gilt, 24cm. Covers a little rubbed (with some light regluing) mainly at edges and extremities, and a little age-marked, including a tiny and faint splash mark on front board; boards a tad bowed; internally front inner hinge a little cracked, but sound; light water stain outer-edge (extending 2-4cm) frontispiece, foxing to title-page and tissue-guard and a little to endpapers and vicinity, and some to outer fore-edges; generally VG. Professor Forbes's celebrated observations on glaciers, and his Alpine travels and exploration which formed a link between De Saussure and Alfred Wills. This substantial volume contains four of his main writings on Alpine travels - ‘Travels through the Alps of Savoy and other parts of the Pennine Chain’; ‘Journals of Excursions in the High Alps of Dauphiné, Berne, and Savoy’; ‘Pedestrianism in Switzerland’ and ‘Topography of the Chain of Mont Blanc’: £150.00
  101. 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
  102. 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
  103. Freshfield, D.W: ITALIAN ALPS. Sketches in the Mountains of Ticino, Lombardy, the Trentino, and Venetia: Longmans, Green; 1875: 1st edition. Original gilt and black decorated green cloth; pages xviii + 385, 10 engraved plates (including title-page vignette), 5 folding maps. Spine deficient – lacking 0.5cm from head and slightly from base, also some rubbing to spine backstrip and wear at edges, including 4cm split upper joint; internally old inscription at front, slightly loose, and tanning to outer page-edges; a reading copy or for rebinding (e.g. retaining the original boards and relaying the original spine backstrip onto new cloth; or new spine). A patchwork account from the journals of seven summers spent exploring and travelling amongst the Italian Alps. During this period 1864-6 and 18 71-4 Douglas Freshfield with C.C. Tuckett and others made numerous first ascents, early repeats, new routes and first passage of various passes. A reading copy, or for restoring (see above) of this Alpine classic, in the original decorated green cloth: £40.00
  104. Fuchs, Sir V. & Hillary, Sir E: THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58: Cassell; 1958: 1st edition. Pages xviii + 338, 64 plates (32 colour), maps, 23cm. Signed by V.E. Fuchs and dated 1968 on ‘half-title’ page; some foxing outer page-edges and a few pages at front, VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine slightly darkened, slight touch of foxing and very lightly surface rubbed at ends) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The first crossing of Antarctica via the South Pole: £40.00
  105. Gambi, J: HOLDING ON. A Story of Love and Survival: Portrait; 2006 reprint: Pages xiv + 302, 16 colour plates, 24cm. Signed (with best wishes) by the author and her husband Rob Gambi; Fine in d/w. Inspiring account of the first married couple to climb the ‘Seven Summits’ and ski to the North and South Poles: £15.00
  106. Gammelgaard, L: CLIMBING HIGH. A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Seal Press, Seattle; 1999: 1st U.S. edition. Pages xvi + 211, 16 black and white plates (including 1 map), 23.5cm. Very minor bump base of spine, Fine in Near Fine d/w. The first Scandinavian women to climb Everest; Lene Gammelgaard’s personal account of the 1996 tragedy when eight climbers perished: £15.00
  107. 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-. Classic account of the Italian climber's great climbs in the Dolomites and the Mont Blanc range: £6.00
  108. 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
  109. Gifford, T. & Smith, R., compiled by: OROGENIC ZONES. The First Five Years of the International Festival of Mountaineering Literature. : Bretton Hall, West Yorkshire; 1994: 1st edition. Paperback, pages xxvii + 246, text drawings, 21cm. Fine. Compendium of the mountain literature and poems from this important literary event: £10.00
  110. 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 (dust wrapper condition – a little rubbed head of spine but mainly at spine corners; bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £25.00

    Signed and inscribed by both authors.
  111. 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
  112. Gillman, P. &. L: THE WILDEST DREAM. MALLORY. His Life and Conflicting Passions: Headline, 2000: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 306, 24 plates, maps, 24cm. Slight lean to spine, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition – a little light sunning to spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  113. 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

    Signed by Dennis Gray and 14 other associates - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  114. 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: £80.00
  115. 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
  116. Gray, D: ROPE BOY: Gollancz; 1979: reissue. 320 pages, 31 plates, 4 maps, 22.5cm. Some sunning to spine, VG in (dust wrapper condition - light to medium sunning to spine, but lettering unaffected) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Autobiography of Dennis Gray and his climbing exploits with famous climbers such as Joe Brown and Don Whillans: £10.00

    Signed by Dennis Gray and 14 other associates - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  117. Gray, D: TIGHT ROPE. The Fun of Climbing: Ernest Press; 1993: 1st edition. Paperback, 183 pages, 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; Near Fine.. Dennis Gray's often hilarious and gripping tales of the hard climbers from the 1950s onwards: £90.00
  118. Green, D: BECAUSE IT’S THERE. The Life of George Mallory: Tempus Publishing, Gloucestershire; 2005: 1st edition. 192 pages, 32 black and white plates, text illustrations and map, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Written after the discovery of Mallory’s body in 1999, 2,000ft below the summit of Everest. Did he die on the way up, or on the way down?: £15.00
  119. Green, D: MALLORY OF EVEREST: Faust Publishing, Burnley; (1990): Paperback, 143 pages, photographs and other illustrations, 21cm. Slightly discoloured upper corner rear cover, Near Fine. Dudley Green's biographical account of George Leigh Mallory: £10.00
  120. Gregory, A: THE PICTURE OF EVEREST. A book of full-colour reproductions of photographs of the Everest scene: Hodder and Stoughton, 1954: 1st edition (in variant de-luxe binding). Gilt decorated vellum-style binding; (96) pages, 43 colour photographs, chart on rear endpapers, 28cm. A tad very light bumping rear corners of boards, Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – top edge neatly trimmed making the dust wrapper just 1 millimetre undersize; spine sunned, and a little surface rubbed; gilt spine lettering also tarnished causing patchy darkening to the lettering, but readable) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The de-luxe edition. A photo portrait of Nepal and the 1953 Everest expedition. This variant binding has the ‘additional’ chart showing the ascent of Everest, on the rear endpapers: £20.00
  121. 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 breath taking climbing escapades around the globe: £15.00
  122. 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: £5.00
  123. 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
  124. 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: £10.00
  125. Griffin, A.H: FREEMAN OF THE HILLS. The Lakeland two-thousands and other fells: Hale; 1978: 1st edition. 192 pages, 24 plates, 22.5cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition – red lettering on spine a smidgen sunned otherwise perfect) d/w. In twelve weeks during 1977 the author climbed all the 200 Lake District summits above 2,000 feet: £15.00
  126. Griffin, A.H: IN MOUNTAIN LAKELAND: Guardian Press, Preston; 1963 1st edition: 216 pages, 47 plates, text drawings by Wainwright, 23.5cm. Inscribed and signed by the author on half title-page "With my best wishes A.H. Griffin"; spine and vicinity very lightly sunned and light surface rubbing at ends and corners, a little shelf wear; several pages very lightly creased at upper rear corner, otherwise VG; no d/w. Harry Griffin writes with affection about his native Lake District for those who love the fells. A companion book to 'Inside the Real Lakeland': £20.00
  127. Griffin, A.H: LONG DAYS IN THE HILLS: Hale; 1974: 1st edition. 188 pages, 32 plates, 22.5cm. Includes an interesting typed single-page personal letter signed by A. Harry Griffin, folded and loose at front; upper corner of front endpaper a tad rubbed and lightly creased, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – 2 slight edge repairs, slightly surface chipped lower corners of spine, some sunning to title lettering and background block on spine, but perfectly readable) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. British hills, but mostly in the Lake District: £35.00
  128. Griffin, A.H: PAGEANT OF LAKELAND. The Changing Year in the Fell Country: Hale; 1966: 1st edition. 191 pages, 33 plates (1 colour), 22.5cm. Some foxing and tanning to endpapers, slight foxing page-edges, but mainly at top outer edges; VG in (dust wrapper condition – slightly surface chipped at upper spine corners and rear corners; inner flaps slightly sellotape marked, small red title lettering on spine a tad sunned; price clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  129. Griffin, A.H: THE ROOF OF ENGLAND: Hale; 1968: 1st edition. 192 pages, 33 plates (1 colour), 22cm. Very slight lean to spine, light tanning to outer fore-edges and a tad foxing rear endpapers, VG in (dust wrapper condition – 4 centimetres long and chipped at edges, closed repair on lower edge rear panel, plus another minor one) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Harry Griffin in his fourth very readable book on the Lake District, describes with affection his fifty favourite mountains or fells - from lowly Catbells to lofty Scafell: £15.00

    An important Alpine exploration book in Italian, signed by Giuseppe Lampugnani.
  130. Gugliermina, G.F. e G.B. & Lampugnani, G: VETTE. Ricordi di Esplorazioni e Nuove Ascensioni Sulle Alpi, nei Gruppi del Monte Rosa, del Cervino e del Monte Bianco dal 1896 al 1921: Sezione di varallo del Club Alpino Italiano, (Borgosesia); 1927: (1st edition). Thick textured paper covers, 361 pages, 57 high quality photogravures (on 48 tissue-guarded plates) + 1 blue-toned picture mounted on front cover; text in Italian, 30cm. Inscribed to G and M Davidson and signed Giuseppe Lampugnani on title-page; rear half of front cover damp stained with surface damage to the mounted picture; rear cover slightly marked, and a little damp stained at lower rear corner; spine slightly darkened (near head) and a little marked, and slightly frayed at head; occasional lightish foxing internally and to outer fore-edges, but not to plates; some water staining to several pages and plates at rear, but confined to margins, mainly at top margins and outer corners; but a sound copy. Plus loose, an assortment of small and old photographs and prints of people and Alpine scenes; 15 or so, 8x10cm or less; occasional slight damage, some duplication. A very substantial volume (6cm thick) and an important Italian Alpine exploration book on Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn during the period 1896 to 1921; enhanced with superb photogravures of high quality photographs, taken (mainly) by F.lli Gugliermina and Francesco Ravelli, but also by Vittorio Sella, Guido Rey and Emilio Gallo. Pity about the damp staining, but ignoring this, an impressive and rare book: £250.00
  131. 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 (dust wrapper condition – minute closed repair upper edge rear panel, by spine; bright and complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve d/w. The first ascent of Everest without oxygen with Reinhold Messner: £120.00
  132. Hall, L: DEAD LUCKY. Life and Death on Mount Everest: Random House, Australia; 2008: Paperback, pages xvi + 408, 16 pages of black and white illustrations, 2 diagrams, 20cm. Fine. Well known Australian mountaineer Lincoln Hall gives his personal insight into surviving in the ‘death zone’. In May 2006, having collapsed with cerebral oedema high on Everest and left for dead, he was forced to spend the night alone. But he miraculously survived and was found early the following morning sitting on the summit ridge by a surprised American guide with two clients. He further amazed them by saying "I imagine you are surprised to see me here". What a statement!: £12.00
  133. 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
  134. 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. Signed and inscribed "With my best wishes, Alan Hankinson" on title-page; light browning outer page-edges, Near Fine in d/w: £15.00
  135. Harker, G: EASTER CLIMBS (THE BRITISH ALPINE CLUB): Sherratt and Hughes, Manchester; 1913: 1st edition. 141 pages, frontispiece, 19cm. Expertly recased (retaining the original boards), with NEW spine and gilt lettering, and new endpapers; a little old staining to paper covered boards, a few spots of foxing to fore-edges and the occasional spot elsewhere; a sound and generally VG copy. Account of a group of friends’ Easter walks in the Lake District, North Wales, etc., during the period 1883 and 1912. Scarce: £65.00
  136. 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

    A presentation copy to Lord (John) Hunt.
  137. 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
  138. 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
  139. Heckmair, A: MY LIFE AS A MOUNTAINEER: Gollancz; 1978: 2nd impression. 224 pages, 16 plates, text drawings, maps, 22cm. Fine in d/w: £15.00
  140. Heil, N: DARK SUMMIT. The Extraordinary True Story of Everest’s Most Controversial Season: Virgin Books; 2008: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 272, map, diagrams, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Eleven people died on Everest in 2006, making it the second deadliest and probably the most controversial climbing season ever: £15.00
  141. 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
  142. 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. Tiny area of one page-margin a little surface worn, very lightly yellowed on outer page-edges, Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – price-clipped, Near 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: £30.00

    Signed by HILLARY and TENZING.
  143. :HILLARY AND TENZING AT NEARLY 28,000 FEET. Publicity Card (or produced for another use)::Thin card (27x19.5cm) depicting Hillary and Tenzing printed in colour (see page 85 of "The Picture of Everest"). Descriptive text (see page 84) on paper (22x14cm) printed in black and pasted on reverse. Signed by E. P. Hillary and Tenzing Norgay; single vertical and off-centre crease, but not too intrusive; extreme tip of two corners a smidgen rubbed, otherwise Fine. Produced from Alfred Gregory’s "The Picture of Everest", published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1954: £195.00
    Signed by CHARLES EVANS.
  144. :RETURN TO THE COL. Publicity Card (or produced for another use)::Thin card (20x26.5cm) depicting Evans and Bourdillon (back from climbing the South Summit) printed in colour (see page 81) of "The Picture of Everest"). Descriptive text (see page 80) on paper (14x14cm) printed in black and pasted on reverse. Signed by Charles Evans; Fine. Produced from Alfred Gregory’s "The Picture of Everest", published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1954: £45.00
    Signed by CHARLES EVANS.
  145. :THE FIRST ASCENT OF THE SOUTH SUMMIT. Publicity Card (or produced for another use)::Thin card (27x21cm) depicting Evans (standing on the South Summit) printed in colour (see page 79) of "The Picture of Everest"). Descriptive text (see page 78) on paper (23x18.5cm) printed in black and pasted on reverse. Signed by Charles Evans; Fine. Produced from Alfred Gregory’s "The Picture of Everest", published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1954: £60.00
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  146. Hillary, E: NOTHING VENTURE, NOTHING WIN. His autobiography: Hodder and Stoughton; 1975: 2nd impression. 319 pages, 32 plates (8 colour), 17 maps and diagrams, 24cm. Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – spine light to medium, and evenly sunned, but lettering unaffected) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  147. Hornbein, T.F: EVEREST THE WEST RIDGE: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1980 edition: Pages (x) + 181 pages, 48 colour plates, 24cm. Single vertical crease front endpaper, Near Fine in Fine d/w. The 1963 American Expedition. First ascent of the West Ridge and descent via the South Col route - the first traverse of Everest: £15.00

    Signed by expedition member.
  148. 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, VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine lacks less than 1cm at base and minute loss and small repair at head; some surface rubbing or chipping to 1cm head of spine and a few minute specks elsewhere; rear cover a little lightly grubby) 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: £35.00

    Paperback edition signed by Charles Houston and Robert H. Bates.
  149. Houston & Bates: K2 - THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN: Lyons Press, New York; 2000: Paperback, 334 pages including 24 pages of black and white photographs, other illustrations, 21cm. Signed on title-page by Charles S. Houston and Robert H. Bates; very minor pen? mark on fore-edges, otherwise in NEW condition. The 1953 American ill-fated attempt on K2. Retreating in a terrible storm (with Arthur Gilkey ill), George Bell fell dragging virtually the entire party with him……An epic story of survival: £50.00
  150. 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: £20.00

    Richard B Graham’s copy with his initials on front endpaper.
  151. 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: £320.00
  152. Hoyland, G: LAST HOURS ON EVEREST. The Gripping Story of Mallory & Irvine’s Fatal Ascent: Collins; 2013: 1st edition. Pages x + 310, 16 black and white and coloured plates, 24cm. A tad very slight yellowing top outer-edge of pages, but Fine in d/w. That age-old dilemma, did Mallory and Irvine reach the summit of Everest in June 1924? Graham Hoyland delves deep into the evidence and produces a most persuasive and detailed account of Mallory and Irvine’s last hours. Graham Hoyland was the fifteen Briton to climb Mount Everest, and it was his evidence that that instigated the discovery of George Mallory’s body: £20.00
  153. 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
  154. Hunt, J: LIFE IS MEETING: Hodder & Stoughton, 1978: 1st edition. 286 pages, 16 plates, 11 maps, 24cm. Fine in Near Fine and nice d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Absorbing autobiography of professional soldier, popular public figure and organiser, mountaineer… and leader of the successful 1953 Everest Expedition: £20.00

    Signed by 3 expedition members.
  155. 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: £130.00
    Signed by expedition member George Band.
  156. 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 on dedication page; name (unrelated) and date of previous owner inside front board; slight shelf wear at base of covers and a smidgen very slight surface rubbing at head of spine, small white mark on front board; medium tanning and spots of foxing to outer fore-edges; a VG copy in (dust wrapper condition – price neatly cut from front flap; spine slightly darkened with a touch very lightly marked, and slightly surface chipped at base; small faint mark base of front panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £45.00
  157. 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
  158. Javelle, E: ALPINE MEMORIES: Fisher Unwin; 1899: 1st edition. Pages viii + 444, 4 plates, ice-axe and rope decoration on front board, top edge gilt, 21cm. Some darkening to spine, a few small areas of cloth on sides have a bleached appearance due to loss of glaze; also edges of boards and spine ends have (at sometime) some colour restoring – but a bit amateur; internally medium browning and light foxing to fore-edges and endpapers; otherwise VG, clean and sound. Èmile Javelle’s recollection of Alpine climbs; includes his first ascent of the Tour Noir - translated from the French: £25.00
  159. 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
  160. 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: £20.00

    Signed by 5 participants.
  161. 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; 318 pages, many photographs (some colour), 25cm. Signed by Joe Brown, Chris Bonington, Trevor Jones, Nat Allen and Doug Scott on title-page; very slight yellowing outer page-edges, VG+ (no d/w issued): £60.00

    Signed by 3 of the 4 summiteers.
  162. :KANGCHENJUNGA CLIMBED. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the First Ascent 25th May, 1955::Brochure, (12) pages, including thin card covers, black and white, and colour illustrations, 21cm; plus theatre ticket. Signed by Joe Brown, Tony Streather and Norman Hardie (3 of the 4 summiteers); Fine. The presentation was at the Ondaatje Theatre, Royal Geographical Society, London. (The first ascent of Kanchenjunga was by Joe Brown and George Band; the second ascent the following day by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather): £45.00
  163. 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
  164. 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: £10.00
  165. Kearney, A: MOUNTAINEERING IN PATAGONIA: Cloudcap, Seattle; 1993: 1st edition. 143 pages, 24 colour plates, maps and diagrams, 23.5cm. A few relevant (with two asterisks) ink notes lower part of one page (referring to Pritchard’s book ‘Deep Play’); light coffee colour stain on lower third of reverse side of title-page (slightly showing on title-page), which is also very slightly wrinkled at lower part, otherwise Fine in a perfect d/w. Comprehensive climbing history together with the author’s own accounts: £15.00
  166. Kirkpatrick, A: COLD WARS. Climbing the fine line between risk and reality: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2011: 1st edition. 272 pages, 16 (mainly colour) plates and illustrations in text, 24cm. Signed by Andy Kirkpatrick and Ian Parnell (his climbing partner) on title-page; Fine in d/w. An outstanding sequel to the author’s award-winning book Psychovertical; with gripping accounts of big routes in the Alps and Patagonia – in winter. Winner of the 2012 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £45.00
  167. Kirkpatrick, A: PSYCHOVERTICAL: Hutchinson; 2008: 1st edition. Pages (x) + 277, 16 colour plates, drawings and sketches in text, 24cm. Signed by Andy Kirkpatrick on title-page and Ian Parnell (his climbing partner) on dedication page; a hint of very slight yellowing to outer-page edges, Fine in d/w. Enthralling autobiography of one of Britain’s top mountaineers. His 13-day ascent of Reticent Wall on El Capitan makes for the hardest ever solo ascent of a big-wall by a Britain. Winner of the 2008 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £50.00
  168. Kirkpatrick, A: SOLID AIR: Vertebrate Graphics; (c.2000): 1st edition. Pamphlet with thin card covers, 28 pages, colour photographs, 21cm. Signed by the author on title-page; Fine. Three personal alpine tales with a modern theme: £25.00
  169. Kirkus, C.F: "LET'S GO CLIMBING!": Nelson; 1946 reprint: 200 pages, 15 plates (1 colour map), text illustrations, 21cm. Gilt on spine darkened, foxing and medium browning to outer fore-edges, lower outer-edges of pages a little marked and small white mark lower edge (and vicinity) of boards, generally VG in (dust wrapper condition – minor edge repairs, lightly rubbed at extremities and a tad grubby mainly on rear panel; but complete apart from being price-clipped and lacking minute piece lower rear panel) d/w now protected by us in a loose plastic sleeve. Colin Kirkus's classic instructional book for young people; very modestly written by one of the greatest exponents of pre-war Welsh rock climbing: £15.00

    3 German Language books.
  170. :KLUBHÜTTEN-ALBUM DES SCHWEIZER ALPEN-CLUB (BEILAGE ZUM JAHRBUCH S.A.C. BD. 46): Zentral-Komitee S.A.C; 1911: 120 pages, plates, many photographs and diagrams/sketch maps in text; large folding architects plan of the Medelser-Hütte in end-pocket; text in German, oblong 19x27cm. Dark speckling, ‘one or two’ tiny stains and slight bowing to grey cloth covered boards; tiny stain front endpapers and marginally browned, a smidgen very slight surface damage to forward page and opposite, overall VG. Historic record of seventy Swiss alpine Club huts: £20.00
  171. Martin, Reuschel & Weitzenböck: MONT-BLANC-FÜHRER. Im Auftage des Österreichischen Alpenklubs: Wien; 1913: Two volumes. I. (Guide), 252 pages, diagrams (including 2 folding), 16cm; II. (List of ascents), 72 pages, 16cm; plus (loose) folding map. All three inserted into a box binding secured with a flap; text in German. The two volumes are very slightly misshapen, otherwise Fine; the map is torn several centimetres along fold and the outer box has a little minor regluing at corners, a few faint marks, VG. The two volumes and box have a small and attractive ‘Österreichischen Alpenklub’ emblem (in silver and red) on each: £30.00
  172. MEYERS REISEBÜCHER: SCHWEIZ. Chamonix und die Oberitalienischen Seen: Leipzig und Wien; 1912: Pages xii + 442 + 68 pages adverts, 35 maps, 17 plans and 32 panoramas; text in German, 15cm. Name at front; light to medium fading to spine and a little rubbed mainly at base, two panoramas slightly protruding, VG: £15.00 ****************************************************************************************************
  173. Kodas, M: HIGH CRIMES. The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed: Hyperion Books, New York; 2008: 2nd impression. 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: £10.00
  174. 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: £10.00
  175. Kugy, J., translated by H.E.G. Tyndale: ALPINE PILGRIMAGE: Murray; 1934: 1st edition. Pages xxii + 374, 21 plates, folding map, 22.5cm. Variant binding, black lettering on light blue cloth; some sunning to extremities of cloth and patchy sunning to spine; light to medium browning and some patchy foxing to outer fore-edges and a little occasional slight foxing elsewhere, VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine a little age discoloured and some chipping and at ends and along rear joint; front panel lacks triangular piece 2cm deep from upper edge, slightly chipped at spine corners and short repair; rear panel age grubby; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A very readable account of Julius Kugy's pioneering climbs in the Julian Alps and other Alpine climbs, in the company of Alexander Burgener and others: £70.00
  176. 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
  177. Le Blond, Mrs. Aubrey: ADVENTURES ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD: Fisher Unwin; 1907: 2nd impression. Decorated spine and front board; pages xvi + 333, 32 plates, 20cm. Spine very slightly and unobtrusively darkened; medium browning and some foxing to outer page-edges and occasional light foxing elsewhere; frontispiece tissue-guard browned and lightly creased, minor regluing to front inner joint, VG. Interesting collection of extracts on Alpine climbing by well-known mountaineering authors. includes 'Two Days on an Ice-slope' by Ellis Carr: £35.00
  178. 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
  179. Lowe-Anker, Jennifer: FORGET ME NOT. A Memoir: The Mountaineers, Seattle; 2008: 1st edition. Pages xvii +276, 8 black and white plates, 22.5cm. Fine in d/w. In 1999 top American climber Alex Lowe was killed by a massive avalanche in the Himalayas, but his climbing partner Conrad Anker survived. This is Jennifer Lowe’s very moving account of her life with Alex; coming to terms with her grieve, and unexpectedly finding comfort in Alex’s longstanding climbing partner, Conrad Anker: £25.00
  180. MacInnes, H: BEYOND THE RANGES. Five Years in the Life of Hamish MacInnes: Gollancz; 1984: 1st edition. Pages xi + 202, 22 plates (8 colour), map, 23.5cm. Fine in (spine background sunned from red to pale orange) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Includes filming with Sean Connery in the Alps: £15.00
  181. 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: £15.00
  182. MacInnes, H: THE PRICE OF ADVENTURE. More mountain rescue stories from four continents: Hodder & Stoughton; 1987: 1st edition. 192 pages, 8 plates, 22cm. Medium browning to page-edges/outer margins, otherwise Fine in d/w: £10.00
  183. 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: £140.00
  184. 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: £30.00
  185. 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
  186. Mawson, Sir D: THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARD. Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914: Hodder and Stoughton; 1930: reprint of Abridged Popular edition. Pages xxxii + 438, 41 plates, diagrams in text, 3 folding maps, 24cm. Blue speckled cloth; spine sunned, dented in centre and very slightly surface rubbed at spine corners; some foxing outer page-edges and occasionally internally; otherwise VG and sound: £20.00
  187. McDonald, B: TOMAŽ HUMAR: Hutchinson; 2008: Paperback, pages xiv + 258, 16 mostly colour plates, map and route diagrams, 23.5cm. Very slight bruise and minute nick base of spine; otherwise Fine. Tomaž Humar’s incredible story - from escaping war-torn Yugoslavia to one of the world’s greatest mountaineers. Famed for his very serious new routes –Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South Faces, both climbed solo; Ama Dablam, Nuptse……and an audacious solo attempt on the colossal Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat. Tragically he died whilst attempting a solo ascent of the South Face of Langtang Lirung in 2009: £10.00
  188. MacDonald, D., edited by: THE BEST OF ROCK & ICE. An Anthology: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1999: Paperback, 204 pages, 4 photographs in text, 23cm. Fine. Twenty-five of the best stories selected from America’s ‘Rock & Ice’ climbing magazine: £10.00
  189. MacKenzie, M: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MALLORY AND IRVINE. The Wildest Dream: Murray; 2009: 1st edition. Pages viii + 248, 16 plates (mainly in colour), 24cm. Fine in d/w. In 1999 Conrad Anker discovered on the North-East Face of Everest, the body of George Mallory (last seen with Sandy Irvine in 1924), 800 feet below the summit. In 2007 Conrad Anker returned with Leo Houlding and team to film and investigate the feasibility of Mallory and Irvine reaching the summit: £20.00

    Everest 40th Anniversary 1953 – 1993 issue; signed by George Band.
  190. Merz, J., edited by: THE ALPINE JOURNAL 1993. Volume 98 No 342: Ernest Press/Alpine Club; 1993: Signed by George Band on page 7; light browning and slight foxing outer page-edges, slight mark front board, otherwise Fine in d/w: £20.00
  191. 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
  192. 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: £15.00
  193. 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
  194. 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
  195. Messner, R: THE SECOND DEATH OF GEORGE MALLORY. The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everest: St. Martin’s Press, New York; 2001 1st American edition: Pages (xiv) + 205, black and white photographs, sketch, endpaper maps 22cm. Near Fine in Fine d/w. The Legend of George Mallory and the idealism that drove him: £15.00
  196. 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: £65.00
  197. 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 203 (of 500 copies) signed by the author; Fine in (dust wrapper condition – tiny and very faint insignificant mark on front panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. History of the Climbers' Club cottage in North Wales and its climbers: £25.00
  198. 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
  199. 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: £20.00
  200. Mill, H.R: THE LIFE OF SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON: Heinemann; 1923: 1st edition. Origin dark blue cloth, gilt crest on front board; pages xivi + 312, 20 plates, 4 maps in text, 22.5cm. Small previous owner’s bookplate on front endpaper; minor regluing spine ends and corners; slight foxing to fore-edges and a few pages internally, some plates a little wrinkled; G+; no d/w: £35.00
  201. 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, hand-written postcard and smaller card - both signed Gwen; lightish tanning to outer page-edges, VG+ bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – some darkening and a smidgen marked to spine, also a little surface chipping at spine ends and corners, and some surface rubbing at spine joints – but not badly; some marginal tanning on rear panel and inner flaps) 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: £80.00
  202. Moffat, Gwen: SPACE BELOW MY FEET: Quality Book Club; c.1961: 286 pages, 20cm. Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – one or two small repairs, surface chipped base of spine and vicinity and a little light marginal chipping elsewhere, very faint and very unobtrusive stain on front panel; attractive) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  203. Monkhouse, P: ON FOOT IN NORTH WALES: Maclehose; 1934: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 247, 7 plates (1 double), endpaper maps, 19cm. Previous owner’s inscription on half title-page; some spot or small blotches of foxing mainly to fore-edges, very faint and unobtrusive light brown stain edge of two leaves, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – light browning and marginally a little very slight surface rubbing to spine; complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Patrick Monkhouse's classic walking guidebook of the thirties: £15.00
  204. Moran, M: HIGHER GROUND. A Mountain Guide’s Life: Sandstone Press, Dingwall, Scotland; 2014: 1st edition. Paperback, pages xii + 276, 32 colour plates, maps and diagrams in text, 23cm. Fine. Martin Moran is a very accomplished climber and mountain guide. Well known for ascending all 277 Scottish Munros in a single winter and the first continuous traverse of all the Alpine 4000 metre peaks. His personal repertoire includes numerous high grade new winter route in Scotland and pioneering work in the Himalayas: £12.00
  205. Mortlock, C: THE WISDOM OF PURE ADVENTURE. Exciting and radical writing from the renowned author of The Adventure Alternative and The Spirit of Adventure: Outdoor Integrity Publishing, Kendal; 2011: 1st edition. Paperback, 67 pages, 18cm. Fine. Includes a brief account of his first British ascent in 1959 of the Furggen ridge on the Matterhorn with Wilf Noyce: £10.00
  206. :MOUNTAINEERING ACTIVITIES LTD (Equipment Catalogue)::Pamphlet, (12) pages (including paper covers), photo illustrations, 24.5cm. Rear cover slightly marked, VG. MOAC’s second catalogue of the 1970s; with nostalgic climbing equipment, and even more nostalgic prices! The cover photograph by Leo Dickinson, is of Eric Jones on the Ice Hose, Eiger North Wall: £20.00
  207. :MOUNTAINEERING 24 CARD SET: Jacques, Belgium; (c.1958): Rare and complete original set of 24 small paper cards (5 illustrated below), colour picture on front, description on reverse in French and Dutch, 7x5cm; a VG to Fine set. These were issued in chocolate bars by Jacques of Belgium and feature celebrated climbers and landmark ascents of the 19th and 20th century: £30.00
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    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.

  208. :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
  209. :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
  210. :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
  211. :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
  212. 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: £30.00
  213. 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: £10.00
  214. 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: £9.00

    Signed by two Expedition members.
  215. 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': £75.00

    Signed by two Expedition members.
  216. 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; a few blotches of foxing and light discolouring to spine, light browning and foxing to outer page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition some light tanning to spine; but complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £25.00
  217. 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: £30.00
  218. 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: £10.00
  219. O’Dowd, C. & Woodall, I: EVEREST; FREE TO DECIDE. The story of the first South Africans to reach the highest point on earth: Zebra Press, Sandton, South Africa; 1997: 1st edition. Paperback, 303 pages, 16 colour plates, 2 general sketch maps, 24cm. Near Fine: £10.00
  220. 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. South African mountaineer Cathy O’Dowd has stepped into the history books by climbing Everest by both its south and north sides: £25.00
  221. Olsen, J: THE CLIMB UP TO HELL: Gollancz, 1963: 2nd impression. 191 pages, 16 plates, text illustrations, 22cm. Previous owner’s inscription inside front board; old relevant press cutting (dated 31/12/63) now loose at front causing much browning (and sellotape marks) to several pages at front; outer page-edges rather browned and the book has a slight musty smell; otherwise VG in (dust wrapper condition small repairs, lacking less than 1cm from spine ends and ‘one or two’ small pieces from edges of side panels, some marginal chipping; but clean) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The Italian Corti's harrowing rescue from the North Wall of the Eiger in 1957: £8.00

    Signed by the author.
  222. Ommanney, F.D: SOUTH LATITUDE: Longmans, Green; 1938: 1st edition. 308 pages, 16 plates, endpaper maps, 22.5cm. Signed by the author, and dated 21 ii 38 on first blank page; bookplate; spine a little discoloured and lightly marked, tiny mark front board; two pages creased at corner, some spots of foxing to fore-edges, overall VG; no d/w. Exploration and account of life in the Antarctic on board the Royal Research Ship Discovery II: £20.00
  223. Oppenheimer, L.J: THE HEART OF LAKELAND: Sherratt & Hughes, Manchester; 1908: 1st edition. Pages (xiv) + 196, 38 plates, top-edge gilt, 23.5cm. Bookplate inside front board, name, date and initials on front free-endpaper; book slightly shaken, foxing to outer fore-edges; light to medium sunning to spine, a little light age grubbiness and ‘one or two’ minute specks to cloth and a tad very slight edge rubbing; generally VG. Includes the social scene at the Wastdale Head, climbing on Pillar, Bowfell Buttress and early climbs in Buttermere: £40.00
  224. 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: £6.00
  225. 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
  226. 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 condition – small 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

    In German.
  227. Peary, R.E: DEM NORDPOL AM NÄCHSTEN: Voigtländers, Leipzig; 1907: 1st edition. Original dark green cloth, gilt and red device on front board; pages xi + 309, 64 plates, large folding map, 25.5cm; text in German. Top few centimetres of spine, together with front spine corner and 1cm along board very worn, and slightly at base, otherwise Near Fine and very sound. Robert Peary’s travels in the Arctic region between 1892 and 1906, prior to his 1908-1909 North Pole expedition: £30.00

    First editions of all three "Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers".
  228. Ball, J., edited by: PEAKS, PASSES, AND GLACIERS. A Series of Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts; 1859: 1st edition. Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, with gilt emblem on front board; pages xvi + 516, 8 chromo-lithographic (colour) plates , 9 maps, woodcuts in text; 21.5cm. Expertly recased retaining the original boards; the original spine backstrip (repaired along front joint) re-laid, and missing cloth on tiny area corner front board replaced; new endpapers. Gilt on spine a little rubbed and a little dull; damp stain upper rear corner front board (area about 8x8cm), ‘one or two’ very minor marks on boards; internally very clean apart from the occasional spot of foxing (mainly marginal) to the colour plates, a little foxing and some light tanning to the tissue-guards, ‘one or two’ minor notes in margins, and outer fore-edges lightly tanned; otherwise a VG and sound copy. This first series of the famous 'Peaks, Passes and Glaciers' (which pre-date volume one of the Alpine Journal), make an important addition to any Alpine library: £325.00
  229. Kennedy, E.S., edited by: PEAKS, PASSES, AND GLACIERS; Being Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club. Second Series: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1862: 1st edition. Two volumes. Original Alpine Club brown cloth bindings, with gilt decoration on front boards; pages xiv + 445, 5 plates, woodcuts in text, 8 maps; pages viii + 541, 7 plates, woodcuts in text, 6 maps; 21.5cm. Expertly recased retaining the original boards, the original spine backstrips (very slightly deficient) relaid over new matching cloth, new endpapers; the gilt spine lettering of volume 1 very slightly dull but readable; light tanning to outer fore-edges; internally just the occasional slight mark and some lightish foxing at front and rear; two previous owners’ names and dates, and two marginal pencil notes in one volume; a VG sound set in the original ‘Alpine Club’ binding. The second series of the famous 'Peaks, Passes and Glaciers', produced a year before the start of the Alpine Journal in 1863. The pair: £300.00
  230. Field, A.E. & S. Spencer, S., editors: PEAKS, PASSES AND GLACIERS. By Members of the Alpine Club. Third Series: Methuen; 1932: 1st edition. Pages xi + 308 + 8 pages adverts, 16 plates, Alpine Club brown cloth binding, with gilt emblem on front board, 22cm. Some tiny spots of foxing and a hint of very slight tanning to outer page-edges, but Fine; no d/w. Selection of articles taken from the first five volumes of the Alpine Journal: £40.00
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  231. 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: £10.00

    Signed by 18 associates of Don Whillans - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  232. Perrin, J: THE VILLAIN. The Life of Don Whillans: Hutchinson; 2005: 2nd 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; front endpaper very slightly crumpled, a few small faint yellow blotches and the occasional very slight touch of crinkling; VG+ bright copy in Near Fine and complete d/w. The long awaited and much acclaimed biography. Joint Winner of the 2005 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £140.00
  233. 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: £6.00
  234. 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: £10.00
  235. Pfetzer, M. & Galvin, J: WITHIN REACH – MY EVEREST STORY: Dutton Books, New York, 1998: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 224, 8 colour plates, 20cm. Fine in d/w. Mark Pfetzer (the youngest person to attempt Everest) was preparing to summit when the disastrous tragedy of May 1996 unfolded: £15.00
  236. 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
  237. :POSTCARDS::10 unused black and white postcards (probably early 1900s); 9 views of the Chamonix Aiguilles and 1 of a chalet at Forclaz: £20.00
  238. 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
  239. 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
  240. Poucher, W.A: THE MAGIC OF SKYE: Chapman & Hall; 1949: 1st edition. 223 pages, 148 photographs, endpaper maps, 28.5cm. Spine ends at extremities worn but reglued, lower rear corner front board worn (and very slightly deficient) but again neatly reglued and slight stain at upper rear corner; light browning and slightly stained outer fore-edges; a tad marginal foxing to a page-or two; otherwise VG, no d/w. Arguably the author's best and most famous book: £15.00
  241. 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
  242. 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: £20.00
  243. Priestley, Sir R., Adie, R.J. & Robin, G.de Q, edited by: ANTARCTIC RESEARCH. A Review of British Scientific Achievement in Antarctica: Butterworth, 1964: 1st edition. Pages xi + 360, colour frontispiece, 36 colour photographs (on 16 plates), black and white illustrations and figures in text, 29cm. Previous owner’s inscription corner of front endpaper; front pastedown a little marked by joint, some light spots of foxing to outer page-edges, ‘one or two’ very minor and light marks to covers; a VG+ copy inserted into stiff card slipcase (with paper label on spine), together with two maps in card folder. The slipcase is sound, with light coloured blotches of foxing to spine and a few slight marks on rear: £40.00
  244. 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: £35.00
  245. 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: £25.00
  246. 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: £10.00
  247. 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: £15.00
  248. 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
  249. 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
  250. 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 four extracts from climbing books and journals: £10.00
  251. Ralston, A: BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE: Simon & Schuster, London; 2004: 3rd impression. Pages xiii + 354, 16 colour plates, 2 maps, 24cm. Signed by Aron Ralston on publisher’s label pasted onto half-title page; a few tiny spots on front board otherwise Fine in d/w. Aron Ralston’s astonishing fight for survival in a remote part of Utah. After a fall, with arm now trapped under an unmoveable boulder, his choice was to slowly die or amputate his arm. He chose to survive: £10.00
  252. 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: £5.00
  253. 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
  254. 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
  255. 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): £8.00
  256. 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: £10.00
  257. 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: £65.00
  258. Rey, G: THE MATTERHORN: Fisher Unwin; (reprint) dated 1908 base of title-page: (but December 1907, 2nd edition stated on reverse). 336 pages, 35 plates (14 mounted colour drawings, 10 pen and ink drawings by Edoardo Rubino and 11 photographs); 13 pen and ink drawings in text, 27cm. Covers discoloured, marked and stained; a lean to spine, spine also a little worn at edges and gilt lettering dull; internally nice and clean apart from small vacated worm damage front inner spine joint (slightly penetrating two or three pages); endpapers lightly tanned, light foxing outer fore-edges and signs of a little damp top outer-edge of pages and slightly penetrating (for just a few millimetres) a few pages near rear; hence a reading copy, or for rebinding of this impressive volume: £50.00
  259. 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 condition – light 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: £15.00
  260. 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: £10.00
  261. 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: £10.00
  262. 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: £8.00
  263. 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
  264. 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
  265. Rose, D. & Douglas, E: REGIONS OF THE HEART. The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves: Joseph; 1999: 2nd printing. Pages xii + 290, 8 black and white plates, 24cm. Medium browning to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in d/w. 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
  266. 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: £60.00
  267. 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) dust wrapper of the period showing men ascending Everest: £18.00
  268. Rymill, J: SOUTHERN LIGHTS. The Official Account of the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-1937: Chatto & Windus; 1938: 1st edition. Original green cloth, with light brown and gilt spine label; pages xv + 296, 79 (of 80) plates, maps and diagrams (including large folding map at rear, 28cm. Lacks one plate; ‘one or two’ very slight marks to spine and a smidgen lightened, light browning to outer-edges of pages; a VG and sound copy; no d/w: £50.00
  269. 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
  270. 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: £10.00
  271. 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": £10.00
  272. 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. Fine in d/w. Published on the seventieth anniversary of the first ascent of the Girdle Traverse of Scafell. The author being a participant of this historic event: £25.00
  273. 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

    G.A. Solly’s copies.
  274. :SCOTTISH MOUNTAINEERING CLUB GUIDE BOOK. Divisions I & II. III::(titled on front covers). Two volumes; black cloth covered (thin) boards, containing pages, photographs, sketches and blank pages for notes, 22cm. Bound in volume 1, in the following order, pages (111- 118 from No.34 SMC Journal January 1901); 172-203; 235-248; 23-32; 88-100; 231-241; 101-109; 132-176 & 222-235. Bound in volume 2, in the following order, pages (245-278 from No. 41 SMC Journal May 1903); 324-362; 41-72; 125-132; 166-178; 197-210; 258-281 & 318-326. Condition; vol 1 - spine surface worn/rubbed, but sound; boards a little marked and slightly rubbed at edges; vol 2 - again sound, lightly rubbed at extremities, but lacking piece of cloth 3x2cm from lower spine and 0.5cm from spine base; both volumes have some foxing to endpapers, outer fore-edges and occasionally elsewhere. These two volumes contain the guide book sections of early SMC Journals, and appear to be bound up for convenience in assisting research and further exploration in the Highlands of Scotland. Signed in pencil by G. A. Solly on front pastedown of both books; plus a few marginal pencil notes (presumably by him). Godfrey A. Solly (1858-1942), climbed with many of the leading climbers of two generations. A very accomplished Alpinist and notable pioneer climber, including in Scotland and the Lake District. His first ascent of Eagle’s Nest Ridge Direct on Great Gable in 1892, was considered a very bold and outstanding feat at that time: £90.00

    Scottish Mountaineering Club District Guides.
  275. 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
  276. 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
  277. 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
  278. 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
  279. 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
  280. :THE MANIKARIN SPIRE EXPEDITION 1973::Pamphlet, (8) pages (including paper covers), folded and loose as issued, illustrations, 21cm. Near Fine. Account of a small Alpine style expedition to the Kulu Valley in Northern India; which included the Burgess twins, Bob Dearman and Bob Toogood. A rare expedition report: £25.00

    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 the Peak District and surrounding area.
  281. :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
  282. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1950-51:: Card covers, 208 pages, plates, map, 12cm. VG+. Jubilee Issue: £10.00
  283. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1952-3:: Card covers, 152 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. Fine: £10.00
  284. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1953-4:: Card covers, 144 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. Fine: £10.00
  285. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1954-5:: Card covers, 144 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. Fine: £10.00
  286. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1955-6:: Card covers, 144 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. VG+: £8.00
  287. :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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  288. Siggins, L: EVEREST CALLING. Ascent of the Dark Side; The Mallory-Irvine Ridge: Mainstream, Edinburgh; 1994: 1st edition. 191 pages, colour and black and white photographs, 25.5cm. Near Fine in Fine d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. First Irish ascent of Everest by Dawson Stelfox and first British by the North Ridge: £20.00
  289. 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: £6.00
  290. 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: £10.00
  291. Shipton, E: MOUNTAINS OF TARTARY: Hodder and Stoughton; (1951): 1st edition. 224 pages, 23 plates, endpaper maps, 23cm. Previous owner’s name reverse of front endpaper; lightish sunning to spine, gilt lettering slightly rubbed and a minute speck lower half; light browning and a touch light speckling to fore-edges, generally VG, no d/w. Eric Shipton explorations during his stay as the Consul-General at Kashgar, and includes an attempt on Muztagh Ata: £10.00
  292. Shipton, E.E: NANDA DEVI: Hodder & Stoughton; 1936: 1st edition. Pages xvi, 310, 27 tissue-guarded plates, drawings in text by Bip Pares, map/diagram front endpapers, 23cm. Previous owner’s neat initials and date corner of second endpaper; a very slight lean to spine, cloth on lower rear corner rear board a little wrinkled; medium foxing and browning to fore-edges and the occasional touch of marginal foxing elsewhere, a few pages at upper page margin slightly nicked and foxed in the immediate vicinity; a VG bright copy, no d/w. Shipton and Tilman entered the Rishi Gorge and reached the Nanda Devi Sanctuary: £75.00
  293. Simpson, J: TOUCHING THE VOID: Cape; 2008: reprint. 173 pages, 12 plates (8 colour), diagram, endpaper maps, 24cm. Signed by Joe Simpson on title-page; a few light brown and marginal specks and tiny blotches, mainly confined to lower fore-edges, VG+ in Fine 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
  294. 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: £20.00
  295. 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
  296. 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’: £10.00
  297. Smith, W.P. Haskett & Hart, H.C: CLIMBING IN THE BRITISH ISLES. 11.-WALES AND IRELAND: Longmans, Green; 1895: 1st edition. Pages viii + 197; 31 illustrations by Ellis Carr, 9 plans, 16cm. Previous owner’s name and address, dated June 1898 at front, plus 2 marginal climbing notes on page 74, again dated 1898; spine sunned with the gilt lettering just readable, top 1cm front board discoloured and slightly rubbed and reglued at edge; rear board a little age-marked, plus tiny spot; boards also slightly bowed, otherwise VG. The second British climbing guide book in the series. Volume III (Scotland) was never produced: £50.00
  298. 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
  299. 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: £25.00
  300. 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: £30.00
  301. 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 conditionspine 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: £65.00
  302. 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
  303. Stainforth, G: THE PEAK. Past and Present: Constable; 1998: 1st edition. 224 pages, many superb colour photographs, map, 30cm. Signed and inscribed by the author "To Peter, Enjoy the history. Today’s standards are based on yesterday’s achievements. Best wishes, Gordon Stainforth. 15.8.98"; book sound, a few pages slightly proud at fore-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition - a little very minor edge rubbing, one corner slightly ruffled) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. 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: £20.00
  304. Steele, P: ERIC SHIPTON. Everest and Beyond: Constable; 1998: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 290, 16 black and white plates, 22 maps and text drawings, 24cm. Very minor bump rear corner rear board, Fine in likewise d/w. Peter Steele's biography of the great explorer and mountaineer Eric Shipton. Winner of the 1998 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £25.00
  305. 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. Fine in d/w: £10.00
  306. Stokes, Brummie: SOLDIERS AND SHERPAS. A Taste for Adventure: Michael Joseph; 1988: 1st edition. Pages (vi) + 250, 32 plates (24 colour), frontispiece, drawing, endpaper maps, 24cm. Signed and inscribed by the author "Best wishes JH Stokes ‘Brummie’ Nov ’88"; VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – light to medium sunning to spine, but lettering perfectly readable) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Autobiography of soldier, member of the elite SAS, mountaineer and Everest climber 'Brummie' Stokes: £25.00
  307. Styles, S: BACKPACKING IN ALPS AND PYRENEES: Gollancz, 1976: 1st edition. 191 pages, 12 black and white plates, 3 diagram route maps, 22cm. Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – spine background a little lightly sunned) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The author describes three holiday trips. High-level Route from Montreux to Meiringen (Bernese Oberland); Ax-les-Thermes to Bagnères de Luchon through Andorra and Spain (Central Pyrenees, and Martigny to Brig over ten passes (Pennine Alps): £15.00
  308. 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: £10.00
  309. 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. Useful walking and exploring guide to the area - in the Snowdonia District Guide Book series: £6.00
  310. Styles, S: THE CAMPER'S & TRAMPER'S WEEK-END BOOK: Seeley Service; (1956): 1st edition. 271 pages, text illustrations by John Sweet, illustrated endpapers, 19cm. Previous owner’s faint inscription on first blank page; small lean to spine, minor surface rubbing tips of spine, a few slight sellotape marks endpapers; VG clean copy in (dust wrapper condition – spine slightly darkened, with a slight and unobtrusive water stain at head) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Same series as 'The Mountaineer's Week-End Book': £30.00
  311. Styles, S: THE MOUNTAINEER'S WEEK-END BOOK: Seeley Service; (1950): 1st edition. 408 pages, delightful text illustrations by Thomas Beck, 19cm. Spine lightly sunned, but more so at tips and vicinity, tiny faint mark top outer-edge of pages; VG+ clean copy in (dust wrapper condition – spine browned and very slightly mottled) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A fascinating and very varied mountaineering compendium; includes ‘The Ballad of Idwal Slabs’ and much more besides: £25.00

    2 guides on Malta, signed by Showell Styles.
  312. Styles, S. (Midland Association of Mountaineers): WALKS AND CLIMBS IN MALTA: Progress Press, Valetta, (Malta); (1949*): 1st edition. Paper covered pamphlet, 79 pages, 6 diagrams, 18cm. Signed Showell Styles and dated 1994 on title-page; some tanning outer page-edges and a slight touch marginally to covers, VG+. *The 1960 3rd impression of this guide states the first edition date is 1949, and not 1944 as normally accepted, presumably as the Forward is dated 1944: £75.00
  313. Styles, S. (Midland Association of Mountaineers): WALKS AND CLIMBS IN MALTA: Progress Press, Valetta, (Malta); 1960: 3rd impression. Paper covered pamphlet, 79 pages, 6 diagrams, 18cm. Signed Showell Styles and dated 1993 on title-page; Near Fine: £40.00
  314. 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
  315. Tarbuck, K: SAFETY-METHODS WITH NYLON ROPE: Mountaineering Association; (c.1954): Pamphlet, 24 pages (including paper covers), illustrated, 21.5cm. Very light and minor vertical crease, extreme tip of lower rear corner of front cover a tad dog-eared, slight rusting to staples, VG+. Issued as a Special Supplement to "Mountain Craft" – the journal of the Mountaineering Association. Important issues for its time but now useful only as a period piece: £10.00
  316. Taylor, W.C: THE SNOWS OF YESTERYEAR: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Toronto, Canada; 1973: 1st edition. Pages (vi) + 186, illustrations, maps, 24cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition – a smidgen very minor surface rubbing to spine; complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Biography of J. Norman Collie: £10.00
  317. 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: £10.00
  318. :THE POLAR SALE Catalogue: Christie’s London, Tuesday 25 September 2001: Paperback, 357 pages, numerous colour, and black and white illustrations, 27cm. Fine. Substantial catalogue of the Polar Sale, including ‘The Shackleton Collection’: £10.00

    Three Rare 1950s Mount Everest Newspapers - bound together.
  319. :THE TIMES MOUNT EVEREST RECONNAISSANCE EXPEDITION 1951 – SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: The Times: Newspaper, 16 pages, black and white photographs, maps, advertisements, 40.5cm. Outer tip of pages very slightly browned, otherwise Fine.
    THE TIMES THE FIRST ASCENT OF MOUNT EVEREST - SUPPLEMENT JULY 1953. The Times. Newspaper, 32 pages, black and white photographs, maps, advertisements, 46cm. Outer spine joint torn at lower 9cm and some raggedness, a tad light browning, otherwise VG+.
    THE TIMES EVEREST COLOUR SUPPLEMENT 1953. (24) pages including paper covers, photographs (some colour), map, 38cm. Some rusting to staples, otherwise Fine.
    All 3 newspapers sometime bound together (a little amateurly) in stiff boards and cloth spine. The covers are worn and age-marked and slightly torn base of spine. These historic newspapers are difficult to find, especially in such nice condition and quite rare, the 1951 edition being particularly so: £95.00
  320. Thompson, S: A LONG WALK WITH LORD CONWAY. An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer: Signal Books, Oxford; 2013: 1st edition. Pages viii + 318, 8 black and white plates, 4 maps (1 double), 22cm. Fine in d/w. Martin Conway was the first man to walk the Alps ‘from end to end’; a 1000-mile journey, commenced on the Col de Tende in Italy on 1 June 1894, and finished 87 days later, on the summit of Ankogel in Austria. Simon Thompson follows on in the footsteps of Conway, and describes his extremely eventful and adventurous life: £20.00
  321. 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: £8.00
  322. Thubron; C: TO A MOUNTAIN IN TIBET: Harper Collins, New York; 2011: 1st American edition. Pages (vii) + 227, map, 22cm. Minute spot bottom outer-edge of pages, Fine in d/w. Account of Colin Thubron’s trek from Nepal, over the high passes of Tibet to Mount Kailas, and then joining Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims in the ritual circling of their most sacred mountain: £8.00
  323. 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
  324. Tilman, H.W: CHINA TO CHITRAL: Cambridge University Press; 1951: 1st edition. Pages xii + 124, 69 plates, 4 maps, 24cm. Lightish sunning to spine and gilt lettering darkened, otherwise Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – spine surface rubbed mainly at extremities, but especially at one lower corner which covers less than 1 square centimetre; ‘one or two’ tiny specks) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Attempts with Shipton on Bogdo Ola and Chakar Aghil and the author's journeying through Chinese Turkestan: £45.00

    A Fine and Rare signed copy by H.W. Tilman.
  325. Tilman, H.W: IN MISCHIEF’S WAKE: Hollis & Carter; 1971: 1st edition. 167 pages, 12 plates, 4 track charts, 22cm. Signed by H.W. Tilman and dated 10.10.71. on title page; two words in text crossed through and neatly altered (in margin) in red ink; a Fine copy in (dust wrapper conditionalso Fine, apart from a minute and unobtrusive repair at head of spine, and a small area of light surface rubbing and a smidgen minor marked, at upper inside edge of inner flap) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Tilman’s three voyages; the final one with ‘Mischief’ after she drifted onto a rock off the island Jan Mayen in the Arctic (1968); first voyage with his new boat ‘Sea Breeze’ to off the coast of East Greenland (1969); and finally landing on West Greenland during the second voyage of ‘Sea Breeze’ (1970): £350.00

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  326. Tilman, H.W: MISCHIEF AMONG THE PENGUINS: Grafton; 1988: Paperback, 192 pages, 3 maps, 2 figures, 21.5cm. Fine. Tilman's voyage to (and exploration) of the remote Crozet and Kerguelen Islands in the Southern Indian Ocean: £10.00
  327. 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: £25.00
  328. Tilman, H.W: MOUNT EVEREST 1938: Cambridge University Press; 1948: 1st edition . Pages x + 160, 34 plates, 4 maps, 22.5cm. Upper 3cm of spine and small corresponding part of rear board a smidgen darkened, gilt spine lettering a little dull, a few marginal and scattered brown flecks or tiny stains at front and a hint of very slight foxing to top outer-edge of pages; VG, no d/w. This small expedition included Shipton, Smythe and Odell: £15.00
  329. Tilman, H.W: NEPAL HIMALAYA: Cambridge University Press; 1952: 1st edition. Pages xii + 272, 40 plates, 7 maps, 22.5cm. Some darkening to spine, some lightish surface rubbing to spine ends and sides and some shelf wear at base, a few tiny spots of foxing mainly at fore-edges, otherwise VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – light crease across centre, spine a little lightly surface rubbed at ends, rear joint and slightly across centre; but complete apart upper from corner of front inner flap – but not price-clipped and very bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The story of three expeditions - the Langtang Himal (1949); the Annapurna Himal (1950); and the Nepal side of Everest: £50.00
  330. Tilman, H.W: SNOW ON THE EQUATOR: Bell, 1937: 1st edition. Pages xi + 265, 20 plates, 4 maps, 22.5cm. Spine lightly sunned, a little rubbing to silver background of title block on spine and a small ragged stain (a little darker than cloth) and about 1 square centimetre in area, at head of spine; VG, no d/w. Ascents of Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro and Ruwenzori with Eric Shipton: £60.00
  331. Tilman, H.W: THE ASCENT OF NANDA DEVI: Cambridge University Press; 1937: 1st edition. Pages xiii, 235; 35 plates, 2 maps (1 folding), 23cm. Base of boards shelf rubbed, some surface rubbing base of spine and vicinity and a touch at head, lower corner of rear board (close to tip) slightly cracked; slight touch of foxing to fore-edges and endpapers; otherwise VG in (dust wrapper condition – repaired and a little deficient – lacking about 0.5cm from spine ends and vicinity, triangular piece 4x2cm from lower rear corner front panel and a few tiny edge pieces; spine browned, slightly water stained and a little lightly surface grazed; rear panel very slightly age-marked) d/w now permanently sealed in clear plastic. The British-American 1936 expedition; first ascent by Tilman and Odell: £95.00
  332. Tilman, H.W: TWO MOUNTAINS AND A RIVER: Cambridge University Press, 1949: 1st edition. Pages xii + 233, 37 plates, 6 maps, 22.5cm. Light shelf wear base of boards and spine; upper tip of spine and top-edge of boards a tad rubbed, but a Near Fine very bright and clean copy in (dust wrapper condition – spine sunned from pink to white, but lettering unaffected; spine and vicinity a tad slightly and marginally marked; price-clipped but replaced with an updated price sticker) d/w in permanently sealed clear plastic and finally inserted in a loose plastic sleeve. Account of Tilman's attempts on Rakaposhi and (with Shipton) Muztagh Ata; and his journey to the source of the River Oxus: £50.00
  333. Tilman, H.W: WHEN MEN & MOUNTAINS MEET: Cambridge University Press; 1947: reprint. Pages x + 232, 36 plates, 6 sketch maps, 22.5cm. Previous owner’s bookplate inside front board; slight mark lower front board and a tad sunning edge of rear one, endpapers a little foxed and slightly age-marked, slight foxing outer fore-edges, VG, no d/w. Peacetime exploring in the Assam Himalayas; wartime exploits fighting with the Albanian and Italian partisans: £10.00
  334. 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. Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – extremities surface rubbed, but mainly spine ends and rear corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Climbing and skiing expedition: £40.00
  335. Tullis, Julie: CLOUDS FROM BOTH SIDES: Grafton; 1986 1st edition: Pages (xiv) + 306, 24 plates (16 colour), maps, diagram, 24cm. Very slight foxing top outer-edge of pages, VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine title sunned from red to grey) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Autobiography of mountaineer and film-maker Julie Tullis, who died during the 1986 tragic summer on K2 whilst with Kurt Diemberger: £15.00
  336. 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. Contains an additional forward by Arlene Blum and a last chapter "The Final Summit" by Peter Gillman: £10.00
  337. Tyndall, J: HOURS OF EXERCISE IN THE ALPS: Longmans, Green, 1871: 1st edition. Pages xii + 473 + (2) & 32 pages adverts, 7 engraved plates, line and decorated boards, 20cm. Original green decorated cloth; bookplate of Charles Thurstan Holland on front endpaper; spine evenly darkened with a little very slight regluing at tips, and likewise rear corners of boards; internally - front inner hinge reglued and adjacent (up to 0.5cm width) of pastedown of inside board (against joint) partly surface damaged, front free-endpaper slightly rubbed; some foxing to a few pages at front (including plate tissue-guard) and a little elsewhere; VG. Describes Tyndall's first ascent of the Weisshorn with Bennen; his three attempts on the Matterhorn and his other mainly Alpine climbs: £150.00
  338. 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': £20.00
  339. 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: £10.00

    Rare first issue.
  340. :University College of Wales Mountaineering Club MAGAZINE AND HANDBOOK: U.C.W.M.C; 1963: Paper covers, (32) pages typescript and 1 illustrated plate, stapled together, 33x20cm. Lacks rear cover; crease down centre and corners very slightly dog-eared; front cover a little spotted, slightly marked and lacks tiny piece upper corner at spine; last page slightly grubby; hence G. The rare first issue of the Club magazine and handbook. Includes 5 or 6 pages of new routes at Aberystwyth, from 1957; as well as hilarious adverts and pieces by C.L. Inker, pseudonym of Showell Styles, before using Glyn Carr for his famous mountaineering detective fiction: £25.00
  341. Unsworth, W., compiled by: ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MOUNTAINEERING: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992: enlarged and updated edition. Paperback, 383 pages, photographs in text, maps and diagrams, 23cm. Minute bump and minor regluing at tip of upper spine corner, otherwise Fine. A very useful reference work; includes over 400 climber entries past and present (up to 1992), brief histories, first ascents, techniques, ethics, etc: £10.00
  342. Unsworth, W: EVEREST: Oxford Illustrated Press, 1989: revised edition. Pages xvi + 704, 64 plates (16 colour), 24cm. Signed by the author; Fine in d/w. Important history of Mount Everest - up to 1989: £12.00
  343. 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 (dust wrapper condition – a little chipped at extremities; bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A good general narrative guide: £10.00
  344. 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. A smidgen of light foxing to outer page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine slightly sunned and a little rubbed at edges and extremities) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  345. 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: £10.00
  346. Venables, S: A SLENDER THREAD. Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya: Hutchinson, 2000: 1st edition. Pages xv + 208, 16 colour plates, black and white photographs, 2 maps, 24cm. Signed by Stephen Venables on title-page; Near Fine in Fine d/w. Whilst descending from the first ascent of Panch Chuli V in the Himalayas, Stephen Venables fell breaking both legs; then follows a remarkable escape to safety: £15.00
  347. 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: £25.00
  348. 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
  349. 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: £8.00
  350. Victor, Paul-Émile: MAN AND THE CONQUEST OF THE POLES: Hamilton, 1964: 1st UK edition. Pages viii + 306, 28 plates, endpaper maps, 24cm. Title-page very slightly marked, slight foxing mainly to outer page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition – a little light surface rubbing, price-clipped; VG) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. History of the conquest of the North and South Poles from the earliest times to the first atomic submarine: £10.00

    Early impressions of Wainwright pictorial guides.
  351. Wainwright, A: A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO THE LAKELAND FELLS. Book Three. The Central Fells: Henry Marshall, Kentmere; (c.1960) 9th impression: Drawings, blue covers/silver lettering, round corners, 12/6 priced dust wrapper, 18cm. Previous owner’s name corner of front endpaper; light bubbling inside front board, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – repaired, slight loss mainly spine ends, some grubbiness, some staining to front panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. An early impression: £20.00
  352. Wainwright, A: A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO THE LAKELAND FELLS. Book Four. The Southern Fells: Henry Marshall, Kentmere; (c.1960) 7th impression: Drawings, light brown covers/blue lettering, round corners, 12/6 priced dust wrapper, 18cm. Very slight lean to spine, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – repaired, lacking ragged piece 2x2cm lower spine - 3cm from base, and slightly at ends and flap joints; slight cup stain rear panel, lightly grubby) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £20.00
  353. 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: £6.00
  354. Wainwright, A: A FOURTH LAKELAND SKETCHBOOK: Frances Lincoln; 2004: Unpaginated, 80 drawings, 18x24cm. Fine in d/w: £6.00
  355. Wainwright, A: A FIFTH LAKELAND SKETCHBOOK: Frances Lincoln; 2004: Unpaginated, 80 drawings, 18x24cm. Fine in d/w: £6.00
  356. 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
  357. 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
  358. 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
  359. 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
  360. Weddell, J., introduced by Sir Vivian Fuchs: A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE. Performed in the Years 1822-24: Containing an Examination of the Antarctic Sea, to the seventy-fourth Degree of Latitude; and a Visit to Tierra del Fuego, ...................... with Observations on the Probability of Reaching the South Pole, ............... David & Charles; 1970: reprint of the 1827 2nd edition. Pages iv + 324, engravings and charts (some folding), 22cm. Spots of foxing to outer page-edges, but mainly top-edge; a minuscule touch of very slight edge rubbing, but a VG and very bright copy; no d/w. A modern reprint of the 1827 second edition: £15.00
  361. 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
  362. 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: £10.00
  363. 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: £6.00
  364. West, J.B: EVEREST THE TESTING PLACE: McGraw-Hill, New York, 1985: Pages xiv + 187, 16 colour plates, 8 text figures, 23.5cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition - ‘Everest’ red lettering on spine a smidgen sunned) d/w. Account of the successful American Medical Research Expedition to Everest: £15.00
  365. 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
  366. Whillans, D. & Ormerod, A: DON WHILLANS. Portrait of a Mountaineer: Heinemann; 1971: 1st edition. Pages x + 266, 16 plates, 22cm. Very light browning to outer page-edges, a smidgen very light mottling at base of front board, but a VG+ very bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – two tiny edge repairs on front panel, otherwise Fine and complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Biography of a brilliant climber: £75.00
  367. 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
  368. Whymper, E: A GUIDE TO ZERMATT AND THE MATTERHORN: Murray; 1910: (date from adverts). Original paperback with printed paper covers; pages xv + 224 + 45 pages adverts, 75 text engravings and plans, folding view and 2 folding maps, 19cm. Ex library but in the original paper covers; no library marking apart from small rubber stamp mark (partly erased), upper rear corner of front cover, but LACKS ‘title-page’; spine dark browned with some rubbing and neat regluing, lighter browning to outer page-edges and part sides; otherwise VG. 1910 edition of Edward Whymper’s famous classic guide; first published in 1897: £30.00
  369. Whymper, E: A GUIDE TO CHAMONIX AND THE RANGE OF MONT BLANC: Murray; 1909: (date from adverts). Original paperback with printed paper covers; pages xv + 206 + 44 pages adverts, 63 text illustrations, 3 folding plans, 1 folding illustration and 1 folding map, 19cm. Ex library but in the original paper covers; no library marking apart from small rubber stamp mark (very faint) and number upper rear corner of front cover, and small label base of spine, but LACKS ‘title-page’; spine dark browned with some rubbing and neat regluing, some lighter browning to outer page-edges and slightly to sides, rear paper covers a little creased; otherwise VG. 1909 edition of Edward’s Whymper's famous guide; first published in 1896: £30.00
  370. Wilson, K., edited by: THE GAMES CLIMBERS PLAY: Diadem; 1978: 1st edition. 688 pages, 25 plates, cartoons by Sheridan Anderson, 22.5cm. Top-edge of covers sunned, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – 1cm closed tear repaired at upper spine joint) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Excellent anthology containing selections of 100 articles extracted mainly from magazines and journals of the period: £15.00
  371. 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: £10.00
  372. 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
  373. 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
  374. 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: £20.00
  375. 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: £25.00
  376. 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: £5.00
  377. :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: £10.00

    Includes a typed account of "The Traverse of the Main Cuillin Ridge………", dated 1935.
  378. Wright, J.E.B: MOUNTAIN DAYS IN THE ISLE OF SKYE: Moray Press; 1934: 1st edition. Pages 239 + (4) pages adverts, 63 plates, 22cm. Previous owner’s name (W.A. Robinson) front endpaper; small light blotches of foxing and slight discolouring to spine, with very slight regluing upper tip; medium tanning and yellowing to outer page-edges, otherwise VG, no d/w. Plus ‘working notes’ and an interesting typed account of "The Traverse of the Main Cuillin Ridge from Sron na Ciche to Sgurr nan Gillean (including the Cioch & Eastern Gully)". Described by Mr. W.A. Robinson who did the traverse with Mr. Monkhouse, July 1935; 11 loose pages + title and schedule page, 25x21cm. Folded across centre, a little rust-marked (from paper clip) on corners, slightly marked and a tad very slightly frayed. J.E.B. Wright was a professional guide and founder of the Mountaineering Association; his classic climbing book on Skye: £75.00
  379. 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': £25.00
  380. 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
  381. 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
  382. 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
  383. 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) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Geoffrey Winthrop Young's classic climbing manual. A literary masterpiece!: £25.00
  384. 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.
  385. 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
  386. :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: £5.00

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