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  1. Abraham, G. & A: ROCK-CLIMBING IN NORTH WALES: G.P. Abraham, Keswick, 1906: 1st edition. Pages xxii + 394 + 4 pages advertisements, 30 monogravure plates, 10 plates outline drawings, pen and ink sketches, top edge gilt, 23.5cm. Sometime recased (very slightly misaligned) into original boards and spine which is stuck to backstrip; surface glaze on boards dull and mottled and lightly shelf rubbed at base, spine slightly age-marked, very slightly bubbled and a smidgen lightly creased; internally previous owner’s pencil inscription head of second front endpaper; inner hinges reglued with some surface chipping especially at rear, front paste-down slightly marked and rear one marginally age-marked; several pages at rear very slightly crumpled, ‘one or two’ pages at front slightly creased at corner and light browning and a few spots to fore-edges, occasional slight marginal mark; hence a Good sound copy. The second part of the famous Abraham-Jones trilogy, and a most important Welsh climbing classic: £240.00
  2. Abraham, G.D: BRITISH MOUNTAIN CLIMBS: Mills & Boon; 1937: 4th edition. Pages xvi + 448, 18 plates, 21 outline drawings, 17.5cm. Complete, but pages 49-64 bound out of sequence. Previous owner’s bookplate inside front board; faint water stain lower corner of frontispiece and a slight touch of wrinkling in vicinity; surface glaze dull (8x8cm) on lower rear corner of rear board; slight foxing top outer edge of pages; but otherwise a Near Fine very clean copy in (dust wrapper condition - spine age-darkened, slightly rubbed and tiny loss at base) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Primarily a guidebook but also useful for the history of early British climbing: £25.00
  3. Abraham, G.D: BRITISH MOUNTAIN CLIMBS: Mills & Boon; 1945 5th edition: Pages xvi + 448, 18 plates, 21outline drawings, 18cm. Previous owner’s name and address in capital letters on front endpaper; light browning and a smidgen foxing to outer page-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - spine lacking triangular piece 1cm deep from head of spine and slightly at base, spine also browned and slightly age-marked, a touch marginal browning to sides) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £20.00
  4. Abraham, G.D: BRITISH MOUNTAIN CLIMBS: Mills & Boon; 1948 6th edition: Pages xvi + 448, 19 plates, 21 outline drawings, 18cm. Small repair edge of front free-endpaper, light to medium browning to outer page-edges and a little foxing to top-edge; a VG bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - small repairs, some darkening, mottling and age-discoloured to spine, with a smidgen loss at ends) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £20.00

    Hugh Banner’s copy.
  5. 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: £25.00
  6. 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

    Alpine Journals; attractively bound in the original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, with gilt emblem on front board.
  7. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 1 1/1863-8/1864::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding. Large presentation inscription at front to Arthur Leslie Bill from F.M. Beaumont and dated July 17 1912; minute nick reglued head of spine, VG: £295.00
  8. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 2 9/1865-16/1866::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; VG+: £245.00
  9. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 3 1867::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; VG+: £195.00
  10. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 4 21/1868 - 28/1870::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; VG+: £150.00
  11. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 5 29/1870-36/1872::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; VG+: £150.00
  12. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 6 37/1872-44/1874::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; small snag reglued spine edge, VG: £120.00
  13. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 7 45/1874-52/1876::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; VG: £120.00
  14. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 8 53/1876-60/1878::Also bound in at rear ‘Modern Mountaineering and the History of the Alpine Club’ by William Longman, 94 pages. Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; VG: £120.00
  15. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 9 61/1878-68/1880:: Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; VG: £95.00
  16. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 10 69/1880-76/1882::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; spine lightly wrinkled, VG: £95.00
  17. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 11 77/1882-84/1884::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; VG: £95.00
  18. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 12 85/1884-92/1886::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; VG: £95.00
  19. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 13 93/1886-100/1888::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; minor regluing lower rear spine joint, VG: £95.00
  20. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 14 101/1888-106/1889::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; 2 bookplates, Near Fine: £75.00
  21. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 15 107/1890-114/1891::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; 2 bookplates; VG+: £75.00
  22. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 16 115/1892-122/1893::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, VG+: £75.00
  23. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 17 123/1894-130/1895::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, VG: £75.00
  24. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 18 131/1896-138/1897::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; 2 bookplates; VG+: £75.00
  25. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 19 139/1898-146/1899::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, 2 bookplates; VG+: £75.00
  26. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 20 147/1900-154/1901::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, VG+: £75.00
  27. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 21 155/1902-162/1903::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Near Fine: £65.00
  28. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 22 163/1904-170/1905::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Near Fine: £65.00
  29. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 23 171/1906-178/1907::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, VG+: £65.00
  30. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 24 179/1908-186/1909::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, VG+: £65.00
  31. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 25 187/1910-194/1911::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Near Fine: £65.00
  32. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 26 195-198/1912::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Near Fine: £50.00
  33. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 27 199-202/1913::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Fine: £50.00
  34. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 28 203-206/1914::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding. Paul Nunn’s signature and address label front endpaper; spine gilt very faint, but background unaffected, VG: £50.00
  35. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 29 207-210/1915::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Fine: £50.00
  36. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 30 211-213/1916::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Fine: £50.00
  37. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 31 214-216/1917::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, spine gilt very faint, but background unaffected, VG+: £50.00
  38. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 32 217/1918-219/1919::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, spine gilt very faint, but background unaffected, very minor crease on spine, VG: £50.00
  39. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 33 220/1920-222/1921::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, spine gilt very faint, but background unaffected, VG+: £50.00
  40. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 34 223/1921-225/1922::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Fine: £50.00
  41. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 35 226-227/1923::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Fine: £50.00
  42. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 36 228-229/1924::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Fine: £50.00
  43. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 37 230-231/1925::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Fine: £50.00
  44. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 38 232-233/1926::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Fine: £50.00
  45. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 39 234-235/1927::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Fine: £50.00
  46. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 40 236-237/1928::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Fine: £50.00
  47. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 41 238-239/1929::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Fine: £50.00
  48. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 42 240-241/1930::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, Fine: £45.00
  49. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 43 242-243/1931::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; Fine: £45.00
  50. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 44 244-245/1932::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding. Fine: £45.00
  51. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 45 246-247/1933::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; Fine: £45.00
  52. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 46 248-249/1934::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; Fine: £45.00
  53. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 47 250-251/1935::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; Fine: £45.00
  54. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 48 252-253/1936::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; spine gilt lettering partly dull, Near Fine: £45.00
  55. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 49 254-255/1937::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; Fine: £45.00
  56. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 50 256-257/1938::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; Fine: £45.00
  57. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 51 258-259/1939::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; Fine: £45.00
  58. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 52 260-261/1940::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; name and place front endpaper, Fine: £45.00
  59. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 53 262/1941-265/1942::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; Fine: £45.00
  60. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 54 266/1943-269/1944::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; name on front endpaper, Fine: £45.00
  61. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 55 270/1945-273/1946::Original Alpine Club light brown cloth binding (different colour than normal). Gilt lettering on spine dull but just readable, spine background lightly sunned, VG: £35.00
  62. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 56 274/1947-277/1948:: Original Alpine Club light brown cloth binding (different colour than normal). Cloth a little grubby and spotted, lightly sunned, gilt dull and tiny indent centre of spine, otherwise VG: £25.00
  63. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 57::Supplied as 4 paperback issues. VG+ copies; 278/May 1949; 279/Nov 1949; 280/May 1950; 281/Nov 1950; for all 4 issues: £20.00
  64. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 58 282/1951-285/1952::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; name on front endpaper, a little slight mottling on spine, VG+: £40.00
  65. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 59::Supplied as 4 paperback issues. Lacks 1cm from base of one spine, otherwise VG+ copies; 286/May 1953; 287/Nov 1953; 288/May 1954; 289/Nov 1954; for all 4 issues: £20.00
  66. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 60 290-291/1955::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, but binding 1cm shorter than normal; name on front endpaper, Near Fine: £30.00
  67. :ALPINE JOURNAL::Paperbacks, VG unless stated. 292/May 1956; 293/Nov 1956; 294/May 1957 tanning and slight regluing to spine; price each: £5.00
  68. :ALPINE JOURNAL::Original green cloth binding. Fine in d/w. 295/1957 Alpine Centenary 1857-1957: £20.00
  69. :ALPINE JOURNAL::Paperbacks, VG+ copies. 296/May 1958; 297/Nov 1958; price each: £5.00
  70. :ALPINE JOURNAL::Original green cloth binding. F-/F copies without d/w, as NO dust wrappers were produced for these issues. 298/May 1959; 299/Nov 1959; 300/May 1960; 301/Nov 1960; 302/May 1961; 303/Nov 1961; 304/May 1962; 305/Nov 1962; 306/May 1963; 307/Nov 1963; 308/May 1964; 309/Nov 1964; 310/May 1965; 311/Nov 1965; 312/May 1966; 313/Nov 1966; 314/May 1967; 315/Nov 1967; 316/May 1968; 317/Nov 1968; price each: £8.00
  71. :ALPINE JOURNAL::Original green cloth binding. Fine copies in dust wrappers. 318/1969 sl repair/sl chipped d/w; 319/1970 sl repair d/w; 320/1971 two 5cm repairs to d/w; 321/1972; 322/1973; 323/1974; price each: £7.00
  72. :ALPINE JOURNAL::Original green cloth binding. Fine copies without d/w, as NO dust wrappers were produced for these issues. 324/1975 crease front endpaper; 325/1976; 326/1977; 327/1978; 328/1979; 329/1980; 330/1981; 331/1982; price each: £6.00
    :ALPINE JOURNAL:: Original green or blue cloth binding. F-/F in d/w. 332/1983; 333/1984; 334/1985; 335/1986; 336/1987; 337/1988-89; 338/1989-90; 339/1990-91; 340/1991-92; 341/1992-93; 342/1993 Everest 40th Anniversary; 343/1994; 344/1995; 345/1996; 346/1997; 347/1998; 348/1999 minute red speck upper corner of dust wrapper spine; 349/2000; price each: £5.00
  73. :ALPINE JOURNAL::Original blue cloth binding. Fine in d/w. 350/2001; 351/2002; 352/2003; 353/2004; 354/2005 slight yellowing dust wrapper spine; 355/2006; 356/2007; 357/2008; 358/2009; 359/2010-2011; 360/2012; 361/2013; 362/2014; 363/2015; 364/2016; price each: £10.00
  74. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 100 344/1995::Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding, very Fine: £25.00
  75. :INDEX TO THE ALPINE JOURNAL. Vols 1 to 15 (including "Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers"): Longmans, Green; 1892: Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding; VG+: £60.00
  76. :INDEX TO THE ALPINE JOURNAL. Vols 16 to 38: Printed by Spottiswoode, Ballantyne; 1929: Original Alpine Club brown cloth binding with no AC emblem on front board. Noel Odell’s copy with his signature in pencil on front endpaper; Near Fine: £60.00
  77. :INDEX TO THE ALPINE JOURNAL. Vols 39 to 58 1927-52: Printed by Spottiswoode, Ballantyne; 1954: Original Alpine Club light brown cloth binding (different colour than normal), with no AC emblem on front board; Near Fine: £30.00
  78. :INDEX TO THE ALPINE JOURNAL. Vols 59 to 73 1953-68::Original green cloth binding, VG: £10.00
  79. :INDEX TO THE ALPINE JOURNAL. Vols 74 to 92 1969-87::Paperback, Fine: £5.00

    The following Alpine Journals (volumes 21-42) are all bound in matching and polished antique half-leather bindings, with raised bands and two (red and black) leather labels (with gilt lettering and lines) on spines, red cloth sides.
  80. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 21 155/1902-162/1903::½-leather binding; bookplate, patchy age-darkening to spine, G: £25.00
  81. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 23 171/1906-178/1907::½-leather binding; bookplate, patchy age-darkening to spine, G: £25.00
  82. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 24 179/1908-186/1909::½-leather binding; bookplate, patchy lower spine label slightly rubbed, age-darkening to spine, G: £25.00
  83. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 25 187/1910-194/1911::½-leather binding; bookplate, patchy age-darkening to spine, G: £25.00
  84. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 26 195-198/1912::½-leather binding; bookplate, patchy age-darkening to spine, G: £25.00
  85. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 27 199-202/1913::½-leather binding; bookplate, patchy age-darkening to spine, G: £25.00
  86. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 28 203-206/1914::½-leather binding; bookplate, patchy age-darkening to spine, G: £25.00
  87. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 29 207-210/1915::½-leather binding; bookplate, patchy age-darkening to spine, G: £25.00
  88. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 30 211-213/1916::½-leather binding; bookplate, patchy age darkening to spine, G: £25.00
  89. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 31 214-216/1917::½-leather binding; bookplate, VG: £25.00
  90. :ALPINE JOURNAL. Vol 42 240-241/1930::Green cloth binding; sl regluing spine ends, front board sl marked, VG: £15.00
  91. 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

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

  93. Ardito, S: TREKKING IN THE HIMALAYAS. A Guide to the Finest Routes: Swan Hill Press, Shrewsbury; 1995: 1st edition. 168 pages, coloured photographs, maps, 30cm. Fine in d/w. A selection of fifteen (multi-day) treks: £10.00
  94. :ASCENT. The Mountaineering Experience in Word and Image: Sierra Club, San Francisco; 1984: Hardback, 177 pages, 16 colour plates, photographs and other illustrations, 29cm. Fine in (red lettering of ‘Ascent’ on spine sunned but perfectly readable) d/w. The much acclaimed (both literary and visually) Sierra Club journal: £6.00
  95. (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: £425.00

  96. Baker, E.A: MOORS, CRAGS & CAVES OF THE HIGH PEAK AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: Heywood, Manchester; (1903): 1st edition. 207 pages, 43 plates, 2 folding maps, decorated front board, 23cm. Previous owner’s name top of front endpaper; head of spine lightly creased and 2cm split upper rear spine joint reglued; a few unobtrusive specks near base and a little light surface rubbing at ends; a hint of rubbing rear corners of boards with a few minor marks on rear one; internally medium browning and a few spots of foxing to page-edges, some lightish browning also to endpapers; lacking small piece from corner of margin of final page; overall a VG, bright and presentable copy. The great and early Peak District climbing, walking and caving classic: £75.00

  97. Baker, E.A: THE BRITISH HIGHLANDS WITH ROPE & RUCKSACK: Witherby; 1933: 1st edition. 236 pages, 11 plates, gilt ‘mountain view’ and lettering on spine, 22.5cm. Two previous owners’ names on front endpaper; spine medium darkened, slightly spotted and a touch very lightly surface rubbed at ends and rear corners of boards; medium browning and light foxing to outer page-edges and a little scattered foxing elsewhere; otherwise VG; no d/w. Climbing days mainly in the Lake District - but also North Wales, the Pennines and Scotland: £30.00

    Ball’s Alpine Guide.
  98. 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
  99. Band, G: SUMMIT. 150 Years of the Alpine Club: Collins; 2006 1st edition: 256 pages, numerous colour and black and white photographs, and other illustrations, 29cm. Signed (with ‘Best Wishes’) by George Band; Fine in d/w. The impressive history of the oldest climbing club in the world; and its important role it played in British mountaineering: £40.00
  100. 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
  101. 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: £20.00

  102. 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
  103. 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
  104. Basterfield, G: MOUNTAIN LURE: Titus Wilson, Kendal; 1947: 1st edition. Pages (xii) + 166, 6 plates, 21.5cm. Very light sunning to spine, VG, no dust wrapper: £10.00

     

  105. :BAXTER PRINTS. A complete set of four; The Glacier du Taconnay, Mur de la Côte, Leaving the Grands Mulets and The Summit: c.1860: 10x15cm. Double mounted in white and dark green, neatly titled on white under-mount and attractively framed (modern) and glazed; frame size 44x51cm. A little very slight discolouring (about 2-millimetres deep) upper-edge of one print and a few minute spots of foxing; an attractive set, and nicely framed. The celebrated colour prints of Mont Blanc: £450.00
  106. 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: £15.00

  107. Bensen, J: SOUVENIRS FROM HIGH PLACES. A Visual Record of Mountaineering: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1998: 1st American edition. 144 pages, many photographs including colour, and other illustrations, 30cm. Fine in d/w. A superb and varied array of (mostly photographic) images, associated with climbing from early days to the present; together with accompanying text: £10.00
  108. Benuzzi, F: NO PICNIC ON MOUNT KENYA: Kimber; 1952: 2nd edition. 231 pages, 2 plates (1 colour), drawings in text, endpaper diagrams of route, 22cm. Light browning and some light spots of foxing to outer page-edges, a slight touch of browning to free-endpapers, VG+ in likewise and complete d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. An inspirational story of three prisoners of war who escaped from internment in Kenya and made an epic ascent of Mount Kenya; and finally surrendered back to the British Commandant. A mountaineering classic: £15.00

    Blackwell Mountaineering Library Series.
  109. 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
  110. 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
  111. 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
  112. 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: £45.00
  113. :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: £15.00
  114. 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
  115. 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
  116. Bonington, C: EVEREST SOUTH WEST FACE: Hodder & Stoughton; 1973: 1st edition. 352 pages, 56 plates (24 colour), 24cm. Signed by Chris Bonington and expedition members Pertemba (Sherpa), Doug Scott and Paul Braithwaite* on half-title page; Fine in (dust wrapper condition – very light sunning to spine and a minuscule chipping at ends) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Unsuccessful attempt in 1972 by a strong British expedition. *Paul (Tut) Braithwaite was a member of the successful 1975 expedition: £45.00
  117. 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
  118. 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
  119. 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

  120. Bonington, C: THE NEXT HORIZON. Autobiography II: Gollancz; 1973: 1st edition. 304 pages, 56 plates (8 in colour), 15 maps amd diagrams, 23.5cm. Light to medium browning to page-edges, VG in (spine slightly sunned) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00
  121. 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

  122. 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
  123. 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
  124. 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
  125. Brown, Hamish, edited by: TOM WEIR. An Anthology: Sandstone Press, Dingwall, Ross-shire; 2013: Paperback, xxi + 250, 32 plates, 23.5cm. Fine copy paperback in d/w. A selection of writing from the renowned Scottish climber, explorer, photographer and author Tom Weir; selected by Hamish Brown: £8.00

    Paperback signed by Joe Brown and 9 other associates - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  126. Brown, J: THE HARD YEARS. An Autobiography: Penguin; 1975: Paperback, 256 pages, 32 black and white plates, 20cm. Signed by Joe Brown, Harry Smith, Dennis Gray, Tony Streather (signed twice), Ray Greenall, Ian McNaught-Davis, Doug Verity, Ronnie Cummerford (RJ), Tom Waghorn and Chris Bonington on half-title page; page margins and outer edges browned, otherwise VG in plastic paperback sleeve: £50.00

  127. 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
  128. 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

  129. Burpee, L.J: AMONG THE CANADIAN ALPS: John Lane, London; 1915: 1st UK edition. 239 pages, 36 plates (including 4 tissue-guarded colour plates), 6 maps (on 5 pages), 23cm. NEW green half-leather binding with gilt lettering and lines on spine, new endpapers; internally outer page-edges browned and foxed with occasional light foxing elsewhere; a few tiny brown blotches on outer margin near rear and the occasional slight mark or minor thumbing; one tissue-guard slightly deficient. A travel book with sections on mountaineering; with chapters which include "The Canadian Matterhorn" (Mount Assiniboine), "Mountain Climbing and Climbers" and " Climbing in the Selkirks"; plus a useful bibliography: £30.00
  130. 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

    Includes an interesting letter signed by Herbert Carr.
  131. Carr, H: THE IRVINE DIARIES. Andrew Irvine and the enigma of Everest 1924: Gastons-West Col, Reading; 1979: 1st edition. 143 pages, illustrations, 22cm. An interesting typed single-sheet letter addressed to reviewer, dated 1st November 1979 (with later hand-written notes), regarding corrections; signed by Herbert Carr folded inside front cover; Fine in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Biography of Andrew Irvine who disappeared with George Mallory on Everest in 1924: £40.00
  132. 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.
  133. 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: £275.00
  134. Castle Mountaineering Club: THE CASTLE Mountaineering Club . . . the first twenty-one years: Sheaf Publishing/Castle Mountaineering Club, Sheffield, 1988: 1st edition. Paperback, 158 pages, full-page colour photographs, cartoons, 21cm. Fine. History of the Sheffield based club with contributions from many of its members: £10.00
  135. 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
  136. Child, G: OVER THE EDGE. A True Story of Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia: Piatkus; 2002: reprint. Pages xviii + 284, 8 black and white plates, maps, 24cm. Browning to text block, otherwise Fine in (lightly chipped mainly spine ends and corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Four young rock climbers are kidnapped in the remote mountains of Kyrgyzstan by fanatical guerrillas with the intention of using them as human shields. This is their story – dramatised by Greg Child as it unfolds: £10.00
  137. 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: £15.00

  138. 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

    George Bridge’s copy.
  139. Clark, R.W. & Pyatt, E.C: MOUNTAINEERING IN BRITAIN. A History from the Earliest Times to the Present Day: Phoenix House; 1957: 1st edition. 288 pages, 104 plates, 25cm. From the library of G(eorge) Bridge, (author of "A Bibliography of Guidebooks" 1971), with his rubber stamp mark and ‘Don’t lend! Needed for reference’, in pencil on title-page; plus other relevant and interesting notes in margins or below photographs, again lightly in pencil (which appears to be by George Bridge); ‘one or two’ very minor marks, rear endpapers also a little Sellotape marked, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition – a smidgen and a touch of very light surface chipping at extremities of spine; but clean and complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. An excellent and well-illustrated history: £45.00
  140. 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
  141. 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
  142. 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
  143. 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: £450.00
  144. 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
  145. Conefrey, M. & Jordan, T: MOUNTAIN MEN. Tall Tales and High Adventure: Boxtree; 2001: (2nd impression). 208 pages, 16 plates (colour and black and white), small portrait photographs at rear, maps, 24cm. Slight yellowing page-edges, Near Fine in d/w. Story of pioneer climbers; including Albert Smith (Mont Blanc), Whymper (Matterhorn), Maurice Wilson (Everest), Fritz Wiessner (K2) and Cook (McKinley). Accompanied the BBC television series: £6.00

  146. Connor, J: DOUGAL HASTON; THE PHILOSOPHY OF RISK: Canongate, Edinburgh; 2002: 1st edition. Pages x + 211, 16 black and white plates, illustrated endpapers, 24cm. Signed by Chris Bonington and Doug Scott on title-page; Fine in d/w. Revealing biography of brilliant Scottish mountaineer and cult figure Dougal Haston; his major climbing exploits include first ascents of the Eiger Direct in 1966 and Everest South-West Face in 1975. He was tragically killed in 1977 by an avalanche whilst skiing in the Alps: £40.00
  147. 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: £40.00

    Special offer – buy 3 Fine copies (for friends?) of "Crags number 1" for £15.00
  148. :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.
  149. 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
  150. 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
  151. 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: £10.00
  152. 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: £15.00
  153. 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
  154. 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
  155. 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

  156. 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
  157. 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

  158. 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

  159. 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

  160. 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
  161. Dean, S: HANDS OF A CLIMBER. A Life of Colin Kirkus: Ernest Press, 1993: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 278, black and white photographs, drawings, 22cm. Signed by Steve Dean; Fine in (dust wrapper condition – light to medium sunning to spine, but lettering unaffected) d/w. Biography one of the greatest pioneers of pre-war Welsh rock climbing. A Kirkus route was stamped with quality and often of the highest standard: £20.00
  162. Dean, S: HANDS OF A CLIMBER. A Life of Colin Kirkus: Ernest Press; 1993: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 278, black and white photographs, drawings, 22cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition – medium sunning to spine, but lettering unaffected) d/w: £10.00
  163. Dibb, A: ENGLAND’S HIGHEST PEAKS. A Guide to the 2,000ft Summits: Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh; 2000: 1st edition. 288 pages, 16 colour plates, maps, diagrams, illustrated covers, 24cm. Fine (no dust wrapper issued): £6.00

  164. 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
  165. 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
  166. 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
  167. 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
  168. 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
  169. 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.
  170. 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: £350.00
  171. 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
  172. 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
  173. 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
  174. 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
  175. 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
  176. 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
  177. Fowler, M: ON THIN ICE. Alpine Climbs in the Americas Asia and the Himalaya: Bâton Wicks; 2005: 1st edition. 223 pages, 24 colour plates, sketch maps and drawings, 24cm. Signed by Mick Fowler on title-page; Fine in perfect d/w. Mick Fowler follows on from his first book "Vertical Pleasure"(1995), with accounts of more very daring climbs: £30.00
  178. 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
  179. 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
  180. 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
  181. 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: £10.00
  182. 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
  183. Gillette, Ned & Reynolds, Jan: EVEREST GRAND CIRCLE. A Climbing and Skiing Adventure through Nepal and Tibet: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1985: 1st (U.S.) edition. Pages, vi + 216, 40 pages colour plates, black and white photographs in text, endpaper maps, 26cm. Fine in d/w. The first circumnavigation of Everest. Accomplished by an American team, it involved over 300 miles of trekking, and skiing and climbing up to 23,000 feet: £20.00
  184. 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: £30.00

    Signed and inscribed by both authors.
  185. 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
  186. 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".
  187. Gray, D: MOUNTAIN LOVER: Crowood Press, 1990: 1st edition. Pages x + 206, photographs, 24cm. Signed by Joe Brown, Harry Smith, Dennis Gray, Don Roscoe, Ray Greenall, Ian McNaught-Davis, Joe Morty Smith, Doug Verity, Ronnie Cummerford (RJ), Tom Waghorn, Eric Price, Fred Gough, Harold Drasdo and Ginger Cain on half-title page and Chris Bonington on title-page; Fine in d/w. Dennis Gray, one time climbing companion of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, and the first General Secretary to the British Mountaineering Council - his second autobiography following on from 'Rope Boy' published in 1970: £175.00

    Signed by Dennis Gray and 14 other associates - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  188. 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: £120.00
  189. 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
  190. 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

  191. 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
  192. Green, D: MALLORY OF EVEREST: Faust Publishing, Burnley; (1990): Paperback, 143 pages, photographs and other illustrations, 21cm. Fine. Dudley Green's biographical account of George Leigh Mallory: £5.00

  193. 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

  194. Gresham, N. & Emmett, T: PREPOSTEROUS TALES: Sam & Neil, Middlesex; 2005: 1st edition. Flapped (thin card covers) paperback, (144) pages, numerous colour photographs, 29cm. Signed by Tim Emmett; tiny crease lower rear tip of front cover, otherwise Fine. British climbers Neil Gresham and Tim Emmett breathtaking climbing escapades around the globe: £15.00
  195. Griffin, A.H: A LAKELAND MOUNTAIN DIARY. From 40 Years in The Guardian: Crowood Press; 1990: 1st edition. 224 pages, black and white photographs in text, 24cm. Previous owner’s name and date corner of front endpaper; Fine in (spine very slightly sunned - but lettering unaffected; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £6.00
  196. 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: £8.00
  197. 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: £8.00
  198. 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
  199. 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': £25.00
  200. 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: £40.00
  201. 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: £15.00
  202. 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: £20.00
  203. Habeler, P: EVEREST IMPOSSIBLE VICTORY: Arlington Books; 1979: 1st edition. 223 pages, 16 colour plates, black and white photographs, 24.5cm. Signed by Peter Habeler, Reinhold Messner and Eric Jones on title-page; light browning to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in price-clipped d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve d/w. The first ascent of Everest without oxygen with Reinhold Messner: £120.00

  204. 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

  205. 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: £20.00
  206. 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: £75.00
  207. Harlin, J: THE EIGER OBSESSION. Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father: Simon & Schuster, New York; c.2007 reprint: Pages x + 283, 16 black and white plates, 2-page map, 24cm. Fine in d/w. John Harlin was killed in 1966 during the first ascent of the Eiger Direct. His fixation with the Eiger is now explored by his son who climbed the face in 2005 (via the classic 1938 route). Winner of the Banff Mountaineering History Award 2007: £10.00

    Includes a "British Cerro Torre Expedition" postcard signed by Dougal Haston and 3 expedition members.
  208. Haston, D: IN HIGH PLACES: Cassell; 1972: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 168, 16 plates, 22.5cm. Very light browning to outer page-edges, VG+ bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – lettering of "Dougal Haston" only, on spine faded but readable; otherwise Near Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Inserted loose at front is a "British Cerro Torre Expedition" postcard signed by Dougal Haston, Pete Crew, Martin Boysen and Mick Burke, stamped Basecamp 15 Dec 1967 and sent to England. There is a chapter devoted to this expedition in the book. The postcard is in VG condition with a light crease on one corner. Autobiography of leading Scottish climber and mountaineer Dougal Haston: £95.00

    A presentation copy to Lord (John) Hunt.
  209. 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: £25.00
  210. 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
  211. 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

    Signed by Anderl Heckmair.
  212. Heckmair, A: MY LIFE AS A MOUNTAINEER: Gollancz; 1975: 1st edition. 224 pages, 16 plates, text drawings, maps, 22cm. Rare signature of Anderl Heckmair across title-page; a smidgen very slightly sunned at extremities of covers, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition – dark blue spine evenly and pleasantly sunned - but not badly, to a lighter blue; 1 cm closed tear upper spine joint repaired with the very slightest of chipping at that point, also a touch of very slight chipping at extreme base of spine; but complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Autobiography of German climber who participated in the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1938: £275.00

  213. 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
  214. 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: £40.00

    Signed by HILLARY and TENZING.
  215. :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: £300.00
    Signed by CHARLES EVANS.
  216. :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: £95.00
    Signed by CHARLES EVANS.
  217. :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: £120.00

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

    Signed by expedition member.
  219. Houston, C. & Bates, R: K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN: Collins; 1955: 1st UK edition. 192 pages, 24 plates, diagrams and maps, 22.5cm. Signed by expedition member Tony Streather on title-page; light browning to outer page-edges and a few specks of foxing at top-edge, VG+ in (price-clipped) bright 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: £50.00

    Paperback edition signed by Charles Houston and Robert H. Bates.
  220. 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: £75.00
  221. 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.
  222. 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: £340.00
  223. 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
  224. Humble, B.H: THE CUILLIN OF SKYE: Hale; 1952: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 144, 49 plates, text illustrations, 25.5cm. Cloth a little marginally sunned; light to medium browning to page-edges and a little browning to endpapers, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – rear panel repaired, marginally a touch slightly rubbed and ‘one or two’ very unobtrusive marks on spine, but hardly noticeable; complete and bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The classic history of climbing on Skye: £50.00

    Signed by 3 expedition members.
  225. 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: £140.00
    Signed by expedition member George Band.
  226. 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: £50.00
  227. 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
  228. 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

  229. 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
  230. 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
  231. Jones, T. & Milburn, G: WELSH ROCK. 100 Years of Climbing in North Wales: Pic Publications, Glossop, Derbyshire; 1986: 1st edition, but special edition of 500 copies to mark the great partnership of Joe Brown and Don Whillans; signed by Joe Brown and Geoff Milburn. 318 pages, many photographs (some colour), 25cm. Near Fine (no d/w issued): £35.00
  232. Kapadia, H. & climbing consultant Saunders, V: TREKKING AND CLIMBING IN THE INDIAN HIMALAYA. 25 Adventure Treks into the Mighty Himalaya: New Holland; 2001: 1st edition. Paperback, 176 pages, colour photographs, maps and profiles, 24cm. Fine. Globetrotter Adventure Guide. Includes 12 climbing peaks: £10.00
  233. Kapadia, H: MEETING THE MOUNTAINS: Indus Publishing, New Delhi, India; 1998: 1st edition. 398 pages, 32 black and white plates, 30 maps, text photographs, 22.5cm. Two "Review Copy" rubber stamp marks upper border of two pages at front; a little bumped mainly upper corner spine and upper rear corner of rear board – but not badly, Near Fine in (a little creased at corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. In this sequel to his first book ‘High Himalaya Unknown Valleys’ the author describes and suggests further climbs and treks in the Indian Himalayas. A brief history, accounts of expeditions and personalities met are included in this invaluable reference work: £15.00
  234. 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: £50.00
  235. 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: £60.00
  236. 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
  237. 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
  238. 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
  239. 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: £75.00
  240. 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
  241. 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: £40.00

  242. :Lecture pamphlet. ASCENT OF EVEREST 1953:: (20) pages including covers, black and white photographs, 28cm. Front cover a little lightly surface chipped and also a little dog-eared at rear corners, signs of handling throughout (light crumpling) and one or two slight marks, hence Good: £20.00
  243. 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
  244. MacInnes, H: CLIMB TO THE LOST WORLD: Hodder and Stoughton; 1974: 1st edition. 224 pages, 32 plates (8 colour), sketch maps, 22cm. Light browning page-edges, otherwise Fine in d/w. First ascent of the Great Prow of Roraima, Guyana by the author, Mo Anthoine, Joe Brown and Don Whillans: £10.00
  245. Magnone, G: THE WEST FACE: Museum Press; 1955: 1st edition. 166 pages, 13 plates, diagrams, 23.5cm. Variant green binding, with black lettering on spine; endpapers partly browned/foxed, very light browning page-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – light water stain on spine but hardly noticeable and extending slightly onto front panel, spine also a little chipped with tiny loss at tips and at base some rubbing extending 2cm up one joint, slight edge repairs) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Major first ascent of the impressive West Face of the Dru above Chamonix: £25.00

  246. 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: £160.00
  247. Maslen-Jones, B: COUNTDOWN TO RESCUE: Ernest Press, 1993: Limited edition case-bound number 46 of 125 copies signed by Bob Maslen-Jones. 221 pages, photographs, maps, 22cm. Fine in (dimpled/wrinkled) original clear cellophane d/w. True accounts of searches and rescues in Snowdonia: £40.00
  248. 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
  249. 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

  250. McLewin, W: IN MONTE VISO'S HORIZON. Climbing all the Alpine 4000m Peaks: Ernest Press, 1991: 1st edition, but limited edition of 150 copies. 255 pages, colour photographs, diagrams and maps, 24cm. No 133 (of 150 copies), signed by Will McLewin; endpapers a trifle very lightly discoloured, but Fine in d/w. Stimulating account of Will McLewin climbing all the Alpine 4000m peaks - and a most useful reference book. Winner of the 1992 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £45.00

    Signed Ian McNaught-Davies.
  251. (McNaught-Davies, Ian): PIK KOMMUNISMA – THE PAMIRS 1962. An Unpublished Note::6 loose single-sheets, text on one side, 30x21cm. Inscribed on final page "This is an unpublished note of our trip up Kommunisma. Hope you enjoy it". Signed Ian McNaught-Davies. Folded across centre; one or two very slight marks, Fine: £40.00

    Everest 40th Anniversary 1953 – 1993 issue; signed by George Band.
  252. 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: £25.00
  253. 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

  254. Messner, R: ANNAPURNA. 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone: Mountaineers, Seattle; 2000 1st edition: 173 pages, 32 colour plates, black and white photographs, map, profile, 23.5cm. Black felt-tip pen mark 1cm long across bottom outer-edge of pages, Fine in d/w. Fifty-year history of the first 8,000-metre peak to be climbed; commencing with by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal’s first ascent in 1950: £15.00
  255. 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
  256. 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
  257. 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
  258. Messner, R: THE SECOND DEATH OF GEORGE MALLORY. The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everest: St. Martin’s Press, New York; 2001: Paperback, pages (xiv) + 205, black and white photographs, map, sketch, 21cm. Fine. The Legend of George Mallory and the idealism that drove him: £5.00
  259. Messner, R: THE SEVENTH GRADE. Most Extreme Climbing: Kaye & Ward; 1974: 1st edition. 160 pages, 4 colour plates, black and white photographs, map, 21cm. Front endpapers lightly browned and a trifle marked, light browning to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition – some darkening to spine and vicinity, title lettering on spine sunned from red to yellow; otherwise perfect) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Messner’s early Alpine climbs: £40.00

  260. Milburn, G., Walker, D. & Wilson, K., edited by: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS of the British Mountaineering Council: B.M.C. Manchester; 1997: 1st edition. Pages, xiv + 321 + 3 pages advertisements, 69 plates (3 colour), photographs and diagrams in text, 22.5cm. Number 400 of a special signed edition of 500 copies; signed by George Band, Chris Bonington, Joe Brown and John Hunt; Near Fine in Fine d/w. An important documentation on the political history of the British Mountaineering Council; which has help shape mountaineering and maintain its freedoms for all. Numerous contributors add much variety and coverage to the important (and some less so) climbing events of this period. A well-produced and researched history: £75.00
  261. 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
  262. 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
  263. Milner, C.D: ROCK FOR CLIMBING: Chapman and Hall; 1950: 1st edition. Pages viii + 128, 97 photographs, 25cm. Signed by C Douglas Milner and dated 11/58 on title-page; a few pages at rear slightly protruding at head (production fault); Near Fine bright copy in (spine lacking 3 millimetres at upper and lower tips and a little lightly and marginally chipped; small closed repair head of front panel and slightly chipped at rear edge and corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A classic book of the period; with climbing photographs of the Lake District, North Wales, Laddow, Helsby, Skye, Switzerland, Chamonix granite and the Dolomites: £25.00
  264. 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: £90.00
  265. 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

  266. 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: £20.00

  267. Morin, N: A WOMAN'S REACH. Mountaineering Memoirs: Eyre & Spottiswoode; 1968: 1st edition. 288 pages, 25 plates, maps, 23cm. Previous owner’s inscription on front endpaper; a little light mottling to cloth but mainly spine, light to medium browning and slight foxing to outer fore-edges and a touch slight foxing elsewhere, a few pages lightly creased at upper corner, VG in (dust wrapper condition – surface rubbed at extremities mainly at spine ends and upper edge front panel; price-clipped; but bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The enthralling memoirs of Nea Morin, one of the first to participate in women only ascents of major Alpine climbs: £25.00
  268. 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

    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.
  269. :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
  270. :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
  271. :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
  272. :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
  273. Mummery, A.F: MY CLIMBS IN THE ALPS AND CAUCASUS: Nelson, c.1913: 380 pages + (4) pages advertisements, portrait frontispiece, top-edge gilt, 16cm. Neat old price corner of front endpaper; light browning to free-endpapers; Near Fine. Small Nelson edition of Mummery's classic climbing book: £8.00
  274. 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: £35.00
  275. 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
  276. 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: £10.00

    Signed by two Expedition members.
  277. 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': £90.00

    Signed by two Expedition members.
  278. Noyce, W: TO THE UNKNOWN MOUNTAIN. Ascent of an unexplored twenty-five thousander in the Karakoram: Travel Book Club; 1963: Pages viii + 183, 3 maps, 22cm. Signed by Expedition members Colin Mortlock and Sandy Cavenagh on title-page; together with written notes from both men on letter or cards loose at front; a small lean to spine; light foxing to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in nice d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £30.00
  279. Noyce, W: TO THE UNKNOWN MOUNTAIN. Ascent of an unexplored twenty-five thousander in the Karakoram: Heinemann; 1962: 1st edition. Pages xii + 183, 13 plates, 3 maps, 22cm. Very light browning outer page-edges, covers bright but lightly mottled along one spine joint and partly upper and lower edges of boards and a little rubbed base of spine, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition a little light scuffing rear edge of rear panel and lightly scratched opposite side by spine; Near Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £40.00
  280. 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

  281. 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
  282. 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

  283. 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: £10.00

  284. 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
  285. 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
  286. 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

    First editions of all three "Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers".
  287. 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) relaid, 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: £350.00

  288. 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: £325.00

  289. 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

  290. Perrin, J., edited by: MIRRORS IN THE CLIFFS: Diadem; 1983: 1st edition. 688 pages, 32 plates (some colour), cartoons by Sheridan Anderson, 22.5cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition - spine evenly and lightly faded from a brown to a greenish tint) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A very readable collection of approximately 100 mountaineering articles culled from a wide selection of pre and post war sources: £15.00
  291. Perrin, J: ON AND OFF THE ROCKS. Selected Essays 1968-1985: Gollancz, 1986: 1st edition. 192 pages, photographs, 25cm. Near Fine in ("Jim Perrin" lettering on spine very slightly sunned) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £10.00

    Signed by 18 associates of Don Whillans - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  292. Perrin, J: THE VILLAIN. The Life of Don Whillans: Hutchinson; 2005: 7th impression. Pages xiv + 354, 16 black and white photographs, 24cm. Signed by Joe Brown, Harry Smith, Dennis Gray, Don Roscoe, Tony Streather, Ray Greenall, Ian McNaught-Davis, Joe Morty Smith, Doug Verity, Ronnie Cummerford (RJ), Tom Waghorn, Eric Price, Fred Gough, Chris Bonington, Doug Scott, Eric Jones, Harold Drasdo and Ginger Cain on half-title page; a touch of very slight browning and a few specks of light foxing to page-edges, a few yellow (or light foxing) spots on a few pages at front, otherwise Fine in Fine d/w. The long awaited and much acclaimed biography. Joint Winner of the 2005 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £150.00
  293. Perrin, J: VISIONS OF SNOWDONIA. Landscape and Legend: BBC; 1997 1st edition: 224 pages, colour photographs by Ray Wood, maps, 25cm. Fine in d/w. Accompanies the television series: £5.00
  294. 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
  295. 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

  296. 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
  297. 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
  298. 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: £20.00
  299. 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
  300. Pretty, H., edited by: OREAD MOUNTAINEERING CLUB. 50th Anniversary Journal 1949 – 1999: Oread Mountaineering Club, (Derby); (1999): 1st edition. Pages xii + 322, 8 colour plates, nearly 100 black and white photographs, 25cm. Signed by Harry Pretty and dated November 1999; upper rear corner of several pages at front a little wrinkled (maximum depth of 3cm), otherwise Fine in d/w. A far-reaching record of fifty years of the Derby based Oread Mountaineering Club: £25.00

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

  305. 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
  306. 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
  307. Pyatt and Noyce: BRITISH CRAGS AND CLIMBERS. An Anthology chosen by Edward C. Pyatt and Wilfrid Noyce: Dobson; 1952: 1st edition. 235 pages, 16 plates, 22cm. Bright covers a smidgen rubbed tips of spine; browning and slight foxing to page-edges and a little browning to endpapers, VG in (dust wrapper condition – small repairs mainly at spine ends, with tiny loss mainly at tips, white spine also a little lightly grubby and a little marked) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Fifty folur extracts from climbing books and journals: £15.00

  308. 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: £15.00
  309. 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: £6.00
  310. 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
  311. 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
  312. 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
  313. 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
  314. 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: £70.00
  315. 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
  316. 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
  317. 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
  318. Robertson, David: GEORGE MALLORY: Faber & Faber; 1999: Paperback, 17 plates, maps, 22cm. Near Fine. Reprint of the biography (first published in 1969) of George Mallory, whose disappearance on Everest in 1924 sparked endless speculation on whether or not he had climbed Everest. With a forward by Joe Simpson: £10.00
  319. Roberts, D: THE MOUNTAIN OF MY FEAR: Souvenir Press; 1969: 1st U.K. edition. 157 pages, 16 plates, 4 maps, 22cm. Light browning outer page-edges and a tad very light foxing to endpapers, Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition - some mottled browning spine and a smidgen chipped at ends; some rubbing extremities of front panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The impressive first ascent of the West Face of Mt. Huntingdon, Alaska by four Harvard students. Their achievement turned to tragedy when one of the climbers fell to his death whilst descending from the summit: £20.00
  320. 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

  321. 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

  322. 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

    Signed by 12 mountaineers with Eiger connections, including Erhard Loretan.
  323. Roth, A: EIGER WALL OF DEATH: Gollancz; 1982: 1st edition. 350 pages, photographs, 23.5cm. Signed on half title page by Doug Scott, Ran Fiennes, Alan Hinkes, Reinhold Messner, Ian Parnell, Eric Jones, Erhard Loretan (brilliant Swiss mountaineer killed 2011), Paul Braithwaite, Kenton Cool, Stephen Venables, Andy Kirkpatrick and P. Habeler; very light tanning to fore-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition – red ‘EIGER’ lettering on spine lightly sunned) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. History of the notorious Eiger North Wall; its successes and tragedies: £295.00

  324. Ruttledge, H: EVEREST 1933: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934: 1st edition. Pages xv, 390, 59 plates, 3 diagrams in text, 4 maps, 26.5cm. NEW quality dark blue cloth binding, new endpapers and gilt lettering on spine; some light to medium (mainly marginal) intermittent foxing to text and to fore-edges; hence internally VG+. The fourth British expedition. Wyn Harris and Wager made the first assault; on the second Smythe made a solo bid for the summit after Shipton had returned to Camp Six unwell: £75.00
  325. Ruttledge, H: EVEREST 1933: Hodder & Stoughton; 1936: 'popular' edition. Pages xix, 299 pages, 17 plates, map, 22.5cm. A hint of very slight sunning to spine; light browning and spots of foxing to fore-edges, also some spots of foxing to endpapers and vicinity and a touch elsewhere, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – lacking a crescent shape piece 8x9cm from lower rear corner of front panel; some tanning to spine and some chipping mainly at ends with a minuscule loss at 2 corners; rear panel slightly repaired at head and very slightly age-marked) rare d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Complete with an rather iconic (although incomplete) dustwrapper of the period showing men ascending Everest: £20.00
  326. 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
  327. 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
  328. 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

  329. Sandeman, R.G: A MOUNTAINEER'S JOURNAL: Druid Press, Carmarthen; 1948: 1st edition. 168 pages, 14 plates, 22.5cm. Tiny faint spot front endpaper, VG in (dust wrapper condition – minor closed repair spine ends, white spine and panels clean and complete apart from the slightest hint of age-darkening and a tiny and insignificant very faint stain lower corner front panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Mountaineering in Scotland and Mid-Wales; including exploration of Pen Y Fan and pioneering the first Direct Route of its North East Face: £25.00
  330. 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

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

    Scottish Mountaineering Club District Guides.
  333. 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
  334. 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
  335. 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
  336. 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
  337. 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

    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.
  338. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1933-34:: Card covers, 192 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Front cover very slightly marked, VG+: £18.00
  339. :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
  340. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1937-38:: Card covers, 192 pages, plates, map, 12cm. VG+: £18.00
  341. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1941-2:: Card covers, 168 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Booklet creased ‘more or less’ down centre, otherwise VG: £15.00
  342. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1944-5:: Card covers, 144 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Faint mark front cover, staples rusting, VG: £15.00
  343. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1945-6:: Card covers, 144 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Lacks map; VG: £10.00
  344. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1950-51:: Card covers, 208 pages, plates, map, 12cm. VG+. Jubilee Issue: £10.00
  345. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1952-3:: Card covers, 152 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. Fine: £10.00
  346. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1953-4:: Card covers, 144 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. Fine: £10.00
  347. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1954-5:: Card covers, 144 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. Fine: £10.00
  348. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1955-6:: Card covers, 144 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. VG+: £8.00
  349. :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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  350. 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: £10.00
  351. 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: £15.00
  352. Shipton, E: LAND OF TEMPEST. Travels in Patagonia 1958-1962: Hodder & Stoughton; 1963: 1st edition. 224 pages, 17 plates (1 colour), 3 maps, 22cm. Light sunning to spine but more so at tips; tiny area surface rubbed front inner joint, a few light blotches of foxing to fore-edges and a little occasionally elsewhere; VG in (dust wrapper condition – white spine a little darkened and discoloured with some scattered light brown blotches/or tiny stains; some slight marginal surface rubbing to front panel; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £30.00

  353. 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: £15.00
  354. 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: £90.00
  355. Shipton, E: UPON THAT MOUNTAIN: Hodder & Stoughton; 1943: 1st edition. 222 pages, 31 plates, 4 maps, 21cm. Neat previous owner’s name on front endpaper; a hint of very light foxing to fore-edges, a Fine bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – spine a smidgen discoloured and with the slightest of chipping at ends; two slight marks rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Eric Shipton's first autobiography; includes climbs in the Alps and Kenya; participation in four pre-war Everest expeditions and Nanda Devi. The rare wartime printed first edition complete with dust wrapper: £75.00

  356. Simpson, J: DARK SHADOWS FALLING: Cape; 1997: 1st edition. 207 pages, 16 colour plates, frontispiece, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Award winning author Joe Simpson explores the moral issues of mountaineering in the 1990s, especially regarding Everest; and attempts Pumori - a difficult new route near Everest: £10.00
  357. Simpson, J: STORMS OF SILENCE: Cape; 1996: 1st edition. 304 pages, 8 colour plates, black and white photographs, 24cm. Signed by the author. Fine in d/w. In his sequence to 'This Game of Ghosts', Joe Simpson vividly recounts more adventures and delves into the darker side of life - aggression and violence on society: £25.00
  358. Simpson, J: THE BECKONING SILENCE: Cape; 2002: 1st edition. Pages xii + 290, 24 plates (16 colour), colour diagram ‘Eiger North Face’ on front endpaper, 24cm. Signed by Joe Simpson on title-page; light to medium browning to page-edges, otherwise Fine in Fine d/w. More profound experiences, culminating with the Eigerwand: £25.00

  359. Simpson, J: THIS GAME OF GHOSTS: Cape; 1993: 1st edition. 320 pages, 62 photographs, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Autobiographical and gripping sequel to the award winning ‘Touching the Void’: £10.00
  360. Simpson, J: TOUCHING THE VOID: Cape; 2008: reprint. 173 pages, 12 plates (8 colour), diagram, endpaper maps, 24cm. Signed on title-page by Joe Simpson and Chris Bonington (who wrote the forward); and on dedication page by Simon Yates (his climbing partner); a hint of very slight yellowing to top outer-edge of pages, but Fine in perfect 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: £40.00
  361. 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
  362. 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
  363. Slesser, M: WITH FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES. An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills: Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh; 2004: 1st edition. 256 pages, 8 colour plates, 4 maps, 24cm. Very minor spotting top outer-edge of pages, but Fine in d/w. From Scotland to around the world; an autobiographical account of climbing and adventuring spanning 64 years - interlaced with the personalities of the time: £15.00

  364. 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
  365. Smythe, F.S: CLIMBS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES: Hodder and Stoughton; 1950: 1st edition. Pages xi + 260, 34 plates (2 colour), maps, diagrams, 23cm. Light browning fore-edges and part endpapers, VG in (sometime repaired with brown tape on reverse side; a little light grubbiness, 2 small and faint round water stains on spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Frank Smythe's final book; includes his expedition to the Lloyd George Mountains of north-east British Columbia: £10.00
  366. 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
  367. 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

  368. 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
  369. 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: £75.00

    Snowdonia District Guide Book series.
  370. Moulam, T: CARNEDDAU RANGE: Gastons-West Col; 1975: 1st edition. 110 pages, 16 black and white plates, maps and diagrams, 21.5cm. Oval rubber stamp? 4x2.5cm inside both boards neatly blanked out in black ink, otherwise Fine in (a few slight marks on rear panel) d/w. Useful walking and exploring guide to the area - in the Snowdonia District Guide Book series: £6.00
  371. 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: £6.00
  372. 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
  373. 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
  374. Stainforth, G: THE PEAK. Past and Present: Constable; 1998: 1st edition. 224 pages, many superb colour photographs, map, 30cm. Fine in d/w: £15.00
  375. 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: £30.00

  376. Styles, S: A CLIMBER IN WALES: Cornish Brothers, Birmingham; (1948): 1st edition. Pages (x) + 85, 21 plates, endpaper maps, 22cm. Publisher’s date erased (as usual) base of title-page; a Fine copy in (dust wrapper condition - repaired and a little deficient – spine lacking 0.5cm at ends, also some darkening and light chipping, rear joint of spine partly worn; front panel - old tape mark 4x1cm rear edge and tiny loss at lower rear corner; rear panel - tiny loss at corners, slightly grubby and two old tape marks at side by spine 11x1.5cm overall; finally lacking price-clipped piece 5x5cm) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Twenty-four articles (divided into four seasons) were first published in ‘The Birmingham Post’ under the pseudonym "S.S.": £25.00

  377. 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
  378. 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
  379. 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: £15.00
  380. Tasker, J: EVEREST THE CRUEL WAY: Eyre Methuen; 1981: 1st edition. Pages (ix) + 166, 12 plates, 22cm. Usual medium browning to page-edges and lesser so to outer margins; a very slight touch of edge thumbing, VG in (dust wrapper condition - minute chip lower corners of spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Unsuccessful attempt on the west ridge of Everest: £40.00
  381. 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

    Three Rare 1950s Mount Everest Newspapers - bound together.
  382. :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: £150.00
  383. Thompson, S: UNJUSTIFIABLE RISK? The Story of British Climbing: Cicerone; 2010: 1st edition. Pages xii + 388, 24 plates (including 4 colour), 24cm. Fine in d/w. The numerous and diverse characters that made our 200 years of climbing history such a rich tapestry: £10.00

  384. 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
  385. 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: £50.00
  386. 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: £30.00
  387. 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: £20.00
  388. 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: £65.00
  389. 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: £75.00
  390. 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: £125.00
  391. Tilman, H.W: TWO MOUNTAINS AND A RIVER: Cambridge Univerity 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: £65.00
  392. 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
  393. Tobias, M.C. & Drasdo, H., edited by: THE MOUNTAIN SPIRIT: Gollancz; 1980: 1st UK edition. 264 pages, black and white illustrations, 26cm. Extreme tips of spine sunned; medium browning to outer page-edges and slightly to endpapers, VG+ in d/w. Contemplation of the spiritual and physical mountain experience, through art, culture and climbing: £8.00
  394. Treacher, K: SIEGFRIED HERFORD. An Edwardian Rock-Climber: Ernest Press; 2000: 1st edition. 168 pages, black and white photographs, 2 drawings, 22cm. Very light browning to outer page-edges, a tad very slight rubbing corners of covers, otherwise Fine (dust wrapper condition – slight sunning to spine and extremities) d/w. Brilliant rock-climber Siegfried Herford’s most famous first ascent was the Central Buttress on Scafell; but he was tragically killed in the First World War aged only twenty-four: £15.00

  395. 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
  396. 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

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

  398. Underhill, Miriam: GIVE ME THE HILLS: Methuen; 1956: 1st edition. 252 pages, 36 plates (4 colour), 22.5cm. Front endpaper partly browned, very slight foxing to top-edge of pages, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - a little very minor edge chipping) bright d/w. Miriam Underhill (nee O'Brien) was a pioneer of 'man-less' climbing in the Alps before the war; she also climbed in the Dolomites, the Rockies and the White Mountains of New Hampshire: £15.00
  399. 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: £15.00
  400. 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
  401. 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
  402. 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
  403. 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
  404. 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
  405. Venables, S: FIRST ASCENT: Cassell; 2008: 1st edition. 192 pages, numerous colour and black and white photographs, pictorial covers, 29cm. Signed by Stephen Venables, Chris Bonington and Eric Jones; Fine in d/w. History of over 150 years of pioneering mountain ascents around the globe and first ascents of ground breaking rock climbs: £25.00
  406. 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: £10.00
  407. Venables, S: HIGHER THAN THE EAGLE SOARS. A Path to Everest: Hutchinson; 2007 reprint: Pages (xiv) + 370, 16 colour plates, black and white photographs and maps in text, 24cm. Signed by the author; very slight browning top outer edge of pages, Fine in d/w. Full autobiography of Stephen Venables - the first Britain to climb Everest without oxygen, and concludes with this remarkable event - a dramatic and gripping account of the Kangshung Face of Everest: £10.00
  408. Venables, S: PAINTED MOUNTAINS. Two expeditions to Kashmir: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1987: 1st American edition. 239 pages, 16 plates (8 colour), maps and drawings, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Winner of the 1986 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature. Two parts - the first ascent of Kishtwar-Shivling with Dick Renshaw in 1983; and attempt on Rimo 1 (but success on Rimo 111) with the Siachen Indo-British 1985 Expedition: £15.00
  409. Wainwright, A: A FOURTH LAKELAND SKETCHBOOK: Westmorland Gazette; (reprint): Unpaginated, 80 drawings, 18x24cm. Light browning page-edges, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition - small edge repairs and a little lightly marked; light browning to spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £7.00
  410. Wainwright, A: A FOURTH LAKELAND SKETCHBOOK: Frances Lincoln; 2004: Unpaginated, 80 drawings, 18x24cm. Fine in d/w: £7.00
  411. Wainwright, A: A FIFTH LAKELAND SKETCHBOOK: Frances Lincoln; 2004: Unpaginated, 80 drawings, 18x24cm. Fine in d/w: £7.00
  412. 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
  413. 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
  414. 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

  415. 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
  416. 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
  417. 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: £8.00
  418. 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
  419. 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. Biography of a brilliant climber: £10.00
  420. Whittaker, J: A LIFE ON THE EDGE. Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1999: 1st edition. 272 pages, 24 mostly colour plates, black and white photographs, 24cm. Previous owner’s inscription on front endpaper; surface rubbed patch 5x5cm inside front board – but hidden by dustwrapper flap; Near Fine in d/w. Absorbing autobiography of Jim Whittaker the first American to climb Everest: £10.00
  421. 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: £40.00
  422. 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: £40.00

  423. Whymper, E: SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS. With additional illustrations and material from the author's unpublished diaries: Murray; 1948: reprint of 1936 6th edition. Pages xxii, 414, 28 plates, illustrations in text, 5 folding maps, 22cm. Previous owner’s inscription on front endpaper; endpapers brown mottled, light browning page-edges, a few pages slightly creased at lower rear corner; but a VG presentable copy, no d/w. Edward Whymper great Alpine classic first published in 1871: £10.00

    Presented to John Harrop from the author.
  424. Wignall, S: GEFANGEN IM ROTEN TIBET: Günther, Stuttgart; 1961: Decoration on front board, pages 333 + (2) advertisements, 16 black and white plates, endpaper maps, text in German, 21cm. Inscribed to John Harrop (expedition surveyor and imprisoned with the author) on reverse of title-page "To John Harrop with best wishes from HERR SYDNEY WIGNALL"; also signed Syd on title-page with a tongue in cheek comment and pointing to ‘Roten’ in title "THIS APPLIES TO THE COLOUR. HAS NO CONNECTION WITH THE DESCRIPTION YOU AND I GAVE THE PLACE". Light yellowing and a few light specks to outer page-edges, plus a tiny brown stain affecting only a few pages at lower fore-edges, VG bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – marginally repaired, rubbed and a little creased, but bright and only a smidgen deficient) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. German edition of "Prisoner in Red Tibet"; see previous book: £45.00
  425. Willis, C: THE BOYS OF EVEREST. Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing’s Greatest Generation: Robson Books; 2006: 1st edition. Pages xxiv + 535, black and white photographs, 22cm. Fine in d/w. The story of Bonington’s Boys, (as they became known), during the three decades after the first ascent of Everest. High targets on the world’s highest mountains or challenging faces; great achievements, but also very high risk. With legendary ascents by Don Whillans, Doug Scott, Dougal Haston, Peter Boardman, Joe Tasker and others: £15.00

  426. 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
  427. Wilson, K. and Gilbert, R., compiled by: THE BIG WALKS. Challenging Mountain Walks and Scrambles in the British Isles: Diadem; 1980: 1st edition. 256 pages, many colour and black and white photographs, route diagrams, 28cm. Near Fine in d/w: £20.00
  428. 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
  429. 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
  430. Wilson, K., Alcock, D. & Barry, J., compiled by: COLD CLIMBS. The Great Snow and Ice Climbs of the British Isles: Diadem; 1983: 1st edition. 280 pages, many photographs (some colour), diagrams, 28cm. 16 pages, colour photographs, 28cm. Fine in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £25.00
  431. Wilson, K., compiled by: CLASSIC ROCK. Great British Rock-Climbs: Granada; 1978 1st edition: 256 pages, many photographs (mostly black and white), route diagrams, 28cm. A smidgen lean to spine, Near Fine bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - red lettering of "KEN WILSON" on top half of spine evenly sunned to light orange - but perfectly readable) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The first edition of this classic climbing book; the second in the series: £30.00
  432. 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
  433. : 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
  434. 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
  435. 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
  436. 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
  437. 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": £15.00
  438. 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
  439. 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.
  440. 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
  441. :ARRAN. A Hosteller’s Guide: The Scottish Youth Hostels Association; (no date 1960s?): Paper covered pamphlet, 32 pages, photographs, maps, 18.5cm. Fine. Basic information on the hostels; together with descriptions of local walks, mountain routes, cycle rides and places of interest: £6.00

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