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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: £250.00
  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: £30.00
  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
  7. 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

  8. Ament, P: ROYAL ROBBINS/SPIRIT OF THE AGE. The Biography of America’s Most Distinguished Rock Climber: Two Lights, Boulder; 1992: Paperback, pages (vi) + 301, black and white photographs, 23cm. Signed by Royal Robbins on first page; Near Fine: £20.00
  9. 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

  10. 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
  11. : 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
  12. Ashton, S: SCRAMBLES IN SNOWDONIA: Cicerone; 1980: 144 pages, black and white photographs, diagrams, 17.5cm. "Mountain" (Magazine) rubber stamp mark at front; Fine. Small plastic covered guide: £5.00
  13. (Atkins, H.M.): ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC, on the 22nd and 23rd of August, 1837: "Not Published", London 1838 1st edition: 51 pages, original blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering on front board, 22cm. A little very minor regluing spine ends and rear corners, front board blotchy and a little slight age-staining, rear board less so; hence a G+ presentable copy of an early and rare Mont Blanc book. This copy of a few printed for private circulation has minor alterations on page 9, 31 and 41, which were presumably altered (see ‘Introduction’ in book ) by the author on his return to England. Also Meckly ("Mont Blanc The Early Years - A Bibliography of Printed Books from 1744 to 1860"), states that the first edition was known to exist in three variants, with either no plates, or five or six plates; this copy does not have plates. The author made the twentieth ascent of Mont Blanc - see A.J. Vol. 25, p.631: £450.00

  14. 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

  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Band, G: ROAD TO RAKAPOSHI: Hodder and Stoughton; 1955: 1st edition. 192 pages, 31 plates, maps, 21cm. Signed by George Band on title-page; light foxing mainly to outer page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine rubbed mainly at edges, with minute loss at base and less than 1cm at head; front panel a little rubbed mainly at edges and rear one slightly grubby; minute loss rear corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Attempt in 1954 to climb Rakaposhi by a small Cambridge University party: £40.00

  18. 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
  19. Band, G: SUMMIT. 150 Years of the Alpine Club: Collins; 2006 1st edition: 256 pages, numerous colour and black and white photographs, and other illustrations, 29cm. Fine in d/w. The impressive history of the oldest climbing club in the world; and its important role it played in British mountaineering: £15.00

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

    Signed by expedition member Tony Streather.
  21. Barker, R: THE LAST BLUE MOUNTAIN: Diadem; 1979: Paperback, 210 pages, 16 plates, 21.5cm. Signed by expedition member Tony Streather on title-page; a little light chipping spine ends and a tad outer edges of sides, tiny very light chip centre of spine by margin; a tad foxing top outer-edge of pages, VG-. Classic account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh expedition in the Karakoram: £15.00
  22. Barrow, J: MOUNTAIN ASCENTS IN WESTMORELAND AND CUMBERLAND: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington; 1886 1st edition: Pages viii + 208 + 32 pages advertisements, 2 plates, illustrations in text, folding map, pictorial front board, 19.5cm. Previous owner’s attractive bookplate inside front board; some browning to fore-edges and a few (mainly marginal) spots or blotches of foxing/light browning, slight dent lower spine and little very neat and unobtrusive regluing tips of spine, a faint (1cm across) mark by lower corner front board; a VG+ attractive copy. The author conveys his delights of mountain walking in this scarce book: £120.00
  23. 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: £40.00

  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Belloc, H: THE PYRENEES: Methuen; 1928: 4th edition. Pages xxvii + 246 + 8 advertisements, 11 (mostly folding) main maps and other maps, sketches, 19.5cm. Light browning to outer page-edges, very slight bump upper corner front board by spine and one or two tiny white specks also to front board; VG+ bright copy; no d/w. Classic account of the mountains and regions of the Pyrenees: £20.00

  28. 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
  29. Benuzzi, F: NO PICNIC ON MOUNT KENYA: Kimber; 1952: 2nd edition. 231 pages, 2 plates (1 colour), drawings in text, endpaper diagrams of route, 22cm. Light browning and some light spots of foxing to outer page-edges, a slight touch of browning to free-endpapers, VG+ in likewise and complete d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. An inspirational story of three prisoners of war who escaped from internment in Kenya and made an epic ascent of Mount Kenya; and finally surrendered back to the British Commandant. A mountaineering classic: £20.00

  30. Birtles, G, compiled by: ALAN ROUSE. A MOUNTAINEER'S LIFE: Unwin Hyman; 1987: 1st edition. 224 pages, 8 colour plates, photographs, 24cm. Fine in (crease down spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Biography of well-known climber who died on K2 in 1986 (aged thirty-four), after making the first British ascent: £15.00

    Blackwell Mountaineering Library Series.
  31. Freshfield, D.W: ITALIAN ALPS. Sketches in the Mountains of Ticino, Lombardy, The Trentino, and Venetia: Blackwell, 1937: Pages viii + 246, 16 sepia plates, 21cm. Spine a little darkened and tiny glue repair lower rear joint; some mainly light foxing internally, mostly confined to fore-edges, endpapers and a few pages at front and rear, VG; no dust wrapper: £20.00
  32. Moore, A.W: THE ALPS IN 1864. A Private Journal: Blackwell, Oxford; 1939: 2 volumes. Pages xxvii + xi, 524 pages overall; 13 + 16 sepia plates, endpaper maps, 21cm. Lightish foxing and light browning to fore-edges; a few pages very slightly creased at corner, VG+ copies in (dust wrappers condition vol 1 d/w, small repairs, lacking less than 1cm from head of spine and immediate vicinity, spine darkened with upper spine panel water stained and some light specks of staining elsewhere; side panels a tad age-marked and rear panel a little stained; vol 2 d/w, slight repairs, minuscule loss spine ends, upper spine panel darkened, slightly marked and a little water stained, a tad age-marked elsewhere) dust wrappers now protected in loose plastic sleeves. The pair: £40.00
  33. Moore, A.W: THE ALPS IN 1864. A Private Journal: Blackwell, Oxford; 1939: 2 volumes. Pages xxvii + xi, 524 pages overall; 13 + 16 sepia plates, endpaper maps, 21cm. Some dust marking to cloth (darkened especially for 1cm at base of spine on volume 1) and a little very slight sunning; some foxing and a little light browning mainly confined to outer page-edges and endpapers; overall a VG pair, no dust wrappers. The pair: £15.00
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Wills, A: WANDERINGS AMONG THE HIGH ALPS: Blackwell, Oxford; 1937: Pages x + 235, 16 sepia plates, 21cm. Some lightish foxing to page-edges and endpapers and very occasionally elsewhere, VG+ in (a slight hint of darkening to spine with minor repair and tiny chip at head, a touch of very minor dust soiling to front panel and two tiny spots at top, rear panel a little marked; complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £25.00
  37. 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
  38. 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

    Everest Board Game.
  39. Board Game: CLIMBING EVEREST - A NEW FAMILY GAME: Hayter, Bournemouth, (c.1955?): Board opening to 45x30cm, illustrated, in illustrated box with ‘rules’ pasted inside, (1 dice and 2 markers – probably not complete); 31x24cm. Board game a touch warped, but Fine; box slightly concave and lightly rubbed mainly at corners, two small old sellotape marks extending 1-2cm on upper face at margin and down sides at centre, tear/split across side of one corner of upper box and 4cm along front joint, otherwise VG and bright. A well-illustrated board game similar to ‘Snakes and Ladders’: £95.00
  40. :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: £20.00
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Bonington, C. & Clarke, C: EVEREST THE UNCLIMBED RIDGE: Hodder and Stoughton; 1983: 1st edition. 132 pages, 60 colour plates, illustrations, endpaper maps, 25cm. Signed by Chris Bonington; Fine in (price-clipped) d/w. Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker disappeared whilst attempting the North East Ridge: £15.00
  44. Bonington, C: ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE: Cassell; 1971: 2nd impression. Pages x + 334, 48 colour plates + 1 folding, 2 maps, 24cm. Signed by Chris Bonington on title-page; medium sunning to spine and slightly less so on front board, slight foxing top and bottom edges of boards and light browning to outer-edges of pages, VG in bright d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Account of the first ascent (Dougal Haston and Don Whillans) of Annapurna South Face in 1970: £15.00
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. Bonington, C: EVEREST THE HARD WAY: Hodder and Stoughton; 1976: 1st edition. 239 pages, 80 colour plates, maps and diagrams, 26cm. Signed by Chris Bonington and expedition members Charles Clarke and Martin Boysen on title-page; light browning to page-edges, VG+ in d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The first ascent of the South West Face: £40.00
  48. Bonington, C: I CHOSE TO CLIMB: Gollancz; 1966: 1st edition. 208 pages, 39 plates, map, sketches, 22.5cm. Signed by Chris Bonington on title-page; 1cm head of spine and less so at base sunned; browning and specks of foxing to outer page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition – as usual red spine title rather faded, but readable; minor repairs spine ends with a small light mark at head; but complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Chris Bonington's first autobiography: £75.00
  49. 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
  50. 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

  51. 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
  52. 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

  53. 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
  54. 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: £6.00
  55. Bridge, G: ROCK CLIMBING IN THE BRITISH ISLES 1894-1970. A Bibliography of Guidebooks: West Col; 1971: 1st edition. Paperback, 40 pages, a few illustrations, 21cm. A hint of very slight marginal sunning to covers, but Fine: £7.00

  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. Brown, J: THE HARD YEARS. An Autobiography: Gollancz; 1967: 1st edition. 256 pages, 33 plates, 22cm. Signed by Joe Brown on half-title page; upper tip of covers slightly sunned, small sellotape marks bottom and top edges of boards; a little foxing mainly top-outer edges of pages, fore-edges slightly browned with ‘one or two’ minute marks just touching extreme edge of outer margin; front free endpaper very slightly creased; generally VG in (dust wrapper condition - repaired, a little deficient – lacking mainly 1cm base of spine and small triangular piece rear corner front panel; some grubbiness/a little marked and some chipping; some old sellotape staining on panels but mainly rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £75.00

    Paperback signed by Joe Brown and 13 other associates - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  59. Brown, J: THE HARD YEARS. An Autobiography: Phoenix; 2007: reissue. Paperback, 256 pages, 32 black and white plates, 20cm. Signed by Joe Brown, Harry Smith, Dennis Gray, Don Roscoe, Tony Streather, Ray Greenall, Ian McNaught-Davis, Joe Morty Smith, Doug Verity, Ronnie Cummerford (RJ), Tom Waghorn; Eric Price, Fred Gough and Chris Bonington on half-title page; Fine: £60.00

  60. Brown, T.G: BRENVA: Dent; 1944: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 228, 72 plates (some double), top edge gilt, 22cm. Old inscription dated 1944 on front endpaper; light to medium browning to outer fore-edges and endpapers, endpapers also a little foxed; VG bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - small loss at spine ends and vicinity sometime rebacked with paper and coloured in - but not a perfect match; the spine is therefore complete but the blue is a lighter shade for 0.5cm at head and likewise and patchy for 3cm at base; spine also a little grubby and rear panel more so) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The classic book on the Brenva face routes on Mont Blanc: £30.00
  61. 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

  62. Burkhardt, W.P: PANORAMA. ALPEN – ALPES – ALPS: Kümmerly + Frey, Bern, Switzerland; 1986: 1st edition. Text in German, French and English; 172 pages, many magnificent colour plates (including 14 double-page, 8 triple-page and 6 quadruple-page), smaller colour photographs, colour diagrams and maps, illustrated covers, 30.5x34.5cm. Fine in Fine slip-case. A spectacularly illustrated book, depicting 15 areas of the Alps: £45.00

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

  64. 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: £40.00
  65. 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
  66. Byne & Sutton: HIGH PEAK. The Story of Walking and Climbing in the Peak District: Secker & Warburg, 1966: 1st edition. 256 pages, 25 plates, maps and sketches, 22.5cm. Medium browning to outer page-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - 2cm closed repair on front panel by spine; Near Fine complete and very bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The sought-after Peak District climbing and walking classic: £95.00

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

  68. Carr, Glyn (pseudonym Showell Styles): A CORPSE AT CAMP TWO: Bles; 1955: 1st edition. Hardback, 256 pages, frontispiece, 18cm.. Ex Boot’s Library in their red cloth binding, crest on lower front board and ringed hole at head of spine, no rubber stamp marks - apart from a small ‘M’ stamped on title-page; some regluing of spine joints mainly at ends for about 2cm; covers also a little rubbed and slightly marked; outer page-edges browned and a few small marginal stains mainly at front; otherwise VG, no dust wrapper. Famous series of climbing fiction; featuring Abercrombie "Filthy" Lewker - a rotund Shakespearean actor, amateur detective and ageing climber. This is the sixth in the series of very collectable detective fiction: £30.00

    Includes an interesting letter signed by Herbert Carr.
  69. 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
  70. Carr, H., Lister, G. & Work, P: A WALKER'S GUIDE TO SNOWDON AND THE BEDDGELERT DISTRICT: A reprint, revised and enlarged, from the walkers’ section of A Climbers’ guide to Snowdon and the Beddgelert District, which was issued by the Climbers’ Club in 1926. Listers, Newcastle upon Tyne; 1949: Pages vi + 60, frontispiece, 2 folding panoramic sketches, 13cm. Panoramas at rear slightly paste discoloured, VG: £8.00

  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. Cave, A: THIN WHITE LINE: Hutchinson; 2008: 1st edition. Pages x + 230, 16 mostly colour plates, 24cm. Signed by Andy Cave on title-page; a few light specks of yellowing to outer fore-edges, otherwise Fine in d/w. A sequel to Andy Cave’s award winning "Learning to Breath". Challenges of extreme Alpinism in Patagonia, Norway and Alaska: £40.00
  74. Cave, A: THIN WHITE LINE: Hutchinson; 2008: 1st edition. Pages x + 230, 16 mostly colour plates, 24cm. Fine in d/w: £15.00
  75. 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
  76. 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: £20.00

  77. 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
  78. 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

  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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: £480.00
  82. Collomb, R.G: CHAMONIX MONT BLANC. Alpine guide 1: Constable; 1969: 1st edition. Pages xiii + 234, illustrated mainly in photographs, maps, glazed printed covers, 22x11cm. A very slight hint of foxing to front endpapers, VG+ (no dust wrapper was issued). A good general visitors’ guide: £8.00
  83. Collomb, R.G: ZERMATT AND DISTRICT INCLUDING SAAS FEE. Alpine guide 2: Constable; 1969: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 242, illustrated mainly in photographs, maps, glazed printed covers, 22x11cm. VG+ (no dust wrapper was issued). A good general visitors’ guide: £8.00

  84. 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

  85. 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
  86. 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
  87. Cooper, W. Heaton: LAKELAND PORTRAITS: Frank Peters, Kendal; 1987: 3rd edition. Illustrated laminated boards, 128 pages, 6 colour plates and 28 full-page text drawings by the artist, 25cm. Signed by the author on front endpaper; previous owner’s bookplate inside front board; Fine (no dust wrapper was issued): £30.00

    Special offer – buy 3 Fine copies (for friends?) of "Crags number 1" for £15.00
  88. :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.
  89. 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: £40.00
  90. 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
  91. 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
  92. 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

    Signed by Joe Brown and Ian McNaught-Davis; together with a "1962 Pamirs Expedition" envelope.
  93. Cruickshank, J: HIGH ENDEAVOURS. The Life and Legend of Robin Smith: Canongate, Edinburgh; 2005: 1st edition. Pages x + 374, 16 pates (some colour), 24cm. Signed by Joe Brown and Ian McNaught-Davis (members of the 1962 Pamirs Expedition) on half-title page; very light yellowing to outer page-edges and minute speck edge of front endpaper, otherwise Fine in d/w. Included loose at front "British Expedition to the Pamirs 1962" official expedition envelope, rubber stamp mark and very lightly franked postage stamps addressed to Mrs W Noyce; the envelope is empty apart from an unused plain card insert, slight smudge and appears never posted. 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: £75.00
  94. 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: £15.00
  95. 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
  96. 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

  97. 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
  98. 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

  99. 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

  100. 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

  101. 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
  102. Dawes, J: FULL OF MYSELF: Johnny Dawes Books; 2011: 2nd edition. Pages (vi) + 298, 56 colour plates and black and white photographs, 24cm. Signed by Johnny Dawes; Fine in d/w. A look into the life of a rock genius, the incredibly talented and dynamic climber Johnny Dawes; who in 1986 pushed the standard of rock-climbing to a new grade of E9 with his ascent the breathtakingly bold ‘Indian Face’ on Clogwyn Du’r Arddu. Other outstanding first ascents include ‘Gaia’, Black Rocks E8 6c, ‘The End of the Affair’, Curbar Edge E8 6c and ‘The Quarryman’, Twll Mawr (Dinorwig slate quarry) E8 7a: £20.00

  103. 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
  104. 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
  105. 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

  106. 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
  107. 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
  108. 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
  109. 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
  110. 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
  111. Douglas, E: STATEMENT. The Ben Moon Story: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2015: 1st edition. Black cloth covered boards with inlaid photograph portrait on front cover; pages xiv + 230, 36 colour plates, black and white photographs in text, 24cm. Signed by Ed Douglas and Ben Moon on half-title page; Fine (no dust wrapper was issued). Biography of Ben Moon iconic superstar and pioneer of the 1980s and 1990s sport-climbing and bouldering revolution. His first ascent in 1990 of Hubble on Raven Tor in the Peak District was considered the first F9a in the world: £40.00

  112. Drasdo, H: THE ORDINARY ROUTE: Ernest Press; 1997: Paperback, pages vi + 258, chapter-head vignettes, 21.5cm. Signed by Harold Drasdo on title-page; Fine. Harold Drasdo's reminiscences of fifty-years climbing. Guide-book writer and the author of 'Education and the Mountain Centres', he also has a number of first ascents to his credit: £15.00
  113. Dumler, H. & Burkhardt, W.P: THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF THE ALPS. Volume 1. The Four-Thousand Metre Peaks: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1994: 1st American edition. 224 pages, many superb full page and other colour photographs, maps and diagrams, 29x30cm. A hint of very light wrinkling to front free-endpaper, VG in (dust wrapper condition - a little very slight sunning to front panel and tiny closed repair lower rear corner of same; complete) d/w. A stunning book - the ultimate for the Alpinist. Published simultaneously with the first UK edition: £20.00
  114. Eastwood, F: GUIDE TO THE MULANJE MASSIF: Lorton Publications, Johannesburg; 1979: 1st edition. 146 pages, 8 colour plates, black and white photographs and sketches, plus 7 folding sketches at rear, 22cm. Appears to be signed by the author, Frank Eastward corner of inside front board; a hint of slight shelf wear base of boards, VG+ in (a touch of very slight corner chipping) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Much useful information for the climber (with graded routes), mountaineer and visitor to the Mulanje Massif in Malawi, southeast Africa. Scarce and not in Neate: £15.00
  115. Entwistle, M.D: MILLICAN DALTON. A Search for Romance and Freedom: Mountainmere Research, Blackburn; 2004: 1st edition. Paperback, pages (iv) + 106, illustrations in text (mainly photographs), 21cm. Fine. A great character - the self sufficient adventurer, rock climber and mountain guide Millican Dalton. Known in Keswick as the Borrowdale hermit, he died in 1947 having spent much of his life living under canvas or in caves: £20.00

  116. Evans, C: A DOCTOR IN XIVth ARMY. Burma 1944-1945: Leo Cooper; 1998: 1st edition. Pages (vii) + 198, 8 plates, sketches in text, maps, 24cm. One or two light brown specks to outer fore-edges, Near Fine in Fine d/w. Charles Evans’s personal wartime experiences in Burma as a young officer in the RAMC, before coming deputy leader of the 1953 Everest expedition: £15.00

    Signed by all 4 summiteers and Denise Evans.
  117. Evans, C: KANGCHENJUNGA THE UNTRODDEN PEAK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1956: 1st edition. Pages xix + 187, 32 monochrome and 5 colour plates, 2 maps, 5 diagrams, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decoration on front board, 23cm. Signed by George Band, Joe Brown and Tony Streather on dedication page and Norman Hardie and Denise Evans (wife of Charles Evans) on title-page; Fine in (dust wrapper condition – 2cm closed repair and light browning upper rear panel, front inner flap a little creased; otherwise Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. First ascent by Joe Brown and George Band and the second ascent the following day by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather: £400.00

    Article signed by all 4 summiteers.
  118. Evans, C. & Band, G: KANGCHENJUNGA CLIMBED:: 12-page article (+ 6 plates) in ‘The Geographical Journal March 1956’. Signed by Joe Brown, George Band, Tony Streather and Norman Hardie. Journal spine medium sunned, VG. The first ascent by Joe Brown and George Band and the second ascent the following day by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather: £75.00
  119. 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
  120. 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
  121. Fawcett, R., with Ed Douglas: RON FAWCETT ROCK ATHLETE: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2010: 1st edition. Pages vii + 240, 24 mainly colour plates, 23.5cm. Signed by Ron Fawcett; Fine in Fine d/w. Within ten years of starting as a school boy in 1969 Ron Fawcett became Britain’s most famous climber, and had an incredible array of extremely difficult first ascents and first free ascents to his credit. How many climbers could solo 100 gritstone extremes in a day? Ron Fawcett did so in 1986. Winner of the 2010 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £25.00
  122. Fell & Rock Climbing Club: 5 SIGNED ANNUAL DINNER MENUS for the years 1930 – 1932, 1935 and 1937:: 4 pages, 18cm (1937 different style). Overall more than 60 signatures (mostly in pencil) of members and guests who attended the famous Lakeland Club Dinners; VG condition with the occasional slight stain. Interesting mementoes of the period: £75.00
  123. Fellowes, P.F.M., et al: FIRST OVER EVEREST. The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition 1933: John Lane the Bodley Head; 1933: reprint (same month as 1st). Pages xx + 279, 49 pages of plates - some double, (including the stereoscopic relief view of Mount Everest), maps and diagrams, 3-D viewing spectacles in rear pocket, blind-stamp crest on front board, 24cm. Previous owner’s inscription corner of front endpaper; spine sunned (but lettering unaffected), minute faint mark in middle and tiny closed nick at centre of head of spine neatly repaired, boards a little and partly sunned; some light foxing outer fore-edges and spectacles in rear pocket a little marked; but a VG presentable copy – no d/w. Account of the first historic flight over Mount Everest on April 3, 1933, which was followed a day later by another over Kangchenjunga; together with a second flight over Everest on April 19. This well produce book also includes an account of the filming of the flight and an anaglyph plate of Mount Everest for viewing in 3-D: £20.00
  124. 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: £15.00
  125. 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
  126. Fiennes, Sir R. Twisleton-Wykeham: ICE FALL IN NORWAY: Hodder and Stoughton; 1972: 1st edition. 160 pages, 16 black and white plates, maps, 22cm. Signed by Ranulph Fiennes on title-page; slight foxing top outer-edge of pages, VG+ in (a little chipped mainly head of spine and upper corners) d/w now protected by us in a loose plastic sleeve. Expedition to the Jostedals glacier in Norway: £15.00
  127. Firstbrook, P: LOST ON EVEREST. The Search for Mallory & Irvine: BBC; 1999: 1st edition. 224 pages, 16 black and white plates, maps, 24cm. Fine in d/w. BBC film producer Peter Firstbrook’s account of the 1999 Everest Expedition that discovered Mallory’s body; together with much researched historical information: £10.00

  128. 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
  129. Fountaine, E.C: THE HARAMOSH PASS:: Article from pages 247 - 257 (includes 4 plates, small map) of the 1942 Geographical Journal; bound in stiff blue woven paper covers, label on front, 24cm. ‘One or two’ tiny and faint blotches to covers, Fine. Account of Eadric Fountaine’s journey from Arandu to Gilgit, via the Haramosh Pass whilst serving as medical officer on Eric Shipton’s expedition to the Karakoram in 1939: £20.00
  130. 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
  131. Fowler, M: ON THIN ICE. Alpine Climbs in the Americas Asia and the Himalaya: Bâton Wicks; 2005: 1st edition. 223 pages, 24 colour plates, sketch maps and drawings, 24cm. Fine in d/w: £15.00

  132. Franco & Terray: AT GRIPS WITH JANNU: Gollancz, 1967: 1st edition. 192 pages, 48 plates, 5 maps, 22cm. Light browning to page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper condition - minor edge repairs, some grubbiness to white spine and rear panel - but not badly; marginal light surface rubbing to front panel and chipping at rear corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The first ascent of Jannu in 1962 by a strong French team. It was considered a very major achievement at that time in the Himalayas: £30.00
  133. 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
  134. 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
  135. 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
  136. Gervasutti, G: GERVASUTTI'S CLIMBS: Hart-Davis; 1957: 1st edition. 201 pages, 15 plates, 22cm. Previous owner’s name and date top of front endpaper; some light coloured foxing to endpapers and vicinity and some scattered blotches of foxing to fore-edges; VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - a little slight marginal chipping mainly confined to spine corners; bright and complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Classic account of the Italian climber's great climbs in the Dolomites and the Mont Blanc range: £45.00
  137. Gervasutti, G: GERVASUTTI'S CLIMBS: Diadem Books; 1978: (facsimile reprint). Paperback, 201 pages, 17 plates, 22cm. Spine lightly sunned (but lettering unaffected) also lightly creased and a little concave; slight foxing and light browning to outer page edges and a few tiny marks to page margins; hence VG-: £10.00

  138. 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
  139. 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

    Signed by 17 mountaineers with Eiger connections, including two of the German summiteers and a leading participant on the historic 1966 Eiger Direct climb, the American Layton Kor.
  140. Gillman, P. & Haston, D: EIGER DIRECT: Collins, 1966: 1st edition. 183 pages, 40 plates (some in colour), 24cm. Signed and inscribed by Peter Gillman and Layton Kor (who made the following comment ‘Winter climbing on the Eiger Direct really helped to hone my suffering skills’); also signed and inscribed in German by the two summiteers Roland Votteler (who also signed photo in book) and Sigi Hupfauer; plus signature of team member Chris Bonington. Also signed by Ran Fiennes, Doug Scott, 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 - 12 mountaineers with Eiger connections; all spread between 3 pages at front; one or two minute specks of foxing to fore-edges, VG+ bright copy in Fine d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Historic account of the first direct route on the Eiger North Face: £500.00
  141. 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.
  142. 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
  143. Gillman, P., edited by, & Salkeld, A., picture research: EVEREST. The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour: Little, Brown; 1993: 1st edition. 208 pages, many colour and black and white photographs, maps, 31cm. Fine in d/w. A superb climbing anthology on Everest; well researched and illustrated, together with complete lists of successful and failed ascents up to 1992: £15.00
  144. 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
  145. Gray, D: MOUNTAIN LOVER: Crowood Press, 1990: 1st edition. Pages x + 206, photographs, 24cm. Inscribed "Best Wishes" and signed by Dennis Gray on front endpaper; some light blotches of foxing to outer page-edges, but mainly confined to top outer-edge, otherwise Fine in d/w. Dennis Gray, one time climbing companion of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, and the first General Secretary to the British Mountaineering Council - his second autobiography following on from 'Rope Boy' published in 1970: £25.00

    Signed by Dennis Gray and 14 other associates - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  146. 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: £195.00
    Signed by Dennis Gray and 14 other associates - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  147. 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: £160.00
  148. 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

  149. 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?: £20.00
  150. 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

  151. Greenwood, T., compiled and edited by: MEMORIES OF DOLPHIN. The Life of a Climber Remembered: Green Woods, Hebden Bridge; 2010 reprint: Paperback, pages xvii + 141, including 10 black and white plates and other illustrations, 23cm; DVD inside rear cover. Signed by Tom Greenwood on half-title page and Harold Drasdo above his memories of Dolphin on page 42; Fine. The legendary Arthur Dolphin was without doubt one of the greatest climbers of his generation. Responsible for the first ascent of Kipling Groove on Gimmer and a most impressive list of first ascents during the 1940s and early 50s in the Lake District and Yorkshire. His remarkable climbing career was tragically cut short in the Alps in 1953, killed whilst descending the Dent Du Giant: £25.00
  152. Greig, A: MEN ON ICE: Canongate, Edinburgh; 1977: Paperback, pages x + 51, illustrations by James Hutcheson, 21.5cm. Fine. Poems - dedicated to Dougal Haston: £5.00
  153. 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: £20.00
  154. 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: £8.00
  155. 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
  156. 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
  157. 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: £25.00
  158. 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
  159. 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: £50.00
  160. 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: £20.00
  161. 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
  162. :GRIVELART. #1 Millennium. Peaks… Alpinism… Climbing… Light… 186 pictures from all over the world: Grivel, Courmayeur, Italy; 1998: Paperback, 168 pages, superb photographs, mainly in colour and other illustrations, 27cm. Spine slightly sunned, rear corner of rear cover a little creased, otherwise Fine. In celebration of the influence the Grivel family and their famous factory in Courmayeur had on climbing – especially the evolution of their ice axes: £15.00
  163. 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

  164. 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

  165. 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
  166. Hankinson, A: THE MOUNTAIN MEN. An Early History of Rock Climbing in North Wales: Heinemann; 1977: 1st edition. Pages ix + 202, photographs and other illustrations, double-page map, 22cm. Clean ex-library with slight remnants of label on front endpaper, library rubber stamp mark on reverse of title-page obliterated with white correction fluid, causing some yellowing (and very slight wrinkling) which has seeped through slightly to title-page, light browning to outer page-edges, otherwise a Fine bright copy in d/w: £6.00
  167. Hargreaves, A: A HARD DAY'S SUMMER. Six Classic North Faces Solo: Hodder & Stoughton; 1994: 1st edition. Pages (x) + 158, 8 colour plates, diagrams, 24cm. Browning (as usual) to page-edges and margins, otherwise Fine in Fine d/w. Alison Hargreaves incredible solo ascent of the six classic Alpine north faces during the summer of 1993: £30.00

  168. 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
  169. 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

    Signed by 13 mountaineers with Eiger connections.
  170. Harrer, H: THE WHITE SPIDER. The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Hart-Davis; 1965: revised edition. 310 pages, 40 plates of 41 (4 colour), diagram, 23.5cm. Signed by Ran Fiennes, Doug Scott, Alan Hinkes, Reinhold Messner, Ian Parnell, Eric Jones, Chris Bonington, Erhard Loretan (brilliant Swiss mountaineer killed 2011), Paul Braithwaite, Kenton Cool, Stephen Venables, Andy Kirkpatrick and P. Habeler; light foxing/browning to outer page-edges, small brown stain bottom margin of two pages and the occasional slight marginal mark, VG in (dust wrapper condition – lightish surface rubbing to spine mainly in vicinity of ends but less so at joints, rear corners of sides a little rubbed; but bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The classic book on the Eiger North Face: £160.00

    Includes a "British Cerro Torre Expedition" postcard signed by Dougal Haston and 3 expedition members.
  171. 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.
  172. 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
  173. Haston, D: IN HIGH PLACES: Cassell; 1972: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 168, 16 plates, 22.5cm. Previous owner’s small and neat name corner of front endpaper; covers bright but slightly discoloured at upper and lower edges, some spots of foxing and light browning to page-edges and a little light browning to front endpaper, VG in (‘large’ lettering of the author on spine sunned from maroon to grey - but perfectly readable) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  174. 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: £8.00
  175. Heckmair, A: MY LIFE AS A MOUNTAINEER: Gollancz; 1978: 2nd impression. 224 pages, 16 plates, text drawings, maps, 22cm. Fine in d/w. Autobiography of German climber who participated in the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1938: £15.00
  176. 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
  177. Herrligkoffer, K.M: NANGA PARBAT. Incorporating the Official Report of the Expedition of 1953: Elek; 1954: 1st edition. 254 pages, 45 monochrome and 9 colour plates, sketches, maps, 23cm. Light to medium browning to page-edges, slight browning spine tips, VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine medium browned and very slightly unobtrusively stained, also chipped and slightly deficient at ends; small closed repair reverse of front panel which has seeped though causing a brown patch, 6x2cm on front side) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve First ascent that concluded with the legendary Hermann Buhl's outstanding solo summit climb. Also includes history of the various attempts on Nanga Parbat: £10.00
  178. Hiebeler, T: NORTH FACE IN WINTER. The First Winter Climb of the Eiger's North Face March 1961: Barrie and Rockliff; 1962: 1st edition. 121 pages, 15 plates, 22cm. Light to medium browning outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in Fine d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A landmark ascent by three Germans and an Austrian; accomplished amid much publicity - not all of which was favourable: £40.00
  179. Hillary, E: HIGH ADVENTURE: Hodder & Stoughton; 1955: 1st edition. 224 pages, 32 plates, colour frontispiece, sketches, maps, 21cm. Previous owner’s inscription on front endpaper; very light browning to page-edges and part endpapers, VG in (marginally repaired, spine a little worn mainly at ends; lacks a few minute pieces mainly from corners and piece about 2x3cm from top of rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Autobiography but predominantly about Everest: £10.00
  180. Holgate, W: ARKA TAGH. The Mysterious Mountains: Ernest Press, 1994: 1st edition. 154 pages, 16 colour plates, black and white illustrations, maps, bibliography, 22.5cm. Fine in d/w. Expedition to the remote region between the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang and the north of Tibet: £8.00
  181. Holzel & Salkeld: THE MYSTERY OF MALLORY AND IRVINE: Cape; 1986: 1st edition. Pages xii + 322, 16 plates, endpaper maps, 24cm. Near Fine in d/w. A well-documented account of Mallory and Irvine's disappearance on Everest in 1924; together with much background material: £10.00

    Signed by Steve House and climbing partner Vince Anderson.
  182. 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
  183. House, S: BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2009: Flapped paperback, pages xi + 243, 24 colour plates, black and white photographs in text, maps, 23.5cm. Fine: £10.00

    Signed by expedition member.
  184. 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
  185. 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.
  186. Howard-Bury, C.K., and other members of the Mount Everest Expedition: MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921: Arnold; 1922: 1st edition. Pages xii + 356, 33 plates, 3 folding maps at rear, 26cm. Initials ‘RBG 1923’ neatly written on front endpaper; a hint of very slight darkening and a few minuscule white specks to spine with a touch of minor regluing at tips; a few very minor marks to boards and a touch darkening to front one; medium foxing to fore-edges and some intermittent foxing to text, some light browning to endpapers and front one a little lightly marked; a VG and presentable association copy. Plus loosely inserted at front, single-page of notes, handwritten in Graham’s hand, titled ‘Diary of the 1922 Expedition’. Quaker educated Richard B Graham was originally chosen for the 1924 Expedition, and rightly so, being a strong and very accomplished mountaineer. However his pleasure of being picked soon turned into bitter disappointment! Being a conscientious objector in the war, some members showed their disapproval by not wishing to climb with him - so he felt compelled to resign. The first British Everest Expedition. The eastern and northern approaches were explored; and Mallory, Bullock and Wheeler reached the North Col. The first of the three historical and classic books on the Everest expeditions of the 1920s: £350.00
  187. 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
  188. 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: £65.00

    Signed by 3 expedition members.
  189. 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

    Signatures of John Hunt and Ed Hillary.
  190. Hunt, J: THE ASCENT OF EVEREST: Hodder & Stoughton; 1953: 1st edition. Pages xx + 300, 56 plates (including 8 colour), text illustrations, maps, 23cm. Pasted in signature of John Hunt on title-page and a signed colour photograph (13x9cm) of Ed Hillary loose inside cover; a little light foxing (and some browning) to fore-edges and some occasional foxing elsewhere including part endpapers, minute mark top outer-edge of pages; VG in a nice d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £140.00
  191. Ingram, S., editor: CLIMBING EVEREST. 60 Years on Top of the World: Bauer Consumer Media; 2013: Paperback, 100 pages (including covers), colour and black and white photographs, 30cm. Near Fine. From the makers of Trail Magazine: £5.00

  192. 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
  193. 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: £30.00

  194. 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
  195. Jones, O.G: ROCK-CLIMBING IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT: Morten, Manchester; 1978 reprint of 1900 2nd edition: Pages lxiv + 322 + 9 advertisements, 32 plates, 11 outline drawings, 23cm. Very slight touch of yellowing to outer fore-edges and a few tiny specks of foxing to top outer-edge, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – mottled light to medium browning to spine; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Reprint of early classic climbing book on the Lake District, illustrated with ‘Abraham & Sons’ photographs: £15.00
  196. Jones, T. & Milburn, G: CUMBRIAN ROCK. 100 Years of Climbing in the Lake District: Pic Publications, Glossop, Derbyshire; 1988: 1st edition, but special signed edition number 41 of 250 copies signed (only) by Trevor Jones (usually also signed by Geoff Milburn); 2cm tear on front spine joint reglued, otherwise Near Fine (no dust wrapper was issued). 257 pages, many black and white and colour photographs, endpaper diagrams, printed pictorial covers, 25cm. A well-research history - enhanced with many photographs of historic importance: £25.00
  197. 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): £40.00
  198. 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
  199. 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
  200. 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
  201. 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
  202. 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
  203. 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
  204. Kolb, F: HIMALAYA VENTURE: Lutterworth Press; 1959: 1st edition. 147 pages, 15 plates, 3 maps, 22cm. Light browning to fore-edges, Near Fine in (a little very minor chipping spine ends) bright d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. In 1939 two Austrians (and an Englishman) made the first ascent of Mount Mulkila in Lahul. After war-time interment the author returned to the Garhwal in 1945, and with his Austrian companion 'lightweight' climbed and explored the following year in Padar: £15.00
  205. Krakauer, J: INTO THIN AIR. A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster: Villard, New York; 1997: 5th impression. Pages xxiv + 293, 8 colour plates, text illustrations, 24cm. Signed by Jon Krakauer on half-title page; Fine in d/w with a small "Autographed Copy" sticker on front panel. The worst disaster Everest had known. During one day alone, in May 1996 eight climbers (from five expeditions) perished: £25.00
  206. Krakauer, J: INTO THIN AIR. A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster: Macmillan, London; 1997: 1st UK edition. Pages xxiv + 293, 8 colour plates and text illustrations, 24cm. Light yellowing to outer page-edges, otherwise Fine in d/w: £15.00
  207. 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: £60.00
  208. 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
  209. 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: £45.00

  210. Le Mesurier, W.H: AN IMPROMPTU ASCENT OF MONT BLANC: Elliot Stock; 1882: 1st edition. 76 pages, 7 lithographic plates, 1 map, 22.5cm. Browning to front and rear free-endpapers; spine patchy darkened and a little rubbed; also a little regluing at spine ends and rear corners of boards, front board a little lightly stained; otherwise VG. An interesting and honest account of a guided ascent of Mont Blanc by two young Englishmen via the Grands Mulets – and penned without the usual exaggeration. RARE: £495.00
  211. :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
  212. 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
  213. Longstaff, T: THIS MY VOYAGE: Murray, 1950: 1st edition. Pages (xi) + 324, 23 plates, 15 maps, 23cm. Lightish browning to outer page-edges and just touching inner margin in ‘one or two’ places and a few scattered spots of foxing to fore-edges; two small brown marks by inner rear spine joint; VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - marginally repaired; lacking triangular piece 0.5cm deep from head of spine at centre and a similar tiny piece to both upper spine corners, also light to medium browning to spine and spine edges partly worn/chipped; rear panel a little brown discoloured) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Climbing memoirs of one of the great Himalayan explorers. Includes climbing in the Alps, Caucasus, Rockies, Selkirk, Greenland and Spitsbergen: £45.00

  214. MacInnes, H: CLIMB TO THE LOST WORLD: Hodder and Stoughton; 1974: 1st edition. 224 pages, 32 plates (8 colour), sketch maps, 22cm. Signed by expedition member Joe Brown on half title-page; very light browning page-edges, otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition – spine background and spine title lettering a little sunned, but perfectly readable; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. First ascent of the Great Prow of Roraima, Guyana by the author, Mo Anthoine, Joe Brown and Don Whillans: £30.00
    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: £10.00
  215. 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

  216. 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: £180.00
  217. 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
  218. 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
  219. McDonald, B: BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROPE. The Biography of Charles Houston: Bâton Wicks; 2007: 1st UK edition. Pages 250 + (1), 32 black and white plates and frontispiece, printed covers; plus 43 minutes DVD video inside back cover, 24cm. A minuscule dent (barely noticeable) upper corner front board, but Fine (no dust wrapper was issued). The DVD includes footage and commentary on the 1938 American K2 expedition (with Petzoldt he reached the summit cone at 26,000 feet) and the ill-fated attempt of 1953: £15.00
  220. 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

  221. 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

    Everest 40th Anniversary 1953 – 1993 issue; signed by George Band.
  222. 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
  223. 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

  224. 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
  225. Messner, R: ANTARCTICA - BOTH HEAVEN AND HELL: Crowood, 1991: 1st edition. 381 pages, 32 colour plates, black and white photographs, map, 23cm. Fine in d/w. Traverse of the Antarctic continent with Arved Fuchs - a 2,800 kilometre trek in 92-days: £10.00
  226. Messner, R: EVEREST. Expedition to the Ultimate: Kaye & Ward; 1979: 1st edition. 254 pages, 32 colour plates, black and white photographs, maps and sketches, 23.5cm. Signed by Reinhold Messner, Peter Habeler and Eric Jones on title-page; light browning and slight foxing to outer page-edges, very minor mark one page, VG+ bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – spine background evenly sunned from brown to grey – but lettering unaffected) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The first ascent of Everest without oxygen with Peter Habeler: £120.00
  227. Messner, R: EVEREST. Expedition to the Ultimate: Kaye & Ward; 1979: 1st edition. 254 pages, 32 colour plates, black and white photographs, maps and sketches, 23.5cm. Previous owner’s name corner of inside board (but hidden by dust wrapper flap), Near Fine in (spine background evenly sunned from brown to grey – but lettering unaffected) d/w. The first ascent of Everest without oxygen with Peter Habeler: £20.00
  228. 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
  229. 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
  230. 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
  231. 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

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

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

  234. 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
  235. 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
  236. 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
  237. 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
  238. Moffat, Gwen: ON MY HOME GROUND: Hodder & Stoughton, 1968: 1st edition. 256 pages, 15 plates, 22.5cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat on title-page; plus loose at front, Christmas card inscribed and signed Gwen; very light browning to outer page-edges, Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – 0.5cm head of white spine surface rubbed and lightly browned, and unobtrusively and very faintly age-marked elsewhere; front panel slightly rubbed at upper corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Gwen Moffat's second autobiography: £75.00
  239. 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, an interesting single-page typed letter, corrected and signed Gwen; a little light foxing outer page-edges, VG+ bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – a little surface chipping at spine ends and corners and a tad at spine joints; small faint and unobtrusive water stain and some foxing on rear panel) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Gwen Moffat's enthralling first autobiography - she was a leading climber and guide and is now a successful writer: £95.00
  240. Moffat, Gwen: SPACE BELOW MY FEET: Phoenix; 2013: Paperback, pages (xv) + 367, 8 black and white plates, 20cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat on half-title page, plus her small address label inside rear cover; Fine: £20.00
  241. 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

  242. Moffat, Gwen: TWO STAR RED. A Book about R.A.F. Mountain Rescue: Hodder and Stoughton; 1964: 1st edition. Pages xviii + 206, 16 plates, 8 sketch maps, 21cm. Signed by Gwen Moffat on title-page; also previous owner’s name and date inside front board; light yellowing and a few minor spots of foxing to fore-edges, VG+ bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - spine slightly darkened and lightly surface rubbed at ends and corners; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Gwen Moffat’s most sought after book: £95.00
  243. Moffatt, J., with Niall Grimes: JERRY MOFFATT REVELATIONS: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2009: reprint. Pages (ix) + 242, 16 mainly colour plates, 24cm. Signed by Jerry Moffatt; Fine in d/w. A fiercely ambitious 17-year old Jerry Moffatt made a rapid rise to stardom as a world class performer - and soon became a climbing legend. The day after making the first ascent of Master’s Wall (E7 6b) on Clogwyn Du’r Arddu, he soloed seven Extreme routes on Dinas Cromlech; Cemetery Gates, Cenotaph Corner, Left Wall………. and finished with an incredible solo of Right Wall (E5 6a): £25.00
  244. 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: £25.00

  245. 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: £30.00
  246. Mortlock, C: ADVENTURE EDUCATION AND OUTDOOR PURSUITS: Colin Mortlock, (Ambleside); 1973: 1st edition. Pamphlet, 24 pages, 21.5cm. Fine. Important treatise on the subject: £5.00

  247. 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.
  248. :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
  249. :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
  250. :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
  251. :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
  252. 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: £10.00
  253. Murray, J.R: A TOUR OF THE ENGLISH LAKES; with Thomas Gray & Joseph Farington, RA: Lincoln; 1912: Flapped paperback, 159 pages, colour and black and white illustrations, old maps, 28cm. Fine. The combination of Thomas Gray’s journal and Joseph Farington’s watercolours and engravings, brought forward in time 250 years and displayed with modern photographs has produced an interesting and delightful book on the Lake District: £10.00

  254. 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
  255. 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
  256. Noyce, W: MOUNTAINS AND MEN: Bles; 1947: 1st edition. 160 pages, 20 plates (including 4 maps), 24cm. Bottom of boards very slight discoloured and minor shelf rubbing; plates very slightly wrinkled bottom rear corner, endpapers partly tanned and a touch slightly so to page-edges, otherwise VG and bright in (dust wrapper condition one or two slight edge repairs; a little marginal chipping and lacking 0.5cm from head of spine and a tad at base; a marginal touch of light red staining and one or two very slight marks to rear panel and a tad at lower spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Well-written autobiography of one of the best-known climbers of his generation: £15.00

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

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

    Signed by two Expedition members.
  260. Noyce, W: TO THE UNKNOWN MOUNTAIN. Ascent of an unexplored twenty-five thousander in the Karakoram: Heinemann; 1962: 1st edition. Pages xii + 183, 13 plates, 3 maps, 22cm. Signed and dated (2009) by Expedition members Colin Mortlock and Sandy Cavenagh on front endpaper; together with a handwritten note from CM and card from Sandy loose at front; slight sunning to upper spine tip, but Fine in (dust wrapper condition spine lightly browned, a tiny unobtrusive mark lower rear joint and the slightest touch of very light surface rubbing to spine; complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. First ascent of Trivor. Includes a chapter by Don Whillans on his epic return journey - 'Solo by Motor-Bicycle from Rawalpindi to Lancashire': £95.00

    Signed by two Expedition members.
  261. 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: £40.00
  262. 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
  263. Nunn, P: AT THE SHARP END: Unwin Hyman, 1988: 1st edition. Pages vi + 201, photographs, 25cm. Near Fine in bright d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. A selection of Paul Nunn's climbing articles spanning thirty years. Paul, one of Britain's most experienced and likeable mountaineers died whilst climbing in the Karakoram during August 1995: £15.00

  264. 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

    Signed by the Author.
  265. Oppenheimer, L.J: THE HEART OF LAKELAND: Sherratt & Hughes, Manchester; 1908: 1st edition. Pages (xiv) + 196, 38 plates, top-edge gilt, 23.5cm. Signature of Lehmann J. Oppenheimer and dated Nov. 2nd 1908 pasted onto half-title page. Ex library copy, with some gum marks and slight surface rubbing (including a tiny wear hole) on front endpapers caused by removal of labels, but NO rubber stamp marks and in the original binding; a hint of a very slight lean to spine which is also lightly sunned, slightly patchy and a smidgen reglued at tips; one or two slight marks to boards and rear one a little slightly sunned, very slight shelf wear at base; neat repair to one plate, front endpapers also a little tanned and slightly marked, VG. Includes the social scene at the Wastdale Head, climbing on Pillar, Bowfell Buttress and early climbs in Buttermere: £30.00

  266. 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

  267. 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
  268. 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
  269. Pause, W. & Winkler, J: EXTREME ALPINE ROCK. The 100 Greatest Alpine Rock Climbs: Granada; 1979: 2nd revised edition (but 1st English edition). Pages (x) + 202, photographs and diagrams, endpaper maps, 28cm. Slight lean to spine, some surface rubbing mainly tips of spine and rear corners; generally VG, clean and bright in (dust wrapper conditionsmall red lettering of "Pause & Winkler" at head of spine sunned and illegible and slight repair also at head; front panel is creased down centre, slightly repaired with a little chipping at extremities, small old piece of sellotape at centre of printed side) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. First English edition (translated from the second German edition by Hugh Merrick) of this classic and sought after Alpine climbing book: £45.00

  270. 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
  271. 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
  272. Perrin, J: SPIRITS OF PLACE. Travels, Encounters and Adventures in and from Wales: Gomer Press, Wales; 1997: 1st edition. 250 pages, black and white photographs, 25cm. Fine in d/w. Jim Perrin's collection of evocative essays: £15.00

    Signed by 18 associates of Don Whillans - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  273. 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: £195.00
  274. 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
  275. 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
  276. 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

  277. Porter, J: ONE DAY A TIGER: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield, 2014: 1st edition. Pages xii + 230, 48 mainly colour plates, 24cm. Signed by John Porter; Fine in d/w. Biography of Alex MacIntyre, one of the most talented and successful British mountaineers of his generation; his impressive tally of Alpine routes included a very fast ascent of The Shroud (the massive ice sheet on the Grandes Jorasses) and in the Himalayas difficult first ascents. But in 1982, aged only twenty-eight, he was killed by a single falling stone on Annapurna’s south face: £25.00
  278. 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
  279. 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
  280. 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
  281. 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
  282. 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

  283. 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
  284. 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
  285. 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
  286. 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
  287. Pritchard, P: THE TOTEM POLE and a whole new adventure: Constable; 1999: reprint. Pages xiii + 208, 8 black and white plates, 22.5cm. Signed by Simon Yates (whose book is mentioned on page 12); Fine in price-clipped d/w: £10.00

  288. 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
  289. 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
  290. 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

  291. 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
  292. 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
  293. Rébuffat, G: STARLIGHT AND STORM. The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps: Dent; 1956: 1st edition. Pages xxii + 122, 37 plates, 7 maps and diagrams, dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 22cm. Small very faint mark on front board, Near Fine bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – marginally repaired; yellow spine lacks a few minute pieces from ends and top part of front joint and apart from ‘one or two’ tiny faint marks is still quite bright; front panel lacks small piece 0.5x4cm from top-edge and a smidgen from rear corners) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Gaston Rébuffat's own account of his ascent of the six great Alpine north faces. Now a classic period piece: £75.00

  294. 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
  295. 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
  296. 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
  297. 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: £8.00
  298. 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: £75.00
  299. Ridgeway, R: THE BOLDEST DREAM. The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York; 1979: Pages xii + 244, 8 black and white plates, sketch diagram, 22cm. Black felt tip pen mark across lower outer-edge of pages, Fine in (dust wrapper conditionlight to medium sunning to spine and a touch chipped rear corners of side panels; Near Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition: £15.00
  300. 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
  301. 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: £15.00
  302. 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
  303. 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
  304. 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

  305. Roper, R: FATAL MOUNTAINEER. The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend: St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2002: 1st edition. Pages xiv + 306, 16 plates (8 colour), frontispiece, 22cm. Fine in d/w. Highly acclaimed work of fiction based on the first ascent of Everest’s West Ridge in 1963 - and the ill-fated expedition of 1976 to Nanda Devi. Winner of the 2002 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £20.00
  306. 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

  307. Roscoe, D.T: MOUNTAINEERING. A Manual for Teachers & Instructors: Faber & Faber, 1976: 1st edition. Pages (x) + 181, 8 plates, a few text drawings, 22cm. Signed by Don Roscoe on title-page; very slight browning to outer page-edges, Fine in (dust wrapper conditionred lettering on spine evenly faded to white and a touch sunning on front panel; otherwise perfect) d/w: £15.00
  308. 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

  309. 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
  310. 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
  311. Salkeld, A. & Bermúdez, J.L: ON THE EDGE OF EUROPE. Mountaineering in the Caucasus: Hodder & Stoughton, 1993: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 260, 8 black and white plates, illustration, 5 pages maps, 24cm. Fine in d/w. History of climbing in the Caucasus. From early British involvement by the likes of Freshfield, Moore, Tucker, Dent and Mummery… to modern exploration: £10.00
  312. 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
  313. 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
  314. Salkeld, A: A PORTRAIT OF LENI RIEFENSTAHL: Cape; 1996: 1st edition. Pages viii + 312, 16 plates, 24cm. Near Fine in (dust wrapper conditionone or two marginal repairs, the largest being a 2cm slightly ragged one upper spine joint by rear board; upper edge of rear panel a little creased with minute loss and a tad rubbing lower tip of spine; bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Audrey Salkeld's well researched and moving portrait of the German film maker and actress Leni Riefenstahl; famous for her brilliant film of the 1936 Olympic Games and such mountaineering dramas as 'The White Hell of Piz Palu'. Winner of the 1996 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £25.00
  315. 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

  316. 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
  317. 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: £30.00

  318. Saunders, V: NO PLACE TO FALL. Superalpinism in the High Himalaya: Hodder & Stoughton; 1994: 1st edition. 175 pages, 8 colour plates, maps, 24cm. Light to medium browning to outer page-edges and a few tiny specks of foxing top-outer edge, otherwise Fine in d/w. Three expeditions - Makalu 1989; Ultar 1991 and Panch Chuli 1992: £20.00

  319. Scott, D. & MacIntyre, A: THE SHISHAPANGMA EXPEDITION: Granada; 1984: 1st edition. 322 pages, black and white photographs, maps, 24cm. Signed by Doug Scott on title-page; medium foxing to top outer-edge of pages and a mere touch to fore-edges, Near Fine in (spine lightly and pleasantly sunned) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The 1982 'Alpine style' expedition to climb the South West Face of Shishapangma; includes historical details of the area. Winner of the 1984 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature: £30.00
  320. Scott, D. & MacIntyre, A: THE SHISHAPANGMA EXPEDITION: Granada; 1984: 1st edition. 322 pages, black and white photographs, maps, 24cm. A few tiny faint blotches fore-edges and a touch very slight foxing top outer-edge of pages, VG in (price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  321. 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.
  322. 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
  323. 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
  324. 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
  325. 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
  326. 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
  327. Scarr, Josephine: FOUR MILES HIGH: Gollancz; 1966: 1st edition. 188 pages, 33 plates, 4 sketch maps, 22cm. Signed by Josephine Scarr, Barbara Roscoe and Denise Evans on title-page; browning and some spots of foxing to outer page-edges, VG in (dust wrapper conditionsome marginal repairs, lacks small triangular piece 3cm deep upper edge rear panel adjacent to a small old sellotape mark, plus two other minute pieces lacking from edges; a hint of trifle grubbiness to white spine and rear panel) d/w now protected a loose plastic sleeve. Account of two Himalayan expeditions; the two-women Kulu Expedition and the larger six-women Jagdula Expedition to Western Nepal: £40.00

    The "SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS" Pocket Yearbooks.
    These very collectable pocketsize handbooks were produced under the editorship of the great G.H.B. Ward, who campaigned vigorously for rights to roam and against any threats to his beloved Peak District. They are period pieces and make fascinating reading and contain a wealth of history and knowledge on Peak District and surrounding area.
  328. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1933-34:: Card covers, 192 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Front cover very slightly marked, VG+: £18.00
  329. :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
  330. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1937-38:: Card covers, 192 pages, plates, map, 12cm. VG+: £18.00
  331. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1941-2:: Card covers, 168 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Booklet creased ‘more or less’ down centre, otherwise VG: £15.00
  332. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1943-4:: Card covers, 144 pages, plates, map, 12cm. VG: £15.00
  333. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1944-5:: Card covers, 144 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Faint mark front cover, staples rusting, VG: £15.00
  334. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1945-6:: Card covers, 144 pages, plates, map, 12cm. Lacks map; VG: £10.00
  335. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1950-51:: Card covers, 208 pages, plates, map, 12cm. VG+. Jubilee Issue: £10.00
  336. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1952-3:: Card covers, 152 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. Fine: £10.00
  337. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1953-4:: Card covers, 144 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. Fine: £10.00
  338. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1954-5:: Card covers, 144 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. Fine: £10.00
  339. :SHEFFIELD CLARION RAMBLERS 1955-6:: Card covers, 144 pages, black and white photographs, folding map, 12cm. VG+: £8.00
  340. :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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  341. 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
  342. Shipton, E. & Tilman, H.W: NANDA DEVI. Exploration and Ascent: Bâton Wicks; 1999: Paperback, 288 pages, 16 plates and other illustrations, maps, 23cm. Name and address rubber stamp mark on first page, Fine. Compilation of two great mountaineering books; Nanda Devi and The Ascent of Nanda Devi: £6.00
  343. Shipton, E., introduced by Jim Perrin: ERIC SHIPTON. THE SIX MOUNTAIN-TRAVEL BOOKS: Bâton Wicks/The Mountaineers, Seattle; 2010: Good quality flapped paperback, 800 pages, 48 plates and other illustrations, maps, 23cm. Signed and dated by Stephen Venables at the start of his Forward; Fine. Omnibus edition - Nanda Devi; Blank on the Map; Upon That Mountain; Mountains of Tartary; The Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition 1951 and Land of Tempest. Includes a NEW forward by Stephen Venables: £20.00
  344. Shipton, E: BLANK ON THE MAP: Hodder & Stoughton; 1938: 1st edition. Pages xviii + 299, 36 plates, 3 maps (including large colour folding map at rear), text drawings by Bip Pares, 22.5cm. Some (small areas) scattered mottling and very slight discolouring to glaze on boards (but not spine which is nice and bright), tips of two upper rear corners of boards a smidgen bumped and very slightly affecting the tips of a few pages at front; medium browning and a few minute spots of foxing to outer fore-edges, three tiny black specks to top outer-edge of pages; overall a VG (no d/w) copy of this most desirable and rare 1930s exploration book. Exploration with Auden, Spender and Tilman in the unexplored Shaksgam region of the Karakoram: £300.00
  345. 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

  346. 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: £20.00
  347. 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: £95.00
  348. Shipton, E: THAT UNTRAVELLED WORLD. An Autobiography: Hodder & Stoughton; 1969: 1st edition. 286 pages, 16 plates, line illustrations by Biro, maps, 22cm. A few minute specks on boards and a hint of very slight browning to fore-edges, Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – minute surface chip upper spine corner) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Autobiography of one of the greatest of all mountain explorers! Eric Shipton participated in five Everest expeditions and numerous smaller ones, frequently with Tilman: £30.00
  349. Shipton, E: THE MOUNT EVEREST RECONNAISSANCE EXPEDITION 1951: Hodder and Stoughton; 1952: 1st edition. 128 pages, 92 photographs, illustrations, maps, 27cm. Some sunning to cloth, mainly 4cm base and 1cm head of spine and 1cm from lower front boards, otherwise covers nice and bright; inside boards very slightly wrinkled and free endpapers partly browned/foxed, overall a VG+ clean and presentable copy in (dust wrapper conditionspine repaired, a little deficient lacking mainly 1cm from head and some scattered and light surface chipping lower quarter front of spine and at edges; panels slightly marginally rubbed and front one lacking 3 small pieces from head) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The expedition climbed above the Khumbu Ice-fall and confirmed the feasibility of a route to the South Col: £30.00
  350. Shipton, E: TIERRA DEL FUEGO; THE FATAL LODESTONE: Knight; 1973: 1st edition. Pages viii + 175, 8 black and white plates, 1 map plus endpaper maps, 23.5cm. Fine in (price-clipped) d/w. History and exploration from the days of Magellan; including accounts of Shipton’s own exploration. Scarce: £75.00
  351. 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: £80.00

  352. 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
  353. 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
  354. Simpson, J: STORMS OF SILENCE: Cape; 1996: 1st edition. 304 pages, 8 colour plates, black and white photographs, 24cm. Fine in d/w: £10.00
  355. 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: £30.00

  356. 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
  357. 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: £50.00
  358. 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
  359. 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
  360. 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

  361. Smith, B, Webster: SOME TRIUMPHS OF MODERN EXPLORATION: Blackie; (c.1930): 1st edition. 224 pages, 6 black and white plates, 6 maps (with the routes outlined in red), attractive illustrated covers, 19cm. Gum marks inside front board (from sometime removal of bookplate?), very minor rubbing tips of spine, tiny nick top-edge of margin of a few pages towards rear, with tiny loss at two places, otherwise a Near Fine bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - 7cm closed repair in vicinity of rear spine joint and ‘one or two’ tiny ones; rear panel grubby, a few tiny chips, but more or less complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. In ‘The Pioneer Library’ series produced by Blackie. Chapters include - ‘Adventures of the Duke of the Abruzzi’, ‘In and Around Lhasa, the Forbidden City’ and ‘The Attainment of the North Pole’: £15.00
  362. 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
  363. 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
  364. 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: £30.00

  365. 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
  366. Smythe, T. & Cleare, J: ROCK CLIMBERS IN ACTION IN SNOWDONIA: Secker & Warburg; 1966: 1st edition. 127 pages, 32 plates, map, 25cm. Previous owner’s name and date (small and neat) top of front endpaper; VG+ in (dust wrapper condition spine red title lettering illegible, some darkening, a small mark, marginally repaired and a little rubbed at ends; side panels a little surface chipped and slightly marked, tiny loss rear corners front one) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The sought-after climbing classic of the Sixties; illustrated with superb action photographs by John Cleare: £80.00
  367. Smythe, T. & Cleare, J: ROCK CLIMBERS IN ACTION IN SNOWDONIA: Secker & Warburg; 1966: 1st edition. 127 pages, 32 plates, map, 25cm. Light marks and some grubbiness to cover, minor wear at extremities and some bowing to boards; browning and some foxing to outer page-edges, light foxing mainly to endpapers, the occasional mark or thumbing elsewhere, a good reading copy; no d/w: £20.00

    Snowdonia District Guide Book series.
  368. Moulam, T: CARNEDDAU RANGE: Gastons-West Col; 1975: 1st edition. 110 pages, 16 black and white plates, maps and diagrams, 21.5cm. Oval rubber stamp? 4x2.5cm inside both boards neatly blanked out in black ink, otherwise Fine in (a few slight marks on rear panel) d/w. Useful walking and exploring guide to the area - in the Snowdonia District Guide Book series: £5.00
  369. Styles, S: SNOWDON RANGE: Gaston’s Alpine Books/West Col; 1973: 1st edition. 94 pages, black and white photographs, diagrams, endpaper maps, 21.5cm. Light browning page-edges, VG in VG d/w: £5.00
  370. 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
  371. Stainforth, G: EYES TO THE HILLS. The Mountain Landscape of Britain: Constable; 1991: 1st edition. 207 pages, many superb colour plates, plus small black and whites photographs (with notes) on each at rear, 30cm. Fine in d/w. The first in the series of Gordon Stainforth’s stunning photographic mountain landscape books; a masterpiece: £15.00
  372. Stainforth, G: THE CUILLIN. Great Mountain Ridge of Skye: Constable; 1994: 1st edition. 176 pages, many superb colour photographs, map diagram, 30cm. Tiny white mark on reverse of front endpaper; otherwise a Fine copy in (dust wrapper condition – a smidgen very minor edge rubbing bottom edge of spine) d/w. Gordon Stainforth’s stunning photographic book on the Cuillin of Skye: £30.00
  373. Stainforth, G: THE PEAK. Past and Present: Constable; 1998: 1st edition. 224 pages, many superb colour photographs, map, 30cm. Fine in d/w. Gordon Stainforth's beautifully produced tribute to our first National Park. Much researched with an array of stunning photographs - it covers the history of climbing to the present; and the development of the Park from ancient times: £15.00
  374. Stainforth, G: FIVA An Adventure That Went Wrong: Golden Arrow Books, Brassington; 2012: 1st edition. Paperback, Pages xi + 211, black and white photographs, map, 20cm. Signed by Chris Bonington (who praised the book) on front cover; Fine. Gordon Stainforth and his twin brother set out early one morning in the summer of 1969 to climb the massive Store Trolltind in Norway, expecting to be back in time for tea; but in a few hours things went horribly wrong! A gripping read: £10.00
  375. Stephen, L: THE PLAYGROUND OF EUROPE: Longmans, Green; 1910 new impression (Silver Library edition): Pages xiv + 339, engraved title-page and 3 engraved plates, 19cm. Previous owner’s small and neat inscription on first page; some age-marking /tiny stains to boards, rear one a bit smudged, gilt on spine a smidgen rubbed; some browning to frontispiece tissue-guard; generally VG. Leslie Stephen’s fine Alpine classic: £10.00

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

  377. Steven, C: THE STORY OF SCOTLAND'S HILLS: Hale, 1975: 1st edition. 192 pages, 24 plates, map, 22.5cm. Signed by Campbell Steven on title-page; previous owner’s small inscription and small address label bottom of front endpaper; light browning page-edges, VG+ in (dust wrapper condition – small address label lower corner front inner flap; Near Fine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Campbell Steven's sixth interesting book about Scotland. From its legends and history; the travellers and mountaineering pioneers; to the present-day 'outdoor' enthusiasts: £20.00
  378. 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

  379. 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

  380. Styles, S: ROCK AND ROPE: Faber and Faber; 1967: 1st edition. 174 pages, 8 plates, 20.5cm. Light browning and slight foxing to outer page-edges, boards a smidgen marked, VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine (mainly) a little lightly age-marked and 2cm closed repair lower edge) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. In this his sequence to 'Blue Remembered Hills' the author reminiscences and conveys his enjoyment of easier grade rock climbing: £6.00
  381. 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
  382. Sutton, G., & Noyce, W. , edited, with a biographical memoir by: SAMSON - THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF MENLOVE EDWARDS: Privately printed Cloister Press, Stockport; (1961): 1st edition. Pages vi + 122, 8 plates, 22cm. A little leaning to spine, a few slight marks to boards; very light browning and a few light specks of foxing to fore-edges, single crease to one plate; but a VG bright copy; (no d/w was issued). The writings and poetry of one of Britain's greatest pre-war rock climbing pioneers, who died tragedy in 1958: £50.00
  383. 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
  384. 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
  385. 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
  386. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, as told to Malcolm Barnes: AFTER EVEREST. An Autobiography: Allen & Unwin; 1977: 1st edition. 184 pages, 24 plates (8 colour) 23cm. Lightish foxing to outer-page edges otherwise Fine in (dust wrapper condition – small 1cm high triangular piece surface rubbed bottom corner front panel; bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. On 29th May 1953 Hillary and Tenzing reached the summit of the highest mountain and instantly became 'household names': £10.00

    Three Rare 1950s Mount Everest Newspapers - bound together.
  387. :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
  388. :THE TIMES EVEREST COLOUR SUPPLEMENT 1953:: (24) pages including paper covers, photographs (some colour), map, 38cm. A little minor regluing along spine, some dog-earing rear corners, a little dented along edges and ‘one or two’ minor edge repairs, otherwise VG: £25.00

  389. 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

  390. 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
  391. 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: £60.00
  392. Tilman, H.W: MISCHIEF IN PATAGONIA: Cambridge University Press; 1957: 1st edition. Pages (viii) + 185, 16 plates, 2 maps, 22cm. Very faint stain lower spine corner front board, lower tip of spine faded; some light browning to pages but heavy at outer edges, one page creased at corner, scattered foxing to endpapers, otherwise VG in (dust wrapper condition – spine darkened, minor stain at base and a little chipped mainly at ends; some foxing/browning to side panels, rear one slightly marked; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Account of Tilman’s 20,000-mile voyage in ‘Mischief’ and his double crossing of the southern Patagonian icecap: £40.00
  393. 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
  394. 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: £75.00
  395. 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: £95.00
  396. 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: £150.00
  397. 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: £75.00
  398. 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: £15.00
  399. Tobias, M.C. & Drasdo, H., edited by: THE MOUNTAIN SPIRIT: Gollancz; 1980: 1st UK edition. 264 pages, black and white illustrations, 26cm. Extreme tips of spine sunned; medium browning to outer page-edges and slightly to endpapers, VG+ in d/w. Contemplation of the spiritual and physical mountain experience, through art, culture and climbing: £10.00
  400. Tollefsen, I.E: QUEEN MAUD LAND. Antarctica: Mortensen, Norway; 1994: 1st English edition. 160 pages, paintings and illustrations by Vebjørn Sand, colour photographs, 31.5cm. VG+ in (dust wrapper condition - about 0.5cm spine ends partly surface rubbed and some rubbing at rear corners, light patch 4x3cm from label removal on front panel, but complete) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Climbing and skiing expedition: £20.00

  401. 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

  402. 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: £10.00
  403. 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: £8.00

  404. Turner, S: MY CLIMBING ADVENTURES IN FOUR CONTINENTS: Fisher Unwin; 1911: 1st edition. Attractive half-leather prize binding, most elaborate gilt decorated spine, raised bands, 2 maroon spine labels, armorial crest on front board and coat of arms on rear; 283 pages, 52 plates, top-edge gilt, 22cm. Inscribed to the original recipient at Eton College; unobtrusive and very tiny patch of rubbing lower rear edge of spine, minor stain front panel; medium foxing to fore-edges and some light to medium foxing to text; a VG+ and handsome copy. Pretentiously written; but nevertheless Samuel Turner performed many notable climbing feats around the world; including in Britain, the Alps, the Andes and New Zealand: £45.00

  405. 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

  406. 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
  407. 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
  408. 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
  409. 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: £15.00
  410. 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: £20.00
  411. 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
  412. 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
  413. 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: £30.00
  414. 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
  415. 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
  416. Venables, S: PAINTED MOUNTAINS. Two expeditions to Kashmir: Hodder & Stoughton; 1986: 1st edition. 239 pages, 16 plates (8 colour), maps and drawings, 24cm. Signed by Stephen Venables on title-page; Fine in (dust wrapper condition – red lettering of author’s name on spine a smidgen sunned) d/w. Winner of the 1986 Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature. Two parts - the first ascent of Kishtwar-Shivling with Dick Renshaw in 1983; and attempt on Rimo 1 (but success on Rimo 111) with the Siachen Indo-British 1985 Expedition: £40.00
  417. Venables, S: PAINTED MOUNTAINS. Two expeditions to Kashmir: Mountaineers, Seattle; 1987: 1st American edition. 239 pages, 16 plates (8 colour), maps and drawings, 24cm. Fine in d/w: £15.00
  418. Wainwright, A: A THIRD LAKELAND SKETCHBOOK: Frances Lincoln; 2004: Unpaginated, 80 drawings, 18x24cm. Fine in d/w: £7.00
  419. 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
  420. Wainwright, A: A FOURTH LAKELAND SKETCHBOOK: Frances Lincoln; 2004: Unpaginated, 80 drawings, 18x24cm. Fine in d/w: £7.00
  421. Wainwright, A: A FIFTH LAKELAND SKETCHBOOK: Frances Lincoln; 2004: Unpaginated, 80 drawings, 18x24cm. Fine in d/w: £7.00
  422. 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
  423. Wainwright, A: WAINWRIGHT IN LAKELAND: Westmorland Gazette; 1985 amended and republished edition: Unpaginated, many Wainwright drawings, a few black and white photographs, folding Wainwright map of Westmorland in pocket at rear, 23x28cm. Fine in (dust wrapper condition – Near Fine complete) d/w now protected by in a loose plastic sleeve. Large format with numerous Wainwright drawings: £15.00
  424. 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
  425. 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

  426. 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

  427. Watkins, P: THE FELLOWSHIP OF GHOSTS. A Journey Through the Mountains of Norway: National Geographic, Washington, U.S.A; 2004 1st edition: Pages (xii) + 239, frontispiece, map, 24cm. Fine in d/w. Evocative narrative on the author’s solitary journeying through Norway’s mountains: £10.00
  428. Webster, Ed: SNOW IN THE KINGDOM. My Storm Years on Everest: Mountain Imagery, Colorado; 2000: 1st edition. Pages xvi + 580, 144 pages colour plates, black and white photographs and other illustrations in text, 24cm. Signed by the author on title-page; very Fine in d/w. Autobiography of American climber Ed Webster – and following the death of his girlfriend in a climbing accident in Colorado and amid much soul searching, his captivation with Everest. Includes account of the author’s spectacular new route on the Kangshung Face with Stephen Venables and two others; and much more: £25.00
  429. 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
  430. Weir, T: WEIR'S WORLD. An Autobiography of Sorts: Canongate, Edinburgh; 1994: 1st edition. Pages (8) + 248, 32 plates (16 colour), 24cm. Fine in d/w. Autobiography of the well-known Scottish climber, writer, photographer and naturalist, Tom Weir: £9.00
  431. 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
  432. 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
  433. 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

    Paperback signed by Joe Brown and 17 other associates - mostly early members of the famous "Rock and Ice".
  434. Whillans, D. & Ormerod, A: DON WHILLANS. Portrait of a Mountaineer: Penguin Books; 1973: Paperback, 301 pages, 12 plates, 18cm. Signed by Joe Brown, Harry Smith, Dennis Gray, Don Roscoe, Tony Streather, Ray Greenall, Ian McNaught-Davis (with a short note on Don Whillans), Joe Morty Smith, Doug Verity, Ronnie Cummerford (RJ), Tom Waghorn, Eric Price, Fred Gough, Chris Bonington, Doug Scott, Harold Drasdo, Ginger Cane and Eric Jones on title-page and page opposite; two creases down spine with some light chipping, but bright; pages browned but mainly at outer-edges, G in plastic paperback sleeve: £50.00

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

    Richard B. Graham’s copy of the Rare First Issue of Whymper’s great Alpine classic.
  436. Whymper, E: SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69: Murray; 1871: 1st edition (first issue). Pages xx + 432, 21 plates (1 folding), text engravings, 5 maps (4 folding, 1 colour), 23.5cm. R.B. Graham and his school address written in pencil on half-title page; NEW green cloth binding, with the original elaborate Fine and bright gilt decorated spine backstrip pasted onto new matching cloth spine, new endpapers; intermittent blotches of foxing internally and the occasional slight mark or tiny old light brown stain, a few pages at front lightly creased at corner, medium browning and spots of foxing to outer fore-edges; hence internally VG-, but now a very solid and presentable copy. Quaker educated Richard B Graham was originally chosen for the 1924 Everest Expedition, and rightly so, being a strong and very accomplished mountaineer. However his pleasure of being picked soon turned into bitter disappointment! Being a conscientious objector in the war, some members showed their disapproval by not wishing to climb with him - so he felt compelled to resign. The rare first edition and first issue of Edward Whymper's great Alpine classic - the most famous of all the early mountaineering books: £495.00
  437. 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

    Signed by expedition member.
  438. Wignall, S: PRISONER IN RED TIBET: Hutchinson, 1957: 1st edition. 264 pages, 16 plates, sketch, endpaper map, 22cm. Signed by expedition member Geoff Roberts on title-page (the signature is neatly ruled through but legible, with a note lightly tipped-in explaining this; thus "Sorry about the deletions. Signed without thinking! Must not inter endorsement of his writings"; some light foxing to outer page-edges, Near Fine bright copy in (dust wrapper condition – spine a little darkened, minor rubbing at upper corner and slight mark; price-clipped) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Sydney Wignall (leader of the 1955 Welsh Himalayan expedition to West Nepal) was captured by the Chinese; his subsequent winter crossing of one of the highest Himalayan passes makes for compelling reading: £25.00

    Presented to John Harrop from the author.
  439. 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: £50.00
  440. Wilberforce Smith, P. & B: A LITTLE WALK ON SKIS. From the Mediterranean to Austria along the Alps off piste: Dickerson, Surlingham, Norfolk; 1987: Paperback, pages (xii) + 257, 105 photographs (a few in colour), 11 maps, 24cm. Fine. A momentous undertaking (spread over several years), of skiing the entire length of the Alpine Chain by a husband and wife team. The husband sadly died before completing the journey, but his wife Beryl went on to become the first woman to make the traverse on skis: £6.00
  441. 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

  442. Wilson, K., edited by: THE GAMES CLIMBERS PLAY: Diadem; 1978: 1st edition. 688 pages, 25 plates, cartoons by Sheridan Anderson, 22.5cm. Large inscription on front endpaper; light yellowing to outer page-edges and a smidgen of foxing, VG in complete d/w. Excellent anthology containing selections of 100 articles extracted mainly from magazines and journals of the period: £15.00
  443. Wilson, K. & Newman, B: EXTREME ROCK. Great British Rock Climbs: Diadem; 1987: 1st edition. 296 pages, many colour and black and white photographs, diagrams, 28cm. Small gum mark upper corner inside front board (hidden by dust wrapper flap) Near Fine in (dust wrapper condition – minute repair upper rear corner of front panel, small 2x1.5cm yellowed patch from label removal lower front inner flap; but apart from being price-clipped, complete and bright) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. The sought after rock climbing classic: £150.00
  444. Wilson, K. and Gilbert, R., compiled by: CLASSIC WALKS. Mountain and Moorland Walks in Britain and Ireland: Diadem; 1982: 1st edition. 272 pages, many colour and black and white photographs, route diagrams, 28cm. Lower tip and base of boards surface rubbed, overall VG in (medium and pleasantly sunned spine) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve: £15.00
  445. 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
  446. 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
  447. 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
  448. 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
  449. 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
  450. 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
  451. : WORLD CLIMBING: Dark Peak, Sheffield, 1980: 1st edition (in this form). 368 pages, illustrations, maps, 30.5cm. Very light sunning to spine – but lettering perfectly clear; light browning to endpapers, VG+; no d/w was issued. Compiled from the 'INFO' pages of Mountain Magazine issues 1-64: £6.00
  452. Wright, J.E.B: MOUNTAIN DAYS IN THE ISLE OF SKYE: Moray Press; 1934: 1st edition. Pages 239 + (4) pages adverts, 63 plates, 22cm. Previous owner’s bookplate inside front board; light browning outer page-edges, spine darkened and a tad very slightly scuffed with minor glue repair at base, gilt lettering and emblem (on spine) dull but just readable; otherwise VG and clean, no d/w. Professional guide and founder of the Mountaineering Association; his classic climbing book on Skye: £35.00

  453. Yates, S: AGAINST THE WALL: Cape; 1997: 1st edition. 176 pages, 8 colour plates, sketches and maps, 24cm. Signed by Simon Yates on title-page; Fine in d/w. Gripping account of a new route on the massive East Face of the Central Tower of Paine in Chile. Simon Yates was Joe Simpson's climbing companion in the award winning book 'Touching the Void': £30.00
  454. 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
  455. 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
  456. Yates, S: THE WILD WITHIN. Climbing the World’s Most Remote Mountains: Vertebrate Publishing, Sheffield; 2012: 1st edition. 239 pages, 16 colour plates, maps, 24cm. Signed by the Author; Fine in perfect d/w. This third book by Simon Yates, covers his exploration in Tierra del Fuego, Eastern Greenland and the Wrangell – St Elias Ranges; as well as his uneasy role in the film version of "Touching the Void": £20.00
  457. Young, G.W: MOUNTAIN CRAFT: Methuen; 1934: 3rd edition. Pages xx + 603, 10 plates, 5 text illustrations (including 2 maps), 23cm (this edition 5cm thick). Light to medium foxing mainly to page-edges, endpapers a little lightly browned, otherwise a Fine bright copy in (dust wrapper condition - spine with a small and slightly deficient original price sticker, medium darkened, a little very slightly marginally rubbed, and tiny repair at upper rear spine joint; a touch of light browning to panels; and apart from a minuscule loss at spine ends – complete and rare) d/w now protected in a loose plastic sleeve. Geoffrey Winthrop Young's classic climbing manual. A literary masterpiece!: £30.00
  458. 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.
  459. 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
  460. :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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