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Abraham G.D. BRITISH MOUNTAIN CLIMBS.   Mills and Boon. 1923, Sept. 2nd. edition.  pp448.  18 illus. 21 outline drawings of the principal routes. orig. brown cloth rubbed and sl. st. bookplate.  Very Good- £45

Abraham G.D. MOTOR WAYS IN LAKELAND.   Methuen & Co. Ltd.  1913 1st.  pp307.  24 illus. e.p. map. orig. cloth gilt. sp. dull and split.  Good £45

Abraham G.D. THE COMPLETE MOUNTAINEER.   Methuen & Co. 1923 3rd.  pp493.  75 photo. illus. gravure frontis. orig. blue cloth. sp. faded. bookplate.  Very Good- £50

Anon.  THE NEW ASCENT OF MONT BLANC. Buds & Blossoms series no.19  Groombridge and Sons, Paternoster Row. London. [1853]   pp24.  frontispiece & 5 vignette illustrations in line. A response to Albert Smith's popular account of his ascent in 1851. 24mo. (115 x 90mm). original decorated wrappers lightly soiled and rubbed at extremities but generally well preserved. extremely rare.

Baker E.A. THE BRITISH HIGHLANDS WITH ROPE & RUCKSACK.   H.F. & G. Witherby. 1933 1st.  pp236.  frontis. 11 plates. orig. blue cloth gilt and bright. bookplate.  Near Fine- £75

Ball J. PEAKS, PASSES, AND GLACIERS. A Series of Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club.  Longman, Brown, Green, Longman, and Roberts. 1859 1st.  pp516.  9 maps. 8 chromo-lithographs. 23 woodcuts. orig. Alpine Club tan pict. dec. gilt. cloth. rare 1st. edition. pres. copy from C.P. (Charles Pilkington A.C. President 1896-8)  Very Good+ £425

Basterfield G. MOUNTAIN LURE.   Titus Wilson. 1947 1st.  pp166.  port. illus. bookplate. pc dw Near Fine £35

Bonington C. LAKELAND ROCK. Classic Climbs.  Weidenfeld and Nicholson.  1985 1st.  pp144.  cold. illus. bookplate dw Very Good- £8

Bonington C. THE EVEREST YEARS. A Climber's Life.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1986 1st.  pp256.  many cold. and b/w plates. maps and profiles.  unpc dw Fine £15

Cockburn Major J.P. SWISS SCENERY from Drawings by   Rodwell & Martin.  1820 1st.  pp200.  engraved title. 2 vignettes. 60 steel engravings inc. Mont Blanc from Chamouny. some sl. to mod. foxing. (as usual) a large paper edition [19 x 27.5] bound in dark burgundy morocco. 5 raised bands with gilt lines and blind dec.  Very Good £750

Deroy  SOUVENIRS DE LA SUISSE. Dessinée d'après nature et lith. par DEROY  Charnaux a Geneve et Wild a Paris.  1854-61  75 two tone lithograph vues 4° oblong [25 x 33 cms]  see Gattlen 2314. Geneve, Gr. St. Bernard, Simplon, Zermatt, Visp et Monte Rosa, Sion, Zurich, Berne, Mont Blanc and many more..   orig. fine gilt dec. boards.   

Dubois J. PASSAGES ET LACS D'ITALIE Souvenirs de la Suisse.  Chez Briquet et Dubois. Geneve. c1850  (17 cm x 13 cm) 24 vues lithographiées de Englemann d'après Dubois. Simplon, St. Gothard, Gr. St. Bernard (4), Splugen, Lac majeur (4), Como(4), Lugano, Bellinzone. with orig. printed yellow wrappers bound in cont. cloth gilt. some foxing. a.e.g.  Very Good- £750

Hillary E.P. HIGH ADVENTURE   Hodder & Stoughton. 1955 1st.  pp224.  cold. frontis. 31 plates. orig. blue cloth gilt and fine. Signed by Jan Morris. copy dw Fine- £145

Jones T. and Millburn G. CUMBRIAN ROCK. 100 Years of Climbing in the Lake District.  Pic Publications.  1988 1st.  pp258.  very many illus. in colour and b/w. cold. pict. printed boards.  Near Fine £20

Monkhouse F. & Williams J. CLIMBER AND FELLWALKER IN LAKELAND.    David & Charles.  1972 1st.  pp214.  cold. frontis. plates. 13 figs.  uncommon. bookplate. pc dw Near Fine £22

Morris J. THE FIRST ASCENT OF MOUNT EVEREST. Supplement. with a full page photo 'On The Summit' Tensing, photographed by his companion Hillary, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 1953.  The Times. 1953 Saturday 11th July  pp32.  fully illustrated with photos and diagrams, adverts. rare original newspaper Signed by Jan Morris. insc. top right. Very Good- £145

Nakamura T. EAST OF THE HIMALAYA MOUNTAIN PEAK MAPS. Alps of Tibet and Beyond.  The Japanese Alpine Club.  2016 The Japanese Alpine Club  pp333.  with 540 photographs in colour and numerous maps. A full view of the eastern part of the Tibetan Plateau & Hengduang Mountains. text in English and Japanese. orig. cloth gilt. dw New. £65

Rebuffat G. ETOILES ET TEMPETES. (Starlight and Storm) (Six Faces Nord)  Arthaud.  1954 1st. of 25 mille. copies  pp147 37 illus. 6 route diagrams. sketch map. Unopened copy. Grand prix litteraire de la Montagne 1954. Author's long insc. from Gaston (Rebuffat) to Guido (Magnone). dw Near Fine £375

Rudge E.C.W. MOUNTAIN DAYS NEAR HOME.   Printed for the Author by W.D. Wharton, Wellingborough. 1941 Privately Printed.  pp75. Signed 'E.C.W. Rudge' Illustrated with photographs by the Author and drawings by his wife. original wrappers. very rare.  Fine-

Smythe F.S. EDWARD WHYMPER.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1940 1st.  pp330.  frontis. 23 plates. 3 text & 3 maps (2 fold.). orig. red cloth. quite bright but faded sp. quality giclee dw Very Good £85

Snow R. MEMORIALS OF A TOUR ON THE CONTINENT.  William Pickering. 1845 1st.  pp.viii, 311.  well printed by Whittingham on laid paper with large margins, limited to 500 copies. Meckly 40A. rare in modern (but not recent) half tan morocco  Very Good+ £425

Tenzing and Hunt, John. Norgay Sherpa 25th Anniversary Conquest of Everest stamp sheet SIGNED by John Hunt & Tenzing Special imperforated commemorative sheet printed in blue 6 1/2p Limited to 500 copies.   1978    extremely rare. imprinted with Queen Elizabeth II "Machin" postage stamp (2 phos. bands) Printed on ribbed watermarked paper.  Mint £450



Whymper E. SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69.    John Murray. 1893 4th. de-luxe edition.  pp468.  23 full page and 107 text engravings. 5 maps [fold]. half green calf, marbled boards. gilt dec. 5 spine compartments and raised bands. perhaps a special Zaehnsdorf binding commissioned by Whymper? t.e.g. Uncut. SIGNED by Compton in pencil 'E.T.Compton from the Author. June 1894'  Near Fine- £895









Barnard, George. [1807-1890] The Matterhorn. (Riffelalp with Artist seating) 1874 watercolour heightened with gum arabic. signed bottom right  George Barnard 1874 'original study on the (finished) spot' in ink. 67 x 50 cms.







Gastineau, Henry. [1791–1876] Aiguille Dru above Chamonix. c1835 watercolour. provenance label on verso.  cms. framed & glazed. [95 x 81]


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