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Freshfield D.W. THE EXPLORATION OF THE CAUCASUS.   London: Edward Arnold.  1896 1st.   pp278 + 295. 79 mounted plates on India paper reproducing photographs chiefly by Vittorio Sella,  including 3 folding panoramas; 4 folding maps,   as published TWO VOLUMES original quarter vellum and buckram, sp. gilt title, some darkening. t.e.g. uncut. Large paper issue. number 16 of only 100 sets.


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Anderson J.R.L. HIGH MOUNTAINS AND COLD SEAS. a Biography of H.W. Tilman.  1980 1st.  pp366.  many illus. 15 maps.  unpc dw Fine £40

Benson E.F. WINTER SPORTS IN SWITZERLAND.   George Allen & Co. Ltd. 1913 1st.  pp197.  12 full page cold. illus. by C. Fleming Willams. 47 photo reproductions. orig. blue cloth golt title. sp. edge top & bottom sl. frayed. facsimile colour un-pc dw Very Good- £785

Blakeney E.H. ALPINE POEMS.   Printed at the Author's private press. Winchester.  1929 no. 43 of 60 copies issued.  pp78 printed on one side only.  in the original printed wrappers with printed signature.  Very Good £250

BMC  MOUNTAINEERING. The Bulletin of the   British Mountaineering Council. Please ask for details

Bonatti W. ON THE HEIGHTS.   Rupert Hart-Davis.  1964 1st.  pp248.  frontis. 19 illus. rare. with Walter BONATTI signature tipped in. rubbed  unpc dw- Near Fine- £345

Bonington C. EVEREST THE HARD WAY. British Everest Expedition 1975.  New edition 2015   pp18.  full colour illustrated programme signed by Chris Bonington and Doug Scott. All proceeds go to Community Action Nepal.   £20

Bonington C. EVEREST THE HARD WAY. Foreword by Lord Hunt.  1976 4th.  pp239.  85 cold. illus. 13 maps and diagrams. Signed by Chris Bonington, Doug Scott. pc dw- Very Good £55

Clark R.W. A PICTURE HISTORY OF MOUNTAINEERING.   Hulton Press.  1956 1st.  over 350 photo illus.   unpc dw Near Fine £45

Collie J.N. CLIMBING ON THE HIMALAYA AND OTHER MOUNTAIN RANGES.   David Douglas. 1902 1st.  pp315. photogravure frontis. and 17 illus. 3 cold. fold. maps. (illus p.186 has sl. water st. in margin.) orig. green cloth gilt. uncut. t.e.g. top sp. has sl. wear and crease in cloth. a rare book. o.w.  Very Good £975

Dikenman R. SOUVENIR DE LA SUISSE.   R. Dikenman, Zurich.  1840-50 1st.  48 aquatint views. [7.5 x 11.5 cm.] Geneve & Le Mont-Blanc. Vernex. Chillon. Bex. Ouchy. Lausanne. Vevey. Hotel du Riffel & Le Mont Cervin. Glacier du Rhone. Hotel du St. Bernard. Sion. Loeche. Zermatt. Le Chaine du Mont Blanc Flegere. Mer de Glace. Montanvert. Zurich. Tete Noire. Eiger. Wengeralp. Lucerne... original cloth gilt, sl. rubbed. large 4to. 13 x 19 cms.  Very Good £4,500

Dodderidge M. MAN ON THE MATTERHORN. From Scrambles Amongst the Alps.  John Murray. 1940 1st.  pp135.  frontis. (map). 8 illus.  dw Very good £30

Dubois J. SOUVENIRS DE LA SUISSE. Cent Vues Les Plus Remarquables.  Chez Briquet et Dubois. Geneve. c1847-50 1st.  100 stone lithograph views, some occasional foxing. Mont Blanc By or after DuBois lith. par Englemann, Lemercier and others.  small oblong 8vo. orig. blind and gilt leather with orig. rose cold. printed title e.p.'s. a.e.g.  Very Good £3,800

Emery M.S. SWITZERLAND THROUGH THE STEREOSCOPE. A Journey over and around the Alps.  Underwood and Underwood.  c1900 1st.  pp274.  100 stereoscopic views which include some of Zermatt and the Matterhorn and nos. 78 - 100 of the Ascent of Mont Blanc. complete in repaired 3 volume boxed set. with the book inc. folding maps and a stereoscopic viewer .    £1,000

Heim, A. and Gansser A. THE THRONE OF THE GODS. An Account of the First Swiss Expedition to the Himalayas.  Macmillan and Co.  1939 1st.  pp233. 220 plates in photogravure. 18 text sketches. 11 musical items. 2 panoramas. 1 map.   in facsimile but extremely rare dw Near Fine £120

Herzog M. ANNAPURNA. Conquest of the First 8000-metre Peak.  Jonathan Cape.  1952 1st.  pp288.  cold. frontis. 27 illus. 9 maps. panorama. Signed by Maurice Herzog. rare in this condition. unpc dw Fine

Hillary E. HIGH ADVENTURE.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1955 1st.  pp224.  cold. frontis. 31 plates. Signed by the author 'E. P. Hillary'. sl. slant bookblock. in repaired 16s. net un-pc dw, also on rear flap. Very Good £185

Lamy J.-P. GRAND ST. BERNARD. album of 10 hand coloured aquatints.  c1830   inc.    TRANSPORT D'UN MALHEUREUX VOYAGER a l'hospice du grand St. Bernard. c1825 a/t col. [11.5 x 15.5 cms.] 23.5 x 29.5 aquatint gouache coloured by hand, with title in watercolour on hand coloured paper. Publié pr. J.P. Lamy à  Basle, Berne, & Genève.  

Locher J.E.  TRACHTEN UND KOSTÜME.  Recueil de portraits et costumes suisses les plus élégants. J.P. Lamy, Bern u. Basel [1820]      - from  Grisons Louise Tascher... Canton Des Grisons 1820  [21.5 x 17 cms.] copper engraving coloured by hand gouache. £295

Manning (Ed.) Rev. S. SWISS PICTURES Drawn With Pen And Pencil.   Religious Tract Society.  c1873 New and Enlarged Edition.   pp214.  with Illustrations by Mr. Whymper, and others. 'The Summit of the Aiguille Verte' chromo frontis. sp. ripped. pict. gilt dec. chamois & eagle illus. blue cloth. a.e.g.  Good £90

Mathews P. TEDDY EDWARD GOES TO MOUNT EVEREST.   Pan Book, Piccolo.  1975 1st.  pp32.  cold illus. throughout. pict. cold. printed wrappers. quite scarce childrens book. Signed by Jan Morris!  Near Fine £145

McKinnon L. ONLY TWO FOR EVEREST.   Otago University Press 2016   so many cold. and b/w illus. adorn the pages. perfectbound with folding cold. photo cover. Signed by the author.  New £40 JUST TWO COPIES LEFT! Unsigned £30

Morris J. EVEREST COLOUR SUPPLEMENT.   The Times. 1953 1st.  pp24.  cold. and b/w illus. sketch map.  Signed by Jan Morris. The Times Special Correspondent. rare in this condition.  Fine- £250

Noyce and Taylor, Richard R. EVEREST IS CLIMBED.   A Puffin Picture Book.  No 100 1954 1st.  pp32.  cold. and monochrome illus. by Richard Taylor, written for children.  coloured illustrated wrappers. rare. signed by Jan Morris.  Near Fine £195

Salkeld A. & Bermudez J.L. ON THE EDGE OF EUROPE.  Mountaineering in the Caucasus.  Hodder & Stoughton.  1995 1st.  pp260.  20 illus. 2 maps. signed by Audrey Salkeld. dw Near Fine £35

Shield W. THE TRAVELLERS IN SWITZERLAND: A COMIC OPERA AS PERFORMED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL COVENT GARDEN.  Longman, London [1794] 1st.  pp98.  engraved title page and throughout. Selected & Composed by W. Shield, The Words by Mr. Bate Dudley. a comic opera in three acts : Performed at the Theatre Royal Covent-Garden.

Slingsby W.C. NORWAY THE NORTHERN PLAYGROUND. with a biographical notice by Geoffrey Winthrop Young.  Blackwell's Mountaineering Library. 1941 1st. thus.  pp226.  8 illustrations. 2 maps. The most rare title in this series.  giclee unpc dw Near Fine £95

Smythe F.S. THE ADVENTURES OF A MOUNTAINEER.   J.M. Dent. 1940 1st.  pp228.  17 photographs. the rare 1st. edition. dw Very Good

Tenzing Norgay Sherpa First Day Cover commemorating the Conquest of Everest. 29-5-53   Indian Posts & Telegraphs.  2nd. Oct. 1953.   single purple 2As. Conquest of Everest India Postage stamp. signed by Jan Morris.  Very Good £125

Tristam H.B. RAMBLES IN JAPAN: the Land of the Rising Sun   Fleming H. Revell Co. 1895 1st. U.S.  pp304+ index  45 illus. by Edward Whymper from sketches and photographs.  map.  orig. gilt. dec. pict. cloth. sp. a little darkened. quite rare.  Very Good £85

Turner C.Q. YOSEMITE THROUGH THE STEREOSCOPE.   Underwood and Underwood.  [1902]   pp70.  24 stereoscopic views with text on verso. Half Dome, North Dome, El Capitan etc.  complete with descriptive booklet in boxed set. quite rare.   Very Good £595




Verral C.S. POPEYE CLIMBS A MOUNTAIN.   Treasure Books.  1980   pp24.  colour illus. throughout. cold. pict. p.b.  Very Good-  £28



Walton E. FLOWERS FROM THE UPPER ALPS. with Glimpses of their Homes.  W.M. Thompson.  1882 5th.  pp61.  12 fine mounted chromolithographed plates by T. Pickens printed by Messrs. H & N Hanhart, with the descriptive text by T.G. Bonney. recased in original dec. blue cloth gilt.



Walton Elijah VIGNETTES: ALPINE. Alpine Series.  W.M. Thompson.  1882 4th.  12 mounted chromolithographs inc. val d'Aosta, Cervin and Mont Blanc. by Hanhart  recased in original gilt pict. dec. blue cloth in bright condition. a.e.g. Near Fine-





Wilson K. MOUNTAIN MAGAZINE.       1-73 complete,


Charton G. 11209 SOUVENIRS PITTORESQUES DES GLACIERS DE CHAMOUNY, ornes de dix-huit dessins colories. Se vend à Genève  published privately by Tony Astill, Les Alpes Livres.  2016 Facsimile Edition.  pp 64 with text in French and English and 18 full page colour illustrations with clear paper guards. only 3 copies of the original are known to exist. 12 ° oblong. [21 x 29 cms.] marbled endpapers. colour illus. dw. New £35

Yosemite stereoscope charton SOUVENIRS PITTORESQUES DES GLACIERS DE CHAMOUNY Walton Elijah VIGNETTES: ALPINE. Alpine Series. Walton E. FLOWERS FROM THE UPPER ALPS.