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George D Abraham THE COMPLETE MOUNTAINEER.   Methuen & Co. 1908 Feb. 2nd.  pp493.  75 photo. illus. gravure frontis. orig. blue cloth gilt edge wear. p.210 and plate edge torn. bookplate of Albert Hopkinson.  Very Good- £35

Marc Antonin Azema THE CONQUEST OF FITZROY.   Andre Deutsch.  1957 1st.  pp237.  frontis. 18 illus.  unpc dw- Very Good £30

James H B Bell A PROGRESS IN MOUNTAINEERING. Scottish Hills to Alpine Peaks.  Oliver & Boyd. 1950 1st.  pp424.  illus. & 10 maps. orig. cloth. sp. faded.  Very Good- £25

Walter Bonatti THE MAGIC OF MONT BLANC. translated by Geoffrey Byrne-Sutton.   Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1985 1st.  pp208.  200 photo illus. in colour.  rare with Walter BONATTI signature tipped in. [35 x 25 cms.] unpc dw Very Good £185

Chris Bonington ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE EXPEDITION 1970 - Commemorative Cover Postcard from Base Camp. signed Chris Bonington, Don Whillans, Dougal Haston, Mick Burke, Martin Boysen, Kelvin Kent, Nick Estcourt, Tom Frost, Mike Thompson. r.s.s. of Ian Clough (who was tragically killed by an avalanche).  1970 1st.  photo. illus. of Annapurna South Face. Red 'annapurna south face expedition BASE CAMP' cache Nepal 75rs stamp and Sunset postmark. sent to Waitrose Phil Society.  Near Fine £400

William D. Brooker A CENTURY OF SCOTTISH MOUNTAINEERING.   S.M.C. Trust.  1988 1st.  pp372.  many illus. and diagrams. cold. pict. boards. no. 339 of a special edition of 400 copies. unpc dw Near Fine £75

T. Graham Brown T.G. & De Beer THE FIRST ASCENT OF MONT BLANC.   O.U.P. 1957 1st.  pp460.  13 plates. 11 figures. Foreword by JOHN Hunt. ex-lib. label. A rare book. orig. red. cloth. lib. no. on sp. *giclee facs. unpc dw Very Good- £65

Hermann Buhl NANGA PARBAT PILGRIMAGE. A Mountaineer's Autobigraphy.  Hodder & Stoughton. 1956 1st.  pp360.  illus. frontis. port. 3 maps. blue cloth gilt. unpc dw Fine- £165

Gerald Bullett GERMANY. with a chapter on German Tourism and Mountaineering by Anthony Bertram.  A. & C. Black.  1930   pp195.  32 cold. illus. by E.T. & E. Harrison Compton. sketch map. orig. blue cloth gilt. unpc dw. Very Good £85

Herbert Carr H.R.C. and Lister A WALKER'S GUIDE TO SNOWDON AND THE BEDDGELERT DISTRICT.   Listers (Printers) Ltd.  1949 1st.  pp60.  with panoramic sketches.   Very Good- £35

Reginald Cleaver ALPINE SPORT. A Sketch Book by.  Adam and Charles Black.  1920 1st.  16 tipped-in plates of winter sport scenes. orig. boards illus. label. RARE.  Very Good- £125

James Pattison Cockburn SWISS SCENERY from Drawings by   Rodwell & Martin.  1820 1st.  pp200.  engraved title. 2 vignettes. 60 steel engravings inc. Mont Blanc from Chamouny. frontis. full diced calf rubbed. marbled page edges. first few pages affected by damp.  Very Good- £375

Martin Conway STOCKHORN RANGE. small watercolour to accompany The Bernese Oberland vol.II From the Monchjoch to the Grimsel.  1870's   6.8cm x 23.1cm.    

R.W. Cremer MOUNT EVEREST and Other Poems.   Privately Printed by the Author for Private Circulation. (Jarrolds) 1923   pp59.  includes 'Sunset on Mont Blanc' and 'Chamonix' as well as 'Everest' the Harrow School Prize Poem, 1923. original paper covered boards and cloth sp. with printed paper sp. label. very rare. Neate C145  Near Fine- £195

Dikenmann Jungfrau Eiger aquatint 2800          

 DuBois? Chamonix Mont Blanc. 2806          

Capt. J.P. Farrar (Ed.) ON ROPES AND KNOTS.   Privately published.  1913  July.  pp8. 16 photo figs. on 4 pages. original card wrappers. insc. in ink 'With Capt. J.P. Farrar's Compliments'.  Near Fine- £185

Vivian A. Firsoff ON FOOT IN THE CAIRNGORMS.   W & R Chambers. 1965 1st.  pp113.  illus. by the author with photographs, maps and line drawings. small mark on rear board. unpc dw Very Good- £24

Josiah Gilbert J. and Churchill LE MONTAGNE DOLOMITICHE.  Marino Bolaffio Editore. 1981   pp434.   legatura editoriale in similpelle con sovracoperta. unpc dw Near Fine- £48

Abraham Hayward SOME ACCOUNT OF A JOURNEY ACROSS THE ALPS. in a letter to a friend. Printed for Private Circulation. 1834 C. Roworth and Sons. Temple Bar.  pp44.  inscribed by the author. cont. red morocco gilt edge. front hinge cracked open. "Tres Rare". in delightful new fold. wallet handmade for this book.  Very Good- £575

David Hill TURNER IN THE ALPS. The journey  through France & Switzerland in 1802.  George Philip.  1992 1st.  pp176.  many cold. & b.w. illus.  pc dw Very Good £35

Sir Edmund Hillary 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASCENT OF EVEREST   BRADBURY OFFICIAL  2003 no.307 of 500  covers.  first day cover with 4 x 1st. class stamps and 2 x Hillary 1st. class stamps. image of Tenzing designed by Ted Hatch and signed by him, also by Jan Morris.    

Ed Hillary Commemorative Philatelic Cover First Day of Issue INDIA CONQUEST OF MOUNT EVEREST.   Philatelic Bureau. Bombay G.P.O. 1953   1 India Postage stamps 2 annas violet views of Everest. Larger size 13x16 cms. than usual.  Special postal date stamp showing Everest. Bombay G.P.O. 2-X-53. Signed by Jan Morris.  Very Good £150

Edmund Hillary FIRST DAY COVER 25th. Anniversary of the First Ascent of Mount Everest.  Kathmandu G.P.O. ArtCraft 1978   illus. Official First Day of Issue Hillary portrait on Mount Everest. Signed by Jan Morris. (Everest 1953).  Fine- £145

Edmund Percival Hillary - Everest. BRASS TELESCOPE, 3 sections, extends to 29 inches. Magnification 25x - 40x. Hillary - Everest is engraved in the first telescopic section.  Made in England by Newbold & Bulford. c1953   stamped 'Hilary-Everest X25 X40 and 63.5 max. length. in 3 sections bound in leather. in case with strap, split open at one end.  Very Good- £395

Sir Edmund Hillary & George Lowe EAST OF EVEREST. An Account of the New Zealand Alpine Club Himalayan Expedition to the Barun Valley in 1954  Hodder & Stoughton. 1956 2nd.  pp118.  48 pages of photogravure illus. 2 maps. tipped in signature of Norman Hardie. orig. blue cloth. unpc dw- Very Good- £45

Lieut.-Col. Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE: 1921.   Edward Arnold & Co. 1922 1st.  pp350.  frontis. 32 illus. 3 cold. fold. maps. orig. blue cloth gilt. internally fine. uncut. related Daily Telegraph Press cuttings. incredibly rare, dw repaired. overall  Very Good £950

John Hunt THE ASCENT OF EVEREST. (see 10417) from the nephew of Alf Gregory.   Hodder & Stoughton.  1953 1st.  pp300.  cold. frontis. 7 cold. plates. 48 b/w. text illus. by Charles Evans. Signed by John Hunt, Charles Evans, Ed Hillary, Charles Wylie, Michael Ward, Mike Westmacott, George Lowe, George Band, Alf Gregory, Tom Bourdillon, Wilfrid Noyce, Griffith Pugh, Tom Stobart. with Tenzing signature tipped in. A very rare, early and unique copy. Signed also by Jan Morris. But a very rare example of a copy signed by the team members at the time. in 25/- net dw Very Good-

Beatrice Jungman NORWAY.   A. & C. Black.  1905 1st.  pp199.  75 full page colour illustrations with tissue guards by Nico Jungman. orig. green pict gilt cloth. dw Near Fine £120

Frank Kingdon-Ward FROM CHINA TO HKAMTI LONG.   Edward Arnold.  1924 1st.  pp317.  frontis. 19 illus. 2 maps, [1fold.] orig. black cloth. very rare in  unpc dw- Fine- £995

F. Kolb HIMALAYA VENTURE.   Lutterworth Press.  1959 1st.  pp148.  15 plates. 3 maps.  unpc dw- Near Fine- £28

Stanislaus Kronig FAMILIEN-STATISTIK UND GESCHICHTLICHES ÜBER ZERMATT  Theodosius-Buchdruckerei. 1982 facs. edn.  pp356.  illus. printed boards illus.  new £16

Hugh Merrick THE GREAT MOTOR HIGHWAYS OF THE ALPS.   Robert Hale.  1956 1st.  pp272.  44 illus. 6 maps. 5 sketch maps. insc. by the author. 'Hugh Merrick. His advance copy. May. 29th. 1958  Revised for second Impression. Feb. 1961.' in torn and annotated by the author unpc dw- Very Good £48

Geoff Milburn HELYG Diamond Jubilee 1925 - 1985  The Climbers' Club. 1985 Limited Edition. pp254. of 500 copies SIGNED by the Author. no 252. illus.  dw Near Fine £28

Kenneth Moon MAN OF EVEREST. The Story of Sir Edmund Hillary.  Lutterworth Press. 1962 1st.  pp96.  cold. port. frontis. summit route diagram. with signed photograph of Edmund Hillary pc dw Very Good £130

James Morris, with John Hunt 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. The Times Special Correspondent.  Near Fine £185

Hugh Norton NORTON OF EVEREST. The biography of E.F. Norton.  Vertebrate Publishing.  2017 1st.  pp204.  b/w illus. at strat/end of each chapter, 16pp colour. foreword by Wade Davis. photo illus. fr. cover paperback.   New £13

James A. Parker THE WESTERN HIGHLANDS. The Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide.  S.M.C.  1947 3rd.  pp136.  30 illus. map. orig. red cloth gilt.  unpc dw- Very Good £22

John Pascoe UNCLIMBED NEW ZEALAND. Alpine Travel in the Canterbury and Westland Ranges, Southern Alps.  George Allen & Unwin.  1950 2nd.  pp244.  34 illus. map.    Very Good £24

Gaston Rebuffat LE MASSIF DU MONT BLANC. Les 100 Plus Belles Courses.  Denoel.  1973 1st. French  pp240. 265 photos. (89 cold.). over 100 maps. cold. pict. covers. pres. copy signed by Rebuffat.  Near Fine £120

Hugh Ruttledge EVEREST: THE UNFINISHED ADVENTURE.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1937 1st.  pp288.  63 plates. 2 fold. maps. inc. the large fold. 1935 Mount Everest Reconnaissance map by Michael Spender. expedition members pencil-head sketches. orig. cloth gilt. light fading top fr. board. in *giclee facsimile dw Near Fine- £120

Horace Benedict de Saussure VOYAGES DANS LES ALPES. précédés d'un essai sur l'histoire naturelle des environs de Genève. Libreria Alpina, Bologna.  1970 facsimile edition.  Tirage limité à 200 exemplaires. Intérieur neuf. XXXVI + 540p., XVI + 641p., XX + 533p., 596p.  Bien complet de toutes les planches dont certaines dépliantes. 4 volumes in4 (222mm x 275mm) 6555g. Reliures skivertex marron imitant la basane du XVIII° siècle  £285

Josiah Simler VALLESIAE DESCRIPTIO DE ALPIBUS COMMENTARIUS.   Libreria Alpina Degli Esposti, Bolgogna.  1970 reprint.  pp151.   Limited edition no. 250 of 250 copies.  Fine £180

Albert Smith AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED  (a.l.s.) from 12 Percy St.  c1850?  single page to Webster on notelet in ink dated June 21. Albert Smith's personal stationary with impressed blind stamp above. 'I hate alluding to money- matters with friends, but if it is not inconvenient to you'....  Very Good £375

Albert Smith THE POTTLETON LEGACY. A Story of Town and Country Life.  David Bogue.  1849 1st.  pp472.  20 engraved illustrations by Hablot K. Brown ("Phiz"). half calf rubbed, marbled boards.  Very Good- £95

Frank Sidney Smythe OVER TYROLESE HILLS.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1936 1st.  pp292.  frontis. 35 illus. fold. map. orig. blue cloth. in *giclee facs. unpc dw Very Good £24

Frank Sidney Smythe OVER TYROLESE HILLS.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1936 1st.  pp292.  frontis. 35 illus. fold. map. orig. blue cloth. unpc dw- Very Good £38

Frank Sidney Smythe THE SPIRIT OF THE HILLS.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1935 1st.  pp308.  frontis. 35 plates.  unpc dw- Very Good £38

Frank Sidney Smythe THE SPIRIT OF THE HILLS.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1935 1st.  pp308.  frontis. 35 plates. orig. blue buckram light patch on verso. sp. faded. SIGNED 'Yours Sincerely, Frank Smythe 26.11.46' in original textured unpc dw- Very Good £345

Michael Spender EVEREST ENVIRONS MAP. (From 1935)   1939   95 x 105 cms. colour laser scan of the rare and original map - not published.    £35

George Tairraz LE MASSIF DU MONT-BLANC.   Challamel. 1947 1st.  61 photographs. map. text by Frison-Roche. illus. wrappers. sl. foxing.  Very Good- £20

Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd SUPPLEMENT TO VACATION RAMBLES. Rambles in france, Italy and Switzerland in 1846.  Edward Moxon.  1854 1st.  pp266.  Meckly 196. pp256-64 contain a description of the author's return to Chamonix. orig. gilt dec. embossed cloth. sp. faded. a.e.g.  Near Fine- £185

Norgay Sherpa Tenzing 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

Norgay Sherpa Tenzing First Day Cover of the 25th Anniversary of the First Ascent of Mount Everest and Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 2nd. June 1978. with set of 4 Coronation Stamps to which a 2003 50th anniversary Everest 1st. class stamp is added. The Mount Everest Foundation. 1978   The illustration of Tenzing on the summit drawn by Ted Hatch and signed by him. also by Jan Morris in later years which makes this cover unique.  Near Fine £185

Sir Edmund Tenzing Norgay and Hillary A Signed First Day of Issue Cover commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the First Ascent of Mount Everest. signed by Tenzing and Hillary, bearing 2 commemorative postage stamps issued by the Kingdom of Nepal, postmarked at Namche Bazar with cancellation 29.5.1978. Franklin Philatelic Ltd. 1978   with the specially stamped Mount Everest medallion, showing Hillary and Tenzing on the summit, in the centre of the envelope. Complete in original presentation wallet with the original letter from Franklin Philatelic re. limited edition of copies??  Fine £450

H. Tobias M.C. & Drasdo THE MOUNTAIN SPIRIT.   Gollanz.  1980 1st. U.K.  pp264.  50 illus.  dw Near Fine £10

James Ramsay Ullman KINGDOM OF ADVENTURE EVEREST.   Wm. Sloane.  1947 1st.  pp411.  U.S. edn. frontis. 29 illus. 4 maps. uncut. Signed by Jan Morris. (Everest 1953).  Very Good- £30

Venance Venance Payot, éditeur à Chamonix. SOUVENIR DE CHAMONIX.  le premier plat et la publicité pour le Muséum du Mont-Blanc fondé par Venance Payot. c1847-50  19 tinted lithographs by Ad. Cuvilier  Entrée de la Vallée de Chamonix aux Montées. Les Ouches. Aiguille & Glacier de Bionnassay (de Bellevue). Glacier des Bossons. Chamonix et le Mont-Blanc. Chamonix le Glacier des bois et le Dru. Chaine de Mont Blanc depuis Felgere. (double). Le Chapeau. La mer de glace at le Montanvert. Glacier du Talèfre au Couvercle. Glaciers des Bois depuis les Tines. Village et glacier d'Argentière. Village et glacier du Tour. Vue du Mont Blanc depuis les Montets. Valorcine et les Aiguilles rouges. Passage de la tête noire. Le Valais vu de la Forclas. Les grands mulets. Col de Balme.   gilt title motif a.e.g. marbled e.p.'s orig. binding 16.5 x 22 cms. Very Rare.  £2,750

Ch. Weibel (similar) SOUVENIRS DU MONT-BLANC DE CHAMONIX.   c1830/35  25 lithograph views [1 panorama] drawn on stone. Cascade d'Arpennaz. Le Mont-Blanc vu de St. Martin. Les Bains de St. Gervais. Cascade du Bonnant. Vue de Mont Blanc depuis Servoz. Entree de la Vallee de Chamonix depuis Servoz. Ascension du Mont-Blanc des grandes Mulets. Aiguilles de Chamounix et l'Hotel de l'Union. Hotel de Londres et le Mont-Blanc a Chamonix. Hotel de la Couronne et le Mt. Brevent a Chamonix. Cascade des Pelerins. Glacier des Bossons. Chaine du Mont Blanc, vue depuis la Flegere. Le Mont-Blanc vu de Chamonix. Glacier d'Argentiere. La mer de Glace vue du la Flegere. Le Montanvert. Le Mont-Blanc depuis le Jardin. La Barberinne. Source de l'Arveron. Col de la Seigne et passage de l'Allee Blanche. Glacier et Village  d'Argentiere. La vallee de Chamonix vue du Col de Balme. Chemin de la Tete noire. Hospice du Grand St. Bernard. full-calf. gilt-embossed ornamental rules on covers and spine, a.e.g. 8vo. Perret 4790  Very Good £3,000

Ch. Weibel pinx. CERTIFICAT d'ASCENSION au MONT-BLANC.   Compagnie des Guides. Chamonix.  1880   tinted lithograph after F. Baumann. Signed Le Guide-Chef Frederic Payot. Original Ascension No. 735 issued to Mrs. Mary Richardson, Barnsley, England accompanied by Mr. John Thomas, Surbiton, England 14th Auot 1880. The paper is faded and repaired.  Good. £1,800

Don Whillans D. & Ormerod PORTRAIT OF A MOUNTAINEER.   Heinemann. 1971 1st.  pp266.  25 illus. orig. blue cloth unmarked.small owners insc. in biro. unpc dw Near Fine- £120




Edward Whymper SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69.    John Murray. 1871 true 1st. edition of which only 1245 copies were printed.  pp432.  21 full page engravings (these printed by the author). 90 text engravings. 5 fold. maps. The plate opp. p.127 'a cannonade on The Matterhorn' has the off white coloured sky. susequent editions do not. Fine later circa 1920 half green leather by Riviere and Son with their stamp, gilt spine dec. marbled boards, sp. faded with 5 raised bands, t.e.g., marbled e.p.'s gilt. rare. owner signature of Emmeline Lewis Lloyd 1873 early Alpinist.  Near Fine- £1,475

Edward Whymper SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69.    John Murray. 1871 2nd. edition.  pp432.  23 full page engravings. 92 text. 5 fold. maps. The body of the work is printed by R.Clark, Edinburgh; the separate Plates have been printed by the AUTHOR. half calf gilt. marbled e.p.'s and page edges. ink insc. E.M. Kettle, London June 30th. /76.  Very Good £375

Edward Whymper SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS.    Webb & Bower.  1986   pp262.  a new illustrated edition with photographs by John Cleare and signed by him.  pc dw Fine £30


W. Basil Worsfold THE VALLEY OF LIGHT. Studies with Pen and Pencil in the Vaudois Valleys of Piedmont.  Macmillan & Co. 1899 1st.  pp335.  with full page and text sketches. fold. map. orig. blue cloth gilt. unopened.  Very Good- £45

Geoffrey Winthrop Young MOUNTAIN CRAFT.   Methuen & Co. 1949 7th.  pp319.  8 illus.  unpc dw- Near Fine- £16






Geoffrey Winthrop Young THE ROOF=CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO TRINITY.   W.P. Spalding, Cambridge.  1930 new edition.  pp48.  4 diagrams. orig. printed wrappers. front and back re-attached new paper spine. otherwise  Very Good- £175










Sir Francis Younghusband THE EPIC OF MOUNT EVEREST.   Edward Arnold.  1934 8th.  pp319.  frontis. 15 plates. 2 maps.  *giclee facs. unpc dw. Very Good £24