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Allen S. IN SOME LOST PLACE. The first ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazemo Ridge.  Vertebrate.  2015 1st.  pp185.  spectacular cold. illus. signed Author pres. copy. unpc dw New £35


Berlepsch H. THE ALPS OR SKETCHES OF LIFE AND NATURE IN THE MOUNTAINS.   Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts. 1861 1st.  pp407.  17 full page engraved tinted plates by Emil Rittmener. orig. cloth gilt.  Very Good £140


Bonatti W. ON THE HEIGHTS.   Rupert Hart-Davis.  1964 1st.  pp248.  frontis. 19 illus. rare. with Walter BONATTI signature tipped in. orig cloth sl. marked. unpc dw- Very Good- £285


Bruce Brig.-Gen. Hon.  C.G. THE ASSAULT ON MOUNT EVEREST 1922.    Edward Arnold & Co. 1923 1st.  pp339.  frontis. 35 plates and 2 maps [fold.]  orig. red cloth gilt. quality *giclee unpc dw Near Fine £425


Carr G. DEATH OF A WEIRDY.   Geoffrey Bles.  1965 1st.  pp223.  Fiction. Sketch map of Cwm Conan Valley. orig. black cloth. unpc dw Very Good £90


Coolidge W.A.B. WALKS AND EXCURSIONS IN THE VALLEY OF GRINDELWALD.   Fritz Bernet. 1925 4th.  pp68.  with fold. map and several illustrations. orig. wrappers.  Near Fine £25


Hillary E.P. NOTES FOR PASSENGERS. NEW ZEALAND LINE.  New Zealand Shipping Co., Ltd. 1957 latest issue.  pp20.  2 maps  of New Zealand by Bip Pares. orig. printed cold wrappers. staples rust. signed 'E.P. Hillary' on board ship?  Very Good- £125


Howard-Bury Lieut.-Col. C.K. MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE: 1921.   Edward Arnold & Co. 1922 1st.  pp350.  frontis. 32 illus. 3 cold. fold. maps. orig. blue cloth gilt. uncut. sl. nick top sp. *giclee copy colour dw. Very Good £325


Jones O.G. ROCK-CLIMBING IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT.   Longmans, Green, and Co.  1897 1st.  pp284.  with 30 fullpage illustration in collotype and 9 lithograph plate diagrams of the chief routes. The rare first edition in original cloth, gilt. sp. rubbed, now re-cased.  Good £350


Smith A. A BOY'S ASCENT OF MONT BLANC. by with a memoir of the Author by Edmund Yates.  Ward, Lock and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, E.C. London. c1871 1st. thus.  pp xxxvi + 299.  engraved frontis. (not of) The Hut Lately Erected On The Grands Mulets. text woodcuts. recased in orig. red pict. dec. cloth gilt. a.e.g. This is the rare 'Boy's' edition, but in every other respect, the same as the 'memoir' edition. orig. Binder label 'W. Greening 183 Fleet Street'.   Very Good £685


Smith A. Original Photograph carte-de-visite showing Smith standing by the chair. Photographed by C. Silvy 38 Porchester Terrace BAYSWATER W on verso c1860   rare albumen print made from glass negative. [9.5 x 6 cms.]   Near Fine £195


Smythe F.S. CAMP SIX. An Account of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition.  Hodder & Stoughton. 1937 1st.  pp307.  frontis. 35 illus. orig. blue cloth gilt. bright copy although sl. rubbed. quality *giclee facs. dw Very Good £125


Tenzing Norgay and Hillary E.P. 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.  Fine £450


Tilman H.W. MOUNT EVEREST 1938 commemorative Bronze finish. A very rare bronzed spelter souvenir of H.W. "Bill" Tilman's 1938 expedition on Mount Everest.  The statue features a figure climbing in his rudimentary climbing gear - but the thermometer is missing.    lacks the thermometer. Must makes a great desk ornament nevertheless.   Very Good £375


Töpffer R. NOUVELLES GENEVOISES.   Chez Garnier Freres, 6, rue des Sts. Peres. c1860 5th ed.  pp276.  illustres d'apres les dessins de L'Auteur. frontispiece by Pauquet. french red calf gilt / cloth. a.e.g.  Near Fine- £145


Tyndall J. MOUNTAINEERING IN 1861. A Vacation Tour.   Longman, Green. 1862 1st.  pp105.  2 wood engravings of the Weisshorn (Elijah Walton and the Matterhorn (E.W. Cooke). orig. tissue guards still in place. orig. cloth gilt. very rare in this condition.  Fine- £385



Whymper  E. Photogravure Portrait 21 x 14 cms.  W. Haine, Teddington, photo. 1910    rare portrait of Whymper.   



  THE CHALLENGE OF THE MOUNTAINS.   Canadian Pacific Railway Company.  1905   pp92.  many photo illus. illus. printed wrappers.  Very Good- £28