MOUNTAINEERING BOOKS and Mountain Books for Sale   Alpine Engravings and  Mountain Paintings  for sale.

Alpine Kletteral II  ERDAL ALPINISM MOUNTAINEERING CARDS  Kwak-Bohnerwachs. 1928   set of 6 chromolitho views - collectable cards from ERDAL shoe-care  11 x 7 cms.  Very Good £45

Audisio e Veronica Lisino (et al.) A. ALBERT SMITH. Lo Spettacolo del Monte Bianco e Altre Avventure in Vendita. The Spectacle of Mont Blanc and othe Adventures for Sale.  Museo Nazional Dell Montagna CAI-Torino.  2018 1st.  pp429.  illustrated in colour throughout pp89-231 315-339.  cold. printed wrappers 26 x 20 cms. 1.6kg. essential for the serious collector. Signed by both authors.  New

Barker R. THE LAST BLUE MOUNTAIN. With a foreword by Sir John Hunt.  Diadem.  1979   pp210.  22 illus. 3 maps & diagrams. paperback. Signed by Tony Streather.  Near Fine- £35

d'apres Dubois J. SOUVENIR DE LA SUISSE. 100 cent vues de Suisse  Chez Briquet et Dubois. Geneve. Rue du Rhone. c1840   100 stone lithograph views, some occasional foxing. By or after DuBois lith. par Petitoille, Rothmuller, Englemann, Lemercier and others.  small oblong 8vo. 13 x 17.5 cms. orig. cloth, gilt dec. sp. and yellow printed title e.p.'s  Very Good £3,800

Dubois J. SOUVENIRS DE LA SUISSE. Dessinés d'après nature par J. Dubois. 100 Vues Les Plus Remarquables.  Chez Briquet et Fils. Geneve. Rue de la Cite, No. 4? c1847-50 1st. inc. 32.5 x 12.5 cms. panoramas Le Mont Blanc et Geneve, L'Ile Rousseau, Lausanne, Vevey, Le Mont Blanc prise a La Flegere, Fribourg, Berne et des Alpes Bernoises, Interlaken et Untersee, Lucerne, vues du Mt. Rigi, Bale,  Zurich et les Alpes. 100 tinted colour lithograph views [9 x 12cms.], inc. 10 double page panoramas [9 x 28cms.] 10x Mont Blanc and Chamouni, de Saussure ascent, Le Mont Cervin, Mont Rose, Courmayeur. Very bright with tissue guards. printed wrappers in original red cloth gilt. a.e.g. very rare.  Fine £7,000

Hillary Sir. E. VIEW FROM THE SUMMIT.   Doubleday.  1999 1st.  pp310.  with cold. and bw illus. maps.   Very Good- £6

Houston & Bates, Robert C. K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN.   Diadem.  1979  p.b.   pp396.  photos and text drawings. Signed by Tony Streather.  Near Fine £15

Liebig  LA CONQUISTA DELLE GRANDE CIME. Monte Bianco. Cervino. Lavaredo. Petit Dru. Everest. K2.  Liebig's Company, Antwerp.     cold. illus. showing ascents and mountaineers. 6 cards in serie n. 247 - quite scarce  Fine £60

Morris J. THE MATTER OF WALES. Epic views of a small country.  O.U.P.  1984 1st.  pp442.  b/w/ illus. signed by Jan Morris. unpc dw Near Fine- £95

Noel Capt. J.B.L. MOUNT EVEREST. complete Series of 20 photographic Cigarette Cards.  John Player & Sons.  1924 1st.  depicting views from the 1922 Mount Everest expedition, 2 from photographs by Dr. T.H. Somervell and mostly not reproduced elsewhere. rare.  Near Fine £120

Noel and Somervell T. Howard J.B.L. CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST. Remarkable Kinematograph Films of  1922   Mount Everest from the Base Camp. RARE promotional postcard.  Very Good £65

Noyce W. ASCENT OF EVEREST 1953.   Himalayan Committee.  1953   pp20.  The scarce illustrated 'booklet' published to accompany the Everest Lectures, with a message from Prince Philip. Patron, British Mount Everest Expedition, 1953. Not in 'Neate'.  signed by Jan Morris. pict. illus. printed wrappers.  Near Fine £145

Rey G. THE MATTERHORN.   T. Fisher Unwin. 1913 3rd.  pp336.  14 cold. plates. 23 drawings by Edoardo Rubino and 11 photos. orig. green cloth gilt. ex-lib. some r.s.m.'s throughout on pages.  Very Good- £45

Shipton E. BLANK ON THE MAP.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1938 1st.  pp280.  frontis. 49 illus. 3 maps [1 fold.] neat tear across 2 sections repaired with archival paper. Bip Pares illus. head and tail pieces. orig. black cloth. rub mark to top sp. corner. scarce. quality *giclee copy dw Near Fine- £495

Smith Albert ASCENT OF MONT BLANC at the EGYPTIAN HALL.   Illustrated London News. 1852  single page half page engraving of the show.   Near Fine £25

Smith Albert AUTOGRAPHED LETTER  (a.l.s.) From 12 Percy St. Bedford Square W to Miss Sullivan  Feb. 20. 1858   single page single page in ink. 9 lines in his hand. 'Mr. Albert Smith presents his compliments to Miss Sullivan. He is not yet residing at North End Lodge, but will be very happy to subscribe to .....' Smith later moved into North End Lodge, close by Walham Green, Fulham. double page notelet embossed Albert Smith's personal stationary with impressed blind stamp above. Johnson 1857 watermark in white laid paper.  Near Fine £350

Smith Albert LOOSE LEAVES FROM THE TRAVELLERS' ALBUM AT CHAMONIX.   Bentley's Miscellany.  1841 1st.  pp576-580.  complete Vol. X contains the first publication of Smith's visit to Chamonix. cont. half calf. marbled boards. fr. dteached. rubbed.  Good £185

Smith Albert THE STORY OF MONT BLANC.   G.P. Putnam & Co. 10 Park Place, New York.   1853 1st. U.S.  pp208.  engraved frontis. vignette and tail-piece. These, with adjoining pages are quite foxed due to age. orig. embossed green cloth dec. with gilt vignette of the party coming down. Delightful! This edition is quite rare.  Very Good- £375

Spender H. and Llewellyn Smith H. THROUGH THE HIGH PYRENEES.   A. D. Innes & Co.  1898 1st.  pp367.  photogravure frontis. 30 full page illus. 37 text illus. by H. Ll. S. 5 maps. orig. cloth gilt sl. worn and faded. uncut.  Very Good- £95

Symington 'Whipplesnaith' N.H. THE NIGHT CLIMBERS OF CAMBRIDGE.   Chatto & Windus.  1952 3rd.  pp183.  frontis. 55 illus. sp. sl. faded. un dw- Very Good £95

Tenzing Norgay Sherpa BRITISH EXPLORERS FIRST DAY COVER signed by Tenzing, Ed Hillary and John Hunt.   1972   coloured litho. illus. of Scott expedition. first day cover envelope 16.5 x 24 cms. very, very rare so signed.  Very Good £550

Wedgwood Glass   WEDGWOOD HANDMADE GLASS EVEREST GOBLET. engraved Cased amehtyst etched glass glass '25th Anniversary of the Conquest of Everest 1953 - 1978'  by Edmund Hillary and Norkay Tenzing 29th May 1953. 1978 Ltd edition no. 653 of 1500 only.  engraved with iconic image of Tenzing standing on the summit and of the route in the Western Cwm with summits of Everest and Lhotse. 16 cms. tall. limitation number etched on base.  Near Fine- £300

Whymper E. SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69.  (including the History of the First Ascent of the Matterhorn).  John Murray. 1900 5th.  pp468.  22 full page engravings. 107 text. 5 maps [fold.] orig. blue cloth gilt, a.e.g. and gilt dec. sp. sl. dull. lacking free e.p's rather loose.  Good £245

Whymper, Elijah and Harrild,Thomas. Elijah THE NEW ASCENT OF MONT BLANC. Buds & Blossoms series no.19  Groombridge and Sons, Paternoster Row. London. [1853]   pp24.  engraved frontispiece, vignette title page and 3 illustrations, with tailpiece. A children's response to Albert Smith's popular account of his ascent in 1851. 24mo. (115 x 90mm). lacking orig. paper printed wrappers, now rebound marbled boards printed paper title. extremely rare.   £495


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ALBERT SMITH. Lo Spettacolo del Monte Bianco e Altre Avventure in Vendita. SOUVENIRS DE LA SUISSE. Dessinés d'après nature par J. Dubois.