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Tony Astill F.R.G.S.

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201809 Many more mountaineering books and engravings on recently UPDATED website -

some still available from the last list www.mountaineeringbooks.org/201808.html

Please ask for images of any of these mountaineering books, mountain paintings or alpine engravings.

(Please Note abbreviation - unpriceclipped dust wrapper - unpc dw)


 Abraham A.P. ROCK-CLIMBING IN SKYE.   Longmans, Green & Co.  1908 First Edition.  pp330.  30 full page collotype illus. 9 route diagrams. fold. map in e.p. edge torn. orig. blue cloth gilt. t.e.g. light scattered foxing throughout. one of the previous owners, Arthur W. Vallance, has ticked off some of the climbs.  Very Good £375


Ardito S. WALKING & CLIMBING IN THE ALPS. A guide to the finest routes.  Swann Hill Press.  1995  pp176. many cold. illus. throughout. maps and 3D maps. from the library of Walt Unsworth. unpc dw Near Fine £28


A SOUVENIR ALBUM OF TRAVELS IN SWITZERLAND.  issued by Samuel Bowles, Springfield, Massachusetts.    49 scenic Swiss views on 25 card leaves with gilt-framed window mounts on recto and verso, with 7 original photographs of peaks (3 by Bissons frères) including Mont Blanc, Cervin, Monte Rosa, 7 other photographic views and portaits. Original publisher's gilt-panelled pebbled roan over bevelled boards, gilt metal clasps, a.e.g., original gilt-lettered spine re-laid.    £850


Barry M. LAST ASCENT OF MONT BLANC.  Mirror Monthly Magazine 1835 January 17 & 24 Vol. XXV No. 702 pp34-36 & 53-55 engraving 'Reaching the Grand Mulet Rock'. 2 consecutive issues 702 & 703 together handsomely bound in half calf. Rare and precedes the private edition.  Near Fine. £395


Bernt Ernst. E.T. COMPTON. Maler und Bergsteiger zwischen Fels und Firn  Rosenheimer. 1982 First Edition.  pp208.  many cold. and other illus. of Compton paintings. Essential reference book. orig. cloth. very difficult to find. unpc dw Fine £120


Cleare J. THE QUEEN AND MEMBERS OF THE MOUNT EVEREST TEAM OF 1953.      a new 'giclee' print. Signed by John Cleare.  please ask for details of this historic image.    


 Finch G.I. CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST. an extract from a Boy's Annual.  Ward, Lock & Co.  c1930   pp76-103.  16 text and full page illus. sketch map. The first three Everest expeditions extract from a Boy's Annual now bound in stiff card covers, with printed label.  Near Fine £45


Girdlestone Rev. A.G. THE HIGH ALPS WITHOUT GUIDES:  Being a Narrative of Adventures in Switzerland....  Longmans, Green & Co. 1870 First Edition.  pp181.  engraved frontispiece of the Sella by Whymper. 2 fold. maps. (100 copies only.) orig. blue cloth gilt, sl. rubbed. sp. split top left.  Very Good- £850


House S. BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN.   Patagonia Books.  2009   pp285.  cold. and b/w illus., sketch maps.  unpc dw New £25


Norton Lt. Col. E.F. THE FIGHT FOR EVEREST: 1924   Edward Arnold.  1925 First Edition.  pp372.  cold. frontis. & 7 cold. plates by T.H. Somervell. 24 mono. panorama. map. orig. green cloth gilt. *giclee copy colour dw. Near Fine £385


Salkeld & Boyle A.& J. CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST. The Bibliography. The literature and history of climbing Everest.  Sixways Publishing. 1993 First Edition.  pp120.  The literature and history of climbing Everest. Signed by Audrey Salkeld.  New. £45


Shipton E. CHALLENGE TO MOUNT EVEREST. Supplement.   The Times. 1953 5th. May  ppviii.  fully illustrated with photos and diagrams, adverts. a rare Everest supplement newspaper. Signed by the TIMES special correspondent Jan Morris.  Very Good- £195


Smith Albert Original Photograph carte-de-visite showing Smith sitting on the chair. Photographed by C. Silvy 38 Porchester Terrace BAYSWATER W on verso & label of Lacy, Theatrical Bookseller, 89 Strand, London W.C. c1860   rare albumen print made from glass negative. [9.5 x 6 cms.] mounted on original card.  Near Fine £195


Tenzing Norgay Sherpa 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 postage paid to which a 2003 50th anniversary Everest 1st. class stamp is added. The Mount Everest Foundation. 1978   The illustration of 'Tenzing on summit' drawn by Ted Hatch. Signed by Tenzing and John Hunt.   Near Fine £395


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


Walton E. THE PEAKS AND VALLEYS OF THE ALPS. From Water-Colour Drawings.  Day and Son.  1867 First Edition.  pp61.  privately printed subscription edition. 21 fine mounted chromolithographed plates by J.H. Lowes, inc. The Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. with descriptive text by T.G. Bonney. attractive new binding combining original cloth gilt title with calf gilt dec. spine, raised bands and corners. ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE OF ALL ALPINE BOOKS.  Very Good £10,500


Webster-Smith B. THE SIEGE OF MOUNT EVEREST. Climbing the World's Highest Mountain.  Ward Lock & Co. c1940 First Edition.  pp10.  4 illus. extract from a Boy's Annual now bound in stiff card covers, with printed label. with printed label. Fine £40


Whillans D. & Ormerod A. DON WHILLANS. Portrait of a Mountaineer.  Heinemann. 1971 First Edition.  pp266.  25 illus. orig. blue cloth unmarked. unpc dw Near Fine- £95


Whymper E. THE FIRST ASCENT OF THE GREAT WHITE MOUNTAIN.   1895  pp 614-624 full page engraving The Breithorn and Petit Mont Cervin, and 6 text with map. extract from Victorian publictaion now in stiff card covers and printed title label.  Near Fine £65


Hillary - Everest. A 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 and in the original leather carrying case with strap.   As New. £495



Birmann, S. LE MONT BLANC VU DE SERVOZ. 1826 fine hand coloured aquatint. framed and glazed. [12.5 x 17 cms.] 1826 a/t col. £450


For a further selection of engravings/gravures etc.  

http://www.mountaineeringbooks.org/alpine-mountain-engravings.html



1343 Sheriff, G.V. Capel Cerig Lake. c1880 watercolour. signed b.r. original label on verso. from the collection of George Band. 49 x 75 cms. later frame.  £475


MORE MOUNTAIN PAINTINGS CAN BE VIEWED www.mountainpaintings.org

Artists include - Somervell, T. Howard. Walton, Elijah. Maggi, Cesar. Wibault, Marcel. Harding, James Duffield.

Gheduzzi, Giuseppe. Bleuler, Johann Ludwig. Loppé, Gabriel. Poole, James (Mountain). Gos, François Marc Eugene

Bates, David. Müller, Rudolph. Goodwin, Harry. Cooper, William Heaton. Cockburn, Maj.-Gen. James Pattison.

Roda, Leonardo. Elwell, Frederick William. Arnegger, Alois. Rowbotham, Thomas Charles Leeson.

Payne, William. Evans, Samuel Thomas George. Barnard, George.










 


 



LE MONT BLANC VU DE SERVOZ.	THE PEAKS AND VALLEYS OF THE ALPS. THE SIEGE OF MOUNT EVEREST.	Hillary - Everest.	A brass TELESCOPE, THE QUEEN AND MEMBERS OF THE MOUNT EVEREST TEAM OF 1953 LAST ASCENT OF MONT BLANC The Assault On Mount Everest 1922