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Astill T. MOUNT EVEREST : The Reconnaissance 1935. 'The Forgotten Adventure'.  Privately Published by the Author. December  2005 1st. SIGNED COPY  pp380.  128 photographic illustrations. 10 new maps. [3 fold.] foreword by John Hunt, introduction by Sir Edmund Hillary. SIGNED by the Author Winner James Monroe Thorington Award for best book in mountaineering history at Banff 2006.  hardback [235 x 185] Michael Spender photogrammetric survey of the North Face of Everest on the unique 'double'  unpc dw NEW £45

Bakewell R. TRAVELS IN THE TARENTAISE, GRECIAN AND PENNINE ALPS, in Switzerland and Auvergne in 1820, 21, 22.  Longman, Hurst. 1823 1st.  pp447.  4 hand cold. aquatints and numerous wood cuts. half red calf, gilt, marbled boards. 2 vols.  Near Fine- £595

Bonatti W. THE GREAT DAYS.   Victor Gollancz.  1974 1st.  pp189.  35 photo. illus. translated by Geoffrey Sutton. rare. with Walter BONATTI signature tipped in. tape marks on pastedowns with gift insc. on inside rear pc dw Very Good £185

Burlington Smith VIEWS OF DARJEELING AND KANGCHENJUNGA RANGE.    c1905   14.5 - 37 cms. silver gelatin photographs signed in white to mount.  Very Good £300

Chamber's Repository.  MONT BLANC AND ITS GLACIERS. with 'A VISIT TO THE HIMALAYAS'.  William and Robert Chambers.  1854 vols. XI and XII  pp32 & 32.  engraved vignettes, one of Mont Blanc and Chamouni. bound together with other tracts. half calf gilt raised bands, marbled boards, rubbed.  Very Good- £125

Cleaver R. A WINTER SPORT BOOK.   Adam and Charles Black.  1911 1st. pp 10-62  22 tipped-in plates and 26 line drawings printed on the interleaves. blue cloth dec. illus. RARE.  Very Good- £185

Collingwood W.G. THE LAKE COUNTIES.   Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd.  1933 rev. rpt.  pp368.  16 cold. plates and 72 line illus. fold. map. orig. cloth. from the library of Walt Unsworth  Near Fine- £35

Coverley-Price A.V. AN ARTIST AMONG MOUNTAINS.   Robert Hale. 1957 1st.  pp231.  33 illus. from drawings by the Author. signed 'A.V. Coverley-Price'. in poor unpc dw- Very Good- £38

Dingle G. & Hillary P. FIRST ACROSS THE ROOF OF THE WORLD. The First Ever Traverse of the Hamalayas 5000 Kilometres from Sikkim to Pakistan  Hodder & Stoughton 1983 1st.  pp232.  cold. illus. e.p. map.  From the library of Walt Unsworth. unpc dw Fine £24

Gill L. LIVING HIGH.  A family trek in the Himalayas.   H & S.  1983 1st.  pp211.  illus. diagrams. review copy slip from H & S. unpc dw Fine £15

Hillary Sir Edmund MOUNT EVEREST 50th anniversary First Day Cover SIGNED by Ed Hillary.  Internet Stamps. 2003 Cover no. 457 of 1000  cold illus. Sherpa Tensing at the summit taken by Sir Edmund Hillary. with the New Zealand Crown 1953. 1st class Everest Team UK and The Coronation 1953 1st class stamps.  Fine £125

Hillary & Tenzing.  THE EVEREST TEAM. First to Conquer the Famous Mountain in 1953.  Benham.  2003   illus. first day cover no. 51 / 5000 Extreme Endeavours franked over 2 Everest 1st class stamps and 4 1st. class.  Fine £35

Hunt J. THE ASCENT OF EVEREST.   Hodder & Stoughton.  1953 1st.  pp300.  cold. frontis. 7 cold. plates. 48 b/w. text illus. by Charles Evans. Signed by John Hunt (c.1953) on title page.  in 25/- net dw Near Fine- £300

Klucker C. ADVENTURES OF AN ALPINE GUIDE.   John Murray. 1932 1st.  pp329.  frontis. portrait. 17 illus. orig. black cloth gilt. sp. very sl. faded. giclee facs. cold. dw Near Fine- £35

MacGregor J. LEAVING THE GRANDS MULETS. 'The Ascent of Mont Blanc' by Albert Smith  1855   'La Lune' oil print by Baxter 106 x 152 mm.  Near Fine

Mehta S.S. (Ed.) THE HIMALAYAN JOURNAL. Records of the Himalayan Club.  O.U.P. 1971  vol. XXXI  illus. with photographs and maps. orig. wrappers. Trevor Braham's personal copy. dw- Very Good £34

Mosso A. LIFE OF MAN ON THE HIGH ALPS.    T. Fisher Unwin. 1898 1st.  pp342.  frontis. many illus. with 'An Ascent of Monte Rosa in Winter'. orig. blue cloth gilt, but faded. t.e.g. unopened.   Very Good- £95

Norton Lt. Col. E.F. THE FIGHT FOR EVEREST: 1924   Edward Arnold.  1925 1st.  pp372.  cold. frontis. & 7 cold. plates by T.H. Somervell. 24 mono. panorama. large fold. map Mount Everest and the group of Chomo Lungma. orig. green cloth gilt rubbed and worn. uncut.  *giclee copy colour dw. Very Good- £195

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'.  pict. illus. printed wrappers.  Very Good £45

Ross M. A CLIMBER IN NEW ZEALAND.   Edward Arnold.  1914 1st.  pp316.  30 illus. from photographs by the author. orig. green cloth gilt. front a little wrinkled. two small holes in sp. new e.p.'s decent copy of a rare book.  Very Good- £225

Smythe F.S. THE MOUNTAIN VISION.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1941 1st.  pp308.  frontis. 15 plates. ex-lib. bookplate  Very Good £14

Tobler   MARVELI DIL MONTARO. Mountain Climbing Poster Stamp Card Set Tobler  1922 serie XXVII  inc. Matterhorn. Monch, Eiger. Monte Roza, Wildenkaiser. complete and original rare set of 12 'stamp' cards in full colour. Quite beautifully showing various Alpine climbing views and techniques.   £120

Weir T. HIGHLAND DAYS.   Cassell & Co. Ltd.  1948 1st.  pp139.  35 illus. by the author. 5 maps. in poorish  unpc dw- Very Good £24

Wills A. WANDERINGS AMONG THE HIGH ALPS.   Richard Bentley. 1856 1st.  pp384.  4 tinted lithographs (foxed) illustrations 2 of the 'Ascent of the Wetterhorn', 'Night Encampment on the Mer de Glace', 'View from the Gumihorn'. original blind stamped blue cloth spine decorated gilt. sl. rubbed and hinges weak.   Very Good- £395

Young G.W. MOUNTAIN CRAFT.   Methuen & Co. 1954 rpt.  pp319.  8 illus.   Very Good £15