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


Les Alpes Livres

Mountains and Mountaineering in Art and Literature


Tony Astill F.R.G.S.

‘Arcadia’, Hazel Grove, Ashurst SO40 7AJ                                

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202001 Many more mountaineering books and engravings on recently UPDATED website -

some still available from the last list

If you are looking for any mountaineering books in particular then please do let me know as I may well have them in stock. Or to be added to my regular emailing list please contact me

Cleaver R. WATCHING AN ASCENT OF THE MATTERHORN FROM A ZERMATT HOTEL.   The Graphic.  1901   single illustrated sheet. 40cm x 28cm. rare.   £90

Pochin-Mould D.D.C. THE MOUNTAINS OF IRELAND.   Batsford.  1955 1st.  pp160.  48 illus. map.  unpc dw Fine £35

Bates R.H. FIVE MILES HIGH. The First American Karakoram Expedition.  Dodd, Mead & Company.  1939 1st. U.S.  pp381.  frontis. 30 illus. text diagrams. e.p. maps. orig. red cloth. sp. dull.  Very Good- £175

Saussure H.-B. de VOYAGES DANS LES ALPES, precedes d'un essai sur l'Histoire Naturelle des environs de Geneve. Chez Samuel Fauche (Pere & Fils), Imprimeur et Libraire du Roi. 1779 and 1786 A Neuchatel. both vols.  pp540+641 vol. I with title page vignette by Carl Hachert, fold. carte du Lac de Geneve et des Montagnes Adjacentes. 1 planche and 7 plates. vol. II with title page vignette by M.T. Bourrit, fold. carte de la partie des Alpes qui avoisine le Mont Blanc. 6 planche a volumes I & II (of four) in quarto. cont. mottled calf, gilt dec. spines. [Perret 3911]  Near Fine £3,250

Jenkinson B. MOUNTAIN RECREATION.  ed. & publsihed by Jim Strang, Geoff Wayatt and John Wilson. 1976 1st.  pp88.  cod. and bw illus. collection Anders Bolinder. unpc dw Near Fine £15

Thorington J. Monroe. MOUNTAINS and MOUNTAINEERING: a List of the Writings (1917-1947)   Privately Printed.  1947   pp12.  Limited Edition (150 copies) orig. printed card covers. r.s.m. ex. Free Library of Philadelphia.   Very Good- £120

Bennet D. THE MUNROS. Hill Walkers Guide.  S.M.T.  1995 rpt.  pp250.  cold. illus and diagrams on almost every page. cold illus. boards.  Near Fine £10

Schuster C. MEN, WOMEN AND MOUNTAINS. Days in the Alps and Pyrenees.  Nicholson & Watson. 1931 1st.  pp143.  frontis. port. 12 illus. orig. cloth gilt. sp. faded. (John O'Reilly sticker)  Very Good- £14

Ling W.N. THE NORTHERN HIGHLANDS. The Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide.  S.M.C.  1932 1st.  pp87.  46 illus. 2 maps. 1 photogravure. orig. red cloth gilt.  Very Good £24

Douglas W.O. OF MEN AND MOUNTAINS.   Harper. 1950 1st. U.S.  pp338.  frontis. e.p. map.  unpc dw Very Good £8

Sack J. THE BUTCHER. The Ascent of Yerupaja.  Rinehart & Co. U.S. 1952 1st.  pp213.  map. 17 photos.   Very Good- £18

Slesser M. THE ANDES ARE PRICKLY.  Travels in Peru with the Scottish Andean Expedition.  Victor Gollancz Ltd.  1966 1st.  pp254.  frontis. 31 illus. and 4 maps.  pc dw Near Fine £25

Hunt Sir J. & Brasher C. THE RED SNOWS. An account of the British Caucasus Expedition 1958  Hutchinson. 1960 1st.  pp176.  cold. frontis. 25 illus. sketch map.  pc dw- Very Good £16

Egeler and De Booy C.G. THE UNTRODDEN ANDES. Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca.  Faber.  1955 1st.  pp203.  32 plates. 9 text figures.  pc dw- Very Good £28

Hauser G. WHITE MOUNTAIN AND TAWNY PLAIN.    George Allen & Unwin Ltd.  1961 1st.  pp223.  15 illus. 2 maps. uncommon. unpc dw Fine £30

Ferlet & Poulet G. ACONCAGUA: SOUTH FACE.   Constable & Co. Ltd.  1956 1st.  pp209. frontis. illus. maps and diagrams.  unpc dw- Near Fine- £38

Pascoe J. GREAT DAYS IN NEW ZEALAND MOUNTAINEERING.   A.H. & A.W. Reed.  1958 1st.  pp199.  illus. maps.  unpc dw- Near Fine £30

Gregory A. THE PICTURE OF EVEREST. A book of full-colour reproductions of the Everest scene.  Hodder & Stoughton. 1954 1st.  pp92.  43 full-colour reproductions of photographs of Everest with e.p. chart of the Ascent. orig. dark blue cloth. unpc dw- Very Good £40

Temple P. THE WORLD AT THEIR FEET.  The Story of New Zealand Mountaineers.  Whitcombe & Tombs.  1969 1st.  pp250.  54 plates. 4 maps.  pc dw Very Good £30

Hohle P. THE MOUNTAIN WORLD OF NORWAY   Dreyers Forlag. 1956 1st.  pp167.  over 200 cold. and b.w. photo illus. top corner text bumped. unpc dw- Very Good- £35

Bowie N. MICK BOWIE.  The Hermitage Years.   A.H. & A.W. Reed.  1969 1st.  pp195.  illus. and e.p. maps  unpc dw Very Good £16

Azema M.A. THE CONQUEST OF FITZROY.   Andre Deutsch.  1957 1st.  pp237.  frontis. 18 illus.  unpc dw Near Fine- £35

Tilman H.W. THE ASCENT OF NANDA DEVI.   C.U.P.  1937 1st.  pp235.  frontis. 34 illus. 2 maps. orig. cloth. with bookplate. facs. colour dw. Near Fine- £85

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 Frey after DuBois lith. par Keppelin, Petitville, Rothmuller, Englemann, Lemercier and others.  small oblong 8vo. 13.5 x 17.5 cms. orig. calf, gilt dec., sp. rubbed. pink printed title e.p.'s  Very Good £3,800

Hillary E. ONE DOLLAR MALAYA AND BRITISH BORNEO NOTE   1953   very early contemporary signature in green ink. some st. but probably unique as it stands.  Very Good- £195

Hunt J. THE ASCENT OF EVEREST   Hodder & Stoughton. 1953 1st.  pp300.   Signed by Michael Westmacott and George Band.   

Shipton E. THE MOUNT EVEREST RECONNAISSANCE EXPEDITION 1951.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1952 1st.  pp128.  many b/w photo illus. signed by Eric Shipton on title page. unpc dw- Very Good- £650

Tairraz Jn. LE MAUVAIS PAS.   c1870   CDV vintage albumen carte de visite 6.5 x 10.5 cms.   £45

LANTERN SLIDES AROSA. mostly Winter Sports, Ski, Toboganning.  c1910   90 views (missing no. 81)  in original pine box.   please ask for images

Charnaux F. GENEVE - CHAMONIX DILIGENCE at Les Pelerins   c1870   albumen photograph (180 x 255 mm). mounted on orig. card.  Very Good £800

Shipton E. NANDA DEVI.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1936 1st.  pp310.  frontis. 26 plates. text drawings and e.p. panoramic camp map diagram by Bip Pares. orig. black cloth. in *giclee cold. facs. dw Very Good- £245

Guler R. SOUVENIR DE L'ENGADIN.   R. Guler. Zurich & St. Moritz.  1879-83   18 original gelatin silver print photographs 156 x 97mm. mounted on thick card leaves. St. Moritz, Pontresina  and  original oblong octavo cloth boards worn and rubbed. Scarce.  Good £900

Carr G. MURDER ON THE MATTERHORN.   E. P. Dutton & Co.  1953 1st. U.S.  pp223.  Fiction. the author's 2nd book tape marks on covers and part remains ex-lib. label. unpc dw Very Good- £85

Noyce and Taylor, Richard R. EVEREST IS CLIMBED.   A Puffin Picture Book.  No 100 1954 1st.  pp32.  cold. and monochrome illus. by Richard Taylor, written for children.  coloured illustrated wrappers. rare. signed by Jan Morris.  Near Fine £195

Beaufoy Col. Mark ACCOUNT OF COLONEL BEAUFOY'S JOURNEY TO THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT BLANC.   Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.  1817 Vol. I. April-September,  pp120. rare Select Extract is in 2 columns on page 59-61. unbound.  Very Good £385

Smith Albert  SIGNED IN INK by Albert Smith M.R.C.S.  London. August. 1848   'Admit the bearer and friend to the Huntereian Museum.' The bottom part of a notelet 6 x 10 cms.   Very Good £275

Whymper E. THE VALLEY OF ZERMATT AND THE MATTERHORN. A Guide to.  John Murray. 1905 9th.  pp. 20+xiv+224+21-44.  77 illustrations, plans and maps. with adverts. orig. wrappers illus. by E.T. Compton. ex.- Midland Association of Mountaineers. r.s.m. worn and shaken, but complete.  Good £45

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    rare. imprinted with Queen Elizabeth II "Machin" postage stamp (2 phos. bands) Printed on ribbed watermarked paper.  Mint £450

2890 Hackert, Carl Ludwig. Vue du Mont Blanc et une partie de Genève. (pris depuis de Fregny) signed in ink 'Carl Hackert 1871' bottom centre.  1781 Originale handkolorierte Radierung Umrissätzung etching with watercolour. signed and dated. on laid paper with watermark J.H. & Z with another HONIG & ZOONEN - black border A Geneve chez Hackert et Linck. 34.5 x 46.5 [38.5 x 52.5] cms. 1781 handcol/etc.

2889 Linck, Jean-Antoine. Vue la Dent du Midi et du Chateau de Lanex prise prés d'Aigle. (title in ink) c1780 Originale handkolorierte Radierung Umrissätzung hand coloured etching. heightened white gouache and gum arabic. on laid paper with . 'fait par J. Ant. Linck'. J. Honig Zoonen watermark. black line border over grey watercolour border with ink a.b.c. key  [36.5 x 47.5 cms.] 41 x 55.5 1780 handcol/etc.

Hunt J. THE ASCENT OF EVEREST. with John Hunt signature title page  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 Very Good £295

THE CAMP AT 23,000 FEET ON THE NORTH COL OF MOUNT EVEREST.   Mount Everest Committee.  1922   Original Photographic Postcard Two of a series of 6. A rare postcard.  Very Good- £50

2887 Locher J.H. ZERMATT and the Matterhorn. 1840  aquatint. [7.3 x 11.1 cms.] 1840-50 a/t.

Bartol C.A. PICTURES OF EUROPE, framed in ideas.  Crosby, Nichols, and Co.  1856 2nd. Boston  pp407.  pp377-407 Dr. Talbot's narrative of his ascent of Mont Blanc, the 2nd American and 45th overall. orig. blue boards rubbed. Meckly 15. Rare.  Good £285

Bonatti W. THE GREAT DAYS.   Victor Gollancz.  1978 4th.  pp189.  35 photo. illus. translated by Geoffrey Sutton. rare. with Walter BONATTI signature tipped in.  unpc dw Near Fine- £185

Whymper E. 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 and p.347. Later editions do not. recased in original green cloth gilt dec. spine. rare.  Very Good £1,475

Clark R.W. SIX GREAT MOUNTAINEERS.   Hamish Hamilton. 1956 1st.  pp203.  6 port. illus. very uncommon. unpc dw- Very Good £32

Emery M.S. SWITZERLAND THROUGH THE STEREOSCOPE. A Journey over and around the Alps.  Underwood and Underwood.  c1900 1st.  pp274.  100 stereoscopic views which include some of Zermatt and the Matterhorn and nos. 78 - 100 of the Ascent of Mont Blanc.    £800

Chatelain Madame de MR. ALBERT SMITH'S ASCENT OF MONT BLANC, in Miniature.   Tony Astill, Les Alpes Livres. 2017   pp18. 2 column. with giclee facsimile of 16 coloured lithographs. 11.6 x 17.6 cms. [17.4 x 19.5] after the original William Beverley pictorial illustrations for the show at the Egyptian Hall. from the 'peepshow'.  in portfolio especially bound edition to order.  New £300

Freshfield D.W. ITALIAN ALPS. Sketches in the Mountains of Ticino, Lombardy, the Trentino, and Venetia.  Longmans, Green and Co.  1875 1st.  pp380.  frontis. title vignette, 8 wood engravings by Josiah Gilbert, F.F. Tuckett and D.W. Freshfield. 5 maps [fold.]. orginal green cloth dec. gilt and black. The best binding and rather a nice copy insc. in pencil 'Percy Farrar 1883' Alpine Club President 1917-19.  Very Good £345

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. top sp. sl. wrinkled. quality *giclee unpc dw Near Fine £425

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 and frayed top sp.  quality *giclee colour unpc dw Very Good £375

Rebuffat G. DU MONT BLANC A L'HIMALAYA.   B. Arthaud.  1951 1st.  pp96.  84 cold. & b/w illus. fold. map. original cold. printed wrappers. SIGNED pres. copy 'A Monsieur Raynaud' by Gaston Rebuffat. bit rubbed top edge  unpc dw Very Good £125

Herzog M. & Ichac M. REGARDS VERS L'ANNAPURNA.   B. Arthaud.  1951 1st.  pp96.  84 cold. & b/w illus. fold. map. original printed wrappers. SIGNED by Gaston Rebuffat. unpc dw Very Good £125

Galton E. RECENT ASCENT OF MONT BLANC.    Illustrated London News. 1851  Feb 8th.   complete issue. no. 468 vol. XVIII 6 wood engraved illustrations with the narrative letter on the reverse. The only published account of this ascent and difficult to find.  Very Good £145

Bonatti W. THE GREAT DAYS.   Victor Gollancz.  1978 4th.  pp189.  35 photo. illus. translated by Geoffrey Sutton. rare. with Walter BONATTI signature tipped in.  pc dw Near Fine- £185

Baxter G. MUR DE LA COTE. 'The Ascent of Mont Blanc' by Albert Smith  1855

Whymper E. THE VALLEY OF ZERMATT AND THE MATTERHORN. A Guide to.  John Murray. 1906 10th.  20 + xiv + pp224 + 24.  78 illustrations, plans and fold. maps, panorama. with adverts. orig. printed pict. wrappers, illustrated by E.T. Compton. covered in clear plastic.  Very Good- £125

1374 Somervell, T. Howard. [1890-1975] On Birker Moor (Eskdale). c1958 watercolour with white bodycolour, on usual 'K' brown paper. signed b.l. T H Somervell. 26.5 x 35.5 cms. in frame [43 x 53]

Pellegrini C. SKI chromolithograph. a couple ski at Wengen with Jungfrau in background. 21 x 13 cms.  Collection E. Vouga Geneva c1912       £200

 MOUNT EVEREST 50th   National Geographic.  2003    Walt Unsworth's own copy of this magazine.   

Beck C.F. SOUVENIR DE LA SUISSE.   C.F. Beck, Basle. c.1850 1st.  19 aquatint views. c.[9 x 12 cm.] Lucerne, Fluelen, Thoun, Interlaken, Brienz, Meyringen, Reichenbach, Grindelwald, Staubach, Vevey, Montreux, Hotel de Londres, Chamouny, Nant d'Arpenas, Arveyon Glacier des Bois, Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc Sallanches, Mont Blanc Chamouny, Hotel de l'Union ......   Foxing throughout original gilt-stamped and embossed cloth. 8vo. 15 x 20 cms.  Very Good £1,200

Shipton E. THE MOUNT EVEREST RECONNAISSANCE. : A paper read at the Evening Meeting of the Society 0n 2 December 1935.  Royal Geographical Society. 1936 Vol LXXXVII No 2  pp98-112. 7 photo illus. map. orig. blue printed wrappers. signed Tony Astill.  Near Fine £100

Broughton G. CLIMBING EVEREST. An Anthology.  O.U.P.  1960 1st.  pp149.  illus. by W. Heaton Cooper and (T.) Howard Somervell. orig. printed paper wrappers a bit rubbed. Publishers pres. copy.  scarce.   Very Good £45

DESIO L. Signatures of Lacedelli, Bonatti and Ubaldo REY          

Broughton G. CLIMBING EVEREST. An Anthology.  O.U.P.  1960 1st.  pp149.  illus. by W. Heaton Cooper and (T.) Howard Somervell. orig. cloth.  scarce.   Near Fine £45

Walton E. THE PEAKS AND VALLEYS OF THE ALPS. From Water-Colour Drawings.  Sampson Low, Son.  1868   pp61.  subscription re-issue edition. 21 sl. foxed mounted and tissue guarded chromolithographed plates by J.H. Lowes, inc. The Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. with descriptive text by T.G. Bonney. recased in original half calf. a.e.g.  Very Good £6,500

Carr G. DEATH FINDS A FOOTHOLD.   Geoffrey Bles.  1961 1st.  pp255.  the most rare of Glyn Carr’s mountaineering mysteries. with full page diagram of the Snowdon Horseshoe. orig. blue cloth, silver title. slight tear repair to edge worn  unpc dw- Near Fine- £245

Nakamura T. FLYING OVER THE HIMALAYA. Peak Identification.  Nakanishiya Shuppan.  2019 1st.  pp234.   handsome colour illustrations on each page. map diagrams. oblong folio [218 x 304 mm.] unpc dw New £60

 KARTE DER WEST-TIROLER und Engadiner = Alpen  Stich, Druck u. Verlag. 1900    fold. 24 section cold. map in orig. green cloth gilt.  Very Good £38

 HANDBOOK on Ski-Touring  and Glacier Ski-ing.  The Ski Club of Great Britain.  1961 2nd. rev.  pp97.   orig. card covers.  Very Good £8

Steel C. THE BEN NEVIS RACE. A short history .....  Printed by Bennett & Thomson, Dumbarton.  1956 1st.  pp40.   printed blue covers. quite rare.  Very Good £30

Slesser M. THE ISLAND OF SKYE. The Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide.  S.M.C.  1981  3rd. new.   pp198.  52 plates. diagrams, maps and figs. orig. red cloth gilt. unpc dw Near Fine £12

Simpson J. TOUCHING THE VOID.   Jonathan Cape.  1988 second rpt.  pp172.  21 cold. plates. 2 maps.  unpc dw Fine- £15

Perrin J. SNOWDON. The Story of a Welsh Mountain.   Gomer.  2012 1st.  pp240.   cold. pict. cover.  New £12

Ormes R.M. GUIDE TO THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS.   Sage Books, Denver.  1952 1st.  pp239.  illus. maps. insc. 'W.R. Neate 26/6/81' unpc dw- Very Good £35

Jackson H. & M. LAKELANDS PIONEER ROCK-CLIMBERS.   Dalesman Books.  1980 1st.  pp168.   cold. pict. wrappers. p.b.  Very Good £12

Gaillard  LES ALPES DU DAUPHINE. Le Haut Dauphine.  M. Dardel, Libraire.  [1929] 1st.  pp329.  11 fold charts. full page illus. orig. cloth.  Very Good- £12

Francis G. SELECTED CLIMBS IN THE RANGE OF MONT BLANC.   Alpine Climbing Group.  1953 1st.  pp26 foreword + 24 loose route sheets. 19 diagrams. blue card pouch covers. AL042 and Neate Q510. quite rare.  Very Good £65

Andreis, Chabod R., and Santi M.C. E. GRAN PARADISO. Parco Nazionale.  C.A.I. 1963 1st.  pp662.  81 route diagrams. 8 cold. plates. orig. cloth. owner insc. 'Iain H. Ogilvie 1965'  Very Good £28

Bailey A. LAKELAND ROCK. Classic Climbs with Chris Bonington.  Weidenfeld and Nicolson.  1985 1st.  pp144.  cold. illus. throughout. cold. pict. wrappers. p.b.  Very Good £12

Clark S. THE PUMA'S CLAW. The Cambridge Andean Expedition.  Hutchinson. 1959 1st.  pp223.  cold. frontis. illus. 4 maps.   Very Good £30

Pilkington L. IN MEMORIAM FREDERICK GARDINER 1850-1919   Alpine Club.   reprint  pp5 frontis. port. card.  Near Fine £15

Houston & Bates, Robert C. K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN.   Collins.  1955 1st.  pp192.  22 illus. map. orig. blue cloth sl. faded on top edge. unpc dw- Very Good

Bonington C. I CHOSE TO CLIMB.   Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1969 3rd.  pp207.  frontis. 43 illus.  unpc dw- Very Good £24

Pierre B. A MOUNTAIN CALLED NUN KUN.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1955 1st.  pp189.  20 illus. 5 maps and diagrams.  unpc dw Near Fine- £25

Messner R. ALL 14 EIGHT-THOUSANDERS.    Crowood Press.  1999 rpt.  pp248.  many cold. illus. and diagrams.   unpc dw Fine £25

Gregory A. THE PICTURE OF EVEREST. A book of full-colour reproductions of the Everest scene.  Hodder & Stoughton. 1954 1st.  pp92.  43 full-colour reproductions of photographs of Everest with e.p. chart of the Ascent. De Luxe Edition bound in gilt dec. vellum like cloth sl. mark. unpc dw- Very Good £35

Evans C. KANGCHENJUNGA THE UNTRODDEN PEAK.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1956 1st.  pp187.  5 cold. 32 mono plates. 2 maps. 5 diagrams. orig. blue cloth black sp. title sl. faded top edge. unpc dw- Very Good £28

Dyhrenfurth G.O. TO THE THIRD POLE. The History of the High Himalaya  Werner Laurie. 1955 1st.  pp233.  47 plates, map diagrams. orig. blue cloth. vert sl. faded on top edge. owner insc. unpc dw Near Fine £65

Blackshaw A. MOUNTAINEERING.   Penguin Books.  1969 1st.  pp542.  171 illus. & diagrams. 2 maps. foreword by Sir John Hunt. illus. printed covers. p.b. Rare First Edition.  Very Good- £30

Wetsmorland R. ADVENTURES IN CLIMBING.   Pelham Books.  1964 1st.  pp124.  11 illus. and 6 line illus.  unpc dw- Very Good £12

Ullman J.R. MAN OF EVEREST. The Autobiography of TENZING.  George C. Harrap. 1955 1st.  pp320.  cold. frontis. & 3 plates. illus. 4 maps, sketches page from autograph album boldly signed in black ink 'Tenzing 2/7/78'. unpc dw Fine Copy £495

Styles S. BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS.   Faber & Faber.  1965 1st.  pp189.  8 plates.  pc dw Very Good £18

Styles S. A CLIMBER IN WALES.   Cornish Brothers Limited.  c1948 1st.  pp85.  frontis. 24 illus. orig. cloth. tape mark. scarce. ex. Midland Association of Mountaineers library with labels  Good £24

Serraillier I. EVEREST CLIMBED. a narrative poem.  Oxford University Press.  1955 1st.  pp60.  illus. by Leonard Rosoman. ex-lib. r.s.m. on 3 pages.   Good £20

Russell S. MOUNTAIN PROSPECT.   Chatto & Windus.  1946 1st.  pp248.  frontis. 46 illus. 7 sketch maps.   Very Good £8

Richard C. CLIMBING BLIND.   H & S. 1966 1st.  pp159.  5 illus.  dw  £10

Moffat G. ON MY HOME GROUND.    Hodder & Stoughton.  1968 1st.  pp256.  illus.  ex-lib. with r.s.m. unpc dw- Good £18

Frere R.B. THOUGHTS OF A MOUNTAINEER.   Oliver & Boyd.  1952 1st.  pp177.  frontis. 7 illus.   Very Good £15

Fitzgibbon M. LAKELAND SCENE.   Chapman & Hall.  1948 1st.  pp240.  frontis. 15 illus.  label removed mark on fr. cover. Very Good- £8

Evans C. ON CLIMBING.   Museum Press. 1956 1st.  pp191.  32 plates. 6 maps.  giclee unpc dw Near Fine- £28

Eggler A. THE EVEREST-LHOTSE ADVENTURE.   Allen & Unwin.  1957 1st.  pp224.  cold. frontis. 24 plates. sketch map.  owner insc. unpc dw- Very Good £24

Styles S. A CLIMBER IN WALES.   Cornish Brothers Limited.  c1948 1st.  pp85.  frontis. 24 illus. rebound in public library cloth.  Very Good- £12

Harrer H. THE WHITE SPIDER. The History of the Eiger's North Face. E. P. Dutton & Co. 1960 1st. U.S.  pp240.  40 illus. [some cold.] diagram. fold. map photo. orig. blue cloth. unpc dw Near Fine £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. but edges have been marked and restore attempted. internally in very good shape. quality *giclee colour unpc dw Good £145

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. ex-Cumberland lib. quarter leather binding.  Good £65

Ruttledge H. EVEREST 1933.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1934 1st.  pp390.  frontis. 58 plates. 3 text diagrams. 4 maps. orig. cloth gilt. sl. rubbed sp. edge. 'giclee' dw Near Fine- £110

Boardman P. EVEREST SUMMIT.   1975   single page cold. illus. on both sides. 'Haston on the last leg' Sunday Times Magazine October 26th 1975 quarter folds.  Near Fine £300

Hunt J. THE ASCENT OF EVEREST.   Hodder & Stoughton.  1953 1st.  pp300.  cold. frontis. 7 cold. plates. 48 b/w. text illus. by Charles Evans. ink insc. Christmas 1953. giclee dw Near Fine-

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

 HANDBOOK on Ski-Touring  and Glacier Ski-ing.  The Ski Club of Great Britain.  1961 2nd. rev.  pp97.   card covers.  Very Good- £8

Fenimore Cooper J. EXCURSIONS IN SWITZERLAND.  Richard Bentley. 1836 new edition.  pp304 + 314.   half calf. marbled boards, rubbed. sl. foxing. Bookplate of H.A. Spowart.  Very Good- £145

Venables et al. S. EVEREST. Summit of Achievement.  Ted Smart 2003 imprint  pp252. very many illustrations in colour and b/w. Signed by Jan Morris. dw Very Good- £125

Bruce, Brig.-Gen. The Hon. C.B. C.G. PLAY UP! PLAY UP! AND PLAY THE GAME. in The SCOUTER, The Headquarters Gazette. The Boy Scouts Association.  1923 No.1 Vol. XVII.  pp36.  pp10 - 11 with 2 photo illus. copyright Mount Everest Committee. 3 column article "Play Up! Play Up! and Play the Game." orig. printed wrappers. very rare.  Very Good £85

Abraham G.D. FIRST STEPS TO CLIMBING.   Mills and Boon, Limited.  1923 1st.  pp126.  24 illus by Abraham. orig. cloth quite bright. a little rubbed.  Very Good £34

 EARLY 20th Century Photograph Album.          

Lee W. Early photograph album of Finhaut, Glacier de Trient, Mer de Glace etc.   1913   37 original photographs  6 x 10.5 cms.   Very Good £95

Godwin C.G. JOSEPHINE; or, Early Trials.   John W. Parker.  1837 1st.  pp143.  with woodcuts and includes this young girls narrative of a tour in Switzerland and reference to Mont Blanc and the Vale of Chamouni on p.36 orig. cloth binding, marked, but very rare.  Good £195

Ley-Wilson E. THE HIMALAYAN SHUFFLE.   Lochar Publishing.  1992 1st.  pp240.  cold. & b.w. illus.  dw Near Fine £15

Fluckiger A. & Lesch W. MOUNTAINEERING IN SWITZERLAND.   Swiss N.T.A. c1950   pp44.  cold. and photo illus. orig. cold. pict. wrappers.  Very Good £12

Mobbs & McDermott F. CURLING IN SWITZERLAND. A Treatise on the principles of the game...  Arrowsmith.  1929 1st.  pp223.  102 photos and 34 diagrams. orig. cloth gilt, sl. st.  Very Good- £45

Parker M. & N. GRANDE TRAVERSE / Mont Blanc Tour.   Diadem.  1986 1st. pp74. cold. photos. 16 maps.   New £5

Taylor P. COOPERS CREEK TO LANGTANG II.   Angus & Robertson.  1965 1st.  pp239.  38 illus. e.p. maps. ex-lib label. dw Very Good £24

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