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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/201811.html

LIVRES ALPINISME et montagne Livres à vendre - Alpine gravures et peintures de montagne à vendre - LIBRI alpinismo e mountain libri in vendita - Incisioni alpino e Dipinti di montagna in vendita

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Please Note abbreviation - unpriceclipped dust wrapper - unpc dw


Ameye G. CHAMONIX MON-BLANC FRANCE.  Atelier Esope for the Office du Tourisme de Chamonix Mont Blanc.  1980   lithograph poster printed in colours. mounted on card printed by Atelier Esope. 63 x 43 cms.   £550



Anonym.  SOUVENIRS PHOTOGRAPHIQUES DE CHAMONIX.   c1860?   folding concertina souvenir of 10 original albumen photographs [9 x 8 cms.] mounted on yellow card [13.5 x 9] folds out to 95 cms. Hotel de la Tete Noire and other early photo views of Mont Blanc etc. in the original slipcase with mounted printed title label.  Very Good £350



Bonington C. ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE EXPEDITION 1970 - Commemorative Cover Postcard from Base Camp. signed Chris Bonington, Don Whillans, Dougal Haston, Mick Burke, Martin Boysen, Kelvin Kent, Nick Estcourt, Tom Frost, Mike Thompson and Ian Clough (r.s.m.)  1970 1st.  photo. illus. of Annapurna South Face. Red 'annapurna south face expedition BASE CAMP' cache Nepal 75rs stamp and 18.4.70 postmark.   Near Fine



Bowman W.E. THE ASCENT OF RUM DOODLE.   Max Parrish. 1956 1st.  pp141.  16 illus. in photogravure. some reproduced from 'An Autumn Tour in Switzerland' 1884 pres. copy signed by the author to his doctor? also with an original publishers order form. unpc dw Near Fine



Carr G. DEATH ON MILESTONE BUTTRESS.   Geoffrey Bles.  1951 1st.  pp285.   library rebind with usual r.s.m.'s, marks worn etc.  facs. giclee unpc dw Good £48



Carr G. DEATH ON MILESTONE BUTTRESS.   Collins.  1952 1st. thus.  pp256.  diagram of Tryfan showing the climbs.  White Circle Crime Club. paperback and very rare as such. rubbed and creased etc.  Good £24



Clissold F. NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC, August 18th, 1822. with an appendix upon the sensations experienced  Printed for Rivingtons and Cochran. 1823 1st.  pp56.  the profits of the sale to be applied to the benefit of the Guides of Chamouni. original paper wrappers. really quite rare account of the 15th. ascent.  Very Good



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? c1840-50 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



Hunt J. THE ASCENT OF EVEREST.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1953 2nd. imp. December.  pp300.  cold. frontis. 7 cold. plates. 48 b/w. text illus. by Charles Evans. from the library of George Band with his bookplate. in 25/- net unpc dw Near Fine £145



Languepin J -J. TO KISS HIGH HEAVEN. Nanda Devi 1951.  William Kimber.  1951 1st.  pp199.  frontis. 8 illus. e.p. diagram of camps. 2" corner of pp17-18 torn away. orig. cloth gilt. sp. faded. very uncommon. unpc dw Very Good £145



Liebig  UNE EXCURSION DANS LES ALPES   Liebig's Company, Antwerp.  1897   a full set of 6 each with an attractive chromolithograph climbing scene, captioned in French.   Very Good



Noyce W. POEMS.   Heinemann. 1960 1st.  pp98.  a selection of Poems written over 20 years. orig. cloth. dw Very Good £145




Shipton E. NANDA DEVI.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1936 1st.  pp310.  frontis. 26 plates. text drawings and e.p. map diagram by Bip Pares. orig. black cloth. top corner bumped o.w. in *giclee cold. facs. dw Near Fine- £145




Shipton E. THE TRUE BOOK ABOUT EVEREST.   Frederick Muller Ltd. 1955 1st. edition  pp142.  frontis. and 12 illus. by F. Stocks May whose watercolour adorns the dw. 2 map route diagrams.  pc dw Near Fine-





Smythe F.S. SECRET MISSION.   H & S. 1942 the second. rpt. November (3rd.)  pp256.  THE SCARCE NOVEL. e.p. map of the route to Mount Everest drawn by Bip Pares. orig. cloth grubby. text block lean as usual. quality *giclee dw Good





Ang Temba Sherpa. Thanka style of Khumjung, Namche, Kumbu ?? in Summer c1980? watercolour. signed b.r. from the collection of George Band. 55 x 63 cms. framed and glazed. [89 x 92]




2072 Weibel Ch. LE BOURG DE CHAMONIX ET LE CHAINE DU MONT BLANC. The key is pasted to the back. 1845 lithograph coloured by hand. Framed and glazed. [29 x 61 cms.]  lgh/st. (col.)


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Engravings and lithographs of Alpine mountain views, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monte Bianco, Cervin, Chamonix, Geneve may be viewed on these pages

http://www.mountaineeringbooks.org/LITHOGRAPHY.html

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http://www.mountaineeringbooks.org/012017.html

Should you be interested please contact Tony Astill - astill.tony@gmail.com

Ang Temba Sherpa. Forbes TRAVELS THROUGH THE ALPS OF SAVOY. Noyce POEMS.

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