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Band G. SUMMIT 150 years of the Alpine Club.  Collins. 2006 1st  pp256.  many cold. and b/w illus. and map diagrams. Signed by A.C. President Tony Streather on page 134 (K2 diagram). in dw New £65






Blanchard J. & Garin L. VOYAGE AU COUER DES ALPES Deux siecles de gravures anciennes du Mont Blanc au Glenat. 2007 1st.  pp160.  many cold. illus. of fine views. large 4to [28 x 32 cms.] dw New £42








Bonnet J. (Librairie) SOUVENIRS DE LA SUISSE.  Lucerne. C1860   

50 tinted lithographs grand format [25 x 35 cms.] after Deroy & Loppe of Chamouny, Ascension de Mont Blanc, Mer de Glace, Premier Ascension de l'Aiguille du Midi, Cervin (Matterhorn), St. Bernard, Zurich. Vue de Suisse & Vue de Savoie. Not in Perret. Gattlen cites 2 copies each with just 25 views. Original maroon cloth worn and st. oblong qto. [265 x 345]. Very Rare.










Charlet (libraire) A. SOUVENIRS DU MT. BLANC.   Wild, Paris.  1855 - 1857   22 tinted colour lithographs [10 x 13.5 cms.] and one double fold. panorama Vue de la chaine du Mont Blanc prise de la Flechere Chamounix. Theodore Muller after Deroy & Loppe. Sallenches. Mont Blanc prise de St. Martin. Chamouny. Hotel Royal et de l'Union. Prise de la route de Chamouny. Source de l'Aveyron. Vue de l'Hotel d'Angleterre. Glacier de 'Argentieres. Glaciers des Bossons. La Cabine sur le Grand Mulet. Premier Ascension de l'Aiguille du Midi (2), Retour d'une Ascension au Mont Blanc. Mer de Glace. prise du Chapeau. Tete Noire. Prise du col de Balme. Martigny. Village et Glacier d'Argentieres. Hospice du St. Bernard. Aix les Bains. (2) These being the smaller versions. Perret 3142. Original green cloth with gilt decoration, worn along edges. oblong 8vo. [13.5 x 19 cms.] new morocco spine. Very Rare.



 Malczewski (Malezesky) A. Letter addressed to Prof. Pictet, DESCRIPTIVE OF ASCENTS TO THE SUMMIT OF THE SOUTH NEEDLE OF CHAMMOUNI, AND TO THAT OF MONT BLANC.  Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. 1818 November pp.180 - 182 (121-254)  rare account in this unbound vol. IV No.XX   

and  ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN ASCENT est parvenu au sommet du Mont Blanc,..... Journal des Debats. Politiques et Litteraires. 1818 Dimanche 16 et Lundi 17 Aout. 4 page complete edition of this paper with single paragraph only.  Extremely Rare. Perret cites the Blackwood's Magazine letter from this Polish Poet addressed to Prof. Pictet in English. THIS is the first reference in French.






 Morris J. THE FIRST ASCENT OF MOUNT EVEREST. Supplement. with a full page photo 'On The Summit' Tensing, photographed by his companion Hillary, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 1953.  The Times. 1953 Saturday 11th July  pp32.  fully illustrated with photos and diagrams, adverts. rare original newspaper Signed by Jan Morris.  Very Good-



  Strutt E.L. (AC President 1935) Photograph album with Florence Strutt (nee Hollond) and Strutt enjoying  holidays in the Alps and other places, Varese, Venice, Pontresina, Corvatsch, St. Moritz 19, Rafaltz, Cortina 11, some with Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Princess Sophie of Hohenburg. 1903      175 original photographs and other pieces mounted on 48 sheets. 22 x 30 cms. from the Strutt family archive by descent  Very Good.





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 Coronation Stamps to which a 2003 50th anniversary Everest 1st. class stamp is added. The Mount Everest Foundation. 1978    Signed by Ted Hatch who drew the Tenzing figure and by Jan Morris in later years which makes this cover unique.  Fine £150



Wedgwood Glass   WEDGWOOD HANDMADE GLASS EVEREST GOBLET. engraved pink glass engraved '25th Anniversary of the Conquest of Everest 1953 - 1978'  by Edmund Hillary and Norkay Tenzing 29th May 1953. 1978 Ltd edition no. 380 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. In original presentation box.



 Weston W. MOUNTAINEERING AND EXPLORATION IN THE JAPANESE ALPS.   John Murray.  1896 1st.  pp346.  with 2 fold. maps at rear and 35 illustrations. rebound with original cloth laid down.  Very Good


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