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G.D. Abraham BRITISH MOUNTAIN CLIMBS.  Mills and Boon. 1909, Sept. 1st. pp448. 18 illus. 21 outline drawings of the principal routes. orig. red cloth, repair sp. relaid, rubbed and faded. with owners signature A.F. Coventry. June 1913  Good


G.D. Abraham MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES AT HOME AND ABROAD.  Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1910 2nd pp308. 26 illus. (photo.) inc. Abraham drawings? orig. red cloth title in silver. sp. faded and marked.. Very Good-


G.D. Abraham ON ALPINE HEIGHTS AND BRITISH CRAGS.  Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1919 1st. pp307. 24 illus. (photo.) orig. cloth gilt. sp. dull. r.s.m. E.L. Burrows. Very Good-

G. & A. Abraham ROCK-CLIMBING IN NORTH WALES.  G.P. Abraham. 1906 1st. pp394. 30 full page monogravure plates. 10 pen & ink sketches. 11 outline drawings of the chief routes. orig. cloth gilt. t.e.g. a bright copy. Near Fine-


A.P. Abraham ROCK-CLIMBING IN SKYE.  Longmans, Green & Co. 1908 1st. pp330. 30 full page collotype illus. 9 route diagrams. fold.[facsimile] map in e.p. ex-lib. copy. trimmed. Good


G.D. Abraham SWISS MOUNTAIN CLIMBS.  Mills and Boon. cheaper edition pp432. 24 illus. 22 outline drawings of Peaks and routes. orig. red cloth. sp. faded. Very Good-


G.D. Abraham SWISS MOUNTAIN CLIMBS.  Mills and Boon. 1911 1st. pp432. 24 illus. 22 outline drawings of Peaks and routes. orig. red cloth. sp. faded. ex-Pinnacle Club bookplate. Very Good-


W.H.D. Adams ALPINE CLIMBING. Narratives of Recent Ascents of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn........ T. Nelson. 1881 1st. pp237. 33 wood engravings (12 full page), inc. The Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. orig. blue gilt dec. pict. cloth and sp. some wear and pen annotations. Very Good-


J.M. Archer Thomson and Andrews A.W. CLIMBING IN THE OGWEN DISTRICT.  Edward Arnold. 1910 1st. pp124. with frontis. 23 illustrations and 7 route diagrams. orig. dark blue cloth gilt. sp. sl. faded and rubbed. owner signature F. Miles Coventry. a scarce book. Very Good-


J.M. Archer Thomson and Andrews A.W. THE CLIMBS ON LLIWEDD. Edward Arnold. 1909 1st. pp99. with 6 sketches by A.E. Elias. 14 photo illustrations and 8 route diagrams. bound in orig. wallet brown cloth wrinkled and st.. Very Good-


E.A. Baker THE HIGHLANDS WITH ROPE & RUCKSACK.  H.F. & G. Witherby. 1923 1st. pp253. frontis. 19 photo illus. orig. olive green cloth gilt, faded as usual. otherwise Very Good


J. Ball PEAKS, PASSES, AND GLACIERS. A Series of Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club. Longman, Brown, Green, Longman, and Roberts. 1859 4th. pp532. 9 maps. 8 chromo-lithographs. 23 woodcuts. orig. Alpine Club tan pict. dec. gilt. cloth faded front cover o.w. Very Good-


J. Barrow MOUNTAIN ASCENTS in Westmoreland and Cumberland.  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1886 1st. pp208. frontis. 16 illus. fold. map. orig. blue dec. cloth dull and sl. worn. rare. Very Good-


G. Baxter The Artic Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. 1850  rare oil print 14.5 x 19.5 cms. top corners rounded otherwise Very Good-


E. Begin VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN SUISSE EN SAVOIE ET SUR LES ALPES.  Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, Paris. [1852] 1st. pp560. 24 steel engraved plates. (16 views and 8 hand cold. costumes of Swiss cantons). inc. Vallee de Chamouni. beautiful orig. cloth decorated in colour and gilt worn & rubbed. a.e.g. Rare. [Meckly 17, Perret 350] Very Good-


C.E. Benson BRITISH MOUNTAINEERING.  George Routledge & Sons, Ltd. 1909 1st. pp224. frontis. 36 illus. equipment diagrams. orig. green cloth with black pict. cover, sp. gilt. Very Good


B. Blessed THE TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN.  Bloomsbury. 1991 1st. pp217. cold. photos Fine


W. Bonatti THE MAGIC OF MONT BLANC.  Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1985 1st. pp208. upwards of 200 colour illustrations. rare with Walter BONATTI signature tipped in. Near Fine


C. Bonington EVEREST SOUTH WEST FACE. Foreword by Lord Hunt. Hodder & Stoughton. 1973 1st. pp352. 56 cold. and b/w illus. 7 maps and diagrams. SIGNED by Chris Bonington and Doug Scott. Fine


C. Bonington C. & Clark EVEREST. The Unclimbed Ridge.  Hodder & Stoughton. 1983 1st. pp132. many cold. and b/w plates. SIGNED by Chris Bonington. Near Fine


D. Breashears D. and Salkeld LAST CLIMB. The Legendary Everest Expeditions of George Mallory. National Geographic. 1999 1st. pp240. many cold. and b/w illus. Near Fine


H.R.C. Carr A CLIMBERS' GUIDE TO SNOWDON AND THE BEDDGELERT DISTRICT.  Burrup, Mathieson & Company, Ltd. 1926 1st. pp157. illus. with 12 plates, 9 diagrams and 3 sketch-maps in b/w facsimile. orig. cloth sp. sunned. The 3rd. of this series and more rare. Very Good-

G. Carr THE YOUTH HOSTEL MURDERS.  Dutton 1953 1st. U.S. pp224. Guilt Edge Mystery Very light edgewear to boards Very Good-

Sir Martin. Conway MOUNTAIN MEMORIES A Pilgrimage of Romance Cassell & Co. 1920 1st. pp282. 16 full page plates orig. blue cloth gilt. Very Good

W.A.B. Coolidge WALKS AND EXCURSIONS IN THE VALLEY OF GRINDELWALD.  Fritz Bernet. 1929 3rd. pp64. with the Government map and several illustrations. orig. wrappers. rare. Very Good

J. DuBois, Cuvillier A. lith. SOUVENIRS DE LA SUISSE. GENEVE. Dessines d'apres nature. Chez Briquet et Fils. Geneve. Rue de la Cite no. 33 c1850-60  5 double page panoramas [9.5 x 28] Geneve vue du lac.Geneve (rive droite). Geneve et le Mont Blanc. Le Mont Blanc et Geneve, vus, de Chambesy. Panorama des Alpes et du Lac de Geneve, vu du Jura. and15 colour lithograph views [9 x 11.5 cms.] Hotel metropole. Le Conservatoire de musique. La Synagogue... La Gare et le rue du Mont Blanc. Le Mont Blanc vus de Laccones. La Villa Bartholony. Cathedrale de St. Pierre. la Junction de l'Arve et du Rhone. La villa Diodali a Goligny. Mornex et le Mont Blanc. Mornex. Le Creux de Monetier. Le Mont Blanc vu de la Faucille. Le Fort de l'Ecluse. Coppet. original red boards very worn, blind stamped and gilt.internally Very Good

F.P. Farquhar FIRST ASCENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD 1901-1950.  The Author, Berkeley, California. 1953 limited to 200 copies. pp16. printed as a souvenir marking the visit by Maurice Herzog. printed pict. paper wrappers. very rare. Fine.

R. Faux HIGH AMBITION. A Biography of Reinhold Messner. Gollancz. Alpine Sports.  1982 Special Edition.  pp180. illus. and 3 maps. SIGNED by the Author and Reinhold Messner. Near Fine

J.D. Forbes NORWAY AND ITS GLACIERS VISITED IN 1851: followed by Journals of Excursions in the High Alps of Dauphine, Berne, and Savoy. Adam and Charles Black.  1853 1st. pp349. 10 full page chromolithographic views. 22 wood engravings. 2 maps. [1 fold.] some light foxing. orig. blind tooled cloth gilt. sp. relaid. Near Fine-

J.D. Forbes TRAVELS THROUGH THE ALPS OF SAVOY. and other parts of the Pennine Chain with observations onthe phenomena of Glaciers. Adam and Charles Black. 1843 1st. pp424. 9 lithographs (2 tinted), 2 maps inc.,folding map of the Mer de Glace of Chamouni at the end. recased in original cloth gilt with blind embossed boards, sp. relaid new e.p.'s. Very Good

D.W. Freshfield 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. 5 maps [fold.]. in orginal green cloth dec. gilt. rear hinge cracked o.w. Near Fine

H.B. (Ed.) George THE ALPINE JOURNAL vol. II  Longman Green. 1865  with cold. frontis., wood engravings, woodcuts, fold. panorama & litho maps unopened in orig. Alpine Club cloth. rare. Very Good

F. Graham & others. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ON GRITSTONE. by Members of the Rucksack Club, Yorkshire Rambler's Club, and Gritstone Club. Printed by Hudson & Stracey Ltd. [1924] 1st. pp xiv + 83 29 plates (Bridge cites 28 illus.) orig. cloth gilt. sp. faded. insc. by owner F. Miles Coventry Dec. 1924. who climbed with Reid, Poole, others. Very Rare. Very Good-

A. Hankinson CAMERA ON THE CRAGS. a portfolio of early rock climbing photographs by the Abraham Brothers. Heinemann. 1975 1st. pp30 + photos. 100 photographs. scarce. Near Fine-

D. Hill TURNER IN THE ALPS. The journey through France & Switzerland in 1802. George Philip. 1992 1st. pp176. many cold. & b.w. illus. Fine

E. Hillary An EVEREST TELESCOPE. Hillary - Everest is engraved in the first telescopic section. Made in England. c1953  stamped 'Hilary-Everest X25 X40 and 63.5 max. length. in 3 sections bound in leather.

Sir Edmund Hillary MOUNT EVEREST 50th anniversary First Day Cover SIGNED by Ed Hillary. Bradbury 2003  cold illus. Sherpa Tensing at the summit taken by Sir Edmund Hillary. cover no. 411 of 420. 2 x 1st class Everest Team UK and Union Jack 1st class stamps. Fine

T. Howard TROLL WALL.  Vebrate Press. 2011 1st. pp186. cold. and b/w illus. New

B.H. Humble THE CUILLIN OF SKYE.  Robert Hale. 1952 1st. pp144. frontis. 73 illus. Very

J. Hunt THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST.  E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc. 1954 1st. U.S. pp300. photographs in color and monochrome. maps and drawings. SIGNED by 'Ed Hillary'. rare in unpriceclipped $6.00 Near Fine

W. Larden GUIDE TO THE WALKS & CLIMBS AROUND AROLLA.  S. Chick & Co. 1908 1st. pp156. illus. views. orig. blue cloth gilt dull & wrinkled. Very Good-

G. Lowe FROM EVEREST TO THE SOUTH POLE.  St. Martin's Press. 1961 1st. U.S. pp216. illus. maps and plans. orig. blue dec. cloth. rare in this condition. Fine-

J. Morris AN OUTSIDER ON EVEREST. The 2nd Annual Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture. at the Royal geographical Society, 27th May 2010. Himalayan Trust UK. 2011 1st. pp24. cold. port. and 1 illus. A4 booklet. all proceeds for the Himalayan Trust UK. New

J. Morris CORONATION EVEREST.  Faber & Faber. 1958 1st. pp146. 8pp. of photographs and some maps. d/w suggests col. plates, but all deleted SIGNED by the Author Jan Morris, George Band and Mike Westmacott. Near Fine-

J. Morris 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 July pp32. fully illustrated with photos and diagrams, adverts. rare original newspaper signed by George Band, Mike Westmacott and Jan Morris. Very Good

A. Naess TIRICH MIR The Norwegian Himalayan Expedition Hodder & Stoughton. 1952 1st. pp192. frontis. 56 illus. 3 maps signed by Tony Streather. cloth faded, bumped and generally worn. at top sp. Good

Capt. J.B.L. Noel MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION 1924 Cover Postcard to G. Plint. Esq., 25 Manor Road, Great Crosby, Liverpool, England. with Mount Everest Expedition 1924 blue vignette Stamp tied by red 'Rongbuk Glacier Base Camp' postmark Calcutta 30 Oct. 24 Indian one and a half annas stamp slogan postmarked British Empire Exhibition 1924. 1924  printed signature 'Best Wishes - J.B.L. Noel. Captain. Mt. Everest Expedition' and illus. of Mount Everest. scarce. Good

Capt. J.B.L. Noel THROUGH TIBET TO EVEREST.  Edward Arnold & Co. 1927 1st. pp302. frontis. and 25 illus. orig. blue cloth gilt. facsimile d/w Near Fine-

E.C. Pyatt MOUNTAINS & MOUNTAINEERING. Facts and Feats. Guinness. 1980 1st. pp256. very many cold, b/w illus. sketch maps, diagrams. Near Fine


H. Raeburn MOUNTAINEERING ART.  T. Fisher Unwin. 1920 1st. pp274. frontis. 50 illus. orig. cloth gilt dec. st. with axe and rope. sp. worn faded. uncut. Very Good-


A. Salkeld CLIMBING EVEREST. Tales of Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Mountain. National Geographic Society. 2003 1st. pp128. illus. in colour and b/w. signed by Audrey Salkeld. New


G. Seaver FRANCIS YOUNGHUSBAND.  John Murray. 1952 1st. pp xii + 392. 13 photos, 4 maps. rare in excellent condition & Fine-


E. Shipton LAND OF TEMPEST. Travels in Patagonia 1958-1962. Hodder & Stoughton. 1963 1st. pp224. cold. frontis. 24 plates. 3 maps. cloth faded about 1 cm. along bottom edge.quite rare. Very Good


E. Shipton LAND OF TEMPEST. Travels in Patagonia 1958-1962. Hodder & Stoughton. 1963 1st. pp224. cold. frontis. 24 plates. 3 maps. SIGNED. by the Author. 'Eric SHIPTON'. quite rare. Very Good


E. Shipton MOUNT EVEREST Reconnaissance Expedition 1951. Special Supplement.  The Times. 1951  pp16. fully illustrated with photos and diagrams, adverts. Rare original newspaper. browning to folds. Very Good-


E. Shipton TIERRA DEL FUEGO: The Fatal Lodestone. R.U. 1974  pp175. 16 illus. map. Fine

J. Simpson TOUCHING THE VOID.  Jonathan Cape. 1998 rpt. pp172. 21 cold. plates. 2 maps. New


Albert Smith THE STORY OF MONT BLANC.  David Bogue. 1854 2nd. edition, enlarged. pp299. engraved frontis. of the Grands Mulets Hut. text woodcuts. orig. blind stamped cloth gilt dec. sp. recased. Very Good-


F.S. Smythe KAMET CONQUERED.  Victor Gollancz. 1932 1st. pp420. many illus. map. orig. black cloth gilt. sl. marked as usual. Near Fine-


J. Tasker SAVAGE ARENA. Methuen. 1982 1st. pp270. illus. maps. diagrams. Near Fine-

H.W. Tilman MOUNT EVEREST 1938.  C.U.P. 1948 1st. pp160. 60 a/b photo illus. 4 maps. Very Good


J. Tyndall HOURS OF EXERCISE IN THE ALPS.  Longmans, Green, and Co. 1871 1st. pp xii + 473. wood engraved frontis. 'The Jungfrau from Interlaken' and 6 wood engraved plates, inc. 'Matterhorn' all foxed. poorly recased orig. green cloth gilt. worn with sp. relaid, new e.p.'s edge wear. The rare First Edition published in London in the same year as Whymper's 'Scrambles'. Good


S. Venables EVEREST. KANGSHUNG FACE.  Hodder & Stoughton. 1989 1st. pp236. maps, drawings, photo-diagrams, cold. and b/w illus. Signed by the author. Near Fine


E. Webster SNOW IN THE KINGDOM. My Storm Years on Everest. Mountain Imagery. 2011 2nd. pp500. very many, now enhanced great colour and b/w photographic illus. of which many are full page. signed by the author New


E. Whymper SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69.  John Murray. 1871 2nd. edition pp432. 23 full page engravings. 92 text. 5 fold. maps. The body of the work is printed by R.Clark, Edinburgh; the separate Plates have been printed by the AUTHOR. rebound in green cloth gilt with sp. cloth laid on f.f.e.p. Very Good-


E. Whymper THE ASCENT OF THE MATTERHORN.  John Murray. 1880 1st. pp325. 14 full page illustrations. 91 text engravings. 2 maps. The body of the work is printed by Messrs. William Clowes and Sons; the separate (full page) Plates have been printed by the AUTHOR. original blue dec. cloth gilt, rubbed and corners worn. Good +.





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"Welcom" The MOUNT EVEREST Wonders of the World Jig-Saw Puzzle. Over 200 pieces Made in England by Williams Ellis & Co. Ltd. London EC$ c 1940's   Printed in Full Colours. Fully Interlocking making a complete picture size 14" x 10" In the original box Price 6d. Very rare now. Very Good


Abraham G. and A. ROCK-CLIMBING IN NORTH WALES.   G.P. Abraham. 1906 1st.  pp394.  30 full page monogravure plates. 10 pen & ink sketches. 11 outline drawings of the chief routes. orig. cloth gilt. there is a diagonal crease across the top right hand corner of the front board. overall rubbing and sl. wear. t.e.g. Very Good-


Aitken S. AMONG THE ALPS. A Narrative of Personal Experiences  Privately Published by the author as a Christmas present for his friends. 1900 Limited Edition in small numbers (probably no more than 50 copies) inscribed by the author, to his Gloucester friend. The name has since been removed.  ppxv. + 119. descriptive text with 73 photographic plates [17 x 23 cms.] by Vittorio Sella. J. Brunner. stamp. on fine quality Japanese? paper. a.e.g. recased in publishers cloth gilt. Oblong folio 28 x 38 cms.]  This is certainly one of the most grandly produced Alpine mountaineering books and Very Rare indeed. Very Good


Anker & Volken M. D. WEISSHORN der Diamant des Wallis.  AS Verlag & Buchkonzept 2011 1st.  pp173.  very many superb colour illustrations and b/w. no. 16 in the series of Bergmonografien. New in dw


Bailey F.M. CHINA - TIBET - ASSAM. A Journey, 1911.  Jonathan Cape.  1945 1st.  pp175.  frontis. 8 illus. fold. map.  Near Fine-


Beattie W. THE WALDENSES, or Protestant Valleys of PIEDMONT AND DAUPHINY. expressly for this work by W. H. Bartlett.  George Virtue. 1836 1st.  pp216.  70 steel engraved plates. fold. map. portrait and vugnette. a lovely copy in cont. half calf dec. gilt morocco. 5 raised bands with dec. gilt compartments. marbeld boards. a.e.g. sl. damage top right corner. Near Fine-


Benesch F. BERGFAHRTEN IN DEN GRODNER DOLOMITEN.   Bruckmann.  1899, Munich 1st.  pp146.  Mit 29 bilderbeilagen und 69 text bildern nach photographischen aufnahmen des verfassers bella leg. edit. percallina decorata e figurata. Bellissima opera-album sulle Dolomiti Near Fine-


Bettembourg, Michael Brame G. THE WHITE DEATH.   Reynard House.  1981 1st. U.S.   pp310. illus. diagrams.  Near Fine


Bonatti W. THE GREAT DAYS.   Victor Gollancz.  1978 4th.  pp189.  35 photo. illus. translated by Geoffrey Sutton. signature of Walter Bonatti tipped in. Fine in dw


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 (by rubber stamp).  1970 1st.  photo. illus. of Annapurna South Face. Red 'annapurna south face expedition BASE CAMP' cache Nepal 75rs stamp and 30.4.70 postmark. Sent to Mr. J. Barr, 66 St. Stephens Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, England. Near Fine


Boukreev A. THE CLIMB.   St. Martin's Press  1997 1st. U.S.  pp304.  cold. illus.  Near Fine in dw


Bregault H. LA CHAINE DU MONT-BLANC.   Alpina. Paris.  1928 1st.  pp162.  ouvrages orne de 10 aquarelles en hors texte de E. Brun, Fourcy, F. Schrader. justification tirage exemplaire no. 10. and bound in original french half calf with marbled boards and raised Bands. No. 10 of a Limited Edition. Very Good


Brown J. THE HARD YEARS. An Autobiography.  Gollancz. 1969 3rd. imp.  pp256.  frontis. 42 illus.  Very Good- in dw


Bruce Maj. the Hon. C.G. TWENTY YEARS IN THE HIMALAYA.   Edward Arnold.  1910 1st.  pp331.  with 60 illus. (1 fold. panorama) and fold. map copy in facsimile. orig. cloth gilt dec. but with mark at bottom of spine. a rare book.


Cockburn Major J.P. SWISS SCENERY from Drawings by   Rodwell & Martin.  1820 1st.  pp200.  engraved title. 2 vignettes. 60 steel engravings. some sl. foxing. a large paper edition [23 x 29] bound in dark brown morocco. 5 raised bands with gilt. Very Good


Colston M. PLATES ILLUSTRATIVE OF A JOURNAL OF A TOUR IN FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AND ITALY. From Original Drawings, taken in Italy, the Alps, and the Pyrenees.  Printed for G. and W.B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria Lane, London.  1823 1st.  50 lithographs on stone de Villain. 9 of Italy - Como, 10 Switzerland - Martigny, Fribourg, Staubbach, Thun,  26 Pyrenees - Bayonne, Pau, Barrages, Cauterets, Luchon. image size 26 x 36 cms. slight occasional staining Folio.  


Coxe W. SKETCHES OF THE NATURAL, CIVIL, AND POLITICAL STATE OF SWISSERLAND. in a series of letters to William Melmoth, Esq. J.Dodsley 1779 1st.  pp532.  orig. paper boards, recased with paper ps. and label. pages uncut. quite rare. Very Good


Etherton P.T. THE LAST STRONGHOLDS. by the former Consul-General in Chinese Turkestan  Jarrolds. 1934 1st.  pp297.  frontis. & numerous illus. orig. cloth sl. faded and marked. Very Good-


Fanck and Schneider H. A. WUNDER DES SCHNEESCHUHS.   Gebruder.  1928 rpt?  pp224 + xviii mit 242 einzelbildern und 1000 kinematographischen reihenbildern. orig. blue pict. cloth. signed presentation 'Ski Heil' H. Schneider 11/I 1930  Very Good


Farrer R. THE DOLOMITES King Laurin's Garden.  A. & C. Black.  1913 1st.  pp207.  20 cold. plates painted by E. Harrison Compton. sketch map. orig. cold. dec. cloth gilt. Near Fine


Fellows C. A NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC. (made by Charles Fellows and William Hawes).  by the author. Printed by Thomas Davidson, Whitefriars, on paper made by J. Whatman 1827 with his makers watermark. This was amongst the best paper available at the time and used by the best artists of the period. 1827 1st.  viii + 35p.  title page vignette, the [facs,] certificate of the ascent, 10 lithograph plates printed by Hullmandel and one of Comparative Heights. with directions for placing the plates at end. One of 'only 50 copies' printed for the Author. Some, perhaps 20 or so have coloured lithographic plates, but this example is not coloured. As usual the pages [30 x 24 cms.] are uncut and margins are consequently wide. It is a rare item in original pink boards, worn at edges and corners, with cloth spine and label replaced. new e.p.'s cover original bookplate. Very Good


Forbes J. A PHYSICIAN'S HOLIDAY or A Month in Switzerland in the Summer of 1848.  John Murray. and John Churchill, Princes Street, Soho. 1850 2nd.  pp350.  fold. route map. 4 cold. litho. plates. Monte Rosa, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn. orig. red cloth gilt. re-cased spine relaid. Very Good-


Gilbert J. and Churchill G.C. THE DOLOMITE MOUNTAINS. Excursions through Tyrol, Carinthia, & Fruili in 1861, 1862 & 1863. with a Geological Chapter, and Pictorial Illustrations from original drawings on the spot.  Longman, Green. 1864 1st.  pp576.  6 chromo-lithographs by Messrs. M. and N. Hanhart after Josiah Gilbert. 2 maps. 27 wood engravings by Whymper.  orig. cloth gilt. although a trifle worn and part missing at top and bottom of faded sp., otherwise Very Good


Henry E. TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY.   Troubador.  2011 1st.  pp428. full page and text illus., maps, being reproductions of Whymper engravings.  New in dw


Hillary E. SIGNED PHOTO PORTRAIT. New Zealand High Commissioner to India.     signed 'E.P. Hillary' on 16 x 9 cms. portrait photo illus.   


Hinchliff T.W. SUMMER MONTHS AMONG THE ALPS: with the Ascent of Monte Rosa.  Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1857 1st.  pp312.  4 chromolitho plates, inc. the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Wetterhorn. 3 fold. part cold. maps. re-cased in orig. brown cloth gilt. sp. relaid. corners and edges worn. 'one of 200 copies' Very Good-


Houston & Bates, Robert C. K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN.   Collins.  1955 1st.  pp192.  22 illus. map. inscription on f.f.e.p. Signed by Tony STREATHER. Near Fine in dw


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. Near Fine


Krakauer J. INTO THIN AIR.   Villard.  1997 1st. U.S. (starts 2)  pp293.  illus. with woodcut engravings, photo illus. e.p. maps.  Near Fine- in dw


Lefebure M. SCRATCH & Co. The Great Cat expedition.  Meredith Press. 1969 1st. U.S.  pp183.  illustrated by Charles Geer. rare 'Rum Doodle' take off fiction. Very Good in dw


Morris J. CORONATION EVEREST.   Faber & Faber.  1958 1st.  pp146.  8pp. of photographs and some maps. d/w suggests col. plates, but all deleted Signed by the Author Jan Morris. covers faded. ex-W.H. Smith lib. Good


Noyce W. SOUTH COL. One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest 1953.  Heinemann. 1954 1st.  pp303.  4 cold. & 48 b/w plates. 16 line drawings and e.p. portraits by A.J. Veilhan who also designed the dust wrapper. 5 maps. Signed by John Hunt. Near Fine- in dw


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


Robert P.A. ALPINE FLOWERS.   Batsford.  1938 1st.  36 colour plates from watercolours. with introductory text by Prof. Dr. Carl Schroeter. orig. paper covered boards. quite scarce. Very Good


Ruskin J. MODERN PAINTERS. Volume IV containing Part  V  'Of Mountain Beauty'.  Smith, Elder and Co. 1872 3rd.  pp411.  'with best impressions of orig. plates' engravings include Aiguille Blatiere, Bouchard, Crest of La Cote and Taconay, and The Cervin drawn from the East, and North-east and from the North West. All with original tissue guards and in exceptional condition.  rebound brown buckram ex-lib. a.e.g. Near Fine-


Ruttledge H. EVEREST: THE UNFINISHED ADVENTURE.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1937 1st.  pp288.  63 plates. 2 fold. maps. pencil-head sketches. orig. blue cloth gilt. minor st. on fr. board and sp. cloth edge split. Very Good-


Sale R. & Rodway G. R. EVEREST & CONQUEST IN THE HIMALAYA. Science and Courage on the World's Highest Mountain.  Pen & Sword.  2011 1st.  pp231.  col. and b/w illus.  New in dw


Savage Landor A.H. IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND. An Account of a Journey in Tibet.  William Heinemann.  1898 1st.  pp320 + 263. photogravure frontis, coloured and full page plates total 250 illus. fold. map. orig. green cloth pict. gilt. bookplate Sir W.G. Gordon Cumming. uncut. Near Fine-


Seligman G. SNOW STRUCTURE AND SKI FIELDS.   Macmillan & Co. 1936 1st.  pp555.  nearly 400 illus. rare. Near Fine-


Shipton E. MOUNT EVEREST Reconnaissance Expedition 1951. Special Supplement.   The Times. 1951   pp16.  fully illustrated with photos and diagrams, adverts. Rare original newspaper. browning to folds. Very Good-


Smith I. SHADOW OF THE MATTERHORN. The Life of Edward Whymper.  Carreg.  2011 1st.  pp336  illustrated throughout, some in colour.  New in dw


Smythe F.S. CAMP SIX. An Account of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition.  Hodder &

Stoughton. 1937 1st.  pp307.  frontis. 35 illus. full calf binding. becoming rare. Very Good


Smythe F.S. EDWARD WHYMPER.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1940 1st.  pp330.  frontis. 23 plates. 3 text & 3 maps (2 fold.). orig. red. cloth gilt, sp. faded as usual. uncommon. Near Fine-


Smythe F.S. THE KANGCHENJUNGA ADVENTURE.   Gollancz. 1930 1st.  pp464.  frontis. 47 illus. Signed by George Band, Tony STREATHER and Norman HARDIE (signature tipped in), the two climbing teams who made the first ascent of the third highest mountain in the world in 1955. orig. cloth gilt, sp. faded o.w. Very Good-


Starr L.A TALES OF TIRAH AND LESSER TIBET.   Hodder and Stoughton. [1923] rpt.  pp253.  frontis. illus. sketch map.  Very Good-


Stephens R. ON TOP OF THE WORLD. The first British woman to climb Everest.   Macmillan.  1994 1st.  pp196.  cold. illus. and illus. e.p.'s.  Signed by the author. Very Good in dw


Tenzing Norgay and Hillary E.P. A Signed First Day of Issue Cover commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the First Ascent of Mount Everest. signed by Tenzing and Hillary, bearing 2 commemorative postage stamps issued by the Kingdom of Nepal, postmarked at Namche Bazar with cancellation 29.5.1978.  1978   with the specially stamped Mount Everest medallion, showing Hillary and Tenzing on the summit, in the centre of the envelope. Complete in original presentation wallet and with the original letter to the collector. Fine


Topffer R. VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONT-BLANC, dans les vallees d'Herens, de Zermatt et au Grimsel.  1843 1st.  48 engraved views 2 of Cervin, Grand St Barnard, Courmayeur, Val Ferret,  L'Allee Blanche. Album joliment illustre par l'auteur. In original printed paper wrappers, now bound in olive green cloth French buckram, gilt title.. TRES RARE. Very Good


Tyndall J. THE GLACIERS OF THE ALPS, Being a Narrative of Excursions and Ascents. An account of the origin and phenomena of glaciers....  John Murray. 1860 1st.  pp444.  engraved frontis. of the Mer de Glace (foxed). 61 figs. diagrams etc. ascents of Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and Finsteraarhorn. orig. maroon cloth recased, sp. sl. faded and relaid.  Very Good-


Ullman J.R. TIGER OF THE SNOWS. The autobiography of TENZING OF EVEREST. G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1955 2nd imp.  pp294.  frontis. 25 illus. 4 maps and sketches. bookplate pasted to half title. with Signed by Tensing original photograph [12 x 9.5 cms.] of Tensing Norgay  Near Fine in dw


Venables et al. S. EVEREST. Summit of Achievement.  Bloomsbury.  2003 1st.  pp252. very many illustrations in colour and b/w. Signed by the author and by George Band and Rebecca Stephens. Very Good in dw


Whymper E. SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69.    John Murray. 1871 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. ex-lib. Hereford Public Library - spare  


Wills A. "THE EAGLE'S NEST" IN THE VALLEY OF THE SIXT; A Summer Home Among The Alps: Together with some Excursions among the Great Glaciers.  Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts. 1860 1st.  pp327. 12 tinted. litho plates inc. Monte Rosa. 2 fold. maps. frontis. of 'Plateau des Fonds & The "Eagle's Nest". original gilt pict. dec. cloth. bookplate. Very Good


Wundt Th. DIE BESTEIGUNG DES CIMONE DELLA PALA. Ein Album fur Kletterer und Dolomiten-Freunde.  Greiner & Pfeiffer, Stuttgart.  1892 1st.  pp67.  24 photo plates, text illus, diagrams, 3 Ktn.Skz. 4°  loose stapled binding in orig. pict. col. illus. cloth gilt. Very Good-


Wundt Th. und M. ENGADIN - ORTLER - DOLOMITEN.   Greiner & Pfeiffer, Stuttgart.  1890 1st.  pp276.  14 full page plates in photogravure, many other full page and text illus. and diagrams. Prima edizione con una stupenda legatura a sbalzo colorata. original cold. pict cloth gilt gr-8° with the bookplate of W.E. Davidson. Very Good


Wundt Th. WANDERUNGEN IN DEN AMPEZZANER DOLOMITEN.   Mitscher, Berlin.  [1894] 1st.  pp136.  frontis and 37 photo plates with many text illus. fold. nap Skizze der Ampezzaner-Dolomiten. orig. brown cloth pict. illus. gilt - lady climber (Jeanne Immink) by P. Schnorr. Very Good

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