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A comparative view of the heights of the principal mountains and other elevations in the World. Drawn & engraved for Thomson's New general atlas by W. & D. Lizars, Edinburgh. (1817) 51 x 64 cms.


The Himalaya

Karakoram

Shipton E. BLANK ON THE MAP.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1938 1st.  pp280.  frontis. 49 illus. 3 maps [1 fold.] Bip Pares illus. head and tail pieces. orig. black cloth. scarce. in laser copy dw Near Fine £595


871 McCormick, Arthur David. [1860 - 1943] A view in the Karakoram Himalaya. 1896 watercolour en grisaille. signed with initials and date bottom left. From his trip with William Martin Conway. 36 x 47 cms framed & glazed [50 x 59]


K2

Sella V. K2. The second highest mountain in the world.   Instituto Di Fotografia Alpina 'V. Sella'.  No.55 Biella  Limited Edition print from the original negative of 1909. size 39.5 x 30 cms. with 12 signatures of the Italian team members, Graziosi, Marussi, Zanettin, Lombardi, Abram, Angelino, Floreanini, Gallotti, Rey, Solda, Bonatti, Compagnoni, Lacedelli, Viotti, Pagani, Fantin. but not those of Desio or Puchoz. from the successful first ascent of 1954  


Kangchenjunga

Freshfield D.W. ROUND KANGCHENJUNGA. A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration.  Edward Arnold.  1903 1st.  pp373.  frontispiece and panorama by Vittorio Sella. 40 plates. 3 maps, cold. fold. re-cased in orig. red dec. cloth gilt. rare.  Near Fine


Molyneux,Edward Mary Joseph [1866-1913] Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling  1889 oil on canvas. signed E. Molyneux Lt. 3rd Dragoon Guards 1889 l.r. 35.5 x 51 cms.


Nanga Parbat

Biddulph, Lt. Gen. Sir Michael Anthony Shrapnel R.A. [1823-1904] Nanga Parbat, Rupal Face of 1875 watercolour. signed M.A. Biddulph lower left with title and date 20 Sep. 75 lower right 51 x 35  cms.



Mount Everest

Howard-Bury Lieut.-Col. C.K. MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE: 1921.   Edward Arnold & Co. 1922  Limited Editon.   photogravure frontispiece very slightly foxed, with 14 extra plates inc. 2 panoramas, 3 folding maps. number 84 of 200 large paper copies. original vellum-backed cloth, red buckram, large paper uncut, t.e.g.


Noel Capt. J.B.L. MOUNT EVEREST. a Series of 20 photographic Cigarette Cards.  John Player & Sons.  1924 1st.  depicting views from the 1922 Mount Everest expedition, 2 from photographs by Dr. T.H. Somervell and mostly not reproduced elsewhere. Rare.


 Coverley Price, Victor. [1901-1988] Colonel Norton at 28,000 feet - Mount Everest 1924. 1953 watercolour and bodycolour on board. (half tone en grisaille) Signed b.l. actually shows view of photograph Norton at 28,000 ft. Original Artwork for 'The Sphere' 2789 r.s.m. on verso. Date of Issue 25 July 1953. 37 x 24 cms. framed & glazed. [50 x 37.5]


 Noel Capt. J.B.L. MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION 1924 lantern slides     4 glass lantern slides, 2 cracked 8.5 x 10 cms. hand coloured tint a) No. 20. Camp below North Col. b) North Face of Everest c) ALL presumably from the Noel Lecture Tour of that year


Great Britain

Docharty W.M. A SELECTION OF SOME 900 BRITISH AND IRISH MOUNTAIN TOPS  and The Supplement of 1,000 Tops.  Privately Printed.  1954 Limited Edition.  pp208+50+124.  Presented to Mr. and Mrs. John Sinclair of Glenbrittle House, Skye. 3 volumes. illus. 12 plates [4 fold.] + 41 plates [18 folding panoramas] + 10 plates [9 folding panoramas] . in dw Fine- £550


Williams (of Salisbury), Alfred. [1832-1905] Sgurr Nan Gillean from the slopes of Marsco, across Glen Sligachan. c1877 watercolour over pencil. exb. AC 1877 illus. C. Pilkingtons paper on the Black Coolins. 40 x 65 cms.


 Cook, Herbert Moxon. [1844-1929] Snowdon, Llyn Lliddaw 1895 watercolour heightened with bodycolour. signed bottom left and dated 39.5 x 66.5 cms. framed & glazed.


 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 bottom right hand corner of the front board.. t.e.g. owners inscription of John Buchan (Lord Tweedsmuir) AC member 1875-1940.  Very Good- £675


Somervell, T. Howard. [1890-1975] Borrowdale from Manesty/Grange. Blencathra in the distance. c1961 watercolour over pencil over other outlines on grey paper from artist's sketchbook. signed l.r. with pencil sketch on verso. 23 x 30 cms.


 Barrow J. MOUNTAIN ASCENTS in Westmoreland and Cumberland.   Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington.  1886 1st.  pp208.  frontis. 16 illus. fold. map. orig. blue dec. cloth. very rare. Signed pres. copy from the Author with his kind respects. bookplate of A.B.M.S.A.C.  Very Good £245


Abraham G.P. LANTERN SLIDES of Alpine Climbing and the Dolomites.   G.P. Abraham.  c1900   Glass negative Lantern Slide views. 8 x 8 cms. individual slides for sale. by direct descent from the collection of Ashley Abraham.



Canadian Rockies

James Monroe Thorington THE GLITTERING MOUNTAINS OF CANADA. Old Trails of the Rockies. A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies 1914-1924  John W. Lea.  1925 1st.  pp310.  107 illus. 7 photo panoramic plates and 6 maps inc. large fold. map in e.p. with tables, appendices, index.  Orig. blue cloth gilt. hinges a bit weak. no. 769 of 1500 numbered copies. discreet label of Vernon Howard pasted in rear.  


J. Norman. Stutfield H.E.M. and Collie CLIMBS & EXPLORATION IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES.   Longmans, Green and Co. 1903 1st.  pp343.  frontis. full page and half page illus. 2 maps [1 fold.] with a few extar illus. pasted in. in bright orig. cloth gilt.  Very Good £275


Hudson Stuck THE ASCENT OF DENALI (Mount McKinley). A narrative of the First Complete Ascent of the Highest Peak in North America.   Charles Schrinmer's, New York. 1914 1st. U.S.  frontis. 33 photo plates. fold. map repaired. orig. pict. cloth gilt. worn and rubbed. ex-lib. stamp to title page. spine faded and marked.


 Barton, Mary. [1861 - 1949] Irish. Castle Mountain from the Banff River. (Alberta) c1900? watercolour. signed lower right. 33 x 51 cms.




The Andes

Matthias Zurbriggen FROM THE ALPS TO THE ANDES. Being The Autobiography of a Mountain Guide.  T. Fisher Unwin. 1899 1st.  pp269.  frontis. 54 illus., some by A.D. McCormick. orig. red cloth gilt. dec. t.e.g. uncut. a rare book.  Near Fine- £995



Whymper E. TRAVELS AMONGST THE GREAT ANDES OF THE EQUATOR.   John Murray.  1892 1st.  pp456. 20 full page and 118 engraved illustrations drawn by various artists and engraved by the author. 4 maps inc. 1 cold. fold. in e.p. re-cased in the original olive cloth gilt. signed Bookplate of D.F.O. Dangar and inscribed 'with the compliments of the author' by Whymper  


Haston D. BRITISH CERRO TORRE EXPEDITION 1967/8.   1967   Expedition postcard SIGNED by Martin Boysen, Michael Burke, Peter Crew and Dougal Haston. base camp cache 15 Dec 1967 pictorial postcard with 4 x Argentina pesos stamps.



New Zealand

Evans, Secretary, Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain. H.E.J.  POLAR philatelic collection of 122 First Day Covers, stamps and cancellations etc.      mainly 1950's and 1960's. please aks for full details, Australia, Canada, U.S.A., Russia, Japan, Falkland Islands, Ross Dependency, New Zealand etc.   Very Good


Mannering G.E. WITH AXE AND ROPE IN THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS.   Longmans, Green. 1891 1st.  pp189.  frontis. 17 illus. cold. fold. map. re-cased in orig. dec cloth gilt.  Very Good- £245


Du Faur F. THE CONQUEST OF MOUNT COOK AND OTHER CLIMBS.  An Account of Four Seasons' Mountaineering on the Southern Alps of New Zealand.   George Allen & Unwin.  1915 1st.  pp250.  frontis. and 48 illus. rebound in new matching buckram cloth, retaining original gilt spine labels. t.e.g. uncut.  Near Fine- £225




Africa

Tilman H.W. SNOW ON THE EQUATOR.   G. Bell & Sons Ltd. 1937 1st.  pp265.  20 photo. plates. 4 maps. text decorations by Bip Pares. orig. red cloth silver title. the most rare and first Tilman book.  Very Good- £125


Filippi  F. de. RUWENZORI. An Account of the Expedition of H.R.H. Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy  Constable & Co.  1908 1st.  pp408.  many plates, photos by Vittorio Sella. 3 cold. fold. maps. ex-lib. blue buckram with sp. nos.  Very Good- £265



The Alps

Walton E. THE PEAKS AND VALLEYS OF THE ALPS. From Water-Colour Drawings.  Day and Son.  1867 1st.  pp61.  privately printed subscription edition. 21 fine mounted chromolithographed plates by J.H. Lowes, inc. The Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. with descriptive text by T.G. Bonney. attractive new binding combining original cloth gilt title with calf gilt dec. spine, raised bands and corners.   Very Good


 Graefe, A.E.M. Chamois Hunters with muskets in the Alps. 1867 watercolour. signed and dated lower right. 23 x 35 cms. framed & glazed.




 Rowbotham, T.L. Jr. [1823-1875] after. BRENNER PASS, The. c1870 clgh. [42 x 62 cms.] chromolithograph.



Mont Blanc and Chamonix

Charlet A. SOUVENIRS DU MONT BLANC.   Wild, Paris.  1851 - 1861   24 tinted lithographs [16 x 23 cms.] after Deroy & Loppe of Chamouny, Ascension de Mont Blanc, Jardin, Mer de Glace, Bossons, Grand Mulet, Premier Ascension de l'Aiguille du Midi (2), Zermatt, Cervin (Matterhorn), Mont Rose, Theodule, Sallenche, St. Gervais, Col de Balme, Tete Noire, St. Bernard, Riffel, Loeche-les-Bains. Original green cloth with gilt decoration. oblong qto. [265 x 345] new morocco spine. Very Rare.  Near Fine £11,500


Bleuler, Johann Heinrich [1758-1823] Vue nocturne du pont Saint-Martin, le Mont-Blanc au fond. c1800 watercolour with gouache, bodycolour. signed 'Bleuler' lower right. 'Joh. Heinr. Bleuler' insc. on verso in pencil and also on original blue paper label in black ink 'Vue du Montblanc, prise de St. Martin'  32.5 x 48.5 cms. framed & glazed.


Saussure H.-B. de VOYAGES DANS LES ALPES, precedes d'un essai sur l'Histoire Naturelle des environs de Geneve. Chez Samuel Fauche, Imprimeur et Libraire du Roi and Barde, Manget. 1779 and 1786 A Neuchatel and Geneve. The Rare First Edition.  pp540+641 vol. I with title page vignette by Carl Hachert, fold. carte du Lac de Geneve et des Montagnes Adjacentes. 1 planche and copper engraved 7 plates. vol. II with title page vignette by M.T. Bouritt, fold. carte de la partie des Alpes qui avoisine le Mont Blanc. 1 planche and 6 copper engraved plates. collated and complete. 2 volumes in quarto. cont. mottled calf, hand marbled endpapers, gilt dec. spines and edges with contrasting leather labels. page edges handpainted red.  [Perret 3911]  

The engravings include 'Carte du lac de Genève et des montagnes adjacentes'; 'Vue de la côte orientale du Lac de Genève' (carte panoramique); planche de fossiles; planche de débris de coquillages; 'Vue de la montagne du Nant d'Arpenaz entre Naglan et Salandre en Faucigny'; 'Vue de l'Aiguille des Charmoz au dessous de Montanvert dans la vallée de Chamouni'; 'Vue de l'Aiguille du Midi située au NE du Montblanc, et vue de l'Aiguille de Belleval située au SO du Montblanc'; 'Vue circulaire des montagnes qu'on découvre du sommet du glacier'. Vol. 2: 'Carte de la partie des Alpes avoisinant le Mont Blanc',  'Montagnes qui bordent au sud-est la vallée de Chamouni'; recherches sur l'électricité; 'Vue du glacier de la Brenva'; 'Profil du Mont-Blanc et des montagnes qui bordent l'Allée-Blanche pris de la Vallée Ferrez'; 'Le Mont-Blanc vu en face du côté de l'Allée Blanche'; 'L'Aiguille du Goûté, vue de Bionnassay'.


Baxter, G. THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC in a series of 4 views. 1853  [10.5 x 15 cms.] The set of 4 oil prints.


 Weibel Ch. LE BOURG DE CHAMONIX ET LE CHAINE DU MONT BLANC. The key is pasted to the back. c1830/35 lgh/st. (col.) [29 x 61 cms.] lithograph coloured by hand. Framed and glazed.


Matterhorn and Zermatt


Rowbotham, T.L. Jr. [1823-1875] MATTERHORN, The. with Furggen Glacier. c1865 clgh. [44.5 x 64.5 cms.] chromolithograph by M. & N. Hanhart. Published by George Rowney & Co. £1/11/6


 Töpffer 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.


George D Abraham G.P. The Matterhorn from the Riffel. with printed label and title.  c1905   a huge original photograph by the mountain photographer of Keswick. 67 x 90 cms. in all original frame etc. some spotting.


Edward 10090 Whymper E. THE VALLEY OF ZERMATT AND THE MATTERHORN. A Guide to.  John Murray. 1897 1st.  pp44 + xiv + pp212.  80 illustrations, plans and maps. with adverts. bound in cont. roan retaining orig. printed pict. wrappers. The rare 1st edition.  


Steinlen, Christian Gottlieb [1779-1847] Zermatt and the Matterhorn. 1822 a very early watercolour of Zermatt. signed and dated. 21.5 x 29.5 cms.


Cervin

J.R. monogram. The Cervin from Breuil.  c1850 pastel, charcoal and pencil, heightened with white bodycolour. pencilled initials l.r. 'J.R.' 36 x 51 cms. framed & glazed. [60 x 75]


Loppé, G. LE MONT CERVIN, Matterhorn. vu de Riffelberg. Environs de Zermatt. 1863 t/lgh. [13.5 x 10 cms.] lithograph (tinted colour).


Mont Rosa

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 and Monte Rosa. sl. st. to top rt. hand corner of plates. 3 fold. part cold. maps. re-cased in orig. red cloth gilt. decorated sp. and front board. The more attractive and rare binding. a.e.g.


 anon. Monte Rosa and Macugnaga. c1840 watercolour heightened with white bodycolour. not signed. 12.5 x 19 cms. framed & glazed. [28 x 34]


Dikenman, R., Zurich chez. peintre Rindermarkt.353. VISP, ET LE MONT ROSA en Valais. c1840 a/t col. gouache. [12.6 x 18.5] cms. 26 x 34 aquatint (hand coloured & gum arabic). format plus grand.


Norway

 Walton E. THE COAST OF NORWAY.   W.M. Thompson.  1873 1st.  pp24. 12 mounted chromolithographs views of Christiania, The Island of Torghatten, The Lofoten Islands From the Vest Fjord, The Raftsund Glaciers Near Nus Fjord, Hammerfest, Vaagekallen, The Fondalen Glaciers, The Hestmann Hornelen, Bergen, Langaardsund near Kragero. re-cased in original publisher's pale cloth with oval green inlaid title to upper board. oblong folio. rare.


Forbes J.D. 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 with tissue guards. 22 wood engravings. 2 maps. [1 fold.] full brown calf binding, gilt dec. 5 raised bands with panels, a.e.g.




The Pyrenees

Petit V. SOUVENIRS DES PYRENEES. Vues pises aux Environs etc. Souvenirs de Pau, Des Eaux-Bonnes, Eaux-Chaudes, Cauterets et Hautes Pyrenees.  Auguste Bassy, Pau.  c1855 1st.  Folio. col. litho panorama (lacks half) and 38 full page tinted litho views. orig. cloth, morroco sp., some wear.  


 Spender H. and Llewellyn Smith H. THROUGH THE HIGH PYRENEES.   A. D. Innes & Co.  1898 1st.  pp367.  photogravure frontis foxed . 30 full page illus. 37 text illus. by H. Ll. S. 5 maps. orig. cloth gilt. uncut. This copy with pres. labels by Mr. H. Spender to the Ladies Alpine Club and the Lyceum Alpine Club.   Fine- £345


Tyrol and The Dolomites


Walton, Elijah. [1832-1880] Dolomites - in Spring. [Civetta from North East] 1875 oil on canvas. signed Elijah Walton April 1875 lower right. verso of canvas with Winsor & Newton, 38 Rathbone Place, London printed on canvas and oval stamp on stretcher.  138 x 183 cms. huge original gilt gesso frame (in two parts) for this important work. [190 x 240 cms]


 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. st. cleaned from fr. cover.  Near Fine- £795


Brockedon, W. VALE OF MERAN.  1828  [15 x 19.5 cms.] A very rare 'proof' state steel engraving with 'WB' impressed blind stamp. J. WHATMAN paper with watermark 1827.  £150


Compton, Edward Theodore. [1849-1921] Head of the Vionigsee, Bavaria. 1874 watercolour heightened with white bodycolour. signed E.T. Compton and dated 1874 lower right. 30 x 46 cms. framed & glazed. [54 x 68]





Bernese Oberland


Müller, Rudolph [1802-1885] Swiss Lauterbrunnen village and Falls. c1850 oil on canvas. signed 53 x 75.5 cms. gilt composition frame with egg and dart moulding [67 x 89]


DuBois, J. JUNGFRAU SEEN FROM THE WENGERNALP. c 1840 gouache [8.8 x 11.7 cms.] lithograph coloured by hand with bodycolour and of the highest quality

 

Hess, Hieronymus [1799-1850] (Swiss) Position dangereuse pres du Finsteraarhorn de Jean Fellman et Gabriel Schilt, fameux chasseurs de bouquetins et chamois, le 14 Octobre 1822. 1822? watercolour. 'the original aquarelle' see illustration p.21 Rebuffat 'Mont-Blanc Jardin feerique'.  24.5 x 18 cms. framed & glazed. [55 x 46]



Switzerland

Barnard, G. Descending the Furca - Moonlight. 1843 [27 x 37.5 cms.] Rare lithograph coloured by hand, heightened with gum arabic. Please ask for details of a further 12 lithographs in this collection.




Dikenmann R. SOUVENIR DE LA SUISSE.   Zurich.  1840-50 1st.  This example has 100 aquatint Swiss views. [7.5 x 11.5 cm.] Including Matterhorn (2), Mont Blanc (2) Chamounix, Montanvert, Monte Rosa, Zurich (4), Geneve a Le Mont-Blanc. St. Moritz, Coire, Pontresina, Lausanne. Vevey. Montreux. Chillon. Fribourg. Berne. Thoune. Wellhorn, Wetterhorn. Eiger. Murren Hotel, Zurich. Lucerne. etc. orig. orange cloth boards blindstamp dec. gilt. a.e.g.  


Flynn?? W.A. SWITZERLAND. An early 'Continental Tour' album of watercolours. half morocco, boards covered in original mottled paper, worn. Examples of this type are becoming increasingly scarce and sought after.  This is 'Volume II' (vol. I was Scotland)  c1820   containing 42 watercolour paintings by Mr. John Warton? [19 x 27 cms.] on Whatman paper watermarked 1819. These early views include Mont Blanc, Pelissier Bridge, St. Martin Pass, near Servos, St. Gervais, La Flegere, Arvieron, Mer de Glace, Chillon, St. Pierre, St. Bernard (3), Sion, Pissevache, Simplon (7), Lago Maggiore (4), Como (7), Mont Cenis, St. Jean S  - Price Please


Lory, Matthias Gabriel. [1784 - 1846] Spietz on Thunersee (Lake Thun) from Thun.  c1820 watercolour, heightened with gum arabic.. not signed. repair top right. 14.5 x 20.5 cms.   £1,100


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. complete in repaired 3 volume boxed set. with the book inc. folding maps together with an original stereoscopic viewer .


 Barnard, George. [1807-1890] Oberhofen, Lake of Thun. 1882 watercolour heightened with white bodycolour. signed in ink with title lower left and dated 33 x 55  cms. framed & glazed. [ x ]


Caucasus

Freshfield D.W. TRAVELS IN THE CENTRAL CAUCASUS AND BASHAN. including visits to Ararat and Tabreez and Ascents of Kazbek and Elbruz.  Longmans, Green and Co. 1869 1st.  pp509.  chromo. frontis. 3 fold. maps. 3 full page illus. 2 panoramas. woodcuts. original gilt pictorial brown cloth. a bright copy.



Plant Hunting


Hooker J.D. THE RHODODENDRONS OF SIKKIM-HIMALAYA. edited by Sir W.J. Hooker.  Reeve, Benham and Reeve. King Edward Street, Stran. London.  1849-51 subscribers edition.  2 vols. bound as one. 30 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates. some occasional light spotting. new full green morocco with black morocco spine and corners and gilt decoration, raised bands and panels. gilt edges and very handsome.


 Walton E. FLOWERS FROM THE UPPER ALPS. with Glimpses of their Homes. Philadelphia: Lippincott 1871 1st. U.S.  pp61.  12 fine mounted chromolithographed plates by T. Pickens printed by Messrs. H& N Hanhart, with the descriptive text by T.G. Bonney. recased in original cold. dec. cloth gilt, sl. rubbed. a rare book. usual foxing throughout. a.e.g.


Kingdon-Ward F. IN FARTHEST BURMA. The Record of an Arduous Journey of Exploration & Research through the Unknown Frontier Territory of Burma & Tibet.  Lippincott.  1921 1st. U.S. pp311. frontis. with 22 illus. and 2 maps. in orig. black cloth, green pict. very rare indeed. in unclipped dw Near Fine- £635



Tibet and Nepal

Mountainous Nepal  Substantial Mint Stamp Collection (much never hinged) from 1949 with all key definitive sets to 1984 in mounts on 32 illus. sheets.    1949  - 1984    430 Nepal Postage Stamps in sets.  some sets with mountain views, but mainly of Nepal interest.  Mint.


Younghusband Capt. Frank E. THE HEART OF A CONTINENT. A Narrative of Travels in Manchuria, across the Gobi Desert, through the Himalayas  John Murray. 1896 1st.  pp409.  rare first edition. frontis. 17 illus. 4 maps. [2 cold. fold. 1 in e.p.] orig. olive green cloth gilt. a bit rubbed.







McCormick Himalaya Karakoram Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling Nanga Parbat, Rupal Face of	1875 Colonel Norton at 28,000 feet - Mount Everest 1924 Sgurr Nan Gillean from the slopes of Marsco, across Glen Sligachan Snowdon, Llyn Lliddaw Somervell, T. Howard Somervell Castle Mountain from the Banff River George Leigh Mallory Bleuler Saint-Martin, le Mont-Blanc John Ruskin? Cervin from Breuil Loppé, G. LE MONT CERVIN, Matterhorn. Zermatt and the Matterhorn by Steinlen contact. Kingdon-Ward F. IN FARTHEST BURMA.

On this page is shown a selection of mountaineering books, mountain paintings, views of the Alps and other engravings that are available for sale. The history of Mountains and Mountaineering is an interesting and diverse subject which has a huge audience. Some are interested in the Himalaya, others in the Alps. On this page I hope to have catered for most with a small list of mountaineering books, mountain paintings, engravings and lithographs of the Alps, Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.


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HOME PAGE. CHAMONIX ET LE CHAINE DU MONT BLANC MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE 1921

Mountaineering books and Mountain paintings relating to the Himalaya, Mount Everest, Nanga Parbat,  Karakoram, Kangchenjunga, K2

Mountaineering books and Mountain paintings relating to the Mountains of the British Isles, Lake District, Scotland, Skye, North Wales and Snowdonia.

Mountaineering books and Mountain paintings relating to the Canadian Rockies.

Mountaineering books and Mountain paintings relating to the Alps, Mont Blanc and Chamonix

Mountaineering books and Mountain paintings relating to the Matterhorn and Zermatt

Mountaineering books and Mountain paintings relating to the Dolomites and Tyrol

Mountaineering books and Mountain paintings relating to the Bernese Oberland and Switzerland.


Blank On The Map Himalaya Karakoram Conquest of Mount McKinley Belmore Browne THE HEART OF A CONTINENT. George Lowe and Ed Hillary MONT BLANC BOOKS HOME PAGE.