Simpson J. THE BECKONING SILENCE.   Jonathan Cape.  2002 1st.  pp290.  cold. Eiger e.p.'s and illus.  un-pc dw Near Fine £45

original photograph  RAF AIRCRAFT OVER EVEREST. Official WWII Press Photo  1945  4 x 6 ins. original photograph no.21 R.A.F. aircraft over Everest. The high peaks of the Himalayan range. In the foreground is the 29,000 feet summit of Everest. typed caption . r.s.m. 10 Aug 1945. taken by pilots of 684 Squadron.   £195

Heckel V. CLIMBING IN THE CAUCASUS.   Spring Books.  1958 1st.  pp208.  foreword by Sir John Hunt. very many cold. and b/w photo illus. uncommon. in dw Very Good £75

Gaillard E. HENRIETTE D'ANGEVILLE. My Ascent of Mont Blanc.  Harper Collins.  1992 1st. English.  pp132.  translated from the French. 15 illus. in dw. New £18

Slingsby W.C. NORWAY THE NORTHERN PLAYGROUND. with a biographical notice by Geoffrey Winthrop Young.  Blackwell's Mountaineering Library. 1941 1st. thus.  pp226.  8 illustrations. 2 maps. The rarest title in this series.   Very Good £75

Barker R. THE LAST BLUE MOUNTAIN. With a foreword by Sir John Hunt.  Chatto & Windus.  1959 1st.  pp212.  22 illus. 3 maps & diagrams. Signed by Tony STREATHER. in laser copy dw Very Good £85

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.  Very Good- £495

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.  Near Fine £695

Dodderidge M. MAN ON THE MATTERHORN. From Scrambles Amongst the Alps.  John Murray. 1940 1st.  pp135.  frontis. (map). 8 illus.  in dw Near Fine £30

Mazeaud P. NAKED BEFORE THE MOUNTAIN.  Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1974 1st. pp256. illus.  in dw Very Good £35

Heim, A. and Gansser A. THE THRONE OF THE GODS. An Account of the First Swiss Expedition to the Himalayas.  Macmillan and Co.  1939 1st. U.S.  pp233. 220 plates in photogravure. 18 text sketches. 11 musical items. 2 panoramas. 1 map.  in dw Near Fine £120

Whillans D. & Ormerod A. PORTRAIT OF A MOUNTAINEER.   Heinemann. 1971 1st.  pp266.  25 illus. Signed by the Author Alick Ormerod, also by Chris Bonington, Jim Perrin and Doug Scott. in dw Near Fine £265

Whymper E. CHAMONIX AND THE RANGE OF MONT BLANC. A Guide to.  John Murray. 1898 3rd.  pp189.  65 illustrations, plans and maps. with advertisements. original printed wrappers preserved, finely bound by Asper of Geneva in half vellum, marbled boards, t.e.g.  Fine £145

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. 22 wood engravings. 2 maps. [1 fold.] attractively bound recent quarter calf, marbeld boards. lacks half title page. some foxing especially to plate borders.  Very Good- £475

Freshfield Mrs. H. [J. Q.] ALPINE BYWAYS OR LIGHT LEAVES GATHERED. in 1859 and 1860 by a Lady.  Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts. 1861 1st.  pp232.  8 lithographic plates - The Weisshorn above Randa froma a drawing by Edward Whymper, The Titlis, Anderlekk, Sixt, Samoens, Cogne, Saas, Cima de Jazi from Macugnaga. 4 maps. contemporary half dark blue morocco, raised bands, gilt dec. panels, marbled boards. t.e.g. an attractive copy.  Very Good £595

Oppenheimer L.J. THE HEART OF LAKELAND.   Sherratt & Hughes.  1908 1st.  pp196.  frontis. 37 plates. Anthony Huxley (World's Mountains) copy with his r.s.m. orig. cloth gilt. t.e.g. uncut. sp. rubbed worn edges repaired. faded.  Good. £75

Lunn A. A CENTURY OF MOUNTAINEERING. A Centenary Tribute to the Alpine Club.  Allen & Unwin.  1957 1st.  pp263.  8 cold. illus. of paintings. 16 photos. Anthony Huxley (World's Mountains) copy with his r.s.m. and annotations. orig. cloth very sl. rubbed. in dw- Very Good- £75


Stutfield H.E.M. and Collie J. Norman. 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 extra illus. pasted in. in bright orig. cloth gilt.  Very Good £245

MOUNTAINEERING BOOKS

Benson E.F. WINTER SPORTS IN SWITZERLAND.   George Allen & Co. Ltd. 1913 1st.  pp197.  12 full page cold. illus. by C. Fleming Williams. 47 photo reproductions. orig. blue cloth gilt.  Very Good £695  (see image opposite)


Coolidge W.A.B. SWISS TRAVEL AND SWISS GUIDE-BOOKS.   Longmans, Green, and Co.  1889 1st.  pp336.   orig. brown cloth gilt, scarce.  Very Good £385


Bonatti W. THE GREAT DAYS.   Victor Gollancz.  1978 4th.  pp189.  35 photo. illus. translated by Geoffrey Sutton. signature of Walter Bonatti tipped in. un-pc dw a Fine copy. £225

Liebig  LA CONQUISTA DELLE GRANDE CIME. Monte Bianco. Cervino. Lavaredo. Petit Dru. Everest. K2.  Liebig. Compagnia Italiana Liebig - Milano. 1961 1st.  cold. illus. showing ascents and mountaineers. 6 cards in serie n. 247    £45


'Mrs. L.' - Harvey W. (artist)  THE PEASANTS OF CHAMOUNI. Containing an Attempt to reach the Summit of Mont Blanc; and a Delineation of the Scenery among the Alps.  Printed for Baldwin, Cradock , and Joy, Paternoster-Row ; and N. Hailes, Piccadilly. London.  1823 1st.  pp164 + 12 advs..  Please note -The engraved frontis. is a facsimile copy. title page with wood engraved vignette. lacks half title. 12mo. original roan backed boards worn. This very rare book, read by Albert Smith as a boy, inspired him to ascend Mont Blanc, following this tale of the fatal ascent of Dr. Hamel in 1820.  Very Good-. £2,250




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. Barde, Manget & Compagnie. Louis Fanche-Borel.  1779. 1786. 1796. 1796. A Neuchâtel and Geneve. The Rare First Edition.  pp540+641+532+594 1 carte and 8 (some fold.) plates. 5 plates. 2 fold. plates. 5 fold. plates. le chemin du St. Gothard, Vue du Mont-Blanc, Vue de l'aiguille du Geant, Le Mont-Blanc, Le Mont-Rofe vu des environs de Macugnaga.  all volumes with title page vignette collated and complete. 4 volumes in quarto (253 x 195mm). Contemporary speckled half roan over speckled boards, spines gilt with labels, speckled edges.  





Chatelain Madame de MR. ALBERT SMITH'S ASCENT OF MONT BLANC, in Miniature.   A.N. Myers Co., 144 Leadenhall Street, London. Published March 1st. 1854   14 lithograph views hand coloured and gum arabic. 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'.  Exceptionally Rare.  







Cleaver R. A WINTER SPORT BOOK.   Adam and Charles Black.  1911 1st. pp 10-62  22 tipped-in plates and 26 line drawings printed on the interleaves blue cloth dec. illus.  Very Good £220










Burford R. DESCRIPTION OF A VIEW OF MONT BLANC,  the Valley of Chamounix and the surrounding mountains. 1837 1st.  pp15.  large folding panorama [44 x 37 cms.] Painted by the proprietor Extremely rare. Lower margin of pages trimmed to bottom of text with some very slight loss, unbound.   £795












Smith Albert THE NEW GAME OF THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC.   A.N. Myers Co., 15 Berners Street, Oxford Street. London: W c1865 3rd. edition  pp.20. [inc. pp 4 printed wrappers] with the very rare surviving Rules for Playing booklet, upper cover replaced in facsimile. Printed lithograph folding Game Sheet with additional hand colouring and gum arabic, 8 sections laid on linen [41 x 54 cms.] with 54 vignettes illustrating the Ascent of Mont Blanc and starting at The South Eastern Terminus. From C. Adlers Printing Establishment Hamburg. This edition published in blue cloth covers and contained in the original cloth covered box with gilt lettered red leather label on upper cover 'THE GAME OF THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC'. with hook and eye fastener. Exceptionally rare as it also includes the original box of counters with 10 each of five, ten, twenty and also 22 of one (each player must have 3 dozen counters i.e. one of each) this would allow up to ten players? There are four player 'markers' and the original 'teetotum' spinning top which lands on 1 - 6 when spun in the original black lacquered boxwood bowl with red, green and gold coloured rings. It is unlikely that there is another complete example anywhere and, as such, is exceptionally rare and in superb condition.






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