MOUNTAINEERING BOOKS and Mountain Books for Sale -  Alpine Engravings and  Mountain Paintings  for sale

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Many of the mountaineering books which pass through my hands are, in the first instance, exclusively quoted to my long standing clients who have been collecting mountaineering books and buying from me over the past 40 or so years. If you would like to be added to this special list then please let me know.

MOUNTAINEERING BOOKS for Sale -  Alpine Engravings and  Mountain Paintings  for sale

Les Alpes Livres - Mountains and Mountaineering in Art and Literature

Tony Astill F.R.G.S. ‘Arcadia’, Hazel Grove, Ashurst SO40 7AJ

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Liebig ALPINISME.   Liebig's Company, Antwerp.  c1935   a full set of 6, each with a chromolithographed mountaineering scene captioned in French.   Very Good

Wilfrid Noyce ASCENT OF EVEREST 1953.   Himalayan Committee.  1953   pp20.  The scarce illustrated 'booklet' published to accompany the Everest Lectures, with a message from Prince Philip. Patron, British Mount Everest Expedition, 1953. Not in 'Neate'.  signed by Jan Morris.  Near Fine

HOYER MARG.arine DIE HOCHSTEN BERGE DER SCHWEIZ. Rare German Card Set.  c1900   chromolitho (colour) views of Matterhorn, Dom, Monte Rosa, Finsteraarhorn, Wellhorn, Grand Combin.  [11 x 7 cms.]  Fine

James Morris EVEREST COLOUR SUPPLEMENT.   The Times. 1953 1st.  pp24.  cold. and b/w illus. sketch map.  Signed by Jan Morris. The Times Special Correspondent. rare in this superb condition.  Fine-

Charles Evans EYE ON EVEREST. A Sketch book from the Great Everest Expedition.  Dennis Dobson. 1955 1st.  pp124.  many text sketches.  giclee Very Good

John Hunt 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 postage paid to which a 2003 50th anniversary Everest 1st. class stamp is added. The Mount Everest Foundation. 1978   with the original Order Form prices show £2 additional cost to any signed by Tenzing, Hunt, Scott or Bonington! Signed by John Hunt and by Ted Hatch who designed the image of Tenzing, making this one unique.  Near Fine

Douglas William 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, F.F. Tuckett and D.W. Freshfield. 5 maps [fold.]. orginal green cloth dec. gilt. sl. worn and sp. split edge. bottom corner of some pages very sl. st.  Very Good-

Charles Houston & Bates, Robert K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN.   Collins.  1955 1st.  pp192.  22 illus. map. Signed by Tony Streather. green cloth. pc dw Very Good

John Ruskin MODERN PAINTERS. Volume IV containing Part  V  'Of Mountain Beauty'.  Smith, Elder and Co. 1856 1st.  pp411.  'engraved frontis. and 34 engraved original plates. including 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 conditi orig. olive green cloth gilt.  br

Lieut.-Col. Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury 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  of 200 large paper copies. original vellum-backed cloth, red buckram, large paper uncut, t.e.g.   Near Fine-

John Noel PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION. The Geographical Journal. Vol LX No 4. October 1922  pp 241-320 4 pages (pp 288-291) with 11 full page photogravure plates and 4 folding panoramas taken by Capt. Noel. orig. printed blue wrappers.  Very Good

John & Tony Cleare J. & Smythe ROCK CLIMBERS IN ACTION IN SNOWDONIA.   2106 rpt.  pp127.  100 photo. illus. and sketch map. signed by John Cleare. unpc dw New

Ang Tharkay SHERPA  The Memoir Of Ang Tharkay.   The Mountaineers.  2016 1st.  pp192.  This excellent English translation from the original French edition by Basil P. Norton. illus. paperback. signed by Bill Buxton editor and Tashi Sherpa, nephew of the great Ang Tharkay.  

Eric Shipton Signed Autograph BLANK ON THE MAP         

Harold William Tilman 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. an unusually bright copy. quality Giclée facs. colour dw. Near Fine-

Patrick Mathews TEDDY EDWARD GOES TO MOUNT EVEREST.   Pan Book, Piccolo.  1975 1st.  pp32.  cold illus. throughout. pict. cold. printed wrappers. quite scarce childrens book. Signed by Jan Morris!  Near Fine

Michael Seth-Smith THE CRESTA RUN. History of The at Moritz Tobogganing Club.  Foulsham.  1976 Ltd. ed.  pp272.  many illus. in colour and b/w. no. 807 of 2000 copies. unpc dw Very Good

James 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 Saturday 11th July  pp32.  fully illustrated with photos and diagrams, adverts. rare original newspaper Signed by Jan Morris.  Very Good-

Guido Rey THE MATTERHORN.   T. Fisher Unwin. 1913 3rd.  pp336.  14 cold. plates. 23 drawings by Edoardo Rubino and 11 photos. orig. green cloth gilt, some rubbing.   Very Good-

George Leigh Mallory THE MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION OF 1922. The Geographical Journal. Vol LX No.6 December. 1922  pp 385-424) 16 photogravures (9 full page, folding panorama and folding expedition group photo) and map. with articles by Bruce, Strutt and Finch. very scarce in this original state.  Near Fine

WILD HEERBRUGG surveying level. c1961     

Dennis Roberts I'LL CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST ALONE. The Story of Maurice Wilson.  The Wide World. The True Adventure Magazine for Men.  1957 Oct.   pp12+8+10 several illus. in 3 issues. orig. cold. pict. wrappers. Rare.  Near Fine £95

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