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Freshfield D.W. THE EXPLORATION OF THE CAUCASUS.   London: Edward Arnold.  1896 1st.   pp278 + 295. 79 mounted plates on India paper reproducing photographs chiefly by Vittorio Sella,  including 3 folding panoramas; 4 folding maps,   as published TWO VOLUMES original quarter vellum and buckram, sp. gilt title, some darkening. t.e.g. uncut. Large paper issue. number 16 of only 100 sets.

Scheuchzer J.J. OURESIPHOITES HELVETICUS. SIVE ITINERA ALPINA TRIA  1701-1711 per Alpes Helveticas & Rhaeticas  Pieter Vander Aa : Leiden 1723 2nd., enlgd.   pp167, 169-350, 353-463, 467-520, 523-635, [53] 130 (of 132) engraved plates and maps, fold. swiss views, topographical, geological, botanical and other subjects. port. Frontis. In facsimile and plate opp. p.13 5 parts in 4 bound in 2 vols. 4to. [248 x 201mm] modern and contemporary vellum

Auldjo, Esq. J. NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC, on the 8th and 9th August, 1827.  Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1828 1st.  pp120.  17 engraved plates, inc. 6 mounted India proofs, drawn on stone and folding panorama of Mont Blanc, 2 maps, plan, facsimile certificate, table and comparative heights. contemporary 1/2 roan gilt. 4to. foxing to a greater or lesser degree throughout.

Atkins H.M. ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC, on the 22nd and 23rd August, 1837.  Not Published. London  1838 privately published.  pp49.  with statement of all the ascents to the summit of Mont Blanc. No frontis. in this copy, five stone litho plates, with scattered foxing, from sketches by the Author which have been inserted by the author? opp. pp 15,17, 21, 24,30. original blind tooled cloth, gilt title.

Whymper E. SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69.    John Murray. 1871 true 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. The plate opp. p.127 'a cannonade on The Matterhorn' has the off white coloured sky. Later editions do not. original green cloth gilt. Rare. In this condition. Near Fine-

Hooker J.D. HIMALAYAN JOURNALS; or, Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas,  the Khasia Mountains, &c.  John Murray. 1854 1st. edition.   pp408 + 487.  2 volumes with 12 chromolithograph plates (1 folding panorama) with orig. tissue guards. 45 + 35 text wood engaravings. 2 fold. maps. uncut with all ads. errata slips. original cloth gilt. recased vol. sp. repaired and replacement top half.

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 2 volume boxed set.

Bourrit M.-T. A RELATION OF A JOURNEY TO THE GLACIERS. In the Dutchy of Savoy.  G. Robinson.  1776 2nd.  pp266.  3 engraved oval etching views. list of subscribers which includes William Pars and William Woollett. cont. calf gilt, sp. worn, chipped. fr. joint cracked.

Longman and Trower H. [W.L. and H.T.] JOURNAL OF SIX WEEKS' ADVENTURES IN SWITZERLAND, PIEDMONT AND ON THE ITALIAN LAKES. June, July, August 1856.  Spottiswoode and Co.  1856 1st.  pp123. engraved map [fold.] illustrating a six weeks tour in Switzerland &c. orig. red cloth embossed, gilt title. a very scarce book pres. copy signed by the author.

Barry M. ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC IN 1834.   William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh; and T. Cadell, Strand, London.  1836 1st. public.  pp119.  2 hand coloured lithographed plates. and folding panorama of the Chain of Mont Blanc from the summit of the Breven engraved on stone from a sketch by Birmann. uncut orig. cloth boards and paper sp. label.

Longman W.L. A LECTURE ON SWITZERLAND.   Printed for Private Circulation.  1857, July. 1st.  pp94.   ink insc. 'From The Author'. orig. red cloth gilt. sl. bowed. not in 'Neate'.  'only a few Printed'.

Whymper E. SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69.    John Murray. 1871 'fourth thousand in year of first publication'.  pp432.  23 full page engravings. 92 text. 5 fold. maps. in original green cloth, gilt dec. and bevelled boards.   Near Fine- £495

Augustin F.F. v STREIFZUGE DURCH DIE NORISCHEN ALPEN.   Peter Rohrmann, Wien.  1840 1st.  viii+pp253.  12 etched plates; folding lithographed panorama browned.   Very Good £450

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 (facsimile), 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  Near Fine £400

Bourrit M.-T. ITINERAIRE DE GENEVE, DES GLACIERS DE CHAMOUNI, du Valais et du Canton de Vaud. J.-J. Paschoud, Geneva. 1808 1st.  pp352.   cont. quarter sheep. light foxing.  Very Good- £400

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 postage paid to which a 2003 50th anniversary Everest 1st. class stamp is added. The Mount Everest Foundation. 1978   2nd. June 1978. with set of 4 postage paid to which a 2003 50th anniversary Everest 1st. class stamp is added. Signed by Tenzing and John Hunt.   Near Fine £395

Bonatti W. THE GREAT DAYS.   Victor Gollancz.  1974 1st.  pp189.  35 photo. illus. translated by Geoffrey Sutton. rare. with Walter BONATTI signature tipped in. unpc dw Fine £395

Ruskin J. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ART: Being the Substance (with additions) of Two Lectures delivered at Manchester, July 10th and 13th, 1857.  John Wiley, New.York. 1860   pp125.  from the library of Edward Whymper and signed by him in ink. cont. half calf over pebble grained boards, really quite rubbed. Title sp. gilt no longer present.  Good. sold

Smythe F.S. THE VALLEY OF FLOWERS.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1938 1st.  pp306.  16 cold. photographic plates. 2 maps [1 fold.]. orig. green cloth gilt. signed by the author ' Noël. with every good wish from - Nona and Frank Smythe August 1941' unpc dw Near Fine- £350

Morris J. 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 condition.  Fine- £250

Cleare J. & Smythe T. ROCK CLIMBERS IN ACTION IN SNOWDONIA.   Secker & Warburg. 1967 rpt.  pp127.  39 photo. illus. and sketch map. A rare book. This copy signed by John Cleare . unpc dw Near Fine- £250

Another copy public ex-lib. labels on f.e.p. marks. signed by John Cleare. dw- Very Good- £145

Ruthner A. v. BERG UND GLETSCHER-REISEN IN DEN OSTERREICHISCHEN HOCHALPEN.   Carl Gerold's Sohn.  1864 1st.  xvii+pp414.  6 chromolithographed plates; folding lithographed map.   Very Good £185

Tenzing  EVEREST CONQUERER -- Tenzing of Nepal wears an open oxygen circuit oxygen apparatus.....  Associated Press.  1953 (NY3-July 3)  original Press photograph 10 x 8 ins.   Very Good- £185

Noel Capt. J.B.L. MOUNT EVEREST. complete 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. 3 top edges trimmed to image.  Near Fine £150

Dempster  C.L.H. THE MARITIME ALPS   Longmans Green & Co.  1885 1st.  pp384.  14 full-page woodcuts. 15 woodcuts in the text. Bayntum binding.  £125

Bonington C. I CHOSE TO CLIMB.   Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1966 1st.  pp207.  frontis. 43 illus. Signed by Chris Bonington and John Cleare. unpc dw Near Fine- £125

Messner R. THE SEVENTH GRADE. most extreme climbing.  Kaye & Ward.  1974 1st.  pp160.  4 col. plates. signed by the Author. his first book. Rare. unpc dw Fine £125

Noel Capt. J.B.L. MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION 1924 Cover Postcard to Mrs. D. Hambly, 185 Holmesdale Rd., Bromley, Kent England. with Mount Everest Expedition 1924 blue vignette stamp. Indian one and a half annas stamp slogan postmarked British Empire Exhibition 1924. special blue stamp Mount Everest Expedition 1924 tied by Base Camp cachet. 1924   printed signature 'Best Wishes -  J.B.L. Noel. Captain. Mt. Everest Expedition' and illus. of Mount Everest. scarce.   Very Good £120

Faux R. HIGH AMBITION.  A Biography of Reinhold Messner.  Gollancz. 1982 1st. pp180.  illus. and 3 maps.  Signed by the Author and Reinhold Messner. unpc dw Near Fine £120

Diemburger K. SUMMITS & SECRETS.   Allen & Unwin.  1971 1st.  pp344.  78 illus. 8 maps & sketches.  dw Fine- £100

Houston & Bates, Robert C. K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN.   Collins.  1955 1st.  pp192.  22 illus. map. Signed by Tony Streather. green cloth. unpc dw Near Fine £95

Cleare & Collomb L. J. SEA CLIFF CLIMBING IN BRITAIN.   Constable.  1973 1st.  pp189.  69 photos. 12 maps.  Signed by John Cleare, Chris Bonington. dw Very Good

Terray L. CONQUISTADORS OF THE USELESS. From the Alps to Annapurna.  Gollancz. 1963 2nd.  Sept.  pp351.  80 photos. sketch maps.  unpc dw Near Fine £95

Smythe F.S. EDWARD WHYMPER.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1940 1st.  pp330.  frontis. 23 plates. 3 text & 3 maps (2 fold.). orig. red cloth. quite bright but faded sp. quality giclee dw Very Good £85

Morin N. A WOMAN'S REACH. Mountaineering Memories.  Eyre & Spottiswoode.  1968 1st.  pp288.  frontis. 24 illus. 3 maps. signed by the author to 'autographed for Virginia French. Nea E. Morin 31st.October,1970' unpc dw Near Fine £85

Another copy with card 'all good wishes for a Happy Christmas and New Year from Nea'. unpc dw Very Good £65

Coxhead E. THE FIGURE IN THE MIST.   Collins. 1955 1st.  pp256.  Arran climbing fiction. Rare. quite scarce. unpc dw- Near Fine £75

Chouinard Y. CLIMBING ICE.   Hodder & Stoughton.  1978 1st.  pp192.  fine cold. & b/w illus.   unpc dw Near Fine £50

Shipton E. THE TRUE BOOK ABOUT EVEREST.   Frederick Muller Ltd. 1957 3rd. Oct.  pp142.  frontis. and 12 illus. by F. Stocks May whose watercolour adorns the dw. 2 map route diagrams.  pc dw- Very Good- £48

Merrick H. THE GREAT MOTOR HIGHWAYS OF THE ALPS.   Robert Hale.  1956 1st.  pp272.  44 illus. 6 maps. 5 sketch maps. signed by the author. 'Hugh Merrick. His advance copy. May. 29th. 1958  Revised for second Impression. Feb. 1961.' in torn and annotated by the author unpc dw- Very Good £48

Utterson-Kelso  AN ASCENT OF MONT COMBIN FROM ST. PIERRE. Recreations in Switzerland in Bentley's Miscellany Vol. LI. Chapman & Hall.  1862 1st.  pp389-397    Very Good £48

Tenzing Norgay Sherpa First Day Cover commemorating the Conquest of Everest. 29-5-53  Indian Posts & Telegraphs 2nd. Oct. 1953.   single purple 2As. Conquest of Everest India Postage stamp.   Very Good £45

Patey T. ONE MAN'S MOUNTAINS. Essays and Verses.  Gollancz. 1975  4th. imp.   pp288.  frontis. 22 photos. 3 diagrams. signed by John Cleare who took the jacket photo. unpc dw Fine- £45

Rebuffat G. THE MONT BLANC MASSIF. The 100 Finest Routes.  Kaye & Ward. 1975 1st.  pp239.  265 photos. (89 cold.). over 100 maps.  unpc dw- Very Good £40

Baker E.A. THE HIGHLANDS WITH ROPE & RUCKSACK.   H.F. & G. Witherby. 1923 1st.  pp253.  frontis. 19 photo illus. orig. lime green cloth gilt, damp st. to fr. edges. uncut. quite rare.  Very Good- £38

Ring J. HOW THE ENGLISH MADE THE ALPS.  John Murray. 2000 1st.  xii + pp287. 24 illus. e.p. maps. fold. map of the Alps. orig. cloth. unpc dw Near Fine £36

Thompson D.E. CLIMBING WITH JOSEPH GEORGES.   Titus Wilson. 1962 1st.  pp159.  frontis. 12 plates.  unpc dw Near Fine £35

Baker E.A. THE BRITISH HIGHLANDS WITH ROPE & RUCKSACK.   H.F. & G. Witherby. 1933 1st.  pp236.  frontis. 11 plates. orange cloth bLack title variant.  Very Good- £35

Kirkus C.F. "LET'S GO CLIMBING".   Thomas Nelson.  1946 rpt.  pp200.  illustrated with photographs and a map.  unpc dw Near Fine- £30

Kirkus C.F. "LET'S GO CLIMBING".   Thomas Nelson.  1946 rpt.  pp200.  illustrated with photographs and a map.  unpc dw Near Fine- £30

McKinnon L. ONLY TWO FOR EVEREST.   Otaga University Press.  2016   1st edition of 1250 copies only. so many cold. and b/w illus. adorn the pages. perfectbound with folding cold. photo cover.  New £30

Gray D. ROPE BOY.   Gollancz. 1970 1st.  pp320.  frontis. 45 illus. 4 maps.  unpc dw- Very Good £28

Rees L. & Harris A. TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT   Diadem.  1981 1st.  pp197.  Yosemite fiction.  unpc dw Fine £24

Williams C. ZERMATT SAGA.   Allen & Unwin.  1964 1st.  pp197.  cold. frontis. 8 illus.  dw Near Fine £24

Clark R.W. THE DAY THE ROPE BROKE. The Story of a great Victorian Tragedy.  Secker & Warburg. 1965 1st.  pp221.  frontis. map. 4 illus. orig. cloth. annotated in pencil by F. Paul French.  Very Good- £18

Graham  PETER GRAHAM. An Autobiography.  George Allen & Unwin.  1965 1st.   pp245.  many illus. e.p. maps. ex-library r.s.m.'s but with quite good  unpc dw Good £10

Brown J. THE HARD YEARS. An Autobiography.  Gollancz. 1967 1st.  pp256.  frontis. 42 illus.  Signed by Tony Streather and Chris Bonington. pc dw Near Fine

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Pellegrini C. SKI chromolithographs.  38 cm x 24 cm          

Worthington, Captain R.B.  CERTIFICAT ASCENSION DU MONT BLANC. ASCENSION DE LA CALOTTE DU MONT-BLANC.  1861 14th Aout Ascension No. 188 et des Guides Tairraz Jean, Balmat Alexandre, Devoussoux Michel. lithograph 46 x 30 [13x20] Ch. Weibel pinx. F. Baumann del. Loth. Ch. Gruaz a Geneve. on verso Ascensions au Mont-Blanc no.d'ordre 1-98 with names and dates. signed by Le Guide Chef Devouassaux, Jean Tairraz, Balmat Alexande, Devouassaux Michel. PLEASE ASK