MOUNTAINEERING BOOKS and Mountain Books for Sale Alpine Engravings and Mountain Paintings for sale
CHAMONIX ET MONT BLANC. c1800 etching with watercolour. black edge. laid paper with watermark lion and crown shield [17 x 25 cms.]
Ruskin, John. [Signed b.l.] Sunset at Chamonix, August 4th 1854. watercolour. title b.r. and label From the collection of W.G. Collingwood (Ruskin's secretary) 14.3 x 22.7 cms. f & g
Compton, Edward Theodore. [1849-1921] Ortler by Sunset from Trafoi. 1883 watercolour heightened with white bodycolour. signed 'E.T. Compton' 1883 lower right. title on original label verso and inside backing board. 18.5 x 29 cms. original decorative gilt frame. [34.5 x 48]
Hackert, C.L. VUE DE LA MER DE GLACE ET D'HôPITAL DE BLAIR.....(près Montblanc)...... signed le Hackert. 1782 etching with watercolour. Titré en bas. [34 x 46.5 cms.] Aquarelle sur traits gravés.
Archer Thomson and Andrews A.W. J.M. THE CLIMBS ON LLIWEDD. issued by The Climbers' Club. Edward Arnold. 1909 1st. pp99. with 6 sketches by A.E. Elias. 14 photo illustrations and 8 route diagrams. orig. dark blue cloth gilt marked. Near Fine- £120
Bonatti W. THE MAGIC OF MONT BLANC. translated by Geoffrey Byrne-Sutton. Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1985 1st. pp208. 200 photo illus. in colour. rare with Walter BONATTI signature tipped in. [35 x 25 cms.] unpc dw Very Good £185
Fleming & Faux, Ronnie R. SOLDIERS ON EVEREST. The Joint Mount Everest Expedition 1976. H.M.S.O. 1977 1st. pp239. illus. signed by Ronald Faux and Tony Streather. From the library of Walt Unsworth. Very Good £85
Gill M. EDMUND HILLARY A biography. Potton & Burton. 2017 1st. pp544. very many illus. in col. and b/w. 1.5kg hardback. unpc dw New £40
Hunt J. SIGNED colour photograph portrait with handwritten note on 'With Compliments' note HOUSE OF LORDS. To the recipient 'Here you are (But NO S.A.E. I was sorry to note.) The Lord Hunt of Llanfair Waterdine, Kg, CBE, DSO. on A4 sheet. Near Fine £165
Jones O.G. ROCK-CLIMBING IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1911 3rd. lxiv + pp384 + pp8 of ads. facs. frontis. portrait. with a Memoir and Portrait of the Author, 31 full page illustration in collotype and 10 plates of the chief routes, and two appendices by George and Ashley Abraham. original cloth gilt. Fine- £295
Franco J. MAKALU. Arthaud. 1955 1st. French edition pp226 + 10. 30 cold. and b/w illus. 5 maps. with the (often missing) extended description of illustrations loosely inserted. orig. wrappers uncut. Signed with dedication by Jean Franco to Madame Daraux. pages parlty unopened. dw Fine- £285
Mordecai D. TENZING NORGAY (Conqueror of Everest) 1953 portrait postcard. rare unused. Near Fine £165
Neate J. HIGH ASIA. An Illustrated History of the 7,000 Metre Peaks. Unwin Myman. 1989 1st. pp213. many cold. and b/w photo illus. maps and diagrams. From the library of Walt Unsworth. unpcdw Near Fine £65
Saussure H.-B. de VOYAGES DANS LES ALPES, precedes d'un essai sur l'Histoire Naturelle des environs de Geneve. vol. I Chez Samuel Fauche, Imprimeur & Libraire du ROI. 1780, vols. II, III & IV Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie a Geneve, Chez Buisson a Paris. 1786 1780 (Geneve) & 1786 volumes I - IV pp363+391+411+484 vos. I & II 2 panoramas vue de la Cote Oriental and Carte du Lac de Geneve et des Montagnes Adiacentes & and 7 (6 fold.) plates. vols. III & IV the plates inc.with fold. map Carte de la partie des Alpes qui avoisine le Mont Blanc (42.5 x 51 cms. wove paper) and 6 plates (fold.) 8vo size. This forms the first part with 'Voyage Autour du Mont-Blanc'. vols V-VIII were published later in 1796. cont. mottled calf and hand marbled e.p.s. Near Fine £3,250
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. Franklin Philatelic Ltd. 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 with the original letter from Franklin Mint, Munich re. limited edition of copies?? Fine £450
Unsworth W. EVEREST. Allen Lane. 1981 1st. pp578. 55 plates. 4 figs. 5 maps. From the library of Walt Unsworth. unpc dw
Unsworth W. NORD-WäNDE. Kampf um die Direttissima. Muller, Ruschlikon. 1971 1st. pp118. 16 photos. From the library of Walt Unsworth. unpc dw Fine- £20
Unsworth W. THE ENGLISH OUTCROPS. Victor Gollancz. 1964 1st. pp192. 22 illus. 8 maps. 16 diagrams. From the library of Walt Unsworth and insc. 'Author's Copy September 1964.' unpc dw Very Good £50
Unsworth W. THE YOUNG MOUNTAINEER. Hutchinson. 1959 1st. pp191. frontis. From the library of Walt Unsworth and insc. 'Published March 2nd 1959. Author's Copy.' unpc dw- Very Good £35
Unsworth W. TIGER IN THE SNOW. The Life and Adventures of A.F. Mummery. Gollancz. 1967 1st. pp126. 11 plates. 5 maps and diagrams. From the library of Walt Unsworth. unpc dw Fine
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. trimmed copy poor
Wright J.E.B. MOUNTAIN DAYS IN THE ISLE OF SKYE. The Moray Press. 1934 1st. pp239. frontis. 62 illus. orig. cloth. *giclee unpc dw Very Good £55
Les Alpes Livres
Mountains and Mountaineering in Art and Literature
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Aberli, J.L. VUE PARTIE DES GLACIERS DE GRINDELWALD. see1210 1768 (ca.) handcoloured etching on laid paper laid. [29.5 x 23 cms.] 38 x 32
Dikenman, R. WENGERNALP vers la Joungfrau, Monch et Eiger. 1840 aquatint (hand coloured). [14.5 x 19.5cms.]
Lamy, J.P. 1825 aquatint gouache coloured by hand, with title in watercolour and black border on hand coloured paper. (not printed) [11.5 x 15.5 cms.] 23 x 29
LE MARONIER ET LE CHIEN TURC du grand St. Bernard a la decouverte. [11.5 x 15.5 cms.] 23 x 29
TRANSPORT D'UN MALHEUREUX VOYAGER a l'hospice du grand St. Bernard.
Première echappée de vue sur le couvent du grand St. Bernard, avec la representation de l'avalanche ...., le 20 Janvier 1825. Fs.5
MORGUE OU MAISON D'ENTEPOT DES MORTS sur le grand St. Bernard.
EXTERIEUR DE LA GROTTE de l'Arveyron.
1125 Agassiz, Louis. [1807-1873] Bettannier, Joseph View of the Gorner Glacier from the Riffelberg. c1840 watercolour gouache drawing on paper. the original watercolour for plate 3 of Études sur les Glaciers. captioned on verso in pencil. 35.5 x 46 cms.
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