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The American Alpine Journal, 1946. Special War Number. Reprint Edition, 1991.

By: American Alpine Club.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, The American Alpine Club,: 1991

Seller ID: KSF713-257

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 1,500 copies. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. 82 pp. Vignette on title page, preface, 11 photographic plates, [including 1 panoramic foldout (8 3/4 x 20 inches)]; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, Club's seal on front cover; binding square and tight, rear cover soiled. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. Very Good. This volume commemorates the 50th anniversary of the formation of the American mountain corps. World War II was a pivotal event for American mountaineering, introducing new mountaineering technology and increased interest in mountaineering an... View more info

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The Selkirk Mountains: A Guide for Mountain Climbers and Pilgrims

By: Arthur Oliver Wheeler (1860-1945) and Elizabeth Parker (1856-1944)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Stovel Company: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: WY716-037

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 12mo. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. 191, [9] pp. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of Arthur O. Wheeler, foreword by the author, "one word more" by co-author Elizabeth Parker, 59 illustrations including 2 folded plates and 6 folded maps, glossary of mountaineering terms, extracts from game laws, park regulations, bibliography, and index; text clean, unmarked. Soft cover brown wrapper with engraved cover illustration; light water damage, binding lightly worn, small tears. Previous owner's list of food consumed in the field in pencil on final leaf. WY716-037. Good. The author... View more info

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Playing the Like

By: Bernard Darwin (1876-1961)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, Ltd.: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG818-097

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xii, 247 pp. Half-title, prefatory note by Bernard Darwin; text clean, unmarked. Black-stamped green cloth; binding square and tight, light rubbing at spine hinges, light shelf wear and soiling. Previous owner's inscriptions on front free end paper. GG818-097. Very Good. This book is a important artifact by the inventor of golf journalism, Bernard Darwin. Darwin was the grandson of the great naturalist, Charles Darwin. For forty-five years, Bernard Darwin wrote reports on golf for The Times of London and the weekly Country Life. According to Herbert Warren Wind, "We are... View more info

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The Ascent of Everest

By: Brigadier Henry Cecil John Hunt, Baron Hunt (1910-1998)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1953

Edition: First Edition, second impression

Seller ID: WY716-047

Condition: Used: Good


FIRST EDITION, second impression. 8vo. 9 x 5 1/2 inches. xx, 299 [1] pp. Half-title, color frontispiece portrait of Tenzing Norgay, foreword by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, 7 color photographic plates, 48 plates of half-tone photographic reproductions of film taken by expedition team throughout, appendices, glossary, index; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, spine titled in black; binding tight, fading, spine cocked, light soiling and tears in cloth, bumped corners. Calcutta bookseller's stamp on front pastedown. SIGNED in pen by Tibetan mountaineer Tenzing Norgay on his frontispi... View more info

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The Pacific Crest Trailway

By: Clinton C. Clarke (1873-1957), compiler

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Pasadena, CA, The Pacific Crest Trail System Conference: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-309

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches. 126 pp. 8 loose maps in pocket on front pastedown, half-title, foreword by Clinton C. Clarke, index, addenda, 8 maps in pocket on front paste-down with 3 cards listing publications of the conference, 12 pen-and-ink drawings in pocket on rear pastedown; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, spine titled in mustard; spine ends frayed, shelf wear, spine faded. Previous owner, Hon. W. Woods, name and address on front free end-paper. EE516-309. Very Good. This volume was one of the first books published about the Pacific Crest Trailway. Clinton C. Clarke was ... View more info

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Manual of Ski Mountaineering

By: David Brower (1912-2000), editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-305

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, compiled under the auspices of the National Ski Association of America. 12mo. 8 x 4 3/4 inches. xv, 135 pp. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, Preface by Bestor Robinson, black-and-white diagrams throughout, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth over boards, spine titled in white, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, jacket with small chips at edges and top of spine, corners lightly bumped. Bookplate of the John Speck Memorial Library on front pastedown. EE516-305. Very Good. This crucial work on ski mountaineering was edited by David Browe... View more info

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Manual of Ski Mountaineering

By: David Ross Brower (1912-2000), editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1946

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: WY716-44

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


SECOND EDITION. 12mo. 7 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches. xxiv, 200 pp. Half-title, black-and-white photographic frontispiece, Preface to the Second Edition, Preface to the First Edition, introduction, tables throughout, illustrations throughout, appendix with check list of ski mountaineering equipment, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Ink notations in rear endpapers. WY716-44. Very Good. Editorial committee includes Lewis F. Clark, Alex Hildebrand, Joel H. Hildebrand, Richard M. Leonard, Einar Nilsson, and Besto... View more info

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Salmon and Trout. Illustrated by A.B. Frost, Tappan Adney, Martin Justice, and Others

By: Dean Sage (1841-1902), C. H. Townsend (1859-1944), H. M. Smith (1882-1967) and William C. Harris (1886-1954)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Ltd: 1904

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: GG818-100

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


SECOND EDITION. Series: The American Sportsman's Library, Edited by Caspar Whitney. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. x, 417, [1 ads] pp. Half-title, black-and-white photographic frontispiece, photographic and sketched illustrations throughout, index; text with a few light pencil markings. Gilt-decorated green cloth, top edge gilt; binding square and tight, rubbed. Ownership notation on recto of frontispiece. GG818-100. Very Good. This volume is a classic collection of American sporting literature covering fishing for Atlantic Salmon, Pacific Salmon, and Trout. Dean Sage is best known for his signif... View more info

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Nanga Parbat Adventure: A Himalayan Expedition

By: Fritz Bechtold (1901-1961)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, E. P. Dutton and Company: 1936

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: WY716-042

Condition: Used: Good


FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, first German edition, 1934, this edition translated by H. E. G. Tyndale. 4to. 9 x 7 inches. xx, 93 pp. Half-title, preface by the translator, H. E. G. Tyndale, black-and-white photographs throughout, 3 maps, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped green cloth; binding tight, spine lightly cocked, light fading, soiling, and shelf wear, tape-mark remnants on pastedowns. Gift inscription dated 1947 on front free end-paper. WY716-042. Good. Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Himalayas; it rises 8,125 meters above sea level (26,660 feet, ninth highest mountain on e... View more info

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Ships & How They Sailed the Seven Seas (5000 B.C.-A.D. 1935)

By: Henrik Willem van Loon (1882-1944)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Simon & Schuster: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: WY716-100

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIFTH PRINTING. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. xv, 318, [2 ads] pp. Illustrated endpapers, frontispiece line drawing, illustrated title page with "Ships" in red ink, foreword by van Loon, over 150 black-and-white illustrations, index; text clean, unmarked. Bound in half brown leather, sides with printed color map, raised bands, spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt; binding square and tight. Gift inscription on free front endpaper. WY716-100. Very Good. This children's book examines all aspects of ships and sail, including early ships, galleys, full-rigged ships, steam ships, and more. A fascinating... View more info

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The Complete Angler, or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, C. E. Goodspeed & Co.: 1928

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: SFK418-033

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 600 copies printed by D. B. Updike of the Merrymount Press, Boston. 8vo. 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 inches. (xxxii), (325) pp. Introduction by Bliss Perry, decorations by William Addison Dwiggins; text clean, unmarked. Quarter black cloth, decorative paper over boards, spine decorated and titled in gilt, top edge stained green; binding square and tight, edges toned, faint rubbing. Very Good. Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, first published in 1653, is one of the most reprinted books in the English language. This particular volume was designed by Daniel Berkeley Updike, an Americ... View more info

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The Compleat Angler, or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation, Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers

By: Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

Price: $650.00

Publisher: London, George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd: 1931

Edition: Limited Edition.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: GG818-027

Condition: Collectible: Good


LIMITED EDITION of 775 copies, this is number 561 SIGNED by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. 4to. 10 1/2 x 8 inches. (224) pp. Half-title, color frontispiece with captioned tissue guard, title page printed in black and green inks with froggy vignette, Introduction by Henry Williamson, tailpieces, headpieces, occasional inset illustrations in the text, 11 color plates with captioned tissue guards; text clean, unmarked. Full gilt-decorated vellum, illustrated end-papers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed; binding square and tight, light soiling to covers, foot of spine bumped. House... View more info

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Woodcock. Color Plates from Paintings by Dr. Edgar Burke

By: John Alden Knight (1828-1905)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: GG818-103

Condition: Collectible: Good


LIMITED EDITION of 275 copies, this is number 111, SIGNED by the author and the illustrator on the limitation page. This limited edition contains an extra color plate "A Clean Kill" on p. 140. The volume was printed on Rives Liampre All-Rag paper and printed by the Norwood Press in Massachusetts. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. viii, 161, ii pp. Half-title, acknowledgements, foreword, table of contents, list of illustrations, 4 full-page color plates and 11 photographs throughout; text clean, unmarked. Quarter buckram over green boards, black spine label titled in gilt, top edge gilt; bindi... View more info

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F. G. Tait, A Record, Being His Life, Letters, and Golfing Diary. With an Introduction by Andrew Lang

By: John Laing Low (1869-1929)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, J. Nisbet & Co.: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG818-177

Condition: Used: Acceptable


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. 304 pp. Half-title, black-and-white photographic frontispiece portrait of Tait, introduction by Louis Untermeyer, author's preface by John Laing Low, black-and-white plates throughout, golfing table; text clean, unmarked, paper brittle. Gilt-stamped red cloth; binding square, significant rubbing, and soiling all over the covers, glass ring on front cover, spine ends frayed, rear inner hinge cracked. Ownership inscriptions and rubber stamp of W. Brown in Edinburgh and Tulsa, Oklahoma. GG818-177. SOLD AS IS. This is the first golf biography ever written. Joh... View more info

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The Story of Everest

By: John Noel (1890-1989)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Blue Ribbon Books: 1931

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: WY716-049

Condition: Used: Good


REPRINT EDITION. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. xii, 258, [2 ads] pp. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, foreword by Noel, 3 pages of black-and-white photos of Mount Everest by Noel, appendices; text clean, unmarked. Dark blue-stamped light blue cloth, deckle edges; binding square and tight, shelf wear, spine faded. Attendance award inscription on front free end-paper. WY716-049. Good. This volume by Captain John Baptist Lucius Noel, renowned English mountaineer and pioneer of high-altitude photography, tells the story of the tragic 1924 Mount Everest expedition. The book is significant in t... View more info

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The American Alpine Club's Handbook of American Mountaineering

By: Kenneth Atwood Henderson (1907-2001), editor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston; Cambridge, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company; The Riverside Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: WY716-103

Condition: Used: Good


FIRST EDITION. 12mo. 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. [viii], 239 pp. Black-and-white frontispiece, preface by the editor, illustrations throughout, bibliography at the end of each chapter, index; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth over boards, spine and cover titled in dark blue; spine gently cocked, lightly worn and bumped corners. WY716-103. Good. This handbook from the American Alpine Club does not examine ski mountaineering, but does cover what an AAC reviewer called a "striking" variety of subjects: "Stigler stretchers, use of roughlocks, lightweight radio sets, the diamond hitch, acclim... View more info

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Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-Metre Peak [26,493 feet]

By: Maurice Herzog (1919-2012)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1953

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: WY716-046

Condition: Used: Good


FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. 316 pp. Color-gravure frontispiece, Introduction by Eric Shipton, Foreword by Maurice Herzog, Preface by Lucien Devies, 25 black-and-white gravures, two additional color gravures, 8 maps by Maurice Ichac, glossary, 1 fold-out map of list of routes at the rear; text clean and unmarked. Cloth, spine stamped in silver; binding square and tight with light tanning, LACKS jacket. Paul Elder's Books, San Francisco bookseller ticket on rear paste-down. WY716-046. Good. This volume is the first American edition of the English translation by Nea Morin ... View more info

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Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-Metre Peak [26,493 feet]

By: Maurice Herzog (1919-2012)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1952

Edition: First Edition, fourth impression

Seller ID: WY716-043

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, Fourth Impression. 8vo. 8 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches. 288 pp. Color frontispiece, black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, 7 maps, preface, glossary, large folding map with a graphic depiction of the routes up Annapurna and a photographic panorama of the Great Barrier at the end of the text; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, spine titled in silver, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, jacket toned with shelf wear. WY716-043. Very good. Maurice Herzog was a French mountaineer and administrator who, with Louis Lachenal, first reached the summit of Anna... View more info

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The Ascent of Dhaulagiri

By: Max Eiselin (b. 1932)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, New York, Toronto, Oxford University Press: 1961

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: WY716-038

Condition: Used: Good


FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, REVIEW COPY. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xi), 159 pp. Half-title, preface, 38 illustrations, five color plates, two maps; text clean, unmarked. Full blue cloth, black and gold spine blocked in black and titled in gilt, dust-jacket with a plastic cover; binding square and reasonably tight, light tanning on board edges, cloth along the length of the rear hinge is split, and there is a small double bar impression near the foot of the spine, perhaps the publisher's mark to indicate a review copy, jacket with shelf wear and tears at the extremities. Inserted slip of print... View more info

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The Gobi Desert

By: Mildred Cable (1878-1952) and Francesca French (1871-1960)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Macmillan Company: 1944

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: WY716-000

Condition: Used: Acceptable


REPRINT EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. 304 pp. Color frontispiece, photographic illustrations throughout, folding map; text clean, unmarked except for one light pen mark. Red cloth, spine titled in blue; binding square and tight, cloth torn at head of spine, water damage to covers, ms. spine number. Previous owners' signatures on front end papers, blind-stamp of John Edwin Fons. Ex-library stamp on front pastedown and title page, ex-library labels removed from front end-papers. WY716-000. SOLD AS IS. This book describes the experience of the authors, China Inland missionaries, during their 20 yea... View more info