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First editions and rare books, including copies in fine bindings, relating to mountaineering.

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  1. George Leigh Mallory: A Memoir.

    George Leigh Mallory: A Memoir.

    First edition, first impression; copies in the dust jacket are most uncommon. Mallory died during his attempt on Everest in 1924. and "was posthumously lionized as a gallant knight and romantic hero in works ranging from schoolboy pulp to W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood's Ascent of F6 (1936)" (ODNB); Pye's book is one of the earliest and most significant. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: Oxford

    Stock Code: 115905

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  2. Sport and Travel in the Highlands of Tibet.

    Sport and Travel in the Highlands of Tibet.

    With an introduction by Sir Francis Younghusband.
    First edition, first impression. Hayden (b. 1869) joined the Geological Survey of India in 1895, serving as its director from 1910 to 1920. He accompanied Younghusband's 1903-4 expedition to Tibet, was appointed to the Tibet Frontier Commission in 1907, and in 1922, following Sir Charles Bell's diplomatic mission to Lhasa in 1920, which restored peaceful relations and secured the right of a select number of foreigners to enter the country unmolested, was invited by the Tibetan government to carry out a geological survey. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115316

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  3. Toes up. A Chronicle of Gay and Doleful Adventures of Alpini and Mules and Wine.

    Toes up. A Chronicle of Gay and Doleful Adventures of Alpini and Mules and Wine.

    Translated by Orlo Williams.
    First edition in English, originally published as Le Scarpe al Sole, Bologna, 1921. "Tales of the Alpini fighting against the Austrians in the Alps" (Lengel). Monelli saw action at Valsugana, Ortigara, and Caporetto, before being taken prisoner and held at the Festung Hohensalzburg. The original Italian title is taken from a slang phrase of the Alpini "mettere le scarpe al sole" - to put your boot-soles in the sun - meaning to die in battle. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 111604

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  4. After Everest.

    After Everest.

    The experiences of a mountaineer and medical missionary.
    First edition, first impression. Uncommon in the jacket. Learn More
    £650

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 108853

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  5. Generation of Giants.

    Generation of Giants.

    The Story of the Jesuits in China in the last Decades of the Ming Dynasty.
    First edition. Account of the Jesuit missions to China of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, "the first encounter of lasting significance between China and the West". Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1962

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106298

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  6. Mountains and Mountain-Climbing.

    Mountains and Mountain-Climbing.

    Records of adventure and enterprise among the famous mountains of the world. By the author of “The Mediterranean Illustrated,” “The Arctic World Illustrated,” etc. With thirty-three engravings.
    First edition. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1883

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 104393

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  7. The Other Side of the Mountain.

    The Other Side of the Mountain.

    An Escape to the Amazon.
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US earlier the same year. From the publisher's archive, with their inkstamp to the front panel of the jacket, front pastedown, and title page. Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1938

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 103476

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  8. The Other Side of the Mountain.

    The Other Side of the Mountain.

    An Escape to the Amazon.
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US earlier the same year. From the publisher's archive, with their inkstamp to the front panel of the jacket, front pastedown, and title page. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1938

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 103469

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  9. Together.

    Together.

    First edition, first impression of the author's account of his travels through Austria, his country of birth. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1923

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 97854

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  10. I'll Climb Mount Everest Alone.

    I'll Climb Mount Everest Alone.

    The Story of Maurice Wilson.
    First edition, first impression of this account of Maurice Wilson, who sought to climb Mount Everest and believed that "through faith, and faith alone, he could reach the summit" (Foreword). Wilson perished at the foot of the North Col and his remains were found by the 1935 British reconnaissance expedition led by Eric Shipton. While writing the book, Roberts had access to Wilson's letters, as well as his diary, which Shipton had found and brought back to England. Learn More
    £425

    Date of Publication: 1957

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 91477

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  11. Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps.

    Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps.

    First edition. A founding text of Alpinism in Japan. Weston had already climbed extensively in the Alps when he began to work for the Church Missionary Society at Kumamoto, Japan in 1888, and he subsequently served as British chaplain in Kobe from 1889 to 1895. "Weston climbed Fuji in 1890 and soon travelled and climbed throughout Japan," (ODNB) experiences which are described in the present work. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1896

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 76164

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  12. Southern Tibet:

    Southern Tibet:

    Discoveries in Former Times Compared with my Own Researches in 1906–1908.
    First and only edition. "Hedin's travels [drew] him increasingly into what Lord Curzon regarded as the British sphere of interest, and a well-orchestrated effort was set in motion to draw the Swede closer into the British camp … However, his determination to reach Lhasa finally dissipated after Younghusband's mission of 1904, the justification for which Hedin needed some convincing of … With Curzon's approval Hedin therefore set about planning a second expedition to Tibet, his motivation being entirely scientific. Learn More
    £18,000

    Date of Publication: 1916

    Published: Stockholm

    Stock Code: 75196

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  13. Cesty k Vrcholum.

    Cesty k Vrcholum.

    First edition. Uncommon, OCLC shows just three copies - National Library of the Czech Republic, Toronto Public Library and the Zentralbibliothek Zurich. An account of the development of sport-climbing in Czechoslovakia from training climbs on the sandstone cliffs of Bohemia to a winter ascent of the High Tatras. Heckel originally trained as a portrait photographer, but joined Indusfoto in 1937 and became one of Czechoslovakia's best -known industrial photographers. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published: Prague

    Stock Code: 69411

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  14. The Selkirk Range.

    The Selkirk Range.

    First edition. Wheeler was born in Kilkenny, and emigrated to Canada with his family in 1876. He served an apprenticeship as a Dominion Land Surveyor with Rvley and Hamilton, and with Elihu Stewart in Collingwood, spending his first year in Canada surveying the Bruce Mines area of Ontario with Ryley and Hamilton, before joining Stewart in carrying out Indian Reserve surveys in Canada's new west. Learn More
    £350

    Date of Publication: 1905

    Published:

    Stock Code: 69017

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