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Rare Mountaineering Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

There are some terrifying and inspiring stories about people climbing huge mountains, and many rare and antique books have been devoted to mountaineering and rock climbing. From first edition novels about mountain climbing to multi-volume sets about famous expeditions, there is a wide variety of rare mountaineering and rock climbing books to choose from in the Biblio Rare Book Room.



SIERRA CLUB BULLETIN -- COMPLETE SET from 1893 volume 1 through 1998 volume 83 by The Sierra Club

San Francisco: The Sierra Club, 1965. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Complete set of the Sierra Club Bulletin from 1893 volume 1 through 1998 volume 83. No individual issues are missing from this run. Also includes the index for the first 57 y...

From JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS

$7,600.00


Across East African Glaciers An Account Of The First Ascent Of Kilimanjaro by Meyer, Hans

London: George Philip & Son, 1891. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First UK Edition translated from the German edition. Original green cloth binding with decorated front cover & spine, gilt lettering front & spine, original gre...

From JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS

$3,500.00


The Conquest Of Everest -- SIGNED By Ed Hillary, Charles Evans, George Lowe + Insert Signed By TENZING & By HUNT by Hunt, John & Sir Edmund Hillary

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1954. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. SIGNED by "E.P. Hillary", "George Lowe" and "Charles Evans" in navy pen on the first blank page. Original b...

From JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS

$3,422.00


The Ascent Of Everest -- FIRST PRINTING **SIGNED By Hillary, Hunt, Lowe with Additional Tenzing Autograph by Hunt, John

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. First Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. SIGNED by HILLARY & HUNT & LOWE with loose postcard signed by Tenzing & by the photographer of the image on the card, Gerhard Lenser. Hillary signed the sh...

From JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS

$2,787.00


Ragionamento sopra il fatto avvenuto in Bergemoletto, in cui tre donne, sepolte fra le rovine della stalla per la caduta d'una gran mole di neve, sono state trovate vive dopo tretasette giorni. by Somis, Ignazio

Torino: Nella stamperia reale, 1758. First edition. Very Good/This work, which describes the experiences of two sisters, their brother's wife, and her five-year-old child trapped in a ruined stable by an avalanche for 37 days, is now considered a pio...

From Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio

$2,500.00


The Great Plateau: Being An Account Of Exploration In Central Tibet, 1903, And Of The Gartok Expedition 1904-1905 by Rawling, Captain C.G

London: Edward Arnold, 1905. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Printing of First Edition in original binding of blue cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine, gilt decoration front cover, edges untrimmed, original untinted EPs. Clean ...

From JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS

$2,400.00


VOYAGES DANS LES ALPES, précédés d'un essai sur l'histoire naturelle des environs de Geneve. Vols. I-II (of 4). by DE SAUSSURES, Horace-Benedict. ( SIGNED BY L. R. WAGER geologist ):

Neuchatel, Samuel Fauche, Imprimeur et Libraire du Roi, 1779.. Volumes I and II only of 4, SIGNED BY L. R. WAGER. (British geologist, explorer and mountaineer). FIRST EDITIONS 1779 AND 1786, (Volumes III and IV not published until 1796), Volume II publis...

From Roger Middleton

£1,800.00


A RELATION OF A JOURNEY TO THE GLACIERS, IN THE DUTCHY OF SAVOY ... by Bourrit, Marc Theodore

Norwich: Printed by Richard Beatniffe, 1775. [48],xxi,[1],264,[2]pp. plus three plates. Engraved dedication leaf. Octavo. Contemporary calf, newly rebacked in ruled calf with gilt label. Binding a bit darkened at edges, old tidemark in lower gutter quart...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$2,250.00


Two Summers In The Ice-Wilds Of The Eastern Karakoram. The Exploration of Nineteen Hundred Square Miles Of Mountain And Glacier by Workman, Fanny Bullock & William Hunter

New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1917. First Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. ORIGINAL tan cloth covers with gilt lettering spine, black lettering front cover, color decoration lower front cover. The book mea...

From JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS

$2,250.00


Climbing On The Himalaya And Other Mountain Ranges -- FIRST EDITION by Collie, J. Norman

Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1902. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. Original green cloth with gilt lettering spine, top edge gilt. Splendid condition with clean covers & spine, no splitting or...

From JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS

$2,250.00


La Conquista Del K2. Seconda Cima Del Mondo -- First Printing of Victory Over K2 (USA) & Ascent Of K2 (UK) -- SIGNED By 11 Team Members by Desio, Ardito

Milano: Garzotti, 1954. First Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. FIRST PRINTING of the First Edition. With SIGNED postcard showing the 1954 team at the K2 Base Camp. The card is hand-signed (not printed or reproduced, ie, the signatures are original) ...

From JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS

$1,825.00


The Ascent Of Everest -- FIRST PRINTING **SIGNED By Hillary, Hunt, Evans, Band, & Lowe by Hunt, John

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. SIGNED by HILLARY & EVANS & BAND & LOWE with loose card signed by Hunt. A good collection of signatures on the first UK edition. Evans signed very few firs...

From JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS

$1,800.00


THE PEAKS AND GLACIERS OF NUN KUN -- A RECORD OF PIONEER-EXPLORATION AND MOUNTAINEERING IN THE PUNJAB HIMALAYA -- FIRST EDITION by Workman, Fanny Bullock & William Hunter

London: Constable & Company, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 1st Printing FIRST PRINTING of First UK Edition. One of the least common of the Workman books and one of their best expeditions. High quality rebinding in red morocco leat...

From JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS

$1,800.00


CLIMBING on the HIMALAYA and other MOUNTAIN RANGES. by COLLIE, J. Norman.:

Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1902.. FIRST EDITION 1902. PRESENTATION COPY from CHARLES A. O. BAUMGARTNER to J. W. ROBINSON in ink on first free endpaper, with Baumgartner's address, ink name of Baumgartner at top of title page. 8vo, approximately 225 x 145...

From Roger Middleton

£1,200.00


Le mie montagne by Bonatti, Walter

Bologna: Nicola Zanichelli, 1962. Third Edition. Hardcover. Published in the same year as the first edition. 299pp. Bright orange cloth stamped in black on the cover and white and black on the spine. Signed and inscribed by Walter Bonatti on the dedicati...

From Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB

$1,200.00


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