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BUSK, Douglas
THE DELECTABLE MOUNTAINS. Illustrated with 43 of the author's own photos and with maps by the author. The sketches by Bridget Busk
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1946.
Beige cloth. pp xii, 274 + plates and four folding maps. Index. Spine lightly darkened, slight soiling to covers, yellowing to page edges, tiny owner name at front, else a VG jacketless copy. Mountain climbing and skiing in the Pyrennes, Alps, White Mountains and the Rockies in America, Persia, and South Africa.
$18.00                          Book Number: 44693                          Order / Enquire

CHAPMAN, F. Spencer
MEMOIRS OF A MOUNTAINEER: Helvellyn to Himalaya . Lhasa: the holy city
London: Chatto & Windus, 1951.
Revised and reprinted. First published in two separate volumes in 1940 and 1938. First one volume, revised, was in 1945. Octavo, blue cloth. pp (2), 445 + frontispiece portait and numerous other plates and folding map at rear. Index. Spine and spine lettering faded, a good, clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy otherwise.
$18.00                          Book Number: 42917                          Order / Enquire

Hamilton, Saskatoon, & Vancouver: H.R. Larson Publishing Company, 1950.
Octavo, illustrated card covers. [4], (x), 135, [3] pp. Photos and map in text. Spine faded, with tears at ends neatly repaired, VG copy otherwise. Edwards writes of his days as a guide in the Canadian Rockies, including the Yoho National Park, at the turn of the 20th century. Not in Peel.
$25.00                          Book Number: 38221                          Order / Enquire

Engel, Claire Eliane
Mountaineering in the Alps: Historical Survey
London: Allen & Unwin, 1971.
Octavo, plain brown boards. pp 318, [2] + plates. Light sunning to spine and margins of covers, else fine, no owner names in VG jacket. An enlarged and completely revised edition of A HISTORY OF MOUNTAINEERING IN THE ALPS (1950).
$19.50                          Book Number: 42720                          Order / Enquire

FRASER, Esther
THE CANADIAN ROCKIES. Early Travels and Explorations.
Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig, 1969.
Blue boards, colour endpaper maps. xvi, (252) pp + two double-sided colour photo plates; numerous photos in text, indexed. Covers have sunning to upper and lower margins, bit of foxing to page edges, VG otherwise. Price-clipped jacket is just good, with creases to flaps, yellowing and numerous edge tears to rear panel, spine; internal foxing; bubbling to lamination of front panel.
$15.00                          Book Number: 10974                          Order / Enquire

HILLARY, Edmund, Sir
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1979.
Second printing, same year as first. Variant white boards, endpaper maps. 272 pp + many photos, some in colour. A VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR in red ink on the title page "To _____, Ed Hillary". The account of his expedition up the Ganges and then to its source high in the Himalayas.
$65.00                          Book Number: 25454                          Order / Enquire

HUNT, John
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1954.
Third printing. Blue cloth. pp xx, (300) + plates; illustrations and maps in text, index. Near fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks and slight rubbing along top edge, VG otherwise. Mountaineering classic
$10.00                          Book Number: 44665                          Order / Enquire

SOUVENIRS D'UN APLINISTE. Préface de M. Henry Bordeaux...
Paris: Payot, 1929.
Reprint of a book first published in 1886. Octavo. 272 pp +8 photo plates. Nicely rebound in brown quarter leather, spine with 3 raised bands, marbled covers and endpapers, top edge gilt and with a bound-in string bookmark, original paper cove rs bound in. Slight flaking to the thin gilt rules on spine; long ink inscription to a blank leaf before the title leaf; else fine. Housed in a marbled card slipcase (slight wear). A very pleasant copy of this mountaineering classic (Alps). Javelle was the first to scale the Tour-Noir.
$50.00                          Book Number: 11457                          Order / Enquire

London: Country Life, 1954.
Octavo, blue boards. pp 64 + plates. Fine in fine jacket. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$15.00                          Book Number: 42721                          Order / Enquire

MORRIS, Maurice O'Connor
RAMBLES IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS: With a Visit to the Gold Fields of Colorado.
London: Smith, Elder, 1864.
Octavo, hardcover, original green cloth. viii, 264 pp. Ex school library: spine has white call numbers and some wear to tips; cloth worn away to upper outer corner of front cover; bookplate; creases to front free endpaper; ink digits on verso of title leaf; some rippling to text paper from damp but no visible damp marks except lightly to the last page; else a good copy, tight in the binding. Howes M 831. Sabin 50853. "Morris's entertaining journal takes the reader from St. Louis to the Colorado Rockies in the summer of 1863. He had intended to travel by steamer up the Missouri to Fort Benton and the Montana gold fields. The boat broke down at Saint Joseph, however, and the author changed his destination to Denver where he spent several months before returning to the Atlantic states". - Wagner-Camp-Becker 404.
$125.00                          Book Number: 20560                          Order / Enquire

NOYCE, Wilfrid
SOUTH COL. One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953. Foreword by Sir John Hunt.
London: Heinemann, 1954.
Blue cloth, illustrated endpapers. xx, 303 pp + plates; five maps in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has short tears at spine tips, VG and bright otherwise. "Wilfrid Noyce was the first member of the 1953 Everest Expedition to accomplish the ascent of the South Col - the small plateau just below the summit, from which the successful party subsequently set out."
$19.50                          Book Number: 24728                          Order / Enquire

Penner, Norman, editor and introduction
Winnipeg 1919: The strikers' own history of the Winnipeg general strike.
Toronto: James Lorimer, 1975.
The paper issue. Second edition, enlarged (first was in 1973). pp (xxviii), 292. Photos, index. Ink owner name at front, text paper a bit yellowed as always, else a VG clean and tight copy.
$10.00                          Book Number: 44121                          Order / Enquire

TRAVELLING SKETCHES in the North of Italy, the Tyrol, and on the Rhine. With Twenty-Six Beautifully Finished Engravings from Drawings by Clarkson Stanfield.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green., 1832.
Octavo, original publisher's red sheep decorated in blind and gilt, with spine lettering stating "Heath's Picturesque Annual 1832", cream endpapers. [2], (viii), 256, [2] pp. Errata slip tipped in at rear. Frontispiece and engraved title, wi th tissue guard, inserted before the letterpress title. 24 steel engravings with tissue guards inserted in text. All plates present (26 in all). The roan binding is scuffed to the edges of the boards and to the joints; frontispiece and engraved title (which is headed "Heath's Picturesque Annual for 1832") are foxed and yellowed; the other plates all have some foxing to the margins and blank sides, but only a small minority have any foxing in the image and then only lightly; occasional offsetti ng to pages adjacent to the plates; else a VG copy, text quite clean and unworn.
$175.00                          Book Number: 15116                          Order / Enquire

Hodder & Stoughton, 1936.
First Popular Edition, abridged. Light blue cloth. pp (xx), 299 + plates. Ink owner name to corner of front free endpaper, light spine sunning, yellowing to page edges; light sunning and small light spot on rear cover, else a VG clean and tight jacketless copy.
$19.00                          Book Number: 26721                          Order / Enquire

Sandford, R. W.
The Canadian Alps: the history of mountaineering in Canada. Volume 1
Banff, Alberta: Altitude Publishing, 1990.
Octavo, blue cloth. pp 296. Photos in text. Fine in fine jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page, with the inscribee's name blind stamped at top. All published as of 2015.
$25.00                          Book Number: 40317                          Order / Enquire

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1949.
Black cloth, endpaper maps (by Bip Pares). Light sunning to the blue top page edges; neat 1949 ink inscription to upper outer corner of half-title leaf; else fine. Dust jacket (art by Bip Pares) has tears to foot of s pine; nick and very light dust soiling to rear panel; else fine. A nice copy of this mountaineering novel by the noted British explorer and author. European setting (Monte Rosa)
$24.95                          Book Number: 16455                          Order / Enquire

SLESSER, Malcolm
RED PEAK: a personal account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition 1962
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1964.
Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp 256 + plates. Index. Fine in price-clipped jacket. The expedition conquered the 24,590 ft Peak of Communism, highest mountain in the USSR, in the mountains north of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
$19.00                          Book Number: 44692                          Order / Enquire

SMYTHE, Frank S.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1947.
First of the uniform edition (first edition was in 1938). Blue cloth. (xii), 13-318, (2) pp + 16 colour photo plates; one map in text, one folding map at rear. Index. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has a two inch tear to upper inner corner of fron t panel, edge nicks, light dust soiling, VG otherwise. Author's account of four happy months spent in the Himalayas. After ascending Kamet, Smythe continued his travels in the Garhwal Himalaya and Bhyundar Valley.
$25.00                          Book Number: 4449                          Order / Enquire

SMYTHE, Frank S.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1950.
Blue cloth. pp 260 + photo plates, a few in colour, index. Fine. Price-clipped jacket has a one inch corner tear to front panel, tiny chip at foot of spine, VG+ otherwise. The distinguished mountaineer's last book.
$30.00                          Book Number: 42722                          Order / Enquire

SPENCER, Sydney, editor
MOUNTAINEERING. With one hundred & thirty illustrations (Horace Westmorland's copy)
London: Seeley Service & Co., 1934.
Original brown smooth buckram gilt lettered, brown top page edges. pp 383 + plates and 9 folding maps, indexed. 1936 ink name at front of noted Scottish Canadian climber, member of the Alpine Club of Canada "H[orace]. Westmorland", minor cover rubbing, partial cracks to front inner hinge neatly repaired; else a fine copy. Laid in are two long folded carbon copy typescripts on cheap paper signed at end in pencil "H.W." with manuscript notations in another hand, titled "Rock Pitches Near Halifax, N.S." Besides the editor, contributions by E. R. Blanchet, Olaf Bloch, P. Borchers, T. Graham Brown, E. J. Garwood, P. Wyn Harris, W. P. Haskett-Smith, Henry Hoek, G. N. Humphreys, T. G. Longstaff, C. F. Meade, H. E. L. Porter, W. Rickmer Rickmers, Hugh Roger-Smith, G. R. Speaker, J. Monroe Thorington, A. M. Wakefield, William West, Walter Weston, Claude Wilson, J. M. Wordie, and G. Winthrop Young. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$50.00                          Book Number: 30161                          Order / Enquire

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