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Ten Great Mountains, Irving, R.L.G.
1 Ten Great Mountains
Irving, R.L.G.
London J. M. Dent & Sons 1942 Second printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded green cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 213 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs and maps. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges, slight darkening to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "This book gives one of the best and clearest descriptions one has yet read of the difficult "Second Step" on Everest which has baffled many climbers. Its ten chapters have hundreds of interesting points, and the photographs are remarkable for the way in which they show the massive proportions, the tremendous downrush of precipices, and the dizzying effect of corners and slaps that seem to be hung out over space." - Manchester Guardian Mountains include: Snowdon, Ben Nevis, Mount Cook, The Matterhorn, Ushba, Mont Blanc, Mount Logan, Nanga Parbat, Kangchenjunga, Mount Everest. 017646

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Challenge: An Anthology of the Literature of Mountaineering, Irwin, William Robert
2 Challenge: An Anthology of the Literature of Mountaineering
Irwin, William Robert
New York Columbia University Press 1950 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with small illustration at lower corner of front board, black cloth spine with bright silver lettering. Very tiny bump to top front board edge; no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 444 pgs. with index. Dustjacket has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Twenty-five of the most exciting firsthand accounts of mountaineering all over the world--of scaling peaks in the Andes, the Rockies, the Pyrenees, the Himalayas, the Alps--as they have appeared over the past century. Writers include Sir Leslie Stephen, Gertrude Bell, Evelyn Waugh, John Muir, John Buchan, and more; also includes a brief glossary and suggestions for further reading. 017647

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An Innocent on Everest, Izzard, Ralph
3 An Innocent on Everest
Izzard, Ralph
New York E. P. Dutton 1954 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean bright original dust jacket. Clean decorated paper covered boards with clean blue cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. As new condition. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. 319 pages with bibliography. Clean dust jacket not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), slightest wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023981

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An Innocent on Everest, Izzard, Ralph
4 An Innocent on Everest
Izzard, Ralph
New York E. P. Dutton 1954 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original jacket. Clean decorated paper covered boards with clean blue cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 319 pp. with bibliography. Clean jacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, has edge chipping and edge wear; author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Adventures of an English newspaperman -- the time of this adventure is that of the successful English conquest of Mount Everest. Story opens with the author in Cairo, where he had just returned from Kenya. Here he is suddenly ordered by his paper to be off to Katmandu in an attempt to beat the advance party of the official British expedition. 019672

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The Climb Up to Hell, Olsen, Jack
5 The Climb Up to Hell
Olsen, Jack
London Victor Gollancz 1963 Second printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second Impression, July 1963, in original dust jacket. Clean unfaded red-orange cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Introduction by Christopher Brasher. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 191 pages. Dust jacket is unclipped (21/- net on front inside flap), small thumbnail size chip at base of front panel, very light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An eight-day epic of Alpine climbing and rescue, and its aftermath. 023390

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Lowell Thomas' Book of the High Mountains, Thomas, Lowell
6 Lowell Thomas' Book of the High Mountains
Thomas, Lowell
New York Julian Messner 1964 First edition Hardcover Very Good++ Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clena blue top-stained page edges. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 512 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, 3" curved closed edge tear at lower front panel edge near spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Here, as only Lowell Thomas could write it, is the story of mountains--a story that reflects the glory, the adventure, the fact and lore, the fascinating discoveries that have emerged from man's urge to conquer the giants of the earth. 018107

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The Age of Mountaineering, Ullman, James Ramsey
7 The Age of Mountaineering
Ullman, James Ramsey
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1954 Stated First Impression Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in original jacket. Very clean beige buckram cloth boards with brown cloth spine, gold and black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful black & white photographs. 352 pp. with index, small addendum bound in by publisher at rear of book. Dustjacket has chipping and edge wear, tiny price clip on front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019669

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First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs, Venables, Stephen
8 First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs
Venables, Stephen
Ontario, Canada Firefly Books 2008 1554074037 / 9781554074037 Stated First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Stated "First Printing) in clean unchipped dust jacket, with letter from publisher laid in. Gorgeous large book - size approx. size 9-3/4" 11-1/4". Clean glossy color photo illustrated boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Beautiful full color photographs throughout. 192 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, unclipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Collectible gift quality condition. 024454

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