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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.

History of British Birds, First Edition, 1797 by Bewick, Thomas

Bewick, Thomas: (1753-1828) History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 containing the description and history of land birds etc. Newcastle: Sol. Hodgson; Edward Walker 1797; 1804, 1804. 2 vols. 8vo. xxx, [ii], 3…

From Calix Books


Smith Of Wootton Major by Tolkien, J. R.R

SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR: 1967 American First Edition, Stated First Printing. RARE THUS . EXLIB. Has library bookplate and some tape goo on it. Please see our photos. Good/Good Condition unclipped original dust jacket. Front flap price: $1.95. A clean, sol…

From Mary Riversong Books


To the Top of the Continent by Cook, Frederick A., M.D

New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1908. First Edition. 8vo – 23.5cm., [xxi], 321 pp., Appendices A,B,C & D., 46 black-and-white illustrations including black-and-white photographs, drawings and 6 maps – full-page and in text, full-page color fronti…

From Chet Ross Rare Books


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…



Everest Mountain Without Mercy. by COBURN, Broughton. Introduction by Tim Cahill. Afterword by David Breashears. Signed by Ed Viesturs and Spanish Climber Araceli Segarra

Washington DC National Geographic Society, 1997. Signed by Ed Viesturs and Spanish Climber Araceli Segarra, who has included a sketch of mountain peaks. First edition / First printing. Green boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. An account of the 1996 IMA…

From Orpheus Books


THROUGH TIBET TO EVEREST -- 1927 First Printing by Noel, Captain J. B. L. ( John )

London: Edward Arnold, 1927. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. FIRST PRINTING of the First UK Edition. Original sapphire blue cloth with gilt lettering spine. True first printing, very uncommon and scarce as such. The book is in fine condition …



CONQUISTADORS OF THE USELESS. From the Alps to Annapurna -- and Beyond. -- SIGNED By Terray by Terray, Lionel

London: Victor Gollancz, 1963. First Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. FIRST PRINTING of UK First Edition. SIGNED BY LIONEL TERRAY ON SLIP of paper lightly tipped in (like errata slip) on title page. Original blue boards, gilt lettering spine. Book i…




Hodder & Stoughton. London.,1953. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Signed by Hunt, dated 1960, on the title page. Illustrated with 48 mono and colour photos, plus several line drawings. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. Very good copy in very goo…

From Paul Foster Books


Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster (The Illustrated Edition) by Krakauer, Jon

NY: Villard Books, 1998. First edition. Hard cover in original printed clear acetate dust jacket. Published NY: Villard Books, 1998. Square 8vo., 9 1/4" x 9 1/4", xxii+407pp., illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Cream cloth with blue title…

From The Wild Muse


Royal Marines Conquer Another Antarctic Peak. Adelaide Island. Successful climb of the hitherto unscaled Mount Gaudry, highest mountain on Adelaide Island. by British Antarctic Survey

Three original British Official photographs. Issued for the British Information Services by the Central Office of Information. London. 7 February 1963. 20.5 x 25.5 cm. Royal Marines conquer another Antarctic Peak. Pictures just received from the Royal Nav…

From Paul Haynes Rare Books


SCRAMBLED AMONGST THE ALPS: IN THE YEARS 1860-69 1871 by Edward Whymper

London: John Murray City, 1871. First Edition.. half Leather. very good Plus. The Author. Copyright date is 1871, This antique volume is handsomely bound in private period binding with half vellum and marbled paper covered boards. The work is heavily i…

From mclinhavenbooks


Cho Oyu. By Favour of the Gods. With Tipped-in dated TICHY SIGNATURE by Tichy, Herbert

London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1957. First Edition . Cloth. Fine/Very Good. Original tan cloth with red lettering spine. Book is in fine condition with some fore-edge foxing and a little foxing in margins of a few pages, mainly near the front. The bindin…



Himalayan Journals; or, Notes of a Naturalist In Bengal, The Sikkim And Nepal Himalayas, The Khasia Mountains, &c. -- FIRST EDITION 1854 two volumes by Hooker, Joseph Dalton

London: John Murray, 1854. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 1st Printing FIRST PRINTING of First Edition 1854. Complete two volumes. Rebound in dark red buckram with original decorated covers mounted on front covers (both faded at the outsid…



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) …



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. Quarto (26 cm); [4] leaves, 166 pages, and two engraved folding plates. Engraved vignette on title pages (illustrating the event narrated in the text), engraved portrait of Carlo Emmanuele,…

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