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Banner In the Sky
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Banner In the Sky

By Ullman, James Ramsay

New York: HarperTrophy of Harper Imprint of Harper Collins, 1988. Book. As New. Mass Market Paperback. First Harper Keypoint Edition (1954). 285, [i] pp. 12mo/18cm. As New. Another good read from the pen of probably our most famous and prolific mountaineering author. Most became motion pictures and this one was a Newberry Honor Book in 1955. James Ramsey Ullman (1907-1971) not only wrote books about mountains and the men who climb then but was one himself the summit of his experience being participation in the first American expedition to Everest in 1971..

$9.78

Kingdom of Adventure: Everest. A Chronicle of Man's Assault on the Earth's Highest Mountain Narrated by the Participants and with an Accompnying Text by James Ramsey Ullman

By Ullman, James Ramsey

New York: William Sloane Associates, Inc, 1947. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. [xxii], 411ppp, 3 maps, 30 b/w illustrations (mainly from photographs), 4 appendices, index. 8vo/23cm. Blue cloth gilt, titling slightly rubbed, light edgewear, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. A well written account of the attempts on Everest up to that time. James Ramsy Ullman (1907-1971) was an American writer and mountaineer. He had climbed many of the world's most challenging mountains and in 1963 achieved a lifetime dream by becoming a member of the first American expedition to Everest. Five of his books, most of which involved mountains, were made into motion pictures..

$14.66

The Conquest of Everest with a Chapter on the Final Assault by Sir Edmund Hillary

By Hunt, Sir John

New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc, 1954. Book. Illus. by Pen sketches by Charles Evans. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xx, 300pp, Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, 8 photographs in color, 48 illustrations from monochrome photographs, 6 maps and drawings, 9 appendices, glossary, index. 8vo/22cm. Illustrated blue and grey cloth, light wear, in worn and chipped dj, initials of previous owner on ffep, 50th anniversary of climbing article from NYTimes Internationall Edition laid in, otherwise clean, tight and very good. VG/Poor..

$11.73

Nanga Parbat

By Herrligkoffer, Karl M.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First American Edition. Foreword by Sir John Hunt. xx, [i], 263, viii pp, Translators' Introduction by Eleanor Brockett and Anton Ehrenzweig, Author's Preface, 6 maps, more than fifty monochrome illustrations from photographs, 3 appendices, bibliography, glossary, index. 8vo/22cm. Blind-stamp decorated blue cloth silver, light wear, dj spine sunned light edtewear, previous owner initials on ffep, , otherwise clean, tight and very good. The story of the successful 1953 German-Austrian Expedition to the 26, 620 foot Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. The author, Dr. Karl Herrligkoffer (1916- 1991) was its leader. The first 87 pages catalog the tragedies which this mountain exacted particularly to German climbers in the thirties, one of whom, Willi Merkl, was the author's brother. Known as 'the killer mountain' no other mountain has been the scene of so great a toll of human life over the years..

$19.55

K2 The 1939 Tragedy:

By Kauffman, Andrew J and William L. Putnam

Seattle: The Mountaineers, 2000. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Fourth Printing (1993). 224pp, Acknowledgments, Introduction, 8 appendices, Notes, Index. 8vo/23cm. Paper. Fine. The story of the ill-fated 1939 Wiessner Expedition to K2. during which one American climber and three Sherpas died. The fifty year mystery of what actually happened is finally explained through meticulous research..

$9.66

High in the Thin Cold Air: The Story of the Himalayan Expedition Led By Sir Edmund Hillary, Sponsored by World Book Encyclopedia

By Hillary, Sir Edmund and Desmond Doig

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1962. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. ix, 254pp, Preface, more than one hundred illustrations from both color and monogchrome photographs, roster of expedition, glossary, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Gray and blue cloth, very light wear, in dj sligtly chipped at head of spine, previous owner initials and purchase date on ffep, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Laid in is a clip of the picture story, The Highest Livers, from Life Magazine, May 12, 1961. An expedition to attempt the first attempt on Mt. Makalu and then to spend an entire winter on the peak..

$14.66

The Armchair Mountaineer
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The Armchair Mountaineer

By Reuther, David and John Thorn, Editors

Birmingham, Alabama: Menasha Ridge Press, 1989. Book. Illus. by Bob Carroll. Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. x, 342pp, Introduction, Glossary, Permissions. 8vo/23cm. Paper. Fine. Fifty stories by the greats and not so greats of the climbing genus as well as distinguished authors such as Mailer, Twain and Ullman. A fine book to settle down with on a cold winter or hot summer night..

$14.66

Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition

By Slesser, Malcolm

New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1964. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 256pp, end-paper map,3 color illustrations (1 double-paged), 30 black & white photo illustrations, 2 appendices, index. 8vo/23cm. Blue cloth gilt, shelf wear only, faint mottling at top edge, in protected lightly edgeworn dj, internally fine. A frank account of the first Soviet-British mountaineering expedition to Soviet Asia, its considerable tensions, the death of Wilfred Noyce and another prominent British climber and the difficult ascent of nearly 25000 foot Pik Kommunizma. C.G. Malcolm Slessor (1926- ) was Deputy Leader of the expedition under Sir John Hunt. An experienced climber, he was also a professor of energy studies at Strathclyde University. Neate S 82; Yakushi S 276..

$14.66

The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom & Idolatry

By Smith, George Alan and Carol D.

New York, Toronto, London: Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1968. Book. Illus. by Drawings by Debra Healy. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. xvii, 361pp, Prologue from Wilfred Noyce, many drawings and illustrations (some from color photographs), Explanations and Excuses, Bibliography. 4to/26cm. Blue cloth gilt, light wear, personal presentation inscription on ffep, otherwise internally fine. An anthology of writings over the ages by a great variety of individuals who found pleasure and/or challenge in climbing. George Alan Smith was an arts consultant and mountain climber. He wrote the article on Mountaineering for a recent edition of the online Encyclopedia Brittannica. Neate S99..

$17.60

The Mountain Spirit

By Tobias, Michael Charles and Harold Drasdo, Editors

Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1979. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First American Edition. 264pp, many illustrations from photographs, drawings and paintings. notes and bibliographies, overview. A thoughtful collection of writings on the philosophical and psychological subject of mountains and their climbing by a great range of writers including Samuel Beckett, T.S. Blakeney, Burton Watson and Galen Rowell. The book is organized in several sections including, Contemporary Meditations, Style and Meaning in Mountaineering, Stairways to Another World and The Journey in the Mountain Experience. Michael Charles Tobias (1951- ) is an American educator, author, ecologist and filmmaker. Harold Drasdo (1930- ) is an experienced British climber, author and environmentalist..

$15.64

The Mountain World
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The Mountain World

By Casewit, Curtis W.

New York: Random House/A Ridge Press Book, 1976. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First edition. 246pp, profusely illustrated with both monochrome and full color illustrations from photographs (many full page), index. 4to/28cm. Light blue cloth gilt, light wear, in price clipped dj with short closed tear at top edge, internally fine. NF/VG-. Curtis W. Casewit is a writer and mountaineer..

$15.00

China To Chitral

By Tilman, H.W.

Cambridge: At the University Press, 1951. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 124pp, 69 photographs by author, 4 maps. Tall 8vo/24cm. Red cloth gilt, light wear, one corner slightly bumped, in edgeworn and chipped dj, small book stamp of New Delhi dealer on ffep, marginalia on 1 page, otherwise internally very good. VG/Fair. His biographer, Tim Madge, calls Tilman (1898-1977) "the last of the great explorers". In his inimitable style he recounts here the adventures of his 1949 trips. Neate T36; Yakushi T80..

$39.10

Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8,000-meter Peak (26, 493 feet). With an Introduction by Eric Shipton

By Herzog, Maurice

New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, Inc., 1953. Book. Illus. by Cartographic & Photographic Documentation by Marcel Ichac. Very Good. Hardcover. Translated from the French by Nea Morin and Janet Adam Smith. 316pp, 8 maps (1 folding colored), folding panorama, colored frontis and 2 other color-gravure illustrations (1 double-paged), 24 monochrome illustrations from photographs, glossary, list of routes. 8vo/22cm. Black and green blind-stamped cloth silver, light soil, small stain back board, otherwise clean, tight and very good.. An account of the first climb of a mountain over 8,000 metres high. This version of the climb was later disputed by two members of the team. Maurice Herzog (1919- ) was the leader of the 1950 French Himalayan Expedition and was later appointed French Minister of Sport. Neate H74; Yakushi H176b..

$9.78

The Theory of Belaying

By Wexler, Arnold

Golden, Colorado: American Alpine Journal, 1950. Book. Fine. Soft cover. N.p. Reprinted from the American Alpine Journal, Vol VII, No 4 (1950), pp 379-405. 26pp, 7 figures. 8vo/23cm. Printed wrappers with American Alpine Club insignia on rear panel, light soil and rubbing, internally fine. A memorial article on Arnold Wexler appeared in the 1997 AA Journal..

$14.66

Modern Mountaineering

By Abraham, George D

London: Methuen, 1948. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Third Edition, Revised (1933). x, 198pp, 16 monochrome illustrations from photographs, index. 12mo/19cm.. Light blue cloth, light wear in lightly soiled dj with small chip, internally clean, tight and very good. A basic text by the well known mountaineer and author George D. Abraham (1872-1965). Neate A05..

$9.78

Everest the Hard Way

By Bonington, Chris

New York: Random House, 1976. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First American Edition. xiv, 1l, 303, [i] pp, 11 appendices, 14 maps and diagrams, monochrome title-page illustration, 64 color plates, index. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Cloth backed silver, light wear, in protected dj, internally fine. VG/VG+. The dramatic story of the 1976 ascent of Everest by Bonington and company using an unusually difficult route. Sir Christian John Storey Bonington, CBE (1934- ) British climber and explorer, has written more than a dozen books and was awarded the CBE in 1996 for his services to the sport of mountaineering. Neate B130..

$13.69

Himalaya Venture. Translated from the German by Lawrence Wilson

By Kolb, Fritz

London: Lutterworth Press, 1959. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition in English. 148pp, 3 maps, 15 monochrome illustrations from photographs. 8vo/22cm. Blue cloth gilt, in protected lightly rubbed dj, small stamp of London Book Co., Rawalpindi on ffep, otherwise internally fine. NF/VG-. Lightweight climbs in Lahul, Padar and Garhwal in 1939 and 1945 by two Austrians who were interned in India during World War II. Neate K44; Yakushi K117b..

$14.66

Lowell Thomas' Book of the High Mountains

By Thomas, Lowell

New York: Julian Messner, Inc, 1964. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 512pp, more than one hundred fifty illustrations (mainly from photographs augmented by maps, drawings, other artwork and tables), index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Blue cloth gilt, lightly rubbed at extremities, sunned at edges and spine, 2 small abrasions back board, light foxing of spine, foredge and end matter, otherwise internally fine. Wide ranging survey of mountaineering by the inveterate adventurer, radio broadcaster, journalist and sometime amateur climber, Lowell Thomas (1892-1981). Neate T20..

$13.69

Nanga Parbat

By Herrligkoffer, Karl M.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First American Edition. Foreword by Sir John Hunt. xx, [i], 263, viii pp, Translators' Introduction by Eleanor Brockett and Anton Ehrenzweig, Author's Preface, 6 maps, more than fifty monochrome illustrations from photographs, 3 appendices, bibliography, glossary, index. 8vo/22cm. Blind-stamp decorated blue cloth silver, light edgewear, in protected dj with 2 short closed edge tears, previous owner name on front pastedown, light foxing at head of end photographs in photo cluster, otherwise text clean, tight and very good. The story of the successful 1953 German-Austrian Expedition to the 26, 620 foot Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. The author, Dr. Karl Herrligkoffer (1916- ) was its leader. The first 87 pages catalog the tragedies which this mountain exacted particularly to German climbers in the thirties, one of whom, Willi Merkl, was the author's brother. Known as 'the killer mountain' no other mountain has been the scene of so great a toll of human life over the years..

$21.51

Moments of Doubt and Other Mountaineering Writings of David Roberts. Foreword by Royal Robbins
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Moments of Doubt and Other Mountaineering Writings of David Roberts. Foreword by Royal Robbins

By Roberts, David

Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1989. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Third printing (1986). xvi, 237, [i] pp, portrait illustration. Paper, very light wear, presentation in ink on ffep, otherwise internally fine. VG+. Twenty essays and articles organized under three categories: Adventures, Profiles and Reflections by the veteran Harvard educated mountaineer-writer David Roberts (1943- ) whose many articles and books, especially about climbing in Alaska, are said to have had a major impact on the form of mountaineering literature. Royal Robbins (1935- ) was one of the pioneers of American rock climbing, made many first ascents and now owns an outdoor apparel company..

$10.75

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