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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.

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...



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...



A Climber's Guide To Yosemite Valley -- FIRST edition SIGNED by Roper & Steck & Robbins & Denny & Frost & Cooper & Gallwas by Roper, Steve

San Francisco: The Sierra Club, 1964. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing FIRST PRINTING of First Edition SIGNED on the title page by Steve Roper, Allen Steck, Royal Robbins, Glen Denny, Tom Frost, Jerry Gallwa...



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...



Travels amongst the great Andes of the equator by WHYMPER, Edward

1892 Whymper Travels in the Andes Volcano Matterhorn Alpine Illustrated VoyagesMountaineer and engraver Edward Whymper, best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, trained as a wood engraver from an early age. Whymper was introduced to moun...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Sir Edmund Hillary's Sagarmatha by Hillary, Sir Edmund

Singapore: The Himalayan Trust, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Good/good. Brown hardcover 1st edition in dustjacket. A signed, numbered copy with a handwritten letter from Sir Edmund Hillary laid in at front. The book's first edition was publishe...

From Tangible Tales


Seven Years in Tibet by Harrer, Heinrich

New York: Dutton. 1954. First Edition, First Printing, stated. 8vo – 21.8cm. [xv], 314pp. Publisher's salmon-colored cloth with black Tibetan image on front cover and lettered in black on the spine. A Fine copy in its original dust jacket in very good c...

From Chet Ross Rare Books


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...



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...



THE GREAT DAYS -- SIGNED by Walter Bonatti by Bonatti, Walter

London: Victor Gallancz, 1978. 1st Edition 4th Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FOURTH PRINTING of First UK Edition. SIGNED by Walter Bonatti on the title page. Nice, strong signature. The book is in fine clean condition with no previous owner marks or w...



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...



The Alps by Conway, W. Martin

Londong: Adam and Charles Black, 1904. Book. Illus. by Illustrated by McCormick, A. D.. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A travel and mountaineering classic describing the Alps featuring [70] Captioned tissue...

From Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA]


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


Scenes From the Snowfields: Illustrations of Upper Mont Blanc. by Coleman, Edmund

Kümmerly & Frey, 1985. 1985 reprint Fine Limited ed (no.13 of 100) loose in VG+ slip case. reproduction of the 1859 edition, large format (30cm x 47cm tall) unbound, ie pages are meant to be loose, in Fine slip case, 2 page introduction to this editi...

From Bob Worth Mountain Books


Among the Alps with Bradford by Washburn, Bradford

NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, plates dampstained at lower . corners, jacket dampstained, tattered and has 1 x 1 piece missing from . top of the front panel.. 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Orange cloth. Endpaper m...

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