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1 Charlet, Armand VOCATION ALPINE: Souvenirs d'un Guide de Montagne. Preface de Dr. Azema
Neuchatel/Paris: Editions Victor Attinger, (1949). (1949). Good 
Neuchatel/Paris: Editions Victor Attinger, (1949).. (1949).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial black & white wrappers The binding is darkened & stained with some creasing to the front wrap. The head & tail of the spine & the bottom edge of the front wrap are chipped. 206 & [1] pages plus colophon. Illustrated with 12 black-and-white plates.. The inside wraps are darkened with a glue stain down the front edge of the inside front wrap. The contents are bright & clean. Good.

First trade edition. A title in the publisher's series "Collection Montagne". The text is in French.

From the library of George Alan Smith with his signature on the front endpaper. Smith was an arts consultant and mountain climber. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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MONTAGNA SENZA PAROLE., Frisia, Emilio [b. 1924].
2 Frisia, Emilio [b. 1924]. MONTAGNA SENZA PAROLE.
(Milano): Il Castello-Collane Tecniche, (1974). (1974). Good 
(Milano): Il Castello-Collane Tecniche, (1974).. (1974).. Good. - Quarto, gray cloth titled in white on the spine in a black & white pictorial dust wrapper. The covers are lightly bumped and slightly warped with a light staining to a small area of the front cover. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped along the edges. 121 & [6] pages plus the colophon, illustrated with stunning black & white photographs. Good.

First edition.

Among the locations where these photographs of mountains and mountaineers were taken are the Dolomites, Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, the Caucasus and Pamir. The book has a 2-page introduction in Italian by Antonio Arcari.

Laid in is a 2-page typed sheet giving translations of the photo captions. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD

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3 Gos, Charles ALPINISME ANECDOTIQUE
Neuchatel/Paris: Editions Victor Attinger, (1934). (1934). Fair 
Neuchatel/Paris: Editions Victor Attinger, (1934).. (1934).. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The binding is darkened & lightly creased & chipped. There are tears to the head & tail of the spine and the rear wrap is detached. 314 pages. There is a small stain to the fore-edge. The contents are very good. Fair.

From the library of the Alpine Club with the club's stamp on the front wrap, half-title and title, purchased from arts consultant and mountain climber George Alan Smith. A typed slip mounted on the half title states: "Presented by Sydney Spencer, Esq. 1944."

A title in "Collection Montagne", a series of previously unpublished or untranslated works on mountaineering. The text is in French. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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4 Gos, Charles L'EPOPEE ALPESTRE: Histoire Abregee de la Montagne et de l'Alpinisme de l'Antiquite a Nos Jours
Neuchatel/Paris: Editions Victor Attinger, circa [1944]. [1944]. Good 
Neuchatel/Paris: Editions Victor Attinger, circa [1944].. [1944].. Good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The binding is bumped & lightly stained & soiled, with the spine darkened. 186 pages. There is light creasing to the front edges of the pages in the first half of the book, with soiling to the crease on page 17. Good.

From the library of arts consultant and mountain climber George Alan Smith with his signature on the front endpaper and his underlining in the first paragraph of the text.

A title in "Collection Montagne", a series of previously unpublished or untranslated works on mountaineering. The text is in French. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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5 Herzog, Maurice ANNAPURNA: The First Conquest of an 8000-Metre Peak. With a New Introduction by Joe Simpson. Translated from the French by Nea Morin and Janet Adam Smith
(London): Pimlico, (1997). (1997). 0712673938 / 9780712673938 Very good 
(London): Pimlico, (1997).. (1997).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wraps. The wraps are lightly bumped with light staining to their edges. The rear wrap is lightly soiled with a price sticker on the bottom inner corner. xxi & 246 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Hess, Heinrich ZEITSCHRIFT DES DEUTSCHEN UND OSTERREISHISCHEN ALPENVEREINS. Redigerts von Heinrich Hess. Band XXXIX. Jahrgang 1908
Munchen: Verlag des Deutschen und Osterreichischen Alpenvereins / Hergestellt Durch F. Bruchkann A.-G., 1908. 1908. Good 
Munchen: Verlag des Deutschen und Osterreichischen Alpenvereins / Hergestellt Durch F. Bruchkann A.-G., 1908.. 1908.. Good. - 4to, green cloth (bumped, rubbed & stained); titled in black on front cover & spine. viii & 398pp. (rear hinge starting; top edge of last 20 leaves and rear endpapers dampstained). Profuse textual illustrations, a photogravure frontispiece entitled "Crozzon di Brenta vom Grasso d'Oveno", 1 color plate, 25 full-page B&W plates, 2 folding charts including one with overlay, a long folding photographic plate and a large folding color topographic map entitled "Karte der Brentagruppe" printed on heavier stock and laid in at rear (stained & rubbed with a few tiny holes at folds). Good.

Yearbook number 39 on the German and Austrian Alps. Includes mountaineering. 
Price: 85.00 USD

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7 Jenkins, McKay THE WHITE DEATH: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone
New York: Random House, (2000). (2000). 037550303X / 9780375503030 Very good Signed
New York: Random House, (2000).. (2000).. Very good. INSCRIBED TO PETER MATTHIESSEN AND SIGNED BY MCKAY JENKINS - Octavo, cloth- backed boards in a dust wrapper. There are some tiny stains to the front cover & the bottom edge of the rear cover. The rear panel of the dust jacket is slightly soiled. xxi, 228 & [1] pages plus colophon. Black-and- white illustrations. There are a few tiny marks to the bottom edges of the pastedowns. Very good.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen on the half-title: "Feb 00 / For Peter / With deepest admiration and gratitude for your guidance and help these last few years / McKay". Jenkins edited "The Peter Matthiessen Reader".

Matthiessen provides a quote on the rear panel of the dust wrapper: "A dramatic account of an ill-fated mountaineering family, and a well-researched study of avalanches and the mysterious nature of snow, which makes the collapse of its formations the great underlying danger in high mountains." Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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2 PHOTOGRAPHIC POSTCARDS OF THE AUSTRIAN ALPS BY THE NOTED NATURALIST HERBERT LANG, Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)
8 Lang, Herbert (1879-1957) 2 PHOTOGRAPHIC POSTCARDS OF THE AUSTRIAN ALPS BY THE NOTED NATURALIST HERBERT LANG
[Austria], circa, [1900]. [1900]. Very good 
[Austria], circa, [1900].. [1900].. Very good. - sc Two 5-1/2 inch by 3-1/2 inch vintage photographic postcards by Herbert Lang. The images respectively depict the snowy peaks of "Oberammergau / Gabelschrofen v.Hochplatt" in soft sienna tone; and "Oberammergau / Hochplattgipfel" in a soft light blue tint. The postcards are slightly soiled and the corners lightly bumped. Else, very good.

The German-born scientist and naturalist Herbert Lang was employed by the natural history museum at the University of Zurich, and after emigrating to America in 1903, he joined the staff of the American museum as a taxidermist. After developing exhibits of North American birds, he joined the Kenyan expedition led by big game hunter Richard Tjader in 1906 and subsequently led his own expedition to the Congo from 1909-1915. Lang avidly documented his expeditions with fine photographs of the local population, animals and nature. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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9 Norman, Geoffrey TWO FOR THE SUMMIT: My Daughter, the Mountains and Me
[New York]: Dutton, (2000). (2000). Very good. 
[New York]: Dutton, (2000).. (2000).. Very good.. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The binding is slightly bumped. [ix] & 242 pages. The first few leaves are lightly bumped. Very good.

Uncorrected proof.

The pictorial front wrapper for the published edition is stapled to the front wrap of the proof. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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10 Perrin, Jim. ON AND OFF THE ROCKS: Selected Essays 1968-1985.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1988. 1988. Very good Signed
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1988.. 1988.. Very good. iNSCRIBED TO PETER MATTHIESSEN AND SIGNED BY JIM PERRIN. - Small quarto [9- 1/2 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed & slightly bumped with a crease across the top corner of the front wrap. 192 pages. Numerous black-and- white illustrations. Very good.

First paperback edition.

Inscribed to Peter Matthiessen on the title page: "Gratitude to Peter Matthiessen - Roshi / for opening the flood-gates of intuition. / Jim Perrin".

Perrin's essays on mountains and mountaineering and people he has known. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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11 Smythe, F. S BRITISH MOUNTAINEERS
London: Collins, 1946. 1946. Very good 
London: Collins, 1946.. 1946.. Very good. - Small quarto [9 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide], green paper covered boards in a matching dust wrapper. The boards are lightly rubbed & bumped. The dust jacket is rubbed, slightly darkened & lightly chipped. 46 & [2] pages. 8 full-page color illustrations and 22 full-page & textual illustrations in black & white. There is light offsetting to the front pastedown & endpaper from a newspaper cutting laid in. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

Second printing of a title in the "Britain in Pictures" series.

The newspaper cutting, which is in French, is a fairly lengthy two-column article about an Edward Whymper expedition in the Alps, titled "Au Cervin: La chute des compagnons de Whymper". Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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12 Smythe, F. S THE MOUNTAIN SCENE
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1937. 1937. Fine 
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1937.. 1937.. Fine. - Small quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8 inches wide], blue cloth. The spine & extremities are very slightly faded. ix, [1] leaf & 153 pages. Illustrated by the author in black & white with a frontispiece and 77 full- and half-page photographic illustrations of hills & mountains with commentary on the circumstances of each climb. Near fine.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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13 Smythe, Frank S VACANCES D'ALPINISTE (Mountaineering Holiday). Traduction de J. et F. Germain
Grenoble/Paris: B. Arthaud, (1948). (1948). Fair 
Grenoble/Paris: B. Arthaud, (1948).. (1948).. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The front edge of the front wrap is creased. The spine is creased with tears to the head & tail & the front wrap is partially detached. There is a small stain to the tail of the spine & the adjacent corner of the rear wrap. 275 & [3] pages plus colophon. Black-and-white frontispiece & full-page black-and-white illustrations. The pages are toned & the rear endpaper is nearly detached. Fair.

First edition in French.

From the library of arts consultant and mountain climber George Alan Smith with his signature on the front endpaper and a few of his pencil markings in the text. The text is in French. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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