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Rare Mountaineering Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

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.

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...



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...



HIGH ADVENTURE -- FIRST Edition -- SIGNED By Hillary & Lowe by Hillary, Edmund

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1955. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST PRINTING of the USA First Edition. Original tan cloth spine, blue cloth boards, gilt lettering spine. SIGNED by the author, "Ed Hillary", on the titl...



Appalachia. The Journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Vol 1, 1876-78 by Appalachian Mountain Club

Hardcover, original brown cloth with gold lettering. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. 308pp. Interesting contemporary bookplate on front paste-down, inked name stamped on verso of flyleaf. Includes plates and fold-out maps. Plate VIII, Map of ...

From Gary Menchen


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...



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...



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


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


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...



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


TIGER OF THE SNOWS. The Autobiography of Tenzing of Everest -- WITH SIGNED Tenzing Postcard by Tenzing Norgay & James Ramsey Ullman

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1955. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. With Tenzing SIGNED postcard (hand signed by Tenzing with blue pen). The postcard commemorates via a special cancel the first day o...



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...

From Old Saratoga Books



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


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 tissu...

From Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA]


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...



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