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Mountain Ascents in Westmoreland and Cumberland

By: Barrow, John

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Sampston Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009026


Small 8vo, a few text illustrations, pp viii, 208, folding map at rear, possibly lacking the flimsy facing the frontispiece (?), a little weak and slightly used internally, decorated cloth slightly rubbed and marked, the head of the spine pulled and a little frayed. SCARCE. View more info

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East Kinabalu - A Guide to the Eastern Part of Mount Kinabalu

By: CHIN Shui Hiung; Ravi Mandalam & Christopher Chin

Price: £29.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, Opus Publications: 2013

Seller ID: 008891


Very well illustrated, large 8vo, pp viii, 152, a very good new copy in dustwrapper. [This book is a guide to the remote and rugged eastern part of Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain on the island of Borneo. The western part of the mountain is readily accessible by a scrambling trail that has been developed over several decades into a secure track with guard rails, steps and ropes in steeper sections. It attracts thousands of amateur climbers every year. The eastern s... View more info

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Men Myths and Mountains. ("The life and times of mountaineering") (Huxley copy)

By: Clark, Ronald W.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007587


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp viii, 292, clean internally, blue cloth very slightly worn, corners slightly rubbed, bottom edge slightly shelf-worn, in a slightly worn dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. [From the library of Anthony Huxley, with his stamp on the front endpaper. Son of Julian, nephew of Aldous, grandson of Leonard and great-grandson of Thomas Henry - Anthony Huxley was the only member of this towering scientific dynasty to choose botany and horticulture a... View more info

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The Alps

By: Clark, Ronald W.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1973

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 007710


Well illustrated, small quarto, pp 288, very slightly used internally, in a slightly worn and browned dustwrapper which his missing a tiny piece at the lower corner of the upper cover. [From the library of Anthony Huxley, with his stamp on the front endpaper. Son of Julian, nephew of Aldous, grandson of Leonard and great-grandson of Thomas Henry - Anthony Huxley was the only member of this towering scientific dynasty to choose botany and horticulture as his career. His e... View more info

A Picture History of Mountaineering

By: Clark, Ronald, W.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Hulton Press: 1956

Seller ID: 000709


Well illustrated, quarto, slight ink smear affecting the f.e.p. and, very marginally, the title page. Otherwise a very slightly worn copy in a frayed dustwrapper lacking two or three tiny pieces. View more info

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The Ascent of Dhaulagiri

By: Eiselin, Max

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 007599


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xii, 159, clean internally, blue cloth slightly dull and slightly rubbed and marked. Overall quite a good copy of a very scarce book. [From the library of Anthony Huxley, with his stamp on the front endpaper. Son of Julian, nephew of Aldous, grandson of Leonard and great-grandson of Thomas Henry - Anthony Huxley was the only member of this towering scientific dynasty to choose botany and horticulture as his career. His earlier writings on mount... View more info

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Kinabalu - The Haunted Mountain of Borneo: an account of its ascent, its people, flora and fauna

By: Enriquez, Major C.M.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, Opus Publications: 2008

Seller ID: 008441


Illustrated in black and white, small 8vo, pp xvi, 95, paperback, a very good copy. [First published in 1927, Kinabalu: The Haunted Mountain of Borneo still enthralls readers with the exploits of early-day explorers of Kinabalu. This account follows Enrique’s desire to scale the summit with his trusted companion Sau Nan and a small entourage. Enriquez’s account of his expedition contains some of the most beautifully written passages that portray the starkness and bea... View more info

Image for The Highest Andes - a record of the first ascent of Aconcagua and Tupumgat in Argentina, and the exploration of the surrounding valleys

The Highest Andes - a record of the first ascent of Aconcagua and Tupumgat in Argentina, and the exploration of the surrounding valleys

By: FITZ GERALD, E.A.

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1899

Seller ID: 006057


Well illustrated with many plates, two folding maps, large 8vo, pp xvi, 390, neat contemporary inscription on the front endpaper, some foxing and browning throughout, a little smoky, decorated cloth gilt, a little worn and marked, spine faded and with two holes at the base. VERY SCARCE View more info

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Nothing Venture, Nothing Win (Huxley copy

By: Hillary, Sir Edmund

Price: £4.00

Publisher: New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan: 1975

Seller ID: 007594


Illustrated, pp 319, upper corner of first 50 pages slightly bumped, otherwise very clean internally, dark blue cloth slightly bumped also otherwise very bright, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is a bit creased along the fore-edge of the upper cover. [From the library of Anthony Huxley, with his stamp on the front endpaper. Son of Julian, nephew of Aldous, grandson of Leonard and great-grandson of Thomas Henry - Anthony Huxley was the only member of... View more info

In the High Grampians

By: Perry, Richard

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Lindsay Drummond: 1948

Seller ID: 000615


Illustrated, pp 173, folding map, some uneven browing to endpapers otherwise a good copy in a slightly worn and chipped dustwrapper which has been severely price-clipped. View more info

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East Kinabalu - Royal Society Expeditions 40th Anniversary Monograph

By: Ravi Mandalam, K.; Davison, G.W.H. & Regis, Patricia

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, The Sabah Society: 2005

Seller ID: 006749


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp x, 144, paperback, a very good copy. [This Sabah Society Monograph is devoted to commemorating 40 years since the Royal Society Expeditions to Mount Kinabalu. which was declared a national park in 1964. The Royal Society Expeditions (RSE) of 1961 and 1964 took place when Sabah was in transition from a British administered colony to an independent state within the Malaysian Federation. The First RSE was the last of a long series of major scienti... View more info

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Mountains of the Great Blue Dream

By: Reid, Robert L.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: San Francisco, North Point Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010547


pp 184, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. ["People who know wilderness - real wilderness know there is a dark side to the moon. This is a book about inner mountaineering, a perspective only an older climber can give." Roderick Nash, author of "Wilderness and the American Mind".] View more info

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The Dolomiti

By: Scarpa, Dario

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Trento, Editoria s.r.l.: 1985

Seller ID: 006168


Well illustrated with colour photographs, large 8vo, pp 124, paperback, a good clean copy. View more info

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The Valley of Flowers

By: Smythe, Frank S.

Price: £11.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013575


First edition. Illustrated, octavo, pp xiv, 322, a little age-toned throughout, very slight foxing, endpapers slightly marked, two names on front endpaper have been blocked out in ink, cloth a little worn and rubbed. View more info

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Ice Fall in Norway

By: Twistleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, Ranulph

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1974

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011264


Second impression, illustrated, pp 160, very slight age-toning, but otherwise clean internally, cloth in very good condition, in a very slightly worn dustwrapper with a slight tear on its upper cover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. [The 1970 expedition to the Jostedals glacier in Norway, and the descent of the formidable Briksdalsbre.] View more info

Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69

By: Whymper, Edward

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Time-Life: 1984

Seller ID: 012917


[1871]. Five folding maps at rear, many illustrations, pp xviii, (2), 432. [Time-Life Classics of Exploration Series. The uniform faux-leather bindings with gilt edges are a little garish, but the contents are well reproduced.] View more info

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Aorangi - the Story of Mount Cook

By: Wilson, Jim

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Christchurch, Whitcombe & Tombs: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010164


Illustrated, 8vo, pp 253, very clean internally, red cloth, covers a little bowed, a small dull stain on the upper corner, spine a little faded and marked. SCARCE. View more info

Image for Kinabalu - The Natural History, Ecology and Biodiversity of a World Heritage Mountain

Kinabalu - The Natural History, Ecology and Biodiversity of a World Heritage Mountain

By: Wong, K.M. & Chan, C.L.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010222


Very well illustrated, small slim 8vo, pp xviii, 162, paperback, a very good new copy. [For very many explorers, naturalists and conservationists, there is no parallel to the spectacular Kinabalu and its special biological richness. During its genesis, this geologically young mountain attained remarkable height to over 4000 m, and has weathered climate change episodes through millenia that ranged from ice-capped peaks to today’s largely bare granitic summit area. The m... View more info