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Subterranean Climbers Twelve Years in the World's Deepest Chasm

By: Chevalier, Pierre

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Teaneck, Zephyrus Press: 1975

Seller ID: 014523

ISBN: 0914264141

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 223, very clean internally, orange cloth slightly bruised at one corner otherwise very good, the dustwrapper is rubbed and very slightly worn. A small label on the title page states that the book was published in Great Britain by the Mendip Press. [Chevalier first visited the Trou du Glaz entrance in 1935, and was struck by the possibility of exploring beyond what was at the time considered technically possible. With Fernand Petzl, Charles Petit-Didier and others, Chevalier completed explorations that connected four entrances (Trou du Glaz, Guiers Mort, P40 and Grotte... 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

ISBN: 9833987494

Condition: New


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 summit of Kinabalu was scaled for the first time only in 1957 by two British climbers Myles Bowen and Ross Urquhart, a century... 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

Condition: Good


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 as his career. His earlier writings on mountain flowers reflected his passion for the high ground, and among his forty-odd wor... View more info

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Caves and Cave Diving

By: de Lavaur, Guy

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, The Scientific Book Club:

Seller ID: 014534

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 175, very slightly age-toned, fore-edge very slightly foxed, otherwise very clean internally, yellow cloth in good condition, binding leaning very slightly, in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a removable plastic film. 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

Condition: Good


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 mountain flowers reflected his passion for the high ground, and among his forty-odd works there stands his "Standard Encyclope... 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

ISBN: 9833987257

Condition: New


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 beauty of Kinabalu. He notes that "Kinabalu is a sort of Mecca for naturalists", which still holds true today. An enjoya... View more info

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The Great Caving Adventure

By: Farr, Martyn

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Sparkford, Yeovil, The Oxford Illustrated Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014535

ISBN: 0946609101

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp vi, 229, very clean internally, black cloth, binding leaning slightly but otherwise very good, the dustwrapper is slightly faded on the spine but otherwise very clean and bright. View more info

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Darkness Beckons: The History and Development of Cave Diving

By: Farr, Martyn

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Diadem Books Ltd: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014562

ISBN: 0906371503

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, square octavo, pp 207, hardback, a very good copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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Among the Hills (with dustwrapper)

By: Farrer, Reginald

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Headley Brothers: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014795

Condition: Good


First edition, second issue ?? (1911). Illustrated, (including 14 mounted colour plates), folding map, large octavo, pp 326, there is a bruise to the top inner margin of the early pages, the title page and the next few pages have a bruise and crease along fore margin, the bottom edge also has two small bumps which affect very slightly the lower margin of some pages, endpapers a little foxed, otherwise clean internally, blue cloth, again with a slight bruise on the upper cover, otherwise in good condition. With the scarce dustwrapper, which is a little age-toned, and slightly worn and frayed... View more info

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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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Muddy Oxbows

By: Hendy, Phil

Price: £3.75

Publisher: Wells, Mendip Publishing: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014529

ISBN: 0905903099

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with cartoons, small slim octavo, pp 64, paperback, a good clean copy. [Postage will be reduced] 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

ISBN: 0698106490

Condition: Good


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 this towering scientific dynasty to choose botany and horticulture as his career. His earlier writings on mountain flowers r... View more info

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Images Below: A Manual of Underground and Flash Photography

By: Howes, Chris

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Wild Places Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014717

ISBN: 0952670119

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, large octavo, pp xii, 268, a very good bright clean copy in a dustwrapper showing the very slightest signs of use. Signed by author on the title page. SCARCE. View more info

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The Botanists and Guides of Snowdonia

By: Jones, Dewi

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Llanrwst, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014787

ISBN: 0863813836

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small octavo, pp 170, paperback, a very good copy. View more info

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Caving Practice and Equipment

By: Judson, David (editor)

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Leicester, Cordlee & British Cave Research Association: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014578

ISBN: 18711890764

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp vi, 296, very slight signs of use internally, paperback, very slightly worn, upper corner very slightly bruised. Overall still a very good copy. View more info

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Speleology - The Study of Caves

By: Moore, George W. & Sullivan, G. Nicholas

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Teaneck, Zephyrus Press: 1978

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 014533

ISBN: 0914264222

Condition: Good


Second revised edition. Illustrated, small octavo, pp xii, 150, a very small mark to the fore-edge, otherwise very clean internally, paperback, very slight signs of wear. View more info

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In the High Grampians

By: Perry, Richard

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Lindsay Drummond: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000615

Condition: Very Good


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

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

ISBN: 9679994791


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 scientific expeditions undertaken during the colonial era. The First RSE was also the first team to undertake an exploration of the ... View more info

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Deep Secrets: The Discovery and Exploration of Lechuguilla Cave

By: Reames, Stephen; Lawrence Fish; Paul Burger; Patricia Kambesis

Price: £13.50

Publisher: St Louis, Cave Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014492

ISBN: 0939748185

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp xiv, 381, very clean internally, brown cloth, covers very slightly bowed, otherwise a very good copy. [In 1986, a group of explorers dug through the floor of a small cave in the New Mexico desert to dis-cover one of the most spectacular caves in the world. Lechuguilla Cave quickly gained national attention for its stunningly beautiful passages, deep pits, and scientific wonders. Cavers from all over the world swarmed to explore the cave, and over the next ten years, more than fifty miles of passage were discovered in Lechuguilla. This is the story of discovery, danger, ... 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

ISBN: 0865474672

Condition: Very Good


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