Due to me spending more than I should of late on a well known auction site I now need to free up funds (and shelf space)...........
All the books have been read at least once (by me!)
All books are hardback with a dust jacket unless otherwise stated. I am happy to combine postage costs and all books will be sent in either a jiffy bag or box.
Some of the older books are large and heavy so postage may be higher than you and I would like but I am happy for people to collect from Llanfairfechan on the north Wales coast if you prefer.
The White Spider - Heinrich Harrer (1965 Edition) Hardback with dust jacket in very good and clean condition - THE classic book on the history of climbing on the north face of Eiger. The author was on the first ascent (though you probably know that !) PRICE £12.00 plus postage at cost.
Conquistadors of the useless - Lionel Terray (1st Edition 1963) Hardback but no dust jacket in good condition. Another alpine classic autobiography from the renowned French climber who was, among other things, on the first ascent of Fitzroy and a member / rescuer on the successful Annapurna expedition in 1950. PRICE £8.00 plus postage at cost.
Always a little further - Alistair Borthwick (3rd Edition 1969) Hardback with dust jacket in very good condition. A superb book on working class climbers from 1930's Scotland. A fantastic read and evocative of the time. PRICE £10.00 plus postage at cost.
A Plant Hunter in Tibet - Frank Kingdon Ward (1st Edition 1934) Hardback but no dust jacket and ex-library. Minimal marks and pull out maps complete. A very good read by the last of the great Himalayan plant hunters. PRICE £10.00 plus postage at cost.
In Mischiefs Wake - H W (Bill) Tilman (1st Edition 1971) Hardback with dust jacket in very good condition but ex library with usual marks (but not affecting text or plates). The mountaineer / sailors sixth "sailing" book and the first without his beloved Mischief. As always with this author a great read. PRICE £7.00 plus postage at cost.
Mostly Mischief - H W (Bill) Tilman (1st Edition 1966) Hardback with dust jacket in very good condition but (as above) ex library with usual marks (but not affecting text or plates). His fourth sailing book describing voyages to the Arctic & Antarctic. PRICE £7.00 plus postage at cost.
The Alps from End to End - William Martin Conway (3rd Edition 1895). Hardback in original boards in very good condition (slight lean). A very large and heavy book (over a kilo) by the eminent Victorian mountaineer / explorer / art historian / politician (etc). Describes a journey along the Alpine chain in the 19th Century and a very good read. PRICE £25.00 plus postage at cost.
The ascent of Nanda Devi - H W (Bill) Tilman (1st Edition 1937). Hardback recently (well 20 yrs ago when I bought it) re-bound with new end papers, The true first edition by Cambridge University Press. Very good condition with complete pull out map. As always with the author a superb read and the one with the famous quote "we almost forgot ourselves and shook hands" [on Nanda Devi summit]. Price £15.00 plus postage at cost.
Mountain Craft - Geoffrey Winthrop Young (2nd Edition 1921). Hardback. A large book. The classic instructional work from the prominent mountaineer which became for many years the 'standard' work of its type. I found it a charming read and a great insight into how things were in the early days. Book is in good condition. PRICE £12.00 plus postage at cost.
Cumbrian Rock - Trevor Jones & Geoff Milburn (1st Edition 1988) Hardcover in pictorial boards in very good condition. A great read and a very concise history of Lakeland climbing from the end of the 19th century to the mid / late 80's. PRICE £6.00 plus postage at cost.
Summits & Secrets - Kurt Diemberger (1st Edition 1971) Hardcover with facsimilie dust wrapper in good condition but ex-library with some marks but not intrusive to text or plates. Another classic mountaineering autobiography by one of the worlds greatest mountaineers. Amongst other things he was on and survived the 1986 K2 disaster, was with the legendary Herman Buhl on Chogolisa when he fell through a cornice to be lost forever and was the first man to be on the first ascent of two 8000m peaks (Broad Peak & Dhaulagiri). PRICE £8.00 plus postage at cost.
Kamet Conquered - Frank Smythe (1st Edition 1932) Hardback in good condition. At the time this was the highest summit attained by man (before Nanda Devi a few years later). A good read and another large book. PRICE £6.00 plus postage at cost.
The Mont Blanc Massif (100 finest routes) - Gaston Rebuffat (1991 Edition) Hardback in pictorial boards. A classic work, like a 'Classic Rock / Hard Rock / Cold Climbs' for the Mont Blanc range. the book is in very good condition. PRICE £8.00 plus postage
The Mountain World 1960/61 - The Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research (Edited by Malcolm Barnes). Hardcover in very good condition. A yearbook (the series ran from 1953 to 1970) detailing the significant mountaineering achievements around the world. An authorative series of books. PRICE £5.00 plus postage at cost.
Also The Mountain World 1962/63 - condition as above but no fold out map £5.00 plus postage.
I am happy to send pictures of any of the books so please email me if you want to buy :-