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Feeding the Rat: Profile of a Climber, ALVAREZ, A.
1 ALVAREZ, A. Feeding the Rat: Profile of a Climber
80446 New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1989 0871133075 / 9780871133076 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Stated first printing of the first American edition. In this work British writer and adventurer Al Alvarez shares highlights of his mountain climbing obsession, often enjoyed in the company of his friend Mo Anthoine. With several b&w photos. --- In blue and black paper-covered boards with spine titling in orange. Jacket features silhouette image of a climber on front cover, black & white photo of the author on back. --- With a bold remainder mark to lower textblock edge, otherwise a bright, clean, newish copy. Unclipped jacket with a cover scratch & slight rubbing, else bright.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 152 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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High Country Names: Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks, ARPS, Louisa Ward & KINGERY, Elinor Eppich
2 ARPS, Louisa Ward & KINGERY, Elinor Eppich High Country Names: Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks
80448 Boulder Johnson Books 1994 1555661335 / 9781555661335 Trade Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
The history of over 600 place names in the Rocky Mountain National Park and adjacent areas near the Indian Peaks and Grand Lake are listed here. With several pages of color topo-style maps at rear of volume. The authors were assisted by Hugh E. Kingery. --- This trade paperback with color photo on front cover. --- A clean, bright, sturdy copy but with inked gift inscription to half title page, remainder mark to lower textblock edge and small spot of chafing to lower cover edge.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 198 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Traditions of Edinburgh, CHAMBERS, Robert (author); RIDDEL, James (illustrations)
3 CHAMBERS, Robert (author); RIDDEL, James (illustrations) Traditions of Edinburgh
80607 London / Philadelphia W. & R. Chambers, Ltd. / J. B. Lippincott Company 1912 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
An attractive, hefty 1912 reprint edition of a revision of this work which appeared in 1868. Includes many color plates with attractive paintings by James Riddel, as well as numerous of his black & white drawings. With a map of central Edinburgh. In this book, the author takes the reader on a tour of Edinburgh, telling the history behind many of the fine older buildings to be found. --- In bright blue cloth-covered boards, with elaborate gilt titling and decorations on cover and spine. Top edge gilt. Formerly property of a college library, with markings limited to a numeral on spine, glue remnants and rubberstamping to front endpapers. --- A clean, bright copy but with the college markings, minor edge wear and small tears to cloth at spine ends. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Ex-Library; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); xix, 377 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea (Limited, illustrated edition), DANA, Richard Henry
4 DANA, Richard Henry Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea (Limited, illustrated edition)
80849 New York Random House 1936 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Author's memoir of his working trip on a voyage from New England to the coastal areas of California in the 1830s is a classic. This edition includes his account of a return trip to San Francisco, entitled "Twenty-four Years After". One of 1,000 copies printed by Edwin & Robert Grabhorn of San Francisco. Illustrated with fourteen plates depicting California and maritime scenes. --- In light olive linen-covered boards backed in soft tan suede, with titling in brown. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With foxing to covers, light wear to cover edges; interior is otherwise firm and clean.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xiv, 464 pages 
Price: 51.00 USD
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Two Years Before the Mast and Twenty-four Years After (#23 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics"), DANA, Richard Henry; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)
5 DANA, Richard Henry; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor) Two Years Before the Mast and Twenty-four Years After (#23 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")
80704 New York P. F. Collier & Son 1909 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s memoir of his voyage aboard a a fur trading ship in the early 1800s to what is now the west coast of the U.S. is a fascinating look at what the Pacific Coast was like before it was settled by migrating Americans. It has been described as ". . .the greatest sea-book that was ever written in any language." The 23rd entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who has supplied introductions and notes. With sepia frontis portrait of Dana. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With mild sunning to spine, a partial split near front of volume, and with light wear to cloth at head of spine; otherwise an intact, firm, sound copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 424 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Voyage of the Beagle (#29 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics"), DARWIN, Charles (author); ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)
6 DARWIN, Charles (author); ELIOT, Charles W. (editor) The Voyage of the Beagle (#29 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")
80670 New York P. F. Collier & Son 1909 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Charles Darwin's account of his five-year voyage which included a stay at the Galapagos Islands, and published over 20 years before his notable "Origin of Species." This reprint edition is the 29th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot. With frontis image of a giant Galapagos lizard, and perhaps as many as 10 smaller black & white illustrations scattered through the volume. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With light sunning to spine and a little chafing to spine ends, else a clean, firm, sound copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 547 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Hoard of the Himalayas, HEALEY, Larry
7 HEALEY, Larry The Hoard of the Himalayas
80447 New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1981 0396079784 / 9780396079781 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
First printing of this juvenile adventure story, set in the Himalayas and featuring author's Jimmy Dalton character as he and his party seek to climb the last unconquered summit. --- In brown paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth, with spine titling in black. Jacket features Robert Handville wrap-around painting. --- Bits of white paper clinging to top edge of covers, otherwise a bright, clean, newish copy. Unclipped jacket has been exposed to dampness, resulting in some rippling, and with tears & creases, else bright.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 190 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A. in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West: Digested from his journal (Author's Revised Edition, complete in one volume, "People's Edition"), IRVING, Washington
8 IRVING, Washington The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A. in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West: Digested from his journal (Author's Revised Edition, complete in one volume, "People's Edition")
80754 New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1888 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Author's revised edition, complete in one volume and published in 1888 in this "People's Edition". An account of Captain Benjamin Bonneville's expedition into the American West from 1832-35. On the expedition, Booneville and his party explored large areas of present-day Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon. With tissue-protected engraved frontis illustration of Wyoming's Wind River Range. --- In navy cloth covers with titling and decorations in gilt on cover and spine. --- Leaves are somewhat tanned, with a few tears, tissue guard with foxing, slightly sunned spine; otherwise a sturdy, tight, intact copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 503 pages 
Price: 21.00 USD
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Three Men in a Boat, To Say Nothing of the Dog -and- Three Men on the Bummel (Everyman's Library Series #118), JEROME, Jerome K.
9 JEROME, Jerome K. Three Men in a Boat, To Say Nothing of the Dog -and- Three Men on the Bummel (Everyman's Library Series #118)
80613 London/New York Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1966 Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
A 1966 Everyman's Library edition, presenting the author's humorous account of travels on the Thames, which first appeared in 1889. Also included is the author's sequel, "Three Men on the Bummel" (1900), describing a bicycle trip through the Black Forest of Germany. Both works liberally illustrated in black & white by an unattributed artist. With an introduction by D. C. Browning. --- In binding style 4, blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and orange topstain. Orange jacket features John Plant drawing on cover. --- A clean, bright copy but with prior owner's signature inked to front free endpaper, interior is otherwise unmarked. Also with dampstain to textblock top edge and dark spots to cloth. Unclipped jacket with chips and chafing to edges and with somewhat sunned spine; protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); xvi, 353 pages 
Price: 27.50 USD
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N by E, KENT, Rockwell
10 KENT, Rockwell N by E
80329 New York Brewer & Warren 1930 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
First Trade Edition (following the Limited Edition of this work). The celebrated artist and adventurer Rockwell Kent set out on a voyage to Greenland with two companions in a small sailboat. Along the way, they encountered a storm and were shipwrecked. Kent describes the harrowing events that followed, along with dozens of his fantastic woodcut engravings, which appear on nearly every other page. --- In ivory cloth covers with navy blue compass motif and lettering, cover & spine; navy blue topstain. Jacket with similar design, predominately in navy. --- A bright, sound and unmarked copy but with discoloration to endpapers and a bit of yellowing to leaves. Dust jacket with chipping, rubbing and small tears along edges and slightly sunned spine; bears original $3.50 rear flap price and in removable archival mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xi, 281 pages 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Outre-Mer: A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea, LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
11 LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth Outre-Mer: A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea
80739 Boston Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1893 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
An 1893 reprint edition of Longfellow's prose account of his European travels, which first appeared in book form in 1835. "Outre-Mer" (overseas) was the first published work of Longfellow's many writings. In publisher's Portland Edition. --- In dark green paper-covered boards backed in white cloth, with titling & decorations in gilt on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A Good only copy: interior leaves are quite browned but readable; some chafing to edges of covers, spots of soiling to front endpapers.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 364 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Northamptonshire: County of Spires and Stately Homes (The King's England series), MEE, Arthur (editor)
12 MEE, Arthur (editor) Northamptonshire: County of Spires and Stately Homes (The King's England series)
80600 London Hodder and Stoughton 1961 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Stated fourth impression, 1961. A tour of central England's county of Northamptonshire. With 172 sepia photos of notable structures, architectural features and other notable sights and descriptions of 275 places; map and index at rear of volume. This work first published in 1945, and depicts the county as it appeared "before the aerial bombardment of the island" during World War II. An entry in the 41-volume "The King's England" series. --- In red paper-covered boards with titling and decorations stamped in black on cover & spine. Jacket features the county's crest on cover. --- Insertions of newspaper clippings have resulted in acidic stains at a few locations in the book. With inked gift inscription to front paste-down, and mildly rounded cover corners; otherwise a firm, clean copy. Unclipped jacket with light chafing to edges and a little back panel soiling, else bright and intact.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); xi, 385 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Tatry: The Tatras, MOMOT, Stanislaw
13 MOMOT, Stanislaw Tatry: The Tatras
80450 Zakopane, Poland Wydawnictwo "KROKUS" 2000 8390373548 / 9788390373546 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A compact work, offering bright color plates picturing the scenic beauty of the Tatra Mountains of southern Poland. Lakes, streams and rugged mountain summits are all pictured here in striking photos by Stanislaw Momot, who includes captions in both Polish and English languages. --- In silver pictiorial hardcovers with color photos on covers. Unpaginated (about 100 pages). Lacks a dust jacket. --- A couple of soiled spots to covers; else a bright, clean, firm copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall) 
Price: 11.00 USD
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The Long Walk, RAWICZ, Slavomir
14 RAWICZ, Slavomir The Long Walk
80655 New York Ace Books 1956 Mass Market Paperbac Good with no dust jacket 
The author Slavomir Rawicz and six companions escaped from a Soviet slave labor camp in Siberia and made a 4,000 mile trek to Tibet in this mass market paperback reprint edition. As told to Ronald Downing. --- This paperback with color painting and map on cover; all textblock edges stained in orange. --- The leaves have browned somewhat, and with dampstains; otherwise a good reading copy of this adventure thriller.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 256 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom, and Idolatry, SMITH, George Alan; SMITH, Carol D. (editors)
15 SMITH, George Alan; SMITH, Carol D. (editors) The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom, and Idolatry
80443 New York Pitman Publishing Company 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
A first edition of this collection of writings by various notable mountaineers such as Sir Edmund Hillary, George Leigh-Mallory, James Ramsey Ullman, Tenzing Norgay and many, many others who reflect on their climbing experiences. The writings are accompanied by numerous color and b&W photos, drawings and cartoons. With a prologue by Wilfred Noyce. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling; blue topstain. Jacket features color portrait of Roger Wolcott on the front cover. --- With a little dusty soiling to cloth and a slightly loosened front hinge; otherwise a clean, sound copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with large open tear, smaller tears and chips but still bright and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xv, 361 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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The Age of Mountaineering, ULLMAN, James Ramsey
16 ULLMAN, James Ramsey The Age of Mountaineering
80444 Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1964 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Stated second printing of author's work, which chronicles worldwide mountaineering, including the climbing of Mount Everest. With maps at endpapers showing comparative heights of peaks on various continents, and with numerous b&w photo, additional maps, tables and backmatter with further mountaineering information and index. --- In blue and beige cloth-covered boards w/titling in white and gilt on spine. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With sunning to spine and gift inscription to half title page, else a clean, sturdy copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 364 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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