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GLACIER ISLAND: THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH SOUTH GEORGIA EXPEDITION 1954-1955
Written by George Sutton.
Stock no. 1824559
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 1957. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
The British South Georgia Expedition 1954-1955 was the first expedition to enter Antarctic regions with mountaineering as its principal objective. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. Minor foxing to top edge of text block. Boards clean and bright. Light browning to endpapers. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge torn to lower front with tape repairs to verso (no loss), the longest of these tears is jut over 4" at front spine edge, rear panel is a little grubby.
EVEREST PIONEER: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF CAPTAIN JOHN NOEL
Written by Sandra Noel.
Stock no. 1824486
Published by Sutton Publishing. 1st 2003. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Battling againt extreme weather conditions, the complex technical demands of high altitudes, cold and fatigue, Captain John Noel made a unique collection of still images and film. This book draws together his work, stunning images capture the drama and tragedy of the expeditions to climb Mount Everest in 1922 and 1924. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0750932783. Small knock to vertical edge of front board. Minor mark to rear endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased with a small closed tear (no loss) to lower front panel edge.
TENTS IN THE CLOUDS: THE FIRST WOMEN'S HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION
Written by Monica Jackson; Elizabeth Stark.
Stock no. 1824399
Published by Collins. 1956. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Three women - a London housewife, a Lanarkshire speech therapist and a doctor from near Glasgow - pooled their resources, sailed to India, flew in to Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, and investigated the Jugal Himal of Himalaya. Navy blue boards, title to spine. B/w photos. Colour of title to spine is fading. Gift inscription in ink to lower edge of front endpaper. Text block browned. Contents clean. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is lightly browned, a few minor closed tears across top edge, mark from an old label (now removed) to rear panel.
Puffin Picture Book No. 100. Oblong format. Pictorial paperwraps. Colour illustrations. Slight wear and tear to cover edges and minimal loss. Margin tear and crease to last page. Staples rusty. Page corner tips very slightly creased.
The untold story of Britain's most mysterious mountaineering legend, Maurice Wilson. A true story of Love, War and Everest. Blue boards, copper title to spine. 259 pages. ISBN: 9780241262313. 4th printing. Spine and corners bumped. Contents fine. Slight rubbing to spine and corners of wrapper.
Selected Climbs in the English Peak District. Colour pictorial boards. Colour photos and b/w map/diagrams. ISBN: 0903908913. A few marks to covers.
An introduction to the natural history of one of the world's great natural monuments. Pink leather spine & corners, gilt title to spine. Dark green leather boards. Colour photos. vii and 95 pages. ISBN: 9838120146. Pink leather darkened to brown on corners. Binders sticker to front pastedown. Contents clean.
THE JOURNAL OF THE MOUNTAIN CLUB OF SOUTH AFRICA 1939
No author listed.
Stock no. 1815624
Published by Cape Times. 1939. Almost very good condition.
Being number Forty-Two for the year 1939 (published in January 1940). Grey cardwraps, black titles. B/w plates. Covers browned. Spine edges rubbed. Joints pulled. Name in ink to inside front cover. Staples rusty. Some foxspots. Internal binding tight.
Card wraps. B/w maps and photos. Mountain walking, scrambling and trail guide with selected principal ascents and standard mountain climbs. ISBN: 0906227275. Light wear to a couple of corners.
Very large format, absolutely stunning colour and b/w photos by Shirakawa. Preface by Toynbee, introduction by Hillary, text by Shirakawa. ISBN: 0810901625. Still contained in original black cloth case - that has some chipping to cloth at corners and uneven fading. Contents have wrinkling and damp mark to top edge of some pages.
Large oblong format. Glazed boards. Text in French. Full of colour photos of the region of the Himalaya. Corners rubbed. Light page edge browning. One or two pages with grubby marks to margins else contents clean.
Large format. Text in GERMAN. B/w photos Corners bumped. Some page edge browning. Wrapper has a couple of small edge tears and minor chipping.