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Category: All Categories: History: Asia: Himalayas
16 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Armbrecht, Ann  
Thin Places: A Pilgrimage Home

Publisher: Columbia University Press NY, 2008.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. First Printing, Hardcover. ISBN: 9780231146524 In DJ ; Signed by author. Red hardback binding. Anthropologist's study of Nepalese village and her own introspection; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 296 pages; Signed by Author

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2.
Basnet, Lal Bahadur  
Sikkim: A Short Political History

Publisher: S. Chand 1974.
8vo, blue cloth, 1st ed., VG/VG-.

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3.
Das, Britta  
BUTTERTEA AT SUNRISE A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya
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Publisher: Dundurn Group Toronto 2007.
First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; B&W Illustrations; 221 pages

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4.
Douglas, Ed:  
Chomolungma Sings the Blues, travels round Everest

Publisher: London, Constable & Co Ltd., 1998 (reprint).
xii + 226pp with b/w photo illus and maps. If there is one mountain that is known across the whole world, it must be the highest Everest. To the people who live at its feet she is Chomolungma, Goddess Mother of the World. The disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine close to the summit in 1924 lent the mountain a tragic romanticism, of young men risking everything for a dream. When Norgay Tenzing and Ed Hillary became the first men to stand on the summit in 1953, it was the crowning glory for the coronation of Elizabeth II. But nearly fifty years on, there are scores of ascents nearly every season. There are stories of bodies and heaps of garbage abandoned on the slopes, of the loss of cultural identity among the Sherpas and Tibetans who live at the foot of Everest. Ed Douglas spent parts of 1995 and 1996 travelling in Nepal and Tibet, talking to politicians and environmentalists, to mountaineers and local people. He found a poor region struggling to develop, and encountering environmental problems far greater than rubbish left by climbers. Local people are resourceful and cultured, reliant on the work the mountaineers and the mountain provide, but striving to find a balance between the new and the old. Fine cond : fine cond d/w. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches

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5.
Edgar, J. Ware  
Report on a Visit to Sikhim & the Thibetan Frontier in October, November, & December, 1873

Publisher: Manjusri, New Delhi 1969.
8vo blue cloth, reprint of 1874 ed., ltd. to 1000 copies, tips bumped, dj toned and chipped, VG/G+.

Appr.: | AUD 39.57 CAD 40.00 EUR 27.45 GBP 21.75 JPY 3,720.00 MXN 465.00 ZAR 391.58 

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6.
Firstbrook, Peter  
Lost on Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Toronto, 1999.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. First Printing, Hardcover. ISBN: 0771031297 In DJ; Black cl. B&W photos. Appendices, notes, biblio, index. Acct of effort to find body of mountain climber who died on Mt. Everest; 8vo; 224 pages

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7.
Green, Dudley:  
Because it's there, the life of George Mallory

Publisher: Stroud, Tempus Publishing Ltd., 2005 (1st Edition).
192pp with 59 archive b/w photo illus. "According to the record books, the highest mountain on earth was finally conquered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing in 1953 from Everest's south side. However, there remains the enigma of the attempt by the mercurial George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine over three decades earlier from the north. After their disappearance on 8th June 1924 it was usually assumed that they had perished during their ascent. However, the discovery of Mallory's body in 1999, a mere 2,000 feet from the top, has reopened speculation as to whether they died on the way up or the way down. The puzzle as to whether Mallory was the first man to conquest Everest is vividly presented in this, the first biography of the man to be written since the discovery of the body. Containing images of both Mallory and Everest that have not been featured in a mainstream book before, and with a poignant foreword by John Mallory, the son of George, this book is a significant contribution to this evocative subject." Fine (new) cond : fine (new) cond d/w. 9 x 6 inches

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8.
Kolb, Fritz : Wilson, Lawrence (translator) : Johnson, Robey (foreword):  
Himalaya Venture

Publisher: Wilmslow, Sigma Press, 2001..
150pp with one page publisher's advertisement to rear. This classic wartime mountaineering adventure has its roots in the Alps, where Fritz Kolb and Ludwig Krenek - two Austrian school teachers - acted as climbing guides to visiting British students. In 1937 they hand-picked four students for the adventure of a lifetime ; training and planning an expedition to the Himalayas, and set out for India in August 1939. "On September 7th (1939) three of the party stood on the topmost peak of Mulkila, the first people ever to have climbed it - not knowing that their respective countries were at war. Internment followed for the Austrians (when they returned to India) but this did not curb their zeal for mountaineering. After the war Fritz Kolb made further expeditions to the Himalayas." This title was first published by Lutterworth Press in 1959 - a highly regarded mountaineering book. Fine cond trade paperback. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches

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9.
Messner, Reinhold  
MY Quest for the Yeti, confronting the Himalayas Deepest Mystery

Publisher: St. Martin press New York 2000.
very good in very good dust jacket. photo's

Appr.: | AUD 15.96 CAD 20.00 EUR 11.07 GBP 8.77 JPY 1,500.00 MXN 187.50 ZAR 157.89 

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10.
Olschak, Blanche Christine  
Ein Zentrum Tibetischer Heilkunde Im Nordost-Punjab

Publisher: Recipe-Sandoz NP, 1967.
Very Good, paperback In German. Paperback. B&W photos. 4 page article reprinted from Recipe-Sandoz (Vol 1, No. 9, May 1967, in German) about expedition by author to Punjab to study Tibetan medicine. Title translated as "A center of Tibetan medicine in Northeast Punjab" ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 4 pages

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11.
Olschak, Blanche Christine  
Sporen Van Overoude Medische Kennis in Tibet

Publisher: Symposium CIBA NP, 1964.
Very Good+, paperback In German. Paperback. Color photos. 6 page article reprinted from Symposium CIBA (Vol 12, No. 3, 1964). Study of Tibetan medicine; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 6 pages

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12.
Rennie, David Field  
Bhotan & the Story of the Doar War

Publisher: Manjusri, New Delhi 1970.
8vo blue cloth, reprint of 1866 ed., ltd. ed. of 1000, dj spine tanned and chipped, VG/G.

Appr.: | AUD 49.47 CAD 50.00 EUR 34.32 GBP 27.19 JPY 4,650.00 MXN 581.25 ZAR 489.47 

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13.
Schell, Orville  
Virtual Tibet: Searching for Shangri-La from the Himalayas to Hollywood

Publisher: Henry Holt And Co NY, 2000.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. First Printing, Hardcover. ISBN: 0805043810 IN vg+ DJ; Gold spine/blue binding. Index. History of the west's obsession & image of Tibet; 8vo; x + 340 pages

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14.
Steele, Peter : Paton, Bruce (drawings) : Hillary, Sir Edmund (foreword):  
Eric Shipton, Everest and beyond.

Publisher: Seattle and London, The Mountaineers and Constable & Co Ltd, 1998.
xii + 290pp with b/w illus. "Threading his way over Tibetan passes or forcing the forbidding cirque of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, mountaineering legend Eric Shipton (1907-1977) continues to fascinate readers. Here biographer Peter Steele draws a full-bodied portrait of the self-effacing explorer with new information about his public and private lives. He gives, for the first time, the full story behind Shipton's shocking exclusion from the 1953 British expedition to Everest, a controversy that reverberated through the climbing world long after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay successfully reached the summit. Steele, an acquaintance of Shipton for many years, draws upon scores of personal interviews as well as Shipton's own correspondence (including that of the many women Shipton fascinated). He traces the beginning of Shipton's climbing career in Africa, where he had taken himself shortly after the first world war to grow coffee. In Kenya he met H W Tilman and together the pair climbed Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya and in the Ruwenzori Mountains. After joining Frank Smythe on an expedition to Kamet, he was invited into the large 1933 Everest expedition organized by the American Alpine Club and the Royal Geographic Society. Steel writes of the cases of champagne, Stilton cheese and tins of lobster hauled up the mountain, and of Shipton's disenchantment with the large scale, officially endorsed approach to mountaineering. Shipton next joined Tilman on a small budget exploration of Garhwal ; although he returned to Everest several times throughout his career, Shipton found his greatest enjoyment when exploring in the company of his few hand picked friends and Sherpas. Steele follows Shipton to South America and Patagonia, where he completed a traverse of the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap." Fine cond trade paperback. 9 x 6 inches

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15.
Still, Dorris Shelton  
Beyond the Devils in the Wind.

Publisher: Synergy Books 1989.
8vo purple cloth, red dj, 1st ed., prevlous owner's name on edge of text block in marker, G/VG. Inscribed by the author. Tells the story of the first Western physician in Tibet.

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16.
Topping, Audrey  
The Splendors of Tibet

Publisher: SINO Publishing NY, 1980.
Good+ in Good+ dust jacket, Hardcover In lightly edgeworn DJ, binding lightly flecked; Blue cl. Color photos, map. Index. Photos & descriptions of author's trip to Tibet; 4to; 190 pages

Appr.: | AUD 8.09 CAD 8.17 EUR 5.61 GBP 4.44 JPY 760.00 MXN 95.00 ZAR 80.00 

Purchase direct from: Wickham Books South. Item number: 11992.
    
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