Selected mountains / mountaineering ephemera

The following list contains a selection of ephemera (cards, leaflets, programmes, etc.) and some other miscellaneous items which are not always easy to find in the National Library of Scotland's catalogues. It does not include manuscript and photographic collections or photograph albums. The Library's shelfmark for each title is given in square brackets.

Alpine Club

A Liebig trade card
Trade card showing
Alpine climbers
Larger card image

Catalogues

  • 'Alpine Club Exhibition ... a loan collection of Alpine prints, engravings & black & white drawings' — catalogue (London, 1909) [Lloyd.1617 (20)]
  • 'Alpine Club Exhibition: exhibition of Alpine paintings' — catalogue (London, 1913) [Lloyd.1608 (1)]
  • 'Exhibition of alpine photographs' — catalogues, 3 vols.(London, 1927-1931) [GB.1321 (45-47)]
  • 'Exhibition of Swiss coloured prints' — catalogue (London, 1924) [GB.1306 (3,4)]
  • The Alpine Club, 1857-1957: catalogue of the Centenary Exhibition (London, 1857) [HP2.86.3413]
  • 'Treasures of the Alpine Club: rare books and pictures, 1982 at the Alpine Club Gallery' (London, 1982) [GB/B.2017(11)]

Leaflets

  • 'Centenary celebrations, Alpine Club' — a circular (London, 1957) [GB/1319 (1)]
  • Report of the committee appointed to consider the election of members. (London, 1865) [GB/A.4473]
  • 'To the Committee of the Alpine Club' — report of a committee appointed by the Alpine Club to consider the relationship between the Alpine Club and the Mount Everest Committee (London, 1937) [GB.1334 (8, 9)]

Miscellaneous

  • Alpine Club Centenary Dinner, 1857-1957 — illustrated autographed menu with seating plan enclosed (London, 1957). [GB/B.1294 (8)]
  • Alpine Club Jubilee Dinner — menu (London, 1907) [GB.1334 (42)]
  • Alpine Club - proposed rules and invitation to attend inaugural meeting (London, 1857) [GB.1318 (7)]

 

Alps

Board games

  • 'Eine Schweizer Reise' (S.l., 1880) [GB/C.249]
  • 'Voyage en Suisse' (France c.1870) [GB/C.250]

Cards (advertising trade cards, cigarette cards, postcards, etc.)

  • 'Alpinisme' — six Liebig trade cards (Antwerp, 1935) [GB/A.3847 (9)]
  • 'Alpinismo' — six Liebig trade cards (Milan, c.1920) [GB/A.3811 (13)]
  • 'Chemins de fer de montagne' — six Liebig trade cards of mountain railways (Antwerp, 1910) [GB/A.3847 (8)]
  • 'La Conquista delle grande cime' — six Liebig trade cards (S.l., 19--) [GB/A.4209(9)]
  • 'Une Excursion dans les Alpes' — six Liebig trade cards (France?, 1896?) [GB/C.255]
  • 'Gruss aus dem Bergen' — postcard in mirror writing (Munich, 1898) [GB/A.2076 (11)]
  • 'Leben der Gletscher' — six Liebig trade cards of glaciers (Cologne, c.1880) [GB/A.3847 (6)]

Miscellaneous

  • Photographs of the title page of Franz Lochmatter's 'Fuhrer-Buch' and of the pages containing testimonials (S.l., 1933) [Lloyd.1613 (17)]
  • Photographs of the title page of Joseph Pollinger's 'Fuhrer-Buch' and of the pages containing testimonials (S.l., 1939) [Lloyd.1613 (18)]

Pictorial works

  • 'The great frozen valley near Chamouney in Savoy' — print (London, 1774) [GB/C.268]
  • 'Panorama de Murren' — panoramic photograph of Bernese Oberland (Zurich, c.1900) [GB/A.1841]
  • 'Panorama du Mont Righi', by H Siegfried. (Zurich, 18--) [Lloyd.1613 (19)]
  • 'Panorama du Pilat' — panoramic photograph taken from Mount Pilatus (Geneva, c.1880) [GB/A.2122]
  • 'Panorama from Rigi Kulm', by D A Schmid (S.l., 1815?) [Lloyd.1613 (20)]
  • 'Panorama général circulaire du plateau du Pene Nere, by E Wallon (Toulouse, 1873?) [GB/A.3503 (10)]
  • 'Panorama général circulaire pris du sommet du pic Ardiden  (pres de Cauterets)', by E Wallon (Toulouse, 1873?) [GB/A.3503 (8])
  • 'Panorama général circulaire pris du sommet du pic Bailaitous ou Murmure', by E Wallon (Toulouse, 1873?) [GB/A.3503 (7)]
  • 'Panorama général circulaire pris du sommet du pic de Sauvegarde (pres du port de Venasque)', by E Wallon (Toulouse, 1873?) [GB/A.3503 (9)]
  • 'Panorama général circulaire pris du sommet du pic du Midi du Bigorre', by E Wallon (Toulouse, 1873?) [GB/A.3503 (6)]
  • Panorama of Switzerland as viewed from the summit of Mont Righi, by H Keller (London, c.1830) [GB.1242]
  • 'Panorama pris du Som du Nere (2401 m.) près Luz', by E Wallon (Toulouse, 1873?) [GB/A.3503 (10)]
  • Three pastels of Alpine scenes, by C Marks (S.L., 19--) [GB.1912 (1-3)]
  • 'Two views of Mount Etna, by George Cooke - prints (London, 1809) [GB.1334 (19,20)]
  • 'Vue des Alpes prise au-dessus du Weissenstein près Soleure', by X Amiet - folding panoramic lithograph (Solothurn, c.1888) [GB/A.1050 (12); GB/A.1085]
  • Watercolour of Alpine glacier scene, by E T Compton [GB.1912 (6)]

Programmes

  • 'III Congrès International d'Alpinisme' — programmes (Chamonix, 1932) [GB/1334 (21,22)]

 

Equipment

Catalogues

  • 'A M Lafontaine — opticien-fabrican, fournisseur du Club Alpin Francais' — trade catalogue (Paris, 1874) [GB/A.3811 (3)]
  • 'August Sirk 'Zum Touristen', 1 Karntnerstrasse, nr. 55. Wien' — illustrated sheet advertising mountaineering and travel goods (Vienna, c.1900) [GB/C.275]
  • 'Better built by Burns' — outdoor activities trade catalogue (Manchester, 195--) [GB.1313 (29)]
  • Catalogue of equipment for mountaineers, exhibited at the Alpine Club, December 1899 (London, 1899) [Lloyd.935]
  • 'Climbing boots and equipment, Robert Lawrie Ltd' — trade catalogue (Burnley, 1934) [GB.1326(2)]
  • 'Mountaineer's gadgeteer, by R Burns Ltd' — trade catalogue (Manchester, c.1930) [GB.1327(2)]
  • 'Simond, Francois et fils' — sale catalogue of ice axes and crampons (Chamonix, 1927?). [GB/1326(3)]

Miscellaneous

  • 'Equipment for mountaineers' — report of the Alpine Club Special Committee on equipment for mountaineers (London, 1892) [Lloyd.1609 (4)]
  • 'Report of the Special Committee on ropes, axes and alpenstocks' (London: Alpine Club, 1864) [GB.729(1); Lloyd.1583(3)A]

 

Himalaya/India

Cards

  • 'Annapurna South Face Expedition 1970' — commemorative cover postcard, signed by expedition members (S.l.: 1970) [GB/A.3847 (4)]
  • 'La Conquista delle grande cime' — six Liebig trade cards (S.l., 19--) [GB/A.4209(9)]
  • 'Kongur 81: the British Mount Kongur Expedition to China' — colour postcard signed by members of the expedition (S.l., 1981) [GB/A.1323 (10)]

Miscellaneous

  • 'Ferns and mosses from the Himalayas, compiled by Lady Fitzroy Somerset' — pressed ferns and mosses (S.l.: 1841) [GB/C.116]

Pictorial works

  • 'Three panoramic views of Ottacamund ... lithographed by W L Walton from the drawings of Major McCurdy' (London, c.1830) [GB/C.96]

Programmes

  • 'Kamet conquered: a film ..., photographed and described by F S Smythe' — souvenir film programme (London, 1932) [GB/C.240 (3)]

 

Mont Blanc

Board games

  • 'New game of the ascent of Mont Blanc' (London, c.1856) [GB/C.187]

Cards

  • 'Chamonix: Massif du Mont-Blanc' — 24 postcards (Paris, c.1890) [GB/A.3089 (9)]

Miscellaneous

  • 'Avant projet d'une route à travers le Mont-Blanc', 2 vols. — design and plans for a tunnel under the mountain (Paris, 1932) [GB/B.1525]
  • 'Certificat d'ascension au Mont-Blanc' — certificate confirming ascent of Hinchliff and Walters with a list of the first hundred ascensionists ( Chamonix, 1857) [GB.1322 (3)]
  • 'L'Echo du Mont Blanc,' polka dedicated to his friend Albert Smith, by Julien — sheet music with illustrated cover (London, c.1855) [GB/C.269(11)]
  • 'A Hand-book of Mr Albert Smith's "Ascent of Mont Blanc"' (London, 1852) [GB.10; Lloyd.1593 (4) etc.]
  • 'The Mont Blanc Polka, composed and dedicated to Albert Smith, esq., by Julien' — sheet music with illustrated cover (New York, 185--) [GB/C.269(10)]
  • 'Mr Albert Smith's invitation to Mont Blanc entertainment' — signed invitation card (London, 1854) [GB/C.254]
  • 'Panorama des glaciers du Mont Blanc' — a five-section hand-coloured lithographed peepshow (Pont à Mousson, 1865) [GB/A.4492]
  • 'Règlement de la Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, loi de 11 mai 1852' — constitution of the Chamonix guides with a price list of guiding fees enclosed (Bonneville, 1858) [GB.418]

Pictorial works

  • Four coloured prints to illustrate Abert Smith's 'Ascent of Mont Blanc', engraved by George Baxter (London?, 1855) [Lloyd.1593 (3)]
  • 'The Mont Blanc Room at the Egyptian Hall, engraved by M & N Hanhart' — mounted print (London, 185--) [GB/C.256]
  • 'Vue de la source de l'Arveyron', by Carl Hackert — coloured print (S.l., c.1780] [GB/C.106]
  • 'Vue de la vallée de Chamouny', by Carl Hackert — coloured print (S.l., c. 1780) [GB/C.107]

Programmes

  • 'Ascent of Mont Blanc by the Alpine Bioscope Expedition' — illustrated programme (London, 1902) [GB/.1329 (44)]
  • 'Mr Albert Smith's ascent of Mont Blanc' — programme (London, 1853) [GB.1335 (22, 23); Lloyd.1609 (2)]
  • 'Mr Albert Smith's ascent of Mont Blanc: including the Bernese Oberland, and the Simplon' — illustrated programme (London, 1854?) [GB/A.4472]
  • 'Programme of Mr Albert Smith's "Ascent of Mont Blanc"' — a paper-leaf fan with illustrations of Albert Smith's ascent of Mont Blanc on one side and the route of his ascent with the programme of his show on the other (London, c.1853) [GB.1330 (12)]

 

Mount Everest

Everest expedition film programme
Everest expedition
film programme, 1922
Larger programme
image

Board games

  • 'Everest: a new exciting game of skill for two players' (England, 1953?) [GB/C.261]
  • 'Everest climb: an exciting and original game, beat your friends to the top of Everest (Bournemouth, 1953) [GB/C.2017(1)]
  • 'Monopoly: mountaineering edition' (Carlsbad, California, c.2001) [GB/C.293]
  • 'Reach for the summit' (Wallasey, 1975) [GB/C.260]

Cards

  • Mount Everest Expedition — six postcards (London, 1923?) [GB/A.3812 (9)]

Catalogues

  • Catalogue of the exhibition of photographs from the Mount Everest Expedition, 1921 (London, 1922) [Lloyd.1606 (1)]

Leaflets

  • 'Ascent of Mount Everest 1933: programme souvenir of lecture: Sunday 13th December 1953, illustrated with colour slides by Alfred Gregory.' (Blackpool, 1953) [GB/B.1922(12)]
  • 'The Epic of Everest, by J B Noel' — advertising leaflet for film to be shown at the Synod Hall, Edinburgh, of the 1924 expedition (Edinburgh, 1925?) [8.66]
  • 'The Mount Everest Expedition, by G Mallory' — public lecture leaflet (London, 1921?) [GB.1319 (21)]

Miscellanous

  • 'American Everest Team 1963' — reproduction print of watercolour showing the route of the expedition, bordered by autographs and portraits of the team (S.l., 1963?) [GB/C.282]
  • 'Climbing Mt Everest ... the cinematographic record of the Mount Everest Expedition of 1922' — film programme (London, 1922) [GB/B.1294 (7)]
  • 'The Epic of Everest: the film record of the Great British Expedition to ascend the highest mountain in the world … under the personal presentation of Captain Noel' — brochure (Calcutta, 1925?) [HP3.87.1506]
  • 'Everest: a guide to the climb' — topographic chart of the ascent (London, 1953) [GB/1326 (16)]

Programmes

  • 'The Great film record of the 1933 expedition "Climbing Mount Everest" ... by Frank Smythe and Wyn Harris' — film programme (London, 1933) [GB/C.171 (12)]
  • 'Kinematograph lecture on the Mount Everest Expedition 1922, by J B L Noel' — illustrated programme (London, 1922) [GB.1313 (27)]

Scotland

Leaflets

  • 'Glen Brittle Memorial Hut Appeal', by the British Mountaineering Council (Stockport, 1959) [GB.1322 (9)]
  • 'This leaflet could stop an avalanche', by the Scottish Mountain Safety Forum (Edinburgh, 1988) [GSO-1.2000.1.2]
  • 'Winter certificate: syllabus', by the Scottish Mountain Leadership Training Board (Edinburgh, 1972) [6.2287]

Miscellaneous

  • The Cairngorms campaign: miscellaneous publications in connection with the Cairngorms Campaign and the Save the Cairngorms Campaign ([S.l., 1988-1997) [WP4.200.1863]
  • Collection of 41 menus, chiefly from annual dinners of the Scottish Mountaineering Club, but some, too, from those of the Alpine Club and other organisations from 1889-1962 [GB.1330 (11)]
  • 'Collection of news-cuttings relating to mountain accidents in Scotland', 6 vols. By B H Humble (Scotland, 1930-1978) [Humble1-6]
  • 'The Nature and causes of injuries sustained in 190 Scottish mountain accidents', by A R MacGregor (Edinburgh, 1988) [GSO-1.17(1)]
  • 'Scotland's hills and mountains: a concordat on access', by the Access Forum (Edinburgh, 1996) [GSU.1996.2.29; HP2.96.1657]
  • 'Scotland's popular mountain areas: the national parks debate: your opportunity to contribute', by the Countryside Commission for Scotland (Battleby, 1989) [GCP.1/1]
  • 'The Scottish mountain rescue study 1964-1993', by C M Anderson (Scotland, 1994) [GEB.1995.2.26]

Pictorial works

  • Panorama view from Kippen, by D Buchanan (Stirling, 1930) [HP1.78.3417]

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