Privately printed mountaineering books

This is a list of titles, taken chiefly from a bibliography published by Eugene P Meckly in 'The Alpine Journal', volume 96 (1991/1992), pp. 196-208, which are held in the Library. They are often quite rare items, as they were usually produced in limited editions.

  • 'Account of a photographic expedition to the southern glaciers of Kangchenjunga in the Sikkim Himalaya', by N A Tombazi. (Bombay, 1925) [shelfmark: GB.Phot.2]
  • 'An account of an ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc, in August, 1819', by Capt J Undrell. (London, 1821) [GB.672 (ms letter tipped-in); Lloyd.821]
  • 'Across country from Thonon to Trent; rambles and scrambles in Switzerland and the Tyrol', by Douglas W Freshfield. (London, 1865) [GB.867; Lloyd.1041; Lloyd. 1041A-E]
  • 'Adventures with my alpenstock and knapsack; or a five week's tour in Switzerland, by Alfred Carr'. (York, 1875) [Lloyd.298]
  • 'Alpine beginner', by Elizabeth Cowles. (S.l., circa 1938) [Lloyd.620(23)]
  • 'The alpine career of Frederick Gardiner', by W A B Coolidge. (S.l., 1920) [GB.1306(14); Lloyd.1603(3)]
  • 'Alpine poems', by Edward Henry Blakeney. (Winchester, 1929) [6.943; GB.1318(17)]
  • 'The Alps in 1864'. A private journal, by A W Moore. (London, 1867) [GB.976; GB.977; GB.1314(6); Lloyd.969; Lloyd.969A-D]
  • 'Among the Alps: a narrative of personal experiences', by Samuel Aitken. (London, 1900) [Lloyd.1532]
  • 'Among the mountains', by Frances Harrisson. (S.l.,1892) [GB.1326(35)]
  • 'Ascent and tour of Mont Blanc, and passage of the Col du Geant, between Sept. 2nd and 7th, 1850', by J D Gardner. (Whittingham, Chiswick, 1851) [GB26; Lloyd.61; Lloyd 61A-C]
  • 'The ascent of Mont Blanc, together with some remarks on glaciers', by Alfred Willis. (London, 1858) [GB.60(2); GB.1326(21)]
  • 'Ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th month (Septr), 1834', by Martin Barry. (London, 1834) [GB.935(1); GB.936; GB.937; GB.938; Lloyd.1021; Lloyd.1021A]
  • 'Ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc on the 22nd and 23rd of August, 1837', by Henry Martin Atkins. (London, 1838) [GB.611 (an issue with plates coloured); GB.733; GB.734 (with death notice of the author inserted); Lloyd.955 (with death notice of the author inserted); Lloyd 955A; Lloyd.955B; Lloyd.1012; Lloyd.1013]
  • 'Autumn rambles; or, fireside recollections of Belgium, The Rhine, The Moselle, German spas, Switzerland, the Italian Lakes, Mont Blanc, and Paris', written by a lady [i.e. Mrs Staley]. (Rochdale, 1864) [GB.291 ; GB.292 ; Lloyd.400]
  • 'Catalogue of a collection of photographs by Signor V Sella and Mr E Garwood, taken during the tour of Kanchinjinga, made in 1899 by Mr Douglas W Freshfield', by Vittorio Sella and E Garwood. (London, 1900) [GB.A/3355.2]
  • 'Chronicles of John R Jenkins, mountaineer, miner and Quaker', by Dulcibel Jenkins. (S.l., 1987) [HP2.88.1404]
  • 'The climbers: An ode on the Eton masters who lost their lives descending the Piz Roseg on August 17, 1933', by E H W Meyerstein. (S.l.,1934) [6.154]
  • 'Climbs', by W H Lewin. (London, 1932) [GB.828]
  • 'Climbs in the Alps made in the years 1865 to 1900', by W A B Coolidge. (London, 1900) [GB/1335(27) ; Lloyd.455]
  • 'Climbs in the Alps made in the years 1865 to 1900', by W A B Coolidge. 2nd imp. (London, 1900) [GB.1326(53)]
  • 'Continental way-side notes: The diary of a seven months' tour in Europe', by R S Standen. (London, 1865) [GB/A.763]
  • 'Dans l'Alps ignorée: Explorations et souvenirs', by Julien Gallet. (Lausanne, 1910) [GB/A.919]
  • 'The diary of a traveller over the Alps and Appennines; or, Daily minutes of a circuitous excursion', by Murray Forbes. (London, 1824) [ GB.1020; GB.1021; Lloyd.806; Lloyd.1114]
  • 'Eisleben, or, Stormount and Whitemont, an Alpine sketch', by H. Schutz Wilson. (London, 1873) [Lloyd.891]
  • 'An epitome of fifty years' climbing', by Claude Wilson. (S.l., 1933) [GB.1333(6)], [Lloyd.1618 (26) (author inscription)]
  • 'Extracts from my journal M.DCCC.LII. (Ascent of Mont Blanc)', by J B R Bulwer. (Norwich, 1853) [GB.1033; GB.1271; Lloyd.1496; Lloyd.1158; Lloyd. 1480]
  • 'Extrait du voyage de M. Bourrit en Piedmont par la Mer de Glace de Chamouni', by M T Bourrit. (Geneva?, 1787) [GB.461(4)]
  • 'First ascent of Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand, and a holiday jaunt to Mounts Ruapehu, Tongarriro and Ngauruhoe, 1878', by George Beetham. (London, 1926) [S.3.f]
  • 'Forty-six days in Switzerland and the north of Italy', by George Clowes. (London, 1856) [GB.553; Lloyd.702]
  • 'A good line', by Una Cameron. (S.l., 1932) [H3.92.342]
  • 'Himalaya Lieder und Bilder' by Kurt Boeck. (Leipzig, 1927) [GB/B.1014]
  • 'Holiday memories', by Joseph Fox. (Wellington, 1908) [Lloyd.1396; Lloyd.1396A]
  • 'Hommage à Mr de Saussure sur son ascension et ses experiences physiques au sommet du Mont-Blanc' by Mr Marignie. (Geneva, 1787) [GB.461(2)]
  • 'Iter Helveticum', by W A Brigg. (Keighley, 1887) [GB.284 (inscribed by author and ms letter loosely inserted) ; Lloyd.344 (ms letter loosely inserted); Lloyd.344A]
  • 'Journal of a short excursion among the Swiss landscapes, made in the summer of the year ninety-four'. (Dublin, 1803) [AB.1.76.33]
  • 'Journal of a tour through the highlands of Scotland, during the summer of MDCCXXIX', by Beriah Botfield. (Edinburgh, 1830) [K.151.f; ABS.1203.056 (author's presentation copy)]
  • 'Journal of an expedition to the Kittar Mountains in 1891', by Herbert. Edward Pretyman. (London,1892) [Loyd.813]
  • 'Journal of six weeks adventures in Switzerland, Piedmont and the Italian lakes', by William Longman, Henry Trower. (London, 1856) [GB.434; Lloyd.652; Lloyd.652 A-C]
  • 'A letter addressed to the members of the Alpine Club', by Edward Whymper. (London, 1900) [Lloyd.1592(1); Lloyd.1592(1) A-B; Lloyd.1602 (30); Lloyd.1602(31)]
  • 'Letters from Switzerland 1833', by Philip H Stanhope. (Carlsruhe, 1834) [GB.315]
  • 'Letters from the continent', by Sir Edgerton Brydges. (Kent, 1821) [NE.68.f.22]
  • 'Lettre de M. Bourrit à Miss Craven sur deux voyages faits au sommet du Mont-Blanc; l'un par M. le Professeur de Saussure, l'autre par M. le Chevalier Beaufoix', by M-T Bourrit. (Geneva?, 1787) [GB.461.3]
  • 'Lettres de H B de Saussure à sa femme', by E Gaillard and E Montagnier. (Chambery, 1937) [GB/B.338(19)]
  • 'A list of the writings (not being reviews of books) dating from 1868 to 1912 and relating to the Alps or Switzerland of W A B Coolidge'. (Grindelwald, 1912) [GB.1333(24)]
  • 'The mauvais pas, a scene in the Alps, illustrating a passage in the novel of Anne of Geierstein', by Rev E Stanley. (Macclesfield, circa 1830). [Lloyd.885]
  • 'Memories of a long life', by T G Bonney. (Cambridge, 1921) [Lloyd.919 ; S.133.g]
  • 'Mont Blanc', by Albert Smith. (London, 1852) [GB.126; GB.127; GB.270; GB/A.375 (presentation and ownership inscription); Lloyd.258]
  • 'Mont Blanc': A comedy in three acts, first produced at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, Whit Monday, 25 May 1874, by H Mayhew, A Mayhew. (London, 1874) [Lloyd.1604(3)]
  • 'A month in Switzerland', by T Sopwith. (Hexham, 1875) [GB.1327(13)]
  • 'Mount Everest and other poems', by R W Kremer. (London, 1924) [T.27.i]
  • 'Mountaineering', by Claude Wilson. (London, New York, 1893) [GB.333; Lloyd.541; Lloyd.541A]
  • 'Mountaineering memories of the past', by G P Baker. (S.l., 1951) [GB.732; Lloyd.911]
  • 'Mountains and mountaineering, a list of the writings of J Monroe Thorington'. (S.l., 1947) [GB.1337(12)]
  • 'My diary: Notes of a continental tour', by Kirkwood Hevat. (S.l., 1878) [GB.182; Lloyd.255]
  • 'My summer in the Alps, 1913', by William Williams. (New York, 1914) [GB/A.1670]
  • 'Narrative of a journey to Lhasa', by Sarat Chandra Das. (Calcutta, 1885) [Dur.1896]
  • 'A narrative of a journey to the summit of Mont-Blanc, made in July 1819', by Wm Howard. (Baltimore, 1821) [2.812(5); GB.238; Lloyd.1609(10) (ms letter inserted)]
  • 'Narrative of an ascent of Mont Blanc in 1830', by E B Wilbraham. (S.l., 1832) [GB.320]
  • 'A narrative of an ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc', by Charles Fellows. (London, 1827) [GB.1286 (With author's presentation inscription, colour plates); Lloyd.1489 (With author's presentation inscription, one additional colour plate); Lloyd.1505; Lloyd.1506 (With author's presentation inscription)]
  • 'A narrative of an ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc, made during the summer of 1827 by Mr William Hawes and Mr Charles Fellow', by Benjamin Hawes. (London, 1828) [GB.1108; H.S.209; Lloyd.1230; Lloyd.1231]
  • 'Notes of a "Lark" among the fiords and mountains of the North', by George Matthews. (Belfast, 1845) [GB/A.3354(3)]
  • 'Notes of a trip to Kedarnath and other parts of the snowy range of the Himalaya', by J Muir. (Edinburgh, 1855) [GB.1315(8)]
  • 'Notes of travels in Europe in the years 1856-1864', by Alexander Rivington. (London, 1865) [GB.59 (author's inscription); Lloyd.85; Lloyd.85A]
  • 'Notes on Norway: A journal of a tour to the northern parts of Norway in the summer of 1836', by William Dawson Hooker. (Glasgow, 1837) [ABS.3.80.3]
  • 'Of hills: A collection of mountain photographs, mostly Himalaya', with commentaries and verse, by Tom Ashley Lakeman. (London, n.d.) [T.239.a]
  • 'The Passage of Saint Gothard', by The Duchess of Devonshire. (London, 1803) [Lloyd.200]
  • 'Peaks and passes', by Anna Pigeon, Ellen Abbot. (London, 1885) [Lloyd.239; Lloyd.239A]
  • 'Die Petronella-Kapelle in Grindelwald', by W A B Coolidge. (Grindelwald, 1912) [GB.1335(7)]
  • 'Photographs among the Dolomite Mountains etc', by W D Howard, F H Lloyd. (S.l., 1865) [GB/B.719]
  • 'Pictures and memories', by Jane Inglis Clark. (Edinburgh, 1938) [GB/A.3719]
  • 'Poetische Reise', by Miss Drinkwater. (London, 1837) [GB/A.672]
  • 'Poles and tails; or, English vagabondism in Switzerland, in the summer of 1854', by two of the vagabonds. (London, 1855) [Lloyd.416]
  • 'A reading party in Switzerland: With an account of the ascent of Mont Blanc on the 12th and 13th of August 1851', by Francis Phillips. (Manchester, 1851) [GB.186; GB.187; Lloyd.259; Lloyd.259A; Lloyd.259B]
  • 'Recollections of a first visit to the Alps in August and September 1841', by Thomas N Talfourd. (London, 1841) [GB.69 (Author's inscription); Lloyd.88 (Author's inscription); Lloyd.93 (Author's inscription); Lloyd.94A-B; Lloyd.138 (Author's inscription)]
  • 'Recollections of a visit abroad, being notes of a scamper through Switzerland, etc. during the month of August', by George O Howell. (Plumstead, 1895) [1895.14(6)]
  • 'Record of an ascent', by Richmond Ritchie. (London, 1961) [NF.1335.b.25]
  • 'A record of the scientific work of John Tyndall (1850-1888)', by Henry Young. (London, 1935) [5.554]
  • 'Relation abrégée d'un voyage a la cime du Mont-Blanc en Août 1787', by H B de Saussure. (Geneva, 1787) [GB.461(1)]
  • 'A right royal mountaineer', by Edward Whymper. (Clowes, London, 1909) [6.1249]
  • 'Rock climbing guide to Hong Kong', by J F Bunnell. (Hong Kong, 1959) [GB/A.1879]
  • 'Rock climbs round London', by Herbert Bryson. (Brentford, 1936) [5.837]
  • 'Samson: The life and writings of Menlove Edwards', by Geoffrey Sutton and Wilfrid Noyce. (Stockport, 1960) [NF.1328.a.26]
  • 'A selection of some 900 British and Irish mountains', by W M Docharty. (Edinburgh, 1954) [GB/A.2314 ; NE.54.g.22]
  • 'Six letters relating to travel, 1865-1869', by Josiah Gilbert. [S.l., 1954) [NE.117.f.11]
  • 'Sketch of a descriptive journey through Switzerland', by Rowley Lascelles. (London, 1796) [Mf.134, reel783, no.3] [GB.673 (1816 ed.)]
  • 'Some mountain views', by Dudley Leavitt Pickman. (Boston, 1933) [GB/A.2959]
  • 'Songs of a cragsman', by G Basterfield. (London, 1935) [GB.1318(2,3)]
  • 'The story of Mont Blanc and a diary to China and back', by Albert Smith. (London, 1859-1860) [GB.170]
  • 'Thomas Cecil Fitzpatrick: A memoir', by Harris Rackham. (Cambridge, 1937) [NF.1173.a.28]
  • 'Three weeks in Switzerland and lines on "The prisoner of Chillon"', by Charles Cook. (London, 1878') [Lloyd.327]
  • 'A tour in Switzerland and various parts of the continent', by James Reid. (S.l., 1878) [Lloyd.824; Lloyd.824A]
  • 'Zermatt and the Matterhorn', by William Bellows. (Gloucester, 1925) [GB.1326(18)]
  • 'Zermatt, with the Col d'Erin and de Collon; and an ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc: two letters addressed to the editor of the Liverpool Times', by W Winter Raffles. (London, 1864) [Lloyd.309 (With ms letter tipped-in)]

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