Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: OP555-355
MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA Clarence King 1872 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By King, Clarence
Price: $275.00

List Price: $799.95
You Save $524.95 (66%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
Boston, 1872, 1st edition. 292 pp. Original brown cloth is bright with the exception of faded spine. Was in a library but has minimal marks. No exterior marks, just a bookplate on the FEP and the library name written on a spare page prior to the title page. No external marks, no spine mark, no pockets, etc. Some foxing, but almost no edge wear. Near Fine condition overall.

THE classic of American mountaineering, and the first book written in America on American mountaineering. After 150 years it still makes a good read. King, Whitney and others made many first ascents in the Sierra Nevada and produced the first accurate survey of the range.

A bona-fide classic, Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada is still exciting reading. It describes the perils and pleasures experienced by Clarence King (18421901) while conducting the first geological survey of California in the 1860s, as a part of the Whitney Survey.

His language was equal to the marvels he found, and here with unfading brilliance are his accounts of scaling such mountains as Tyndall, Shasta, and Whitney. The chapters on the Yosemite Valley and surrounding High Sierras were written while he was surveying the boundaries of a newly designated national park. There are also delightful vignettes of western characters, including a Sierra artist and a family of Pike County hog farmers.
 


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA Clarence King 1872 1st ed Hardcover Very Good
By: King, Clarence
Price $450.00 ~ Regular $750.00, You Save $300.00 (40%)
- Item # OP555D-144
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA Clarence King Paperback 2014 2 copies available
By: King, Clarence
Price $15.00
- Item # BK790A-1622
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KARABIN GUIDES: CROWN KING ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE PRESCOTT ARIZONA
By: Karabin, Marty
Price $5.00
- Item # GB2355-3347
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THOMAS STARR KING IN VERSE Oscar T. Shuck 1905 Hardcover Near Fine Scarce
By: Shuck, Oscar T.
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $64.95 (65%)
- Item # OP6494-665
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SIERRA CLUB BULLETIN VOL. XXIV NO. 3 June 1939 Softcover Good-Near Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Sierra Club
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $5.00 (50%)
- Item # JR466-1364
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE UNCROWNED KING OF MONT BLANC: THE LIFE OF T. GRAHAM BROWN, MOUNTAINEER AND PHYSIOLOGIST Peter Foster 2019 1st ed New
By: Foster, Peter
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $10.05 (33%)
- Item # BK4157-657
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA Clarence King 1935 ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: King, Clarence
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $5.00 (12%)
- Item # OP555E-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING FIRST AID: A GUIDE TO ACCIDENT RESPONSE AND FIRST AID CARE Dick Mitchell 1972 1st ed Softcover Near Fine
By: Mitchell, Dick
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $20.01 (80%)
- Item # OP7328-286
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EADWARD MUYBRIDGE'S YOSEMITE VALLEY PHOTOGRAPHS Article in the California Historical Society Quarterly March 1963 Softcover Fine
By: Muybridge, Eadweard
Price $219.99
- Item # OP3671-110
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING FIRST AID: A GUIDE TO ACCIDENT RESPONSE AND FIRST AID CARE Dick Mitchell 1975 2nd Softcover Fine
By: Mitchell, Dick
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP7328A-286
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE HELMET OF MAMBRINO Clarence King 1938 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By: King, Clarence
Price $125.00
- Item # OP2086-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA Clarence King 1935 ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: King, Clarence
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $5.00 (12%)
- Item # OP555E-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA Clarence King 1872 1st ed Hardcover Very Good
By: King, Clarence
Price $450.00 ~ Regular $750.00, You Save $300.00 (40%)
- Item # OP555D-144
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA Clarence King Paperback 2014 2 copies available
By: King, Clarence
Price $15.00
- Item # BK790A-1622
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
JOHN MUIR: A READING BIBLIOGRAPHY Kimes, Dahlstrom, Muir 1977 Facsimile Reproduction Near Fine
By: Kimes, William, Maymie B, Kimes, Grant Dahlstrom, John Muir
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $55.00 (55%)
- Item # OP3769-117p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SIERRA CLUB BULLETIN VOL. X NO. 1 January 1916 Softcover Very Good
By: Sierra Club
Price $10.00 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $5.00 (33%)
- Item # JR443-136
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO YOSEMITE VALLEY Steve Roper 1964 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Roper, Steve
Price $295.00
- Item # GB14M-207
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SIERRA CLUB BULLETIN VOL. IV NOS. 1, 2, 3 and 4 1902 and 1903 Hardcover Fine
By: Sierra Club
Price $50.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $49.95 (50%)
- Item # JR429-136
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
1967 ASCENT: SIERRA CLUB MOUNTAINEERING JOURNAL Very Good-Near Fine Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Sierra Club, Steve Roper and Allen Steck
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $135.00 (68%)
- Item # JR160B-1054
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YOSEMITE CLIMBS George Meyers 1987 Near Fine SIGNED by 12: Meyers, Hill, Long, Robbins, Roper, Wellman, Frost, Steck, Bridwell, Denny, Middendorf, Takeda
By: Meyers, George
Price $495.00
- Item # GB1783C-136
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STARR'S GUIDE TO THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL AND THE HIGH SIERRA REGION Walter A. Starr 1946 3rd ed Fine
By: Starr, Walter A. Jr
Price $35.00
- Item # GB60E-665
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ALPS OF THE KINGS-KERN DIVIDE David Starr Jordan 1907 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Jordan, David Starr
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $175.00, You Save $100.00 (57%)
- Item # OP1374-138
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBING MOUNT WHITNEY CALIFORNIA Walt Wheelock and Tom Condon 1978 4th ed Paperback Fine
By: Wheelock, Walt and Tom Condon
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # GB542-318
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GENTLE WILDERNESS: THE SIERRA NEVADA Richard Kauffman and John Muir 1967 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Kauffman, Richard and John Muir
Price $50.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $25.00 (33%)
- Item # OP5550-138
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
偽物ブランド ブランドルイヴィトンコピー