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AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1939-2021 Without rare 1930s issues, you save $2550! NEARLY FULL SET of 84 Volumes
By American Alpine Club
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The American Alpine Journal.

The removable of the rare (and marginally important) saves you 57%, or $2550 of the complete set, from 1932 to 2021. 
 
This is an an unbroken run of nearly 84 volumes, 1939 to 2021, 20,000+ pages, many color & b/w photos & maps, overall condition Very Good - New, with Indexes. Most are Fine. Starting about year 1966 all AAJ copies were issued with dust jackets. Again, starting about year 2000 the Our issues have their dust jackets when called for. That was when cover all internal illustrations went all color. 

When building a set of American Alpine Journals, one finds soon enough that the first ten issues, 1929-1939, have a disproportionately large percent of the value of a full set.  For many years the first ten issues, 1929 to 1939, were the hardest to find. As time passes, the 1940s and 1950s have also become almost unobtainable individually. 57% of the set's value is in the first ten issues, which comprise only 10% of the set if you are counting books and years. As the issues become more recent, their individual prices get lower.

Due to our acquisition of several recent mountaineering book collections, we can now offer the most recent 84 issues, from 1939 to 2021, for 50% of the price of a full set.  

Under the editorship of H. Adams Carter, David Robertson, Christian Beckwith, John Harlin, Dougald MacDonald, and others for the last ninety-four years this has become the Journal of Record for important Himalaya, Karakoram, Andes, Patagonia, Alaska, Canada, Antarctica, Baffin Island, plus of course the USA and South America. 

A complete mountaineering library needs these journals as most climbs are never mentioned in books, and the only reference to even major peaks is often only in Journals. For many years, and even today, expeditions to remote regions that had no guidebooks start their planning with the AAJ. All issues are in original wrappers, and are in Very Good to New Condition.

All the early issues are in Near Fine to New condition. Modern collecting ''rules'' leans more toward leaving the journals as they were issued, rather than bind them so the set takes up less space than . 

90% of a full set of the premier Mountaineering Journal in the world, for only 57% of the full drt privr! 1939-2021

These nearly 84 volumes are a tremendous resource complete with expedition accounts from around the world, club activities, book reviews, and much more! This set will take up over five feet of shelf space and weighs over 140 pounds. 

We will charge postage for 84 heavy books, both domestic or international, on this set, as it weighs 140 pounds. As of 2022 it costs about $140 USA Domestic Media Rate to anyplace with an American Zip Code. Although we do not normally use UPS, we will, if requested, ship these Journals to you by UPS ground. It will be expensive compared to UPS Media Rate, which is by design cheaper than any other method of surface shipping in the USA. 

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