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CHESSLER BOOKS 50 CATALOGS SET 1984-2004 Original Chessler Catalogs, set of the best issues.
By Chessler Books
Price: $195.00


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ITEM CMC001: CHESSLER BOOKS 50 CATALOGS SET 1984-2004





This listing is a listing for a set of The Fifty Best Chessler Books Catalogs that we issued from 1984 to 2004. These catalogs contain a wealth of mountaineering, bibliographical, historical, and financial information about mountaineering books that is available nowhere else. It will probably never be available on-line. The details on how to tell a Mark Twain first edition is available in books and on-line. Mountaineering may never be. 

Every question you have ever had or will ever have about a mountaineering book is probably answered in the 120 paper catalogs that we wrote and published for the first twenty years of Chessler Books. When we were writing these catalogs in the 1980s-2000s, we frequently used reference books to inform us about the content and publishing history of books we were listing. 

We always used 

Baume's Sivalaya the 8000m Peaks of the Himalaya, 
Coolidge. Swiss Travel and Swiss Guide-Books
Meckly. Mont Blanc The Early Years
Neate's Mountaineering Literature, 
Neate's High Asia, 
Neate's Mountaineering in the Andes,  
Perret. Guide de Livres Sur La Montagne Et  L'Alpinsime
Unsworth's Everest.
Yakushi's Catalogue of the Himalayan Literature, 

Since the internet became a good research tool we of course use Wikipedia a lot,  and always send them money on their appeals. Also good are 8000ers.com, and many others. 

But there is so much not listed. Why is a book so rare? Why are some books common and some not common? What authors never signed their books? Who is the ghost writer? Which dust jackets are always damaged? And why are some books by the same author worth $10 and others $200? There is an inner world to every subject as detailed as mountaineering, and many of the unpublished details would come to us verbally, and get enshrined in our catalogs.  

We were lucky, we has two decades of book selling with very little on-line or catalog competition. So we purchased most of the better book collections than came to market during our time period. And we still do to a large extent.  No bookseller had ever sold as many titles as we did in the last 40 years, even the first twenty years. So the record of what we saw is enshrined in these catalogs. If mountaineering books is your love,  and you wish to see and read the Rosetta Stone for mountaineering books, get a set of our catalogs.

Half our catalogs were serious lists of either in print or out of print books, over 1000 titles per catalog. Those were usually 32-64 pages. But due to the expense of printing and mailing, we often did smaller catalogs, 4 to 16 pages. A few of those actually did have rare books, but mostly they were for things like Christmas. 

ITEM CBC1-120: CHESSLER BOOKS 50 CATALOGS SET 1984-2004

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