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GUIDE TO BOOKS ON MOUNTAINS AND MOUNTAINEERING [GUIDE DES LIVRES SUR LA MONTAGNE ET L'ALPINISME 1492-2021] Three Volumes 2022 SIGNED by Jacques Perret In French LAST SET
By Perret, Jacques
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GUIDE DES LIVRES SUR LA MONTAGNE ET L'ALPINISME 1492-2021 [GUIDE TO BOOKS ON MOUNTAINS AND MOUNTAINEERING]. Three Volumes, 2022. 

Volume One of this 3 Volume Set is SIGNED and Numbered by Author Jacques Perret.

Twenty-five years after the publication of the first edition , Jacques Perret has published the second edition of this monumental and indispensable critical bibliography of books about Mountains and Mountaineering. 

This set of three books are heavy due to the coated paper stock, the type usually found only on the most expensive art books, and the need for extra protective packing materials.  Therefore extra postage will be requested for Media Mail, Priority Mail and International Mail. 



This is the most complete bibliography of Mountaineering Books ever done. It includees all the classic books in the major European languages. This book includes British, American, French, Swiss, German and Italian language books, which covers the majority of important books on the Alps and Himalaya. It includes all the pre-1900 classic books, especially on the early Alps, so it will never be exceded by any more complete bibliography in the future. 

This edition has been corrected and considerably enlarged, not only by recent books published during the last twenty-five years, but also by very many old books, some of which had been omitted from the first edition. In total, more than 8,600 works are described, an increase of nearly 75%, and with nearly 2,500 biographical author notes instead of 950. It is issued in three volumes totaling more than 2,250 pages and weighing nearly ten kilos.  

This wotk is arranged by author, and supplemented by indexes arranged by title, by massifs and by main peaks. This is an essential tool for collectors, booksellers, researchers, and more generally for all mountain lovers.  The work consists of 3 volumes, each volume is a hardcover 9 1/2 inches tall, with sewn cloth bindings. Each volume has the title and artwork printed on the cover, and no dust jackets are used. The paper used is printed in offset on a 90 gram semi-coated matte paper. This is quite durable paper, and pages and binding will not deteriorate with age.

Volume I: Introduction, Book Listings with Authors A to F, 787 pages;

Volume II: Book Listings with Authors G to R, 762 pages;

Volume III: Book Listings with Authors S to Z, Anonymous Authors, Index of Titles, Index by Mountain Massifs and Main Peaks, 703 pp.

Published in three Volumes. Paris, Giraud-Badin, 2022, 2nd edition. (The First Edition was in 2 volumes in 1997; 572, 573 pages.) In French. This is the ultimate bibliography of mountaineering books. It corrects the major flaw with the Neate bibliography, which only listed books in English. This book includes British, American, French, Swiss, German and Italian language books, which covers the majority of important books on the Alps and Himalaya.



The Author: 

Jacques Perret (born in Chambéry in 1954), engineer from the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble and town planner, is a tourism development consultant; he advised most French municipalities supporting mountain resorts between 1980 and 2020. 

He was President of Géfil (national union for leisure - culture - tourism engineering) from 1996 to 1999. Son of André PERRET, who was departmental archivist of Savoie, and grandson of Robert PERRET, who was president of the Société de Géographie and author of the "Panoramas du Mont-Blanc", he is passionate about the mountains and mountaineering. 

Federal mountaineering instructor, mountain ski race leader, he was a member of the national commission for alpine education of the CAF and vice-president of the Chambéry section of the CAF. Specialist in old books on the mountain, expert in specialized public sales, he is the author of the 

  • Guide to books on mountains and mountaineering
  • Regards sur les Alpes 
  • Mont-Blanc seen by painters

He received the Prix des Pays du Mont-Blanc from the Salon de Passy, ​​the Prix de l’Alpe and the Prix Wiliam Huber from the Geographical Society.

He is vice-president of the Académie du Faucigny, and corresponding member of the Académie de Savoie and the Académie Florimontane.


L’auteur :

Jacques Perret (né à Chambéry en 1954), ingénieur de l’Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble

Il est un urbaniste, est consultant en développement touristique ; il a conseillé la plupart des communes françaises supports de stations de montagne entre 1980 et 2020. Il a été Président du Géfil (syndicat national de l’ingénierie loisirs - culture - tourisme) de 1996 à 1999. 

Fils d’André PERRET, qui a été archiviste départemental de la Savoie, et petit fils de Robert PERRET, qui a été président de la Société de Géographie et auteur des « Panoramas du Mont-Blanc », il se passionne pour la montagne et l’alpinisme. Instructeur fédéral d’alpinisme, chef de course de ski de montagne, il a été membre de la commission nationale de l’enseignement alpin du CAF et vice-président de la section de Chambéry du CAF. 

Spécialiste des livres anciens sur la montagne, expert en ventes publiques spécialisées, il est l’auteur du « Guide des livres sur la montagne et l’alpinisme », de « Regards sur les Alpes » et du « Mont-Blanc vu par les peintres ». Il a reçu le Prix des Pays du Mont-Blanc du salon de Passy, le prix de l’Alpe et le prix Wiliam Huber de la Société de géographie.

Il est vice-président de l’Académie du Faucigny, et membre correspondant de l’Académie de Savoie et de l’Académie Florimontane.


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