Mountaineers (Royal Geographical Society)The Alpine Club - Feat. AC
whilst browsing the shelves of TK Max, with the better half, I noticed the book below on the book shelf and leafed through it to see if it contained details about AC within its glossy, full colour pages. There were a few references and I have attached several of the photos that I took.
The book seems to retail around £16 at its cheapest but TK Max, Belfast, were selling it at £10. There are quite a few copies may I add. So those of who, this may be of interest to can grab a cheap copy for their library.
The book listing on Amazon
PToner, thanks for that.
Did you ever check out Charlie Buffet's book: "Pionier am K2 - Jules Jacot Guillarmond: Entdecker und Fotograf im Himalaya,1902 und 1905" [ http://www.amazon.de/Pionier-K2-Guillarmond-Entdecker-Fotograf/dp/3906055027/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367261822&sr=1-10&keywords=K2 ] ?
There are quite a few good reproductions of photographs from Jacot-Guillarmod's original 1904 book "Six mois dans l'Himalaya, le Karakorum et l'Hindu-Kush. Voyages et explorations aux plus hautes montagnes du monde." including a few of A.C. I hadn't seen before. There is a rather expensive first edition copy of this book available for £1500+. [ http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=3473743224&searchurl=bsi%3D30%26kn%3DAleister%2BCrowley%26sortby%3D1%26x%3D0%26y%3D0 ]
However, there is an online album (605 images) taken from Jacot-Guillarmod's book at: http://www.e-pics.ethz.ch/index/ethbib.bildarchiv/ETHBIB.Bildarchiv_Ans_05533-007-AL_104594.html which I think include the more rare A.C. shots. I particularly like the one of him sat on a large trunk with boot in hand.
If I can get them online I'll add some snap-shots of a few pages of "Pionier am K2".
Thanks, Paul, another book to have...
And thanks for the link, jdes. Although I don't find 605 images, just something like 200 or so. Maybe I have to check again the rest of the site tomorrow. Great, that the Swiss archives are so generous. Most of the pics are the ones from his "Six mois" book. The "AC with boot in hand" I only remember from the new book, but don't see it online. I think there are some shots of Crowley, from quite a distance, still don't know why he looked like a Quaker during the trip. Mental note to self: do not forget to see the exhibition of the photos this autumn (I already missed the February exhibition).
The archive does seem a trifle difficult to navigate as one collection runs into another.
Here's the link to that particular page in the archive ...
Here is the image in the K2 book for those that haven't seen it...
Wasn't there something about him taking a trunk full of books with him? Is that a large book to his right?