Bruce, Charles Granville; Twenty Years in the Himalaya. Edward Arnold, London, 1910. Quarto, pp. xiv, half title, 336, 20 pages ads, frontispiece of Major Bruce, 59 plates, folding colour Sketch Map of Northern India & Himalaya.
The work is complete and in the original green cloth with gilt cover vignette, and gilt spine titles. The binding is tight and clean with minor scuffing, minor bumping to corners. Book plate of the Rucksack Club on pastedown and later owner’s stamp on end sheet, small rubber stamp of Rucksack Club on title page, verso of frontispiece and on a few page edges. The text, plates and map are clean and bright. In very good condition.
Charles Granville Bruce (1866-1939) was a British Army officer. He served in India as a soldier, transferring in 1889 to the 5th Gurkha Rifles and served in the North-West Frontier, traveling extensively in the Himalaya. Bruce made numerous private expeditions on Nanga Parbat in 1895 and then in the Karakoram. In 1922 and 1924 he led the British Mount Everest expeditions. His work “Twenty Years” provides a narrative of his travels in the Himalayas.