Visser-Hooft, Jenny; Among the Kara-Korum Glaciers in 1925. 1st edition, London: Edward Arnold, 1926. Octavo, pp. x, 303, frontispiece, 2 maps (one folded), 24 plates from photographs.
The work is complete and in the original blue cloth with brown spine titles. The binding is tight and clean, the spine is sun faded. The text, maps and plates are very clean. Owner’s book plate on front paste down. In very good condition.
Jenny Visser-Hooft (1888-1939) was a Dutch mountaineer and writer who is best known for her research on the flora and fauna of the Karakoram Glaciers. Her papers and photographs are housed in Amsterdam at the Royal Tropical Institute and the Tropenmuseum, respectively. Visser-Hooft was a member of the Dutch Alpine Club and served as the vice president of the Ladies Alpine Club. Her above work is a first edition of the account written by Visser-Hooft during one of the four expeditions she took with her husband to the the Karakoram Mountains, specifically to the Batura, Hispar, and Shimshal glaciers in Pakistan.