London: Edward Arnold, 1926. 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. With illustrations from photographs and a fold-out map. Light rubbing to edges of boards and some yellowing to edges of pages. Scattered foxing throughout, but text remains clear and very readable. Very clear illustrations throughout. A very good, very sound copy with a note, written in Dutch and signed by the author, affixed to the front pastedown. Uncommon signed. Publisher’s light blue cloth lettered in gilt on cover and spine. Octavo. x, 303 pp. Item #16642
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.