"ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT FIELDS OF EXPLORATION IN THE WORLD"
(KARAKORAM) VISSER-HOOFT, Jenny. Among the Kara-Korum Glaciers in 1925. London: Edward Arnold, 1926. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $950.
First edition of Visser-Hooft's account of her and her husband's expedition to the Karakoram Mountains, richly illustrated with two maps (one folding), and 25 photographic plates.
Dutch climber Visser-Hooft learned to climb in the Alps before World War I. After the war, from 1922-35, she and her husband Philip Visser conducted four expeditions in the forbidding and then-largely-unexplored Karakoram mountain range. She was a member of the Royal Netherlands Geographical Society and the Dutch Alpine Club. Neate 861.
A bit of faint foxing, chiefly marginal, to text; plates fine. Cloth clean and fine, gilt bright. Scarce original dust jacket with a bit of edge-wear and a few small tape repairs on verso, very good. A desirable copy.