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A G Cram

Mountaineering and Mountain Travel; Lake District and Cumbria; Antiquarian and History of Science. Private premises. Bookfairs and postal only with specialist catalogues twice a year.

Peaks and Glaciers of Nun Kun a Record of Pioneer-Exploration and Mountaineering in the Punjab Himalaya.


First edition, Constable, London, 1909. Large 8vo, xvi, 204p, 1p cat. Folding coloured map & 92 plates, some in colour. Nr fine in original cloth bright gilt, with colour illustration of climbers mounted on upper board. Top edge gilt. Neate W125 'Expedition to the Himalayan Nun Kun massif in 1906, during which Mrs Workman established a new world height record for women (c 23,000 ft) on the Pinnacle Peak, at the age of 47'. Perret 4604 'Ouvrage tres rare', without doubt the most sought-after of the five titles published by the Workmans'.