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* COLLIE, John Norman (1859-1942). Climbing on The Himalaya and other mountain ranges. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1902.
8vo (219 x 135 mm). 3 color-printed folding maps, 18 plates (16 photogravure, 1 folding panorama). Publisher's green cloth gilt. Provenance: Beatrice Thomson, Kensington (signature).
FIRST EDITION by one of the greatest mountaineers of the turn-of-the-century and President of the Alpine Club 1920-22. Although primarily focussed on the Himalaya -- especially his 1895 reconnaissance of and attempt on Nanga Parbat with Mummery and C. G. Bruce -- he also relates his first ascents in the Lofoten Islands and further climbs in Britain. Preceded with a general history of mountaineering in the Himalaya, and appended with a list of Himalayan peaks over 24,000 ft. and a short bibliography. Neate C94; Perret 1059; Yakushi C315. A FINE COPY.