Climbing On The Himalaya And Other Mountain Ranges - J. Norman Collie 1902 - David Douglas, Edinburgh - First Edition Scientist and mountaineer J. Norman Collie’s remarkable record of his climbing expeditions, including chapters on his pioneering work in Skye and the Canadian Rockies with Hugh Stutfield, together with a detailed account of his unfortunate expedition with Alfred Mummary in the Himalayas, their attempt to ascend the 8,000 metre peak, Nanga Parbat in 1895, which ended in disaster when Mummary and a number of others were killed in an avalanche.

Illustrated with eighteen black and white plates, and three folding colour maps of Kashmir, Nanga Parbat, and the Canadian Rockies.
  J. Norman Collie (1859-1942) was a British scientist and mountaineer. He had a PhD in chemistry and performed important research that led to the taking of the first x-ray for diagnosing medical conditions. Although Collie’s professional career was spent as a scientist, mountaineering was his avocation and he is best remembered for his pioneering climbs in Skye, the Alps, and the Canadian Rockies. He was president of the Alpine Club from 1920-22.

References: W R Neate, Mountaineering and its Literature 170. Mill, Norman Collie: a life in two worlds: mountain explorer and scientist, 1859-1942 1987.

Octavo pp. vii [5] 315 [1-advertisements]. Publisher’s green cloth, gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt.
  Condition: Near fine, slight lean to spine, modicum of rubbing to corners, rear hinge cracked.   Ref: 107810   Price: HK$ 12,000