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

London: Constable, 1909.

First edition. With 92 illustrations (3 color plates and 89 plates from photographs), folding map. xv, 202, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth titled in gilt, pictorial onlay to upper board, t.e.g. Fine copy with bookplate of Macrobert Trust (established by the daughter of the authors). Blue cloth slipcase Yakushi W320; Neate W125; Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 30-31. Item #311715

Choice copy of this lavishly illustrated and detailed account of mountaineering and travels in northern India, between Srinagar and Leh, including her ascent of the pinnacle of Nun Kun, which stood for twenty-five years as the women’s altitude record. Workman (1859-1925) was a world traveller by bicycle, “a staunch supporter of the suffragettes, and eager that her own glory should reflect the more general worthiness of her sex” — Robinson.

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