NEVE, Ernest F. Beyond the Pir Panjal. Life among the Mountains and Valleys of Kashmir. London and Leipzig, T. Fisher Unwin, 1912.
8vo. Publisher's original cloth, image of river boat blocked in colours to upper cover, decorated and lettered in brown, top edges gilt, remainder uncut; pp. 320; 56 black and white plates from photographs, 1 folding map; slightly darkened on spine, but still a nice copy; ownership inscription inside front cover, ms. poem in ink on verso of front fly-leaf.
First edition. The Neve brothers - Ernest and Arthur - had been appointed directors of the Medical Mission in Srinagar in 1886. During their time at the mission (Arthur died there in 1919), they climbed and travelled extensively in Kashmir, Baltistan and Ladakh. The present volume includes an account of the ascent of the highest of the Kolahoi peaks in 1911 with Kenneth Mason.
Neate N13; Yakushi N36.