SWINBURNE, T.R. A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 1907.
8vo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt-stamped vignette on title; pp. xii, 342, [6, advertisements]; 24 colour plates, one folding map; a very good copy.
First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his brother James for Christmas 1907. This account of the author's holiday in Kashmir offers details of his time in Srinagar, of his travels along the Rivers Khelum and Lidar (to the still unclimbed mountain Kolahoi), with the occasional reference to Nanga Parbat. Swinburen made sure to give his brother a copy of the first edition in the superior binding, with the vignett on the front covers. Other copies are sometimes in not illustrated cloth. Presentation copies of this work do not seem to come up on the market.
Yakushi (3rd ed.) S825.