AFGHAN QUEST The Story of Their Abinger Afghanistan Expedition 1960

(London: George G. Harrap & Co. LTD, 1961).

FIRST EDITION AND AN ELUSIVE BOOK WHICH GIVES THE ACCOUNT OF WOMEN MOUNTAINEERS IN AFGHANISTAN, the exploits of two British women who set out without escort into wild and dangerous territory. The objectives of their two-person expedition included: Climbing Mir Samir, collecting botanical specimens and getting to know the Afghan people. All along their way the pair faced real danger as villagers made the rather significant warning sign of fingers across the throat. The resulting narrative is not only of outstanding entertainment but also provides significant information on the social and political conditions of the era. Item #27988

First Edition. From the collection of famed climber Eric Roberts. Illustrated with numerous authors' photographs on glossy plates and a map. 8vo, in publisher's dark blue buckram lettered on the spine in white, in the original colour illustrated dustjacket. 236, (2) pp. A very fine copy, the book nearly as mint, the jacket with only very minor age evidence and a small very neat repair on the verso.

Price: $75.00