La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]: Filippi, Filippo de
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La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]

Author(s): Filippi, Filippo de

Copyright: 1912, Zanichelli, Bologna
Specifications: 1st, thick 4to, 2 vols, vol I pp.xiii, 471, 111, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 color & 25 bw plates w/ tissue guards, 229 bw photos (7 panoramas), charts, illus eps, uncut, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth
Condition: cloth w/ light rubbing, tight, fine

The Unique, Vellum-Bound, Italian Edition

with vol II Elenco dei Panorami e delle Carte [List of Panoramas and Maps]. 18 bw panoramas, 3 color fldg maps, illus eps, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth slipcase; cloth w/ some darkening to spine vellum, small ½” split to lower/back spine vellum, tight, panoramas w/ some light spotting, maps & panoramas w/ orig folds & no tears, fine

The original Italian edition of Filippi’s work on the Duke of Abruzzi’s 1909 expedition to K2, a major undertaking in mountain exploration. In addition to reaching 6640m on the Abruzzi Ridge, they surveyed, mapped, and photographed a large portion of the Baltoro Glacier. They also attempted Chogolisa, reaching 7400m, and Skyang Kangri, reaching 6600m.

This first Italian edition has a much nicer half-vellum binding, versus the UK/US cloth-bound edition, and appears to be less common. A different typesetting has resulted in approximately 100 additional pages. This is a very nice set with the panorama/map slipcase not crushed as usual and the panoramas up to 46.5” in length. A cornerstone item for any mountaineering collection. This set weighs eight+ pounds. In Italian.

See Neate F26, Perret 1657, Yak F71a (3rd ed).





















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