Bologna: Nicola Zanichelli, 1912.
First edition. Illustrations and photogravure plates after photographs by Vittorio Sella. With separate portfolio with 17 plates and 3 maps. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary vellum backed boards, vellum lifting from the boards on the second volume Neate F26; Yakushi F53a. Item #322993
An illustrated account of the expedition of Prince Luigi Amedeo de Savoie, Duke of Abruzzi to the Karakoram Mountains, intended to test human climbing limits with an unsuccessful attempt on K2, the second highest mountain on earth. "Classic work on the Baltoro region; a most accurate and well illustrated reference source" (Neate). Scarce complete with the separate portfolio of maps and plates.
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