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de Filippo, Filippi 
KARAKORAM AND WESTERN HIMALAYA 1909. AN ACCOUNT OF THE EXPEDITION OF H.R.H. PRINCE LUIGI AMEDEO OF SAVOY. LONDON: CONSTABLE AND COMPANY, 1912; NEW YORK: E.P. DUTTON AND COMPANY, 1912
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de Filippo, Filippi 
KARAKORAM AND WESTERN HIMALAYA 1909. AN ACCOUNT OF THE EXPEDITION OF H.R.H. PRINCE LUIGI AMEDEO OF SAVOY. LONDON: CONSTABLE AND COMPANY, 1912; NEW YORK: E.P. DUTTON AND COMPANY, 1912
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de Filippo, Filippi 
KARAKORAM AND WESTERN HIMALAYA 1909. AN ACCOUNT OF THE EXPEDITION OF H.R.H. PRINCE LUIGI AMEDEO OF SAVOY. LONDON: CONSTABLE AND COMPANY, 1912; NEW YORK: E.P. DUTTON AND COMPANY, 1912
2 volumes, text and atlas, 4to (10 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.; 266 x 210 mm). Text: half-title, photogravure frontispiece and 25 photogravure plates, all with printed tissue guards, 5 double-page photographic panoramas (2 showing 2 views), numerous in-text photographic illustrations, all after photographs by Vittorio Sella, 2 colored photographic plates of geological specimens; very minor foxing, generally not affecting images. Atlas: 18 folding photographic panoramas on 17 sheets after Sella, 3 folding colored maps, and booklet with list of illustrations and index. Bound in publisher's green cloth, atlas in quarter velum, flat spines lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut; some minor rubbing, atlas binding very slightly soiled, some splitting to vellum, some fraying to corners.
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Provenance

Mary Walcott (inscription to front free endpaper of volume I)

Literature

Neate F26; Perret 1657; Yakushi F71b

Catalogue Note

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORKS DEVOTED TO MOUNTAINEERING IN THE HIMALAYAS. An account of the Duke of Abruzzi's expedition to K2 in the Karakoram in 1909. Filippo de Filippi (1869-1938), Italian surgeon, scholar and mountaineer, was the official recorder of the Duke's expedition and in 1913-14 led the Italian Himalayan Scientific Expedition.

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