De Filippi, Filippo; Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909, an Account of the Expedition of H. R. H. Prince Luigi Amadeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi. New York, E. P. Dutton and Company, 1912. Large quarto, text and atlas. Text pp. xvii, 469, 32 plates, many panoramic folded views, nearly 200 text illustrations. Atlas, with original “List of Illustrations and Index” pamphlet, pp. 16, 18 folded plates of views, 3 large folded maps.
This rare set is complete and in the original green stamped cloth with gilt spine titles. Bindings are tight, titles bright. Light wear at corners to bindings, light soiling spot at lower text spine. Internally text, plates and maps are very clean and bright. In very good condition. Complete copies are quite rare.
Filippo De Filippi (1869–1938) was an Italian medical doctor, scientist, mountaineer and explorer. He is best known as an Alpine mountaineer. In 1909 De Filippi along with the Duke of the Abruzzi, led an expedition to the Karakoram mountains. The above is his narrative of and observations made during the expedition. It is still considered the authoritative description of the region. The plates, folding panoramas of K2 and surrounding areas are stunning.