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K2: MILLENOVECENTOCINQUANTAQUATTRO [K2: 1954] Roberto Mantovani, Aldo Audisio 1994 1st ed Softcover Fine
By Audisio, Aldo, Roberto Mantovani
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Italy, Museo nazionale della montagna Duca degli Abruzzi, 1994, 1st edition. 213 pp, many color and b/w photos. In Italian. Larger format paperback (only edition). Fine.

The story of the Italian's first ascent of K2 in 1954, plus a history of K2 with many photos, movie posters and stills and other items never published before. 

Italian with a short English summary at the end, photographs in color and black & white, history of the first ascent by Roberto Mantovani, interviews with Ardito Desio (expedition leader), Achille Compagnoni (summiter) and Lino Lacedelli (summiter), reproductions of postage stamps, posters, advertisements, postcards and many other items having to do with the first ascent. 
 
Published by the Italian Mountaineering Museum in Turin which has published many books on exploration and mountaineering, most of which have never been available in America. All books are thick paperbacks, 9'x9' using excellent paper, strong bindings and superior photo reproduction. Many have English text or captions. 

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