K2 8611m.

By Charles Houston, Robert Bates & George Bell

Photo album of famous 1953 K2 Expedition.

SIGNED by Houston, Schoening, & Molenaar on title page


This is the first edition & first printing of K2 8611m by Charles Houston, Robert Bates & George Bell. It was published in Paris by Arthaud in 1954. This book was never published in english. It has 11 pages of text in french. The rest are full page photos with captions in english & in french, followed by 8 pages of comments in french regarding the photos. The book measures 251mm tall x 196mm, and has 100 pages, 7 color & 63 b/w photos, route diagram, loose folded map. This is the photo album of the famous 1953 attempt. It was published 3 months before the first USA edition of K2 The Savage Mountain was published. This was never published in english as the US publisher of K2 The Savage Mountain felt it wouldn’t sell well.

CONDITION: Bound in full black leather with gilt lettering spine and top edge gilt. The book was issued only in paperback with a dust jacket. This example has been bound in leather preserving the original decorated dust jacket with the front and rear panels being bound with the rest of the book. Also the pictorial flaps of the dust jacket and the loose map have been bound into the book. The leather covers have some rubbing at edges, binding is solid and tight, no foxing, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages. Price: $300.


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