New York, Alfred A. Knopf. 1954. Hardcover. Book, First American Edition. Foreword by Sir John Hunt. xx, [i], 263, viii pp, Translators' Introduction by Eleanor Brockett and Anton Ehrenzweig, Author's Preface, 6 maps, more than fifty monochrome illustrations from photographs, 3 appendices, bibliography, glossary, index. 8vo/22cm. Blind-stamp decorated blue cloth silver, light edgewear, in protected dj with 2 short closed edge tears, previous owner name on front pastedown, light foxing at head of end photographs in photo cluster, otherwise text clean, tight and very good. The story of the successful 1953 German-Austrian Expedition to the 26, 620 foot Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. The author, Dr. Karl Herrligkoffer (1916- ) was its leader. The first 87 pages catalog the tragedies which this mountain exacted particularly to German climbers in the thirties, one of whom, Willi Merkl, was the author's brother. Known as 'the killer mountain' no other mountain has been the scene of so great a toll of human life over the years. Very Good.
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