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Seven Years in Tibet

by Harrer, Heinrich

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London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. xvi + 288 pp., color frontis, b/w photos, map. Translated from the German. 3rd prntg. but done the same year as the first prntg. Signed on the f.f.e.p.," H. Harrer" followed underneath the signature with an inscription in Tibetan. Hard cover book in v.g. cnd. but the spine shows a faint sun fadding.


Seven Years in Tibet is an autobiography written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer based on his real life experiences in Tibet between 1944 and 1951. The story takes place during the Second World War and the interim period before the Communist Chinese People's Liberation Army moved into Tibet in 1950. It narrates the true story of an Austrian prisoner of war who successfully escaped his British captors in India in 1944 on the third attempt. His escape route led him across Tibet. In 1943, Heinrich Harrer, escaped captivity and made his way through the Himalayan passes to the Forbidden City of Lhasa in Tibet and finally lived for years in Lhasa becoming a tutor to the Dalai Lama.  Seven Years in Tibet  was first published in Germany before being acquired by Dutton.

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Ross & Haines US (US)
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Seven Years in Tibet
Harrer, Heinrich
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1st Edition 3rd Printing
Rupert Hart-Davis
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Heinrich Harrer, Tibet
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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