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SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET by  Heinrich HARRER - Hardcover - Signed - 1993 - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 019697)


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by HARRER, Heinrich

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Fine with the maroon cotton sleeve, black cloth ties, and teak boards
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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1993. Hardcover. Fine with the maroon cotton sleeve, black cloth ties, and teak boards. Heinrich Harrer. Quarto (9" x 13"), bound in pure Bure white silk imported from India with a Tibetan good luck charm blindstamped in the center of the front cover. With a special introduction by the Dalai Lama for whom Harrer became the unofficial secular tutor when the Tibetan spiritual guide was fourteen. Copy #270 of 300 numbered copies SIGNED by Harrer who also contributes six photogravures produced from his original negatives. A map of Harrer's Tibetan journeys is laid in loosely, as issued.


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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Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
HARRER, Heinrich
Heinrich Harrer
Book condition
second hand - Fine with the maroon cotton sleeve, black cloth ties, and teak boards
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Limited Editions Club
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Signed; Mountain Climbing; Movie Source; Memoir; LEC; Asia, Tibet; Mountains; Illustrated Books; Limited Editions Club; Fine Press
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Charles Agvent

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order; institutions may be billed. Postage additional: $11.00 for the first book, $6.00 each thereafter. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. We are also open to reasonable payment terms. A book may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason provided it is in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

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Charles Agvent

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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).


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