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Seven Years in Tibet by  Heinrich Harrer - Signed First Edition - 1954 - from Chet Ross Rare Books (SKU: MTITX619JC.40)

Seven Years in Tibet

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Seven Years in Tibet: Signed by H. Harrer

by Harrer, Heinrich

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New York: Dutton. 1954. First Edition, First Printing, stated. 8vo – 21.8cm. [xv], 314pp. Publisher's salmon-colored cloth with black Tibetan image on front cover and lettered in black on the spine. A Fine copy in its original dust jacket in very good condition. Illustrated with 40 pages of photographs.

A well-preserved and lovely copy of the classic study of the Tibetan religious leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the basis of the film starring Brad Pitt. Translated by Richard Graves. Signed by the author H. Harrer both in English and also in Tibetan script on the Half Title page. An autobiographical account of Austrian adventurer Heinrich Harrer the renowned mountain climber and skier and his escape from a British internment camp in India. In 1943, Heinrich Harrer, escaped captivity and made his way through the Himalayan passes to the Forbidden City of Lhasa in Tibet.

Synopsis

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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Details

Bookseller
Chet Ross Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
MTITX619JC.40
Title
Seven Years in Tibet
Author
Harrer, Heinrich
Format/binding
Publisher’s salmon-colored cloth with black Tibetan image on front cover and lettered in black on the spine
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Dutton
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1954
Keywords
Tibet, Dalai Lama, Signed, Mountaineering
Size
8vo – 21.8cm

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Chet Ross Rare Books specializes in Travel and Exploration with an emphasis in first person narratives and scientific research related to exploration of the Polar Regions.

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