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SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET by  Heinrich Harrer - Signed First Edition - 1954 - from Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA (SKU: 61115)

SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET

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SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET

by Harrer, Heinrich

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NY: Dutton, 1954. First US edition, first prnt. Translated by Richard Graves. Introduction by Peter Fleming. Black and white photographs. Inscribed by Harrer in English and Tibetan on the recto of the page of the photograph of the Dalai Lama's mother. "To Mrs. Fisher with best wishes from H. Harrer Denver, Nov. 1954." Beginning toning on the spine cloth ends, some pages with a paperclip impression and offsetting from laid-in newsprint, Fisher's address label on the front pastedown which has been lined out with her name in ink below it; dustjacket is lacking the front flap, chips at spine ends, front panel bottom corner, three inch closed tear on the reaf flap fold, tape reinforcement on the rear panel bottom edge. Tight copy in Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover... Inscribed & Dated by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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Bookseller
Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
61115
Title
SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET
Author
Harrer, Heinrich
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Dutton
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
1954
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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