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Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer - Signed First Edition - 1993 - from The Limited Editions Club (SKU: lec-0030)

Seven Years in Tibet

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Seven Years in Tibet

by Heinrich Harrer

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After his escape from a British prisoner-of-war camp in India, Heinrich Harrer spent seven years among the Tibetan People and recounted his experiences in this memoir called by the Indian novelist and travel writer Santa Rama Rau "one of the grandest and most incredible adventure stories I have ever read." Harrer became the unofficial secular tutor to the Dalai Lama when His Holiness was fourteen years old. He and the Dalai Lama remained lifelong friends. Seven Years in Tibet offers rare insights into Tibet's mysticism and beauty which Harrer's photogravures, produced from the original negatives, further illuminate.
Introduction by the Dalai Lama.
Map insert of Harrer's Trek.
Six gravure plates made from photographs by the author.
Edition limited to 300 numbered copies.
Each book signed by Heinrich Harrer.
We have bound our books in many extraordinary styles, but none so authentically exotic as Seven Years in Tibet. The cover is pure Bure silk, imported from India. Protecting the cover is a cotton sleeve, known as a "pi-chu", which is encased front and back by a pair of magnolia wood boards, or "lepshing." The top board is incised with a Tibetan good-luck charm cut by monks of the Tibetan Refugee Center in Darjeeling, India.
One Volume, 9" x 13".
As the publisher, we unconditionally guarantee that all books are authentic and the condition is As New (NOS).


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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Seven Years in Tibet
Heinrich Harrer
Heinrich Harrer
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