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Seven Years in Tibet

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Seven Years in Tibet

by Heinrich Harrer

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Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1953. Fifth Impression . 288 pages. Signed by the author. Blue pictorial dust jacket over blue cloth. Flat signed by author, with signature written in Tibetan. Introduction by Peter Fleming. Translated by Robert Graves. Contains black and white photographs. Pages are bright and clean, as are the photographic plates, with minimal foxing and light tanning. Light thumb marks to edges, with a few dogeared corners. Faint tape marks to both endpapers. Inscription to front endpaper dated Feb. 1954. Minor cracking to gutters, between pages 64-65. However binding throughout remains firm. Boards are a little rub worn with slight shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are a little bumped and spine ends are a mildly crushed. Small paint marks to headband. Book has slight forward lean. Light tanning to edges and spine. Gilt lettering is bright and clear. Light wear to unclipped dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to spine, edge and corners. Light tanning to spine.

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’s Inventory #
1619161557TMB
Title
Seven Years in Tibet
Author
Heinrich Harrer
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Good/Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Rupert Hart-Davis
Date Published
1953

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