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Seven Years in Tibet - with the rare wrap-around band by  Heinrich Harrer - First Edition - 1953 - from John Atkinson Books (SKU: 11726)

Seven Years in Tibet - with the rare wrap-around band

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Seven Years in Tibet - with the rare wrap-around band

by Harrer, Heinrich

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London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953. A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1953. A near fine book without inscriptions. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with some light rubbing to the spine tips and to the corners. Some light spotting to the rear hinges. With the rare wrap-around band (small loss to the spine panel of the band).

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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book dealer
John Atkinson Books GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
11726
Title
Seven Years in Tibet - with the rare wrap-around band
Author
Harrer, Heinrich
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Rupert Hart-Davis
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1953

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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
spine
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First Edition
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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