Seven Years In Tibet

by Harrer, Heinrich

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.

First Edition Identification

Dutton New York published a 1st edition, 1st print in 1954 as a hardcover. Publisher's salmon-colored cloth with black Tibetan image on front cover and lettered in black on the spine. Illustrated with 40 pages of photographs. The original dust jacket features a picture of Tibetan monks and a $5.00. The Book of the Month Club edition published shortly after the first edition does not have the $5.00 price stamp. 

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Limited Edition Club, New York published a limited Edition Hardcover encased in a red clamshell box with a gilt-lettered morocco spine label in 1993. Bound in pure Bure white silk imported from India with a Tibetan good luck charm blind stamped in the center of the front cover. This limited edition included a special introduction by the Dalai Lama for whom Harrer became the unofficial secular tutor when the Tibetan spiritual guide was fourteen. 

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New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc.,, 1954. A fine presentation copy First US edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed twice on the frontispiece recto "To Mr. Edwards with my very best wishes, from H. Harrer [two lines of Tibetan script] Washington, Oct. 1954" and "March 1955. In the meantime I have the pleasure and privilige [sic] to… Read more about this item
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London.: Hart Davis.. First Edition.. 1953.. Translated from the German by Richard Graves with an introduction by Peter Fleming. Map, colour frontispiece, black and white photographic plates, xiii + 288pp, occasional light foxing preliminary leaves, last leaves and edges. Dustjacket lighly browned on spine, little chipped and worn, still a good copy of the first edition of this classic work… Read more about this item
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New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1954 314 pages. Jacket priced $5.00. First Edition stated on the copyright page. The book is clean. The jacket shows light wear to edges with a short tear at the head of the spine, fading to spine, and very small chip to foot of spine panel. The basis for the film of… Read more about this item
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New York Dutton 1954, 1954. First Edition - American. Signed by the author. (See Photo) Illustrated with 40 pages of photographs. Very fine with minor offsetting to the end papers and some slight fading to the spine. Classic study of the Tibetan religious leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the basis of the film starring Brad Pitt.
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E.P. Dutton & Co. Publishing-, 1954. Hardcover dj/ pub. 1954/ Fair condition/ 314 pages This is the action-packed story of a young adventurer's escape from a British internment camp in India during World War 2 and his dramatic trek throu gh rugged Himalayan passes to sanctuary in the Forbidden City of Lhasa. (B61013). Hard Cover. Good.
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New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very good/very good. First edition of Seven Years in Tibet, signed by Heinrich Harrer.. Octavo, xv, [3], 19-314pp. Black and orange cloth, title in gilt on spine. Stated "first edition" on copyright page. Light sunning along top edge, transference to endpapers. Offsetting from newspaper article… Read more about this item
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