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Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Herrer
Originally published in 1953, this adventure classic recounts Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer's 1943 escape from a British internment camp in India, his daring trek across the Himalayas, and his happy sojourn in Tibet, then, as now, a remote land little visited by foreigners. Warmly welcomed, he eventually became tutor to the Dalai Lama, teenaged god-king of the theocratic nation. The author's vivid descriptions of Tibetan rites and customs capture its unique traditions before the Chinese invasion in 1950, which prompted Harrer's departure. Buy a reading copy from Amazon.com
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The Limited Editions Club 1st Thus Hardcover edition, Date published 1993
Produced by The Limited Editions Club in a signed and numbered limited edition of 300 copies. Includes a special introduction for this edition by the Dalai Lama. Illustrated by the author with six photogravures. Signed by Heinrich Harrer on the limitations page. A map of Harrer's Tibetan journeys is laid-in loose, as issued. 9 inches wide x 13 inches tall. The book is bound in coarse natural Bure' white silk imported from India, with a Tibetan symbol blindstamped on the front cover. The book is wrapped in a cotton cloth or 'pi-chu'. And the whole is encased front and back by a pair of magnolia wood "lepshing", which are handcarved with Tibetan symbols and decoration by monks in the Tibetan Refugee Center in India. Secured by a pair of simple black cloth straps with decorative Tibetan buckles. Search for other copies
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  Very Good - copy, lacking the cloth and board wrappings. Silk cover has significant staining, but is complete and intact. The interior of the book, including six photogravures produced from Mr. Herrer's original negatives, is Fine. #124 of 300, signed by the author.   VG- $ 700.00 Add to cart
     
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