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Seven Years in Tibet; Translated by Richard Graves

Seven Years in Tibet; Translated by Richard Graves

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Seven Years in Tibet; Translated by Richard Graves

by Harrer, Heinrich

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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 previously laid in at half-title. Frontispiece portrait and complete with 46 black and white photographs. In the publisher's first state dust jacket, $5.00 on front flap, sunning to spine, light chipping along top edge, a very good example. Signed on the front free endpaper by the author, in English and Tibetan.


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; Translated by Richard Graves
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