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Heinrich Harrer Rare!
Seven Years in Tibet 1993 #173/300 Signed by Heinrich Harrer Rare!
Seven Years in Tibet 1993 #173/300 Signed by Heinrich Harrer Rare! Seven Years in Tibet Written by Heinrich Harrer Published by: The Limited Editions Club Printed in: 1993 ----- Features ----- · Original wrappings and Magnolia Wood Board Encasings · Limited edition #173 of 300 copies, signed by Heinrich Harrer Condition This book is in very good condition. There are no bookplates, signatures, or markings of any kind. The pages are clean, bright and free of any foxing. This is the Limited Edition, #173 of only 300 copies. The book is bound in Bure silk, and is wrapped in a cotton sleeve, known as a "pi-chu", which is encased front and back by a pair of magnolia wood boards, or "lepshing". The book comes with a map of Tibet. The book is signed by its author Heinrich Harrer. A rare find in any condition. Synopsis Heinrich Harrer (1912 - 2006) was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, and author. He is best known for being on the four-man climbing team that made the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, and for his books Seven Years in Tibet (1952) and The White Spider (1959). In 1948, Harrer became a salaried official of the Tibetan government, translating foreign news and acting as Court photographer. Harrer first met the 14th Dalai Lama when he was summoned to the Potala Palace and asked to make a film about iceskating, which Harrer had introduced to Tibet. Harrer built a cinema for him, with a projector run off a Jeep engine. Harrer soon became the Dalai Lama's tutor in English, geography, and some science, and Harrer was astonished at how fa … [Click Below for Full Description]
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