E. P. Dutton, 1953. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first U.S. printing). The first book by the author of THE WHITE SPIDER, the story of a young mountain-climber's "escape from a British internment camp in India during World War II and his dramatic trek through the Himalayan passes to sanctuary in the Forbidden City" -- to become a confidant of the Dalai Lama. Translated from the Austrian by Richard Graves. A bestseller and the basis for two film adaptations. Near Fine/Very Good -- a light crease to the rear board, two smallish chips and one short closed tear to the rear dust jacket panel. Signed by Harrer (in both English and Tibetian) on the page following the half-title page. Near Fine / Very Good.
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