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Lost Lhasa: Heinrich Harrer's Tibet

Harrer, Heinrich

ISBN 10: 0810935600 / ISBN 13: 9780810935600
Published by Harry N Abrams, 1992
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Book in very good, clean, unmarked condition. Dust jacket is heavily scuffed. Burgandy cloth boards with gold gilt and embossed lettering underneath are like new. Presents 200 of Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrar's photographs, capturing the luminous, exotic world of Tibet before the Chinese invasion. Size: 9 x 11. Bookseller Inventory # 6873

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Title: Lost Lhasa: Heinrich Harrer's Tibet

Publisher: Harry N Abrams

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

Edition: First Edition

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This book provides a unique record of life in and around Tibet's capital city, Lhasa, as it will never be seen again, when Tibetan culture was still ignorant of other 20th century cultures.


In the 1940s, Austrian mountain climber Heinrich Harrer escaped from a British internment camp in India and walked across the Himalayas. He limped into Lhasa two years later, and spent five years there as an honorary Tibetan. He kept diaries, bartered for an old Leica camera, and took thousands of pictures. Then in 1950 the Chinese invaded Tibet and Harrer fled. Seven Years in Tibet tells that story, but Harrer wanted to do more to raise international awareness. The result is Lost Lhasa, a collection of hundreds of previously unpublished intimate photographs of the Lhasa that used to be. With an explanatory text written in the same unpretentious prose that made Seven Years so popular, this paean to the Lhasa Harrer knew is beautiful and irreplaceable.

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