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LOST LHASA: HEINRICH HARRER'S TIBET Heinrich Harrer 1992 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By Harrer, Heinrich
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New York, 1992. 224 pp, 200 b/w photos. Large format hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

This is a large format book. Extra postage will be requested for Priority Mail and International Mail.

A marvelous selection of the images of daily life in the Tibetan capital in its last years of freedom. Also includes an anecdotal account of Harrer's years in Tibet. 

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 The result is Lost Lhasa, a collection of hundreds of previously unpublished intimate photographs of the Lhasa that used to be.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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