Seven Years in Tibet signed by Heinrich Harrer 1st / 1st 1953
First edition and first print book published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1953. It is near fine without any inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper with only very mild rubbing to the spine tips and corners. It has the rare wrap-around band. It is accompanied by a scarce signed and framed photo of the Dalai Lama and author Heinrich Harrer. Both have signed the photo, the Dalai Lama in his more recent signature style. Scarce with the band and dual signed photo.
Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After is an autobiographical travel book written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer based on his real life experiences in Tibet between 1944 and 1951 during the Second World War and the interim period before the Communist Chinese People's Liberation Army invaded Tibet in 1950. Two films have been based on the book: Seven Years in Tibet (1956), a 76-minute documentary directed by Hans Nieter which includes both movies shot by Harrer during his stay in Tibet and various scenes from his adventures reconstructed by Harrer himself, and Seven Years in Tibet (1997), directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and starring Brad Pitt as Harrer. Scarce with the signatures of the Dali Lama and the author on the same photo.