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Author Name    Peissel, Michel

Title   The Great Himalayan Passage: Across the Himalayas by Hovercraft - SIGNED 1st

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good +

Jacket Condition   very good +

Edition   First edition

Publisher   London Collins 1974

ISBN Number    0002118416 / 9780002118415

Inscription   Signed

Seller ID   373

London: Collins, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Peissel, Michel. The Great Himalayan Passage: Adventure Extraordinary by Hovercraft. London: William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1974, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5 3/4 by 8 1/2-inches, 254 pp. Textured, reddish-orange paper over boards with bright silver gilt spine titles, map endpapers. Both the book and jacket show only light signs of edge wear and faint, even yellowing of the pages. The jacket has some chipping and wear at the head and tail of the spine panel. A previous owner has written on the half-title: “Sarah d’Erlangeer/London, Autumn 1977/If this book should chance to roam please box its ears and send it home.” Under the owner’s inscription it is SIGNED and inscribed by the author: “To Sarah/Who knows how to believe/Love modestly/Michel Peissel.” Sarah was a British fashion model in the 1970s. Anthropologist Michel Peissel (1937-2011) was considered “the last of the old-time explorers.” A full-time explorer and writer, Peissel authored nearly twenty books and is credited for changing the way we view Tibet and the Himalayas—his greatest passions. “My aim is to record the local culture before it disappears,” Peissel said in a 1998 interview. “It is not my intention to promote mass tourism to remote areas … I have found that the peoples who have not been touched by Western civilization tend to be kinder and more trusting. They have their hearts in their hands and are generous and hospitable.” This volume, Peissel’s fifth book, chronicles a 1200-mile journey up nine different rives from India to the boarders of Tibet is a small hovercraft. He was accompanied by zoologist Michael Alexander and Bob Cordukes and the planning was supervised by Charles Wylie, the organizer of the 1953 British Everest Expedition. Peissel was an emeritus member of The Explorers Club and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and his signed books are quite scarce. The dust jacket has a removable, archival mylar jacket cover for protection. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member IOBA) is an open shop located in Sand Lake, Michigan, with 15 years of experience offering fine books for discriminating readers. Dust jacket present. First Edition.

Price = 200.00 USD

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