Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1982.
First Edition. Hardcover. 8 1/2" X 5 5/8". xv, 134pp. Mild edgewear to unclipped dust jacket, with dust soiling. Cream paper over boards, with spine backed in black cloth and lettered in white. Mild shelfwear to binding, firm, tight, and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very presentable first printing of this collaboration between a turn-of-the-century Frenchwoman, the first European to penetrate the Tibetan Mysteries, and the young Lama Yongden who became her adopted son, teacher-companion, and disciple: a novel about a lama's servant who, when he finds his teacher murdered in his tent and presumably robbed of the precious jewel he wore around his neck, pursues the murderer across Tibet and eventually to China. Very good + / good +. Item #5881