New York: The Viking Press, 1978.
First Edition. Hardcover. 9 1/2" X 6 1/2". 338pp. Book presents nicely with unclipped dust jacket encased in protective archival sleeve. Mild wear to jacket with rubbing and creasing to covers, corners, and edges. 1" closed tear to edge of rear cover of jacket. Bound in blue cloth over boards with spine lettered in blue and silver. Gentle rubbing and toning to edges of boards. Faint dust-spotting to edges of text block. Previous owner's stamp to half-title page. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), the National Book Award-winning author of the new novel In Paradise
In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by acclaimed travel writer and novelist Pico Iyer.(Publisher). good + / good. Item #9278