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  • AAMA IN AMERICA: A Pilgrimage of the Heart. by Coburn, Broughton.
    Coburn, Broughton.
    AAMA IN AMERICA: A Pilgrimage of the Heart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday / Anchor, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In 1974, the author was a Peace Corps worker in Nepal and he was befriended by an elderly widow, Vishnu Maya, called Aama (Mother) by everyone in her tiny village, befriended the author when he was a Peace Corps worker in 1974. In 1988, she came to visit him in the United States, and together they traveled coast-to-coast, a voyage of rediscovery and an exploration of the beliefs and values that lie beneath the surface of America. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs. xii, 299 pp plus a final photograph and a note on the author's previous book. ISBN: 0-385-474180.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49391
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  • AAMA IN AMERICA: A Pilgrimage of the Heart. by Coburn, Broughton.
    Coburn, Broughton.
    AAMA IN AMERICA: A Pilgrimage of the Heart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday / Anchor, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1974, the author was a Peace Corps worker in Nepal and he was befriended by an elderly widow, Vishnu Maya, called Aama (Mother) by everyone in her tiny village, befriended the author when he was a Peace Corps worker in 1974. In 1988, she came to visit him in the United States, and together they traveled coast-to-coast, a voyage of rediscovery and an exploration of the beliefs and values that lie beneath the surface of America. Photographs. xii, 299 pp plus a final photograph and a note on the author's previous book. ISBN: 0-385-474180.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45549
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  • BALLOONING OVER EVEREST. by Dickinson, Leo.
    Dickinson, Leo.
    BALLOONING OVER EVEREST.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the 1990/91 expedition of British and Australian adventurers, headed by Leo Dickinson, which succeeded in flying two manned balloons over the summits of earth's highest mountain range. Foreword by Eric Jones. Illustrated throughout with full color photographs, including some double page spreads. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-224036068.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81960
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  • EVEREST: Impossible Victory. by Habeler, Peter.
    Habeler, Peter.
    EVEREST: Impossible Victory.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Arlington Books Publishers Ltd (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - A first person account of a record breaking ascent of Everest by this Austrian mountaineer. On May 8, 1978 Peter Habeler and Reinhold Messner, two experienced mountaineering partners, succeed in climbing to the main summit of Everest relying entirely upon their own bodily resources - without the aid of artificial oxygen, something which the medical world thought to be impossible. Although their first attempt at crossing the "death zone" was defeated by a raging storm, when weather conditions improved, Habeler set off a second time - and succeeded in breaking all mountaineering records. Illustrated throughout with photographs, including some in full color. Translated from the German by David Heald. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-851403174.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 81961
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  • SOLD. by McCormick, Patricia.
    McCormick, Patricia.
    SOLD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion, (2006.). First edition - Although her family thinks that she is being sent to India to work, a young girl from Nepal finds herself 'sold' - forced into prostitution. Finalist for the National Book Award for Young Adult literature. A spare and powerful story of survival against almost unimaginable odds. The author's note at the end comments that every year 12,000 Nepali girls are sold unwittingly by their families into prostitution in India. 263 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42675
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  • SOLD. by McCormick, Patricia.
    McCormick, Patricia.
    SOLD.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2006.) dj. Hardcover - Although her family thinks that she is being sent to India to work, a young girl from Nepal finds herself 'sold' - forced into prostitution. Finalist for the National Book Award for Young Adult literature. A spare and powerful story of survival against almost unimaginable odds. The author's note at the end comments that every year 12,000 Nepali girls are sold unwittingly by their families into prostitution in India. 263 pp. ISBN: 130780786851713.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42279
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  • ESCAPE FROM KATHMANDU. by Robinson, Kim Stanley
    Robinson, Kim Stanley
    ESCAPE FROM KATHMANDU.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1990.). SIGNED - Two American expatriates, mountain climbers making a living from the tourists in Kathmandu, encounter the Great Mysteries of Nepal. SIGNED on the title page. 313 pp. ISBN: 0-812-500598.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 47440
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  • IN SEARCH OF THE THUNDER DRAGON. by Shrestha., Romio and Sophie.
    Shrestha., Romio and Sophie.
    IN SEARCH OF THE THUNDER DRAGON.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Rafael, CA: Mandala, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully written and gorgeously illustrated book which brings to life the beauty and traditions of the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalaya Mountains as it creates Thunder Dragons that play hide-and-seek in the clouds during big winter storms. Unpaginated. Oversized oblong format. ISBN: 9781601091000.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 42117
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  • Stonor, Charles.
    THE SHERPA AND THE SNOWMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hollis and Carter, 1955. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of an expedition in the foothills of Nepal and on the lower slopes of Everest in search of evidence of the existence of the 'yeti.' Illustrated with photographs, foreword by Brigadier Sir John Hunt. Index. 209 pages.

    Condition: Very good+ in a good only dustjacket (blank bookplate on front pastedown, chips at the ends of the spine of the dj, other edgewear.)

    Book ID: 16230
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  • THE GURU OF LOVE. by Upadhyay, Samrat.
    Upadhyay, Samrat.
    THE GURU OF LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a story of love and loss, set in Kathmundu in contemporary Nepal. His first book, a collection of short stories, won the 2001 Whiting Award. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-618-247270.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59489
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  • Upadhyay, Samrat.
    THE ROYAL GHOSTS: Stories.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. First edition - A collection of stories set against the backdrop of the violent Maoist insurgencies which have claimed thousands of lives - they show Nepal's citizens strugglng with their duties to their aging parents, an oppressive caste system, and the frustrations of arranged marriage. 207 p. ISBN: 0-618-517499.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean.

    Book ID: 47023
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  • Upadhyay, Samrat
    THE GURU OF LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a story of love and loss, set in Kathmundu in contemporary Nepal. His first book, a collection of short stories, won the Whiting Award. INSCRIBED on the title page "For... Thanks for showing me San Francisco." 290 pp. ISBN: 0-618247270.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34183
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