Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's fuschia cloth, spine stamped in metallic blue, upper board pictorially blindstamped, top edge purple, purple endpapers, original pictorial dust jacket.
Trance walkers, oracles, hermits, dancing masters, elephants, holy men, ghosts and magical plants – first edition of this collection of fictional tales inspired by incidents from the life and spiritual journey of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyasto, by writer, artist and "beatnick priest" Delattre. Illustrated with 17 black-and-white drawings by the author. Spine slightly cocked; unclipped dust jacket with approximately 1" closed tear and triangular crease to rear panel. Item #622