TSEWANG PEMBA. Young Days in Tibet.

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TSEWANG PEMBA. Young Days in Tibet. London, Jonathan Cape, [1957].

8vo. Original boards with dust-wrapper (not price-clipped); pp. 184, minimal abrasures to edges of wrappers, otherwise very good.
Uncommon first edition, first printing of a book written by the first Tibetan doctor to practice Western medicine. Dr. Tsewang Yishey Pemba (1932-2011) founded a hospital in Bhutan is believed to be the first Tibetan to write qa book in English, the present title. In 1966 he wrote a book of fiction in English.