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KINGDON WARD, Frank

A plant hunter in Tibet.

Stock Code
95081
London, Cape, 1934
£650

The account of the author's 1933 expedition to the south east of Tibet, north of the Mishmi Hills as far as the Salween River.

An English botanist, plant collector, nurseryman and explorer, Francis Kingdon Ward (1885-1958) combined plant hunting with espionage. In the 1930s he spied for the British India Office, and was arrested in Tibet in 1935 after he crossed the Sela pass into the Tawang tract, despite having been refused permission to do so by the Tibetan authorities.

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Description

First edition. 8vo., 317 pp., 19 illustrations, 2 maps (1 folding and 1 double-page), original orange-brown cloth gilt, pictorial dust-wrapper, a fine copy.

Bibliography

Yakushi K197.

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