Return to the Irrawaddy

By: Kingdon-Ward, F. [Frank]

Price: NZ$121.50

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Book Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


No signatures. Small bump to tail corner of front board. Moderate spotting to page edges. Several chips up to 1" deep and 2" wide along upper edge of dust wrapper. Heavy rubbing and surface chipping to dust wrapper along sides of spine. 1"chip at top corner of front panel of dust wrapper. 1/2"chips at lower corners of dust wrappe. Extensive adhesive tape stains along margins of dust wrapper on reverse side. Dust wrapper is not price-clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 224 pages + frontis + 45 plates + 2 maps on one folding sheet. Black cloth boards. An account of plant hunting in the highlands of northern Burma. On this expedition Frank Kingdon-Ward was accompanied by his wife Jean. "The sun had not yet risen, but it was light - the sky a sort of limpid blue; and an orange glow like strip lighting hung over the dark violet range which spanned the eastern horizon. The view embraced a semi-circle from north-east through south to south-west, and all was mountains, cloud, sunrise, and fresh clean air." - pp. 30-31. Contents: Preparations; Myitkyina; On the Way; Early Weeks at Sumprabum; Jungle Medicines; Gold Mining; On Foot; The Silver Mine; How to Lose Yourself; A Try-Out; Interlude at Hkinlum; Ordeal by Rain - I; Ordeal by Rain - II; Tibu Camp; Back to Base; Tama Bum; We Reach the Alps; Search for a Lily - I; Search for a Lily - II; Hot Weather; Flowers in August; The Climb to Hkinlum Cliff; Rhododendrons in North Burma - I. The Lower Zones; Rhododendrons in North Burma - II. The Big-Leafed Tree Rhododendrons; Rhododendrons in North Burma - III. Alpine Rhododendrons; Autumn on Tama Bum; Tama Bum: Camp II; Tama Bum: Near the Summit; Tibu Camp in November; Return to Sumprabum; Finale; Index. "[H]e was in territory hardly known even to natives, and but dimly realized by white men. North and east of Sumprabum lies a tangle of mighty mountains, strange peoples, and many hidden wonders in the world of plants and animals."- from dust wrapper blurb.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: Return to the Irrawaddy

Author Name: Kingdon-Ward, F. [Frank]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Andrew Melrose: (1956)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 5645