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Frank Kingdon-Ward: The Last of the Great Plant Hunters.

Natural History] Lyte, Charles.

Published by John Murray, London, 1989
ISBN 10: 0719547350 / ISBN 13: 9780719547355
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Title: Frank Kingdon-Ward: The Last of the Great ...

Publisher: John Murray, London

Publication Date: 1989

Edition: First Printing of the First UK Edition


A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light sunning to front panel. Francis Kingdon-Ward (1885 - 958) was an English botanist, explorer, plant collector and author who 25 books mostly accounts of his expeditions that spanned nearly 50 years. He survived many accidents on his expeditions including being impaled on a bamboo spike, falling off a cliff (stopped by a tree growing from the cliff), lost for two days with no food, tent crushed by a tree in a storm, and he was close to the epicentre of an earthquake (registering 9.6 on the Richter scale) on 15 August 1950 during an expedition in Assam. In addition to his professional activities as a botanist, in the 1930s Kingdon-Ward also served as a spy for the British India Office. Bookseller Inventory # 23911

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