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KINGDON-WARD, FRANK (FRANCIS): - The Land of the Blue Poppy. Travels of a Naturalist in Eastern Tibet. Cambridge, University Press, 1913.,,

 1494627401,
. Pp. xii, 283, (1). With frontispiece, 5 maps and 39 plates with many photographs taken by the author. Publisher's cloth, somewhat faded. First edition. Frank Kingdon-Ward (1885-1958) was a British botanist and explorer who participated in about 25 expeditions to Tibet, China, Burma and Assam during a period of nearly 50 years, mainly to collect new species to bring back to England. This work is a narrative of Kingdon-Ward's expedition in 1911 to the north of Yunnan and South-Eastern Tibet to collect plants for the horticultural firm Bees Ltd of Liverpool. He brought back about 200 different specimens of which some proved new to science. Unfortunately many of the seeds he introduced were unsuccessful and refused to flower. Among his successful plants were the first viable seed of Meconopsis betonicifolia (Himalayan blue poppy), Primula florindae (giant cowslip) and Rhododendron wardii (a yellow-flowered species). Yakushi (1984) K70.
EUR 2200.00 [Appr.: US$ 2617.18 | £UK 1959.25 | JPą 273551] Book number 99845

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