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Burma's Icy Mountains

London: Cape, 1949

8vo, pp. 287. Original blue boards, lettered in silver to spine. Two foldout maps. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper, light marking to (blue) front panel, spine a little sunned, and with light edgewear to spine head.

First edition.

As well as a mastery of his subject, Francis Kingdon-Ward [1885-1958] had a deep curiosity about the terrain and people he encountered during his botanical expeditions. The result was a series of absorbing travel-cum-textbooks, engagingly written, attractive to the general reader as well as the specialist, whose author was one of the forefathers of popular science.

A superior copy of one of Kingdon-Ward's scarcer titles.

Keywords: F. KINGDON-WARD"


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