From China to Hkamti Long - Captain F. Kingdon-Ward 1924 - Edward Arnold & Co., London - First Edition In 1922-1923 the great plant hunter Kingdon-Ward travelled "westward from the Yangtze, across the narrow strip of the earth's crust where the great rivers of South-East Asia escape from Tibet and through the jungles which hide the headwaters of the mighty Irawaddi, Burma's great river" (from preface).

Illustrated with twenty one black and white photographs on 16 plates and a folding map outlined in colour to the rear.

‘The author's second attempt to march overland to India from Likiang, on the borders of Yunnan. He explored Yunnan and Szechwan in 1921, and Yunnan, Szechwan, Tibet and North Burma in 1922. This is a feat which had been performed only three times; in 1895 by Prince Henry of Orleans, with two companions; in 1906 by E. C. Young; and in 1911 by F. M. Bailey.’ (Yakushi).
  Provenance : Small booksellers label of John Tiranti, Brighton.

Reference: Herbert,
Burma 122. Yakushi Catalogue of Himalayan Literature K74.

Octavo (book size 22.9x15.5cm), pp. 317 [1] [1 (publisher’s ad)] [1] 16 (publisher’s catalogue, Autumn 1924). In publisher’s nlack cloth, lettered in yellow to spine and front board. Collated lj 20/4/19.
  Condition: Near fine, wear to corners, minor rubbing to spine.   Ref: 109737   Price: HK$ 3,500