INGRAM, Collingwood Isles of the Seven Seas. London, Hutchinson, 1936.
8vo. Original cloth, spine lettered in black, map endpapers; pp. 283, 16, (publisher's catalogue), plates after photograph, cloth a little marked, occasional light spotting, bookdealer's pencil annotations to endpapers, otherwise a good copy.
Uncommon first edition, inscribed by the author on dedication page, with Japanese-style drawing of a cherry. Collingwood 'Cherry' Ingram was the travelling naturalist responsible for saving certain Japanese ornamental cherry varieties, and to introduce them to Britain. These cherries have now become ubiquitus, due to councils favouring them over other ornamental trees. In this book Ingram, always the keen naturalist observer, describes a world tour visiting islands. Thaiti, Coll, Teneriffe, Sumatra, Dassen, Kyushu, Sanday, New Zealand, Little Tobago, Corsica and Ouessant (Ushant).