The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges … With Contributions by the Right …
The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges … With Contributions by the Right …

KINGDON-WARD, Frank. The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges … With Contributions by the Right Hon. The Earl Cawdor.

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KINGDON-WARD, Frank. The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges … With Contributions by the Right Hon. The Earl Cawdor. London, Edward Arnold, 1926.

8vo. Original cloth lettered in light blue and gilt; pp. xiii, [3], 328, 16 [publisher's catalogue], plates after photographs, large folding map; initially light offsetting from frontispiece, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. In this book the celebrated explorer and plant hunter records the 1924 expedition with Earl Cawdor to Southern Tibet, where the Tsangpo carves its way through the Eastern Himalaya, through a series of gorges, into the plains of India. This region had not been fully explored yet. Ward and Cawdor went further into the unknown than any Westerner before. On the way they discovered many new plant species, listed in the two-page index.

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