Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1921.
First American Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 311 pp, with index, illustrations from photographs, two maps (one folding). In original binding of dark gray cloth with green illustration on front board. Corners bumped, some paint speks on spine, bookplate of James Hobey Bullard on front pastedown and his penciled signature on front free endpaper. One plate partially detached, otherwise sound and clean. No dust jacket. Kingdon-Ward was an English botanist, plant collector, and explorer who spend eight months exploring along Burma's eastern frontier and across the headwaters of the Irrawaddy River in 1914. The publisher of the modern edition of this book comments that "Kingdon-Ward's keen powers of observation result in an account rich in the details of this previously unknown territory, its flora, fauna and the anthropology of its tribal inhabitants. While primarily a scientific expedition, Kingdon-Ward's descriptions are, at times, lyrical as he described the majestic landscape through which he travelled."