A Quest of Flowers. The Plant Explorations of Frank Ludlow and George Sherriff told from their diaries and other occasional writings.
First edition. 8vo. pp. xxix, 587; illusts., sketch maps, map endpapers; very good in the original cloth, d.- w, rubbed. Signed by George Taylor to the contents leaf , and with Taylor’s bookplate and a TLS from him to Ward loosely inserted. Ownership inscription and bookplate of Michael Ward, with a long note by him to the half title, and a loosely inserted signed offprint of his article ‘Exploration of the Bhutan Himalaya’.
Yakushi F115: “Two botanists, Ludlow and Sherriff, explored extensively in the remote field of the Eastern Himalaya. It includes the botanical expeditions: NE-Bhutan in 1933, Tibet and East Bhutan in 1934, Black mountains of Central Bhutan in 1937, temperate and alpine Bhutan in 1949, &etc.” Taylor (1904-93), a director of Kew, joined Ludlow and Sherriff in Tibet; he signed this copy of the book, contributing an ‘Historical Introduction’. The book's subsequent owner, Michael Ward, was a member of the 1951 and 1953 Everest expeditions. The long note by him at the front relates his meetings with Ludlow and Taylor.
Author [Ludlow, Frank & George Sherriff.] Harold R. Fletcher, ed.
Binding Original cloth in d.-w.
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Condition See description
Pages pp. xxix, 587