In China’s Border Provinces: The Turbulent Career of Joseph Rock, Botanist-Explorer
In China’s Border Provinces:
The Turbulent Career of Joseph Rock, Botanist-Explorer
S. B. Sutton
1974 First Edition. Hastings House, New YorkOctavo. Black letters on original full red cloth in FINE condition in a like Brodart protected dust jacket., clean throughout, unmarked. . Frontispiece map. 334 pp, 26 illustrations from photos on plates, bibliography, index. . Rock explored Western China and Tibet in the 1920’s and 1930’s, describing the social and political conditions that lead up to the Chinese revolution and hunting for plants in these areas. He spent over 27 years in China and collected large quantities or plants and seeds which were shipped to the west. He collected over 500 species of rhododendron and the tree-peony which he found bears his name. His most famous writing appeared in early National Geographic Magazines. The author used diaries, unpublished papers and testimony of contemporaries. A scarce book, the last copy we had was years ago which we sold to the author. This is a VERY SCARCE book especially in this condition.