Frank Kingdon-Ward


Published Books by FKW

On the road to Tibet.
(A collection of articles written for the Shanghai Mercury.)
1910 Shanghai Mercury ltd. Shanghai. Original is VANISHINGLY RARE.
Reprint Ulm/Donnau 2006 isbn 3-931997-26-X also no longer available.
Land of the Blue Poppy: Travels of a naturalist in Eastern Tibet. 1913 Cambridge university press. @ Amazon UK
Reprints from Cambridge University Press
In farthest Burma: The Record of an Arduous Journey of Exploration and Research Through Frontier Territory of Burma and Tibet 1921 Seely Service and Co. Original is very rare.
Reprint available from Amazon and other booksellers. isbn 978-9745240629
Mystery Rivers of Tibet 1921 Seely Service and Co. Amazon link
Reprint Timber Press, Inc. available from Amazon and other booksellers isbn 978-0946313525
From China to Hkamti Long 1924 Edward Arnold and co. Very rare
Amazon link
No reprint known
The romance of plant hunting 1924 Edward Arnold and co. 1st edition very rare. Reprint rare
1924 edition at Amazon
1933 reprint at Amazon
The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges 1926 Edward Arnold and co. 1st edition extremely rare and highly sought after
1924 First edition at Amazon
Updated and re-issued 1999 Antique Collectors' Club Ltd isbn 978-1851493715 at Amazon Several copies were signed at the launch by myself and others.
Antique Collectors' Club Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Mar 2008) isbn 978-1851495160 available from Amazon
Rhododendrons for everyone 1926 The gardener's chronicle ltd. From Amazon
Plant Hunting on the Edge of the World 1930 Victor Gollancz 1st edition 1930 fairly rare Amazon
Reprinted 1974 Minerva Press isbn 978-0856360060 from Amazon
Reprinted 1983 Cadogan books London isbn 978-0946313198 at Amazon
Plant Hunting in the Wilds 1931 Figurehead (pioneer series) Fairly rare available at Amazon
Loom of the East 1932 Martin Hopkinson Ltd. Extremely rare and sought after.
Amazon link subject to availability.
A plant hunter in Tibet 1934 Jonathan Cape. 1st edition fairly rare Amazon link
Reprint White Orchid,Thailand; 2006 paperback text only. isbn 978-9745240872 at Amazon
Reprint Routledge 2006 hardback isbn 978-0710311979 at Amazon
The romance of gardening 1935 Jonathan Cape. Fairly rare available at Amazon and other booksellers.
Plant Hunter's Paradise 1937 Jonathan Cape. Fairly rare. Usually available at Amazon and other booksellers.
Assam adventure 1941 Jonathan Cape. Fairly rare. Sometimes available at Amazon and antiquarian booksellers.
Modern exploration. 1945 Jonathan Cape. 1st Edition; 1945 at Amazon
2nd Edition; 1946 at Amazon
About this earth 1946 Jonathan Cape.
Commonsense rock gardening 1948 Jonathan Cape.
Burma's icy mountains 1949 Jonathan Cape.
Rhododendrons 1949 Latimer House.
Footsteps in civilization 1950 Jonathan Cape.
Plant hunter in Manipur 1952 Jonathan Cape.
Berried treasure 1954 Ward Lock and co. ltd. London and Melbourne.
Return to the Irrawaddy 1956 Andrew Melrose.
Pilgrimage for plants 1960 George C. Harrap and co. ltd. Published pothsumously. Including a list of FKW publications.

The following is a list of books which I think are relevant to the subject of this site.
I would welcome any suggestions as this is an open ended list.
£ Frank Kingdon-Ward. Biography
$ Frank Kingdon-Ward
Charles Lyte The only published biography. Some factual errors but mostly accurate and informative.
£ Himalayan Enchantment
$ Himalayan Enchantment
An anthology, Edited by John Whitehead. An excellent collection of Frank's writings.
Tibetan Trek Ronald Kaulbak The story of an expedition from the point of view of one of Frank's travelling companions.
Pack Up Your Medicines: 1939-1947 C.V.Hammond The story of wartime field pharmacy. The author met FKW on his travels.
Manipur: Maid of the mountains R. Constantine Mentions FKW in respect of the search for wild tea.
Plant-hunting in China. E.H.M. Cox Covers the history from the earliest explorers to the time of FKW. Cox was a contemporary of Frank. His grandson is Kenneth Cox, who finally found the mythical falls and republished The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges.
My hill so strong Jean Kingdon-Ward

Reprint 2006, Ulm/Donnau isbn 3-931997-26-X