(1) The Plant Introductions of Reginald Farrer (2) Plant Hunting on the Edge of the World (3) Wild Flowers of Kashmir

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    (1)To those who knew Farrer personally and to the many who have enjoyed his writings, this book will make instant appeal. Farrer left his mark on English horticulture, and it is only fitting that there should be an account of his work, and especially of his venturesome last years in western China and Burma. The main part of the book is devoted to an annotated list of the plants secured in Farrer's journeys in Kansu in 1914–15 and to his explorations on the Burmese frontier in 1919–20. The introductio is adequate and eminently readable. The writer of the book has had no light task, for the written records of these expeditions are imperfect, Farrer's plants and seeds from Kansu received but scant attention during the War, and his untimely death on the Burmese frontier left his last notes and collections in some confusion. Fortunately, Mr. E. H. M. Cox had the opportunity of accompanying Farrer for part of his Burmese expedition and can therefore write with first hand knowledge. He has supplemented this by visits to most of the gardens where Farrer's plants are likely to be found. His has been a careful analysis. The results are satisfactory, and Farrer has been fortunate in his biographer.

    (1) The Plant Introductions of Reginald Farrer.

    E. H. M. Cox. Pp. xi + 113 + 12 plates. (London: New Flora and Silva, Ltd., 1930.) 50s.

    (2) Plant Hunting on the Edge of the World.

    F. Kingdon Ward. Pp. 383 + 16 plates. (London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1930.) 21s. net

    (3) Wild Flowers of Kashmir.

    (Series 3.) By B. O. Coventry. Pp. xix + 100 + xxi xxix + 51 plates. (London and Leicester: Raith by, Lawrence and Co., Ltd., 1930.) 16s.

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    (1) The Plant Introductions of Reginald Farrer (2) Plant Hunting on the Edge of the World (3) Wild Flowers of Kashmir. Nature 127, 886–887 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127886a0

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