Title: 1883. New Zealand. Middle Island Railway ...
Publisher: (1882 Railway Commission), New Zealand
Publication Date: 1883
Book Condition: Fair
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: First Edition.
Creasing and rubbing to wrappers. Paper spine mostly worn away. 2/3" chip and 2" tear near lower corner of front wrapper. Lower page corners creased and dog-eared. 2" tear and 2" chip to blank margin of final text leaf. Large tears to folding maps. Some marginalia.; This is the Appendix "D-2 1883" to the Journal of the House of Representatives. Separately issued with colour printed wrappers with decorative title. Uncommon. 96 pages + 3 large folding maps (2 with colour) + 2 sectional plans. Page dimensions: 328 x 205mm. Owner's signature of C. W. Adams on front wrapper. The folding maps and plans are titled: 1. "Plan of Proposed Railway Routes to accompany Mr Rochfort's report to 'Trunk Line Committee' Nelson". This map measures approximately 22"by 16". It has two very large tears of 12" and 10". 2. "Sketch Map shewing proposed Railway routes northwards from Canterbury via East Coast, Tarndale and Maruia". This map is approximately 17" by 16". It shows the proposed routes in colour. It has a 5" tear and a 3" tear. 3. "Map of the Alternative Railway Routes between Christchurch & Cook Strait". This map is coloured. It measures approximately 17 1/2' by 14 1/2". It has a couple of 3" tears. The 2 folding plans are both titled: "Section of proposed Railway routes South to accompany the Rochfort's report to Trunk line Committee, Nelson". ; Folio 13" - 23" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 6512
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