Title: By-Ways of History & Medicine (With special ...
Publisher: N. M. Peryer, Christchurch
Publication Date: 1946
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Fair
Edition: First Edition.
Lower edges of boards rubbed. Pencil marks to top page edges. Dust wrapper has large tears and some chips, fragile at margins. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; Number 36 of an edition of 200 copies. This copy inscribed by the author to W[illiam] Vance on the front endpaper, "in appreciation of an interesting correspondence". 419 pages + 14 plates leaves. Page dimensions: 246 x 175mm. Red cloth boards. One of the full page illustrations shows a Tuhoe chief. Selected contents: Early Medical Literature [i.e. early in relation to New Zealand]; The First British in the Alsatia; Amateur Exploration in Canterbury; Early Christchurch; The Missionaries in the Alsatia; Religion in the South Island; European-Maori Contacts; The Ngai-Tahu Grievance; Maori Lore; Wars; The Doctors. This copy came from the collection of William Vance (1901-1981) of Timaru, New Zealand, a historian and book collector. Vance is listed in C. R. H. Taylor's "Roll of Book Collectors in New Zealand" (1958): "This collection of about 2,000 volumes has been discerningly gathered, and the New Zealand section specialises in South Island material." [Reference: Bagnall M544 - "Canterbury medical history, the South Island Maori and miscellaneous Canterbury history."] ; 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 11143
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