Title: Old New Zealand: Being Incidents of Native ...
Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co, London
Publication Date: 1863
Book Condition: Fair
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: First Edition.
This copy has splitting to the cloth along most of the length of the joints. 1/4" loss of cloth at head and tail of spine. Some loss of cloth along fore edge of front board. Otherwise good. No splitting to gutters at hinges. ; First UK edition, published in the same year as the first two New Zealand editions. viii, 216 pages. Original blind-stamped brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 197 x 125mm. [References: Bagnall 3345; Andersen "The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting" (published 1936) page 71: "The London edition, in spite of all these vicissitudes, is not very particularly rare, but it is very desirable"; Hocken 224: "A second edition was published simultaneously in London"]. Selected contents: First view of New Zealand; A Maori Chief's notions of trading in the Old Times; The Market Price of a Pakeha; Maori Mermaids; Maori Law; How I Purchased my Estate; The Muru; The Tapu; The Law of Muru; The Tapu Tohunga; The Maori Oracle; The Storming of Mokoia; Hongi Ika; Ancient FortsTrading in the Old times; Rule Britannia.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 11732
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