By-Ways of History & Medicine (With special reference to Canterbury, New Zealand)

Macmillan, David

Published by N. M. Peryer, Christchurch, 1946
Condition: Good Hardcover
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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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Title: By-Ways of History & Medicine (With special ...

Publisher: N. M. Peryer, Christchurch

Publication Date: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

Edition: First Edition.

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