Title: Camp-Life in Fiordland, New Zealand: a Tale ...
Publisher: Lyon & Blair / Government Printer, Wellington
Publication Date: 1892
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: First Edition.
Ex-library, with label and rubber stamps of the California Academy of Sciences on front endpaper. Also "Withdrawn" rubber stamp on front endpaper. No other library markings. Lacking the folding map. Gutter split at front hinge. Contemporary owner's inscription "To Dear Papa from Stuary 1/13/93". ;  pages advertisements + ix, , 134,  pages + frontispiece + 14 plates +  pages advertisements + publisher's slip tipped in at title page "This work is published by Lyon & Blair, Wellington, N.Z." Lacking the folding map. Brown cloth boards with blind-stamped borders. Gilt lettering on front board. Page dimensions: 213 x 137mm. The plates are printed on pink paper. "Since privileged last year to survey the exceeding marvels of that portion of Fiordland lying between Te Anau and Milford Sound, the desire to impart some of the pleasure then enjoyed, and to induce others, if possible, to sample for themselves this incomparable Alpine Wonderland, has strongly possessed this writer. " - from the author's preface. "The academic copestone of Zealandia's unapproachable curriculum is undoubtedly the mountains, lakes, and valleys of Fiordland [.] Art thou a teacher or preacher by pen or by voice? Go, wander in Fiordland, and thou shalt never lack a theme [.] Art thou a philosopher whi hast said in thine heart 'There is no God'? Go tell thy dread secret to the sleeping glacier, whisper it to the brimming river, tell it out among the everlasting hills: 'twill do thee good, and may be news to them. " - from the author's conclusion. Contents: Preface; A Public Benefactor; The Picturesque Route to Te Anau; The Pastures of Southland - A Jocund Land; The Merrivale Estate; First Glimpse of the Waiau; A Steep Descent; The Wonderful Waiau Caves; Misleading Maps and Rival Topographers; A Moonlight Stroll; Was is Six, Sixteen, or Sixty Miles? ; The Blackmount Hill; A Picturesque Scene; Our Midday Camp; 'On the Wallabi'; Excelsior! ; Manipori; Fording the Mararoa; Lynwood Station; Te Anau Lake; An Alpine Steamer and Crew; Loading up Firewood; 'Greased Lightning'; Incidents of Sea Life; 'Tea O! '; Fire on Ship-board; A Soft-soap Pantomime; 'Full Bustin'-power in the Toobes'; Scenery of Te Anau; Shipwreck extraordinary; Landing at the Clinton; An Alpine Cottage; A keen Artist; The Soft-soap Rehearsal; 'Full Bustin'-power in the Toobes' again; Morn in an Alpine Fiord; A Boating Picnic; Magnificent Scenery; A Crystal Sea; A marvellous Picture; Duck-shooting extraordinary; More Duck-shooting extraordinary; 'You shut the wrong Eye! '; Exploring the Worsley; An Alpine Gorge; St. Mary's Falls; Scudding Home; The 'Falls Party'; A Clinton Guide; A silent Millionaire and the loquacious Cockney; 'Fried Eel an' stooed Duck'; 'I likes my Muffins steaming 'ot'; A New Zealand Marmion and Douglas; 'And dar'st thou then to beard the Weka in his Den? '; Maister Broon o' Kilmarnock; A substantial 'Tocher'; A heartless Plot; Alone on a drifting Steamer; 'Am I tae be blawn up or sookit doon? '; 'It's a deevilish intack, that's whit it is'; The Bush Swag; Getting ready for the Road; A swell Jacket; Farewell to the 'Te Uira'; Travelling up the Clinton; Bush and River Scenery; The Clinton Valley; Unparalleled Grandeur; The New Zealand Yosemite; An Alpine Avalanche; 'Get under and weigh it yourself'; Pompalona Settlement; Pilgrim; Rob Roy Macgregor O! ; St. Quentin Falls; 'Twas a calm, still Night'; An Alpine summer Shower; Clinton Appetites; A tall Yarn; A bush Librarian; Pompalonas; Mr. Jones and the suet Candles; 'Am, Sammy! 'am! And in this 'ere ut'! '; Killing Time in Camp; The Philosopher's Paradoxes; Mac and his Pocket Aneroid; Clericus; Divine Service in the Clinton; A Transformation-scene; Heights of glistening Alabaster and Walls or Parian Marble; A sun-lit Temple of surpassing Beauty; Memory a gracious Handmaiden; Starting for Sutherland Falls; Mysterious Death of a Kaka; A Magistrate in Trouble; Serious Court-case; An exquisite piece of Scenery; Lake Mintaro; Bookseller Inventory # 15703
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