Far-Famed Fiordland Historic and Descriptive: European Explorers, White Whalers, Seamen and Surveyors, Travellers and Tourists, and Pakeha Place-names
Fading to spine and margins of boards. Small knocks to upper corners of boards.; This copy signed "Herries Beattie" in blue ink on the title page. 141, [iii], pages + plates. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. Page Dimensions: 214mm x 139mm. Selected Contents: The European Arrives; Captain John Lort Stokes of the Acheron; Sealers, Seals and Former Days; Dr. Hector Inspects The Sounds; Into Unknown Country; The Discovery Of The Mackinnon Pass; Lost In The Bush And Some Extreme Experiences; Goldmining At Preservation Inlet; A Gold Rush In 1895; Determining Doubtful Sound's Position; Place Names And Namers. This copy comes from the collection of William Vance (1901-1981) of Timaru, New Zealand, a historian and book collector, although it does not have any ownership signatures or labels. 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." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 11186
Title: Far-Famed Fiordland Historic and Descriptive...
Publisher: Printed By the Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Co., Dunedin
Publication Date: 1950
Book Condition: Very Good-
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
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