Title: New Zealand Government Gazette. Vol. II, Nos...
Publisher: John Moore / Office of the Government Press, Auckland
Publication Date: 1842
Book Condition: Good+
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: First Edition.
Moderate rubbing to boards. Loss of paper along edges of boards. A 2" split to the leather at the head of the front joint. Some abrasions to lettering piece on the spine. ; Very scarce. Primary source for New Zealand history in the early colonial period. Complete year for 1842. Volume II, Numbers 1 to 53 plus Supplements. January 5, 1842 through to December 28, 1842. Early half leather binding with marbled papered boards. Page dimensions: 307 x 192mm. Earliest issues printed by John Moore. Issues towards the end of the year printed at the Office of the Government Press. Includes the "Government Gazette Extraordinary" (Number 37), for the funeral of Governor Hobson, which has a small wood engraved illustration of a coffin, and shows the Order of the Procession. 364, 4 (January 5 Supplement with separate pagination) pages + 8 page Index. Pages 204 through to 223 are misnumbered as 104-123. Includes Notices to Mariners; William Wakefield; the New Zealand Company; Governor Hobson; Land Claims; Suburban and Town Allotments; Harbour Regulations; and sundry other notices. Provenance: This book is from the outstanding collection of the collector Arthur Thomas Pycroft (1875-1971), which was recently sold at auction in Auckland, New Zealand (2011). ; Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 13569
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