Rambles with a Philosopher; or, Views at the Antipodes: An Otagonian [pseudonym of John Turnbull ...

Rambles with a Philosopher; or, Views at the Antipodes

An Otagonian [pseudonym of John Turnbull Thomson]

Published by Mills, Dick & Co., Dunedin, 1867
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Title: Rambles with a Philosopher; or, Views at the...

Publisher: Mills, Dick & Co., Dunedin

Publication Date: 1867

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.


Cloth split along half of front joint, and along a third of the rear joint. Small loss of cloth at ends of spine. Some splits and small chips to the paper spine label. Gutters split at endpapers. Some foxing.; xi, [1], 250 pages. Original blue cloth covered limp card wrappers with printed paper spine label. Page dimensions: 189 x 123mm. This copy inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Geo Smith the Gift of the Author". Later owner's signature "A. D. Thomson" on front endpaper. Thomson was the Provincial Surveyor for the area from 1856 to 1876, and the first person to map the interior of Otago. [Bibliographical References: Bagnall 5549 - "the chief interest today in the notes is in the side glances at some old identities, Maoris and Maori villages and conditions of travel"; Hocken 252 - "Disquisitions on most subjects under the sun, in imaginary conversations with the 'Squire,' the 'Stranger,' and our 'Companion,' interspersed with notes on travel through the interior of Otago"; Griffiths "Books and Pamphlets on Southern New Zealand" E58-59 - "[Thomson] was one of the founding giants of the southern region [. . .] It was so difficult to imagine that only 19 years after the first migrants came ashore on a Dunedin beach, there should have been available an author, a printer and a local market to have made possible such a sophisticated, cerebral and fascinating book."] ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 11253

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