Boards clean and bright. Moderate foxing to top page edges. Moderate fading to dust wrapper. A 1/2" tear and several 1/4" chips to edges and corners of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 224 pages + frontis + 7 plates. Red cloth boards with black titles on spine and front board. A fairly uncommon title. An account of the author's experiences and work in New Zealand from the 1860's to 1880's. Dobson was born in 1841. Contents: Early Life; Return to New Zealand; In North Canterbury; West Coast Survey; Commencement of Work; The Fate of Mr. Townsend; West Coast Survey (continued); Traverse of the Coast; River Surveys; Terapuhi; West Coast Road; Rivers; Work in Nelson District; Country Work; Nelson and West Coast; Nelson and West Coast (cont'd); Nelson and West Coast (cont'd); Nelson and West Coast (cont'd); Work in Canterbury; England Re-visited; Return to the Colonies; Experience in Sydney; Return to New Zealand; Index.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Reminiscences of Arthur Dudley Dobson ...
Publisher: Whitcombe and Tombs
Publication Date: 1930
Book Condition: Very Good-
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Capper Press, Christchurch, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Reprint. 225 pages, frontispiece and other b/w illustrations. Facsimile reprint of the 1930 edition. Ex-institutional library, clean. Sir Arthur Dudley Dobson was a pioneer surveyor, engineer and explorer. Born in London, he came to Lyttelton, New Zealand in 1850 on one of the First Four Ships. He is best known for taking the first party of Europeans over Arthur's Pass. His work contributed to the development of Canterbury, the West Coast, Westland, Nelson. Bookseller Inventory # 008466
Book Description Auckland, Whitcombe and Tombs, 1930., 1930. 225pp. 8vo. Original boards. Light foxing to edges and endpapers. Black and white plates, frontis piece. A very good copy. First edition. Bookseller Inventory # 209696
Book Description Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1930. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Second Edition. 225pp, illustrated in b&w. Red cloth, black titles. Slightly cocked. Fading on spine & around edges of boards. Very light foxing. Owner's pencil signature on front free endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 1668
Book Description Whitcombe & Tombs, New Zealand, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 2nd Edition. tidy clean copy -associated newspaper clipping laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 40093
Book Description Whitcombe and Tombs, Auckland, 1930. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Second Edition. Red cloth is bright . Black title on front and spine. Contents tight with scattered foxing to e/p's and page edges. 2 previous owner names on front e/p.225pp. Dust jacket is faded, particularly on spine, with chipping to edges and absences to front. It has been covered. A personal narrative of the development of Canterbury and the West Coast. Covers the romance of the goldfields, the unspoilt Maori, first sightings of the Southern Alps, adventures in coasting craft on the turbulent rivers of the West Coast, in the untrodden passes of the great alpine barrier between East and West. All these are recorded from day to day in journals and diaries. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 25801
Book Description Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd, Auckland, 1930. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Second Edition. 19 cm, 225 pp, b&w photo pllates, d/w - rubed at head and tail of spine and two closed tears - professional cover to prevent further wear. Neat inked inscription to flyleaf. VG in good d/w. Development of Canterbury and the West Coast. Bookseller Inventory # 005294