A Ride Through the Disturbed Districts of New Zealand; Together with some account of the South Sea Islands

Meade, Herbert

Published by John Murray, London, 1871
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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<1/4" split to cloth in front joint. Some rubbing to cloth at corners of boards and ends of spine. 1/2" tear along fold of folding map. Owner's rubber stamp on verso (reverse) of frontis and on first text leaf. Narrow split to gutter along length of front hinge. Gutter at rear hinge just starting. A few spots of foxing. Overall a fairly clean copy. ; x, [1], 375 pages + frontis + in-text illustrations + 2 maps (1 folding). Brown cloth boards with gilt illustration on front board. All page edges gilt. [Bibliographical References: Taylor, "Early Travellers in New Zealand" (1959), pp. 420-426 - "It is, on the face of it, strange that such an excursion should have been made at this time. By the end of 1864 there had been a lull of some months in the war with the Maoris, but the central Lake district had been deserted by the pakeha for over a year"; Bagnall 3478 - "After getting as far south as Waihaha, West Taupo, Meade himself attempted to return to Waikato outposts via Oruanui and Waipapa but was captured by Hauhaus. He was saved only through the intercession of Ahumai a thrice bayoneted woman veteran of Orakau. Much valuable information on the country and a rapidly changing pattern of loyalties, all graphically recounted." ]; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 5160

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Title: A Ride Through the Disturbed Districts of ...

Publisher: John Murray, London

Publication Date: 1871

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: Second Edition.

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