The Schooner Richmond and Canterbury's First Farmers
Pencil inscription on front wrapper: "Limited Edition of 50 Copies". ; Uncommon.  pages. Printed paper wrappers. Stitched. Page dimensions: 190 x 127mm. New Zealand regional history, Canterbury, 19th century. Page 8 is a bibliography listing 8 titles. Straubel was the author of a 15 page bibliography of pamphlets of the Canterbury Association. "When the people of Canterbury commemorate the foundation of their settlement they should honour not only the proud First Four Ships, but also the small schooner 'Richmond'. If that 30-ton schooner had not come to Banks Peninsula in 1843, bringing William Deans to establish his farm on what were then described as 'the plains at Cook's Mistake' the First Four Ships would probably have gone elsewhere in 1850, and Canterbury might have been the name applied to the Wairarapa" - the opening paragraph. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 16187
Title: The Schooner Richmond and Canterbury's First...
Publisher: The Rigamont Press, Wellington
Publication Date: 1948
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket As Issued
Edition: First Edition.
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