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1 Cruise, Richard A.; edited by A. G. Bagnall Journal of a Ten Months' Residence in New Zealand [1820]
Christchurch The Pegasus Press (1957) First Thus Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
No signatures. Some foxing to dustjacket. Some small stains to dustjacket spine. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 1957 reprint edition. This edition has a new 8 page Preface by A. G. Bagnall. 236 pages + portrait frontispiece. Brown cloth boards. Page dimensions: 218 x 137mm. This is copy number 427 of the Pegasus Press edition of 650 numbered copies. "The incidents recorded in the following pages were noted down while fresh in his memory, and generally on the same day on which they occurred; they are presented to the reader in this state, which, while it ends to establish their accuracy, necessarily restricts the narrative to the simple and abrupt form of a journal." - from the Preface. [Bibliographical reference: c.f. Bagnall 1503 for the first edition - "Cruise [. . .] had time to record his impressions of the region and of Maori society during the climax of Hongi's influence and the intertribal wars. Contrasts to the tensions and brutalities come from not uncommon vignettes on more peaceful aspects of Maori character and activity."] ; 8vo 
Price: 47.25 NZD
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2 Cruise, Richard A.; edited by A. G. Bagnall Journal of a Ten Months' Residence in New Zealand [1820]
Christchurch The Pegasus Press (1957) First Thus Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
No signatures. Some rubbing and small 1/4" tears along upper margin of the of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 1957 reprint edition. This edition has a new 8 page Preface by A. G. Bagnall. 236 pages + portrait frontispiece. Brown cloth boards. Page dimensions: 218 x 136mm. This is copy number 387 of the Pegasus Press edition of 650 numbered copies. "The incidents recorded in the following pages were noted down while fresh in his memory, and generally on the same day on which they occurred; they are presented to the reader in this state, which, while it ends to establish their accuracy, necessarily restricts the narrative to the simple and abrupt form of a journal." - from the Preface. [Bibliographical reference: c.f. Bagnall 1503 for the first edition - "Cruise [. . .] had time to record his impressions of the region and of Maori society during the climax of Hongi's influence and the intertribal wars. Contrasts to the tensions and brutalities come from not uncommon vignettes on more peaceful aspects of Maori character and activity."] ; 8vo 
Price: 51.30 NZD
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3 Bagnall, A. G. Union List of Serials in New Zealand Libraries
Wellington National Library Service 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library (Reference Department, Napier Public Library). Some library stamps and markings. Split to gutter at front hinge. ; [2], v, [1], 667 pages. Red buckram cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 273 x 210mm. ; 4to 
Price: 178.20 NZD
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4 Bagnall, A. G and G. C. Petersen William Colenso: Printer Missionary Botanist Explorer Politician His Life and Journeys
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed (1948) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Owner's signature. Some rubbing to ends of spine. Some spotting to top page edges. Large white adhesive tape repairs to reverse of dust wrapper. 2 1/2" tear along front fold of dust wrapper. Water mark stains to tail of dust wrapper. 1/2" x 1" chip to dust wrapper at head of spine. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 493 pages + plates. Green cloth boards. Page Dimensions: 211mm x 142mm. Contents include: "Paihia; The Printing House; Allan Cunningham; Journey to Te Reinga; Waitangi; First Waikaremoana Journey, Selwyn; The Walk To Ahuriri; Ordination."; 8vo 
Price: 202.50 NZD
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5 Bagnall, A. G and G. C. Petersen William Colenso: Printer Missionary Botanist Explorer Politician His Life and Journeys
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed (1948) First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Two small newspaper obituary notices pasted to front endpaper, for the author A. G. Bagnall, and for the daughter of Rev. Colenso, Mrs F. E. Swahey. Previous owner's signature, historian J. G. Wilson. ; 493 pages + plates. Green cloth boards. Page dimensions: 212mm x 135mm. Biography of New Zealand missionary, printer, botanist etc. Contents include: "Paihia; The Printing House; Allan Cunningham; Journey to Te Reinga; Waitangi; First Waikaremoana Journey, Selwyn; The Walk To Ahuriri; Ordination."; 8vo 
Price: 135.00 NZD
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