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Cox, Alfred Listings

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1 Cox, Alfred Men of Mark of New Zealand
Christchurch Whitcombe & Tombs 1886 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Spine very faded. Otherwise very good. ; xi, [1], 237, [1] pages + erratum slip. Red cloth boards with gilt illustration of Captain James Cook. Page dimensions: 285 x 118mm. This copy from the collection of William Vance (1901-1981) of Timaru, New Zealand, a historian and book collector. It is signed "W. Vance Timaru" on title page. Also one other owner's signature and date (1887) on the title page. Vance is listed in C. R. H. Taylor's "Roll of Book Collectors in New Zealand" (1958): "This collection of about 2,000 volumes has been discerningly gathered, and the New Zealand section specialises in South Island material." [Bibliographical Reference: Bagnall 1468 - "Early attempt by W. & T. to promote a local biographical dictionary of prominent living as well as deceased 'colonists'".] ; 8vo 
Price: 74.25 NZD
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2 Cox, Alfred Recollections: Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand
Christchurch Whitcombe & Tombs 1884 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library. "Springfield Library" written in ink on page 1, and ink number 134 on front endpaper. No other library markings, stamps or labels. Early small provincial library. Previous owner's signature in pencil on front endpaper. Rear board has a 1/4" wedge cut out of its lower edge. 1/2" loss of cloth along edge of lower corners of boards. No splitting to hinges.; vii, [1], 272 pages. Dark green cloth boards with title and illustration in black of a cabbage tree, flax and other plants on front board. Gilt lettering on spine. Brown endpapers. Page dimensions: 211 x 138mm. "Following a prevailing fashion, I am writing down my Recollections. They extend over a period of forty-nine or fifty years. I am commencing this work in the early part of 1883; undertaking it in the hope that it may interest my family and a few intimate friends. To the former, New South Wales, the land of my birth and the colony in which I have passed quite half of my life, is, in truth, a terra incognita." - opening paragraph. [Bibliographical Reference: Bagnall 1469 - "A blend of personal reminiscence with recollections of leading politicians. Cox, the son of a New South Wales Corps officer, describes his early life, overseas travel and taking up of land in Canterbury, search for more around Taupo, political activity, etc."] ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 54.00 NZD
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