Yesterdays in Maoriland - New Zealand in the 'Eighties

By: Reischek, Andreas

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Blurb (from dust-jacket?) pasted down on front fee endpaper, causing some wrinkling to the endpaper. Loosely included is a short note on Canterbury Museum Trust Board letterhead from Roger Duff to New Zealand book collector I. R. Simonsen, dated 1957. ; [ii], 311, [1] pages + frontispiece + 15 plate leaves. 1 full page map within the pagination. Some in-text illustrations. Red and black patterned cloth boards. Page dimensions: 202 x 134mm. Autobiography, travel in New Zealand in the 1880s. Text in English, translated and edited by H. E. L. Priday. "The author went out in 1877 at the instance of Ferdinand von Hochstetter and was the associate of Haast, Buller, Sir James Hector and other of the country's most noted naturalists and pioneers. In twelve years he explored the country from North to South as well as the surrounding islands, and his experiences in mountain and bush make fascinating reading. Perhaps the most interesting of his pages, however, deal with the Maoris, for he was the first white man to be allowed by King Tawhiao to enter the King Country after the Maori Wars." - from blurb pasted down to front endpaper. Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; The Voyage Out; My First Expedition; Among the Southern Alps; A Stormy Passage; North Auckland Wanderings; The Search for the Ti-Ora; Some Lonely Isles; A Slice of History; Maori versus Pakeha; A Hostage of King Tawhiao; In the King Country; Rebels and Friends; Vanishing Customs; Bush Types; A Painful Parting; In Fjordland; The Sounds Again; A Cattle Station in the Bush; The Home of the Wandering Albatross; Ascent of Ruapehu; Return to Europe; Appendix; Acknowledgements. [Reference: Bagnall R490.]

Title: Yesterdays in Maoriland - New Zealand in the 'Eighties

Author Name: Reischek, Andreas

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: (1930)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 20053