Marsden and the Missions: Prelude to Waitangi

By: Ramsden, Eric

Price: NZ$162.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Ink number on front endpaper. Moderate spotting to page edges. Fading to upper margin of front board. Large 3" tear to front panel of dust wrapper. Some 1/2" and smaller tears and chips to margins of dust wrapper. Some foxing to dust wrapper. Fading to dust wrapper spine. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; New Zealand edition (Angus & Robertson published an Australian edition in the same year, priority unknown). xix, (5), 295, (1) pages + frontispiece + 19 plates. Purple cloth boards with gilt lettering and rule on spine. This copy inscribed by the author to William Vance, dated 1944. Also with a 2 page letter from the author to Vance, dated 1944, on "The Press / Christchurch" letterhead paper, loosely included. Contents: Martha Marsden; The Downfall of the Rev. William Yate; The Bay of Islands, 1830-9; 'His Majesty's Resident at New Zealand'; The Brethren of Mangungu; The Rev. Joseph Orton; George Hawke; The Followers of the Red God; Anglicans and Wesleyans; Martha Marsden in New Zealand; Titore and Pomare; Appendix; Bibliography; Index. [Bibliographical Reference: Bagnall R32 - "An edition of 1 000 copies"]. 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 the half-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."; 8vo ; Signed by Author

Title: Marsden and the Missions: Prelude to Waitangi

Author Name: Ramsden, Eric

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Dunedin, A. H. and A. W. Reed: (1936)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11185

Keywords: New Zealand History Missionary Missions Christiani