A Statement of the Objects of the New Zealand Association, with some particulars concerning the Position, Extent, Soil and Climate, Natural Productions, and Natives of New Zealand

By: [Wakefield, Edward Gibbon]

Price: NZ$797.50

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


A faulty copy of a scarce title. The two maps and two of the text leaves are supplied in facsimile. One of the maps has been pasted down over page 3, covering up all of text on that page. 8, 27 pages. 19th century half-leather and marbled papered boards. Page dimensions: 203 x 126mm. Heavy rubbing to leather at corners and spine. Moderate dampstains throughout. A two page autograph letter from the Australian collector William Crowther, dated 1956, tipped in at rear. This book does not have the full title page imprint given in Bagnall and Hocken, but only "London: 1837". The title page also has the early ink annotation: "Proof Copy [H.?] C." [Henry Chapman?]. Possibly an earlier issue? The imprint on the verso of page 27 is: "London: C. Boworth and Sons, Bell Yard, Temple Bar." This book is from the outstanding collection of the collector Arthur Thomas Pycroft (1875-1971). Pycroft's collection was recently sold at auction in Auckland, New Zealand. [Bibliographical References: Hocken page 63 - "The first published utterance of the Association."; Bagnall 5811] ; 8vo

Title: A Statement of the Objects of the New Zealand Association, with some particulars concerning the Position, Extent, Soil and Climate, Natural Productions, and Natives of New Zealand

Author Name: [Wakefield, Edward Gibbon]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, C. Boworth and Sons: 1837

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 12866

Keywords: Maori Pakeha History New Zealand Aotearoa Biograph