Geology of the Provinces of Canterbury and Westland, New Zealand. A Report comprising the Results of Offical Explorations.

By: von Haast, Julius

Price: NZ$652.50

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine cloth rubbed and faded, with 1/2" tears at head of joints, and 1/8" missing to cloth along tail of spine. Hinges weak. Some adhesive tape "repairs" along gutters of preliminary leaves. Some rubbing and fading to spine. Inner blank margin of the title page pasted down to the inner margin of the folding frontispiece. Creasing to the list of Illustrations leaf. Plates and maps in very good condition (one of the geological section plates with a couple of small 1/4" tears in the margin).; Uncommon. ix, [3], 486 pages + folding frontispiece + 4 maps (3 folding) + 11 plates of geological sections + 9 folding plates of Views (several of glaciers, one of the gorge of the Rakaia river, one of the skeleton of a Moa, Dinornis Maximus, compared with that of a Chatham Islands Moriori. Contemporary maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 215 x 135mm. Aside from the geological aspects, the work for this book involved much arduous exploration of rugged terrain. "With a hand trembling from the cold, I executed a panoramic sketch of this grand alpine scenery to fix the bearings of the principal topographical features around us, my assistant, Mr. A. D. Dobson, having no little trouble to keep the stand of the instrument steady from the strong blasts of wind sweeping over this exposed height." - page 34. Provenance: This copy inscribed by the author on front endpaper, but not signed. The inscription reads: "Mr H. W. Savage / in rembrance of the / Christchurch International Exhibition / with the warmest regards / of the author / Christchurch / July 22 1882". Ex-libris bookplate of Peter Bromley Maling on front endpaper. Haast was the Director of the Canterbury Museum, and Government Geologist to the Province of Canterbury. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall 2391 - "Haast's scientific classic was written as a 'final report' and is a distillation of his numerous earlier papers."] ; 8vo

Title: Geology of the Provinces of Canterbury and Westland, New Zealand. A Report comprising the Results of Offical Explorations.

Author Name: von Haast, Julius

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Christchurch, Printed at the "Times" Office, Gloucester Street and Cathedral Square: 1879

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 15969