Colonial Experiences; or, Incidents and Reminiscences of Thirty-Four Years in New Zealand

By: An Old Colonist [Pratt, William]

Price: NZ$116.00

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Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No signatures. Cloth boards moderately rubbed. Some wrinkles to cloth spine. Small 1/4" chips to cloth at tips of corners of boards. 1/4" loss of cloth at tail of spine. Gutters split at hinges. Rear free endpaper replaced in non-matching colour (original endpapers are coated blue-green, replacement rear free endpaper is coated brown. The folding map has a 4" tear and moderate foxing.; Uncommon. vi, [2], 288 pages + folding map of the South Island. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Blind-stamped decoration to boards. Blue-green coated endpapers. The folding map, "A Map of South Island New Zealand," is by Chapman and Hall / Stanford's Geogl. Estabt. [Bibliographical References: Hocken page 307; Bagnall 4681: "Pratt's detailed brisk and lively narrative of his trials as a Nelson settler in 1843 to his later success in Christchurch, as an important historical source in which as Ruth Allan pointed out he 'captured the wonder of the moment' [. . .] Much on the Company's relief works at Waimea East and breaking in land at Riwaka; boat building, the hazards of navigation in the Sounds and across Cook Strait, Pratt's first store at Lyttelton [. . .]"]. "After an uneventful passage of 125 days the welcome cry of land O! was head on board the ship Indus, 420 tons, McKenzie master, bound from London to the at that time recently formed settlement of Nelson, New Zealand." - the opening sentence of Chapter One. ; 8vo

Title: Colonial Experiences; or, Incidents and Reminiscences of Thirty-Four Years in New Zealand

Author Name: An Old Colonist [Pratt, William]

Categories: Category Available, test2,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1877

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 18663