The Maori King; Or, The Story Of Our Quarrel With The Natives Of New Zealand

By: Gorst, J. E

Price: NZ$180.00

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Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Rebacked, with most of the earlier nineteenth century spine laid down. Leather corners worn with loss of leather. Boards rubbed, edges worn. Later endpapers. Some foxing. The folding map is split in two along one of the folds, and with some other tears, mostly along the folds. Previous owner's signature and some pencil marginalia on front endpaper. ; x, [2], 409 pages + frontispiece + folding hand-coloured map of the Waikato. Half-leather and marbled papered boards. Page dimensions: 182mm x 120mm. Marbled page edges. "I first landed in New Zealand in May, 1860, just after the outbreak of the Taranaki war. The entire colony was at that time absorbed in watching the struggle that was going on between a handful of ill-armed savages and the Queen's well-disciplined soldiers, and in speculating on the probability of the whole Maori population rising to join in the conflict." - page 1. [Bibliographical References: Bagnall 2184 - "Clear pictures of the events leading to the Waikato War, the attitudes of the tribes, Wiremu Tamihana, Rewi and others, from the founding of the King Movement, past Fenton's well-intentioned but frustrated failure, to Grey's inadequate policies four years later. An outstanding, dispassionate, classic record of Maori and Pakeha before the campaigns of 1863-4."; Hocken 229 - "The writer sustained the difficult position of Civil Commissioner of the Waikato for eighteen months from 1861. History of the rise and development of the Land League and King movement, and the increasing dislike to the colonists, which ended in war. Condemns the attitude of the Colonial Government, settlers, and the Press. History of the Hokioi and Pihoihoi newspapers."]; 8vo

Title: The Maori King; Or, The Story Of Our Quarrel With The Natives Of New Zealand

Author Name: Gorst, J. E

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1864

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 18740