[Documents Appended to the Twelfth Report of the Directors of the New Zealand Company, April 26, 1844] [also known as "Appendices to the Twelfth Report of the Directors of the New Zealand Company, April 26, 1844"]

By: [New Zealand Company]

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Later half-leather rebinding. Lacking title page and frontispiece map. Lacking two leaves from Appendix I. Lacking most of one leaf and parts of two other leaves from Appendix K. Appendix K bound in preceding Appendix I. Later marginalia and underlining in Appendix I. Heavy foxing to the first leaf of the "Charters", and to the first leaf of the Contents and some leaves of Appendix K. ; Lacking the title leaf and map. Charter + Supplementary Charter + 10 Appendices (A-I, K) + Contents. Leaf B1 bound in following leaf b1 of the "Contents" at rear. (Leaf B1 has the part title "Appendix To Twelfth Report, &c. &c. &c.", Leaf B2 is the first leaf of "The Charters of the New Zealand Company", at the front of the volume. Pagination: (3)-19, [1] ; (1A)-34A, [2] ; (1B)-16B; (1C)-219C, [1] ; (1D)-224D ; 1E-129E, [1] ; (1F)-150F ; (1G)-111G, [1] ; (1H)-144H ; (1K)-23K [1] (lacking most of 23K, and losses to text on 21K-22K, chips to margins on 19K-20K) ; (1I)-(2I), (lacking 3I-6I), 7I-95I, [1] ; (i)-(ii) , [1 leaf (signature B1)], (iii)-xlvii pages (Contents). Later half-leather binding. Spine mistitled as "12th Report of the N.Z.Company 1842". The date should be 1844, and moreover this volume does not include the 38 page "Twelfth Report of the Directors of the New Zealand Company" itself, but consists of the more voluminous ten Appendices to that report (along with the "Charters of the New Zealand Company" on pages (3)-17, the "Supplemental Charter", 4th August 1843, on pages 18-19, + xlvii pages of contents). Page dimensions: 207 x 131mm. Correspondence between directors of The New Zealand Company, the Colonial Department. Includes correspondence of Colonel Wakefield; Captain Arthur Wakefield; F. Dillon Bell; Lord Stanley; Mr Somes; Captain Hobson; & others. Appendix E is titled "Colonial and Supplementary Correspondence Respecting the Company's Land-Titles. 1841 to 1843. Appendix G is titled "Endowments for the Colonial Church and the Natives. 1840 to 1843". [A. Fair's "Guide to Book Values - New Zealand [. . . ] Book Auction Records 1962-1967" records the sale of a similar volume: "Appendices A-K 12/10/- lacking title page and map, Feb. 1967".] This volume colloquially known as the "fat book" [Hocken, "Bibliography of New Zealand Literature" pp. 86-87 - "This important volume was known, from its thick, clumsy shape, as the 'fat book." Also c.f. Hocken p. 116 for a description of the contents with respect to an edition reprinted for the [British] House of Commons - "correspondence with the Company, land claims and list of claimants, Wairau massacre, and letters and despatches containing a perfect mass of history." Correspondence relating to the Wairau massacre is found in Appendix H. The New Zealand Company directors' reports are outside the scope of Bagnall's New Zealand bibliography, being in the nature of a periodical. Hocken in the Introduction to his "Bibliography" notes that he has chosen to give the fuller contents listings for the New Zealand Company reports, "Similarly are collected at some length many publications of another class, but also of rarity, such as the reports of the New Zealand Company, the 'Colonial Gazette', the 'New Zealand Journal', the 'Australian and New Zealand Gazette', the 'Karere Maori', and the 'Government Gazette'. - Hocken, page vi.]; 8vo

Title: [Documents Appended to the Twelfth Report of the Directors of the New Zealand Company, April 26, 1844] [also known as "Appendices to the Twelfth Report of the Directors of the New Zealand Company, April 26, 1844"]

Author Name: [New Zealand Company]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: [London], [Palmer and Clayton]: [1844]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 19218

Keywords: History New Zealand19th Century Maori Colonization