The New Zealand Wars. A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period [Two volumes]

By: Cowan, James

Price: NZ$337.50

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Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Some pencil marginalia. Some clippings tipped in, some other clippings loosely included. The front free endpaper is chipped, and has been pasted down to the pastedown endpaper. Moderate rubbing to cloth boards. Spine rubbed and faded. 1" x 1/8" rodent nibble to lower edge of front board of volume one. Previous owner's rubber name stamps on endpapers and title page "H. W. Insull [. . .] New Plymouth". ; Two volumes (complete). This is the first edition of this popular work, which has since been reprinted several times. Volume One covers the period 1845-1864, while Volume Two covers the Hauhau Wars, 1864-1872. Volume One: xx, 459 pages. Volume II: Volume Two: xx, 549, [1] pages. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spines and front boards. Illustration on spines of a man holding a musket or rifle. Page dimensions: 217 x 138mm. "This history of the New Zealand Wars is the late James Cowan's greatest work. Brought up on the old Waipa frontier soon after the close of the wars, when an uneasy peace existed between European and Maori, he imbibed much ancient lore as well as recent history from old-time Maori chiefs and warriors, and from them as well as from the European settlers he gathered many a tale of heroism and endurance." - from the dust-jacket blurb of a later edition.

Title: The New Zealand Wars. A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period [Two volumes]

Author Name: Cowan, James

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Wellington, R. E. Owen, Government Printer: 1922-1923

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 19254