Books and Boots - The Story of New Zealand Publisher, Writer and Long Distance Walker Alfred Hamish Reed

By: Dougherty, Ian

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Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; This copy signed by the author in blue ink on the title page "Ian Dougherty". 252 pages. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 228 x 151mm. Biography of New Zealand publisher A. H. Reed (1875-1975). Black-and-white and colour photographic illustrations. "A.H. Reed's enduring contribution to his adopted homeland was as a publisher, writer and benefactor, but he is fondly remembered by many as a long-distance walker. He was born in England in 1875 and migrated to New Zealand with his family in 1887. With the barest of formal education, he transcended his working roots in the Northland gumfields to found and nurture the publishing firm of A.H. & A.W. Reed. The firm?s first publications were for Sunday Schools, as Reed and his wife Belle were dedicated Christians. But Reed was also a keen businessman, and expanded his publishing to include a growing range of books on New Zealand history and culture. He officially retired in 1940 but continued to be involved in the firm's publishing policy and to write prodigiously, with significant contributions to travel writing in books about his long-distance walks, including one between Sydney and Melbourne. He was also a book collector. This biography of Reed is written for the general reader. What is there new to say about one who wrote so much? It offers an engaging portrait of 'Alf', his love of Belle, his ceaseless activity, his humble life, his generosity and his many contributions to the wider community. It is an interesting and accessible portrait of a fascinating man. The book includes a bibliography of his works."; Signed by Author

Title: Books and Boots - The Story of New Zealand Publisher, Writer and Long Distance Walker Alfred Hamish Reed

Author Name: Dougherty, Ian

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Dunedin, University of Otago Press: (2005)

ISBN Number: 1877372129

ISBN Number 13: 9781877372124

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19767