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Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Front hinge splitting at title page. Front panel of dust-jacket pasted down onto the front board, and dust-jacket blurb pasted to front endpaper.; xxx, , 594,  pages + 5 maps (1 folding). Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 214 x 138mm. An anthology of primary souces of early European exploration in New Zealand in the 19th century. Includes texts by: William Colenso; George Augustus Selwyn; Charles Abraham; John Johnson; Charles Heaphy; Thomas Brunner; John Turnbull Thomson; Percy Smith; A. J. Barrington; Herbert Meade; Lieutenant-Colonel St. John. "We may, if we are sudents of what is generally known as the 'expansion' of England, or Europe, or Western capitalist civilization, regardd them also as good standard accounts of good standard examples of a process that was going on contemporaenously in a number of wild or semi-wild environments - in Australia and Africa, and mid- and far-west America as well as New Zealand - a process in which the heroes were much the same sort of men everywhere: sometimes truly heroic, but generally unsung; speaking themselves, when they spoke, in unmistakeable prose. The prospector, the missionary, the surveyor, are universal fiugre, not, on the whole, poetic. If, on the other hand, we are New Zealanders, we may here learn something essential about our country." - from the Foreword by J. C. Beaglehole.
Title: Early Travellers in New Zealand
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1959
Book Condition: Good with No dust jacket as issued
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 19876