Brighter Britain! or Settler and Maori in Northern New Zealand [Two volumes]

By: Hay, William Delisle

Price: NZ$261.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Volume One had 1/4" loss of leather at head of spine, leather split along front joint, front hinge split, front board mostly just hanging on by the cords. Volume Two has 3/8" chips to leather at head and tial of spine. Heavy rubbing to rear joint. Both volumes: 1/2" loss of leather from edges of corners of boards. Internally very good. Some foxing. ; Two volumes (complete). Volume One: v, [1 (blank)], 346 pages. Volume Two: [3], [1 (blank)], 326 pages. Contemporary half leather and marbled papered boards. Page dimensions: 193 x 133mm. Contents of Volume One: A 'New-Chum's' Introduction; Auckland; Going Up Country; In the Kaipara; Our Shanty; Our Home-Life; Our Pioneer Farm. I.; Our Pioneer Farm. II.; Our Show-Place; Our Native Neighbours; Our Settler Friends; A Pig-Hunt. Contents of Volume Two: "Our Special Products; Our Classic Ground; Maori Manners I; Maori Manners II; Maori Manners III; Our Naturalist's Note-Book; The Demon Dog - A Yarn; Our Luck. " "Northern New Zealand has two special products, which are peculiar to the country, and found nowhere else. They are kauri timber and kauri-gum." - the opening sentences of Volume Two. [Reference: Bagnall 2533 - "Vol. II deals chiefly with Maori social life and custom with some notes on natural history."]; 8vo

Title: Brighter Britain! or Settler and Maori in Northern New Zealand [Two volumes]

Author Name: Hay, William Delisle

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1882

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 20877