An Account of The Settlements of the New Zealand Company, From Personal Observation During a Residence There

By: Petre, Henry William (1820-1889)

Price: NZ$81.00

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Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Lacking the frontispiece map. The title leaf is detached, with losses along inner blank margin. The first plate is deatched with small chips to margins, and heavy foxing. The second plate also has quite heavy foxing. ; Second edition. 94, [2 (blank)] pages + [4] pages advertisements + 2 plates. Lacking the map. Blue blind-stamped cloth covers with gilt lettering on front cover. Page dimensions: 213 x 133mm. Contents: Introduction; Expedition and Settlement of the First Colony; Recent Progress of the Company's Settlements; Difficulties Overcome by the Colonists; Soil, Climate, and Productions; Prospects of the Colony. The first plate shows "Part of Lambton Harbour, Port Nicholson". The other plate faces page 28 and shows: "Part of the New Plymouth Settlement". "The early trials of the New Zealand flax will most likely be made from the wild plant, but as soon it becomes an article of exportation it will be cultivated." - page 62. [Reference: Bagnall 4545 - "Apparently from the same type of the first edition repaged with introduction and chapters spaced out. Contents list added."]

Title: An Account of The Settlements of the New Zealand Company, From Personal Observation During a Residence There

Author Name: Petre, Henry William (1820-1889)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: 1841

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 20898