The Eruption of Tarawera: A Report to the Surveyor-General

By: Smith, S. Percy

Price: NZ$285.00

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Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Rebound with original grey printed wrappers bound in, but front wrapper is nearly detached, and rear wrapper detached. Wrappers chipped at margins. The frontispiece map is cropped slightly within the printed area at the left margin, with loss of the left border. Pencil marginalia of R. F. [Ron] Keam. Previous owner's signatures of "P. Marshall" on front wrapper and title page. Some foxing. ; Scarce. This copy from the collection of Ron Keam, with his pencil marginalia on several leaves. Keam was Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Auckland, and the author of the "Tarawera: The Volcanic Eruption of 10 June 1886" (1988). 84 pages + 4 colour maps (one folding) + numerous plates (including many lithographs from photographs). Rebound in heavy card boards with green cloth tape spine. The original printed grey paper wrappers are bound in. Page dimensions: 230 x 153mm. The 4 maps are titled: Plan No. 1 - Taupo Volcanic Zone; Map No. 2 - Tarawera Eruption. Map Shewing the Great Fissure and Points of Eruption; Plan No. 3 - Shewing Changes in the Vicinity of Lake Rotomahana; Hydrographic Survey of Lake Taupo. [Reference: Bagnall 5212 - "Detailed and full report of eruption and aftermath largely from two visits in June and July immediately after the event. The standard account to be read with contemporary studies by Prof. A. P. W. Thomas and F. W. Hutton. Appendices include Lawrence Cussen's report of April ascent of Ruapehu with description of Lake Taupo."]; 8vo

Title: The Eruption of Tarawera: A Report to the Surveyor-General

Author Name: Smith, S. Percy

Categories: Category Available, test2,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Wellington, George Didsbury, Government Printer: 1886

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 21251