The King Country; Or, Explorations in New Zealand. a Narrative of 600 Miles of Travel through Maoriland.

By: Kerry-Nicholls, J. H.

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Small knock to lower corner of front board. Frontispiece pasted down onto the front free endpaper. A small 30mm tear to the folding map. Overall a nice copy of the enlarged third edition. ; Third edition, enlarged. Best edition. xx, 412 pages + 10 plates + large folding map + 32 pages advertisements + [2 (recto: colophon; verso: blank)] pages. Frontispiece within the pagination. 42 in-text illustrations Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and illustration on spine, gilt illustration and black lettering on front board. Contents: Contents: Introduction; The Frontier of the King Country; The King's Camp - Alexandra - Crossing the frontier - Whatiwhatihoe - The camp - King Tawhiao - The Chiefs - "Taihoa"; The Korero - The Kingites - Half-castes - An albino - The King's Speech - Maori oratory - The feast; Ascent of Pirongia - Mount Pirongia - Geological features - The Ascent - A fair prospect; The Lake Country. Auckland to Ohinemutu - The flank movement - Auckland Harbour - Tauranga - Whakari - The tuatara - En route - The Gate Pa - All that remains - Oropi - A Grand Forest [...] Hot-spring Life; Tradition, Idolatry, and Romance; En Route to the Terraces; The Terraces; Ohinemutu to Wairakei; Wairakei; Exploration of the King Country: The Start; The Region of Lake Taupo; Eastern Shore of Lake Taupo; Tokanu; The Rangipo Table Land; Ascent of Tongariro; Ascent of Ruapehu (First Day); Ruapehu (Second Day) Ascent of the Great Peak; The Kaimanawa Mountains; Second Ascent of Ruapehu, Sources of the Whangaehu and Waikato Rivers; Karioi; Forest Country; Ruakaka; Ngatokorua Pa; Hot Springs of Tongariro; Western Taupo; The Northern Table-Land; The Aukati Line; The Origin, Physical Characteristics, and Manners and Customs of the Maori Race'Appendix. [Reference: Bagnall 2986 - "Kerry-Nicholls, a somewhat mysterious traveller who had earlier visited Melanesia and Australia, was fortunate in being able to pass through the King Country immediately after it had been opened for railway survey and construction. The text covers mainly his notable journey with John Turner, a half-caste guide, from Wairakei to the volcanoes then round to the Waimarino, west Taupo, the upper Waipa and past Te Kooti's camp to the aukati line at Whatiwhatihoe. [. . .] The 3rd edition has additional material, chiefly the preface, a note to chapter 21 and a new section in the appendices, with addditinal illus."] ; 8vo

Title: The King Country; Or, Explorations in New Zealand. a Narrative of 600 Miles of Travel through Maoriland.

Author Name: Kerry-Nicholls, J. H.

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Edition: Third Edition

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington: 1884

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 21388

Keywords: King Country Maori New Zealand