The New Zealand Journal Of Science - Volume I. 1882-1883; Volume II. 1884-1885. [Two volumes] + (New Issue) Volume 1, Nos. 1-2. Devoted To The Furtherance Of Pure And Applied Science Throughout The Colony

By: [various contributors, including F. W. Hutton; G. M. Thomson; T. H. Potts; Julius von Haast]

Price: NZ$362.50

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Book Condition: Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued


Volume Two (1884-1885) cloth boards have wrinkles. Cloth split along nearly all of lower joint. 12 issues contained loosely in original printed paper wrappers, not bound in. Issue Four lacking front wrapper. New Series Volume One, Issue One, with chips to corners of front wrapper. Provenance: Previous owner's signature "J. A. Bartram, University of Auckland, 1924." ; Two volumes, 1882-1885 + Two issues of the new series, January 1891 and March 1891. Volume One (1882-1883) all 12 issues bound in volume, original wrappers not present. Volume Two (1884-1885) has the 12 parts with original wrappers loose within the cloth boards. Volume Two No. 4 lacking the front cover. Volume I: vii, [1], 586 pages + 1 folding map. Volume II: 596, [4 (blank)], viii pages + 1 map + 5 plates (including 2 albumen photographs). Vol. 1 No 1 (New Issue): 48 pages; Vol. 1 No. 2 (New Issue): (49)-96 pages. Original printed paper wrappers. Volumes One and Two (1882-1885): Blue cloth boards with gilt Dinornis skeleton illustration on front boards. Page dimensions: 244 x 146mm. Volume One page edges dyed red. Various contributors, including Captain F. W. Hutton. Volume One includes the articles "A Trip to Lake Hauroto" by Robert Paulin, with folding map; Obituary notice for Charles Darwin (died April, 1882) (4 pages) by George M. Thomson; "Humanism and Realism in their Relations to Higher Education" by Dr. J. von Haast. Volume Two includes the articles "On the Origin of the Fauna and Flora of New Zealand" by Captain F. W. Hutton; "In Memoriam: Ferdinand Ritter Von Hochstetter" by Julius von Haast (pp. 202-220 + 2 albumen photograph plates); "Moas and Moa Hunters" by W. M. Maskell; "Botanical Evolution" by G. M. Thomson; "Oology of New Zealand" by T. H. Potts. The January 1891 issue includes nots on "The Spread of Ferrets, Weasels and Stoats in the South Island", which quotes from G. Mueller's report, Chief Surveyor of Westland - "In all my explorations on the coast, the certainty of getting a good supply of birds made it possible to keep the provision swags, which men had to carry, within reasonable weights and dimensions. [. . .] At the head of the Okuru and the Burke some nights passed during which we never heard the screech of the kakapo or the shrill whistle of the kiwi; and, as for the blue-ducks, we saw only three during the whole time we were out. [. . .] This has all changed now; at least in the southern part of the West Coast absolute stillness reigns at night, and there is nothing to keep a traveller from sleeping, except owing to the absence of birds - an empty stomach." - page 32.

Title: The New Zealand Journal Of Science - Volume I. 1882-1883; Volume II. 1884-1885. [Two volumes] + (New Issue) Volume 1, Nos. 1-2. Devoted To The Furtherance Of Pure And Applied Science Throughout The Colony

Author Name: [various contributors, including F. W. Hutton; G. M. Thomson; T. H. Potts; Julius von Haast]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Dunedin, J. Wilkie & Co. / Wise, Caffin & Co. / Matthews, Baxter & Co.: 1883-1885, 1891

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 21451