Southern Parables

By: Tregear, Edward

Price: NZ$135.00

Quantity: 1 available

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


Fading to covers. Split to gutter between front free endpaper and title leaf, with adhesive tape stain. ; Uncommon. The author's first book. This copy inscribed and signed by the author on the front fre endpaper: "R. Caldwell Esq. with E. Tregear's compts." 21, [3 (blank)] pages. Limp cloth covers with faded title on front cover. Page dimensions: 167 x 103mm. Parables about animals, representing humans, each with 1 line Moral. For example the moral of the Cuttle-Fish parable is "Journalistic gold doesn't glitter, - much". Includes parables about some Australian and New Zealand animals, e.g. kangaroo, morepork, moa, kiwi, emu. "A Bee, who held a Ministerial portoflio in his own hive, felt tired of gathering honey, so went into a house and sat down on a baby [. . .] Moral: Political delays are dangerous." [Reference: Bagnall 5612]

Title: Southern Parables

Author Name: Tregear, Edward

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Plymouth, Thomas Avery: 1884

Binding: Softcover

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

Seller ID: 21721