The Mary Ira. Being the Narrative Journal of a Yachting Expedition from Auckland to the South Sea Islands, and a Pedestrian Tour in a New District of New Zealand Bush. Illustrated with Sketches Taken on the Spot.

By: M, J. K. [Moillet, James Koie]

Price: NZ$273.00

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Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


(iv) , 324 pages + frontis + 5 plates. Brown cloth covers. Blind-stamped decoration on boards. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. The frontis and plates are all sepia toned lithographs. The illustrations include scenes in the vicinity of Auckland. The illustrations are titled: John McLeod's Farm at Settlement (frontis) ; Judge's Bay on Eastern Suburb of Auckland; Post Office &c. Near Munro's Farm; Creek of the Pataw; Tai Aruru Encampment; Mount Eden near Auckland. Condiotion: . 2/3" knife hole through front board. 2/3" tear in margin of preliminary leaves and frontis. Water damage to spine cloth and borders of rear board. 3/8" chips and fraying to cloth at head and tail of spine and at corners of boards. Occasional dampstains to margins of some leaves and some plates. 1.5" tear in margin of one leaf. Owner's signature dated 1869. Contents: The Ship and her Crew; Up the Coast; Waikari; Norfolk Island; The Hurricane; The Fair-weather Scene; The Arrival; The Taboo; The Korroraw; Trepang; A Disgraceful Scene; An Incipient Meeting; All Alone; 'Mary'; 'Jesus'; Aneiteum; Conclusion. "The reader will find something about New Zealand and the South Sea Islands; something about emigrants, and the ways of colonial life; something about colonial politics; something about missionary work; and something which it is hoped may, at the same time, afford a little amusements. " - from the author's preface. Bagnall 3578 - "An 1866 voyage from Auckland to Norfolk Island and the New Hebrides [ ...] and a journey from Whangarei to the Pataua and back. "; 8vo

Title: The Mary Ira. Being the Narrative Journal of a Yachting Expedition from Auckland to the South Sea Islands, and a Pedestrian Tour in a New District of New Zealand Bush. Illustrated with Sketches Taken on the Spot.

Author Name: M, J. K. [Moillet, James Koie]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, T. Cautley Newby: 1867

Binding: Original Cloth

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 002137

Keywords: New Zealand History Regional South Sea Islands 19t