By: A Pakeha Maori [Maning, Frederick Edward]
London, Smith, Elder and Co: 1863
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 10617
Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket
A lovely, original, unsophisticated copy. Leaves unopened at top page edges. No signatures. Minor foxing. No tears or chips to cloth.; First UK edition, published in the same year as the first two New Zealand editions. viii, 216 pages. Original blind-stamped brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 198 x 125mm. [References: Bagnall 3345; Andersen "The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting" (published 1936) page 71: "The London edition, in spite of all these vicissitudes, is not very particularly rare, but it is very desirable"; Hocken 224: ... View More...