The British Colonization of New Zealand; being an Account of the Principles, Objects, and Plans of the New Zealand Association; together with particulars concerning the position, extent, soil and climate, natural productions, and native inhabitants of New Zealand. Edward Gibbon WAKEFIELD, John WARD.
The British Colonization of New Zealand; being an Account of the Principles, Objects, and Plans of the New Zealand Association; together with particulars concerning the position, extent, soil and climate, natural productions, and native inhabitants of New Zealand

The British Colonization of New Zealand; being an Account of the Principles, Objects, and Plans of the New Zealand Association; together with particulars concerning the position, extent, soil and climate, natural productions, and native inhabitants of New Zealand

London, John W. Parker (for the Association), 1837.

Duodecimo, xvi, 424 (last blank), 8 (publisher's catalogue) pages with 5 plates and a map plus 4 folding maps; tipped in before the catalogue is a small leaf (dated October 9th, 1837, printed recto only), announcing the imminent publication of Augustus Earle's 'Sketches Illustrative of the Inhabitants ... of New Zealand'.

Dark blue crosshatch-patterned cloth slightly bumped at the extremities; spine sunned and a little marked, with minor wear to the head, and with the cloth on the bottom half of the rear outer hinge split (but the joint is solid); later ownership signature on the pastedowns; one folding map and the adjacent page a little discoloured by an acidic bookmark (no longer present); a few mild signs of use; a very good copy.

'As the first work of importance issued by the Association, this book is a classic' (Hocken).

Item #105143

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