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Cruise, Richard A.
Journal of a Ten Months' Residence in New Zealand.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown London 1823 First Edition. Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Half-Leather Very Good iv, 321 pages, coloured frontispiece portrait of the Maori chief Tetoro. Old bookplate on front endpaper, rebound with a beautiful brown leather spine and leather corners, new marbled endpapers, gilt decorations on spine. Tide marks and wrinkles to first few pages. After discharging convicts in Australia the store ship Dromedary, on which Cruise was the commanding officer of the military detachment, came to New Zealand to collect a cargo of Kauri spars. A valuable account of the early contact period between Maori and Europeans. One of the earliest detailed accounts of the recipe for preserving heads. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Tinakori Books [Lower Hutt, New Zealand]

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