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New Zealand: Its Physical, Geography, Geology and Natural History with Special Reference To The Results of Government Expeditions In The Provinces of Auckland and Nelson
Stuttgart J.G.Cotta 1867 - First English Edition, Original Boards, green cloth, blind stamped decoration to front and rear board, central oval decoration to front board illuminated with a gilt scene showing native vegetation, gilt title to spine gold very slightly faded, minor edgfe wear, a handsome binding that is tight and in very good condition, minor edge wear, bevelled edges, rebacked new fresh clean endpapers, pencil faded inscription on original plain page following the new front endpaper, on the rear fo the frontispiece there is a newspaper cutting pasted lightly to it - The New Zealand Herald third edition 'Volcanic Upheaval Rotorea in Commotion a printed article dated Thursday June 10 1886.Coloured frontispiece showing 'Ko Paora Matutaera (Paul Marshall) Mauri Chief at Kapanga, from a sketch by Mr Heaphy --------, all 7coloured plates present, 515 pagss, the book contains numerous woodcuts which are listed in the preliminaries ( xiv - xvi). Following the title page there is Preface to the German Publication published in 1863, then Preface to the English Edition, followed by a full contentsof chapters ( XXI Chapters) and illustrations, the preliminaries are paginated i- xvi. minor foxing to preliminaries and near some page edges, the text is generally very clean and fully readable, there should be two fold-out maps there is one missing, The one missing is New Zealand scale 1-5,000,000 by A Petermann, the other folded map is tipped in at the rear of the book, this is The southern part of the Province of Auckland explanatory of the routes and surveys by Dr Ferdinand Von Hochstetter, Packed with contemporary information, illustrations, diagrams and tables (some fold-out). Size 10.50 x 7.75 ix 2.00 inches. A substantial volume in very good clean and tight condition - heavy. Rare account of New Zealand - specialist subject, collectable. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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