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A view of the art of colonization, with present reference to the British Empire ; in letters between a statesman and a colonist / edited by (one of the writers) Edward Gibbon Wakefield.
John W. Parker, London 1849 - London : John W. Parker, 1849. xxiv, 513 p., 6 p. of ads. ; 22 cm. Rebacked in tan leather. Raised spine bands. Gold-stamped fleurons, rules, and titling to spine. Old marbled boards retained. Leather corners to same. Page edges speckled. Old endpapers retained. Original boards show considerable wear (especially to extremities) and some soiling. Losses (especially to corners). Text block shows mild and sporadic wear, soiling, and foxing (especially to initial/final pages). Hinges cracked and reinforced. Label of Isle of Wight Institution on front pastedown. Signature of R. M. Burdon on front free endpaper. Notes of same tipped to first blank page. Stamp of Isle of Wight Institution on half title and page [1]. Errata slip tipped to page [1]. A nice copy. Colonist is Wakefield himself. Dictated to A. Allom in 100 days, when plans for the Canterbury settlement were gathering momentum, today it is chiefly of interest as much for the autobiographical passages as for the oft-repeated theoretical concepts. Includes in appendix Charles Buller's April 1843 speech in the House of Commons on systemic colonization and a letter to Sir Benjamin Hawes, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, by four leading colonists protesting at Grey's interpretation of the New Zealand Government Act of 1846. Bagnall, 5818. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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