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The New Zealanders Illustrated (Limited, Facsimile Edition)
Wellington, NZ: A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1966 #118 of 750 copies. 60 colour plates with descriptive text opposite, printed on one side.Lightly scuffed half leather binding with marbled paper over boards. t.e.g. Bottom of spine with a bump that has slightly wounded the leather corner. Remains an excellent copy and rare offering that will require special shipping considerations due to size and weight. *Colophon Note* The New Zealanders Illustrated was first published in ten parts in 1846-47, by Thomas McLean, London. There were 188 subscribers for the series, but it is possible that the number printed, though unknown, was somewhat in excess of this figure. There have been no further editions until this 1966 facsimile edition by publishers Reed; reproducing faithfully, without alteration or correction, every page of an original copy. Printed by offset lithography in seven colours on paper specially made to simulate that used in the original edition, and bound in the style of the period. Printing and binding by Kyodo Printing Co., Tokyo. George French Angas (1822-1886) English explorer, naturalist and painter, and eldest son of George Fife Angas, businessman and banker, who had played a significant part in the formation and establishment of the Colony of South Australia. Arriving in Adelaide in January 1844, Angas joined Sir George Grey on several expeditions into the interior of South Australia, documenting his impressions of the newly established colony, its inhabitants, landscape, and its flora and fauna. Angas also spent seven months in New Zealand returning to South Australia in 1845. After his return to England, publication of his paintings and notes for this volume were initiated.. Facsimile Edition. Heavy Folio (22"x15") . Near Fine/No Jacket. Hard Cover.
      [Bookseller: Dale Cournoyer Books]
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