Auckland University College/Reed, Dunedin & Wellington, 1940. Red cloth has black titles on spine. Top edge of front board is damaged else boards in good condition. Binding tight. No inscriptions. Some foxing of page edges and prelims. Dust jacket has some soiling with some damage to top edge. It is not price clipped. Felton Mathew's journals and letters tell in detail the story of Hobson's mission, the cruise of HMS Herald, the negotiations of the Treaty of waitangi and all the circumstances attendant on the choice and foundation of the capital and the early work of survey of the colony. He brings the story of NZ down to 1847, the year of his death. The Native troubles at Nelson, Wanganui and taranaki are dealt with and there are many commentaries on the general affairs of the colony. Mrs Mathew's diaries are fascinating records, well written and frank as only documents written without and idea of publication can be.
Second hand Hardback