The Story of New Zealand - Past and Present - Savage and Civilized - 2 Volumes
Thomson, Arthur S.
John Murray, London, 1859. First edition. Two volumes in green embossed cloth. Gilt titles on faded spines. Bumping to corners and spine ends. Chip to fore edge of front board in volume 2. Binding tight in both volumes. Some foxing throughout, heavy to prelims of volume 1. Folding frontispiece and folding map in volume 1 both pretty good with only a minor tear and foxing to each. Nice first edition set. Previously owned by Geo Macmorran, a prominent Wellington educationalist, whose name is on the front e/p of volume 1. Volume 1 - the country and its native inhabitants - their origin, mythology, and manners and customs, social and political Volume 2 - History of the discovery of New Zealand by Europeans. Written by a surgeon with the 58th Regiment who spent 11 years in residence in New Zealand.
Second hand Hardback