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A Narrative of a Nine Months' Residence in New Zealand in 1827; Together With a Journal of a Residence in Tristan d’Acunha, an Island Situated Between South America and the Cape of Good Hope. [Draughtsman to His Majesty’s surveying-ship THE BEAGLE]

by Earle, Augustus

Condition: Very Good


London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1832. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Light shelf/edge wear, light rubbing to boards, light foxing at preliminaries and plates, tidemark at fore-edge of frontispiece, ownership signature at ffep and title page, binding professionally repaired (see separate restoration report), else tight, bright and unmarred. 8vo. 371pp. Illus. (b/w plates).

An early and important work on New Zealand (Maori social life, Hokianga, etc.). Overall, a rather handsome copy. From the collection of Edouard Stackpole, renowned whaling scholar, curator of Mystic Seaport Museum (Mystic, CT. 1951-1966) and director of the Peter Foulger Museum (Nantucket, MA. 1969-1986).


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