1843 Travels in New Zealand
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Scarce
Ernest/Ernst Dieffenbach was the first trained scientist to live and work in New Zealand. This is the first edition of his travel work which explains his travels under the auspices of the New Zealand Company. Dieffenbach was one of the first Europeans to visit the Rotomahana area in New Zealand. Collated, Appears to be lacking the contents leaves to volume I (v-vii) as the text starts immediately after the end of the preface (iv). All plates are present, with three plates to volume one and two plates to volume two. Two volumes bound as one. Lacking the very scarce publisher's adverts.
In a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with patches of heavy rubbing to the boards, joints and to the extremities. Small loss to the top corner of the spine label. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Rear hinge is tender and may loosen with further handling. Front endpaper,frontispiece and title page to volume I are detached but present. Frontispiece to volume II is detached but present. Tape repair to the title page of volume II.
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