• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 323

    HURSTHOUSE, Charles (1812-1876). An Account of the Settlement of New Plymouth, in New Zealand from Personal Observation, During a Residence There of Five Years. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1849.

    Price Realised  

    HURSTHOUSE, Charles (1812-1876). An Account of the Settlement of New Plymouth, in New Zealand from Personal Observation, During a Residence There of Five Years. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1849.

    8o (197 x 122 mm). Half-title, errata slip, 36-page publisher's advertisements bound at end. One large folding lithographed plan, 5 lithographed plates colored in sepia. Original green cloth, blind-stamped on covers, spine gilt-lettered (spine faded).

    FIRST EDITION. An early settler to the New Plymouth region, Hursthouse was an enthusiastic advocate for emigration to New Zealand after it had been annexed by Britain in 1840. He frequently lectured on the benefits of migration, praising the fertility of the countryside and calling New Zealand "The Britain of the South."


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