• 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 335

    [NEW ZEALAND]. -- POLACK, Joel Samuel (1807-1882). Manners and Customs of the New Zealanders. London: James Madden, 1840. -- 2 volumes, 8o. Folding map, 2 plates, and numerous illustrations in text. Original cloth, gilt-decorated on spine (front joint of volume one starting, a few chips at spine ends). Provenance: F. Wallace (signature on front free endpaper); Arthur W. Grace (gift inscription on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Polack was the first Jewish settler in New Zealand and his account provided valuable information on the early European settlements in the region. -- BROWN, William (1809-1898). New Zealand and its Aborigines. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1845. -- 8o. 24-page advertisements bound at end. Original cloth, gilt-lettered on spine (some rubbing and light wear). FIRST EDITION, describing the affect of European colonization on the New Zealand aborigine. (3)

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    [NEW ZEALAND]. -- POLACK, Joel Samuel (1807-1882). Manners and Customs of the New Zealanders. London: James Madden, 1840. -- 2 volumes, 8o. Folding map, 2 plates, and numerous illustrations in text. Original cloth, gilt-decorated on spine (front joint of volume one starting, a few chips at spine ends). Provenance: F. Wallace (signature on front free endpaper); Arthur W. Grace (gift inscription on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Polack was the first Jewish settler in New Zealand and his account provided valuable information on the early European settlements in the region. -- BROWN, William (1809-1898). New Zealand and its Aborigines. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1845. -- 8o. 24-page advertisements bound at end. Original cloth, gilt-lettered on spine (some rubbing and light wear). FIRST EDITION, describing the affect of European colonization on the New Zealand aborigine. (3)


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