• 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 328

    POLACK, Joel Samuel (1807-1882). New Zealand: being a narrative of travels and adventures during a residence in that country between the years 1831 and 1837. London: James Moyes for Richard Bentley, 1838.

    Price Realised  

    POLACK, Joel Samuel (1807-1882). New Zealand: being a narrative of travels and adventures during a residence in that country between the years 1831 and 1837. London: James Moyes for Richard Bentley, 1838.

    2 volumes, 8o (227 x 140 mm). Engraved folding map, 6 engraved plates. (Without half titles.) Contemporary cloth, spines with paper labels (spines evenly faded to brown, some light staining). Provenance: Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872, ink shelf marks).

    FIRST EDITION of this interesting account of the first Jewish settler in New Zealand, including information on topography, history, language and customs of the natives. "Full of research and observation" (Hocken pp.68-69). (2)


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