WADE, William Richard (d.1891). A Journey in the northern island of New Zealand: interspersed with various information relative to the country and the people. Hobart, Tasmania: printed by W. Pratt, published by George Rolwegan, 1842.
12° (190 x 112mm). Dedication to Lady Franklin, 6pp. list of subscribers. (Some light browning and occasional marginal soiling, F6, H1 and M3 with old crease at upper outer corner.) Original green cloth-backed paper-covered boards, paper label to spine (spine worn, label torn with loss, covers soiled and rubbed at edges). Provenance: Mrs. Rolwegan (wife [?] of the publisher, presentation inscription from the author 'Mrs. Rolwegan/with the Author's/Kind regards.')
AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of a work 'full of interesting observation' (Hocken). Ferguson III,3530; Hocken p.107.
William WILLIAMS (1800-1878). A Dictionary of the New-Zealand language, and a concise grammar; to which are added a selection of colloquial sentences. Paihia: printed at the press of the C.M. Society, 1844. 8° (193 x 120mm). Half-title. Original cloth-backed boards, paper label to spine (rebacked, paper label laid down). Provenance: Robert Fitzroy (1805-1865, author's presentation inscription 'To/His Excellency/Captain FitzRoy. R.N. Governor of N Zealand/from/the Author.'); John Davies Enys (1837-1912, armorial bookplate); unidentified armorial stamp. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of an important work which ran through a number of editions - the fourth edition was published in 1892, and Hocken notes that a fifth was in progess in 1908. Captain Fitzroy, of 'Beagle' fame, served as governor and commander in chief of New Zealand from 1843 until 1845. Hocken p.118.
John Dunmore LANG (1799-1878). New Zealand in 1839: or four letters to the... Earl Durham. governor of the New Zealand land company... On the colonization of that island, and the present condition and prospects of its native inhabitants. London: Stewart & Murray for Smith, Elder & Co., 1839. 8° (203 x 130mm). (Upper margins shaved with slight loss to inscription on title). Modern cloth. Provenance: Dr. Hodgkin (author's presentation inscription on title page). AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. 'Contains many little pieces of history and scandal, list of vessels visiting the Bay of Islands in 1838, and 10 pages on the origin of the Polynesians': Hocken p.72.
And six other works on New Zealand (F. Dillon BELL and Frederick YOUNG, jun. Reasons for promoting the cultivation of the New Zealand Flax. London: 1842. 8°. Stitched. Hocken p.100;
Charles Oliver B. DAVIS. Maori Mementos; being a series of addresses, presented by the native people, to... Sir George Grey... late Governor of New Zealand. Auckland: printed by Williamson & Wilson, 1855. 8°. Original cloth. Hocken p.179;
Sir G. GREY. Ko Nga Waiata Maori... Cape Town: 1857. Part work only?, 8°. Pp.[1-]57. Maori text throughout. Modern cloth. See Hocken p.188;
George CLARKE. [Private.] Extracts from the final report of the Chief Protector of aborigines in New Zealand. March 1846. [No place: no date but ?1846]. 8°. Modern boards. Hocken p.127;
Lieut.-Col. CAREY. Narrative of the late war in New Zealand. London: Richard Bentley, 1863. Sm.8°. Original cloth. Hocken p.222;
Joel Samuel POLACK. New Zealand: being a narrative of travels and adventures in that country between... 1831 and 1837...new edition London: 1839. 2 volumes, 8°. Original boards [backstrips worn]. Cf. Hocken p.68 [first edition of 1838]). (10)