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This is an auction for HISTORICAL RECORDS OF NEW ZEALAND, edited by Robert McNab, Minister of lands and Agriculture.

Published in two volumes, in 1908 (Volume One) and 1914 (Volume Two).

This is Volume Two. From the Preface: "... While Vol. II cannot be made exclusive of Vol. I in regard to time, an effort has been made to gather into it as much matter as possible relating to the great voyages of the early days of New Zealand's history; hence the presence of matter dealing with Tasman, Cook, De Surville, Marion, Vancouver, Biscoe, and Balleny..."

From the Encyclopedia of New Zealand:

" McNab entered national politics in 1893. He was twice offered a post in the Seddon ministry but his conditions – the restructuring of the cabinet – were unacceptable to Seddon. After Seddon's death he became minister of lands, minister for agriculture, minister in charge of the Valuation Department and commissioner of state forests... McNab's assiduous gathering of primary sources for New Zealand's early history did not go unnoticed and he was invited by the government to edit the material for publication. The Historical records of New Zealand, modelled on the 1892 Historical records of New South Wales, appeared in two volumes. The first, in 1908, comprised almost exclusively the New South Wales official manuscript and printed records relating to New Zealand; and the second, in 1914, substantially the logs and journals of Tasman, Cook and other exploring expeditions in New Zealand waters up to 1839..."

Hardback 1914. (1st edition.)

650 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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