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This is an auction for SKETCHES FROM EARLY NEW ZEALAND: SOME 19th CENTURY ENGRAVINGS, introduced by Laurie Barber.

"While browsing through second-hand bookshops in the village of Hay on Wye in Monmouthshire, England, James Buchanan, a New Zealander, came across a rich assortment of illustrations and articles - all pertaining to New Zealand - from nineteenth-century illustrated publications. Most of the material was from The Illustrated London News, but also represented were The Saturday Magazine, The Pictorial Weekly, The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, the LÚnivers Illustre (French), and last but not least The Graphic. When pieced together this material presents a fascinating picture of the colony of New Zealand as seen through the eyes of middle-class, nineteenth-century English men and women. The attitudes of The Illustrated London News to events such as the Land Wars were perhaps fairer and more balanced that we might have expected, particularly in the early years, but it is the quality and variety of the engravings themselves which most attract the reader today. The splendid engravings, combined with the commentaries of the day, provide us with an intriguing glimpse of early New Zealand as the mother country saw us."

Large format hardback 1985.

122 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, 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.

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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