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Curtain-Raiser to a Colony Sidelights on the Founding of New Zealand Cecil & Celia Manson
HB medium Size 1962 First Edition 224 pages brilliant overall condition, With PVC cover, note: DW jacket under PVC stained & DW crinkled rear & spine of cover only, , although cover slight rubbed, marked, bumped shelf wear, secondhand book, this is a carefully selected pre-loved book.
Fascinating collection of approx. 40 concise accounts, some little known episodes & events from historical records & sketches many first published in Wellington newspaper 'The Dominion', insightful, extremely informative covering wide range & variety aspects about people & characters of varying importance in the story of New Zealand history. Glimpses into New Zealand past from immigrants, settlers who've through the 1800's contributed to the foundation of this fine country, early ships, Maori, Chief, Stewart Island, Guns, Captain's, city, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, New Zealand Land Company, Wellington settlement, well researched vivid illuminating accounts well illustrated.

Currently listing large variety specific interest & general topic books, plus others listed & relisted at various times.
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  • Seller location: Nelson, Nelson Bays, NZ

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