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This is an auction for the CATALOGUE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY LIBRARY 1872.

"This library, the finest and most important, as is fitting, in New Zealand, was founded in 1865, when the seat of Government was moved from Auckland to Wellington. There were then about 4000 volumes, and in 1886, F. Guillaume, of Chester Square, London, published a catalogue of books relating to New Zealand, recently added to the Library of the General Assembly of New Zealand, which was, I believe, the first step towards a printed catalogue of the works in this library... And now, lastly, a few words as to the catalogues of the Assembly Library. The earliest appears to have been that published in 1867, (8vo, pp. 213), an author catalogue. The next was a classified catalogue, published in 1872, the library then containing 8,700 volumes. Then, in 1875, came an elaborately classified catalogue, compiled by Ewan McColl, 8vo, pp. 351. In 1880, the library then containing 18,562 works, as compared with 11,450 in 1875, a new catalogue compiled by the then librarian, Ewan McColl, was published..."

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Hardback 1988.

221 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $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.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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