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This is an auction for A STAKE IN THE COUNTRY: ASSID ABRAHAM CORBAN AND HIS FAMILY, 1892-2002, by Dick Scott.

"A STAKE IN THE COUNTRY is a history of the Corban family, of the wine industry, and of New Zealand. It was first published in 1977 to mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Corban's Wines. Dick Scott traces Assid Abraham Corban's life in Lebanon, his years in New Zealand as a poor peddler, a stranger to the country's language and customs, and then tells how, like an Old Testament patriarch, he headed the family commune which made his name and fortune. The recollections of the eldest members, some now dead, and access to a vast store of papers, personal and commercial, enable the author to show a unique way of life in some detail. This new and updated edition marks the 100th anniversary of one of the great families in New Zealand wine and business. Written by historian Dick Scott, with an epilogue on the past 25 years by Brian Corban, A STAKE IN THE COUNTRY is a compelling record of the Corban family's journey from immigrant outsiders to a New Zealand household name. Richly illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs, it is a book to cherish."

From Wikipedia:

" . . . Corbans Wines was the second largest producer of wine in New Zealand until they were purchased by Montana Wines in November 2002. Corbans now exists as a label of Pernod Ricard NZ following several takeovers of Montana. Corban Wines was started in 1902 by Assid Abraham Corban; a Lebanese immigrant who arrived in New Zealand in 1892..."

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Large format hardback 2002.

213 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Near new 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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