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The Grand Old Man of Marlborough. Brand new item

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  • Closed: Sun 26 Aug 2012, 2:01 pm
Listing #: 505347572
The life of Arthur Penrose Seymour, the story of Marlborough through the eyes of its greatest benefactor. His never before seen diaries, letters, poetry, sermons, speeches, and much more.

Historical goldmine of information, based around the Marlborough & Nelson region, with an emphasis on Blenheim and especially Picton.

This has been an eye opening journey, I began this book soon after my sons death in 2007, it kept me sane in those next few years.

I make no qualms about saying that I have bad depression, but when I saw the humble, generous, and gentlemanly way that Arthur Seymour approached life, and then realized that the majority of his outstanding contributions were written out of history, I now know that it is not other peoples recognition that is important, it is how you live your own life, in a dignified and generous way, that really matters.

He rises well above the people who have denied him his life's work, and beyond the grave he has helped me as well.

Come enjoy the story of people long forgotten, Arthur's story just keeps on coming, even when the man is in his eighties, he just keeps on surprising you with his attitude, resilience, and the best of human qualities.

I would expect there has never been another more public spirited person in New Zealand's history.

There is a little bit of everything in this book, Science, Religion, Social, Love, Tragedy, Sporting (National & World Titles), Farming, Industry, Local & National Politics at the highest level, Industry, Mining, Poetry, Art, Music etc etc etc!!!

Brand new book, only 80 will ever be published, Printed in New Zealand, A4 size, stitched hardbound, 600 pages, two family trees, one dating back to 1066. I made this of a real keepsake quality. A truly heartening story, has been a great pleasure to write.

These are being sold at cost, and are personally signed & numbered, I cannot express how much this story is worth far more then its printing cost, is truly an exceptional story.

Shipping details

  • $15.00  NZ, tracked box, Nth & Sth Isle.
  • $80.00  England, tracked
  • $30.00  Australia, tracked
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

mitsy1 (295 295 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2013
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Closes: Sun 26 Aug, 2:01 pm. 2012