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Alexander Turnbull. His Life, His Circle , His Collections. EH McCormick. 1974. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington

Included loose: many newspaper cuttings incl:
Reviews of the book
Yacht owned by Turnbull
Plus some other relevant papers

Alexander Turnbull was born in NZ in the Colony’s early years of lowland Scottish parents
He was a dedicated collector, especially of books and manuscripts, and in 1892 decided to make his collections into a National Collection

As well as being a biography of Alexander Turnbull, and a history of his times and friends, this is also a history of the now famous Alexander Turnbull Library

Portraits; repros of documents and photos of items accompany the text

324pp; b/w photos; bibliography; maps on epps; thick hard covers, gilt lettering and logo; very good condition; top closed page edges l/foxed
Dust jacket; good condition; chipped at spine tail; spine sunned

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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