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Marion du Fresne at the Bay of Islands. Leslie Kelly. 1951 1st edition (Limited edition of 750). Reed, Wellington

Marion du Fresne is not as well known as an early explorer as others of the times and little has been written about him
In the 1772 he and his men spent two months wintering over in the Bay of Islands, where he named many places
He was subsequently killed by Ngare Raumati
The events leading up to this killing and a short account of war between Ngare Raumati and Ngapuhi are given

Many maps and very old place names

114pp; b/w photos; maps; whakapapa of Maori chiefs; list of place names; index; bibliography; appendix; hard covers; very good condition; name/town fep; original Bookseller’s label pasted ffep; fepps and closed page edges browned; tiny sunned patch front cover
Dust jacket; good condition; sl wear to corners, folds and spine ends; 10cm tear front fold; two tiny tears lower left front; small tear with crease top front; spine sunned

An extremely scarce book as only 750 copies were printed – even scarcer with a dust jacket
Listed in Bagnall

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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