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Bright Fine Gold - Stories of the NZ Goldfields

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  • Closed: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 10:02 pm
Listing #: 630372365
This is a second-hand hardcover book

Condition: The dust jacket has wear and creasing to the edges, a 17mm tear, and heavy age spotting and fading. There is age spotting to the inside of the front and back cover and to the first and last page. Then inside front cover and first 4 pages have a small light to medium tan stain in the top corner next to the spine as does the inside back cover and last 7 pages; there is a light ripple in this area; the rest of the pages are clean and bright. There is heavy browning to the edges of the compressed pages. The spine has a light to medium slant, and there is light shelf wear to the edges of the cover. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 196 x 263 mm
Pages: 200
Publisher: A.H & A.W. Reed Ltd
Publication date: 1974 first edition


Bright Fine Gold: Stories of the New Zealand Goldfields
By William F. Heinz

Some struck it rich, others threw it all in and limped home, some drowned in treacherous rivers, a few were murdered, but for a few raucous years in Otago, the West Coast, Coromandel and, briefly, elsewhere, rough men dwelt in rough places that now – if they have survived at all - show only relics of a romantic history.

All this W. F. Heinz has captured in this collection of stories of the New Zealand goldfields. From his unique library of books on gold he has culled absorbing accounts of personalities and places, prospector-explorers, hazardous journeys, characters and crises, murderers, thieves and rogues, fun, food and fashion, and, a constant feature in life at the diggings, the folksongs of the old miners.

Contains some 136 photos, maps and line drawings


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Buyer to pay shipping: $4.60 (2 books $5.70 - 3 or more $7.60) within NZ
Sorry no pickups or drop offs

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  • $4.60  NZ Post - Standard Post
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  • Seller location: Hibiscus Coast, Auckland, NZ

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Closes: Fri 30 Aug, 10:02 pm. 2013 This auction used auto-extend.