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This is an auction for THE JOURNAL OF ENSIGN BEST 1837-1843, edited by Nancy M Taylor.

"Although intended as a personal record for his family, Ensign Best's journal is a delightful account of his sojourn in Australia, Nolfolk Island and New Zealand. His comments are often outstanding and his vivid accounts of exciting and unusual events make pleasant reading. A random selection from the journal yields descriptions of hunting trips and picnics in New South Wales, vice-regal balls in Sydney, a bachelors' party on Norfolk Island, pig hunting in Wairarapa, the first race meeting in New Zealand, sailing in Auckland Harbour, the death and burial of Governor Hobson, and an expedition from Auckland to Taupo. The editor provides a background against which Best's narrative falls into proper perspective."

Hardback 1966.

465 pages + illustrations.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, 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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