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The Journal of Henry Sewell 1853-7. Edited by W David McIntyre. Vol I & Vol II. 1980, both 1st Editions. Whitcoulls, Christchurch

Henry Sewell became the first Premier of NZ in 1856. He willed that his Journal be kept secret until after his death
These volumes cover his life in Canterbury from the earliest days of the settlement & his connections with the Canterbury Association

He was a contemporary of Wakefield, Governor Grey, Featherston and Cargill and there are stories of these people

Volume 2 deals mainly with his experiences as a Parliamentarian in Auckland, comments on early Station life in South Canterbury and the exploration of Banks Peninsula
Maori issues also discussed

Old photos and repros of drawings incl:
Portraits and early scenes; Document re Sales of land …

Vol 1: 510pp; Vol 2: 372pp; b/w photos; maps; index; bibliography; both volumes hard covers, black leatherette with gilt lettering; both very good condition
Vol I: top closed page edges l/foxed
Vol II: ex Library with usual stamps etc; top closed page edges l/foxed
Dust Jackets; both very good condition; spines sunned

An insight into life in NZ 150 years ago
A very handsome set in very clean and tidy condition

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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