Annals of a New Zealand Family

By: Jackson, J. Howard (Mrs) [Lavinia Laura Mair]

Price: $97.50

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Previous owner's name and address in pencil. This copy has a portion only of the dust-jacket - the dust-jacket spine, rear panel and rear flap only are present. Lacking the entire front panel and front flap of the dust-jacket. The incomplete dust-jacket is now held in place with a removable mylar dust-jacket cover. ; This copy is number 130 of an edition of 400 copies. Signed by the author on the limitation page, "Laura Jackson". 151 pages + frontispiece + 7 plates + [5] pages advertisements. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decoration on front board. Page dimensions: 182 x 121mm. "This record should prove of interest not merely to the relatives and personal friends of the Mair family, but to the growing number of readers who are interested in the early history of New Zealand. //Mr. Gilbert Mair came to the Bay of Islands on his first visit in 1821 and many interesting details relating to the personal adventures and experiences of himself and his family are here collected and woven into a chatty narrative. " - from the foreword by W. Downie Stewart. "Gilbert Mair was born as long ago as 1799, settled at the Bay of Islands in 1824, and subsequently removed to Whangarei. [. . .] This book is written by the pioneer's youngest daughter. It includes the narrative of her eldest sister, who was present at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, aho remembered Marsden, and who relates the story of a flight, in the early troubled times, from Whangarei to Auckland. It contains a brief but thrilling account of the exploits of the Mair brothers in the Maori War. Mrs. Jackson's own personal recollections include some vivid childhood memories of the [eighteen]'fifties, a visit to Wanaganui in the [eighteen]'sixties, and a graphic recital of a journey through the thermal regions during the aftermath of the Maori War." - from blurb on rear panel of dust-jacket. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall J18.]; Signed by

Title: Annals of a New Zealand Family

Author Name: Jackson, J. Howard (Mrs) [Lavinia Laura Mair]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Dunedin, A. H. and A. W. Reed: 1935

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 19727

Keywords: New Zealand Regional History Biography 19th Centur