A narrative of a nine months' residence in New Zealand in 1827 together with a journal of a residence in Tristan D'Acunha, an island situated between South America and the Cape of Good Hope. AUGUSTUS EARLE.
A narrative of a nine months' residence in New Zealand in 1827 together with a journal of a residence in Tristan D'Acunha, an island situated between South America and the Cape of Good Hope
A narrative of a nine months' residence in New Zealand in 1827 together with a journal of a residence in Tristan D'Acunha, an island situated between South America and the Cape of Good Hope

A narrative of a nine months' residence in New Zealand in 1827 together with a journal of a residence in Tristan D'Acunha, an island situated between South America and the Cape of Good Hope

London: Longman, Rees, Orme [et al.], 1832. First edition, 8vo, pp. x, [2], 371, []1]; 2 copper-engraved portraits, 5 aquatints (2 folding); the top margins of 3 plate show some waterstaining (entering the image on 1); otherwise a very good copy in a half polished tan calf binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, red morocco labels on gilt-decorated spine. Earle, "a professional artist, sailed for Hokianga from Sydney aboard the brig "Governor Macquarie" on October 20, 1827. Earle describes native life and religion, Captain Herd's settlement at Hokianga, and the natural history of New Zealand. The book includes an account of the massacre of Captain Marion de Fresne's crew by the New Zealanders in 1772, based on the testimony of a native eyewitness. pages [285]-371 contain Earle's narrative of Tristan da Cunha" (Hill). Not in Abbey, Travel; Hill 529; Sabin 21624. Item #34374

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