Pictorial illustrations of New Zealand
by Brees, S. C
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First edition. John Williams and Co., Library of Arts. London. Engraved title dated 1847. Title dated 1848. Folio. 36pp text and description. Engraved frontis (plate 7), Engraved title (plate 1), 20 further tissue guarded engraved plates, plate 22 being a double folding. (22 plates in total). Original decorative red cloth, with gilt and blind tooled decoration and lettering. Spine showing slight wear, lightly rubbed to extremities. A couple of small nicks and ink spots to lower board. All edges gilt. Lightly toned with occasional spotting. Double page plate verso reinforced to gutter. Collegiate School Delph Latin prize inscription to ffep. A nice copy in the original decorative binding.
Samuel Charles Brees (1810-1865) Artist, architect, civil engineer and surveyor. This early pictorial record of New Zealand, together with glimpses of Maori life, drawn while he was employed by The New Zealand Company as surveyor 1842-44 is significant to the history of art in New Zealand.
Scarce first edition. 18 copies of this edition recorded worldwide.
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- Paul Haynes Rare Books (GB)
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- Pictorial illustrations of New Zealand
- Brees, S. C
- Melville, Henry (engraver)
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- Used - See item description
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- John Williams and Co., Library of Arts
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- Date published
- Art, Maori, New Zealand, Engraved Plates
- Bookseller catalogs
- Travel and Exploration; Art; Australasia; Fine Bindings;
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