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Pictorial illustrations of New Zealand by  S. C Brees - First Edition - 1847 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: biblio153)

Pictorial illustrations of New Zealand

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Pictorial illustrations of New Zealand

by Brees, S. C

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  • First
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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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Pictorial illustrations of New Zealand
Brees, S. C
Melville, Henry (engraver)
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John Williams and Co., Library of Arts
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Art, Maori, New Zealand, Engraved Plates
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; Art; Australasia; Fine Bindings;

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About Paul Haynes Rare Books

Paul Haynes has been an antiquarian bookseller since 1978. Based in Hay on Wye, he travels worldwide to buy and sell rare and old books. A member of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Paul Haynes Rare Books offers both antiquarian and scarce books in all subjects, with something of a bias towards the owner's passion for Travel and Exploration.


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