Book, Old England and New Zealand

Simmons, Alfred
Stanford, Edward
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The book titled: Old England and New Zealand was written by Alfred Simmons. A map of New Zealand is glued onto one of the pages.

The additional title is: The Government, Laws, Churches, Public Institutions, and the Resources of New Zealand, popularly and critically compared with those of the old country with an historical sketch of the Māori race, to which are added extracts from the author's diary of his voyage to New Zealand, in company with 500 emigrants.

The contents include information about Māori, climate, government, land laws and prices of land in New Zealand, advise to emigrants, education, public institutions, religious denominations, Sunday trading, cities, industry, flora and fauna and communication within New Zealand.
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Hard forest green linen cover with gold embossed printing on the spine and front cover, printed on paper with black ink.
Height x Width: 224 x 145mm
Ko te Matauranga te Kaha Russell Duncan, Bookplate, Handwritten
Hawkes Bay Art Society, Bookplate, Printed
Stamp of two opposing arrows from Russell Duncan's bookplate., Stamp, Stamp
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from the Russell Duncan Collection
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919.31 Sim, 137, 37059


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