The Story of New Zealand: Past and Present—Savage and Civilized Vol.I&II (1859)

Author(s): Arthur S. Thomson

Early New Zealand | Secondhand

A late nineteenth-century account of New Zealand's then young history, generally considered to the first scholarly history of these islands.  A.S. Thomson was a prominent military surgeon who served in New Zealand during a period of relative peace, and completed this work and a work on the health of the Maori.  His views on Maori and their society reflect very much the colonial mindset, and do not show a genuine attempt at understanding the Maori.


The first volume's binding has been repaired, and the original cover is worn but intact.  The second volume is in need of repair; the covers are detached, and the binding is cracked.  Interiors of both copies are in reading condition, however their is heavy foxing of the preliminaries, and foxing throughout.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : CIR1618794200
  • : John Murray
  • : John Murray
  • : January 1859
  • : London
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Arthur S. Thomson
  • : Hardback
  • : 331, 368