The Treaty Of Waitangi..
Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper with pasted on portrait sketch, with edge wear and chips at head and tail of spine. Slight wear to extremities and some foxing confined to edges; otherwise a very good clean copy. Presentation bookplate from Lord Bledisloe, Governor-General of New Zealand to the Marquess of Crewe K. G,. with armourial bookplate of the Marquess below.
PRESENTATION COPY BY GOVERNOR-GENERAL
Thomas Avery and Sons Limited.,
New Plymouth, N.Z.
How new zealand became a british colony. second edition.
Large 8vo. 6.25 x 9.75 inches.  + xvii + [i] + 393 +  pp.
Illustrated by 24 plates, including frontispiece, black and white photographs, portraits, maps, facsimiles, latter including folding reduced facsimile of one of the sheets of the Treaty of Waitangi.
The Treaty of Waitangi of 1840, between the British Crown and the Maori people, containing 512 signatures, is regarded as laying the foundation of the Dominion of New Zealand. As the first international compact between the Crown and an aboriginal people it established a new epoch in the history of British colonisation. This account relates the events that led up to the historic meeting on the banks of the Waitangi River, which led to the signing of the Treaty. It includes two appendices giving the text in English and Maori and relating the gift of the Waitangi Estate to the people of New Zealand by Lord and Lady Bledisloe. This copy was presented by Charles Bathurst, 1st Viscount Bledisloe (1867-1958) Conservative politician and Governor-General, 1930-35, to Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945), Liberal politician, who held a wide variety of offices in his career, including those of Colonial and India Secretary. The first edition of this work by the New Zealand Journalist and historian, Thomas Lindsay Buick (1866-1938) was published in 1914.
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