Published by Dunedin Boks Publishing Association, Dunedin, 1936
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Unnamed (illustrator). First edition. The first edition of this uncommon reference work on ships and shipwrecks in New Zealand from 1795 to 1936, illustrated. The first edition of this uncommon reference work detailing the history of shipwrecks in New Zealand from 1795 to 1936. A very interesting and uncommon first edition.?From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice Back. Kenn Back was a British meteorologist with the British Antarctic survey for many years. He spent eight winters in the Antarctic and is a descendent of Captain George Back. In addition, he served as base commander at Halley, Faraday and Rothera stations. His library collection was built over decades and highlights his love of polar exploration.With one hundred and twenty illustrations throughout. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, very smart with minor shelfwear and slight bumping to head and tail of spine. Minor mark to rear board. Spine is faded, gilt to spine fairly visible. Kenn Back's bookplate to front pastedown. Inscribed by previous owner to front free endpaper. Loosely inserted, an article on the value of this volume, undated. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. With one hundred and twenty illustrations. Very Good. book.