Ranolf and Amohia: A South-Sea Day-Dream (Association Copy, signed)

Ranolf and Amohia: A South-Sea Day-Dream (Association Copy, signed)

Alfred Domett

London: Smith, Elder, 1872

[First Edition. Autograph presentation copy from the author to his son. : New Zealand History] 1st edition. Finely bound by Magnier Freres Rel. Quarter bound in contemporary black calf-skin leather, over marbled boards. Gilt borders and lettering on spine. In marbled slipcase. Minor shelf wear. Marbled endpapers. 2 p.l. 511, [1] p. 20 cm.  Some marginal tearing/chipping to a few pages. Pages 57-68+ are torn.  Shaved inscription on title page, from Alfred Domett to his son, Alfred Nelson Domett. Alfred Domett was an English colonial statesman and poet. He was New Zealand's fourth Premier. Domett's work is viewed by Jane Stafford and Mark Williams as the foundational text of Maoriland; the imagined alternative to the progressive colony of New Zealand. 

Cataloger's note: This specific volume was sold by Anderson Galleries auction in 1920, THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE H. BUXTON FORMAN, October 3rd.

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