New Zealand: Penguin Group NZ, 2007. David Filer (picture research and captions). Reissued Edition. First Printing. Hardcover (oversized). Please note there will be additional shipping fees for heavy books. Used - Very Good. Black cloth boards with white lettering to spine. Olive endpapers. Top edge of front board slightly bumped, otherwise pristine. Very light foxing to edges. Clean, uhmarked, bright text block. Corners are sharp. Binding is square. Maps. B/W and colour illustrations. Index. 19 x 26.5 x 4.5 cm. 464 pp. / Good. Water damage to bottom half. Light signs of wear on back cover. Otherwise, well-preserved. Item #11545
The late Michael King's acclaimed Penguin History of New Zealand is the local publishing phenomenon of the early twentieth century. Total sales in paperback and hardback have recently reached a staggering 220,000. King's text has been hailed for its accessibility and for being positive and constructive in a time of uncertainty. This is an illustrated hardback edition in full colour in the same format as Gerard Hutchings' Natural World of New Zealand. To Michael King's wonderful text has been added nearly 300 illustrations researched by David Filer: photographs, early paintings, engravings, maps and ephemera.