Auckland: H. Brett Publisher, 1887. Hardcover : pp. [4 blank],[1-9], 10-620 : Colour frontispiece, 'Turu Turu Mokai' : Illustrated throughout including operational maps and 90 portraits : Presentation page left blank : Brown cloth covered boardswith gilt lettering and illustration : Leather corners with gilt borders : Blind embossed decoration on back board : Re-backed in red cloth : Strenghthen at the gutter with matching re-backed cloth : New red and white headband : Decrotive endpapers : All edges red : Previous owner name and date inscribed on first page.
Top boards have some ware : Leather corners have some abbrasion and pieces missing : Gilt corner borders on back board missing : Fox marks and occasional stain throughout. Good. Item #1639
As the sub title suggests, this is a short biography of the colonists who 'distinguished themselves in upholding her Majesty's supremacy in these island'. Includes Maori History, being 'A native account of the Pakeha-Maori Wars in New Zealand.