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Geo. C. Henderson

Sir George Grey - Pioneer of Empire in Southern Lands (1907)

1907 biography of Cape of Good Hope & New Zealand Governor & book collector

Published: J. M. Dent, London, 1907

Edition: First Edition

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Biography of the renowned British colonial administrator Sir George Edward Grey (1812-1898). During his career he was Governor of South Australia (1841-45), New Zealand (1845-53), and the Cape Colony (1854-61). He was also the 11th Prime Minister of New Zealand. He was also an author and pioneer scholar of Maori culture and wrote a book about Polynesian mythology and the ancient traditional history of the New Zealand race.

Sir George Grey was an extraordinary book collector and donated his collection of Manuscripts, Maps, Incunabula, & Africana to the South African Library. He also financed the publication of books, including a grammar of the Hottentot language.

xxiv + 315pp. With 17 plates + 5 maps (all present).

Binding tight and square. Pages clean.

  • Binding Condition: Near Fine
  • Overall Condition: Near Fine
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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