SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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GULLY, John.
Julius von Haast.
New Zealand Scenery.

London: Ward, 1877.
Hocken p.305; Bobins 326.
London: Ward, 1877.

FIRST EDITION. Large folio, 15 chromolithographed plates, mounted on card (as issued), descriptive letterpress, original green pebble cloth, gilt lettered direct on to upper board, all edges gilt. Bookplate of 'Ex Libris Henry Hannen' to front pastedown. Coloured endpapers. Spine rubbed and worn. A striking series of views illustrating some of the dramatic scenery last scene in the film 'Lord of the Rings' "Mr Gully, the artist, ranks as one of the most accomplished artists New Zealand produced." (Hocken). Coloured plates in order: 1. Bradshaw Sound, Otago. 2. The Valley of Wilkin, from Huddlestone's Run. 3. Waterfall in Thompson's Sound, West Coast. 4. Mitre Peak, Milford Sound. 5. Mount Cook, with the Hooker Glacier. 6. Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, from the West. 7. Wairau Gorge. 8. The Waimea Plains and cultivated country near Nelson. 9. The Valley of the Awatere, with the Inland Kaikouras. 10. New Zealand Vegetation. Open Country. 11. Manawatu Gorge, Wellington. 12. Up-River scene, Wanganui, Wellington. 13. Mount Egmont, or Taranaki. 14. Ruapehu and Tongariro Mountains, from Lake Taupo, Auckland. 15. New Zealand Forest (Bush) Vegetation.