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Category: Area Studies -> Australasia -> Inventory #20639
Amassing Treasures for All Times : Sir George Grey, Colonial Bookman and Collector
Kerr, Donald Jackson
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Publisher: Otago University Press
Place: Dunedin, New Zealand
Year: 2006
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 1877372218
Binding: Cloth
Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Book Condition: Like New
Jacket Condition: Very Good
N.B. Crease to title page and contents page. Sir George Grey, governor of New Zealand, South Australia and the Cape Colony, was an outstanding British colonial statesman in the nineteenth century. Brilliant and inscrutable, Grey, who was in contact with key Victorians from Darwin to Whately throughout his life, played a central role in overseeing the development of British colonies into politically autonomous entities. Less well-known of Grey is that he was also an obsessive collector of rare books and artefacts, which he selflessly bequeathed to the people he governed. This study, written by a former librarian of the Auckland Grey Collection, sheds desperately needed light on the genius and magnanimity of an increasingly controversial figure, demonstrating the complex humanity underlying his apparent remoteness. It is the first study on Grey of its kind. 351pp.
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