# 41602

[MANING, Frederick Edward, 1812-1883]

Old New Zealand, a tale of the good old times; (Hjalmar Klintberg’s copy)

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and a story of the war in the north against the chief Here, in the year 1845. Told by an old chief of the Ngapuhi tribe / by a Pakeha Maori. With an introduction by the Earl of Pembroke. London : Richard Bentley and Son, 1884. Octavo (227 x 150 mm), original blind-blocked grey cloth over boards, upper board and spine with decoration in black and gold; top-edge uncut; pp. XXIV, [1], [1 blank), 278; half-title with ownership signature of Hjalmar Klintberg; a fine association copy.

Frederick Edward Maning (1812-83) was an early settler in New Zealand. He wrote two books about New Zealand, of which this is the first, under the pseudonym “a Pakeha Maori”.

The book’s original owner, Hjalmar Klintberg (later Rear Admiral af Klintberg, 1835-1912) was a Swedish naval officer serving as a supernumerary midshipman on HMS Curacoa when he was awarded a gold medal for bravery at the Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina), New Zealand on 29 April 1864. He later received the gold medal for bravery at sea from Charles XV.