The Right Hon. R. J. Seddon's (the Premier of New Zealand) visit to Tonga, Fiji, Savage Island, and the Cook Islands, May 1900. Attributed to McCarthy (Bagnall T709). Red cloth with gilt titling. Well illustrated with photographs. Folding map at rear. Rear endpaper has some bibliographic details. The Premier took a tour of the islands for health reasons. Speeches are reproduced in the appendices. After a few copies were issued the book was withdrawn for political reasons and reissued with 23 fewer plates. This copy is the second issue with a total of 130 plates.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1900. Hardback, no jacket as issued. 445 pages. SECONDHAND