Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2006.
This unread As New/As New copy is beautifully bound in wine colored cloth.
Sir George Grey, governor of New Zealand, South Australia and the Cape Colony, was an outstanding British colonial statesman in the nineteenth century. He was also an obsessive collector of rare books and artifacts, which he selflessly bequeathed to the people he governed, establishing "Grey Collections" in Cape Town and Auckland. This study, by a former librarian of the Auckland collection, reveals Grey's genius and magnanimity as well as the controversy and complexity surrounding his apparent remoteness.