Tavern in the Town - James McNeishWellington, Auckland & Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1966, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dustwrapper somewhat rubbed, several closed tears and a little faded. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but some tanning of the endpapers and blanks.
Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Reprint . From the cover: “This book aims to dispel a long standing fallacy — that New Zealand hotels lack colour, tradition, and a tale that tingles. To prove otherwise the author, a young Auckland journalist, travelled the country twice – from the backblocks of Northland to the Bluff, interviewing old identities, chasing threads of long-buried tales, and digging deep into newspaper files and library archives. Equipped then, with a roomful of research, he proceeded to breathe life into the bare facts.”