Robert McNab. From Tasman to Marsden: a history of northern New Zealand from 1642 to 1818. Dunedin: J. Wilkie & Co., 1914.
From Tasman to Marsden was Robert McNab's last book. As he states in his preface, he saw this work as part of a series intended to cover New Zealand's history from 1642 to 1840. It covers the history of northern New Zealand, focussing on the visits of Tasman, Cook, De Surville, Marion du Fresne, the origin of the timber and whaling trade, the Boyd massacre, the establishment of the Anglican mission and the history of shipping to 1818.
This was clearly an extremely busy time in Robert's life, with this work, the second volume of his Historical records of New Zealand, and his gift to the City of Dunedin all occurring within a short time-frame.