The Maori As He Was: A Brief Account of Maori Life as it was in Pre-European Days: Best, Elsdon The Maori As He Was: A Brief Account of Maori Life as it was in Pre-European Days: Best, Elsdon

The Maori As He Was: A Brief Account of Maori Life as it was in Pre-European Days

Best, Elsdon

Published by Dominion Museum, Wellington, 1924
Condition: vg Soft cover

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Octavo. xv,280pp. Original printed wraps bound in modern three-quarter morocco over cloth with gold-stamped spine. Speckled page-edges. Modern endpapers. B/w reproduction of a photograph of the author listening to a Maori playing the flute, tipped-in at blank page following front wrapper. Frontispiece. Captivating work on the ancient customs, beliefs, institutions, and industries of the Maori tribe of New Zealand. Illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs showing members of the Maori tribe, huts, tattooing, war canoes, tools, fishing equipment, kilts, weapons, etc. Minor soiling on wraps. Signed by previous owner, dated 27 March 1926 on top margin of preface. Some age wear on leather, head of spine slightly chipped. Small puncture on cloth on back board. Tight copy in overall very good condition. Manual No. 4 of the series "New Zealand Board of Science and Art.". Bookseller Inventory # 27719

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Title: The Maori As He Was: A Brief Account of ...

Publisher: Dominion Museum, Wellington

Publication Date: 1924

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: First edition.

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