Cloth 8vo. . The ancient polity and mythology of the maoris. Previous owner's signature vigorously erased from front free endpaper, cover somewhat soiled, corners bumped, one small (1/4") tear in cover at outer hinge, o/w good. 675pp. Indexes. Fld frontis plate, num. ils. > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-00110
Title: Maori Life in Ao-Tea.
Publisher: Whitcombe & Tombs., Christchurch.
Book Condition: Good
Book Description AMS Press, New York, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Illustrated (illustrator). Reprint Ed. Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Reprint of the 1907 edition published by Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, N.Z. Includes indexes.  leaves of plates. Andersen's later work, Myth and Legends of the Polynesians is # 4 in A Grove Day; Pacific Islands Literature: One Hundred Basic Books. Massive compilation of Maori folklore, mythology and tradition.; Ex-Library; 675 pages. Seller Inventory # 6920
Book Description A M S Press, New York, 1977 First Edition Thus. Hardback., 1977. Large 8vo. pp 675. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Illustrated throughout. Facsimile reprint of the 1907 edition. ISBN: 0404144004 Very good+. Seller Inventory # C5164
Book Description Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd, Christchurch, 1907. Boards. 1st edition. Half-leather boards, b&w plates, pp xvi, 675. Ex-library with library markings. Folding frontis plate is incomplete. Reference copy of uncommon title. Seller Inventory # ABE95791
Book Description AMS Press, USA, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Good. modern facsimile of the 1907 edition-folding plate frontis-very tidy bound in green cloth gilt title on spine. Seller Inventory # 41179
Book Description Christcurch: Whitcombe and Tombs Limited, 1907., 1907. xi + 675 pages + numerous B&W plates, 6" x 8 3/4", hardcover, (Ex-Lib, stamps and stickers, including Withdrawn, corner bump). Rare. Seller Inventory # 1c4062938d1bf7c2bcf50fb9cf7b56b0
Book Description Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1907. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good to Fine. First Edition. Seller Inventory # 00041430
Book Description Whitcombe & Tombs (nd). Lacks f.e.p., folding frontis present, super octavo, orange cloth boards with black lettering & decoration to front board & spine, folding frontispiece, xvi + 675pp, illus, VG (light rubbing & soiling to boards, moderate fading & tanning to spine, light bruising to spine extrems & board corners, owner's bookplate to front pastedown, lacks f.e.p., some foxing to prelims, light tanning to page edges, soiling to rear eps, creasing to lower terminals). Seller Inventory # 1w16a/8
Book Description Whitcombe and Tombs , Christchurch, 1907. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Ex-library, Pakuranga College Library and Dobson Library. Library stamps and markings. Cloth split along entire length of rear joint. 3/8" missing to cloth at head and tail of spine. Hinges broken. Gutter at front hinge reinforced with masking tape. ; This copy has an interesting signed inscription in ink by the author on the half-title page: "An attempt to show that there was a flowering of religion, adventure and industry in New Zealand, long before the advent of Marsden, the whalers and the colonists. Johannes C. Andersen". xi, , 675,  pages + frontispiece + 48 plates. Orange cloth boards. Black hei-tiki illustration on spine cloth, and further illustrations in black of a waka, taiaha, and woven cloth on the front board. Page dimensions: 217 x 138mm. "As a Maori, albeit a degenerate and much-contaminated, I have to acknowledge my appreciation of the conscientious, painstaking and interesting effort of the author to re-construct for us the scenes of the past." - from the Foreword by A. T. Ngata. Johannes Andersen was the librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library, the author of several titles on the Maori of New Zealand, a local historian, a collector of New Zealand books, and author of the first book on the subject of collecting New Zealand books, "The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting" (1936). "Though indeed ancestors may appear in the shapes of creeping things, their commoner manifestation is in the kehua, dreading the light of fires and day, and coming to the wairua, or dream-spirit, of man at night. The kehua wanders among accustomed earthly places since it has been unable, through omitted ceremonies, to enter 'Reinga'. It must then be enabled to leave the world, or it will become a malignant spirit, afflicting its kindred who are still living." - page 449. [Bibliographical Reference: Bagnall A449]. ; 8vo; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 12145