Maori Lore - The Traditions Of The Maori People With The More Important of Their Legends. By James Izett, compiled for the Government of New Zealand. Published by John Mackay, Government Printer, Wellington, New Zealand, 1904. The very rare First Edition - a beautiful copy. Profusely illustrated with full page photographs of Maoris in traditional costume.
A very important work on the Maoris and their traditions including the Legends of Hawa iki (27 legends) and the Legends of Aotea-roa (12 legends). An e xcerpt: An expression of thanks is due to Mr. John Jury, of Greytown, an assiduous and careful collector of Maori traditions, who has been good enough to contribute from his stock four legends never before published.The legends of Tamatea and Rahui are not without interest, whilst in another work shortly to be published to the legends of Kau-whanga and Rua-peka-peka a consider able degree of historical importance may be found to attach. From the voluminous stock of Maori pictures in the possession of Mr. Arthur Isles, photographer, of Rotorua, the portraits of Maori chiefs and maidens have been selected.
The other illustrations furnished have been kindly supplied through the courtesy of Mr. In 451 pages in red cloth hardcover with titles in gilt to the spine and blindstamped to the cover.There is some shelfwear and sunning to the spine. There are no previous owners' names or inscriptions. The text and plates are bright, crisp and fresh throughout. The binding and spine are solid. There are no missing, stained, loose, creased or damaged pages. The book is complete and original Measures 14.5cm x 21.5cm x 3cm. A very rare and important first edition.
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