Maoria. A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand

By: Johnstone, J. C. (Captain)

Price: NZ$156.00

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Boards rubbed and stained and faded. 1/4" missing to cloth at ends of spine. Hinges broken, with spine mull visible at gutters at endpapers. Split to gutter between pages xvi and 1. Some abrasions to front endpaper where paper labels have been removed. ; xvi, 199 pages. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and black decoration on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 200 x 128mm. The author was a captain in the Bengal Army. [Bibliographical Reference: Bagnall 2914 - "The author's impressions of Maori life and character told in fictional form".] Selected contents: Frost-fish; SpermWhales; Native Fortifications; Cooking Houses; Maori Maidens; Tattooing; Wooden Swords; A Magic Grove; Maori Superstitions; Cannibalism; The Battle of Waipuna; The Ariki's Death; A Last Prophecy; An Eel Story; Keia's Front Tooth; The Tohunga Makes an Excursion; The Taro of Hawaiki; The Buffalo of North America; Preparation of Fern Root; The Return to Ngutukaka; Advance of the Rarawa; Sickness among the Garrison; Removal of the Tapu; The Tohunga on the Edge of the Abyss. ; 8vo

Title: Maoria. A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand

Author Name: Johnstone, J. C. (Captain)

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1874

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 19173