1927 The Maori Past and Present
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First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
A fascinating early twentieth century study on the Maori people of New Zealand. With chapters on warfare, dance, tattooing, courtship, clothing and traditional ceremonies.
Written by T. E. Donne, author of numerous ethnographical works on New Zealand. In this work he discusses the history and culture of 'a highly attractive, intelligent people, their doubtful origin, their customs and ways of living, art, methods of warfare, hunting and other characteristics'.
The scarce first edition of this work.
Illustrated with a folding colour map, and sixteen photographic plates, with further vignette illustrations. Collated, complete.
In he publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart, with some light shelf wear and light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. Internally, binding is very lightly strained. Closed tear to the folding map. Some spotting to the fore-edge and to the first and last few pages, with the odd instance of spotting to a few pages. Otherwise pages are clean.
Very Good Indeed
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