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Title:Maori Art / The Art Workmanship of the Maori Race in New Zealand
Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Wellington The New Zealand Institute 1901
Seller ID: 19660
12 leaves (pages 45-56 + plates 1 to 6) not bound in, and inserted loosely. These leaves have slightly wider margins than the other leaves, as they have not been trimmed by the binder. Lower edges of boards rubbed and rough, with loss of cloth along lower 3 1/2" of lower edge of front board near spine. Some fraying and small chips to cloth at ends of spine and corners of boards. Plate 10 bound in at rear. Provenance: J. W. Harding, Mount Vernon, with rubber stamps on endpapers. ; Frontispiece (portrait illustration, Wiremu Te Manawa) + [2 (illustrated title leaf,1901 imprint)] + [2 (letterpress title,1866 imprint] + v ( General Index) + [1 (illustration, dogskin mat)] + 438 pages + [2 (portrait illusration, Tawhaio)]. 74 plate leaves (including 7 printed in red and black of rafter patterns). 65 numbered plates (the others without numbering). Contemporary plain cloth binding with gilt title "Maori Art" on spine. Moire pattern to cloth. Page dimensions: 310 x 247mm. Full title of Part One: "The Art Workmanship of the Maori Race in New Zealand: A Series of Illustrations from Specially Taken Photographs with Descriptive Notes and Essays on the Canoes, Habitations, Weapons, Ornaments, and Dress of the Maoris. Together with Lists of the Words in the Maori Language Used in Relation to the Subjects". The General Index is ordered under the following sections: Amusements; Burial Customs; Canoes; Carving; Ceremonial; Communal; Fortifications; Garments; Genealogical; Household; Houses; Hunting and Snaring of Birds and Rats; Implements; Music; Personal Adornment; Portraits; Social; Tattooing; Utensils; War and Weapons of War. [Bibliographical references: Bagnall H123; Hocken p. 433 - "By far the most complete and authoritative work on the subject."]; 4to 11" - 13" tall