Maori Lore. the Traditions of the Maori People, with the More Important of Their Legends, Compiled for the Government of New Zealand

By: Izett, James

Price: NZ$116.00

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Some staining to cloth covers. 1/4" tears to cloth at head and tail of spine. Spine faded and rubbed. 1/2" tear to tail margin of frontis and title page. Newspaper clipping pasted onto rear endpaper. No splitting to hinges. ; Vii, [1], 451 pages + frontis + 27 plates. Red cloth boards. A new re-telling of the Maori legends of Aotearoa, based on the translations made by George Grey, but with Izett deciding to use more freedom to fit the tales for a European audience - "Well, the work of translating from the Maori having been done, there now exists no reson why it should be repeated in exactly its old Maori form. [...] If instead of binding himself in the cold, rigid virtue of 'faithful translation' the late Sir George Grey had written with a free hand [...] what a different literary work he would have left behind him." - from the preface. Decorative Maori design wood-cut initial letter on page 3. [Reference: Bagnall I227].; 8vo

Title: Maori Lore. the Traditions of the Maori People, with the More Important of Their Legends, Compiled for the Government of New Zealand

Author Name: Izett, James

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Wellington, John Mackay, Government Printer: 1904

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 002623

Keywords: Maori Anthropology New Zealand Aotearoa