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$29.00

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Book Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


Lacking the title page and frontispiece. Rebound in plain paper wrappers. ; (iii)-vii, [1], 451 pages + 27 plates. Lacking the title page, the frontispiece, and the original binding. 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: Softcover

Book Condition: Poor with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 6159

Keywords: Maori Anthropology New Zealand Aotearoa