Grammar of the New Zealand Language

By: Maunsell, R. [Robert]

Price: NZ$290.00

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Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Binding loose. 3/8" missing to cloth at head of spine. 3/8" tears and chips to cloth at tail of spine. First few gatherings becoming detached. Previous owner's marginalia and underlining. A couple of leaves with tears and creasing and small old adhesive tape stains. Small pinhole puncture hole through front board and first few leaves.; A reissue of the second edition, with a new title page (The second edition of Maunsell's grammar was first published in 1862). xvi, 168 pages. Original cloth boards. Page dimensions: 168 x 105mm. Maunsell (1810-1894) was the Archdeacon of Waikato and an important early translator of the Bible into Te Reo Maori. The first edition of his grammar was issued in four parts in the years 1842-1843. "Freed from the influence of the Northern District (which controlled mission printing and translation) Maunsell took tentative steps at reforming Maori orthography and adopting (in preference to the northern Ngapuhi dialect) the conventions of the Waikato dialect." - BIM, page 106. [Bibliographical References: BIM (Books in Maori) 647; Williams 397a; Bagnall 3462] ; 16mo

Title: Grammar of the New Zealand Language

Author Name: Maunsell, R. [Robert]

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Auckland, Heron, Kidd, and Seffern: [1864]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 12085

Keywords: Maori Bible