[Specimen] A Maori-English Lexicon: being a Comprehensive Dictionary of the New Zealand Tongue; Including Mythical, Mythological, "Taboo" or Sacred, Genealogical, Proverbial, Poetical [...]

By: Colenso, William

Price: NZ$412.50

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Some rubbing to cloth along joints and at ends of spine. Some short splits to gutters at endpapers. Some spots of foxing. ; Uncommon. [ix], [3], 111, [1], [4], 21 pages. Original brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on front board. This copy has a printed "With Author's Compliments" slip tipped in at the half title page. Page dimensions: 236 x 148mm. Dark green endpapers. Referred to in BIM as the "Specimen of an uncompleted dictionary", Colenso's lexicon contains Maori-English entries from "A" up to "Angutu", and disconnected specimens of English-Maori from "A" up to "Come". A complete lexicon was never produced, this being all that was published. Pages 17-21 at the rear contain Colenso's letters to the General Assembly of the New Zealand Government which deal with the difficulties of his task and the insufficiency of his support from the government. [References: Books in Maori 1505; Bagnall C1195; Williams 965] ; 8vo

Title: [Specimen] A Maori-English Lexicon: being a Comprehensive Dictionary of the New Zealand Tongue; Including Mythical, Mythological, "Taboo" or Sacred, Genealogical, Proverbial, Poetical [...]

Author Name: Colenso, William

Categories: Category Available, test2,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Wellington, John Mackay, Government Printer: 1898

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 18459