The Lore of the Whare-wananga; or Teachings of the Maori College on Religion, Cosmogony, and History. Written down by H. T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga and Nepia Pohuhu, priests of the Whare-wananga of the East Coast, New Zealand. Part I. - Te Kauwae-runga, or 'Things Celestial.'

By: Te Matorohanga & Nepia Pohuhu; H. T. Whatahoro; translated by S. Percy Smith

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine cloth with losses (1" chip at tail of spine, several other smaller tears and chips to spine cloth. Spine cloth brittle and faded. Small chip to cloth at corner of front board. Internally very good. Moderate foxing. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper.; Scarce. [4], xvii, [5], 193, [1] pages + frontispiece illustration (portrait of "H. T. Whatahoro / The Scribe / 1912"). Text in Maori and English. Original red cloth boards with lettering in black on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 216 x 138mm. Part One only, on "Things Celestial". (The second part, on "Things Terrestrial" was published two years later in 1915 as Volume IV of the Memoirs of the Polynesian Society.) Maori cosmology and spiritual beliefs; Maori legends; legends of Maui; astronomy; Maori gods; genealogies.; Memoirs of the Polynesian Society, Vol. III.; 8vo

Title: The Lore of the Whare-wananga; or Teachings of the Maori College on Religion, Cosmogony, and History. Written down by H. T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga and Nepia Pohuhu, priests of the Whare-wananga of the East Coast, New Zealand. Part I. - Te Kauwae-runga, or 'Things Celestial.'

Author Name: Te Matorohanga & Nepia Pohuhu; H. T. Whatahoro; translated by S. Percy Smith

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Plymouth, Polynesian Society / Thomas Avery: 1913

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 18622