Pounamu - Notes On New Zealand Greenstone

By: Robley, H. G (Major-General) [Horatio Gordon]

Price: NZ$696.00

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Previous owner's rubber name stamps "J W Harding" and "H / Mount Vernon" (Mount Vernon is the name of a homestead and station near Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.) A small 3/8" tear to cloth in middle of front joint. Offsetting to endpapers. Quite heavy foxing to the hei-tiki illustration on the front board. Joints and hinges strong. ; Uncommon and sought after. 83 pages. Papered boards with green cloth spine. Paper hei-tiki illustration on front board. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 243mm x 181mm. With 82 in-text illustrations by the author. H. G. Robley (1840-1930) was also the author of "Moko: or Maori Tattooing" (1896). Contents: Introduction; Concerning Pounamu; Working Pounamu; Greenstone Implements; Concerning War-Clubs; Greenstone Ornaments; Hei-Tiki; Glossary Of Maori Words; Index. "This little book is an endeavour to set down the results of careful investigations extending over many years on the subject of pounamu or New Zealand greenstone, and the special uses to which it was applied by the Maori." - from the author's Introduction. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall R856 - "Robley's observations from New Zealand with reproductions of his drawings to amplify interpretation."]

Title: Pounamu - Notes On New Zealand Greenstone

Author Name: Robley, H. G (Major-General) [Horatio Gordon]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, T. J. S. Guilford & Co.: 1915

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 19207