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Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Previous owner's signature. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; xi, , 226 pages +  pages advertisements + plates. Black boards with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 242 x 150mm. "This book introduces us to all aspects of the hui and its significance for the Maori. It is a definitive study of ceremonial gatherings and the rituals that are the life blood of the marae: waerea (protective incantation), wero (ritual challenge), karanga (call), powhiri (action chant of welcome), tangi (weeping), whaikorero (oratory), and hongi (pressing noses)." - from dust-jacket blurb.