Old New Zealand: Being Incidents of Native Customs and Character in the Old Times

By: A Pakeha Maori [Maning, Frederick Edward]

Price: NZ$215.00

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Boards slightly warped. 3mm missing at tail of spine. Paper adhering to upper margins of boards. Dampstains to endpapers. Narrow split to gutter at front hinge. Internally near very good. Minor dampstain to title leaf.; First UK edition, published in the same year as the first two New Zealand editions. viii, 216 pages. Original blind-stamped brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 197 x 124mm.Selected contents: First view of New Zealand; A Maori Chief's notions of trading in the Old Times; The Market Price of a Pakeha; Maori Mermaids; Maori Law; How I Purchased my Estate; The Muru; The Tapu; The Law of Muru; The Tapu Tohunga; The Maori Oracle; The Storming of Mokoia; Hongi Ika; Ancient FortsTrading in the Old times; Rule Britannia. [References: Bagnall 3345; Andersen "The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting" (published 1936) page 71: "The London edition, in spite of all these vicissitudes, is not very particularly rare, but it is very desirable"; Hocken 224: "A second edition was published simultaneously in London"].

Title: Old New Zealand: Being Incidents of Native Customs and Character in the Old Times

Author Name: A Pakeha Maori [Maning, Frederick Edward]

Categories: New Zealand History, test2, Category Available,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: (1863)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 21310