Tuhoe - The Children of the Mist - A Sketch of the Origin, History, Myths and Beliefs of the Tuhoe Tribe of the Maori of New Zealand; with Some Account of Other Early Tribes of the Bay of Plenty District. [Two volumes]

By: Best, Elsdon

Price: NZ$500.00

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Some fading to cloth. Previous owner's name in pencil on front endpaper of each volume. Minor foxing. Volume two with wrinkle to cloth at corner of front board.; Two volumes (complete). Volume One: vii, [5], 1211 pages + 2 plates. Page dimensions: 212 x 135mm. Volume Two: 8, (47) pages of Genealogical Tables + folding sheet with two maps (1 on each side of the sheet) in pocket at rear. Page dimensions: oblong 271 x 211mm. "Apirana Ngata once said of Best that 'it may be doubted whether he had the gift of condensation'; however, this reluctance to generalise was more than compensated for by the richness of detail, frequent use of personal anecdote and directness of voice that characterised his writing style. " - Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. One of the Best's major works. A "monumental study in 1200 pages of the traditional history and culture of the tribe with which he had spent so much of his life." - from Wikipedia entry on Elsdon Best, accessed 6 August 2012. Elsdon Best was an ethnologist at the Dominion Museum, Wellington, and for a time the President of the Polynesian Society. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall B756.]; Memoirs of the Polynesian Society. Vol. VI

Title: Tuhoe - The Children of the Mist - A Sketch of the Origin, History, Myths and Beliefs of the Tuhoe Tribe of the Maori of New Zealand; with Some Account of Other Early Tribes of the Bay of Plenty District. [Two volumes]

Author Name: Best, Elsdon

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Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Plymouth, The Board of Maori Ethnological Research: 1925

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 21436