The Tohunga and Incidents of Maori Life

By: Montgomery, E. E. M. [Eleanor Elizabeth]; with text by H. C. Field; illustrations by K. Watkins

Price: NZ$135.00

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Book Condition: Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


Quite heavy foxing to covers. Scattered spots of foxing throughout. ; Uncommon. No date [1896]. [12] pages. Illustrated card covers. Text by H. C. Field on inside of front and rear covers, explanatory of the illustrations on each of the 12 pages. Verse by E. E. M. Montgomery. Illustrations by K. Watkins. Page dimensions: 193 x 167mm. "Very many New Zealand settlers, and particularly those lately arrived in the colonoy, have had so little intercourse with the Maori race as to know nothing of them or their old customs and traditions; while, of course, people outside the colony may be expected to know even less. It has been thought desirable, therefore, to say a few words explanatory of the subjects treated in the following pages. [. . .] Page 1. The Tohunga. These were very important members of Maori tribes, and were, to a certain extent, the priesthood, but they combined with this other functions, analogous to those of Hindoo fakirs, or Mohammedan dervishes." - from the text by H. C. Field, inside of front cover. [Reference: Bagnall M1894]

Title: The Tohunga and Incidents of Maori Life

Author Name: Montgomery, E. E. M. [Eleanor Elizabeth]; with text by H. C. Field; illustrations by K. Watkins

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Wanganui, A. D. Willis: [1896]

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good+ with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 21452