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Previous owner's signature dated 1958 on front endpaper.; Parts 3, 4 and 5 only of five parts. Bound in one volume. (173)-364, [2 (frontispiece portrait of Wiremu Te Manawa)], [2 (title leaf with 1901 imprint)], (365-438), [2 (recto - portrait of Tawhaio; verso - blank)], v (General Index), (vi) (Portrait of the Groundwork of a Dogskin Mat) [2 (recto - Author's Acknowledgements, verso - blank)] + 39 plates (numbered from XXVII to LXV). Black cloth boards with gilt lettering on front board: "MAORI ART / A HAMILTON". Page dimensions: 312 x 250mm. Page edges sprinkled red. Part III with part title dated 1898, Part IV with part title dated 1899, and Part V with part title dated 1900. The illustrated title to the whole work "Maori Art", dated 1901, preceeds the part title to Part V. At the rear following page 438 are a portrait of Tawhiao, General Index, Portrait of the Groundwork of a Dogskin Mat, Author's Acknowledgements. Numerous b&w illustrations from photographs. This work was originally published in 5 parts, the first part in 1896 and the fifth in 1900. A fire destroyed most copies of the first printing of Part Five, but according to Bagnall "a second printing was made soon afterwards". The complete work was first issued in a one volume edition in 1901. Part III: (173)-(268) pages + plates XXVII through XXXVII. Contents of this part: The Weapons of the Maoris; The Implements of Agriculture and Handicraft; The Snares and Implements Used in Hunting Rats and Birds for Food; List of Words Used in Connection with the Subjects; Plates, with Descriptions; List of Plates. Part IV: pages (269)-(364) + plates XXXVIII through LII. Contents of Part IV: The Dress of the Maori; Personal Ornaments; List of Words Connected with these Subjects; Plates, with Descriptions; List of Plates. The plates in this part include Hei Tiki; Greenstone Pendants; Dried Tattooed Head; Wooden Combs. Part V: pages (365)-438 pages + plates LIII through LXV. Contents of Part V: The Social Institutions of the Maori People; Games and Amusements; Musical Instruments; List of Words connected with Social Intercourse; Plates, with Descriptions; List of Illustrations in the Text; List of Illustrations Figured in the Plates; Summary of Contents of Volume. Plates in this part include: Natives in Maori Costume; Greenstone Hei or Neck Ornaments; Wooden God-Sticks; Flutes; Carved Boxes purchased by Major-General Robley; Waka Huia, or Feather Box. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall H123].