The Ancient History of the Maori, His Mythology and Traditions. Tai-Nui. Volume V.

By: White, John

Price: NZ$600.00

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Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Joints rubbed. Some foxing. ; Scarce. Volume 5 only of the set. [4], (iii)-ix, [1 (blank)], (3)-272, 174 (Maori text, with separate title leaf "Ko Nga Tatai Korero Whakapapa A Te Maori Me Nga Karakia O Nehe A Nga Tohunga O Tai-Nui"), [2 (blank)], [III (Opinions of the Press)], [1 (blank)] pages + frontispiece + 11 plates. 2 small in-text maps (on page 170, and the same map in the Maori section on page 149.) Contemporary red half morocco binding. Gilt decoration to spine, gilt rule to inner borders of leather on boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Page dimension: 209 x 135mm. The published set was of 6 volumes + 1 volume of illustrations. 13 volumes were planned, but after the death of John White in 1891 none further appeared, beyond some page proofs for the first part of volume 7. This volume also includes a newspaper clipping by Johannes Andersen, dated 15.9.193[7?], which has the whole of Andersen's text on White's Ancient History of the Maori, that was later reprinted in the Beltane Book Bureau series of monographs edited by Shibli Bagarag (pseudonym of New Zealand book collector Pat Lawlor). [References: Bagnall 6028 (for the set of 6 volumes); "White's Ancient History of the Maori - N.Z. Collectors' Monographs No. 1" by Johannes Andersen, Wellington: The Beltane Book Bureau, [1947] (Bagnall A471) - "Volume 5 fell on evil days, the greater part of the stock being lost in the fire in the Government Printing Office on 8th October, 1890; it is consequently very rare, and is the kahukura of this set of six - set of seven if the illustrations are included."]

Title: The Ancient History of the Maori, His Mythology and Traditions. Tai-Nui. Volume V.

Author Name: White, John

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Wellington, George Didsbury, Government Printer: 1888

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 21795

Keywords: Literature