Forest Lore of the Maori: with Methods of Snaring, Trapping, and Preserving Birds and Rats, Uses of Berries, Roots, Fern-Root, and Forest Products, with Mythological Notes on Origins, Karakia Used Etc. [Polynesian Society Memoir No. 19]

By: Best, Elsdon

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Spine faded. Some creasing to spine. ; xi, [1], 503 pages + 8 plate leaves. 31 illustrations. Red moire cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Selected contents: Polynesian Plant Names; Trees and Ceremonial; Paths and Travelling; Food Supplies, etc., obtained from the Forest in former times - Hinau, Tawa, Karaka, Tutu, Miscellaneous Small Berries; Titoki; Titoki Oil; Various Oils and Gums; Masticatories; Pungapunga, Renga, Pua Rapo; Aruhe; Edible Herbs, Fungi, etc.; Flax; Bark and its Uses; The Rata Tree; Bird Lore - The Maori as a Fowler; Mythical Birds, etc.; Bird-taking Implements; How the Maori ascended Trees; The Kereru or Wood Pigeon; Huahua Manu; The Kiore or Native Rat. ; 8vo

Title: Forest Lore of the Maori: with Methods of Snaring, Trapping, and Preserving Birds and Rats, Uses of Berries, Roots, Fern-Root, and Forest Products, with Mythological Notes on Origins, Karakia Used Etc. [Polynesian Society Memoir No. 19]

Author Name: Best, Elsdon

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Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Wellington, The Polynesian Society in Collaboration With Dominion Mueseum: 1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 001303