Author:A Pakeha Maori [Maning, Frederick Edward]

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Old New Zealand: Being Incidents of Native Customs and Character in the Old Times

By: A Pakeha Maori [Maning, Frederick Edward]

Price: NZ$652.50

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10617

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A lovely, original, unsophisticated copy. Leaves unopened at top page edges. No signatures. Minor foxing. No tears or chips to cloth.; First UK edition, published in the same year as the first two New Zealand editions. viii, 216 pages. Original blind-stamped brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 198 x 125mm. [References: Bagnall 3345; Andersen "The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting" (published 1936) page 71: "The London edition, in spite of all these vicissitudes, is not very particularly rare, but it is very desirable"; Hocken 224: ... View more info

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Old New Zealand: Being Incidents of Native Customs and Character in the Old Times

By: A Pakeha Maori [Maning, Frederick Edward]

Price: NZ$215.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: (1863)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21310

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Boards slightly warped. 3mm missing at tail of spine. Paper adhering to upper margins of boards. Dampstains to endpapers. Narrow split to gutter at front hinge. Internally near very good. Minor dampstain to title leaf.; First UK edition, published in the same year as the first two New Zealand editions. viii, 216 pages. Original blind-stamped brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 197 x 124mm.Selected contents: First view of New Zealand; A Maori Chief's notions of trading in the Old Times; The Market Price of a Pakeha; Maori Mermaids; Maori Law; How I P... View more info