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The Maori School Of Learning: Its Objects, Methods, And Ceremonial

By: Best, Elsdon

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: Wellington, W. A. G. Skinner: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8923

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Staples rusted. Some creasing to wrappers. ; 29 pages. Paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 245mm x 150mm. Dominion Museum Monograph No. 6. ; 8vo View more info

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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.

By: Best, Elsdon

Price: NZ$195.75

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17871

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


No signatures. Fading to spine. Some staining to lower corner of front board. Internally very good.; xi, [1], 503 pages + 8 plate leaves. 31 illustrations. Red moire cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 240 x 147mm. 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 i... View more info

Waikare-Moana, the Sea of the Rippling Waters: the Lake; the Land; the Legends with a Tramp through Tuhoe Land

By: Best, Elsdon

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: Wellington, Government Printer: (1975)

Seller ID: 4346

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Owners signatures. A clean copy. ; Reprint edition. Viii, 66 pages + frontis map + plates +maps on endpapers.; 8vo View more info

The Whare Kohanga (The "Nest House") and its Lore. Comprising Data Pertaining to Procreation, Baptism, and Infant Betrothal, & C. ; Contributed by Members of the Ngati-Kahungunu Tribe of the North Island of New Zealand [Dominion Museum Bulletin No. 13]

By: Best, Elsdon

Price: NZ$39.15

Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand, W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printer: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4694

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No signatures. Moderate fading and foxing to margins of wrappers. Some rusting to staples. ; 72 pages. Printed wrappers. Dimensions: 244 x 157mm. This is the paper wrappers edition, issued at a price of 2s 6d. An edition in cloth was also issued at 4s. [Reference: Bagnall B758]. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Tuhoe - The Children of the Mist - A Sketch of the Origin, History, Myths and Beliefs of the Tuhoe Tribe of the Maori of New Zealand; with Some Account of Other Early Tribes of the Bay of Plenty District. [Two volumes]

By: Best, Elsdon

Price: NZ$500.00

Publisher: New Plymouth, The Board of Maori Ethnological Research: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21436

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Some fading to cloth. Previous owner's name in pencil on front endpaper of each volume. Minor foxing. Volume two with wrinkle to cloth at corner of front board.; Two volumes (complete). Volume One: vii, [5], 1211 pages + 2 plates. Page dimensions: 212 x 135mm. Volume Two: 8, (47) pages of Genealogical Tables + folding sheet with two maps (1 on each side of the sheet) in pocket at rear. Page dimensions: oblong 271 x 211mm. "Apirana Ngata once said of Best that 'it may be doubted whether he had the gift of condensation'; however, this reluctance to generalise was more than compensated for b... View more info

Maori Storehouses and Kindred Structures. Houses, Platforms, Racks, and Pits Used for Storing Food Etc. [Dominion Museum Bulletin No. 5]

By: Best, Elsdon

Price: NZ$65.00

Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand, John Mackay, Government Printer: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002324

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Viii, 107 pages. Illustrated. Original paper wrappers. 1.25" tear to wrapper at head of spine. Some creasing and rubbing to wrappers. Wrappers browning. No signatures. Staples rusting. Bagnall B745.; 4to View more info

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

Price: NZ$253.75

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001303

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, et... View more info

Image for Tuhoe - The Children of the Mist - A Sketch of the Origin, History, Myths and Beliefs of the Tuhoe Tribe of the Maori of New Zealand; with Some Account of Other Early Tribes of the Bay of Plenty District. [Volume One only]

Tuhoe - The Children of the Mist - A Sketch of the Origin, History, Myths and Beliefs of the Tuhoe Tribe of the Maori of New Zealand; with Some Account of Other Early Tribes of the Bay of Plenty District. [Volume One only]

By: Best, Elsdon

Price: NZ$319.00

Publisher: New Plymouth, The Board of Maori Ethnological Research: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20048

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Volume one only, but a nice copy of this volume. Minor foxing. ; Volume One only of the two volume set. vii, [5], 1211 pages + 2 plates. Red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 212 x 135mm. "Apirana Ngata once said of Best that 'it may be doubted whether he had the gift of condensation'; however, this reluctance to generalise was more than compensated for by the richness of detail, frequent use of personal anecdote and directness of voice that characterised his writing style. " - Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. One of the Best's major works. A "monumental study in 1200 pages of the... View more info

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The Discovery and Re-Discovery of Wellington Harbour with remarks by early voyages on the local natives, etc.

By: Best, Elsdon

Price: NZ$40.60

Publisher: Wellington, Government Printing Office: (1989)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15918

ISBN: 0477014941

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures.; 1989 facsimile reprint of a title originally published in 1918. 44 pages. Card wrappers. Page dimensions: 183 x 119mm. New Zealand history, travel and exploration. "In this lively and informative little publication, pioneer ethnologist Elsdon Best summarises the logs and journals of Cook, D'Urville, Herd and Barrett to tell the fascinating story of Wellington Harbour" - from blurb on rear wrapper.; 12mo View more info

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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.

By: Best, Elsdon

Price: NZ$108.75

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19271

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


No signatures. Moderate staining to page edges and to front board. Spine faded. ; xi, [1], 503 pages + 8 plate leaves. 31 illustrations. Red moire cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 240 x 148mm. 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 ... View more info

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The Mythopoetic Maori: His Genius for Personification as seen in his Mythological Concepts

By: Ira-Tahu Raua Ko Hine-Kura [Elsdon Best & Adelaide Best]

Price: NZ$85.00

Publisher: New Plymouth, Thomas Avery: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18750

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Rusting to staples, but otherwise a very good copy of this small booklet. Previous owner's signature on front cover "James S. Freeman". ; This copy inscribed on the title page "Mr & Mrs Will Jameson with the copmliments of Elsdon and Adelaide Best". 15 pages. Printed grey paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 184 x 124mm. Text in English. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall B746 - "Maori poetic feeling in cosmology and legend."] View more info

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Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, held at Sydney, 1898

By: Liversidge, A. (ed.); various contributors, including Elsdon Best; S. Percy Smith; A, W. Howitt

Price: NZ$232.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science / Willam Applegate Gullick, Government Printer: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15951

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Rebacked with most of original cloth spine laid down. 1/2" loss of cloth at corners of boards. Later endpapers. Some foxing. A couple of rubber stamps on front fly leaf and title page: "Reg.-Gen's Office 6 Jun 99". ; lii, 1161 pages + 36 plates (including maps, several folding). Rebacked with most of original cloth spine laid down. Page dimensions: 214 x 135mm. Various contributors. Geology, mineralogy, ornithology, zoology, ethnology and anthropology. Includes "Notes on some Superstitions and Customs of the Maori" by Elsdon Best on pages 768-777. "The Geographical Know... View more info

Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute. 1921 Vol. 54 (New Issue) [Includes the Article: "Maori Plaited Basketry and Plaitwork: 1, Mats, Baskets, and Burden-Carriers" by Te Rangi Hiroa]

By: New Zealand Institute. (Authors Include Te Rangi Hiroa; Johannes C. Andersen; Elsdon Best]

Price: NZ$87.00

Publisher: Wellington, W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printing Office: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000816

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Xxxi, 920 pages + 90 plates. Thick card covers. Cloth spine with paper spine label. 4" crack in corner of front board. Includes the articles: "Maori Plaited Basketry and Plaitwork: 1, Mats, baskets, and Burden-carriers" by Te Rangi Hiroa (38 pages + 4 plates) ; " An Introduction to Maori Music" by Johnnes C. Andersen (20 pages + 3 plates) ; "New Zealand and other Bird-song: Further Notes" by Johannes C. Andersen (16 pages) ; "Miramar Island and its History" by Elsdon Best (13 pages) . Also includes articles on Zoology, Botany, and Geology and an obituary for... View more info

The Journal of the Polynesian Society. No. 60. December1906 (Vol. XV, No. 4)

By: The Polynesian Society. Authors: Elsdon Best; Rev. H. W. Williams; Major J. T. Large; W. Chatterton; J. C. Yarborough

Price: NZ$188.50

Publisher: Wellington, The Polynesian Society: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000781

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Pp. 183-225. Original pink card wrappers. "Dec 1906" written on spine in pen. Some foxing. 3/4"" tear to tail of spine. Staples rusting. Contents: "The Lore of the Whare-Kohanga" by Elsdon Best; "Maori Bird Names" by the Rev. H. W. Williams; Ruatupu - E Tupuna Maori Bongo Nui" translated by Major J. T. Large; "Te-Atua-Hae-Roa at Poverty Bay" supplied by W. Chatterton; "Ngati-Awa in the North" by J. C. Yarborough; Transactions and Proceedings. ; 8vo View more info

The Journal of the Polynesian Society. No. 43. September 1902 (Vol. XI, No. 3)

By: The Polynesian Society. Authors: Elsdon Best; S. Percy Smith; Lieut. -Col. Gudgeon

Price: NZ$188.50

Publisher: Wellington, The Polynesian Society: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000778

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Pp. 127-194. Original pink card wrappers. 1/2" tear in lower edge of front cover and first three leaves. "Sept 1902" written on spine in pen. Minor foxing. Contents: "Notes on the Art of War, as conducted by the Maori of New Zealand. Part III" by Elsdon Best; "Niue Island and its People" by S. Percy Smith; "The Whence of the Maori. Part I" by Lieut. -Col. Gudgeon; Obituary; Notes and Queries; Proceedings.; 8vo View more info

The Journal of the Polynesian Society. No. 46. September 1903 (Vol. XII, No. 3)

By: The Polynesian Society. Authors: J. T. Large; Elsdon Best; Lieut. Col. Gudgeon; E. Tregear; George Collinridge

Price: NZ$188.50

Publisher: Wellington, The Polynesian Society: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000779

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Pp. 133-192. Original pink card wrappers. "Sept 1903" written on spine in pen. Contents: "The Aitutaki Version of the Song of Iro" translated by J. T. Large; "Notes on the Art of War, as conducted by the Maori of New Zealand. Part VII" by Elsdon Best; "The Whence of the Maori. Part IV" by Lieut. -Col. Gudgeon; "Mysterious Relics; The Making and Un-making of Man" by E. Tregear; "Who Discovered Tahiti?" by George Collinridge; "A New Maori Dictionary"; Notes and Queries; Proceedings.; 8vo View more info