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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

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The Kermadec Islands: Their Capabilities and Extent

By: Smith, S. Percy

Price: NZ$406.00

Publisher: Wellington, George Didsbury, Government Printer: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11796

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Some minor staining to the title page. A 3 1/2" tear along a fold of the map at rear. Some foxing to the map. No signatures. ; Uncommon. [ii], 29 pages + folding colour frontispiece + 1 other colour plate + 13 b&w plates + large folding map. Rebound in brown cloth boards, without the original paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 233 x 146mm. [Bibliographical Reference: Bagnall 5213 - "A detailed descriptive and historical account prompted by the annexation of the group on 17 August 1886".] ; 8vo View more info

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Hawaiki: the Original Home of the Maori; with a Sketch of Polynesian History

By: Smith, S. Percy

Price: NZ$130.50

Publisher: Christchurch, Whitcombe and Tombs: 1904

Seller ID: 18401

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


223 pages + plates + folding frontispiece map + large folding table of Rarotonga genealogies at rear. Dark green and light green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 181mm x 121mm. View more info

Image for Hawaiki: The Whence of the Maori; with a Sketch of Polynesian History; Being an Introduction to the Native History of Rarotonga

Hawaiki: The Whence of the Maori; with a Sketch of Polynesian History; Being an Introduction to the Native History of Rarotonga

By: Smith, S. Percy

Price: NZ$268.25

Publisher: Wellington, Whitcombe & Tombs: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13462

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Fading to wrappers. Moderate rubbing and some small marks and foxing to wrappers. Small 1/2" chip to corner of front wrapper. Paper spine worn with losses at head. Paper spine torn along most of rear joint. Small 1/2" tears to margins of rear wrapper. 1/2" crease to upper corner of first two leaves. Occasional pencil marginalia.; [ii], 128 pages + 10 plates + 1 folding genealogical table + corrigenda leaf. Original printed pink paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 242 x 153mm. Uncommon in this first edition. This same title was also published later in Volumes 7 and 8 of the Journal of... View more info

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Hawaiki: the Original Home of the Maori; with a Sketch of Polynesian History

By: Smith, S. Percy

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: Auckland, Whitcombe & Tombs: 1921

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 21399

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Title leaf is detached, with dampstain to corner. Otherwise very good. A 30mm tear to the folding chart of Rarotonga Genealogies. ; 288 pages + plates + 48 pages advertisements + folding frontispiece map + 19 illustrations + folding table of Rarotonga genealogies. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 182mm x 122mm. "A great deal of further information has been included in this fourth edition, for since the issue of the last much matter of a valuable nature has been secured, principally from the teaching of Te Matorohanga, one of the learned priests of the East ... View more info

Hawaiki: The Whence of the Maori; with a Sketch of Polynesian History; Being an Introduction to the Native History of Rarotonga

By: Smith, S. Percy

Price: NZ$652.50

Publisher: Wellington, Whitcombe & Tombs: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4673

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Owner's ex-libris bookplate on front pastedown (Don Marshall). Marginalia in pencil throughout. Pages 13-18 and 19-30 transposed. Moderate spots of foxing to front wrapper and first couple of leaves. Plates clean. Several small surface chips and shavings to spine leather. ; [ii], 128 pages + 10 plates + 1 folding genealogical table + corrigenda leaf. Quarter leather binding with original pink paper wrappers bound in. Dimensions: 9 7/8" by 6 1/4". Spine title: "Hawaiki: The Whence of the Maori / Smith / 1898". Uncommon in this first edition. First edition. This same title was a... View more info

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The Kermadec Islands: Their Capabilities and Extent

By: Smith, S. Percy

Price: NZ$319.00

Publisher: Wellington, George Didsbury, Government Printer: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16713

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Chips to margins of paper wrappers, without loss of text. Paper spine heavily chipped. Internally very good. The folding frontispiece map of the Kermadec Islands has moderate foxing and a 2" tear. The rear paper wrapper is pasted down onto the blank final page (verso of page 29). Staples rusted. No signatures. ; Uncommon. [ii], 29 pages + folding colour frontispiece + 1 other colour plate + 13 b&w plates + large folding map. Page dimensions: 235 x 150mm. The Kermadec Islands are a sub-tropical group of islands lying 800 to 1000km north of the North Island of New Zealand. The main island, R... View more info

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The Eruption of Tarawera: A Report to the Surveyor-General

By: Smith, S. Percy

Price: NZ$275.00

Publisher: Wellington, George Didsbury, Government Printer: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21251

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Rebound with original grey printed wrappers bound in, but front wrapper is nearly detached, and rear wrapper detached. Wrappers chipped at margins. The frontispiece map is cropped slightly within the printed area at the left margin, with loss of the left border. Pencil marginalia of R. F. [Ron] Keam. Previous owner's signatures of "P. Marshall" on front wrapper and title page. Some foxing. ; Scarce. This copy from the collection of Ron Keam, with his pencil marginalia on several leaves. Keam was Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Auckland, and the author of the "T... View more info

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History and Traditions of the Maoris of the West Coast - North Island of New Zealand - Prior to 1840.

By: Smith, S. Percy

Price: NZ$360.00

Publisher: New Plymouth, Polynesian Society / Printed for the Society by Thomas Avery: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21502

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Moderate fading to spine. A 50mm tear to the first folding map, "Map No. 1 - The Taranaki Coast". Otherwise very good. Minor foxing. Provenance: Ex libris bookplate of W. H. de Luen; previous owner's signature G. C. Petersen. ; Uncommon. [viii], 562, ix, [1] pages + 19 illustrations on 18 plate leaves + genealogical tables (some folding) + 9 maps (2 folding). Original red cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine. Spine title: "Maori History of the Taranaki Coast". Page dimensions: 220 x 138mm. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall S1060 - "Edition of 300 copi... View more info

Image for History and Traditions of the Maoris of the West Coast - North Island of New Zealand - Prior to 1840.

History and Traditions of the Maoris of the West Coast - North Island of New Zealand - Prior to 1840.

By: Smith, S. Percy

Price: NZ$500.00

Publisher: New Plymouth, Polynesian Society / Printed for the Society by Thomas Avery: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21447

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Some fading and rubbing to spine. Some rubbing to corners of boards. Corner clipped from front free endpaper. Overall quite a nice copy of this scarce title.; Uncommon. [viii], 562, ix, [1] pages + 19 illustrations on 18 plate leaves + genealogical tables (some folding) + 9 maps (2 folding). Original red cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine. Spine title: "Maori History of the Taranaki Coast". Page dimensions: 220 x 138mm. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall S1060 - "Edition of 300 copies. The Maori history of the coast and its hinterland from traditional and Eu... View more info

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The Geographical Knowledge of the Polynesians

By: Smith, S. Percy [Stephenson (1840-1922)]

Price: NZ$115.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science: (1899)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21484

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Moderate foxing. ; Scarce. 16 pages + folding frontispiece map. Printed paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 214 x 138mm. Cover title. Appears to be an offprint from the Proceedings of the AAAS, the folding frontispiece map has "Plate XXXIV" printed in upper margin. At head of front cover: "Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. Sydney Session, 1898." The folding map is copied from De Quartefages reproduction of Forster's Map. Map title is in French, it shows the islands of Tahiti, with the names of Tupaya. Text of article is in English. [Reference: Bagnall S1055... View more info

Image for The Lore of the Whare-wananga; or Teachings of the Maori College on Religion, Cosmogony, and History. Written down by H. T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga and Nepia Pohuhu, priests of the Whare-wananga of the East Coast, New Zealand. Part I. - Te Kauwae-runga, or 'Things Celestial.'

The Lore of the Whare-wananga; or Teachings of the Maori College on Religion, Cosmogony, and History. Written down by H. T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga and Nepia Pohuhu, priests of the Whare-wananga of the East Coast, New Zealand. Part I. - Te Kauwae-runga, or 'Things Celestial.'

By: Te Matorohanga & Nepia Pohuhu; H. T. Whatahoro; translated by S. Percy Smith

Price: NZ$325.00

Publisher: New Plymouth, Polynesian Society / Thomas Avery: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20993

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Previous owner's signature on front endpaper "Bernard Chambers / Te Mata / April 1918." Some fading to spine. Some foxing to top page edges. A nice copy of this title. ; Scarce. [4], xvii, [5], 193, [1] pages + frontispiece illustration (portrait of "H. T. Whatahoro / The Scribe / 1912"). Text in Maori and English. Original red cloth boards with lettering in black on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 218 x 138mm. Part One only, on "Things Celestial". (The second part, on "Things Terrestrial" was published two years later in 1915 as Volume IV of the Memoirs... View more info

Image for The Lore of the Whare-wananga; or Teachings of the Maori College on Religion, Cosmogony, and History. Written down by H. T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga and Nepia Pohuhu, priests of the Whare-wananga of the East Coast, New Zealand. Part I. - Te Kauwae-runga, or 'Things Celestial.'

The Lore of the Whare-wananga; or Teachings of the Maori College on Religion, Cosmogony, and History. Written down by H. T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga and Nepia Pohuhu, priests of the Whare-wananga of the East Coast, New Zealand. Part I. - Te Kauwae-runga, or 'Things Celestial.'

By: Te Matorohanga & Nepia Pohuhu; H. T. Whatahoro; translated by S. Percy Smith

Price: NZ$246.50

Publisher: New Plymouth, Polynesian Society / Thomas Avery: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18622

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine cloth with losses (1" chip at tail of spine, several other smaller tears and chips to spine cloth. Spine cloth brittle and faded. Small chip to cloth at corner of front board. Internally very good. Moderate foxing. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper.; Scarce. [4], xvii, [5], 193, [1] pages + frontispiece illustration (portrait of "H. T. Whatahoro / The Scribe / 1912"). Text in Maori and English. Original red cloth boards with lettering in black on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 216 x 138mm. Part One only, on "Things Celestial". (The second part, on ... View more info

Image for The Lore of the Whare-wananga; or Teachings of the Maori College on Religion, Cosmogony, and History. Written down by H. T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga and Nepia Pohuhu, priests of the Whare-wananga of the East Coast, New Zealand.  Part I. - Te Kauwae-runga, or 'Things Celestial.'; Part II. - Te Kauwae-raro Or, 'Things Terrestrial.'

The Lore of the Whare-wananga; or Teachings of the Maori College on Religion, Cosmogony, and History. Written down by H. T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga and Nepia Pohuhu, priests of the Whare-wananga of the East Coast, New Zealand. Part I. - Te Kauwae-runga, or 'Things Celestial.'; Part II. - Te Kauwae-raro Or, 'Things Terrestrial.'

By: Te Matorohanga & Nepia Pohuhu; written down by H. T. Whatahoro; translated and annotated by S. Percy Smith [Stevenson]

Price: NZ$652.50

Publisher: New Plymouth, Polynesian Society / Thomas Avery: 1913-1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19697

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Both volumes with previous owner's signature "T M Chambers". Part One has the signature in ink and pencil on the front endpaper. Part Two has the signature in pencil on front endpaper, dated 1932. Part Two has some bruising to upper corners of boards, and slight creasing to upper corners of leaves throughout. Part One with offsetting to endpapers (light brown colour to paper caused by proximity to the glue in the pastedown endpapers). Both volumes, some fading to spines. ; Two volumes (complete). Part I: [4], xvii, [5], 193, [1] pages + frontispiece illustration (portrait of "H. T.... View more info

Image for The Lore of the Whare-wananga; or Teachings of the Maori College on Religion, Cosmogony, and History. Written down by H. T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga and Nepia Pohuhu, priests of the Whare-wananga of the East Coast, New Zealand.  Part I. - Te Kauwae-runga, or 'Things Celestial.'; Part II. - Te Kauwae-raro Or, 'Things Terrestrial.'

The Lore of the Whare-wananga; or Teachings of the Maori College on Religion, Cosmogony, and History. Written down by H. T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga and Nepia Pohuhu, priests of the Whare-wananga of the East Coast, New Zealand. Part I. - Te Kauwae-runga, or 'Things Celestial.'; Part II. - Te Kauwae-raro Or, 'Things Terrestrial.'

By: Te Matorohanga & Nepia Pohuhu; written down by H. T. Whatahoro; translated and annotated by S. Percy Smith [Stevenson]

Price: NZ$652.50

Publisher: New Plymouth, Polynesian Society / Thomas Avery: 1913-1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21476

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The first volume has an early owner's signature "F. W. Williams / Napier / 1920", and the rubber stamp of George Conrad Petersen on the front endpaper. The second volume has an inscription dated 1944 on the front endpaper: "To G. C. Petersen with compliments and regards from Johannes C. Andersen Sept. 1944". Second volume with some bruising to corners of boards. Overall a very nice set of the two volumes. ; Two volumes (complete). Part I: [4], xvii, [5], 193, [1] pages + frontispiece illustration (portrait of "H. T. Whatahoro / The Scribe / 1912"). Part II: vi, [2], 279... View more info

Image for The Lore of the Whare-wananga or Teachings of the Maori College on their History and Migrations, etc. Written down by H. T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga, Nepia Pohuhu, and other priests of the Whare-wananga of the East Coast, New Zealand Part II. - Te Kauwae-raro Or, 'Things Terrestrial.'

The Lore of the Whare-wananga or Teachings of the Maori College on their History and Migrations, etc. Written down by H. T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga, Nepia Pohuhu, and other priests of the Whare-wananga of the East Coast, New Zealand Part II. - Te Kauwae-raro Or, 'Things Terrestrial.'

By: Te Matorohanga & Nepia Pohuhu; written down by H. T. Whatahoro; translated and annotated by S. Percy Smith [Stevenson]

Price: NZ$325.00

Publisher: New Plymouth, Polynesian Society / Thomas Avery: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21137

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Previous owner's signature "P W Matthew". Spine faded. Minor foxing. Small 4mm tear to cloth at head of rear joint. Overall a nice copy of this title. ; Part Two only of two parts. This volume on "Te Kauwae-raro or, 'Things Terrestrial.'" vi, [2 (errata on recto)], 279, [1], viii pages. Original red cloth boards with black lettering on spines and front boards. Page dimensions: 212 x 138mm. Text in Maori and English. "This latter division treats more especially of their history - properly so called - in which the various migrations of the ancestors of the particular tribes f... 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