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The Maori as He Was. Elsdon Best. (1929) (1952 third impression) 1974. Government Printer, Wellington

The Maori of pre-European times described by noted authority Elsdon Best

Physical/mental health, memory, character, language
Traditional History; mythology, omens
Tapu; religion, karakia, tohunga, whare wananga, tangi; marriage
Property, chiefs, labour, hospitality, greetings
Arts; fishing, pleasure, agriculture, cooking, woodcraft, textiles, clothing/ornament
Storehouses, pa Maori, fishing
War, slaves

296pp; printed on glossy paper; b/w photos & drawings; index; bibliography, hard covers, gilt lettering; good condition; ex School reference Library with usual stamps etc
Webbing showing at front hinge but no looseness; sello marks on covers and epps
Dust jacket, covered with non-removable mylar; good condition; spine sunned

A very nice copy of this very detailed and profusely illustrated taonga

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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  • Seller location: Napier, Hawke's Bay, NZ

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