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Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand by Captain J. C. Johnstone

facsimile copy of Chapman and Hall, London, 1874
199 page black hardcover, no dustjacket
192 x 124mm. excellent condition
The author was a captain in the Bengal Army. The author's impressions of Maori life and character told in fictional form.

Selected contents: Frost-fish; SpermWhales; Native Fortifications; Cooking Houses; Maori Maidens; Tattooing; Wooden Swords; A Magic Grove; Maori Superstitions; Cannibalism; The Battle of Waipuna; The Ariki's Death; A Last Prophecy; An Eel Story; Keia's Front Tooth; The Tohunga Makes an Excursion; The Taro of Hawaiki; The Buffalo of North America; Preparation of Fern Root; The Return to Ngutukaka; Advance of the Rarawa; Sickness among the Garrison; Removal of the Tapu; The Tohunga on the Edge of the Abyss.

Book is in excellent condition.Ex-library with sticker having been removed cleanly from spine but one on rear containing the barcode (crossed out) still on there. Could also be removed.Library Cancelled stamp on first page.

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