Title: Maori Art. Parts III, IV and V only
Publisher: The New Zealand Institute 1898-1901, Wellington
Publication Date: 1898
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: First Edition.
Three unbound parts, as issued. Chips and tears to margins of front wrapper. Part IV lacking the rear paper wrapper. Chips to margin of rear wrapper of Part V. Suitable for binding into a bound volume. Inside rear wrapper of Part V has a "Note Regarding Binding"- "Binding Cases for the Volume (now completed) may be had from the Publishers. They are of Art Canvas, and handsomely decorated with Maori designs, blocked in gold. Price, 4s. 6d. Subscribers may send their unbound parts to the Publishers, who will supply cover and bind up at a uniform charge of 9s. 6d." ; Parts 3, 4 and 5 only of five parts. Numerous b&w illustrations from photographs. Page dimensions: 312 x 255mm. Part III is printed 1898, Part IV printed 1899, and Part V has a date of 1900 on the title leaf and of 1901 on the front wrapper. This work was originally published in 5 parts, the first part in 1896 and the fifth in 1900. A fire destroyed most copies of the first printing of Part Five, but according to Bagnall "a second printing was made soon afterwards". The complete work was first issued in a one volume edition in 1901. Part III: (173)-267,  pages + plates XXVII through XXXVII + publisher's notice. Contents of this part: The Weapons of the Maoris; The Implements of Agriculture and Handicraft; The Snares and Implements Used in Hunting Rats and Birds for Food; List of Words Used in Connection with the Subjects; Plates, with Descriptions; List of Plates. Part IV: pages (268)-363,  + plates XXXVIII through LII. Contents of Part IV: The Dress of the Maori; Personal Ornaments; List of Words Connected with these Subjects; Plates, with Descriptions; List of Plates. The plates in this part include Hei Tiki; Greenstone Pendants; Dried Tattooed Head; Wooden Combs. Part V: pages (364)-439,  pages + v page index +  pages + plates LIII through LXV. Contents of Part V: The Social Institutions of the Maori People; Games and Amusements; Musical Instruments; List of Words connected with Social Intercourse; Plates, with Descriptions; List of Illustrations in the Text; List of Illustrations Figured in the Plates; Summary of Contents of Volume. Plates in this part include: Natives in Maori Costume; Greenstone Hei or Neck Ornaments; Wooden God-Sticks; Flutes; Carved Boxes purchased by Major-General Robley; Waka Huia, or Feather Box. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall H123].; 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 11947
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