Staples rusted. Some rubbing and fading to covers. ; This copy has loosely included a 2 page handwritten and signed letter from the author to [Arthur T.] Pycroft - "I notice you have been giving a lecture on our birds lately. I would have liked to have heard you [. . .] I saw our little friend the dotterel again but I could not locate any nest [. . .] The kuruwhengi are here in thousands now and must be breeding freely up the creeks & lagoons [. . .]". Also with two short obituary notices for the author pasted to the half-title page. 90 pages + frontispiece + 7 plates. Papered card boards. Page dimensions: 213 x 137mm. Cover title: "Maori Trails & Pakeha Tracks". Contents: "King" Tawhaio; The Waikato River; Pioneer Days; Maori Stories and Legends; A Backblocks Romance; A Clash with the Maoris; Nature Studies. "The last tattooed Maori and the last pioneer pakeha have long since passed, and the author not only tells new stories of adventure heard by himself but recaptures for us the atmosphere surrounding them. He recalls Tawhiao the Maori king, and amongst other episodes descriubes the monarch's shopping expedition to the riverside store, accompanied by his retinue. " - from rear cover of book. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall F841 - " Pioneer days as son of Waikato River flax trader with some Maori legends."]; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: By Maori Trail and Pakeha Road: Tales of ...
Publisher: A. H. & A. W. Reed (1947)
Publication Date: 1947
Book Condition: Very Good-
Edition: First Edition.
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