Old New Zealand: Being Incidents of Native Customs and Character in the Old Times

A Pakeha Maori [Maning, Frederick Edward]

Published by Smith, Elder and Co, 1863
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This copy has splitting to the cloth along most of the length of the joints. 1/4" loss of cloth at head and tail of spine. Some loss of cloth along fore edge of front board. Otherwise good. No splitting to gutters at hinges. ; First UK edition, published in the same year as the first two New Zealand editions. viii, 216 pages. Original blind-stamped brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 197 x 125mm. [References: Bagnall 3345; Andersen "The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting" (published 1936) page 71: "The London edition, in spite of all these vicissitudes, is not very particularly rare, but it is very desirable"; Hocken 224: "A second edition was published simultaneously in London"]. Selected contents: First view of New Zealand; A Maori Chief's notions of trading in the Old Times; The Market Price of a Pakeha; Maori Mermaids; Maori Law; How I Purchased my Estate; The Muru; The Tapu; The Law of Muru; The Tapu Tohunga; The Maori Oracle; The Storming of Mokoia; Hongi Ika; Ancient FortsTrading in the Old times; Rule Britannia.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Old New Zealand: Being Incidents of Native ...
Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co
Publication Date: 1863
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: First Edition.

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A Pakeha Maori [Maning, Frederick Edward]
Published by Robert J. Creighton & Alfred Scales, Auckland (1863)
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Book Description Robert J. Creighton & Alfred Scales, Auckland, 1863. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Second Edition. Ex-library, "Invercargill Public Libray". Library stamps and markings. Hinges broken. Paper reinforcement to rear hinge. 1/4" missing to cloth at head of spine. Label of "H J Ellis, Shipping Reporter, Daily Southern Cross" on front endpaper. Complete. A good early reading copy. ; Second New Zealand edition, published in the same year as the first edition. xiv, [2 (blank)], 239 pages (page 239 is misnumbered as 329). Page dimensions: 205 x 134mm. "The writer has therefore thought it might be worth while to place a few sketches of old Maori life on record before the remembrance of them has quite passed away [. . .]" - from the Preface. [Bibliographical References: Bagnall 3344; Andersen "The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting" page 71]. Selected contents: First view of New Zealand; A Maori Chief's notions of trading in the Old Times; The Market Price of a Pakeha; Maori Mermaids; Maori Law; How I Purchased my Estate; The Muru; The Tapu; The Law of Muru; The Tapu Tohunga; The Maori Oracle; The Storming of Mokoia; Hongi Ika; Ancient FortsTrading in the Old times; Rule Britannia.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 11434

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A Pakeha Maori [Maning, Frederick Edward]
Published by Smith, Elder and Co, London (1863)
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Book Description Smith, Elder and Co, London, 1863. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Some rubbing to cloth at ends of spine and at corners of boards. A couple of light wrinkles to cloth on front board. Author's name added in pencil on title page.; First UK edition, published in the same year as the first New Zealand edition. Fine red-brown diagonal rib cloth. This is one of the copies that were bound in 1919 after Francis Edwards bought the remaining unbound sheets of the 1863 London edition. viii, 216 pages. Page dimensions: 191 x 120mm. [References: Bagnall 3345; Andersen "The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting" page 71]. Selected contents: First view of New Zealand; A Maori Chief's notions of trading in the Old Times; The Market Price of a Pakeha; Maori Mermaids; Maori Law; How I Purchased my Estate; The Muru; The Tapu; The Law of Muru; The Tapu Tohunga; The Maori Oracle; The Storming of Mokoia; Hongi Ika; Ancient FortsTrading in the Old times; Rule Britannia.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 10506

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Book Description Smith, Elder and Co, London, 1863. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. A lovely, original, unsophisticated copy. Leaves unopened at top page edges. No signatures. Minor foxing. No tears or chips to cloth.; First UK edition, published in the same year as the first two New Zealand editions. viii, 216 pages. Original blind-stamped brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 198 x 125mm. [References: Bagnall 3345; Andersen "The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting" (published 1936) page 71: "The London edition, in spite of all these vicissitudes, is not very particularly rare, but it is very desirable"; Hocken 224: "A second edition was published simultaneously in London"]. Selected contents: First view of New Zealand; A Maori Chief's notions of trading in the Old Times; The Market Price of a Pakeha; Maori Mermaids; Maori Law; How I Purchased my Estate; The Muru; The Tapu; The Law of Muru; The Tapu Tohunga; The Maori Oracle; The Storming of Mokoia; Hongi Ika; Ancient FortsTrading in the Old times; Rule Britannia.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 10617

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