Lot 180 of 541:
Moko; or Maori Tattooing 1st ed 1896  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,020
Estimate:
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Title:
Moko; or Maori Tattooing

Author:
Robley, Major-General

Place:
London

Publisher:
Chapman and Hall

Date:
1896

Description:

xxi, 216 pp. Frontispiece plate and 180 illustrations from drawings by the author and from photographs. (4to) 29x22.5 cm (11¼x8¾") original brown cloth, lettered in gilt, black tattoo illustration on covers. First Edition.

With bookplate of I. Eliot. Hodgkin on front pastedown. An important and scarce work on New Zealand Maori tattoo art. This scholarly study relates how moko became known to Europeans and discusses such aspects as the distinctions between men's and women's moko, patterns and designs, etc.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Rubbed at edges, especially spine ends and corners; light foxing at fore edges of leaves; very good.


 
Item number:
270911a
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