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Auction Description for Webb's: Bethunes@Webb's Christmas Sale
Auction Description:
Bethunes@Webb's Christmas Sale
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4th December 9am to 5.30pm. 5th December 11am to 3pm.
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Please contact auction house for Terms & Conditions. www.webbs.co.nz

Bethunes@Webb's Christmas Sale

(468 Lots)

by Webb's


468 lots

December 6, 2009

18 Manukau Road

Newmarket

Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 524 6804

Fax: +64 9 524 7048

Email: auctions@webbs.co.nz

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Description: Barrow, T: 'Maori Godsticks Collected by the Rev Richard Taylor' and 'Maori Godsticks in Various Collections'. Dominion Museum Records in Ethnology, Vol I No 5 and Vol I No 6. Dominion Museum, Wellington 1959 & 1961. 8vo. Illus. Grey card. G+ both. [2]. G+.

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Description: Best, Elsdon: A bound volume of extracts from 'The New Zealand Journal of Science and Technology', Dominion Museum Monographs, and similar publications. Govt Printer, Wellington 1918-1940s. 26cm. VP, illus. Quarter cloth. Original wrappers bound within. Typed content list (29 articles/pamplets) precedes text. Many by Best. Other authors include Phillipps, Cairns, Stevenson (signed), Williams. VG.

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Description: Best, Elsdon: Games and Pastimes of the Maori. New Zealand Dominion Museum Bulletin No 8. 1st ed. Board of Maori Ethnological Research for the Dominion Museum, Wellington 1925. 4to. viii, 191p. Illus, plates on 38 leaves, diagrams. B732. Pink SC, sunned. G+ to VG.

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Description: Best, Elsdon: Maori Agriculture. New Zealand Dominion Museum Bulletin No 9. 1st ed. Board of Maori Ethnological Research, Wellington 1925. 4to. viii, 172p. Illus, plates. Pink SC, creased. G.

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Description: Bible, Maori: First Complete Maori Bible. Ko te Paipera Tapu, ara, Ko te Kawenata Tawhito me te Kawenata Hou. Once the property of Chief Reupena Kewetone of Tiniwaitara, Turakina. 1st ed. Printed by W M Watts, London 1868. 8vo. 1199p. BIM716. Full decorated leather. Considerable loss to spine extremities and the lower 'holding' corner area. Titled direct on spine 'Paipera Tapu' (Holy Bible). Lacking title page. One blank leaf extant before text. Textblock margins dampstained, with soil marks to p915, other minor imperfections. Shaken. Some 'X' marks to various chapters (small, violet). Blank leaf after p910, followed by title page 'Ko te Kawenata Hou' ('New Test' printed at foot). The first complete Maori Bible, including the first complete Old Testament published, a long delayed revision originally requested by the CMS in 1862. Based on Maunsell's translations of the Old Testament and William William's version of the New Testament, revised in England by Elizabeth Colenso, George Maunsell and Bishop Selwyn. This battered copy has borne witness to New Zealand's history. A later note laid in reports: 'This bible comes down from Chiefteness Amor [sic] of the Rangitane tribe. Chief Te Awe Awe whose statue is in the Palmerston North square is a brother of the chiefteness.' Another previous owner Chief Reupena Kewetone exhibited Christian charity when he helped those shipwrecked from the barque 'Robina Dunlop' in 1877, and no doubt he wore 'goodly apparel' when his horse Don Juan entered the Turakina Settlers' Race in 1878. Kewetone's signature and address on the front pastedown. Also ownership annotations to the back free endpaper: 'Mei 18 1885 / i whanau ai / a Terara / Hurae 31 1886 / i whanau ai / a Hariata'. AF. FA.

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