London: The Religious Tract Society, 1886. 8vo. x, [ii], 260 pp. FIRST EDITION. With frontispiece and illustrations. Publisher’s cloth with elaborate gilt cover design and gilt spine, hinges loose but intact; spotting to preliminary and final leaves. Occasional library stamps scattered throughout the book. Item #15006
First edition. Written from the perspective of a female missionary in New Zealand, this account of Maori life and European interaction includes chapters on Wellington, Napier, the Wairoa district, Gisborne, Auckland and other locales, including passages about schools for Maori children. The illustrations of Maori people are quite stunning.