Brasch Collection N7406 H619
Wellington: New Zealand Institute
Two of the three copies in Special Collections of Augustus Hamilton’s ground-breaking publication on Maori art have hand-painted designs running along the head, tail and fore-edge, which repeat the gilt-stamped motif on the front cover. The round-backed spine carries the title and other gilt designs. The Dunedin firm of Fergusson and Mitchell not only printed this large book, but they were the binders, as evidenced from a ripped binder’s label pasted on the front marbled endpaper.
Augustus Hamilton, “Maori Art,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 15, 2019, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7383.
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