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A series of sermons]. Including :- Ko te - [MAUNSELL, Robert] - 1875. 
Hocken, pp. 519-520 (ad 1), 519 (ad 2 & ad 3), 522 (ad 4); Williams 145 (ad 1), 110 (ad 2), 202 (ad 3), 237 (ad 4). Collection of several sermons in Maori bound together, originally published as four separate editions. Ad 1 and ad 2 were written by Robert Maunsell, a missionary and an authority on Maori language and culture. Ad 3 is a Maori translation of a sermon by Samuel Wilberforce, bishop of London, possibly translated by the missionary and botanist William Colenso. Ad 4 is a condensed translation of The pearls of days, or, The advantages of the Sabbath to the working classes, probably made by Mary Ann Martin, who was highly active in converting the Maori to Christianity. From the library of the New Zealand ornithologist Arthur Thomas Pycroft (1875-1911). With handwritten annotations, translating the titles into English and noting the authors on the title-pages, and a handwritten table of contents bound at the front. The binding slightly rubbed. The paper with a few spots, with especially ad 2 and ad 3 browned and with a large water stain on the final page and following blank of ad 3; a good copy of several sermons from the 1840s in Maori.
[Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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