The Maoris In The Great War by James Cowan First Edition publised 1926 by Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd.
Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First editor, pg 180, plus index, maps illustrations including rear fold out all VG throughout, no jacket. Rare first edition of the offical record of Maori in the Great War. Previous owner's details inside front hard cover and some childish scribbling on the inside of the back board only. From initial formation to the end of the war, the book covers the considerable contribution and sacrifice of Maori soldiers in the NZEF. These men laid the foundations of the mighty 28th Maori Battalion of World War Two. This text is written by the foremost historian of Maori warfare of his generation. Rare in such good condition.