Book, Willie's First English Book, Part II

Colenso, William
George Didsbury, Government Printer
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A book written by William Colenso titled: Willie's First English Book, Part II, Ko te a-nui a wi, Wahi II.

There are two title pages, one in English and one in Māori. The first reads: Willie's First English Book. Written for young Maoris who can read their own Māori tongue, and who wish to learn the English language. In three parts. Part II. He shall be brought past the wearisome bitterness of his learning. The second reads: Lily; Ko te a-nui a wi, hei ako maana te reo ingirihi. Hei pukapuka whakaako tenei ma te tamariki Māori e matau ana ki te korero i te pukapuka Māori, a e hiahia ana ano kia mohio ki te reo ingirihi. Etoru oona wahi. Ko te wahi tuarua tenei. Ma whero ma pango ka oti. Ma te kanohi miromiro.
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Hard cover; brown linen cover; printed on paper with black ink. Title imprinted on cover but not painted
Length x Width x Height: 170 x 109 x 17mm
H.B. ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, Stamp, Stamped
HBAS / HAWKES BAY / ART SOCIETY / This Book must / not be taken away, Bookplate, Printed
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gifted by Miss E Wilson
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4577, 428 col, 66147


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