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Image for The Falcon Mask.

The Falcon Mask.

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Christchurch NZ, Pegasus Press: n.d. [1951]

Seller ID: 31941


Pegasus New Zealand Poets No.2. 32pp. Stapled in stiff card covers (the staples showing a little rust in the central gutter) with dustwrapper (a little yellowing along spine, some trifling dusty soiling). Small owner's name on half-title. Good to very good. View more info

Image for Old New Zealand : a tale of the good old times; and, A History of the war in the North against the chief Heke, in the year 1845, told by an old chief of the Ngapuhi tribe.

Old New Zealand : a tale of the good old times; and, A History of the war in the North against the chief Heke, in the year 1845, told by an old chief of the Ngapuhi tribe.

By: A Pakeha Maori [F.E. Maning].

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1900

Seller ID: 34429


With an Introduction by the late Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery. (Macmillan's Colonial Library, no 418.) xxii, 362pp, 8pp publisher's adverts. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated in blind, extremities slightly rubbed. Fore- and foot edges uncut. The endpapers and adjacent leaves are quite spotted, otherwise a good to very good clean copy. Gift inscription. View more info

Image for A Book to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the founding of the Auckland University College.

A Book to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the founding of the Auckland University College.

By: Auckland University College:

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Auckland, NZ, University College Students' Association: May1933

Seller ID: 31626


Small 4to. [vi], 93pp, duotone frontispiece, line illustrations. Soft covers (very minor rubbing and creasing, a couple of short superficial splits in paper on spine). Spotting on inside back cover. Ten pages with minor creasing on lower corners at rear. Very good. ***Cover title: The Golden Jubilee Book of the Auckland University College 1883 - 1933. View more info

Image for Masterton's First Hundred Years.

Masterton's First Hundred Years.

By: BAGNALL, A.G.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Masterton, NZ, Masterton Centennial Committee: 1954

Seller ID: 31632


Small 4to. [viii], coloured frontispiece, 108pp, black and white photographs, coloured illustration of Coat of Arms of the Masterton Trust Lands Trust, maps on paste-down endpapers. Original green cloth with gilt titling and arms on top board, gilt spine titling (some trifling siverfish nibbles inside front tail edge) with dustwrapper (tiny chips from lower corners). Narrow areas of offsetting on front free endpaper, offsetting on rear free endpaper. List of pre-publica... View more info

Station Life in New Zealand.

By: BARKER, Lady.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Auckland and Christchurch, Golden Press/Whitcombe and Tombs: 1973

Seller ID: 19580


(New Zealand Classics.) 238pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine very slightly faded). Very good+. ISBN 0855582537 ***First published in 1883. A series of letters recording 'the expeditions, adventures and emergencies diversifying the daily life of the wife of a New Zealand sheep-farmer' in the 1860s. View more info

Image for The Young New Zealand Poets.

The Young New Zealand Poets.

By: BAYSTING, Arthur (edited by).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Auckland, NZ, Heinemann Educational: 1973

Seller ID: 31805


viii, 200pp. Cloth-textured papered boards ( a little rubbing on head and tail edges) with dustwrapper. Very good. View more info

Image for Otago Place Names : as bestowed by the Pakeha and jotted down by Herries Beattie.

Otago Place Names : as bestowed by the Pakeha and jotted down by Herries Beattie.

By: BEATTIE, Herries.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dunedin, NZ, Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers: 1948

Seller ID: 31684


120pp. Soft covers. Edges very slightly yellowed. Interior clean and fresh. A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for Present Company. Reflections on the Arts.

Present Company. Reflections on the Arts.

By: BRASCH, Charles.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Auckland, NZ, Blackwood & Janet Paul Ltd, for the Auckland Gallery Associates: 1966

Seller ID: 31937


38pp. Stiff card covers with dustwrapper (light wrinkling across head edge). Very good. View more info

Image for The Predestined Choice. Samuel Butler in Canterbury.

The Predestined Choice. Samuel Butler in Canterbury.

By: BRASSINGTON, A.C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Christchurch NZ, Pegasus Press: 1972

Seller ID: 31936


Limited edition of 500 copies, 450 for sale, of which this is number 167. 32pp, sepia frontispiece portrait tipped in. Stiff card covers with dustwrapper. Very good. View more info

Image for Dominion Ditties. Patriotic, Pathetic and Pungent.

Dominion Ditties. Patriotic, Pathetic and Pungent.

By: BULL, F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne, Cassell & Co.: 1911

Seller ID: 31858


x, 96pp. Gilt decorated pea green cloth (lower corners very lightly bumped, trifling rubbing on extremities). Light spotting and offsetting on endpapers, title page and last page with heavy offsetting and spotting, spotting on first and last couple of pages, interior clean. Edges yellowed. A couple of gutters showing wear but binding firm. Bookplate tipped in on on front paste-down endpaper. Good+. View more info

Image for The Sound of the Morning : poems.

The Sound of the Morning : poems.

By: CASELBERG, John.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Christchurch NZ, Pegasus Press: 1954

Seller ID: 31940


(Pegasus New Zealand Poets no 7.) 32pp. Stapled in stiff card covers with dustwrapper (the staples showing a little rust at the central gutter). A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for The New Zealand Portfolio : embracing a series of papers on subjects of importance to the colonists.

The New Zealand Portfolio : embracing a series of papers on subjects of importance to the colonists.

By: CHAPMAN, H.S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dunedin, NZ, Hocken Library, University of Otago: 1969

Seller ID: 31699


(Hocken Library Facsimile no 9.) Small 8vo. viii, 136, 2pp. Cloth with dustwrapper (spine and head of front sunned). A very good clean copy. ***Originally published by Smith, Elder & Co: London, 1843. View more info

Pictures of Southern New Zealand.

By: COLLINS, Roger.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dunedin, NZ, John McIndoe: 1979

Seller ID: 25511


96pp, colour frontispiece, 77 black and white and colour illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Index. Original linen with dustwrapper (extremities lightly rubbed). Very good. ISBN 0908565941 View more info

Image for Our Last Year in New Zealand, 1887.

Our Last Year in New Zealand, 1887.

By: COWIE, William Garden.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.: 1888

Seller ID: 31857


403pp. Original cloth (rubbed and stained, spine faded, corners bumped and worn). Very light spotting on first and last couple of leaves, and very occasionally in text, but interior generally clean and fresh. Edges discoloured and lightly spotted. Owner's name on front free endpaper, subsequent owner's name stamp and wandwritten date on title page and first page of text. A few gutters showing minor wear, but binding solid. Good. ***The author was bishop of Auckland. View more info

Image for The Voyage of the Hurunui : a ballad.

The Voyage of the Hurunui : a ballad.

By: CRESSWELL, D'Arcy.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Christchurch NZ, Caxton Press: 1956

Seller ID: 31621


Tall 8vo. 66pp, colophon. Quarter-bound in contrasting cloth with dustwrapper (spine faintly yellowed, light dusty soiling on the back). Heavy bump at head of spine; areas of offsetting on free endpapers, otherwise a good clean copy. View more info

Image for The Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club : one hundred years 1883-1983.

The Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club : one hundred years 1883-1983.

By: CRONIN, J.B. (ed).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, The Club: 1983

Seller ID: 32962


Oblong 4to. 80pp, well illustrated. Soft covers. Very good. View more info

Image for An Abominable Temper & other poems.

An Abominable Temper & other poems.

By: CURNOW, Allen.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, The Catspaw Press: 1973

Seller ID: 31766


300 copies only. Printed at the Nag's Head Press, Christchurch. Small 8vo. 36pp. Stiff boards with dustwrapper (tiny break at top edge). Very good clean copy. View more info

Image for An Abominable Temper & other poems.

An Abominable Temper & other poems.

By: CURNOW, Allen.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, The Catspaw Press: 1973

Seller ID: 31765


300 copies only. Printed at the Nag's Head Press, Christchurch. Small 8vo. 36pp. Stiff boards with dustwrapper. Fine. View more info

Crown and Subject. A Treatise on the Rights and Legal Relationship of the Crown and the People of New Zealand as set out in the Crown Proceedings Act, 1950.

By: CURRIE, A.E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, Legal Publications: 1953

Seller ID: 31713


xxxv, 220pp. Dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, publisher's device on the upper board. Light offsetting on endpapers, edges a trifle yellowed. A very good clean copy. View more info

The Old Clay Patch. A collection of verses written in and around Victoria (University) College, Wellington, N.Z.

By: De La MARE, F.A. and S. Eichelbaum.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, N.Z., Whitcombe & Tombs: 1910

Seller ID: 31897


x, 99pp. Original two-colour cloth (small stain on front, minor silverfishing, spine lightly discoloured, corners bumped, bump on rear fore-edge). Edges discoloured. Light dusty mark on title page. Bookplate tipped in on front paste-down endpaper. Good+ View more info

Image for A Little Gallery of Characters.

A Little Gallery of Characters.

By: DOWLING, Basil.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Christchurch NZ, Nag's Head Press: 1971

Seller ID: 31769


100 copies from an edition of 200 have been casebound and numbered. Small 8vo. 28pp. Red cloth with paper title label on the upper board, and dustwrapper. Light offsetting on endpapers (the front serving as the half-title). Very good to fine. *** Verse. View more info

Image for Bedlam : a mid-century satire.

Bedlam : a mid-century satire.

By: DOWLING, Basil.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Christchurch NZ, Nag's Head Press: 1972

Seller ID: 31768


200 numbered copies. Small 8vo. 34pp. Purple cloth with paper title label on the upper board, and dustwrapper. Light offsetting on endpapers (the front serving as the half-title). Very good to fine. *** Verse. View more info

Image for The Auckland Journals of Vicemus Lush 1850-63.

The Auckland Journals of Vicemus Lush 1850-63.

By: DRUMMOND, Alison (ed).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Christchurch NZ, Pegasus Press: 1971

Seller ID: 31717


280pp, illustrated, endpaper maps. Cloth with dustwrapper (a trifle rubbed, now in protective sleeve). The corners slightly bumped, otherwise a very good clean copy. ***London-born Lush was the first vicar of a military pensioners settlement at Howick, and kept a detailed diary of private and public events. View more info

Image for Entering the Eye.

Entering the Eye.

By: EDMOND, Murray.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dunedin, NZ, Caveman Press: 1973

Seller ID: 31938


70pp, black & white illustrations. Soft covers (trifling yellowing along spine). Small glue overruns in first gutter. Good to very good. View more info

Island on the Skyline. (Great Barrier Island).

By: ELLIOTT, Molly G.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, A.H. & A.W. Reed: 1971

Seller ID: 20474


First edition. 234pp, b&w photographs, accompanying map loosely inserted. Original cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (a couple of tiny chips and short closed tears on extremities, spine faded). Edges spotted. Gift inscription on ffep. Very good to good. ISBN 058900428X View more info

Image for From East to West and West to East : some fine Dominion scenery.

From East to West and West to East : some fine Dominion scenery.

By: FENWICK, G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dunedin, NZ, Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers: 1912

Seller ID: 31609


155x100mm. 44pp, 13 b&w plates. Original soft covers, a little soiled and rubbed. Owner's bookplate. Title-page and edges spotted, otherwise a good to very good clean copy. ***Sir George Fenwick, newspaper editor and proprietor, known for campaigning against sweatshop labour and promoting travel, tramping and natural history in New Zealand. View more info

Image for Remarks on New Zealand in February 1846.

Remarks on New Zealand in February 1846.

By: FITZROY, Robert.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dunedin, NZ, Hocken Library, University of Otago: 1969

Seller ID: 31701


(Hocken Library Facsimile no 10.) Small 8vo. 68pp. Cloth with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ***Originally published by W. & H. White: London, 1846. View more info

Strait of Adventure.

By: GERARD, Stephen.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dunedin & Wellington, NZ, A.H. & A.W. Reed: 1938

Seller ID: 31715


xii, 175pp, 5pp publisher's advertisements at rear, black & white photographs. Original cloth; extremities rubbed, slightly canted. Light spotting on first and last few leaves and edges, otherwise a good clean copy. ***that is, Cook Strait View more info

Image for Glass-sharp and Poisonous.

Glass-sharp and Poisonous.

By: GILBERT, G.R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Christchurch, Caxton Press: 1952

Seller ID: 31767


Small 8vo. 86pp. Quarter cloth and papered boards with dustwrapper (slightly dulled on spine). Offsetting on endpapers, otherwise a very good clean copy. ***Short stories. View more info

Life in a Young Colony. Selections From Early New Zealand Writing.

By: HANKIN, Cherry A. (editor).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Christchurch NZ, Whitcombe & Tombs: 1981

Seller ID: 23684


287pp, black & white illustrations and photographs. Original faux leather cloth with dustwrapper (spine lightly sunned). Edges lightly yellowed. Very good. ISBN 0723306575 View more info

Image for New Zealand Botanical Paintings.

New Zealand Botanical Paintings.

By: HARVEY, Norman B. (artist) with text by E.J. Godley.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Christchurch NZ, Whitcombe & Tombs: 1969

Seller ID: 31333


Folio. 88pp, 40 mounted colour plates. Pictorial cloth with dustwrapper (top edges slightly rubbed). A very good clean copy, but it does not have the slipcase. View more info

The Constitutional History and Law of New Zealand.

By: HIGHT, J. and H.D. Bamford.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Christchurch NZ, Whitcombe & Tombs: 1914

Seller ID: 31640


xii, 418pp. Original cloth with gilt titling (minor rubbing on extremities, some light dusty soiling, lower corners very lightly bumped). Edges discoloured and with a couple of small marks. Owner's inscription on front paste-down endpaper. Good+ View more info

Fire and Decay: the destruction of the large New Zealand house.

By: HODGSON, Terence E.R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Martinborough, NZ, Alister Taylor: 1978

Seller ID: 25512


Oblong quarto. 102pp, frontispiece, profusely illustrated in black and white. Original cloth with dustwrapper (extremities lightly rubbed), pictorial endpapers. Very good. View more info

Image for Fires and Patterns.

Fires and Patterns.

By: JOHNSON, Louis.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Brisbane, Jacaranda Press: 1975

Seller ID: 31625


ix,76pp. Cloth-textured papered boards (light bump at head of spine) with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ***Inscribed by the author to the Tasmanian poet Gwen Harwood. ISBN 0701608056 View more info

Image for Campbell Island : a history.

Campbell Island : a history.

By: KERR, Ian S.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, Reed: 1976

Seller ID: 35374


8vo. 182pp, b&w photographic illustrations, coloured endpaper maps. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. The head and foot edges of the wrapper, and the free endpapers, are stained from a previous covering, the wrapper now in new protective sleeve; otherwise a good clean copy. Owner's name. View more info

Image for Street Corner. A study to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Caxton Press.

Street Corner. A study to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Caxton Press.

By: LAMB, R.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Christchurch NZ, Caxton Press: 1967

Seller ID: 31898


4to. 56pp, black & white photographs and illustrations. Original red cloth (slight bumps to lower corners) with dustwrapper (lightly sunned). Very good. View more info

Image for The Taranaki Question.

The Taranaki Question.

By: MARTIN, Sir W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dunedin, NZ, Hocken Library, University of Otago: 1967

Seller ID: 31685


(Hocken Library facsimile no 3.) 152pp. Soft covers. Small mark on first page. Very good. ***Originally published by the Melanesian Press, Auckland , 1860. View more info

Works of Frances Hodgkins in New Zealand.

By: McCORMICK, E.H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Auckland, NZ, Auckland City Art Gallery: 1954

Seller ID: 23681


xvi, 278pp, 4 colour plates, 32 black & white plates at rear. Original cloth (top corners lightly bumped) with dustwrapper (some rubbing on extremities, a little light soiling). Top edges red, faint spotting on fore-edges. Very slight damp crinkling affecting lower corners and fore-edges of black & white plate pages. Very good to good. View more info

The Fascinating Folly. Dr. Hocken and his Fellow Collectors.

By: McCormick, E.H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dunedin, NZ, University of Otago Press: 1961

Seller ID: 31808


48pp, 3 black & white illustrations. Stapled in wrappers (spine and extremities lightly discoloured). Very good. View more info

Journal kept in New Zealand in 1820 by Ensign Alexander McRae, of the 84th Regiment, together with relevant documents.

By: McRAE, Alexander.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, Alexander Turnbull Library: 1928

Seller ID: 31650


Alexander Turnbull Library Bulletin No.3. Edited by the Honourable Sir Frederick Revans Chapman. Notes by Johannes C. Andersen. 33pp, 3 black & white illustrations. Stapled in wrappers (staples rusting a little, area of offsetting on rear wrapper) inserted in a folder of stiff cloth-covered boards. Very good. View more info

Wellington Harbour : a heritage of Tara.

By: NEILSON, D.R.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, A.H. & A.W. Reed: 1970

Seller ID: 20875


Square 4to. 119pp, pencil illustrations, tipped in colour plates (paintings). Original linen cloth with dustwrapper (a little rubbing, slight crease on front), in stiff card slipcase. slipcase good if a little soiled, otherwise very good. View more info

Image for A Century of Farm Tractors 1904-2004.

A Century of Farm Tractors 1904-2004.

By: ROBINSON, Richard H.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Rotorua, Country Life (NZ): 2004

Seller ID: 35659


4to. 304pp, well illustrated, mostly colour photographs. Pictorial papered boards. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 095979087X View more info

From N to Z : a humorous survey of New Zealand.

By: SMITH, C.V.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, Hicks Smith & Wright: 1949

Seller ID: 22810


Illustrated by Minhinnick. Reprint. Small 8vo. 120pp, illus. Original cloth with dustwrapper (a little browned). Very good. View more info

The London Journal of Edward Jerningham Wakefield 1845-46.

By: STEVENS, Joan (ed).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, Alexander Turnbull Library: 1972

Seller ID: 8199


179pp, b/w plates, folding map at rear. Cloth (a little flecking) with d/w. Very good. View more info

Story of the Port of Napier 1875-1975.

By: STEVENSON, H.K.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Napier (NZ), Hawke's Bay Harbour Board: 1977

Seller ID: 20873


Number 664 of 2500 copies. 4to. 352pp, well illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, plans and charts. Blue synthetic cloth with gilt arms on top board, with dustwrapper. Narrow band of staining from previous covering along top and bottom edges of dustwrapper, with some small scuffs along top front, otherwise a very good clean copy. View more info

The End of the Penny Section. A History of Urban Transport in New Zealand.

By: STEWART, Graham.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, Reed: 1973

Seller ID: 16702


Small 4to. 221pp, well illus. Original cloth with dustwrapper. Very good. View more info

Sap-wood & Milk.

By: TUWHARE, Hone.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dunedin, NZ, Caveman Press: 1972

Seller ID: 31649


3rd impression. 42pp, 6pp coloured abstract graphics. Soft covers. Small owner's name on half-title page. Very good. View more info

Adventure in New Zealand, from 1839 to 1844; with some account of the beginning of the British colonization of the islands.

By: WAKEFIELD, Edward Jerningham.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/New York, N. Israel/Da Capo Press: 1971

Seller ID: 31366


(Bibliothecha Australiana #74.) Facsimile of the London, 1845 edition. Two volumes. 8vo. x, 482pp, large folding map & x, 546pp. Simile vellum with blue title patches, clear dustwrapper. Fine. View more info