Renaissance Books

Welcome to Renaissance Books. We have in stock over 8000 rare, used and out-of-print books. If you are looking for a particular author, title or subject, we recommend performing a keyword search in the "Quick Search" box.

 NB: All prices on this site are in New Zealand Dollars. To convert NZ$ amounts to other currencies, we recommend this site: www.xe.com/ucc.  


Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 

Telephone:
+64 3 4719294

Notes for New Zealand customers:

Postage and packing within New Zealand is NZ$5.00 per book. New Zealand buyers can make payment by mailing a cheque made out to "Renaissance Books" to:

Renaissance Books
PO Box 335
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

or by direct deposit to:

Name: Renaissance Books
Account Number: 03 0905 0276749 00
Bank: Westpac

We also accept payment by VISA, Mastercard, or PayPal.

Notes for International customers:

Shipping rates will be displayed at the check-out. We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, or PayPal. We also accept personal cheques in most currencies. Cheques can be made out to "Renaissance Books" and mailed to:

Renaissance Books
PO Box 335
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Payments can also be made by wire transfer to:

Name of Account: Renaissance Books
Account Number: 03 0905 0276749 00
Bank: Westpac New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand
Swift Code: WPACNZ2W
 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Search

Click on Title to view full description

 
A General Collection of Voyages: Undertaken either for Discovery, Conquest, Settlement, or The Opening of Trade, from the Commencement of the Portugese Discoveries, to the Present Time. Vol. I.
1 A General Collection of Voyages: Undertaken either for Discovery, Conquest, Settlement, or The Opening of Trade, from the Commencement of the Portugese Discoveries, to the Present Time. Vol. I.
London W. Richardson; J. Bew; T. Hookham; J. and T. Egerton; C. Stalker [1789] First Edition Disbound Poor with no dust jacket 
Uncommon. v, [1], (7)-518 pages + iv pages of contents at rear + 4 of 5 maps (all folding, the fifth map, of the West Indies, was possibly never issued) + two views (of Madeira and of Teneriffe). Lacking the Map of the West Indies and the two portrait plates of Prince Henry and Albuqueque. Page dimensions: 260 x 205mm. Contemporary owner's signature of "John Polloc[k?]"on front pastedown. Preliminary leaves very worn and chipped at margins. All leaves up to page 10 detached. Spine missing. Front board attached with old cloth. Contemporary papered boards very worn. Heavy dust stains and marks to page edges. A few scrapes and knocks to top page edges. With light to moderate foxing internally. Corners of some leaves a little creased or dog-eared. Most of the maps are in poor condition with very large tears, but could be improved with some repairs (no repairs have been carried out, except for an old paper repair to the blank inner margin of the first map). The plates of Madeira and Tenerife are in good condition. The map of the East Indies is in good condition, but with some misfolds. Text complete. "This volume, the only one published, contains, among others, the voyages of Cada Mosto, Dias, Vasco de Gama, Columbus, Americus Vesputius, Albuquerque, and Magellan" - Sabin 26874.; 4to 
Price: 1137.50 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
2 Egypt Today: Published in the Interests of Egyptian Finance, Industry and Commerce 1937-1938
Derby Bemrose & Sons 1938 Second Edition Original Wraps Good with no dust jacket 
No date (c. 1938) . 232 pages. Illustrated. Binding is illustrated card wrappers. Dimensions: 12 1/2" high by 10" wide. Pages 1-60 and pages 186-232 are advertisements for businesses in Egypt, mostly in Cairo or Alexandria, including Lipton's Tea; Travel & Freight Companies; Hotels; Engines; Land Allotment Companies; Engineers and Contratctors; Stationers etc. Advertisement for "Shell Specialized Lubrication" on rear cover. No signatures. Spine webbing exposed at gutter between pages 2 and 3. Some shelf wear to edges of wrappers. ; Folio 
Price: 117.00 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Pictures Of Travel In Far-Off Lands: A Companion To The Study Of Geography South America
3 Pictures Of Travel In Far-Off Lands: A Companion To The Study Of Geography South America
London T. Nelson And Sons 1871 First Edition Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
Binding loose. Gutters broken. Binding loose. ; 256 pages. Green cloth boards with gilt and black decoration. Page dimensions: 168mm x 108mm. Illustrated. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 26.00 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
4 Sounds of Modern Travel
Japan First Edition Card Covers Fair with no dust jacket 
Creasing to pages. Handling wear. Corners of leaves and boards a little dog-eared. Edges of spine heavily rubbed and worn. Spine faded. ; No date (c. 1960's). 4 leaves + illustrated card covers. The four leaves each have make a sound when the centre of the page is squeezed. Three lines of text in English on each page. Illustrations include: Greyhound Bus; Street-Cars (Trams); Douglas DC-7 and DC-12 aeroplanes; Cable Car; and a couple of Trains.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 23.40 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Repository of Modern Literature. Vol. 1.
5 The Repository of Modern Literature. Vol. 1.
London J. Robins & Co. [1823] First Edition Hardcover Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Rebound by amateur binder. Moderate foxing, quite heavy to the plates. Engraved title trimmed slightly without loss of printed area. Some small 1/4" chips and dampstains to margins of frontispiece. ; Uncommon. 560 pages + engraved title + plates. Rebound by amateur binder in half-leather binding. Marbled boards. Later endpapers. Page dimensions: 217 x 131mm. The "List of Embellishments" lists 48 illustrations, which are all present. These are a mix of engraved plates and in-text woodcut illustrations. The plate called for facing page 533 has been bound in as the frontispiece. A compendium of extracts on literature, travel, and biography, with some editorial comment. Pages 412-420 include extracts from John Franklin's "A Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea". "We never remember to have read a narrative more full of suffering and privation than that of Captain Franklin; and, at the same time, one which places the character of ther persons exposed to them in so respectable a light [. . .] The influence of religion in the human mind is here displayed in a most striking manner, and without any of that cant which sometimes makes it disgusting, and oftener doubtful" - page 420. Other contents briefly covered includes: Bruce's Account of Hyenas in Abyssinia; Cashmeer, Shawl Manufactory at; Dwight, Dr. on Fashionable Education in America; Elephant Hunting at the Cape of Good Hope; Female Heroism; Gymnosophists, or Naked Philosophers; Indian Wit and Gratitude; Pilgrimage of Mahometans to the Burial-place of Moses; Plum-pudding at Paris; Shakspeare, observations on his Richard III; Vaccination, discover of; Witchcraft, the power of. Illustrations include: The African Wild Boar in pursuit of a Hottentot; A Buffalo attacking Professor Thunberg and Party; Whale-Fishing near the Cape of Good Hope; The Skunk, a pestiferous animal. Botoeudo Indian Family; The Hyena, and Method of Catching It. 
Price: 312.00 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Travel In Italy
6 Travel In Italy
Rome Tourist Review Of The E.N.I.T and of the Italian State Railways 1934 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Some creasing to wrappers. Rubbing to paper spine. 1" tear at tail of spine. 1" tear at head of spine. ; 20 pages. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 335mm x 235mm. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 91.00 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Walkabout Magazine. December 1935 Australia And The South Seas
7 Walkabout Magazine. December 1935 Australia And The South Seas
Melbourne Australian National Travel Association 1935 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Some rusting to staples. Rubbing to ends of spine with 3/8" loss of paper. ; Illustrated paper wrappers. 64 pages. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 306mm x 241mm. Cover photo "Mountaineering in the New Zealand Alps." Selected contents: With The Buffalo Hunters by Charles H. Holmes; Tasman Island by E. K. Sinclair; Calf-Branding On A Cattle Station by Don Whitington; Mutton-Birds Of Bass Strait by M. S. R. Sharland; The Challenge Of The Peaks by Randolph Scott; Levuka by G. Scoresby Shepherd. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 97.50 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
8 Adams, C. Warren A Spring in the Canterbury Settlement
London Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1853 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
(viii) , 92, xi, (5) pages + frontis + 4 folding plates + 32 pages advertisements. Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering and blind stamped border on front board. Spine cloth torn down length of rear hinge - spine attached at front hinge only. 1/2" missing at head of spine. Binding loose. Frontis sellotaped to face page 1. Some foxing to frontis. First gathering nearly detached. Owner's stamp on title page. Complete. "Impressions of Lyttelton, Banks Peninsula, Christchuch and North Vanterbury, Motunau stations, sheep farming etc, based on 10-week stay in 1851." - Bagnall 41. "Account of a few months' travel, and impressions formed. " - Hocken.; 8vo 
Price: 188.50 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
9 Adams, C. Warren A Spring in the Canterbury Settlement
London Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1853 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
(viii) , 96, xi, (1) pages + frontis + 4 folding plates + 32 pages advertisements. Rebound in half-leather with 4 raised bands on the spine. 3" head section of half-title page replaced, not affecting text. Frontis has been bound in facing page 1. Owner's signature on title page and page 1. "Impressions of Lyttelton, Banks Peninsula, Christchuch and North Canterbury, Motunau stations, sheep farming etc, based on 10-week stay in 1851." - Bagnall 41. "Account of a few months' travel, and impressions formed. " - Hocken.; 8vo 
Price: 325.00 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
10 Alder, Garry Beyond Bokhara: The Life of William Moorcroft Asian Explorer and Pioneer Veterinary Surgeon 1767-1825
London Century Publishing (1985) 0712607226 / 9780712607223 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
No signatures. Dust wrapper is not price-clipped. ; 8vo 
Price: 325.00 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Rambles with a Philosopher; or, Views at the Antipodes, An Otagonian [pseudonym of John Turnbull Thomson]
11 An Otagonian [pseudonym of John Turnbull Thomson] Rambles with a Philosopher; or, Views at the Antipodes
Dunedin Mills, Dick & Co. 1867 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Cloth split along half of front joint, and along a third of the rear joint. Small loss of cloth at ends of spine. Some splits and small chips to the paper spine label. Gutters split at endpapers. Some foxing.; xi, [1], 250 pages. Original blue cloth covered limp card wrappers with printed paper spine label. Page dimensions: 189 x 123mm. This copy inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Geo Smith the Gift of the Author". Later owner's signature "A. D. Thomson" on front endpaper. Thomson was the Provincial Surveyor for the area from 1856 to 1876, and the first person to map the interior of Otago. [Bibliographical References: Bagnall 5549 - "the chief interest today in the notes is in the side glances at some old identities, Maoris and Maori villages and conditions of travel"; Hocken 252 - "Disquisitions on most subjects under the sun, in imaginary conversations with the 'Squire,' the 'Stranger,' and our 'Companion,' interspersed with notes on travel through the interior of Otago"; Griffiths "Books and Pamphlets on Southern New Zealand" E58-59 - "[Thomson] was one of the founding giants of the southern region [. . .] It was so difficult to imagine that only 19 years after the first migrants came ashore on a Dunedin beach, there should have been available an author, a printer and a local market to have made possible such a sophisticated, cerebral and fascinating book."] ; 8vo 
Price: 390.00 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Our Visit to Hindustan, Kashmir, and Ladakh, Aynsley, J. C. Murray (Mrs) [Harriet Georgiana Maria Murray-Ainsley (1827-1898)]
12 Aynsley, J. C. Murray (Mrs) [Harriet Georgiana Maria Murray-Ainsley (1827-1898)] Our Visit to Hindustan, Kashmir, and Ladakh
London Wm. H. Allen & Co. 1879 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Front board has been detached, with cloth split along entire length of front board. The front board has been inexpertly reattached with PVA glue. Lacking the front free endpaper. Inner margin of the half-title page glued down to the front pastedown endpaper. Large dampstain to the chromolithograph frontispiece. A 1/2" gouge missing from the upper blank margin of pages 262 to 362, not affecting the printed area. Gutter split at rear hinge. A 1" tear to cloth at head of rear joint. Rear board damaged with heavy indentations and gouge marks and tears to the cloth. Complete. Some condition problems, but nonetheless a scarce title in the original publisher's binding.; x, 326 pages + chromolithograph frontispiece. Publisher's red cloth boards with black and gilt decoration on spine and front board. Small gilt vignette illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 211 x 135mm. Contents: Arrival at Bombay; The Parsis; Bombay; Its public buildings; Sangor; Festival of the Mohurrun; Agra; Slight sketch of the history of the Moghul Empire in India from Tamerlane to Aurungzebe; Buildings at Agra; Those in the fort successively the work of Akbar, Jehangir, and Shar Jehan; Jumma Musjid; Taj Mahal; Tombs at Secundra, &c.,; Delhi; Its early history; Some account of the slave, Khilgi, and Toghlak dynasties; Jain temples at Delhi; The Jains and their religious tenets; Jumma Musjid; Other Mosques; The Fort; Asoka's lats, or pillars; The ridge; Its connection with the Mutiny of 1857; Lahore; Early Hindu traditions respecting it; Afghan incursions; Invasion by Mohammedan forces; Mahmood of Ghusnee; His campaigns in Hindostan; Comparisons between Hindus and Mohammedans; Tamerlane and Baber, their expeditions to India; Palace in the fort at Lahore; Kashi work; How supposed to have been made; Jehangir's tomb at Shadera; Nur-Mehal's tomb; Persian invasion of India; Lahore comes under Sikh rule; Tomb of Ranjit Singh; Mosque of Wazir Ali Khan; Preparing for camp life in Kashmir; Srinagar; Boats used in navigating the river Jelum; The races which people Kashmir; Liddar valley; Snowstorm in May; Lovely vegetation; Ancient temples at Martund and Avantipore; Gulmuge; Our log huts; Return to Srinigar; Dal Lake; Its floating islands; Gardens and palaces on its shores; Starting for Ladakh; Sonamurg; Ascent of the Zoji-la Pass; Dras; Native polo-playing; Namyika and Fot-la passes; Lama Yuru; Chinese account of the origin of the Thibetans; Their religion; Exclusion of Europeans from Chinese Thibet; Visit to Lama Serai, or monastery at Lama Yuru; Description of a religious service heard there; Nature of country between Lama Yuru and Leh; Leh; The dress of the inhabitants; Festival of the Dasera; Review of troops; Native dances; Lama religious dances; Visit to the Ranees; How tea is made in Thibet; Funeral rites; Buddha and his early history; Return to Srinagar; Detour to the temples at Wangat in the Sind valley; Temple at Pandrethan, near Srinagar; Leave Kashmir by Banihal Pass; Sialkote; Proclamation ceremonies at Delhi; Belgaum; Sketch of the history of the Dekhan, and rise of the Mahratta empire; Sevaji; His bold incursions; Country round Belgaum; Its climate; Old Jaina temples in fort; 'Idgah at Kurar; Old fort at Sattara; Buddhist cave-temples at Carlee; A Hindu women's festival at Saugor; Famine immigrants; Food of people in that district; Ghazipore; Opium factory; Tobacco cultivation and manufacture; Afghan population at Lumaneah; Buddhist remains at Sydpore; Lat at Bithri; Benares; Hionen Thsang, the Chinese pilgrim, visited Sarnath; Stupa there; Remains of supposed Buddhist buildings near the Bakriya Kund at Benares; Modern Benares; Particulars of a conversation with a learned Hindu Pundit; Pooja, or certain forms of Hindu worship as practised at Benares; Description of various temples in that city; Curious statements taken down from the mouth of a high-caste Brahmin; Commissioner's durbar at Benares; March to Jounpore; Interesting mosques at that place; Allahabad; Its fort; Miraculous tree in ancient temple; Lat of Asoka; Second visit to Agra; My husband's impressions of Taj; Futtehpore Sikri; Muttra; Ancient Buddhist statues found there; Distress amongst the native population; Old and modern temples at Bindrabun; Goverdhun; Temple of Hari Deva; Deeg; Bhurtpore; Jeypore; Amber the old capital of that State; Ajmere; Mayo College for native chiegs; Mosque said to have been built in two days and a half; Mohammedan mosque; Its rich foundation; Ulwar; Hindu reverence for the peepul-tree; Rajah's palace at Ulwar; Third visit to Delhi; Description of various tombs in the neighbourhood; Patan emperors of Delhi; Kuth Minar; Iron lat, or pillar; Toghlak dynasty; The city of Toghlakabad; S.P.G. mission work in Delhi; Meerut; Red-Sandstone tomb there; Sikh festival of the New Year at Amritsar; Baptism of Sikhs; Requirements of their religion; Origin of city at Amritsar; Golden Temple; Hindu festival of the diwali; Kashmir closed to travellers; Consequent change of plans; Dalhousie; Chumba; Visit to native ladies; Dharmsala; Old temples at Bijnath and Harra-bagh; Native states of Mundi, Suket, Bilaspore, and Erki; Singular mode of putting children to sleep; Simla; March from Simla towards Kulu; Jalouri Pass; Old temple at Bajoura; Sultanpore; Visit to Ranee; Tea-cultivation in Kulu; Nugger, the old capital; Manali, and curious wooden temple near Rotang Pass; Lahoul; Sheep and goats used as beasts of burden; German missionary establishment; Prophecy in Thibet respecting Queen Victoria; Snowed up in tents at nearly 15,000 feet above the sea; Passes into Kashmir again closed; Return to Kulu; The Solang Valley; Annual fair at Sultanpore; Meeting of the gods of the various villages in Kulu; Parbuti valley; Novel mode of crossing a river; Hot springs at Manikern; Bubu Pass; Return to Kangra valley; Fort at Kangra; Juwala Muki; Its sacred fires; Singular aspect of country near Hoshiarpore; Native Christian missionary; Jullunder; Return to Lahore; Lucknow; Its sad associations; Residency; Sketch of the History of Oudh and its rulers; Buildings at Lucknow; Claude Martin, the French adventurer, Fyzabad; Two large tombs; Ajoudhya; Cawnpore; Cawnpore to Poona; Rock-hewn temples at Poona; Hyderabad in the Dekhan; Short historical sketch of the present reigning family; The native city; Its varied and turbulent population; A breakfast at Sir Salar Jung's; Conclusion. [Bibliographical references: Marshall, 'Britain and Tibet', 1238 - "Includes an account of their travels in Ladakh, Kulu and Lahul from 1875-1877 and comments on the exclusion of Europeans from Tibet."; Robinson, 'Wayward Women', page 80 - "One Season, Mr and Mrs Aynsley decided to go to Hindustan. They had 'for some years had a great desire to visit our Indian possessions', and thus began in 1875 a love affair that lasted twenty-one years [. . .] Harriet Aynsley's particular interest was in the local legends and symbolism of India (earning her the singular feminine distinction of being elected an Associate of the Order of Freemasons) and all her travel accounts tend towards the scholarship of her articles for the 'Indian Antiquary' and her own posthumously published work 'Symbolisn of the East and West' (1900): she was a very objective lady traveller."; Yajushi (1984) A121 - "Mrs. Aynsley and her husband travelled to Leh from Srinagar via Zoji-la in 1876."; ; 8vo 
Price: 780.00 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Spain and Portugal: Handbook for Travellers, Baedeker, Karl
13 Baedeker, Karl Spain and Portugal: Handbook for Travellers
Leipsig Karl Baedeker 1901 Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
Covers rubbed and stained. Front hinge broken. Half-title and folding frontispiece map detached, folding frontispiece map with a 4" tear. Small tears to portions of folding maps protruding from the text block. Foxing. ; Second edition. lxxxviii, 608 pages + 7 colour maps. [Seller Ref: KnightCol]; 16mo 
Price: 44.20 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Road to Rakaposhi, Band, George
14 Band, George Road to Rakaposhi
London Travel Book Club Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
No signatures. A 1" tear in front panel of dust wrapper. Several 3/8" and smaller tears and a couple of 1/4" chips to edges of dust wrapper. Moderate rubbing to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; Travel Book Club edition. 192 pages + plates + maps on endpapers. Blue papered boards with black lettering on spine. "The story of the 1954 Cambridge University Mountaineering Club's expedition to the Karakoram in Northern Pakistan, its objective being 'Rakaposhi, one of the grandest of mountains'." - from dust wrapper blurb. ; 8vo 
Price: 39.00 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Constantinople: Ses Cites Franques et Levantines (Pera - Galata - Banlieue), Bareilles, Bertrand
15 Bareilles, Bertrand Constantinople: Ses Cites Franques et Levantines (Pera - Galata - Banlieue)
Paris Editions Bossard 1918 First Edition Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
Front board extensively water damaged. Dampstains to endpapers. Internally good. Some foxing and slight dampstains to margins of preliminary leaves. Ex-libris bookplate of Hardwicke Knight on front endpaper. ; 405, [1] pages + frontispiece. 1 full page plan. Brown cloth boards. Page dimensions: 224 x 140mm. Top page edges gilt. Text in French. Small vignette illustrations at the beginning of each chapter. [Seller Ref: KnightCol] ; 8vo 
Price: 162.50 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
A Catalogue of Books Suitable for Preservation including English Literature & History (Printed After 1700); Press Books; Fine Arts; Sports; Topography and Travel and a selection of Recent and Forthcoming Books, Bernard Quaritch Ltd.
16 Bernard Quaritch Ltd. A Catalogue of Books Suitable for Preservation including English Literature & History (Printed After 1700); Press Books; Fine Arts; Sports; Topography and Travel and a selection of Recent and Forthcoming Books
London Bernard Quaritch Ltd. 1966 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Moderate foxing and creasing to wrappers.; Antiquarian bookseller's catalogue from the London firm of Bernard Quaritch. Of note in this catalogue are 22 titles from William Morris' Kelmscott Press, including the Kelmscott Press Chaucer (1,400); also titles from the Fanfrolico Press; Golden Cockerel Press; Doves Press; Daniel Press; Cuala and Dun Emer Presses; and the Ashendene Press. 48 pages. Printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 235 x 155mm. ; Catalogue No. 875; 8vo 
Price: 28.60 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Arctic and Antarctic: The Technique of Polar Travel, Bertram, Colin
17 Bertram, Colin Arctic and Antarctic: The Technique of Polar Travel
Cambridge W. Heffer & Sons (1939) First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Some rubbing and small marks to boards. Some spots of foxing to top page edges. Owner's name in light pencil on half-title page. No dust wrapper. ; xii, [2], 125 pages + frontispiece + 24 illustrations on 12 plate leaves + in-text illustrations + maps on endpapers. Blue cloth boards with gilt illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 235 x 150mm. ; 8vo 
Price: 31.20 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Discovery and Re-Discovery of Wellington Harbour with remarks by early voyages on the local natives, etc., Best, Elsdon
18 Best, Elsdon The Discovery and Re-Discovery of Wellington Harbour with remarks by early voyages on the local natives, etc.
Wellington Government Printing Office (1989) 0477014941 / 9780477014946 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures.; 1989 facsimile reprint of a title originally published in 1918. 44 pages. Card wrappers. Page dimensions: 183 x 119mm. New Zealand history, travel and exploration. "In this lively and informative little publication, pioneer ethnologist Elsdon Best summarises the logs and journals of Cook, D'Urville, Herd and Barrett to tell the fascinating story of Wellington Harbour" - from blurb on rear wrapper.; 12mo 
Price: 36.40 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Journal of a Tour in Sicily, Bevington, S. B. (Col.) [Samuel Bourne]
19 Bevington, S. B. (Col.) [Samuel Bourne] Journal of a Tour in Sicily
London F. Shaw & CO. 1905 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
Boards rubbed with flecking to cloth. Some insect damage along inner margins of front endpaper. ; 97, [1] pages. Khaki cloth boards with gilt lettering and black circular illustration (face with wings and three legs) on front board. Page dimensions: 178 x 118mm. One full page portrait illustration + 7 other full page illustrations. Reprinted from the "Southwark Recorder." Uncommon, WorldCat locates only the British Library copy. This copy inscribed and signed by the author: "Robert Foster / from the author / Samuel B. Bevington / [?] 1905". Detailed observations on the people and sights of the region, with reflections on the ancient history and legends. "The peasantry coming in from the country are, as a rule, well clothed, but frequently in garments very much patched, and without much attention to the matching of the colour of the patch inserted, while some of the shepherds wear goat-skin breeches with the long hair outside, in the style of Robinson Crusoe" - page 32. ; 12mo; Signed by Author 
Price: 130.00 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Song of the Stone, Brailsford, Barry
20 Brailsford, Barry Song of the Stone
Hamilton Stoneprint Press (1995) 0958350205 / 9780958350204 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Some fading to spine. ; 192 pages. Pictorial papered boards with tuatara illustration on front board. Page dimensions: oblong 237 x 215mm. This copy inscibed by the author on the front endpaper: "Kia ora e hoa / Kia Kaha! Travel well. Barry Brailsford." Previous owners' gift inscription on title page. "'Song of the Stone' describes his fascinating odyssey into the world of the wisdomkeepers in New Zealand and North America. Barry says his love of the land, and the mystery of the past, is his birthright. Born in Mawhera, tha ancient anchorage of the great navigator and stone worker, Poutini, and nurture by the wild coastlines and forested mountains of Westland [...]"; 8vo ; Signed by Author 
Price: 78.00 NZD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
  1  2 3 4 5 6 7  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to renaissancebooksnz@gmail.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie