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1 Chidgey, Catherine & Nigel Cox; William Direen; Stevan Eldred-Grigg; James McNeish; Cilla McQueen; Sarah Quigley; Tina Shaw; Philip Temple; Hone Tuwhare Dies ist eine wahre Geschichte: Neuseelandische Autoren in Berlin
Berlin Daad Berliner Kunstlerprogramm 2002 3893571019 / 9783893571017 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Small crease to tail corner of rear wrapper. ; Softcover. French wraps. An anthology of original poetry and prose in German by New Zealand writers living in Berlin. The text is in German, with the exception of the poem "Berlin Schoneberg" by Hone Tuwhare, which is presented here in English as drawn by Ralph Hotere - "I know it still - the bite / and crunch of your Winter / winds, the sudden stir / of snow". ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 109, [4] 
Price: 162.50 NZD
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2 Garrett, Simon (ed.); Contributors: Don Selwyn; Roma Potiki; Rore Hapipi; Hone Tuwhare; Rena Owen; Riwia Brown; John Broughton He Reo Hou: 5 plays by Maori playwrights
Wellington Playmarket (1991) 0908607261 / 9780908607266 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's signature. Heavy crease to front wrapper. Light crease to first few leaves.; 239, [8] pages. Page dimensions: 210 x 147mm. Includes the play "In the Wilderness Without a Hat" by Hone Tuwhare on pp. 54-123. With photographic illustrations of each of the playwrights. Rena Owen starred in the film "Once Were Warriors". Her play in this collection is titled "Te Awa i Tahuti". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 19.50 NZD
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He Reo Hou: 5 plays by Maori playwrights, Garrett, Simon (ed.); Contributors: Don Selwyn; Roma Potiki; Rore Hapipi; Hone Tuwhare; Rena Owen; Riwia Brown; John Broughton
3 Garrett, Simon (ed.); Contributors: Don Selwyn; Roma Potiki; Rore Hapipi; Hone Tuwhare; Rena Owen; Riwia Brown; John Broughton He Reo Hou: 5 plays by Maori playwrights
Wellington Playmarket (1991) 0908607261 / 9780908607266 First Edition Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Moderate rubbing to edges and corners of spine and wrappers.; 239, [8] pages. Includes the play "In the Wilderness Without a Hat" by Hone Tuwhare on pp. 54-123. With photographic illustrations of each of the playwrights. Rena Owen starred in the film "Once Were Warriors". Her play in this collection is titled "Te Awa i Tahuti". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 65.00 NZD
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4 McKay, Frank (ed.); contributors include Alistair Campbell; Ruth Dallas; Sam Hunt; Brian Turner; Hone Tuwhare; Ian Wedde Poetry New Zealand. Volume Five.
Dunedin John Mcindoe 0868680419 / 9780868680415 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Owner's inscription on inside front cover. Moderate foxing and a few small marks to card wrappers. Moderate rubbing to edges of wrappers.; 96 pages. Card wrappers. Dimensions: 8 3/8" by 5 3/8". An anthology of New Zealand poems. Many, but not all, have been previously published elsewhere. ; 8vo 
Price: 22.10 NZD
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Autograph Letter, Tuwhare, Hone
5 Tuwhare, Hone Autograph Letter
Dunedin 1976 First Edition Ephemera Good with no dust jacket 
An aerogramme from Hone Tuwhare to Malta Sidney, dated 9 August 1976. 1 page of autograph writing in red pen, signed "Hone". Page dimensions: 294 x 213mm. Blue paper. A 3/8" chip without loss of text, and a 3/4" tear along one fold. Extensive creasing and fold marks. Tuwhare was living in a flat at 367 High Street, Dunedin at the time of writing of this letter. The letter expresses Tuwhare's concern about retrieving correspondence relating to his succession to Maori lands. ; Ephemera 
Price: 364.00 NZD
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Deep River Talk: Collected Poems, Tuwhare, Hone
6 Tuwhare, Hone Deep River Talk: Collected Poems
Auckland Godwit Press (1993) 0908877323 / 9780908877324 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Very slight rubbing to ends of spine and to corners of boards. Some foxing to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 200 pages. Blue papered boards. Number 140 of a limited hardback edition of 500 copies. This volume has selected poems from No Ordinary Sun; Come Rain Hail; Sapwood and Milk; Something Nothing; Making A Fist Of It; Year Of The Dog; Mihi; Short Back & Sideways and New Poems.; 8vo 
Price: 227.50 NZD
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Galley Proofs for "Something Nothing"; Hone Tuwhare's fourth collection of poetry., Tuwhare, Hone
7 Tuwhare, Hone Galley Proofs for "Something Nothing"; Hone Tuwhare's fourth collection of poetry.
Dunedin Caveman Press (1974) First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Corrected galley proofs for Hone Tuwhare's fourth book of poetry, "Something Nothing". This title was published in Dunedin by the Caveman Press in 1974. Loose long galley leaves, dimensions: 152 x 456 mm. The leaves are printed on one side only. The leaves are held loosely within cloth boards with ties and a printed paper label on the front board. The manuscript corrections consist of the removal of the comma from "Something, Nothing" at each occurence, and changes to the page numbering. There are also a few handwritten notes (presumably made by the Caveman Press publisher Trevor Reeves) on the first leaf. The proofs do not have the contents page or the copyright page, but there is a note that the contents page is to be made in the same style as that used in "Sapwood and Milk". The illustrations by Robin White, which appear in the final published book, are not included. There are a few stains to the first few leaves, and some rubbing and wear to the corners of some leaves. "Something Nothing" has some of Tuwhare's best poems, including "Ron Mason", written after the death of RAK Mason. Several poems from "Something Nothing" were used in later anthologies of Tuwhare's poems: "Selected Poems" (1980) had seven poems from Something Nothing (along with 20 from No Ordinary Sun, 5 from Come Rain Hail, 5 from Sapwood and Milk, and 2 from Making a Fist of It.) In "Year of the Dog, Poems New and Selected"(1982), 12 of the 32 poems were from Something Nothing. In "Was Wirklicher ist als Sterben" (1985), 5 of the 33 poems were from Something Nothing. ; Folio 
Price: 6500.00 NZD
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8 Tuwhare, Hone No Ordinary Sun
Dunedin John McIndoe 1977 Third Edition Original Wraps Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Moderate rubbing to wrappers. Light crease to corner of rear wrapper. Some spotting to top page edges. Internally clean. ; 47 pages. First printing of the third edition. This edition includes 5 new poems, as well as some "minor changes" made to earlier poems. The cover illustration is "Dark Mountain" (Putauaki) by Marilynn Webb. ; 8vo 
Price: 91.00 NZD
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9 Tuwhare, Hone No Ordinary Sun
Auckland Blackwood and Janet Paul 1964 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Slight foxing to wrappers. Some creasing to spine. Minor spotting to top page edges. Binding tight. A nice copy.; First printing. [2], 38 pages. Card covers with printed dust-jacket, dust-jacket attached at spine. Dimensions: 8 5/8" by 5 1/2". Cover illustration by Warwick Bradshaw. The author's first book. ; 8vo 
Price: 455.00 NZD
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No Ordinary Sun, Tuwhare, Hone
10 Tuwhare, Hone No Ordinary Sun
Auckland Blackwood and Janet Paul 1964 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Small 4mm tear at tail of spine. Small unobtrusive 1/2" tape stain on front wrapper. Previous owner's inscription in Maori by Joan Metge on front endpaper "Ki a kingi rana ko Manu, He tohu aroha, tenei moa korua manaakitanga, Arohanui, Joan Metge. 24.3.65." Also a couple of earlier prices in pencil on front endpaper, which could be erased. A nice copy of the first edition of Tuwhare's first book of poems. ; First printing. [2], 38 pages. Card covers with printed dust-jacket, dust-jacket attached at spine. Page dimensions: 220 x 137mm. Cover illustration by Warwick Bradshaw. Acclaimed New Zealand poet. The author's first book. Selected poem titles: The Sea, to the Mountains, to the River; Mauri; No Ordinary Sun; Moon Daughter; Importune the East Wind; Old Man Chanting in the Dark.; 8vo 
Price: 416.00 NZD
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No Ordinary Sun, Tuwhare, Hone
11 Tuwhare, Hone No Ordinary Sun
Dunedin John McIndoe 1977 0908565364 / 9780908565368 Third Edition Original Wraps Near Fine with no dust jacket 
No signatures. A nice copy.; 47 pages. First printing of the third edition. This edition includes 5 new poems, as well as some "minor changes" made to earlier poems. The cover illustration is "Dark Mountain" (Putauaki) by Marilynn Webb. "For this, the third edition, Hone Tuwhare has added five new poems which have not before appeared in book form.' - from blurb on rear wrapper.; 8vo 
Price: 117.00 NZD
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No Ordinary Sun, Tuwhare, Hone
12 Tuwhare, Hone No Ordinary Sun
Auckland Blackwood and Janet Paul 1964 First Edition Softcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Spine missing. Moderate foxing and staining to wrappers. A 1" tear to margin of rear wrapper. Previous owner's signature and inscription on front endpaper. 1" corner clipped from front endpaper. Pen check mark by a couple of poems. ; First printing. [2], 38 pages. Card covers with printed dust-jacket, dust-jacket attached at spine. Page dimensions: 218 x 135mm. Cover illustration by Warwick Bradshaw. Acclaimed New Zealand poet. The author's first book. Selected poem titles: The Sea, to the Mountains, to the River; Mauri; No Ordinary Sun; Moon Daughter; Importune the East Wind; Old Man Chanting in the Dark. ; 8vo 
Price: 286.00 NZD
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No Ordinary Sun, Tuwhare, Hone
13 Tuwhare, Hone No Ordinary Sun
Auckland Blackwood and Janet Paul (1965) Softcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
No signatures. Price-clipped from front flap of wrapper. Rubbing to edges of spine.; 1965 reprint. 42 pages. White card covers with yellow wrapper attached at spine. Dimensions: 8 5/8" by 5 1/2". Cover illustration by Warwick Bradshaw. The author's first book of poetry. 
Price: 110.50 NZD
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Oooooo......! ! !, Tuwhare, Hone
14 Tuwhare, Hone Oooooo......! ! !
Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand Steele Roberts (2005) 1877338699 / 9781877338694 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Pencil price partly erased from half title page. ; First printing. 96 pages. Page dimensions: 211 x 134mm. "[...] presenting diverse new poems alongside earlier unpublished work. It is a wild, unpredictable expression of exuberance for words, love, and social justice. " - from blurb on rear wrapper.; 8vo 
Price: 41.60 NZD
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15 Tuwhare, Hone Oooooo......! ! !
Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand Steele Roberts (2005) 1877338699 / 9781877338694 First Edition Softcover As New with no dust jacket Signed by Author
First printing. 96 pages. Signed by the author in black ink on the title page. "[...] presenting diverse new poems alongside earlier unpublished work. It is a wild, unpredictable expression of exuberance for words, love, and social justice. " - from blurb on rear wrapper.; 8vo ; Signed by Author 
Price: 156.00 NZD
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16 Tuwhare, Hone Oooooo......! ! !
Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand Steele Roberts (2005) 1877338699 / 9781877338694 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
First printing. 96 pages. "[...] presenting diverse new poems alongside earlier unpublished work. It is a wild, unpredictable expression of exuberance for words, love, and social justice. " - from blurb on rear wrapper.; 8vo 
Price: 44.20 NZD
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17 Tuwhare, Hone Oooooo......! ! !
Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand Steele Roberts (2005) 1877338699 / 9781877338694 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Slight crease to front wrapper. Some rubbing to corners of wrappers. ; First printing. 96 pages. "[...] presenting diverse new poems alongside earlier unpublished work. It is a wild, unpredictable expression of exuberance for words, love, and social justice. " - from blurb on rear wrapper.; 8vo 
Price: 41.60 NZD
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18 Tuwhare, Hone Oooooo......! ! !
Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand Steele Roberts (2005) 1877338699 / 9781877338694 First Edition Softcover Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
First printing. 96 pages. Signed by the author in blue ink on the title page. "[...] presenting diverse new poems alongside earlier unpublished work. It is a wild, unpredictable expression of exuberance for words, love, and social justice. " - from blurb on rear wrapper.; 8vo ; Signed by Author 
Price: 175.50 NZD
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Oooooo......!!!, Tuwhare, Hone
19 Tuwhare, Hone Oooooo......!!!
Wellington Steele Roberts (2005) 1877338699 / 9781877338694 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Small mark to rear board where adhesive sticker has been. ; 96 pages. Illustrated card wrappers. Page dimensions: 213mm x 129mm. First Printing. "I see you maggot,/ cuddled around/ a spear of grass/ growing from a mere/ jumble of now-fleshless/ bones - the left-overs/ of a sumptuous feast. Soon/ your body will change/ your wings glisten &/ dry, and as you/ draw strength from/ the Sun; check the/ pads on your feet/ take flight & buzz/ the odours of a rich/ man's kitchen or the/ weeping sores of the/ poor." - from the poem Ode To A Blowfly. ; 8vo 
Price: 45.50 NZD
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Piggy-Back Moon, Tuwhare, Hone
20 Tuwhare, Hone Piggy-Back Moon
Auckland Godwit (2001) 1869620771 / 9781869620776 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Hotere, Ralph 
No signatures. A 12mm tear in the front panel of the dust wrapper. Dustwrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 78 pages. Brown boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 213 x 136mm. An edition of 2000 numbered copies, this is copy number 944. With an introduction by Janet Hunt and a frontispiece illustration by Ralph Hotere. "Piggy-back Moon, the collection that results from Hone Tuwhare's term as Poet Laureate, celebrates a specific place and time - his home at Kaka Point in South Otago in his later years. // The poems are about the everyday matters of life: gathering food, eating, making love; about visiting sparrows and a passing cat." - from dust wrapper blurb. ; Te Mata Estate Poet Laureate 02; 8vo 
Price: 156.00 NZD
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