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41 Baxter, James K. The Labyrinth: Some Uncollected Poems 1944-72
Wellington Oxford University Press 1974 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
76 pages. Maroon wrappers. Softcover edition. (This title was also issued in a cloth bound edition. ) Moderate rubbing and creasing to margins of wrappers. Triangle cut from corner of front endpaper. Owner's inscription on front endpaper.; 8vo 
Price: 24.30 NZD
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The Man on the Horse, Baxter, James K.
42 Baxter, James K. The Man on the Horse
Dunedin, New Zealand University of Otago Press 1967 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Fading to wrappers. Creasing to spine.; This copy has been signed and inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "For Janet Goddard / 1967 / James K. Baxter." Also with owner's inscription on the title page: "Goddard / End of '67". 155 pages. Printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 202 x 136mm. "The Man on the Horse" is a book of Baxter's literary criticism. Baxter's foreword begins: "The four lectures which make up the largest part of this book were written in 1966, as a product of the unusual leisure I had as Robert Burns Fellow in residence at the University of Otago."; 8vo ; Signed by Author 
Price: 351.00 NZD
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43 Baxter, James K. The Man on the Horse
Dunedin University of Otago Press 1967 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Rubbing to edges of spine. Overall a nice copy of this title.; 155 pages. Printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 213 x 138mm. "The Man on the Horse" is a book of Baxter's literary criticism. Baxter's foreword begins: "The four lectures which make up the largest part of this book were written in 1966, as a product of the unusual leisure I had as Robert Burns Fellow in residence at the University of Otago."; 8vo 
Price: 40.50 NZD
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44 Baxter, James K. The Sore-Footed Man. the Temptations of Oedipus
Auckland Heinemann Educational Books 1971 First Edition Original Wraps Good+ with no dust jacket 
[xii], 83 pages. Dimensions: 10" by 7". Series title: "New Zealand Playwrights". Two plays. No signatures. Some rubbing to edges and corners of wrappers. 1/2" tear in margin of half title page. Rubber stamp "Sample" on title page. ; 8vo 
Price: 31.05 NZD
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45 Baxter, James K. Thoughts About the Holy Spirit
[s. l.] James K. Baxter (1973) First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's signature. Some fading and foxing to wrappers. Some minor pencil marginalia (asterisks in the margins). ; Uncommon. 46 pages. Green printed wrappers with dove illustration. Page dimensions: 213 x 139mm. Prose and poetry by the New Zealand poet. "From a Reading of the Prison Letters of Paul". Catholicism, Christianity, religious musings.; 8vo 
Price: 81.00 NZD
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Music and Manners: Personal Reminiscences and Sketches of Character. In Two Volumes., Beatty-Kingston, W.
46 Beatty-Kingston, W. Music and Manners: Personal Reminiscences and Sketches of Character. In Two Volumes.
London Chapman and Hall 1887 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Hinges broken on both volumes. Preliminary leaves i-vi detached and loose in Volume Two. Moderate foxing. Previous owner's rubber name stamps. Loss of cloth at head of spines on both volumes. 30mm tears to cloth at head of joints on Volume One. Newspaper review of this title from an 1887 edition of "The Athenaeum" pasted to front endpaper of Volume One. ; Two volumes (complete). Volume One ("Music"): x, 390 pages. Volume Two ("Manners"): vi, 351, [1] pages + 40 pages advertisements. Blue cloth boards with gilt musical notation on front boards. "In the cours of his journalistic travels Mr. Kingston met many musical celebrities, most of whom are still living, and his observations concerning their artistic and intellectual gifts as well as their personal qualities are generally characterized by keen and correct judgment" - from the "Athenaeum" review. History of music, Europe, 19th century.; 8vo 
Price: 202.50 NZD
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47 Beckett, Samuel Malone Dies
London John Calder 1958 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good in Good dust jacket 
First UK edition. First printing. (vi) , 120 pages. Black cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. No signatures. 3/8" chips missing at head and tail of dustwrapper spine. 1.5" tears in head edge of dustwrapper and at head of dustwrapper spine. Dustwrapper protected in archival mylar cover. Some rubbing to edges of spine and boards. Some rubbing and soiling to dustwrapper. ; 8vo 
Price: 87.75 NZD
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Molloy, Beckett, Samuel
48 Beckett, Samuel Molloy
Paris Olympia Press (1955) First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Owner's names and annotation on half title. 3/8" chips at ends of spine. Vertical crease to spine. Edges of spine and wrappers rubbed and worn. 3/8" surface chips at some corners of wrappers. Pages edges browned and spotted. ; The first edition in the English language. Translated from the original French by Patrick Bowles in collaboration with the author. 241, [2] pages. Blue, green and black wrappers. French flaps. Page dimensions: 180 x 130mm. Imprint at rear of book: "Printed March 1955 by Imprimerie Mazarine Paris". Top of rear flap has 'FRS 1.200". ; 8vo 
Price: 151.20 NZD
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49 Bell, John In the Shadow of the Bush: A New Zealand Romance
London Sands & Co. 1899 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Cloth covers rubbed and faded. Gutter cracked at front hinge. Short split between two gatherings. ; A novel. "In one of the lately-settled bush districts of the Wellington Province, where the clearings were as yet comparatively few and of no very great extent - islands only as yet in the great sea of forest that stretched back for many miles over more or less broken country to the foot of the higher ranges, themselves forest clad - this story opens." - the opening sentence. [References: Bagnall B613 - "A romance set in the 70 Mile Bush town of Bloomsbury"; Burns p. 10. - "Life in a bush district of the Wellington province where men and women develop a new township".] ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; [iv], 320 
Price: 87.75 NZD
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These Twain, Bennett, Arnold
50 Bennett, Arnold These Twain
London Methuen & Co. (1915) First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Quite heavy foxing. Cloth boards with heavy staining. Dust stains to page edges. A couple of knocks and bruises to page edges. A rough reading copy. Joints and hinges intact. ; 526 pages. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Blind-stamped decoration and lettering on front board. Page dimensions: 189 x 122mm. A novel. "In the year 1892 Bleakridge, residential suburb of Bursley, was still most plainly divided into old and new [. . .]" - the opening sentence. ; 8vo 
Price: 54.00 NZD
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Five Metaphysical Poets - Donne - Herbert - Vaughan - Crashaw - Marvell, Bennett, Joan
51 Bennett, Joan Five Metaphysical Poets - Donne - Herbert - Vaughan - Crashaw - Marvell
Cambridge Cambridge University Press (1964) Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
No signatures. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; Revised edition. This 1964 edition has added a new chapter on Andrew Marvell, and a new Preface dated 1963. This title was first published in 1934, with a second edition in 1953. xi, [1], 151 pages. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 196 x 119mm. English literature, literary criticism. "She shows that, if we retain the word 'metaphysical' as a label for a poetic tradition, it is as appropriate to Marvell as it is to Vaughan, and more so than to Crashaw. In particular, Mrs Bennett brings out very clearly the real nature of the connection between the earlier love-poetry of Donne and his later religious poetry." - from TLS review quoted on dust-jacket. 
Price: 43.20 NZD
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Nomogenesis: Or Evolution Determined by Law, Berg, Leo S.; with an introduction by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson; translated from the Russian by J. N. Rostovtsow
52 Berg, Leo S.; with an introduction by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson; translated from the Russian by J. N. Rostovtsow Nomogenesis: Or Evolution Determined by Law
London Constable & Company 1926 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-libris Hardwicke Knight, with his bookplate on the front endpaper. A nice copy of this title.; xviii, 477, [1] pages + [2] pages advertisements. Green cloth boards. Page dimensions: 216 x 137mm. Biology, evolutionary theory. "The object of the following pages is to show that the evolution of organisms is the result of certain processes inherent in them, which are based upon law. Evolution is Nomogenesis, development in accordance with definite laws, and not, as was believed by Darwin, development due to chance" - from the Introduction. [Seller ref: KnightCol]; 8vo 
Price: 148.50 NZD
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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.
53 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: 29.70 NZD
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Collected Poems, Bethell, Mary Ursula
54 Bethell, Mary Ursula Collected Poems
Christchurch The Caxton Press 1950 First Edition Hardcover Fair in Fair dust jacket 
Ex-library. Library stamps, labels and markings. Front hinge split with spine mull visible. Edges of boards rubbed and worn, with some loss of cloth. Dust-jacket trimmed 1/2" shorter than book. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 111 pages + 1 folding plate. Blue cloth boards with maroon lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 214 x 138mm. New Zealand poet. Includes poems from the author's previous collections: From a Garden in the Antipodes; Time and Place; Day and Night; along with Other Poems; Six Memorials; and By the River Ashley. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall B763]. 
Price: 54.00 NZD
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"And How Do You Like This Country?": Stories of New Zealand, Binswanger, Otti
55 Binswanger, Otti "And How Do You Like This Country?": Stories of New Zealand
Christchurch Walter Brookes 1945 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
2/3" missing at tail of spine. Some splitting along joints. Foxing to wrappers. Internally very good. No signatures.; 85 pages. French flaps. Page dimensions: 200 x 139mm. New Zealand literature, short stories. Contents: "God's Own Country"; Forgotten; So Green was my Playground; A Summer Evening; Life can be so simple; Turnips; Love; An End to Pioneering. ; 8vo 
Price: 45.90 NZD
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An Introduction to the Language of Literature, Blake, N. F.
56 Blake, N. F. An Introduction to the Language of Literature
Houndmills Macmillan (1990) 0333454111 / 9780333454114 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
(vi), 152 pages. "The aim of this book is to explain style in terms which do not presuppose too extensive an acquaintaince on the part of the reader with linguistic terminology. Its orientation is not basically theoretical. It attempts to provide help in a pragmatic way for those who recognize the importance of language in literature, but who do not know where to start or how to exploit the particular knowledge and skills the possess. The book is designed for sixth formers preparing for the new A level English language exams, but it is also for undergraduates."Table of Contents:Introduction - Sentence Structure - Group Structure: The Noun Group - Group Structure: The Other Groups - Vocabulary - Sounds and Patterns - Pragmatics and Literature Texts - Cohesion - Conclusion - Suggested Further Reading - Index.; 8vo 
Price: 32.40 NZD
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57 Bland, Peter My Side of the Story: Poems 1960-64
Auckland Mate Books 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
No signatures. A couple of 1/4" tears and moderate rubbing at head of dust wrapper spine. Some spots of foxing to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 47 pages. Cloth covers with illustration in red on front board.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.65 NZD
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The Secret Seven Adventure, Blyton, Enid; illustrated by George Brook
58 Blyton, Enid; illustrated by George Brook The Secret Seven Adventure
London Brockhampton Press (1951) Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Previous owner's signature. Loss to upper 3/8" along top margin of rear panel of dust wrapper. Staining to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper is price clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; Second printing. 127 pages. Illustrated boards.; 8vo 
Price: 27.00 NZD
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59 Boldrewood, Rolf [Pseudonym Of Thomas Sylvester Browne] My Run Home
London Macmillan and Co. 1897 Original Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
"Macmillan's Colonial Library". (iv) , 458 pages + 8 pages advertisements. Front free endpaper replaced. Bookstore stamp on half-title page. Owner's signature on title page. 1/2" tears at head and tail of spine. Cloth covers rubbed and stained. ; 8vo 
Price: 32.40 NZD
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60 Bourne, Lawrence The Radium Casket
Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
Copyright page has "Printed 1926 in Great Britain by R. Clay and Sons". 160 pages + colour frontispiece + 12 illustrations (some full page). Multi-coloured papered boards. Purple lettering on front board. Spine is green with black lettering. Dimensions: 8 1/2" by 6 3/8" by 1 5/8". No signatures. Some spots of foxing to a few leaves at rear. Some spotting to top page edges. Dust wrapper has a 3" ragged tear in front panel and a 2" ragged tear in the rear panel. 1" and smaller chips at edges and corners of dustwrapper. 1" chip at head of dust wrapper spine. Dust wrapper in archival mylar cover. ; 8vo 
Price: 81.00 NZD
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