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Mr. Washington, Bowen, Marjorie
61 Bowen, Marjorie Mr. Washington
London Methuen & Co. (1914) First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Ex-public library with library rubber stamps. Ex-libris bookplate of Hardwicke Knight. Hinges broken and loose. Moderate foxing. Dust stains to spine and boards.; vi, (7)-282 pages. Blue cloth boards with lettering and decoration on spine and blind-stamped title on front board. Page dimensions: 187 x 122mm. A historical novel, George Washington, Williamsburg, Martha Dandridge. [Seller ref: Knightcol] ; 8vo 
Price: 40.50 NZD
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62 Brasch, Charles (Ed. ) ; [James K. Baxter (Contributor) ] Landfall: a New Zealand Quarterly. Vol 4 No I. March 1950
Christchurch The Caxton Press 1950 First Edition Original Wraps Fair with no dust jacket 
Ex-library with rubber stamps. 1/4" missing at head and tail of paper spine. 3/4" tear at head of spine. This issue has seven poems by James K. Baxter: Venetian Blinds; Wild Bees; The Morgue; The Hermit; On Entering Lyttelton Harbour; Poem in the Matukituki Valley. Also containing the poem "November Elergy" by Allen Curnow. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 
Price: 22.95 NZD
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Home Ground, Brasch, Charles; edited by Alan Roddick
63 Brasch, Charles; edited by Alan Roddick Home Ground
Christchurch Caxton Press 1974 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
No signatures. A 1/2" tear at corner of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 62 pages. Poetry. The author's sixth collection of poetry, published after his death in 1972. ; 8vo 
Price: 47.25 NZD
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Library Advertising: "Publicity" Methods for Public Libraries, Library-Work with Children, Rural Library Schemes, &c. with a chapter on the Cinema and Library, Briscoe, Walter A.
64 Briscoe, Walter A. Library Advertising: "Publicity" Methods for Public Libraries, Library-Work with Children, Rural Library Schemes, &c. with a chapter on the Cinema and Library
London Grafton & Co. 1921 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's blind name-stamp on title page, Hardwicke Knight. Small dampstain to margin of rear pastedown. Fading to boards.; "The Coptic Series". 127, [1] pages. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 183 x 118mm. Illustrated. Includes examples of posters suitable for advertising public libraries, with slogans like "True Democracy [. . .] The most democractic instituion in existence is the Public Library", and quotes in favour of public libraries, e.g. "We want to see an educated working class [. . .]" - J. R. Clynes. Briscoe was the City Librarian at Nottingham. [Seller ref: Knightcol] ; 8vo 
Price: 43.20 NZD
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The World of Spiders, Bristowe, W. S.
65 Bristowe, W. S. The World of Spiders
London Collins 1958 0002195585 / 9780002195584 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's signature. Some foxing to endpapers.; xii, [1], 304, [2] pages + plates. Green cloth boards. "From the first chapter, dealing with spiders in literature and superstition, to the last, on collecting spiders, he blends wisdom with wit. Whilst disclosing the marvels of spider life, he adopts an evolutionary approach which takes him back to early beginnings in the Devonian epoch in his search for explanations of their present structure and habits." A volume in the celebrated New Naturalist Library. "[. . .] we have now come to look forward to new volumes in this series - well written, beautifully produced, and awakening interest in some fresh feature of Britain's countryside" - quoted from a Guardian review of the series. ; Series title: The New Naturalist No. 38; 8vo 
Price: 79.65 NZD
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The Arthur of the Welsh: The Arthurian Legend in Medieval Welsh Literature, Bromwich, Rachel, A. O. H. Jarman, & Brynley F. Roberts (eds.)
66 Bromwich, Rachel, A. O. H. Jarman, & Brynley F. Roberts (eds.) The Arthur of the Welsh: The Arthurian Legend in Medieval Welsh Literature
Cardiff University of Wales Press 1991 0708313078 / 9780708313077 First Edition Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Wrappers laminated in clear plastic.; xiv, 310 pages + frontispiece. Page dimensions: 243 x 172mm. A collection of essays. Various contributors. Literary criticism.; 4to 
Price: 47.25 NZD
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Arabian Medicine The FitzPatrick Lectures delivered at the College of Physicians in November 1919 and November 1920, Browne, E. G.
67 Browne, E. G. Arabian Medicine The FitzPatrick Lectures delivered at the College of Physicians in November 1919 and November 1920
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
No signatures. Some marginalia. A 1/2" tear at head of dust wrapper spine. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 1962 reprint of a work originally published in 1921. ix, [1], 138 pages + frontispiece. Red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 26 x 138m. "I have sought on the one hand to indicate the part played by the scholards and physicians of Islam, and especially of Persia, in the transmission of medical science through the dark ages from the decline of the ancient to the rise of the modern learning; and on the other to suggest to lovers of Arabic and Persian literature in the wider sense that hierto they have perhaps allowed the poets and euphuists to occupy a disproportionate amount of their attention [ . . . ]" ; 8vo 
Price: 44.00 NZD
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68 Bruce, Marjory (Ed. ) More Fairy Tales
London George G. Harrap & Company 1934 First Thus Very Good- in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Fry, Nora & Honor C. Appleton 
120 pages + colour frontis + 3 colour plates + b&w in-text illustrations. Pictorial papered boards with cloth spine. Dimensions: 10 1/4" by 7 7/8". 3/8" loss to paper at edges of corners of boards. Owner's inscription. Dust wrapper has several 2-3" repairs and several 1/2" chips. Adhesive tape repairs to reverse of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper in mylar cover. The colour frontis and 3 colour plate are all by Honor C. Appleton. Contents: The Four Seasons; The Pied Piper; The Golden Bird; Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp; The Boy who Learned the Language of the Beasts; Titelli-Ture; The Brahman, the Tiger, and the Six Judges; Donkey-Skin; Sleeping Beauty; Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves; Riquet with the Tuft; The Nose; Urashima Taro. ; 4to 
Price: 81.00 NZD
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Back to Billabong, Bruce, Mary Grant
69 Bruce, Mary Grant Back to Billabong
London Ward, Lock & Co. [c1939] Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Ex-libris Paul Aubin. Previous owner's signature dated 1942. Moderate foxing. Chips and tears to dust-jacket. Price clipped from lower corner of front flap of dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; Reprint. "Thirtieth Thousand" [c1939]. 252 pages + [4] pages advertisements + frontispiece. Green illustrated cloth boards. Page dimensions: 183 x 126mm. Children's novel, Australian author. 
Price: 37.80 NZD
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Bill of Billabong, Bruce, Mary Grant
70 Bruce, Mary Grant Bill of Billabong
London Ward, Lock & Co. [c1939] Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Ink number on front endpaper. Some rubbing and slight staining to spine cloth. Some foxing.; No date [c1939]. v, [1], (7)-256 pages + frontispiece + 3 b&w plates. Illustrated cloth boards. Page dimensions: 185 x 128mm. Illustrations by A. A. Kent. Australian children's literature. 
Price: 47.25 NZD
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Bill of Billabong, Bruce, Mary Grant
71 Bruce, Mary Grant Bill of Billabong
London Ward, Lock & Co. [c1939] Hardcover Very Good- in Fair dust jacket 
Ex-libris Paul Aubin. Previous owner's signature dated 1943. Small contemporary bookseller's ticket on title page. Moderate foxing. Chips, tears, rubbing, and foxing to dust-jacket. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; Reprint. No date [c1939]. 256 pages + frontispiece + 3 b&w plates. Light brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine, black and red lettering on front board. Illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 183 x 125mm. Illustrated by A. A. Kent. Children's novel, Australian author. 
Price: 37.80 NZD
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Captain Jim, Bruce, Mary Grant
72 Bruce, Mary Grant Captain Jim
London Ward, Lock & Co. [c1929] Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-libris Paul Aubin. Previous owner's inscription. Some rubbing and marks to boards. Dampstain to middle of rear board. ; Reprint. No date [c1929]. 311, [1 (blank)] pages + [8] pages advertisements + frontispiece + 7 plates. Light brown cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine. Illustration on oval paper inlay on front board. Page dimensions: 183 x 125mm. Illustrated by J. Macfarlane. Children's novel, Australian author. 
Price: 37.80 NZD
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Dick Lester of Kurrajong, Bruce, Mary Grant
73 Bruce, Mary Grant Dick Lester of Kurrajong
London Ward, Lock & Co. [c1929] Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-libris Paul Aubin. Previous owner's signature. Spine cloth rubbed and faded. Some foxing.; Reprint. No date [c1929]. 256 pages + frontispiece + 7 plates. Green cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 183 x 125mm. Illustrated by J. Macfarlane. Children's novel, Australian author. 
Price: 37.80 NZD
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Mates at Billabong, Bruce, Mary Grant
74 Bruce, Mary Grant Mates at Billabong
London Ward, Lock & Co. [c1939] Hardcover Fair in Poor dust jacket 
Most plates lacking. Ex-libris Paul Aubin. Previous owner's signature. Foxing. Dust-jacket separated into two pieces along spine, with large tears and adhesive tape stains. Some loss at head of dust-jacket spine and corners. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; Reprint. No date [c1939]. 252 pages + [4] pages advertisements + frontispiece + 2 [of 7] plates. Green cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 184 x 125mm. Illustrated by J. Macfarlane. Children's novel, Australian author. 
Price: 37.80 NZD
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Norah of Billabong, Bruce, Mary Grant
75 Bruce, Mary Grant Norah of Billabong
London Ward, Lock & Co. [c1939] Hardcover Fair in Fair dust jacket 
Water damage to front board. Dampstains to dust-jacket. Chips to dust-jacket at ends of spine and corners. Ex-libris Paul Aubin. Previous owner's signature dated 1943. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; Reprint. No date [c1939]. 256 pages + frontispiece + 3 plates. Green cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 184 x 125mm. Illustrated by J. Macfarlane. Children's novel, Australian author. [Bibliographical reference: Muir 1085.] 
Price: 37.80 NZD
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Peter & Co., Bruce, Mary Grant
76 Bruce, Mary Grant Peter & Co.
London Ward, Lock & Co. (1940) First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Poor dust jacket 
Ex-libris Paul Aubin. Previous owner's signature. Moderate foxing. Dust-jacket with large tears and chips, adhesive tape stains, and wrinkles. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 254 pages + [2] pages advertisements + frontispiece + 3 plates. Light grey-green illustrated cloth boards. Black lettering on spine and front board, black illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 186 x 126mm. Children's novel, Australian author. Illustrated by J. F. Campbell. [Bibliographical reference: Muir 1165.] 
Price: 37.80 NZD
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Son of Billabong, Bruce, Mary Grant
77 Bruce, Mary Grant Son of Billabong
London Ward, Lock & Co. (1939) First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Ex-libris Paul Aubin. Previous owner's inscription dated 1941. Dampstains to frontispiece. Contemporary small bookseller's ticket on title page. 3" and smaller tears to dust-jacket. Fading to dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket is not price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; First printing. 255 pages + frontispiece + 3 plates. Light brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board, black illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 186 x 127mm. Illustrated by J. F. Campbell. Children's novel, Australian author. [Bibliographical reference: Muir 1163.] 
Price: 60.75 NZD
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The Houses of the Eagle, Bruce, Mary Grant
78 Bruce, Mary Grant The Houses of the Eagle
London Ward, Lock & Co. [c1929] Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-libris Paul Aubin. Spine cloth rubbed and faded.; Reprint. "Seventeenth Thousand" [c1929]. 247, [1 (blank)] pages + [8] pages advertisements + frontispiece + 2 [of 3?] plates. Blue illustrated cloth boards. Page dimensions: 185 x 125mm. Illustrated by Harold Copping. Children's novel, Australian author. 
Price: 37.80 NZD
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Told by Peter, Bruce, Mary Grant
79 Bruce, Mary Grant Told by Peter
London Ward, Lock & Co. (1938) First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
Ex-libris Paul Aubin. Previous owner's inscription dated 1942. Moderate foxing. Dampstain to lower corner of one plate. Heavy foxing to dust-jacket. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; First printing. 256 pages + frontispiece + 3 plates. Light brown cloth boards with brown lettering on spine and front board, brown illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 185 x 126mm. Illustrated by J. F. Campbell. Children's novel, Australian author. "[. . .] a rollicking and exciting account of the thrilling adventures that befell Peter and his chum in the wide spaces of Australia" - from dust-jacket blurb. [Bibliographical reference: Muir 1161.] 
Price: 60.75 NZD
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The Bold Headland, Bruce, Nancy
80 Bruce, Nancy The Bold Headland
Wanganui Wanganui Newspapers (1993) First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
This copy inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. 148 pages. Page dimensions: 200 x 130mm. New Zealand literature. Short stories by New Zealand author. A "collection of warm and witty prize winning short stories with a strong local flavour, including "Like the Throat of a Tui" [. . .] and "Mr Robinson". 
Price: 37.80 NZD
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