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5601 Norris, Kathleen Bread into Roses
London John Murray (1939) First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Owner's inscription on front endpaper. Some bruising to corners of boards. Slight dampstain to cloth at lower margin of rear board. Some 1/2" and smaller tears and chips to margins of dustjacket. Dampstain to rear panel of dustjacket. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 380 pages + [4] pages advertisements. Brown cloth boards with dark brown lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 185 x 121mm. A novel. Romance fiction. "Susannah Farjeon was twenty-seven when John Wardell, her fiancé, on board the boat that was taking them from China to New York to be married, jilted her" - from dustjacket blurb. 
Price: 45.50 NZD
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5602 Norris, Stephen Your Dreams
London Horwitz Publications (1965) First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Bruise to upper margin of front wrapper.; 130 pages. Interpretations of dreams. "The recurrent nightmare that seems like eternity, trapped in a fire unable to move, chased by locomotives, bulls, weird monsters. Whatever your dream is Stephen Norris is sure to have interpreted it amongst the hundreds of dream cases he has solved." - from rear wrapper. Includes an interpretation of the dream "Chased by a Cow" on page 55. ; 12mo 
Price: 23.40 NZD
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5603 North Islander Utu
Wellington Geddis and Blomfield 1905 First Edition Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Staples rusted.; 16 pages. Green illustrated paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 180 x 113mm. Early 20th century New Zealand poetry. Several poems with sense of North Island superiority. "And the farther south you travel, / Hear their boastings, see their swelled heads; / Bring up in the southern corner / Of the bleakest, coldest district." - page 18. "Mention West Coast in your speakings, / It must mean the other island, / Mean the land of broken gold booms." - page 14. Poem titles: He Moemoea iti; Why?; "Great Expectations"; Who said?; Three Jabberwocks; To Wellington's Detractors; Inamata; The Old Heitiki; Look Here!; Good Dog Tohi; Then and Now; Who Said Sport?. ; 12mo 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5604 North Lee, Brian The Bookplate Designs of Rex Whistler
Middlesex Private Libraries Association For The Bookplate Society 1973 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some fading at head of spine. Spotting to top page edges. ; 39 pages + 41 plates. Grey cloth boards with gilt and black spine label. Page dimensions: 248mm x 149mm. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 91.00 NZD
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5605 North Otago Art Society; with a Foreword by Colin V. Wheeler Beyond the Canvases: North Otago Art Society Biography
Oamaru North Otago Art Society (1999) First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. ; Biographical entries on members of the North Otago Art Society. Most entries are 1 or 2 pages in lenth and accompanied by an illustration. 76 pages. Page dimensions: 298 x 206mm. ; 4to 
Price: 36.40 NZD
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5606 Northcroft, Brenda Guthrie We Roam Again
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed (1958) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
No signatures. Tape repairs to dust wrapper spine. 2 1/2" tear to dust wrapper fold. Tiny tears to edges of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 239 pages + frontis + plates. Green papered boards. "In this new book we accompany the author on her travels in the Dolomites of the Tyrolean Alps, and on to Italy and Germany, after which we visit various parts of Scotland and England. We catch a glimpse of Brenda Guthrie as a welfare worker among soldiers of the first world war, during which, though she does not mention it, she was awarded the M.B.E. for her services.' - from dust wrapper. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 45.50 NZD
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5607 Northcroft, Brenda Guthrie Roaming At Random
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed 1956 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Pearse, Annette 
Dust wrapper is not price-clipped. No signatures. 3/4" tear with tape repair to fold of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 251 pages. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. First printing.; 8vo 
Price: 35.10 NZD
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5608 Northcroft, Brenda Guthrie Roaming At Random
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed 1956 First Edition Original Cloth Good+ in Poor dust jacket Illustrated by Pearse, Annette 
251 pages. First printing. Owner's signature. Newspaper obituary notice for Dr E. F. Northcroft pasted to title page. Dustwrapper poor with large tears and chips. ; 8vo 
Price: 19.50 NZD
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5609 Northcroft, Brenda Guthrie Roaming At Random
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed 1956 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Pearse, Annette 
251 pages. First printing. 1/4" wear and chipping to ends of dustjacket spine. Dustjacket is not price-clipped. No signatures. Spotting to top page edges. ; 8vo 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5610 Northern Advocate Treaty of Waitangi
Whangarei The Northern Publishing Co. 1934 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good- with no dust jacket 
[24] pages (pages unnumbered) . Illustration of Tamati Waka Nene on front wrapper. "The records contained in this volume comprise two documents, viz. , the so-called 'Declaration of Independence of New Zealand, ' and the original draft of the Treaty of Waitangi. // The volume constitutes a record which will become more valuable as the years pass, and it is hoped in will play a useful part in the education of future generations regarding matters of importance in the history of their country. " - from the foreword. Tipped in is a circular letter to schools from the publishers, and a facsimile of the Treaty of Waitangi with the first signatures.; 8vo 
Price: 45.50 NZD
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5611 Norton, Mrs (Caroline) The Dream and Other Poems
London Henry Colburn 1841 Second Edition Fair with no dust jacket 
Xii, 334 pages + frontis + 2 pages advertisements. 1/4 cloth and boards. This second edition has a new 4 page preface by the author. Condition: . Spine missing. Front board detached. Some foxing to frontis and preliminary pages. Tissue guard to frontis intact. No signatures or markings. First gathering loose. Page 143/144 detached. From the preface to the second edition: "Called upon by my Publisher to prepare, somewhat hurriedly, for a Second Edition of the present volume, I have endeavoured to avail myself (as far as the time would permit) of various corrections and alterations suggested to me by known and unknown friends, in the hope of rendering my book as worthy as possible of the indulgence with which it has been received. "; 12mo 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5612 Norton, Sara and M.A. DeWolfe Howe Letters of Charles Eliot Norton. Two Volumes.
London Constable and Co 1913 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Hinges cracked. Owner's label on front endpaper of each volume ("George Joachim"). 1/4" tears to cloth at end of joints on volume one.. 1/8" loss of cloth at corner of front board of volume one. Slight staining to spine of volume one.; Fisrt U.K edition. Two Volumes (complete). vi, [4], 514 pages + frontis. Maroon cloth boards. Handwritten letter by the author, dated Nov 9, 1914, loosly included. "So I like to think of people who care for the books you speak of, & who have read my father's letters with such sympathetic interest. Let us hope the world may slowly find its way back - even through the hate and bitterness the war must leave behind - to the ideals good men and women in all countries have cherished together .." ; 8vo 
Price: 195.00 NZD
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5613 Norway, G.; illustrated by Robert Barnes A Prisoner of War: A Story of the Time of Napoleon Bonaparte
London Blackie and Son [c1919] Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
School prize label dated 1920 on front endpaper (Oamaru South School). Some minor spots of foxing.; No date [c1919]. Early 20th century reprint. 288 pages + colour frontispiece + 3 b&w plates + 16 pages advertisements. Illustrated blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Historical novel.; 8vo 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5614 Noyce, Wilfrid The Gods Are Angry
London Heinemann (1957) First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
No signatures. Moderate foxing to preliminary and final few leaves. Foxing to dust wrapper. Rubbing to ends of dust wrapper spine. A couple of 3/8" tears along head of dust wrapper spine. Dust wrapper is price clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; [viii], 198 pages. Blue papered boards. Page dimensions: 196mm x 125mm. "'Joy to behold, and Death to approach,' - so runs the Hindu legend about Changma, 26,410 feet of Himalayan rock, snow and ice. Hindu and Buddhist authorities are against any attempt to climb it, for this is the sacred moutain of North Garhwal, the abode of the gods." - from the dust wrapper blurb. ; 8vo 
Price: 32.50 NZD
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5615 Nutt, Jane A. For King and Country: A Story of the French Revolution
London George Routledge & Sons [c1905] Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's inscription dated 1914. Small bruise to upper corner of front board. Small 3/8" faded area patch front board. ; [2], xliii, [1], 410, [1], 5 pages + map + frontispiece + 11 plates + 2 maps (1 folding). Blue cloth boards with gilt panel on spine, gilt lettering on front board. Illustrations to spine and front board. Page dimensions: 187 x 121mm. An historical novel, "a graphic and sympathetic narrative of the patriotic war in La Vendée. It takes the form of an autobiography, in the art of writing which the writer has shown herself possessed of quite an unusual skill [. . .]" - from a review in "The Specatator", quoted on the leaf preceding the half-title. 
Price: 58.50 NZD
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5616 Nye, E. R. (Ted); illustrated by Bruce Mahalski The Adventure of the Teddy Bear's Ribbon and other tales as collected by Ted Nye, from the papers of Dr John H Watson MD
Dunedin Halvon Press [2000] 0473068001 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures.; 168 pages. Page dimensions: 181 x 108mm. Fiction. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mystery of a homely teddy bear and its role as courier in a spy ring. 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5617 O'Brian, Patrick Post Captain
London Collins 1972 0002216574 First Edition Hardcover Fair in Fair dust jacket 
No signatures. Ex-Library. Library stamps and markings. Dust wrapper laminated. Dust wrapper flaps pasted down to endpapers. ; (414) pages. Blue papered boards. Page dimensions: 210mm x 130mm. "No novelist since C. S. Forester has recreated the old navy of the days of sail with such authenticity and such vivid imaginative insight as Patrick O'Brian. [ . . . ] In the present book Jack and his friend have come ashore to enjoy the blessings of the land and the fruits of their labours. A season's hunting and the beginnings of a happy love affair with the entrancing Sophia are suddenly cut short by a financial thunderclap that turns him from a man of substance into a haunted debtor." - from the dust wrapper blurb. ; ; 8vo 
Price: 65.00 NZD
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5618 O'Brian, Patrick The Unknown Shore
London Rupert Hart-Davis (1959) First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
Previous owner's inscription. Moderate foxing to page edges. Dustjacket spine very faded. Some rubbing and wear to corners of dustjacket. Dustjacket is price-clipped. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 256 pages. Maroon boards with silverlettering on spine. Page dimensions: 196 x 128mm. 
Price: 62.40 NZD
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5619 O'Brian, Patrick Lying in the Sun and Other Stories
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1956 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
No signatures. Moderate foxing to top page edges and endpapers. Some spots of foxing to fore and lower page edges. Some spots of foxing to margins of leaves throughout. Quite heavy foxing to dust wrapper. No tears in dust wrapper. Dust wrapper rubbed at edges. Dust wrapper is not price-clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 206 pages. Short stories. "Sheer, sheer, the white cliff rising, straight up from the sea, so far that the riding waves were nothing but ripples on a huge calm." - opening sentence of the first story, "Samphire". ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 552.50 NZD
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5620 O'Brian, Patrick Post Captain
London Collins 1972 0002216574 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
No signatures. Some staining to page edges. Chips to dust wrapper at head and tail of spine. A 1 1/2" tear in front panel of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper is not price-clipped. Repairs to reverse side of dust wrapper with strips of brown paper pasted down. Adhesive tape stains to dust wrapper flaps. A 1" twink or white-out stain on reverse side of dust wrapper spine. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; First printing. (414) pages. Blue papered boards. Page dimensions: 210mm x 133mm. "No novelist since C. S. Forester has recreated the old navy of the days of sail with such authenticity and such vivid imaginative insight as Patrick O'Brian. [ . . . ] In the present book Jack and his friend have come ashore to enjoy the blessings of the land and the fruits of their labours. A season's hunting and the beginnings of a happy love affair with the entrancing Sophia are suddenly cut short by a financial thunderclap that turns him from a man of substance into a haunted debtor." - from the dust wrapper blurb. ; ; 8vo 
Price: 110.50 NZD
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5621 O'Brien, Aubrey and Reginald Bolster Cupid And Cartridges
Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1911 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
One plate missing. 3 plates detached. Hinges broken. Some dampstains to margins of endpapers. One plate chipped at margins. ; x, 334 pages + frontis+ 26 (out of 27) plates + 62 pages advertisements. Red boards with gilt lettering and black illustration. Page dimensions: 217mm x 135mm. Selected illustrations: A Kehal Netman In The Jungle; A Mahtam In A Tree; A Mounted Drummer; The Pir Leads The Beaters; Sitting In A Pit For Pig; A House In Sialgarth; The Shrine Of The Sheikh Raju; Women And Babies Going On Pilgrimage. ; 8vo 
Price: 75.40 NZD
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5622 O'Brien, Gregory (ed.) John Drawbridge: Wide Open Interior
Wellington City Gallery 2001 0908783655 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
No signatures. A couple of clippings on John Drawbridge loosely included. ; 96 pages. With essays by various contribtors. New Zealand artist, oil paintings and mezzotint prints. Illustrated in colour. Page dimensions: 251 x 210mm. French flaps. 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5623 O'Brien, Michael Napoleonic Studies: An Historical Background for Table Top Wargamers
Oamaru, New Zealand Published by the Author 2006 First Edition Unbound Very Good with no dust jacket 
[viii], 64 pages. Unbound. A couple of the contents pages are printed in the wrong place (i.e. out of order). Illustrated. Printed from hand-written sheets. "The gaming rules I currently use are 'Elan 3' by Phillip A. Jones. [. . .] I have chosen these Aussie-rules as they appear to be the refined distillation of the international Wargames Research Group rules, but much improved allowing scope for complexity whilst remaining simple." - from the Preface. ; 8vo 
Price: 57.20 NZD
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5624 O'Brine, Manning Deadly Interlude
London Hammond, Hammond & Company (1954) First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Condition is worse than may appear from the picture. 2" chip to rear free endpaper. Page edges foxed and rubbed. Rubber stamps to page edges and endpapers. Staining to some leaves. Short tears to blank margins of some leaves. Text complete. A reading copy. ; 224 pages. Maroon papered boards. Page dimensions: 182 x 120mm. "Tough, charming, wise-cracking Michael O'Kelly, journalist and ex-Secret Service agent, should have known better than to venture alone into the dark alleys of the Casbah." ; Ex-Library; 12mo 
Price: 28.60 NZD
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5625 O'Connell, Mick (Mrs) ('Ceil'); Preface by Evelyn V. O'Connell This Place They Call Macraes
Dunedin Printed by Allied Press [c1975] First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. ; 46 pages. Blue wrappers. Page dimensions: 219 x 147mm. New Zealand poetry, set in Macraes Flat, Otago. "It appeared he sneaked along the road / Took advantage of the fog / And swiped the carcass, ears and all / And fed it to his dog!" - from the poem "Evidence?", page 22. ; 8vo 
Price: 33.80 NZD
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5626 O'Connor, Irma Edward Gibbon Wakefield: The Man Himself
London Selwyn & Blount [1929] First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Rubbing and creasing to spine. 3/4" dampstain to paper at tail of spine. Edges of boards rubbed. No signatures. ; 286 pages + plates (including frontispiece). Orange papered card boards. Page dimensions: 230 x 152mm.Biography, written by a great-granddaughter. Selected chapter titles: The Seeds of Childhood; From Paris to Newgate; "A Letter from Sydney"; The First Experiment; A Land without a Master; A Stirring Drama of Colonisation; War to the Knife; A Colony in the Making; The Man behind the Founder. ; 8vo 
Price: 45.50 NZD
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5627 O'Connor, John As It Is: Poems 1981-1996
Christchurch Sudden Valley Press (1997) 0473039958 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
No signatures.; 84 pages. Illustrated wrappers. New Zealand poetry. Haiku-influenced poetry. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 33.80 NZD
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5628 O'Connor, John (ed.) Plainwraps. [3 Issues: Numbers 1, 2 and 5]
Christchurch Plainwraps 1989-1991 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Light rubbing to wrappers.; Three issues of a New Zealand poetry periodical, Issues No. 1, 2 and 5. 40, 44 & 52 pages. Printed paper wrappers. French flaps. Page dimensions: 210 x 147mm.Various contributors. Small press publication. Contributors include David Howard; Peter Hooper; Delia Baskerville. Issue 5 is in memory of the New Zealand poet and author Peter Hooper (1919-1991). Issue 5 was the final issue. Cover illustration on each issue by Christodoulos E. G. Moisa. ; 8vo 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5629 O'Connor, W. J. Founders of British Physiology: A Biographical Dictionary, 1820-1885
Manchester Manchester University Press (1988) 0719025370 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Owner's signature of "J R Robinson" [James Robinson, former Emeritus Professor of Physiology at the Otago Medical School]. ; xi, [1], 278 pages. Black boards with silver titles. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 32.50 NZD
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5630 O'Crohan, Tomas The Islandman
London Chatto & Windus (1934) Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Owner's signature. Spine faded. Some staining and marking to boards. Gutters split. Rubbing to ends of spine. 2 1/4" split at tail of rear spine joint. 3/8" tear to cloth at head of spine. 3/8" loss of cloth at bottom corner of front board. ; xiv, 324 pages + frontis + plates. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Translated from the Irish, with an introduction, by Robin Flower. "The book here translated was first published in 1929, and had an immediate success among the readers of Irish. It was the first attempt by a peasant of the old school, practically uneducated in the modern sense, though highly trained in the tradition of an ancient folk culture, to set out the way of his life upon his remote island from childhood to old age." - from the foreword. ; 8vo 
Price: 117.00 NZD
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5631 O'Donnell, Elliot The Menace of Spiritualism
London T. Werner Laurie [1920] First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. 2/3" tears to cloth at ends of joints. Gutters broken at endpapers. ; [vi], 216 pages. Blue-gray cloth boards with titles on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 184 x 121mm. "George A. Wycherley Collection. Dunedin Public Library" label on front pastedown.; Ex-Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 84.50 NZD
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5632 O'Donnell, Michael "MOD", with a Foreword by Sam Morgan Trade Me: The Inside Story
Wellington Phantom House Books (2010) 0986457116 First Edition Softcover Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
220 pages + colour plates. Page dimensions: 230 x 150mm. "Originally built by university drop-out Sam Morgan on a borrowed laptop, Trade Me was to change the face of retailing in New Zealand [. . .]" 
Price: 65.00 NZD
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5633 O'Donnell, Peadar The Big Windows
London Jonathan Cape (1955) First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
No signatures. <1/4" tear and minor crease to fore margin of half-title page. Quite heavy spotting to top page edges. 1/4" and smaller tears at head and tail of dust wrapper spine. 3/8" tear in front panel of dust wrapper. Moderate browning and staining to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper is not price-clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; A novel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 143.00 NZD
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5634 O'Grady, Olivia Marie The Beasts of the Apocalypse: A commentary based on events in the warp and woof of two thousand years of history, bringing into focus the pattern of contemporary movements to establish a world government
Benicia O'Grady Publications (1959) First Edition Softcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Dampstains to lower margins of covers and dust wrapper. Moderate dampstains causing wrinkling to lower margins of some leaves. Rubber stamp on title page. ; 427 pages. Green printed thin card wrappers with red printed paper dust wrapper. Page dimensions: 216 x 137mm. This book argues that there is a Jewish plan to create a Marxist world government, and that the League of Nations and the United Nations are both a part of this plan. ; 8vo 
Price: 49.40 NZD
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5635 O'Leary, Michael Toku Tinihanga: Selected Poems 1982-2002
Wellington Headworx (2003) 0473090066 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some rubbing to edges of wrappers.; (160) pages. Photographic portrait of the author on front wrapper. Page dimensions: 236 x 151mm. Poetry. "Spanning twenty years, the 'book presents the most ready approach to a powerful writer who never falls into mediocrity and consistently shows a strain of genius.' (F. N. Wright)." - from blurb on rear wrapper. Selected poem titles: Kia Aroha; In North East Valley; Us at the Funeral of John Patrick Kennedy - 1994; Sonnet for a child; Samoan Sonnet; Sonnet upon reading Selection of Dr. Johnson's 'The Rambler'; Gulls at Paekakariki; Walking Beside Shadows in Soft Rain; Oscar Wilde Park; Que Pasa New York, Statue of Liberty Said Come!; 6.15 Waiheke Ferry to Auckland, Wednesday 20 July, 1983. ; 8vo 
Price: 41.60 NZD
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5636 O'Leary, Michael The Irish Annals Of New Zealand
Paekakariki Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop 2001 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Some rubbing to ends of spine. Slight spotting to wrappers.; 64 pages. Printed card wrappers. Inscribed, 'To David,' by the author on tne limitation page. Number 32 of a limited edition of 250 copies. Page dimensions: 208mm x 146mm. "The man himself, cork in hand, in the way of his incestors PISSIN' it up again' ta wall, agin it all here he is now moving to the left, moving to the right, moving through that dark soul of the night, rocking rhythm of the moving train telling him he can't go home, you can't go back clickety clack, down the track he finish his mimi, he opens the door the train lurches forward the train lurches back, himself opens the door with the handle by hand bandora's pox (as O'Brien's missus Mrs O'Brien might have said, eh! Mango) . . . " - the opening sentences. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 65.00 NZD
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5637 O'Leary, Michael Toku Tinihanga: Selected Poems 1982-2002
Wellington Headworx (2003) 0473090066 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
(160) pages. Insribed by the author in black ink on first leaf. "Spanning twenty years, the 'book presents the most ready approach to a powerful writer who never falls into mediocrity and consistently shows a strain of genius.' (F. N. Wright)." - from blurb on rear wrapper. Selected poem titles: Kia Aroha; In North East Valley; Us at the Funeral of John Patrick Kennedy - 1994; Sonnet for a child; Samoan Sonnet; Sonnet upon reading Selection of Dr. Johnson's 'The Rambler'; Gulls at Paekakariki; Walking Beside Shadows in Soft Rain; Oscar Wilde Park; Que Pasa New York, Statue of Liberty Said Come!; 6.15 Waiheke Ferry to Auckland, Wednesday 20 July, 1983. ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 78.00 NZD
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5638 O'Leary, Victor Experiment: No 5.
Wellington The Victoria University of Wellington Literary Society 1958 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Wrappers rubbed, worn and faded. Some spotting to wrappers. Rubbing and wear to paper spine. 2" tear to paper spine. ; This copy is ex-libris Victor O'Leary, although without his ownership markings. 52 pages. Paper wrappers. Page Dimensions: 170mm x 102mm. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 45.50 NZD
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5639 O'Leary, Victor (ed.) Otago University Review 1961
Dunedin Otago University Students' Association 1961 First Edition Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures.; 87, [1] pages. Prose, poetry, art, and comment. Cover art by William Main. Annual literary review of the Otago University Students' Assocation.; 8vo 
Price: 28.60 NZD
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5640 O'Neil, L. P. (ed.) Thames Borough Centenary Souvenir November 5th, 1973 - Compiled from 'Thames Star' and other records and edited by L. P. O'Neil
Thames Thames Star 1973 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Bruising and a 1" tear to spine. Otherwise very good.; 176 pages. Page dimensions: 213 x 138mm. Illustrated. Includes advertisements. Regional history of an area known for its gold-mining. With a Foreword by the mayor W. C. T. Brunton. Cover title: "1873 / Thames / Borough / Centenary / 1973". "Mine poppet heads in the Moanataiari area, trademarks of Thames at the height of the gold boom in the 1870's, offer a vivid contrast against Thames, as it is today, poised on the brink of gaining newfoundo riches from newly established industries, farming interests and tourism." 
Price: 31.20 NZD
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5641 O'Neill, Paul A Sound of Seagulls
St. John's, Newfoundland Creative Printers & Publishers 1984 0520021093 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
This copy nicely inscribed by the author on the front endpaper, dated 1990. 96 pages. Newfoundland poet. Poetry.; 8vo 
Price: 45.50 NZD
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5642 O'Reilly, Robert (Mrs) The Red House in the Suburbs
London Hodder and Stoughton 1888 Original Cloth Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Fraser, F. A. 
(vi) , 352 pages + frontis + 25 plates + (6) pages advertisements. Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering and red and green illustration on spine and front board. Some rubbing to edges of spine and boards. Front free endpaper torn out. ; 12mo 
Price: 23.40 NZD
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5643 O'Sullivan, Vincent The Rose Ballroom and Other Poems
Dunedin John Mcindoe (1982) 0868680494 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. The hinges have been reinforced with masking tape. ; Poetry by a New Zealand poet. The author's eighth collection of poetry. 47 pages. Pink printed wrappers.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 32.50 NZD
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5644 O'Sullivan, Vincent From the Indian Funeral
Dunedin John Mcindoe (1976) 0908565216 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Spine faded. Some foxing and fading to wrappers. Some rubbing to edges of wrappers.; Poetry by a New Zealand poet. The author's fourth collection of poetry. 45 pages. Illustrated wrappers. "The poems in this book were written during and after several months spent in Central America in 1975". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 41.60 NZD
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5645 O'Sullivan, Vincent Our Burning Time
Wellington Prometheus Books (1965) First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Slight bowing to front board. Some foxing to endpapers and page edges. 3/8" tear and several 1/4" tears and chips to edges of dust wrapper. Moderate foxing to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; Poetry by a New Zealand poet. The author's first collection of poetry. Signed by the author in blue ink on the title page. [viii], 53 pages. Green cloth boards with gilt rule decoration on front board. The title of the collection is derived from a quote of James Baldwin - "For this was the beginning of our burning time." Vincent O'Sullivan is also well known as the editor of several collections of New Zealand poetry and short stories. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 117.00 NZD
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5646 O'Sullivan, Vincent Bearings
Wellington Oxford University Press 1973 0196400104 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Fading to spine and margins of wrappers. Moderate rubbing to edges and corners of wrappers. Moderate foxing to inside of wrappers and first and last leaves.; Poetry by a New Zealand poet. The author's third collection of poetry. (64) pages. Blue printed card covers. Inscribed by the author to Vic [New Zealand poet Victor O'Leary], signed "Vincent", and also with a quote attributed to Yeats hand-written by the author on the half-title page: "Whatever be decided on / I will submit to O'Leary for his opinion".; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 84.50 NZD
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5647 O'Sullivan, Vincent James K. Baxter
Wellington Oxford University Press (1976) 0195580109 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. ; 64 pages. Page dimensions: 212 x 133mm. New Zealand biography / literary criticism. New Zealand poet.; New Zealand Writers and their Work; 8vo 
Price: 23.40 NZD
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5648 Oakes, Gay Decline into Darkness - Gay Oakes - The True Story
Auckland HarperCollins (1997) 1869502531 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued 
Previous owner's inscription. Small tear to first leaf. A couple of related newspaper clippings loosely included.; 187 pages + plates. Page dimensions: 196 x 125mm. "This is Gay Oakes' own story, told simply and directly in her own words." - from blurb on rear wrapper. With an Afterword by Judith Ablett-Kerr. 
Price: 31.20 NZD
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5649 Odell, R. S. Handbook of Arthur Pass National Park: Its History, Tracks, Climbing Routes, Place Names, Geology, Botany
Christchurch Whitcombe & Tombs 1935 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Some rubbing, fading and dust stains to wrappers. Ex-libris label of Fred B. Butler, with Kauri tree illustration, on inside of front cover. ; 103, [1] pages + frontispiece + plates + folding map at rear. Green wrappers. Page dimensions: 217 x 138mm. ; 8vo 
Price: 36.40 NZD
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5650 Odgers, George Across the Parallel: The Australian 77th Squadron with the United States Air Force in the Korean War
Melbourne William Heinemann (1953) Hardcover Good in Poor dust jacket Illustrated by Lambert, Allan 
No signatures. Fading to margins of boards and ends of spine. Large chips to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 1953 reprint (the first edition was printed in 1952). 239, [1] pages + frontispice + plates + maps on endpapers. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 215 x 137mm. Military history. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 31.20 NZD
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5651 Oesterreich, T. Konstantin Occultism and Modern Science
London Methuen & Co. (1923) First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Moderate pencil underlining to many pages. Some dampstains to top margin of front board. 1/2" chips and tears to margins of dust wrapper. Library barcode sticker on rear panel of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; First English edition. Translated from the second German edition. [viii], 181, [3] pages + 8 pages advertisements. Uncommon with dust wrapper. Turquoise cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and blind-stamped lettering on front board. "Herbert Rissmann Collection" label on rear pastedown. ; Ex-Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 97.50 NZD
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5652 Oettli, Pat Celebrating 50 Years: Memories of the January 1958 Nursing Class, Waikato Hospital Hamilton
Hamilton Patricia E. Oettli 2008 0473146169 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. ; 116 pages. Illustrated card wrappers. Page dimensions: 296 x 210mm. Colour and b&w illustrations. New Zealand nursing history. 
Price: 41.60 NZD
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5653 Office Of The Parliamentary Commission For The Environment Environmental Information and the Adequacy of Treaty Settlement Procedures
Office of the Parliamentary Commission for the Environment 1994 0908804520 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good with no dust jacket 
102 pages + appendices. Owner's rubber stamp on wrappers. "The continuing debate about the use of public lands in the settlement of Treaty claims, particularly lands with conservation values, has aroused a gret deal of anxiety and in some cases anger. " - from the preface.; 4to 
Price: 71.50 NZD
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5654 Ogden, G. W. Tennessee Todd: a Novel of the Great River
New York A. S. Barnes & Company 1903 First Edition Original Cloth Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Dunton, W. Herbert 
344 pages + frontis + 5 pages advertisements. Signature on first page of Chapter I. Illustration on front board clean and bright. Minor creasing to some page corners. Smear stain to lower page edges. Small bookseller's sticker on rear endpaper. ; 12mo 
Price: 11.70 NZD
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5655 Ogilvie, Joseph (Principal); The Church of Scotland Training College in Aberdeen Appendix to Records of Classes from 1874-75 to 1894-95
Aberdeen Privately Printed at the Albany Press 1907 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Hinges broken and very loose. Otherwise very good. ; 43, [3] pages + frontispiece + numerous plates (portrait illustrations of classes). Blue-green cloth boards with gilt lettering on front board. Page dimensions: 228 x 149mm. ; 8vo 
Price: 45.50 NZD
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5656 Ogilvie, Will H Fair Girls And Gray Horses: With Other Verses
Sydney The Bulletin Newspaper Company 1899 Second Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Quite heavy foxing to page edges. Previous owner has written a poem in pencil on rear endpaper. Front free endpaper missing. ; viii, (211) pages + advertisements. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 174mm x 113mm. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 117.00 NZD
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5657 Ogilvie, Will H. Fair Girls And Gray Horses: With Other Verses
Sydney The Bulletin Newspaper Company 1905 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's inscription dated 1905 on half title page. Wear and small losses to cloth at ends of spine. Rear hinge broken and loose. Some foxing. ; Title page states "Second Edition - Tenth Thousand", but this does not seem to be accurate. viii, 211, [1] pages + portrait frontispiece + viii pages advertisements. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and illustration on spine. Page dimensions: 171mm x 112mm. Top page edges gilt. Australian poetry.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 58.50 NZD
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5658 Ogle, Richard Soldiers of the Queen: the Royal Bodyguards and Household Troops [A 'do-You-Know Book']
London Perry Colour Books First Edition Hard Cover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Ogle, Richard 
22 pages + colour plates. Illustrated endpapers. No signatures. Covers rubbed. No dustjacket. ; 12mo 
Price: 15.60 NZD
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5659 Ogonowska-Coates, Halina Boards, Blades & Barebellies
Auckland Benton Ross (1987) 0908636377 First Edition Softcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Wrappers laminated in clear plastic. Clear plastic lamination over the spine worn and chipping. Internally good. ; 100 pages. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 242 x 185mm. New Zealand regional history. This is a book about blade shearers and stories of shearing sheep in the South Island of New Zealand. "[. . .] the author has painstakingly collected stories, songs, poems, recipes and legends and has woven them together to create a living record of the conditions, the equipment, the bosses, the feats of endurance, the tales of adventure, the legends of tallies and the characters whose lives have become legend." - from blurb on rear wrapper. ; 4to 
Price: 35.10 NZD
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5660 Ogonowska-Coates, Halina Boards, Blades & Barebellies
Auckland Benton Ross (1987) 0908636377 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's inscription. Some fading to margins of wrappers.; 100 pages. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 242 x 184mm. New Zealand regional history. This is a book about blade shearers and stories of shearing sheep in the South Island of New Zealand. "[. . .] the author has painstakingly collected stories, songs, poems, recipes and legends and has woven them together to create a living record of the conditions, the equipment, the bosses, the feats of endurance, the tales of adventure, the legends of tallies and the characters whose lives have become legend." - from blurb on rear wrapper. ; 4to 
Price: 45.50 NZD
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5661 Oka, Asajiro Report Upon the Tunicata in the Collection of the Indian Museum
Calcutta Memoirs of the Indain Museum (1915) First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some rubbing to ends of spine and corners of boards. Some spotting to page one.; 33 pages + 5 plates. Rebound in cloth boards, without original wrappers. No preliminary leaves. "The collection of Tunicata may, for the sake of convenience, be divided into three groups: (1) simple Ascidians, (2) compound Ascidians, and (3) pelagic Tunicata including the Ascidiae Salpaeformes, the Thaliacea, and the Larvacea."; Folio 13" - 23" tall 
Price: 45.50 NZD
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5662 Oldham, H. R. Stalingrad
London Brown Watson Soft Cover Good with no dust jacket 
No date (1950's) . 128 pages. No signatures. Staples rusting. Pages yellowing. Some creasing to covers. 3/8" tear to head of spine. 1/4" tear in front cover. ; 12mo 
Price: 7.80 NZD
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5663 Oldmeadow, Katharine L. Princess Prunella
London Collins Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Spine faded. Moderate rubbing to cloth at edges of spine and boards, without any tears or chips. Moderate spotting to page edges.; No date. 288 pages + colour frontis. Green cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. Top page edges died green. Dimensions: 8 1/8"x 5 5/8". ; 8vo 
Price: 52.00 NZD
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5664 Oldroyd, David R. (ed.) The Earth Inside and Out: Some Major Contributions to Geology in the Twentieth Century
London The Geological Society 2002 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's signatures on front endpaper. Small 1/4" knock to page edges, affecting half a dozen leaves slightly. ; vi, 369 pages. Pictorial papered boards. Page dimensions: 248 x 170mm. Illustrated. "The book offers a conspectus of important developments in the earth sciences in the twentieth century. The introductory essay considers features of twentieth-century geoscience as a whole (and science more generally), including general trends within geology and its associated disciplines; and it reviews secondary literature on twentieth-century geology. The contributed essays span detailed discussions of particular issues, such as the application of the phase rule to metamorphic petrology; surveys of fields such as sedimentology and palynology; delineation of broad fields such as ‘planetary geology’, mathematical geology, and metamorphic geology; discussions of individual scientists’ contributions (Norman Bowen, Arthur Holmes, Victor Goldschmidt, and Marie Tharp); an oral history account of the emergence of terrane theory; discussions of trends or problems within fields such as geomagnetism and stratigraphy; the social context of geology as regards palaeontological collecting and some of the Russian responses to the advent of plate-tectonic theory." - from blurb on rear cover. Various contributors. Introduction: writing about twentieth century geology D R Oldroyd. Geology: from an earth to a planetary science in the twentieth century U Marvin. From graphical display to dynamic model: mathematical geology in the earth sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries R J Howarth. Norman Levi Bowen (1887-1956) and igneous rock diversity D A Young. Metamorphism today: new science, old problems J L R Touret T G Nijand. Metamorphism and thermodynamics: the formative years B Fritscher. Arthur Holmes' unifying theory: from radioactivity to continental drift C L E Lewis. Russian geology and the plate-tectonics revolution A G Ryabukhin V E Khain. Plates tectonics, terranes and continental geology H E Le Grand. Marie Tharp, oceanographic cartographer, and her contributions to the revolution in the earth sciences C Barton. From terrestrial magnetism to geomagnetism: disciplinary transformation in the twentieth century G A Good. Sedimentology: from single grains to recent and past environments - some trends in sedimentology in the twentieth century E Seibold I Seibold . 'As chimney-sweepers, come to dust': a history of palynology to 1970 W A S Sarjeant. Collecting, conservation, and conservatism: late twentieth-century developments in the culture of British geology S J Knell. ; Geological Society Special Publication 192; 4to 
Price: 169.00 NZD
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5665 Olds, Peter Doctor's Rock
Dunedin Caveman Press (1976) 0908562101 Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
No signatures. Front gutter split at title page. Fading to dust wrapper spine. Marking to rear panel of dust wrapper. Staining along spine and tail margin of front panel of dust wrapper. 1/2" tear at head of front panel of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; Hardcover edition. 50 pages. Green papered boards. Page dimensions: 204mm x 137mm. "Sit too close/ & the spinning bobbin colls you./ Leave the room/ & the foot pedal beats/ on a raw nerve./ Leave the house/ & a thread of wool follows." - the poem My Mother Spinning. ; 8vo 
Price: 78.00 NZD
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5666 Olds, Peter Doctor's Rock
Dunedin Caveman Press (1976) 0908562101 Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Some rubbing to ends of spine. Slight wear to wrappers. Spotting to top page edges.; Softcover edition. 50 pages. Illustrated card wrappers. Signed by the author on the title page. Page dimensions: 213mm x 135mm. "Sit too close/ & the spinning bobbin colls you./ Leave the room/ & the foot pedal beats/ on a raw nerve./ Leave the house/ & a thread of wool follows." - the poem My Mother Spinning. ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 32.50 NZD
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5667 Olds, Peter Poetry Reading At Kaka Point
Wellington Steele Roberts 18777338966 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
61 pages. Illustrated card wrappers. Illustrated. Signed by the author on the copyright page. First leaf has illustration of Peter Olds with an axe, standing with Hone Tuwhare. Page dimensions: 210mm x 140mm. ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5668 Olds, Peter 4 V8 Poems
Dunedin Caveman Press (1972) First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Some marking and creasing to wrappers.; Unpaginated. 12 pages. Card wrappers. Signed by the author on the title page, with corrections by the author. One of the author's earliest publications. ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 78.00 NZD
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5669 Olds, Peter Reaching For The Baxters
Paekakariki Earl Of Seacliff Art Workshop 2007 1869420969 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Some rubbing along paper spine.; 24 pages. Card wrappers. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Page dimensions: 148mm x 100mm. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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5670 Olds, Peter Exit - 2 Poems By Peter Olds
Dunedin Printed by John McIndoe (1971) First Edition Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Some creasing along head of front wrapper. 3/8" tear at head of spine. 1/8" chip at tail of spine. ; Illustrated paper wrappers. 2 pages of text. Signed by the author. Poems entitled, "I used to . . . " and "I have just . . . " One of the poet's earliest publications. ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 52.00 NZD
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5671 Olds, Peter The Snow & The Glass Window
Dunedin Caveman Press (1973) First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Rubbing to paper spine. Some marking to wrappers. ; Unpaginated. 18 pages. Card wrappers. Page dimensions: 209mm x 157mm. Signed by the author on the copyright page. Poems include: Southern Winter Song; Poem; Morning Press-Ups; Jelly Baby Blues; Shit River Blues; Huia Beach; Seacliff At Dawn; To Our Old Men; And Now Its Autumn; The Snow And The Glass Window. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5672 Olds, Peter 'It Was A Tuesday Morning' Selected Poems 1972-2001
Christchurch Hazard Press (2004) 187727075X First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Rubbing to tail corners of wrappers. Some marking to rear wrapper.; 112 pages. Illustrated card wrappers. Page dimensions: 205mm x 138mm. Inscribed by the author on the title page. ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5673 Olds, Peter Doctor's Rock
Dunedin Caveman Press (1976) 0908562055 Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some fading to spine. Moderate rubbing to spine and edges of wrappers.; Softcover edition (there was also a hardcover edition). 50 pages. Printed wrappers, with photographic illustrations of a youthful Olds.; 8vo 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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5674 Olds, Peter The Mad Elephant
Paekakariki Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop 2006 1869420675 First Edition Softcover Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
A clean copy. ; 24 pages. Signed by the author, dated Dunedin 2006. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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5675 Olds, Peter Schizophrenic Highway
Dunedin Montgomery Publications 1972 Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Some light creasing to corners of wrappers. No signatures.; Third impression. [2] leaves. Cover illustration by Peter Olds. Page dimensions: 225 x 130mm. New Zealand poet. "I waited for you to bring the rose / looking deep into the psychotic sky". ; 8vo 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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5676 Oliphant, Laurence The Land of Gilead with Excursions in Lebanon
Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1880 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Split to gutter at frontispiece. Rear hinge weak. Some dust stains to boards. Folding map has a 1" tear at inner margin and moderate spots of foxing. Ex-libris Hardwicke Knight, with his bookplate on the front endpaper.; xxxvii, [1], 538 pages + photographic frontispiece + 3 b&w plates + 2 colour maps (1 folding) + [8] pages advertisements. Also another 5 small in-text b&w illustrations. Blue cloth boards with gilt and silver moon, stars, and mountains on front board. Page dimensions: 221 x 141mm. Contents includes Gilead; Arab population; Jerusalem; Nazareth; Beyrout; Druse religion; Baalbec and Malula; Temple of Adonis; Ghazir; Constantinople. [Seller ref: Knightcol]; 8vo 
Price: 149.50 NZD
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5677 Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant W. Memoir of the Life of Laurence Oliphant and of Alice Oliphant, His Wife [Vol. I Only]
Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1891 Seventh Edition Original Cloth Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ix, [1], 314, [2] pages + frontis + 24 pages advertisements. Ex-Library ("Theosophical Society. Dunedin Lodge") . Some library stamps and markings. Blue cloth covers with Gilt lettering on spine and front board. Bevelled edges to boards. Some rubbing to ends of spine and corners of boards. Labels removed from front endpaper with some surface damage. No splitting to hinges. Some creasing to a few leaves. Contents: His Parentage and Childhood; Beginning Life; The Bar - The Expedition to Russia; America and Canada; The Crimea; The Mission to China; Political Adventure - Social Life. ; Ex-Library; 12mo 
Price: 13.00 NZD
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5678 Oliphant, Mrs Magdalen Hepburn: A Story of the Scottish Reformation
London Ward, Lock, and Co. [c1890?] Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library (Public Library, Fortrose, Southland, N.Z). Library stamps and markings. Wear and small losses to leather at ends of spine. Boards rubbed and dust stained. Foxing and some staining to endpapers. ; Reprint edition. No date [c1890?]. [2], iv, 393 pages. Half-calf binding with gilt library stamp on front board. Page edges sprinkled. Page dimensions: 169 x 111mm. 
Price: 52.00 NZD
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5679 Oliphant, Mrs Chronicles of Carlingford: Salem Chapel
Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons [c1890?] Hardcover Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
Ex-library "Arthur Street School Library" (Dunedin, New Zealand). Adhesive tape on spine. Some splitting to hinges. ; [iv], 368 pages. Late 19th century blue half calf binding. Page dimensions: 166 x 105mm. ; 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5680 Oliver, G. [George] (Rev.) The Theocratic Philosophy of Freemasonry, in Twelve Lectures, on its Speculative, Operative, and Spurious Branches
London R. Spencer 1856 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Quite heavy rubbing to spine cloth and to margins of boards. Internally very good. Owner's signature "R B B Willis" on endpapers. Gutters intact at hinges.; "New Edition". xvi, 355 pages + [20], [12] pages advertisements. Maroon cloth boards with gilt illustrations in panels on spine. Page dimensions: 188 x 109mm. "The Second Edition was delayed by circumstances over which the Author had no control. But as it has been profusely quoted and pertinaciously adduced in proof of the deistical tendency of the Order, its republication has become necessary to vindicate it from such a grave and serious charge. [...] He has also fortified the present Edition with such an abundance of authorities, that he trusts, if the doctrines he is desirous of inculcating have been hitherto open to misapprehension, that they cannot now be either misunderstood by the Fraternity, pressed by the cowan into the service of infidelity, or perverted to sustain any immoral, frivolous, or anti-Christian hypothesis." - from the preface to the Second Edition.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 312.00 NZD
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5681 Oliver, R. L and J. H. Sorensen Botanical Investigations On Campbell Island
Wellington Department Of Scientific And Industrial Research 1951 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Very slight rubbing at ends of spine. ; 38 pages. Printed card wrappers. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 249mm x 158mm. "Cape Expedition - Scientific Results Of The New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Expedition, 1941 - 45." Cape Expedition Series Bulletin No. 7. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 104.00 NZD
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5682 Oliver, R. L. & H. J. Finlay; C. A. Fleming The Geology of Campbell Island Cape Expedition - Scientific Results of the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Expedition, 1941-45
Wellington Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 1950 First Edition Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Owner's ink stamp at head of front wrapper. Rubbing to paper spine with 1/4" loss of paper at head. Staples rusted. Some marking to wrappers. Series of 1/4" tears at head of rear wrapper. ; 62 pages + 2 folding sheets + folding colour map in pocket at rear. Illustrated. Printed thin card wrappers. Dimensions: 9 3/4" by 6 1/8". Contents: Part I - "Preliminary Report on the Geology of Campbell Island" by R. L. Oliver; Part II - "Fossil Foraminifera from Campbell Island" by H. J. Finlay; Part III - "The Fossil Fauna of the Campbell Island Breccias" by C. A. Fleming. ; Cape Expedition Series Bulletin No. 3; 8vo 
Price: 71.50 NZD
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5683 Oliver, R. L. & H. J. Finlay; C. A. Fleming The Geology of Campbell Island Cape Expedition - Scientific Results of the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Expedition, 1941-45
Wellington Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 1950 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some rubbing to wrappers. No tears in folding map. ; 62 pages + 2 folding sheets + large colour folding map in pocket at rear. Illustrated. Printed paper wrappers. Dimensions: 9 3/4" by 6 1/8". Contents: Part I - "Preliminary Report on the Geology of Campbell Island" by R. L. Oliver; Part II - "Fossil Foraminifera from Campbell Island" by H. J. Finlay; Part III - "The Fossil Fauna of the Campbell Island Breccias" by C. A. Fleming. ; Cape Expedition Series Bulletin No. 3; 8vo 
Price: 65.00 NZD
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5684 Oliver, Stephen Letter To Peter Olds
Dunedin The Broadsheet Company (2004) First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
2 pages of text. Photographs on wrappers. Signed by the author, after the poem and by Peter Olds on the rear wrapper. ; 8vo 
Price: 32.50 NZD
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5685 Oliver, Stephen Chance to Laugh
Wellington Superstar Productions (1972) First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some rubbing and foxing to covers.; 9 pages. 3 sheets of A4 sized paper folded and stapled. The author's first book. A New Zealand poet. 7 poems, the first is "An Alchemical Woman". The cover illustration is by R. A. J. Franken. Uncommon.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 162.50 NZD
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5686 Oliver, Stephen Henwise - a poem sequence
Taylors Mistake Hawk Press 1975 First Edition Softcover Good in Good dust jacket 
No signatures. Fading and rubbing to wrappers. Spine rubbed. Some foxing to wrappers. Some warping to lower part of text block and wrappers, i.e. book does not quite lie flat.; Card covers with printed card dust wrappers. [32] pages. Page dimensions: 280 x 195mm. An edition of 300 copies. The author's second book. A New Zealand poet. Cover illustration by Polly Barr. This copy has a short note signed by the publisher and printer, Alan Loney, reading "enclosed 2 review copies of publications to date." The note is addressed to the Literary Editor, The Tablet, Dunedin.; 4to 
Price: 58.50 NZD
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5687 Oliver, Stephen Autumn Songs
Auckland Horizontal Press 1978 First Edition Softcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
No signatures. Some fading to spine. Rusting to staples. ; Card covers with printed card dust wrappers. [17] pages. Page dimensions: 210 x 143mm. This copy is Number 289 of an edition of 300 copies. Poetry. The author's fourth book. Printed at Alan Loney's Hawk Press, Days Bay, Eastbourne.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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5688 Oliver, W. H. Bodily Presence
Wellington Blackberry Press (1993) 0908710151 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Munz, Anne Signed by Author & Illustrator
Moderate rubbing and fading to wrappers.; No. 38 of an edition of 300 copies. (20) pages + 9 tipped-in colour plates. Card wrappers with colour illustration laid down on front wrapper. Dimensions: 9 1/8" by 6 3/4". Signed by the author and illustrator. The illustrations are colour reproductions of oil paintings by Anne Munz. Contents: A woman who thought she had reason to think; You have come in out of the shadow; The room is full of conversations; They are like eyes; They are out here only on a visit; They are going as naked as day; Goodbye in good time. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author & Illustrator 
Price: 32.50 NZD
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5689 Oliver, W. H. James K. Baxter: a Portrait
Wellington The Port Nicholson Press 1983 0908635060 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
A couple of 1/2" tears to dust wrapper. Uneven fading to front panel of dust wrapper. Some rubbing to edges of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 160 pages. Black leather-like cloth covers. Large format hardcover book. Page dimensions: 255 x 197mm. Numerous b&w photographic illustrations. An illustrated biography of one of New Zealand's more popular poets. Baxter grew up near Dunedin, his father Archibald Baxter was a conscientous objector during World War One. ; 4to 
Price: 58.50 NZD
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5690 Oliver, W. R. B. New Zealand Birds
Wellington Fine Arts (N. Z. ) 1930 First Edition Original Cloth Fair in Fair dust jacket 
Viii, 541 pages + colour frontis + 5 colour plates + numerous in-text b&w illustrations. Damp damage to rear board and rear endpaper, with cloth lifting from rear board. No mould stains. Chips, tears, and creasing to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper backed with brown reinforcing paper. A good working copy. "This is the only important contribution to the literature of our Bird Life since Buller's Work, published nearly fifty years ago, and is the first complete reference book on this most interesting subject. " - from dust wrapper blurb.; 8vo 
Price: 71.50 NZD
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5691 Oliver, W. R. B. (Director); contributors: W. J. Phillipps; J. T. Salmon; R. R. Forster; W. R. B. Oliver Records of the Dominion Museum, Volume I, [No. 2]
Wellington Dominion Museum 1942-1944 First Edition Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some foxing. A 30mm tear to corner of title leaf. A 40mm tear to paper at head of front joint. A 30mm chip to tail of paper spine. A couple of 8mm tears to margins of front wrapper. Foxing to wrappers. ; This is Volume I, Number 2 of the Records of the Dominion Museum. [ii], 69-231 pages + plates. Printed paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 245 x 153mm. This issue includes a long article "Carved Maori Houses of the Eastern Districts of the North Island" by W. J. Phillipps on pages 69-119, with black and white plates for this article numbered from 22 to 51 (plates 1-21 were in Volume I, Number 1 of this serial). Plate 52 is an attractive colour plate of the Ribbon Fish, Trachipterus jacksoniensis, accompanying the article "An Immature Trachipterus from French Pass" by W. J. Phillipps. Plate 53 is another colour plate showing insect larvae, accompanying the article "New Genera, Species and Records of New Zealand Collembola, and a Discussion of Entomobrya atrocincta Schott" by J. T. Salmon. The remaning plates in this volumes, plates 54-73, are all b&w line figures or b&w photographic illustrations. The other articles in this issue are: "The Genus Megalopsalis Roewer in New Zealand, with Keys to the New Zealand Genera of Opiliones" by R. R. Forster; "The Vegetation and Flora of D'Urville and Stephen Islands" by W. R. B. Oliver; and "The Veronica-like Species of New Zealand" by W. R. B. Oliver. Keywords: Maori carving; Entomology; Hebes. ; 8vo 
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5692 Oliver, W.R.B. The Vegetation and Flora of D'Urville and Stephen Islands
Wellington Reprinted From Records of the Dominion Museum 1944 Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Staples rusted. Moderate foxing.; Pagination from 193 to 227, (i.e. a total of 335 pages). 12 illustrations on 3 leaves. Blue printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 246 x 155mm. Inscribed by the author on the front wrapper. Ex-libris label of Dr CNS McLachlan [Corrie]. A botanical report on two islands in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.; 8vo 
Price: 52.00 NZD
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5693 Ollivant, Joseph Earle A Breeze from the Great Salt Lake; or, New Zealand to New York by the new mail route
London William Hunt and Company 1871 First Edition Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
A faulty copy of a scarce Mormon history. (vii)-viii, 176 pages + [16] pages advertisements. Lacking the spine and front board. Lacking all preliminary leaves including the title page, except for one leaf of the preface, which has a corner missing with loss of text. Pencil scribbles on rear endpaper. Rear board detached. The folding map is present. The map has no tears or chips, but it has one misfold and some foxing and staining and fingermarks. The map is titled "New Zealand to New York by the New Mail Route", but in fact it shows only the breadth of the United States of America, from San Francisco in the west to New York in the east, with the line of the mail route marked in black. The map dimensions are 16 3/4" x 7 1/4". Part II of the book (pages 43 to 116) is on Utah and the Mormons. Selected contents: The Mormon Battalion; School System; Theology, and Plurality of Wives; The Schism; The Position of Brigham Young. Part Three, Appendix A (pages 119 -147) is titled "Analysis of remarks delivered by President Brigham Young in the new Tabernacle at the Conference, May 5th and 6th, 1870, and reported by the "Deseret News." Appendix B (pages 148-152) is on Polygamy. Appendix C is on the Expulsion from Nauvoo. Appendix D is "Specimens of Utah Music". [Reference: Sabin 57226; Howes O73; Bagnall 4340]. ; 8vo 
Price: 188.50 NZD
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5694 Ollivier, Isabel & Cheryl Hingley (transcriptions and translations by); with Appendices compiled by Jeremy Spencer Early Eyewitness Accounts of Maori Life: 1, 2, 3 & 4 [Three volumes]
Wellington Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust with Indosuez New Zealand 1985-87 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Minor bruising to spine ends. Some spots of foxing. Some wrinkles to the preliminary leaves in the first volume. Some pencil marginalia in the second volume. ; Three volumes. Volume One is the second edition of 1987. Volume Two is a first edition, published 1985. Volume Three (3&4 in one volume) is a first edition, published 1986. Volume I: "Extracts from journals relating to the visit to New Zealand of the French ship St Jean Baptiste in December 1769 under the command of J. F. M. de Surville". [vi], 227 pages. Volume II: "Extracts from Journals relating to the visit to New Zealand in May-July 1772 of the French ships Mascarin and Marquis de Castries under the command of M.-J. Marion du Fresne". viii, 395 pages. Volume III (i.e. "Early Eyewitness Acounts of Maori Life: 3 and 4"): "Extracts from New Zealand journals written on ships under the command of d'Entrecasteaux and Duperrey 1793 and 1824". 219 pages. All volumes: Grey cloth boards with black panels on spine and front board. Page dimensions: oblong 290 x 244mm. Text bi-lingual in French and English in parallel columns. "Until quite recently, the image of 'Traditional Maori Society' established by the great scholars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - Elsdon Best, Sir Peter Buck and Sir Raymond Firth - has seemed immune to question [. . .] I first began to wonder about these classic accounts of early Maori society during fieldwork on Maori gatherings in 1970-72, while travelling with elders to a number of marae in different parts of the North Island. As we travelled, each tribal area seemed quite different from the others, in traditions, marae procedures, style of life and history of dealing with the Europeans [. . .] The main aim of this project is to return to the first European accounts of Maori communities and to first principles of research - to study their observations on a precisely regional and historical basis, so that we may begin to understand how Maori life in particular places has changed since earliest contact. This perspective is perhaps the closest that European scholarship can come to tribal accounts of the past, based on particular landscapes and particular successions of ancestors. And in one important way the early European reports complement tribal tradition, for they dwell on those physical aspects of life - houses, clothing, canoes, ornaments and wapons - that rarely if ever are described in the oral histories." - from the Foreword by Anne Salmond. ; 8vo 
Price: 273.00 NZD
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5695 Olmsted, J. M. D. Claude Bernard Physiologist
London Cassell and Company 1939 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's signatures (J. R. Robinson; Douglass Taylor). Some fading to spine. Some bruising to cloth at ends of spine. Date annotations to the list of the published works of Claude Bernard on page 10. ; First UK edition. 318 pages + 7 plates (including portrait frontispiece). Black cloth boards.; 8vo 
Price: 31.20 NZD
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5696 Omond, T.S English Metrists: Being A Sketch of English Prosodical Criticism from Elizabethan Times to the Present Day
Oxford Oxford University Press 1921 0742640795 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some rubbing to ends of spine. Off-setting to endpapers. A clean copy. ; viii, 336 pages. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. "I believe I may still claim this book is the only one which examines in detail the attempts of those who have sought to explain the nature of the English metre ..." from the preface. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 65.00 NZD
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5697 One Who Has Known Them for Twenty Years Death of Life; or, the Story of my Experience on "The Line:" Its Partial Successes and its Many Failures, with Some Suggestions as to their Cause. Being Another Appeal on Behalf of Railway Labourers
London James Nisbet and Co. 1864 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library, Riwaka Library (a small 19th century provincial New Zealand library, Riwaka is situated 5km from Motueka, in the upper part of New Zealand's South Island.) Rebound in 19th Century half-leather library binding. Paper library label on spine. Moderate foxing. Some creasing to a few leaves.; [vi], 277 pages + 4 plates + errata slip. Lacking the half-title page? Half-calf binding and marbled boards. Gilt rule to spine. Page dimensions: 159 x 107mm. Seems to be some kind of autobiographical memoir focused on the author's Christian faith and experiences. The four plates all feature railway scenes.; Ex-Library; 8vo 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5698 Oosthuizen, G. C. Shepherd of Lovedale
Johannesburg Hugh Keartland 1970 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
No signatures. 1/4" missing at head of dust wrapper spine. 2" by 1/2"chip missing from rear panel of dust wrapper. 1" and smaller tears in edges of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper spine faded. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 247 pages + frontis + plates. Red boards with black lettering on spine. "Dr. Shepherd has given over fifty years of service to South Africa as missionary, preacher, author, editor, administrator, and has won a unique place in the life of the land." - from blurb on rear wrapper. ; 8vo 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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5699 Oram, Ric Pinot Pioneers: Tales of Determination and Perseverance from Central Otago
Auckland New Holland (2004) 1869660196 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
No signatures. 143 pages + plates. Page dimensions: 209 x 138mm. Pinot wine production in Central Otago, New Zealand. "Pinot Pioneers is the story of what the region's early growers and winmakers had to contend with to make it happen. Adapting to the perils of the weather, these pioneer grape growers fought devastating late spring frosts and voracious rabbits, and turned the arid and rocky landscape into green vineyards. They used anything they could to protect their grapes from pests. Some trampled the harvest till their feet bled, tried filtering the juice through women's knickers, covered tanks with electric blankets to start fermentation, and borrowed bottles and corks form a nearby pub.Today's rapidly growing pinot noir industry in the region is a testament to theri ingenuity, their improvisation, their determination and perservance and just sheer hard work." ; 227, [1] pages + colour plates. Page dimensions: 230 x 149mm. "We've been sold the idea that New Zealand has the best fisheries management in the world. This book sorts through the myths from the realities and finds that such an accolade belongs to only part of our fishery. And then who cares, if the global fishery scene is so dire that it poses a threat to the ocean's biodiversity and hence the ability of that ecosystem then having part of New Zealand's fishery managed according to best practice, seems a little irrelevant. Like climate change the state of the global fishery is a global issue. The book begins by giving some context of how oceans work, and all the different factors that combine to produce a good fishing spot. It then looks at all of the impacts humankind have on the ocean in addition to fishing, which together threaten the ocean's delicate balance. With that in mind we move on to fishing and find that, left unchecked, fishing is a classic Tragedy of the Commons which ultimately leads to too many fishers, mortgaged to the eyeballs with too much gear, chasing too few fish. It's an economic and ecological disaster that has been repeated all around the world and even here in New Zealand." ; 8vo 
Price: 45.50 NZD
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5700 Orange, Claudia An Illustrated History Of The Treaty Of Waitangi
Wellington Allen & Unwin (1990) 0044421699 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some rubbing to ends of spine. Some small marks to rear wrapper. ; ix, [1], 156 pages. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 275mm x 207mm. "This account clarifies one of the most complex questions facing New Zealanders today. Straightforward and accessible, it is illustrated with over 100 photographs, drawings and maps." - from the rear wrapper blurb. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 32.50 NZD
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