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5601 Nicholls, Marjory; with a Foreword by S. Eichelbaum A Venture in Verse
Auckland Whitcombe and Tombs 1917 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Moderate rubbing to edges of wrappers. Moderate scattered foxing.; 45 pages. Paper wrappers, with yapped edges. Page dimensions: 183mm x 122mm. This copy inscribed by the author in ink on the title page, using her married surname: "With Xmas wishes from the Author. Marjory Hannah. Dec. 1925". Early 20th century poetry. "My daugher, my little child / Her love would not say, / But sobbed of Life's loneliness / And its thorny way. / My daugher, my little child / With the blue above / Saw only the grey of things - / Oh, bitter was love!" - from the poem "Little Daughter". Selected poem titles: Carpe Diem; From the Deck; Red Hibiscus in a Sydney Street; A Melbourne Rescue Home; At Cambridge, May 1914; In Memoriam, June 15th, 1915; Botsabelo (A Mission Station in the East Transvaal) - "How wide the sky that smiles above the land, / How red the road that cuts across the veldt;" Sonnet - On Salisbury Plain; The Wood-Nymph; Joan of Arc; She Clothed Herself in Dreams; A Memory in London; When I am Old. [Bibliographical Reference: N3732]. ; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 60.00 NZD
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5602 Nichols, Beverley Murder by Request
London Hutchinson (1960) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
No signatures. A 30mm tear and 6mm chip at head of dustjacket spine. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 222 pages. Black boards. Red lettering with white borders on spine. Page dimensions: 197 x 126mm. Crime fiction. Mystery. 
Price: 33.75 NZD
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5603 Nichols, Beverley Death to Slow Music
London Hutchinson (1956) First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
No signatures. Some foxing. Chips and tears to dustjacket. Losses at ends of dustjacket spine. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 264 pages. Blue boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 184 x 127mm. Crime fiction. 
Price: 37.50 NZD
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5604 Nichols, Wallace B. Jericho Street and Selected Poems
London Ward, Lock & Co. [1921] Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's signature in ink on front board, front endpaper, and page 9. ; (3)-112 pages. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 184 x 120mm. Poetry. "To-night the climbing street lies bare / Unto a flood of starry air; / A few gaunt lamps are lit, and soon / Over the roofs will surge the moon." - from the poem "Jericho Street". [Seller ref: Knightcol]; 8vo 
Price: 42.50 NZD
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5605 Nicholson, Heather The Loving Stitch A History Of Knitting And Spinning In New Zealand
Auckland Auckland University Press (1998) 1869401883 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Owner's inscription. Slight bumping at head of spine.; viii, 308 pages. Printed card wrappers. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 252mm x 185mm. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 118.75 NZD
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5606 Nicol, James Elements of Mineralogy containing A General Introduction to the Science, with Descriptions of the Species
Edinburgh Adam and Charles Black 1873 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Boards rubbed with blotchy fading. Spine very faded and rubbed. One leaf detached but present (pages vii-viii). Inner hinges broken. ; Second edition (the first edition was in 1858). viii, 336 pages + [8] pages advertisements. Purple cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration. Page dimensions: 190 x 123mm. Many small in-text illustrations showing the shapes of crystals. Nicol (1810-1879) was a Scottish geologist, and a Professor of Natural History at the University of Aberdeen. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 100.00 NZD
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5607 Nicolson, R. B. The Pitcairners
Sydney Angus and Robertson 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Owner's signature. Small bump to top corner of front board. Some surface chipping and scratch marks to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; xvi, 222 pages. Illustrated. "No island in the Pacific has a stranger or more romantic history than Pitcairn. There Fletcher Christian and the Bounty mutineers, with their Tahitian companions, dropped anchor after a long search for a safe hiding-place." - from dust wrapper blurb.; 8vo 
Price: 68.75 NZD
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5608 Nielsen, Helen Stranger in the Dark
London Victor Gollancz 1956 First Edition Original Cloth Good in Good dust jacket 
First UK edition. [iv], 187 pages. Red cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. No signatures. Browning and spotting to top page edges. Some browning and foxing throughout. Moderate browning and spotting to dustwrapper. 1/2" tears and chips at head and tail of of dust wrapper spine. 1/4" chips at corners of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper rubbed at edges. Dust wrapper is not price-clipped. ; 12mo 
Price: 21.25 NZD
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5609 Nieuwenhuysen, John P. (editor) Australian Trade Practices : Readings
London Croom Helm 1976 0856641693 Second Edition Original Cloth Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
317 pages. Date and rubber stamp on front endpaper ("Australian High Commission") . Contents: The Trade Practices Act 1965-74; The Trade Practices Act 1974; General; Chronology of Australian Trade Practices Law; Select Bibliography; Index. ; 8vo 
Price: 27.50 NZD
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5610 Niffenegger, Audrey The Time Traveler's Wife
London Vintage (2005) 0099464462 Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Creasing to spine. ; 522 pages. Bestselling novel. "A big, reckless novel . . . utterly convincing" - from review, quoted on rear wrapper. ; 8vo 
Price: 12.50 NZD
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5611 Nijkamp, Peter (ed.); Co-Editors: Helga Leitner & Neil Wrigley Measuring the Unmeasurable
Dordrecht Martinus Nijhoff 1985 9024731240 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. ; ix, [1], 713 pages. Hardcover. Page dimensions: 239 x 159mm. Various Contributors. "Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Analysis of Qualitative Data, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, MArch 28-April 1, 1983". "Conventional methods and models for spatial data analysis are based on 'hard' (quantitative, cardinally-measured) information [. . .] In recent years, significant progress has been made in the analysis of 'soft', qualitative or categorically-measured data." - from the Preface. ; NATO ASI Series D: Behavioural and Social Sciences - No. 22; Ex-Library; 8vo 
Price: 181.25 NZD
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5612 Nilsen, Vladimir The Cinema as a Graphic Art (On a Theory of Representation in the Cinema)
London Newnes First Edition Hardcover Good in Poor dust jacket 
Slight fraying to cloth at spine ends and at tail corner of front board. Moderate foxing to endpapers. No signatures. Dust wrapper chipped. Dust wrapper spine mostly missing. Dust wrapper held together in archival mylar cover. ; No date [1930's]. Dedicated to Sergei Mikhailovitch Eisenstein. With an Appreciation by S. M. Eisenstein. Transalted by Stephen Garry. 226, [1] pages. Illustrated. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Dimensions: 10" by 6 1/2". ; 8vo 
Price: 37.50 NZD
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5613 Nisbet, Harry Grammar Of Textile Design
London Scott, Greenwood & Son 1906 First Edition Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
Gutters broken. "Continuation Classes, Selkirk," ink stamps. Spine faded. Spine lean. ; vii, [1], 276 pages + 24 pages advertisements. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated. 212mm x 130mm. ; 8vo 
Price: 30.00 NZD
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5614 Nister, Ernest Pets and Playmates
London Printed By E. Nister At Nuremberg [c1890s] First Edition Pictorial Cover Fair with no dust jacket 
No date [c.1890's]. Dimensions: 6 1/4" by 5". Pictorial papered boards with green cloth spine. Pages unnumbered. [12] pages including 4 colour plates. Text block detached from covers at staples. Moderate uniform browning to pages throughout. Moderate to ly heavy staining and rubbing to boards. 2" tear in front free endpaper. Illustrations: A Donkey Race; The Picnic; Fairy Tales; Say Please. ; 16mo 
Price: 56.25 NZD
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5615 Noble, John (ed.) Official Handbook. History, Productions, and Resources of the Cape of Good Hope.
Cape Town Printed & Published for the Colonial & Indian Exhibition Committee, by Saul Solomon & Co. 1886 First Edition Hardcover Poor in Near Fine dust jacket 
Binding loose with several sections of pages detached. No pages missing. All plates and maps present and in good condition. Leather worn at ends of spine.; [viii], 330 pages + 25 plates and maps (some folding) + 2 folding tables + advertisements. The plates include colour lithographs. Illustrated blue papered boards with red leather spine. Page dimensions: 213 x 137mm. Cover title: "Cape of Good Hope Offical Handbook 1886 Published by Authority". ; 4to 
Price: 43.75 NZD
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5616 Noble, L. M. Sir Henry Wigram: Pioneer of New Zealand Aviation
Christchurch Whitcombe & Tombs 1952 First Edition Hardcover Fair in Fair dust jacket 
Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Dampstains to corner of front endpaper, frontis and title page. Dust wrapper in adhesive plastic jacket, pasted down to rear endpaper. A complete reading copy.; xiv, 145, [1] pages + frontis. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction: The Climate of Opinion; The Years of Preparation, 1908-1916; The Sockburn School, September 1916 - November 1917; The Period of Transition, November 1917 - February 1919; Governmental Attempts to form an Aviation Policy, February 1919 - September 1920; The Progress of Aviation, 1919 - 1922; The Demise of the Company, and Epilogue; Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.; Ex-Library; 8vo 
Price: 31.25 NZD
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5617 Noble, Mark (Rev.) A History of the College of Arms. And the Lives of all the Kings, Heralds, and Pursuivants, from the reign of Richard III. Founder of the College, until the Present Time.
London Printed for T. Egerton, R. Faulder, R. Lea Et Al. 1805 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Rebacked. Splitting to leather along part of lower joint. Gutters reinforced at hinges. Moderate scrapes and bumps and edgewear to boards and spine. Foxing to plates. Some foxing to pages throughout. A couple of leaves loosened in one gathering. Previous owner's inscriptions on endpapers. Occasional marginal notation. ; Title continues: "With a Preliminary Dissertation Relative to the Different Orders in England, Particularly the Gentry, since the Norman Conquest. Taken from Records, Manuscripts, and other the most indisputable authorities." [8], 2, [4], 449, [1], lxii pages + frontis + 3 plates. Full calf binding. Green morocco spine label. Dimensions: 11" by 8 3/4". ; 4to 
Price: 187.50 NZD
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5618 Noel, J. B. L. (Captain) Through Tibet to Everest
London Edward Arnold & Co. (1931) Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's inscription dated 1933 on front endpaper. Some small dampstains to boards. ; "Kingfisher Library" reprint. 302 pages + frontispiece + 25 illustrations, most of which are full page b&w plates. Blue cloth boards with blind-stamped kingfisher on front board. Page dimensions: 175 x 108mm. Illustrations include: The Darjeeling Railway; A Tibetan Lama; A Sherpa boy with the Expedition; The "Shining Crystal" Monastery, Shekar; A Lama with Prayer Wheel and Rosary; A Fairyland of Ice; Mallory's last note, written at the 27,000 ft. bivouac; Lamas brought to England by Captain Noel. ; 8vo 
Price: 40.00 NZD
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5619 Noel, M. & M. De La Place Lecons Francaises De Litterature Et De Morale; Ou Recueil En Prose Des Plus Beaux Morceaux De La Langue Francaise [...]
London W. Simpkin and Marshall 1821 Hard Cover Fair with no dust jacket 
Xvi, 470 pages. Contemporary blue papered boards. Leather strip glued down over spine. Binding loose. Front hinge broken. Boards very worn and chipped at margins. Edges of leaves rubbed and worn. Selected contents: Tableaux; Definitions; Fables et Allegories; Philosophie Morale et Pratique; Discours et Morceaux Oratoires; Dialogues; Carateres, ou Portraits et Paralleles. ; 8vo 
Price: 37.50 NZD
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5620 Noever, Peter (ed.); [Josef Hoffmann] Josef Hoffman Designs
Vienna Prestel / MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (1992) 3791312294 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. ; 331 pages. Large format softcover book. Page dimensions: 279 x 213mm. Numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Text by various contributors. ; 4to 
Price: 93.75 NZD
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5621 Nolan, Iris Landmarks From The Spirits
Auckland The Halcyon Press (1993) 0908685378 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some rubbing to ends of spine. ; [viii], 122 pages. Illustrated card wrappers. Page dimensions: 228mm x 140mm. Illustrated. "Landmarks From The Spirits is a handbook for sailors and landsmen alike taking readers from Whangaroa in the north to Stewart Island in the south." - from the rear wrapper blurb. ; 8vo 
Price: 18.75 NZD
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5622 Norbu, Jamyang Warriors of Tibet: the Story of Aten and the Khampas' Fight for the Freedom of Their Country
London Wisdom Publications 1986 0861710509 First Thus Original Wraps Good with no dust jacket 
First UK edition (the first publication of this title was Dharamsala: Information Office, Central Tibetan Secretariat, 1979) . 152 pages. French wraps. Some rubbing and fading to wrappers. "The peaceful lifestyle in Kham was shattered by the incursion and final domination of the Chinese communists in the 1950s. He tells of the bloody battles and the terrible suffering of his people, and finally of the murder of his family and his escape across the Himalayas to Dharamsala in northern India. " - from blurb on front flap.; 8vo 
Price: 81.25 NZD
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5623 Nordhoff, Charles The Young Man-Of-War's Man: A Boys Voyage Around The World
Edinburgh William P. Nimmo 1873 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Owner's inscription to front pastedown, "Fredric Williamson A Birthday present from his brother Tom 1873." Rubbing to ends of spine and corners of boards. ; 216 pages + colour frontis + 12 pages advertisements. Blue cloth boards gilt and black illustration. Page edges gilt. Page dimensions: 142mm x 88mm. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 37.50 NZD
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5624 Norie, J. W. The Seaman's New Daily Assistant, Exhibiting An Easy And Expeditious Method Of Keeping A Ship's Reckoning At Sea
London Charles Wilson, Late J. W. Norie & Wilson 1857 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Owner's signature. Pencil numbers on endpapers. Leather rubbed and worn. Up to 1" loss of leather at corners of boards. Re-backed. Bottom rear corner of board reinforced with newer leather. Browning to page edges.; [2], vi, 102 pages. Full leather binding. Title continues, "Containing Rules For Working The Various Sailings By The Tables Of Difference Of Latitude And Departure, And For Finding The Latitude And Variation Of The Compass By Observation; Also, General Rules For Working A Day's Work, With The Method Of Correcting The Courses Of Leeway, Variation & Co. The Whole Exemplified In A Journal From England To Madeira." ; 8vo 
Price: 187.50 NZD
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5625 Norman, Ralph V. & Charles H. Reynolds (eds.); Various contributors Soundings An Interdisciplinary Journal. Vol. LXXIII, No. 1, Spring 1990.
Knoxville University of Tennessee 1990 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A couple of previous owner's rubber stamps on the title page. Spine faded. ; [iv], 218, [2] pages. Printed card wrappers. Page dimensions: 227 x 150mm. This issue mainly on philosophy, and Nietzsche in particular. Selected contents: "Posthumous Popularity: Reading, Privileging, Politicizing Nietzsche" by Debra B. Bergoffen; "Nietzsche's Vision, Nietzsche's Greece" by Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.; "Self-Deconstruction: Nietzsche's Philosophy as Style" by Babette E. Babich; "Kant in Hell: Demonic Will and Talion Law" by Gregory M. Heiser; "Putnam, Plato and the Task of Theology" by Eric O. Springsted.; 8vo 
Price: 40.00 NZD
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5626 Norman, Ralph V. & Charles H. Reynolds (eds.); Various contributors, including Martha C. Nussbaum Soundings An Interdisciplinary Journal. Vol. LXXII, No. 4, Winter 1989. A Symposium on The Fragility of Goodness
Knoxville University of Tennessee 1990 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's rubber stamp. Title page partly detached at upper 2".; [iv], (571)-786, [4] pages. Printed card wrappers. Page dimensions: 228 x 151mm. This issue is entirely devoted to essays on Martha Nussbaum's work "The Fragility of Goodness". Selected contents: "How Good is the Aristotelian Good Life?" by Bernard Yack; "Tragedy and the Ethical Sublime in The Fragility of Goodness" by Allen Dunn; "Can Aristotle be a Liberal? Nussbaum on Luck" by Staney H. Hauerwas; "A Reply" by Martha C. Nussbaum. ; 8vo 
Price: 47.50 NZD
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5627 Norman, Wendy (ed.) The Gliddons in London 1760-1850: A Family Record by Anne Gliddon
Wellington Steele Roberts 2000 1877228605 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures.; 68 pages. Page dimensions: 240 x 167mm. Illustrated. "In 1869 Anne Gliddon decided to finish writing 'A Family Record', a project she had started years earlier for her son Charlie." 
Price: 62.50 NZD
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5628 Norris, Kathleen Miss Harriet Townshend
London John Murray 1955 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some browning to page edges. Some fading and rubbing to spine. Small bruises to corners of boards. Ink mark on spine. Hinges intact. No dust wrapper. ; (256) pages. A novel set in California, on a Spanish ranch and in San Francisco. "Over the rancho of Our Lady of the Little Columns a California sun shone hazily through a September day." - opening sentence.; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall 
Price: 25.00 NZD
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5629 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: 43.75 NZD
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5630 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: 22.50 NZD
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5631 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: 37.50 NZD
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5632 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: 87.50 NZD
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5633 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: 35.00 NZD
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5634 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" - 7˝" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 43.75 NZD
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5635 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: 33.75 NZD
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5636 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: 18.75 NZD
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5637 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: 37.50 NZD
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5638 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: 43.75 NZD
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5639 Norton, Frazer D. 26 Battalion [Series Title: Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45]
Wellington, New Zealand War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Poor dust jacket 
Some fading to head of spine and margins of boards. Previous owner's signature "R D Cameron" on front endpaper. Loosely included an Order of Service for a Commemorative Service for the 26th Battalion in 1994. Dust wrapper tatty with most of the rear panel missing and large piece from head of spine missing. Dust wrapper has been laminated inside clear plastic. ; xvi, 554, (1) pages + frontispiece + 63 illustrations on 16 leaves + 5 folding colour maps + 42 in-text maps. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 213 x 136mm. Presentation slip loosely included: "2. N. Z. E. F. Presented to 18608 Pte R. D. Cameron by The Government of New Zealand in recognition of his service with 26 Battalion, 2 NZEF in the Second World War, 1939-45". Contents: Foreword; Preface; In Burnham and Journey Overseas; Early Days in Egypt; Greece; The Canal Zone; The Second Libyan Campaign; Syria; The Battle for Egypt; The Battle of Alamein; The Pursuit; The Fall of Tunisia; Departure from Egypt; First Battle in Italy; The Battle for Orsogna; The Battle for Cassino; The Advance through the Liri Valley; The Advance on Florence; The Advance from Rimini; The Drive to the Senio; The Final Offensive in Italy; The Break-up of a Unit; Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; Summary of Casualties. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall N3904].; 8vo 
Price: 287.50 NZD
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5640 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: 37.50 NZD
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5641 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: 187.50 NZD
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5642 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: 37.50 NZD
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5643 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: 31.25 NZD
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5644 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: 37.50 NZD
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5645 O'Brian, Patrick Post Captain
London Collins 1972 0002216574 First Edition Original Cloth 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: 93.75 NZD
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5646 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" - 7˝" tall 
Price: 531.25 NZD
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5647 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: 125.00 NZD
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5648 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: 72.50 NZD
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5649 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: 37.50 NZD
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5650 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: 55.00 NZD
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5651 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: 27.50 NZD
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5652 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: 32.50 NZD
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5653 O'Connell, W. J. A Plumber's Progress Pilgrimage To The Heart Of Tibet
Dunedin Longacre Press (2003) 1877135895 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Some marking to front wrapper. Some bumping to ends of spine. ; 222 pages + colour plates. Card wrappers. Page dimensions: 210mm x 134mm. Signed and inscribed by the author, "Enjoy the Ride!! Janame O'Connell," - on the half-title page. "After decades of hard yakker, harder addictions, then six years of living in an American ashram, Kiwi adventurer W. J. O'Connell loses his right to stay on in the U.S. He's hitting middle age, has no home, no job, no wife, no bach at the beach, no life insurance. What should he do? Logical really. He'll take a hike." - from the rear wrapper blurb. ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 43.75 NZD
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5654 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: 43.75 NZD
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5655 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: 32.50 NZD
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5656 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: 37.50 NZD
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5657 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: 31.25 NZD
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5658 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: 112.50 NZD
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5659 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" - 7˝" tall 
Price: 81.25 NZD
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5660 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: 62.50 NZD
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5661 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: 137.50 NZD
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5662 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: 47.50 NZD
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5663 O'Hara, John Hope of Heaven and Other Stories
London Faber and Faber 1939 First Edition Original Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
387 pages. Light brown cloth covers with blue lettering on spine. No signatures. Cloth covers rubbed and worn. Slight fraying and tears starting to cloth at joints. Contains 37 stories by John O'Hara. ; 12mo 
Price: 26.25 NZD
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5664 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: 40.00 NZD
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5665 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: 62.50 NZD
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5666 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: 75.00 NZD
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5667 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: 43.75 NZD
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5668 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: 27.50 NZD
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5669 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: 30.00 NZD
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5670 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: 43.75 NZD
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5671 O'Reilly, R. N. (compiled by); Michael Dunn; Nigel Best Don Driver: A Survey of his Life and Works, incorporating a catalogue of the Don Driver 1965-1978 exhibition, with essays by Michael Dunn and Nigel Best and compiled by R N O'Reilly
New Plymouth, New Zealand Govett-Brewster Art Gallery 1979 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Staining and rubbing to dust jacket. Internally good. ; 64 pages. Brown card covers with pictorial card dust jacket. Numerous illustrations, some in colour. Page dimensions: 206 x 138mm. New Zealand artist, painter and sculptor. ; 8vo 
Price: 22.50 NZD
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5672 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: 22.50 NZD
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5673 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: 31.25 NZD
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5674 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: 40.00 NZD
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5675 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: 112.50 NZD
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5676 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: 81.25 NZD
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5677 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: 22.50 NZD
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5678 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: 35.00 NZD
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5679 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: 30.00 NZD
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5680 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" - 7˝" tall 
Price: 93.75 NZD
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5681 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: 40.00 NZD
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5682 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: 68.75 NZD
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5683 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: 11.25 NZD
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5684 Ogilvie, Gordon Introducing Denis Glover
Auckland Longman Paul (1983) 0582683807 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
"ENGL DEPT XAVIER" written in white on front wrapper. "Sample Copy" rubber stamp. Sticker on front wrapper. Owner's signature. Rubbing to corners of wrappers. ; 63 pages. A handy introduction to Denis Glover and his writings. Includes a 4 page bibliography. Page dimensions: 216 x 136mm. Illustrated. ; 8vo 
Price: 22.50 NZD
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5685 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: 43.75 NZD
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5686 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" - 7˝" tall 
Price: 112.50 NZD
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5687 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" - 7˝" tall 
Price: 56.25 NZD
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5688 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: 15.00 NZD
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5689 Oglivie, Gordon Denis Glover: His Life
Auckland Godwit (1999) 1869620380 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
No signature. Some rubbing to tail of spine. Security sticker to reverse of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 544 pages + plates. Blue papered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 227mm x 144mm. "This first comprehensive biography of Glover investigates all aspects of his turbulent life. It examines closely his development as a writer and literary impresario and offers an illuminating portrayal of the New Zealand cultural scene during its most vital decades." - from the dust wrapper blurb. ; 8vo 
Price: 46.25 NZD
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5690 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: 33.75 NZD
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5691 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: 43.75 NZD
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5692 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: 43.75 NZD
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5693 Olden, Rudolf Hitler the Pawn
London Victor Gollancz 1936 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some minor foxing to page edges.; First printing. 439 pages + frontispiece + 7 plates. Black cloth boards. Page dimensions: 217 x 136mm. Biography. Military history. Text in English. Selected chapter titles: Childhood; Birth of a Politician; At Grips with the Reichswehr; 'Mein Kampf'; The Phoenix; Rise; Legality; High Politics; Power; The Reichstag Fire; The Thirtieth of June. ; 8vo 
Price: 62.50 NZD
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5694 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: 7.50 NZD
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5695 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: 50.00 NZD
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5696 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: 162.50 NZD
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5697 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: 75.00 NZD
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5698 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: 31.25 NZD
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5699 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: 37.50 NZD
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5700 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: 75.00 NZD
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