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5601 Ng, James Windows on a Chinese Past. Volume 1: How the Cantonese Goldseekers and their Heirs Settled in New Zealand
Dunedin Otago Heritage Books (1993) 0908774567 First Edition Hardcover Fair in Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Dust wrapper in clear plastic jackets, taped to boards. Binding loosened, with broken gutter between the frontispiece and the title leaf. ; Volume One only of the four volumes of James Ng's monumental "Windows on a Chinese Past". 400 pages + maps on endpapers. Red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 297 x 210mm. "The Chinese in New Zealand (the New Zealand-Chinese) are collectively the biggest immigrant group of Asian origin in this county. They were also the first non-European group to come to 19th century New Zealand and, in the South Island, became the largest coloured racial minority." - from the Introduction. Contents of this volume: Introduction; A Note to Readers; Origins; China Revisited; The Family System; Burial Customs; The Chinese Goldseekers; Chinese Reach Otago; Life on the Diggings; The 1870s and 1880s; The Last of the Gold; Economics Statistics; References and Appendices. ; 4to 
Price: 137.50 NZD
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5602 Ng, James Windows on a Chinese Past Volume 4: Don's 'Roll of Chinese'
Dunedin Otago Heritage Books (1993) 0908774710 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No dust wrapper.; Volume Four only of "Windows on a Chinese Past". 300 pages + maps on endpapers. Red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 297 x 209mm. This fourth volume reproduces Presbyterian minister and missionary Alexander Don's notebook roll of the names of over 3500 Chinese whom Don met in the Otago Goldfields area of New Zealand between 1883 and 1896. A comprehensive alphabetical index of the names has also been made. ; 4to 
Price: 75.00 NZD
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5603 Ngata, A. T Nga Moteatea
Hastings Paori Whakapapa (The Board of Maori Ethnological Research) 1928 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Owner's signature. Slight foxing to first and last few leaves. Title hand written in white ink along cloth spine. Some foxing to page edges. Slight bumping to ends of spine.; [2], vii, 120 pages. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering. Part I. Second impression. "He maramara rere no nga waka maha, he mea kohikohi." "A most extensive selection with detailed scholarly notes giving provenance of waiata and signifcance of allusions in text." - Bagnall N3706.; 8vo 
Price: 225.00 NZD
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5604 Ngata, A. T. Complete Manual of Maori Grammar and Conversation with Vocabulary.
Christchurch Whitcombe and Tombs Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Some lifting to cloth at corners of wrappers. Some foxing to preliminary leaves. Some rubbing to cloth at ends of spine and corners of wrappers.; 166 pages + 2 pages advertisements. Green cloth wrappers. No date. 1901 - ref Bagnall. "Edition of 2000 copies." - Bagnall A765; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall 
Price: 37.50 NZD
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5605 Ngata, A. T. [Apirana] Nga Moteatea: He maramara rere no nga waka maha, he mea kohikohi.
Hastings E. S. Cliff & Co [1928]-1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Boards very faded on Part Two. Moderate foxing to endpapers. Neat pencil marginalia and underlining throughout. Pencil former owner's signature of James Thompson, Takapuna in corner of front free endpaper of each volume. Ex-libris bookplate of Dr Corrie McLachlan on front pastedown endpaper of each volume.; Part One: [2], vii, [1], 120 pages. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on front board. Part Two: [2], xiii, [1], 121-255 pages. Purple cloth boards with gilt lettering. Provenance: James Thompson, Takapuna; Corrie McLachlan. [Bibliographical Reference Bagnall N3706, N3707] ; 8vo 
Price: 362.50 NZD
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5606 Ngata, A. T. [Apirana] Nga Moteatea: He maramara rere no nga waka maha, he mea kohikohi
Hastings E. S. Cliff & Co 1928-1929 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Fading to cloth around margins of boards on Part II. A nice set. ; Part One: [2], vii, [1], 120, [1] pages. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on front board. Part Two: [2], xiii, [1], 121-255 pages. Purple cloth boards with gilt lettering. Part One is a second impression. [Reference: Bagnall N3706, N3707]. A collection of Maori waiata (songs) and whakapapa (genealogies). Text in Maori. Part One published in 1928, Part Two in 1929. [NB: A bi-lingual revised edition of Nga Moteatea in Maori and English was published in 1958-61]. ; 8vo 
Price: 343.75 NZD
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5607 Ngata, Apirana (Sir) (Collected by); Pei Te Hurinui (revised and translated by) Nga Moteatea Part I / Part II / Part III
Wellington Polynesian Society 1961-1972 0589006967 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Bookplate of R. S. Gallen on front endpaper of each volume. Moderate fading to spine and boards of Part III. Small 3/8" stain to spine on Part III. ; Three volumes. Text bi-lingual in Te Reo Maori and English. The first volume, i.e. Part I, is a 1972 facsimile reprint of the revised 1959 edition. The second volume, i.e. Part II, is the first printing of the revised 1961 edition. The third volum, i.e. Part III is the 1970 first edition. [This title was originally compiled by Apirana Ngata and published in two volumes in 1928-1929. Pei Te Hurunui revised and made English translations for a revised edition of these two volumes, which was published in 1959-1961. A third volume with more translations by Pei te Hurunui Jones, completing the work, was published in 1970.] Red cloth boards with Maori design in red, black and white. Page dimensions: 246 x 145mm. ; Series Title: Polynesian Society Maori Texts, Nos. 1, 2, & 3.; 4to 
Price: 281.25 NZD
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5608 Ngawhika, Terry Tell them I've gone Pighunting
Auckland Reed (1996) 0790004763 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Binding damages, with lower part of hinges split and loose. Text block coming away from covers in this area. No signatures. ; 176 pages. Pictorial papered boards. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 215 x 136mm. "In this book he tells the story of his progression from green apprentice, to 'bulletproof' enthusiasts, to seasoned hunter." Selected chapter titles: Danger comes in small packets; The view from the top of a rata stump; It's a dog's life; Good pups make good dogs; The pipeline board; It's a miserable hunter; The night-shift pack; The harder you try, the luckier you get. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 40.00 NZD
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5609 Ngema, Mbongeni The Best of Mbongeni Ngema: An Anthology
Skotaville Skotaville Publishers (1995) 0799415286 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Small stain to inside of front cover and corner of title page.; 242 pages. South African musicals. Apartheid themes. Cover subtitled: "The Man and his Music". Includes the full text of four musicals: Asinamali! / Sarafina! / Township Fever! / Magic at 4 a.m.! ; 8vo 
Price: 32.50 NZD
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5610 Ngorchen Konghoc Lhundrub; with a Foreword by H. H. Sakya Trizin The Beautiful Ornament of the Three Visions: An exposition of the preliminary practices of the path which extensively explains the instructions of the "Path Including Its Result" in accordance with the Root Treatise of the Vajra Verses of Virupa.
Ithaca Snow Lion (1991) 0937938998 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
No signatures. ; Text in English, translated from the Tibetan by Lobsang Dagpa and Jay Goldberg. fundamental teching of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is that of the 'Path Including Its Result'. This unique teaching of Virupa, one of India's extraordinary Mahasiddhasa, covers the entire Buddhist path [. . .]" - from blurb on rear wrapper. ; 8vo 
Price: 35.00 NZD
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5611 Niall, Todd The Trekka Dynasty
New Zealand Iconic Publishing (2004) 0476007577 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Large crease at lower corner of front wrapper. Some rubbing along tail edge of wrappers. ; 240 pages. Illustrated self-wraps. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 223mm x 155mm. "The Trekka Dynasty is more than a car story. It's a long-forgotten chapter of New Zealand history, interweaving the fortunes of the wheeling-and-dealing Turner family, New Zealand's industrial ambitions, and the paranoia of the Cold War era, in which even car manufacturers became "subjects of interest" for spies." - from the rear wrapper blurb. ; 8vo 
Price: 37.50 NZD
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5612 Nicholas, John Liddiard Narrative Of A Voyage To New Zealand, Performed In The Years 1814 and 1815, In Company With The Rev. Samuel Marsden (Volume Two only)
London James Black And Son 1817 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
A 1" triangular chip to leather at tail of spine. A 1" split to leather at head of front joint. Joints rubbed. A couple of shallow gouge marks 3/4" long in front board. Edges of boards rubbed with some small losses of the marbled paper along the edges. Small 3/8" losses of leather at tips of corners of boards. Corners of several leaves creased. ; Volume Two only of two volumes. xii, 397, [1] pages + engraved frontispiece "North Cape of New Zealand" + 1 map facing page 208 "Bay of Islands in New Zealand" + 1 plate of moko ("Amoko") facing page 217. Half-leather binding. Marbled boards. Includes "A Vocabulary of English and New Zealand Words" on pages 327 to 352, Page dimensions: 213mm x 129mm. Later endpapers. Owner's signature on title page "W R Davies Trawsmawr 1829". Also bookplate on front endpaper "Lieut. W. R. Davies R. N. Trawsmawr." An important early source for New Zealand's colonial history. Nicholas accompanied Samuel Marsden in his visit from New South Wales to New Zealand's Bay of Islands in 1814. "Nicholas's description, of the crowded days, the meetings with the leading chiefs, the short journeys, with his full impressions of Maori culture of the greatest value. His narrative, told in standard 18th century prose, is a useful parallel to the more volatile but succinct and direct record kept by Marsden." - Reference: Bagnall 4268. ; 8vo 
Price: 500.00 NZD
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5613 Nicholls, Heller Ten Little Nigger Tunes: Easily Arranged for Pianoforte
London Warren & Phillips 1928 First Edition Original Wraps Good with no dust jacket 
No date (copyright 1928) . 18, [2] pages. Dimensions: 12 1/4" by 9 3/4". Colour illustration on front wrapper. No other illustrations. Moderate creasing and edgewear to marigns of wrappers including small tears (<1/4") . Some notations and markings to the music in pencil and ink. Contents: Swanee River; So Early in the Morning; Massa's in de Cold, Cold Ground; Old Jeff; Poor Old Joe; I'se Goin' Back to Dixie; Camptown Races; Uncle Ned; Kemo Kimo; Polly Wolly Doodle. ; Folio 
Price: 48.75 NZD
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5614 Nicholls, Horatio Omaha Valse
Melbourne E. W. Cole (1920) Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Owner's signature. A previous owner has backed the spine with cloth, stitched on with a sewing machine. Moderate rubbing to covers.; Sheet music. No date (copyright 1920). (8) pages, including covers. Dimensions: 14" x 10". ; Folio 13" - 23" tall 
Price: 37.50 NZD
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5615 Nicholls, John Recollections and Reflections, Personal and Political, As Onnected with Public Affairs, During the Reign of George III.
London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1822 Full-Leather Fair with no dust jacket 
Volume I: Second edition. Viii, 408 pages. Volume II: edition not stated - first? . (ii) , 250 pages. Both Volumes: Full leather bindings. Boards rubbed and worn at edges. Volume I: Spine detached. Remnants of spine enclosed. Contemporary notations to final text leaf. Volume II: Front board detached. 2" missing at tail of spine. 1" strip cut away from tail margin of first text leaf. Good working copy or binding copy. ; 8vo 
Price: 56.25 NZD
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5616 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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5617 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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5618 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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5619 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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5620 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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5621 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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5622 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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5623 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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5624 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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5625 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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5626 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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5627 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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5628 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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5629 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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5630 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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5631 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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5632 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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5633 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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5634 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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5635 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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5636 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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5637 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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5638 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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5639 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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5640 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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5641 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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5642 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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5643 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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5644 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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5645 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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5646 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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5647 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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5648 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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5649 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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5650 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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5651 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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5652 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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5653 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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5654 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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5655 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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5656 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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5657 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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5658 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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5659 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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5660 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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5661 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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5662 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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5663 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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5664 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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5665 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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5666 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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5667 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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5668 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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5669 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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5670 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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5671 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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5672 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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5673 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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5674 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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5675 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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5676 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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5677 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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5678 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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5679 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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5680 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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5681 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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5682 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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5683 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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5684 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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5685 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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5686 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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5687 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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5688 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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5689 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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5690 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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5691 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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5692 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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5693 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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5694 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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5695 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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5696 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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5697 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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5698 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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5699 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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5700 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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