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McKay, R. A. (ed. ) [Richard Alexander] Listings

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1 McKay, R. A. (ed. ) [Richard Alexander] A History of Printing in New Zealand: 1830 1940
[Wellington] Wellington Club of Printing House Craftsmen 1940 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Some creasing to spine. Moderate rubbing to joints, corners, and boards. Previous owner's small address label on front endpaper. ; [xviii], 249, [3] pages + colour frontispiece + 39 plates (some colour) + small "Late Acknowledgement" slip at rear . Half-leather and blue papered boards. Page dimensions: 280 x 220mm. Top edges dyed blue. Copy 342 of an edition of 600 copies. Contents: "Early Printing in New Zealand" by J. Andersen; "Maori Printers and Translators" by J. Andersen; "The Maori and Printed Matter" by Sir Apirana Ngata; "The Maori Alphabet" by J. Andersen; "The Press" by T. L. Mills; "Cavalcade of Printing" by the editoy; "Process-Engraving" by the editor; "Government Printing Office"; "The Printing Trade Union" by K. McL. Baxter; "Organizations of Employers" by E. W. Clarkson and L. J. Berry; "Stationery Manufacture" by H. J. Tubbs; "Economic Survey" by W. B. Sutch; "Graphs and statistics"; "Our Craftsmen go Overseas, Great War 1914-18", by A. B. Clark and J. Andersen; "Printers' errors" by the editor; "Tales of the Trade" by the editor; "Men of the Industry - Brief Biographies". [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall M329].; 4to 
Price: 260.00 NZD
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2 A Young American [ Slidell-Mackenzie, Alexander] A Year in Spain. In Two Volumes.
London John Murray 1831 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Amateur binding is sturdy but quirky and definitely not to a professional standard. Later endpapers. Some foxing. Pencil doodle on verso of title page of Volume Two. ; First UK edition. Two volumes (complete). Volume One: ix, [1], 413 pages + [3] pages advertisements. Volume Two: vii, [1], 377 pages + [3] pages advertisements. Rebound by amateur binder in half-leather. Original cloth titles laid down on spine. Page dimensions: 197 x 122mm. Some small in-text illustrations. ; 8vo 
Price: 156.00 NZD
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3 Thompson, A. T. [Alexander Thomas] Her Finest Hour and other poems
Christchurch Whitcombe & Tombs [1940] First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some foxing and fading to wrappers. ; 83, [1] pages + errata slip at rear. Brown wrappers. Page dimensions: 184 x 121mm. New Zealand poetry. "She stood beneath the shadow of the tree; / The pale moon veiled by evening mist and haze" - from "Under the Trysting Tree". [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall T338] ; 12mo 
Price: 28.60 NZD
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4 Thompson, A. T. [Alexander Thomas] Her Finest Hour and other poems
Christchurch Whitcombe & Tombs [1940] First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Signed by Author
A 1" tear at tail of spine.; This copy inscribed and signed by the author, dated 1942. 83, [1] pages + errata slip at rear. Brown wrappers. Page dimensions: 185 x 121mm. New Zealand poetry. "She stood beneath the shadow of the tree; / The pale moon veiled by evening mist and haze" - from "Under the Trysting Tree". [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall T338] ; 12mo; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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5 Alexander, A. Physical Training At Home
London Horace Cox 1898 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some marking to boards. Some rubbing to cloth at ends of spine and corners of boards. ; viii, 115 pages. Maroon cloth boards with gilt illustrations. Page Dimensions: 180mm x 120mm. Some illustrations. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 182.00 NZD
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6 Reed, A. W. [Alexander Wyclif] The Maori and His First Printed Books
Dunedin A. H. & A. W. Reed [1935] First Edition Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Fading to margins of wrappers.; "The Raupo Series of School Readers" edition. 15, [1] pages. Green paper wrappers with red lettering and decoration. Page dimensions: 184 x 125mm. Illustrated. "At Ngataniia John Williams amazed their Rarotongan cousins. While at work on the building of a church Williams had need of his carpenter's square, so with a piece of charcoal he scribbled a brief note on a chip of wood, and asked a Rarotongan chief to hand it to his wife. It was a highly suspicious chief who handed the chip to Mrs. Williams a few minutes later. He watched her every movement as she read the note, tossed it to one side, and took the square from the tool-chest." - page 4. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall R182-(12) - "Edition of 2,000 copies".] ; 12mo 
Price: 28.60 NZD
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