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1 Stack, James West; edited by A. H. Reed Africana Notes and News / Africana Aantekeninge en Nuus. Vol. 1 Nos. 1-4; Vol 2. Nos. 1-4. [Complete run of first 8 issues]
Johannesburg Africana Museum / Radford, Adlington 1943-1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Some pencil marginalia.; 8 issues bound in one volume. Volume One, Number One (December 1943) through to Volume Two, Number 4 (September 1945). Red cloth boards with gilt title on spine. Original covers not bound in. Pagination: [4 (index)], 29, [1]; 28; 27, [1]; 32; 128 pages + plates (some folding). Volume One issues individually paginated, Volume Two issues with continuous pagination. Binder's ticket of R. Korytowski, Johannesburg. Page dimensions: 235 x 149mm. Text in English. Various contributors. Includes matters of interest to the collector of Africana, notes on prints, early historical records, books relating to South Africa and South African history. "It was realised that the collection and preservation of Africana generally was of more importantce than its collection and preservation by the Africana Museum, and so, the Africana Society took shape as an association of those interested in the preservation of Africana and in any or all of the institutions which preserve it." - Vol. 1, No. 1, page 3. Text predominantly in English, partly in Afrikaans. 
Price: 135.00 NZD
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2 Stack, James West; edited by A. H. Reed Further Maoriland Adventures of J. W. Stack
Dunedin A. H. & A. W. Reed (1938) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Rubbing to margins of dust-jacket. A 30mm tear at head of dust-jacket spine. Fading to dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; xv, [1], 255, [1] pages + frontispiece + 8 b&w plates + [6] pages advertisements. "Special Extra-illustrated Deluxe Edition". No. 16 of 100 copies. Signed by Canon Stack's two daughters on the copyright age, Mrs Frank Coxon and Mrs W. A. Scaife. Blue full leather binding. Bookmark ribbon. Page dimensions: 180 x 123mm. This de luxe edition not in Bagnall, although Bagnall does list the deluxe edition of "More Maoriland Adventures" (Bagnall S1459). For the ordinary edition of "Further Maoriland Adventures", see Bagnall S1457 - "Canterbury experiences and North Island visist to 1862 with extracts from journals of Mrs. J. W. Stack (Eliza Rachel Jean Jones) in Auckland, the Hauraki Gulf and Waikato before her marriage; visit to Bishop Williams in Poverty Bay in 1859-60." 
Price: 148.50 NZD
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3 James, A. H. The Physiology of Gastric Digestion [Monographs of the Physiological Society, Number 4]
London Edward Arnold 1957 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xi, (1) , 192 pages + 54 in-text figures. Brown cloth covers with black lettering on spine. Price in ink and bookseller's stamp on front endpaper. Dustwrapper rubbed at edges. Contents: Preface; The Nature of the Gastric Contents in Man; The Acidity of the Gastric Contents; The Inorganic Components of Gastric Secretion; The Mechanism of Acid Secretion; The Control of Gastric Secretion; The Gastric Mucosa; Function of the Gastric Musculature; Gastric Sensation; Appendix; Author Index; Subject Index. ; 8vo 
Price: 47.25 NZD
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