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1 Reed, A. H. A XV Century MS. of the Wyclif-Purvey Gospels: An Introduction to the Dunedin Public Library's Copy
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed / for the Alfred and Isabel Reed Publications Fund, Dunedin Public Library (1956) First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Some rusting to staples.; 16 pages + 2 plate leaves. Printed card wrappers. Page dimensions: 212 x 138mm. 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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2 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: 130.00 NZD
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3 Bathgate, John; edited by A. H. Reed Bathgate Expeditions from New Zealand's Commercial Capital of the Sixties: Autobiographic Sketches by John Bathgate
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed (1952) First Edition Softcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Dust wrapper is in two pieces, separated down length of spine. Some loss to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 36 pages. Illustrated. Printed card boards with printed paper dust wrapper. Page dimensions: 218 x 139mm. Cover title: "Bathgate Expeditions: Dunedin and New Zealand in the Sixties". Contents: Introduction; Dunedin in the Sixties; A Journey to Auckland; Appendix.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 52.00 NZD
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4 Reed, A. H. Ben and Eleanor Farjeon
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed for the Dunedin Public Library (1973) 0589008048 / 9780589008048 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
84 pages + plates. This is copy number 1967 of a first edition of 2000 copies. Page dimensions: 213 x 138mm. "He wrote a novel, and in 1867, encouraged by a letter from Charles Dickens, to whom he had dedicated his book, he returned to London, became established as a popular novelist, and founded the well-known Farjeon literary family." Includes a Catalogue of works by Annabel Farjeon, Benjamin Leopold Farjeon; Eleanor Farjeon; Harry Farjeon; Herbert Farjeon; and Joseph Jefferson Farjeon. The catalogue lists titles, publisher, and year of publication. 
Price: 23.40 NZD
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5 Reed, A. H. Ben and Eleanor Farjeon
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed 1973 0589008048 / 9780589008048 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good with no dust jacket 
84 pages + plates. No. 472 of an edition of 1000 copies. Single "Withdrawn" rubber stamp on blank leaf at rear. No other library markings. Published for the Dunedin Public Library. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 
Price: 15.60 NZD
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6 [Reed, A. H.] Books by A. H. Reed: A Complete List of Books Written or Edited by A. H. Reed, Founder of A. H. & A. W. Reed
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed (1965) First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
[6] pages (fold-out pamphlet). Page dimensions: 217 x 140mm. Lists 73 titles from 1933 through 1965, with number of pages and editions. 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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7 A. H. and A. W. Reed (eds.) Castaway On The Aucklands The Wreck Of The Grafton, From The Private Journals Of Thomas Musgrave
Wellington A. H. and A. W. Reed (1943) Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. 1" mark to front board. Some rubbing to ends of spine. ; 125 pages. Card wrappers with paper illustration. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 182mm x 110mm. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 156.00 NZD
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8 Reed, A. H. Charles Dickens: A Centenary Tribute
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed / for the Dunedin Public Library (1970) Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some specks of staining to front cover. ; 30 pages. Green illustrated wrappers. Page dimensions: 182 x 120mm. Illustrated. 
Price: 19.50 NZD
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9 Reed, A. H. Coromandel Holiday
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed (1952) First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Owner's name and address on title page. Small 1/4" tear to title page. Some foxing to page edges. No dust wrapper. Minor rubbing to ends of spine and corners or boards.; 132 pages + plates + maps on endpapers. Blue cloth boards. Page dimensions: 215 x 135mm. "A journey afoot aroudn the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula had for a good many years been on my itinerary of prospective tramps." - from the preface. New Zealand Regional History. Contents: Historical Hauraki; Afoot Around Cape Colville; Eastward Ho!; Southward Bound. Illustrations include: Twin kauris in a forested glen near Taiarua; Among the bush-clad hills on the Coromandel-Whitianga road; Majestic kauri on the Tapu-Coroglen mountain road; Gold-mining at Kapanga, Coromandel Peninsula; Sandy Bay, near Port Charles, with Te Moehau in background. ; 8vo 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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10 Reed, A. H. Family Life In New Zealand 1880-1890
Wellington A.H. & A. W. Reed (1969) First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
24 pages. Card wrappers. Illustrated. Signed by the author on the title page. Page dimensions: 215mm x 132mm. ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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11 Reed, A. H. Florence Nightingale
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed 1966 Second Edition Original Wraps Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Hurst, Valerie 
31 pages + 2 leaves of plates + in-text illustrations. Single "Withdrawn" rubber stamp on final blank leaf. No other library markings. A short biographical history. Published for the Alfred and Isabel and Marian Reed Trust. Reference: c. F. Bagnall R253.; Ex-Library; 12mo 
Price: 13.00 NZD
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12 Reed, A. H. Florence Nightingale
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed / for the Alfred and Isabel and Marian Reed Trust 1960 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Some fading and creasing to wrappers. Some marking to rear boards. ; 31 pages + 2 leaves of plates. Illustrated wrappers. Page dimensions: 181mm x 121mm. Illustrated by Valerie Hurst. Author's inscription, "With affectionate greeting / A. H. Reed / July 2 / 1965" on the title page. A short biographical history. Published for the Alfred and Isabel and Marian Reed Trust. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall R253.] 
Price: 23.40 NZD
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13 Reed, A. H. From East Cape to Cape Egmont: A Pictorial Record of an East-West Walk.
Wellington A. H & A. W. Reed (1962) First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Small 1/2" tears at ends of spine.; This copy inscribed and signed by the author on front cover: "Affectionately / A H Reed / 4 Oct 1968". [24] pages. White printed wrappers. Stapled. Page dimensions: 216 x 139mm. Illustrations include. include: The 86-year-old author welcomed by children at the Pungarehu school after climbing up and over Mt Egmont; Major Prowse with Mr and Mrs Makarini Green (Sir Apirana Ngata's grandson) and their family; On the Road to Te Puia and Mohaka Viaduct etc. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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14 Dickens, Charles (ed.); Introduction by A. H. Reed From the Black Rocks, on Friday and A Gold Digger's Notes
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed / for the Dunedin Public Library (1950) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Some rusting to staples. Overall a nice copy of this title. No tears to dust-jacket.; This title was published in an edition of 2000 copies, of which 1750 were in "board covers" and 250 were numbered and in cloth boards. This is an unnumbered copy of the 1750. Green printed papered boards, with yellow dust-jacket. "From the Black Rocks on Friday is the graphic story of a castaway on a New Zealand island. It first appeared in Charled Dickens's periodical, all the Year Round, on May 17, 1862, has never since been republished [...]" - from dust-jacket blurb. With a Foreword by W. P. Morrell. This copy inscribed by A. H. Reed: "With affectionate greeting / A. H. Reed. / Jan. 1966". 
Price: 32.50 NZD
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15 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: 143.00 NZD
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16 [Reed, A. H.] Greetings - Charles Dicken's Religion
[Dunedin] [A. H. Reed] [1968] First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A wordy printed "Greetings" card produced by A. H. Reed. [4] pages. Pages 1 and 4 have three paragraphs on the religion of Charles Dickens. Pages 2 and 3 have facsimile reproductions of two Dickens letters in the Dunedin Public Library's Reed collection, with descriptions beneath. Signed by A. H. Reed, dated "1968/9". 
Price: 19.50 NZD
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17 Reed, A. H. & Marian Reed (eds.) Heaven's Morning Breaks: An Anthology of the After Life
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed / for the Alfred & Isabel & Marian Reed Trust (1963) Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Third edition. 24 pages. Printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 185 x 123mm. This copy signed by A. H. Reed on the title page. 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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18 Reed, A. H. Heroes of Peace and War in Early New Zealand
Wellington A. H. and A. W. Reed (1959) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Mitchell, L. C. & Sid Scales Signed by Author
1" missing at head of dust wrapper spine. 1/2" missing at tail of dust wrapper spine. Small tears and chips at corners of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; This copy inscribed by the author on the title page: "With greetings A. H. Reed". 128 pages. Blue cloth boards. Page dimensions: 214 x 137mm. Includes chapters on Te Matenga Taiaroa; Charles Heaphy; Henare Taratoa; Samuel Marsden; J. F. H. Wohlers; Thomas Brunner and others. ; 8vo ; Signed by Author 
Price: 36.40 NZD
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19 Reed, A. H. Heroes of Peace and War in Early New Zealand
Wellington A. H. and A. W. Reed (1959) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Mitchell, L. C. & Sid Scales Signed by Author
30mm tear at tail of dust wrapper spine. Small chips at head of dust wrapper spine. Fading to dust wrapper spine. Dust wrapper rubbed at corners. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; This copy inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "Inscribed at the request of my friend, and patron of literature, to W.P.C. Clifford / A. H. Reed / Dunedin Feb. 1960". 128 pages. Red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 213 x 138mm. Includes chapters on Te Matenga Taiaroa; Charles Heaphy; Henare Taratoa; Samuel Marsden; J. F. H. Wohlers; Thomas Brunner and others. ; 8vo ; Signed by Author 
Price: 31.20 NZD
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20 Eccles, Alfred & A. H. Reed; with a foreword by W. Downie Stewart John Jones of Otago: Whaler - Coloniser - Shipowner - Merchant
Wellington A. H. and A. W. Reed (1949) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
No signatures. Small ink price on front endpaper. Minor foxing. No tears to dustjacket. Moderate foxing to dustjacket. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; [2], (7)-111 pages + frontispiece + 19 illustrations on 5 plate leaves. Red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 212 x 134mm. New Zealand regional history, Otago, 19th Century. "The full story of how he came to settle in Waikouaiti, to acquire large areas of land thereabouts, and to engage in agriculture, is told in this book. One of his earliest steps was to establish a mission station to look after the spiritual welfare of the whalers and the Maoris" - page 8. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Early Years; Whaling Days; Native Land Purchases and Claims; The Agricultural Settlement; Other Rural Land Interests; Mission Station and Church; Merchant, Shipowner and Other Matters; John Jones, the Man; Appendix; Index. ; 8vo 
Price: 143.00 NZD
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