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1 Reed, W. A. in collaboration with Arthur C. Swan 100 Years of Rugby: The Birth and Evolution of Our National Game
Nelson R. Lucas & Son (1969) First Edition Softcover Fair with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Rubbing and fading to wrappers. A 1" tear at head of spine. A couple of 3/8" chips to the half-title page. ; Cover sub-title: "Story of Nelson Rugby Football Club 1870-1969". Nelson is New Zealand's earliest rugby club. 190 pages. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 218 x 138mm. Signed by the author in green ink on the half-title page "W A Reed 1971". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 24.70 NZD
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2 Reed, A. W. A Dictionary of Maori Place Names
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed (1963) Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Spine faded, with rubbing and some wear to joints.; 1963 reprint of a title first published in 1961. 144 pages. Yellow papered boards with black illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 183 x 118mm. Illustrated by James Berry. 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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3 Reed, A. W. Books are My Business: The Life of a Publisher
Reading Educational Explorers (1966) First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Bruise to middle of spine. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 132 pages + plates. Turquoise papered boards with white lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 205 x 142mm. Autobiography of the New Zealand publisher. Published in the "Career" series, "My Life and My Work".; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 28.60 NZD
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4 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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5 Reed, A. W. Fighting in the Sixties: Pakeha and Maori at War
Wellington Reed Education [1972] 0589043838 / 9780589043834 First Edition Softcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
24 pages. Page dimensions: 248 x 186mm. A slim volume. Illustrations in black-and-white, reproduced from earlier sources. New Zealand wars of the 1860s. From the series "Pageant of the Pacific", which was designed for younger readers ages 9 to 11, 
Price: 32.50 NZD
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6 Reed, A. W. George Augustus Selwyn: Pioneer Bishop of New Zealand
Dunedin A. H. & A. W. Reed 1939 First Edition Original Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
First printing, not a reprint. 96 pages + frontis + 4 illustrations on 2 leaves. Red cloth covers with black lettering on spine and black illustration on front board. Front free endpaper torn out. Spine faded. Rubbing to edges of spine and boards. A history written for younger readers. Bagnall R195.; 12mo 
Price: 16.90 NZD
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7 Reed, A. W. How the Maoris Came to New Zealand
Wellington Reed Education [1974?] 0589043684 / 9780589043681 Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Rubbing and creasing to wrappers.; Reprint. No date [1974?]. 24 pages. Illustrated card wrappers. Page dimensions: 247 x 185mm. How the Maori came to Aotearoa, written for younger readers (ages 9 to 11). Series title: "Pageant of the Pacific", number 5. With illustrations by H. D. B. Dansey. Also with three wood-engraved illustrations by W. Dittmer, reproduced from his 1907 work "Te Tohunga". ; 4to 
Price: 23.40 NZD
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8 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: 156.00 NZD
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9 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 Good in Fair dust jacket 
An ex-library copy, with library stamps and markings including card pocket at rear. "Seacliff Hospital Library". Small 1/4" loss of cloth at tips of corners of boards. 1/4" chips and fraying to cloth at ends of spine. Dust-jacket rubbed and worn with tears, and extensive brown paper reinforcement on reverse side. Dust-jacket spine heavily chipped and with heavy rubbing and abrasions. Dust-jacket 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: 65.00 NZD
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10 Reed, A. W. Lilliput Maori Place Names
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed (1962) First Edition Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Top corner of page 3 missing (not affecting text). A couple of preliminary leaves dog-eared. ; 567 pages. Blue wrappers. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 48mm x 33mm. With native wood stand featuring the Koruru (carved human face) of Maori tradition. ; Miniature Less than 3" tall 
Price: 58.50 NZD
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11 Reed, A. W. Lilliput Maori Place Names
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed (1976) Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Minor 1/4" stain to top page edges. ; 1976 reprint. 567 pages. Blue plastic boards. Illustrated. A very small miniature book. Page dimensions: 47mm x 35mm. ; Miniature Less than 3" tall 
Price: 32.50 NZD
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12 Reed, A. W. Living in a Maori Village: Rata and Hine At Home
Wellington A. H. and A. W. Reed 1959 Hard Cover Fair with no dust jacket 
Reprint (first published in 1954) . [24] pages. Illustrated. 1" missing at tail of spine. 1/2" tears at head of spine. Chipping to paper spine. Some surface damage to endpapers. 1.5" tears in tail margins of three leaves. Owner's name and address. Ink mark on front board. A reading copy. ; 
Price: 15.60 NZD
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13 Reed, A. W. Maori Picture Dictionary
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed 1965 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Hart, Roger 
144 pages. No signatures. Spine faded. Minor stain on rear cover. ; 12mo 
Price: 49.40 NZD
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14 Stack, J. W. (edited by A. H. Reed) More Maoriland Adventures Of J. W. Stack
Dunedin A. H. and A. W. Reed (1936) First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
No signatures. Spotting to page edges. 1/8" tear at head of spine. 3/8" mark at tail of front board. Rubbing to ends of dust wrapper spine. Series of 1/8" tears along head of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; (256) pages + frontis + plates. Maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering. Printed endpapers. Page dimensions: 181mm x 120mm. With a foreword by The Bishop Of Aotearoa. "A Sequel To Early Maoriland Adventures. Here is the second volume of the autobiography of James West Stack, the celebrated authority on the South Island Maori. Stack was born at a Maori pa in 1835, the son of James Stack who, under the influence of Samuel Marsden, had come over from Sydney more than ten years previously." - from dust-jacket blurb. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 65.00 NZD
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15 Stack, J. W. (edited by A. H. Reed) More Maoriland Adventures Of J. W. Stack
Dunedin A. H. and A. W. Reed (1936) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Dust-jacket with a 1" tear to front panel, 1/2" tear at head of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; This copy is number 64 of the "Special Extra-illustrated De Luxe Edition" (250 copies). This edition is signed on the limitation leaf by Canon Stack's daughters, Mrs Frank Coxon and Mrs W. A Scaife. This edition also has an additional 9 illustration on 4 plate leaves. (256) pages + frontispiece + plates. Blue full leather binding with gilt lettering on spine, blind-stamped lettering on front board. Printed endpapers. Page dimensions: 181mm x 121mm. With a foreword by The Bishop Of Aotearoa. "A Sequel To Early Maoriland Adventures. Here is the second volume of the autobiography of James West Stack, the celebrated authority on the South Island Maori. Stack was born at a Maori pa in 1835, the son of James Stack who, under the influence of Samuel Marsden, had come over from Sydney more than ten years previously." - from dust-jacket blurb. 
Price: 97.50 NZD
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16 Reed, A. W Rewi's Last Stand
Wellington A. H. and A. W. Reed (1944) Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Foxing to wrappers. Spine glue coming unstuck, with upper part of text block separated from the spine.; "Raupo Books" edition. 149, [2], pages + plates + map. Printed card wrappers. Page dimensions: 184mm x 125mm. "Based on the film scenario by Rudall C. Hayward." "The action of this book is set in the midst of the Waikato War of the sixties, and in the first chapter the threat of war hangs over the household of the Rev. John Morgan at the outpost mission station of Te Awamutu [...] Many famous figures of New Zealand history are met in this book, Governor Grey, Bishop Selwyn, Wiremu Tamihana, General Cameron, and the famous warrior, Rewi Maniapoto." - from the rear wrapper blurb. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 46.80 NZD
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17 Reed, A. W. The Coming Of The Maori To Ao-Tea-Roa
Dunedin A. H. Reed (1934) First Edition Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Owner's inscription. Some rubbing to margins of boards. Some rubbing to corners of boards. Some knocking to corners of boards. ; 23 pages + advertisements. Illustrated cards wrappers. Page dimensions: 198mm x 131mm. "The Maori people came from Hawaiki. At one time it was thought that "Hawaiki" refered to the Sandwich Islands, but it is now considered that the name refers neither to a single island nor a group of islands. Canon Stack, in quoting Judge Fernander, says that Maori came from the island of Java, being driven out by a Malay invasion." - the opening sentences. ; 8vo 
Price: 32.50 NZD
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18 Fleming, C. A.; J. J. Reed; W. F. Harris The Geology of the Snares Islands
Wellington Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 1953 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Staples rusted.; (42) pages. Printed wrappers. Illustrated. Dimensions: 246 x 155mm. Part I: General Geology; Part II: Petrology; Part III: Peat Samples. The Snares Islands are sub-antarctic islands lying 62 miles south-west of South-West Cape, Stewart Island, New Zealand.; Cape Expedition - Scientific Results of the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Expedition, 1941-45; 8vo 
Price: 52.00 NZD
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19 Fleming, C. A.; J. J. Reed; W. F. Harris The Geology of the Snares Islands
Wellington Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 1953 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Some rusting to staples.; (42) pages. Printed wrappers. Illustrated. Dimensions: 246 x 155mm. Part I: General Geology; Part II: Petrology; Part III: Peat Samples. The Snares Islands are sub-antarctic islands lying 62 miles south-west of South-West Cape, Stewart Island, New Zealand.; Cape Expedition - Scientific Results of the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Expedition, 1941-45; 8vo 
Price: 39.00 NZD
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20 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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