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1 Andersen, Johannes C. An Introduction to Maori Music / Maori Music
Wellington Goverment Printing Office (1923-1924) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
No signatures.; Two articles on Maori Music extracted from the "Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute", Volumes 55 and 56 (1923, 1924). The first article is paginated 743-778 pages + 3 plates. The second article is 689-700 pages + 2 plates. Nicely bound in maroon cloth boards. Page dimensions: 236 x 152mm. ; 8vo 
Price: 60.75 NZD
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2 The New Zealand Ex Libris Society (Johannes C. Andersen, President) Catalogue of Annual Exhibition of Book-Plates June, 1931
Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand Ex Libris Society 1931 First Edition Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Rusting to staples. A 1/2" tear and a 2/3" chip to rear wrapper. ; 26 pages. Printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 223 x 145mm. Bookplate of Thomas Chamberlin Chamberlin tipped in as the frontispiece. Uncommon and interesting. Begins with an essay on bookplates, particularly in New Zealand, and the use of the term "Ex Libris". Followed by a listing of 695 bookplates, with their owner, the artist's name, the style (e.g. Armorial, Rebus, Symbolic), and type (e.g. linocut, engraving, photogravure) of bookplate. The exhibition consisted of the collections of Johannes Andersen, the New Zealand Ex-libris Society; Hilda Wiseman; and Percy Neville Barnett of Sydney. Cover title: "Catalogue of First Exhibition of Book-Plates".; 8vo 
Price: 148.50 NZD
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3 Andersen, Johannes C. Jubilee History of South Canterbury
Auckland Whitcombe & Tombs 1916 First Edition Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
Water damage and dampstains to boards and endpapers. Some dampstains to index leaves. A rough reading or working copy, not in collectable condition. ; Xv, (1) , 775, (1) pages + frontis map + numerous illustrations, maps, and plans. Brown cloth boards. Bagnall A441: " A massively disconnected history of Mackenzie, Waimate, The Levels and Geraldine Counties giving much detail on station, towns and institutions under various broad headings. The chapter 'Town and country' includes a detailed record of ascents in the central Southern Alps. "; 4to 
Price: 148.50 NZD
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4 Andersen, Johannes C. Jubilee History of South Canterbury
Auckland Whitcombe & Tombs 1916 First Edition Original Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
Xv, (1) , 775, (1) pages + frontis map + numerous illustrations, maps, and plans. Front free endpaper missing. Owner's signature on front pastedown. Ends of spine rubbed. 1/2" fraying to cloth at corners of boards. Some scuff marks on rear board. Bagnall A441: " A massively disconnected history of Mackenzie, Waimate, The Levels and Geraldine Counties giving much detail on station, towns and institutions under various broad headings. The chapter 'Town and country' includes a detailed record of ascents in the central Southern Alps. "; 4to 
Price: 270.00 NZD
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5 Andersen, Johannes C.; with a Foreword by A. T. Ngata Maori Life in Ao-tea
Christchurch Whitcombe and Tombs [1907] First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Ex-library, Pakuranga College Library and Dobson Library. Library stamps and markings. Cloth split along entire length of rear joint. 3/8" missing to cloth at head and tail of spine. Hinges broken. Gutter at front hinge reinforced with masking tape. ; This copy has an interesting signed inscription in ink by the author on the half-title page: "An attempt to show that there was a flowering of religion, adventure and industry in New Zealand, long before the advent of Marsden, the whalers and the colonists. Johannes C. Andersen". xi, [5], 675, [1] pages + frontispiece + 48 plates. Orange cloth boards. Black hei-tiki illustration on spine cloth, and further illustrations in black of a waka, taiaha, and woven cloth on the front board. Page dimensions: 217 x 138mm. "As a Maori, albeit a degenerate and much-contaminated, I have to acknowledge my appreciation of the conscientious, painstaking and interesting effort of the author to re-construct for us the scenes of the past." - from the Foreword by A. T. Ngata. Johannes Andersen was the librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library, the author of several titles on the Maori of New Zealand, a local historian, a collector of New Zealand books, and author of the first book on the subject of collecting New Zealand books, "The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting" (1936). "Though indeed ancestors may appear in the shapes of creeping things, their commoner manifestation is in the kehua, dreading the light of fires and day, and coming to the wairua, or dream-spirit, of man at night. The kehua wanders among accustomed earthly places since it has been unable, through omitted ceremonies, to enter 'Reinga'. It must then be enabled to leave the world, or it will become a malignant spirit, afflicting its kindred who are still living." - page 449. [Bibliographical Reference: Bagnall A449]. ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 297.00 NZD
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6 Andersen, Johannes C. Maori Music with its Polynesian Background
New Plymouth Printed by Thomas Avery & Sons 1934 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
No signatures. Tears and chips to dust wrapper. Adhesive tape repairs on both sides of dust wrapper. The adhesive tape is too fresh to be easily removed at present. Dust wrapper protected in mylar cover. ; x, 483, [5] pages + numerous plates. Red cloth boards with paper illustration on front board. Illustrated endpapers. Page dimensions: 236 x 149mm. The illustration on the front panel of the dust wrapper is the same as that found on the front board and on the endpapers. Contents: Preface; List of Illustrations; Observations during Cook's First and Second Voyages; Observations on Tonga, Niue, Hawaii, by Mariner, Thomson, Choris, Byron, and others; Observations on Hawaii Music, by Emerson and Marques; Observations of Ellis and laterwriters; and the question of scales; Polynesian musical instruments, The Maori dance, The Qualities of Maori music, References, Index. ; Memoirs of the Polynesian Society. Volume 10.; 8vo 
Price: 324.00 NZD
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7 Andersen, Johannes C. Maori String Figures (Memoirs of the Board of Maori Ethnological Research, Vol. 2)
Wellington The Board of Maori Ethnological Research 1927 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Xi, 173 pages. Red cloth covers with red, black and white Maori design. No signatures. Spine faded. Some fading to margins of boards. Some rubbing to cloth at corners of boards and edges of spine. Bagnall A453: "Perhaps the most successful of the author's formal ethnological studies, the figures being arranged individually, each step in their formation being clearly set out and frequently illustrated photographically, traditional and other background information being given. "; 8vo 
Price: 121.50 NZD
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8 Andersen, Johannes C. Maori Tales
Auckland Whitcombe & Tombs [1924] Softcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Messenger, A. H. 
2/3" chip to lower margin of front wrapper. Creasing and 3/8" tears to overhanging edges of wrappers. Moderate foxing to wrappers. Spine title in ink by hand.; No date [1924]. 60 pages + [1] page advertisements. Printed paper wrappers. Illustrated. Signed by the author Johannes Andersen on title page. Page dimensions: 183 x 118mm. Containing five stories: The Hill Fairies; The Murmur of the Shell; The Winning of Roa; Rata and the Fairy Canoe; Tini-rau and his Pet Whale.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 114.75 NZD
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9 Andersen, Johannes C. Maori Tales
Auckland Whitcombe & Tombs [1924] Softcover Fair with no dust jacket Illustrated by Messenger, A. H. 
Wrappers rubbed and worn, with tears to margins. Spine rubbed and worn. Internally good. Some foxing. Previous owners' signature and rubber name stamp on title page.; No date [1924]. 60 pages + [1] page advertisements. Variant binding of grey patterned paper wrappers with white title "Maori Tales" on front wrapper. Page dimensions: 184 x 119mm. With illustrations by A. H. Messenger. Containing five stories: The Hill Fairies; The Murmur of the Shell; The Winning of Roa; Rata and the Fairy Canoe; Tini-rau and his Pet Whale. 
Price: 54.00 NZD
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10 Andersen, Johannes C. Myths & Legends of the Polynesians
London George G. Harrap & Company (1928) First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Wallwork, Richard Signed by Author
Some heavy dampstains and foxing to dust wrapper. Small chips to ends of dust wrapper spine. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. Moderate rubbing and marks to rear board. Internally very good. Ink number on front endpaper. ; This copy with a nice inscription by the author on the half-title page: "To W Vance. I like this book because through the generosity of the publisher, Mr Harrap, we were able to make it a handsome production Johannes C. Andersen 29 Sept. 1945". [ii], 468 pages + 16 colour plates (including frontispiece) + b&w plates + 1 folding map. Decorative cloth boards. Page dimensions: 219 x 149mm. This copy from the collection of William Vance (1901-1981) of Timaru, New Zealand, a historian and book collector. It is signed "W. Vance Timaru" on the half-title page. Vance is listed in C. R. H. Taylor's "Roll of Book Collectors in New Zealand" (1958): "This collection of about 2,000 volumes has been discerningly gathered, and the New Zealand section specialises in South Island material." [Bibliographical Reference: Bagnall A456] Selected contents: Polynesia and its People; Uenuku; Fairies and Taniwha; The Tawhaki Cycle; Maui; Pele the Fire-Goddess; The Spirit Words; Io, Tangaroa, and Creation; Tane and Rongo; The Areoi Society and the Hula Dance.; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 168.75 NZD
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11 Andersen, Johannes C. New Zealand Tales And Translations From The Danish
Wellington Ferguson & Osborn 1927 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library, "Gore Coronation Public Library". Library stamps and markings including card pocket with card. A 35 mm tear to the cloth at the head of the rear joint. Inner hinges intact. ; [vi], (202), [1] pages. Red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 212mm x 134mm. Selected contents: The Prince And The Witch; The Islet; The Nest Of Balls; Fires On The Hills; The Water-Fay; The Nymph Of The Alder; Kanawa And The Elves; Skovenklang; The Ice Grotto. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 
Price: 51.30 NZD
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12 Andersen, Johannes C. New Zealand Tales And Translations From The Danish
Wellington Ferguson & Osborn 1927 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Front board slightly bowed. Some staining to boards. Some rubbing to ends of spine. ; [vi], (202) pages. Red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 212mm x 134mm. Selected contents: The Prince And The Witch; The Islet; The Nest Of Balls; Fires On The Hills; The Water-Fay; The Nymph Of The Alder; Kanawa And The Elves; Skovenklang; The Ice Grotto. ; 8vo 
Price: 75.60 NZD
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13 Andersen, Johannes C. Place-names in New Zealand: Rules of Nomenclature and List of Names Approved, or Changed, or Expunged
Wellington Honorary Geographic Board of New Zealand 1934 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Some pencil annotations. Vertical crease to wrappers. Light vertical crease to all leaves. ; (48) pages. Printed wrappers. Dimensions: 243 x 150mm. "Bulletin 1" issued by the Honorary Geographic Board of New Zealand. [Reference: Bagnall A460].; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 67.50 NZD
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14 Andersen, Johannes C. Place-Names of Banks Peninsula: A Topographical History
Wellington W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printer 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's name and address on front endpaper. Some bubbling and lifting to cloth on front board. Small 1/4" chip to cloth in front joint. The folding map at the rear has tears along the folds, and adhesive tape stains. ; 238 pages + large folding map of Banks Peninsula, with coastal outlines printed in blue. Green cloth boards with gilt title and black outline map of New Zealand on front board. Page dimensions: 213 x 133mm. "In the place-names of a country large parts of its history lie embalmed. Names, once accepted, have a vitality that even successive changes of occupation do not destroy" - page 5. ; New Zealand Board of Science and Art. Manual No. 6. 
Price: 45.00 NZD
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15 Andersen, Johannes C. Polynesian Literature Maori Poetry (Waiata and Tangi)
New Plymouth Thomas Avery & Sons 1946 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Owner's signature. Browning to spine. Some rubbing to ends of spine. Some rubbing to corners of wrappers. ; xii, 80 pages + plates. Illustrated card wrappers. Page dimensions: 181mm x 120mm. Selected contents: He Waiata-Putorino O Tawhito An Ancient Flute-Song; Ngeri Occasional Song; Te Putea Iti A Reti Southern Cross; Tangi Lament; Tangi Mo Te Kekerengu Lament For Te Kekerengu; The Fall Of Te Totara Pa To Hongi-Hika. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 31.05 NZD
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16 The New Zealand Ex Libris Society [Contributors: P. Watts Rule; Pat Lawlor; David H. Graham; F. W. Reed; Johannes C. Andersen; Alice Woodhouse] The New Zealand Ex Libris Society - Brochure No. 6
Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand Ex Libris Society 1951 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Rusting to staples. ; Uncommon. This booklet will be of interest to all those interested in bookplates. 29 pages. Printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 216 x 137mm. With illustrations of bookplates. Contents: The Art of the Bookplate; Early French Bookplates; A Brief History; Deciding on a Bookplate; Some Danish Bookplates; Some Early Printed Maori Items in the Hawke's Bay Museum; List of Members. ; 8vo 
Price: 101.25 NZD
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17 Andersen, Johannes C. The Tui-Cymbalist and Other Verses
Auckland Printed By the Phoenix Printing Co. 1951 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Wrappers clean. 1/8" tear at head of paper spine. Some rubbing to edges of spine and wrappers.; Poetry. "A girl at the hearth was sitting; / A kettle hissed and steamed; / She thought of the night and shivered; / She looked at the fire and dreamed. " - from "The Daughter".; 8vo ; [iv], 56 
Price: 87.75 NZD
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18 Andersen, Johannes C. The Tui-Cymbalist and Other Verses
Auckland Printed By the Phoenix Printing Co. 1951 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good- with no dust jacket 
[iv], 56 pages. Light creasing to wrappers. No signatures. "A girl at the hearth was sitting; / A kettle hissed and steamed; / She thought of the night and shivered; / She looked at the fire and dreamed. " - from "The Daughter".; 8vo 
Price: 43.20 NZD
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19 New Zealand Institute. (Authors Include Te Rangi Hiroa; Johannes C. Andersen; Elsdon Best] Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute. 1921 Vol. 54 (New Issue) [Includes the Article: "Maori Plaited Basketry and Plaitwork: 1, Mats, Baskets, and Burden-Carriers" by Te Rangi Hiroa]
Wellington W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printing Office 1923 First Edition Hard Cover Good with no dust jacket 
Xxxi, 920 pages + 90 plates. Thick card covers. Cloth spine with paper spine label. 4" crack in corner of front board. Includes the articles: "Maori Plaited Basketry and Plaitwork: 1, Mats, baskets, and Burden-carriers" by Te Rangi Hiroa (38 pages + 4 plates) ; " An Introduction to Maori Music" by Johnnes C. Andersen (20 pages + 3 plates) ; "New Zealand and other Bird-song: Further Notes" by Johannes C. Andersen (16 pages) ; "Miramar Island and its History" by Elsdon Best (13 pages) . Also includes articles on Zoology, Botany, and Geology and an obituary for S. Percy Smith. ; 8vo 
Price: 81.00 NZD
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20 Andersen, Johannes C. ; edited by "shibli Bagarag" (Pat Lawlor) ] White's Ancient History of the Maori [Series Title: N. Z. Collectors' Monographs. No. 1]
Wellington, New Zealand The Beltane Book Bureau 1947 First Thus Original Wraps Very Good with no dust jacket 
No date (1947) . First separate publication (reprinted from the author's "The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting") . 4 pages + frontis. Printed card wrappers. An edition of 500 copies, of which 50 copies were signed. This is one of the unsigned copies. Containing essential information for the collector of John White's multi-volume "Ancient History of the Maori". Reference: Bagnall A471.; 8vo 
Price: 33.75 NZD
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