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1 Wall, Arnold A Century of New Zealand's Praise
Christchurch Simpson & Williams 1950 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
No signatures. A 1/2" tear at one corner of dust wrapper. Some light foxing to dust wrapper. ; Second edition. 109 pages. Green cloth boards with black lettering on front board. Page dimensions: 136 x 105mm. New Zealand poetry. Sonnets. Selected sonnet titles: Captain Cook; Captain Cook - Second Voyage; Maori and Whites; Sealers and Whalers; Pakeha Maori; Marsden; The Hot Springs; Tarawera. ; 24mo 
Price: 29.70 NZD
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2 Wall, Arnold A Run Off the Chain: Impressions of Travel in Ceylon, Italy, Great Britain and Norway
Auckland Whitcombe & Tombs [1928] First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Ex libris Donald Phillipps. Some foxing. Chips to margins of dust-jacket, some chips to dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; Uncommon. 180 pages + portrait frontispiece. Grey cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 183 x 122mm. Narrative of the New Zealand author's travel in several countries. "Original views on such diverse subjects as the Ruined Cities of Ceylon, Air Travel between France and England, Fascism, and Salmon Fishing in Norway [. . .]" - from dust-jacket blurb. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall W201] 
Price: 81.00 NZD
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3 Wall, Arnold London Lost and other poems
Auckland Whitcombe & Tombs 1922 First Edition Original Wraps Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Wrappers browned. Paper spine creased.; No date [1922]. Poetry. [Reference: Bagnall W186]. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 82 
Price: 24.30 NZD
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4 Wall, Arnold Long and Happy: An Autobiography
Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed (1965) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
No signatures. Some rubbing to corners of dustjacket. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 128 pages. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 217 x 139mm. Autobiography, published when the author was 96 years old. Arnold Wall was born in Ceylon in 1869. He became a professor of English and Histoy at Canterbury University College, New Zealand. Besides his interest in English literature, he also published several works on New Zealand botany. With a short Foreword by Wall's nephew, the New Zealand poet Allen Curnow. Appendices include lists of works written by Arnold Wall, and a list of new plant species and varieties discovered by Wall. ; 
Price: 67.50 NZD
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5 Speight, R.; Arnold Wall; R. M. Laing (eds.) Natural History of Canterbury - Issued by the Philosophic Institute of Canterbury - A Series of Articles on the Early History of the Province and on the History of Scientific Investigation, up till 1925, as well as on some Results of this Investigation
Christchurch Simpson & Williams 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
No signatures. Fading to head of spine. Chips to dust-jacket at ends of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket spine very faded. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; ix, [1], 299 pages + frontispiece + 25 plates + 2 folding maps. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 214 x 135mm. Various contributors including, in addition to the editors, Johannes C. Andersen, Leonard Cockayne, Charles Chilton and others. Contents: Introduction; Biographies of Men of Science belonging to the Province; Early History of Canterbury; Early History of Survey and Exploration; The Mackenzie Country; Geology of the Province; The Canterbury Plains, their Origin and Structure; History of Botanical Research in Canterbury; The Botany of the Canterbury Foot Hills; The Botany of Banks Peninsula; Ecological Botany of the Canterbury Plains; Alpine and Sub-Alpine Flora; Mosses, Lichens and Ferns; History of Zoological Research; General Invertebrate Zoology; History of Entomological Investigation; The Native Fishes; Native and Introduced Birds of Canterbury; History of the Acclimatisation of Trout; Forestry - Native and Introduced Timber Trees; Agriculture of the Province; History of the Acclimatisation of Stock. ; 8vo 
Price: 40.50 NZD
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6 Wall, Arnold (Professor) & Dr. H. H. Allan The Botanical Names of the Flora of New Zealand: Their Origin, History and Meaning, with Hints on Pronunciation
Christchurch Whitcombe and Tombs 1950 Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
Fading to wrappers. Some light creasing to lower corners of leaves.; Second edition. 92, [1] pages. Green paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 181 x 124mm. Explanations of the meanings of the Latin words used in the scientific names of New Zealand plant species. ; 12mo 
Price: 21.60 NZD
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7 Wall, Arnold (Professor) The Flora of Mount Cook
Christchurch Lyttelton Times Company 1925 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Faded ink number to corner of front wrapper. Small 1/4" tear to margin of front wrapper. Some light rubbing and foxing to wrappers. Rusting to staples. Internally very good. ; 55, [1] pages + errata slip. Pictorial paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 248 x 153mm. Illustrated with line drawings and b&w photographic illlustrations. Includes a 5 page list of the species found at Mount Cook. "This list, it is hoped, is fairly complete. The author has made himself reponsible as far as possible for every record in it." - page 50. "Our mountain flowers are for the most part our own pride and glory. Thus all the Veronicas, Senecios, Olearias and Forget-Me-Nots, and all the Buttercups but one in our list are found nowhere else, though these great groups are, of course, represented by other species in other lands." - page 7. ; 8vo 
Price: 54.00 NZD
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8 Wall, Arnold The Queen's English: a Commentary for New Zealand
Christchurch The Pegasus Press 1958 First Edition Original Cloth Fair in Good dust jacket 
166 pages. With an introduction by Alan Mulgan. Some dampstains to margins throughout. Dampstains to endpapers. Page edges dust stained. Some staining to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper rubbed at edges. No tears in dust wrapper. A reading or working copy only. ; 8vo 
Price: 22.95 NZD
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