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Journalese

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$39.15

Publisher: Auckland, The National Printing Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9742

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Gutter broken at front hinge. Staining and marking to boards. Spotting and dust stains to page edges. ; 230 pages + portrait frontispiece. Blue papered boards. Page dimensions: 187mm x 118mm. This title was published with the pastedown endpapers integral to the printed sheets, and with the half-title printed on the second leaf of the first gathering (the first leaf of the gathering forming the front pastedown endpaper); this can give the impression that a blank front free endpaper is missing. "First we had America, then we had the depression. We could have stood either, but not both. And ... View more info

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Persephone In Winter: Poems

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$253.75

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9198

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


No signatures. Some rubbing and wear to spine. Staining and browning to dust wrapper spine. A couple of 1/4" tears at head of dust wrapper spine. Leaves unopened. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 126 pages. Papered boards with cloth spine. Page dimensions: 186mm x 120mm. "She lay so still,/ In the heavy-seeded grass,/ Broken off, like cherry-branches/ Where the gay spoilers pass." - from the poem "Prayer Of A Woman." ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

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Houses By The Sea & The Later Poems Of Robin Hyde

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$72.50

Publisher: Christchurch, The Caxton Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8459

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Ex-Libris bookplate pasted to front free endpaper. Spotting to page edges. Some foxing to front free endpaper. Foxing to reverse of dust wrapper. 1" tear at head of rear panel of dust wrapper. 3/4" x 1/2" chip at head of dust wrapper spine. 1/2" tears at ends of front fold of dust wrapper. Series of tears up to 3/8" along tail of spine. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 163 pages. Grey cloth boards. Page dimensions: 214mm x 134mm. "We came to the church that was left to wind and rain/ Crumbling; the door was fastened with iron locks,/ Only the wind come... View more info

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The Godwits Fly

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$580.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: (1938)

Seller ID: 6649

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Previous owner's ink signature erased from the front free endpaper with some surface damage to the paper. A few spots of foxing. Some fading to spine cloth. Slight slant to spine. No dust wrapper.; Stated "First Impression" on title page. The first edition of this New Zealand author's final novel, also her most celebrated and most autobiographical. 296 pages + 16 pages advertisements. Green cloth boards with dark green panel on spine. Robin Hyde was born in South Africa with the name Iris Wilkinson. She died relatively early in 1939.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

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Dragon Rampant

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$72.50

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: [1939]

Seller ID: 6450

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Ex-library ("All Hallows' Convent"). Half-title page and front free endpaper torn out. Front hinge broken with spine webbing exposed. Surface damage to endpapers where library pockets and labels have been removed. Original blue cloth boards. Fading to edges of boards and ends of spine. A good reading copy.; Second impression. No date (publisher's advertisements dated Spring 1939). (318), [2] pages + 16 pages advertisements. Blue cloth boards. "The trouble is, I'm making a fuss, boring people with fuss, thinking over and re-living events instead of using any knowledge of them. In a ... View more info

Check To Your King: The Life History of Charles, Baron de Thierry, King Of Nukahiva, Sovereign Chief of New Zealand.

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$101.50

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett: [1936]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5491

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Owner's signature on front free endpaper partially covered with a sticker. Boards faded and sunned. Tears up to 1/4" along head and tail of spine. Some foxing to page edges and preliminary leaves.; First printing. 288 pages + 48 pages advertisements. Owner's inscription dated 1937. Publisher's advertisements dated Autumn 1936. Purple cloth boards. "Leaving the dictionary behind us what constitutes a Kingdom?" from page 13.; 8vo View more info

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Persephone In Winter: Poems

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$123.25

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21508

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine cloth rubbed and mottled, with 30mm split in front joint, 25mm split at tail of rear joint. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. Some foxing. ; 126 pages. Pink papered boards with black cloth spine. Page dimensions: 190mm x 126mm. New Zealand poet. "She lay so still,/ In the heavy-seeded grass,/ Broken off, like cherry-branches/ Where the gay spoilers pass." - from the poem "Prayer Of A Woman." View more info

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The Desolate Star and Other Poems

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$652.50

Publisher: Christchurch, Whitcombe & Tombs: [1929]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12634

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine torn along 2/3 of its length. Staples holding. Some rubbing to wrappers. Internally very good. Contemporary owner's signature on title page "Mary K". ; Scarce. (40) pages. Illustrated wrappers. Page dimensions: 183 x 121mm. New Zealand author's first book and first collection of poetry. Robin Hyde was the pseudonym of Iris Wilkinson (1906-39). She was both a poet and novelist.; 12mo View more info

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Persephone In Winter: Poems

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$85.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12638

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Spine poor, with cloth split along the entire length of both joints. Foxing and rubbing to boards. Foxing to margins of leaves. 1/8" missing to cloth at head and tail of spine. A rough working or reading copy. ; 126 pages. Pink papered boards with black cloth spine. Page dimensions: 190mm x 126mm. New Zealand poet. "She lay so still,/ In the heavy-seeded grass,/ Broken off, like cherry-branches/ Where the gay spoilers pass." - from the poem "Prayer Of A Woman." ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

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The Conquerors and Other Poems

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$145.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14399

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Previous owner's signature on the title page. Moderate rubbing and foxing to the wrappers. ; (64) pages. Blue printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 198 x 133mm. New Zealand poet, novelist, and journalist. "The Conquerors" was Hyde's second collection of poetry, after "The Desolate Star and Other Poems" in 1929. View more info

Check To Your King: The Life History of Charles, Baron de Thierry, King Of Nukahiva, Sovereign Chief of New Zealand.

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$39.15

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett: [1936]

Seller ID: 11584

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Moderate bruising and creasing to cloth on front board. Small bumps to corners of boards. Spine faded. Joints and hinges intact. ; Third impression. 288 pages + 48 pages advertisements. Purple cloth boards. "Leaving the dictionary behind us what constitutes a Kingdom?" from page 13. Page dimensions: 185mm x 120mm. No date [1938]. New Zealand author. ; 8vo View more info

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The Desolate Star and Other Poems

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$377.00

Publisher: Christchurch, Whitcombe & Tombs: [1929]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15540

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine torn along upper half, with archival mending tissue repair. Moderate foxing to wrappers. Some creasing and small tears to margins of wrappers. Contemporary owner's rubber name stamp on title page "Mary Kitching".; Scarce. (40) pages. Illustrated wrappers. Page dimensions: 184 x 119mm. New Zealand author's first book and first collection of poetry. Robin Hyde was the pseudonym of Iris Wilkinson (1906-39). She was a poet, novelist, and journalist. 26 poems. "Little winds of dawn come gently to them, / All the living stars, the other stars. / Dim rains passionate with scents bed... View more info

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The Conquerors and Other Poems

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$145.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20562

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Ex-library, General Assembly Library New Zealand. Library stamps, labels and markings. Gilt library stamp on front board. A nice durable reading copy of the first edition. ; (64) pages. Rebound in red cloth boards. Black panel with gilt lettering on spine. Original wrappers not present. Several blank fly leaves bound in at rear. Page dimensions: 194 x 126mm. New Zealand poet, novelist, and journalist. "The Conquerors" was Hyde's second collection of poetry, after "The Desolate Star and Other Poems" in 1929. "He will tell you, this sage, one day - / With his wise grey eyes, ... View more info

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Houses By The Sea & The Later Poems Of Robin Hyde

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$52.20

Publisher: Christchurch, The Caxton Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19443

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Previous owner's signature in pencil, G J Griffiths 1954. Light fading to spine. No dust-jacket.; 163 pages. Grey cloth boards. Page dimensions: 215mm x 138mm. New Zealand poet. "We came to the church that was left to wind and rain/ Crumbling; the door was fastened with iron locks,/ Only the wind come down from the steep bright hill,/ Only the swinging strand of ivy knocks,/ Rife in the churchyard. 'Pity it is locked,' said one," - from the poem Church Of The Holy Innocents, Dunedin. View more info

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Journalese

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$174.00

Publisher: Auckland, The National Printing Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13202

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


A poor, disbound copy of the book. Front board detached. Spine detached. Binding loose. Adhesive tape stains to boards, to spine, and to the frontispiece. Chips to corners of the half-title page. ; 230 pages + frontispiece. Blue papered boards. Page dimensions: 187mm x 120mm. This copy nicely inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "Best wishes from the author, Robin Hyde (Iris Wilkinson)". NB: The book itself is in poor condition, and the half-title page which the author has inscribed is itself detached and chipped at the corners. This title was published with the pastedown en... View more info

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Journalese

By: Hyde, Robin

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: Auckland, The National Printing Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20792

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Boards rubbed. Spine rubbed with vertical crease. Some tears and small chips to cloth along edges at corners of boards. Moderate foxing. Previous owner's name and address on half-title page.; 230 pages + portrait frontispiece. Blue papered boards with black lettering and rule on spine. Page dimensions: 187mm x 121mm. This title was published with the pastedown endpapers integral to the printed sheets, and with the half-title printed on the second leaf of the first gathering (the first leaf of the gathering forming the front pastedown endpaper); this can give the impression that a blank front f... View more info

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The Victory Hymn 1935-1995

By: Hyde, Robin [pseudonym Of Iris Guiver Wilkinson (1906-39)]; with an essay by Michele Leggott

Price: NZ$232.00

Publisher: Auckland, Holloway Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12695

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. ; 51, [2], [3 (blank)] pages. Tall format. Red papered boards with blue cloth spine. Red paper spine label. Page dimensions: 291 x 165mm. Designed and bound by Alan Loney. This copy is number 78 of a limited edition of 100 copies. ; 4to View more info

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The Victory Hymn 1935-1995

By: Hyde, Robin [pseudonym Of Iris Guiver Wilkinson (1906-39)]; with an essay by Michele Leggott

Price: NZ$174.00

Publisher: Auckland, Holloway Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20894

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Some light rubbing to boards. ; 51, [2], [3 (blank)] pages. Tall format. Red papered boards with blue cloth spine. Red paper spine label. Page dimensions: 290 x 163mm. Designed and bound by Alan Loney. This copy is number 94 of a limited edition of 100 copies. View more info

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Passport to Hell - The Story of James Douglas Stark, Bomber, Fifth Reinforcement, New Zealand Expeditionary Forces

By: Hyde, Robin [Pseudonym Of Iris Guiver Williamson]; edited and with an Introduction by D. I. B. Smith

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: Auckland, Auckland University Press: (1986)

Seller ID: 21261

ISBN: 1869400097

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


xxiv, [2], 244, [1], [1 (blank)] pages. Softcover. Page dimensions: 206mm x 129mm. "I first heard of Stark when a very glum welfare worker - a friend of mine - informed me that he had declared, that unless he could lawfully come by a pair of trousers he was prepared to steal them." - the opening sentence. View more info