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Image for The Delphic Oracle. Volume I. Numbers I-XXII.

The Delphic Oracle. Volume I. Numbers I-XXII.

By: [Grant, James Gordon Stuart (1838-1902)]

Price: NZ$275.00

Publisher: Dunedin, Mills, Dick & Co.: [1868-1870]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20657

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Binding poor. Front board nearly detached, cloth split along rear joint. 3/8" missing to cloth at ends of spine. Hinges broken. Two leaves (pp. 367-70) detached with tears to margins. ; Scarce early New Zealand periodical. 22 numbers (I-XXII), bound in one volume. 400 pages. Green cloht boards with gilt title "DELPHIC / ORACLE" on spine. Original wrappers not present. Page dimensions: 200 x 130mm. "Reader, - I am anxious to spread before you Leaves from the Book of Life for the past memorable year. The tide of Iniquity is getting too strong for me to stem it alone much longer.... View more info

Image for Military Arms, Equipments and Ordnance Stores. Price List, 1903-04 Agents: Remington Arms Co. Agents: The Union Metallic Cartridge Co.

Military Arms, Equipments and Ordnance Stores. Price List, 1903-04 Agents: Remington Arms Co. Agents: The Union Metallic Cartridge Co.

By: [Gun Catalog]

Price: NZ$112.00

Publisher: New York, M. Hartley Co.: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10613

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


[16] pages. All leaves detached and chipped at margins, without loss of text. Without wrappers. Page dimensions: oblong 253 x 172mm. Illustrated. ; 8vo View more info

Sam Slick's Wise Saws and Modern Instances; Or, What He Said, Did, or Invented.

By: [Haliburton, Thomas Chandler]

Price: NZ$21.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett: [c1880]

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001345

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


No date (c. 1880) . Green cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. (iii-vi) , 329, (1) pages + 4 pages advertisements. Contains a "Preface to the New Edition" by the author. Half-title page and frontis missing. Some foxing to title page. No signatures. 1/2" split to gutter of front endpaper. ; 12mo View more info

Traits of American Humour, by Native Authors. Edited and Adapted by the Author of "Sam Slick, "

By: [Haliburton, Thomas Chandler]

Price: NZ$26.60

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett: [c1880]

Seller ID: 001347

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


No date [c. 1880] . Green cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. (2) , xii, 337, (1) pages + (4) pages advertisements. Frontispiece missing. Minor foxing. Some rubbing to edges of spine and boards. ; 12mo View more info

The Old Judge; Or, Life in a Colony

By: [Haliburton, Thomas Chandler]

Price: NZ$19.60

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett:

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001444

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


No date (c. 1880) . Green cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. (2) , vi, 350 pages + 12, (4) pages advertisements + frontis. Spine title: "Sam Slick's Old Judge". Some foxing. Frontis stained. Cloth covers very rubbed and worn. 1.5" tear to spine cloth at tail of spine. 1/2" missing at head of spine. 1" fraying to cloth at corners of boards. Front hinge cracked internally. Top page edges dust stained. No signatures. Contents: "The Old Judge; How many Fins has a Cod? Or, Forty Years Ago; Asking a Governor to Dine; The Tombstones; A Ball at Government... View more info

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Jeffrey Harris

By: [Harris, Jeffrey]

Price: NZ$42.00

Publisher: Dunedin, Dunedin Public Art Gallery: [1981]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10712

ISBN: 0958289522

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


No signatures. Some small marks to wrappers.; Exhibition catalogue. [24] pages. Card wrappers. Page dimensions: oblong 263 x 215mm. 18 full page b&w illustrations, including Figure in Landscape; Self-Portrait; Children in a Field; Boy in Garden; Man Waiting; Woman in Field; Judith; Untitled.With a three page introduction by Jim Barr. The front cover illustration is titled "Dog and Landscape". New Zealand art/artist.; 4to View more info

Englands Helicon: Reprinted from the Edition of 1600 with Additional Poems from the Edition of 1614

By: [Haslewood Books / Shakespeare Head Press]

Price: NZ$63.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Frederick Etchells and Hugh Macdonald: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000582

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Ix, 255 pages. No. 453 of 900 copies. Owner's stamp on front endpaper. Tape removed from dustjacket, with loss of text at base of dustjacket spine. Dustjacket browning. Top page edges dusty. Corner of rear board bumped. ; 8vo View more info

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Catalogue of the Colonial Museum, Wellington, New Zealand

By: [Hector, James]

Price: NZ$140.00

Publisher: Wellington, Published by Authority: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15617

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Lacking the front wrapper and most of the paper spine. Large chip to blank corner of front fly leaf. Ex-Provincial Council Library, Otago, N. Z., with rubber stamps. Binding loose. Text block in good condition. ; Uncommon. vi, [4], 237 pages + 2 plans (1 folding). Blue paper wrappers, front wrapper missing. Page dimensions: 181 x 104mm. The Colonial Museum was established in September 1865 and opened to the public in December 1865. "One of the most important duties in connection with the geological survey of a new country is the formation of a scientific Museum, the principal object of whi... View more info

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Flour Mill Machinery

By: [Henry Simon (Australia) Ltd.]

Price: NZ$91.00

Publisher: Sydney, Henry Simon (Australia) Ltd., Engineers: 1930

Seller ID: 20768

Condition: Good with No dust jacket as issued


1" chip to cloth at tail of spine. Corners of boards knocked. Some loss of paper along edges of boards. Staining to title page. ; Twentieth edition. 123, [1] pages. Papered boards with blue cloth spine. Gilt lettering and wheat illustration on front board. Gilt monogram on rear board. Page dimensions: 280 x 214mm. Trade catalogue. Includes illustrations and descriptions of machines including: Roll Grinding Machine, "Reform" Sack Cleaning Machine; The Self-Contained Sack Cleaning Machine; The "Simon" Calorifier; The "Reform" Whizzerless Washer and Stoner. View more info

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Heraclitus: Greek Text with a Short Commentary

By: [Heraclitus]; edited by M. Marcovich

Price: NZ$385.00

Publisher: Merida, Venezuela, The Los Andes University Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19296

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. A few small 1/2" tears to margins of dust-jacket. Small 3/8" chip at corner of dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; xxix, [3], 665 pages + 1 folding table ("Table of Opposites in Heraclitus' Doctrine on the Logos"). Blue boards with gilt lettering and rule on spine. Page dimensions: 224 x 150mm. Greek text of the Heraclitus fragments, with translation and commentary in English. A major edition of Heraclitus. Marcovich was a Professor of Classics at the University of Merida, Venezuela. "In the first plac... View more info

The Red Letter New Testament: Printed in Large Type [...] Authorised Version, Showing Our Lord's Words in Red

By: [Holy Bible - New Testament]

Price: NZ$21.00

Publisher: Jerusalem, Palestine, The American Colony Stores: [c1920]

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 002483

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


No date [c.1920]. 358 pages + colour illustrations. Wooden board covers with cross carved on front board and "Jerusalem" in black letters on rear board. Leather spine with gilt lettering "RED LETTER TESTAMENT" and "JERUSALEM". All edges gilt. Dimensions: 6 3/8" by 4 1/4". Spine rubbed. Frontis and half-title page missing (cut out) . Bookmark ribbon present but frayed at end. Printed by William Collins Sons & Co. ; 16mo View more info

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Report of Commission to Inquire into The Proposal to Raise the Level of Lake Manapouri for the Purpose of Generating Electricity

By: [Hutchinson, James Douglas (Chairman)]

Price: NZ$35.00

Publisher: Wellington, Government Printer: 1970

Seller ID: 19663

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


66 pages. Olive green printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 241 x 151mm. View more info

Image for Walkabout [5 issues, each with an article by Ion Idriess. Mar, Aug, Sep 1935, Oct 1937, Dec 1938.]

Walkabout [5 issues, each with an article by Ion Idriess. Mar, Aug, Sep 1935, Oct 1937, Dec 1938.]

By: [Idriess, Ion (contributor)

Price: NZ$161.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australian National Travel Association: 1935-1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19086

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


No signatures. Spines worn with some tears, some chips to ends. ; 5 issues, each with a contribution by Ion Idress. The articles by Ion Idriess are titled: "Darwin, North Australia"; "West of the Darling"; "Sand"; "Pearls"; "Romance of the Coral Seas". The cover image of "The Pearl Diver" on the October 1936 issue accompanies the Idriess article "Pearls" in that issue. Page dimensions: 303 x 243mm. Numerous illustrations. Advertisements. Various contributors. Magazines are subtitled on front covers: "Australia and the South Seas" ... View more info

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I. C. S. Reference Library: Sign and Banner Making - Practical Design and Ornament

By: [International Correspondence Schools]

Price: NZ$89.60

Publisher: Scranton, International Textbook Company: (1906)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15636

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Ex-libris Hardwicke Knight, with his bookplate on the front endpaper. Ends of leather spine rubbed with small 1/8" chips at head of spine. Small 1/4" chip to cloth in edge of rear board. Small 3/8" chip to leather at corner of rear board. Some dust stains and soiling to leather corners of boards.; iv, 242, 2, viii pages. Half-leather binding with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 221 x 143mm. Numerous full page and small in-text illustrations of examples of signage. Advertising. [Seller ref: Knightcol]; 8vo View more info

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Your Own Home How? Number 2

By: [issued by the Direction of the Minister of Housing]

Price: NZ$49.00

Publisher: Wellington, Government Printer: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19377

Condition: Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


Covers rubbed with staining and moderate creasing. ; [32] pages. Illustrated thin card covers. Page dimensions: 243 x 184mm. A New Zealand government publication with adivce on home building, aimed "primarily for those with only limited finance". Includes fourteen plans of low-costs house, each illustrated with a small sketch and floor plan. One house, 768 square feet, is described thus: "A compact two bedroom house with combined living-dining and kitchen-laundry spaces, conventional entrance hall, and a distinct separation between living and sleeping areas. The contemporary low-p... View more info

Image for Supplement  to John Wheldon & Co.'s Scientific and Geological Catalogues, Comprising Recent Purchases in Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Palaeontology, Mineralogy, Mining etc. Including a small collection of Works on Applied Chemistry, Metallurgy, etc.  Also scarces sets of Important Journals and Transactions

Supplement to John Wheldon & Co.'s Scientific and Geological Catalogues, Comprising Recent Purchases in Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Palaeontology, Mineralogy, Mining etc. Including a small collection of Works on Applied Chemistry, Metallurgy, etc. Also scarces sets of Important Journals and Transactions

By: [John Wheldon & Co.]

Price: NZ$28.00

Publisher: London, John Wheldon & Co. / Printed by G. R. Flower: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19646

Condition: Fair with No dust jacket as issued


Covers rubbed and dust-stained. A 1" chip to lower blank corner of front cover. Internally good. Some pencil check marks.; Antiquarian bookseller's catalogue. John Wheldon & Co., New Series, No. 56. 32 pages, including covers. Page dimensions: 216 x 138mm. Text in double columns. 842 items. No illustrations. View more info

Image for Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language. with Walker's Pronunciation of all the difficult or doubtful Words. and marks to show where to double the consonant in the participle. A Pocket Edition on Diamond Type.

Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language. with Walker's Pronunciation of all the difficult or doubtful Words. and marks to show where to double the consonant in the participle. A Pocket Edition on Diamond Type.

By: [Johnson, Samuel]

Price: NZ$84.00

Publisher: London, Printed by C. Corrall . . . and sold by William S. Orr: 1832

Seller ID: 15276

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Leather rubbed along joints and edges and corners of boards. Moderate foxing, quite heavy on the fly leaves. Pencil scribble on front fly leaf. ; iv, 233, [1] pages. Contemporary full black leather binding. Marbled endpapers. Title in gilt on spine: "Johnson's Dictionary". Page dimensions: 114 x 70mm. A near-miniature book. " The two Standard Dictionaries of the English Language are those of Johnson and Walker; the former in all that regards the authority and spelling of words, the latter as to their pronunciation. The object of the volume now offered to the Public is to unite in a... View more info

Image for Kaikorai School Jubilee Souvenir 1869-1919 [+ 3 others]

Kaikorai School Jubilee Souvenir 1869-1919 [+ 3 others]

By: [Kaikorai School]

Price: NZ$112.00

Publisher: Dunedin, Stone, Son & Co.: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17773

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Wrappers worn and creased, with small tears to margins. Owner's signature "Mary Helen Wardrop 28/11/19".; 44 pages. Blue printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 219 x 137mm. Illustrated. New Zealand regional history, Kaikorai School, Rosyln, Dunedin. + 3 others: (2) "Order of Service to be observed at the Ceremony of Laying the Foundation Stone of the Kaikorai School Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Arch. On Saturday, 29th October A.D. 1921; A.L.5921 at 3 o'clock p.m." 4 pages. With two contemporary newspaper clippings. (3) "Ceremony of Unveiling - The Kaikorai School Fallen Soldiers' ... View more info

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Kearsley's Peerage - Scotland & Ireland - Vol. II.

By: [Kearsley]

Price: NZ$70.00

Publisher: London, Geo. Kearsley: [1799]

Seller ID: 18159

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Small loss of leather at tail of spine. Joints rubbed. 3/4" split to leather at tail of rear joint. Front hinge splitting at gutter. Ex libris armorial bookplate of William Hodgson, motto "Dread God". Chip to blank corner of bookplate. ; Volume Two only of "Kearsley's Complete Peerage, of England, Scotland and Ireland". No date, advertisements at rear suggest a publication date of 1799. Engraved half-title (no full title) + (41)-88 pages illustrations of coats of arms + (261)-584 pages text + [4] pages advertisements. Contemporary full calf binding with gilt tooling to spi... View more info

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Specimen of an Etymological Dictionary attributed to John Mitchell Kemble

By: [Kemble, John Mitchell (attributed)]; edited and with an Introduction by J. Lawrence Mitchell

Price: NZ$700.00

Publisher: Saint Paul, Rulon-Miller Books: 1990

Seller ID: 19672

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


No. 7 of an edition of 100 copies. This copy with a personalized pencil inscription on the title page by the publisher, Rob Rulon-Miller. The inscription is dated "8/8/13". 61, [2] pages. Green cloth boards, with green cloth slipcase. Paper title label on spine of book and also on slipcase. Page dimensions: 253 x 161mm (10" x 6 1/2"). Hand-set text, printed on handmade Umbria Bianco paper. An edition of a handwritten specimen for an etymological dictionary. The anonymous specimen was dated 1830, and has entries for 51 words. The Introduction gives an interesting short history o... View more info