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

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

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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 illustra... 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 examp... 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-la... 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

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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... 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.... 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 illustration... 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 dictionar... View more info

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A Korao no New Zealand; Or, The New Zealander's First Book; Being An Attempt To Compose Some Lessons For The Instruction Of The Natives

By: [Kendall, Thomas]

Price: NZ$125.00

Publisher: [Auckland], [Auckland Institute and Museum]: [1957]

Seller ID: 20031

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


This is a facsimile of the 1815 first edition (Sydney: Printed by H. Howe, 1815.) This copy is Number 18 of a limited edition of 100 copies. [2], 54 pages. Loosely included is a printed slip with some details of the publication of this facsimile edition - "This facsimile edition is from the only known copy [. . .]". Paper wrappers. Side-stitched binding. Page dimensions: 149mm x 107mm. Facsimile edition of the 1815 original. A primer and vocabulary written in Mao... View more info

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Maxwell's Guide Book to the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, from the Nith to the Cree.

By: [Kirkcudbright]

Price: NZ$92.30

Publisher: Castle Douglas, Printed and Published at the "Advertiser" Steam Press Works: 1878

Seller ID: 15318

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Some rubbing to joints and edges of boards. Early owner's signature "Thomas Maclean".; Other ShareThis Tell A Friend About This Item Add to Shopping Cart Author Name: [Kirkcudbright] Title: Maxwell's Guide Book to the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, from the Nith to the Cree. Binding: Hardcover Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket Publisher: Castle Douglas Printed and Published at the "Advertiser" Steam Press Works 18... View more info

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Snow White

By: [Kubasta, Voitech]

Price: NZ$70.00

Publisher: London, Bancroft & Co.: [1961]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19083

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Previous owner's inscription.; No date [1961]. 8 pop-up scenes. Page dimensions: 253 x 190mm. Printed in Czechoslovakia. View more info

Image for Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire. Volume VIII. Session 1855-56.

Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire. Volume VIII. Session 1855-56.

By: [Lancashire and Cheshire, Historic Society of]

Price: NZ$112.00

Publisher: London, J. H. Parker: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15228

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Staining and rubbing to boards. 1/2" missing to cloth at tail of spine. Hinges weak. Previous owner's signature "Alfred Jones 1856". Foxing and dust stains. ; xxiii, [1], 274 pages + 16 plates, maps, and tables. Contemporary blind-stamped brown cloth boards. Page dimensions: 223 x 137mm. Selected contents of this volume: "On the State of the Western Portion of the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland, down to the period of the Norman Conquest", by John H... View more info

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Report on the Mining Industry of New Zealand - Being Papers Laid Before the Parliament during the Session of 1886

By: [Larnach, W. J. M. (Hon.) (Minister of Mines); Gordon, H. A. (F.G.S., Inspecting Engineer)]

Price: NZ$168.00

Publisher: Wellington, George Didsbury: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20037

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


Some rubbing to boards. Some foxing. No signatures. A small a 1" split to gutter at top of front hinge. Split to gutter along length of rear hinge. ; [iv], 336 pages + plates (some folding). Folding tables included within the pagination. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 210 x 134mm. Black coated endpapers. Illustrations. View more info

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Sword and Gown

By: [Lawrence, George Alfred]

Price: NZ$42.00

Publisher: London, John W. Parker and Son: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11708

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Ex-library, Riwaka Library (a small 19th century provincial New Zealand library, Riwaka is situated 5km from Motueka, in the upper part of New Zealand's South Island.) Rebound in 19th Century half-leather library binding. Remnants of paper library label on spine. A 2 1/2" split to leather at lower end of rear joint. Joints rubbed. 3/8" chips to leather at corners of boards.; [ii], 311, [1] pages + 2 pages advertisements. Lacking the half-title page? Half-calf bin... View more info

Image for Featherston Military Training Camp - Being a Record of its Wonderful Growth and Daily Operation -  Soldiers in the Making - The Work of the Camp Described and Illustrated

Featherston Military Training Camp - Being a Record of its Wonderful Growth and Daily Operation - Soldiers in the Making - The Work of the Camp Described and Illustrated

By: [Lawson, Will]

Price: NZ$70.00

Publisher: Auckland, Brett Printing and Publishing Coy.: [1917]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20662

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Ex-private library, with library classification label on corner of front cover, and ex libris bookplate "Frank G. Glen" on inside of front wrapper. 2" tear at tail of spine. Small tears, chips, and rubbing to margins of wrappers. ; First printing. 112 pages + 4 colour plates + 2 folding panoramic plates. Page dimensions: 223 x 142mm. Numerous in-text illustrations. [Reference: Bagnall L246] View more info

The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LL. D. , Carefully Compiled from Reliable Sources

By: [Livingstone, David]

Price: NZ$322.00

Publisher: London, John G. Murdoch / Adam & Co.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000173

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


No date (c. 1878) . Viii, 632 pages + color map of Africa + color frontis + 18 tinted lithographs. All edges gilt. Full leather binding with elaboarate gilt decorations on both covers and spine showing foliage, a lion attacking a man, and a man in manacles. Hinges reinforced internally with tape. 6" split to leather along rear joint. 3" split to lower end of front hinge. One plate is detached but present. Book measures 12 1/4" by 9 7/8". ; 4to View more info

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The Waif: A Collection of Poems

By: [Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (ed.)]

Price: NZ$63.00

Publisher: Cambridge [MA], John Owen: 1845

Seller ID: 11406

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


Poor. Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Rebound. This book has old dampstains and mould stains to the margins of most leaves. A reading copy only, not in collectable condition. ; Stated "Fourth Edition" on title page, published in the same year as the first edition. xi, [3], 144 pages. Half-leather binding with patterned paper on boards. Boards detached. Spine missing. Leather rubbed and chipped at corners of boards. Internally good. Some foxing and light ... View more info

Image for The Hermit: or, the Unparalleled Sufferings, and Surprizing Adventures, of Philip Quarll, an Englishman: Who was discovered by Mr. Dorrington, a Bristol Merchant, upon an uninhabited island, in the South-sea; where he lived above fifty years [. . .]

The Hermit: or, the Unparalleled Sufferings, and Surprizing Adventures, of Philip Quarll, an Englishman: Who was discovered by Mr. Dorrington, a Bristol Merchant, upon an uninhabited island, in the South-sea; where he lived above fifty years [. . .]

By: [Longueville, Peter]

Price: NZ$161.00

Publisher: London, Printed for the Book-Sellers: 1790

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 10523

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


An imaginary voyage, in the "Robinson Crusoe" genre of fiction. iv, 272 pages. Lacking the frontispiece (facsimile of the frontispiece included loosely). Page dimensions: 165 x 95mm. Full leather binding, worn. Leather split along entire length of both joints. Loss of leather at corners of boards. A 2" x 1/2" piece of leather missing from rear board. Hinges broken. Internally good. Very early library label partly removed from front endpaper "Kendricks... View more info

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Drifted and Sifted: A Domestic Chronicle of the Seventeenth Century

By: [Maclaren, Jessie]

Price: NZ$56.00

Publisher: London, William P. Nimmo: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15664

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Ink gift inscription dated 1882 on the presentation leaf. Bookseller's ticket on front endpaper of James Horsburgh, Dunedin. Ex-libris Hardwicke Knight with his blind name stamp on the title leaf. Some dampstains to margins of endpapers, otherwise very good. ; vii, [1], 391, [1] pages + 1 colour plate ("Presented to" leaf at beginning) + [4] pages advertisements. Green cloth boards with elaborate gilt decoration to spine and front board. Page dimensions: 183 x 12... View more info