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Ko Te Kawenata Hou O to Tatou Ariki Te Kai Wakaora a Ihu Karaiti

By: [Maori Bible - New Testament]

Price: NZ$392.00

Publisher: Ranana [London], He Mea Ta I Te Perehi O Wareta Makarowera Ma Te Peritihi Me Te Poreni Paipera Hohaieti: 1842

Seller ID: 13507

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Binding poor, text block in good condition. No signatures. Insect damage to leather boards and to endpapers, with extensive chips and losses to the leather. Leather peeling from front board in some areas. Chips to the endpapers. Some small 3/8" chips to lower blank corner of the title leaf and the following leaf. 1/2" chip to blank margin of final text leaf, without any loss of text. Boards detached (hanging on by 1 cord only). ; The third edition of the complete Maori New Testament (The first edition was published in 1837). 371 pages. Full leather binding, neatly rebacked with new lea... View more info

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Ko Te Kawenata Tawhito; No Nga Whakatauki Tae Noa Ki A Maraki [Maori Bible extract - Old Testament - Proverbs to Malachi]

By: [Maori Bible - Old Testament extract]

Price: NZ$448.00

Publisher: Ranana [London], I Taia Tenei Pukapuka Mo Te Bible Society: 1858

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12073

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Moderate rubbing and fading to boards. Spine cloth faded. A small 3/8" chip to cloth at tip of lower corner of front board. ; The Old Testament books from Proverbs through Malachi. Text in Te Reo Maori. [4], 377 pages. Original blind-stamped purple cloth boards. "Kawenata Tawhito" in blind-stamped letters in the centre of the front board. Pale yellow endpapers. Page dimensions: 182 x 103mm. Some pencil notations on front endpaper. [Bibliographical Reference: BIM 470 - "prepared from the revised probationary texts of [Robert] Maunsell's translation [. . .] the third and final ... View more info

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Ko Te Paipera Tapu Ara, Ko Te Kawenata Tawhito Me Te Kawenata Hou

By: [Maori Bible]

Price: NZ$560.00

Publisher: London, British and Foreign Bible Society: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9395

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The second edition of the complete Maori bible. The first complete Maori bible was published in 1868 (this was preceded by editions of the New Testament and various compilations of chapters from the old testament). This second edition has a printed date on the title page of 1887. This date was when printing began, but due to printing delays the actual publication date was 1889 (see BIM 1241). 855, [1], 270, 4, [2] pages. Separate title page for the new testament, also with printed date of 1887. Full leather binding. Blind tooled pattern to boards.Page dimensions: 212 x 129mm. All page edges gi... View more info

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Tirohia Kimihia: A Maori Learner Dictionary

By: [Maori dictionary]

Price: NZ$35.00

Publisher: Wellington, Ministry of Education: (2006)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15912

ISBN: 1869691792

Condition: Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Covers laminated in clear plastic.; 259 pages. Page dimensions: 220 x 149mm. "This is the first dictionary to be written all in Maori and has been developed as part of Huia's ongoing linguistic research programme. Tirohia Kimihia is a learner dictionary written for students in Maori schools but will be useful for all learners of Maori language. There are approximately 3500 headwords in Tirohia Kimihia, and more than 6000 meanings are defined. The focus of the dictionary is on content words, so the headwords are mostly verbs, nouns and adjectives.... View more info

Notes on Sir William Martin's "The Taranaki Question" 1861

By: [Martin, William (Sir) ]

Price: NZ$23.80

Publisher: Dunedin, Hocken Library: 1968

Seller ID: 000493

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Pages unnumbered. Black boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 203 x 128mm. "This book, a true facsimile of the 1861 edition, is an important source of information regarding the origins of the Maori Wars. It is a detailed examination from the Government viewpoint, of Sir William Martin‘s attack on Government policy in his ‘The Taranaki Question‘, also issued in the Hocken Facsimile series. First published in 1860, these Notes carried the statement that they were ’by the Governor’. In 1861 they also appeared as part of Paper E-2 in the ’Appendix to the Journals of... View more info

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[Prospectus for 'Some Papers Hand-Made by John Mason MCMLIX"; *Prospectus only*]

By: [Mason, John]

Price: NZ$39.20

Publisher: London, Maggs: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19658

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


Prospectus only. (4) pages. Page dimensions: 150 x 100mm. This has been lying flat (unfolded) for some time within a 1959 Maggs catalogue, so the crease has evened out, but it could be refolded. Total unfolded dimensions: 200 x 150mm. "For several years now John Mason of Leicester has been experimenting with making small sheets of paper by hand. He uses unorthodox methods and tries out all kinds of new materials. His apparatus, of the very simplest, he has made himself or he has adapted ordinary domestic appliances to his special needs." View more info

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Illustrated Catalogue of Gold and Silver Jewels for the Constitutions of England, Scotland, and Ireland

By: [Masonic Jewel Catalogue]

Price: NZ$175.00

Publisher: Birmingham?, A. Sydenham?: [c1890s]

Seller ID: 10104

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


; Uncommon. No date [1890s?]. Cover title: "Registered Catalogue of High-class and Artistic Gold and Silver Masonic Jewels, &c. Registered Designs". Unpaginated. Title leaf + 6 full page photographic illustrations, each showing many masonic medal designs. Subtitled: Containing a large number of New and Registered Designs, of very Choice Workmanship, Photographed from actual Stock Articles. Dimensions: Oblong 375 x 287mm. Label of A. Sydenham, Wholesale & Manufacturing Jeweller, Birmingham, pasted to inside of front wrapper. Presumably they may be the jeweller who issued this catalogue... View more info

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Early Days in Otago

By: [McIndoe, James]

Price: NZ$112.00

Publisher: Dunedin, Otago Daily Times: [1902]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12891

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


Disbound. Gatherings detached and separated from each other. Rusting and staining to leaves in the vicinity of the metal staples. Paper spine heavily chipped and worn. Chipping to rear wrapper. A rough working or reading copy. ; Uncommon. v, [27], 59, [15] pages. Paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 213 x 135mm. Includes numerous advertisements for local businesses. Some illustrations, group portraits of early settlers. This copy comes from the outstanding collection of Arthur Thomas Pycroft (1876-1971). [Bibliographical Reference: Bagnall M288 - "Reprint of articles signed I.M.I. in the Otago... View more info

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Fergus: A Memoir of Fergus Blair McLaren - By His Friends

By: [McLaren, Fergus Blair]; "By His Friends"; Foreword by William Downie Stewart

Price: NZ$56.00

Publisher: Wellington, A. H. and A. W. Reed: (1943)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18931

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


No signatures. Moderate foxing to dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; First printing. 161, [1] pages + portrait frontispiece + 11 illustrations on 3 plate leaves. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, blind-stamped lettering on front board. Page dimensions: 180 x 119mm. [Bibliographical reference: Bangall F246 - "Memoir of young clergyman killed in Greece."] View more info

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[Group of 7 Methuen Zig Zag Books] The Robin; Mimi the Cat; The Little Golden Fish; Picking Pears; Blowing Bubbles; The Forest; The Sun

By: [Methuen Zig Zag Books]

Price: NZ$53.20

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: (1971)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15600

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures.; 7 Zig Zag Books, numbers 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 12. These books fold out concertina style, and have text on one side and pictures on the other. Page dimensions: 95 x 70mm. Text in English. First editions in English (previously published in German). [+ 1 other, a duplicate copy of "The Robin" (8 books in total).] [Seller ref: Knightcol] ; 48mo View more info

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The Rev. Thomas Miller, M. A. : a Family Tribute by His Sons

By: [Miller, John Graham]

Price: NZ$30.80

Publisher: Christchurch, Presbyterian Bookroom: (1949)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18510

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Previous owners' signatures and addresses on front endpaper. Small card pasted to front endpaper: "With the compliments of Mrs Thomas Miller & Family / 165 South Rd / Dunedin". Some rubbing to ends of spine.; 92 pages + frontispiece + 4 b&w illustrations. Blue wrappers with flaps. Page dimensions: 180 x 123mm. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall M1704] View more info

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Carte des Vins

By: [Mirabelle Restuarant]

Price: NZ$91.00

Publisher: London, Mirabelle Restaurant: [c1960]

Seller ID: 17452

Condition: Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued


Moderate rubbing to covers. Some creasing to corners of covers. ; Wine list. Undated, but the most recently listed wine vintage is 1959, so probably circa 1960. 17 pages. Page dimensions: 325 x 247mm. Text printed in red and black. Ornamental headpieces. Embossed gilt emblem on front cover. View more info

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Loiterings Among the Lakes of Cumberland and Westmoreland

By: [Mogridge, George]

Price: NZ$70.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society: [c1855]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11763

Condition: Good 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. Moderate rubbing to boards and spine. Remnants of paper library label on spine. Gutters broken at hinges. Moderate foxing to frontispiece. Some foxing. Some fingermarks to margins of leaves. ; "New Edition". vii, [1], 208 pages + chromolithograph frontispiece. Brown half-calf binding and marbled boards. Page dimensions: 128 x 100mm. 6 full page b&w engravings of lake ... View more info

The Amazing Mr Rooklyn from London. Watch his Fingers

By: [Mr Rooklyn]

Price: NZ$42.00

Publisher: London, Wright & Jaques:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4540

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Moderate foxing to wrappers and leaves. No signatures. 3/8" tear to margin of final leaf.; No date (c. 1940's). 35 pages. Illustrated card wrappers. Illustrated. Dimensions: 7 1/8" by 4 7/8". "There was magic in the world. There was the magic of day and night, or springtime and winter, of buds creaming into bloom, of first grains cleaving their green shoots through the unviolated earth, and of rivers flowing down to the sea." This booklet reveals the secrets of how to perform several magic tricks. ; 12mo View more info

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Heart And Cross

By: [Mrs Oliphant]

Price: NZ$105.00

Publisher: London, Hurst And Blackett: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7531

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Staining and marking to boards. Fading to spine. Rubbing to ends of spine. 1" x 3/8" loss of cloth at tail of spine. 3/4" split to cloth at head of front and rear spine joint. Up to 1/2" loss of cloth at corners of boards. Knocking to top edge of boards. Front hinge split exposing spine webbing. Spotting to first 20 leaves. ; [iv], 303 pages + advertisements. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 195mm x 118mm. From the author of, "Margaret Maitland," "Adam Graeme," "The Last Of The Mortimers," "The Laird Of Norlaw," etc... View more info

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The American Style and How it is Learnt - By the Editor of 'Boxing.'

By: [Murray, John]

Price: NZ$133.00

Publisher: London, Ewart, Seymour & Co.: [1914]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20027

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Previous owner's signature dated 1958. Rubbing to edges of covers. ; 80 pages. Red papered card boards with red cloth spine. Page dimensions: 185 x 121mm. 6 illustrations. Advertisements on pages 1-2, 76-80. Sport, boxing. Contents: What is the American Style?; The Bed Rock of the Close Range Fighter's Success; The 'Crouch,' 'Smother,' and Head Glance; The Development of Quick, and at the same time of Hard, Punching; On the Cultivation of a Rugged Frame; The Best Method of Combating the American Style. Illustrations include: Billy Papke's Attack, Head Down, against Jim Sullivan; Jim Driscoll;... View more info

New Zealand: Paradise of the Pacific

By: [N. Z. Government Publicity Office]

Price: NZ$37.80

Publisher: N. Z. Government Publicity Office: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002610

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


32 pages. Thick paper wrappers with string tie. Circular pictorial illustration pasted down on front wrapper. Dimensions: 9 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches. Numerous colour and b&w illustraion, some photographic and some from paintings. No signatures. Some rubbing to wrappers. ; 8vo View more info

Bookie: a New Miscellany. Stories Poetry. Scholarship. Typography. Printology. Art. Culture (N. Z. ) . Criticism. Special Horse-Followers' Number

By: [Nag's Head Press]

Price: NZ$42.00

Publisher: Christchurch, The Nag's Head Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003113

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Cover title: "Bookie. A New Miscellany from the Nag's Head Press Christchurch". Half-title: "Bookie No. 1". 100 pages. Some illustrations. Pink wrappers printed in red and blue. Minor creasing and minor soiling to wrappers. Rubber stamp on inside rear wrapper. Contributors include: Professor John Entwhistle; Jack Tuawhaiki III; Sir Tahu Clifford-Murphy; Tussock Lands & others. ; 8vo View more info

Bookie - A New Miscellany - Stories . Poetry. Scholarship. Typography. Printology. Art. Culture (N. Z. ) . Criticism. Special Horse-Followers' Number [Bookie No. 1]

By: [Nag's Head Press]

Price: NZ$49.00

Publisher: Christchurch, The Nag's Head Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19333

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


No signatures. Some fading to margins of covers. Some rust spots to covers over staples. ; Cover title: "Bookie. A New Miscellany from the Nag's Head Press Christchurch". Half-title: "Bookie No. 1". 100 pages. Pink printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 213 x 135mm. Some illustrations. Contributors include: Professor John Entwhistle; Jack Tuawhaiki III; Sir Tahu Clifford-Murphy; Tussock Lands & others. View more info

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The Twelfth Report of the Directors of the New Zealand Company, presented to an Adjourned Special Court of Proprietors, held on the 26th April, 1844

By: [New Zealand Company]

Price: NZ$196.00

Publisher: London, Printed by Palmer and Clayton: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11251

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Dampstains to margins of leaves, not affecting text. 1/4" chip to blank lower corner of first few leaves. Some fading to spine and margins of boards. ; 38 pages. Bound into later brown cloth boards, with the original grey printed paper front wrapper preserved. Page dimensions: 203 x 133mm. Page edges speckled. This report includes content on the Wairoa massacre. "This gentleman [. . .] describes the attempt to execute a lawful warrant at Wairoa, with the fight and dreadful butchery of the whites that ensued, as 'the unconstitutional and murderous proceeding of the Police Magistrate an... View more info