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New Zealand: Paradise of the Pacific

By: [N. Z. Government Publicity Office]

Price: NZ$39.15

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$43.50

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$50.75

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 Black Beret 1941 1942 First Anniversary First Army Tank Battalion

By: [New Zealand Army - 1st Army Tank Battalion]

Price: NZ$130.50

Publisher: [Waiouru?], [New Zealand Army - 1st Tank Battalion]: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21066

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex libris of Frank G. Glen on inside of front cover. Paper label on front cover. Foxing to covers. Some wrinkles and ripples from old water damage to all leaves. ; Uncommon. Not found in Bagnall. [32] pages. Illustrated covers. Page dimensions: 286 x 225mm. Foreword by Lt.-Col. C. A. D'A Blackburn. Numerous black-and-white photographic illustrations. Printed in Auckland by Wilson & Horton. 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$203.00

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

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New Zealand. Papers Relating to the Surrender of their Charters by the New Zealand Company. 1851. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 22d July 1851.

By: [New Zealand Company]

Price: NZ$580.00

Publisher: London, Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode / HMSO: 1851

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17337

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Heavy rubbing to joints, spine and corners.Spine leather deteriorating with 3" split at tail of front joint. Gutter split at front endpaper. ; vi, 155, [1] pages. 19th C half leather binding. Page dimensions: 322 x 205mm. British parliamentary papers relating to New Zealand. The final page (verso of page 155) has a variant of the title, printed in smaller type and towards the inner margin. Includes material by George Grey (Governor); William Fox; Thomas Cutbert Harington (Secretary); B. Hawes; H. F. Alston; Jas. Kelham; John Briggs; Frederick Young; Alfred Domett (Colonial Secretary) & oth... View more info

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[Documents Appended to the Twelfth Report of the Directors of the New Zealand Company, April 26, 1844] [also known as "Appendices to the Twelfth Report of the Directors of the New Zealand Company, April 26, 1844"]

By: [New Zealand Company]

Price: NZ$471.25

Publisher: [London], [Palmer and Clayton]: [1844]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19218

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Later half-leather rebinding. Lacking title page and frontispiece map. Lacking two leaves from Appendix I. Lacking most of one leaf and parts of two other leaves from Appendix K. Appendix K bound in preceding Appendix I. Later marginalia and underlining in Appendix I. Heavy foxing to the first leaf of the "Charters", and to the first leaf of the Contents and some leaves of Appendix K. ; Lacking the title leaf and map. Charter + Supplementary Charter + 10 Appendices (A-I, K) + Contents. Leaf B1 bound in following leaf b1 of the "Contents" at rear. (Leaf B1 has the part title &#... View more info

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Papers Relating to the Introduction of Salmon Ova.

By: [New Zealand Government]

Price: NZ$145.00

Publisher: Wellington, Government Printer: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9554

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Stab holes at inner margins.; AJHR 1872 G-26. Appendix to the Journal of the House of Representatives (New Zealand). Extracted from a volume of the Appendices. The paper is complete in itself, with its own pagination and imprint. 17 pages. Page dimensions: 328 x 211mm. + 3 others: "Introduction of Salmon Ova, (Further Papers Relative to)", AJHR 1873 H-12. 27 pages; "Fish-Breeding Establishment in the Colony (Correspondence Respecting the Maintenance of a Permanent)", AJHR 1880 H-30. 4 pages; "Introduction of Whitefish Ova from America (Correspondence Relative... View more info

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New Zealand Government Gazette. Vol. II, Nos. 1-53. [Complete volume for the year 1842]

By: [New Zealand Government]

Price: NZ$2,030.00

Publisher: Auckland, John Moore / Office of the Government Press: 1842

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13569

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Moderate rubbing to boards. Loss of paper along edges of boards. A 2" split to the leather at the head of the front joint. Some abrasions to lettering piece on the spine. ; Very scarce. Primary source for New Zealand history in the early colonial period. Complete year for 1842. Volume II, Numbers 1 to 53 plus Supplements. January 5, 1842 through to December 28, 1842. Early half leather binding with marbled papered boards. Page dimensions: 307 x 192mm. Earliest issues printed by John Moore. Issues towards the end of the year printed at the Office of the Government Press. Includes the "... View more info

Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute. Vol. 54 (New Issue)

By: [New Zealand Institute]

Price: NZ$87.00

Publisher: Wellington, W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printing Office: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4681

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


No signatures or stamps. 1/2" chip gouged in front board. Puncture hole up to 1/4" diameter through all leaves up to page xvii. Otherwise a nice copy. Binding tight. Moderate spotting to top page edges. ; xxxi, [3], 920 pages + 90 plates + in-text illustrations. Thick card covers. Brown cloth spine. Paper spine label. Dimensions: 9 1/2" by 6 1/8". Articles on Anthropology, Botany, Zoology, and Geology. Selected contents: "Maori Plaited Basketry and Plaitwork: 1, Mats, baskets, and Burden-carriers" by Te Rangi Hiroa (38 pages + 4 plates) ; " An Introduction to Maori ... View more info

Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute. Vol. 55 (New Issue)

By: [New Zealand Institute]

Price: NZ$87.00

Publisher: Wellington, W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printing Office: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4682

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No signatures or stamps. Foxing and spotting to top page edges. Binding tight. ; xviii, [2], 884 pages + 72 plates + in-text illustrations. Thick card covers. Brown cloth spine. Paper spine label. Dimensions: 9 1/2" by 6 1/8". Articles on Anthropology, Botany, Zoology, and Geology. Selected contents: "Maori Plaited Basketry and Plaitwork: 2, Belts and Bands, Fire-fans and Fire-flaps, Sandals and Sails" by Te Rangi Hiroa (19 pages + 8 plates) ; "The Passing of the Maori" by Te Rangi Hiroa (14 pages) ; "Maori Music" by Johannes Andersen (12 pages + 2 plates). ; 8... View more info

New Zealand Parliamentary Debates [...] Eighty-Eighth Volume. Comprising the Period from July 18 to August 9, 1895

By: [New Zealand Parliament]

Price: NZ$65.25

Publisher: Wellington, S. Costall, Government Printer: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003796

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Xx, 648 pages. Blue blind-stamped cloth covers with gilt titles on spine. Amateur glue repair to 1.25" tear at head of spine cloth. No signatures. Gutter cracked at rear hinge. "Second Session of the Twelfth Parliament. Legislative Council and House of Representatives. Eighty-eighth Volume. Comprising the Period from July 18 to August 9, 1895". The players in this volume include the Premier, Richard Seddon; Sir Robert Stout; Alfred Saunders; Alexander Hogg; Tame Parata (Southern Maori) and many others. Covers a wide range of matters, including "a bonus or otherwise encouraging ... View more info

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The New Zealand Shipping Company's Pocket Book An Interesting Guide for Passengers by the Company's Steamers, and Containing Information of General Interest to all Travellers to the Dominion

By: [New Zealand Shipping Company]

Price: NZ$159.50

Publisher: London, Adam and Charles Black: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6138

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Some fading to dust wrapper spine. A couple of a 1 1/4" tears with adhesive tape repairs in rear panel of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; x, 159, [1] pages + [20] pages for owner's memoranda + 24 plates (most in colour) + 2 folding colour maps. Blue cloth boards with gilt decoration on spine and front board. Top page edges gilt. Page dimensions: 166 x 114mm. The owner's memoranda section has blank spaces for notes to be made by the owner. Three autographs have been made in the "Autographs" section of these note pages. Contents: Directo... View more info

Image for Ancient Nineveh: A Story for the Young. With Numerous Illustrations

Ancient Nineveh: A Story for the Young. With Numerous Illustrations

By: [Nineveh (anon.)]

Price: NZ$87.00

Publisher: London, Sunday School Union: [c1870]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15681

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Small stain to front board. Some rubbing and staining to rear board.; [ii], 79 pages + frontispiece. Green blind-stamped cloth boards with gilt title on front board. Page dimensions: 170 x 105mm. In-text illustrations. "The after progress of the new kingdom and city of Nineveh is involved in great obscurity; but a few glimpses of it may be obtained" - page 7. [Seller ref: Knightcol]; 16mo View more info

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The "Mancroft" Pocket Guide to Norwich

By: [Norwich]

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: Norwich, W. A. Nudd: [1907]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15460

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Wrappers rubbed and worn and faded. Old adhesive tape "repair" along spine, now starting to peel off. Some dampstains to page edges. Folding map in very good condition, no tears, but some extra creases to the inner margin. ; No date (calendar for the year 1907 at rear). 164 pages + large folding map. Red printed paper wrappers. Illustrated with half-tone photographic illustrations, (from photos by Coe.) Includes advertisements. Page dimensions: 160 x 98mm. [Seller Ref: KnightCol] ; 16mo View more info

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Echoes 2: Poetry - Prose - Art

By: [NZ Literary Periodical]

Price: NZ$34.80

Publisher: Auckland, Prometheus Press: (1987)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16665

ISBN: 0908679009

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Some rubbing and fading to spine and margins of wrappers. No signatures. ; Second issue of a New Zealand literary periodical. 44 pages + errata slip. Illustrated green paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 210 x 148mm (varies a little between issues.) New Zealand literary periodical. Various contributors. Includes poetry by Riemke Ensing; Donald Kerr & others. Illustrations by Elizabeth Newton; Chris Moisa & others. View more info

Oamaru South School - Jubilee Souvenir of 50 Years' Progress. 13th May 1877. 15th May 1927.

By: [Oamaru South School]

Price: NZ$79.75

Publisher: Oamaru, Oamaru Mail Print: (1927)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17898

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Creasing and small 1/4" tears to overhanging margins of wrappers. No signatures. ; Uncommon. 34 pages + illustrated title leaf + 16 plates (including frontispiece). (Page 34 mis-printed 43). Printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 215 x 135mm. View more info

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The Poems of Ossian; Translated by James Macpherson, Esq. To which are prefixed A Preliminary Discourse and Dissertation on the Aera and Poems of Ossian

By: [Ossian]; edited and translated by James Macpherson

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: New York, John Wurtele Lovell: [c1882]

Seller ID: 18900

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Small 1/4" x 2/3" chip to blank margin of Contents leaf. Age toning to paper at margins of leaves. Previous owner's signature. 1/8" missing and 3/8" chip to cloth at head of spine. Generic "This Book Belongs To" label on front endpaper, without a name. ; No date [c1882]. 492 pages. Blue cloth boards with black decoration on spine and front board, gilt panel on spine. Page dimensions: 183 x 122mm. View more info

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The Genuine Remains of Ossian, Literally Translated; with A Preliminary Dissertation

By: [Ossian]; edited and translated by Patrick Macgregor

Price: NZ$130.50

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1841

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18899

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A 3" split to cloth at head of rear joint. Some splitting to gutters at endpapers. Minor foxing. No signatures. ; vi, [2], 537, [1 (blank)] pages + 4, [2 (blank)], 24 pages advertisements. Original green blind-stamped cloth boards with gilt lettering and Scottish thistle decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 202 x 121mm. The 24 pages publisher's advertisements are dated June 1844. "The evidences for the genuiness of the poems in Macpherson's Collection, are given in the Disseration, with an answer to every plausible objection. My reasons for considering those in Dr Smith's Collection n... View more info

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Ossian's Fingal; An Ancient Epic Poem, In Six Books, Rendered into English Verse

By: [Ossian]; translated by George Harvey

Price: NZ$60.90

Publisher: London, Printed by A. J. Valpy [. . .] for Cadell and Davies: 1814

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18903

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Front board detached. Lacking spine. First gathering detached from the remainder of the text block. Most leaves unopened at top page edges. Internally good. Moderate foxing. Previous owner's signature on title page.; xvi, 246 pages + [2] pages advertisements. Contemporary plain boards, disbound. Page dimensions: 226 x 144mm. View more info