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Centenary of Otago Settlement {"OTAKOU"} - Dunedin - 1831-1931

By: Black R. S. (Foreword); with contributions by R. H. Steele; H. D. Skinner; George C. Thomson; W. B. McEwan; Murray G, Thomson

Price: NZ$70.00

Publisher: Dunedin, Stone, Son & Co.: (1931)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21382

Condition: Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued


Some rubbing to corners of covers. Some foxing to covers. Some rusting to staples. ; Uncommon. [16] pages. Printed grey card wrappers. Cover title: "Centenary of Otago Settlement {"OTAKOU"} - Dunedin - 1831-1931 - History of Otago ["Otakou"]". Page dimensions: 217 x 137mm. 4 illustrations. Contents: Foreword by R. S. Black, the Mayor of Dunedin; List of members of the Centenary Committee; list of members of the Ball Committee; Official Programme; Foreword; "Antiquity of Man at Otakou" by R. H. Steele; "The Times of Taiaroa" by H. D. Skinner; "The Br... View more info

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Little Island Kingdom of the South

By: Blamires, Gwen G.

Price: NZ$65.00

Publisher: [Dunedin?], [A. H. & A. W. Reed]: [c1939]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21307

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Title leaf torn out.; New Zealand edition. (3)-286, [2] pages. Lacking the title leaf. Illustrated papered boards with green cloth spine. Black lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 183 x 122mm. No plates in this edition. A description of the author's life in the Kingdom of Tonga. This New Zealand edition is not listed in Bagnall or in "The House of Reed -1907-1957". A UK edition was published in London by Arthur H. Stockwell, 1939. View more info

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Money, Medicine And The Masses

By: Blanc, Albert D. G.

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: Wellington, A. H. & A. W. Reed: 1949

Seller ID: 21364

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Small chips and tears at ends of dust-jacket spine and at corners of dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; Second printing, in same year as the first edition. xii, 193, [3 (blank)] pages. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 181mm x 120mm. "Every New Zealand doctor should read this book and then ask himself whether the profession is not too dilatory in putting his house in order. Politicians of all parties will find much here to guide them in deciding whether and in what direction the Social Security Scheme has to be modified." - fro... View more info

Christmas with Scamp and Bimbo

By: Blyton, Enid

Price: NZ$35.00

Publisher: London, Hackett's: (1954)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21407

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


8mm chip at tail end of spine. Previous owner's inscription. ; 28 pages. Illustrated papered boards. Page dimensions: 197 x 152mm. Children' christmas story. Illustrated by Pierre Probst. Colour illustrations throughout. "It is Christmas Eve. Scamp and Bimbo are buying a lovely fir-tree to take home. Ah, here is a beautiful big one!" - the opening sentences. Series: Enid Blyton's Gift Books View more info

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Dark Sunset

By: Bodrero, John

Price: NZ$72.50

Publisher: London, Abelard-Schuman: (1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21309

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


No signatures. Dust-jacket with chips and tear at corners and at ends of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 303, [1 (blank)] pages. Blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 215 x 137mm. A novel. "The scene of this exciting historical novel is Hawaii; the time is about 1850 and the background is thte sturggle among the British, French, and the United States governments to secure sovereignty over the islands. Although the historical background of the book is authentic, and there is not a great deal of material available with this backg... View more info

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Sons of the Sword - A Novel of the Pacific War

By: Booth, Pat

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: Auckland, Alister Taylor: (1983)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21344

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Some small chips and tears to margins of dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; This copy inscribed and signed by the author on front endpaper, dated May 1995. 208 pages. Black boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 205 x 141mm. "The great novel of the Pacific War by New Zealand's most distinguished investigative writer - a personal saga of Japan, America, Australia and New Zealand at war." - from front panel of dust-jacket.; Signed by Author View more info

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Thunder on the River

By: Breslin, Howard

Price: NZ$65.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21348

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


30mm dampstain to top corner of front board. Some bruising to top corners of boards. Some bruising and creasing to spine. Dust-jacket has a 25mm tear and a couple of 10mm tears to margins. Some foxing to dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 320 pages. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 200 x 136mm. "Howard Breslin's new historical novel is set in the beautiful valley of the Hudson River during the tense summer months of 1788 that ended in New York's ratification of the Consitution, which made America a nation. Mr. Breslin paints many attractiv... View more info

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A Memento of the Fastier Family Reunion - February 2000

By: Burrow, Jan & Fred Fastier

Price: NZ$50.00

Publisher: Dunedin, Amidine Publications: (2000)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21347

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


[68] pages. Printed card covers. Page dimensions: 298 x 211mm. Illustrated. Family history, genealogy, Fastier family. Contents: Preface; Genesis; The Southerners; Walter Fastier's Line; Camilla Fastier's Line; Reflections; The Lighter Side; Appendix. View more info

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Building the Museum Group

By: Butler, Albert E.

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: New York, N.Y., The American Museum of Natural History: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21446

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Covers with rubbing, 15mm tear, 15mm abrasion. ; 30, [2 (blank)] pages. Printed orange wrappers. Page dimensions: 249 x 174mm. Illustrated. A guide to making museum displays, the creastion of artificial leaves and flowers, backgrounds, artifical snow, plaster molds etc. Albert E. Butler was Assistant Chief , Department of Preparation and Exhibition, The American Museum of Natural History. Series: The American Museum of Natural History, Guide Leaflet Series, No. 82. View more info

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Glimpses of Maori Land

By: Butler, Annie R.

Price: NZ$65.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21386

Condition: Fair with No dust jacket as issued


Ex-library, "Wellington College Library". Abrasion to front endpaper. Hinges broken. Binding loose. Text block nearly detached from boards. Front free endpaper, and pages i-vi detached and loose. Previous owner's signature on title page. A rough working copy.; x, [2], 260 pages. Frontispiece and 2 full page illustrations within the pagination. 6 smaller in-text illustrations. 1 full page map of New Zealand. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and illustration on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 194 x 132mm. [Reference: Bagnall 837, quotes from Turnbull Library Record, "Gra... View more info

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Beyond the Caspian - A Naturalist in Central Asia

By: Carruthers, Douglas

Price: NZ$65.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21351

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library. Library labels and markings. Hinges weak. Corner clipped from front free endpaper and frontispiece. Lacking the dust-jacket. ; xx, 290 pages + colour frontispiece + 6 colour plates + 18 black-and-white illustrations on 15 plates (1 double-page) + colour folding map. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 216 x 139mm. Includes a 17 page Bibliography. [Reference: Czech, Asian Big Game Hunting Books, p. 44 - "A noted explorer, naturalist and scholar, Carruthers embarked on a journey through Samarkand and into the Kara Kul."] View more info

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Marching with April

By: Charteris, Hugo

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: London, Collins: (1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21379

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Some foxing. Foxing to dust-jacket. Some creasing to front flap of dust-jacket.; 255, [1 (blank)] pages. Black boards with silver lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 193 x 127mm. The author's second novel, written "about an imaginay country in Scotland. Lionel Spote, a very twentieth-century young publisher, fresh from the psychaitric couch, finds himself landed with a Highland estate." - from dust-jacket blurb. View more info

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Early Otago Newspapers. Thesis submitted for M.A. in History, 1949 [late draft]

By: Clapperton, Barbara L.

Price: NZ$100.00

Publisher: [Dunedin], Barbara L. Clapperton: 1949

Seller ID: 21441

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Previous owner's signature in pencil "G J Griffiths / Jn 1957". ; Appears to be a late draft. Typescript with many manuscript corrections. Bound in red cloth boards, titled by hand on front board "Early Otago Newspapers - Barbara L. Clapperton". [3] leaves + 79 leaves, numbered by hand at top corner + [1 (blank)] leaf. Typed on one side of leaves only. Page dimensions: 254 x 199mm. A thesis submitted for the M.A. in History, 1949 at the University of New Zealand (now University of Otago). "The first pamphlet to deal with Otago was the Otago journal, published in Jan 1848 an... View more info

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Ben Hall - The Bushranger

By: Clune, Frank

Price: NZ$29.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: (1954)

Seller ID: 21305

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Foxing and dust stains. Previous owner's signature. Lacking the dust-jacket.; 1954 reprint of a title first published in 1947. viii, [1], 241, [1], [4 (blank)] pages. Pale green cloth boards with dark brown lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 215 x 136mm. Maps on endpapers. View more info

Rocks, Reefs and Sandbars: A History of Otago Shipwrecks

By: Collins, Bruce E.

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: Dunedin, Otago Heritage Books: (1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20486

ISBN: 0908774222

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No signatures. Some brusing and creasing. ; 208 pages. Page dimensions: 209 x 146mm. Illustrated. A "survey of 149 vessels, large and small, lost on Otago's eastern and western coasts over a period of 158 years" - from blurb on rear cover.; "Southern Heritage 150" series, Number 5. View more info

Rocks, Reefs and Sandbars: A History of Otago Shipwrecks

By: Collins, Bruce E.

Price: NZ$65.00

Publisher: Dunedin, Otago Heritage Books: (1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21368

ISBN: 0908774222

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


No signatures. Price sticker on rear cover.; 208 pages. Page dimensions: 210 x 148mm. Illustrated. A "survey of 149 vessels, large and small, lost on Otago's eastern and western coasts over a period of 158 years" - from blurb on rear cover.; "Southern Heritage 150" series, Number 5. View more info

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Fungus Hunting in Otago, New Zealand

By: Dalrymple, H. K.

Price: NZ$44.95

Publisher: Dunedin, Coulls Somerville Wilkie: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6698

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Staples rusted. Pencil marginalia on one leaf. Owner's signature of "L B Moore" and ex-libris label of Dr CNS McLachlan. ; 29, [2] pages + 5 tipped-in colour plates. Page dimensions: 212 x 138mm. Colour illustration on front wrapper. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Fungus Hunting in Otago, New Zealand

By: Dalrymple, H. K.

Price: NZ$49.30

Publisher: Dunedin, Coulls Somerville Wilkie: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12382

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Rusting to staples. Previous owner's rubber stamp. Plates are in very good clean condition.; 29, [2] pages + 5 tipped-in colour plates. Page dimensions: 212 x 138mm. Colour paper illustration on front wrapper. This title is Number Three in George Griffiths of five titles that made a "lasting impression from first reading". Griffiths' full list is found at the end of his bibliographical magnum opus "Books & Pamphlets on Southern NZ" (2006). ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Fungus Hunting in Otago, New Zealand

By: Dalrymple, H. K.

Price: NZ$23.20

Publisher: Dunedin, Coulls Somerville Wilkie: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13325

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


Lacking the final plate. Two of the other plates are detached and loose, one with chips to the upper blank margin. Rusting to staples. Creasing and rubbing and a few small stains to wrappers. 2/3" chip to corner of front wrapper. ; 29, [2] pages + 4 of 5 tipped-in colour plates. Page dimensions: 212 x 138mm. Colour paper illustration on front wrapper. This title is Number Three in George Griffiths of five titles that made a "lasting impression from first reading". Griffiths' full list is found at the end of his bibliographical magnum opus "Books & Pamphlets on Southern NZ"... View more info

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De Hel van Dante Alighieri. In de dichtmaat van 't oorspronkelijke vertaald door J. J. L. Ten Kate.

By: Dante; translated by J. J. L. ten Kate

Price: NZ$50.00

Publisher: Leiden, A. W. Sijthoff: [c1891]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21360

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Front hinge completely broken, with text block separated from front board. Otherwise very good. ; [iv], 283, [1 (blank)] pages. Red cloth boards. Green, black, pink and red decoration on front board. Gilt lettering and black decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 172 x 108mm. Dante's "Inferno", translated into Dutch. Text in Dutch. View more info