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A Short History of The Society of Mary (Marist Fathers and Brothers) (1854 to 1993)

By: Graystone, Philip S.M.

Price: NZ$79.75

Publisher: Rome, Scuola Tipographica S. Pio X: (1998)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21319

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Previous owner's signature. Some wear with small loss to lower corner of rear cover and last few leaves.; viii, 179, [4], [1 (blank)] pages. Green card covers with colour illustration on front cover. Page dimensions: 240 x 170mm. Black-and-white illustrations. "Jean Coste's 'Lectures on Society of Mary History,' published in 1965, were originally planned to cover the history of the Society up to 1961, but they stopped at 1854. The need for an overall survey of the Society's history has long been felt and is now filled by Father Philip Graystone, former provincial of England." - from re... View more info

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North of 23° - Ramblings in Northern Australia

By: Harney, W. E.

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: Sydney, Australasian Publishing Co.: [c1946]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21455

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Rubbing to joints. Previous owner's signature. Lacking the dust-jacket. ; No date [c1946]. [viii], (11)-266 pages + frontispiece + 25 illustrations on 9 plate leaves. Maps on endpapers. Brown cloth boards with black lettering and rule on spine. Page dimensions: 193 x 131mm. Contents: Cattle Days; Desert Days; Borroloola Days; Beach-Combing Days; Northern Days; Motoring Days; Katherine Days; Conclusions. View more info

Return Home

By: Haskell, C. W. [Charles William

Price: NZ$65.00

Publisher: [Waikanae], [C. W. Haskell]: [1981]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21315

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Some smudging and staining to covers.; This copy with a short manuscript note from the author loosely included: "Dear Paul, I hope you will kindly accept this. I apologize for the cover - I did not see it till the book was printed / Best wishes Charles". [2], 200, [2 (blank)] page. Printed card covers. Page dimensions: 210 x 154mm. Autobiography. C. W. Haskell wrote an earlier volume "A Sinner in Sind" (1957) about his time as an Anglican missionary in Karachi. "Return Home" covers the period of his life after his return from Pakistan. "Within a few days of returnin... View more info

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The Singing Water

By: Hay, Catherine

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: London / New Zealand, Robert Hale / Whitcombe and Tombs: (1963)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21404

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


No signatures. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 185, [5 (blank)] pages. Blue boards with silver lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 196 x 126mm. New Zealand author. A novel. "This is a moving, dramatic novel of New Zealand in the 1850's. Lovely young Camille Maillard who arrives at Scot's Ferry, a strange colonial mansion beside the enchanting river, finds herself in the centre of tumultous happenings. " - from dust-jacket blurb. Title page has dual imprint: London: Robert Hale Limited / New Zealand: Whitcombe and Tombs Limited. Spine of bo... View more info

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"The Shield of India" - A Study on India and the Punjab Mission of The Presbyterian Church of New Zealand

By: Henderson, Alice E.

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: Auckland, Foreign Missions Committee, Presbyterian Church of New Zealand: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21316

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Lacking paper spine and rear wrapper. 20mm chip to upper corner of front wrapper.72 pages + frontispiece. Loosely included is a [4] page "The Shield of India" Study Programme to accompany this title. Printed card wrappers (lacking spine and rear wrapper). Page dimensions: 216 x 138mm. Illustrated. [Reference: Bagnall H641]; 72 pages + frontispiece. Loosely included is a [4] page "The Shield of India" Study Programme to accompany this title. Printed card wrappers (lacking spine and rear wrapper). Page dimensions: 216 x 138mm. Illustrated. [Reference: Bagnall H641] View more info

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Wild Adventure

By: Hill, Howard

Price: NZ$40.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: (1955)

Seller ID: 21453

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Some fading and staining to boards. Some foxing. Lacking the dust-jacket. ; UK edition. 223 pages + frontispiece + 33 illustrations on 12 plate leaves. Maroon boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 217 x 137mm. "World's Greatest Archer - Wild Animal Photographer". "'Wild Adventure' is unique because Howard Hill is a unique hunter. His hunting is done with the long bow, the camera, and the lasso. To do it he must move into close proximity with his quarry - in most cases a wild beast, a treacherous reptile or a man-eating fish. That is a very different thing from hunti... View more info

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Sealed with a Loving Kiss

By: Hughes, David

Price: NZ$50.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21380

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


No signatures. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 189, [3 (blank)] pages. Red boards with silver lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 184 x 120mm. A novel. "Once a doctor who lost his confidence in healing, Rex Benbrook has joined a curious brotherhood of clerics in Hampshire in his search for firmer ground. Often morose and awkward in his dealings with others, he meets a London busines-girl who seems more immediately likeable than himself." - from dust-jacket blurb. View more info

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Ghost of a Chance

By: Johnson, Gordon Wills

Price: NZ$50.00

Publisher: Martinborough, GWJ Publications: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21358

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


This copy with a piece of paper with a printed inscription, signed by the author, loosely included. [4], 172, [2] pages, counting the printing on the inside of the covers and the endpapers. A novel. New Zealand author. The novel was written in 1961, but not published until 1997. "It had been a long, hot day. The late afternoon sun was still keeping the dusty tarseal of the suburban street uncomfortably warm, but its heart wasn't really in the job." - the opening sentences. View more info

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Jones on Property (The Property Game for Fun & Profit)

By: Jones, Bob

Price: NZ$65.00

Publisher: Wellington, Fourth Estate Books: (1978)

Seller ID: 21403

ISBN: 0908593112

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Front panel of dust-jacket has a 50mm and a 30mm tear and a 12mm chip to upper margin. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; Third printing. [xvi], 249, [2], [1 (blank)] pages + plates. Black boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 210 x 132mm. One of the author's most popular books. Property investment, especially in commercial buildings and office blocks. Chapters include: The three golden rules; Apartment/flat beginnings; The retail disaster area; High rise and returns; There's glamour in industrial buildings; The search for working capital; In defence of the real es... View more info

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Take Any City

By: Joseph, George

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: London / New Zealand, Robert Hale & Company / Whitcombe & Tombs: (1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21361

ISBN: 0709111622

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Ex-library. Some library stamps and markings. Some adhesive tape stains to endpapers. A 25mm tear at head of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 159, [1 (blank)] pages. Blue boards with silver lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 198 x 128mm. New Zealand author. A novel. "Harvey Gilliand, famous English author, has foundo that success sometimes brings a moral decadence. His marriage broken by his infidelity excalates debauchery and in order to take stock of himself, he goes to New Zealand. A chance meeting in a Wellington coffee bar changes the whole course ... View more info

The King Country; Or, Explorations in New Zealand. a Narrative of 600 Miles of Travel through Maoriland.

By: Kerry-Nicholls, J. H.

Price: NZ$180.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington: 1884

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 001625

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine faded. A couple of 1/4" tears to the cloth at the head of the spine. Minor soiling and a few small stains to cloth. Minor bruise to edge of front board near lower corner. Slight fraying to cloth at tips of corners. 1/8" chip to cloth at tail corner of front board. Owner's bookplate on front endpaper. Some splitting to gutters at endpapers. Some spotting to page edges. Moderate foxing and creasing and a couple of large 5" tears to the folding map.; Second edition, in the same year as the first edition. A third revised and enlarged edition was also published in 1884. xx, 379 pa... View more info

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The King Country; Or, Explorations in New Zealand. a Narrative of 600 Miles of Travel through Maoriland.

By: Kerry-Nicholls, J. H.

Price: NZ$215.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington: 1884

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 21388

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Small knock to lower corner of front board. Frontispiece pasted down onto the front free endpaper. A small 30mm tear to the folding map. Overall a nice copy of the enlarged third edition. ; Third edition, enlarged. Best edition. xx, 412 pages + 10 plates + large folding map + 32 pages advertisements + [2 (recto: colophon; verso: blank)] pages. Frontispiece within the pagination. 42 in-text illustrations Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and illustration on spine, gilt illustration and black lettering on front board. Contents: Contents: Introduction; The Frontier of the King Country; The K... View more info

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Edward Lear's ABC [A B C]

By: Lear, Edward

Price: NZ$79.00

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde / Hodder & Stougton: [c1913]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21428

Condition: Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


Moderate rubbing and some marks to spine and boards. Some wear to corners of boards. Indentations and abrasions to front free endpaper. Some foxing and fingermarks. Binding a little loose and shaken with some splits at gutters.; No date [c1913]. Pages unnumbered. Papered boards with brown cloth spine. Illustation on front board. Page dimensions: 254 x 191mm. For each letter of the alphabet there is a page with a verse and an illustration. "This book, which has not hitherto been published, was done by Lear for a child friend about the year 1857, since which time it has passed through the ha... View more info

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Mystery at Dale House

By: Marsden, Monica

Price: NZ$35.00

Publisher: [UK], International Book Distributors: (1948)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21408

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


No signatures. Some foxing. Lacking the dust-jacket.; [vi], 188, [2 (blank)] pages. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 180 x 119mm. Illustrated endpapers. Children's adventure novel. Illustrated. "Mrs. Wethered changed down for the steep hill leading out of Greycaster, and laughed softly." - the opening sentence. View more info

To Tatau Waka - In Search of Maori Music (1958-1979)

By: McLean, Mervyn

Price: NZ$40.00

Publisher: Auckland, Auckland University Press: (2004)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21389

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


192 pages. Page dimensions: 228 x 157mm. Illustrated. Includes CD in pocket at rear. "This account of an ethnomusicologist's experience conducting fieldwork offers a glimpse into the life of New Zealand's Maori people through his documentation of traditional songs. The audio recordings included span 1958 through 1979, a time when many of the culture's traditions were fading. Sensitive writing and attention to the challenges of anthropological fieldwork shed light on postcolonialism in New Zealand and its effects on Maori and Polynesian cultures and the continuance of traditional music."... View more info

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Murihiku - A History of the South Island of New Zealand and the Islands Adjacent and Lying to the South, from 1642 to 1835.

By: McNab, Robert

Price: NZ$325.00

Publisher: Wellington, Whitcombe & Tombs: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19370

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


Contemporary owner's signature "William J. Sowden Aug 18/09" on title page. "W. J. Sowden / Register Office / Adelaide" on front endpaper. Some minor flecking to cloth on front board. Some pencil marks in the Preface. Some spots of foxing to top page edges. A few leaves unopened at upper edges.; 1909 edition, altered and expanded from the edition of 1907. xiv, [2], 499, [1] pages + frontispiece + 6 plates + 4 maps on 5 plate leaves (inc. 2 folding, 1 double page map.) Without the Corrigenda slip. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 2... View more info

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Murihiku - A History of the South Island of New Zealand and the Islands Adjacent and Lying to the South, from 1642 to 1835.

By: McNab, Robert

Price: NZ$375.00

Publisher: Wellington, Whitcombe & Tombs: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21427

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


Previous owner' signature "J G Wilson / Netherby / 1924" (James Gordon Wilson 1882-1967, historian). Some foxing to page edges. Some minor creasing to cloth at head of spine. Overall a nice copy of this title.; 1909 edition, altered and expanded from the edition of 1907. xiv, [2], 499, [1] pages + frontispiece + 6 plates + 4 maps on 5 plate leaves (inc. 2 folding, 1 double page map.) Without the Corrigenda slip. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 214 x 135mm. The preface to the 1909 edition notes the expansion in coverage from the 1907 edit... View more info

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The History of British India - Volume II [Volume Two only]

By: Mill, James; with Notes by Horace Hayman Wilson

Price: NZ$50.00

Publisher: London, James Madden: 1858

Seller ID: 21318

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


6mm missing to cloth at head and tail of spine. Some leaves opened roughly, cutting into the margins. Some leaves unopened.; Volume II only of a ten volume set (The first six volumes by James Mill, with a continuation of the history in a further three volumes by Horace Hayman Wilson.) This volume contains Chapters VIII to X of "Book II" of Mill's history, and Chapters I to V of "Book III". Chapters VIII to X of Book II cover the Arts, Literature, and General Reflections on the Hindus. Book III is on The Mohammedans. Chapter I is "From the First Invasion of India by the Nati... View more info

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The Last Struggle with the Mafia

By: Mori, Cesare

Price: NZ$85.00

Publisher: London, Putnam: (1933)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21363

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Some minor marks to boards. One leaf has a 70mm tear (pp. 3-4). Spots of foxing to page edges. Lacking the dust-jacket. ; x, [2], 240 pages + 16 plates (including frontispiece). Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 216 x 137mm. Text in English, translated from Italian by Orlo Williams.The Italian edition was first published in 1932, with title "Con La Maria Ai Ferri Corti". Contents: Part I - The Mafia and the Police in Pre-Fascist Days; Part II - From May 1944 Onwards: The Last Struggle with the Mafia. Illustrations: Cesare More; The bandit Pietro Albanese... View more info

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The Collected Works of William Morris - Volume XIV - The House of the Wolfings - The Story of the Glittering Plain

By: Morris, William; with Introductions by May Morris

Price: NZ$135.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Green and Company: 1912

Seller ID: 21323

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Ex-library, Dunedin Public Library, Reference Department. Split to gutter at front hinge. Moderate rubbing and marks to spine and boards. Spine label rubbed with chip at corner.; Volume 14 only of a 24 volume set. This copy is number 532 of an edition of 1,050 copies (1,000 for sale). xxxi, [1], 324, [2], [4 (blank)] pages + frontispiece + 1 plate. Light blue papered boards with cloth spine. Printed paper title label on spine, with a duplicate title label tipped in at front endpaper. Page dimesions: 231 x 153mm. View more info