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North Auckland - New Zealand

By: N/A

Price: NZ$67.50

Publisher: Auckland, Wilson and Horton: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002840

ISBN: 0670886513

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


(1918) . Second edition (Introduction to Second Edition dated 1917) . Cover title: "North Auckland New Zealand 1918". 99 pages including numerous full page photographic illustrations + 1 folding map. No signatures. 1/4" tears and chips to overhanging wrappers. Some creasing to rear wrapper. Folding map has a 3/4" tear and a 1/4" tear at the end of one of the two fold. Illustrations include Wairua Falls; Wairoa River at Mangawhare; Crop of Turnips in the North; A Big Mob of Cattle in the Far North; Sawmill and Timber Yard, Whangape; Entrance Hall, Waipu Caves; Felling Giant ... View more info

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The New Zealand Craftsman. No. 1. Dunedin, November 1, 1889.

By: N/A

Price: NZ$225.00

Publisher: Dunedin, T. G. De Renzy and Rev. W. Ronaldson: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6549

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Folded in half. There is a 11/4" tear and smaller tears at ends of the folds. Some creasing. No signatures.; Masonic newspaper. 8 pages. Dimensions: 15" x 10". "The New Zealand Craftsman" was published after the earlier "N.Z. Masonic Journal" ceased to be published. "From the few anti-progressionists who believe Masonic journals are unnecessary we expect nothing"; "The price of the Craftsman will be 7s. 6d. per annum [. . .] A copy has been sent to each of the subscribers of the defunct journal".; Folio 13" - 23" tall View more info

The Ergot Alkaloids: Chemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Application

By: N/A

Price: NZ$112.50

Publisher: Basle, Sandoz Ltd.: [c1955]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18274

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Some foxing and fading to margins of covers. Previous owner's signature.; No date, footnotes include references to publications up to 1954. 66 pages. Page dimensions: 228 x 158mm. Contents: General; Chemistry; Pharmacology; Clinical Application - 1. Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2. Neurovegetative disorders 3. Peripheral vascular disorders 4. Hypertension. "All alkaloids of ergot have the molecule of lysergic acid as their common nucleus." - page 11. View more info

Nude in the Snow - Sun and Health Review [International Edition. No. 4a April-May 1962.]

By: N/A

Price: NZ$37.50

Publisher: Harrow, Middlesex, Sun and Health: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20816

Condition: Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


A couple of small chips have punctured the front covers and extend through the first few leaves. ; 42 pages. Page dimensions: 236 x 168mm. Two different front and rear covers on, the inner front cover has a yellow panel along the top and an illustration of three nude skiers. Colour illustrations on front covers and on two centre pages, other illustrations black and white. Naturist publication, nude photography. View more info

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A Short Illustrated Guide to Mount Abu (Rajputana, India). The Famous Hill Station of Rajputana. 1913.

By: N/A

Price: NZ$45.00

Publisher: London, Adams Bros.: (1913)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21306

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Covers rubbed. Corners of leaves creased and worn.; Uncommon. 32 pages. Printed grey wrappers. Page dimensions: 223 x 143mm. Illustrated. Tourist guide. Contents includes: Rajuputana Hotel; Temples of Dilwara; Achalgarh Fort and Temples; Nakki (Gem) Lake; Guru Sikhar; Trevor Tal; Walks and Hill Paths, &c. View more info

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The Garden City: Being a Series of 31 Magnificent Panoramic Views of Ballarat and District, with Special Descriptive Article, "Ballarat Revisited."

By: N/A

Price: NZ$75.00

Publisher: Ballarat, H. J. Summerscales: [1906]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21311

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Covers stained, with chips to corners. Title page with dust stains. Some creasing and curling to corners of leaves.; No date [1906]. [36] pages. Printed maroon covers. Page dimensions: oblong 360 x 144mm. Australian regional history, Ballarat, Victoria. View more info

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Classified Catalogue of the Library of the General Assembly of New Zealand

By: N/A

Price: NZ$90.00

Publisher: Wellington, George Didsbury, Government Printer: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21312

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Heavy fading and dampstains to cloth boards. Front free endpaper torn out. Otherwise very good internally.; [2 (title leaf)], [2 (recto - Rules for the Library, verso blank)], 204 pages + 17, [1 (blank)] pages Supplementary Catalogue. Maroon cloth boards. Page dimensions: 239 x 148mm. A catalogue of titles held by the New Zealand government's General Assembly Library, arranged according to subject. View more info

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Old New Zealand: Being Incidents of Native Customs and Character in the Old Times

By: A Pakeha Maori [Maning, Frederick Edward]

Price: NZ$225.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: (1863)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21310

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Boards slightly warped. 3mm missing at tail of spine. Paper adhering to upper margins of boards. Dampstains to endpapers. Narrow split to gutter at front hinge. Internally near very good. Minor dampstain to title leaf.; First UK edition, published in the same year as the first two New Zealand editions. viii, 216 pages. Original blind-stamped brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 197 x 124mm.Selected contents: First view of New Zealand; A Maori Chief's notions of trading in the Old Times; The Market Price of a Pakeha; Maori Mermaids; Maori Law; How I P... View more info

A Second Ancient Patu from Horowhenua

By: Adkin, G. L. [George Leslie (1888-1964)]

Price: NZ$37.50

Publisher: Wellington, The Polynesian Society: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21490

Condition: Good with No dust jacket as issued


Staples rusted. Fading to wrappers. Horizontal crease to all leaves where folded.; This copy inscribed by the author on front cover "H. J. Keys / with the author's compliments". (311)-315, [1 (blank)] pages. Orange printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 243 x 153mm. 1 full page illustration (line drawing of Patu, including side profile). An offprint from the Journal of the Polynesian Society. View more info

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Gallipoli to the Somme: Recollections of a New Zealand Infantryman

By: Aitken, Alexander

Price: NZ$45.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21325

Condition: Fair in Good dust jacket


Ex-library. Library labels and markings. Gutters split at hinges. Adhesive tape stains to boards and dust-jacket. Dampstain to dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; xi, [i], 177, [1] pages + 1 folding map. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and black panel on spine. Page dimensions: 215 x 137mm. "Professor Aitken's account of a year in the life of a New Zealand infantryman, 1915-16, now first published nearly fifty years after the events which it describes, may be hailed with confidence as a classic contribution to the literature of the First World War." - from... View more info

Bush Fighting. Illustrated by Remarkable Actions and Incidents of the Maori War in New Zealand

By: Alexander, James Edw. (Major-General Sir)

Price: NZ$375.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001336

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


2/3 of the folding map of the North Island is missing. Otherwise the condition is very good. Cloth boards fairly clean. A previous owner has written their signature on the title page, and also added another family name to whom the book will belong "after my death". Some mottling to cloth at margins of boards. Minor rubbing to edges of spine and boards. 1/4" fraying to cloth at tail of front joint. No splitting to endpapers. A b&w photocopy (not very clear) of the whole of the folding map included loosely. ; xv, (1) , 326, (2) pages + 32 pages advertisements + frontis + folding col... View more info

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The East Coast Maori War

By: An Old Veteran [Isaac Kent]

Price: NZ$187.50

Publisher: Napier, Cooke & Co.: [1907]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21491

Condition: Fair with No dust jacket as issued


Lacking the title leaf. Text block detached from covers. Ex-library. Rebound in card boards with cloth spine, original printed green paper wrappers laid down. 90mm chip to lower corner of front wrapper. 30mm tear at tail of spine. Staples rusted. Library rubber stamp and classification numbers on page 3. Final leaf detached with crease. ; Scarce. 55, [2], [1 (blank)] pages + 12 plates. Lacking title leaf. Rebound with original printed green paper wrappers laid down on card. Page dimensions: 200 x 137mm. The 12 plates are portraits with captions of: Sir Donald McLean; Colonel Frazer; Major Tuke... View more info

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Thoughts on "At the Feet of the Master"

By: Arundale, George S.

Price: NZ$60.00

Publisher: Adyar, Madras, Theosophical Publishing House: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21352

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Ex-Theosophical Society Library, Oamaru, New Zealand, with card pocket at rear. Front free endpaper cut out, and half-title page cut along half of inner margin. ; This copy with a "PRESENTATION COPY." rubber stamp on title page. vi, [2], 286, [2 (blank)] pages. Blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine, gilt lettering on front board. Page dimensions: 184 x 118mm. "The following chapters are reprinted from a series of Correspondence Studies on 'At the Feet of the Master' which I have been writing for the last two years on behalf of the Order of the Servants of the Star." -... View more info

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Road to Rakaposhi

By: Band, George

Price: NZ$45.00

Publisher: London, Travel Book Club:

Seller ID: 6284

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


No signatures. A 1" tear in front panel of dust wrapper. Several 3/8" and smaller tears and a couple of 1/4" chips to edges of dust wrapper. Moderate rubbing to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; Travel Book Club edition. 192 pages + plates + maps on endpapers. Blue papered boards with black lettering on spine. "The story of the 1954 Cambridge University Mountaineering Club's expedition to the Karakoram in Northern Pakistan, its objective being 'Rakaposhi, one of the grandest of mountains'." - from dust wrapper blurb. ; 8vo View more info

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Gliding on the Lino - The Wit of David Lange

By: Barber, David (ed.); [David Lange]

Price: NZ$45.00

Publisher: Auckland, Benton Ross: (1987)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21450

ISBN: 0908636296

Condition: Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


[xii], 43, [1 (blank)] pages. Page dimensions: 208 x 144mm. With several illustrations of Daivd Lange - laughing, smiling, motor-racing, and shearing a sheep. Short quotations, mostly from press conferences, of former New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange. Includes quotations on Bob Jones, Winston Peters, the United States, himself, the Labour Party, the Rainbow Warrior, anti-nuclear issue. "On European Common Market decision making: 'it takes place in a peculiar sort of seething cauldron of the rich striving for advantage.' (Press conference 26/5/86)." "The weekly press conferenc... View more info

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More Than A Match

By: Barnes, Chester; as told to Peter Madge

Price: NZ$45.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: (1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19788

ISBN: 0090993101

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


No signatures. Some rubbing to edges of dust-jacket. Small 3/8" tear at head of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 160 pages + plates. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 210 x 134mm. Sport, biography. Table tennis. "Keen players will be interested in the chapter on 'How to Play'. The game's outstanding player actually tells beginners to ignore most of the established strokes! [. . .] the instructional photographs break new ground; they were taken with 'MAC', the £6,000 Motion Analysis Camera in space vehicle research." - from... View more info

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We Will Not Cease

By: Baxter, Archibald

Price: NZ$52.50

Publisher: Whatamongo Bay, Cape Catley: 1980

Seller ID: 20365

ISBN: 0908561156

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


Covers with some fading and rubbing. Price sticker on front cover.; 1980 reprint of a title originally published in 1939. 189 pages + portrait frontispiece. Page dimensions: 213 x 139mm. "Against the backdrop of troops being mindlessly slaughtered at the whim of upper-echelon officers, 'We Will Not Cease' is a story of extreme bravery and resolve. Archibald Baxter's lonely fight against 'the war to end all wars' is a nightmare that Kafka could have penned except that the story is true. We Will Not Cease is the epic record of New Zealander Archibald Baxter's brutal treatment as a conscienti... View more info

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Little Island Kingdom of the South

By: Blamires, Gwen G.

Price: NZ$67.50

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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Dark Sunset

By: Bodrero, John

Price: NZ$75.00

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$60.00

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