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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$43.50

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$72.50

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$87.00

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$215.00

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

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Gallipoli to the Somme: Recollections of a New Zealand Infantryman

By: Aitken, Alexander

Price: NZ$43.50

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

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The East Coast Maori War

By: An Old Veteran [Isaac Kent]

Price: NZ$180.00

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$58.00

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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Gliding on the Lino - The Wit of David Lange

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

Price: NZ$42.00

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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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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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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Wall of Spears - The Gobi Desert

By: Cable, Mildred & Francesca French

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: (1951)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21492

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Previous owner's signature. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 178, [2 (blank)] pages. Red boards with gilt lettering and rule on spine. Page dimensions: 197 x 130mm. Maps on endpapers. Illustrations by Joan Kiddell-Monroe. "There is always danger in the Gobi, that enormous desert which, because it is cut off from the world by many obstacles, the Chinese call Wall of Spears. But Mildred Cable and Francesca French lived there for many years, and their book is full of storis about desert demons, and brigands, and the Great Wall of China, and the Sum... 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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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

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The Drama of Atheist Humanism

By: de Lubac, Henri (S.J.)

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: London, Sheed & Ward: (1949)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21301

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


No signatures. Some foxing to top page edges. No tears to dust-jacket. Some rubbing to edges of dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. A nice copy of this title; x, 253, [1 (blank)] pages. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 215 x 138mm. Text in English, translated from the French by Edith M. Riley. Philosophy. A study and comparison of Feuerbach, NIetzsche, Kierkegaard; Auguste Comte; and Dostoevsky. Henri de Lubac S.J. was "a French Jesuit priest who became a cardinal of the Catholic Church and is considered one of the most influential th... View more info

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The Brothers Karamazoff

By: Dostoievsky, Fyodor; translated by Jenny Covan [Dostoevsky]

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: London, Brentano's: (1924)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21317

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Some dust stains to page edges. Rubbing and dust-stains to dust-jacket. 15mm tears at head of dust-jacket.; 85, [3 (blank)] pages + portrait frontispiece (Vassily Luzhsky & Lyoff Bulgakoff). Papered boards, red and black lettering and decoration on front board. Page dimensions: 192 x 127mm. Top page edges dyed red. A dramatic sequence adapted from Dostoevsky's novel. English translation by Jenny Covan. Rear panel of dust-jacket lists 10 other titles in the Moscow Art Theatre Series. Series editor: Oliver M. Sayler. View more info

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Unwanted Witness

By: Douglas, George

Price: NZ$50.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: (1966)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21329

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


No signatures. Rubbing to edges of dust-jacket spine. 6mm tears at ends of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 189, [3 (blank)] pages. Black boards with silver lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 184 x 120mm. Crime fiction, a novel. "Edmund Bradley, archivist of the Department of Regional History at the University of Deniston, is found murdered in his office." - from dust-jacket blurb. "The two police cars swung out of the main traffic rush into the quieter confines of Archer Row." - the opening sentence. View more info

The World of Odysseus

By: Finley, M. I.; with a Foreword by Sir Maurice Bowra

Price: NZ$65.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1956

Seller ID: 21324

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Previous owner's signature. Stain and 15mm missing at head of dust-jacket spine. 30mm tears at tail of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 1956 revised edition (the first edition was published in 1954 in the USA). 192 pages. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 218 x 138mm. Contents: Preface by the Author; Foreword by Sir Maurice Bowra; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values: Appendix: A Note on Homer and the Mycenaean Tablets; Bibliographical Essay; Source References... View more info