New Zealand

  • # 17777

    HILL, Alfred, 1869-1960 (arranger)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Waiata Maori : (Maori songs) collected and arranged by Alfred Hill

    Dunedin, N.Z. : John McIndoe, [copyright 1917]. “Ninth Edition”. Folio, colour illustrated front cover (original Australian owner’s inscription, small loss at top corner); [8] pp of music notation (arrangements for voice and piano); a good copy. The composer Alfred Hill was Melbourne-born, New Zealand-raised and Leipzig-trained. Although his professional career as composer and teacher was …

  • # 17416


    Interior of a Māori marae

    London : The Working Men’s Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1190 x 900 mm, wet stamped lower right ‘PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852’, and ‘M 10’; original brass eyelets at each corner; old folds, scattered foxing (mostly confined …

  • # 16761

    DUCKWORTH, James

    A trip round the world

    Rochdale : James Clegg, 1893. Octavo, lettered cloth (lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt, frontispiece portrait of the author and his wife, pp. vii; [i]; 167, 5 leaves of plates; pencilled inscriptions to endpaper and preliminary blanks; a good copy. Memoir a voyage to Australia via Cape Town, including sections on Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, …

  • # 15158

    [CROZET, Julien Marie, 1728-1780; SURVILLE, Jean-François-Marie de, 1717-1770] ROCHON, Alexis Marie, editor.

    Nouveau voyage a la Mer du Sud : commencé sous les ordres de M. Marion … On a joint à cet voyage un Extrait de celui de M. de Surville dans les mêmes Parages.

     Paris : Barrois l’aîné, 1783. Octavo, quarter calf with gilt ornament and contrasting morocco title label over papered boards, expertly rebacked; pp viii, 291, with 7 engraved plates, including folding map; the plates with occasional pale foxing; a very good copy, finely bound. The first French voyages to Australia and New Zealand. Marc-Joseph Marion du …

  • # 13747

    KLINGER, Johann Georg; MULLER, Johann Wolfgang

    Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde

    Also titled: Description de differens peuples remarquables des cinq parties du monde. Nüremberg : J. G. Klinger, 1805-1807. Second edition. Original box of red paper over card, 114 x 100 x 105 mm, with gilt embossed decoration, the lid lettered in gilt Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde (corners bumped); the box in three compartments: …

  • # 17280

    [ST. HELENA] Ste. Hélène. Tombeau de l’Empereur / St. Helena. The Emperor’s Tomb.

    Paris : Chamray, Photog. Editeur, 25 Avenue Montaigne, [c1870]. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format (168 x 112 mm, mount), verso with later inscription in ink: ‘This photograph was brought from St. Helena in 1852, by Frederick Banks. He was on his way to Australia & New Zealand in the “Great Britain” (Captain Grey) on …

  • # 17445

    RAMSDEN, Eric

    Sir Apirana Ngata and Maori culture

    Wellington : A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1948. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 111, photographic plates. A study of the Maori statesman and member of Parliament.

  • # 16740

    HALL, Mary

    A woman in the Antipodes and in the Far East.

    London : Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1914. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth boards lettered in gilt (spine sunned) previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, School prize label dated 1929 to front free endpaper, half title with offsetting, frontispiece plate with tissue guard intact, pp. viii, 374, 31 pages of publisher’s advertisements, with 34 black-and-white …

  • # 15279


    Oceanic Steamship Company. Passenger list of S.S. Mariposa, for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney. Sailing from San Francisco September 24th, 1888.

    [San Francisco] : Oceanic Steamship Company, 1888. Folding card (starting to split along spine, mild marginal staining to front), duodecimo, 155 x 113 mm, lithographed vignette of the SS Mariposa to front, inner pages with lists of passengers for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney (a few annotations in pencil made by the original owner).

  • # 16415

    Johnny Morton’s Mastodon Minstrel song book, containing all the favourite songs, &c., which have made the “Mastodon Minstrels” famous on their tour of the Australian Colonies.

    Wellington : Printed at the “New Zealand Times” office, Lambton Quay, 1882. Duodecimo, original green printed wrappers, lower wrapper with advertisement for the Company, pp 23, [1 contents]; a very good copy. Bagnall, 3641. Formed in the United States by the entrepreneur J.H. Haverly (1837-1901), this legendary blackface minstrel troupe was known as the “Mastodon” …

  • # 16650


    [NEW ZEALAND] Quick despatch for New Zealand. Dunedin, Port Chalmers and Christchurch, Port Lyttelton. The A1 Clipper Barque, Bryn-Ivor …

    Boston : Printed by Rand, Avery & Co. for Henry W. Peabody & Co., March 17 1881. Broadside, 165 x 100 mm, chromolithograph printed recto only; in fine condition. A card published by Boston shipping agents Henry W. Peabody & Co. advertising the upcoming Boston to Dunedin and Christchurch voyage of the Bryn-Ivor, an American …

  • # 16599

    FEATON, John

    The Waikato War, 1863-4

    Auckland : Printed and published for the proprietor by J. D. Wickham, n.d. [1879]. Octavo, flush-cut gilt-lettered boards, folding engraved frontispiece of Maori Chief Te Whiao, pp. 100, engraved portrait of Rewi, Chief of Ngamaniapotos, folding map (split with loss along one fold). A good copy of a scarce New Zealand item

  • From New York to New Zealand; or

    # 16372

    McMURRAN, C.W.

    From New York to New Zealand; or, The new century trip

    Wellington, N.Z. : Government printing office, 1904. Octavo, illustrated paper wrappers (tear to spine, corners chipped), 150pp, colour folding map, b/w photographic plates. Designed as an introduction to New Zealand history, politics, culture and contemporary society for the benefit of North American readers, in particular prospective settlers or traders. Includes notes on government services, the …

  • # 16357

    FRISTEDT, Conrad

    [QUEENSLAND ABORIGINES; MAORI] På forskningsfärd : minnen från en tvåårig vistelse

    bland Ceylons Tamiler och Singhaleser, Australiens Kannibaler och Nya Zeelands Maorer. Stockholm : Albert Bonniers förlag, [1891]. Octavo, publisher’s gilt pictorial brown cloth, [iv], 256 pp, [19] leaves of plates (some colour), 1 colour map. Text in Swedish. A good copy. Swedish traveller’s account of his time spent in Ceylon, North Queensland and New Zealand, which …

  • # 16338

    HAWKESWORTH, John; COOK, James and KING, James.

    The three voyages of Captain Cook.

    HAWKESWORTH, John. An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty, for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour : drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several …

  • # 15892

    GREY, Sir George

    Polynesian mythology, and ancient traditional history of the New Zealand race, as furnished by their priests and chiefs.

    London : John Murray, 1855. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine lightly sunned, a couple of small stains), engraved title page and frontispiece (foxed), pp. xiii; [3]; 333; (3 – advertisements), engraved plates, occasional scattered foxing. Maori myths and legends recorded by the former governor of New Zealand.