New Zealand

  • # 19081


    Mrs. Wilson dressed in riding habit. Wellington, New Zealand, early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘E.S. Richards, Photographer, Wellington, N.Z.’, and contemporary inscription in ink ‘Mrs Wilson, New Zealand’; the albumen print has a surface scratch in the sky area at upper right and a few pinholes at top margin, but …

  • # 18821

    ILES, Arthur James (1870-1943)

    Three views of the interior of a Māori carved house, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, circa 1895

    Three albumen print photographs, format 140 x 200 mm, each with handwritten caption and ‘Iles Photo’ in the negative; unmounted; one of the prints with short tear at right edge, otherwise all are in good condition.

  • # 18612

    大倉孫兵衛 [Ōkura Magobei], (1843-1921) (publisher)

    [MELBOURNE; SYDNEY] 万国名所双録(萬國名所雙録) [Bankoku Meisho Sugoroku] (Famous Places of the World Sugoroku)

    [Tokyo] : Published by 大倉孫兵衛 (Ōkura Magobei), [1887] (Meiji 20). Traditional Japanese children’s dice game, sugoroku. Colour woodblock print on paper, 800 x 710 mm (opened, not including the title slip affixed to the top of the board), folding to 253 x 205 mm; pictorial cover; a fine example. There are two varieties of sugoroku, one …

  • # 18845

    McBEATH, Neil (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Make for old Canberra in the morning : fox-trot.

    Cover: ‘”Hullo, Australia” / Song dictated to Sydney. Exhibition broadcasting success. Unique radio experiment’. Dunedin, N.Z. : Neil McBeath, [1925]. Quarto, pictorial wrappers (original owner’s name to front), [3] pp of music notation, arrangement for voice and piano; a few short edge tears, but a good copy. The printed notice on the front cover explains that …

  • # 18718

    ROBLEY, Horatio Gordon, Major-General (1840-1930)

    Moko; or Maori tattooing

    London : Chapman & Hall, 1896. Quarto, gilt-lettered brown cloth with moko decoration, minor rubbing at edges, photographic frontispiece, 180 illustrations and photographs, a very good copy with many pages yet unopened. Horatio Gordon Robley (1840-1930) was a soldier, artist, and collector. He arrived in New Zealand in 1863 and while stationed in the country …

  • # 18817

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    A naturalist’s voyage. Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S ‘Beagle’

    London : John Murray, 1897. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth (upper board lightly marked), pictorial gilt vignette to upper board, spine lettered in gilt (a little softened at head and foot), hinges starting, decorated endpapers (offsetting), early gift inscription (1899) and owner’s name to front pastedown, frontispiece portrait of Darwin (tissue guard intact), …

  • # 18053

    WAHLEN, Auguste

    Costumes, usos e trajos de todos os povos do mundo,

    em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens. Lisboa : Impresa Lusitana, 1872-1873-1874-1876-1878. Five volumes, octavo, original quarter blue calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of vol. 4 with several scratches), spines with gilt lettering and rule; vol. 1 (Asia) 421, [1]; vol. 2 (Asia, India) 439, [4]; …

  • # 17970

    BILOTTA, Clemente

    [OCEANIA] Geografia per uso dei fanciulli del signor Clemente Bilotta.

    Napoli : Raffaele Miranda, 1825. Third edition. Small octavo, contemporary vellum over boards, spine with gilt stamped lettering and ornament; page 2, signed by the author, is a legal statement to the effect that any unsigned copy of this book is to be regarded as counterfeit; pp 212; scattered foxing, title page with red pencil …

  • # 18480

    TOZER, Noel; [FRITH, Frederick, 1819-1871 et al.]

    [TASMANIA; NEW ZEALAND] Snips &​ snaps : the Friths : a nineteenth century family of portraitists, miniaturists, caricaturists and photographic artists

    Dangar, N.S.W. : Edmund &​ Alexander, 2018. Large quarto (280 x 260 mm), publisher’s cloth backed pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers; 288 pp, profusely illustrated in colour and black-and-white, maps; a brand new publication. ‘In the early nineteenth century, likenesses in profile, or silhouettes, sometimes delicately highlighted in gold were all ordinary folk could afford. The Frith …

  • # 17452

    YOUNG, Rev. Robert

    The southern world : journal of a deputation from Wesleyan Conference to Australia and Polynesia : including notices of a visit to the gold fields

    London : Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1854. First edition. Octavo, original half black morocco over cloth boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettered title and ‘Beechworth Athenaeum’, binder’s ticket of Detmold and recent bookplate to front pastedown, a few nineteenth century embossed stamps (Beechworth Athenaeum), pp. 444; internally clean. An account of the voyage of Rev. …

  • # 17881

    PINFOLD, James T.

    Fifty years in Maoriland.

    With foreword by Elsdon Best. London : The Epworth Press, 1930. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket (a small loss at head of spine), pp. 200, illustrated. Includes much on Maori culture.

  • # 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: …