New Zealand

  • # 42781

    LETTS, SON & CO.

    [NEW ZEALAND] Letts’s Australasian pocket diary, with an almanac for 1885.

    Being the forty-eighth year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria (Accession June 20, 1837). London : Letts, Son & Co. Limited, [1884]. “Pocket series, no. 25”. Narrow octavo (180 x 90 mm), original green pebbled cloth with wallet-style flap, publisher’s gilt-stamped crest to front; title page with original owner’s name D. S. McKelne, Perth …

  • # 42647

    LYE, Len

    Body English.

    Text & Images by Len Lye. Edited, and with an afterword by Roger Horrocks. Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2009. Small folio, lettered papered boards, cloth spine, pp. 45, tipped-in photograph, colophon. ‘“Body English” was Len Lye’s catch-all term for all forms of communication that incorporate a physical dimension – from “body language” (which includes …

  • # 37827

    O'BRIEN, Brendan

    Paintings on love

    Wellington : Brendan O’Brien, Fernbank Studio, 2010. Octavo, letterpress and embossed card wrappers, pp. [24], text with titles in different colours. A beautiful work. “A collection of collages using fragments of text from Kangra paintings on love (National Museum, New Delhi, 1962). Hand-printed at the Fernbank Studio, Strathmore Heights, by Brendan O’Brien in Spring 2010. …

  • # 41732


    Studio portrait of two actors in costume as Robinson Crusoe and Friday. Wellington, New Zealand, 17 October 1881.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 163 x 116 mm; verso with imprint of ‘Wrigglesworth & Binns, Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand’, and contemporary inscription in ink ‘Oct. 17th 1881’; both the print and mount are in fine condition.

  • # 41555

    LEJEUNE, Augustin-Laurent


    Öfversättning af Joh. P. Renmark. I-II. Stockholm : C. F. Marquard, 1802. Octavo (172 x 106 mm), handsome contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards, spine with gilt rule and contrasting title- and number-pieces in gilt; pp. [2], 176 + 240; separate title-pages for each part; some browning and very occasional and minor marginal stains; early …

  • # 41724

    VYSE, Charles (active 1770-1815)

    [NEW ZEALAND] The new London spelling book: or, The young gentlemen and ladies guide to the English tongue …

    A new edition, with alterations, improvements and additions. London : printed for G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, by J. Crowder and E. Hemsted, Warwick-Square, 1803. Small octavo, contemporary brown cloth boards (rubbed and stained), pastedowns and front endpaper with contemporary child’s scribbling, front endpaper with modern biro inscription dated 1984; frontispiece engraved portrait of Charles …

  • # 41601

    FORSTER, Johann Georg Adam (1754-1794)

    Franska capitainens och riddarens Jean François de Survilles upptäckts-resa i Söderhafvet, på egen och med-interessenters bekostnad anställd år 1769.

    Öfversättning. Nyköping : J. P. Hammarin, 1795. Octavo (170 x 107 mm), disbound; pp. 96 (including title-page); text in Swedish; scattered light foxing, a vertical tear in the fore-edge margin of p. 15; title-page with contemporary ink signature. Slightly abridged Swedish translation (by Carl Fr. Landell) of Forster’s 1793 German version of the voyage account of Surville, …

  • # 41472

    STEIN, Christian Gottfried Daniel (1771-1830)

    [GEOGRAPHY] Lärobok i allmänna geographien, enligt de nyaste politiska förändringarne,

    af. Chr. Gottfr. Dan. Stein; efter 9:de upplagan af år 1819, översätt och försedd med en serskild artikel öfver Skandinavien, af C. Netherwood. Med ett fullständigt Register, som säljes särskildt, och varigenom arbetet tillika kan begagnas som Lexicon. Stockholm : Zacharias Haeggström, 1819. Small octavo (146 x 113 mm), contemporary half-calf over marbled papered boards (lightly …

  • # 41364


    London Missionary Society collection box, circa 1895.

    [London : LMS, 1890-95]. Wooden box, 120 x 60 x 70 mm, with chromolithographic labels on all six sides; the label on the top of the box is worded: IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE. / GOD LOVETH A CHEERFUL GIVER; the label on one box-end reads THE FIELD IS THE WORLD. …

  • # 41602

    [MANING, Frederick Edward, 1812-1883]

    Old New Zealand, a tale of the good old times; (Hjalmar Klintberg’s copy)

    and a story of the war in the north against the chief Here, in the year 1845. Told by an old chief of the Ngapuhi tribe / by a Pakeha Maori. With an introduction by the Earl of Pembroke. London : Richard Bentley and Son, 1884. Octavo (227 x 150 mm), original blind-blocked grey cloth …

  • # 24975

    [HAMILTON, Mrs.]; [DEUCHAR, John, Mrs.]

    A Nugget of Gold from Australia!!! presented to Mrs John Deuchar by Mrs Hamilton on 12th Aug. 1867, New Zealand.

    Manuscript note in brown ink on a small scrap of paper, 50 x 60 mm, laid down on later card backing; old fold lines (the gold nugget was originally enclosed inside the note), a small perforation and two short edge tears, resulting in the loss of a couple of letters, else complete; [together with] the …

  • # 41392

    Photographer unknown.

    [NEW ZEALAND] Cricket team from Pukeuri, north of Oamaru, Otago, circa 1900.

    Sepia-toned gelatin silver print photograph, 150 x 200 mm; laid down on its original board mount with decorative lithographic border; verso with an inscription in fountain pen in a later hand headed ‘Pukeuri Cricket Team’ and identifying the XI by name (plus two others); the print has beautiful tones and excellent clarity, and is in …

  • # 41366


    The Royal “Arawaian” Dramatic Society: RMS “Arawa”. H. Clayden, Commander.

    [At sea, on board RMS Arawa : The Royal “Arawaian” Dramatic Society, c.1909]. Small quarto (200 x 320 mm) bifolium, [4] pp, roneo-printed on thickish paper; programme of shipboard entertainments for Saturday April 10th & Monday April 12th (suggesting the year is probably 1909), including names of performers (all civilians, with several female passengers among …

  • # 41119


    [SYDNEY; NEW ZEALAND] Correspondence of an English traveller, 1879-80.

    A small archive of ten manuscript letters by Ronald Le Scrimgeour addressed to family members back in England, written at sea on his outward voyage to the Antipodes on the SS Cuzco, in Sydney, and in Kumara, New Zealand, between September 1879 and March 1880. Manuscript in ink, comprising a total of [36] pages quarto and …

  • # 41103


    [SAMOA] Lt. Gaunt’s squad drilling. (Apia, 1899).

    Albumen print photograph, 145 x 200 mm, laid down on its original card mount, 245 x 295 mm; ms. caption in the negative reads: ‘6395. Lt. Gaunt’s Squad drilling. Burton Bros. Dunedin. Protected, Oct. ’99’; the print is in good condition; the mount is sunned at the edges and has a tiny amount of insect damage at …

  • # 38367

    CALLANDER, John (1722–1789)

    Terra Australis Cognita : or, voyages to the Terra Australis, or Southern Hemisphere, during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth Centuries.

    Containing an account of the manners of the people, and the productions of the countries, hitherto found in the Southern latitudes; the advantages that may result from further discoveries on this great continent, and the methods of establishing colonies there, to the advantage of Great Britain. With a preface by the Editor, in which some …