New Zealand

  • # 24628


    Max Gimblett : the brush of all things (presentation copy with drawing)

    Wystan Curnow, Thomas McEvilley, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Auckland : Auckland Art Gallery, 2004. Quarto, illustrated frenchfold wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated. Lacks the CD-ROM. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the artist with an ink figure study. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 19 June – 29 August, 2004 and at …

  • # 24625

    McCAHON, Colin

    Colin McCahon : a survey exhibition

    Auckland City Art Gallery, 1972. Small quarto, wrappers in illustrated dustjacket (foxed), pp. 42, illustrated.

  • # 15736

    Gendron, Ernest

    [MANUSCRIPT] Campagne de la Corvette à Voiles l’Alcméne. Commandée par Mr. Coudein, Capitaine de Frégate, à destination des Mers du Sud et Océanie.

    [Libourne, France, between 1882 and 1887]. Folio, 270 x 215 mm, manuscript, [159] pp, in 4 stitched sections of 23, 38, 48 and 50 pages respectively, the third section with 2 pencil and wash drawings in the text, the fourth section with 3 pencil and wash drawings in the text and one laid down on thick paper (a …

  • # 22498

    BLISMON, Ana-Gramme (pseud.) [BLOCQUEL, Simon-François, 1780-1863]

    Beautés de l’histoire des voyages en Amérique et dans l’Océanie : ouvrage contenant le portrait, le caractère, la religion, les Mœurs, les coutumes et les usages des différens peuples de cette partie du monde.

    Series title: Le jeune voyageur dans les cinq parties du monde. Paris : chez Delarue ; Lille, chez Castiaux, [1829?]. “Édition augmentée”. Duodecimo, later full calf with gilt lettered contrasting leather title labels to spine, original wrappers bound in (the lower wrapper with engraved illustration), pp 240, [18] leaves of plates including natives of New …

  • # 9863

    DAVIS, C.O.

    [MAORI] The life and times of Patuone, the celebrated Ngapuhi chief

    Auckland : printed by J.H. Field, Steam Printing Office, Albert Street, 1876. First edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked cloth boards with gilt stamped lettering to upper board (spine sunned), frontispiece albumen print photographic portrait of Patuone laid in, [iv], 141 pp, internally clean and sound, a near fine copy. Although trained for the priesthood, …

  • # 24732

    FORSTER, Georg (1754-1794)

    Cook, the discoverer

    Sydney : Hordern House, 2007. Australian Maritime Museum Series No 6. One of 1000 copies bound in quarter tan kangaroo with speckled papered sides. Small quarto, frontispiece plate, pp 276; includes an introductory essay by Nigel Erskine,  facsimile of the original German book, followed by an English translation; a fine copy. The German naturalist and …

  • # 24707

    LOVECHILD, Mrs. (attributed)

    A peep at old Asia

    Merrill’s Pictorial Gallery. Part III. Concord, N.H. : Rufus Merrill, [1847]. Royal octavo, pictorial yellow wrappers (front lightly marked), stitched, title page with original owner’s presentation inscription, 24 pp, illustrated, internally clean and sound, a very good copy. Although predominantly an introduction for young readers to Chinese culture, this scarce pamphlet also includes text about Maori …

  • # 24622


    Augustus Earle : travel artist

    : paintings and drawings in the Rex Nan Kivell Collection, National Library of Australia. Waiura, Martinborough, New Zealand : Alister Taylor, 1980. Quarto, cloth-covered boards in illustrated dustjacket (slightly sunned), pp. 155, previous owner’s name to endpaper, illustrated throughout with both colour and black & white reproductions of the artist’s works, introduction by G. Chandler, …

  • # 24124

    LETTS, SON & CO.

    Letts’s Australasian pocket diary for 1882,

    being the forty-fifth year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. London : Letts, Son & Co. Limited, [1881]. Duodecimo (98 x 76 mm), original limp leather with wallet-style flap, all edges gilt, publisher’s order form bound in at front, pp 40, [122], [12]; first few leaves with mild toning, original owner’s occasional pencilled …

  • # 23401


    [NEW HOLLAND; NEW ZEALAND]. Bickerstaff’s Boston Almanack, for the Year of our Redemption 1775 …

    Boston : Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, [1774]. Octavo, self-wrappers, 28 pages (of 32, lacking pp. statistical tables at pp. 11-14), woodcut image to front panel, stringbound, worn with some pen annotations. This rare almanac from the beginning of the American Revolution is highly sought after for the full-page engraving on the verso …

  • # 23399


    The Kauri Timber Co. Ltd. Melbourne wholesale list-net. July, 1937.

    Melbourne : Sands & McDougall Pty. Ltd., Printers, [1937]. Duodecimo, printed blue wrappers, staple bound, 20 pp, a fine copy. Includes prices for both New Zealand kauri and Western Australian jarrah. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 23367

    HOLMES, John


    Dunedin : John Holmes, 2013. Octavo, printed papered boards, pp. [8], accordian style small press book, in paper slipcase. Limited to 29 copies signed by the printer. Eight poems printed letterpress: Year of the dragon by Greg O’Connell; Turf war bySue Wootton; Radishes by Lorna Crozier; Table manners by Pauline Cartwright; Life’s little indignities by Alistair Robinson; A rainy morning byTed Kooser. …

  • # 23597



    [Auckland] : The Pear Tree Press, 2015. An alphabet frieze in accordion style, each letter in a different type, white letters each on a different coloured page. Binding: beige card folder with title printed in red yellow and blue. 1 folded sheet (26 unnumbered pages); 9 cm

  • # 18727

    Mappe-Monde. Ou carte générale de toutte la terre, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Académie Royale des Sciences,

    Mise en jeu, Ouvrage aussi utille que curieux, et qui donnera une connaissance exacte du Monde entier. A Paris : [Imprimerie Royale Academie Royale des Sciences, circa 1768]. Copperplate engraving, measures 430 x 550 mm (plate line), 532 x 632 mm (paper), original hand colouring, old fold lines, small pin holes along the folds, old …

  • # 23588



    Arranged by Bill Manhire. Dunedin : Otakou Press, 2012. Quarto, cloth, printed title label, portrait frontispiece, pp. [28], printed letterpress. Limited to 100 numbered copies. Hand set in Monotype Garamond and hand printed on Zerkall Special Edition paper by John Holmes, using the Vandercook Number 4 press … bound by the university bindery” – Colophon. …

  • # 23589

    CROUCHER, Catherine

    Benefit of the doubt

    Eastbourne : Hawk Press, 1983. Tall octavo, quarter-cloth over paperd boards, title label to spine, pp. [iv]; 16; 4. ‘This work was designed and printed on a Vandercook SP20 proofing press by Helena Wong at Hawk Press, Eastbourne. January 1983 SUmmer School. The paper is Richard de Bas handmade and the types are Centaur and …