New Zealand

  • # 30532

    BLOEM, Marja and BROWNE, Martin

    Colin McCahon : a question of faith

    Amsterdam : Stedelijk Museum, 2002 (2003 reprint). Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 272, extensively illustrated. In August 2002 the Stedelijk Museum of Art in Amsterdam opened a major travelling exhibition of Colin McCahon’s most important paintings, those that deal with the main concerns of the artist; his questioning of faith and his exploration of the …

  • # 30220

    HIPANGO, Hoani Wiremu (c.1820 - 1865)

    [MĀORI; MISSIONS] E Oku hoa aroha, Ko tatou, nga tamariki, o te Atua, Kahore ani i Kitea noatia, hei aha ranei tatou amua, Ko tatou te mahinga a te Atua …

    Single quarto sheet (280 x 220 mm) of high-quality handmade Whatman paper with watermarked date 1853, recto with 16-line manuscript in ink in Māori in the hand of Hoani Hīpango Wiremu, followed by his own English translation of the above; the first text is signed Hoani Wiremu Hipango, o Nui Tireni, o Wanganui, Aperila 2. …

  • # 29804

    HARRIS, John (1667?-1719)

    Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca, or, A complete collection of voyages and travels : consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers …

    Containing whatever has been observed worthy of notice in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America … the climate, soil and produce … of each country: likewise the religion, manners, and customs … To which is prefixed a copious introduction, comprehending the rise and progress of the art of navigation … together with the invention and use …

  • # 29864

    HENRY, David (editor)

    An historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators; including those lately undertaken by order of his present Majesty.

    The whole faithfully extracted from the journals of the voyagers. Together with that of Sydney Parkinson, draftsman to Joseph Banks, Esq; who circumnavigated the globe with Capt. Cook, in his Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.  And the voyage of Mons. Bougainville round the world, performed by order of the French King. Illustrated with maps, charts, and …

  • # 28794

    [Various photographers]

    Six studio portraits of Māori men and women, 1870s.

    [New Zealand : various studios, between 1870 and 1880]. Group of 6 (six) albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, all trimmed to 82 x 55 mm and laid down on their original nineteenth-century album page, 225 x 275 mm; no photographers’ imprints visible (but likely to have been taken by at least one …

  • # 28335

    CIGALE, Matej (editor); KÖKE, Friedrich (lithographer); MATICA SLOVENSKA (publisher)

    [MAP] Avstralijia.

    [Ljubljana] : Matica Slovenska, [1871] (publisher) ;  Dunaj : vrezal na kamen in tiskal F. Köke, [1871] (printer). Chromolithograph map, 390 x 495 mm; shows Australasia, the Malay Archipelago, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia; old folds, but a very good example. Trove locates no examples of this scarce separately-issued map from Atlant, the first atlas of the world …

  • # 30074

    D. Jenness; A. Ballantyne; Elsdon Best; H.D. Skinner; W.J. Elvy; Gilbert Archey

    The Journal of the Polynesian Society. Vol. 36, 4. No. 144, December 1927.

    New Plymouth, NZ : Printed for the Society by Thomas Avery and Sons Limited, 1927. Octavo (255 mm), original salmon-coloured wrappers, 303-402, [3] pp; with several line-drawn illustrations and diagrams and b/w photographic plates; mostly uncut and unopened, a fine copy. Contents: Language, mythology and songs of Bwaidoga, Goodenough Island, S.E. Papua. Part 5, by …

  • # 30150

    TROLLOPE, Anthony

    Australia and New Zealand.

    Melbourne : George Robertson, 1874. Authorized Australian edition. Thick octavo (225 x 150 mm), gilt-lettered brown cloth (flecked), pp. viii; 691; upper hinge split, internally clean. Chapters on all the Australian colonies, as well as New Zealand, with sections on Aborigines, the gold rush, natural history, religion, education, farming, and much else. Ferguson 17336 (with …

  • # 30071


    The insects of Australia And New Zealand.

    / With eight plates in colour by P. Tillyard. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1926. First edition. Thick octavo (245 mm), publisher’s brown cloth over boards (boards rubbed and marked, spine flecked and softened at head and tail, cloth starting to split mid-way along rear joint), pp. xvi, 560; b/w frontispiece; b/w diagrams throughout, 8 colour …

  • # 30209


    The life of Captain James Cook

    London : Adam & Charles Black, 1974. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in price-clipped dustjacket (light handling wear), top edge stained blue, pp. xii; 760, illustrated with photographic reproductions of maps, charts, engravings and manuscripts, folding maps, small stain to fore edge and a couple of very minor pen marks, a very good copy.

  • # 30014

    SMITH, Bernard and WHEELER, Alwyne (eds.)

    The art of the First Fleet & other early Australian drawings

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1988. Folio, cloth in dustjacket (slightly sunned), pp. 256, illustrated. A significant survey of Australia’s earliest colonial art, including ethnographical studies, natural history drawings, early views of Sydney and New South Wales as well as early maps.

  • # 29197


    Studio portrait of Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey, Secretary for the Colonies. Early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 98 x 58 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Caldesi, Blanford & Co., Photographers, 13 Pall Mall East, London; the print has lost a little definition but is in very good condition, as is the mount. Photographic portrait of Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey (1802-1894). As Colonial …

  • # 29441


    The geology of New Zealand; [with] Geological and topographical atlas of New Zealand

    The geology of New Zealand : in explanation of the geographical and topographical atlas of New Zealand, from the scientific publications of the Novara Expedition. Translated by Dr. C. F. Fischer. Also, Lectures by Dr. F. Hochstetter delivered in New Zealand. Auckland : T. Delattre, 1864. Octavo, publisher’s gilt-lettered flush-cut cloth (marked and rubbed), related …

  • # 29758


    The coffin of British explorer David Livingstone lying in state in the Map Room at the Royal Geographical Society, April 1874, with New Zealand ornithologist Sir Walter Lawry Buller in attendance.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 105 mm (mount), verso with the imprint of the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company; the print has a short surface scratch at left hand edge, but is otherwise in good condition, as is the mount; accompanied by a section from the original album mount, inscribed in …

  • # 29711

    JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard

    The art of Captain Cook’s voyages (four volume set in publisher’s box)

    Volume one : The voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985 (reprint). Folio, cloth in dust jacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume two :  The voyage of …

  • # 29314


    At Leith for Melbourne & Geelong, the beautiful new British-built clipper ship “Ben-Voirlich” … For Port Adelaide, South Australia, the first-class British-built clipper barque “Nepaul” … …

    At head of drop title: Leith and Australia. Leith [Scotland] : John Broadfoot & Son, Agents, 28 June 1858. Letter sheet, 260 x 200 mm, bifolium, [4] sides, lithograph printed on the first side only with illustration of clipper ship at head, second side blank, third side with brief official correspondence in the form of …