CLIFFORD, Robert (c.1842-1905); HOY, Choie (Charles) Sew (c.1838-1901)
Portrait of Chinese community leader, merchant and gold-dredger Choie Sew Hoy and an unidentified European woman, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1870-73.
Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘R. Clifford, Artist, Fleet Street, Dunedin’; the albumen print is in very good condition with a couple of light surface marks; the faces of both sitters have subtle pink tinting, and the lady’s hair ribbon is tinted light …
BROUGHTON, William Robert (1762 - 1821)
Voyage de Découvertes dans la partie septentrionale de L´Ocean Pacifique, fait par le capitaine W. R. Broughton, commandant la corvette de S. M. La Providence et sa conserve, pendant les années 1795, 1796, 1797 et 1798;
dans lequel il a parcouru et visité la côte d’Asie, depuis le 35e degré nord, jusqu’au 52e; l’île d’Insu, ordinairement appelée Jesso; les côtes nord, est et sud du Japon; les îles de Likeujo et autres îles voisines, ainsi que la côte de Corée. Tr. par odre de S.E. le ministre de la marine et …
WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)
nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by  engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …
SAINT-YVES, G. (Georges)
Tours : Alfred Mame et Fils, [c.1900]. Quarto, publisher’s pictorial red percaline decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, pp 398, , wood engraved illustrations, maps; text in French; a superb copy. This strikingly beautiful and lavish fin de siècle French children’s book has much significant Australian content. The first 150 pages are devoted to …
LONEY, Alan and GIMBLETT, Max
Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2005. Quarto, quarter buckram over blue lettered boards, unpaginated, illustrations by Gimblett. Limited to 80 copies of which 64 were for sale. This is a copy reserved for the contributors. “This book is the result of three years research and study of the Journals of one of the most significant …
STOUT, Sir Robert
Public education in New Zealand : a speech delivered by the Hon. Sir Robert Stout, Minister of Education, in the House of Representatives, June 18, 1886.
Wellington : Government Printer, 1886. Octavo, printed blue wrappers (chipped), pp. 28, two large folding maps showing public schools in the North and South Islands.
Pan American World Airways
United States : Pan American World Airways, 1956. Tourist brochure, single sheet folded to DL size, illustrations. Focusses on Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand. ‘You’ll say “down under” is worth going to see because you’ll want to go off “Waltzing Matilda” yourself … out into the “out-back’ and up where painted “blackfellows” wield …
LLOYD, Henry Demarest; MALDONADO, Constantino M. (translator)
La “Novisima Inglaterra” : apuntes de un viajero democrata sobre Nueva Zelanda con algunas comparaciones australianas.
San Juan Bautista, Tabasco [Mexico] : Tipografia “La Economica” de Francisco C. Broissin, 1906. Small quarto, publisher’s printed wrappers (very brittle, chipped and darkened), pp iv, 188; title page lacking lower half; first few leaves with marginal water staining (no loss of text), else sound and clean throughout. Spanish translation of Newest England : notes …
GOSSELIN, Hellier Robert Hadley (1849-1924)
Manuscript diary recording an Englishman’s outward voyage to New Zealand via Hobart Town, his tour of the North Island, and homeward voyage on s.s. Ruapehu, June – October 1894.
Small pocket diary (163 x 113 mm), limp roan covers with later handwritten paper label ‘Old diaries / Hellier Gosselin’, approximately 75 pages neatly written in ink, recording the owner’s journey to New Zealand, out via the Cape of Good Hope and Hobart Town, home via Cape Horn (both voyages on s.s. Ruapehu), and his …
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 …
Tableau abrégé de l’histoire des voyages, ou Fragments les plus curieux des voyages récemment faits dans l’Asie, l’Afrique, l’Amérique et l’Océanie.
Paris : Charles Letaille, . Duodecimo, pictorial cloth with a hand coloured lithograph on upper board of a Maori couple titled ‘Chongui [i.e. hongi] ou salut a la Nouvelle Zelande’, pp. 123, seven diecut tinted lithographs of people of the world based on the works of Jacques Arago and Domeny de Rienzi, each removable to display …
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 …
ILES, Arthur James (1870-1943)
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.
HOCKEN, T. M. (1836 - 1910)
Wellington : John Mackay, 1909. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth imitating leather (snagged at head), bookplate to front pastedown, pp. 619, interleaved with notepaper for addenda (of which there are several neat entries). The first edition of Hocken’s vast and important bibliography relating to New Zealand. Scarce.
[Germany] : s.n., [c.1888]. Octavo, original cloth backed blue pebbled boards with gilt embossed lettering and decoration, including the Australian coat of arms (rubbed and sunned, some chipping to fore-edges, backstrip with loss in a couple of spots), containing a leporello concertina foldout with  panels of views of New Zealand including Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, …
ROBLEY, Horatio Gordon, Major-General (1840-1930)
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 …