New Zealand

  • # 23253

    [Garnet H. Carroll and J.C. Williamson Theatres Ltd]

    The Classical Theatre of China : New Zealand. Australia. 1956.

    Melbourne : Australian Pacific Agencies for The Classical Theatre of China, 1956. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, [32] pp (original owner’s pen annotations to centre pages, otherwise clean), b/w photographic illustrations, advertisements for Melbourne businesses; a good copy. The Classical Theatre of China’s visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1956-57 was part of a world tour …

  • # 22950

    The famous Whakarewarewa Maori Concert Party … (Signed programme)

    Rotorua, NZ : Rotorua Post Print, [c.1950]. Octavo (213 x 135 mm), [8] pp (including wrappers), illustrated, the front inscribed ‘Kia-ora, Guide Keddo’; fine condition. Programme produced as a souvenir for visitors to the Māori model village at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua.

  • # 22555

    Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)

    Histoire générale des voyages,

    ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …

  • # 14015

    GILFILLAN, John Gordon (1839-1875), attributed

    Five wood engravings of the first Lamb Hill homestead, Warrengate, Whanganui district, circa 1865

    1. Title: Lamb Hill [in the image] From the south west [manuscript]. Image 150 x 190 mm; sheet 175 x 225 mm; initialled in the image lower right JGG. 2. Title: Lambhill [in manuscript]. Artist’s proof of the above engraving. Image 130 x 180 mm; sheet 150 x 180 mm; uninitialled; verso with pen and ink sketch of two Whanganui settlers …

  • # 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 …

  • # 10668

    TILESIUS VON TILENAU, Wilhelm Gottlieb (1769-1857)

    [MARQUESAS] Ueber den Ursprung des bürgerlichen Lebens und der Staatsform in den Südsee-Inseln, und

    zwar auf der Insel Nuckahiwah, einer der Washington-Inseln. pp 133-168 in: Karl Heinrich Ludwig Pőlitz (editor), Jahrbücher der Geschichte und Staatskunst : eine Monatsschrift. Leipzig : Hinrichs, May, 1828. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 113-224, partially uncut, with folio size folding lithographic plate of Marquesan tattoo designs at rear, a fine copy. Text in German in Fraktur. Extremely rare. …

  • # 22631

    PARR, Phil

    History of hobby printing in Australasia.

    Titahi Bay, N.Z. : Aspect Press for Association of Handcraft Printers, N.Z., 1980. Limited edition of 200 copies (no. 13), presentation copy for Phil Cade, signed by the author. Octavo, printed card wrappers, bibliography pp [6] – [10], illustrated; with leaflet laid in, an offset copy of Amateur journalism /​ by Leon Stone. Sydney : …

  • # 22626

    WHEELER, Daniel (1771-1840)

    Effects of the introduction of ardent spirits and implements of war amongst the natives of some of the South-Sea Islands and New South Wales

    : extracted from the letters and Journal of Daniel Wheeler … recently returned from a religious visit to some of those places. London : Edward Marsh, 1843. Series: Society of Friends. London Yearly Meeting. Meeting for Sufferings. Tracts relative to the aborigines ; no. 2. Second edition. Octavo, disbound, 21 pp, a very good copy. …

  • # 19886

    MORLEY, Michael


    Dunedin : Otakou Press, 2014. Quarto, publisher’s black cloth over boards, with white paper dust jacket lightly embossed with title and author, unpaginated; internally pristine, a fine copy. No. 8 of 100 copies, signed by Michael Morley. “XXXXXwords brings together a selection of lyrics performed by Michael Morley with Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos, …

  • # 20055

    SHAW, Helen; LONEY, Alan

    On a dark mirror : four romantic poems

    Auckland : The Holloway Press, 1996. Octavo, publisher’s red paper wrappers (spine sunned), [13] pp, with red decorations throughout; internally pristine, a fine copy. No. 48 of 75 copies. Printed by Alan Loney.

  • # 20000

    DAVIS, Leigh


    Auckland : Jack Books, 2008. Folio, publisher’s white decorated cloth over boards, in printed card case (some marks to boards, some creasing to case), 215 pp, profusely illustrated with colour photographs; internally very clean, a very good copy. [with the second work, Redux] Auckland : Jack Books, 2013. Folio, publisher’s illustrated laminated cardboard wrapper, in printed …

  • # 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.

    An important, unpublished first-hand account of the voyage of the French naval corvette Alcméne in the South Seas, 1848-1852, including extended descriptions of the loss of crew members to cannibalism in New Caledonia in 1850, and of the vessel’s infamous shipwreck at Kaipara on the west coast of New Zealand in 1851, whilst en route from Hobart Town to Tahiti. …

  • # 514

    TORRENS, Robert

    [NEW ZEALAND] Autograph letter signed by Robert Torrens, to Benjamin Hawes M.P., 1847

    Autograph letter signed by the political economist Robert Torrens (1780-1864). Single sheet, 180 x 105 mm. 7 Sloane Street, 1 April 1847; to Benjamin Hawes M.P. (under-secretary of state for the Colonies), explaining that enclosed is a copy of ‘the scheme for Emigration devised by Mr. Edward Gibbon Wakefield and Mr. Godley. I beg to …

  • # 21649

    DAVITT, Michael

    [PRISONS] Life and progress in Australasia

    London : Methuen & Co., 1898. First edition. “Methuen’s Colonial Library”. Octavo, publisher’s blue cloth over boards (rubbed and lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt, later bookplate to first blank, gift inscription dated 1904 to half-title,  pp xx, 470 + 40 (publisher’s catalogue); 2 colour folding maps (a short edge tear to the first); foxing …

  • # 21645

    F.G. RADCLIFFE (publisher)

    [SPELEOLOGY] Waitomo, Ruakuri and Aranui, New Zealand. “The most beautiful caves in the world.”

    Whangarei, NZ : F.G. Radcliffe [c.1910]. Small oblong quarto, original silver-lettered grey wrappers and green ties, [24] pp, all monochrome photographic illustrations; a pristine copy.

  • # 21644

    Scenes from Maoriland

    [Auckland : Frank Duncan & Co., Ltd., [between 1910 and 1920]. “Tourist series no. 27.” (cover). Small oblong quarto (190 x 230 mm), original pictorial wrappers (view of Mt. Egmont to front) and green ties, [24] pp, all sepia tone photographic views of New Zealand urban centres and spectacular landscapes (many full page, mostly by …