New Zealand

  • # 35948


    [COOK] Nachrichten von dem Leben und den Seereisen des berühmten Capitain Cook.

    Reval [Tallinn, Estonia] ; und Leipzig : bey Albrecht und Compagnie, 1780. [Bound with] Briefe aus England historisch-statistisch und artistischen Inhalts. 1s Heft. Reval [= Tallinn, Estonia] & Leipzig, Albrecht und Compagnie, 1780. Two works in one volume, octavo; contemporary half calf, sprinkled papered boards, brown morocco spine label with title in gilt (binding slightly rubbed, …

  • # 35269

    JONES, Gregory

    Papua New Guinean history & politics : an annotated bibliography, 1950-1974.

    Canberra : Canberra College of Advanced Education Library, 1975. Library Bibliography series no. 2. Large quarto (290 x 210 mm), printed stiff wrappers, pp iv, 133; a fine copy.

  • # 35594

    LYE, Len

    Happy moments. Text & images by Len Lye

    Edited & with an afterword by Roger Horrocks. Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2002. Folio, lettered papered boards (lightly marked), cloth spine with paper title label, pp. 48, illustrations. Original prospectus enclosed. ‘Happy Moments is the first complete publication of Len Lye’s remarkable autobiographical texts written in New York in the 1960s. The 21 texts …

  • # 35584

    O'BRIEN, Brendan

    Field movies : new work by Brendan O’Brien

    Wellington : Bowen Galleries, 2012. Octavo, gatefold wrappers, screen printed by the artist at Fernbank Studio, pp. [20], illustrated, stringbound. Limited to 65 numbered copies signed and dated by the artist. ‘The hand-printed books produced by Brendan O’Brien at Fernbank Studio in Wellington are among the most exquisitely printed and designed books produced in New Zealand… With …

  • # 35578

    SPEAR, Charles

    Collected Poems by Charles Spear

    Edited and with an afterword by Peter Simpson. With images by Tony Lane. A foreword by Faintly Midgley, a bookplate by Leo Bensemann and notes by Matthew Wood and Peter Simpson. Auckland L The Holloway Press, 2007. Octavo, cloth with paper title label, pp. [vi]; 90, colophon, tipped-in portrait frontispiece, illustrations. Limited to 100 numbered …

  • # 35236

    YONGE, Melanie

    Government Buildings Christchurch 1909 – 1996

    Christchurch : Symphony and Dynasty Group, 1996. Oblong quarto, gilt-lettered cloth with pasted on illustration, illustrated endpapers, pp. 64 illustrated with plans and illustrations of notable public architecture in Christchurch.

  • # 34886

    NEWELL, J. E. (James Edward)

    O le tala i le lalolagi ma ona faafanua = Samoan geography

    (by J.E. Newell). O le lomiga fou, 1904. Sydney, NSW : William Brooks & Co., Ltd., 1904. “Printed for the Samoan District Committee of the London Missionary Society, May, 1901. Revised 1904. Third edition.” Octavo, original cloth-backed printed papered boards (rubbed and stained; original owner’s name F. W. Hunt to upper board; substantial loss of …

  • # 12393

    MULLER, Elisabeth

    Le monde en estampes (deluxe coloured edition)

    Types et costumes des principaux peoples de l’univers. Paris : Bedelet, [c.1858]. Oblong quarto, polychrome cloth gilt (expertly rebacked), all edges gilt, 52 pp, with 24 hand coloured tinted lithographed plates; light foxing, but a very good copy. A finely illustrated study of the races of the world, with sections on the New Zealand Maori, Marquesas …

  • # 9262

    MÜLLER, Elisabeth

    Le monde en estampes. Types et costumes des principaux peoples de l’univers.

    Paris : Bédelet, n.d. [circa 1858]. Oblong quarto, original quarter black morocco over blind blocked black cloth boards (rubbed) with gilt lettering and design to upper board, spine with gilt lettering and ornament (softened at head and tail), all edges gilt, 52 pp, illustrated with lithographed vignettes + 24 tinted lithographed plates by J. Bocquin after …

  • # 35313

    BELLWOOD, Peter

    Man’s conquest of the Pacific : the prehistory of Southeast Asia and Oceania

    Auckland, NZ : William Collins, 1978. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s blue cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (a little wear at spine ends and top edge of rear panel), pp 462, extensively illustrated in b/w and colour, maps, bibliography; a very good, clean copy. 1. Introduction 2. Human populations : past and present 3. …

  • # 35274

    TAYLOR, C. R. H.

    A Pacific bibliography

    Printed matter relating to the native peoples of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. Oxford : Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1965. Second edition. Thick octavo (240 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering to spine, 692 pp, 1 fold-out map; a beautifully fresh and bright copy, without the dust jacket; from The Papuan Collection of Charles …

  • # 34907

    FORT, George Seymour

    Chance or design? A pioneer looks back : experiences in New Zealand, Australia, New Guinea and Africa

    [Cover title]. Also titled: Chance or design? A pioneer looks back. London : Robert Hale Limited, [1942]. First edition. Octavo (218 x 145 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards, in the original dust jacket (chipped, spine sunned); pp 180; portrait frontispiece, 6 b/w photographic plates, index; internally very good; the publisher’s ‘With the Compliments of …

  • # 34918

    MOTT, John R. (Raleigh) (1865-1955)

    [MAORI] Te inoi motuhake = (the secret prayer life).

    / na Dr. J. R. Mott i tuhituhi ; na Pererika H. Peneha i whakamaori. Ki te hiahia tetahi tangata ki etahi me tuku mai ia te toru kapa mo te kape kotahi ; i te hereni mo nga ono kape, ki a Rev. F.H. Spencer, Whanganui. Gisborne, N.Z. : Na Te Wiremu Hapata i …

  • # 26476

    [JONES, William]

    [MAORI] Children brought to Christ. = Ka mau-ria nga ta-ma-ri-ki ki Te Ka-rai-ti.

    [Sydney, N.S.W. : Jones, Printer, Bridge Street, c.1833]. Broadsheet, 450 x 390 mm, letterpress printed; old horizontal and vertical crease, pale foxing, a very good example. Text in English and Māori. A rare broadside printed around 1833 by William Jones of Bridge Street, Sydney, for use in Church Missionary Society schools. It is a lesson …

  • # 26492

    JONES, William (printer)

    Morning Prayer [and] Evening Prayer.

    Sydney : [William] Jones, Printer, Bridge-street, [circa 1835]. Pair of broadsides, each 450 x 390 mm, printed on letterpress; both examples with an old central horizontal fold and toning, the Morning Prayer sheet with some insect damage around the fold and at top right corner (no loss of text); both unmounted. These rare companion broadsides were …

  • # 14771


    [NEW ZEALAND] De nagemaakte wilden

    [=The Counterfeit Savages]. Paris : Pellerin & Cie., [c.1902]. Series: Épinal no. 45. Lithographed print with hand colouring, folio sheet (400 x 295 mm); a graphic narrative with 16 illustrations; text in Dutch; unmounted; fine.  This Épinal print, originally issued around 1850, tells the story of a sideshow attraction in which two young men con …