DAVIS William Henry (1837-1875) (attributed)
Studio portrait of Charles Montague Ellis, aged 21 years 9 months. Taken at Nelson, New Zealand, August 1863.
[Title from inscription verso]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm; verso with fully contemporary inscription in ink ‘Studio portrait of Charles Montague Ellis, aged 21 years 9 months. Taken at Nelson, New Zealand, August 1863’, and above it in pencil in a later hand ‘Photo by W. Davis’ (the attribution …
BROWNE, Charles Pelham
Studio portrait of Alice Turner, daughter of Captain A. B. Turner, Tauranga. Gisborne, New Zealand, mid 1870s.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘C. P. Browne, Photographer, Gisborne, Poverty Bay, N.Z.’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition; accompanied by a cutting from the carte’s original family album window mount, with the name ‘Alice Turner’ inscribed in pencil in …
PRICE, Thomas Edward (1838-1928)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Photographed by Thos. E. Price, Photographer, Masterton, New Zealand’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition.
R. H. BARTLETT
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 163 x 108 mm; verso with gilt imprint of R. H. Bartlett, 236 Queen Street, Auckland, illustrating medals awarded to him at the 1879 Sydney Exhibtion and the 1880 Melbourne Exhibition (first prize), and advertising his studio as By Appointment to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, His …
[MARITIME BINDING] Lives of Eminent Anglo-Saxons; illustrating the dawn of Christianity and civilization in Great Britain. Part I [& II].
London : The Religious Tract Society, [circa 1850]. Two volumes in one, duodecimo (145 x 95 mm), in a special ship’s binding of gilt-ruled calf, the upper board with gilt-stamped pictorial device and below the ship’s name ‘S.S. William Denny’, the spine in compartments with contrasting leather title piece lettered in gilt and with ‘The …
ROYAL PRINCESS'S THEATRE, EDINBURGH; [BYRON, Henry J.]
Royal Princess’s Theatre, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh. Robinson Crusoe and his man Friday! Or Harlequin King Hoop-de-Dooden-Doo & the Savages of the Desolate Island.
The Overture and Music Composed, Selected, and Arranged by Mr R. B. Stewart. The whole produced under the entire direction of Mr J. W. Kimber, and Personal Supervision of Mr W. Paterson … … Edinburgh : [s.n.], 1864 [5 – 30 January]. Playbill, 760 x 255 mm; lithograph printed recto only, with an illustration by …
TIMPSON, Ant (publisher / editor)
Auckland, N.Z. : Ant Timpson, 1989. Quarto (295 x 210 mm), photocopied fanzine,  pp including wrappers; very good condition. An obscure New Zealand zine devoted primarily to reviews of classic and current movies in the horror / slasher / giallo / splatter, sci-fi, and sleaze / sexploitation genres. It also contains book and record …
BEADLE, Paul (1917-1992)
“Mahmoud Moussa” and “Fahima” : photographs of two works by Australian-New Zealand sculptor Paul Beadle, both signed and dated by the artist “Alexandria, 1943-44”.
Alexandria, Egypt : Paul Beadle (?), 1943-44. Two silver gelatin photographs (possibly taken by the artist himself), each in identical 185 x 130 mm format; signed and dated by the artist in the lower margin recto ‘Paul Beadle, Alexandria, 1943-44’ and with his identifying captions ‘Mahmoud Moussa’ and ‘Fahima’, respectively; both prints are unmounted and …
Wellington, N.Z. : Geddis and Blomfield, Printers, 1905. Octavo, pictorial green wrappers, stapled; 16 pp, a very good copy. Poems with a distinctive New Zealand flavour by “North Islander”. Four copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; The University of Melbourne Library; University of Queensland Library).
CAMPBELL, John Logan
Edited and introduced by R. C. J. Stone. Mangawhai (N. Z.) : David Ling, 2017. Oblong quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 334, illustrated. This is the first complete account of Campbell’s life in his own words. It covers his early years in Scotland, his pioneering lifestyle in New Zealand, his business success, his extensive overseas …
COLLINS, David (1756 - 1810)
With Remarks on the Dispositions, Customs, Manners, &c. of the Native Inhabitants of that Country. [Together with] An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales from its first Settlement, in January 1788, to August 1801: with Remarks on the Dispositions, Customs, Manners, &c. of the Native Inhabitants of that Country. To which are …
DUPETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert (1793-1864)
Paris : Gide, 1841. Folio (535 x 335 mm), contemporary quarter-calf over blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt (light rubbing), marbled endpapers, half-title, title page, 68 lithographed plates (14 with original hand colour, some others with tint blocks, occasional light foxing but remarkably clean), large engraved folding map of the world (a little miscreased), 3 …
MORTON, Johnny; MASTODON MINSTRELS
Johnny Morton’s Mastodon Minstrel song book, containing all the favourite songs, & which have made the “Mastodon Minstrels” famous on their tour of the Australian Colonies.
Wellington : Printed at the “New Zealand Times” office, Lambton Quay, 1882. Duodecimo, original printed wrappers, lower wrapper with advertisement for the Company, pp 23, [1 contents]; very small hole with loss to lower wrapper, otherwise a very good copy. Bagnall, 3641. Formed in the United States by the entrepreneur J.H. Haverly (1837-1901), this legendary …
[CRANWELL, Thomas, preparer & mounter]
Auckland : [T. Cranwell, circa 1876]. Quarto, 280 x 220 mm, original rimu wood boards with incised decoration, upper board with ‘New Zealand Ferns’ carved in raised relief, expertly and sympathetically rebacked in green morocco, front pastedown with original seller’s label of ‘Holloway & Garlick, Cabinet makers, Drapers & Clothiers, City Hall Arcade, Queen & Lorne Streets, …
STEWART & CO.
[CIRCUS HISTORY] Unzie, the Circassian youth, with W. E. Jackson, “The New Zealand Tom Thumb”. Melbourne, October 1886.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘Stewart & Co., Photographers, Miniature & Portrait Painters, 217 & 219 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the print and mount are in fine condition. In 1886, when this photograph was taken in Melbourne, Unzie – an albino man – was …
RICHARD, Jérôme; [Babié de Bercenay, François, 1761-ca. 1830, editor]
Voyages chez les peuples sauvages, ou l’homme de la nature : histoire des peuples sauvages des deux continens et des naturels des isles de la mer du Sud.
Paris : Laurens aîné, 1808. Second edition. Three volumes, octavo, contemporary calf-backed papered boards (rubbed), spines with contrasting leather labels lettered and numbered in gilt, hinges a little weakened, pp xxxi, 464; 566; 480; illustrated with engraved plates; second volume with mild water stain at centre margin of first few leaves (not affecting legibility of …