New Zealand

  • # 23585

    GAZE, Harold (1884-1963)

    Eros and Psyche

    Watercolour and pencil on card, 310 x 260 mm, signed lower left and dated 1925, titled in pencil verso; short tear upper right, loss to corner lower right (15 x 15 mm) with replacement paper coloured to match; framed. An exquisite original watercolour illustrating the romance in Greek mythology between the mortal Psyche and the immortal …

  • # 23401


    [NEW HOLLAND; NEW ZEALAND]. Bickerstaff’s Boston Almanack, for the Year of our Redemption 1775 …

    Boston : Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, [1774]. Octavo, self-wrappers, 28 pages (of 32, lacking pp. statistical tables at pp. 11-14), woodcut image to front panel, stringbound, worn with some pen annotations. This rare almanac from the beginning of the American Revolution is highly sought after for the full-page engraving on the verso …

  • # 23399


    The Kauri Timber Co. Ltd. Melbourne wholesale list-net. July, 1937.

    Melbourne : Sands & McDougall Pty. Ltd., Printers, [1937]. Duodecimo, printed blue wrappers, staple bound, 20 pp, a fine copy. Includes prices for both New Zealand kauri and Western Australian jarrah. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 23367

    HOLMES, John


    Dunedin : John Holmes, 2013. Octavo, printed papered boards, pp. [8], accordian style small press book, in paper slipcase. Limited to 29 copies signed by the printer. Eight poems printed letterpress: Year of the dragon by Greg O’Connell; Turf war bySue Wootton; Radishes by Lorna Crozier; Table manners by Pauline Cartwright; Life’s little indignities by Alistair Robinson; A rainy morning byTed Kooser. …

  • # 23597



    [Auckland] : The Pear Tree Press, 2015. An alphabet frieze in accordion style, each letter in a different type, white letters each on a different coloured page. Binding: beige card folder with title printed in red yellow and blue. 1 folded sheet (26 unnumbered pages); 9 cm

  • # 18727

    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 …

  • # 23588



    Arranged by Bill Manhire. Dunedin : Otakou Press, 2012. Quarto, cloth, printed title label, portrait frontispiece, pp. [28], printed letterpress. Limited to 100 numbered copies. Hand set in Monotype Garamond and hand printed on Zerkall Special Edition paper by John Holmes, using the Vandercook Number 4 press … bound by the university bindery” – Colophon. …

  • # 23589

    CROUCHER, Catherine

    Benefit of the doubt

    Eastbourne : Hawk Press, 1983. Tall octavo, quarter-cloth over paperd boards, title label to spine, pp. [iv]; 16; 4. ‘This work was designed and printed on a Vandercook SP20 proofing press by Helena Wong at Hawk Press, Eastbourne. January 1983 SUmmer School. The paper is Richard de Bas handmade and the types are Centaur and …

  • # 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. …