BULLER, Walter Lawry, 1838-1906; KEULEMANS, John Gerrard, 1842-1912
Scarce large format second edition (with supplement) of an acclaimed ornithological work, illustrated by J.G. Keulemans. London : the author, 1888 – 1905. Second edition. The History (1888) : thirteen parts, bound in two volumes, quarto, contemporary half crushed morocco over pebbled cloth by R. H. Porter, spines in compartments lettered in gilt, top edges …
[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An important, unpublished first-hand account of the voyage of the French naval corvette Alcméne in the South Seas, 1848-1852, including extended descriptions of the loss of crew members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. …
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 …
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 …
F.G. RADCLIFFE (publisher)
Whangarei, NZ : F.G. Radcliffe [c.1910]. Small oblong quarto, original silver-lettered grey wrappers and green ties,  pp, all monochrome photographic illustrations; a pristine copy.
[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,  pp, all sepia tone photographic views of New Zealand urban centres and spectacular landscapes (many full page, mostly by …
RUDOLPH FALCK; SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO.; PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP CO.; OCCIDENTAL & ORIENTAL STEAMSHIP CO.; OCEANIC STEAMSHIP CO.; UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF NEW ZEALAND LTD.
[Drop title]. Liverpool, U.K. : Rudolph Falck, General European Agent, [c.1900]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (light vertical fold, some mild toning), staple bound, pp 24 (including wrappers), photographic illustrations, deck and cabin plans, tables of fares etc.; a good, clean copy. Very scarce pre-Panama Canal brochure compiled by travel agent Rudolph Falck for prospective passengers from …
BEECHAM, John; GREY, Henry George, Earl
New Zealand. Correspondence between the Wesleyan Missionary Committee and the Right Honourable Earl Grey … on the apprehended infringement of the Treaty of Waitangi.
As published in the Report of the Wesleyan Missionary Society, for 1848. Cover title: New Zealand. Treaty of Waitangi. London : P. P. Thoms, . Octavo, original printed pale green wrappers (lower wrapper with crease and tear at top edge), pp 36; a very good copy. Bagnall 5983: ‘… lengthy restatement of the views of …
BONAR, Andrew R. (editor)
Incidents of missionary enterprise : illustrative of the progress of Christianity in heathen countries, and of the researches, sufferings and adventures of missionaries.
Edinburgh and London : Thomas Nelson, 1845. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked morocco gilt (corners and edges of boards a little worn), all edges gilt, front free-endpaper with gift inscription dated 1848, front pastedown and endpaper with bookplates of later owners, first blank with recent ownership inscription, extra illustrated title page with lithographed …
[Australia : s.n., c.1965]. Travel agent’s promotional display sign printed on thick board in the form of a free-standing folding screen with four colour illustrated panels, 455 x 280 mm (folded), extending to 1120 mm (opened); with photographic scenes from Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Samoa, including traditional practices and ceremonies; in very …
TISSOT Victor; AMERO, Constant
Paris : Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie., 1890. Octavo, contemporary gilt decorated boards, marbled endpapers, Lycee de Nimes prize, dated 1893 on front pastedown, all edges gilt, 223 pp, 59 illustrations. Text in French. A very good copy. Ethnology and natural history of the Pacific region covering Australia, New Zealand and island Polynesia, Melanesia and the Malay archipelago.
[CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich]
depuis 1772 jusqu’en 1775. [Parts I + II]. Series: Bibliothèque géographique et instructive des jeunes gens, ou recueil de voyages intéressants, Dans toutes les parties du monde, pour l’instruction et l’amusement de la jeunesse; Traduit de l’allemand et de l’angl. par M. Breton. Orné de cartes et figures. Quatrième année. A Paris : Chez J.E. …
Great Britain. Meteorological Council
London : printed for Her Majesty’s Stationery Office by Darling & Son, 1899. Official Publication No. 123. Oblong folio (435 x 495 mm), gilt-lettered flushcut limp cloth, unpaginated, title page; preface by Robert H. Scott, Secretary to the Council; Remarks on the charts by C. W. Baillie, Marine Superintendant; twelve double page colour lithograph charts …
[Geographical descriptions I. Australia and the Polar regions]. Helsinki : Valistus, 1926. Octavo, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, 191 pp, illustrated with half-tone photographic plates, a very good copy. Text in Finnish. Physical geography and ethnology of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Antarctica. A single copy is recorded in …
BOREHAM, F. W.
London : The Epworth Press, 1929. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered ‘art levant boards (as described by the publisher), illustrated dustjacket, pp. 44, presentation inscription to endpaper, light toning, a very good copy. Reminiscences of the author’s twelve years as the first Methodist minister at Mosgiel, New Zealand. Scarce.
BAIN & BURTT; [GIBBS, Alexander]
Entire letter, single sheet folding to form  sides, quarto, closely written manuscript in ink on 3 sides, headed ‘Auckland, New Zealand, 8th February 1853’, addressed to ‘Alexander Gibbs Esqr., New Bedford’; signed at the foot ‘Your faithful obedt. servants, Bain & Burtt’; outer side with address panel, endorsed ‘via New York’, with ‘LONDON / …