New Zealand

  • # 29208


    Islands of the South Seas : Society Islands (Tahiti), Cook Islands (Rarotonga), Fiji Islands, Tongan Islands, Samoan Islands, Hawaii.

    [Dunedin, N.Z.?] : The Company, n.d. [c1925]. Small quarto, 230 x 205 mm, designed to be folded in half, pictorial wrappers, 15 pp, magenta-toned photographic illustrations, map; a fine copy. Beautifully designed and well-illustrated Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand travel brochure for South Seas cruises. The National Library of Australia holds a copy …

  • # 29206


    Crabtree’s South Seas Cruise Tour Jan. 13 to April 16, 1926. Hawaii, South Seas, Australia, New Zealand.

    [Cover title]. [Oakland or Berkeley, Calif. : Crabtree’s, 1925]. Single sheet, 235 x 285 mm, folding to 235 x 100 mm, sepia illustrations, map, mild creasing and short tears to corners, but a clean copy. Advertising brochure for a Crabtree’s cruise from San Francisco to Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, New Zealand and …

  • # 29205

    RUSDEN, George William

    [NEW ZEALAND] A letter on an article in the “Times” of 13th March, 1886.

    Not sent for insertion in the “Times”, but printed as a pamphlet. Also titled: The law of libel. London : William Ridgway, 1890. Small quarto, original printed pale green wrappers (light foxing along spine), 16 pp, a gopd copy. Ferguson, 15226. Rusden’s scarce commentary on legal proceedings in the case of Bryce versus Rusden for libel.

  • # 29204

    SELLMAN, Julius

    [NEW ZEALAND] Nya Zeeland : arbetarnes paradis : en studie.

    [=New Zealand : the workers’ paradise : a study]. Stockholm : Nordiska Bokhandeln, 1908. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers (edges sunned, upper wrapper with corner and edge tears), 97 pp (clean and unopened), 1 colour map. Text in Swedish. An analysis of New Zealand’s economy from the 1870s up until the publication date. Three copies recorded …

  • # 29090

    DALRYMPLE, Alexander (1737-1808)

    An historical collection of the several voyages and discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean.

    Being chiefly a literal translation from the Spanish writers. London : Printed for the Author; and sold by J. Nourse, Bookseller in Ordinary to His Majesty; T. Payne, at the Mews-gate; and P. Elmsley, opposite Southampton-street, Strand, 1770-71. First edition, second issue (with dedication in Vol. I dated Jan. 1 1770). Two volumes bound in one, …

  • # 29076

    BROSSES, Charles de (1709-1777)

    Histoire des navigations aux terres australes

    : contenant ce que l’on scait des moeurs & des productions des contrées decouvertes jusqu’à ce jour; & où il est traité de l’utilité d’y faire de plus amples découvertes, & des moyens d’y former un établissement. Paris : Chez Durand, 1756. First edition. Two volumes, quarto (260 x 200 mm), contemporary full calf (boards …

  • # 28909

    MUNDY, Godfrey Charles (1804-1860)

    Our antipodes, or, Residence and rambles in the Australasian colonies : with a glimpse of the gold fields.

    London : Richard Bentley, 1854. Third edition, revised. Three volumes, octavo, original blue cloth, upper boards with stamped gilt design, spines with gilt lettering  (heads and tails softened, edges rubbed), pastedowns with ownership inscription of Alfred Torrensl, pp. 410, 405, 431, illustrated with lithographed plates, contents clean and sound, a very good set. Not in …

  • # 28849

    GEDDES, W. R. (William Robert)

    Maori and Aborigine : a comparison of attitudes and policies.

    Presidential address delivered by Professor W. R. Geddes, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Sydney, at A.N.Z.A.A.S. Congress, Brisbane, 1961. Fitzroy, Vic. : W. & J. Barr (Printers) Pty. Ltd., [1962]. Series: Aboriginal Affairs Information Paper Number 1, April 1962. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), self-wrappers (old horizontal fold, sunned, short repair at top edge …

  • # 28840


    The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks

    Sydney : the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales in association with Angus and Robertson, 1962. Two volumes, octavo, cloth in dustjackets (slightly worn), colour frontispieces, pp. xxviii; 476; xvi; 406, maps, plates, a very good set. The first published edition of Banks’ Endeavour Journal, held in the Mitchell Library. The illustrations are …

  • # 28985

    McCAHON, Colin

    Colin McCahon : a survey exhibition

    Auckland City Art Gallery, 1972. Small quarto, wrappers in illustrated dustjacket (gallery stamp), pp. 42, illustrated. Preface by Gil Docking.

  • # 28432

    BRACKEN, Thomas (1843-1898); READ'S RARE BOOK STORE, BRISBANE (publisher)

    [NEW ZEALAND; QUEENSLAND] Not understood.

    Brisbane : Read’s Rare Book Store, 131 Ann Street, [circa 1930]. Postcard, 92 x 142 mm; printed in black on white, recto with full text of the poem Not Understood by New Zealand poet, journalist and politician Thomas Bracken, author of the New Zealand anthem God Defend New Zealand and originator of the phrase ‘God’s Own Country’ …

  • # 28552

    SYKES, F.

    Lake Wanaka, N. Z.

    [Title from artist’s caption beneath image]. [Probably 1900-1920]. Graphite on gilt-edged white card in cabinet format, 114 x 176 mm, lower margin signed by the artist ‘F. Sykes’; in excellent condition. An attractive original drawing by an early twentieth-century amateur artist of Lake Wānaka in the Otago district of New Zealand’s South Island.

  • # 27392

    WROTH, Lawrence C.

    The early cartography of the Pacific

    New York : Bibliographical Society of America, 1944. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth, presentation inscription on the half-title, pp. 192, 22 folding maps, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 100 copies. Includes chapters on Dutch discoveries, Captain Cook, mapping of Japan, Russian discoveries, New Guinea et alia. “One hundred copies, with an index added, …

  • # 27149


    [MAP] Новая Зеландия / Novai︠a︡ Zelandii︠a︡ [=New Zealand]

    Moskva : Glavnoe upravlenie geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1969. Colour map, 770 x 540 mm, folding to 220 x 120 mm; Scale 1:2 000 000; includes inset maps showing economic activity and climatic conditions; plus accompanying booklet by V. M. Andreev (16 pages) containing index and explanatory text; in the original pictorial …

  • # 28419

    BLACKE, S.E.

    Flights from the land of the bell-bird and rata : a collection of short stories illustrative of life in New Zealand. 

    Auckland [N.Z.] : Wildman and Lyell, 1900. Octavo, original cloth backed printed card wrappers (lightly marked), decorative lining papers, 102 pp; a sound copy.

  • # 28418

    MACKY, Edna Graham (ed.); Auckland Gateway Reception and Information Bureau.

    Auckland, the gateway to New Zealand : official guide, February 1938.

    Auckland : printed by Whitcombe & Tombs Limited [for the Auckland Gateway Reception and Information Bureau], 1938. ‘Published with the financial support of the Auckland City Council, Auckland Harbour Board, Auckland Transport Board, N.Z. Govt. Railways, N.Z. Govt. Tourist Dept. and various Firms and Advertisers’. Oblong octavo, pictorial gatefold wrappers, 28 pp, illustrated. An excellent …