New Zealand

  • # 44025

    HURST, Norman and Nadine

    Polynesia : objects of daily life

    Cambridge MA : Hurst & Hurst, 1985. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (marked), pp. [32], illustrated. Fish hooks, cememonial objects, domestic objects and weapons from Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, and Hawaii.

  • # 44023

    POWELL, Jane P.; FRIEDMAN, Martin L.

    Primitive Art of the Pacific Islands

    New York : Brooklyn Museum, 1957. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked), pp. [16], illustrated with tribal artefacts from New Ireland, New Guinea, Cook Islands, Gilbert Islands, Marquesas Islands, Easter Island, New Zealand and the Admiralty Islands.

  • # 44026

    TISCHNER, Herbert

    Oceanic art

    96 photographs by Friedrich Hewicker. London : Thames and Hudson, 1954. Folio, gilt-lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket (light creases and edge wear), maps to endpapers (old faint tape marks), pp. 96, extensively illustrated with finely photographed plates of art and artefacts from the Pacific from major international collections.

  • # 42826

    WEBB, Vivienne et al.

    Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique manufactured by Joseph Dufour et cie 1804-05 after a design by Jean-Gabriel Charvet.

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2000. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated. “In 1983 the National Gallery of Australia acquired the panoramic wallpaper Les sauvages de la mer Pacifique. Depicting a compilation of nineteenth-century French and English voyages of discovery in the Pacific, and including Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia, it was the …

  • # 41535

    SPARRMAN, Anders (1747-1820)

    Resa till Goda Hopps-Udden, södra pol-kretsen och omkring jordklotet, samt till Hottentott- och Caffer-landen, åren 1772-76.

    Stockholm : Anders J. Nordström, 1783; Carl Deleen, 1802 – 1818. Octavo, three volumes, fine early nineteenth century Swedish half-calf over marbled boards, spines in compartments with contrasting red morocco title labels, the last two volumes bound in uniform, with the volume numbers I; II  reversed by the binder, a fine set in early bindings …

  • # 42611

    "The Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition"

    The house New Zealand built in England

    London : The Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, 1950. Oblong quarto, full crushed red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, the panels ruled and lettered in gilt, spine in compartments with raised bands, ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, endpapers creased, introductory text, 35 original photographs mounted on cards with printed captions opposite. Ex-library the …

  • # 42916

    [Società Geografica Italiana]

    Bollettino della Società Geografica Italiana. [Serie prima:] Anno VII. Volume X. Fascicolo 1, iuglio 1873 – Fascicolo 6, dicembre 1873].

    Roma : Stabilimento Giuseppe Civelli, June-December 1873. Six parts in five volumes (as issued), octavo, original printed blue wrappers (some light staining and foxing, early ownership inscription to two of the upper wrappers); pp. 1-120 (with folding colour map showing telegraph communication linking Europe and Asia); 1-92; 1-94; 1-117; 1-74 (with folding lithographed plate of …

  • # 42781

    LETTS, SON & CO.

    [NEW ZEALAND] Letts’s Australasian pocket diary, with an almanac for 1885.

    Being the forty-eighth year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria (Accession June 20, 1837). London : Letts, Son & Co. Limited, [1884]. “Pocket series, no. 25”. Narrow octavo (180 x 90 mm), original green pebbled cloth with wallet-style flap, publisher’s gilt-stamped crest to front; title page with original owner’s name D. S. McKelne, Perth …

  • # 41732


    Studio portrait of two actors in costume as Robinson Crusoe and Friday. Wellington, New Zealand, 17 October 1881.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 163 x 116 mm; verso with imprint of ‘Wrigglesworth & Binns, Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand’, and contemporary inscription in ink ‘Oct. 17th 1881’; both the print and mount are in fine condition.

  • # 41555

    LEJEUNE, Augustin-Laurent


    Öfversättning af Joh. P. Renmark. I-II. Stockholm : C. F. Marquard, 1802. Octavo (172 x 106 mm), handsome contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards, spine with gilt rule and contrasting title- and number-pieces in gilt; pp. [2], 176 + 240; separate title-pages for each part; some browning and very occasional and minor marginal stains; early …

  • # 41724

    VYSE, Charles (active 1770-1815)

    [NEW ZEALAND] The new London spelling book: or, The young gentlemen and ladies guide to the English tongue …

    A new edition, with alterations, improvements and additions. London : printed for G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, by J. Crowder and E. Hemsted, Warwick-Square, 1803. Small octavo, contemporary brown cloth boards (rubbed and stained), pastedowns and front endpaper with contemporary child’s scribbling, front endpaper with modern biro inscription dated 1984; frontispiece engraved portrait of Charles …

  • # 41601

    FORSTER, Johann Georg Adam (1754-1794)

    Franska capitainens och riddarens Jean François de Survilles upptäckts-resa i Söderhafvet, på egen och med-interessenters bekostnad anställd år 1769.

    Öfversättning. Nyköping : J. P. Hammarin, 1795. Octavo (170 x 107 mm), disbound; pp. 96 (including title-page); text in Swedish; scattered light foxing, a vertical tear in the fore-edge margin of p. 15; title-page with contemporary ink signature. Slightly abridged Swedish translation (by Carl Fr. Landell) of Forster’s 1793 German version of the voyage account of Surville, …

  • # 41472

    STEIN, Christian Gottfried Daniel (1771-1830)

    [GEOGRAPHY] Lärobok i allmänna geographien, enligt de nyaste politiska förändringarne,

    af. Chr. Gottfr. Dan. Stein; efter 9:de upplagan af år 1819, översätt och försedd med en serskild artikel öfver Skandinavien, af C. Netherwood. Med ett fullständigt Register, som säljes särskildt, och varigenom arbetet tillika kan begagnas som Lexicon. Stockholm : Zacharias Haeggström, 1819. Small octavo (146 x 113 mm), contemporary half-calf over marbled papered boards (lightly …

  • # 24975

    [HAMILTON, Mrs.]; [DEUCHAR, John, Mrs.]

    A Nugget of Gold from Australia!!! presented to Mrs John Deuchar by Mrs Hamilton on 12th Aug. 1867, New Zealand.

    Manuscript note in brown ink on a small scrap of paper, 50 x 60 mm, laid down on later card backing; old fold lines (the gold nugget was originally enclosed inside the note), a small perforation and two short edge tears, resulting in the loss of a couple of letters, else complete; [together with] the …

  • # 41392

    Photographer unknown.

    [NEW ZEALAND] Cricket team from Pukeuri, north of Oamaru, Otago, circa 1900.

    Sepia-toned gelatin silver print photograph, 150 x 200 mm; laid down on its original board mount with decorative lithographic border; verso with an inscription in fountain pen in a later hand headed ‘Pukeuri Cricket Team’ and identifying the XI by name (plus two others); the print has beautiful tones and excellent clarity, and is in …

  • # 41119


    [SYDNEY; NEW ZEALAND] Correspondence of an English traveller, 1879-80.

    A small archive of ten manuscript letters by Ronald Le Scrimgeour addressed to family members back in England, written at sea on his outward voyage to the Antipodes on the SS Cuzco, in Sydney, and in Kumara, New Zealand, between September 1879 and March 1880. Manuscript in ink, comprising a total of [36] pages quarto and …