New Zealand

  • # 33881

    HOWARTH, Crispin

    Maori markings : Ta Moko

    Canberra, A.C.T. : National Gallery of Australia, 2019. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 102, illustrated. The Maori art of ta moko, skin marking, has existed for centuries and, although it likely comes from the Polynesian art of tatau, it is a unique cultural expression of identity distinct to Aotearoa New Zealand. The word ?tatau? quickly …

  • # 33427


    John Williams ships : 100 years at sea. A service commemorating the LMS ship centenary, 1844-1944.

    At foot of title: A leaflet for Sunday School teachers and leaders. London : LMS, 1944. Single sheet (190 x 375 mm), folding to 190 x 125 mm, [6] pp, illustrated front; a fine copy. In all, (up until the last was decommissioned in 1968) seven incarnations of the London Missionary Society ship John Williams carried …

  • # 33340

    WHARTON, Captain W. J. L.

    Captain Cook’s journal during his first voyage round the world made in H. M. Bark “Endeavour” 1768 – 71.

    A literal transcription of the original MSS. With notes and introduction. Illustrated by maps and facsimiles. London : Elliot Stock, 1893. Large octavo, publisher’s green cloth (hinges strengthened), armorial bookplate of George Herbert Wailes to front pastedown, fore and lower edges uncut, pp. lvi; 400; maps and plates, including three large folding charts in rear …

  • # 26885

    THOMPSON, Sergt. E. H.

    Light diet : a collection of caricatures & sketches

    London : New Zealand War Records, [1918]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (stained and edge worn), pp. [44], illustrated. Cover subtitle: 150 caricatures and sketches perpetrated by a New Zealand artist in and out of hospital. Satirical caricatures of military personalities.

  • # 26093

    PIRIPATA, Hemi et al

    Famous Maori songs

    [Dunedin] : Charles Begg & Co., circa 1940. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (reproducing a painting by C. F. Goldie), small stain, pp. [24], colour illustrations reproducing Goldie paintings, landscapes and photographs of Maori. Previous owner’s name inside upper wrapper.

  • # 26706

    GRAHAM, J. C.

    Maori paintings by Gottfried Lindauer

    Pictures from the Partridge collection of paintings Auckland Art Gallery. Wellington : Reed, 1977 (third revised edition). Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (edges rubbed, small stain lower panel), pp. 116, illustrated with full page plates of Maori subjects.

  • # 26710

    LINTON, Ralph, et al.

    Arts of the South Seas

    New York : Simon & Schuster and the Museum of Modern Art, 1946. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (price clipped), pp. 200 illustrated in black and white. Includes work from Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Australia.

  • # 33208

    SIMPSON, Peter

    Patron and Painter : Charles Brasch and Colin McCahon

    Dunedin : Hocken Collections, 2010. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated. Record of the 2009 Hocken Lecture by Peter Simpson. Colin McCahon notably created an artist’s book of drawings for Charles Brasch which was later published by the Hocken Library. ‘In 1951 McCahon made a book of ink drawings for a friend, the poet Charles Brasch. Earlier …

  • # 33251

    ANNEAR, Judy et al.

    Portraits of Oceania

    Sydney, N.S.W. : The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 122, illustrated. Co-ordinating curator & editor, Judy Annear ; exhibition research & assistant curator, Wayne Tunnicliffe ; assistant co-ordinator, Silvia Velez ; photography assistant & copy editor, Robyn Donohue. Portraits of Oceania is drawn from the collection of the Art …

  • # 12250

    Edge-Partington, James (1854-1930)

    Ethnographical album of the Pacific Islands. Third series.

    [Portfolio cover title]. Also titled: An album of the weapons, tools, ornaments, articles of dress &c. of the natives of the Pacific islands. Drawn and described from examples in public & private collections in Australasia by James Edge-Partington. Third series. [London] : Issued for private circulation by James Edge-Partington & Charles Heape, 1898. “Lithographed by Palmer, …

  • # 32646

    COX, James C. (1834-1912)

    [CONCHOLOGY] Distribution of Australasian volutes.

    / By James C. Cox, M.D. Sydney : Printed by Alexander W. Douglas, Atlas Office, Hunter Street, 1872. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), self-wrappers (foxed, and with some water staining to front) with early ownership inscription of J. Brazier; pp 21, [1]; occasional spotting and some pencilled marginalia, lower fore-edge margins of leaves with tiny nick, …

  • # 32748

    BOLTON, Lissant (and others, editors)

    Melanesia : Art and Encounter

    Edited by Lissant Bolton, Nicholas Thomas, Elizabeth Bonshek, Julie Adams and Ben Burt. London : The British Museum Press, 2014. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 384, illustrated. New copy. The British Museum’s uniquely important Melanesian collection is pre-eminent among early collections, and the 20,000 items it comprises are core to understanding the cultures of the …

  • # 20093

    PRICE, Thomas Edward (1838-1928)

    Photographic portrait of a Māori woman with moko, circa 1880.

    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.

  • # 31882


    [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 …

  • # 31950


    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 …

  • # 31873

    TIMPSON, Ant (publisher / editor)

    [CINEMA] Violent Leisure. Vol. no. 4, February 1989.

    Auckland, N.Z. : Ant Timpson, 1989. Quarto (295 x 210 mm), photocopied fanzine, [16] 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 …