New Zealand

  • # 22440

    BULLER, Walter Lawry, 1838-1906; KEULEMANS, John Gerrard, 1842-1912

    A history of the birds of New Zealand (with supplement).

    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 …

  • # 15736

    GENDRON, Ernest

    [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    An important, unpublished first-hand account of the voyage of the French naval corvette Alcméne in the South Seas, 1848-1852, including extended descriptions of the loss of crew members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. …

  • # 514

    TORRENS, Robert

    [NEW ZEALAND] Autograph letter signed by Robert Torrens, to Benjamin Hawes M.P., 1847

    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 …

  • # 21649

    DAVITT, Michael

    [PRISONS] Life and progress in Australasia

    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 …

  • # 21645

    F.G. RADCLIFFE (publisher)

    [SPELEOLOGY] Waitomo, Ruakuri and Aranui, New Zealand. “The most beautiful caves in the world.”

    Whangarei, NZ : F.G. Radcliffe [c.1910]. Small oblong quarto, original silver-lettered grey wrappers and green ties, [24] pp, all monochrome photographic illustrations; a pristine copy.

  • # 21644

    Scenes from Maoriland

    [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, [24] pp, all sepia tone photographic views of New Zealand urban centres and spectacular landscapes (many full page, mostly by …

  • # 21619


    To China & Japan … Australia & New Zealand. Via San Francisco.

    [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 …

  • # 21593

    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, [1848]. 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 …

  • # 21268

    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 …

  • # 21902


    Make your destination South Pacific.

    [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 …

  • # 21897

    TISSOT Victor; AMERO, Constant

    Aux Antipodes : terres et peuplades peu connues de l’Océanie.

    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.

  • # 21896

    [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich]

    Second voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde et dans les régions du Pôle Austral,

    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. …

  • # 21892

    Great Britain. Meteorological Council

    Meteorological charts of the Southern Ocean between the Cape of Good Hope & New Zealand.

    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 …

  • # 21889

    ARO, J.E.

    Maantieteellisiä kuvauksia I. Austraalia ja Napamaat.

    [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 …

  • # 21046

    BOREHAM, F. W.

    My manse in Maoriland

    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.

  • # 15422

    BAIN & BURTT; [GIBBS, Alexander]

    [WHALING] Letter written from Auckland, New Zealand to New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1853

    Entire letter, single sheet folding to form [4] 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 / …