New Zealand

  • # 19417

    GOSSELIN, Hellier Robert Hadley (1849-1924)

    Manuscript diary recording an Englishman’s outward voyage to New Zealand via Hobart Town, his tour of the North Island, and homeward voyage on s.s. Ruapehu, June – October 1894.

    Small pocket diary (163 x 113 mm), limp roan covers with later handwritten paper label ‘Old diaries / Hellier Gosselin’, approximately 75 pages neatly written in ink, recording the owner’s journey to New Zealand, out via the Cape of Good Hope and Hobart Town, home via Cape Horn (both voyages on s.s. Ruapehu), and his …

  • # 18727

    Mappe-Monde. Ou carte générale de toutte la terre, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Académie Royale des Sciences,

    Mise en jeu, Ouvrage aussi utille que curieux, et qui donnera une connaissance exacte du Monde entier. A Paris : [Imprimerie Royale Academie Royale des Sciences, circa 1768]. Copperplate engraving, measures 430 x 550 mm (plate line), 532 x 632 mm (paper), original hand colouring, old fold lines, small pin holes along the folds, old …

  • # 19036

    Tableau abrégé de l’histoire des voyages, ou Fragments les plus curieux des voyages récemment faits dans l’Asie, l’Afrique, l’Amérique et l’Océanie.

    Paris : Charles Letaille, [1839]. Duodecimo, pictorial cloth with a hand coloured lithograph on upper board of a Maori couple titled ‘Chongui [i.e. hongi] ou salut a la Nouvelle Zelande’, pp. 123, seven diecut tinted lithographs of people of the world based on the works of Jacques Arago and Domeny de Rienzi, each removable to display …

  • # 19081


    Mrs. Wilson dressed in riding habit. Wellington, New Zealand, early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘E.S. Richards, Photographer, Wellington, N.Z.’, and contemporary inscription in ink ‘Mrs Wilson, New Zealand’; the albumen print has a surface scratch in the sky area at upper right and a few pinholes at top margin, but …

  • # 18821

    ILES, Arthur James (1870-1943)

    Three views of the interior of a Māori carved house, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, circa 1895

    Three albumen print photographs, format 140 x 200 mm, each with handwritten caption and ‘Iles Photo’ in the negative; unmounted; one of the prints with short tear at right edge, otherwise all are in good condition.

  • # 19202

    HOCKEN, T. M. (1836 - 1910)

    A bibliography of the literature relating to New Zealand

    Wellington : John Mackay, 1909. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth imitating leather (snagged at head), bookplate to front pastedown, pp. 619, interleaved with notepaper for addenda (of which there are several neat entries). The first edition of Hocken’s vast and important bibliography relating to New Zealand. Scarce.

  • # 18612

    大倉孫兵衛 [Ōkura Magobei], (1843-1921) (publisher)

    [MELBOURNE; SYDNEY] 万国名所双録(萬國名所雙録) [Bankoku Meisho Sugoroku] (Famous Places of the World Sugoroku)

    [Tokyo] : Published by 大倉孫兵衛 (Ōkura Magobei), [1887] (Meiji 20). Traditional Japanese children’s dice game, sugoroku. Colour woodblock print on paper, 800 x 710 mm (opened, not including the title slip affixed to the top of the board), folding to 253 x 205 mm; pictorial cover; a fine example. There are two varieties of sugoroku, one …

  • # 19134


    [LEPORELLO] Album of New Zealand

    [Germany] : s.n., [c.1888]. Octavo, original cloth backed blue pebbled boards with gilt embossed lettering and decoration, including the Australian coat of arms (rubbed and sunned, some chipping to fore-edges, backstrip with loss in a couple of spots), containing a leporello concertina foldout with [12] panels of views of New Zealand including Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, …

  • # 18718

    ROBLEY, Horatio Gordon, Major-General (1840-1930)

    Moko; or Maori tattooing

    London : Chapman & Hall, 1896. Quarto, gilt-lettered brown cloth with moko decoration, minor rubbing at edges, photographic frontispiece, 180 illustrations and photographs, a very good copy with many pages yet unopened. Horatio Gordon Robley (1840-1930) was a soldier, artist, and collector. He arrived in New Zealand in 1863 and while stationed in the country …

  • # 18053

    WAHLEN, Auguste

    Costumes, usos e trajos de todos os povos do mundo,

    em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens. Lisboa : Impresa Lusitana, 1872-1873-1874-1876-1878. Five volumes, octavo, original quarter blue calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of vol. 4 with several scratches), spines with gilt lettering and rule; vol. 1 (Asia) 421, [1]; vol. 2 (Asia, India) 439, [4]; …

  • # 17970

    BILOTTA, Clemente

    [OCEANIA] Geografia per uso dei fanciulli del signor Clemente Bilotta.

    Napoli : Raffaele Miranda, 1825. Third edition. Small octavo, contemporary vellum over boards, spine with gilt stamped lettering and ornament; page 2, signed by the author, is a legal statement to the effect that any unsigned copy of this book is to be regarded as counterfeit; pp 212; scattered foxing, title page with red pencil …

  • # 17452

    YOUNG, Rev. Robert

    The southern world : journal of a deputation from Wesleyan Conference to Australia and Polynesia : including notices of a visit to the gold fields

    London : Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1854. First edition. Octavo, original half black morocco over cloth boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettered title and ‘Beechworth Athenaeum’, binder’s ticket of Detmold and recent bookplate to front pastedown, a few nineteenth century embossed stamps (Beechworth Athenaeum), pp. 444; internally clean. An account of the voyage of Rev. …

  • # 17881

    PINFOLD, James T.

    Fifty years in Maoriland.

    With foreword by Elsdon Best. London : The Epworth Press, 1930. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket (a small loss at head of spine), pp. 200, illustrated. Includes much on Maori culture.

  • # 17777

    HILL, Alfred, 1869-1960 (arranger)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Waiata Maori : (Maori songs) collected and arranged by Alfred Hill

    Dunedin, N.Z. : John McIndoe, [copyright 1917]. “Ninth Edition”. Folio, colour illustrated front cover (original Australian owner’s inscription, small loss at top corner); [8] pp of music notation (arrangements for voice and piano); a good copy. The composer Alfred Hill was Melbourne-born, New Zealand-raised and Leipzig-trained. Although his professional career as composer and teacher was …

  • # 17416


    Interior of a Māori marae

    London : The Working Men’s Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1190 x 900 mm, wet stamped lower right ‘PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852’, and ‘M 10’; original brass eyelets at each corner; old folds, scattered foxing (mostly confined …

  • # 16761

    DUCKWORTH, James

    A trip round the world

    Rochdale : James Clegg, 1893. Octavo, lettered cloth (lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt, frontispiece portrait of the author and his wife, pp. vii; [i]; 167, 5 leaves of plates; pencilled inscriptions to endpaper and preliminary blanks; a good copy. Memoir a voyage to Australia via Cape Town, including sections on Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, …