New Zealand

  • The Auckland Times. Tempora mutantur Nos Non mutamur in illis. Vol. 1 Tuesday November 8 1842 No. 17
[FALWASSER, Henry, editor]
# 11220

    # 11220

    [FALWASSER, Henry, editor]

    The Auckland Times. Tempora mutantur Nos Non mutamur in illis. Vol. 1 Tuesday November 8 1842 No. 17

    Auckland : Printed (In a Mangle) and Published by Henry Falwasser, Sole Editor and Proprietor, 1842. Large folio sheet, 2 leaves (integral), printed recto only, in a variety of printing types on a washing mangle; subscriber’s (?) names ‘Mr. & Mrs Sim’ in brown ink beneath the masthead; tear to blank corner of initial leaf; …

  • Photographic portraits of Australian opera singers, sisters Rosina Palmer and Fanny Carandini
CROMBIE, John Nicol (1827-1878)
# 14865

    # 14865

    CROMBIE, John Nicol (1827-1878)

    Photographic portraits of Australian opera singers, sisters Rosina Palmer and Fanny Carandini

    Auckland, N.Z. : John Nicol Crombie, 1868. Two albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, each 105 x 65 mm, both with the studio back mark of Auckland photographer John Nicol Crombie; some very mild spotting, but both albumen prints with excellent tonal range and clarity. These fine studio portraits of sisters Rosina Palmer …

  • Letters of opera singer Lucy Escott, sent from Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland to New York, 1863-64
ESCOTT, Lucy Evans (née Grant, 1828, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. - 1895, France)
# 14867

    # 14867

    ESCOTT, Lucy Evans, née Grant (1828, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. - 1895, France)

    Letters of opera singer Lucy Escott, sent from Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland to New York, 1863-64

    A group of 4 letters written by American opera singer Lucy Escott during the tour of William Saurin Lyster’s opera company to Australia and New Zealand in 1863-64, addressed to her brother Luther Grant in Dansville, New York; each letter is accompanied by its original envelope (postage stamps removed); due to the Civil War in …

  • [PLANNED INVASION OF AUSTRALIA] 濠洲寫眞帳 : 附・新西蘭. [Gōshū shashinchō: tsuketari, Nyū Jīrando.]
Japan. Rikugun. Gun, Dai 16. Shireibu [Imperial Japanese Army. HQ of the 16th Army in Java]
# 14895

    # 14895

    Japan. Rikugun. Gun, Dai 16. Shireibu [Imperial Japanese Army. HQ of the 16th Army in Java]

    [PLANNED INVASION OF AUSTRALIA] 濠洲寫眞帳 : 附・新西蘭. [Gōshū shashinchō: tsuketari, Nyū Jīrando.]

    [=Photo Album of Australia]. [Jakarta?] : Osamu Shūdan Shireibu, Shōwa 17 [1942]. Oblong folio (250 x 400 mm), original half cloth over papered boards, printed title to upper board; pp 12, 258, chiefly black and white photographic plates with captions in English and Japanese, maps (folding); a good copy. A rare and important album relating …

  • Relations de divers voyages curieux, qui n’ont point esté publiées,
Thévenot, Melchisédec (1620-1692)
# 14588

    # 14588

    Thévenot, Melchisédec (1620-1692)

    Relations de divers voyages curieux, qui n’ont point esté publiées,

    $55,000 USD et qu’on a traduit ou tiré des Iriginaux des Voyageurs François, Espagnols, Allemands, Portugais, Anglois, Hollandois, Persans, Arabes & autres Orientaux, données au public par les soins de feu M. Melchisedec Thevenot. Le tout enrichi de figures, de plantes non décrites, d’Animaux inconnus à l’Europe, et de Cartes Geographiques, qui n’ont point encore été publiées. …

  • A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.
PARKINSON, Sydney (c.1745-1771)
# 14846

    # 14846

    Parkinson, Sydney (c.1745-1771)

    A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.

    $12,500 USD Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the world. Embellished with views and designs, delineated by the author, and engraved by capital artists. London : printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the editor, 1773. Quarto, contemporary full calf, recased …

  • A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
COOK, James and KING, James.
# 14688

    # 14688

    Cook, James (1728-1779) and King, James.

    A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

    $14,000 USD Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London, H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. Three volumes, …

  • Le monde en estampes (deluxe coloured edition)
MULLER, Elisabeth
# 12393

    # 12393

    MULLER, Elisabeth

    Le monde en estampes (deluxe coloured edition)

    Types et costumes des principaux peoples de l’univers. Paris : Bedelet, [c.1858]. Oblong quarto, polychrome cloth gilt (expertly rebacked), all edges gilt, 52 pp, with 24 hand coloured tinted lithographed plates; light foxing, but a very good copy. A finely illustrated study of the races of the world, with sections on the New Zealand Maori, Marquesas …

  • [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14772

    # 14772

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. November 1904. No. 20. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 69 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating all items; a fine copy.  Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes artefacts from New Zealand …

  • [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14773

    # 14773

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. January 1905. No. 22. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 86 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating most items; a fine copy. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 43 artefacts from British …

  • [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14774

    # 14774

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. December 1905. No. 33. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached and chipped), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 37 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs illustrating all items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 10 artefacts from British New …

  • [GILBERT ISLANDS] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14775

    # 14775

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [GILBERT ISLANDS] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. September 1905. No. 30. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 37 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 11 artefacts from the Gilbert Islands, among …

  • [SOUTH AMERICA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14777

    # 14777

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [SOUTH AMERICA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. October 1905. No. 31. Octavo, original printed wrappers (edges a little chipped), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 36 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 36 artefacts from India …

  • [NEW HEBRIDES] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14779

    # 14779

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [NEW HEBRIDES] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. July, 1905. No. 28. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 30 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating all items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 15 artefacts from the Naga hill tribes …

  • Angus & Robertson’s Geography. Part I. Australasia.
# 14837

    # 14837

    Angus & Robertson’s Geography. Part I. Australasia.

    With definitions of geographical terms. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, n.d. [c. 1910]. Duodecimo, lettered wrappers (stained), maps inside the wrappers, some silverfishing and wear. Scarce geographical primer on Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. 

  • A group of important Chatham Islands photographs relating to the Moriori, circa 1870
[RITCHIE, Thomas, 1843/1844 - 1934]; MARTIN, A. (photographer)
# 14792

    # 14792

    [RITCHIE, Thomas, 1843/1844 - 1934]; MARTIN, A. (photographer)

    A group of important Chatham Islands photographs relating to the Moriori, circa 1870

    Four albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, each 106 x 65 mm, versos with the imprint of 'A. Martin Photographer. Christchurch, N.Z.'; 1. Portrait of Thomas Ritchie, pioneer European settler, shipping agent and owner of the first sheep run on the Chatham Islands 2. Portrait of Ritchie's head stockman, Hapurona Pawa, a man …

  • [NEW ZEALAND] De nagemaakte wilden
PELLERIN & CIE.
# 14771

    # 14771

    PELLERIN & CIE.

    [NEW ZEALAND] De nagemaakte wilden

    [=The Counterfeit Savages]. Paris : Pellerin & Cie., [c.1902]. Series: Épinal no. 45. Lithographed print with hand colouring, folio sheet (400 x 295 mm); a graphic narrative with 16 illustrations; text in Dutch; unmounted; fine.  This Épinal print, originally issued around 1850, tells the story of a sideshow attraction in which two young men con …

  • [SEMITIC LANGUAGES] De formis quiescentibus linguarum semiticarum commentationis pars prior
MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster; BECK, A.F.
# 10292

    # 10292

    MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887); BECK, A.F.

    [SEMITIC LANGUAGES] De formis quiescentibus linguarum semiticarum commentationis pars prior

    … Resp. F. Beck …. [= Concerning the passive forms in Semitic languages]. Hauniæ [Copenhagen] : Typis excudit Fabritius de Tengnagel, 1838. Octavo, modern black leather binding, 171 pp, scattered foxing. Text in Latin. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad's dissertation on comparative Semitic linguistics, presented for the degree of Magistergraden. Monrad lived in New Zealand …

  • Den første Kamp om den apostolske Troesbekjendelses Oprindelse.
MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887); [LAURENTIUS VALLA]
# 10436

    # 10436

    MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887); [LAURENTIUS VALLA]

    Den første Kamp om den apostolske Troesbekjendelses Oprindelse.

    / Laurentius Valla – Konciliet i Florens. [=The first dispute over the origin of the Apostles' Creed. Laurentius Valla – The Council of Florence]. Kjøbenhavn : C.A. Reitzel, 1875. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half leather over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt, frontispiece portrait of Laurentius Valla, pp 268, 73, mild water stain to …

  • Prædikener paa alle Søn- og Helligdage i Aaret, samt i Fasten
MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887)
# 10437

    # 10437

    MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887)

    Prædikener paa alle Søn- og Helligdage i Aaret, samt i Fasten

    [=Sermons for all Sundays and Holy days in the year, including Feast days]. Kjøbenhavn : Forlagt af den Gyldendalske Boghandel (F. Hegel), Thieles Bogtrykkeri, 1874. Second edition. Octavo, contemporary half leather over black cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, hinges weakened, frontispiece portrait of Monrad, 544 pp, contents clean and sound, a good copy. Text …

  • Gamle Ny-Zeeland
MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887)
# 10438

    # 10438

    MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887)

    Gamle Ny-Zeeland

    [=Old New Zealand]. Kjøbenhavn : C.A. Reitzel, 1870. First Danish edition. Duodecimo, original cloth-backed papered boards (rubbed), upper board with nineteenth century Danish school library's ownership inscription, mild foxing to paste-downs outer leaves, 66 pp, contents clean and sound, a good copy. Text in Danish. Rare. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad lived in …

  • Searchings. Selections from the artist’s journals
LONEY, ALan and GIMBLETT, Max
# 14698

    # 14698

    LONEY, Alan and GIMBLETT, Max

    Searchings. Selections from the artist’s journals

    Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2005. Quarto, quarter buckram over blue lettered boards, unpaginated, illustrations by Gimblett. Limited to 80 copies of which 64 were for sale. This is a copy reserved for the contributors.  “This book is the result of three years research and study of the Journals of one of the most significant …

  • Fishwork (standard edition)
LONEY, ALan and GIMBLETT, Max
# 14697

    # 14697

    LONEY, ALan and GIMBLETT, Max

    Fishwork (standard edition)

    Foreword by John Yau. Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2009. Quarto, gilt-lettered buckram, unpaginated, illustrated with drawings by Gimblett. The standard edition. Limited to 50 copies (there was also a deluxe edition of 30 copies). “On a visit to New York in 2005, Alan Loney saw eight paintings in Max Gimblett's studio (a ninth was …

  • Zimmermann’s account of the third voyage of Captain Cook 1776 - 1790
ZIMMERMANN, Heinrich
# 11693

    # 11693

    ZIMMERMANN, Heinrich

    Zimmermann’s account of the third voyage of Captain Cook 1776 – 1790

    Translated by Miss U. Tewsley, of the Library Staff, under direction of Johannes C. Anderson. With a few Explanatory Notes. Alexander Turnbull Library Bulletin No. 2. Wellington : W.A.G. Skinner (Government Printer), 1926. Octavo, original printed wrappers (lightly marked), pp. 49; two plates. The author sailed with Cook on his voyage in search of the North …

  • Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling
GOESIN, Petrus de
# 14628

    # 14628

    GOESIN, Petrus de

    Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling

    van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, [1762]. Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …

  • [ASYLUM IN AUSTRALIA & THE PACIFIC] Beiträge zum Asylrecht von Ozeanien
HELLWIG, Albert
# 14629

    # 14629

    HELLWIG, Albert

    [ASYLUM IN AUSTRALIA & THE PACIFIC] Beiträge zum Asylrecht von Ozeanien

    [=Studies on the right of asylum in Oceania]. Stuttgart : F. Enke, 1906. Series: Sonderabdruck aus Zeitschrift für vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft, XIX Band. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 64; mostly uncut; a fine copy.  Studies on the right of asylum in traditional societies of Oceania, including Australia; New Zealand; New Ireland; New Britain; New Guinea; the Sandwich Islands; …

  • In a single gesture
LONEY, Alan (1940 - )
# 14518

    # 14518

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - )

    In a single gesture

    Santa Rosa [U.S.A.] : Nawakum Press, 2012. Folio, papered boards, 32 pp. bound concertina-style, letterpress with decoration, housed in a cloth covered folding clamshell box with resin insert. Limited to 24 copies plus 6 proofs, signed and numbered by the poet.  “In A Single Gesture is a sequence of 24 poems manifesting as one, connected …

  • The Sirens
LONEY, Alan (1940 - )
# 14517

    # 14517

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - )

    The Sirens

    Sherman Oaks [U.S.A.] : Ninja Press, 2011. Narrow folio, lettered papered boards, cloth spine, pp [28], printed letterpress, gold and silver decoration. Limited to 80 copies signed and numbered by the poet. Accompanied by the original prospectus. “These previously unpublished poems are hand set in Eve and Paramount printed on gampi torinoko, handmade by the …

  • Open sky. A homage to Ruth Dallas. A book by Alan Loney
DALLAS, Ruth (1919 - 2008); LONEY, Alan (1940 - )
# 14515

    # 14515

    DALLAS, Ruth (1919 - 2008); LONEY, Alan (1940 - )

    Open sky. A homage to Ruth Dallas. A book by Alan Loney

    Dunedin : Otakou Press, 2008. Quarto, silver-lettered cloth, buckram spine, pp. [28], text and printed decoration. Signed and numbered by the author. Foreword by Donald Kerr. Mint copy.  “This book is edited, designed & printed by Alan Loney in his term as Printed in Residence at Otakou Press, August 2008. The visual elements are selected …

  • An account of the wreck of H.M. sloop “Osprey;”
[MOON, Henry, attributed]
# 14257

    # 14257

    [MOON, Henry, attributed]

    An account of the wreck of H.M. sloop “Osprey;”

    With the encampment of her crew, and their march across the island of New Zealand : blended with moral and scriptural illustrations, by One of her Crew. Landport [Portsmouth] : Annett and Robinson, 1858. First edition. Duodecimo, original cloth (a little rubbed) with title label on upper board, pp [x], [2], 127; a near fine …

  • [MILITARY] Appointment of Ensign John Vander Horst Rees to 90th Foot, 1855, signed by Queen Victoria
[REES, John Vander Horst , 1834-1908]
# 14232

    # 14232

    [REES, John Vander Horst , 1834-1908]

    [MILITARY] Appointment of Ensign John Vander Horst Rees to 90th Foot, 1855, signed by Queen Victoria

    Lithographed document with manuscript entries, 240 x 360 mm, dated at Windsor, 12 October 1855; signed by Queen Victoria at upper left; original seals intact; vertical fold lines, some browning; laid down on nineteenth century board. Official appointment of Ensign John Vander Horst Rees as Ensign in the 90th Regiment of Foot. Later commissioned as …

  • Art photos of New Zealand : 18 exquisite photos of famous beauty spots in N.Z.
THOMAS PRINGLE
# 14139

    # 14139

    THOMAS PRINGLE

    Art photos of New Zealand : 18 exquisite photos of famous beauty spots in N.Z.

    [Wellington, N.Z. : Thos. Pringle, c.1907]. Oblong quarto, original cloth backed and ribbon-tied card covers with onlaid photogravure illustration (front with small stain and tiny amount of paper loss at lower corner), containing [12] leaves with tipped-in toned photogravure process photographic plates, printed captions, each plate 180 x 230 mm (6 of the 12 plates …

  • [CHILDREN’S] Les enfants du Capitaine Grant : voyage autour du monde
VERNE, Jules
# 14085

    # 14085

    VERNE, Jules

    [CHILDREN’S] Les enfants du Capitaine Grant : voyage autour du monde

    172 illustrations par Riou, gravees par Pannemaker. Cover title: Voyages extraordinaires : Les enfants du Capitaine Grant. Paris : Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie., n.d. [1890]. Large octavo, three volumes in one, original publisher's pictorial blue and red cloth gilt (boards lightly marked), spine with gilt lettering and decoration, rear hinge …

  • [MAORI] Ko nga moteatea, me nga hakirara o nga Maori.
GREY, George, Sir
# 12212

    # 12212

    GREY, George, Sir

    [MAORI] Ko nga moteatea, me nga hakirara o nga Maori.

    He mea kohikohi mai na Sir George Grey, K.C.B., Governor-in-Chief of the New Zealand islands, … … Half title: Poems, traditions, and chaunts of the Maoris. Wellington, N.Z. : Printed by Robert Stokes, 1853. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth boards (rubbed; upper board lightlt marked); spine lettered in gilt (sunned; ink mark and short seam …

  • Johnny Morton’s Mastodon Minstrel song book, containing all the favourite songs, &c.,
MORTON, Johnny; MASTODON MINSTRELS
# 14032

    # 14032

    MORTON, Johnny; MASTODON MINSTRELS

    Johnny Morton’s Mastodon Minstrel song book, containing all the favourite songs, &c.,

    which have made the “Mastodon Minstrels” famous on their tour of the Australian Colonies. Wellington : Printed at the “New Zealand Times” office, Lambton Quay, 1882. Duodecimo, original printed wrappers, lower wrapper with advertisement for the Company, pp 23, [1 contents]; upper corners a little dog-eared, otherwise a very good copy. Bagnall, 3641.  Formed in …

  • [NEW HOLLAND; NEW ZEALAND]. Bickerstaff’s Boston Almanack, for the Year of our Redemption 1775 ...
[HAWKESWORTH; COOK]

# 8640

    # 8640

    [HAWKESWORTH; COOK]

    [NEW HOLLAND; NEW ZEALAND]. Bickerstaff’s Boston Almanack, for the Year of our Redemption 1775 …

    Boston : Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, [1774]. Octavo, self-wrappers, 28 pages (of 32, lacking pp. statistical tables at pp. 11-14), woodcut image to front panel, stringbound, worn with some pen annotations.  This rare almanac from the beginning of the American Revolution is highly sought after for the full-page engraving on the verso …

  • [Cruise] Direct Line Between London & New Zealand via Panama Canal
# 14029

    # 14029

    [Cruise] Direct Line Between London & New Zealand via Panama Canal

    London : Shaw Savill & Albion Co., c1925. Folded quarto sheet, creased with very minor tears, wrapper illustrated with black and white plate of steam ship. Provides information on fares and destinations, including Australian and New Zealand berths, and terms of travel.

  • New Zealand Railways Illustrated
# 14028

    # 14028

    New Zealand Railways Illustrated

    Auckland : Publicity Branch, New Zealand Railways, c. 1938, Second edition. Oblong quarto, scarlet pictorial wrappers (some sunning to right edge, minor cracking on spine), staple bound, 64pp. Illustrated with 64 full colour lithographic plates including images of Maori dancers and maps of the North and South islands.

  • Studio portrait of four young Maori women, circa 1867
HARDING, William James
# 14022

    # 14022

    HARDING, William James

    Studio portrait of four young Māori women, circa 1867

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 91 x 62 mm, mount 105 x 63 mm, blind stamped W.J. Harding at lower right margin; verso with contemporary inscription 'Group of Maorie Ladies For Mr. J. Allison'; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition.  A fine studio portrait by the early Whanganui photographer, …

  • 2016_DSFB_2949.jpg

    # 13991

    Photographer unknown.

    Portrait of a Māori with facial tattooing, moko

    Circa 1870. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 78 x 55 mm (image), 104 x 63 mm (mount), no photographer's imprint; verso with early pencilled inscription Paull Haks; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. A fine studio portrait of a Māori man with facial tattooing, moko, wearing European clothing.

  • Chair carved by Putiki Maori and presented to Reverend Richard Taylor as a personal gift
HARDING, William James; [TAYLOR, Richard, Rev. 1805-1873]
# 14021

    # 14021

    HARDING, William James; [TAYLOR, Richard, Rev. 1805-1873]

    Chair carved by Putiki Māori and presented to Reverend Richard Taylor as a personal gift

    [Whanganui : William James Harding, probably between 1860 and 1870]. Albumen print photograph, 205 x 130 mm, on its original nineteenth century album page, contemporary inscription above image '2. Calabash & Maorie chair with arms, box & idol'; the albumen print has lost some contrast, and has a short tear at the lower right edge …

  • [NEW ZEALAND] Bill of lading for ship Hindostan, London to Port Chalmers, Otago
CURLING & DOGGETT; [THOMAS TRAPP & SONS]
# 13877

    # 13877

    CURLING & DOGGETT; [THOMAS TRAPP & SONS]

    [NEW ZEALAND] Bill of lading for ship Hindostan, London to Port Chalmers, Otago

    London : Curling & Doggett, 1874. Single sheet, 210 x 260 mm, lithograph printed on thin paper, cartouche illustration at upper left, manuscript entries recording the shipment of 150 cases of brandy (each with a dozen bottles) for Thomas Trapp & Sons, bound for Otago (Port Chalmers) for B.B. & C., Dunedin; embossed at upper …

  • Le tour du monde pittoresque
EYMERY, Désirée
# 13842

    # 13842

    EYMERY, Désirée

    Le tour du monde pittoresque

    Paris : Désirée Eymery, n.d. [c.1838]. Oblong octavo, contemporary plain card covers with early calligraphic manuscript title and ownership signature to front (ink marks and some staining), engraved title page, pp 78 (but appears to lack a small number of pages from [79]), [9] engraved plates each with four illustrations of peoples in traditional costume …

  • A travers l’hémisphère sud
MICHEL, Ernest
# 13839

    # 13839

    MICHEL, Ernest

    A travers l’hémisphère sud

    : Equateur, Panama, Antilles, Mexique, Iles Sandwich, Nouvelle-Zélande, Tasmanie, Australie. Limoges : Marc Barbou, n.d. [c.1890]. Quarto, publisher's pictorial cloth gilt (rubbed), front hinge weakened, all edges gilt, 296 pp, illustrated with lithographed plates and line drawings in the text; scattered foxing; a good copy.  French travel memoir which includes detailed accounts of visits to …

  • An account of New Zealand;
YATE, Rev. William
# 13825

    # 13825

    YATE, Rev. William

    An account of New Zealand;

    and of the formation and progress of the Church Missionary Society's Mission in the northern island. Second edition. London : R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside, 1835. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, bookplate for Thomas Arthur Kemmis to front pastedown, presentation inscription to front free endpaper, frontispiece portrait of Rev. Marsden, folding map of the North Island, …

  • Voyage autour du monde, 1903-1904
MARTIN, Lucien
# 13823

    # 13823

    MARTIN, Lucien

    Voyage autour du monde, 1903-1904

    Villedieu-Vaison : Grande imprimerie provençale, 1906. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers; a presentation copy inscribed on the front free-endpaper by the author for his friend Leon Carrias; frontispiece portrait of the author; 246 pp; title page with identification of author in red pen; otherwise a fine copy. A round-the-world travel memoir containing chapters on the United …

  • “Make your destination South Pacific”
# 13804

    # 13804

    “Make your destination South Pacific”

    Pomotional display stand, 455 x 280 mm (folded), four card panels, extending to 1120 mm wide when opened, printed in colour, showing photographic scenes from Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Samoa. Scenes include traditional practices and ceremonies for the tourist market. Probably designed for a tourism operator, circa 1965. Kitsch and ephemeral.

  • The story of New Zealand: past and present - savage and civilised.
THOMSON, Arthur S.
# 13768

    # 13768

    THOMSON, Arthur S.

    The story of New Zealand: past and present – savage and civilised.

    London : John Murray, 1859. Two volumes, octavo, gilt-lettered green cloth (slight rubbing to edges, else fine), bookplate to pastedown of volume one, folding frontispiece of 'The War Dance' of the Maori, pp. ix; 331; vii; 368, engraved illustrations and plans, waterstain to margin of a few pages in second volume, owner's name in ink …

  • [NEW ZEALAND] Das Nationen-Bilderbuch für die wißbegierige Jugend
# 13558

    # 13558

    [NEW ZEALAND] Das Nationen-Bilderbuch für die wißbegierige Jugend

    : mit 23 gemalten Kupfern und erklärender Beschreibung. Reutlingen : Fleischhauer & Spohn, [1835]. Octavo, original printed papered boards (lightly marked and with loss of paper along spine), title page with hand coloured copperplate vignette of a globe showing Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia; 47 pp, with 23 hand coloured copperplate engravings of peoples of the …

  • [NEW ZEALAND] The new London spelling book: or, The young gentlemen and ladies guide
VYSE, Charles (active 1770-1815)
# 13407

    # 13407

    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 …