New Zealand

  • # 25180


    Cinerama : South Seas Adventure

    [Sydney, NSW? : Cinerama Inc., 1958]. Quarto (275 x 210 mm), pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [22] pp, b/w photographic illustrations, maps; a very good copy. Scarce programme for one of the travel documentary productions of Cinerama Inc., an American company whose novel form of screen entertainment was unleashed on Sydney audiences in September, 1958. (See …

  • # 24946

    VRHOVEC, Ivan

    Australija in nje otoki. [Australia and its Islands.]

    Celôvec [i.e. Klagenfurt] : Družba sv. Mohorja, 1899. First edition. Octavo (205 x 130 mm), original pictorial wrappers (very lightly foxed), pp [ii], 224 pp, wood engraved illustrations throughout, maps; text in Slovenian; clean and sound, a near fine copy. This somewhat obscure book was printed at the press of the Catholic St. Mohor Society …

  • # 24691

    BREWIN, Robert (editor)

    Welcome words : Missionary annual, 1888.

    London : Andrew Crombie, [1888?]. Square octavo (193 x 152 mm), publisher’s papered boards with striking pictorial chromolithographed onlay to front, front pastedown with Sunday School reward of merit label dated 1889, wood engraved frontispiece, title page, [1] Index to Volume XXII, 94 pp, with numerous wood engraved illustrations (some full-page), among them Tahitian, African, …

  • # 24999

    SIMPSON, Tony

    A cargo of flax : an incident from early New Zealand

    Wellington, N.Z. : Black Light Press, 1991. Octavo, bound by Alan Loney in illustrated papered boards, cloth spine lettered in gilt, pp. 46, printed letterpress, illustrations, cloth slipcase. Limited to 50 copies signed by Tony Simpson. Presentation copy from Alan Loney to artist Bruno Leti. A fine example of New Zealand private press with colonial …

  • # 24624

    DAY, Melvin

    Nicholas Chevalier, artist. His life and work, with special reference to his career in New Zealand and Australia

    Wellington, N.Z. : Millwood, 1981. Oblong quarto, gilt-lettered cloth, cloth slipcase with illustrated panels (slightly worn), pp. 116, illustrated.

  • # 24448

    RAFF, Georg Christian (1748-1788); ANDRE, Christian Carl

    M. Georg Christian Raff’s Geographie für Kinder. Dritter Theil, welcher America und Australien enthält.

    Nach des Verfassers Tode fortgesetzt von Christian Carl Andre. Tübingen : Wilhelm Heinrich Schramm & Johann Friedrich Balz, 1791. Thick octavo (177 x 105 mm), contemporary marbled papered boards with manuscript title label to spine, all edges stained red; pp xx, 830, [42] (Register), [2] (Chronologisches Register); text in German; scattered foxing (more pronounced on …

  • # 24517

    BERRY, Joseph, Rev. (1847-1907)

    Private lecture to young men upon an avoided but important subject.

    /​ by Rev. J. Berry. Wellington, N.Z. : S. &​ W. Mackay, 1888. Duodecimo (115 x 90 mm), original lower wrapper printed on green paper with advertisements for booksellers Edwards & Co. and S. & W. Mackay (lacking upper wrapper), stapled, title page with a few edge tears and foxing, 31 pp; occasional spotting, else …

  • # 24707

    LOVECHILD, Mrs. (attributed)

    A peep at old Asia

    Merrill’s Pictorial Gallery. Part III. Concord, N.H. : Rufus Merrill, [1847]. Royal octavo, pictorial yellow wrappers (front lightly marked), stitched, title page with original owner’s presentation inscription, 24 pp, illustrated, internally clean and sound, a very good copy. Although predominantly an introduction for young readers to Chinese culture, this scarce pamphlet also includes text about Maori …

  • # 24628


    Max Gimblett : the brush of all things (presentation copy with drawing)

    Wystan Curnow, Thomas McEvilley, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Auckland : Auckland Art Gallery, 2004. Quarto, illustrated frenchfold wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated. Lacks the CD-ROM. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the artist with an ink figure study. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 19 June – 29 August, 2004 and at …

  • # 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.

    [Libourne, France, between 1882 and 1887]. Folio, 270 x 215 mm, manuscript, [159] pp, in 4 stitched sections of 23, 38, 48 and 50 pages respectively, the third section with 2 pencil and wash drawings in the text, the fourth section with 3 pencil and wash drawings in the text and one laid down on thick paper (a …

  • # 24124

    LETTS, SON & CO.

    Letts’s Australasian pocket diary for 1882,

    being the forty-fifth year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. London : Letts, Son & Co. Limited, [1881]. Duodecimo (98 x 76 mm), original limp leather with wallet-style flap, all edges gilt, publisher’s order form bound in at front, pp 40, [122], [12]; first few leaves with mild toning, original owner’s occasional pencilled …

  • # 23401


    [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 …

  • # 23399


    The Kauri Timber Co. Ltd. Melbourne wholesale list-net. July, 1937.

    Melbourne : Sands & McDougall Pty. Ltd., Printers, [1937]. Duodecimo, printed blue wrappers, staple bound, 20 pp, a fine copy. Includes prices for both New Zealand kauri and Western Australian jarrah. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 23367

    HOLMES, John


    Dunedin : John Holmes, 2013. Octavo, printed papered boards, pp. [8], accordian style small press book, in paper slipcase. Limited to 29 copies signed by the printer. Eight poems printed letterpress: Year of the dragon by Greg O’Connell; Turf war bySue Wootton; Radishes by Lorna Crozier; Table manners by Pauline Cartwright; Life’s little indignities by Alistair Robinson; A rainy morning byTed Kooser. …

  • # 23597



    [Auckland] : The Pear Tree Press, 2015. An alphabet frieze in accordion style, each letter in a different type, white letters each on a different coloured page. Binding: beige card folder with title printed in red yellow and blue. 1 folded sheet (26 unnumbered pages); 9 cm

  • # 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 …