New Zealand

  • # 31264

    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 green printed wrappers, lower wrapper with advertisement for the Company, pp 23, [1 contents]; a very good copy. Bagnall, 3641. Formed in the United States by the entrepreneur J.H. Haverly (1837-1901), this legendary blackface minstrel troupe was known as the “Mastodon” …

  • # 31184

    DUPETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert (1793-1864)

    Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus, pendant les années 1836-1839 … Atlas pittoresque

    Paris : Gide, 1841. Folio (535 x 335 mm), contemporary quarter-calf over blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt (light rubbing), marbled endpapers, half-title, title page, 68 lithographed plates (14 with original hand colour, some others with tint blocks, occasional light foxing but remarkably clean), large engraved folding map of the world (a little miscreased), 3 …

  • # 31177

    RICHARD, Jérôme; [Babié de Bercenay, François, 1761-ca. 1830, editor]

    Voyages chez les peuples sauvages, ou l’homme de la nature : histoire des peuples sauvages des deux continens et des naturels des isles de la mer du Sud.

    Paris : Laurens aîné, 1808. Second edition. Three volumes, octavo, contemporary calf-backed papered boards (rubbed), spines with contrasting leather labels lettered and numbered in gilt, hinges a little weakened, pp xxxi, 464; 566; 480; illustrated with engraved plates; second volume with mild water stain at centre margin of first few leaves (not affecting legibility of …

  • # 31175

    ZIMMERMANN, Johann Heinrich, 1741-1805

    Dernier Voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde,

    où se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort, publié en allemand par Henri Zimmermann témoin oculaire, & traduit avec un abrégé de la vie de ce navigateur célèbre, & des notes. Berne : Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1782. Octavo, recent half calf over marbled boards with contrasting morocco title label, lettered in gilt, later endpapers, pp. …

  • # 31028

    [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; …

  • # 30970


    “Haere Mai” / “Welcome” : The President of the New Zealand International Exhibition requests the honour of the presence of W. Lamb-Smith Esq., at the Ceremony of Opening the Exhibition at Christchurch New Zealand on Thursday November 1st 1906.

    Christchurch, NZ : [s.n.], July, 1906. Small quarto (255 x 175 mm), original thick grey paper covers, the front with printed greeting in Māori and English in silver lettering at head and foot, with a shaped chromolithograph onlay (155 x 110 mm, irregular) at the centre depicting the welcoming figures of a Māori woman and a …

  • # 30751

    COWAN, James.

    New Zealand or Ao-Tea-Roa (the Long Bright World) : its wealth and resources, scenery, travel-routes, spas, and sport.

    Wellington : New Zealand Government Department of Tourist and Health Resorts, 1908. Octavo, papered boards (illustrating the Kiwi), cloth spine, pp. 279, folding map and numerous photographic plates.

  • # 28966

    Photographer unknown.

    Ambrotype portrait of Jane Richardson (née Clokey), an Irish emigrant to New Zealand and later, Australia. Taken in Auckland, circa 1865.

    Sixth plate ambrotype with hand colouring, 70 x 55 mm (sight), housed in its original wooden-based leather case with embossed velvet lining, 92 x 80 mm, the case with repeating floral motifs (rubbed), and with two working brass hook clasps; the ambrotype is still sealed beneath the original glass, in the original brass mat with …

  • # 30707

    O'GRADY, Frederick Standish, 6th Viscount Guillamore (1847-1927)

    [NEW ZEALAND] Commonplace album of Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1860s – circa 1900.

    A fascinating treasure trove that constitutes a time capsule of four decades –  one of them spent in New Zealand – in the life of an Irish aristocrat of the late nineteenth century. Nineteenth-century commonplace album. Folio, original marbled papered boards (heavily worn, lacking most of the leather backstrip), containing 160 pages completely filled with original manuscript material, ink and …

  • # 28371

    NEWTON & CO. (maker) ; [MORRIS, Guy Clayton, 1868-1918, photographer]

    Reconstructed moa and Maoris.

    [Title from ms. caption on mount]. [London, U.K. : Newton & Co, 43 Museum Street, circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm; black paper border with ms. caption and old collection number in white ink; slide maker’s label partially obscured at top corner; in fine condition. This extraordinary image is one …

  • # 30693

    LINDEMANN, Johann Gottlieb

    [TAHITI; NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGION] Geschichte der Meinungen älterer und neuerer Völker,

    im Stande der Roheit und Cultur : von Gott, Religion, und Priesterthum : nebst einer besondern Religionsgeschichte der Aegypter, Perser, Chaldäer, Chinesen. Stendal : bey Franzen und Grosse, 1786 [complete series published 1784-1795]. First edition. Volume three (of seven volume series), octavo, original buff papered boards, spine with printed paper title label, 267 pp. An excellent …

  • # 30691

    BARKER, Mary Anne (Lady), 1831-1911

    Une femme du monde à la Nouvelle-Zélande

    : traduction de Mme. E. B.. Paris : Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie., 1882. Bibliothèque des Mères de famille. First edition. Octavo, brown cloth gilt (rubbed, lightly marked, head and tail of spine softened), edges stained red, endpapers with twentieth century French bookseller’s stamps, 292 pp (contents clean and sound). French translation of Station Life in …

  • # 30701

    WILSON, Chas. P.

    New Zealand : the Empire’s junior partner

    [Cover title]. London : Williams and Norgate Ltd.; Auckalnd : Wilson Bros., [1926]. First edition. Octavo, blue cloth boards with gilt lettering, with two dust jackets, the outer being the New Zealand version with photographic illustration (edges and spine a little sunned, otherwise fine), and the inner the U.K. version (near fine), a presentation copy …

  • # 30696

    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 …

  • # 30698

    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, contemporary blind-blocked green cloth boards, 66 pp, a fine copy. Text in Danish. Rare. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad lived in New Zealand between 1864 and 1869, where he settled in Palmerston North and played an important role in promoting Scandinavian …

  • # 30532

    BLOEM, Marja and BROWNE, Martin

    Colin McCahon : a question of faith

    Amsterdam : Stedelijk Museum, 2002 (2003 reprint). Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 272, extensively illustrated. In August 2002 the Stedelijk Museum of Art in Amsterdam opened a major travelling exhibition of Colin McCahon’s most important paintings, those that deal with the main concerns of the artist; his questioning of faith and his exploration of the …