Flights from the land of the bell-bird and rata : a collection of short stories illustrative of life in New Zealand.
Auckland [N.Z.] : Wildman and Lyell, 1900. Octavo, original cloth backed printed card wrappers (lightly marked), decorative lining papers, 102 pp; a sound copy.
MACKY, Edna Graham (ed.); Auckland Gateway Reception and Information Bureau.
Auckland : printed by Whitcombe & Tombs Limited [for the Auckland Gateway Reception and Information Bureau], 1938. ‘Published with the financial support of the Auckland City Council, Auckland Harbour Board, Auckland Transport Board, N.Z. Govt. Railways, N.Z. Govt. Tourist Dept. and various Firms and Advertisers’. Oblong octavo, pictorial gatefold wrappers, 28 pp, illustrated. An excellent …
New Zealand Company. West of England Board.
Comprising letters from settlers there; with an account of its general products, agricultural and commercial capabilities, &c. London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1842. First edition. Octavo, fine original printed wrappers, engraved frontispiece with view of New Plymouth, pp 57,  application form for allotments of land,  publisher’s advertisements; a superb copy.
GRISHIN, Sasha et al.
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1998. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 78, illustrated. A fine collection of colonial Australian and Pacific art. Essays to accompany the exhibition Paradise possessed: the Rex Nan Kivell collection, which has been prepared to celebrate the centenary of Nan Kivell’s birth on 8 April 1898.
Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 192, illustrated. New copy ‘This book brings to life the story of the magic lantern in colonial Australia and New Zealand. It describes the extraordinarily wide use of magic lantern images and technology across the colonies’ – the publisher
[FITZSIMMONS, Robert ("Bob"), 1863-1917]; RICHARD K. FOX (publisher)
Photographic portrait of champion Anglo-New Zealand-Australian-American bare knuckle boxer Bob Fitzsimmons in a fighting stance, taken in New York in 1893.
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 162 x 106 mm (mount); the print is embossed at lower left ‘Copyright 1893 Richard K. Fox’; removed from an old frame, the print and mount have suffered some surface loss around the edges, particularly at the bottom margin where Fox’s imprint with his Franklin Square, New York address …
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 (lightly foxed), cloth slipcase with illustrated panels (one corner slightly bumped), pp. 116, previois owner’s book label to endpaper, foxing to preliminaries, extensively illustrated.
BLACKLEY, Roger (1953 - 2019)
Auckland : Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 1997 (2019 reprint). Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 200, illustrated. A fine copy. ‘Blackley’s argument in Goldie was a challenge to the orthodox art historical view that the artist’s paintings were racist and patronising. Instead he demonstrated the control which Goldie’s Māori subjects had over how they were …
LETAILLE, Charles (1815 - 1908)
Dédié aux Enfans studieux. Par Charles Letaille. [Title on box lid]. Paris : Charles Letaille, [circa 1839]. Box of thick card, 212 x 310 x 41 mm, the lid with lithographed title and hand-coloured lithographic onlay ‘Passage d’une rivière dans une foret du Brésil’, and a pressed paper border decorated in gilt; the interior of the …
[GUGK] SERGEEV, S. I. (ed.)
Moskva : Glav. upr. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1982. Folio (335 mm), publisher’s pictorial laminated wrappers, pp 24; table of contents, symbols, abbreviations etc. (3-5), full-page colour maps with differing scales (6-15), index (17-24); text in Russian; a good, clean copy. Second edition (first published 1980) of this official Soviet government atlas …
SPITZ Charles Georges (1857-1894); YOUNG, James Lyle (1849-1929), collector (attributed)
Albumen print, 170 x 215 mm, verso wet stamped ‘G. Spitz, Papeete, Tahiti, Photographie Instantanée’, and with pencilled captions in two different hands: ‘Atiu gathering (Cook Islands)’ and, probably slightly earlier in date than the larger caption, ‘The Himare [?] of the Atiu (Cook Islands)’; unmounted, loss at bottom corners, 50 mm vertical tear running …
Albumen print, 190 x 235 mm, laid down on a nineteenth-century album page with slightly later caption in ink beneath the image ‘Mission House Raratonga [sic] 1890 (?)’; tiny amount of loss at top left corner, mild wrinkling, otherwise an unfaded print with nice tones.
RUSDEN, George William
London : William Ridgway, 1888. Octavo (208 x 138 mm), publisher’s printed wrappers (lightly foxed), pp v, 178, partly uncut; contents very clean and sound, a good copy in the original wrappers. Bagnall 4945: ‘Strongly worded, well-documented indictment of N.Z. Government handling of Maori affairs, particularly land acquisition, conduct of military operations and punitive treatment …
PATTERSON, George Warren Shaw
The World’s Fair and my trip round the world : a description of cities visited and scenery witnessed in some of the chief cities and countries of the old and new world. By G. W. S. Patterson, Kaikohe, Auckland, New Zealand. (Presentation copy)
A description of cities visited and scenes and scenery witnessed in some of the chief cities and countries of the Old and New World. Auckland, N.Z. : H. Brett, printer [for the author], 1894. First edition. Octavo (183 x 122 mm), printed wrappers (foxed and stained, edge and corner wear, old label to upper front), …
COLE, William Washington (1847-1915)
South Sea Savages, or Maori War Dancers. The List including a Troupe of Genuine South-Sea Savages tattooed from head to foot, and faithfully giving The Great Maori War Dances.
[Advertised and illustrated on] A double-sided poster for W. W. Cole’s World-Famous, Five-Continent New Mammoth Circus, appearing at Binghamton, New York on Monday, April 24, 1882 (the location and date are wet stamped at foot of the verso). Buffalo, NY : The Courier Company Show Printing House [for W. W. Cole], . Lithograph printed in black …
[Sydney, N.S.W. : Jones, Printer, Bridge Street, c.1833]. Broadsheet, 450 x 390 mm, letterpress printed; old horizontal and vertical crease, pale foxing, a very good example. Text in English and Māori. A rare broadside printed around 1833 by William Jones of Bridge Street, Sydney, for use in Church Missionary Society schools. It is a lesson …