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London: W.H. Smith and Son, 1859.
In the rare original pictorial bindingSmall octavo, with 12 tinted lithograph plates and two folding maps; a very good copy in the original pictorial boards, later cloth spine, preserved in a folding box. First edition, in the very rare original pictorial boards. The.....
London: Henry S. King, 1876. Octavo, engraved portrait frontispiece, three folding maps and scattered vignettes throughout; contemporary gilt calf, gilt spine with red morocco label; front endpaper and top margin of the title-page inscribed by previous owner, A comprehensive account of the author's life prefaces this book. The journal is.....
London: John Murray, 1855.
Governor Grey translates the 'Nga Mahinga'.Octavo, frontispiece, illustrated title page and engraved plates; in original gilt decorated publisher's cloth; with the bookplates of Edward FitzGerald and Harold Sheard. Book of traditional myths by the former Governor of New Zealand. This is the first edition, followed.....
London: Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1842.
A masterly analysis of the New Zealand CompanySlim octavo, 63 pp., fine in green crushed half morocco by Sangorski, gilt. An important early account of the New Zealand Company. The author had arrived in Wellington in 1840 in command of the Aurora, bringing.....
The Parsons Collection Part 1Quarto, 128 pages, bound in saifu cloth with colour dustjacket. 138 items fully described and illustrated in colour throughout. The first part of the catalogue includes 138 items, divided into five sections, each item being fully described bibliographically and illustrated. The sections cover Dampier to.....
The Parsons Collection Part 11Quarto, 160 pages, bound in saifu cloth with colour dustjacket. 156 items fully described and illustrated in colour throughout, with bibliography of principal references and an index to both parts. The second part continues the story of Pacific discovery and exploration from La Pérouse to.....
Vienna: 'Bureau de Theaterzeitung', 1847.
So much hot air...an imagined Antipodean landingEngraved sheet measuring 238 x 308 mm. Rare and colourful caricature set in an imagined antipodes. This satirical Austrian engraving parodies the ambition of Charles Green, the great British balloonist, to cross the Atlantic, here showing his alarming.....
Leipzig and Prague: G. Freytag [and] Tempsky, 1882-, 1883. Four volumes, octavo, frontispieces in each volume, maps and other illustrations; original blindstamped green cloth. Influential German study of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Karl Emil Jung, who had taught classics at Eton, emigrated to Australia in the 1850s, took.....
London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1884.
Indigenous aristrocracy of New ZealandOctavo, portrait frontispiece, nine plates and numerous illustrations throughout the text, folding map at rear; decorated cloth. Third edition, enlarged. The author travelled on a 600 mile journey through the King Country accompanied by the Maori guide.....
Hamburg: Meissner, 1831-1851.
Australian specimens in the Hamburg botanical gardenFour separately printed parts, slim quarto, original wrappers. Four very scarce catalogues of bryophytes or non-vascular plants in the botanical collection at Hamburg, including ten New Holland Species, one from New Zealand and another specifically noted as a native species.....
London: Canterbury Association, 1850.
Canterbury settlement for London investorsOctavo booklet, 28 pp;. 'Speeches by eminent supporters of the movement (Bishop of Oxford, Sidney Herbert, Adderley, Somers-Cox &c.), but not published in the Canterbury Papers, probably because one of the speakers (a Mr. Sidney) quite upset the meeting with his.....
Dunedin: New Zealand Institute, 1896.
The original Maori design source-bookLarge quarto, profusely illustrated throughout (including seven special plates printed in black and red), a very attractive copy in original half morocco binding. A special publication of the New Zealand Institute to record and photograph all outstanding examples of surviving.....
Wellington: The Polynesian Society, 1946.
A fine collectionOctavo, 98 plates with descriptive text, bound in recent blue cloth retaining original printed wrappers, fine copy. Second edition. 'Mr. W.O. Oldman of London was for many years a dealer in curios and artefacts fabricated by primitive peoples, and ended by becoming.....
Parramatta: 29 April, 1831.
Marsden in Parramatta and New ZealandTwo-page autograph letter by Marsden, on watermarked paper, 325 x 200 mm., original red wax seal, old folds; stamp for the Parramatta post office. A letter from the aging and indefatigable Marsden to the pastoralists' agent, George Ranken agreeing to.....
London and Sydney: 1890. Quarto, eight colour plates and other illustrations in the text; original cloth-backed glazed pictorial boards. First edition and rare. A most attractively-produced anthology of Australian and New Zealand stories and tales, designed primarily for young people, very evocative of its time. The authors include Rosa Praed.....
Auckland: The Melanesian Press, 1861.
The Taranaki QuestionSlim octavo, title-page, two tipped leaves, 48pp. text, fine in polished green half calf, spine gilt. Sir William Martin was a former Chief Justice of New Zealand. This is the earlier issue, with the two tipped prefatory leaves and letter in Maori.....
London: W.H. Dalton, 1861.
The Taranaki QuestionOctavo, 32 pp., fine in green half calf, spine gilt. This is the London reprint of Remarks on "Notes published for the New Zealand Government"…published in Auckland at the Melanesian Press in 1861. Both this volume and the Auckland edition have been beautifully.....
London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1842.
Pioneers at New PlymouthOctavo, 58 pp., engraved frontispiece, single leaf of publisher's advertisements relating to New Zealand at rear; a superb copy in original publisher's titling wrappers, in a brown quarter calf box by Sangorski, gilt. This collection of letters from settlers and.....
London: House of Commons, 3 August, 1840. Folio, 207 pp.; in the original blue printed wrappers. An important report in good original condition: "valuable and historical" (Hocken). Regarding this now rather scarce report, Hocken wrote: "Prompted and promoted by the New Zealand Company, an influential meeting of merchants, bankers, shipowners.....
London: Stewart and Murray, 1848.
Land law in colonial New ZealandOctavo, 76pp. (last blank), an excellent copy in handsome half crimson morocco by Sangorski. 'Largely publication of letters between the Company and its officers and Earl Grey, with extracts from newspaper reports dealing with problems in Nelson' (NZNB).
London: Dickinson Brothers, circa 1852.
The rare coloured issue, with original wrappersLarge folio, 4 pp. (title and text) and nine images on eight coloured lithograph plates; original printed wrapper with red cloth backstrip, preserved in a solander case. One of the finest Pacific illustrated books of the nineteenth century.....